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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

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The GOP Civil War – Part 2

SplitGOPby N. A. Halkides1/1/16
5.November-December 2014 – Congressional Elections and Cromnibus  •  The November 2014 Congressional elections were held against the backdrop of President Barack Obama once again ignoring the law and his oath of office More » • (547 views)

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Movie Review: Star Wars – The Twilight Awakens

ForceAwakensby Brad Nelson12/31/15
It’s no fun watching an old friend get old…and I’m not talking about Carrie Fisher. Hey, we’re all headed toward the Death Star trash compactor. The good news is that this movie isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The bad news is, it’s nothing new. It’s a reboot of A New Hope More » • (711 views)

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The GOP Civil War – Part 1

SplitGOPby N. A. Halkides12/30/15
In discussing politics, one of the most frequently committed errors is “to fail to see the forest for the trees,” that is, to focus so completely on one issue that we fail to see the whole picture. That tendency had led many to be baffled and angered by the rise of Donald Trump More » • (771 views)

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Mark Steyn Goes to Washington

MarkSteynby Anniel12/29/15
The New Year is soon here, so I hope this is my last political rant for a long time. Because of the lies and hatred in the present political climate, that undoubtedly will be a resolution difficult to keep. More » • (1602 views)

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The Prince of Peace Revealed Why They Hate Us

Christby Linda Harvey   12/23/15
The whole world waits this week for the advent of Jesus, for healing by the baby in the manger who became the Prince of Peace – because our divisions remain wide, our differences dramatic. More » • (1161 views)

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Rolling Pin Restaurant

RollingPinby Steve Lancaster12/22/15
The cooks come in at 04:30 and start prep for breakfast and at 05:30 the servers and the manager come in to prep for opening at 06:00 when the first customers come in. The early customers are, for the most part, laborers and construction workers who need to be on the job site by 07:00. More » • (487 views)

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Stories of Christmas 2015

ChristmasStoriesA StubbornThings SymposiumDecember 2015
Latest: Throwing a Fit for the Holidays by Kung Fu Zu  •  Last year’s winning entry (or phrase) was Rosalys’ “…a real, genuine fake tree.” The most heart-warming (in a Little Rita Faye sort of way) was Pat’s story of his wife finding the long-lost song More » • (1247 views)

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Mary Did You Know?

MaryAndJosephby Deana Chadwell12/21/15
That song has been reverberating in my head for a couple of weeks now. “Mary, did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?” Did you know that “when you kiss your baby’s face, you kiss the face of God?” More » • (710 views)

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The Woman Who Smells Parkinsonism

ParkinsonsDiseaseby Anniel12/21/15
In October, 2015, The Drudge Report had an article about a woman who can smell Parkinson’s Disease (PD) on people and their clothing. The Drudge Report and the first articles had a kind of “shazaam!” feeling about them, and were misleading on many details. More » • (375 views)

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Another Republican ‘Charley Brown’

Eunuchby Jon N. Hall    12/20/15
On Monday Nov. 23 in Lawrence, Kansas, a curious thing happened: the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics awarded its 2015 Dole Leadership Prize to none other than … former President Bill Clinton. At the Institute’s website, we read: More » • (575 views)

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Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

Genisysby Brad Nelson12/20/15
I RedBoxed this one last night. It’s the 4th? 5th in the series? I forget which slot this is in the franchise, and that is telling. It’s forgettable but watchable. If you’re a Terminator fan, you’ll want to see this. More » • (449 views)

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Trump Exposes Weakness in Field

Trump2by Patricia L. Dickson9/18/15
The backlash that Donald Trump has received after he proposed a temporary halt on Muslim immigrants entering our country has left me scratching my head.  I am not at all shocked by the response coming from liberals (they cannot be expected to comprehend the seriousness of this issue). More » • (652 views)

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What We Are Really Up Against

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu12/17/15
Like many Americans, and most of the contributors to StubbornThings, I am continually trying to understand the nature and motivation of those who mis-rule us. To my mind, members of both parties as well as numerous so-called power-brokers belong to this cabal. More » • (1784 views)

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Here’s the Rundown on Last Night’s GOP Debate

Trumpby C. Edmund Wright   12/16/15
Man, I’m slap worn out.  I realize that after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, national security and foreign policy were the appropriate themes of this debate, but almost three hours of it made for root canal and repetitive TV. More » • (569 views)

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The Donald

Trump2by James Ray Deaton12/15/15
What is the driving psychology behind so many Republican politicians and conservative pundits hurling such extreme invective at Donald Trump?  It’s understandable when Democrats, the more-liberal and the less-liberal More » • (1157 views)

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