Wow! Magazine Forum For May 22, 2017

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Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Would You Say To President Trump if You Had His Ear For A Few Minutes?

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Enviro Insanity

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I present for your approval, gentle readers, an article by my good friend Bill Scott, who I’m sure you recall from my recent article about his heart troubles.  He’s also the father of Erik Scott, a man I’ve written a great deal about.  

In 1978, Bill L. Minor was looking forward to an enjoyable fishing trip, soaking up nature’s serenity, while dipping a line in the East Fork of the Walker River. He had flown into a friend’s private airstrip near the high desert foothills of the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, about 40 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, and driven to a favorite fishing spot along the river.

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The Special Counsel: A Few Initial Observations

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Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the Russia/collusion affair. Rosenstein is acting AG only in the Russia/collusion affair, and only because Jeff Sessions was stupid enough to listen to Democrats and recuse himself in that matter. Time will tell whether this will be a helpful or harmful move, but for the time being, a few initial observations:

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Comic Writings For 2016-2017

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I think it time I veer away from the political carnage and enjoy a laugh or two. Each year I post the inadvertently funny things my students write, and sometimes, say. I also throw in the occasional odd communication between staff members. Lest anyone think these grammatical and syntactic car wrecks are prima facie evidence of the failure of the public schools, please keep in mind most of them were written by my better students. How can that be? The purpose of school is, obviously, to learn, but it is also to build necessary skills. In that process, making mistakes is an integral part of learning and improving, and my better students often make errors when stretching a bit beyond their present abilities. This is a good thing, which demonstrates the schools are doing what they should be doing.

So, let’s plow ahead, gentle readers, and enjoy the delights of the inadvertent butchery of the mother tongue.

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Donald Trump: The Resistance Strikes 2

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Gentle readers: I know this didn’t happen mere hours ago, but I’m not a news outlet, so I normally wait a day or two to try to gather more complete information before commenting on such things. I’m sure you understand…

Some may be making the mistake of thinking “The Resistance” is just another vacuous Democrat slogan like “Hope and Change” or “Better Together,” or even “Malaise.   “Surely,” they think, “this will fade quietly away, just like all the rest when they outlive their usefulness.” Unfortunately, that’s not the way things are trending. Legal Insurrection reports on the latest progressive media broadside:

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Trump: The Resistance Strikes

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The Washington Post has done it again. This time they’ve published an anonymously sourced story claiming Mr. Trump somehow gave away the intelligence store in a meeting with the Russians. In short order, every person in the room for that meeting—and there were few—has clearly stated the Wapo’s story is false, including the Russians, yet the Media, including Fox News, continue to treat it as though it were true.

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Supreme Court: Concealed Carry?

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It began in 2008 when the Supreme Court handed down its Heller decision. DC law all but made it impossible for anyone to obtain a permit to keep a gun in their home(?!), and also required the fortunate and well-connected few to render the weapons unusable for self-defense. This despite the fact Dick Heller was a security guard, allowed arms at work. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion:

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To My Students: Farewell, For Now…

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The end of the school year is a bittersweet time for teachers. It’s satisfying to bring to an end a year of hard work. That engenders a feeling of accomplishment, of completion. But it’s always sad, because very soon, our classes will meet for the final time. Each class with its unique personality, comprised of the unique personalities of each of you, will die, never to be reborn.

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