Family Sermons, Favorites, Life, Religion

A Death in the Family

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Today my Father-in-law passed away from complications following surgery. I did not know him extremely well but I found him to be a thoughtful man deeply interested in his community, culture and the mysteries of this life. It is of one of these so called mysteries I wish to write about today. Years ago I attended a seminar in which…

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Election 2016, Politics

Reality Check

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A quick note to my Democrat friends. Still one year away and the 2016 Presidential election is now assured to be a Republican victory. The attack on Paris and the acceptance of Syrian refugees into the United States have moved the election to where it is now the Republicans to lose. Can they still lose it? Sure, the most likely way…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

Do Black Lies Matter?

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Trayvon Martin, a seventeen year old black man, was tragically and fatally shot in February of 2012. He was walking through a neighborhood, where he was not known and where recent burglaries had been committed by young black men. A local resident, George Zimmerman called the police and then followed him. There is little actual evidence about what happened next.…

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Favorites, Politics

The Twisted Ben Carson Circus

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It is no secret that virtually all of America’s news media has taken sides in our nation’s political landscape. Some favoring the Democrats, or the left, and a few who favor the Republicans, or the right.  Currently, the left media, led by Politico, has set itself the task of defining Ben Carson as a liar! With a simple step back…

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Favorites, Life, Politics, Religion

Is the U.S. offering up our daughters to government sponsored rape?

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 “… we need to pull our country back from the precipice that leads to hell.” –D.C. McAllister from the Federalist  Yesterday, as I write this, our Federal Government informed the school district in Palatine Ill, (on threat of lost funds originating from taxes) they must allow a transgender student, born male but identifying as female, full access to change and…

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Election 2016, Politics

Presidential Expectations

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Before he moved on to other things, I used to indulge in an occasional late night viewing of Craig Ferguson. For those who missed it, he was the previous host of the “Late Late Show.” Oh, how he could make me laugh. There were routines where he actually solicited tears. Then there are the other times. Frequently, he was simply…

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Politics

Some Common Sense Gun Laws

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During the recent and repetitive brouhaha on gun violence, some of my friends have expressed their desire for second amendment advocates to put forth some common sense laws to deal with what they perceive to be a “gun Problem.” OK, let’s talk about it. Common Sense begins with an understanding of the issue. I have found two good articles that present…

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Why Benghazi Lies Don’t Matter

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It is wrong to lie. Recently I listened to Megan Kelly’s interview with Charles Koch. I was impressed and judged him to be a highly principled, hardworking man; kind of heart and settled in a personal and corporate philosophy of what he considers to be right. Indeed, he often displayed the tender gleam in his eye of an old man…

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Politics

The Truth About American Politics and Guns

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Michael Bloomberg first tried The National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence. The idea was to sneak into 25 cities (to avoid pro-second amendment groups) and get photo ops reading a list of people killed by guns. They parked the bus, gathered the small groups needed for the photo and read each name, the date they died and the words; “killed…

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