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‘Unplanned’, the Movie

I saw the movie “Unplanned” on Friday afternoon, April 5th. I wanted to know the woman’s story and to understand what was going on within the abortion industry and why the pro-abortion crowd was so upset with the movie. I now have a much clearer understanding!  As you may surmise, I am a staunch pro-life, anti-abortion supporter. This movie, produced by a Christian production (film) company, told the true life story of a woman (Abby Johnson) who had an abortion and her struggles while working at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Texas. The abortion rights activists and Hollywood critics said this movie was gory and showed fetus (fetal) body parts, ‘untrue’. In fact, except for three scenes where there was some blood, it wasn’t graphic at all. In my opinion, it didn’t deserve an ‘R’ rating or being ‘black-balled’ by Hollywood or the media (refused to allow promotional advertisement of the movie on their network stations), although I realize their underlying motivation (and you will, also). It is extremely unlikely a Christian production company would ever produce a movie remotely close to an ‘R’ rating. If you want a clearer understanding, it’s a must watch movie.  

April 8, 2019

The National Football Championship Disaster

This year’s National Championship game should have been one of the best ever, but the NCAA, in its infinite wisdom, all but guaranteed that wouldn’t be the case. For the first time ever, they moved the championship game to an outdoor stadium on the west coast, Santa Clara, CA (just outside of San Francisco) to be precise. This is the stadium the 49ers play in and is truly hated by NFL players because the drainage and turf on the field are the absolute worse in the NFL when it gets wet. Well guess what, it will begin raining there today through game time Monday and beyond. Temperatures will be in the mid-50s at game time and the field will be a soggy, sloppy mess. To make things even more dicey, they replaced the sod (turf) less than two weeks ago. Here’s my take: It will really come down to who can adjust best to the rainy, sloppy conditions and make the fewest mistakes in the process. The NCAA sure ‘screwed the pooch’ on this venue. Sadly, the biggest support base to turn out for either team will be their bands and cheerleading squads. Because it is on the other side of the country from their fan bases, it is outrageously expensive for travel there, lodging and meals, especially for families with young children in school. My point has been proven by the fact they have reduced the price of all tickets 50% because there are few takers, fans or locals! Having the game in Atlanta would have been a sellout!!!!! Unforgivable! The Tide will show Californians how the game is really meant to be played! I sincerely hope no players are seriously injured because of a nearly unplayable field! Roll Tide! #NCAA #NCAAscrewedthepooch

January 4, 2019

Rick’s Editorial: Division, Whining, Finding Fault, Half-Truths and Lying

We are about to welcome in a new year and with it comes, well, who knows what! One thing is certain, some things will not change and may in fact, become more pronounced. As a nation divided, there are numerous issues facing us and I question if any of them will change for the better in 2019. What I’m presenting is nothing new, but I feel compelled to address a few of the issues for posterity sake. Who knows, someone might put it in a ‘time capsule’ for a future generation to read and grimace, questioning how we could have allowed ourselves to get to this point. Read More »

December 28, 2018

Rick’s Editorial: The Battle to Secure the Border

The idea for the subject of an editorial usually comes to me when I least expect it. Sometimes it comes during a conversation with a friend or acquaintance, from something I see or hear from various sources and sometimes (more often than not) the thought just appears out of nowhere. As troubling as this topic is for our country and considering the relentless discussions and media coverage, today’s topic hit me like a bolt of lightning when I read a news banner on the bottom of the television screen. Daily, we hear/see the term ‘Battle to Secure the Border’ and have come to accept it to mean one thing, when in fact, the very essence of the subject means something quite the opposite (depending on the lens you are looking through).

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December 17, 2018

Rick’s Editorial: What if? No Borders, No Sovereignty and No Truth!

I’m back! After five very exciting months researching, compiling and preparing my family’s history, my work with it is done. And yes, it feels like there is a void in my life now that it has been published and distributed. The last thing on my mind going into this week was to write an editorial, but so much misinformation is being spewed regarding our border, protecting it and our sovereignty, my message is screaming to be put down in writing. Read More »

November 28, 2018

Entertainers Should Stick to Entertaining!

Rick’s Editorial

Since my dad’s passing the first of August and then having to deal with Hurricane Florence, I took a couple of months off from writing.

So much has gone on in the news lately, it became utterly mind-cluttering, therefore, I just decided to let it all pass. Now that I’m rejuvenated, I’m ready to carry on.

In my opinion, what I am about to present was self-destructive and totally unnecessary.

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October 11, 2018

Stunning Statistics on STDs and Why Leftists Love Them

Stunning Statistics on STDs and Why Leftists Love Them

Despite being sexually active for over two decades,—I know, “TMI,” but you can hardly discuss sex and not have a little “TMI”—my wife and I have never spent even five seconds worrying about, or one dime preventing or treating an STD.  This is chiefly due to the fact that our sexual activity exactly corresponds to our marriage years.  We’re teaching our four children—ages 9, 12, 14, and 16—that if they conduct themselves similarly, they too will never have to ponder preventing or treating an STD.  For us, “conducting themselves similarly” means adhering to what God has said about sexual behavior. Namely, that the only rightful place for sex is within marriage.

There’s that word…marriage.

 

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June 21, 2018

WATCH: Parkland Student Complains Clear Backpacks Infringe On His Constitutional Rights

On Friday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left-wing activist David Hogg complained that the school’s new policy of making students use only clear backpacks after spring break infringes on his “First Amendment rights.”  Grabien News reported “Hogg appeared Friday at a gun control forum with Axios’s Mike Allen,” where he launched into varying off-topic political tirades, advocating for far-left Democratic positions.

 

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March 26, 2018

Islam, Islamists And Muslims, What You May Not Know!

The Patriot’s Editorial:

It’s often confusing trying to understand the difference between Islam, Islamists and Muslims based on how they are presented and referred to in various articles and the media. As someone who lived and worked in two Muslim countries and understands their religious mindset, I still find it difficult to determine exactly what we are being told and why. The simple fact is: There is only ‘one’ difference between all Muslims, the language they speak (based on their country of origin). That’s it! They all follow the same religion, Islam. Read More »

March 15, 2018

The Ten Commandments Were Written In Stone

The Patriot’s Editorial:

Until I created a meme last week to make a point about the Second Amendment, I had never considered the significance of why God had written the Ten Commandments in ‘stone’. The more I thought about it, the more it intrigued me and sparked my interest. Papyrus paper was widely used in Egypt for writing and recording information and the Israelites escaping from Egypt would have known that. God could have easily told Moses to write the commandments on papyrus, but he didn’t. Why was that? Read More »

March 6, 2018

Crumbs!

The Patriot’s Editorial:

All of us have heard the saying: ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure’ and that is certainly true when it comes to ‘Crumbs’! Nothing could have put this into perspective more than the recent political statement regarding company bonuses immediately following the tax cut. So, I thought it might be enlightening to examine this ‘junk versus treasure’ comment to determine what was really said and why. Read More »

March 3, 2018

Toxic Male Masculinity! Is It Contagious?

The Patriot’s Editorial:

When I first heard about this a couple of months ago, I couldn’t believe my ears. It’s difficult to fathom the reality and seriousness of what I’ve been reading. The left is claiming Toxic Male Masculinity is a disease and must be eradicated with great haste. Wow, really? Do I have it? Read More »

February 26, 2018

Gun/Weapon Education Versus Misunderstanding

The Patriot’s Editorial:

I recently read a Facebook post that was asking why do we need semi-automatic and automatic weapons. Well, the first thing we need is some education on the difference between those two types of weapons. Individuals that own and love guns as I do, know and understand the difference. There are three types of weapons and I will explain each one and show how they actually operate and why some are legal to own and others are not. Read More »

February 26, 2018

Distasteful Behavior: What’s in a Word or Words?

The Patriot’s Editorial:

In this ‘It’s All About Me’ world we live in, people believe they have the right to say whatever comes to mind. That includes: saying/writing anything to hurt, impugn or punish someone they disagree with. After listening to it in ‘ad nauseam’ for the paste couple of years, I thought I would try to make some sense of it. Read More »

January 31, 2018

Challenges of Draining the………………What?

The Patriot’s Editorial:

What does ‘Draining The Swamp’ actually entail? That seems to be the million dollar question simply because new revelations about the depth and magnitude of problems in Washington seem to grow exponentially by the hour. Trying to make sense of this, and figure out what swamp draining involves, has proven to be a convoluted mess and thus, difficult to sort out. Like the ecosystem, many things are going on at once and all have to be addressed and corrected before all negative ‘cause and effect’ issues are eliminated. So, you can not just fix one thing without fixing something else. The obstacles to ‘Draining the Swamp’ are (but not limited to): Read More »

January 25, 2018

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