Archives: Culture

Shut up and sing.

September 29, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Shut up and sing. | Filed in: Culture, Entertainment, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, Photography, Religion.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. – Colossians 3:23-24, NIV On one level, this is a damning critique of critiquing culture • Read More »

Is this a head desk or a face palm

August 27, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, Guns, History, Humor, Kevin.

Or maybe both? Left-leaning “news explanation” site Vox has trouble differentiating between the National Rifle Association, the largest firearms safety training organization in the world, and the National Recovery Act, a ruthless system of wage and price controls created to help introduce socialism into the U.S. Note to Vox: Guns and butter is just a • Read More »

Well there goes the narrative

August 26, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Well there goes the narrative | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin.

Turns out the shooter in Virginia was a straight white guy hell-bent on starting a race war because of the riots in Ferguson. Wait, no, that’s not what I meant. He was a gay black man who wanted to start a race war because of the shooting in Charleston. “What sent me over the top • Read More »

The Suicide Bombers of the Free Speech Movement

June 4, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Art, Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Another “Mohammed Cartoon Festival” is in the works, this time in Phoenix, Arizona. Unlike the last one, which was held on the property belonging to a Texas educational institute and therefore “gun-free,” (funny how the jihadists didn’t get that message…), the organizers of this festival are encouraging participants to come armed. Jon Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday’s • Read More »

A special dedication for a certain former Secretary of State

April 29, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A special dedication for a certain former Secretary of State | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, politcs, Politics.

All men have secrets and here is mine so let it be known we have been through hell and high tide I can surely rely on you and yet you start to recoil heavy words are so lightly thrown but I’d still leap in front of a flying bullet for you So what difference does • Read More »

Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars,

March 30, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars, | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Art, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, politcs, Politics, Television.

I wholeheartedly endorse everything Frank J. Fleming talks about in this article, 5 Rules for Victory in the Culture War. I watched “Christian culture go from something that was *almost* accepted by the mainstream (The Jesus Freak movement) into something that is openly derided and mocked by the trendsetters and culture mavens of our society. At • Read More »

Not to rain on your free-speech parade, but…

January 16, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, War On Terror.

Just about a year ago, the Nigerian Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped, raped and sold into slavery an entire school of 12-15 year old girls, due in large part to their Christian faith. The reaction from the Obama administration was swift and self-righteous: It immediately asked millions of Twitter users to express their outrage • Read More »

Let Me Give You A Hammer.

January 5, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Let Me Give You A Hammer. | Filed in: Culture, Economics, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

Let me give you a hammer. It’s my own hammer. A regular carpenter’s hammer, nothing special, but it is mine, and I like it. I’m giving you my hammer because I need you to build a bridge for me. It’s a very useful and very needed bridge, and building it will be beneficial to you, me, • Read More »

I hate wasting good stuff on an away game.

December 27, 2014 | By KevinC | Comments Off on I hate wasting good stuff on an away game. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Guns, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Michael Bane went off on Obama/Holder/Sharpton/et al’s current machinations to re-make America in their own image, and I chimed in. Walter Russell Mead’s work on the death of the Blue social model has been outstanding and the guide post I’ve used these past two years. The elaborate social/cultural machinery of the technocrats have built of the past • Read More »

Confederate Flag Musings

December 10, 2014 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Confederate Flag Musings | Filed in: Culture, Doug, Guns, Politics.

I was at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Phoenix a few days ago checking out various firearms and other items on display. Such expositions are a great place for freedom-loving people to conduct business and support their civil right to bear arms. However, there were a few displays of one particular symbol • Read More »

I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea

December 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Education, Environment, global warming, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Religion, Science.

Keep this article in mind the next time someone tells you that the “science” of global warming is settled because “95% of scientists agree it’s so, therefore, it must be so”. It was the fall of 2011, and I was teaching English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea. Two hundred and seventy young men, • Read More »

Creating Christian Media For Men

September 7, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Creating Christian Media For Men | Filed in: Culture, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Religion, Technology.

Or CCMM, for short. I’ve been rolling around ideas inside of my brain about getting men back into the church, and getting worship services back to being like worship and not like a concert.  1. Break the Fourth Wall. And the Third Wall. And the Second Wall, too.I realized what modern church worship really is • Read More »

A Church for Men

August 23, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 5 Comments | Filed in: Culture, Family, Kevin, Men, MSM and New Media, Religion.

And now for something completely different.  Despite having grown up in the church, going overseas on a mission trip and being trained as a bass/baritone, I don’t listen to contemporary Christian music, or CCM as it’s commonly called.  Why? A number of reasons.  An almost complete and total lack of soul. Listen to the CCM, • Read More »

On SB1062

February 26, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on On SB1062 | Filed in: Arizona, Culture, Family, GOP, Humor, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Religion.

An ASU law prof weighs in on Arizona’s “controversial” anti-gay/pro-religious freedom bill and finds it to be a big, fat nothing-burger.  “…in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, which do extend rights based on sexual orientation, only the government can take action against an offending firm, with companies already able to claim a shield against government action • Read More »

History in the making.

February 11, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on History in the making. | Filed in: Arizona, beer, blogging, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

The Beatles first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. The invention of sliced bread.  What do all of these have in common? They all PALE  to the the Arizona Bloggers (Conservative) meetup on the 22nd, location TDB. If you’ve gone to one, you know they’re always a good time of fun and • Read More »

Free to be you and me

February 10, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Free to be you and me | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Economics, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Privacy.

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of Obamacare’s impact on the jobs market, and the message it sent to the few remaining supporters of the law was brutal. In its new budget outlook, CBO very clearly states that Obamacare amounts to an implicit tax on work and workers that will reduce employment • Read More »

Have a Coke and a smile

February 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Have a Coke and a smile | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Football, Humor, immigration, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Sport, Sports, Television.

It appears that the dextrosphere is panicking over the fact that an iconic worldwide brand closely associated with a nation of immigrants uses immigrants to sell its product.   For the record, as an immigrant to the U.S., I thought this Coke commercial was pretty neat. It’s a good reminder that people come to this country • Read More »

Ten new gun bills in the Arizona Legislature

January 24, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Ten new gun bills in the Arizona Legislature | Filed in: Arizona, Crime, Culture, Democrats, Guns, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

There’s a lot of variety in these new bills: Some of them appear to advance gun rights in Arizona, some don’t really affect the status quo in any meaningful way, and some try to repeal the gains that gun rights have made in the past few years. Senate Bill 1063: Allows people to carry guns in • Read More »

Compare and contrast

December 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Compare and contrast | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, HEALTH, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Phil Robertson quotes the Bible in an interview with GQ and humbly emphasizes that it is God that judges man, not him.  He’s kicked off his own show, despite A&E’s history of forgiving controversial reality stars.  Ethan Krupp, Obamacare’s pajama-clad poster boy, was accused of racism and anti-Semitism and proudly describes himself as a “liberal • Read More »

An insider’s view on l’affaire du Robertsons.

December 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on An insider’s view on l’affaire du Robertsons. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Guns, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Rob Long writes TV shows for a living, and he’s good at it. He’s also a conservative, so when he talks about the realities of reality TV, we should listen.  A&E will cave. Some weasel-worded press release will go out, some oddly-constructed sentence about “faith” and “love” and some other stuff is probably right now • Read More »

You had to have known this was going to happen.

December 19, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

It was never a question of “if”, it was only a question of “when.” Phil Robertson, one of the stars of the hugely popular “Duck Dynasty” show on A+E television, has been suspended indefinitely from the show for “anti-gay” remarks he made in an interview with GQ. “It seems like, to me, a vagina — • Read More »

Well, to be fair, he translated Obama’s speech *perfectly*

December 11, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, History, Humor, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

How many people on this stage are just blathering on without saying anything meaningful? If you said “One” (Obama), you’d be wrong.  “A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a “fake,” the national director of the Deaf Federation of South • Read More »