Author: Flannel Avenger

President Trump’s 2017 Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Editors Note:  Transcript From The Hill.         Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains.  Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and...

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Spring is coming. Is your garden ready?

One of the primary things we want to encourage here at Men of the West is self sufficiency.  While we’re not ready to start a group swapping recipes for acorn flour, we want to ensure that everybody knows how to provide their own food.  The problem with writing about gardening on a site like Men of the West is that our desired audience covers such a large variation in growing zones.  If you don’t know what a growing zone is, or you don’t know what growing zone you are in, take a minute and skim over the article at...

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UnSchisming The Church

It was the year 1054, and the differences between the eastern half of the Church and the western half of the Church finally boiled over, resulting in what we now call The Great Schism.  The western part of the Church became centered in Rome and the Bishop of Rome established himself as undisputed Pontiff of what we now call the Roman Catholic Church.  The eastern part of the church continued on with business as usual and refused to recognize what they considered to be a heretical power grab.  But, even after the formal breaking of ties, the western Church...

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Rules and Facts of the Site

With Thanks to Vox Day   1. You will be addressed in the style you choose. If you come in here slinging insults and acting disrespectfully, you will be treated with a contemptuous and derisive disdain that will, based on past experience, probably upset you. This is particularly true for visitors who are under the impression, mistaken or not, that they are far more intelligent than the average individual here. If instead, you elect to offer substantive and civil criticism, then you will meet with a similarly civil response. Because we are equally capable of polite intellectual discourse and...

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The Necessity of Rabid Puppies.

Editors Note:  If you are unfamiliar with the Hugo Awards controversy, this will make little sense to you.  We suggest that you refer to:  Rabid Puppies, Sad Puppies, The Hugo Awards )   Earlier this week, The Black Gate posted an article that included a libelous accusation: For the past few years, the Sad and Rabid Puppies – guided by an actual neo-Nazi – have campaigned against what they perceive as the recent politicization of SFF as a genre The libel, here, is the idea that the Rabid Puppies (and for that matter, the Sad Puppies) are guided by...

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