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

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

Equality for a 10th-rate sporting realm?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke8/19/16
My, my, there those feminists go, complaining again. This time the whining concerns supposedly “sexist” Olympics coverage. Their problem? More » • (408 views)

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Exits and Advents

Brideby Glenn Fairman   8/15/16
A female on my running team spent the last few months caring for a father who had been a peripheral character throughout her entire life. By every measure of earthly justice, she should have turned her back on him – as her sisters eventually did. Nevertheless More » • (1209 views)

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America Loses Another Son Who Celebrated Her Greatness

GlennYarboroughby Anniel8/14/16
On August 9th, Bear and I began wondering how Glenn Yarbrough was doing. His daughter had not sent out much information lately. Bear decided the end was near and we played a few of our favorite Limeliters numbers. More » • (539 views)

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Women’s Olympic Event Could Get a Little Teste

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke8/8/16
Athlete with No Womb or Ovaries but Internal Testes Will Compete with Women in Rio  •  With reports of dead bodies and excrement floating in the water, the threat of Zika and the Russian doping scandal, the Rio Olympics appears the Frankenstein of athletic events. More » • (529 views)

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Looking Backward to Understand the Present

RearviewMirrorby Anniel8/6/16
I have been considering the generations in our family, and realized that I knew my parents and both of my grandfathers, while now I know my children and grandchildren. I, and Bear in his family, each stand in the middle of five generations we have personally known well. More » • (491 views)

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Whitewashing Muslim Violence and Blacklisting Reality

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke8/6/16
The media and effete powers-that-be have been twisting themselves into Halal pretzels Islamsplainin’, rationalizing how a given Muslim terrorist attack isn’t really “Islamic” or isn’t significant. More » • (623 views)

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Conjuring the Ghost of James Angleton

Angletnby Steve Lancaster8/2/16
The Russians hacked the DNC, they hacked HRCs server hidden in a closet, they did this, they did that. Last night I decided to talk to my old boss, James J. Angleton about what the Soviets err Russians are up to. More » • (365 views)

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Book Review: Dumbth

DumthSteveAllenby Timothy Lane7/31/16
By Steve Allen  •  Available for the Kindle  •  This came out a quarter-century ago and was written by a liberal (though not a leftist) entertainer, but has a lot of material here worthy of interest from the conservative viewpoint. More » • (454 views)

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Have the Courtesy to Just Fade Away

Elderyby Brad Nelson7/28/16
I will not mention specifc facility or business names in this essay. And there’s no reason to call 911. The people in question are physically well cared for. That is, after all, the goal of the nanny state, at least regarding seniors. More » • (1159 views)

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Cate Goes to the ER

Emergencyby Anniel7/28/16
Our youngest daughter, Cate, was very precocious and spoke early and precisely, and with a large vocabulary. When she was not yet walking she would kneel at the front window where she taught herself to whistle so she could “talk” to the birds in our big hedge. More » • (281 views)

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A new way to spell tyranny: TYRNC.

BananaRepublicTrumpby Pat Tarzwell5/27/16
Editor’s note: This is stream-of-consciousness writing by Mr. Tarzwell, fresh from a red-eye flight as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. I don’t have time to clean up the spelling nor do I want to. This gives you a glimpse of a man tired, abused, and beaten by scoundrels, but still trudging on (we hope). More » • (1238 views)

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Uncle Charlie Gets Scared Sober

LickingBearby Anniel7/25/16
My father’s youngest brother, Uncle Charlie, was known as a — hmmm, a bit of a scamp? You know the kind, kicked out of movie theaters for scaring girls and making them scream in the serious parts, throwing popcorn from the balcony More » • (419 views)

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Vote with Your What?

StatueDavidby Deana Chadwell7/23/16
I’m tired of people boasting that they are “voting with their conscience.” I was confused and appalled to hear Ted Cruz utter those words the other night. Does anyone even know what that even means? More » • (1635 views)

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Do You Lock Your Doors At Night?

WireFenceby Leigh Bravo7/18/16
Do you lock your doors at night? If you answered yes to this question, then tell me why? Do you lock them in order to keep out those you don’t know or those who might intend you harm? Do you lock them so strangers cannot enter your house at anytime of day or night? More » • (902 views)

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How to Love Yourself Like a Man

LettersToHannahby Jeremy Egerer7/18/16
Richard Baxter, whom I consider to be the greatest of the Puritan ministers, once wrote in The Reformed Pastor that the likelihood of a deathbed conversion was extremely rare.  The reason that he knew this was simple.  A lot of people on their deathbeds simply refused to die. More » • (356 views)

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