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    Guns, Dogs and Karl Marx

    The past weeks have seemed so vitriolic. The endless gun control debate in the aftermath of the Margarie Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Florida, internecine squabbling in primary races, the pending SCOTUS hearing of Janus v. AFSCME and it’s potential outcome for both the First Amendment and the mid-term elections, the national news has spilled over on to social media and personal conversations and left me feeling that some unseen force is pulling ever more insistently at the fabric of our nation. I felt pretty sure that subversive element was Marxism, but to better understand that influence on our country, I decided a little research was in order. I started…

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    .~ Snark Mark~.

    “Come, listen, my men, while I tell you again    The five unmistakable marks By which you may know, wheresoever you go,    The warranted genuine Snarks. -Lewis Carroll The Hunting of the Snark The Daily Snark is not so much a call to action, or even necessarily a statement of my political opinion. It is meant to be a rebuttal to the typical binary political arguments lead by a disingenuous mainstream media through the application of rural logic. While I do not wholeheartedly prescribe to any particular conspiracy theory, I do embrace the concept that when a body of people hold a belief to be true, they behave according to the…

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    I Don’t Know Why You Are Confused…

    Someone recently mentioned to me still being befuddled by why rural America voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump. I rolled my eyes and chuckled, then considered the statement again with more seriousness. It is a valuable question. Valuable because if we are to avoid dissolving this nation into sovereign regions by political affiliation, or worse, erupting into a civil war, somehow we HAVE to find some way to consolidate our rural and urban views. For a rural American, the question has a laundry list of answers. 1). Gravy I have spent a great amount of time in remote conditions and could tell countless stories where firearms were a tool changing the balance…

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    Burning Down the House

    We recently were treated to a quail hunting weekend on a family property in far South Texas. It’s amazing how a little travel always gives you a fresh perspective, even if you are still in your own backyard. Our family gatherings usually involve some spontaneous adventures and this one followed true to form when some of the family decided the conditions were good for a prescribed burn. Now, country cell and data service can be fickle, and in this instance it managed to disguise an impending change in wind direction and velocity in the forecast that the fire-setters failed to add into their calculations and by the time we arrived…