Monthly Archives: August 2017


Movie Review: The Founder

by Steve Lancaster8/31/17
I have avoided watching this movie for several years, but as it is available on Netflix I thought it might be worth some time. The movie claims to be the story of how Ray Kroc, an obscure salesman from the Midwest, became the biggest name in the restaurant business. More » • (390 views)

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Oliver Stone and Confederate Monuments

by Jon N. Hall8/27/17
Some conservatives may have issues with Hollywood director Oliver Stone. But in the wake of the recent horror in Charlottesville and the uproar over Confederate statues, I’m reminded of the segment in his 2017 The Putin Interviews when Stone ventures out into Red Square to visit the Kremlin Wall Necropolis. More » • (416 views)

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Bless Judge Merryday

by Anniel8/27/17
In the case of United States of America vs. Joseph Bishop, Case No. xxx. In the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Judge Steven D. Merryday, has set a new precedent for legal jurisprudence in the United States. And it all came about because of the “Total” Eclipse of the Sun, which set hearts atwitter across the nation on August 21, 2017. More » • (256 views)

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TV Series Review: True Detective

by Steve Lancaster8/26/17
True Detective is available on Amazon or as part of your HBO subscription.  •  True Detective should be much better than it is. I had previously avoided watching this 2-season series. In part, because I dislike Woody Harrelson as an actor. I find him one-dimensional and stiff. More » • (227 views)

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What Is Truth?

by Anniel8/23/17
We have an ex-friend (by her choice, not ours) who says that every person is entitled to their own truth. Which is the same as saying there is no truth. Can that be so? More » • (416 views)

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Newsflash!

by Deana Chadwell8/21/17
Recent news makes it clear that not all that needs to be said is being said. Most reports, reports rife with sly innuendo, fail to understand or admit what is really happening. I’d like to rectify that —- More » • (340 views)

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Facebook Stormtroopers Save the Earth

by T8/17/17
Answer very carefully, Facebookers: do you now, or have you ever believed that the right of free speech should be denied to anyone, whether they have broken any law or not? When you hear people chanting: “No Free Speech for Racists!” Are you on board with that? More » • (208 views)

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Virtue Signaling and Humble Bragging

by Anniel8/16/17
If there were ever two societal evils that belong together “virtue signaling” and “humble bragging” are them. Both sides of the same coin, as usual. After all, our betters must signal WHY they are our betters, and they must also let us know the depths of their humility in light of their great virtue. More » • (234 views)

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The Bottom Line on Obamacare Repeal

by Jon N. Hall7/7/17
In 2014, Obamacare took effect. It was the year that Line 61 in the “Other Taxes” section of our beloved 1040 tax form began to read: “61 Health care: individual responsibility (see instructions) Full-year coverage,” More » • (205 views)

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America’s Deadly Sins

by Deana Chadwell8/10/17
Most Americans are sick of self-righteous, breast-beating leftists moaning about the shame they bear for being American. They claim we have become wealthy “on the backs” of the “oppressed” – as if no American ever worked for anything himself. More » • (263 views)

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Movie Reviews: Max Manus / Occupied

by Steve Lancaster8/5/17
Max Manus: Man of War  •  Two reviews, both are Norwegian, subtitled, and available on Netflix. Don’t let the subtitles keep you from these two. Max Manus is a real historical hero of the Norwegian resistance during WW II. Max volunteers to assist the Finns to repulse the Soviet invasion in November of 1939. More » • (7779 views)

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The Magic Summer

by David Norris8/2/17

It was a sunny summer day and the children were playing in the field. In the distance they saw an old man with a cane, struggling to walk in the noon day heat. More » • (132 views)

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