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You Can’t Make This Up: Wait Till You See the Name of Restaurant Which Fired No-Show ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Employees

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:10:30 +0000

The name of the restaurant which fired 12 employees for choosing to take the day off “to participate in the national protest” known as a “A Day Without Immigrants” is The I Don’t Care Bar & Grill. That’s too beautiful for words. A video found here tells us that the establishment’s owner “has a “zero [...]



Desired Damage Done, AP Buries Its Bogus Trump-National Guard Stories

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:23:06 +0000

Friday morning, Garance Burke at the Associated Press’s “Investigative” unit broke what the wire service must have believed was an earth-shaking story that “The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.” 30 hours later, you couldn’t find that story, or its “Trump [...]



Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021917)

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:00:21 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: Catholic thinker Michael Novak remembered with gratitude

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:55:36 +0000

From Washington (bolds are mine): Feb 17, 2017 / 02:38 pm The theologian, philosopher and Catholic commentator Michael Novak died Friday, drawing remembrances for his insights and influence on religion in public life. “We are immensely grateful that he could end his academic life as he began it, as a member of our community,” Catholic [...]



‘No Further Comment Needed’ Pic of the Day

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:19:17 +0000




Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021817)

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:00:21 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: How one organization hopes to revolutionize orphanages

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:55:02 +0000

From Rome: Feb 17, 2017 / 06:01 am The Catholic Church puts a lot of effort into having excellent schools and hospitals, but what about its orphanages? For Caroline Boudreaux, conditions in orphanages are too often overlooked – something we all have the ability and opportunity to help change. The Miracle Foundation, founded by Boudreaux, [...]



Econ Catchup

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:32:10 +0000

Lots of catching up to do here, so let’s go. I never covered the January ISM Non-Manufacturing report, so let’s start there: Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in January for the 85th consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. … The NMI® registered [...]



Positivity: How this couple has stayed married (and in love) for 75 years

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:16:56 +0000

From Madrid, Spain: Feb 16, 2017 / 08:02 pm Eulogio Martínez and Martina Abian are 100 and 95 years-old, respectively. They were married Nov. 26, 1942, in Guadalajara, Spain, and they will soon celebrate their 75th anniversary. On the occasion of World Marriage Day, which coincides with the feast of Saint Valentine, the Marriage Encounter [...]



Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021717)

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:20 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



AP Bitter That Boeing Plant Obama’s Labor Dept. Delayed Didn’t Go Union

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:03:12 +0000

Meg Kinnard at the Associated Press betrayed quite a bit of unhappiness Wednesday evening and Thursday morning in her coverage of workers’ decisive rejection of a union organizing effort at Boeing Corp.’s 787-10 production plant in North Charleston, South Carolina. In two very similar reports found at the wire service’s Big Story site, Kinnard solely [...]



Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021617)

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:20 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: Citing pro-life momentum, thousands demonstrate to defund Planned Parenthood

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:55:45 +0000

From Washington: Feb 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm More than 10,000 pro-life advocates gathered at some 227 protest locations in 43 states and the District of Columbia on Saturday to call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. “This weekend was huge, but it was not the end,” said Mark Harrington of the pro-life group Created [...]



Positivity: What Egypt’s Catholic bishops said to Pope Francis

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:55:29 +0000

From Vatican City: Feb 14, 2017 / 12:08 am A special invitation to visit Egypt was delivered to Pope Francis by Coptic Catholic bishops during their ad limina visit Feb. 6, during which they also gave a report on the state of the Church in their country. “It was a formal invitation put in written [...]



Not News: Mexicans’ Plans to Jam U.S. Immigration Courts

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:15:41 +0000

Searches at the Associated Press, the New York Times and the Washington Post for stories in English on “monarca,” the Spanish term for the monarch butterfly, currently come up empty. (There is a Post story in Spanish originating with the Associated Press, but it’s about a drop in the number of those butterflies present in [...]