The Dog That Didn’t Bark

5:51 pm December 5th, 2017

Has anyone else noticed an odd omission from all the recent, harrowing accounts of sexual assault and outright rape of young women in the motion picture and TV news industries by older, powerful men?

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Have A Deplorably Happy Thanksgiving!

6:28 pm November 22nd, 2017

(Brunette here.) 2017 has been quite an amazing year so far. Hard to believe the holidays are upon us already! Many people seem to be dreading those dinner table conversations, now that nearly every subject (except maybe pets) can lead to political disagreements. Sports? (NFL kneelers . . . Check.) Weather? (Climate change, check.) Entertainment? (Harvey Weinstein was only the beginning, check.)

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We also sell books, by the way

9:17 am October 31st, 2017

A dozen recent listings of interest at: . . . Click title to reach original listing (with further illustrations) or to buy.

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How many U.S. Marines does it take to hold a hill?

5:17 pm October 26th, 2017

I had meant to re-post this yesterday, Oct. 25 -– as I used to do, every couple of years. (Have six years really sped by?) But of course our friends at GoDaddy chose the evening of Oct. 24, this year, to shut us down for 44 hours as they “migrated this site to a new server.” Anyhow -– as we now seem to be “up” again, and despite the fact there are unfortunately fewer and fewer each year who actually remember the dark days of 1942 — here it is, largely unchanged from the last time I posted it, on or about Oct. 25, 2011 . . .

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‘Blood on their hands’?

11:45 am October 24th, 2017

(Note: A version of this column appears in the Nov. 10 edition of “Firearms News,” on newsstands next week.)

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 01: People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Way Things Work in Vegas . . . Part Two

9:53 pm October 18th, 2017

(Our first installment ended with a lengthy excerpt from Tom Conley, a former civilian police captain, senior-level commissioned officer in the United States Navy Reserve, and certified U.S. Department of Defense counter-terrorism instructor, posted at the “Security” magazine Web site on Oct. 13 ( .)

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The Way Things Work in Vegas . . . Part One

9:03 pm October 18th, 2017

Our friend Ernie Hancock, who runs the Freedom’s Phoenix radio show and Web site down in Phoenix ( ) claims I originated the dictum that -– if you want the straight dope on any big, controversial news event -– you just need to “wait three weeks” for the official “massaged for the masses” narrative to start to unravel.

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If they knew who caused all these recurring deadly California wildfires, would they do anything? Wanna bet?

7:18 pm October 15th, 2017

I see where 40 people have now died (with 5,700 homes destroyed) in wildfires along California’s central and north-central coast this month -– wildfires that are far hotter, more intense, more widespread, and harder to extinguish than would have been common 50 years ago.

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Americans should be proud to love firearms . . . and freedom

9:28 am October 13th, 2017

At one of the local thrift shops this week I picked up the fifth ever weekly issue of Sports Illustrated — Sept. 13, 1954. The magazine has one major article, each, on college football (no NFL — my dad reported the pro league was still considered largely disreputable back then, sort of like professional wrestling); baseball; auto racing; boxing (Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles), mountain-climbing, hunting, and spearfishing.

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Who decided to issue Mohamed Noor a gun?

7:11 pm September 11th, 2017

(a leftover from August)

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