The Thinking 

Is the Turkey a Superior Symbol?

November 22, 2016


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN thought the turkey was preferable to the bald eagle as a national symbol, reports the website It’s About TimeIn Franklin’s words:

For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

“With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country . . .

If he had been persuasive, we might have sports teams called the Turkeys, instead of the Eagles.


“Papal” Parody

November 22, 2016


POPE” Francis finds out Vatican employees have been reading the sedevacantist web site Novus Ordo Watch, which maintains he is not a true pope.

Here’s more on Francis “boiling with rage.”


An Affront to Secularism

November 22, 2016

CNS News reports:

In a ceremony at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland on Saturday, the Catholic Bishops of Poland in the presence of President Andrzei Duda and many Catholic pilgrims, officially recognized Jesus Christ as the King of Poland and called upon Him to rule over their nation, its people and their political leaders. Read More »


Misogynists’ March

November 21, 2016


MISOGYNISTS upset about the election are planning to march on Washington on January 21 to protest the presidency of Trump.

They’re steaming mad. Hillary promised to keep women down! She promised to help them kill their children. The woman-haters are mad as hell that she didn’t win.

Why are these misogynists crying anyway? They’re crying because they don’t have the power over women they thought they had. They’re crying because American women are stronger and more independent minded than they thought they were.

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November 21, 2016


IT IS not surprising that Mike Pence was booed and scolded at a performance Friday of the Broadway musical, Hamilton. The play is a celebration of the replacement of the European peoples of America, something Trump voters want to limit. Gregory Hood, writing last April at American Renaissance, called the extremely popular play a “subversive jab” at the Founders: Read More »



November 20, 2016


Luxuria, George Glover; 1630

IN A three-part series, Fr. Franz Hunolt (1691-1746) wrote “On the Folly of Impure Desires of Sensual Pleasures:”

You may talk to the impure man hundreds and thousands of times of the eternal joys of Heaven, he will not feel the least desire for them. He would willingly give them up, if he could satisfy all his wishes on earth. He cannot even imagine a joy which does not consist in impure love. He is inclined sometimes to envy the beast of the field, and to wish that he had neither reason nor freedom, that he might gratify his passions without shame, or the fear of eternal damnation. So that he has lost all pleasure in, and taste for everything; nay, his ruling passion itself gives him no content, because his desires increase more and more, and the greater they are, the harder it is to satisfy them.



November 18, 2016


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Marriage, Andrew Wyeth; 1993

ANOTHER Wyeth painting.


19-Year-Old Elected to Ontario Parliament

November 18, 2016


SAM OOSTERHOFF ran on a pro-life platform.


Letter to Trump

November 18, 2016




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An Unthinkable Perversion

November 18, 2016

FELLOWSHIP OF THE MINDS reports that bestialists, apparently emboldened in recent years, are now concerned.


Pope? Nope

November 18, 2016

ANOTHER Catholic blogger, Louie Verrecchio, has endorsed the position that Jorge Bergoglio is not a true pope:

Even if others in Catholic media are afraid to say it aloud, at least thus far, I am not:

Francis has judged himself a formal heretic. He is, therefore, an antipope.


Women in Hats, cont.

November 18, 2016

LINDA N. writes:

Here are two rather different women in hats for your collection, both by Andrew Wyeth:


Maga's Daughter, Andrew Wyeth, 1966

Maga’s Daughter, Andrew Wyeth, 1966



The Liberal, Andrew Wyeth, 1993

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Post Removed

November 17, 2016

I’VE removed a post about two students at Northwestern University who spray-painted Swastikas on the campus church.

The article was erroneously reported at Gateway Pundit and Conservative Tribune. The incident occurred last March, not after the election, and at least one of the students is not Jewish. The incident did occur and one of the students may be Jewish, but it is unclear. I apologize for the errors.


A Crime Against Humanity

November 16, 2016


MARK Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at New York University, made these opening remarks at a symposium on 9/11 on the 15th anniversary in September. The symposium was held by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.


Wouldn’t It Be Marvelous?

November 16, 2016

ALAN M. writes:

I had to send you this article about Francis’s reaction last week to the election.

Rather than what he apparently did say, “I do not make judgments on people and political men, I only want to understand what suffering their behavior causes to the poor and the excluded,” wouldn’t it be marvelous to have a Pope who said something like, “I do not make judgments on people and political men, I only want to understand how their behavior affects the souls of God’s children.” Read More »


Temperamentally Unfit

November 16, 2016

FROM The American Spectator:

Sources have told The American Spectator that on Tuesday night, after Hillary realized she had lost, she went into a rage. Secret Service officers told at least one source that she began yelling, screaming obscenities, and pounding furniture. She picked up objects and threw them at attendants and staff. She was in an uncontrollable rage. Her aides could not allow her to come out in public. It would take her hours to calm down. As has been reported for years, her violent temper got the best of her. Talk about having a temperament ill-suited for having access to the atomic bomb. So Podesta went out and gave his aimless speech. I wish we could report on Bill’s whereabouts but we cannot. We shall work on that. Read More »


Hate Crime Hoaxes

November 16, 2016


The media has exploded with tales of white Trump supporters, emboldened by his election, doing all sorts of horrible racist things to minorities. They don’t quite report as vigorously when these stories turn out to be hoaxes, but that’s understandable, as it doesn’t fit their liberal agenda. The latest Trump-related hate crime to fall apart involves a black women who said white Trumpites threatened to kill her.

PhillyVoice reports that black woman Ashley Boyer claimed 4 white men brandished a gun with a death threat at a gas station in Smyrna, Delaware following Trump’s election. In a now-deleted FaceBook post she recounted this terrible hate crime …

Some recent hate crime hoaxes and suspected hoaxes are listed at And here’s a researcher who says the government has gotten into the hate crime business too: Read More »


Black Humor

November 16, 2016