“Fake news” is now a global rage. But this newly popularized phrase though unverifiable and so meaningless, reminds that news consumers are inherently dependent on what media people say. The Ford Kavanaugh saga, that at first seemed a conflict of opposing testimonies, now seems a tale of dueling minds told by verbal fighters who’ve been … More Judging the Judge
Watching some of Mr. Kavanaugh’s attempted rebuttal steeped in Catholic references, Dicken’s Barnaby Rudge came to mind and that 1780’s Puritan chant – “No Popery”.
The Roman Catholic church began as a political institution guided by Christianity’s moral code that champions spirit over flesh. Its universal political character is abstracted from the organization and administration of the Roman Empire, a worldly empire transmuted into a transnational spiritual order. This duality has been in conflict since its earliest days: appointment of … More Christian Morality
That guy’s in the news again. Sometimes I think he’s the favorite of journalists. If it weren’t for them I’d never know there was a Roger Stone. Whenever his name pops up as it’s kept doing since Mr Trump became president, I think he might be a Trump critic. Everybody else is. But whenever I … More Prophets and Journalist Pundits
I ‘d begun questioning the endless television coverage of the victims of mass killings that made the killer and his motives disappear. So this morning my television informed me that the pope was going to Ireland to console 8 victims of apparent clerical lust. Then I saw an article online about the pope being asked … More Religion
On August 24 I asked a question about a computer for sale on Amazon. It was an imprecise question about the computer’s capacity for audio production; nevertheless all the answers were still helpful and I am especially grateful to those who answered.
A short while ago I’s bin read’ n that Pres Trump was ignorin’ his chief of staff and would fire him, Mr. Kelly that is. And about when the good general, chief of staff, signed up for one more go round after months of guesses that he’s bin cling in’ by’z toe nails to get to … More Dick Taters