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Editorial Opinion

QTMs for 12/4/15: HERE I STAND

This isn’t what it looks like. By now you’ve been swamped with reports of what happened in San Bernardino.  Being a 2nd Cupper, you’re digesting it all and forming your own conclusions.  For that I applaud you. This isn’t what it looks like. I don’t waste my creative capital or your attention with unnecessary political … Continue reading »

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Saturday QTMs for 10/3/15: ASSISTED CULTURAL SUICIDE

I don’t know how better to describe the frequency of events such as took place in the town of Roseburg, Oregon last Thursday. I remind you:  the ‘contract’ I’ve maintained with you, the reader of every 2nd Cup of Coffee from its first issue has four parts:  to lift, encourage, edify and challenge to personal and … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/11/15: I AM AN AMERICAN VETERAN

I wasn’t drafted; I enlisted.  My country was at war and men and women my age were engaged in fighting it.  Most of them were just names.  A few of them were friends; many of their names are now etched in a black wall. . . The talking heads whose bodies routinely wore suits, resided … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/25/15… YOUR POLITICS: GET OVER IT

In times of national duress and trauma, I have always found comfort, strength and guidance in what the Bible has to say.  In yesterday’s mail was this devotion by a trusted friend: I thank you, Lord, that you discipline those you love. I’m grateful that my loving Heavenly Father brings people and allows circumstances into … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings (QTMs) for 6/2/15: SPARE ME THE ‘SIN’ THING

Back in the day when me and Thomas were kids and our bike tires weren’t flat from puncture-weeds, we didn’t fret too much about rules.   There were adults around who kept an eye on us and others like us; and they were pretty fair at letting us know when we bumped against one of … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/9/14: UNSATISFIED AND ON THE GROW

I’m on the hunt for who I’ve not yet become. “Okay, wait.  This smacks of New Year’s resolutions.  Christmas?  Hel-LO-ow!” In one way I take your point.  I believe it the height of ridiculosity to see Halloween detritus creeping like cudzu into stores while July 4th stuff is in the 75% OFF buggies in the front of … Continue reading »

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Guest post from EricK EricKson… NOT SO FAST.

The generalization goes like this: All Republicans are evangelicals. All evangelicals are liars and hypocrites. Therefore, all Republicans are liars and hypocrites. The premise is false.  We all see that.  Yet it doesn’t seem to stop reasonable persons with a liberal mindset and philosophy from maintaining a steady barrage of accusations that to witness for … Continue reading »

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“SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE . . .”

And the list of bad stuff goes from uncomfortable to disturbing to just flat dangerous.  Nausea.  Vomiting. Diarrhea.  Blurred vision.  Ringing in ears.  Suicidal tendencies.  Stroke.  Heart attack. Tell me again why years have been spent, commercial after commercial, yammering at mature women about their need to control diabetes and joint health;  and hammering at … Continue reading »

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Okay–What’s This PARC About Default?

Thomas Sowell is a black conservative.  This is a guest article.  You have permission to ignore it if you prefer to think as a liberal–or, as they now like to be masked, a “progressive”. Too many American citizens simply don’t know how this nation was intended to operate.  There are so many in its capitol … Continue reading »

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IT DON’T MEAN NOTHIN’

On my street, the only flag flying is mine. On my screens, the only video record of what happened on 9-11-01 is what I pull up from my own files. Facebook shows profile pictures of those events sent by individuals.  But no news outlet thus far has actually shown why on September 12th we were … Continue reading »

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