Category Archives: Random Topics

Take care when you decide what to vote for

While walking down the street one day a U.S. senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. The Senator’s soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.   “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before … Continue reading

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A musical interlude courtesy of Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens is known for his quirky ballads and humorous dittys. I’m told be a couple amateur musicians that he’s a darn good guitar player. His latest music video, God Save Arizona, is on a more serious note, but the guitar … Continue reading

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Liberals crossing Canadian border raising concerns

Found this article (wink wink) in an airplane forum I frequent. It, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, was too good not to pass along: Allegedly from The Manitoba Herald The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada … Continue reading

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Curses, foiled again!

          My grassroots attempt to get Human Events’ White House correspondent and friend John Gizzi the front-row seat in the White House Briefing room was foiled when National Public Radio got the nod from the WH Correspondent Association instead.             … Continue reading

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Shooting is a perishable skill

            I met an interesting fellow instructing at a shooting range last Saturday who taught me a few things that convinced me I need to spend some more time in his company. Any target-shooting firearm carrier who spends some time … Continue reading

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A correspondent’s view of armed conflicts

          Jim Hooper is a writer and photographer who spent years covering wars around the world. I met him back when we were both skydivers. “Hoop” ran a famous drop zone in Zephyrhills, Florida and I managed a somewhat more … Continue reading

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Stirring, poignant, heartbreaking

            I’ve never been a big fan of music videos, but a good one or a clunker can make or break a performer’s newest tune. Here are a few grassroots music videos that do appeal to me, but I have … Continue reading

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If this is all you’re known for, it’s a good thing

            Rick Monday spent 19 years in Major League Baseball. In 1976 he made a memorable play at Dodger Field when a couple of hooligans tried to disrupt a game by burning an American flag on the field.             Great … Continue reading

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Celebrate Independence Day

Tonight in cities and towns across this great nation the rockets red glare will shine and the bursts of colors will echo “the shot heard round the world” that heralded the birth of the greatest nation on the planet. Celebrate … Continue reading

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Get Gizzi that front-row seat, and thanks for your support

          This post has really gotten some traffic today and been one of the most popular entries on this blog. It was a good idea when I posted it and it deserves a bump back to the top of the page.            … Continue reading

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