Sunday, February 14, 2016

Everybody Wants Some

Some in Hollywood going retro as an excuse to make a mostly white movie? (There is one token black friend in this one.) Or do they just miss the 70s/80s?

AKUS, "Forget About It"


Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Big Short

Bale. Carell. Gosling. Pitt. WATCH the new trailer for The Big Short. In theatres December

Posted by The Big Short on Monday, November 23, 2015

Saw it tonight; entertaining and educational and it seemed to give an accurate understanding of at least one of the problems behind the crash of 07. How many viewers have become Bernie Sanders voters? I should read the book...

The Big Short — The Sequel, Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
The Big Short's Michael Burry on the Crash

Why Michael Lewis says Adam McKay gets the Wall Street meltdown right in 'The Big Short'
Even Michael Lewis Was Surprised Hollywood Bet on The Big Short
The Atlantic
Jeffrey A. Tucker's review of the movie

"I'll try it once."

Tried the new Lazy Dog on "Main St." Cupertino. The restaurant seems to be popular, as it was busy tonight, but I don't know how many of the patrons were repeat customers.
I thought about getting the baby back ribs as it is one of the benchmarks I use for judging a restaurant but I went with their version of the bacon cheddar burger instead, another benchmark. The fries were cafeteria quality; they tasted like they were heated under a lamp. The burger wasn't better than what you might get at Red Robin, par with BJ's Brewhouse. I wouldn't go there again and if someone suggested it, I would veto it. There are better places for food and drink, even if it's generally a good idea to avoid chains, not all chains are equal.


Abbeville Institute: The Principle of Secession Historically Traced by George Petrie

Antonin Scalia Passes

My San Antonio

In refutation of ideologically motivated reasoning

West Hunter: Sex and the Brain - via CH

Erica Nagashima, "Stupid Cupid"


From Academic to Policy Advocate

as if being a credentialed researcher is equal to phronesis... Robert Putnam, Our Kids - Simon and Schuster.

PBS NewsHour Story on the Meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Interview with Metropolitan Tikhon and Cardinal McCarrick

A bit too PC for the sake of the audience?

For Sarge

Pope Francis is still on the plane, flying to Havana. As we wait for him to land, here are some photos from his meeting...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Will it be around for 85 more years?

Vatican Radio on Friday celebrated its 85th birthday.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

As we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Vatican Radio, here is Princess Elettra Marconi's interview from three years ago...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

The Joint Declaration

Pope Francis is about to land in Havana for his meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill. Watch LIVE!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

Here is the full text of the Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

Eastern Christian Books: Dorothy Day and the Church of Our Time (I)

Eastern Christian Books: Dorothy Day and the Church of Our Time (I)

Just Providing What the Client Wants

Is there a marketing department of any major corporation that is not SJW in the name of pandering to the customer and appealing to all identities?

Mini has just made itself a brand for homonormativity, much like Apple?

No Sh*t

Rebellion: Silicon Valley’s annual economic study reveals foreign workers squeezing out Americans

What is "Conservatism"?

Wayne Allensworth

On Blu-Ray Yet?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ross Douthat's Erasmus Lecture

First Things: A Crisis of Conservative Catholicism by Ross Douthat
Ross Douthat delivers the 2015 Erasmus Lecture

A Crisis of Conservative [Latin] Catholicism...
Catholic World Report: Four reasons why Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill
Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA
A meeting between a pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch has been an ecumenical goal for decades.

Being Pastoral in Uhmerica

or being needlessly soft in the name of liberalism?

Catholic bishop to women, gays: I’m sorry - Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of Springfield's letter

No apology to men for alienating them.

John Allen on the Resignation of Benedict XVI

Three years ago brought history’s greatest act of papal humility

Benedict was the first pope to renounce his powers, not in the teeth of schism, foreign armies, or power struggles, but as the result of an honest self-examination that he was no longer up to the demands of the office.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

St. Nicholas National Shrine

Another milestone of our Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine! See pictures of the progress.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, February 5, 2016

Chris Martenson on the Banks

The Return of Crisis: Everywhere Banks are in Deep Trouble