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Things dogs should never eat…

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If you have a little ankle biter, you should probably adhere to  these rules,  If you have sturdy mongrels or real working breeds,  maybe not.   We had all sorts of animals when I was growing up on a farm and every last one of our dogs went for wild onions as soon as they came up in early spring.  As for grapes, we had wild muscadines and scuppernongs growing on a fence about 300 feet long.  All of our dogs would graze up and down the fence when the native grapes were ripening.

Neither activity ever made a single one of them sick.   None of them were less than 40 pounds, and most of them were mongrels, except for the bird dogs and German Shepherds.   I would  take this with a grain of salt.

 

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May 23, 2018 at 2:58 pm

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Aztec death whistle…

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This is not the scariest sound I’ve ever heard,  but this odd screech is very strange, and yeah, a bit spooky.   A  death whistle  seems perfectly in keeping with the Aztecs,  don’t you think?

 

 

 

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May 22, 2018 at 3:22 pm

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Abortion deserts…

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I suppose Planned Parenthood is pleased to hear that communities in which they have no presence are now  called abortion  deserts,  since the organization likes nothing better than instilling fear in women.

The folks at Operation Rescue call them successes.   While I would not completely outlaw abortions,  I do object to them being used as birth control.  There are multiple means of avoiding pregnancy,  and most of them are inexpensive,  if not totally free.

 

 

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May 21, 2018 at 6:40 pm

I don’t…

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…know whether to laugh or cry over these parents trying  to evict  their 30-year-old son.  Why are they surprised that he doesn’t want to leave when he has apparently never been asked or required to contribute anything to the household?   Bad parents equal lousy child…

 

 

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May 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm

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Richard Pipes, R.I.P.

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You may know Richard Pipes as the father of Daniel Pipes who, as president of The Middle East Forum, is performing a similar contribution on the resurgent forces of jihad,  that his father did on Russia.    The father played a large part  in turning  the United States away from a strategy of accepting Soviet dominance of Eastern Europe and its role as champion of global communism.   Of course,  that is but one reason why the leftist foreign-policy establishment loathed him.

I generally have little regard for scholars who hang their professorial hats at Harvard, but Richard Pipes was an exception.  If only Hrvard and the other Ivy League colleges had a full complement of professors as clear-eyed and wise as Dr. Pipes!

 

 

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May 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm

A woman…

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…I would like to know is Candace Owens.   She is a millennial possessed of logic and common sense in abundance,  not to mention great courage, because she is igniting ideological warfare among leftist-indoctrinated blacks by speaking the unvarnished truth,  which scares the hell out of those still on the “Maxine Waters plantation” as she so aptly phrases it.

Catch the flavor of this  most impressive  black female conservative.

 

 

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May 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm

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Ain’t no such…

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…thing as a peaceful protest when the Palestinians are involved.   Hamas has not yet confessed to  sending women  and children into the violence, but here it is  admitting most  of those killed were members of Hamas.

 

 

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