Little Girls and Old Ladies

by Kung Fu Zu  •  Please pass the Salzburg

Little Girls and Old Ladies Little Girls and Old Ladies

A Review of the Likely 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

by N. A. Halkides  •  Sorting the RINOs from the conservatives

A Review of the Likely 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates A Review of the Likely 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

Pete is Best

by James Deaton  •  What might have been...and what was

Pete is Best Pete is Best

The Mad Hatter’s Lament

by Deana Chadwell  •  The entire world is falling to ruins and poor Cheshire's off his tea.

The Mad Hatter’s Lament The Mad Hatter’s Lament

The Darling of GOP Tax Reform

Taxesby Jon N. Hall    5/23/15
Back in the halcyon days of yore, before the advent of Big Government, tax collection was one of the main places where the individual bumped up against the “powers that be.” In that distant past, tax collectors were called “publicans,” and they were generally despised. More » • (38 views)

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How Do We Rebuild Liberty?

StatueOfLibertyby Anniel5/20/15
After finishing my Book Review of By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission, I have been very disturbed by Charles Murray’s personal picture of a new America that I can barely understand. More » • (87 views)

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A Phobiaist’s Complaint

ATempleby Deana Chadwell5/20/15
I am so confused. Perhaps the progressives are correct and we right-wingers are inadequately subtle and nuanced in our thinking. I know that liberals speak out against labeling and stereotyping More » • (85 views)

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Why Do We Lie?

CrossedFingersby David Norris5/19/15
Lincoln was fond of asking, “If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?” “Five!”, his audience would invariably respond. “The correct answer”, he would point out, “is four; calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg, calling lies truth doesn’t make them truth.” More » • (112 views)

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Book Review: By the People

ByThePeopleby Anniel5/13/15
Latest: Page 2: Coming to Terms With Where We Stand  •  By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission by Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve and The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead Published by Crown Forum, New York, Available on Kindle. More » • (275 views)

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The Party of Good Intentions

GoodIntentionsby Tim Jones5/16/15
For Democrats Good Intentions Always Trump Bad Results: How Liberal Policies Put People in Danger  •  Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Vietnam years, the Democrat Party unilaterally designated itself the Party of Good Intentions More » • (74 views)

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The Haunting at Heceta Head

LIghthouse2by Deana Chadwell5/15/15
Some places just ooze history. Some strange kink in the space-time continuum links us back to events, to people, to ways of life foreign and almost impossible to understand, to lives lived with ferocious intensity and dogged determination. More » • (100 views)

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The Rubio Tax Plan Asks for Grief

Rubioby Jon N. Hall    5/14/15
In March, Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Mike Lee unveiled a tax reform plan that’s gotten mixed reviews. While there’s praise for their ideas on taxes for business, the reception for their proposed changes to the individual income tax isn’t so positive. More » • (95 views)

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The Chains of Government Strengthens as our Morality Weakens

TyrannyAlertby Leigh Bravo5/8/15
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin  •  What has happened to the United States? Many say that it is a natural progression that is inevitable More » • (189 views)

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The Four Horsemen of the Education Apocalypse

FourHoursmenApocolypseby Deana Chadwell5/6/15
America watches in horror as ravaging mobs of young, mostly black, people tear through American towns burning cars and businesses, looting and vandalizing, screaming obscenities and mindless chants. More » • (326 views)

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Alaska Bush Tales

AlaskaBushby Anniel5/5/15
Russia was involved heavily in the Crimean War, fought from 1853 through 1856, and had incurred hefty war debts. Maintaining the Territory of Alaska had become a further financial drain, so the Russians offered Alaska for sale to the United States in the late 1850’s while Abraham Lincoln was still living. More » • (165 views)

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Liberals Blaming White Supremacy for Baltimore

BaltimoreRiotby Patricia L. Dickson5/4/15
When the video went viral of Baltimore mother Toya Graham hitting her knuckleheaded son about the head for participating in the Baltimore riots, most Americans praised her for her motherly love and instincts. More » • (123 views)

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Political Recycling

big-government2by Anniel5/1/15
I have been indulging in a bit of nostalgia and rereading many of the articles from the beginning of StubbornThings. Not for the first time it strikes me that most of the postings are as pertinent today as they were the day they were published, and the same names More » • (226 views)

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Now Liberals Believe in ‘Love Whooping’

CorporalPunishmentby Jerry Richardson4/30/15
For years before the pediatrician Benjamin Spock peddled his unbiblical and bogus advice on child discipline to the world, successful parents adhered to the biblical admonition that More » • (210 views)

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Marbles and Mumblety Peg

pocket-knife-gameby Jerry Richardson4/29/15
Boys are very different from girls. “Well, Captain Obvious,” you say, “tell us something we don’t know.”  But I’m not sure that the truth just spoken is so obviously known in today’s modern roll-your-own-gender world. More » • (232 views)

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