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 Ten Commandments — #2

TenCommandmentsA StubbornThings Symposium   7/31/15
Introduction  •  We’re almost there, folks, to number one. It’s been a long ride. The essays for #10 (where we started, in reverse order) were published back in June of 2014. We’ve been at this for more than a year now. I’m rather pleased that this hasn’t petered out. More » • (25 views)

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What is Sweeter than Honey? What is Stronger than a Lion?

Lionby T7/30/15
OK, time to weigh in on the Cecil the Lion story. First let me say that the slaughter of a protected animal is heartbreaking. I understand the rage this kind of thing causes. Tracking and killing the Nemean Lion with his bare hands made Hercules a hero of Greek mythology. More » • (60 views)

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Voodoo Cab

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu7/29/15
Some thirty years ago, on one of my business trips to New York, I took a cab from La Guardia to Manhattan. My mind being elsewhere, I neglected to tell the driver to go via the Midtown Tunnel. Before I knew it, we were traveling through an area I had not seen previously. More » • (79 views)

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Bi-Polarizing Trump

Trumpby C. Edmund Wright   7/28/15
Without a doubt, Donald Trump has done the conservative base some tremendous favors recently. He instinctively understands the mood of the country on key issues and is tapping into the anger at all of Washington More » • (194 views)

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The Dangers of Aesthetic Relativism

Relativismby FJ Rocca7/27/15
In the current culture of moral relativism, what is good and right is often determined by popularity, the excuse being that anything is good if it is accepted. This is a distortion of the philosophy of Pragmatism, which actually does not say that everything is morally equal because situations in which actions occur differ. More » • (79 views)

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Betty Crocker Rag

RonNby Brad Nelson7/27/15
My brother was in the office the other day and he debuted the lyrics to a song that he thought I’d like. And I did. I didn’t hear the tune yet (until just now), but I thought it was one of the best things he’d written. He gave me permission to share it here. More » • (79 views)

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A Nation of Enablers

BookEducationby Dana R. Casey7/26/15
For a period of time I worked for a Catholic high school whose mission was to help urban students who wanted to graduate from college. I was thrilled by the chance to work at such a school. More » • (105 views)

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A Legal Argument Can Be Made Against Abortion

Abortion3by FJ Rocca7/26/15
In 1973, the Supreme Court held that abortion was legally the choice of every woman, regardless of her reasons for wanting to have an abortion. Specifically, the Court said that the only balancing argument was whether the abortion took place before or after the fetus had achieved “viability,” More » • (87 views)

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Virtual Cruise to Surinam

SurinameFlagby Anniel7/25/15
With A Long Stop In Paramaribo  •  Way back in the early days of StubbornThings, the Chief Disrupter and early contributors to the site had a Pub Chat wherein they proposed sponsoring Virtual Cruises to exciting places in our world. More » • (107 views)

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Yakitori Anyone?

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu7/22/15
Tokyo, in 1984, was a great place to live. Japan was approaching its post-war economic apex and the general mood was one of satisfaction, with positive expectations for the future. If a foreigner had a little curiosity, there was much to see and learn. More » • (118 views)

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The Limits of State Power

AndyMcCarthyby John Kirke7/21/15
An Open Letter to Andrew C. McCarthy  •  Author’s Note:  At least in earthly matters, I believe in what Robert Maynard Hutchins describes as “the Great Conversation,” the dialogue that spans the ages More » • (94 views)

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President Surrenders Flag To Our Enemies

BurkaFlagby Leigh Bravo7/21/15
We have watched President Obama honor plenty of fallen Americans, but the majority of them just happen to be crooks, thieves, illegal aliens or followers of Islam!  What happened to honoring our fallen Military? The men and women who fight for our freedoms. More » • (63 views)

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Book Review: Alas, Babylon

AlasBabylonby Anniel7/21/15
Author: Pat Frank. Publication Date 1959; Electronic Edition (Kindle): November, 2012  •  I had read this apocalyptic novel when it was first published and found it compelling then in the midst of the Cold War. More » • (126 views)

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Our National Scorecard

TenCommandsDisplayby Deana Chadwell7/19/15
Nations rise and fall. The fall is inevitable because people build nations, and, broken human nature always breaks out of whatever society has built to contain it. More » • (127 views)

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How the Country Became So Divided

DividedNation2by Tim Jones7/18/15
And Why its Destined to Stay that Way  •  The deconstruction of language that began with the two French philosophers, Michael Foucalt and Jacques Derrida, opened up everything to interpretation. That in turned opened up meaning to be determined by whatever one wants it to be. More » • (226 views)

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