Archive for June 2013

Daniel Boone in Kentucky

From Bill Bennett’s American Patriot’s Daily Almanac, Daily Readings on America, for today: On this day in 1769, Daniel Boone made camp among the rolling, forested hills of a hunter’s paradise he had long dreamed of exploring. He had spent several weeks trekking over the Appalachian Mountains, having “resigned my domestic happiness for a time,…

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John Hickenlooper: the governor that might have been

Mark Hillman on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper: John Hickenlooper had a chance to bring a breath of fresh air to the governor’s office. Imminently likable and with a charmed political career, he could have been the rare maverick moderate Democrat – strong enough and bold enough to be a governor for all Colorado. He could…

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“We don’t condone heroics in this school”

Incident at Sir John A. MacDonald Junior High School, Michael Bester Principal, from the Calagary Sun, Calgary Alberta, Canada: A seventh grader from Calgary who stopped a bully from stabbing a classmate was reprimanded by the school for his act of bravery and sent home. Briar MacLean told the National Post he was sitting in study class last…

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Thoughts on the death of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg

Senator Frank Lautenberg died over the weekend at age 89 after a long illness. The news is awash with praise for his years of “public service.” Law abiding gun owners might disagree on the value of his service. No greater foe of the Second Amendment was known in America until the age of Obama and…

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The Utah Data Center

You need to know about this. It’s a parody site, but the Utah Data Center is for real.  It means we live in glass houses.  Will George Orwell’s two-way telescreens be next? Click to enlarge. Your Facebook page and Twitter account might need a rethink. I got rid of both.

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