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PAULA DEEN OUT – ALEC BALDWIN IN

Up until a week ago, I didn’t know anything about Paula Deen except I always thought she had great hair.  I’ve never seen her show, I don’t subscribe to her magazine and I don’t have any of her cookbooks.  After last week, and her admission that over two decades ago she used racial slurs, her […]

IS THIS COUNTRY GOING NUTS OR WHAT?

I don’t know if we’re turning into a bunch of spineless, whiny, wussies or if we’re just going nuts.  This endless quest to be politically correct in all areas of our lives is just plain crazy. Take for example this pathological need to change how we normally speak.  The University of North Carolina will no […]

ARE OUR CHILDREN ACTUALLY LEARNING ANYTHING IN SCHOOL TODAY?

With all the political correctness, secular progressive propaganda and outright craziness going on in schools today, I wonder if kids are actually learning anything at all.  In my world, you went to school, learned a skill (as I did in my vocational high school), and got a job.  Higher education came much later for me.  […]

YOU MAY BE A RACIST IF….

Just about every week I see a headline where someone is calling someone else a racist.  It’s boring, tedious, and tiresome.  Those that bandy around the “R” word are just intellectually challenged.  First, they probably don’t even know the meaning of the word “racist” and, second, it’s much easier to stop a conversation in its […]

How Is This Fair?

I have absolutely no idea what’s happening in this country. We have our President simply declaring (not by Executive Order, by the way) that illegal alien children brought into this country by their illegal alien parents will no longer be deported but will be given the right to work, even though he could have accomplished […]

NCAA NATIVE AMERICAN MASCOT CONTROVERSY

By:  R. Neil Kline The world of intercollegiate athletics is an interesting stew to say the least. It is a mixture of money, a smattering of egocentricity, a dash of concern for the student athlete, a yet smaller dash of perceived concern for said student athlete’s actual academic progress towards a degree and then brought […]

ALASKA AIRLINES’ PRAYER CARDS – WHO’S OFFENDED?

Alaska Airlines is my favorite carrier.  They have great customer service, an extremely generous mileage plan and routes to the places I regularly travel. For the past 30 years, Alaska has handed out prayer cards with its meals.  They were simple cards quoting passages from Psalms printed over lovely photographs.  Since 2006, when the airline […]

TOLERANCE IS NOW A ONE-WAY STREET

Debate.  According to my dictionary, it means to deliberate, consider, to engage in argument by discussing opposing points, to engage in a formal discussion or argument. Bottom line.  There has to be opposing viewpoints in order to have a debate otherwise you have a one-sided conversation. Well, apparently, officials in the Shawano School District is […]

I See Dumb People

Nearby Seattle definitely deserves to be highlighted this week in “I See Dumb People.” Recently TAP America, a Seattle-based nonprofit, wanted to place ads on 45 Metro buses for the next four weeks.  The ads urged people to “Buy American” and “Shop Locally” and would have generated $8,000 for King County. But the county officials, […]

How Is This Ok But a Cross Is Not?

This crucified Santa displayed outside a courthouse in Leesburg, Virginia is apparently constitutionally protected speech.  Jeff Heflin described his display as “art work of Santa on a cross to depict society’s materialistic obsessions and addictions and how it is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday […]