Archives: Family

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 »

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 »

Unexpecting the expected.

August 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Unexpecting the expected. | Filed in: Current Events, Family, Humor, International, Kevin, Men, politcs, Politics.

A group of women (and men) protested in Vancouver, Canada, this week, demanding that women should have the right to go topless, just like men. Marching through the streets of that fair city, they cried out “Nudity isn’t sexual!”, at which point, dozens of mens of men with camera began to film the demonstration and • Read More »

It takes a village (idiot).

April 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It takes a village (idiot). | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Education, Family, Kevin, Men, politcs, Politics, Science.

It’s funny how people like Melissa Harris-Perry think that “the community” should raise my kids, but then turn around and tell me it’s up to us parents to censor the sex and violence in movies, tv and video games: The “community” isn’t responsible for policing moral standards, we parents are.  “We’ve never invested in public • Read More »

On Marriage Equality

March 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Family, Kevin, Law, Men, politcs, Politics, Quotes, Religion.

“Western culture is a complex combination of the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Greco-Roman. These two traditions are in conflict and so we have this terrible tension going on in our culture, particularly about sex and aggression. Much of our artwork — the titanic achievements of Michelangelo or Picasso or Rubens — is wrestling with the • Read More »

Two Unrelated, Related Stories

February 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Two Unrelated, Related Stories | Filed in: Economics, Education, Family, Kevin, politcs.

K-12 Teacher Job Satisfaction At A 25 Year Low.  Only 39 percent of teachers described themselves as very satisfied with their jobs on the latest survey. That’s a 23-percentage point plummet since 2008, and a drop of five percentage points just over the past year. Factors contributing to lower job satisfaction included working in schools where the • Read More »

Keep safe in the woods

December 9, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Keep safe in the woods | Filed in: Arizona, Environment, Family, Guns, Kevin.

My family and I went up to Payson over the Thanksgiving holiday to spend time with my parents and visit Tonto Natural Bridge. I have an extensive (and rather large…) “Go Bag” in my car, but I left it behind for this trip because I didn’t want it sitting exposed in the cargo area of • Read More »

My response to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

December 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on My response to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell | Filed in: Culture, Family, Humor, Kevin, Military.

Don’t care, don’t mind.  I may be a conservative Christian, but I’m not going to point fingers (or anything else) on this issue, because let’s face it, if all our sins were known to each other, the only shocking thing would be our complete lack of originality.  While there be some short-term issues over this • Read More »

We’re still winning

November 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 8 Comments | Filed in: Family, Guns, Kevin, Men.

Sure, the days of BB gun advertisements in comic books are long gone, but that doesn’t mean that little boys have stopped playing with toyguns. I had to satiate my need for firepower with cap guns and my friend’s air rifles and could only WISH for toys like this. So what’s so special about a • Read More »

Why I live in Arizona.

October 26, 2009 | By admindude | 4 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Family, Jon.

Over the weekend, I took my daughters to Roosevelt Lake for their first camping trip. Here was the commute: Don’t see that in Jersey. I hadn’t driven the Apache Trail since my dad took me as a boy. In the increasingly homogenized Valley of the Sun, it’s important to  regularly share Arizonan exceptionalism with my • Read More »

Time for another blacklist

September 29, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 5 Comments | Filed in: Crime, Family, Kevin.

Big Hollywood has a list of names of Hollywood stars (and not-so-stars) who want to see convicted child rapist Roman Polanski skip out of his sentence. Here they are: Fatih Akin, Stephane Allagnon, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Wes Anderson, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alexandre Arcady, Fanny Ardant, Asia Argento, Darren Aronofsky, Olivier Assayas, Alexander Astruc, Gabriel Auer, • Read More »

A rock and a hard case

September 8, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Education, Family, Kevin, Politics.

The partly line from the left is “Don’t censor the media, let parents decide for their children.” We can’t censor ourselves, they say, it’s up to you parents to keep an eye out on what’s out there and make choices for your child. Unless it’s the President speaking directly to your school-age kids, that is. • Read More »

What Would Calvin Coolidge Do?

September 2, 2009 | By admindude | 24 Comments | Filed in: Education, Family, Humor, Jon, Politics.

Every American politician would do well to daily ask themselves the question above. Previously posted in our comments, Amy Kane wonders what Calvin Coolidge would say in a national address to schoolchildren. • Duty is not collective; it is personal. • Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. • The men and • Read More »

Obama asking every student “what they can do to help the president”

September 1, 2009 | By admindude | 15 Comments | Filed in: Education, Family, Jon, Politics.

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, President Obama is going to deliver an address to all American students. Obama’s Department of (Re-)Education helpfully provides detailed instructions so that the teachers can help promote Dear Leader’s message. Teachers can extend learning by having students: Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These • Read More »

No more words

August 31, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Crime, Family, Kevin.

When did “Pimping” become an accepted word to use in every day conversation? Pimping isn’t glamorous. It’s not attractive. It’s not desirable. It’s men sexually exploiting women for money, and I confess that I’ve been known to use “pimping” when I mean “promoting”, and in fact did so on Saturday morning as I left my • Read More »

Friday Music Blogging – Biz Markie

May 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Family, Kevin, Music.

One of my boy’s favorite TV shows is Yo Gabba Gabba, a co-creation of one of The Aquabats. No, really. And since Biz Markie is one of the regular guests on this show with “The Beat of The Day”, here he is in all his (ridiculous) glory.     

Stones sharpen knives. Therefore, we must tax stones

March 11, 2009 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Crime, Family, Kevin, Law.

The U.K. bans most guns. U.K. criminals adapt, and start stabbing people instead of shooting people. Parliament then moves to ban kitchen knives. But that’s not enough. Now the only way to stop criminals from acting like criminals is to tax “violent video games”. Mr Taylor, who advises Gordon Brown on knife crime, said he • Read More »

NBC sacks pro-life Super Bowl ad.

January 29, 2009 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Family, Jon, Politics.

Remember that powerful pro-life ad we blogged about last week? Apparently NBC found it too effective. From a CatholicVote.org press release we just received: NBC has rejected an uplifting and positive pro-life ad submitted for its Super Bowl broadcast this Sunday. After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told CatholicVote.org today that • Read More »

Happy Birthday Princess.

December 20, 2008 | By admindude | 4 Comments | Filed in: Family, Jon.

Dear Brynn, Thank you for an amazing, tiring, funny, enlightening and far-too-quick five years. I can’t wait to see what the next five will bring. Love, Daddy  

Fathers of the world, rest easy tonight

December 5, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Family, Humor, Kevin.

Bratz dolls have been pulled from the shelves due a copyright infraction. The rowdy Bratz dolls have been evicted. Barbie has regained control of the dollhouse. Toy giant Mattel Inc., after a four-year legal dispute with MGA Entertainment Inc., touted its win in the case Wednesday after a federal judge banned MGA from making and • Read More »