Monthly Archives: May 2018

Are you a Prol? – From the Archives

Labor Day Demonstration against child labor – 1909 So if “class warfare” actually breaks out (we’re not talking about beheading rich folks …. yet!) with what “class” do you identify? Are you “middle class, upper middle-class, lower class?” These are … Continue reading

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And Now Santa Fe, Texas

Its only been a few weeks since I wrote about Parkland,  And today we have a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. Early reports are ten dead and a number wounded including a police officer.  The shooter is  apparently a … Continue reading

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Regina Pacis and the Crown Jewels

So yesterday I put up a post telling all of you who read my musings of how Toritto was once an altar boy at St. Rosalia’s and Regina Pacis in the early 1950s.     Yes, this leftie pinko atheist … Continue reading

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An Altar Boy of the Tridentine Nass

Introibo ad altare Dei I will go in unto the Altar of God.   As a boy in the early 1950s I was an altar boy – of the Tridentine Mass.   Yes, now they are referred to as acolytes but in … Continue reading

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Disintegration of the Middle Class

Our first home -1966 It’s 1959 and 16 year old high school graduate Torrito attends his commencement held in a local movie theater in full view of his proud parents on a Thursday in late May and goes to work … Continue reading

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Compulsory “Schooling” vs. Education – From the Archives

“In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

My eldest daughter and grandson 🙂

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Loving Vanity Fair – for Mother’s Day

Mom, in her Catholic orphanage clothes at the fountain in Central Park. Orphanage girl; a Franklin stove simmering Sunday sauce I often wonder if you dreamed Besides your hopes your dreams for us did you have any which belonged to … Continue reading

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“Green” Capitalism – An Oxymoron

How close are corporations to acquiring de-facto nationhood? In this country they have already acquired “personhood”; a corporation, a legal; construct, can now have religious beliefs and political views. Don’t ask me how. Corporate money can be contributed to support … Continue reading

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Gina Haspel and CIA Torture

The Dark Side So Gina Haspel, Emperor Trump’s nominee to head the C.I.A. went before a Senate Committee a few days ago. These folks, charged to advise and consent to the fitness of the candidate to hold this office asked … Continue reading

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