Saturday, April 09, 2016

John Haldane on Donald Trump

Reminds me of a convo last year in SF...

Another Catholic intellectual who doesn't understand Donald Trump's personality? Or would he have a different definition of alpha?

Friday, April 08, 2016


Or the start of one? For a prediction I made here about the Church in Korea...

While the overall population of South Korea rose slightly in 2015, the number of baptisms in the Catholic Church declined, the country’s bishops have said.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, April 1, 2016

On this Day in Rome

Pope Francis met with members of the Papal Foundation on Friday.See our story at the link:

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, April 8, 2016

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Centro Aletti.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, April 8, 2016

Watch LIVE as Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass for the Centro Aletti, where a group of Christian artists live, pray and work together.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, April 8, 2016

Alien Carpetbagger

Governo Nikki Haley Opposes Transgender Bathroom Law in South Carolina

Martin van Creveld on Women in the IDF


The Great Illusion: Women in the Military
To Wreck a Military

Army Women Hurt More Often in Combat Training Expriences
Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal

Maybe They Can Reach Out to the Localists in Detroit

St. Thomas Aquinas House - "A traditional Catholic religious community of men in the Archdiocese of Detroit" (via Fr. Z)

No Outrage Over This from the SJWs?

"I let her play sheriff"???

Daddies treating them like princesses, that certainly contributes to the forming of the modern Uhmerican women.

Peter Stone Brown on Merle Haggard

Counterpunch: Merle Haggard: a Rebel To The End by Peter Stone Brown

Reconstruction, Continued

Importing Prosperity by Clyde Wilson

More Incoherent Feminism and White-Knighting

Women who are not moral agents but merely pressured into doing things because of men... feminism in the original article to which Dreher links, and white knighting by Dreher.

Social Media Vs. Girls by Rod Dreher

Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime - Marie Digby/Ana Free cover

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Any Local Carmelites Going to Show Up?

Pathways of Prayer: Resources from the Carmelite Tradition

The Meaning of the Cross

What does the cross mean, apart from that one must die before he can live? Why was there this focus in Western...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Picture shared from the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross. #myOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Variety of Korean Facial Appearances

And the leader is......?

Posted by Soompi on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
But how many are natural?

Are you looking forward to their official debut?

Posted by Soompi on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Congrats! 󾮗

Posted by Soompi on Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Set in a fictional southeastern European country, and you see some domed buildings from time to time but no Orthodox temple. As far as I can tell, the drama avoids any mention of religion or religious differences between the peoples of said fictional country. (Though its population appears to be rather diverse.)

Time to plan a trip to Korea!

Posted by Soompi on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Edit. 15.4.16
In the latest episode the Song Hye Gyo's character refers to the domed building as a chapel. I don't remember any interior shots of this "chapel."

Hollywood Economics

Trying to capture the Asian box office... I hope it's a good movie for Al Pacino.

Can you imagine the sweaty hands and butterflies in his stomach?

Posted by Soompi on Sunday, April 3, 2016

And these dramas are geared towards...

They all look really good...

Posted by Soompi on Sunday, April 3, 2016

What do you think about his character?

Posted by Soompi on Sunday, April 3, 2016

And these dramas are geared towards...

They all look really good...

Posted by Soompi on Sunday, April 3, 2016

What do you think about his character?

Posted by Soompi on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Merle Haggard Passes


Hard-living country legend had three dozen No. 1 hits

The Gospel According to Merle Haggard
Vox Day: Mississippi Stands Firm

"Round Two is coming. I don't know which issue will set it off yet, but it's increasingly obvious that Round Two is on the horizon. There is no nation any longer, and the sooner the various nations inside the USA go their separate ways, preferably in peace."

Stay and fight in suburbia? Leave for a state that is more in line with what one believes? Or move to another part of California where the conservatives live and hunker down with them? How many of the smug and the affluent who live and live the illusion that is Silicon Valley are in a mental state in which they can convert to a serious, traditional form of Christianity? And then there are the immigrants, legal and illegal...

And then there is the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley -- must of the audience members are boomers or close to them in age. As for donors? Some businesses, but a lot of private individuals, too -- are they also boomers or close to them in age? What will happen to the Freight once demographic reality catches up? How are businesses going to be able to justify a donation to the Freight and Salvage, which favors overwhelmingly forms of music that are not appreciated by non-whites? (A few exceptions here and there on the calendar, but a few.) Will they change their programming? Or will the Freight simply close?

It is probable that many of the patrons are also SJW leftists who congratulate themselves for their leftist/multiculturalist orthodoxy. Little do they know that they've killed any sort of musical legacy that they would have liked to see continue in Berkeley.

The Unitary State of America by John Seiler

America boasts of its “federalism,” that the 50 states (originally 13) still are “free and independent,” as the Declaration of Independence proclaimed. The country’s name, the United States, is plural.

See a Pattern Yet?

Rogue One teaser:

The SW geeks won't care about have more girl power thrown in their face... Pathetic.

I should have paid more attention to the casting. I didn't think marketing would be so brazen to reveal this as another girl-power movie, but after the apparent triumph of The Force Awakens, the SJWs have been emboldened.


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Another Season of Outlander

I assume the show is doing well among women viewers, but are there enough to justify the production expense for Starz? "Infidelity is ok if it happens in a different time period..."

Is the main actress starting to look her age?

Another Asian-American Playing the Race Hustler

He needs to get a real job. Steve Sailer links to his article: Seoul Brother #1 Jay Caspian Kang on "The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball"

John Michael Greer: The End of Ordinary Politics

"What happened was that corporate interests in this country, aided and abetted by a bipartisan consensus in government and cheered on by the great majority of the salary class, stripped the US economy of living wage jobs by offshoring most of America’s industrial economy, on the one hand, and flooding the domestic job market with millions of legal and illegal immigrants on the other."

Pam Martens and Russ Martens: Hedge Funds are Part of a Tricky Money Maneuver to Put Hillary in the White House
Mike Whitney, The “Gig Economy”; Another Vicious Attack on Ordinary Working Slobs

[MV] DAVICHI(다비치) _ This Love(이 사랑) l 태양의 후예 OST Part.3

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Fans Will Cope

Poldark series two delayed – but star hints at a third series

New Album by the Hackensaw Boys

Hey folks, exciting news: You can now preorder our new album! Grab your copy from one of the links below. “Charismo” is...

Posted by Hackensaw Boys on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

We've got a song premiere on The Bluegrass Situation up today! Listen to a tune off the new album "Charismo" (coming 4/15) at the link below...hope you love it!

Posted by Hackensaw Boys on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Another brand new song for you: head on over to The Boot to stream "Limousin Lady", one of the songs on the new record...which comes out in two weeks!

Posted by Hackensaw Boys on Friday, April 1, 2016

Helen Mirren Still Pushing the Message

Along with the filmmaker and the casting director... Eye in the Sky. Make-believe!

UK trailer

Eye in the Sky review – warfare drama that thrills without droning on
Eye in the Sky Is the Quintessential Modern War Film
How Alan Rickman Managed To Surprise The Director Of His Last Film, Eye In The Sky
Variety: TIFF review

Monday, April 04, 2016

Mel Gibson Still Acting...

Duck Dynasty?


More from Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges

Traumatized Worker Syndrome by Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges

Jack Donovan Has a New Book

I recently appeared on Master Chim's show, The Pressure Project, to talk about the new book, Becoming a Barbarian....

Posted by Jack Donovan on Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lonesome River Band, "Long Gone"

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Fr. Cantalamessa's Good Friday Homily

In his homily on Good Friday, Father RANIERO CANTALAMESSA, Pontifical Preacher, had a very important passage on mercy in...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Unwilling to Resist?

A Viennese monastery famous for its chart-topping chant album is also breaking records for vocations. What is the secret of its success? (via Cal Catholic Daily)

In the main photo there is apparently a female altar server, probably one of the visitors at the monastery for their "Youth Vigil." Was that really a pastorally necessary choice?

Top Ten Monks

Sam Elliot... but it also has Ashton Kutcher.

Variety review of The Ranch.

[MV] Gummy(거미) _ You Are My Everything l 태양의 후예 OST Part.4

So Fascinated That He's Played Him at Least Once in Film?

Of course National Geographic had to get Morgan Freeman to do this...

Premiering on the second Sunday of Easter; multiculturalism and indifferentism hand in hand. Want to guess what the concluding voice-over or narration will be like?

The Original Image of the Divine Mercy

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Bringing the image of Divine Mercy to the world by Jim Graves
A new documentary tells the dramatic story of the original Divine Mercy image, commissioned by St. Faustina and kept hidden for much of the 20th century.