Politics

Sojourners Among the Hebrews vs. Illegal Immigrants in America

Posted by on January 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”  — Leviticus 19:33-34 (ESV) […]

On This Historic Day

Posted by on January 22, 2017 at 6:11 pm

As you probably have seen for yourselves, the media (including blogs of various sizes) has been awash with commentary on the Presidential Inaugural ceremonies — from the actual swearing in of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President to the various dances and observations of what the ladies in attendance were wearing. Rather than going […]

3 Positive Things About Obama

Posted by on January 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm

I was reflecting on all of the negativity in the press about the President-elect-now-President Trump from the Left and other detractors and about the now-former President Obama by the Right. I have posted several things over the years about how bad a president Obama has been, and I stand by them. But, now I’d like […]

Blinded by the Light

Posted by on January 15, 2017 at 8:54 pm

If you watch a lot of cop shows like I do, you may have noticed how often facial recognition software provides the good guys with crucial images for identifying criminals, victims, and even witnesses. Though the real thing probably doesn’t have quite the success rate as its fictional counterpart, it really is amazing technology. However,… […]

Pure Fantasy

Posted by on January 14, 2017 at 10:23 pm

“[A]fter many decades of trying to comprehend the gender confusion that persisted even after my sex transition, I came to understand that my grandmother’s cross-dressing of me was emotional child abuse. The psychological harm grew as years went by.” — Walt Heyer You probably saw it — the recent National Geographic cover featuring a “transgendered” […]

The Obama Delusion

Posted by on January 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm

“Facts don’t care about your feelings.”  — Ben Shapiro Are you familiar with Ben Shapiro? He’s one of those conservative “young guns” making a name for himself these days — an attorney-turned-political commentator, columnist/author, and radio show host. He’s very sharp, articulate, possesses a familiarity with an amazing number of issues and pertinent facts, thinks […]

24 Quotes About “24”

Posted by on January 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm

“You are gonna tell me what I want to know. It’s just a question of how much you want it to hurt.”  — Jack Bauer, Season 5 Something kinda fun to ring in the New Year… Did you know that a new “24” TV series is about to debut? Yup! “24: Legacy” will premiere on […]

Top 10, Again

Posted by on December 18, 2016 at 10:17 pm

It’s that time, again. Time for another year-end list of “top posts” on various topics from preceding years (including the one just ending). I try to pick those that are “evergreen”, though, or at least still interesting/entertaining. In case you’re curious, here are the previous lists: “Celebrating 5 Years of AVftR (plus a Top 10)!”, […]

Godspeed, John Glenn

Posted by on December 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm

“Zero G, and I feel fine.”  — Col. John Glenn On December 8, 2016, America and the world lost a hero and, some might even say, a “living legend”, when former Marine aviator, astronaut, and U.S. Senator John Glenn passed away at the age of 95. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National […]

A Better Voting System?

Posted by on November 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm

“A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law.”  — Alexander Hamilton There have been a lot of articles and […]

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