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1979

The year it all changed. I’d like to think it were true. Even before I was political, I can look back and say that most of my instincts have always been conservative. While listening to the Grateful Dead might not seem a conservative practice, in a musical culture such as ours and for a kid merely conceived in 1979, it ... Read More »

McNabb Overrated?

Here’s what Rush Limbaugh had to say: “I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn’t deserve. The defense ... Read More »

Ranch Party in the Sky

Much has been written about both Johnny Cash and John Ritter since yesterday. But not much has been said about Tex Ritter. Born Woodard Maurice Ritter on January 12, 1905, “Tex” was the son of James Everett and Elizabeth (Matthews) Ritter of Murvaul, Texas, in Panola County. He died in Nashville, Tennessee on January 2, 1974. He became one of ... Read More »

FOOTBALL!!!

NOTE: Weekend posting will decrease significantly over next few months — to resume early January. There were some classic (word not thrown around lightly) games today, none better than Colorado’s 42-35 victory over their state’s lower budgeted counterpart. Joel Klatt of Colorado had a 402-yard, 4-touchdown game; Bradlee Van Pelt of Colorado State matched him with 339 yards, 3 passing ... Read More »

What Blog Readers Want

The attempt of this rudimentary study is to determine which topics are most popular with blog readers. The limitations of this study are numerous and so cannot be enumerated here. They include the small N of blogs, which were chosen at random (i.e., those that came first to my mind), the importance or pace of currents news, and of course, ... Read More »