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Early View of President Obama’s Legacy

In a couple of weeks, we the people of the United States of America shall elect someone to follow President Barack Obama as president of the United States.  This election is as important as 2008 when he was first elected and in 2012 when he was affirmed by the people with reelection.  President Obama is […]

19Oct2016 | | Comments Off on Early View of President Obama’s Legacy | Continued
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Creepy Ad by drawtheline.org

My first take on this ad was that it was produced by some anti-abortion provocateur to discredit the celebration of 40 years since Roe V. Wade. This smooth talking black guy is offering a rose and a glass of wine as a toast to the judicial victory. I interpreted an image of Obama – clearly […]

24Jan2013 | | Comments Off on Creepy Ad by drawtheline.org | Continued
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Just for laughs

I do not know anything about this stream of videos.  Someone posted this on facebook and I happened to see it.  enjoy:  

8Jan2013 | | Comments Off on Just for laughs | Continued
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Grand Canyon Rafting – National Park Service Orientation Video

Excitement abounds.  After a hard year in my life I will wrap up 2012 with a very dear old friend on a 25  day rafting/camping trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon National Park.  The trip has a degree of danger so the Park Rangers require an orientation – first by video (included […]

25Oct2012 | | Comments Off on Grand Canyon Rafting – National Park Service Orientation Video | Continued
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People at Wal-Mart Video

I can not help it.  Most of these pictures were taken at the South Belt Wal-Mart in St. Joseph, Missouri.  Two of the people are my siblings – but I will not say which.

1Mar2012 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Gun Lovers – This Guy Shot Himself

We have written before on the passion of gun lovers.  Personally, I enjoy some guns.  I teach gun safety to my grandsons.  We enjoy shooting clay pigeons, blue rock, skeet – whatever you call it.  We go to the local shooting range located just outside of town.  It is run by the Missouri State Conservation […]

11Jul2011 | | Comments Off on Gun Lovers – This Guy Shot Himself | Continued
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Scarface School Play – I don’t get it

What in the world is going on?  If this play had been done in one of my grand children’s schools I would be up in arms – people would think I had joined the radical right, that I was a card carrying member of the Tea Party.    Anyway, make of it what you will.

30Mar2010 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Glen Beck is the Disease in America

Glen Beck has topped himself. He somehow has managed to equate evolution with progressive politics. His comparison of revolution to evolution is totally insane – but the real fear is the platform given to him by the ‘conservative movement’ in America. These folks think they are carrying out Ronald Reagan’s vision – but Ronald Reagan […]

23Feb2010 | | Comments Off on Glen Beck is the Disease in America | Continued
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Gospel Kitsch – or Kitsch Gospel

My son (who writes this magazine with me) has both a greater appreciation of Art and of the Gospels.  He can point out yard art in rural America that qualifies for kitsch.  I’m talking about those pink flamingos and beer can sculptures found regularly in northwest Missouri.  The same folks who have beer can art […]

22Feb2010 | | Comments Off on Gospel Kitsch – or Kitsch Gospel | Continued
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Tiger Woods Statement (Video)

Tiger has spoken – now the analysis begins. What did he say? What did he mean? Is he in denial? Is Tiger covering something? Has Tiger been completely honest? We have our own thoughts on these matters – but we will wait for an opportunity to speak responsibly on the subject of Tiger Woods, Tiger’s […]

19Feb2010 | | Comments Off on Tiger Woods Statement (Video) | Continued
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Obama meets House Republican Conference 1/29/10

President Obama is a very unusual man. He has a striking intelligence – nothing really special about this – there are a lot of smart people. There are lawyers and Medical Doctors and PH.D’s in the House and Senate. Our Government is well populated with intelligence. What strikes us about Obama is his phenomenal patience.

30Jan2010 | | Comments Off on Obama meets House Republican Conference 1/29/10 | Continued
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Obama’s Oslo Noble Prize Speech 2-10-09

President Obama has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a historic speech delivered in a time of war.  We present here the video and the full text: Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world: I receive this honor with deep gratitude and […]

10Dec2009 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Oslo Noble Prize Speech 2-10-09 | Continued
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Cheney Is Afraid Of The Rule Of Law

Dick Cheney is speaking this morning, again.  But this time he is not being interviewed – he is giving a prepared speech.  His words are designed to discredit the President of the United States – something he abhorred when his President was in office.  Cheney continues to manipulate information to suit his needs – we […]

21May2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama on National Security, Text and Video, 5-21-09

We are proud of our President for being mature, honest, moral, and non partisan.  President Obama continues to do as he said he would do – he looks for practical solutions while protecting our safety and the integrity of this great nation: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Remarks […]

21May2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Three Dog Night Youtube videos

When I was a young man – long, long, ago – when I was interested in pop culture – long, long, ago – before I realized man had been around for a long time – there was Three Dog Night.  Today is a day for music reflection – and we shall begin with these favorites: […]

15May2009 | | Comments Off on Three Dog Night Youtube videos | Continued
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Music of the Night – Videos

Andrew Lloyd Weber describes “The Music of the Night” as the most sexual song he has ever written. My take on the music is that it is the most sexual song I have ever heard. Here are three renditions, ordered from least to best – and they are all good. We begin with David Cook, then Josh Grobin, and conclude with Gerard Butler.

23Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Inauguration 2009: Exploring the Hero Myth

The idea of hero is old, and treasured in mythology. The hero metaphor influences our understanding of the world. This ancient value of hero lends credence to the fierce patriotism of America. No Congressman will vote against our military, our heroes.

20Jan2009 | | 5 comments | Continued
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Obama Mixes the Personal and Political on ‘60 Minutes’

By Michael Falcone President-elect Barack Obama said in an interview on the CBS program “60 Minutes” on Sunday that one of his top priorities will be to “restore a sense of balance” to the regulation of financial markets, but rejected the idea of a so-called “new New Deal” for America. Mr. Obama acknowledged the parallels […]

16Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Obama Mixes the Personal and Political on ‘60 Minutes’ | Continued
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The G.O.P.’s Five Stages of Grief (Video)

Grief is an emotional response to loss. Our original curiosity was around the five stages of grief after the election – but the folks who produced this video recognized the grief began before the cancerous terminal patient died. Curiosity drove us to enter “Election Grief” in the youtube search engine.  This one video stood out […]

13Nov2008 | | Comments Off on The G.O.P.’s Five Stages of Grief (Video) | Continued
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Fat Prejudice

America, Love It or Fix It.  We don’t know who these folks are.  They produced the following video on prejudice of obese people.  We don’t know what to make of this – it this a good thing or not? Certainly the video does a good job of pointing out sarcasm, prejudice, and even plain old […]

7Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Fat Prejudice | Continued
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Obama 30 Minute Video

29Oct2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Obama and the Christian Right

The conservative media and christian right refers to “The Liberal Blogosphere” and the “Liberal Media” and the “Liberal Internet.”  We looked around the internet and found these clips attacking Obama.  According to these folks Obama is anti-christian, the anti-Christ, a Muslim, and anything else they can think of. This writer believes the Bible is not […]

7Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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MLK, I Have A Dream” video

In 1964 Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech of his life time.  Some contemporary politicians seem to believe that words do not matter – that giving an inspirational speech is not important.  Listen to Martin Luther King and see if you agree.

5Oct2008 | | Comments Off on MLK, I Have A Dream” video | Continued
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Woody Guthrie Sings About Immigration

I took some minor liberties with the title. Woody Guthrie was singing about immigration – but he was referring to the dust bowl immigrants to California. We forget that time when Americans were denied entrance into another State because of economics. See Also: Where is Woody Guthrie.

17Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Woody Guthrie Sings About Immigration | Continued
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RNC Video Bio of Sarah Palin

We don’t have to comment – the video speaks for itself. We are proud that America produces great leaders.

5Sep2008 | | Comments Off on RNC Video Bio of Sarah Palin | Continued
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The Internet Big Bang

The universe of modern media has been knocked off course, perhaps even blown to pieces.  The order of the media universe has been disrupted a few times by technology.  The printing press, radio, and television, and then cable television revolutionized means of communication.  The common denominator that has not changed is in top down construction […]

2Sep2008 | | Comments Off on The Internet Big Bang | Continued
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Karl Rove on Palin and election (video)

The Washington Post is very generous in sharing information (well, I guess that is their job). This writer believes that Karl Rove is an excellent example of someone who does things right – but seldom does the right things.  This is a man who has successfully shaped American politics the past eight years.  This is […]

2Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Karl Rove on Palin and election (video) | Continued
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Sex Addiction – Real or Not? (Video)

CBS has done a nice job reporting on actor David Duchovny’s recent admission to a rehabilitation facility for Sex Addiction. My question is the same as most – Is Sex Addiction a legitimate addiction, or a legitimate mental illness, or both, or what? This writer believes that Obsessive Compulsive disorders are real, they are destructive, […]

31Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Sex Addiction – Real or Not? (Video) | Continued
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David Broder on the 1968 DNC – video

This writer is grateful for the Washington Post. Aside from their politics, they perform a great public service by offering one of the finest web sites and allowing folks like me to share in their quest for understanding. David Broder is a professional journalist who has been around a long time. This writer has been […]

26Aug2008 | | Comments Off on David Broder on the 1968 DNC – video | Continued
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Havasu Falls, Before and After Flood Videos

This writer completed the Havasu hike about twenty years ago.  The hike begins at the top rim of the Grand Canyon and proceeds down eleven miles to Supai Village.  Then another mile hike to the Havasu Falls (A 100 foot water fall), and another mile to Mooney falls (a 300 foot water fall).  The trail […]

22Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Havasu Falls, Before and After Flood Videos | Continued
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John Cusack – Serendipity of War

Well now, John Cusack is up in arms. Cusack is that actor who used to make the chic flicks that even the men enjoyed watching. My favorite is ‘Serendipity.” But I like his latest work also. Check this out: My first take was wondering what had gotten into John Cusack. I had never seen him […]

13Jun2008 | | Comments Off on John Cusack – Serendipity of War | Continued
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Obama, More Perfect Union speech

11Apr2008 | | Comments Off on Obama, More Perfect Union speech | Continued
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New Al Gore video on climate change

Al Gore says this better than I.

8Apr2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Narrative lives of McCain, Obama, McBride

Each of us is a product of our environment. We do not know the secrets of epigenetic study – that mystery of our DNA that is shaped by influence of nurture. So we are left to speak in terms of biography. Biography is termed ‘narrative history.’ Narrative, by it’s nature is anecdotal. Written about famous […]

4Apr2008 | | Comments Off on Narrative lives of McCain, Obama, McBride | Continued
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Obama’s Speech on Race, Video and Text

Thanks to the Huffington Post for distributing this profound message. “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and […]

20Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Speech on Race, Video and Text | Continued
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Goofy Hillary Clinton Video

Son, The Clinton campaign has this horrible video.  I don’t know who made it but it has all of this upbeat music and people dancing against the backdrop of war and global warming and homelessness. I don’t know about campaigns but there are rules in Art.  Like consistency.  Color should follow form, form should follow […]

14Feb2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Ron Paul and thefiresidepost.com

Son, One writer on our magazine staff has contributed twelve articles on Ron Paul. This writer does not agree with Ron Paul and has been open and honest in his appraisal. But the Ron Paul supporters have been belligerent and mean spirited in their attacks. The Editorial Board of thefiresidepost.com have graciously agreed to allow […]

11Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Ron Paul and thefiresidepost.com | Continued
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Penn & Teller – Magic of the Bible Video

Son, I think these commentaries on the Bible are sometimes less than academic – but they are also not restricted to unerring faith. There are a few minor distortions – but these folks are correct in what they report. Here s the problem – the Bible was not intended to be a book of history […]

10Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Penn & Teller – Magic of the Bible Video | Continued
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“Yes We Can,” The Mantra of Barack Obama

Son, Supporters of Barack Obama have created this inspiring video.  There is a clear demonstration of unity across race, age, gender, and gifted talented people. Barack Obama has inspired America. We must help share this message of hope.  This is not just about America – it is about standing up at a time when our […]

5Feb2008 | | Comments Off on “Yes We Can,” The Mantra of Barack Obama | Continued
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Hannah Montana predicts Super Bowl – NO to Patriots

Son, I was surfing today.  Hannah Montana has my attention today because of my grandchildren.  I listened to this music video and could not help thinking of the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl today.  Perhaps that is because she directly refers to them. I think all of the Patriot fans recognize the reality […]

3Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Hannah Montana predicts Super Bowl – NO to Patriots | Continued
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Saturday Night Live parodies Mitt Romney

Son, Those folks at Saturday Night Live are just hilarious.  They took a real Mitt Romney video advertisement and added laugh tracks.  The infusion of simple laughing changes the entire message. The humor points out the value of audio.  Listening to this makes me wonder about the background music used in political commercials. One might […]

2Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Ron Paul reports on his campaign

Son, This guy does not quit.  Others have hung it up – perhaps they are more practical.  But there are realities.  Ron Paul continues to raise money.  He continues to win votes.  He is not considered a ‘serious candidate’ by the mainstream media.  And is probably not considered serious by the other Republican Candidates. I […]

31Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Ron Paul reports on his campaign | Continued
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Video comparing Obama to Robert Kennedy

Son, The excitement of hope has returned to America. I was 18 and eligible for the draft when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. An entire generation of Americans was devastated. I remember the sense of loss, loss of hope, loss of dreams. Today I believe there are better days ahead. Dad

29Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Video comparing Obama to Robert Kennedy | Continued
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Redneck video commentary on the election

Son, These guys are really funny. What is funny about them? I don’t know – perhaps it is because they are so humbly accurate. At this time of political pundits on MSNBC and CNN and that other redneck station – it is refreshing to see a couple of guys that can have a good laugh. […]

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Redneck video commentary on the election | Continued
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McCain on Immigration – I like him (video)

Son, I like John McCain. I think he is an honest and practical man. Unfortunately the Republican Party is so irrational that the fringe party base makes it difficult for a man like McCain to win the nomination. I write about immigration from the perspective of humanity rather than economics – and that is how […]

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on McCain on Immigration – I like him (video) | Continued
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1984 Steve Jobs video introducing Macintosh

Son, Steve Jobs is a remarkable man.  He introduced the Macintosh in 1984, replacing the Apple II.  The progress has been steady and relevant.  Jobs dropped the word ‘computer’ fro the Apple brand because the line of products surpassed what most people think of in computers.  Here is a cool video. Dad

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on 1984 Steve Jobs video introducing Macintosh | Continued
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Richard Gere video on being a Buddhist

Son, I really like this video. Richard Gere explains his position without being a wacko celebrity. The philosophy also lends itself to my understanding of the world. I have not declared my faith as Buddhist – but I like the message. Dad

25Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Richard Gere video on being a Buddhist | Continued
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McDonald’s upsales everything

Son, Sometimes I go out to eat. I don’t want to think, I want to have a meal. I go in restaurants and the waitresses drive me crazy with questions, “mashed potato or baked potato, want a salad with your meal, what type of dressing, how do you want that cooked.” When I am having […]

24Jan2008 | | Comments Off on McDonald’s upsales everything | Continued
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Spoof of Tom Cruise on Scientology

Son, This actor is really great. I love this type of humor – I practice a form of this when writing and often people think I am serious – that is because this type of humor requires that we weave the truth into a paradox of humor. Check it out. the parody video Tom Cruise […]

23Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Spoof of Tom Cruise on Scientology | Continued
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Stewart on Nevada debate – know when to fold.

Son, Jon Stewart is a great political commentator. His use of humor to point out the obvious that seems to escape the rest of us is unparalleled. I think we see these things but it takes a Jon Stewart to articulate for us what is the source of our uneasiness. Dad

23Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Stewart on Nevada debate – know when to fold. | Continued