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

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The Ministry of Grievances

What annoys you? Let it out. You'll feel better.

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November Revolution

liberty2by Glenn Fairman   11/9/16
Looking at the electoral map, it appeared to be a sea of blood. And perhaps this is a visceral metaphor for the anger rising up in the nostrils of the great unwashed. I certainly did not want Trump, and my vote for him was for the lesser of two evils. More » • (1493 views)

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Casual Crime

Crimeby Anniel11/8/16
When I was very young there were some things I never expected I would ever see. I had read a few crime novels, hey, I had even read about the rape of Nanking, but I thought that I, personally, would never meet a violent criminal, least of all a murderer. More » • (443 views)

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Checks & Balances

2016Primariesby Jon N. Hall11/8/16
Divided Government or Undivided Government. That Is the Question  •  Some Americans believe that “divided government” is the way to go. They believe it’s healthy to have Congress and the president each controlled by people from different political parties. More » • (384 views)

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/7/16
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”-Aesop  •  Friday nights, we often eat Chinese food at a cafeteria located in a local Asian grocery store. The food is generally better than that one finds in most so-called Chinese restaurants here and the prices are much lower. More » • (426 views)

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It’s All About Us

Trump3by Rosalys11/7/16
It’s time for another political thread. There are (at last count) 154 comments on The Two Donald Trumps, and it is just becoming too difficult to keep track of the discussion. There don’t seem to be any new articles coming forth (because of fear induced by the new rules?) and so More » • (726 views)

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Hacksaw Ridge

hacksawridgeby Glenn Fairman   11/4/16
Post-modernity would seem to be an era wherein heroes and the heroic are anachronisms, unless the cause is related to the emancipation of the passions or the demolition of ancient moral restraints. More » • (661 views)

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Time is the Stuff Life’s Made Of

wasting-timeby Anniel11/3/16
Several weeks ago on Drudge there was a report that people who are chronically late suffer from a mental illness. Not all psychiatrists agree, but some would like it to be classed that way. More » • (721 views)

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NFL Flagged for Being PC

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke11/1/16
Kowtowing to Kaepernick may have permanently damaged the NFL  •  There’s a price to be paid for everything — even for being politically correct in a “politically correct time.” A new poll shows that the main cause of the National Football League’s much discussed ratings drop is More » • (380 views)

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Lie, Often and Early, No One Remembers

miss-piggyby Anniel10/29/16
The early lies told by Hilary about Trump finally get caught, and no one cares anymore because they have forgotten. Remember Alicia Machado? No? Oh, surely you do. Miss Universe 1996? More » • (461 views)

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Book Review: Truman

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu10/26/16
By David McCullough •  After finishing this biography, I searched the book in vain for the photo of Truman walking on water. Not finding one, I went back and looked for one in which he had wings and a halo. Again, I was disappointed. More » • (438 views)

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Movie Review: Zulu

zuluby Steve Lancaster10/22/16
I have to admit that this is one of my favorite movies. The only thing better would be the opportunity to talk with Chard, or Bromhead. The Battle of Rorke’s Drift takes place in Natal province, Zululand, of South Africa in January of 1879. More » • (577 views)

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Crime, Culture, and the Quality of Life

healthylifeby N. A. Halkides10/22/16
I always take my summer vacations in the same small Michigan town.  When I was there recently I saw some things that reminded me of just how important values are in creating clean, safe and pleasant communities. More » • (483 views)

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