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Made in USA….an experiment

After thumbing through the want ads received in the mail I noticed an ad for our local lumber yard called Menards.  They were having a Made in the USA sale.  They have these frequently.  When they mail ads that are just plain run-of-the-mill type, yet they still place little Made in the USA tags on […]

23Apr2011 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

In 1993 Former President Clinton and the 103rd Congress implemented Title 10,654 otherwise known as the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.  While there was some resistance, this was a great way to get bipartisan support on a delicate issue.  With every bill passed there will always be an inherent flaw, but for the most part […]

27Nov2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Buy American

There use to be a time when there was no need to campaign for “buy American”.  Buying American made products was the norm especially in the 1950’s when our country was strong pre and post war.  But those times are gone and the reality is they will probably never return – at least not with […]

13Nov2010 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Picking on Catholicism

During my quest of becoming a better disciple of Christ, I thought it only fair to try and understand some other beliefs. I understand that the bible can be left open to interpretation to whom ever reads it. And to some degree must be evaluated to different times. But evaluation should not lead to amendments. […]

28Mar2009 | | 7 comments | Continued
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Pondering Faith

I have always considered myself a Christian. Once I even thought I had a vocation. So I attempted to start online classes through a Christian University. I made it through one class which was the study of the Old Testament. What I found out, was it requires a lot of work. Anyone who has read […]

14Mar2009 | | Comments Off on Pondering Faith | Continued
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Easter Ideas – Part I

Now is the time of year when you walk through your local mega store and find Valentines candy 50% off sitting next to an array of colorful baskets filled with toys and candy. Speculation leads me to believe that Easter today, like Christmas, is another way to get the children to behave for a month. Be […]

7Mar2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Iraq – Oil and Terrorism

In January of 1991 GHW Bush launched an offensive to push Saddam’s army back to Iraq out of Kuwait. After driving Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, Bush, Cheney and his advisors decided to end the push. Others pressed Bush to continue into Baghdad and topple the Iraqi government. However, Bush and Cheney knew the end […]

21Feb2009 | | 3 comments | Continued
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America Derailed

Rights organizations have historically been a blessing to life as we know it today. While they did not necessarily reflect the ideology of every person in this great country, their purpose was for progression and prosperity of the nation as a whole. Women’s rights, abolishment of slavery, equal opportunity employment and to a good degree, affirmative action have all been for positive change to move our country forward. Now we are stuck in a gravy bowl of economic turmoil and some of these new found organizations are just adding flour.

17Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Breed Specific Legislation

BSL is another rights stripping phenomenon that has gained momentum through fear tactics. This is another example of individual’s willingness to accept anything from the media as the gospel truth. BSL has snowballed in that last couple of years. What this type of legislation does is either outright ban a certain breed of dog or […]

3Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Belonging II-Motorcycle Clubs

Motorcycle clubs, also know as MC’s, have been around since 1903. They come in a variety of forms, but they all follow a similar doctrine. The media and Hollywood has generalized all motorcycle clubs into hoodlums who terrorize law abiding citizens. Just a few examples of movies with negative impacts on this culture are The […]

22Dec2008 | | Comments Off on Belonging II-Motorcycle Clubs | Continued
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Selling Your Home Using A Lease Option

The housing market today is in shambles and it’s no secret. You will be hard pressed to sell your home at fair market value. Even if you can afford to sell for less it has become about impossible. So what can we do short of letting the bank take it back? If trying to sell […]

20Dec2008 | | Comments Off on Selling Your Home Using A Lease Option | Continued
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The Value in Hunting

Every year folks from all walks of life participate in hunting. From the poorest redneck to the high brow elite, young and old, men and women all enjoy hunting. Some are strictly trophy hunters only going for the big buck, tom turkey or whatever their fancy. Some of us hunt for the combined thrill and […]

24Nov2008 | | Comments Off on The Value in Hunting | Continued
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Keeping up with the Jones’

Economists tell us we need credit to make the world go round. Rarely is anything bought with cash anymore. Unsecured credit is available everywhere you look. We all want the next big thing before our neighbors. So do we become our surroundings? Most of us have been there or are close to someone who has. […]

11Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Keeping up with the Jones’ | Continued
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USMC Birthday

In a small Philadelphia tavern (called Tun Tavern) on November 10, 1775, the United States Marine Corps was born. What a way to get folks signed up; join the Corps get free beer. Sign me up! Throughout the history of America they have proven to be a fierce defender of her freedoms and can be […]

10Nov2008 | | Comments Off on USMC Birthday | Continued
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*Hank’s Giving Day Turkey

This is a recipe out of my Hank Jr cookbook.  My wife cooked this at our first home cooked Thanksgiving and it turned out wonderful.  This cookbook is chock full of recipes for parties, everyday meals and wild game. 1   turkey, washed and drained 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp paprika 4 tsps […]

7Nov2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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McCain’s Concession Speech

Here is John McCain’s concession speech.  He is and always will be one of the most influential people in America. MCCAIN: Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening. My friends, we have — we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people […]

5Nov2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Bubble Wrapped Kids

Halloween has got some of us all reflecting on our childhoods when we would gather with our friends and run around the neighborhood in our plastic masks. Or like the times my friends and I would play baseball using the four street corners as bases. Today people would hardly let their kids walk to a […]

31Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Bubble Wrapped Kids | Continued
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You’re for Obama or You’re Racist

With the possibility of having our first black President, Democrats are doing everything they can to help Obama win. They have brought voters out in record numbers, have rallied all across America and have done so with the use of fear. It seems that the easiest way to snag voters is to paint the opposition […]

30Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Rebuilding the Kansas City Chiefs

Every 10 years or so, professional sports teams go into rebuilding modes. When teams are saying rebuilding, it means out with the old in with the new. Aging players are let go, traded or benched for the new fresh stock of prospective rookies. The New England Patriots have been successful in building their team from […]

28Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Thrift Stores-Savings and Charity

Over the course of this year we have seen everything go up in price. Gas has hit over four dollars per gallon and the price milk is up 30%. With rising energy costs, living expenses and the high rate of unemployment, we are all searching for ways to cut costs. Thrift stores can be a […]

27Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Thrift Stores-Savings and Charity | Continued
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Spiritual Hope

Barack Obama has reignited the word hope.  He even wrote a book about hope.  His book is pretty convincing on the concept of hope, but sometimes hope is used so freely it looses it’s luster.  I am not endorsing Obama, as most of our readers may know, but believe he has a good grasp of […]

21Oct2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Obama a terrorist? Pfft

Some argue that terrorism has been going on since the start of the Civil War, with setting trains on fire to shooting prisoners. The American Heritage Dictionary describes terrorism as “the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of […]

18Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Obama a terrorist? Pfft | Continued
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Finding John McCain

The Presidential race of 2008 is arguably the most anticipated race in history. The economy is weak, we are torn over the war in Iraq, health care has diminished, the unemployment rate is up, and America’s 40 hour workers are scared. Through democracy America has chosen 2 people they feel best to lead this country […]

16Oct2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Obama Wins – Thanks to ACORN

Obama will win this election, no doubt about it.  He speaks about hope, change and civil liberties.  When he speaks everyone listens, from the elite to the redneck.  His Leftist support group ACORN has helped to spread his message, but they don’t stop there.  They have helped bring voters to the booths in record numbers […]

13Oct2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Frugal Halloween Costume Ideas

My wife and I went to the local department store to get costumes for our children. We could not believe what the prices are anymore. As a child I remember Halloween costumes being nothing more that two pieces of plastic colored to look like your favorite villain or hero. With a plastic mask painted as […]

13Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Frugal Halloween Costume Ideas | Continued
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Paul Newman – Salad Dressings, Gunslingers and Plastic Jesus

Paul Newman led a life we can all admire and hopefully emulate. He wasn’t just a good actor, he was a great humanitarian. This writer is not fully qualified to write a biography of this man, we would just like to host a brief celebration of his life. This writer’s first introduction to Paul Newman […]

12Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Media has painted McCain as the Grinch. Here is the story. This McGrinch was a citizen of Peopleville. The residents of Peopleville where a happy bunch, who all would come together for the best interests of the people. There where mainly two types of people in Peopleville. The Republiwhys and the Demawhats. They were a […]

11Oct2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Belonging in the Lower Class

As we grow up from a child to adult, we are always looking to be a part of something. We are constantly in search of whom we are and our purpose. Throughout our adolescence we play sports, participate in the band, or other school activities. As we mature the path becomes more precise. Our experiences […]

10Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Eazy Hot Wings

I made these myself when I was short on cash but had alot of chicken.  I make these without any exact measurement, time frame or temp so you may need to adjust to your taste. You may use your choice of wing sauce, I prefer tabasco with a little rib rub mixed in. The ingredient […]

9Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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McCain-An American Patriot

There is a lot of talk about Senator McCain being nothing more than a bitter, nasty, war mongering, blood thirsty, terrorist of a man. Oh and he is a POW. My friends, have you forgotten how angry America was when the towers were bombed? Maybe those directly affected remember, but not the general public. People […]

8Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…..a cheaper product

International trade has been the key to successful nations for hundreds of years.  Trading is more than just about making money.  Trade has allowed nations to export surplus of goods, has helped establish treaties, create a balanced market and allow less prosperous nations to advance technologically. So what happened to America? America happened to America.  […]

6Oct2008 | | Comments Off on I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…..a cheaper product | Continued