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I went to school at a different time, the late 1950s and 1960s. It was a rural area, and most people in the area had guns.
The LAST THING I, or any of my classmates would have dreamed of, however, would have been to shoot or seriously injure someone.
Like everyone else I watched Elmer Fudd point a shotgun at Buggs Bunny’s face and pull the trigger. All that happened to Buggs was a soot-covered face. We knew, however, that you don’t point a real shotgun at a person.
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April 26, 2022The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is scrapping old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs, speeding an ongoing trend toward more efficient lighting that officials say will save households, schools, and businesses billions of dollars a year. … Continue reading →
Learning from History The More Things Change The More They Remain the Same I was perusing a friend’s collection of ‘old’ magazines (Thank You Ardie) and discovered this gem From the September 1946 issue of Farm Journal. Notice … Continue reading →
We are searched when we travel, they read our e-mails, tap our phones, confiscate our nail clippers invade our private lives from the bedroom to nursery, and generally treat us like the criminals they swore to protect us from.
Once, great masters of our own domain, we have become mere pawns on someone else’s political chessboard. And they are doing it all ‘for our own good.’Continue reading →
As a prerequisite to some forthcoming opinion pieces, I offer an occasional bit of relevant historical information. There won’t be much, only enough to provide some background for the topic at hand, and no more. I’ll try to keep it so simple that even liberals and recent public school indoctrinates can grasp it.Continue reading →
While the idea may seem repugnant to some and just crazy paranoid to others, there are a lot of tech-crazy trail-blazers who think that an ear-bud is too cumbersome, or that if it says ‘Apple’ on it, they have to have it. . These people will be enough to push-start the market to its eventual conclusion.
These devices won’t come from the NSA or any other three-letter-agency, but from companies like Verizon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon.
Pharmacy employees at Best-Buy and Wal-Mart will be trained to perform the (by then) simple procedure.
The “bleeding edge” people will “pre-order” their implants and then stand in line overnight, in the rain to be the first to get them.Continue reading →
I received this idea, and the included ‘list’ from a friend who is raising several ‘Special Needs’ children. Her kids are bright, fun to be around, generally polite and soft-spoken. Because of their particular issues, however, they can, … Continue reading →
You don’t know me, or maybe you do, and just don’t know it.
I am your neighbor, doctor, clergyman, nurse or just another nameless, faceless stranger in the crowd. I have a state authorized, court issued permit to carry a concealed handgun.
PS: Please be advised that the majority of legal gun owners also think the morons walking through department stores with carbines just to make a point are idiots too.Continue reading →
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, existed a human quality called ‘Ethics.’ Related to integrity, ethics were more powerful than greed and narcissism, and far from today, fairly common among members of the Washington media. … Continue reading →
Among my regular ‘beats’ in the 70’s and 80’s were many of the receptions, parties and celebrations at various embassies and chanceries around Massachusetts Avenue. Several ambassadors had reputations for holding ‘first-class blasts.’ The hands down winner for … Continue reading →
Everyone should have spent an hour in a room with Pete Seeger. — The world might be a better place if they did. And I’m a Republican!Continue reading →
Learning from History Year: 1949 — Situation: The Same — Lessons Learned: None The only thing that I can even begin to say about this is that it provides additional proof that the problem is not the … Continue reading →
Originally Published: 2016 I can’t believe that I’ve managed to reach my ripe old age and still haven’t managed to find a reason to hate Jews. What am I missing? I grew up in a small Southern Virginia … Continue reading →
Quite a few years ago, I started collecting “Things Cops Want You to Know” and posting the best online here. The suggestions I received from the law enforcement community were a colorful mixture of facts, fun and folklore, … Continue reading →
The police [understandably] don’t want you to know many things, from interrogation techniques to their home addresses. The average LEO, however, does want the public to be more aware of some other bits of wisdom. Many are common … Continue reading →
Key Points of a Proposed Congressional Reform Act No Tenure / No Pension A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just … Continue reading →