Author: shadeslanding
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Las Vegas Massacre 10-02-2017

I don’t know what woke me at 4:30am today, but I thought now that I am up, I’ll go downstairs and grab a banana and go back to bed. I saw the TV was on an my wife had fallen asleep on the couch and there…

A Proper Chicago Dog

There are a few things that we Chicagoans and in my case: Ex-Chicagoan are picky about: Our Cubs, and Bears, music (blues), beer, women, and food. In particular Chicago Dogs and Pizza. Gyros also has a place as a true staple of the Chicago area by…

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Can permit holders carry at the MN State Fair?

Kare 11 T.V. in the Twin Cities had an interesting investigative report on whether the State Fair can post gun banning signs and enforce them by keeping persons who have a permit to carry a pistol from entering the fair. What follows is my take on…

Graduation requirement: Constitution test.

When I went to high school (1966-1970), it was required that all seniors take and pass a test on the Constitution of the United States. Not quite a citizenship test but close. The thinking was that as students and young Americans you should at least be…

GOP Shooter and F.B.I. Analysis

The F.B.I. put forth one hell of a confusing analysis of the GOP shooting on June 14th. What we know: The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville Illinois, we know belonged to several leftists groups such as: Boycott the Republican Party Terminate the Republican Party The…

Supreme Court: Offensive & Hateful speech is Protected Speech

In Matal v. Tam the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied the application under a Lanham Act provision prohibiting the registration of trademarks that may “disparage . . . or bring . . . into contempt or disrepute” any “persons, living or dead.” 15 U. S.…

Virginia Shooting – GOP – 5 wounded

[A full PDF of his Facebook postings can be found here. The links still work to Hodgkinson’s linked content. But no photos are present.] Today a lone shooter attempted the mass murder of several dozen GOP House and Senate members and staff while they practiced for…

The Problem with Many Millennials

I want to be clear. Not all Millennials are toxic Millennials. Some work and work very hard. Some study and study very hard. My daughter is one of them. So I don’t want to use a broad brush and paint all Millennials in the likeness of…

Let Them Take Arms

We are living in exceptional times just as our parents did who made it through WWII and Korea.   It is almost impossible to be self sufficient in today’s society. Government won’t allow it and in fact they see it and those that are as a…