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Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity

Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity
May 21, 2015
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In Johnston County, North Carolina, 16-year-0ld David Leix was not allowed admission into his homeschooling ‘Praise’ Prom by the godly …Read the Rest

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Thank You, Dmitri Hvorostovsky for Not Forgetting

Thank You, Dmitri Hvorostovsky for Not Forgetting
May 13, 2015
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I suppose, had not not lost my father in October, the subject of honoring the Greatest Generation would not be …Read the Rest

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Are Good Manners Racist?

Are Good Manners Racist?
May 12, 2015
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I’ll probably be accused of racism for what I’m about to say.  Accusations of racism are now so common, it’s …Read the Rest

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Why the Dems Could Lose Big in 2016

Why the Dems Could Lose Big in 2016
April 29, 2015
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Beef prices will be 90% higher in 2015 than they were in 2009 when Barack Obama took office. If you …Read the Rest

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Dr. Oz, Vitamins, Alternative Medicine & the Growing Power of Skeptics

Dr. Oz, Vitamins, Alternative Medicine & the Growing Power of Skeptics
April 26, 2015
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Once in awhile we just need to follow the bouncing ball, no matter where it takes, us, bouncing along, from …Read the Rest

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The Share-Cropper South

The Share-Cropper South
April 21, 2015
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A friend sent me a link to an article which waxed poetic about Flannery O’Connor and the ‘grace’ of her …Read the Rest

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PART II: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART II:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 16, 2015
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This is what we have to work with. Note that I am only using ‘classical’ Western Civilization and leaving out …Read the Rest

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PART I: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART I:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 15, 2015
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People much wiser than am I have said that you can use the Bible to prove anything.  You can use …Read the Rest

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My Favorite Verdi Opera

My Favorite Verdi Opera
April 12, 2015
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I have a second cousin who is as big an opera freak as I am.  Several weeks ago I discovered …Read the Rest

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Bake Two For Them

Bake Two For Them
April 6, 2015
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39But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn …Read the Rest

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Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist

Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist
April 3, 2015
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Was Jesus of Nazareth a revolutionary feminist or was he simply restoring women to their proper place within Jewish society?  …Read the Rest

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Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity

Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity
April 2, 2015
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The Christianity which is practiced by far too many members of the evangelical right is almost unrecognizable to what ‘evangelical’ …Read the Rest

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All We Need Is Love

All We Need Is Love
March 31, 2015
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Love your neighbor as you love yourself. There’s nothing wrong with having standards and rules.  If we don’t have personal …Read the Rest

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The Irrational War on Sugar

The Irrational War on Sugar
March 29, 2015
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First things first, Alzheimer’s Disease is not ‘rampant’. It is not an epidemic, and most people will not contract it.  …Read the Rest

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Zero Tolerance: Manly Temper or Ungodly Outburst

Zero Tolerance:  Manly Temper or Ungodly Outburst
March 28, 2015
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The Anger Buster Rap by Barbara Gruener When anger chooses me, here’s an important fact: I always get to choose …Read the Rest

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Our Zero Tolerance, No Exceptions, & Politically Correct Pedophiles

Our Zero Tolerance, No Exceptions, & Politically Correct Pedophiles
March 27, 2015
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To put things into perspective, the BBC allowed a pedophile to operate within its empire for years, then tried to …Read the Rest

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The Hairy Truth

The Hairy Truth
March 26, 2015
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Thank you Michelle Obama.  Our iconic First Lady has struck again, that incredible yellow dress she wore in Japan, not …Read the Rest

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Enough With the Anti-Racist Witch Hunts

Enough With the Anti-Racist Witch Hunts
March 23, 2015
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Where does it  stop?  Hate speech is protected by the Constitution, the First Amendment, and has been upheld time and …Read the Rest

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Honesty Has No Place in the Walker Campaign

Honesty Has No Place in the Walker Campaign
March 19, 2015
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Full disclosure:  When I was involved, actively, with GOP politics, I was on a very active forum with Liz Mair.  …Read the Rest

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Caution: This One Is a Tear Jerker

Caution:  This One Is a Tear Jerker
March 16, 2015
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I’ve been wondering, for awhile now, what happened to us.  I love watching the Brits.  They are so damn pragmatically …Read the Rest

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The Food Police & Their Stupid Rules

The Food Police & Their Stupid Rules
March 15, 2015
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Burger King has dropped soda for lowfat chocolate milk, milk, or apple juice in their Happy Meals. Oh, it is …Read the Rest

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“Ted Cruz & Rand Paul Are Not Responsible Adults”

“Ted Cruz & Rand Paul Are Not Responsible Adults”
March 11, 2015
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Once again Peter King has basically hit the nail on the two pointed heads.  Neither Ted Cruz nor Rand Paul …Read the Rest

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Has ISIS Already Won?

Has ISIS Already Won?
March 3, 2015
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ISIS is now threatening Twitter employees and executives for cracking down on their psychopathic tweets.  Golly, just the other day …Read the Rest

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Oh Dear, Your Yankee Racism Is Showing

Oh Dear, Your Yankee Racism Is Showing
March 2, 2015
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Why do people, even today, think that the South is more racist than any other part of the country?  Have …Read the Rest

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Broadband, Baritones, Opera & Living in the Middle of Nowhere, USA

Broadband, Baritones, Opera & Living in the Middle of Nowhere, USA
February 26, 2015
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I still don’t take modern technology for granted.  That, if anything, should date me has having been born way before …Read the Rest

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Polite Political Discourse: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

Polite Political Discourse: A Concept Whose Time Has Come
February 24, 2015
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I quit. I give up. No more. Zip Nada Zilch No mas! I’m no longer part of certain forms of …Read the Rest

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The Degradation of Our Lives

The Degradation of Our Lives
February 20, 2015
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Last night I was watching a rerun of I Love Lucy.  They had just moved into the house in the …Read the Rest

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Buckling That Swash – Please?

Buckling That Swash – Please?
February 16, 2015
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Last week, the operatic world was in something of a flutter, at least many female opera fans were.  It was …Read the Rest

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The Acceptable New Hate

The Acceptable New Hate
February 13, 2015
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Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold …Read the Rest

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The Problem of Harper Lee & Other Seniors

The Problem of Harper Lee & Other Seniors
February 6, 2015
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Having spent the past four years of my life dealing with my father, who had Alzheimer’s Disease, and my mother …Read the Rest

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