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Colorado strange…

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As if legalizing pot weren’t insane enough,  Colorado has now decided that texting while driving  should be legal  under certain circumstances.  You now have to be texting  in  “a careless or imprudent manner” to get a ticket for it in that state.   What on earth could possibly go wrong with this approach?

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June 23, 2017 at 5:41 pm

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Flint attack…

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An assailant reportedly yelled  “Allahu Akbar”   before stabbing  an off-duty police officer in the neck at the Bishop Airport in Flint,  Michigan.   As if having  deadly water  created by Flint’s Democrats wasn’t bad enough,  now the FBI is  unwilling  to say that this was an act of terrorism.

 

 

 

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June 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm

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Belgium blows…

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Good for the Belgian military for killing  this jihadist  before he could inflict his intended damage on those in the Brussels railway station.   However,  we will not be spared the panties-in-a-wad elite trying to find some non-Islamic reason for the attack,  despite the Moroccan native screaming “Allahu akbar” as he charged the soldiers with a backpack full of explosives.

 

 

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June 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm

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CNN’s fake poll…

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The admittedly unscientific and totally  anti-Trump poll  that CNN conducted was supposed to show that the country hates Trump as much as CNN does,  but we deplorables voted over 70% against Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice.   But I don’t expect CNN to return to being an actual news outlet.   Neither should you.

 

 

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June 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm

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Helmut Kohl, R.I.P.

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The long-serving  German chancellor  deserved either praise or damnation for the reunification of Germany,  depending on one’s point of view.   Since my view is that the European Union was a stinking hot mess from its inception,  I’m disinclined to shed many tears for a man who proved himself as a politician,  but was a failure as a husband and father. For others,  the jury is still out on Kohl’s legacy,  and  largely dependent on the ultimate success or failure of the EU.

 

 

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June 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm

Father’s Day 2017…

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There are some lousy fathers in this world,  but  David Eubank  is not one of them.   I’m not the least surprised that this former Green Beret started an aid program in  a very dangerous place,  nor that he ran through gunfire in order to save a child.   No,  I don’t think all Green Berets set such a sterling example,  but having known a number of them over the years,  I can say with certainty that most of them would run through a hail of bullets to save someone,  especially a child.

If your father is alive,  appreciate him.  If he is a good father,  you are lucky,  so act like it.   His only job was to give you roots,  then wings,  so if  he succeeded,  he was a good dad.    If he did more,   I hope you learned from it.   My father is no longer alive,  but I still talk to him occasionally because I see things which I know would amuse him —  he had a rich and lively sense of humor.    I’ll be having lunch with some family members, including three fathers.   My interactions with their children let me know what a fine job they are doing,  and I’ll let them know how appreciative I am.

 

 

 

 

 

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June 18, 2017 at 8:06 pm

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Louie freed…

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A year after releasing 130 year old Larry back into the ocean,  Peter’s Clam Bar in Long Island has officially  set free  Louie, thought to be a few years older,  who had been living in a tank at the bar for the last two decades.

I am less sanguine about Louie’s chances of survival in his former natural habitat than the town of Hempstead seems to be.   I’m afraid the ancient crustacean will shortly wind up as lunch,  most likely as human food at a restaurant.

 

 

 

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June 17, 2017 at 9:59 pm

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