4/19/14 Thankful for Their Diligence

For the first time in the nearly twenty years I have lived at Timberview Lodge, today, on the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, I received my first visit from two of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was lounging about this morning doing some reading, then cleaning a shotgun or two, thinking about how I should…

Hate Begets Hate

3/18/14 Hate Begets Hate Hate is a terrible thing to base one’s religious philosophy on, yet the more religious trappings people profess and the more of religion that is displayed outwardly, the more it seems that hate is its ultimate destination. Why anyone would choose this is mysterious to me. Fred Phelps, the founder of…

12/20/13 Duck Dynasty and the Media Surge

I have a banjo-playing attorney friend who said this: Apparently some conservatives are howling “what about the First Amendment?!?” because this bearded guy from “Duck Dynasty” spoke his mind in GQ about gays, race, etc and got suspended indefinitely as a result. The First Amendment is about GOVERNMENT curtailing speech, not private TV networks. Free…