Michelle Obama: Changing Things Up

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Barack Obama has often been lauded as a sort of first for a great many reasons.  He’s the first half-black president, the greatest gun salesman in American history, the first post-Constitution president, the first pen and phone president, and now, Michelle Obama and he are the first pseudo-impressionistic—artistically speaking–president and first lady.

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Police: Commanding Mistakes

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There are officers yelling commands from three sides

In Wichita: A Non-Swat Swatting 3, I noted, as I often have, the importance of using a single, competent officer to issue commands to suspects in potentially dangerous situations.  All too often, it seems, innocent people die because multiple officers are screaming confusing, contradictory commands at them, and shooting them when they fail to assimilate all of those commands and do—or don’t do—what’s being demanded of them at precisely the right moment.  Too often, when one officer shoots, every other officer in range joins in with “me too” shots simply because someone fired.

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Barbara Bush: For Whom The Bell Tolls–UPDATED

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“Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” 

                   John Donne Devotions 17

Mrs. Manor and I are approaching 40 years of marriage. We sincerely hope to surpass 50 years, for our love, one for the other, deepens daily.  To be married 72 years, as Barbara and George H. W. Bush were, is extraordinary, a testament to the ethics of a different time, an older generation, to a truly great love, yet my lesser experience provides at least a little insight into the tragedy of Barbara’s death at 92.  Tragedy, and joy in the certainty she’s with the Lord.

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Wichita: A Deadly Non-SWAT Swatting 3

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In January of 2018, I posted Wichita: A Deadly Non-SWAT Swatting and Wichita: A Deadly Non-SWAT Swatting 2.  “Swatting” occurs when someone makes a false call of a hostage or similar situation in the hope the police will respond and kill an innocent. Unfortunately, all too often, mindless police responses do just that, which was the case in Wichita.

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Massachusetts: It’s Good To Be Dah Judge!

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Back in February of 2013, I wrote The Courts Won’t Let The Government destroy The Second Amendment…Right?   That particular article focused on the fact that the Second Amendment hung on a 5/4 Supreme Court majority.  It still does.  A recent development in Massachusetts reminds us that government may not be the primary danger.  The courts may, alone, do away with the Second Amendment As Margot Cleveland writes at The Federalist:

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Chick-fil-A: The Horror Of Christian Traditionalism

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Submitted for your approval: a tale of what happens when the most innocuous of creatures, chickens and cows, conspire with Christians to infiltrate New York City.  It’s a tale of surprise, bizarre plot twists, and utter horror.  Sit back and read The New Yorker as we explore Chick-fil-A in–The Twilight Zone.

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Going Loco With In Loco Parentis

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The doctrine of “in loco parentis”—in the place of the parents—is what gives school authorities the power to discipline the children of others, within reasonable, lawful limits.  Among those limits are school boundaries, not only in property, but in time.  The people running the Lacey School District in Lacey Township, New Jersey seem to think such well understood and tested limits don’t apply to them.  NJ.com reports:

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