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Politically Homeless

Perusing some my favorite websites I came across an article I very much identified with written by Erick Erickson for the site that he founded, The Resurgent, titled "A Stranger in a Strange Land: "I Feel Out o

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If You Complained about Barack Obama Are You Okay With This From Donald Trump?

Many mornings, in order to get a handle of the outrage du jour, I try to check President Donald Trump's Twitter musings. October 10th was no exception when I saw this Tweet from his account: "Since Congress can&

Politics
Politicizing a Tragedy-- How Predictable

On Sunday night Americans were besieged with the news of the great tragedy of a gunman opening fire at a country music concert in Las Vegas, attended by over 20,000 people, who were just seeking a good time and an escape

Lifestyle
Jimmy Kimmel - Health Care Expert??

Last week I posted the article in Lanterns Buzz: Random Thoughts from a Rambling Mind. In one of my thoughts under the subtitle "How much do you or your friends know about:" Late night talk show host, Jimm

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Random Thoughts from a Rambling Mind

I’m catching up on current events, including the latest news and other erratic thoughts. While I believe in a lot more than just two things, and fearing that I will feel the wrath of CNN's Brooke Baldwin, I

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A Symbol of Hatred New York City Should Consider Removing

Apparently, in order to make everything right in their world, one of the current leftist fads is to attack Confederate monuments. How long ago was it that removing the Confederate Flag was the answer to all the world'

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Results for Alabama's Senate Special Election Primary

(l to r) Mo Brooks, Roy Moore, Luther Strange A few days ago I wrote a preview about the upcoming primary election in Alabama, that was held on August 15th, to select a candidate to fill the remainder of Attorney Gene

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Are People Really Fed Up With the GOP? At Least in Alabama We'll Know Soon

On August 15th Alabama will have a primary to select a replacement for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions following his appointment as the US Attorney General. The winner will serve until the 2020 elections. The

Lifestyle
Walter Heyer and Gender Dysphoria

The Three Faces of Walter Heyer Let me state up front that when it comes to sexual orientation and transgenderism, I take the libertarian approach, in that as long as someone is an adult, it's not up to me to make

Politics
The Elections are Coming, The Elections are Coming. Oh My.

2018 Senate Seats up for Election Blue = Currently held by a Democrat Red = Currently held by a Republican Yellow = Currently held by an Independent Who's excited about next year's elections? Yeah

Lifestyle
The Proper Way to Celebrate Independence Day

In today's America, the original meaning of so many holidays has been diminished beyond their original purpose. Most recently we recognized Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor the many who have sacrificed their li

Education
History of Flag Day and the Pledge of Allegiance

Flag Day Though it now receives less attention than National Doughnut Day, Flag Day falls on June 14th every year, and with that in mind, I looked into its history.  According to the report, the original Flag

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