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The Only Grown-up in the Room?

The Only Grown-up in the Room?
November 9, 2013

I have a very specific definition for someone who is an adult – a grown-up – it’s a person who …Read the Rest

Rand Paul & Breitbart: A Perfect Fit

Rand Paul & Breitbart: A Perfect Fit
November 8, 2013

If there was ever a pair of scam artist who complement one another it would be Rand Paul and the …Read the Rest

It’s Gotta’ Be a Joke – Please

It’s Gotta’ Be a Joke – Please
November 7, 2013

According to Tom Delay, Jesus died for our freedom.  I was under the impression he died for our sins, but …Read the Rest

Keeping ‘em Barefoot & Preggers, Just Don’t Insure ‘em

Keeping ‘em Barefoot & Preggers, Just Don’t Insure ‘em
November 6, 2013

“…Dominion Theology or Dominionism is the idea that Christians should work toward either a nation governed by Christians or one …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Capt. Glenn Black

Wednesday’s Hero – Capt. Glenn Black
November 6, 2013

Capt.Glenn Black From Idana, Kansas From his Silver Star citation: For gallantry in action while participating in aerial flight in …Read the Rest

The “P” Word

The “P” Word
November 5, 2013

There is one unpardonable sin when it comes to writing and writers.  Thou Shalt Not Commit Plagiarism. In academia, depending …Read the Rest

How Many More Deaths Are Acceptable?

How Many More Deaths Are Acceptable?
November 4, 2013

We hear the far right lament, and have heard it lament, for well over a decade, how the far left …Read the Rest

No Justification for Rape

No Justification for Rape
November 3, 2013

In May of this year, in Rajasthan, India, a woman died of burns she received when the man who was …Read the Rest

The Pedophile Agenda

The Pedophile Agenda
November 2, 2013

Adolescence is the transitional period of a person’s life where physical and psychological development occur, and is basically considered the …Read the Rest

Opera Is Not Broadway

Opera Is Not Broadway
November 1, 2013

Let me go on record.  I don’t like Broadway.  I think it is shallow, silly, stupid, and superficial. I don’t …Read the Rest

The Auto-Da-Fé of Kathleen Sebelius

The Auto-Da-Fé of Kathleen Sebelius
October 31, 2013

Once upon a time, they burned witches at the stake.  Today is Halloween.  It is a good time to stop …Read the Rest

Dealing with Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Dealing with Early Alzheimer’s Disease
October 30, 2013

Dealing with early Alzheimer’s disease is, my family is learning, in many ways, worse than where we are now, in …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Cmdr. George S. Rentz

Wednesday’s Hero – Cmdr. George S. Rentz
October 30, 2013

Cmdr. George S. Rentz 59 years old from Lebanon, Pennsylvania Commander USS Houston (CA-30) July 25, 1882 – March 1, …Read the Rest

Putting the Life of Wyatt Earp into Perspective

Putting the Life of Wyatt Earp into Perspective
October 29, 2013

How do we put Wyatt Earp into perspective? By now, you will have come to realize I love history. I …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Finances

Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Finances
October 28, 2013

On Friday, when I went to pick up my father’s monthly prescription of Namenda, for the first time, ever, I …Read the Rest

The Question of Morals & Values of Yesterday

The Question of Morals & Values of Yesterday
October 27, 2013

Several years ago, I spent a lazy Saturday watching Andy, Barney, Opie, Aunt Bee, Goober, and Mayberry.  You stop and …Read the Rest

October 26, 1881

October 26, 1881
October 26, 2013

It was about 2:15 PM on a very windy, very chilly Wednesday afternoon when four brave men began what we …Read the Rest

The Myth of the Libertarian Wild West

The Myth of the Libertarian Wild West
October 26, 2013

The Pink Flamingo first ran this article on January 3, 2011. NOTE: For those who don’t know The Pink Flamingo, …Read the Rest

Revisionists Attacking Good King Hal

Revisionists Attacking Good King Hal
October 25, 2013

Revisionist historians are at the top of the list of things that frosts The Pink Flamingo’s cookies, even more so than Democrats.

The Pink Flamingo owes King Hal and St. Crispin an apology. I forgot. St. Crispin’s Day is October 25. I blew it.

I always try to remember St. Crispin’s Day because I had an Clements ancestor (I share with Sam, Mannen, Jep, and Wes Hardin) who was knighted that day, by Henry, for saving his life!

The usual Henry Haters are at it again. Anne Curry, who has made a career out of damning Henry V, says the French did not have all that many troops, and the lopsided battle was all a lie.

Fortunately, cooler heads prevail.

This Brave New USA Is Not a Nice Place to Be?

This Brave New USA Is Not a Nice Place to Be?
October 24, 2013

Contrary to popular opinion, what we’ve been led to believe, the United States is no longer the best place, or …Read the Rest

Teens Will Be Teens, Right?

Teens Will Be Teens, Right?
October 23, 2013

One of the serious undercurrents of the ‘Free Kate’ debacle is the strange fight for teen and child sexuality.  Having …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis

Wednesday’s Hero – Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis
October 23, 2013

Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis 24 years old from Staten Island, New York 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade …Read the Rest

The Legacy Killers

The Legacy Killers
October 22, 2013

We’re involved in yet another Spy v. Spy.  The extreme right, aka the Tea Parties, the same group of lovely …Read the Rest

Little Kid Peophile Or Something Else

Little Kid Peophile Or Something Else
October 21, 2013

I’ve recently learned of a heartbreaking situation.  Without going into any details, because I am not free to do so, …Read the Rest

Yo-Yo Ma’s Music for Peace

Yo-Yo Ma’s Music for Peace
October 20, 2013

It doesn’t matter what you believe as far as religion, geo-politics or anything else.  This is just plain good music …Read the Rest

What Free Kate Hath Wrought

What Free Kate Hath Wrought
October 19, 2013

Those of you following the Kaitlyn Smith tale, are familiar with the attacks the Hunt family has made on ‘Free …Read the Rest

The Abominable Snowjob & Gender Bias

The Abominable Snowjob & Gender Bias
October 18, 2013

Allegedly, an Oxford University geneticist, Dr. Bryan Sykes has taken samples from two so called Yeti, and has pulled a …Read the Rest

The Far Right Psychopath Machine

The Far Right Psychopath Machine
October 17, 2013

The problem with the tea party, slobbering devotion to Ayn Rand, libertarians, and those who support them is this tendency …Read the Rest

An Operatic Guide to the Tea Party Coup

An Operatic Guide to the Tea Party Coup
October 16, 2013

Today is Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s birthday.  You may not have noticed, but I’m a baritone junkie. It all began in 1978 …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Nelson Draper

Wednesday’s Hero – Nelson Draper
October 16, 2013

Nelson Draper 96 years old from Barstow, California June 23, 1917 – September 22, 2013 Another Navajo Code Talker has …Read the Rest


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