Monthly Archives: May 2016

Memorial Day 2016: We owe them one, We owe them all

May 29, 2016
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Memorial Day 2016: We owe them one, We owe them all

When you wake up in the morning; they are there. When you’re at work, in school, or tending the garden in retirement; they are there. They’re at your dinner table each night, by your side as you tuck the little ones in tight. They are with you every minute of every hour of every day.…

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Joplin Tornado 5 years past: The birth of Joplin Proud, Joplin Strong

May 22, 2016
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I was born in the shadow of World War II and Korea.  Came of age as Vietnam raged.  Of stories of hell past and present.  Yet no imaginary image, no matter how terrible, could have prepared me for May 22, 2011. Growing up in southern Kansas, tornadoes were a part of life.  I had seen…

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Subsidizing our own divide: Media Matters, National Review and the fleecing of the American taxpayer

May 15, 2016
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Subsidizing our own divide:  Media Matters, National Review and the fleecing of the American taxpayer

Whether you are on the left, right or living the Life of Riley in that magical, mystical “middle” of the political spectrum I think there is one thing that we can all agree on: America is more divided today than at any time since at least the late 1960’s and possibly even the prelude years…

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VE Day: They forged our future years ago

May 8, 2016
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VE Day:  They forged our future years ago

Three and a half years earlier, Thanksgiving dinner was still two weeks away.  A month later America was at war and they had no idea if this day would even come.  Some had been in for the entirety, signing up the day after Pearl Harbor, others came along a few weeks later as they got…

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Hastert etal: Remove from society permanently

May 1, 2016
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Hastert etal:  Remove from society permanently

If I had to write a summary regarding those who sexually molest a child it would be this: “The betrayal of the innocence of a child is beyond crime.  It is an atrocity; an act that requires a punishment beyond the norm; a permanent removal of the perpetrator from the society upon which he preyed. …

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