My Letter to the Editor

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In response to the editorial published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune a few weeks back, and dissected here, I wrote a letter to the editor. It’s been more than two weeks since I sent the letter, and there’s no indication that they will be publishing it. So here it is: To the editor: The […]

Two media outlets on guns

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The news media just doesn’t get firearms. I worked for a total of four newspapers over the course of my 15-year career in journalism. Two of those papers, The Lompoc Record and The Daily World (Aberdeen, Wash.) are hollow shells of what they once were. The third paper, The North County Times, no longer exists. And the last, The […]

Keeping kids safe on campus

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Despite what some may believe, I really do care about keeping kids safe on campus. In the wake of the horrific massacre last week at Parkland, Fla.’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, I got the predictable query from KVEC 920 AM radio host Dave Congalton to come on his show and […]

Today in Nanny-Statism

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Today in Nanny-Statism: California Assemblyman Ian Calderon wants to bring the full force of the government down on restaurant waitstaff who drop that handful of straws on your table as they deliver your beverages. Assembly Bill 1884 would make it a misdemeanor, punishable by up to $1,000 and six months in county jail, if a […]

Has everyone lost their minds?

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If the last year or so since Donald Trump won the presidency is any indication, then the answer is: “Yes, everyone has lost their minds.” Trump is unsuited for high office, let alone the presidency. But what’s really become apparent over the past few months is how woefully inept and irresponsible the mainstream media has […]

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Donald Trump’s Media Awards

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President Trump has announced that he will be awarding “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” [capitalization in the original] this Monday at 5 p.m. *Yawn* A few obvious points: Substantive media criticism is not Trump’s forté. Trump would like to these awards to shame the members of the media who receive them; […]

Getting your facts right

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Last week, I went on the Dave Congalton show to talk about gun and the 2nd Amendment once again. You can listen to it here. This week, on the same day yet another nut, who somehow managed to get a number of firearms despite being a prohibited person, killed five and injured at least 10 up […]

Sexual assault is a serious crime

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Sexual assault is a serious crime, and it should be treated as such. Since 2011, when the Obama administration’s Education Department released its infamous “Dear Colleague” letter, many colleges and universities have taken it upon themselves to create a legal system that bears more in common with star chambers than with the legal regime under the […]

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On the radio

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If you missed my 90 minute talk about the atrocity in Las Vegas and gun control, mental health and other related issues last night on the radio, you can go here to listen to Part 1 and Part 2. I’ll be on again tonight, not talking about guns, and you can listen live by going here and […]

The Las Vegas Atrocity

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My wife awakened me this morning to tell me about the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The number of dead then numbered 50, making it the worst mass shooting in modern American history, it has since climbed to 59. More than 500 others were injured from not just gunfire, but shrapnel, trampling and other trauma […]