Tag: Political Commentary

Pot or Not?

Recently, for the sake of research, I posed this question in Facebook: “Would making recreational marijuana legal in Ohio be a good thing or a bad thing. “. The results of my highly unscientific poll were interesting and varied. Respondents who I assumed would be against the drug were for it, and others who I …

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Stronger Gun Laws?

Recently a link to a website was circulated on Facebook that encouraged one to sign a pledge for stronger gun laws that would “keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and save lives”. This pledge means absolutely nothing. It has no substance and it has no purpose, other than the opportunity for the …

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After Ferguson, Where Do We Go From Here?

I have been watching with growing concern as the events have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri and around the nation following the announcement of no indictment for Darren Wilson over the shooting of Michael Brown. You may note that I made no mention of the ethnicity, occupation, or physical characteristics of each person in the preceding …

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Asset Forfeiture Primer

  Recently there was a flurry of comments on a Facebook debate regarding the merits of Asset Forfeiture, presumably both civil and criminal. Since I am very familiar with the debaters I felt compelled to attempt to educate them in what asset forfeiture is all about and hopefully dispel some of their misconceptions. Although I …

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Out of Control Gun Control

Recently there has been an influx of witticisms by various groups and individuals who either do, or do not, support gun control. Mostly it has been a play on words using the over used cliché “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. Actually, to put a fine point on it, that is inaccurate. With regards …

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On Memorial Day 2014

Yesterday, while en route to the cemetery to visit the grave site of my parents, I spoke to my grand-daughter about memorial day. She had a vague idea of what it is all about but no real clear understanding. This is probably to be expected of a 10-year-old child but demonstrates the fact that the …

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There Is a Bug In The Butter!

The title of this blog has absolutely nothing to do with the article itself. I heard somewhere one should have a headline that will get the attention of the reader. So that was my intent. It probably also said somewhere the headline should be germane to the article, but you can’t have everything. Also it …

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How Memorial Was Memorial Day?

The grills have all cooled down, the hangovers are no longer hanging over, and most of us are back to work. However, since Memorial Day I have been wondering to what degree American’s have given of themselves in order to be memorialize annually by too much alcohol and burnt burgers. And having The grills have …

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