David Satterlee - Chum for Thought
- Dayton, Iowa, United States
- January 06
- Retired minister, industrial technologist, herbalist, and questing hero. Lifetime reader, autodidact, philosopher. Um, I'm disabled now and I write.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Do Men and Women Really Need
August 10, 2012 04:37PM
- Checklist for the 1%
July 31, 2012 08:41PM
- In Praise of the Very Personal
July 14, 2012 01:38PM
- The Myth of Truman vs. Obama
as a Complicated Man
July 14, 2012 01:10PM
- Suicide and Other Permanent
Solutions to Temporary
July 12, 2012 11:39AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I see your concept of
Conservative branding and
identity all the time.
May 05, 2012 01:42AM
- “Several of you asked for
a follow-up on how things
out. After several
April 25, 2012 05:13PM
- “A point of
clarification: Stratfor is
March 13, 2012 12:36PM
- “You said it right! I was
sitting down to write a very
March 09, 2012 06:49PM
- “Yes, hasn't this
election cycle turned into a
tree full of
March 09, 2012 06:45PM
David Satterlee's Links
The following list of 20 characteristics was developed by psychologist Robert Hare and have been noted as defining criteria to identify a “certain 1% of the U.S. population.”
One can use this list as a quick and informal identification guide if desired. Ideally,… Read full post »
In 1936, FDR (that would be President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the young whippersnappers) gave a speech in Madison Square Garden, New York, just days before his re-election. It was powerful; defiant; inspiring.
I was startl… Read full post »
Christianity started out as a very liberal way of life. Take a look at the things Jesus personally did and said. A red-letter version of the New Testament will help. I won’t cite chapter and verse, but if you’re up for this discussion, you will already feel right at home.… Read full post »
Men of the fields, like all men of faith, are optimists. As defined at Acts 17:11, faith is the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Optimists are able to contemplate the future with eyes of hope. They can imagine the substance of a reality that does… Read full post »
Our Democracy requires the participation of informed citizens. How do citizens become competent to become active in government, working to create a better country for their neighbors? Education at home and at school is a key factor.
A successful democracy assumes that people are basically good… Read full post »
Most of us have heard the phrase “sustainable development” and perhaps a little about United Nations and other initiatives related to sustainable development such as Agenda 21 and the Earth Charter. Some of our communities are exploring these principals in the hopes of heading off,… Read full post »
The 2011 debt limit crisis demonstrated beyond any doubt that our Republican-controlled Congress is willing to do damage to America and its people. They behaved like a kidnapper cutting off a finger and sending it back to distraught and fearful parents to get them to pay a ransom. We understand that… Read full post »
As my wife and I drove down a rural Iowa highway last week, we began speculating about the next revolution in field management. Currently, tractors blindly and mechanically groom rows of crops spaced wide enough to accommodate their massive tires. Large quantities of herbicides and insecticides… Read full post »
My sweet wife and I were sitting on the front porch swing, reading the Sunday paper and enjoying the cool breeze of the early morning. It still amazes me how many things we don’t know about each other, even after all these years. She was reading the obituaries. I knew something… Read full post »
Joe rolled his eyes after watching yet another cranky TV talking head take yet another pot shot at the other party’s candidate. “I just don’t get it,” Joe moaned, “They’re all crooks. If I even bother to vote this year, I’m tempted to just write in, ‘So… Read full post »
Among the many opinions about the differences between Conservatives and Liberals, some point to the difference of blaming internal or external causes. “If you were to ask people about the cause of someone’s problems and sufferings (such as homelessness), you will hear two very different e… Read full post »
Is America a Christian nation? What if one of our Presidents had been a Primitive Baptist from Tennessee? Should he have felt right about insisting that no citizen play musical instruments in church or hand out temperance society tracts?
Would Americans have approved of anyone who had… Read full post »
It has been suggested that I sound “too preachy.” Yeah, that should have been expected. Let me introduce myself a little more to those of my neighbors who, so far, have only smiled and waved.
As you probably have noticed, there’s nothing like a conservative preacher, any teacher, o… Read full post »
I would like to say a few nice things about the Girl Scouts.
In recent news, Bob Morris, A conservative State Representative from Indiana, made headlines by writing in a letter that the Girl Scouts were “quickly becoming a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” and were bein… Read full post »