“Hey, Look! Is That Somebody Famous?”

    When Mom and Dad were first married they moved to the “Land of Oz”, (California) and directly to the “Emerald City”, (Los Angeles); home of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, swimming pools and movie stars. In those simpler times, one of their favorite entertainment activities was to drive around Beverly Hills and look for movie stars. Up and down Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard | Read More »

    Political Correctness, Bullying and other BS

    Some lessons need to be learned: You can tell your child a million times, “don’t touch the stove, it’s hot,” or you can tell them once, let them touch it, and they quickly figure it out.  Some will think I am evil, but the fact is it’s effective. Choices are a part of life; the wrong ones will burn you. Traditionally in America, we have | Read More »

    Political Correctness, Bullying and other BS

    Some lessons need to be learned: You can tell your child a million times, “don’t touch the stove, it’s hot,” or you can tell them once, let them touch it, and they quickly figure it out.  Some will think I am evil, but the fact is it’s effective. Choices are a part of life; the wrong ones will burn you. Traditionally in America, we have | Read More »

    Culture or Race?

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” On the surface level, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote is simple to understand. Our society has used this quote as the pinnacle of expression for civil rights. I would | Read More »

    The Postmodern Vision – Burning Down The House We Live In

    Melati Suryodarmo (b. in 1969 in Surakarta, Indonesia, lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany) performes EXERGIE- Butter dance, an older piece but shown for the first time at Lilith. 20 blocks of butter in a square on the black dance carpet. Suryodarmo enters the space, dressed in a black tight dress and red high heels. She steps on the pieces of butter. She starts to dance to the sound of indonesian shamanistic drums. She dances and falls, hitting the floor hard, rising, and continuously being on the verge of standing, slipping and falling in the butter. After twenty minutes Suryodarmo rises one last time, covered in butter, and leaves the space.

    You Tube Description of “Butter Dance”.

    When Physicist Alan Sokal had finally heard enough of the postmodern intellectual twaddle such as the YouTube video above, he opted to detonate a stupidity bomb that would wipe out the intellectual respect accorded to Postmodern Thought. He wrote a hoax academic paperHe wrote an article entitled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity.”

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    It’s All About the Culture

    “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” – Samuel Adams. In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school | Read More »

    An Open Letter to President Obama, About Sandy Hook

    Dear President Obama, While I appreciate your emotion in response to this recent tragedy, make no mistake I believe your tears were real, you’re a father, it hit home I assume. I would like to take this time and ask you to take a serious look at the money behind your presidency, your campaigns. The same people who throw lavish fundraisers, star studded concerts, are | Read More »

    Evil Guns or Evil People

    The tragic killings at a school in Connecticut, including 20 children, make national news and cause us to stop and reflect. Almost immediately the usual suspects begin to call for the stricter control of guns, if not the outright elimination of them. The perpetrator is often found to be a disturbed individual who eventually draws sympathy from the media and talking heads, the guns being | Read More »

    Time For Reflection: Revisited

    After the November election I posted “Time for Reflection”, so with more time for further contemplation, I thought I would share some additional thoughts. The original post was the morning after the election and I shared what was immediately on my mind, a gut reaction of sorts, concerning the previous night’s election. In that post I focused on what happened and not why it happened. With time | Read More »

    Apathy Kills

    There have been plenty of movies out of Hollywood with the Civil War as the dominant theme, and I’ve enjoyed many of them. One that I’ve always had a fondness for is Shenandoah, starring Jimmy Stewart who plays Charlie Anderson. It’s the story of a man, Charlie, who in the midst of the Civil War chooses to ignore the battle waging around him. He convinces | Read More »

    It Takes a Liberal to Ban a Book

    Remember when controversial books used to be banned by religious zealots? Those were the days. Nothing helps a book like a good old-fashioned book banning. First, the liberal press would report it gleefully: “Those right-wing nuts are at it again!” Then, there would be a countermovement, where the forbidden fruit would be smuggled, sneaked, snuck. (by the way, I know that “sneaked” and “snuck” mean | Read More »

    NFL Player Celebrated for Killing Girlfriend

    This weekends brutal murder /suicide by NFL player Jovan Belcher has shocked many people.  I’m sure by Sunday there were a number of people talking about some sort of memorial for the young couple taken by this savage act.  But let’s not gloss over the fact that this act of savagery was performed by Jovan Belcher, and Jovan Belcher only.  He is said to have | Read More »

    American Exceptionalism and The Conservative Battle

    (Originally posted on my personal blog - http://nsagraduate.wordpress.com/) Two brief thoughts: 1. I believe in American Exceptionalism.  What made America “exceptional” in the past was her willingness to stand for the principles of liberty and free enterprise while acknowledging that it is the God of the Bible who gives us all good things.  For these reasons we sing “God Bless America”, say “In God We Trust” | Read More »

    On Todd Akin, the alternative media, and the call to leadership

    We’ve seen it happen time and again. An earnest neophyte graduate student publishes her first scientific paper identifying evidence of a newly identified correlation or trend. Maybe it’s another compound that can be associated with increased cancer risk, or a newly observed environmental impact of some common industrial byproduct. A few weeks later some newspaper that’s looking to fill white space reports on the study | Read More »

    Romney’s Racism of Saying the Obvious

    If you believe the propaganda our major networks label as news Mitt Romney personifies the Big, Bad White Devil. He denigrates the achievements of diverse foreign cultures. He picks the scabs off of centuries old grievances over racial injustice just because he gets off on making it bleed. So how does Mitt Romney work such horrible and iniquitous injustice? He egregiously tells the truth. Here | Read More »


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