Thursday, September 13, 2018

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS 4 U (Or, STUFFING DECAPITATED HEADS INTO CAMERA BAGS)

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Some years ago, I posted the following in the sidebar of this blog:
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I simply DO NOT lose debates to Liberals. In fact, that’s very much against my strong religious beliefs; it’s one sin I do not ever intend to commit!
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: ) Have a nice day.
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Although that was primarily meant to humorously irritate Liberals, it also happens to be true. I've never lost a debate to a Liberal. Nor lost a debate to a Neo-Con. This blog bit is intended to explain "how come that", while simultaneously pointing you toward some highly recommended publications.
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On March 4, 2009, a gentleman named Edward, whom I did not know, posted the following in one of the comment sections of this blog:
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Dear Stephen,
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I had intended to write to you earlier, but never found the time.
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I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading your reviews on Amazon particularly on geo-politics, and especially on McCarthy which I thought was a detailed and very thorough analysis. I was shocked to see that Amazon had gagged you by deleting your brilliant ripostes to the comments aimed at undermining you and your reviews.
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I think it was inevitable, since all the detritus thrown at you failed to stick, and you kept demolishing the attacks incisively and often with good humour, which served to strengthen your argument, and undermined theirs – no wonder they cut you off. They were beaten.

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And recently, an old friend complimented me in the following funny way:
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I don't want to debate you. I've seen what you do to people who debate you. I don't feel like getting my head cut off and stuffed in a camera bag.
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Derned if he didn't make me feel like a badass Mafioso! :o)
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Truthfully, I'm neither brilliant or lucky. I won those debates the old-fashioned way -- by doing my homework, and lots of it! An awful lot of studying was the "secret weapon" I used in debates against Libtards. (My motto for debating Liberals is: If they bring a feeling to the fight, we bring a fact.)
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Let me share with you a sample of the books I've read over the years, most of which I recommend to y'all. By no means are these ALL of the books I've read under each category. These are just some of those which I have read, dog-eared, highlighted (always in yellow), and decided to save for future reference... and for beating Communists with.
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In fact, a number of exceptional books I've read and saved don't even appear in these photos. For one example, An Enormous Crime: The Definitive Account Of American POWs Abandoned In Southeast Asia by Bill Hendon and Elizabeth Stewart could easily have been included under the 'Conspiracy' heading. (Or I could have used it to start a whole new category titled 'PHUQ JOHN McCAIN, THE PHUQIN' PHUQ!')
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A number of these titles are difficult to read in the photos, but if you click on an image, you should get an enlarged view of it which could help ya.
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Many of these books are not just "normal" in length; some of these are monstrous, as in King Kong and Godzilla-sized! Such as that copy of 'The Black Book Of Communism' below -- it is 800+ pages long. 'Witness' is also about 800 pages in length. Even just 'Basic Communism' is 500+ pages long! And 'The Venona Secrets' also clocks in at over 500 pages. 'The Naked Communist' is nearly 400 pages.
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The more observant readers will notice that I included a copy of The Holy Bible in every photograph. That's because The Bible is the single most important book on the planet and because, in one way or another, it is relevant to ALL subject categories. (Actually, now that I've written this paragraph, there's a good chance that ALL readers -- naturally observant or not -- will notice The Bible's ubiquitous presence.)
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COMMUNISM AND ITS VARIOUS DISGUISES :
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The U.S. CONSTITUTION & ECONOMICS :
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Some of the King Kongs & Godzillas include... 
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'The Making Of America: The Substance And Meaning Of The Constitution' is 850 pages long.
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'The Heritage Guide To The Constitution' is 400+ pages.
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'Original Intent' is over 400 pages in length.
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SENATOR JOE McCARTHY & "McCARTHYISM" :
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Some of the King Kongs & Godzillas...
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'The Life And Times Of Joe McCarthy' = Close to 800 pages.
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'Reds: McCarthyism In Twentieth-Century America' = 600+ pages.
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The essential 'Blacklisted By History' is also 600+ pages.
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EVOLUTION & INTELLIGENT DESIGN :
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Some of the King Kongs & Godzillas...
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'Science Vs. Evolution' = Nearly 1,000 pages long.
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'Signature In The Cell' = About 550 pages.
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'Icons Of Evolution' = 300+.
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FEMINISM :
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Some of the King Kongs & Godzillas...
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'Legalizing Misandry' = 600+ pages.
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'Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, And The Family' = 300+ pages.
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CHRISTIANITY & BIBLICAL PROPHECIES :
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Some of the King Kongs & Godzillas...
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'THE HOLY BIBLE' by God (I've read it 20+ times) = 1,200+ pages.
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'Holman Bible Dictionary' = 1,400+ pages.
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'Commentary On Revelation' = 700+ pages.
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'End-Time Prophecies Of The Bible' = 500+ pages.
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CONSPIRACIES :
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King Kongs & Godzillas...
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'Tragedy And Hope' = 1,311 pages.
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'The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look At The Federal Reserve' = Nearly 600 pages.
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'None Dare Call It Treason: 25 Years Later' = About 600 pages.
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'Proofs Of A Conspiracy' = 300 pages.
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UFOs AND THEIR OCCUPANTS :
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I'm just too tired to keep looking up page lengths of the following books. But you get the idea, I'm sure.
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VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA :
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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST :
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...AND I READ HIGH QUALITY MAGAZINES, TOO (because I believe in killing as many trees as possible) :
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WHEN  YOUR  BOOKSHELVES  ARE  LITERALLY  SAGGING,  IT'S  PROBABLY  TIME  TO  BUY  A  NEW  BOOKCASE.
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So, to put it all very succinctly:
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You don't prepare for debates with Liberals (aka Communists) by spending your valuable and limited time reading 'The Hunger Games', 'The Notebook', or 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone'.
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(However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'll confess that I've even read two of those three books mentioned above. Wanna hazard a guess as to which two?)
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

NOTES FROM DOGTOWN'S DOG POUND (Or, STRAIGHT OUTTA HOLLYWOOD?)

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[DOG POUND NOTES are simply random thoughts, ideas, and maxims that have occurred to me. I am totally convinced of the merit of some of them. Others may merely be food-for-thought or even outright Doggy Doo-Doo. I'll let you guess as to how I categorize each of them.]
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I've seen it three or four times now and I think the best movie to come out of Hollyweird in the last 15 or 20 years was 'THE BIG SHORT', which included a character named Mark Baum. (Thanks for recommending it, FAE!) Although he's Jewish (whereas I am a Maverick Christian), Mark Baum is a pretty good semi-fictional representation of me. Monte Walsh (Lee Marvin) and Mark Baum (Steve Carell) -- both of them are like aspects of my own personality found in films.
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And there are two fantastic quotes that come from the Mark Baum character in 'The Big Short'. Here they are:
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"We live in an era of fraud in America. Not just in banking, but in government, education, religion, food, even baseball."
~ Mark Baum
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Mark Baum: "It's time to call bullshit."
Vinny Daniel: "Bullshit on what?"
Baum: "Every-fucking-thing."
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If you've not seen this movie, you really should! 
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Friday, August 24, 2018

MONDAY MEMES (22) ON FRIDAY (1)

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Below are 5 memes that I saw and liked, plus 2 memes that I made all by my lonesome. Click on 'em for enlarged views:
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These last two memes are by D-FensDogG 
(aka Stephen T. McCarthy)
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

LEE STROBEL ON 'FAMILY TALK' (Or, ATHEISM? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! )

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"JESUS died for you 
so He wouldn't have to live 
without you."
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I saw that on a bumper sticker on August 3rd and it started to bring tears to my eyes because I know it's true. It's really true. That's how much Christ Yeshua genuinely loves you. He accepted torture and death on a cross because He doesn't want to live forever without you. Christ did His part -- which was the most difficult part -- now... will you do your part? 
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{This blog bit is dedicated to my friend & Brother whom I call Master Peetie Wheatstraw. On a regular basis, I pray that he will receive The Holy Spirit in his heart, mind & body, see The Light, find The Way, and come to know The Truth and The Peace Of God Which Surpasses All Understanding. As a matter of fact, I said a pretty good prayer for Master Wheatstraw last weekend from my favorite meditation spot.}
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FAVORITE  MEDITATION  SPOT  (VIRGINIA  CITY,  NV.)
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MINER'S  PARK  IN  VIRGINIA  CITY,  NEVADA
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Last year, I was able to listen to recorded sermons of [link> Adrian Rogers on CSN (87.9 FM on my radio dial) during my morning drives to work in my truck. I loved that because Rogers was the best the preacher I ever heard (I'm not a fan of most of them) and he always got my day started on the right foot. I didn't agree with him on everything (such as occasionally some unchallenged traditional Christian dogma unjustified by The Holy Bible) but, boy, he could make me think, and he was funny, too! If you can make me laugh, I'll be your friend, even if I think you're very mistaken once in awhile.
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But this year, my schedule changed, so I was leaving my house an hour later than before. At first I was bummed because it meant no Adrian Rogers sermons in the mornings. But soon enough I found that at my new travel time, CSN Radio was broadcasting James Dobson's 'Family Talk'. And I found that I like Doctor Dobson and his program, too. I've heard some pretty neat interviews this year during my morning commutes.
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This past March, Dr. James Dobson was interviewing LEE STROBEL. Years ago, I had read three of Lee's books and thought they were pretty dern good. Most of the information wasn't new to me (I've been a "Maverick" Christian since April 6, 1994) but I'm always on the lookout for publications I can share with others who are open to searching for The Truth. (Yes, when you get right down to it, there's really only One.)
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Lee Strobel is a best-selling author of more than 20 books. His classic, 'The Case for Christ', details his conversion from hardcore atheist to Christian writer, speaker and evangelist. He earned a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School. He was an award-winning legal editor at the Chicago Tribune for his Investigative Journalism.
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In listening to Lee Strobel interviewed on James Dobson's 'Family Talk' in March, I found I really liked the man. He was talking about his latest book, 'The Case For Miracles', which I acquired and read shortly after hearing the radio program. I thought it was excellent. I also thought that I ought to tell my friend Peetie Wheatstraw about it, but I never did because... I'm a slacker.
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FOUR  VERY  GOOD  BOOKS
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And then just a little over two weeks ago, LEE STROBEL was again interviewed on 'Family Talk'. This time the title of the discussion was 'If Jesus Lived In My House'. I thought it was a knockout interview! Again, Lee came across as likable and entertaining and with a very important message.
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After Part 1 of that interview, I had the thought: I should tell Master Wheatstraw about this! Then I thought: Well, I'll wait until I hear Part 2 tomorrow morning and see if it holds up.
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Again, sometimes I'm a bit of a slacker. Plus, I figured Peetie wasn't going to want to listen to this, anyway, so why pester him with it?
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But, wouldn't you know it? -- Part 2 was so good (and included a story about William Lane Craig) that again I had the thought: I REALLY SHOULD tell Peetie about this!! (But would I?) 
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I looked down to turn off the radio in Chuck the Truck, and when I looked up again, I noticed that the license plate on the vehicle parked directly opposite from me began with 888. For those of you who don't know, that number symbolizes Jesus Christ. I stared at it for a few seconds and then thought: OK. Got it. I'll tell him.
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My friend Master Wheatstraw once wrote in an Email that a person should have: "...the desire to know the truth, no matter how far it diverges from what you currently believe." I totally agree with that.
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And it is in THAT spirit that I hope everyone who reads this will also click the links below and listen to those two Lee Strobel interviews, even if they currently don't believe in Jesus. Each interview is presented in two parts of about 25-minutes each. They are both very, Very, VERY much worth taking the time to listen to.
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Or to put it another way: Whatever TV programs you were planning to watch tonight, these interviews are better, more important, and more worthy of your time. Whatever novel you were going to read tonight about vampires, zombies, or martial arts masters in outer space, these interviews are better, and better for you, too. (C'mon! It's not like I'm asking you to eat Brussels sprouts!)
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In the first part of this first interview, Lee Strobel tells how his wife became a Christian, and Lee, a hardened atheist at the time, was pissed off about it. He even deliberately destroyed her beautiful garden because of it. Lee decided he would put his professional investigative journalism skills to work and show his wife how she had been deceived by a cult. He figured it wouldn't take more than a couple of days. {HA!-HA! Good luck with THAT, buddy!} It actually took him two years and at the end of his research, Lee Strobel himself had been converted to a Christian. {DOH! O, ye of too much faith in Atheism!}
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And this goes to illustrate the great truth once stated by another former atheist turned Christian, the brilliant C.S. Lewis:
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“Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side."
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THE CASE FOR MIRACLES: From Skeptic To Evangelist
Part 1
by Lee Strobel
March 26, 2018

To Listen, Click HERE
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Scripture tells us that we must always be ready to give an answer for the hope we have in Jesus. Dr. Dobson talks with author, speaker, and Christian apologist Lee Strobel, about the role of apologetics in modern evangelism. Lee will also share his testimony of entering adulthood as a staunch atheist, and how he became a bold defender of the faith.
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THE CASE FOR MIRACLES: The Supernatural In The 21st Century
Part 2
by Lee Strobel
March 27, 2018

To Listen, Click HERE
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IF JESUS LIVED IN MY HOUSE
Part 1
by Lee Strobel
July 30, 2018

To Listen, Click HERE
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When was the last time you shared your faith in Christ with your friends and family? Pastor Lee Strobel illustrates his passion to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Lee describes how life can be an unexpected adventure if we are: 1) motivated to share Christ, 2) available to share our faith, 3) prepared to share our faith simply and naturally, and 4) prayerful about opportunities to share Christ.
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IF JESUS LIVED IN MY HOUSE
Part 2
by Lee Strobel
July 31, 2018

To Listen, Click HERE
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JESUS SAID:
But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper {The Holy Spirit} will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world {satan, the devil} is judged.
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NOTES FROM DOGTOWN'S DOG POUND (Or, There's A LIE In Your BeLIEfs)

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[DOG POUND NOTES are simply random thoughts, ideas, and maxims that have occurred to me. I am totally convinced of the merit of some of them. Others may merely be food-for-thought or even outright Doggy Doo-Doo. I'll let you guess as to how I categorize each of them.]
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Having been a voracious reader of nonfiction books for the vast majority of my nearly 6 decades of life on this Earth, I was long ago convinced of the fact that almost all "common knowledge" is incorrect.
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In other words, there's a high likelihood that nearly everything you know to be true is not. Or as that famous maxim goes: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Monday, August 13, 2018

NOTES FROM DOGTOWN'S DOG POUND (Or, WOMEN'S INTUITION?)

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[DOG POUND NOTES are simply random thoughts, ideas, and maxims that have occurred to me. I am totally convinced of the merit of some of them. Others may merely be food-for-thought or even outright Doggy Doo-Doo. I'll let you guess as to how I categorize each of them.]
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Every time I see the divorce rate in the U.S.A. printed in some book or article, again I am reminded of the myth of "Women's Intuition".
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Monday, July 30, 2018

MONDAY MEMES ON MONDAY (21)

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Below are 5 memes that I saw and liked, plus 2 memes that I made all by my lonesome. Click on 'em for enlarged views:
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These last two memes are by D-FensDogG 
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Monday, July 23, 2018

HILLARY LOST: HOW COME THAT? (Or, WHY MANY WOULDN'T VOTE FOR TRUMP)

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I borrowed the following text (in red) from the website Fellowship Of The Minds, who borrowed it from Radical Redneck:
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I still haven’t figured out why Hillary lost.
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Was it the Russian uranium deal? Or was it Wikileaks? Or was it Podesta? Or Comey? Or was it a sexual predator husband? Or was it a staff’s husband, Wiener’s immoral pictures? Was it subpoena violation? Or was it the corrupt foundation? Or was it the congressional lies? Or was it the Benghazi bungle? Or was it pay for play? Or was it the Travelgate scandal? Or was it the Whitewater scandal? Or the Cattlegate scandal? Or the Troopergate scandal? Or was it the $15 million for Chelsea’s apartment bought with Clinton Foundation money? Or Comey’s investigation? Or her husband’s interference with Loretta Lynch and the investigation? Or was it stealing debate questions? Was it forensically deleting 30,000 Emails? The secret server in her house? Was it the Seth Rich murder? Was it calling half the USA deplorable? Was it the underhanded treatment of Bernie Sanders? Was it the Vince Foster murder? The Jennifer Flowers assault? The Jennifer Flowers settlement? The Paula Jones lawsuit? The $800,000 Paula Jones settlement? The lie about taking on sniper fire? Her husband’s impeachment? The $6 billion she “lost” when in charge of the State Dept? The $10 million she took for the pardon of Marc Rich? Or was it because she is hateful & lying?
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But lots of Americans refused to vote for Donald Trump because...
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"[W]hen you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy."
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Really, there's nothing wrong with this country... except that half of the people in it are libtarded. (And the rest of us are doggone deplorable!)
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

NOTES FROM DOGTOWN'S DOG POUND (Or, SAVE US FROM HEAVEN)

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[DOG POUND NOTES are simply random thoughts, ideas, and maxims that have occurred to me. I am totally convinced of the merit of some of them. Others may merely be food-for-thought or even outright Doggy Doo-Doo. I'll let you guess as to how I categorize each of them.]
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For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
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Christians love to talk about going to Heaven but, just like atheists, most of them will give every penny they have to doctors to save them from going there.

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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

NOTES FROM DOGTOWN'S DOG POUND (Or, ON FEAR & FAITH)

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[DOG POUND NOTES are simply random thoughts, ideas, and maxims that have occurred to me. I am totally convinced of the merit of some of them. Others may merely be food-for-thought or even outright Doggy Doo-Doo. I'll let you guess as to how I categorize each of them.]
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"...the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God."
~ Saint Paul (Acts 20)

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The degree of fear one feels is always precisely proportional to their lack of faith in God.

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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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