Sticks and Stones

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

It Doesn’t Take a Saint It Doesn’t Take a Saint

That “Vision-Thing”

Trumpby Brad Nelson8/13/15
If Trump continues to do well in the polls, it will be interesting to see if he works the Obama phenomenon. And that’s not a put-down of Trump. Establishment Republicans are useless. If I put down Trump, it is not to defend those boobs. More » • (723 views)

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Why We Watch the Movies

TheMoviesby Jon N. Hall    8/11/15
If you’re like most people, you’ve had a strong opinion about something that was not shared by those whom you respect. What’s wrong with them, you wonder; why can’t they see what I see; why do they hate what I love? More » • (618 views)

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Movie Review: Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended versions)

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu8/11/15
This weekend, I sat through a sort of “Lord Of The Rings” movie marathon. On each night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I watched one installment of the trilogy. A glutton for punishment, I viewed the extended versions. More » • (2730 views)

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You Probably Wish I Was Never Born

Abortion3by Anniel8/11/15
Do you remember a time when you were a child and you absolutely knew your parents hated you and secretly wished you had never been born? Chances are that you thought just that when you were being “picked on,” or chastised for wrongdoing. More » • (1772 views)

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The Truth About White Flight

WhiteFlightby Dana R. Casey8/10/15
I watched it happen. It started when I was seven years old. Then I watched it happen again, 47 years later. I saw Baltimore burn from my bedroom window in 1968. As a child, I lived in a Baltimore row-house neighborhood made up of working- and middle-class families. More » • (918 views)

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Coming Out of the Conservative Closet

OutOfClosetby Dana R. Casey8/10/15
In the late 1970s, I went to an experimental high school. Most of the students were some form of nature-loving hippie. Not the raw, shocking, and rude kind of the true hippie era, more of the granola-eating, yogurt-making, calico-and-work-boot-wearing kind, but still dabbling in some risky sex and drugs. More » • (645 views)

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Why Theocracies are Anti-Freedom

Theocracyby FJ Rocca8/10/15
The Dictionary defines a theocracy as a form of government in which civil law is defined by religious dictate. In a theocracy laws are administered by a priestly order of agents claiming a divine commission to rule in that deity’s name. Therein lies the defining problem with theocracy. More » • (464 views)

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A Reasonable Definition of Humanism

SecularHumanistby FJ Rocca8/10/15
Devoutly religious people sometimes criticize “humanism,” i.e., the philosophical premise that man is the center of the world, or possibly of the universe, because they believe it denies the existence of God by its very premise. I believe this is a misunderstanding. More » • (1372 views)

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On Modern Feminism from a Male Perspective

burning-bra2by FJ Rocca8/10/15
A small contingent of women (probably today’s feminists) take the same position as other “minorities” that there is a large majority keeping them down. They are playing on political correctness to accomplish certain goals they define as improperly as those of women in general. But the concept is false on two levels. More » • (481 views)

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Questions Fox Didn’t Ask

MegynKellyby Tim Jones8/9/15
Following the Republican debate in Cleveland Thursday night, there were a lot of complaints by conservatives that the moderators Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Brett Baier, were no better than their counterparts at the other cable news outlets and mainstream media. More » • (604 views)

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Will Obama’s Legacy Be World War III?

PushTheButtonby Leigh Bravo8/6/15
Obama made, yet, another speech yesterday. but what made this one different from the rest? This one will go down in history as the United States’ surrender to terrorism. If we have not been destroyed by nuclear bombs More » • (687 views)

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Is This The Party You Signed Up For?

RedMenaceby Leigh Bravo8/5/15
Recently, Debbie Wassermann Shultz, the Chair of the Democratic Committee, was asked the difference between Democrats and Socialists. She was unable to answer the question; not once, but twice. Why? Could it be that there is no difference? More » • (646 views)

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Baby Angelia

AngelinaGraveby James Ray Deaton8/5/15
Way out west under Great Basin skies and high desert clouds on a recent road trip, I stumbled upon an example of the growing differences between the news of the day and old-time ways and values. More » • (920 views)

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Selecting a Nominee: Why Not Laura?

Lauraby Jon N. Hall    8/3/15
Democrats are obsessed with firsts, as in first African-American president, first female president, first gay president, first transgendered president, etc. How about first non-American president? How about a foreigner like the U.K.’s Daniel Hannan or Nigel Farage for president? More » • (1142 views)

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Surrender Like a Boy Scout

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke8/3/15
There has been much written about the Boy Scouts of America’s recent acceptance of openly homosexual scout masters. The organization has been raked over the coals by the right and accused of offering only a half-measure by the left. More » • (546 views)

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