Sticks and Stones

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

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The Ministry of Grievances

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Book Review: The Virginian

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu7/20/17
by Owen Wister  •  For those of a certain age, The Virginian will bring to mind the TV series starring James Drury as the Virginian and Doug McClure as Trampas. Being of that age, I remember the series well, but I did not know it was loosely based on an actual novel. I was not a great fan of the series, but I did not let that stop me from exploring its inspiration. More » • (72 views)

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The Web of Deceit

by Anniel7/19/17
A member of our family has suffered great physical and psychic harm from a very unprofessional lying professional. At the present time I am forbidden to discuss the particulars of this harm. I can only say that the tentacles of lies this person told caused pain and blame to many innocents along the way and ruptured trust between family and friends. More » • (102 views)

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But What About?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke7/15/17
Trump Jr.’s Email:  Want to Talk About Treason? Okay…  •  The obsession with Donald Trump Jr.’s “Russian” email chain is just the latest example of what the Media/Democrat Party/Establishment Axis does best: engage in misdirection to confuse people about who America’s real enemies are. More » • (286 views)

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Slouching Towards Healthcare Reform

by Jon N. Hall7/7/17
The deadliest structural collapse in American history prior to 9/11 occurred right here in Kansas City at the Hyatt Regency in 1981 when two suspended walkways fell onto a tea dance in the hotel lobby, killing 114 and injuring 216. Emergency physician Dr. Joseph Waeckerle had just finished an eleven-hour emergency room work shift More » • (250 views)

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The Cutting Edge of Diversity

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke6/13/17
Muslim “Refugee” Called Integration Success — Then Slit His Boss’s Throat  •  You can’t make this stuff up. In a news article, migrant hair stylist Mohammad Hussain Rashwani was hailed as a shining example of integration in Germany. Ten months later, which was just a few days ago, an article bore the headline, “Herzberg: Syrian hairstylist slits boss’s throat.” More » • (116 views)

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The 700

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke6/13/17
John McEnroe is Right: Serena Williams Couldn’t Beat Eggs on Men’s Tour  •  It’s a sad time when simple truths cause serious trouble. But that time is now, and a good example is how former number-one tennis player John McEnroe is being excoriated for stating that Serena Williams More » • (479 views)

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Book Review: Conjure Wife

by Timothy Lane6/25/17
by Fritz Lieber  •  Available for Kindle  •  Norman and Tansy Saylor are a typical small-town college faculty couple. He’s a sociology professor — and she’s a witch helping to protect her husband and his career. Norman accidentally discovers this one day when he comes across various supplies he recognizes from his own research in the subject. More » • (219 views)

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Twenty-First Century History

by Steve Lancaster6/25/17
When did history begin? For some Christian Evangelicals, history began with creation some 5000 years ago. For some historians,’ it began with Herodotus in the 5th century BCE. Then, archeologists might contend, history began with the Neolithic cultures that developed along the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys More » • (128 views)

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Book Review: Cardiac Arrest

by Anniel6/21/17
Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds Hit List. Authors: Howard Root, with Stephen Saltarelli. Available on Kindle.  •  I had decided to review this book some time ago because I thought it was so important, but how to do it justice eluded me. More » • (152 views)

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Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

by Brad Nelson6/19/17
Based upon a book by Ransom Riggs, and directed by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is yet another X-Men-ish story about how everyone is different and those differences are special…except when they turn us into monsters…in this case, monsters from the mind of Tim Burton. More » • (206 views)

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Pulling the Plug on Healthcare Reform

by Jon N. Hall6/16/17
At some of the raucous town hall meetings this year, indignant constituents would tell their representatives that if it weren’t for Obamacare they’d be dead. Actually, if it weren’t for modern medicine they’d be dead; Obamacare is merely a payment system, (and a rather rickety one). More » • (168 views)

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To Serve my Turn Upon Him

by Deana Chadwell6/16/17
Does anyone else have the strange feeling that we’re caught up in some Shakespearian tragedy, some skullduggery creeping through the entourage of Henry VIII? I sense spies hiding in the curtains and hear whispers behind the potted palms. More » • (285 views)

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