Star TrekFirst, let me establish my geek street-cred by admitting that this 40-something man did watch the new Star Trek movie solo. Of course, I only did this because I was on assignment for The New American. It was all in the line of duty. If I had been given more time to plan, I would have gone to the trouble of finding a buddy or two to go along with me (and we’d sit in the threater with that “I am not a homosexual” empty seat between us). The missus is not a sci-fi fan, and it was a miracle that I could get her to attend (and actually like) the original Spiderman movie. I can push my luck only so often.

Notre DamePublicity surrounding the arrest of former ambassador Alan Keyes and 21 other demonstrators for trespass at the University of Notre Dame last Friday will likely bring more demonstrators to the South Bend campus to protest Sunday’s commencement address by President Barack Obama, one of the protest organizers said.

same-sex marriageCalifornia still has its wildfires, but New England now has “gay marriage.” Bills establishing same-sex “marriage” have now been passed by legislatures in five of the six New England states, with the juggernaut somehow missing (so far) only tiny Rhode Island. In Iowa, meanwhile, the state Supreme Court recently struck down a law limiting marriage to a union between a man and a woman, thus opening the door to same-sex “marriage” in the Corn Belt.

TrafficThere is an unidentified group of good Samaritans prowling the streets of Philadelphia these days. related on April 13 how Joanne Pingor of Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania, met one of these kind and generous people when her car broke down.

fruitRoundy’s Supermarkets is a grocery retailer that runs the Pick ’n Save, Copps Food Center, and Rainbow Foods stores in the upper Midwest. From April 20-24, they sponsored their annual “Roundy’s on the Road: Feeding the Hungry Tour,” through which they helped to stock the shelves of 50 food pantries in Minnesota and Wisconsin. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, throughout the week the tour distributed $250,000 in food and money.

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