Monthly Archives: November 2018

Bread & Circuses

Juvenal was a Roman who wrote satirical poems during the late first and early second century A.D. He is probably best known for saying, “Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt.” Juvenal must have been a cynic … Continue reading

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Why People Piss Me Off

If there is one belief that really pisses me off it would be the belief that some people have that they are entitled to something without having earned it. In fact, if I had my way I’d make an entitlement … Continue reading

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The Ball Is In Your Court

I have always been, and I suppose I will always be a rebel. I rebelled against my parent’s authority, I rebelled against the standards imposed upon me while serving in the military, and I continue to push the boundaries of … Continue reading

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Sick To My Damn Stomach

The other day I was engaged in an interesting debate on Facebook over the question of: Has the Constitution and Bill of Rights failed the people or have the people failed the ideals expressed in those documents? It was so … Continue reading

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I Choose Knowledge Over Indoctrination (What About You?)

I know I’ve spoken of this before, but the human brain is an amazing organ. It consists of a mix of water and fatty tissue. Yet within that gelatinous mass there are over 100 billion neurons that gather and transmit … Continue reading

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What’s Really Wrong With America

“Can it be believed that a grateful people will suffer [individuals] to be consigned to execution, whose sole crime has been the developing and asserting their rights?” ~Thomas Jefferson~ (Excerpt from a letter to William Small, 1775) If I were … Continue reading

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Fate Has A Sense of Irony

“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” ~John … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the Thousand Oaks Shooting

As I was sitting here writing today’s commentary I heard the TV in the background and some woman, the mother of one of the Thousand Oaks victims, was saying, “My son was in Las Vegas and he came home. He … Continue reading

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Doomed From The Very Beginning

“What if I told you everything you knew was a lie?” ~Morpheus~ (The Matrix) “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe themselves to be free.” ~Johan Wolfgang von Goethe~ Every so often the news media will report … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t They Listen To Patrick Henry? (Probably For The Same Reason No One Listens To Me)

In 1776 the 13 Colonies of British America declared their independence from British rule. They did not seek to abolish or overthrow the existing government in Great Britain; they merely said to the world that its authority no longer extended … Continue reading

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