District of Calamity
Vice President Joe Biden Pays Tribute to Boston Strong
To mark the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Vice President Joe Biden participated in the solemn memorial tribute. The Vice President gave a stirring speech which ranged from an emphatic whisper to a defiant proclaimation while speaking before the invitation only crowd of 2,600 people at the Hynes Convention Center, close to the finish line where three people were killed and 260…

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Rudyard Kipling on Life
Paul Ryan and the Good News

"The US Tax Code Is Ten Times Longer Than the Bible With None of the Good News"                                                                                    ~ Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI 1st) 

Paul Ryan and the Good News

"The US Tax Code Is Ten Times Longer Than the Bible With None of the Good News"                                                                                    ~ Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI 1st) 

Some of Giving the Devil’s Advocate His Due on Conspiracies and the Canonization of Pope John XXIII
Canonization of two popes

In anticipation of the dual canonizations of Pope Saint John XXIII and Pope Saint John Paul II, I wanted to better understand the merits of the men whose heroic virtues the Catholic Church recognizes must be in heaven.

Contemporary memory of Pope John XXIII was that he was a portly septuagenarian  Patriarch of Venice who was elected in 1958 to be a caretaker seat warmer on the Chair of Saint…

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A Bit About Pope Francis’ Palm Sunday Celebration
As Pope Francis celebrated the second Palm Sunday of his pontificate, the Holy Father chose to ignore his prepared text and give a spontaneous homily on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ in a packed St. Peters Square.  Pope Francis held a wooden pastoral staff that had been carved by Italian prisoners. The pope wanted to use this staff to put the people on the margins of life in the center…

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Ayn Rand on Politics
Henry Hart Milman on Palm Sunday
Billy Casper on the Masters
W. Somerset Maugham on Libations

John Andretti on Darlington Raceway

Get a better feel for Darlington Raceway’s egg shaped track by a point of view tour in a pace car.

Gary Player on Augusta National

Tom Weiskopf on Jack Nichlaus

Despite reports that Jack Nicklaus career was dead in 1986, “the Bear” came out of hibernation and won the Masters. 

Dr. John on Truth

If you think that truth the Night Tripper dropped on you was far out, then try the Gris Gris…

Friedrich Nietzsche on Prudence