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Truth on DACA

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke1/18/18
We’ve Already Granted Amnesty to These Illegals  •  In our through-the-looking-glass world, we so often view matters backwards without even realizing it. Take DACA (actually, leave it), where even many conservatives consider it a given More » • (119 views)

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Series Review: Electric Dreams

by Steve Lancaster1/13/18
By Phillip K. Dick  •  This is an original series from Dr. Evil (Jeff Bezos) Amazon. I have watched the first four of ten stories. I say stories as they lay out as short stories in a book. More » • (272 views)

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Book Review: A Deadly Shade of Gold

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu1/3/18
By John D. MacDonald  •  Travis McGee, a self-proclaimed “Salvage Specialist”, receives a phone call from a long-lost friend, Sam, who needs help. Of course, McGee obliges and meets his friend in a seedy hotel. The friend’s story includes travels from Florida to the West and eventually to the Baja peninsula of Mexico. More » • (120 views)

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Book Review: Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen

by Timothy Lane1/7/18
This was the last work by the late SF author H. Beam Piper (though not the last to appear), being printed the year after he committed suicide. It started as a story in his future history, but editor John W. Campbell suggested he put it in a different series More » • (92 views)

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Life Can Be Wonderful

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu1/3/18
Watching the New Year’s Day Concert at the Musikverein in Vienna, reminded me of some wonderful things which took place many years ago.  My experience attests to the fact that, one can never know when or where beauty and serendipity will strike. More » • (124 views)

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TV Series Review: Sophia

by Steve Lancaster1/2/18
In 15th Century Russia, the last Byzantium Princess, Sophia Palaiologina, moves from Rome to distant Moscow to marry Czar Ivan III. Destined to become the first influential female figure of the Russian Empire, Sophia overcomes court intrigue and betrayals More » • (2492 views)

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Movie Review: Live by Night

by Jon N. Hall12/29/17
From book to film  •  Unaware that it had been made into a movie, I recently read a fairly recent novel and then discovered that its film adaptation was playing on Cinemax. The novel was Live by Night by Dennis Lehane and Lehane’s fellow Bostonian Ben Affleck produced More » • (77 views)

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Christmas Thoughts

by Brad Nelson12/24/17
Aka “It’s a Wonderful Life…some of the time.” •  I’ve never heard what happens on the second Noel. Also, as Pat has informed us, there are not nine reindeer (counting Rudolph). There are ten. Her name is Olive. Olive the other Reindeer. More » • (291 views)

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Movie Review: Darkest Hour

by Steve Lancaster12/24/17
Wife and I avoided the lines for Last Jedi yesterday in favor of Gary Oldman and Winston Spenser Churchill. It was a good choice. The movie covers the time from the German invasion of France to the evacuation at Dunkirk. More » • (185 views)

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The Decline and Fall of American Nationhood

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke12/18/17
It’s a sad fact of man’s nature that we tend to operate based on emotion more than reason. This comes to mind when considering how illegal migration, a.k.a. invasion, has now again surged back to almost Obama-era levels. More » • (200 views)

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Book Review: McNally’s Risk

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu12/18/17
By Lawrence Sanders  •  I have now finished the first three volumes of the McNally detective series by Lawrence Sanders, and will give a general critique of the series. More » • (145 views)

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Misandry Rises: In Defense of Men

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke12/14/17
Don’t vote for men!” is the message of a recent campaign ad.  Issued by Dana Nessel, Democratic attorney general contender in Michigan, what she literally says is, “Who can you trust most not to show you their [sic] penis in a professional setting?” More » • (330 views)

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