Tag: patriotism

Murder for hire — drone for rent

The killing of al-Awlaki is troublesome. Recall that he is was an American citizen. Bad guy, yes. Terrorist, yes. Deserving of the death penalty, likely. But was he killed lawfully?  The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution...

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Tea Party Member Stuns Crowd

I previously posted this directly onto Facebook, but want to preserve and further share this marvelous moment. This former marine belts out the 2nd verse of “The Star Spangled Banner” — which I frankly never had heard....

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A different Christmas poem

Please see the note at the bottom about the origin of this poem.  Regardless of the true origin, it’s a beautiful thought and worthy of preserving. The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room...

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Are we still alive at 65?

Hell yeah! And what a trip it’s been getting here (in another month or so, for me). I unashamedly quote from an email by my friend Don who set out exactly what it means to the group now reaching the mid-sixties. I could...

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Freedom isn’t free

Freedom isn’t free. Not now, never in the past, and never in the future. I grow increasingly weary of an ungrateful vocal minority hogging the media landscape in this time of our nation’s unique war against a...

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