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

Nature, Red in Tooth and Fluffy Tails

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu4/17/15
“I am sitting at my desk watching a pair of blue jays build a nest in the tree which grows outside my window. The sky is overcast and I can hear heavy thunder in the distance. I ask myself, why would the Creator of this universe need me to worship him? More » • (47 views)

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Without Trust Everything Goes Downhill

ObamaUntrustworthyby Jerry Richardson4/17/15
How does any organization operate without trust?  Answer: Badly!  The latest most serious example in our nation is our US military. More » • (51 views)

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Parasitical Government: It Just Can’t Keep its Hands to Itself

parasite2by Tim Jones4/17/15
Government has evolved from protecting basic freedoms to being a parasite. When it sees something as big and powerful as the internet, it naturally wants to get its hands on it, not just to control it but maybe even more importantly to get its hands on its tax-revenue potential. More » • (25 views)

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Liars in High Places

ClintonLiarby Jon N. Hall    4/16/15
Americans are queer for liars. We just love them. If that were not so, then we wouldn’t constantly be electing the most mendacious candidates to the highest political offices. More » • (135 views)

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Free-range Kids and Chinaberry Popguns

pop-gun2by Jerry Richardson4/15/15
When I grew up 70-years ago there was no concept of a “free-range” kid because all children were by necessity and by intention “free-range.”  Parents allowed their children to roam free, within understood boundaries More » • (229 views)

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Book Review: Without Conscience

withoutconscience2by Anniel4/13/15
The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us. By Robert D. Hare, PhD., the Guilford Press, New York, First Published 1993, available on Kindle.  •  I have now read this book at least 6 times, and every time thought that someone More » • (104 views)

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Mirrorby Jerry Richardson4/12/15
What are mirrors; and what mirrors do you stand before?  Mirrors supposedly reflect the image of whatever is facing them.  The presumed purpose of any “mirror” is to reflect, in some fashion reality.  But what reality is reflected; and why is that desirable? More » • (179 views)

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Mr. Thielmann

MrThielmann2by Mr. Lesser (GHG)4/11/15
It was the 3rd Sunday in May of 1994. I remember that because in the traditional Lutheran Church, children are confirmed when they’re in the eighth grade and the ceremony is spread across the first three Sundays in May More » • (96 views)

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The Philosopher’s Stone

PhilosopherStoneby Anniel4/11/15
“So, Dr. Johnson, you are a philosopher. I have tried in my time to be a philosopher, too, but happiness kept breaking in.” (from Boswell’s, “The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD” 1791, quoting an old school mate of Johnson’s, Mr. Edwards. ) More » • (127 views)

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Let Them Eat Cake

TieredCakeby Deana Chadwell4/10/15
Cake hasn’t been an historical pivot point since Marie Antoinette made that famous dietary suggestion, but it seems to be back. Christians who earn their livings in any way associated with wedding cakes face extinction More » • (189 views)

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The Unavoidable Structural Failure of QE and ZIRP

WashingtonDollarPortraitby Cato   4/10/15
The structural failure inherent in Quantitative Easing (QE) and Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) programs is obvious when one realizes that the goal of both programs is to weaken the currency, while a currency being so assaulted is a deterrent to productive foreign and domestic private market investment. More » • (74 views)

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Learning From Cracked History

StartedWithMarxby Timothy Lane4/9/15
One problem that has been discussed here occasionally is the matter of teaching children subjects such as history. The ultimate in what not to do, of course, is in Prince Caspian, where the Telmarine history texts are as boring and false as it’s possible to be. More » • (178 views)

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A Wild Stuffed Bikini

WildStuffedBikiniby Anniel4/8/15
Today is April 8, Anno Domini 2015. After a relatively warm and dry winter, not really surprising in a sub-Arctic Desert, it is snowing big, fluffy flakes, so we won’t remove our snow tires today. More » • (174 views)

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Obama Choses Demonization Over Faith

ObamaFingerThumbby Leigh Bravo4/8/15
The resurrection of Jesus changes the face of death for all His people. Death is no longer a prison, but a passage into God’s presence.  Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.  – Clarence W. Hall More » • (173 views)

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On the Accuracy of Information in the Information Age

InfoAgeby Jon N. Hall    4/6/15
One variation on a pithy observation that’s been attributed to several people, including Mark Twain, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Jefferson, and others, goes like this: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” More » • (120 views)

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