Sticks and Stones

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

Pentatonixby Deana Chadwell    12/29/13
This year, as our family celebrated Christmas, our background music featured the new hit a cappella group Pentatonix. My granddaughters entertained us by lip-synching to Little Drummer Boy and Go Tell it on the Mountain – a rendition that made the most of the song’s African American origins. More » • (1408 views)

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The “G”-Men (1935)

GMenThumbby Brad Nelson   12/29/13
This time Jimmy Cagney is on the right side of the law in this film about the early days of the FBI. The days are indeed early; the “G”-men don’t even carry guns. They’re just getting organized in the fight against crime where crossing state lines has been the criminal’s best friend. More » • (2016 views)

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Book Excerpt: Maybe He’s Not Gay

MaybeNotGayThumbby Linda Harvey   12/29/13
Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Maybe He’s Not Gay, a new book by Linda Harvey: More » • (1139 views)

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Jesustarian

LibJesusby Steve Lancaster  12/28/13
Jesus was the first Libertarian. There it is said, but does that make it so? There are undoubted thousands perhaps millions who would contend with that statement and have excellent reasons to dispute based on scripture and two thousand years of history. More » • (1328 views)

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Libertarians: The Bolsheviks of the Right

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu   12/28/13
Much of what Libertarians preach is simply a rehash of classical liberalism or constitutional conservatism. To a very great extent, American Conservatives fall into the category of classical liberals and wish for the smallest possible government consistent with maintaining a peaceful and orderly community. More » • (2578 views)

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Stubborn Year

NewYearby Brad Nelson   12/28/13
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ― Alfred Tennyson  •  I was struggling a bit with whether or not to do some type of “Year End Review.” I struggle because it sounds pretentious and pompous. Plus, we haven’t been around quite a year yet. More » • (859 views)

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Movie Review: White Heat (1949)

WhiteHeatThumbby Brad Nelson   12/27/13
Gangster movies are an old Hollywood standby. And when turning back the clock to watch some of these old black-and-white wonders, it is often the case that nostalgia makes up for what is sometimes a lack of cinematic expertise and artistry. But that is not true of White Heat with James Cagney which sizzles. More » • (2123 views)

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City of the Lowered Gaze

NihilismThumbby Glenn Fairman   12/27/13
Lying within the works and days of the Utopian Heart, is nestled the black stone of presumption—a conceit that all that is false or wicked on earth can be redeemed by secular human hands and that every tear can be wiped clean by virtue of its persistent moral will. More » • (1246 views)

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A Mostly Libertarian View – Part II

DontTreadThumbby Steve Lancaster   12/26/13
Politics and Government: More » • (1187 views)

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Finding My Way to the Incarnation

Incarnationby Glenn Fairman   12/25/13
Ah, it is Christmas time once more in the vast wasteland of the Inland Empire. The bell-ringer at our local Wal-Mart is wearing a t-shirt and shorts as he sings of warm fires and snow covered rhapsodies in a beautiful baritone More » • (941 views)

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Why We’re Raising ‘Duck Dynasty’ Boys, and not ‘Pajama Boys’

FamilyThumbby Trevor Thomas   12/24/13
After Phil Robertson told the truth to GQ Magazine (though in a rather colorful way) about homosexuality, liberals went into their predictable hypocritical hyperventilation. More » • (934 views)

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Book Review: She

SheThumbby Brad Nelson   12/23/13
According to Wiki, She (free download) is one of the best-selling books of all time: 83 million copies sold in 44 different languages. Not bad for a book I had never heard of. More » • (3829 views)

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