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Calamity Jane (1953)

CalamityThumbby Brad Nelson   1/10/14
It’s a boastful, buckskin-clad, man-like Calamity Jane stomping ’round the Wild West in the old town of Deadwood. But this Jane is not to be confused with (severe language alert) Joanie Stubbs of HBO’s Deadwood series. More » • (4145 views)

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Guggenheim

GuggenheimThumbby Deana Chadwell    1/10/14
I’m beginning to suspect I speak the wrong language. I keep constructing these bridges and so many of those who try to cross end up on the wrong bank and it makes me wonder if I’m posting signs in Swahili and I just don’t realize it. It’s had me thinking. I’m beginning to figure out what the problem is. More » • (968 views)

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Around the World in 80 Weeks

AroundTheWorldby Timothy Lane   1/9/14
When London’s Sunday Times decided to sponsor a yacht race – around the world alone, without making landfall or receiving any assistance – in 1968, no one realized that the biggest danger would come not so much from the physical threat of storms (even though that was very real), but from the psychological strain. More » • (796 views)

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The Cart Before the Horse

cart before horseby Glenn Fairman   1/9/14
There are granite consequences to being so resolutely wed to an ideology that you are unable to interpret the real world as it stands. As a product of such folly, the null perspective of moral-political blindness, much like a tumor, attaches itself to the mind’s common sense deliberative functions. More » • (1225 views)

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One Step Up From A Feminazi

Feminaziby Faba Calculo   1/8/14
Back in the day, before I pretty much gave up on TV, print, and radio news for the web, I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh. One term I still recall him using was feminazi, his word for a feminist who sees abortion as a positive good and for whom the more abortions there are, the better, even all else held constant. More » • (1396 views)

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A Job to Do

WorkEthhicby Steve Lancaster   1/8/14
Not long ago I was visiting with my grandson and his family. We had left post housing for the NCO club and were enjoying a few beers. My grandson had recently returned from the sandbox, for the third time, and with a few of his friends we were telling stories of Army and Marines from Vietnam to Iraq. More » • (1595 views)

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“Last Men” and Atheists

nietzsche colorby Glenn Fairman   1/8/14
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” — Nietzsche  •  “I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there – that is living.” — Dostoevsky More » • (1439 views)

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Movie Review: Open Range (2003)

OpenRangeThumbby Brad Nelson   1/7/14
Despite the big skies and big shoot-outs, this movie comes at you in more of a whisper. This is considered part of Robert Duvall’s western trilogy, including Lonesome Dove and Broken Trail, both of which are outstanding series. More » • (2404 views)

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Clever Beasts Who Have Lost Their Claws

devolutionby Glenn Fairman   1/6/14
In fashioning animals from the generations of men, the secular regime reasons that it is only necessary to whisper into their ears the tale that they are but clever animals—ultimately answerable to no judgment more elevated than their own passions. More » • (1043 views)

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DIY

DIYthumbby Deana Chadwell    1/5/14
We’re Americans, therefore we love freedom. We all wave flags, light fireworks on the 4th of July, and periodically declare something unconstitutional. I hear very little talk extolling the virtues of dictatorships (Michael Moore notwithstanding), or arguing in favor of slavery, but we are divided on the issue of liberty. More » • (1373 views)

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TV Series Review: Victory at Sea

VictoryAtSeaby Steve Lancaster   1/5/14
This is not so much a movie review as a series review. This is a black and white documentary of the importance of naval power and how the United States Navy defeated Japan in the Pacific. There are episodes devoted to the war in the Atlantic, but for the most part it’s a tribute to the men and women who with limited resources won the war in the Pacific. More » • (2577 views)

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Movie Review: Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

DirtyFacesThumbby Brad Nelson   1/4/14
I thought James Cagney’s best film up until now was White Heat. And it may still be. But his most iconic gangster performance is probably as the small-time hood in Angels with Dirty Faces. More » • (2151 views)

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