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Reflections from the Seat of an Old Tractor

Old Farmer’s Advice Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words … Continue reading

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I’m Having an Overreaction to Overreaction … and to “political correctness”

I’m sick of overreaction, especially when I do it! The world is driven by overreactions to problems, whether between spouses, among politicians, between nations, by government against citizens, or just by normal people in their daily lives. The whole culture … Continue reading

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Caterpillars smoke dope

Caterpillars smoke dope. At least there is some anecdotal evidence for that proposition. And why might they, you ask? Perhaps they, like we, have hectic lives, constantly scurrying about … often late to our destination … asking “who am I … Continue reading

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Pithy thoughts for all

Think upon these: The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life. -Theodore Roosevelt (quoted 100 years ago) “For those who fought for it, freedom … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan Speech on Behalf of Goldwater 1964

Ronald Reagan Address on Behalf of Senator Barry Goldwater Rendezvous with Destiny October 27, 1964 On the evening of 27 October 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered a nation-wide paid political telecast on behalf of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater. His … Continue reading

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Squashed Philosophers

SQUASHED PHILOSOPHERS THE books which defined the way The West thinks now… In their own words… but condensed and abridged into something like readable Interesting website. Has the squashed philosophers, but also the Divines and Writers. Here is his ‘about’ … Continue reading

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Are we still alive at 65?

Hell yeah! And what a trip it’s been getting here (in another month or so, for me). I unashamedly quote from an email by my friend Don who set out exactly what it means to the group now reaching the … Continue reading

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Government: get off our backs!

The insanity of it all — to think the government (speaking mainly of the federal government) either (1) should regulate us to the extent it does or (2) can take care of all of our needs. More on our “entitlement” state in another piece. Continue reading

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Libertarian quotes

You don’t have to be a libertarian to appreciate most, if not all, of these quotes. This compilation is © Libertarian Party of Boulder County – 2004 and is taken in its entirety from http://www.lpboulder.org/quotes/ (accessed 3/4/07). I’ve taken the … Continue reading

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Ben Stein (and others) on our pushing God out –Where will we find Order?

Ben’s House – Stuff Ben Wrote Herewith at this happy time of year, a few confessions from my beating heart: I have no freaking clue who Nick and Jessica are. I see them on the cover of People and Us … Continue reading

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