Monthly Archives: January 2019


Oh, the Horror

by Steve Lancaster1/28/19
It is time I came clean to the awfulness. I attended public schools in the 50s and 60s, not only that but in the South. According to some it is a wonder that I can walk and chew gum at the same time. More » • (90 views)

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Mad Hatters

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke1/25/19
The Ultimate Irony of the ‘Native American Elder’ and the MAGA Hat Kids  •  This past weekend’s big news was a big media frame-up of kids and the beating of a leftist drum by a little Indian. There’s no need now to elaborate on how the Covington Catholic High School students may end up being 2019’s most unfairly maligned group; More » • (155 views)

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Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939

Suggested by Kung Fu Zu • A modern comprehensive biography on Hitler up to the age of 50. Although his youth is covered, it concentrates on the period after the end of WWI and Hitler’s amazing and unlikely rise to power.
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Truth or Dare

by Deana Chadwell1/19/19
More and more any foray into the news feels like a trip to Bedlam – rational thought is nowhere to be found; the inmates are screeching inanities, drooling at the mouth, and throwing excrement – both literally and figurative – at anyone who dares to speak truth More » • (139 views)

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The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street

Suggested by Timothy Lane • A study of the early years of Wall Street with a focus on the infamous Erie Wars between Cornelius Vanderbilt and his nemesis, Daniel Drew, who was assisted by Jim Fisk and Jay Gould. The title comes from the Wall Street nickname for the Erie.
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Christian Appropriation

by Deana Chadwell1/4/19
This mess at our southern border is stirring up the Sunday school wannabes again, and as a Christian and a conservative I am getting tired of being schooled by liberal Christians and non-believers about what my opinions should be, about what Jesus would do. More » • (200 views)

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The River of Doubt

Suggested by Brad Nelson • After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt (accompanied by his son and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Rondon) set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon.
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