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Another Guy With A Gun

Carry permit holder in South Carolina interrupts a mass shooting . Probably not a “spree killing” or “rampage killing” – it looks more like a crime of passion or gangland outbreak – but why quibble? The good guys won one. That is an unalloyed good. Click here to view original post

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Newt for VP?

Brilliant stroke, potential disaster, or maybe both? The Associated Press reports this morning that Chris Christie has some company on the short list for Donald Trump’s running-mate choice, and he’s not exactly a shrinking violet. In fact, Newt Gingrich might be the only potential VP candidate who could compete […] Click here to view original post

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Minnesota Watchdog Email update 7/1/2016

Quote of the Week: As the representatives signed the Constitution, Franklin watched. George Washington’s chair was at the front of the hall, and a sun was painted on the back of the chair. Franklin told some of the members near him that it was always difficult for painters to show the difference between the rising sun and the setting sun. He said that during the convention he had often looked at the painted sun and wondered “…whether it was rising or setting. But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun.”
– From numerous historical resources

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Total system failure

A redacted copy of the Navy’s official Report of the Investigation to Inquire into Incident in the Vicinity of Farsi Island Involving Two Riverine Command Boats (RCB802 and RCB805) on or About 12 January 2016 has been posted online. Interested readers may want to review it themselves. The report […] Click here to view original post

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Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood

Get back home, Loretta : Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, a Justice Department official said. Her decision removes the […] Click here to view original post

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