The other one was 1975. At least in my lifetime. 1975 was weird for good reasons and bad.
Have you ever wondered why moments end? I wrote about the Irish Moment and the Jewish Moment and the Gay Moment on Saturday.
The only Christmas I remember getting everything I wanted was in 1975.
H/T Bob the retiree Trying to keep the old Christian virtues in check on Christmas.
The vices are, indeed, let loose, and they wander and do damage.
Alton, Illinois — Spirits of the dead in the river city of Alton, Illinois, voted last night to organize as a union affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Dina Spector breathlessly reports that “December Heat Wave Smashes Temperature Records In New York City” on Business Insider.
Have you ever seen a moment end? I watched Duck Dynasty once or twice.
I nearly killed my nephew, Scott, when he was about seven-years-old. I was 15 or so.
A_t least once every human should have to run for his life, to teach him that milk does not come from supermarkets, that safety does not come from policemen, that ‘news’ is not something that happens to other people.
Submitted by Bob, the retiree: To the Millennials of America, All you sniveling, whining, crybaby Millennials need to quit your complaining and get signed up with Obamacare as soon as possible.
“There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.
My son, Jack, crashed into the house about midnight. (Not literally. He just made a lot of noise coming through the door.
Do you realize that’s been nearly five years since I wrote this post?
When I was three, a cat jumped off the roof of a screened deck onto my back as I was walking up the stairs to the deck.
Before I answer that, a little science. Scientists study all kinds of things.
I can be pretty hard on Republicans. Not hard enough for some. Too hard for others.
Lowell Weicker was a RINO. So was Lincoln Chaffe for a while. And John Linsday, the mayor who tried to destroy New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Today on ABC’s This Week, Speaker of the House John Boehner spoke very powerful words about himself.
Yeah, I know. Obama’s childish, petulant, and tyrannical tantrums over the continuing resolution makes me want to fight like an angry cat, too.
Will help coordinate highway overpass demonstrations to support the patriotic truckers? America’s truckers are heading to Washington, DC to demand respect for the Constitution.
I’m sure you’ve all see the reports. WWII Veterans asked the White House for permission to visit the World War II Memorial in case of a shutdown.
“I shouldn’t have to offer anything.” Barack Obama on why he’s shutting down the government.
I was wrong. As the continuing resolution fight approached, I expected House Republicans to cave.
Sam Adams and friends risked their lives in the commission of a felony in their outrage over government overreach.
The Republican primary for US Senate in 2016 will actually be a battle for an empty seat.
Imagine how isolated Roy Blunt must feel. Senator Blunt is a party man.
Harry Reid needs six Republicans to fund Obamacare. Mitch McConnell signed up immediately.
Since the 1980s, the AARP has been lobbying Congress and the White House.
People are natural creatures. People were created without earthly masters. People are born free to choose.
Listen carefully. Rewind and listen again. This is Jimmy Rogers talking about Ben Bernanke’s legacy.
I had no idea this was coming when I wrote my blog post on gratitude at midnight.
For years, conservatives have relied on a handful of brave State Senators to block really bad bills.
There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate. So quit waiting for one, and quit staying at home and casting a protest vote.
_Historic Veto Session leaves Missourians frustrated. _ Why is it that we expect more from elected public servants than from ourselves?
John Kerry isn’t fit for Secretary of State, and the whole world knows it.
I got four emails from Republican candidates today. They all sucked. I’ve made every mistake they made, so I won’t beat anyone up over it.
War is too damn serious to fight in half-measures or for a president’s pride.
I’ve devoted this week to fighting Obama’s march to war in Syria. And I am ready to change parties over this issue.
Over the years I’ve said and written nasty things about liberals. Liberals, progressives, lefties, whatever the name.
The House GOP leadership has a problem. The conservative base wants Boehner to use the continuing resolution to force a showdown over Obamacare.
Samantha. She’s the daughter every parent hopes for. Diligent. Dedicated. Kind to a fault.
The stronger the union the weaker the learnin'. According to Harvard Business Review, students learn less in states with stronger teachers' unions.
It was one of the greatest speeches in the history of speaking. It promoted two self-evident goods: freedom and equality.
I just finished Level 1 Training with the Center for Self-Governance. While I have a long way to go to complete the training, I can tell you I needed this.
I’ll let one of my favorite thinkers, St. Louis native Don Peppers, tell about St.
**PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR____** OUR NEXT BIG AFTER PARTY EVENT!____ It is Thursday, August 15, at 7:00 P.
Get into the spirit of ‘76 with a great live musical # You probably didn’t know that I was a theatre guy in high school and college.
I’m a coward. It was the final zone inspection of boot camp. Navy Recruit Training.
David Hanneberry lost the love of his life in the capture of Suspect Two—his boat.
The police in Watertown responded magnificently. But the most brilliant strategic move gets little notice from the press.
I’m in San Francisco this week. I’m taking notes. I just walked past a carbon-copy of my little doggy Stella guarding her homeless master who was sleeping on the stoop of a building at 8th and Mission.
This is a Vine clip of the first explosion at the Boston Marathon.
Please join us as we host Ray Cunio talking to us about Agenda 21.
President Obama submitted a budget wildly out of balance that increases taxes across the board.
Gary Weigert, State Rep. Paul Curtman, and I will share a panel at Show-Me Cannabis Reform Spring Conference Saturday, April 13 from 1:45 to 2:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Downtown, 200 N.
On Tuesday, RNC Chief of Staff, Mike Shields, lashed out at the “professional right” and grassroots groups, blaming conservatives for all that ails the GOP.
“Over my dead body.” That’s how Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-MO) described her opposition to any attempts by the US government to seize retirement accounts or bank deposits.
Before I get to Election Day . . . Join Bill Hennessy at The Creek in Washington, MO # First, a plug.
Sorry for the change, but I’m tired of tracing down fake names to proxy servers in Jamaica and Dubai.
Don’t ask me to explain why the human brain works the way it does.
A lot of activity on the 2nd Amendment front. [caption id=“attachment_13149” align=“alignright” width=“359”] The 2nd Amendment needs your help Wednesday, March 27 in Jefferson City[/caption]
This couldn’t get any easier. Look over to the right. See this?
Our old friends John and Gina Loudon appear on ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap this Thursday, March 28.
Reuters reports (via ZeroHedge) that Switzerland has reached a secret deal with the United States to assist the US government in conducted a Cyprus-style confiscation of deposits held in Swiss bank accounts.
Were Rockwood School District to shut down, the entire bond-issue-campaign-financing industry would slump into depression.
The United Nations wants our federal government to negate the laws of Colorado and Washington regarding marijuana.
I’m using abortion as an example, but this bit of science applies to all political messaging.
Every penny taken from your in taxes is a penny someone else decides how to spend.
The GOP’s self-examination on the 2012 election debacle rightly identifies marketing and messaging and lack of a ground game as contributors to that mess.
In the past 15 years, Kirkwood School Districts operation costs have skyrocketed almost 100 percent.
Old Jack Danforth is a troubled man. [caption id=“attachment_13392” align=“alignright” width=“300”] “You once called me a ‘warped, frustrated old man.
An enduring criticism of the Church over a millennium involves its wealth and opulence.
Pulled from comments, in response to TJ, you asked: “I am somewhat confused about the current outrage.
“That is the third time you’ve lied to me!” Those were the words of Missouri State Senator Kurt Schaefer to Director of Revenue Brian K.
A lot. Marijuana prohibition costs enough to put more than 900 new police officers on the streets.
Jennifer Rubin—WaPo’s token conservative—said it perfectly: McCain lost his cool with Rand Paul and sounded like the old man down the street screaming to the new kids on the block, “Get off my lawn!
Allan Savory caused the slaughter of 40,000 elephants in a vain attempt to save the planet by stopping desertification.
Imagine that you’re in a large field. Dust swirls around your ankles. Only an occasional weed interrupts the rocks and sands.
[caption id="" align=“alignleft” width=“196”] State Senator John Lamping is sponsoring a bill in the Missouri Legislature to curb privacy invasions built into Common Core State Standards.
St. Louis City Fathers Freak Out Because Police Sergeant Gary Wiegert Lobbies For Sane Marijuana Reforms
You’d think people would listen when a career police officer says we need to reform marijuana laws.
Mary is a good student, and a tad independent. At 18, she’s getting ready to graduate from a Catholic high school with honors.
Unless you just want to vent, the reason you post things on Twitter is to influence people.
For 20 years, the Battleground Poll of States (now the Politico/GW Battleground Poll) showed a freakish consistency about ideology.
One of the most powerful tools of influence is fear. Decades of research shows that fear of loss is about three times as motivating as hope for gain.
Shane Schoeller narrowly missed winning the job he and I wish he had: Missouri Secretary of State.
I believe in cash, the money almighty, creator of happiness and wealth; and in Big Corporations, its only friend, which were conceived by the holy government, born of the power to tax, suffered under regulations, were criticized, bankrupted, and neglected.
**If Republicans want to put their liberty where their mouths are, they can begin by ending the war on weed.
I agree with Republican Senator Corker that inflation is a danger in the future.
The motivating force behind the first tea party protests of February 27, 2009, was , in part, crony capitalism.
First, I understand that some Republicans who don’t regularly read my blog were confused (and unhappy) about my “Prostitutes in Business Suits” slogan for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce (and other business organizations that stop being conservatives when government money’s dangled before their eyes).
Welcome Dr. Gina Show Listeners! Republicans should announce “the sequester won’t be so bad” and shut up, and science tells us why.
Every election cycle millions of reliable Republican voters die and even more millions of Democrat voters get the vote.
You probably never heard of Lance Beshore of Joplin, MO. He’s been Missouri’s delegate to the Republican National Committee’s Rules Committee for 12 years.
I know a teacher pretty well, and I know nasty little secrets she’s not telling.
Why would the Missouri Chamber of Commerce want to expand Obamacare in Missouri?
William F. Buckley proposed a simple tax reform in 1973. The language barrier that separates people like Buckley from that odd species we call Congress prevented his thoughts from finding fertile soil.
You’ll need a scorecard to keep up with the insanity in Washington this week.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for conservatives to divorce themselves from superstitions they’ve embraced since the Progressive Movement of the 1920s and join the pantheon of reasonable people, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.