Author Archive | Mike Coughlin

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Chesterton on the Big Bang

The other day in the “Bundle” mailing sent to members of the American Amateur Press Association, I came across this contribution from Mark McComas. It perfectly summarizes my reservations about the Big Bang theory of existence and expresses my suspicion that nothingness is a wholly inadequate explanation for something. Of course, the concept of God […]

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Wake up, snowflake

During a lecture at the University of Albany, Candace Owens offered this advice to a student who asked: “What do you have to say to the trans students on this campus who feel actively victimized by your presence here?” Owens’s response: “Life’s tough. Get a helmet, man.” Later, Owens elaborated  on the encounter: “If you are […]

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Canadian Indigenous Holocaust

Grave sites of thousands of indigenous children were reported to have been discovered in 2021 in western Canada after “ground penetrating radar” revealed a long-hidden genocide. News flashes which revealed the existence of “215 bodies near a residential school in Kamploops, British Columbia,” prompted Canada’s outraged Prime Minister to order flags across Canada to be […]

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Degrees in stupidity

Yup, here we go again with another run at “higher education” scams.  Select colleges/universities are again demanding students put on face masks after “news” spread that there is a new variant of Covid lurking. What is amazing is how stupid and gullible these institutions think their students are. Perhaps, though, their students really are boneheads. […]

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The sad sack from Minnesota

You ever see a sad sack?

If you missed his performance on Meet the Press, you didn’t miss much. The governor of Minnesota whose mouth never stops running and who never misses a chance to assault a microphone or television camera, announced that Joe Biden’s political troubles are the fault of some systemic conspiracy. After all, Joe Biden is “one of […]

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A Heretic's Manifesto

A Heretic’s Manifesto

A new book by Brendan O’Neill has punctured much of today’s prevailing illusions.  It offers a refreshing alternative to the modern victimology craze. I could start almost anywhere in the book to highlight passages that do justice to Mr. O’Neill’s rapier style, but let me attempt doing so with one short quotation.  “The idea that […]

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