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The creation of poverty: Why have-nots have not

Teen set fire to a home with her baby inside — and texted pics to her boyfriend, Texas cops say

 

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“Rep. Steve King’s campaign ties Parkland’s Emma González to ‘communist’ Cuba”

Rep. Steve King’s campaign ties Parkland’s Emma González to ‘communist’ Cuba

I’m not about to engage in a personal attack on Steve King, either, although it wouldn’t be hard to do so.

While King is not by any means the only offender mentioned in the article, he and others here violate two of the guidelines of Free Speech Handbook, and so engage in conduct that I will discourage on The William Tell Show:

  1.   Judge the thought, not the thinker.

  7.   Don’t change the subject.

The issue here is gun control, specifically I would say the prospect of banning AR-15s and any other “assault rifle.”  Gonzales herself is not the issue.  Cuba is not the issue.

What’s in a name?

(Originally posted 05/23/12 at Trojan Horse Productions. Reblogged 03/12/14.)

Some years ago, I was home on vacation (that is, visiting my mother out-of-state) and saw this item in the newspaper. In Detroit, this fellow was resisting arrest and the struggle got really mean, and he wound up sustaining injuries from which he died.

On the one hand, OK, too bad, it happens.

On the other hand, I had to wonder what other end this gentleman could have met; his mother having named him “Malice Green.”

Did either of his parents ever bother to consider what that name means?

Give your child a sensible name!

If your parents failed to do so, you may want to give yourself a sensible name.

We have a page devoted to this issue (here).

 

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A case for the death penalty

Death penalty sought for alleged Boston bomber Tsarnaev

A friend of mine, a Lutheran pastor, opposes capital punishment.  But to my mind, her story, which she told me circa 1985, poses the premiere case for the death penalty.

She had a son, a lively pre-teen, who died suddenly under suspicious circumstances.  At first, police found a person of interest in Arthur Goode, a known pedophile who was known to have been in the area at the time.  It was soon enough established that Goode had been nowhere near the time and place of the death, and the death was ruled accidental.

That did not prevent Goode from harassing the family for years with phone calls and letters in which he spewed forth lurid details of what he now alleged he had done with the boy.
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