Sticks and Stones

by Pat Tarzwell  •  Feelings...nothing more than feelings...

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

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Are Political Parties ‘Private’?

2016Primariesby Jon N. Hall7/9/16
Are U.S. political parties “private” organizations, or are they public? The answer to that question may be at the heart of what is wrong with American politics, and there doesn’t seem to be an agreed upon answer to it. More » • (378 views)

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BBQ Bushwa

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke7/7/16
When Liberals Drive Other Liberals More Batty than They Already Are  •  It’s funny that liberals try to advance the caricature of the stuffed-shirt conservative. It’s projection, actually, because “killjoy” could be synonymous with “progressive.” More » • (842 views)

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Book Review: From Under the Rubble

FromUnderTheRubble by Anniel6/22/16
Latest: Part 3: Short Takes on the Remaining Articles  •  Gateway Edition, Available at Amazon. Copyright 1974. 1989 printing. Written and Edited by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Six Others. More » • (556 views)

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Through High Rock Canyon

HRCthumpby James Ray Deaton7/5/16
My annual summertime boonie-bouncing Jeep trip into the more empty Western places found me on the Applegate Trail through High Rock Canyon in northwest Nevada. Most of an old pioneer road, the Applegate Trail, is still there pretty much as the pioneers traveled it in the 1800’s — remote and rocky More » • (652 views)

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Plan B for the GOP: Tilting at Windmills?

2016Primariesby Jon N. Hall7/1/16
As the Republican National Convention draws nigh, there is a movement afoot among some GOP delegates to “open” the convention and replace the party’s presumptive nominee with someone else, someone more “appropriate,” someone more, uh … Republican. More » • (1022 views)

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Inhale Love. Exhale Hate.

InhaleLoveby Brad Nelson6/28/16
Turn down your damn radio.  •  It was hot on the Left Coast yesterday. In my part of the People’s Republic of Washington State, it was 80 degrees. I don’t know what that is in Celsius, and I don’t want to know. I have no interest in being a global citizen. More » • (1014 views)

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Myths and Europeans

exodus2by Glenn Fairman6/27/16
In calling down from Heaven the first postulate of prudent government, England’s own G.K Chesterton once exhorted us that “It is hard to make government representative when it is also remote.” More » • (667 views)

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Movie Review: Fight Club

Fight_Club_2by Tim Jones6/25/16
The Unbearable Banality of Modern Living  •  Fight Club is a scathing critique of the consumerism, materialism and shallowness that is today’s America. That is the overriding theme but there are additional layers to this outstanding movie More » • (466 views)

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Delegates to Both Conventions Need to Start Over from Scratch

ClintonHugby Jon N. Hall6/25/16
One of the more revolting things in American politics is when our politicians get onstage and allow us to watch them embrace each other. Even male politicians will wrap their arms around each other and hug each other as though they were the best of friends and haven’t seen each other in twenty years. More » • (511 views)

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Escape From a Clay-Footed King

ClayFootedby Glenn Fairman6/24/16
When you finally gin up the courage to extricate the fangs of the parasite from your throat, there is bound to be some blood spilled, and the European Union has been that monster. It is a utopian construct impressed down upon the diversity of thought and action of autonomous peoples; More » • (595 views)

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The Jihadi’s Dilemma

Jihad2by Glenn Fairman6/23/16
I wonder if in the cool and quiet of the evening, long after the muezzin’s final call to prayer, the jihadi mulls over the actions he either perpetrates or gives assent to in the name of his cold and distant deity? Does he pray as I do? More » • (579 views)

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To Trump or Not To Trump

ToTrumpOrNotby Leigh Bravo6/23/16
What will happen if Hillary Clinton wins in November? There has been much speculation that we will continue to have a failing economy. More regulations. More taxes. More loss of liberty. More loss of Religious freedom. More loss of our second amendment rights. More » • (631 views)

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AR-15 Speaks!

SellwynThumbby AR-15 and Selwyn Duke6/23/16
A New — and Real — Anti-black Bigotry  •  Hi, my name is AR-15. Some of you know me, but many more of you know of me — through the media. But you may not know the real me. More » • (345 views)

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Put on the Full Armor of Man

rapegangthumbby Glenn Fairman6/23/16
In simpler and perhaps more enlightened times, every warrior defending hearth and home who had ever taken the field knew well that the battle won is first enjoined in the mind. Moreover, one does not risk life or death for a cause that did not first resonate like thunder in the deepest arena of soul. More » • (553 views)

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Five Questions

Jesus1by Deana Chadwell6/22/16
Please note that when I use the word “Christianity” I refer to essential theology as discovered through study of the Bible, not to “churchianity,” the elaborate, human construct that includes ritual, cant, legalistic rules and regulations, the accumulation of wealth, and the construction of hierarchies. More » • (858 views)

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