Just catching up on some stuff, having returned from a weekend at Holy Archangels Monastery, a few things caught my eye:
General Motors, like the other two geezers of the Old Three, is a vast retirement home with a small money-losing auto subsidiary. The UAW is AARP in an Edsel: It has three times as many retirees and widows as “workers” (I use the term loosely). GM has 96,000 employees but provides health benefits to a million people.
The whole Mark Steyn here.
Breaking News — Jan Bear updated her blog!
If Christmas is not the beyond-strange act of a Creator breaking and entering His creation, passing as a weak and helpless creature beset by enemies, but instead is only a sort of Hallmark special, a cosmological Thomas Kincaide painting, then to hell with it.
And now — who’d a thunk the Orthodox could do this? — here’s The Good News (tract).