Monthly Archives: October 2015


Cluelessby Deana Chadwell10/31/15
Evidently human beings are programmed to look for causes. Something goes bump in the night and we grab a flashlight, and maybe a gun, and go searching for the cause. Average temperatures go up for a few years and folks start running around in circles pointing fingers More » • (2086 views)

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The Quagmire of Reason in Moral Thinking

by Brad Nelson10/31/15

An okay article by James Arlandson got me to thinking (always dangerous) again about the moral state of humanity out there. The many thin and not particularly thoughtful libertarian replies to his article are not reason to be optimistic. More » • (594 views)

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GOP Media Takedown: A Recipe for Victory

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke10/31/15
It’s long been known that a leader can gain power by rallying the people against a boogeyman. And it helps when that boogeyman is real. More » • (587 views)

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Book Review: Trial of a Thousand Years

Trial1000Yearsby Steve Lancaster10/30/15
Trial of a Thousand Years is a short work, and like many short books the author has packed the book with concepts and thoughts. It is an underliner and glossers feast of history, diplomacy and the grand scope of the Westphalian state system from 1648 to the present. More » • (709 views)

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The Elephant in the Room in the Abortion Debate

by Patricia L. Dickson10/30/15

I got into a heated discussion about abortion with a liberal feminist classmate of mine the other day.  I noticed at the onset that she was very particular in framing all of her pro-choice rhetoric with the word choose. More » • (703 views)

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A Dying World In Need Of a Living God

Cross3by Patricia L. Dickson10/29/15
1 Peter 2:12: Conduct yourselves properly (honorably, righteously) among the Gentiles, so that, although they may slander you as evildoers, [yet] they may by witnessing your good deeds [come to] glorify God in the day of inspection [[e]when God shall look upon you wanderers as a pastor or shepherd looks over his flock]. More » • (736 views)

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Update on My Local Political Activities

by Patricia L. Dickson10/28/15

I attended an event hosted by The California Republican Women Federated that honored military wives throughout Southern California whose husbands are deployed. The wives were bused in from military bases throughout Southern California and treated to a lavish dinner at the luxurious Hotel Irvine and presented with gift baskets valued at $120.00 each. More » • (507 views)

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Movie Review: Woodlawn

Woodlawnby Patricia L. Dickson10/28/15
The movie Woodlawn is an Erwin Brothers Film that depicts real life events that took place in Alabama during the early 1970s at the height of desegregation. Historical footage from Governor George Wallace’s impassioned segregation forever speech played during the first minutes of the movie More » • (861 views)

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The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

by Leigh Bravo10/27/15

A Federal judge, James E. Shadid, a nominee of the Obama administration and the only Arab Federal judge in Illinois, was lucky enough to draw a case involving religious discrimination against Muslims. More » • (468 views)

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White House Agenda Turns U.S. On Its Head

TurnedOnHeadby Leigh Bravo10/27/15
Finally common sense floats to the top. FBI Director, James Comey,  speaks out about the “Ferguson Effect.”  Are we seeing an increase in crime across the country as a result of the after effects of Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities More » • (695 views)

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Are We Stuck with ObamaCare?

ObamaCareby Jon N. Hall    10/26/15
On September 15, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke in Kansas City at the annual luncheon of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (website). The speech didn’t seem to get much attention, so I called the CEO of the foundation for a transcript or video More » • (904 views)

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My Pygmy Wonder Car

by Anniel10/26/15

A breathless news reporter said a few days ago that Honda is claiming a new model that is guaranteed to get 40 miles to the gallon. It kind of made me laugh because I have a Pygmy Wonder Car, a 2003 Toyota, that gets between 46 to 47 MPG on the open road, and about 43 MPG in town. More » • (550 views)

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