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Spoiler Alert on the OJ’s Paul Lucas Story

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After reading Parts I and II of Vern Nelson’s epic “Paul Lucas is Our Hero” series, I wasn’t sure if I was reading a political blog or watching a drama on the Hallmark Channel.  Nelson’s posts paint a story of good vs. evil, or right vs. wrong, of justice vs. injustice, and promises a happy…

Can Biometrics Solve Problem of Gun Violence?

In the wake of Newtown, CT, Christopher Dorner, the theater shooting in Colorado, Columbine and a host of other terrible shooting assaults on a defenseless public, there are calls for greater legislation to ban assault weapons and proposals to arm elemetnary school teachers and even janitors with weapons. A poll published last week in the…

NRA has an Enemies List of Political Cartoonists

Remember President Nixon’s Enemies List?  The National Rifle Association has one too. The NRA’s list features prominent journalists and political editorial cartoonists. From the post: So perhaps it’s linguistically fitting that of the 37 journalists on an NRA-ILA roster of organizations, corporations and public/media figures who have voiced “anti-gun” policies and stances, the list is…

NRA Releases Videogame with Coffin Shaped Targets

After blaming the horrific shooting of school children in Newtwon, CT on violent videogames, the National Rifle Association has released a videogame that teaches kids to shoot firearms.  The game, “NRA Practice Range,” has coffin shaped targets with red bullseyes at head and heart levels.  Just what you want your six-year old to play. From…

A Must Read Post on Mental Illness

  This guest post was shared with me on Facebook.  In the wake of the killings of children in Connecticut, it’s insight into how a parent with a mentally ill child deals with daily life. I’ve excerpted a couple of paragraphs, but please click through and read the entire post. I live with a son…

The Right To Shoot Liberals Shall Not Be Infringed

In Knoxville, Tennessee Sunday morning began like any other Sunday for the congregation of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. It did not end that way. Two people are dead, seven others are injured, because a gunman motivated by frustration over his inability to get a job, and hatred of the “liberal movement,” took his…