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My greatest fear

Rick Ryckeley's picture

My greatest fear

Well it’s finally happened. My greatest fear has finally come true.

Nope, The Wife hasn’t left me. At least, not yet. Guess after 15 years, she’s gotten used to having this grumpy guy around.

And no, Down the Street Bully Brad hasn’t found out where I currently live, or at least I don’t think he has.

So what great fear has finally become reality for yours truly? Little One was injured while under my care. Read More»

Kremlin tactics in Houston

David Epps's picture

Politicians in Houston, Texas, have apparently adopted Kremlin tactics in dealing with dissent. The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

This all began when the City Council passed an ordinance allowing, among other things, men to use women’s rest rooms and vice versa. The action was part of the city’s “non-discrimination ordinance.” Read More»

Stupidity, cowardice, politics on parade

Terry Garlock's picture

With a firm grip on his dual mantra of making everything about political impact and never letting a crisis go to waste, President Obama has appointed a Democrat heavy-duty political operative named Ron Klain to be “Ebola Czar.”

Never mind that Klain has no medical or disease expertise. Now we get to watch news reports of a few thousand of our troops diverted from their military duties, plus trainloads of American dollars, pour into West Africa to build medical infrastructure while the Ebola Czar labors to make Obama look good. Read More»

We’re living in depressing times

Cal Thomas's picture

Some people I know refuse to watch the news or read the papers these days, and who can blame them? The headlines are depressing and no one seems to be in charge.

The stock market rises and falls, playing “now you see it, now you don’t” with your 401k, the Ebola virus is on the move, infecting more and more people, while the United States pretends there isn’t anything at all to worry about. Read More»

Irresponsible ‘education’

Thomas Sowell's picture

Goddard College’s recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by “educators” in our schools and colleges. Read More»

My Grant Tinker

Ronda Rich's picture

It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday.

There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully well-mannered people I have ever encountered, he politely took all the calls though he really wished we would just treat it as another day and leave him alone to watch the news channel. Read More»

The Pope’s stance on ‘hostile rigidity’

Pat Buchanan's picture

Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley’s boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.

But, on Oct. 13, there emanated from the Synod on the Family in Rome a 12-page report from a committee picked by Pope Francis himself — and the secondary explosions have not ceased. Read More»

Praying for your ministers expresses great appreciation

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Three preachers were having lunch at the local diner, when one said, “You know, I’m having a lot of trouble with bats in the church attic. I’ve tried everything, but nothing seems to scare them off.”

The second said, “We’re having trouble, too. I’ve had hundreds living in my belfry. I even had the place fumigated, but I can’t get rid of them.”

The third said, “We’ve had lots of bats, also, at our place, but I found the solution. I baptized all of mine, made them church members, and they all disappeared. I haven’t seen a one since they joined.” Read More»

Breaking the rules

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Yep, I know. After reading this story, the parents of school-age kids out there will be irritated at me for months simply because I said it’s okay to break rules.

Trust me, it’s not intentional. But if you do get really upset, please don’t send emails to my editor. Send all of them to my dad in Florida. After all, it’s his fault. He and Mom taught us kids that honesty is the best policy.

Rules are meant to be broken. The rules of English, that is. Read More»

Going home

David Epps's picture

It had been a long time—a very long time—since I had walked through the doors. Some things had been changed, added to, moved, or eliminated...but it was the same: familiar, warm, and comforting. I was back in my hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee and it was a Sunday. It was just before 11:00 a.m. and I found a seat about two of the way back and settled in. After 41 years, I was back in a pew at Mountain View United Methodist Church. Read More»

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