Saturday, July 20, 2019

MCU News


Is this written tongue-in-cheek? If Adrian Vermeule is serious, then this is another show of how American Roman Catholic traditionalists are their own worst enemy.

A Principle of Immigration Priority
I want to suggest a principle of immigration priority that should, I hope, be broadly acceptable or at least intriguing for all right-thinking persons concerned that current American immigration policy is racist and classist, explicitly or implicitly, de jure or de facto. The principle is to give lexical priority to confirmed Catholics, all of whom will jump immediately to the head of the queue. Yes, some will convert in order to gain admission; this is a feature, not a bug.

This principle will disproportionately favor immigrants from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. (Note here that the priority is for actual Catholics, not for applicants from “historically Catholic countries”; relatively few Western Europeans will pass through the eye of the needle, and the Irish will be almost totally excluded). It will disproportionately favor the poor, and will draw no distinction between those seeking asylum based on a fear of persecution, and those fleeing “mere” economic hardship. It will in effect require opening the southern border of the United States, although immigration from Canada will rightly become a rare and difficult event, at least if we do not count a small subset of Quebecois.

I venture to say that any opposition to this proposal almost necessarily defends some alternative principle of immigration priority that allocates fewer spots to non-whites and to the poor, and is thus a troubling indicator of racism and classism infesting whoever voices that opposition. We must overcome the know-nothing bigotry of the past.

This Is Chinese Nationalism

Everything, including family, in the service of the state.

Nursing Home Picard

CBS hahahaha

CBS News

The Future of the Patriarchate of Rome

And why? A contributing factor? Scandalous to the other Apostolic Churches...

Pike Is Back

But will these be better than the first batch?

L'Acte 36


The End of the Road

Body Armor

10 SFG

Raising Children

What Sort of Vile Propaganda Is This?

Something for the companies marketing the HPV vaccine?

What's the likelihood of virgins who marry and stay married to one another getting HPV?

Super Girls

Bishop Ignatius Wang

Hong Kong

Shanghai Fortress

China's own version of the movie Independence Day...

Current Guilty Pleasure

Yellowstone - the story of Kayce and his wife is the least interesting to me.

"Yellowstone Theme" LIVE by Brian Tyler

Thursday, July 18, 2019

If They Were Going to Use CGI

to touch up the catsuits, why not put the mammary glands in the right place?

Terminator: Dark Fate Comic-Con Featurette


I hear Linda Hamilton's granny voice (almost as bad as Carrie Fisher's voice in the new Star Wars movies) and it breaks my suspension of disbelief. Boomer Girl-Power.

This is not Linda Hamilton:

Kyrie Eleison

The Top Gun Sequel

1. Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (and not that POS F-35C)
2. Maverick didn't become commander of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels?
3. A couple of shots of the man who is presumably Goose's son.
4. And of course, there is this movie's Captain Marvel, "Phoenix," who gets a clear headshot in the trailer unlike Goose's kid. Maybe the surprise is that she'll be shot down by the enemy, but that would be too much subversion of expectations.
5. No hint of any real-world enemies who will be engaged in combat, though it doesn't look like it will be Iran or China. A fight in Ukraine with Russia?

Not sure if Tom Cruise can pull off another Mission: Impossible movie. Maybe he should use FaceApp and get used to the idea of playing an older character who is not an action hero.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Abacus News

Always the Girl Power Element

Chinese "Science" FTW!


Dr. Anthony E. Clark on the China Situation

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019