Conversations with "comedians"

August 17, 2015
By Shade

Recently I was watching a comedy bit by a comedian named Christopher Titus. You might remember him from a show titled "Titus" which ran on Fox for three seasons from 2000 to 2002. The comedy was based on Christopher's real life, and was considered edgy for it's time.

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Changes in MN Firearms Law and reciprocity – 2015

August 11, 2015
By Shade

The legislature this year passed five major pro-gun bills under SF 878. The bill included these provisions (source is The Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance - GOCRA):

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Freedom OF Religion

August 5, 2015
By Shade

There are some who have wrongly argued that any display of religion in a public space is prohibited by the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment. This is simply not true and their argument is wrong.

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Who is Cecil? The locals ask.

August 1, 2015
By Shade

In case you've been in a cave the past few days, you know that Cecil was a lion in Zimbabwe that was killed by a Bloomington Minnesota dentist on a big game hunt. Cecil is dead, and the dentist is in hiding due to death threats on his life. But this is a story that just keeps on giving.

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And then then there were NINE

July 7, 2015
By Shade

The TRANSFORMATION of America

There is so much to talk about, to discuss and to disagree about, I hardly know where to start. But let’s start with two of the major cases the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on at the end of June 2015:

  • KING ET AL v . BURWELL, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL (Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare)
  • OBERGEFELL ET ALv. HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL (Same Sex Marriage)

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A night at the Apple Valley Citizen Academy

May 13, 2015
By Shade

An interesting night tonight at the Apple Valley PD Citizen Academy. In a discussion with an Officer Engle about how he would handle a PASSENGER in a vehicle who refuses to identify or answer questions (as is their right) he responded in a troubling way.

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Freedom of Speech Part 1

May 5, 2015
By Shade

I have done a lot of thinking about the gay marriage thing and the LGBT issues being so prominently discussed on just about every news broadcast and news channel every single night and day. It’s the consistent droning of news anchors to activists that tell America “You must accept us, our life style, or face dire consequences.

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