December 2012 Blog Posts (10)

The Folly of the Anti-Gun Loons

Originally posted at woodpilereport.com



You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.

Rahm Emanuel…

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Added by Alan Johnson on December 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Carolina Christmas Carol

By Charlie Daniels and originally posted at charliedanielssoapbox.com



I might as well go ahead…
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Added by Alan Johnson on December 24, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Forced Adoption by the Unwilling

Originally posted at woodpilereport.com



There came a time when assistance became adoption, with all the responsibilities and none of the rights.…

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Added by Alan Johnson on December 23, 2012 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Merry Little Christmas

This is my favorite Christmas song.

It was written for the 1944 movie Meet Me in St Louis, with Judy Garland singing to cheer up her distraught sister over a move their family will be making. The original draft was considered too depressing, so it was lightened up for the movie, and later another version came out with even cheerier lyrics. The song became popular with troops in WW2, with Ms Garland's performance to a canteen of soldiers bringing many of them to…

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Added by Carl Monster on December 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Mental health and guns (Can't get into TGD)

I had something long on why mental health screenings for gun purchasers will never work, but I see TGD doesn't understand mental healthcare to begin with.

Though mental illnesses are more treatable than the most feared bodily illnesses, and kill just as many people, and certainly have more sufferers, they are handled differently and less by our "healthcare system."

What really gets my goat are the financial disincentives for seeking treatment. I have heard (pre-Obamacare)…

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Added by Penelope on December 17, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

The Island of Misfit Boys

Last year this time I thought about writing this, but it just seemed more pity party, so I bagged it. But once again it’s come up; it is time to address this for the better.

In December the old TV Christmas shows come out, Rudolf the Red-Nosed reindeer being my favorite. My earliest memory (the one I tell people about) is me hiding when the abominable snowman appeared, as I was terrified of him.

What I don’t tell people is another scene that still gets me, even after all these…

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Added by Carl Monster on December 11, 2012 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Man Up!: Advice from a teenager.

I see it all the time in real life, even in the movies. It seems like everyones general advice is to "Man Up!". But what in the hell does that mean? Its almost like when the teacher calls on me in class and I forgot why I raised my hand in the first place so I just reply "uh... I...was just stretching". It seems like all of us men have had these situations where a friend needs our help and quite anne frankly we don't know exactly what to say but... "Man up!... and quit your crying". So…

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Added by Tanner Williams on December 8, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

The Bigger the Government the Smaller the Citizen

By Dennis Prager



The bigger the state, the bigger the government - the smaller the citizen. If I’ve come to any realizations about life, or about society and life that I think can change the…

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Added by Alan Johnson on December 8, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

California Commits Suicide

By Attorney Jonathan Emord 

and originally posted at newswithviews.com





On November 6, Californians voted to…

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Added by Alan Johnson on December 8, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Letter Writing--a thing of the past?

Here is a letter that was written to a dear young friend of our family who is in boot camp. This will be sent by the United States Postal Service in an envelope with a first class stamp. I find letter writing to be a great way to visit with someone. In addition, a letter in the mail has always been a delight to receive. E-mail is great and quick, but for me, letter writing is superior.

 

Here's the letter:

 

December, 2012

Dearest Friend,

Here we are…

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Added by Bede, the Venerable on December 3, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments

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