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

Book Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

GoldenTickektby Timothy Lane9/5/16
This book by Roald Dahl is the source for the Gene Wilder movie, Wiilie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (His father’s job is screwing the caps on toothpaste tubes., and he has to support Charlie’s grandparents as well as himself, his wife, and Charlie.) More » • (493 views)

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2016 Pledge Drive for FRAXA

FRAXA-thumbby Brad Nelson8/23/16
It has been a couple of years since I nominated Fraxa Research Foundation as StubbornThings’ official charity. I believe it is time to remind our readers about this fine organization and to open their wallets once again. Donate here. More » • (2984 views)

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu9/3/16
There has been a spirited discussion at ST regarding the propensity displayed by many “conservatives” to talk a good game instead of actually doing something to make the world a better place. More » • (1689 views)

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The Child on the Cross

AngelBoyby Glenn Fairman   9/2/16
Without taking into account those pregnancies terminated in lieu of the mother’s health, which in real terms are less than negligible, selective abortion as a form of birth control is a heinous sin akin to murder. More » • (372 views)

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What a Tangled Web

Tangleby Deana Chadwell9/1/16
As we grope toward election day we’re hearing more foggy thinking than most of us can process on the spot. We hear people say, like a broken record, that the sluggish, dwindling economy is Bush’s fault. More » • (541 views)

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Book Review: The Cube and the Cathedral

CubeAndCathedralby Anniel9/1/16
Europe and America and Politics Without God, by George Weigel. First Published in 2008. Available on Kindle.  •  I had not thought to review this book any further, but decided I would because of what is happening in the EU in our day. More » • (630 views)

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Some Hard Truths or Bye Bye America

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu8/31/16
I would like to give you, dear reader, some revealing statistics which bear directly upon the future of the United States of America. More » • (859 views)

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The Theory of Nothing

Hawking by Glenn Fairman   8/25/16
The Philosophy of Science is a seedbed ripe for rich speculation. But perhaps the most profound questions the renowned scientist Stephan Hawking could wrestle with are not related to a multiplicity of bubble universes More » • (1740 views)

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Voting Technology in 2016

2016Primariesby Jon N. Hall8/24/16
Americans are getting only the amount and kind of “democracy” that the professional politicians (i.e. the establishment, the “insiders”) want us to have. When it comes to democracy, we Americans just aren’t getting the entire thing, the whole enchilada, the real deal; and this in the Land of the Free. More » • (372 views)

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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 » • (463 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 » • (1264 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 » • (585 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 » • (585 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 » • (521 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 » • (661 views)

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