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"WHEN GOOD HAPPENS WHEN I DID NOT EXPECT IT I HAVE TO THINK THAT I HAD LESS TO DO WITH IT THAN HE WHO BLESSES ME EVERYDAY." I had a phone call that I did not expect. Yes I did enter my books for evaluation for awards...

"GIVING MONEY AND POWER TO GOVERNMENT IS LIKE GIVING WHISKEY AND CAR KEYS TO TEENAGE BOYS." P.J. O'Rourke   Yes the news conference at the White House confirms what we all know, they believe you are stupid. This group of power mad politicians have the audacity to tell us...

"AT BASE, THE UGLY MEANING OF COLLABORATOR CARRIES AN IMPLICATION OF TREASON; BETRAYAL OF ONE'S NATION, , OF ONE'S IDEOLOGY, OF ONE'S MORALITY, OF ONE'S VALUES." Anne Applebaum   Say you are young, willing to serve a higher cause, so you enlist into the military service of your country?...

"FAR AND AWAY THE BEST PRIZE THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER IS THE CHANCE TO WORK HARD AT WORK WORTH DOING." Theodore Roosevelt   As you may know I write about more than my opinions here. I love the near forgotten people, places, and things about Kansas. The stories...

"WHAT I'VE FOUND IN MY RESEARCH IS THAT REALISM, SELF HONESTY, ARE THE ANTIDOTE TO EGO, HUBRIS, AND DELUSION. Ryan Holiday   I just cannot stand to watch the hubris of Congressional testimony. I do not need commentators to realize that our nation has been sold. Those upholding the...

"A TIME IS COMING WHEN MEN WILL GO MAD, AND WHEN THEY SEE SOMEONE WHO IS NOT MAD, THEY WILL ATTACK HIM SAYING "YOU ARE MAD; YOU ARE NOT LIKE US." St. Anthony the Great   The one thing I have tried to do when I sit down to write this...

"THE WORST EVILS WHICH MANKIND HAS EVER HAD TO ENDURE WERE INFLICTED BY BAD GOVERNMENTS." Ludwig von Mises   The West is burning up. There are multiple stories written and reported about the tragedies that seem to grow worse every year. Millions of acres burn up, trillions of board...

"FOR EVERYONE WHO EXALTS HIMSELF WILL BE HUMBLED, AND EVERYONE WHO HUMBLES HIMSELF WILL BE EXALTED." Jesus Christ   The brown enveloped came from the Rural Messenger. Inside was a letter that came to the office from a loyal reader. The note was one of those that always...

"UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, GIVING 'AID AND COMFORT' TO THE ENEMY CAN LEAD TO A CHARGE OF TREASON." Walter Cronkite   Those of us who are old enough to have seen the film of our helicopters flying out our embassy staff and others who helped us during the Vietnam War...

"OLD AGE COMES ON SUDDENLY AND NOT GRADUALLY AS IS THOUGHT." Emily Dickenson   Just because I have a dozen things wrong with me and that I have reached that magic age of Social Security, does not mean I am old! Even though I don't understand the desire...