Response to My Year In The NRA:
What the people of Newtown wanted — and indeed all Americans at that moment wanted and still want — was an honest discussion about how something as awful as Sandy Hook could happen, and how to prevent it from happening again. Absolutely. But when Congress schedules a “discussion,” and refers to the Brady folks as a “gun safety organization” and the NRA as “the gun lobby,” it’s pretty obvious that the fix is in, and “honesty” won’t be on the agenda. And oh by the way, all over the U.S. (including Newtown) school districts are taking Wayne LaPierre’s advice, with everything from armed school resource officers to teachers carrying concealed.
Response to 16 Signs You Knew It Was Almost Summer As A Kid:
Well, my “growing up” wasacouple of decades before the Weather Channel debuted. Summer was coming whenIdidn’t have to break ice off the dog’s water bowl. AsaBoy Scout we camped year-round, we had .22 rifles instead of squirt guns, andIwas reading The Deerslayer, Ivanhoe, and The Black Rose, in between the Tom Corbet and Hardy Boys series. The three TV networks didn’t even start broadcasting until The Howdy Doody Show,ahalf-hour afterIgot home from school. Elvis was the King, and we wore either PF Flyer tennis shoes or Hush Puppies.