Thursday, March 26, 2015

Manufactured History

"How strange that Iraq, WMD, bombing, and preemption reappear in the news, but now without the hysteria of the Bush era."
~ Victor Davis Hanson

Every American voter should read Victor Davis Hanson's article, "The Biggest Lie."

So much is happening in today's world, much of it terrible--and most of it terribly reported by agenda-driven media outlets. It is very easy to forget basic facts of of recent history. Hanson's refresher course in truthful observation is an important and timely reminder for all who are willing to pause, reflect, and face the reality of how we got to the perilous place we are now.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Stepping Up to the Day

Irish step dancing is a workout; I know for a fact. My aunt had lessons as a girl, and she taught me the basics of the jig and the reel in my grandparents' basement when I was nine or ten. I, in turn, taught my younger sister and my daughter. Irish dance music seems to go on forever, and so do the dozens of lively, repetitive steps that accompany it. By the time you finish a full jig, you've more than compensated for the extra calories a St. Patrick's Day dinner brings.

The best part of Irish step dancing, for me, is that it's so exhilarating. It's non-stop motion, almost like flying on earth. When you're really caught up in an Irish dance, you do feel as though you can spread your wings and take off.

Maybe that's why an Irish step dancer's arms are kept still, close to the sides. Happy St. Pat's Day to all.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Electronic Waste

It says a lot about how far this country has fallen that anyone can possibly believe Hillary Clinton should still be a viable candidate for the presidency--a Secretary of State who set up a secret email server, ignoring every law, rule, and regulation on the books for managing official government communications. Not to mention ignoring national security, history, and the right of the people to know what's going on in our government.

Yet Hillary sends out a tweet, hunkers down, and hopes to weather the storm through time, as always. How can she still be taken seriously as a candidate? Are there no more standards of behavior to be respected, no laws to be honored?

It would seem not. At least, it seems that standards and laws don't carry the clout they used to--especially when a Clinton is involved. And she's still considered the "frontrunner" for 2016. How sad for all of us. No wonder the world is in flames.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Pause for Thought

Some interesting perspectives from Fr. Robert Barron after last month's Coptic Christian martyrs were slaughtered at the hands of ISIS butchers.

Using fascinating history from the time of Jesus Christ's crucifixion, Barron gives a clear explanation of why ISIS invests such fanfare and dramatic spectacle in murdering Christians. Simply put, the "Nation of the Cross" gets under their killer skin. Don't they ever stop to question why?