Category Archives: STRAY THOUGHT

AN INTERESTING THOUGHT

Pigs rank with the best of dogs for the ability to smell. And pigs are actually smarter and easier to train than most dogs, generally are not as distracted, are easily “housetrained,” and are relatively inexpensive. Instead of scanners, why … Continue reading

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GETTING LATE

And somehow today’s Kagan hearings, the Gulf oil spill, and the other things wrong with the government remind me of a story one of the Italian wire walkers used to tell. Gus, Guiseppe, said that when he was working iron … Continue reading

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MORE POSTS MANANA,

So I will finish with a curcumferential comment. Everyone knows the ratio of an igloo’s diameter to an igloo’s circumference. Eskimo pi. Stranger

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PART II OF THE BLOCK CAPTAIN PROPOSAL IS UP

at Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit. It seems a pretty ambitious proposal – but the starting moves are both reasonable and doable. Click on the link and read it over. Remember, the point is to get back to where we want … Continue reading

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CAN "ENVRONMENT" CAUSE DRUG ADDICTION?

With a swing of the Stetson to Instapundit for the tip, there there is an interesting item at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists.” Titled “Reversal of cocaine addiction by environmental enrichment” the item suggests “environmental enrichment” could … Continue reading

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IF CONFIRMED, KAGAN MAY HAVE TO RECUSE HERSELF

ON HEALTH CARE CASES? So says CNS News, in a rather lengthy item. Quoting the item: ” If confirmed to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan may have to recuse herself if the health care reform law comes before the high … Continue reading

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A "RESTORE FEDERALISM" AMENDMENT?

Randy Barnett at the law blog, Volokh.com, has proposed a Federalism Amendment. Quoting Barnett, his proposed amendment would go something like this: THE FEDERALISM RESTORATION AMENDMENT The legislative power of Congress shall not be construed to include mandating, regulating, prohibiting … Continue reading

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MAN AFRAID OF HIS NEIGHBORS WRITES LETTER TO EDITOR

The Boston Globe recently ran this letter to the editor. There has some doubt expressed about its legitimacy, and some “proper Bostonians” believe it is satire. As a long time observer of the anti-gun scene, I believe it is unlikely … Continue reading

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IS RACISM MAINLY ON THE RIGHT – OR ON THE LEFT?

There have been a lot of commentators accusing the political center and right of “raceism” lately. I have a reason to be interested. That lodge avatar is a tip of the Stetson to my mothers people. And while it’s been … Continue reading

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8 OUT OF 10 AMERICANS SAY GOVERNMENT DOES NOT HAVE THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED

Rasmussen reports says only 21 percent of Americans believe this government acts with the consent of the people. Somehow, I can only see that number shrinking. At least until a regime change, and an extensive rebuilding period. Stranger

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