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A Field Guide to the Apocalypse

Tom King

Tom King
Location
Puyallup, Washington, USA
Birthday
April 19
Title
Freelance Commercial Writer
Company
The Orion Project
Bio
Minor pundit, major pain, conservative community activist, author, Christian and Texan, I believe all we can take with us is our character and that the train is arriving soon. As a conservative activist for seniors, children, people with disabilities and low-income families, my liberal buddies think I should spontaneously combust. Many hope I will do so as soon as possible.

MY RECENT POSTS

©  by Tom King (reprinted from Just One Man's Opinion)

The Apartheid Solution to the Back Seat Unrest Dilemma

Remember when you were a kid and you went on one of those long rides with your parents. You were stuck for hours in the back seat with your brother…

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis

 

Lately, I'm hearing pro-abortion folk like would-be Texas governor, Wendy Davis, working on changing their images by claiming to be pro-life. They say that they believe in a good life for every child; that each child should have good food, good parents, good housing,… Read full post »

According to the left this is who should be running Iraq today.

(And everything in the world is George Bush's fault)

I should not watch "mainstream" news - legions of freshly graduated poli-sci/journalism majors opining on things that they know nothing about as though their opinion was established fact. The steady stream of bottled juvenile Marxism is… Read full post »

DECEMBER 7, 2013 7:51PM

New Tactic - Blame Reagan

Matthews Interviews Obama

Last week I was rumbling around the Internet chasing down stories to see whether they were true or not and I noticed a sudden interesting trend. A lot of bloggers were making comments on stories that blamed the President for problems with the healthcare rollout and the… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2013 1:38PM

To Veto Joy - We Can't Save Everyone

There are those who believe that the loss of a single soul gives the lie to all the joy of those who are saved. That sounds merciful - in fact, on the surface it makes those who believe it appear even more merciful than God, but they are wrong.  C.S. Lewis… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2013 1:00PM

The Politics of Cowardice

Chamberlain on Time Cover

       Chamberlain on the cover of Time just
     before "peace in our time" became WWII

Of all the vices, cowardice is perhaps the most pernicious and least likely human character trait to be considered a virtue. Self-delusion, however, does offeRead full post »

God sky

 The last time I posted anything on Open Salon, I got hammered by people saying that everyone knows there is no such thing as God or an afterlife.  Many claim a superior knowledge of science and a much more "honest" view of the universe and everything else than someone… Read full post »

Government is!

Victory parade in Red Square 1945

 This is NOT a church gathering and they are NOT singing hymns.

Religion is NOT the most destructive force in the world. I get that particular talking point all the time from "progressives" but it's a flying load of flapdoodle (to quote my grandpa).  The majority/… Read full post »

Live Science published an article recently about a study of marijuana users that shows that (surprise) that the long-term cannabis users tended to produce less dopamine, a "feel good" chemical in the brain that plays an important role in motivation and reward-driven behavior.

Which explains the th… Read full post »

 Egyptian Christians Protest Morsi Government Persecution

 When people care more about freedom for those they love than they do for their own lives, tyrants tremble.

How different the picture above is from the pictures of violence, rape and destruction that took place during the Muslim Brotherhood riots that placed Morsi in power in Egypt.
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Tit for Tat diplomacy at it's primal level. 

Modern diplomacy keeps reverting to a fatal tactic that anyone who has ever had a couple of kids in the back seat on a long trip can tell you doesn't work.  It goes something like this:

"He's touching me."

"She's touching meeee."

"Am not!"

"Are too!"

He… Read full post »

This post assumes you understand Occam's razor.

So which is more likely:

  1. That Muslim jihadists with low self-esteem, a crazy mother who thinks sacrificing their lives to the jihad is just dandy and a viable passport, who just got back from a veritable hotbed of terrorism
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Let's make tomorrow one of those national "days". I hereby proclaim tomorrow NATIONAL THINK BEFORE YOU POST ON FACEBOOK DAY, a day on which we promote a dramatic increase of intelligence on the Internet.

  • So tomorrow, no posting comments without reading the entire post
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APRIL 25, 2013 2:40PM

Should We Give Evil People a Podium

(c) 2013 by Tom King

There have been a spate of articles lately questioning whether or not the media should give so much attention to terrorists.  Are we not rewarding them for their evil behavior?

I wrote about this in 2007 http://twayneking.blogspot.com/2007/04/lets-stop-giving-mass-murdererRead full post »

APRIL 16, 2013 5:24PM

A merrier world indeed.....

Is anyone else besides me a sickened by the wave of conspiracy nuts exploiting yesterday's tragedy; swarming on the Internet like so many locusts descending on the fields of Egypt.

In the wake of things like the Boston Marathon Bombing, after all the hysteria, name-calling, blaming and inflammatory… Read full post »

MARCH 16, 2013 3:34PM

Is There Really an External Reality?

Swan Dive 

Somebody posted a comment the other day on Facebook challenging the participants in one of those on-line pickup debates they have there, asking whether there was any external reality outside the mind.  This was supposed to trump the more pedestrian absolutists in… Read full post »

Note to Progressives: Jedi mind tricks don't work on real people.

(c) 2013 by Tom King

 

I constantly marvel at the ability of Democrats and Progressives to lay their own sins at someone else's door.  To her them talk you'd believe that Republicans started the KKK, wrote the Jim Crow l… Read full post »

Physician Greed? I don't think so...

Healthcare Corporations are buying up physician private practices right and left.  Patients find that their bills almost immediately get steeper.  Another case of corporate greed - Right. 

Not necessarily

What the left would have you believe is that the increase in you… Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2012 3:17AM

Killing the Cross-Posts

Apparently, if you cross-post, the killer robots at Google and other search engines don't like it.  Duplicate posts lower your rank on most search engines.  Hey, I was just trying to increase the likelihood that someone will see my stuff, but I don't want it to cost me the paltry ad… Read full post »

OCTOBER 27, 2012 12:37AM

Muzzling Pastors With the IRS

Should the IRS tax churches that engage in politics?

Rick Cohen in a recent Nonprofit Quarterly piece, suggested that allowing pastors to endorse political candidates or speak out on political issues is somehow bad for the nonprofit sector and that churches that engaged in political speech/…

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OCTOBER 26, 2012 5:17PM

I Ain't Afraid of No Grim Reaper

I plan to join a band after I'm dead... I see a lot of introspective, end of life weblogs being written by my peers lately. It seems that as soon as the old peak becomes fully snow-capped, we wax nostalgic and start looking back at our legacy.  Presidents and old people/…

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OCTOBER 19, 2012 2:19PM

Tragedy in Texas - White House Responds

Dateline: 10/19/2012 - The White House


Within minutes of the announcement that the beloved symbol of the Texas State Fair, "Big Tex" caught fire this morning and burned, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney released the following statement:



The woods in the morning - definitely on my list! 
We’re all fascinated with lists. Pick up the TV remote and cruise through the cable channels. It’s the top ten this and the top 50 that from the top to the bottom… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2012 3:05PM

Separated at Birth? Joe Biden & Walter




















JB:  That Ryan guy really p*&%#'s me off.....
Walter:  So why didn't you tell him to "Shut the h%#$  up?
JB:  I was afraid it would make me look rude.

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In response to a blog post by a colleague with depression:

I read a post today by a well known business consultant in which he asked his readers to indulge his occasional mention of his bouts of depression and not to try to "help" him with advice when…

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