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Political and social commentary from Self-Educated American’s gifted Senior Editor, T.F. Stern.

Prove it! — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   Truth in advertising gets more interesting everyday according to an  article on the Fox News website.  Take for instance a recent...

Obama’s “Potemkin Village”

BY T.F. STERN Historians would recognize the term “Potemkin village” as it’s used to describe “any attempt to make others believe we are better than...

Keep Good Notes

BY T.F. STERN One of my all time favorite motivational speakers was Zig Ziglar.  I still have his Biscuits, Fleas and Pump Handles talk on...

Out of an abundance of caution — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   Last week Enfamil pulled all their products off the shelves coast to coast out of an abundance of caution after four...

What is the school board afraid of?

BY T.F. STERN A recent news item had to do with the Goochland County Public School Board demanding home schooled children justify their religious beliefs. ...

SCOTUS Got it Wrong… Again — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   The other day the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling which basically said that the government has...

Finding Treasure

BY T.F. STERN It’s been a year since we packed up my parent’s house and sold it after my mom died.  We’ve had boxes of...

President’s Day Lessons — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern, What is being taught to our children about President’s Day?  Are they being taught about our values and beliefs or is some...

Wearing Politically Correct Handcuffs — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern There’s an article by Michael Dykes posted on the Yahoo News site pointing attention to the fact that many Republicans have lost...

Jonathan Gruber Calls Supreme Court Justices Stupid

BY T.F. STERN This past week we were treated to a revelation of sorts as a  video surfaced with Jonathan Gruber mentioning how easy it...

Crisis Abuse 101 — T.F. Stern

Obama’s moratorium on off shore drilling, no more oil spills to ruin the environment, sounded like it was in the best interests of the American people; however, it was simply more presidential oratory intended to distract the public. Obama is a master when it comes to advancing his agenda by taking advantage of a crisis. Is this the hope and change Americans voted for? Obama has in fact put his boot on the throat of America’s oil production, effectively killing off any chance for resumed production in the foreseeable future. This, my friends, is today’s lesson in Crisis Abuse 101; are you taking notes?

Thanksgiving Ushers in the Christmas Season — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern, My folks, bless their twisted taste buds, had a Thanksgiving Eve tradition, and still do; they’d serve oyster stew for dinner.  I’m...

Texas Mandate Tuition Set Asides — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   If you weren’t aware, students attending institutions of higher learning in the State of Texas have a portion of their tuition...

Shaking the Money Tree — T.F. Stern

I make quite a few calls to car dealership service departments to make keys for vehicles they could easily have done had the database supplied them with a key code.

Rotate Key Every 3000 Miles — T.F. Stern

“You have to jiggle the key up and down a bunch before it turns the ignition”, that’s exactly what the man told me.

Goons and the Fourth Amendment — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   My son William and his sweetheart Abbey were married last night on the same beach he proposed to her a year...

Respecting the rank without regard for the individual

BY T.F. STERN In the movie, No Time For Sergeants, Private Stockdale, played by Andy Griffith, gives every indication he’d fallen off the proverbial turnip...

Double Standards and Church Buildings — T.F. Stern

Those easily offended might have serious issues when getting out in the real world, a world with varied and diverse situations. They’ll need to wear blinders or keep a team of lawyers on retainer if they plan to enforce Zero Tolerance Politically Correct values; better yet, stay home where it’s perfectly safe.

Political DNA? — T.F. Stern

Consider the opportunities for abuse when a totalitarian government, no longer held in check by our constitution, decides to punish its enemies...

Trial by Media and Chaos — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   This new age of civil rights; is it a step forward or two steps back?  The Houston Chronicle presented coverage of...

If you don’t know where you came from… — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   Have you ever heard the expression, “If you don’t know where you came from how can you know where you’re going?” This...

Florida was Settled by Criminals — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   In American History they taught that Florida was a depository for European criminals; but how long does it take to purge them...

Locksmith Apprentices in Socialized America — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   The Associated Locksmiths of America sends an email out on Thursdays with links to various articles related to the Security Industry as...

Just Say NO to High Speed Rail

BY T.F. STERN My wife and I own property on the north side of Houston and another piece of property half way between Dallas and...

Hitch Your Wagon to a Star — T.F. Stern

Once you realize who you are, really; it’s time to live the life you were intended to live. Don’t settle for mediocrity; aim higher or, as the poet Emerson reminded us, “Hitch your wagon to a star”.

As long as grass is green and the sky is blue… — T.F. Stern

Houston has joined many other cities across the nation, discovering their lack of fiscal responsibility.

Three Blind Mice Clear Climategate — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern, There’s an AP article out of the UK this morning, a story clearing climate scientists in East Anglia of the most serious...

Memorial Day with a Twist — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   Twice in the same week I was looking in the Book of Mormon and came upon the same scripture.  Thursday evening while...

Canons and Cloning — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   The human soul responds to certain musical tones when arranged properly.  Shepherds watching their flocks by night were treated to heavenly inspired...

American Jobs Act and Raccoons — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   President Obama’s jobs speech wasn’t much different than rhetoric used to bilk American tax payers on stimulus packages before.  Obama said,...