Francis W. Porretto

Mount Sinai, NY USA

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“We’ve Got To Get Him Before He Gets Us!”

     Sundance at The Last Refuge has the story:      In the Special Counsel Jack Smith constructed Lawfare case against Donald Trump, what is generally called “the documents case”, involving the raid on Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s attorney, Christopher Kise, did something similar to a speaking indictment with an extensive court motion on January 16, 2024. …

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Can We Be Certain There’ll Be Elections In November?

I don’t feel so sure: “The White House is now considering declaring a national climate emergency.” “If Joe Biden declares a national climate emergency, he would have COVID-like powers. He would impose the Green New Deal on America without a vote in Congress” The AP is urging other news outlets to… pic.twitter.com/aGOkG9tC4X — Wall Street …

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In Case You’ve Spent The Last Five Years In A Coma

     …this is what’s being done to you right now: If you’ve only got 2 minutes to understand how the Biden administration is destroying America, this is the video that you need to watch 👀pic.twitter.com/FKjYlK9FUN — Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 22, 2024      I don’t think he left anything out. Applause to my favorite tall …

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Repeating The Old Mistakes

     Back in the Sixties, when students on American university campuses first began to exhibit unruly and uncivilized behavior in large numbers, the administrators of those institutions made a fatal mistake: they tried to placate the disruptors. From that moment on, there was no quelling the mobs. Their principal agitators, most of them openly aligned …

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Philanthroplagues

     If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intention of doing you good, you should run for your life. – Henry David Thoreau      Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity. – Andrew Carnegie      …

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Surveillance Need Not Be Governmental

     A student at Exeter in the U.K. found out the hard way:      A philosophy student overheard through the wall of his room saying ‘veganism is wrong’ and ‘gender fluidity is stupid’ was threatened with expulsion by his university, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.      Robert Ivinson said he was disciplined after a …

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Disorientation Or Disoccidentation?

     The United States of America rose to world dominance for reasons that the bien pensants of academia would like to obscure and efface. Rather simply, it was the ideal of individual freedom, which unleashed the creative and productive energies of men as never before, coupled to Christianity and its ethic, which restrained men’s predatory …

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“They Won’t Talk To Me!”

     The news is pretty static just now, and I haven’t done a piece about fiction lately, so have a fresh one.      There are a lot of approaches to the conception of a story. What matters is the emotional impact of the product, and oftentimes that’s more a function of the writer’s imagination and …

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Quote Of The Day

     “Modern science — in the name of progress — has gone from trying to understand reality to denying it altogether. Scientific progressivism is a religion. Don’t be fooled by the fact that its priests wear lab coats.” – Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee      And indeed, it is so.

Oh, Come On!

     It’s all getting to be a bit much:      A memo by the F.B.I. warning of possible threats posed by “radical-traditionalist” Catholics violated professional standards but showed “no evidence of malicious intent,” according to an internal Justice Department inquiry made public on Thursday.      The assessment by the Justice Department’s watchdog found that agents …

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Assimilation In Reverse?

     Paul Joseph Watson brings you news the “media” won’t touch:      A hearing held earlier this week in New York by the Council’s immigration and hospital committees saw black migrants who have arrived in the city airing their grievances about public services they have been provided, including food and accommodation, with one woman even …

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A Unique FBI Investigation

     Have you ever heard of the FBI launching a criminal investigation into the actions of a slain woman after her death?      I was astonished when I learned the details of the 62 pages of records Judicial Watch extracted from the Justice Department showing that the FBI opened a criminal investigation of Air Force …

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Sure, Go Ahead And Elect Blacks

     But don’t act surprised by what you get:      BALTIMORE (TND) — Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott shared his disappointment Tuesday that too much public money has gone to arts organizations that “just happen to be White-ran.”      The comment came during the announcement of a $3.6 million “Diversity in Arts” grant funded by …

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“Give The People What They Want!”

     The title is a watchword – the supreme watchword – in the television industry. Or perhaps I should say that it was, once upon a time. Things have definitely changed.      You’d think that giving the prospective consumer what he wants would be a maxim for all of commerce. How can you sell something …

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So You Think Part 2

     The first installment of this drama appeared here three years ago. It raised a lot of eyebrows, but I never heard that anything much had come of it. That’s distressing, as the subjects over which I brushed were significant and threatening. Still, I’m a minor voice in the Internet Commentariat, which makes the likelihood …

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Trials: An Early-Morning Meditation

     “It is part of the discipline of God to make His loved ones perfect through trial and suffering. Only by carrying the Cross can one reach the Resurrection.” — Archbishop Venerable Fulton J. Sheen      The older I get, the more wisdom I find in Sheen’s statement above. It’s a sermonette on the requirements …

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Once Upon A Time…

     There was a band made up of session musicians who got together for a few drinks. Some of them were very well known for their studio work. Others were “invisible” despite their many contributions to the oeuvre of better-known artists. To make a long story short, they decided that they had something to contribute …

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A Millennial Conflict

     Earlier today, I put forth a provocative proposition. Candidly, it was so provocative that it deserved large font: The State and God are enemies.      That probably upset a few folks excessively devoted to the opinions of Saint Paul:      Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power …

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The Key Historical Animosity

     If you bothered to watch the video embedded below, you might have a few questions about this nebulous thing called “Christian nationalism.” I intend to address some of those questions a bit later, when I’m properly awake. For the moment, have a gander at yet another video, this one from the Land Down Under: …

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If You Have 8.5 Minutes…

     …please watch this video: Pastor Doug Wilson is the Christian nationalist they warned you about. pic.twitter.com/E92V7OMLTS — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 15, 2024      Pastor Doug Wilson articulates an almost satisfactory vision of “Christian nationalism.” The adverb is the most important word in that sentence. For what questions will be asked of his vision …

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