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Las Vegas horror preceded by a long list of “If Only”

October 8, 2017
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Las Vegas horror preceded by a long list of “If Only”

As of deadline, the carnage count from the Las Vegas, Route 91 festival shooting is 58.  (59 if you count the shooter, but I refuse to include him alongside his victims.) 58 human souls no longer living, breathing, laughing, loving.  It is America’s worst mass shooting and it was perpetrated by what at this time…

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America’s choice: Stand or Fall

October 1, 2017
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America’s choice:  Stand or Fall

You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string Never compromise what’s right and uphold your family name You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything….Aaron Tippin/Buddy Brock RCA Nashville 1991 What a week. What an absolutely,…

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In the past, our future is found: Constitution Day 2017

September 17, 2017
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In the past, our future is found:  Constitution Day 2017

Twelve years after the “shot heard round the world” that sparked the American Revolution and independence from England, delegates from 12 states of the newly formed United States of America convened in Philadelphia to address the mounting growing pains of the young nation.  (Rhode Island was skeptical of the convention and refused to send delegates.)…

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DACA drama belongs in Congress

September 10, 2017
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DACA drama belongs in Congress

From the moment Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up to the podium Tuesday to announce that the Trump administration was ending Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, the reaction on the left and majority of the major media was going to be anything but an objective reporting of the facts. And…

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Ignorance of hate has no borders

September 3, 2017
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Ignorance of hate has no borders

Last Sunday morning started with that sickening filling one gets when watching unimaginable human suffering unfolding on live television and knowing that there isn’t one damn thing you can do about it. You know that no matter how much you give in money, food or goods, nothing will ever take away the pain of those…

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Kaepernick v Tebow: A study in contrast

August 27, 2017
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Kaepernick v Tebow:  A study in contrast

Football put both through college. Both were standouts at their respective alma maters. One was twice named his conference’s Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of his school’s 2008 Humanitarian Bowl appearance, the other the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. In 2010 one went in the first round of…

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