RIP Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

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Father Richard John Neuhaus, one of America’s great pro-life thinkers and religious public intellectuals has died. He will be greatly missed, for writings such as this: We are born to die. Not that death is the purpose of our being born, but we are born toward death, and in each of our lives the work […]

Happy New Year!

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Here’s hoping that 2009 is better than 2008 — but don’t hold your breath. For a little tickle of the funny bone, I offer you this from Iowahawk: Iowahawk Guest Opinionby Rosa OrtizChief of Housekeeping StaffEstate of Caroline Kennedy Buenos dias! I am Rosa. I twelve years work for Senora Caroline Kennedy and her family […]

Knowing your body parts

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Out of Texas comes this touching story with a happy ending. When Chad and Keri McCartney say their infant daughter, Macie Hope, is born again, they aren’t referring to religion — the month-old miracle baby really was born twice. The first “birth” was about six months into Keri McCartney’s pregnancy, when surgeons at Texas Children’s […]

Couple of gems for you

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Here’s a couple of articles that should bring a smile to your face. First, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at President Bush’s recent visit to Enterprise, Ala., scene of the tragic destruction of Enterprise High School by a tornado. Next, we have a baby who is easily amused by his father playing golf on the Nintendo […]

Sticking it to Chavez

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You might be familiar with the story of the Aleut tribes who told Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez to take his free heating oil and stuff it after Chavez called President Bush the devil, among other slanders, at the United Nations. These people are poor, and could certainly use some charity. Donations to help the villages […]

Good for a laugh

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National Review’s John O’Sullivan recounts this anecdote that had me laughing: Sorry, but the Basil Fawlty story reminds me of the great opening line of Vincent Mulchrone’s Daily Mail report of the German victory over England in an earlier soccer World Cup. I quote from memory: “Yesterday Germany beat this country in our national game […]

This just in

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Videogames are not the same as real life. Follow the link for an amusing video of an older gamer discovering that just because you can do a lap a Laguna Seca in an Acura NSX in 1:41 in a video game doesn’t mean that you can do the same thing in real life.