The Final Scene

About 12 years ago, I remember one hunched over Army vet telling me, “It was 1944 and I was 17, and I was so scared I wouldn’t be able to go…That the war would be over before I got there. I was gonna be damned if I was gonna be the only kid in town…

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Just Dance, Puppet.

About this “Hamilton”-Pence kerfuffle: So I get the “Hamilton” cast’s basic message to Pence, which is, essentially, “don’t forget about us”, “you’re everybody’s president,” plus a healthy dash of “please don’t harass us”. That’s all fine. It’s true: The government and its representatives shouldn’t harass individuals for non-criminal behavior. I totally support that, and I…

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Obama White House Coordinated with Clinton Email Issues

https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-coordinated-on-clinton-email-issues-new-documents-show-1475798310 This, ladies and gentlemen, is why the FBI said, on nationally broadcast television, that Hillary Clinton was guilty but declined to issue charges. Not only is the FBI controlled by President Obama, but had the FBI charged Hillary with a crime, they would have had to do so for the boss as well. Trump…

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New Rules for a New Era

Today’s political landscape is a Petri dish of social agar, riddled rim to rim with pocks of post-modern disease. For those of you who are politically engaged on the conservative end of the spectrum, I offer you this list of rules for navigating today’s brave, new world: 1) You must agree with me to respect…

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The Final Frontier

The evening weather has been beautiful in central Iowa the past few days. Anyone fortunate enough to be camping this weekend is truly fortunate indeed. The skies are crystal clear, and our neighboring heavenly bodies are aligned for the celestial dreamer’s mind tonight. Every time I look up at the Moon, I can’t help but…

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Happy D-Day

As I type this at around 9:00 AM CST, the beach landings at Normandy had already been going on for about nine hours, 72 years ago today. The paratroopers began their storied landings throughout the French country side a few hours before that. If you think you’re having a bad day or week, look at…

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You’ll Never Believe What Happened After You Read This!

Read this: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/what-you-dont-know-about-click-bait-journalism-could-kill-you Having worked at a newspaper that exhibited a religious-like worship of digital media, the author’s observations are spot-on: “Yet media organizations stubbornly insist that digital is the solution. They cling to digital like a torpedoed sailor clings to a raft, hoping that the submarine won’t hit them again… “Digital is merely a…

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The Die is Cast

Read this: https://www.vox.com/2016/4/21/11451378/smug-american-liberalism The smugness of the Left is at the root of why I changed parties some years back, and why I will remain a Republican until I die. The base, holier-than-thou, tyrannical mindset required to be a modern liberal is something I want no part of. I’d rather hang out with the stereotype…

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Happy Ancient Rome Founding Day

According to Marcus Terentius Varro, twin brothers Romulus and Remus founded Rome today, in 753 B.C. The legend claims that Romulus and Remus were conceived by Rhea Silvia, the daughter of Numitor, king of the ancient kingdom of Alba Longa, and Mars, the God of War. Rhea’s uncle Amulius deposed her father and ran him…

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