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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Three Kids’ Movies (That Adults Might Like Too)

SkyHighThumbby Brad Nelson
The Spiderwick Chronicles
This movie, without seemingly trying, becomes a mystical, magical, fairy tale. It gets a nice assist from music by James Horner. Although this movie’s humor is often in the form of a couple of rambunctious goblins who aren’t particularly clever, that doesn’t harm this movie which is otherwise smart and never predictable, although a few of the elements are basic movie clichés. More » • (777 views)

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Is the Left’s Tea-Party Demonization Strategy Changing?

HarryReidThumbby CCWriter
It’s been reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently said two things on Nevada Public Radio: “And I hope, I hope that it’s — and I say this seriously — hope that their – [opposition is] based on substance, not the fact that he’s African-American.” More » • (1123 views)

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The Western and the West

JohnWayneThumbby Brad Nelson
America was built upon the idea of living your life within the confines that you build for yourself. Puritans. Quakers. The Amish. Mennonites. Frontiersmen (and women). The entire smorgasbord. America was a magnet for those looking for the freedom to live out their lives without undue interference. More » • (645 views)

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PragerUVerticleThumbIs the Free Market Morally Superior?
Dr. Walter E. Williams discusses
Free Market Morality with Dennis Prager.
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Movie Review: Radio Days

RadioDaysThumbby Brad Nelson
Here’s another movie on my “You must see this before you die” list. There’s just so much junk in our culture, especially now. So why not look back at a movie itself that falls in love with looking back? More » • (702 views)

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Movie Review: The Best Years of Our Lives

dana andrews & virginia mayo - the best years of our lives 1946by Brad Nelson
When Dana Andrews is in a movie, that’s always a danger signal for me. His acting usually struck me as plastic and stilted. His monotone voice typically matched his monotone performances. And he sure found his way into a lot of cheesy films. Well, that prejudice has now been shattered. More » • (753 views)

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Hypocrisy at the Top

ObamaFingerThumbby J.K.
Here’s a partial list of those exempted from Obamacare: Barack Obama and his family, Congress and their families, the Justice Dept. and their families, the Supreme Court and their families, the Federal judges and their families, and over 1200 corporations and unions. Guess who is not exempted. That’s right. YOU. More » • (1071 views)

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Conservatives or “Right Wing Populists”?

NoRINOsThumbby Lady Krystyna
Katrina Trinko posted at The Corner at NRO early this week (August 5, 2013) regarding the minimum wage and a “living wage.” Ms. Trinko is a perfect example of the problem with people who claim they are conservative, whether they are just citizens or politicians. More » • (1695 views)

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“Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” — Ronald Reagan • (583 views)

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Movie Review: The Station Agent

TheStationAgentThumbby Brad Nelson
This is a little quiet film. It’s as much meditation as movie. It’s a koan on the act of being and the human need to make connections. It’s a freak show, but the movie lets us know that we’re all freaks and that it’s okay. More » • (630 views)

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The Republican Hispanic Immigration Mirage

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The House Republican leadership has let it be known that it will take up the question of immigration reform later this year. House Republicans know the 1000+ page Senate bill 744 is very unpopular, so they are planning to bring several smaller bills to a vote. More » • (1155 views)

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Movie Review: Captain Blood (1935)

CaptainBloodThumbby Brad Nelson
These older movies are often difficult to review. Partly this is because the styles have changed so much since the 30’s and 40’s. But it’s certainly not because they are in black and white. Many of these old movies are beautifully photographed (think “Raging Bull” as an example of a modern masterpiece in black-and-white). It’s surprising just how rich black-and-white can be. But rating these old films can be difficult because it’s hard to separate the corn from the cream. More » • (960 views)

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