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Things to know before you go!

March 5, 2013

It’s that time again – by this time next week Sweetwater will have trebled in size, and we proudly hold forth with the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup. Newman Park will resemble a tent city, and parking any where near the coliseum is nearly impossible (although downtown will be deserted!). As the vendors offer their wares in the flea market, there are a few things to remember – just to stay out of trouble!

“Dependent” as a second language

February 27, 2013

Having pretty much called The Obama’s last State of the Union Speech (more taxes, more spending, etc.), I have to ask one question. Why is the backslash key so close to the backspace key? Oops, wrong question. I meant to ask, does he just take his previous State of the Union speeches and use a cut and paste method to write the latest one? Does writing a State of the Union speech in the Obama Whitehouse consist of Obama looking over the speechwriter’s shoulder and telling them to “put something in there from a speech where I blamed Republicans (or George W.

The lawyer people still respect

February 19, 2013

Since the inception of the profession, attorneys have tended not to be folks favorite people. Some hypothesize it is because we at times argue for that in which we do not believe, or perhaps it dates to a discomfort with legal systems (a feeling which dates to before the great days of Babylon) and our comfort in that setting. For whatever reason, it is unusual to find an attorney who, 144 years after his death, is still considered one of the most admired people in our nation.

Letter to the Editor: 2-10-13

February 12, 2013

The following is my opinion only and is not intended to change anyone's point of view. What you take away from reading this will be your opinion. Who knows, maybe you will have to ask yourself some tough questions.

Economy contracts, hubris expands

February 5, 2013

Having just seen reports that the American economy was actually shrinking in the last quarter of 2012, I have to wonder about all of the rosy rhetoric we heard from the left after the election and leading up to the recent inauguration. Because facts have turned out to refute that rhetoric, surely we are about to hear a lot of retractions and apologies from politicians on the left. After all, they told us (and were clearly, provably, wrong) everything was looking good and we were actually enjoying an economic recovery.

Quicker is not better!

January 29, 2013

Every time that there is a tragedy, the immediate reaction – from public and politicians alike – seems to be to try to adjust the law to prevent such things from occurring. And – if they can’t be prevented, to create a consequence which would keep any rational person from committing the act. Unfortunately, neither reaction tends to work well.

News flash! Obama creates some jobs!

January 22, 2013

Scene 1 act 1, cut to a tall tow headed thin man climbing to the top of the Capitol Dome (surrounded by parking lots totally devoid of any kind of police), holding a gun magazine capable of containing more than ten rounds of ammunition, while shrieking loudly "you'll never take me alive". Camera then pointedly pans to the "police-less" area surrounding the Capitol Dome…. (Excerpt from the yet to be written "How the Left Doesn't Police the Left).

A question of time

January 15, 2013

For the last year, county employees have been fielding questions concerning the state of the courthouse. It has been called everything from an oversized tombstone to a “Monster Energy Drink” can (because of its black and green coloring). Visiting attorneys and persons with business in the courthouse have called many offices trying to find it – only to discover that it really IS that big black building in the middle of town.

Gun free zones can be fatal

January 8, 2013

Because the main stream media mostly ignores murders involving small numbers of people (unless that is, the murdered people, or person, were/was killed with an "assault rifle" or, barring that the dead person is a teenager who reminds The Barack of what his mythical son would have looked like), this week I wanted to talk about something that happened in the community I live in. While definitely newsworthy, I seriously doubt it will make the national news, or for that matter even the news in the nearest large media market.

Once more... with feeling!

December 31, 2012

In a couple of days, we will start another New Year. The media is filled with recommendations for resolutions, how not to make resolutions, and a host of other thoughts. It is also filled with looking back on a year that has been extremely eventful, both positive and negative.

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