The Last Word.


  • June 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Perhaps the greatest tragedy of modern American culture is the absence of parental Y’s to answer the Why’s of their children. No wonder so many of them are so ignorant and confused and lacking in true identify that they are reduced to inventing false ones.

    The blame for all of this can be laid squarely at the feet of “progressives” in the guise of enlightened politicians, media, entertainers and academia…for what purpose we can only speculate and surmise.

    • June 19, 2015 at 2:15 am
      John Carifidy

      Yep. Every child needs/deserves to hear “go ask your Father.”

  • June 19, 2015 at 12:17 am
    B Woodman

    Damon and Zed had better get their 12 guages cleaned, oiled, and loaded. It won’t be long until their little snuggle darlings are almost grown up, and the wolves will be sniffing at the “door” (literal and figurative).

    • June 19, 2015 at 7:08 am

      “Daughters are nature’s revenge on you for having once been a teenage boy.”- Tom Clancy.



    • June 19, 2015 at 9:02 am
      Bad Cyborg

      I once worked with an AF Master Sergeant who had a “12 gau. answer” to young males vis a vis his (quite fetching) teenaged daughter. He bought an old, non-functional double barrel 12 gau., painted it bright, international orange and set it on the coffee table in his living room. Then he required all first time suitors to come in, meet him and sit in the living room for a moment. He made a point of advising the young stud that his daughter had a curfue – no exceptions allowed short of documented acts of deity. He never had a problem with his daughter getting home late. Imagine that.

  • June 19, 2015 at 12:18 am
    B Woodman

    “Bring up a child in the way they shall go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.”

  • June 19, 2015 at 12:33 am

    ODG, do I remember that. My theory is this: And it harm none, do as you will. You want to do something I don’t agree with, don’t make me try to join in.

  • June 19, 2015 at 2:21 am

    When it comes to giving advice to your children, one could do worse than quoting Thomas Jefferson from his letter to his nephew, Peter Carr.

    ” Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”

    • June 19, 2015 at 11:39 am
      Bad Cyborg

      “” Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.””

      There is a WWJD example of this principle. After Jesus’ resurrection, Thomas refused to just accept Peter and John’s testimony. He was skeptical to the degree that merely seeing the risen Christ would not suffice. He swore that he would not believe until he had stuck his finger in the nail holes and thrust his side in the spear wound in the Christ’s side. One would expect that, when the Christ DID appear, the first words out of His mouth would have been a rebuke for Thomas’s lack of faith but that was not the case. When the risen Christ did appear among the disciples, (a good week after His resurrection) He said to Thomas “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” (John 20:27 NIV) So the answer to doubt is evidence. He chided Tomas for not believing the testimony of the others but He offered tangible evidence for the man’s inspection.

      There is even a general command not to be gullible. “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1 NIV)

      (Sorry for the Bible lesson but few realize that Christians are not required to check their reason at the door when they enter a church)

  • June 19, 2015 at 4:41 am
    Master Diver

    One of my favorite lines from How Green Was My Valley, I always hear Walter Pigeon when I read it:

    By prayer, Huw. And by prayer, I don’t mean shouting, mumbling, and wallowing like a hog in religious sentiment. Prayer is only another name for good, clean, direct thinking. When you pray, think. Think well what you’re saying. Make your thoughts into things that are solid. In that way, your prayer will have strength, and that strength will become a part of you, body, mind, and spirit.

  • June 19, 2015 at 6:15 am
    Bill G

    Let’s see if I can avoid screwing up basic genetics this time around…
    So I’ll go to the education side with a quote from Stalin.
    “Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”

    • June 19, 2015 at 8:40 am

      And that Stalin quote goes straight to the heart of the last line of my comment at the top. Absolutely bone-chillingly correct.


  • June 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Leave a deity out of it–as that’s up for debate & unproven.

    The metaphysically given (i.e., reality) is the source. And those who deal in trying to alter the metaphysically given are engaging in primacy of consciousness–as opposed to primacy of existence.

    Others who, driven by metaphysical power lust, engaged in making Nature follow their whims: The Idealists.


    (& their progeny: Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc.)

    The realists–“Nature to be commanded must be obeyed”–who opposed them:

    Ayn Rand

    The belief that wishes, feelings, opinions make it so has led to a government that thinks it can consume more than we produce; that ordains speech as violence; that decalres race a determisnitic factor in character; and that views Man as a collective–a coral bush (or village), if you will–with the individual a cog in the Great Socially Constructed Society of Whim.

    In the name of the Common Good, Identicalness & Holy Collective. Amen

    Reality has a cure for such minds.

    • June 19, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Debate? Sure.

      Proof? Everything you wrote.

      Nature = God.


      • June 19, 2015 at 10:10 am

        Truth is not assertion, and assertion is not proof. (You can quote me on that.)


  • June 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Lead by example! Works well with children as well as soldiers.

  • June 19, 2015 at 11:45 am
    Bad Cyborg

    It is a sad fact that, prior to LBJ’s so-called “Great Society”, most (over 90%) black children were born into – and reared in – a married, two-parent home. Of course that was also a time when almost a 3rd of all black babies were NOT slaughtered before they drew a breath.

  • June 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    “Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.”

    Ayn Rand

  • June 19, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Wow, this turned deep quickly.

    But let me interject some levity!

    The kids are growing up fast, Chris!
    “when her prom?”
    (google it)

  • June 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Zed needs to speak with Wade about teaching the girls on proper usage of various guns, knives and whips. Auntie Naomi can teach them Krav Maga and how to recognize when to put it to use. Sam can explain the appropriate times X and Y can meet in the middle.

  • June 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm
    Kevin M

    “God’s directions written into us.”

    Okay. Siyanora. Finished.

  • June 19, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Capn Obvious here:
    DNA – declares height, color of hair, eyes, skin, etc, etc, etc.
    Right thinking, right actions, morals and humanity all come from Mom and Dad.

    Government (of any kind) has No. Legitimate. Place. in either process.

    IMHO: All organized religions are naught more than governments that use shame and peer pressure instead of swords and dungeons.


    Precious is what I am calling panel 1. Well done sir.

  • June 19, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    My methods don’t vary much from that, capn…

    Panel 1 is precious, the simple innocence of a child and the simple love of a parent passing on simple truth as to God’s blueprinting.

    Nature = God, but God does not = “organized religion”, stated on my profile page if you should click on my handle thusly:

    “Believe in God, church not so much, and America, gov not so much…but I repeat myself.”


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