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Gitmo hunger strikers…

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Should we let those on a hunger strike at Gitmo die rather than force-feed them?  We are being pilloried for this painful treatment,  yet imagine the howls if we did allow them to starve themselves to death.   What the Left really wants is for the remaining detainees to be released,  just as Sen. Dianne Feinstein has suggested,  which history tells us means most of them will return to jihad against us.

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April 30, 2013 at 10:59 pm

George Jones, R.I.P.

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George Jones may indeed have been the  perfect country  singer,  but what I found most interesting about him was that he had a rather nice voice without the “countrifying”   —  the nasal twang nearly all country singers once had.   Even more fascinating is that he  corresponded with  Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

 

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April 30, 2013 at 9:17 am

Star Wars goes Navajo…

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This movie has been  dubbed in  many different languages,  but Navajo is undoubtedly the coolest.

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April 29, 2013 at 11:58 pm

A special vet passes…

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The man who provided the flag for what became the iconic photograph of Iwo Jima  has died.   Rest in eternal peace,  Alan Wood.

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April 29, 2013 at 9:14 am

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Here comes the sun…

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is tasked with watching the sun,  a job the SDO has presented in a new video showing off three years’ worth of solar activity.   Watch 36 months condensed into a few minutes here.

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April 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

This woman…

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…is one who may actually belong in the military.   She’s certainly  tough enough.

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April 28, 2013 at 9:18 am

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Make them join…

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Democrats have  suddenly discovered  how truly awful ObamaCare is,  so please  sign the petition  to help ensure that,  as Sen. Richard Burr so slyly puts it,  Congress gets to enjoy the program along with its constituents.

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April 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm

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Whose head?

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The Marist College crew team has found a  seven-foot tall  head in the Hudson River.   The Styrofoam and fiberglass head was obviously well-done,  but its origins and ownership are unknown.

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April 27, 2013 at 9:04 am

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Twinkie skipping unions…

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The new owner of Twinkie, Ding Dongs and other calorie-laden goodies  isn’t going to  hire union workers.   This makes sense,  since labor unions are what killed the original company,  just as they nearly killed the automotive industry.   Labor unions have a habit of killing the geese laying their golden eggs.

Union bosses are screeching that only their workers can operate the complicated machinery.   One,  bakery equipment isn’t all that complicated.   Two,  I’m betting  a lot of union members will be willing to ditch the union in order to get a job once their benefits expire.

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April 26, 2013 at 11:55 pm

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Dog vs cat owners…

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Turns out there really are  differences between  dog owners and cat owners.   I have owned both,  as well as horses, cattle and lambs and rabbits.   What does that make me  — schizoid?

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April 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

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