Posts Tagged ‘damian thompson’

If you were busy having a life with family and / or friends on Christmas day like most people then you may have missed our excellent Christmas show.

But no worries, thanks to the miracle of uploading the file show 6 with the Curt Jester, Damian Thompson and James Marley is available online right here.

And of course it will be available in the archive on the side as long as the blog is here.

For the only time so far we have taped our show, but we do have an original DaTechGuy on DaRadio episode.

Our Christmas Special has three Guests, from England Damian Thompson who writes the Holy Smoke column for the London Telegraph, The incredible Curt Jester and Poet, Polymath and Theology Scholar James Marley discuss Christ in Christmas and the Church and the Media.

So when 9 p.m. comes and Christmas dinner has been eaten and all the gifts are opened tune into WCRN 830 AM and give us a listen.

We are late of here at DaTechGuy blog in updating DaBlogs of DaMonth but as you might have heard I’ve been a bit occupied. So lets first say goodbye and God bless to our Nov blogs Conservatives 4 Palin, IsraellyCool and Shrinkwrapped who have (as always) been good reading all month.

Our new Blogs of the Month choices fit a particular pattern our first is one of my few Blogchildren DaScienceGuy who has an excellent series on WW I vs modern war currently running at his site, a peek:

I have been told that there is a quote from the Civil War that “War is Hell” and I was recently watching a documentary on television about World War I where several veterans said yes it is Hell on Earth.

However, I think one big difference between culture then and culture now (NOT the troops the culture here) is that in the first World War the soldiers and everyone knew that every single time there was a firefight or battle that not every soldier was going to come back. They knew it. Now we get really mad at our politicians if a soldier goes into battle and dies.

I don’t want them to die. I am a veteran. NO ONE wants them to die. But SOLDIERS go into these situations knowing that it is possible. They don’t want to but it can happen. They know it. Yet they go. That takes a real sense of duty. I think they should all be commended for facing this fear so we don’t have to.

There is a 2nd post in this series and you really need to read it.

My second choice is Damian Thompson’s Holy Smoke blog that he writes for the London Telegraph. Recently he wrote about the magic circle:

Do not be misled by the success of the Pope’s visit, says Scarborough: this bureaucratic structure devotes more time to frustrating the initiatives of Benedict XVI than to implementing them.

The BCEW finds that it can neither advance in line with secular “progressive” thought nor face retreat, so it simply stagnates. Meanwhile, authentically Catholic radicalism and counter-culturalism is led by traditionalists. The spectre of large numbers of Anglo-Catholic clergy becoming a semi-autonomous part of the Catholic Church in England has horrified the BCEW, which has greeted every development in the progress toward the first English ordinariate with sighs and fear.

As I recall in the Book of Revelation Christ talks about running hot and cold. At the end you don’t end up marrying Katy Perry or playing with Elmo.

On Christmas Day at 9 p.m. EST you can hear more of him.

And lastly but certainly not least Sissy Willis of SISU who talks Sarah Palin and the late Elizabeth Edwards in her latest:

Unlike Sarah, who married her high school sweetheart and stuck by her man through thick and thin, Elizabeth Edwards married a hottie she met in law school who turned out to be a narcissistic, power-hungry monster. We were thinking about her life and the paths not taken as we read this afternoon of Edwards’s death at 61 from a metastacizing breast cancer first diagnosed in the final days of her husband’s vice-presidential candidacy.

It’s pure coincidence that she quotes me in this piece, it’s not pure coincidence that all three blogs of the month either have been or will be guest on my show (for DaScienceGuy it is both).

Check them out during this Christmas Season and find out what you are missing!

We have an incredible lineup of upcoming Guests on DaTechGuy on DaRadio for the rest of the year

Dec 11th 5 p.m. Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs (with Camp of the Saints in the house)

Dec 18th 9 p.m. Dan Riehl of Riehl World View and Big government

Christmas day 9 p.m. Our Christmas special featuring Damian Thompson of the London telegraph, The Curt Jester and James Marley, Poet, Polymath and Theology Scholar late of Rome and the Vatican City.
(The Christmas show will be recorded no phone calls please)

And come the New Year the names keep coming, but that’s a post for another day….