NFL Arrogance

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I did not play football in high school. I was too busy with track, soccer, music and theater. Over the years, I never developed the habit of watching sports on television. Work and my other interests took precedence, and I’d much rather participate in athletic endeavors than watch others. There’s not much physical or psychological benefit in that.

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Bloodletting 4

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As all wait for a decision by Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, and for a decision on possible criminal charges against SLCPD Detective Jeff Payne and Lt. James Tracy, it appears the University of Utah Police Force is also engaging in a very public mea culpa, as The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

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Brooke Newton; The Unity Of America

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Brooke Newton

All too often, much of the news and commentary on SMM, and virtually everywhere else, is distressing. We tend to forget the goodness, kindness, generosity, altruism and decency that are the hallmarks of America and Americans. We allow the enemies of Americans–Americans In Name Only (AINOs) and their allies–to dominate the news, and to malign all that is good and true and indispensable about America. Sometimes it takes the death of one of us to remind us what is not usually news is more newsworthy than anything. Fox News Reports:

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Hillary Clinton: Secret Longing

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Oh dear. I labor never to take pleasure in the misery of others, but this does not fall into that category, and it affects not only the unlamented Hillary Clinton, but a media organ utterly devoid of ethical uprightness or the ability for self-reflection, so gentle readers, let’s enjoy the self-imposed angst of the self-imagined elite and eternally entitled.

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School Attacks: Saving Lives Or Saving Face, Part 3

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The Murders at the Umpqua Community College, in Newtown, Connecticut, and elsewhere have reignited the contrived controversy over school shootings.  I say contrived because, thankfully, and despite what the media and anti-gun activists would have us believe, mass shootings are not increasing in frequency; their numbers remain minute. Progressives, despite incontrovertible evidence their simplistic and freedom-destroying solutions—gun bans, “universal background checks,” closing the nonexistent “gun show loophole,” and “gun free” school zones—do not work, they can’t possibly work, never cease supporting them.  They patiently wait and renew their demands whenever a mass murder occurs, hoping to push over-reaching and ineffective legislation through the Congress while people are not thinking clearly.

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California and EVs: Disastrous Financial Math

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Chevy Bolt
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More and more, I find myself supportive of the idea, indeed, the necessity of California’s secession from the Union. I’m beginning to believe we need a border wall more between CA and the rest of America than we do on the Southern border. I’m nearly at the point of volunteering to help build it. The Truth About Cars provides evidence:

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The Freddie Gray Case, Update #49:

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In the aftermath of the failed Freddie Gray prosecutions/persecution, Baltimore continues to descend into even greater chaos than usual. Baltimore PD officers continue to abandon the city, not only in doing as little as possible, but those that can, by ending their employment. The BPD is having great difficulty recruiting suitable candidates to replace them, and is considering dramatically lowering hiring standards to allow serious drug users and other criminals to be hired.

Among the bits of farcical, tragic street theater was the “Nobody Kill Anybody” weekend, held the first weekend in August. Hot Air reports:

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Education: Problems And Solutions, Part 1–2017

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In 2011, I published a seven-part series on the problems of contemporary education, and proposed solutions for them.  It’s time to revisit and update that series.  Much changed during the age of Obama. Seizing control of the educational apparatus is always a primary goal of good communists everywhere, because molding the minds of the young is the vanguard of the revolution.  Or in Obama-speak, the goal was the fundamental transformation of America.  Under the Trump Administration, the signs seem to be pointing to less federal control and oversight. Let’s go forward to the past:

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