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Breaking news: Washington D.C. in chaos as president, leadership of both parties arrested

September 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Breaking news: Washington D.C. in chaos as president, leadership of both parties arrested

[Washington, D.C.] Satire: The nation’s capital was plunged into chaos this morning as President Barack Obama was taken into federal custody, along with major factions of both the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as officials from the NSA, CIA, FBI, and other agencies. Under arrest along with President Obama are believed to be large […]

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Obama- hoist by his own terrorist petard

September 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obama- hoist by his own terrorist petard

But what happens when President Obama aids the enemy?  Will we as a nation insist that the President should also be subject to the law?  Are we a nation of laws, or corrupt banana republic which only enforces the law against those powerless to resist?

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Exploring a St. Louis decaying church

August 9, 2013 | By | Reply More

Last Saturday I joined a small group of urban explorers (I just joined this group on meetup.com). The location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church in North St. Louis. You can’t help but think of all of the people who have stepped into this massive building on all of the emotional occasions. And today, there are a few more of us, admiring what this building once was. Here are a few photos glorious but sad building.

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IMG_4763 Bethlehem Church

IMG_4717 Bethlehem Church

IMG_5118 Bethlehem Church

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4th Amendment reminder

June 7, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
4th Amendment reminder

Congress insists that the massive, invasive, unprecedented spying that they have authorized the government to perform is legal and necessary to stop terrorists. I didn’t notice any exceptions written into the Bill of Rights that nullify the rights in cases of terrorism . . .

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Obama then, Obama now. Media then, media now.

June 6, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Obama then, Obama now.  Media then, media now.

Candidate Obama, 2008:

“My job this morning is to be so persuasive…that a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Barack,” he told a crowd of about 300 Ivy Leaguers–and, by the looks of it, a handful of locals who managed to gain access to what was supposed to be a students-only event.

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Common Sense, Grammar, and Original Intent

April 8, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Common Sense, Grammar, and Original Intent

According to recent polls, a growing number of Americans believe that the Second Amendment was put in the Bill of Rights in order to guarantee that our government will not impose any kind of tyranny upon us. That an armed populace is a bulwark against government oppression. [More . . . ]

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Considering Cults and the Need for Meaning

February 27, 2013 | By | 10 Replies More
Considering Cults and the Need for Meaning

Recently, I finished reading Lawrence Wright’s new book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollwood, & the Prison of Belief, about Scientology. It’s a lucid history and examination of the movement. [More . . . ]

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White House completely gutted in 1946

February 27, 2013 | By | Reply More

One of the things I didn’t know:  The White House was in deplorable condition in 1946, and it was decided to completely gut it.  This article features many construction photos from the National Archive.

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Scouts and Honor and Fair

February 1, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Scouts and Honor and Fair

My relationship with the Boy Scouts of America was not the most pleasant.  I was an oddity, to be sure.  I think I was at one time the only—only—second class scout to be a patrol leader. Second class.  For those who may not have been through the quasi-military organization, the way it was structured in […]

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