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Wednesday’s Hero – WASPs

Wednesday’s Hero – WASPs
July 30, 2014
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WASP The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was a paramilitary aviation organization. In 1943 they were created when the Women’s …Read the Rest

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Wednesday’s Hero – D-Day

Wednesday’s Hero – D-Day
June 4, 2014
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Invasion Of NormandyFriday marks the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, or D-Day. In the early hours of June …Read the Rest

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A Family WWII Story

A Family WWII Story
May 28, 2014
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All families have stories. Most have stories about World War II, if you are lucky.  My mother grew up at …Read the Rest

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Wednesday’s Hero – Forgotten Heroes Recieve Their Due

Wednesday’s Hero – Forgotten Heroes Recieve Their Due
March 19, 2014
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Yesterday marked the end of a 12-year review by the Pentagon when 24 soldiers from WWII to Vietnam, who were …Read the Rest

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Part V: Seriously Corrupted Faith

Part V: Seriously Corrupted Faith
March 3, 2014
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The problem with Christian Reconstructionism is that it has a tendency to allow those involved to forget about having a …Read the Rest

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Libertairan, Far Right Governors Are a Disaster

Libertairan, Far Right Governors Are a Disaster
January 30, 2014
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Was Mark Sanford one of the first in the new wave of ALEC, Koch inspired, libertarian anti-business Republican governors?  When …Read the Rest

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Growing Up in New Mexico, Years Ago

Growing Up in New Mexico, Years Ago
January 21, 2014
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I have a very dear friend who is Hispanic.  Her family has been here since the Conquistadors. Because she grew …Read the Rest

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Newt’s Uncomfortable Truth

Newt’s Uncomfortable Truth
January 7, 2014
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A couple years ago when extreme cold slammed the southwest, it was not called a polar vortex, blamed on global …Read the Rest

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Uncomfortable Religious Freedom & Pedophilia

Uncomfortable Religious Freedom & Pedophilia
January 4, 2014
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Allegedly, there is a report that Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, at age 20, was sleeping with a 14-year-old girl, got …Read the Rest

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Why Patriarchy, Dominionism, Christian Reconstruction Is Dangerous

Why Patriarchy, Dominionism, Christian Reconstruction Is Dangerous
December 21, 2013
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“…”capital punishment is one of the best evangelistic tools of a society.” And, “there is no such thing as a …Read the Rest

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Part II: The Problem With ‘Christian’ Reconstructionism

Part II: The Problem With ‘Christian’ Reconstructionism
December 6, 2013
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As with many of his followers, Rushdoony did not have a degree in theology. He graduated from UC Berkley with …Read the Rest

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Part I: The Problem With ‘Christian’ Reconstructionism

Part I: The Problem With ‘Christian’ Reconstructionism
December 5, 2013
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“…”The creation mandate was precisely the requirement that man subdue the earth and exercise dominion over it. There is not …Read the Rest

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On This Day in 1963 C. S. Lewis Died

On This Day in 1963 C. S. Lewis Died
November 22, 2013
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Strange how we have reactions to people.  Have you ever done a Google search for images of people, only to …Read the Rest

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Is the Middle Class Dead?

Is the Middle Class Dead?
August 3, 2013
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Americans have, for many decades considered themselves the middle class.  During the dark days of the Great Depression, those who …Read the Rest

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Laughing at Myself

Laughing at Myself
July 30, 2013
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It started off by reading an article about night-owls of which I am one.  I admit that I am one.  …Read the Rest

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Requium for the Elephant

Requium for the Elephant
July 25, 2013
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“Every tub should stand upon its own bottom.” Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan Reince Prebius says that GOP stands for “God’s …Read the Rest

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Why Humans Must Explore Space

Why Humans Must Explore Space
July 20, 2013
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Have you ever stopped to consider what might happen in space exploration if the Koch Machine had money riding on …Read the Rest

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Much Ado About Very Little

Much Ado About Very Little
April 16, 2013
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Upfront, The Pink Flamingo willingly admits that I know absolutely nothing about Justin Bieber.  I’ve never heard him, and don’t …Read the Rest

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Delusions of Austerity

Delusions of Austerity
February 2, 2013
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Austerity is a total and complete abject failure. Austerity in the UK has left the country in worse shape at …Read the Rest

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Those Pesky Epitaphs the Far Right Hurls

Those Pesky Epitaphs the Far Right Hurls
November 21, 2012
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“…Some believe that the best way to express their patriotism is to burn their nation to the ground if it …Read the Rest

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Do We Really Need Nukes at This Point?

Do We Really Need Nukes at This Point?
October 22, 2012
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I had a wonderful history professor who said the three worst Kings of England were considered to be John, Richard …Read the Rest

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Back in the USSR?

Back in the USSR?
October 9, 2012
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When a FOX News person talks about what Reagan did after he won the Cold War and the USSR, fell, …Read the Rest

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A Different Spin on the Whole Pussy Riot Story

A Different Spin on the Whole Pussy Riot Story
August 22, 2012
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The conservative world likes to put a big spin on the culture wars, discussing the war against Christianity.  Yet, when …Read the Rest

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David Barton Finally Blows It!

David Barton Finally Blows It!
August 20, 2012
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It’s the far right’s turn to be dumbed down by revisionism. The left has been infected by this vile disease …Read the Rest

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NOTE TO GOP: Please Pull the Plug on Romney – Today

NOTE TO GOP:  Please Pull the Plug on Romney – Today
July 30, 2012
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Early this morning, The Pink Flamingo had the nightmare misfortune to catch CNN’s interview with Mitt Romney’s foreign policy adviser …Read the Rest

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Could We Be Wrong About Economics?

Could We Be Wrong About Economics?
June 4, 2012
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There comes a time in every person’s live when one must face some very nasty facts.  It happens when you …Read the Rest

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Memorial Day Lament for a Lost Nation

Memorial Day Lament for a Lost Nation
May 28, 2012
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If The Pink Flamingo sounds a bit less optimistic than usual, it is because I am just that.  In fact, …Read the Rest

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Dances With Liberal Idiots

Dances With Liberal Idiots
May 21, 2012
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William Jacobson, who is one of the more creditable bloggers this time around, has completely jumped the shark with his …Read the Rest

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50 Years Ago Today!

50 Years Ago Today!
February 20, 2012
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We had egg on our faces.  Those dirty Soviets had managed to beat us to it.  On April 12, 1961 …Read the Rest

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PART III: Church, State, Morals, Pontificating, Religious Freedom, & Another Fine Mess

PART III: Church, State, Morals, Pontificating, Religious Freedom, & Another Fine Mess
February 12, 2012
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I am not a philosopher or an expert in government.  But, I know my history.  I know it is just …Read the Rest

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