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Betrayed Again by the Right

During the first few months after 9-11, our nation had a choice. We could treat the terrorists behind the attack as criminals, capture them, put them on trial and execute the guilty, or we could engage in an ideological war between freedom in the west and religious ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/14/2010 (ALL)

Previous: IPS 7/31/2010 Next:IPS 8/28/2010 Yes, I'm still a little sporadic in my posts, but hope to do better. I've found a couple of subjects and hopefully I'll start to post a little more regularly. I took the picture this week on a HOT, HOT day. This ... Continue reading

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Women Vs. Firearms

**E**ver so often we hear about the right to carry concealed being under attack. What if the people contesting this right were faced with this situation ? what choice would they choose ? what would you do ? - Condom - Cell phone calling 911 - Glock ... Continue reading

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Morning Glory Love/Hate Relationship

We watched the sun rise from our east deck this morning. What a gentle, inspiring beginning to a day. In front of us, a Morning Glory vine was also welcoming the day with these bright blue flowers. It was beautiful. But then, our eyes backed off from ... Continue reading

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Alert: New mental disorder discovered

A new mental disorder similar to Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy has been discovered. It is called Obama Syndrome By Proxy. Munchausen By Proxy is a psychological illness where the insane person inflicts suffering on the people under the crazy person's care to prolong the symptoms of an ... Continue reading

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TGIF - How you’d say bye bye

JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater, gave an entirely new meaning to giving notice this past Tuesday. Yeah, he's the guy in the news for 'sliding the chute/jumping ship/screaming take this job and shove it' - or as some would say, not giving two week's notice. Since this ... Continue reading

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I ain’t sure

I went to the college. I read all the books. I lived the life with my momma and my kin folk. We've been around a long, long, long time. So why is it now...all of a suddenly...them boys going to tell my and my momma that Socialism ... Continue reading

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The Clouse-Mandell Summit

Lawrence-Douglas County Firefighter Daniel Clouse has been cited for battery after an argument with Lawrence resident Bob Mandell. In short, Daniel Clouse was offended that Bob Mandell did not remove his hat during the band's playing of the National Anthem. Clouse told Mandell of the offense and ... Continue reading

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Target Grocery Deals

Lots of new [coupons on the Target site][1] this week. Here are a few of my favorites and their store match ups: [$1/1 Produce Item][2]: I used two of these; one to buy a zucchini and one to purchase a squash. Each was $1.99/lb and weighed appx. ... Continue reading

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Hot

It's hot outside, and the best way to beat the heat is going to the pool! Continue reading

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You’re the Poet; “Silence of the Deep”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Alive, asleep, by, deep, deep, deep, deep, end, explore, keep, mend, shore, sleep, steep. Silence of the Deep! By L. Don Oliver A gentle refreshing sea breeze, Waves splashing upon ... Continue reading

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KU receivers offer mixed bag of talent, experience; but which will shine brightest in 2010?

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill, on Monday, made no secret about the way he feels about his wide receivers. “We have a solid receiving corps, I can say that,” Gill told the media during KU’s annual media day at the Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center. ... Continue reading

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Obama’s Nation - How You Doin’?

Political discourse is filled with hypotheses, hyperbole, and hyper activity. The Radical Right Wingers, the Loony Left, and the Mediocre Moderates can't seem to agree on anything. President Barack Obama has been described as the Messiah, the Anti-Christ, and most everything in between. Citations proving a person's ... Continue reading

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More on Defense Spending

An article from Time.com edited for size. Note. The command discussed here was imposed on the military by civilian authorities. Some consider it a "hobby shop". Defense Secretary Robert Gates declared Monday that he plans to kill the Pentagon's U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) - a high-tech ... Continue reading

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Songs that are hot! Let’s make them about heat, warmth, fire

No more crying. We're moving along to an equally important human condition and it's about being hot! A friend sent me a link to, 'Summer in the City' and it induced a mirage in which music and lyrics surrounded me in warmth, heat, fire! Whether it's body ... Continue reading

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What’s Next?

Fair question asked by one of the bloggers on the “Hard Arrogant Left” blogs. On those blogs there can be no doubt that some number of participants used personal attack as the coin of the realm. It should be noted that the number of posters resorting to ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — Proving Those Naysayers Wrong!

From the time I was a very little kid, I felt that I was different from other kids my age. Maybe it was the way that I could never sit still in class, or the way that I seemed to feel emotions much more intensely than everyone ... Continue reading

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Marbled M Monday - make M matter.

It's a Monday and today we're playing our crazy letter game. Today's game consists of making sentences out of words beginning with the letter M only. Your sentences must be at least twenty words in length and each word needs to begin with the letter M. We ... Continue reading

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A feast from our neighbors’ gardens

It is two billion degrees outside. It is far too hot to cook. I was too sweaty and tired on Sunday night to think about putting together a "hot, brown, and plenty of it" sort of meal. Plus, we spent the weekend at Grand Lake in Oklahoma ... Continue reading

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I’ve seen the light(ning)!

The other night, I was working away in the office when things took a turn for the slow. I thought I caught a flash out of the corner of my eye, so I fired up a Web browser (I’m pretty sure I’m the first person, ever, to ... Continue reading