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  • I Miss Our Sane, Calm, Empathetic, Funny President Already (LOL and barf at the same time alert)

    12/16/2016 7:22:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 15, 2016
    I miss him already. Say what you like, President Barack Hussein Obama is supremely intelligent, witty, humane, reasonable, elegant, a great writer, a model father, a good husband, a decent human being. He has empathy and humor. He is sane and calm. He gave us eight years free of scandal and drama: no interns, no corruption, no jobs handed out to outrageously unqualified people (a hallmark of the George W. Bush years—remember "Heckuva job, Brownie"?). Although it's unfashionable these days to care about dignity and decorum—we're all vulgarians now, living inside a perpetual reality-TV show - Obama brought seriousness and...
  • Trump Speaks at Schlafly Funeral

    09/14/2016 12:37:23 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 September 2016 | Steve Byas
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump praised longtime conservative champion Phyllis Schlafly at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday and at her funeral in St. Louis the following day. In a statement released on Monday, the day Schlafly passed away, Trump said: “Phyllis Schlafly is a conservative icon who led millions to action, reshaped the conservative movement, and fearlessly battled globalism and ‘kingmakers’ on behalf of America’s workers and families. I was honored to spend time with her during this campaign as she waged one more great battle for national sovereignty.” Schlafly established herself as one of the greatest...
  • A Eulogy for John J. McLaughlin

    08/22/2016 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | August 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Issue one! To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s. For when John yelled "Wronnng" at me from his center chair of "The McLaughlin Group," it hit with the same familiar finality I had heard, many times, from Jesuits at the front of the class at Gonzaga. In that era, John was himself a Jesuit teacher at Fairfield Prep, where the black cape he wore and his authoritarian aspect had earned him from his students the nickname -- Father God. In 1970, Fr. John heard another calling, and,...
  • Fr. Scalia’s Prayer one for Us All

    02/23/2016 8:29:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    In the midst of tears and feelings of inconsolable loss, the son of Justice Scalia dispersed prayer in the air which will remain in memory for all time. And no tasteless little jester’s joke could ever take its place Barack Obama’s joke that there was a lot to get done during his final days in office, including “appointing judges” will be only as lasting as were the ‘governor’ guffaws ‘at yesterday’s National Governors Association gathering. “Some of you may be in the final year of your term, working as hard as you can to get as much done as possible...
  • Fr. Paul Scalia Delivers Homily of Hope at the Funeral Mass of Justice Scalia

    02/23/2016 6:57:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    WASHINGTON—Possibly the biggest tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, during his funeral Mass Saturday, Feb. 19, may have come during the homily offered by his son, Fr. Paul Scalia, who preached about the blessings his father received during his life and the salvation that faith in Jesus Christ offers flawed people such as his dad. Every funeral is a reminder of the thin "veil" that is between this world and the next one, between this time and "eternity," and between the "opportunity for conversion" and the moment of judgment, Fr. Scalia told the attendees at the Basilica...
  • Watch Obama suddenly break out into song while delivering a moving eulogy

    06/26/2015 1:47:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/26/15 | Colin Campbell
    President Barack Obama abruptly started singing "Amazing Grace" as he spoke at a Friday eulogy. The president spoke at the funeral for South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D), who was one of nine people shot last week at a historic black church in Charleston. The crowd was initially taken aback by Obama´s song, but soon joined in. Watch below: (Tweet/Video)
  • If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    04/17/2014 12:34:57 PM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 8 replies
    My cousin Patricia read the following poem at her mother's funeral yesterday. (That would be my Aunt Pat.) There wasn't a dry eye in the place. And if that didn't get you, then her sister Debbie, in her eulogy, remembering those who have left us since last August did: my Mom, their sister Barbara, my niece Lisa and most recently, our cousin Mary Ann. Attrib. David M. Romano, 1993 If Tomorrow Starts Without Me… If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;...
  • A Proper Eulogy for BCS: Controversial System Did Work in Many Ways

    12/03/2013 11:42:50 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Before you throw rocks at your screen, let me stipulate that I am NOT making the case for keeping the BCS system. I am excited to see the beginning of the next era in football championships, which begins next season. However, as we prepare to pull the plug on what will no doubt be referred to in years hence as "the BCS era" in major college football, it is high time to finally give the BCS its due. By that, I mean it's about time to compare the BCS to what it replaced, instead of the system replacing it, let...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PANEGYRIC, 10-02-12

    10/02/2012 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 10-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PANEGYRIC An elaborate public praise given of some person or event, a formal eulogy. The most famous Christian panegyrics were those of the Fathers of the Church, e.g., St. John Chrysostom preaching on Sts. Lucian and Romanus in A.D. 387. (Etym. Greek pan_gyrikos, for a public festival.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Š Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Orson Scott Card: Thoughts on Ray Bradbury

    06/08/2012 6:42:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 7, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    The year was 1969. I was 18 or so.I stood in front of the small science-fiction section of the Brigham Young University bookstore, taking I Sing the Body Electric from the shelf, hefting it, opening it, reading just a little, then putting it back.I had too much respect for books in general, and for this book in particular, even to imagine reading the whole thing without paying for it.But it was a hardcover. Not a discounted book-club edition — the real thing, at full price. And I was a college student, pretty close to broke. Buying this book would...
  • my best dog

    05/18/2012 11:26:20 PM PDT · by BIV · 14 replies
    May 19 2012 | BIV
    Hi Fred: Boss is getting worse by the hour. I am up late (2 am) trying to tend to him, but it's hopeless. I have given up trying to clean up the blood. That exercise will wait. I do not think he is suffering (i.e., in bad pain) yet, but that, I fear, is only a few days away. I will not permit him to suffer. Right now, he is choking, but just a little, on blood, but that will get worse. In animals things metastasize more quickly than in humans. His medication only treats the symptoms, and does a...
  • Obama to deliver miners' eulogy

    04/19/2010 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 93 replies · 2,435+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 4/19/10 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Sunday for the 29 miners who died in a coal mine explosion earlier this month. The service, announced today by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, will be held in Beckley, W.Va., and will include prayers, musical performances, tributes to the miners, and remarks from Mr. Manchin and other dignitaries. Vice President Joe Biden will join the president to participate in the service, according to a White House news release issued today. The service will be held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, at 200 Armory Drive in Beckley, at 3:30 p.m....
  • The Cruelty of Casual Canonizations (on modern day funeral eulogies)

    10/20/2009 3:40:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 506+ views
    CE ^ | October 20, 2009 | Trent Beattie
    In recent years it has become commonplace to turn funerals into casual canonizations. “Bob is in a better place,” we’re told, which, if taken literally, can only mean Heaven, as neither Hell nor Purgatory are better places than earth. Never mind the fact that Bob wasn‘t very generous with his time or money, drank too much, rarely read Catholic books or listened to Catholic radio, and in his retirement, watched baseball and football games most of the day, to the detriment of his marriage. He did, however, get to Mass every Sunday, prayed a few times during the week,...
  • President Obama to deliver eulogy at Kennedy’s funeral

    08/26/2009 6:10:48 PM PDT · by Joy in the Journey · 126 replies · 3,485+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 8/26/09 | Bryan Bender, Michael Paulson, Matt Viser, and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
    President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy at US Senator Edward M. Kennedy's funeral Mass on Saturday, a White House official has told the Globe. Kennedy's funeral will be held at a time yet to be determined Saturday morning at The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Mission Hill section of Boston. Commonly known as the Mission Church, the 1,450-seat basilica on Tremont Street was built in the 1870s. Kennedy prayed there in 2003 while his daughter, Kara, was being treated for lung cancer.
  • Putting Bob Novak, Original Evil Conservative Badass, Into Perspective

    08/18/2009 9:31:40 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 2 replies · 604+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 18 Aug 09 | EC
    As most everyone has heard, Bob Novak, an original Evil Conservative, passed away today from brain cancer. Greg Gutfeld, of Fox's Redeye, wrote an excellent obituary memorializing a man whose common-sense conservatism and individuality made him a fixture in the political arena.
  • A Eulogy

    05/23/2009 4:43:48 PM PDT · by MTank50 · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Crosshairs - Opinions and Commentary ^ | 05-23-09 | Michale Tank
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  • Straight Down the Middle

    01/12/2009 8:55:49 AM PST · by bs9021 · 141+ views
    Campus Report | January 12, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Straight Down the Middle by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 12, 2009 Accuracy in Academia lost a great friend with the passing of Troy University journalism professor Chris Warden, the author of AIA’s forthcoming textbook Voodoo Anyone? How to Understand Economics Without Really Trying. He passed away on January 4, due to complications from hip surgery. The loss to his expansive coterie of close friends on both coasts and throughout the South is even more incalculable, your servant among them. I last spoke to Chris the day before Thanksgiving when, as usual, he was in good spirits—upbeat and funny as ever—with...
  • Winston Churchill's speeches, Part 9: "Neville Chamberlain"

    05/31/2008 9:19:53 AM PDT · by connell · 6 replies · 985+ views
    We haven't had an installment of our ongoing series presenting Churchill's speeches in a long time. We now return the series with Part 9: Churchill's eulogy for Neville Chamberlain in the House of Commons. It is so exemplar of Churchill's ability to use the English language. Never does he sacrifice one inch of his beliefs regarding the differences between these two British leaders, and yet he praises Chamberlain so highly and kindly nonetheless. So honorable, and truly amazing.There are lessons here. Moral lessons, about how we should retain our humanity in spite of political differences. Political lessons, as shown in...
  • Ric Williamson remembered at Weatherford High School

    01/04/2008 3:05:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 187+ views
    Weatherford Democrat ^ | January 3, 2008 | Galen Scott
    At the front of a quiet, dimly-lit auditorium inside Weatherford High School Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry and other friends eulogized the late Ric Williamson. Perry borrowed a quote from author Jonathan Swift to describe Williamson, who, as chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, was often at the center of controversy. “When a genius comes into the word, you will know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him,” Perry recited. “Jonathan Swift didn’t know Ric Williamson, but he pegged him.” Williamson, 55, was pronounced dead on Sunday after suffering an apparent heart attack while at...
  • What I Owe Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930–2007)

    09/06/2007 11:26:16 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 8 replies · 310+ views
    American Vision ^ | 9/6/2007 | Gary DeMar
    In December 1972 I entered a smoke-filled, beer and whiskey smelling bar in Oakland called the “Wooden Keg,” a college enclave set in the middle of the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. My once promising athletic career had come to a screeching halt. I was an aimless young man with a dim future. In the cluster of the crowd, a familiar voice called out to me. While the voice was familiar, the bearded face was not. David introduced himself, and fifteen years of history came rushing in. We had gone to elementary school together, were in the same Boy...