Down to the Wire
Jeffrey L. "Hunter" Jordan's Ashland, Ohio trial for carrying a concealed weapon with a license is just five days away as I write. This suggests that either the County Prosecutor, Robert DeSanto, fully intends to push on with the prosecution of a man he knows to be innocent, or there is a plea bargain in progress behind the scenes.
In either case, it is still essential that everyone continue to write letters to Mr. DeSanto, the Mansfield News Journal, and Russ Kent, a News Journal reporter. Mr. DeSanto must understand that public opinion opposes his persecution of an innocent man, and the waste of taxpayer dollars. (Read the rest here)
What good are most bugs, anyway? Or politicians, for that matter? And is there any essential difference between them?
Right now the East Coast is being inundated with cicadas--"Brood X," it's called. Sounds like a horror movie, right? Well, it is, like Beginning of the End, which is about Giant Grasshoppers That Tried to Eat Everyone.
The only good thing I can say about Brood X is that they over there and not here.
The last time a cicada brood hatched in my area there must have been a trillion of the little heinous beasts. They're harmless, but they're the dumbest bugs in the universe. If they fall on their backs, they can't even right themselves. They just lie there and wiggle their legs. (Read the rest here)
High Price of Gas
These must be halcyon days for finger-shaking ecoboobies and mass transportation fascists. The price of a gallon of gasoline has risen in the state where I live -- and Colorado has the lowest prices in the nation -- to over two dollars. For those of us with large, powerful cars -- ours is the Durango with the big V8 -- it's getting a little annoying.
Once again, everybody gains from this insane -- and scandalously unnecessary -- crisis except the people who do all the work, create all the wealth, and pay for everything in this country: the productive class.
The government, which made this mess on the way to transmogrifying itself from a more or less constitutional democracy into one of the most pathetically incompetent empires in the history of the planet, absolutely loves it. They never cared much for the idea of the private automobile, anyway. After all, you can't allow taxpayers and potential conscriptees that much privacy and independence. It might give them ideas. (Read the rest here)
Chicken Chronicles, Part II
This story gets more and more bizarre as each moment passes. This incredible tale is taking place in real time, right now in Josephine County, Oregon.
To catch you up, Nick Gombos was on his way home around 10:00 PM back in March. He stops to pick up a classified newspaper at a Rays Market in Williams, OR, and finds a chicken huddled in an open crate.
Nick takes the chicken home to care for it.
A neighbor tells Nick the chicken is a regular homeless chicken at the market, so Nick calls the market to let them know hes taking care of the chicken. Apparently, an employee at the market complained to Josephine County Sheriff Deputy Matt Tripp, who called Nick and ordered him to return the chicken to the parking lot, where it could resume dodging cars and eat scraps thrown to it by store employees and passersby. (Read the rest here)
Unthinkable: Partition Iraq
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"Rants and Rumblings"
How can anyone "support" this invasion of Iraq, especially with the proof of U.S. forces using torture and murder on top of everything else? What is it going to take to end this nightmare?
Final Stretch, Part Two - Continuous Letters
It's reminder time again.
As Hunter's trial date comes ever closer, it likewise becomes ever more important to rachet up the pressure in Ohio. Every day that comes with charges still lodged against Hunter should bring a geometrically increasing quantity of letters to the prosecutor and local newspaper editors in support of our friend and RKBA.
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