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Movie Review: Lone Survivor

LoneSurvivorby Brad Nelson   1/13/14
Remember those days when you could just blast your way through the Germans and take names later? Well, those days are obviously over. More » • (1410 views)

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Doctor Jekyll and Mister GLAAD

HydeThumbby Timothy Lane   1/13/14
I noticed that Turner Classic Movies recently presented a version of The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, and it occurred to me that most people have no idea of what exactly the good doctor’s evil alter ego actually did. Stevenson never really said, no doubt reflecting the Victorian sensibilities of his readership. More » • (5827 views)

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Establishing a U.S. State Religion

StateChurchby Fay Voshell   1/13/14
In direct contradiction of the First Amendment, which forbids the establishing of a state religion, the Obama administration is busily doing just that. Meanwhile, it is attempting forced conversion of the reluctant, all the while targeting Christians and Orthodox Jews as people who are continually violating the establishment of religion clause. More » • (2005 views)

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Of Burkas and Babes

moaishaby Glenn Fairman   1/13/14
Trolling through Drudge a day or so ago, I caught hold of a headline that piqued my curiosity entitled “Burka Babies.” Having an inquiring mind that is not immune to sensationalist headlines or the National Enquirer racks at the market, I bit on the following news story from Al Arabiya: More » • (3475 views)

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Disconnect (2012)

DisconnectThumbby Brad Nelson   1/13/14
What could possibly go wrong with spreading your personal information, and pleading for intimacy, on a medium (the internet) that caters to some of the worst aspects of human nature? Disconnect is the story of three such bad experiences. More » • (1730 views)

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Forget Christie; Let’s Talk about Big Fat Traffic Jams

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   1/13/14
One unmentioned irony of the Chris Christie road-revenge scandal is that the powers-that-be finally found a traffic jam they didn’t like. Now, don’t get me wrong, having always lived in the NY metropolitan area and often having wanted to split a vein while in the midst of the NY/NJ road experience More » • (1620 views)

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Human Excellence and Dependency: Who Built What?

go westby Glenn Fairman   1/12/14
It was not long ago that the zeitgeist of America was the Horatio Alger story, a patchwork of tales serving as the reigning motivational compass pointing towards individual success. It was the time of the Bootstrap Ethic: The notion that a man was limited only by his own zeal and perseverance in service to his lofty goal. More » • (1159 views)

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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 » • (4193 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 » • (1010 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 » • (822 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 » • (1272 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 » • (1432 views)

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