Friday, July 04, 2008

When in the course of human events...

Today, most of us in America will take it easy, maybe watch a hometown parade, fire up the outdoor grill, and/or go to the local baseball field in the evening to watch the fireworks. From where this writer lives in south Arlington, just west of the Pentagon, it is possible to walk down the main drag and join the huddled masses yearning to view the pyrotechnic display across the Potomac on the Mall. In a moment of respite from that revelry, Ed Morrisey of Hot Air explains some often-overlooked aspects of the Declaration of Independence. In the meantime, whatever you may think of whomever is running for whatever, we here at mwbh want to remind the viewing public of that which is good about America. Many in the rest of the world say they hate us, even as they would do anything to live here. Who can explain it?

The answer comes from no less than The Duke himself. John Wayne breaks it down for us in this video tribute.



At 7/07/2008 02:12:00 PM, Anonymous TJM said...

Whatever happened to Father James Tucker? I used to enjoy his Dappled Things so much. Tom

At 7/07/2008 02:39:00 PM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

"Whatever happened to Father James Tucker?"

I'll let him explain. Click here.

At 7/07/2008 02:52:00 PM, Blogger TJM said...

David, I knew that. I meant he was supposed to be assigned to a parish in Manassas but he does not seem to be there. I was wondering if he left the diocese. Tom

At 7/07/2008 03:13:00 PM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

As of today, this very hour, this very nanosecond, Father James Tucker is currently assigned as parochial vicar to All Saints Church in Manassas. Maybe he's on vacation, an activity which could involve leaving the diocese.

In which case, he'll be back.

At 7/07/2008 03:13:00 PM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

By the way, I went out on a limb and called the parish office.

At 7/07/2008 03:27:00 PM, Blogger TJM said...

David, thanks so much. I hope he celebrate the TLM there. Tom


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