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Border security does not require unmanned drones and high technology

A story in Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star details a court ruling overturning a conviction for littering against a member of a group placing water jugs in the desert for border crossers. More than 2,000 bodies of illegal immigrants, most, but … 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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NRA, don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining

            The National Rifle Association’s Executive Director Chris W. Cox begins September’s American Rifleman political report quoting Harry Truman who once said that politicians seeking a friend in Washington, D.C. should get a dog.             I would suggest to Mr. … Continue reading

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A soldier’s letter up at The Dakota Beacon

          I wrote a shorter version of this letter last week, but Steve Cates published this longer piece at The Dakota Beacon, a website worth a look.

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Letter from a soldier

            I’m acquainted with a number of military people serving in various branches, including several now serving in the Afghan combat zone. I received a letter from one of them worth sharing, but because this soldier is pursuing a military … Continue reading

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Why are neo-Nazis doing the federal government’s job in Arizona?

            Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu admits that parts of Arizona have been surrendered to Mexican smuggling cartels. Babeu’s request for additional aid from the federal government has gone largely ignored for political reasons. The danger to American and Mexican … Continue reading

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Incendiary free speech: expressed opinion spurs arsons

     In the Show Me State, one man expressed his opinion that Democrats are the party of parasites. An intolerant critic of the man’s viewpoint decided to show the farmer their displeasure.      Twice, someone torched the 40-foot truck trailer … Continue reading

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Dave’s contract with Congress

Ideas whose time have come This piece is an edited version originally written by a retired medical doctor who is an astute political observer, and one of my smarter brothers. Considering the legislative results, or lack thereof, arising out of … Continue reading

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