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

What Really Drives Obama’s Destructive Mideast Policy?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke10/9/15
It’s not a stretch to say that what ex-president Jimmy Carter did for Iran, Barack Obama is doing for the whole Middle East and beyond. Islamic State is on the move; jihadism in general is raging and all the rage More » • (40 views)

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A Day in a Fallen World

WaitingRoomJake Thompson10/8/15
The Hospital Waiting Room  •  It is no great secret to those who know sorrow that things change quickly. Today, things changed. When I called my wife back I heard a familiar panic. It was hard to understand her. She was trying to tell me something, something that couldn’t be true. Was true. More » • (57 views)

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Hearing the Northern Lights

NorthernLightsby Anniel10/7/15
We have had a couple of outstanding Aurora Borealis displays in the past few weeks and I was reminded of places and times I have seen them. I first saw the Northern Lights right after Autumn Equinox 1960. More » • (47 views)

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The Key To Our Demise

WireTongueby Leigh Bravo10/6/15
We have all heard it before. Students at colleges and universities around the country are demanding that anyone who has a differing opinion than their own should be tarred, feathered, banned and removed from their sight. More » • (64 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium10/6/15
Introduction  •  It was Pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. – St. Augustine  •  In the campy, but entertaining, series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, one of the catchier episode titles was “Pride Comes Before a Brawl”. More » • (48 views)

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Laughing Lesbian Lutheran

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu10/5/15
Today I came across the following article while browsing the web: World’s First Lesbian Bishop Calls for Church to Remove Crosses, to Install Muslim Prayer Space. I suggest everyone take a few minutes to read this piece More » • (102 views)

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Driving Me Crazy

SelfDrivingCarby James Ray Deaton10/4/15
I like a good Jetsons episode as much as the next guy, but this whole (mostly left-wing) push for and fascination with self-driving cars and super-fast and super-expensive ($68 billion? $98 billion? $200 billion?) California bullet trains is troubling on many levels. More » • (57 views)

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Something Wicked

RoseburgDrawingby Deana Chadwell10/4/15
The second witch in Macbeth huddles over the bubbling caldron and declares, “By the pricking of my thumbs/something wicked this way comes.” That was in medieval Scotland. Here, in 21st century America we can see that it has already arrived. More » • (71 views)

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What if the Shooter Had Been Christian?

RoseburgShootingby Tim Jones10/4/15
To the Left It Would Have Been a Hate Crime of Epic Proportions Requiring Draconian Consequences  •  One has to wonder what the outcome would have been if the shooter in Oregon who killed 13 people was a fundamentalist Christian in the mold of Kim Davis. More » • (55 views)

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Book Review: Hitler’s Rockets

HitlersRocketsThmbby Timothy Lane10/3/15
Historian Norman Longmate discusses the German V-2 project (as a sequel to a previous book, which I unfortunately don’t have, on the V-1) in this book. He covers the development work itself (an extensive history), the British effort to deal with the potential threat More » • (49 views)

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A Child’s Life

ChildLifeby Anniel10/2/15
Each child is a unique never duplicated person from the instant of his or her conception. A man may not understand this in the way a mother does, if she is true to her nature as a woman. She and the child seem joined, but in reality the child has a distinct and separate life. More » • (118 views)

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Obama’s Political Correctness Okays Child Rape?

SoldierAndChildby Leigh Bravo9/29/15
Is this really the United States we were meant to be? I find the path in which we are headed becomes more perverse everyday I read the news.  The latest? A Green Beret is dismissed from the Army because he confronted a child rapist in Afghanistan! More » • (85 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium9/28/15
Introduction  •  If this quote found on the web is correct, no wonder Catholicism has been so friendly to socialism. Apparently in the Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas said that greed: “is a sin directly against one’s neighbor, since one man cannot over-abound in external riches, without another man lacking them More » • (113 views)

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John Boehner: Bad Speaker or Worst Speaker?

John Boehnerby C. Edmund Wright   9/28/15
All you need to know about the failed speakership of John Boehner was exposed to the entire world by Boehner himself as he announced his resignation from Congress.  The what, the how, and the why of his failures were succinctly explained when he said More » • (151 views)

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The ‘Growth Fairy’ and the Federal Deficit

FederalDeficitby Jon N. Hall9/28/15
In August, the Congressional Budget Office projected a $426B federal deficit for fiscal 2015, which ends on September 30. Since the record deficit of $1,412B in 2009, there’s been about a trillion dollars of improvement on the budget More » • (56 views)

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