Happy Independence Day!

It’s Independence Day! Bring out your red white and blue, your 10 gallon hat, your spurs and some Bluebell ice cream! It’s Independence Day–March 2, the commemoration of the day in 1836 when some brave patriots gathered in an incomplete “Independence Hall” in the city of Washington-on-the Brazos to declare that Texas was an independent…

Abstinence

As a complete contrast to that last post, consider a couple posts by Rod Dreher. Austerity is hip is about simple living, referencing a USA Today article. The doleful carnival at Great Lent celebrates the Orthodox Lent, which is soon to begin. It includes “The Ballad of Meatfare Sunday,” sung to the tune of “Seasons…

Berkeley

Even in California the crazy city up north is called “Berzerkly.” For a sampling of attitudes in this city, check out The Cafeteria Is Closed, which has a couple of pictures illustrating hatred of America, and a link to a page that documents even more vile aspects of life in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

The Catholic Church and Illegal Immigration

Rod Dreher comments on attitudes of the Catholic bishops toward illegal immigration. Whatever else the church’s leadership might be teaching new immigrants, respect for American law doesn’t seem to be a high priority. Father Richard John Neuhaus, the First Things editor who is generally pro-immigration, has pointed out that for all their talk about justice…