Archive for January 5th, 2012

A Warm January Day in Rapid City

A Warm January Day in Rapid City

A day like today was almost unheard of, so the kids and I got out to enjoy it (my wife begged off, in the middle of writing her next book even as her first is about to hit the market). It’s almost unheard of to see a 71 degree day in January in Rapid City, and my schedule was flexible today, so when the kids asked to take their bikes to Canyon Lake Park, I thought that was a great idea. We saw some of the usual ducks and geese, as well as a strange look to the lake itself.  Part of it was completely ice-free and looked like a warm spring day.  Another part (one that is more in shadow from the afternoon sun), was still partially if not mostly covered in ice. The kids had a great afternoon riding and looking around and getting into a little trouble […]

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SD Attny Gen Submits Legislative Proposals

SD Attny Gen Submits Legislative Proposals

South Dakota Attorney General Marty J. Jackley announces that his office has submitted the following legislative proposals to the South Dakota Legislature for its consideration during the 2012 Legislative Session, including a law requiring that missing children be reported quickly, anti-bullying legislation, victim’s rights, pseudoephedrine record keeping, right-of-way-fencing, and post-conviction relief limitations.

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More Constitutional Contempt from President Obama

More Constitutional Contempt from President Obama

On Jan. 4, Barack Obama made four recess appointments: Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Sharon Block, Terence Flynn, and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In itself, that’s not unusual. Recess appointments happen all the time in presidential administrations. What was out of the ordinary was that Congress was not actually in a recess. Instead, Obama has unconstitutionally pretended a recess into existence to make the appointments, something that has never been attempted before by any president — and now he borders on being a tyrant.

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Rep. Allen West on What Makes America Great

Rep. Allen West on What Makes America Great

A great speech by a great man about a great country.  We need this man (and a few hundred more like him) at the helm of our nation. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Rep. Allen West (R-FL)

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Yes, NDAA Does Apply to American Citizens

Yes, NDAA Does Apply to American Citizens

For a couple of months now I have been watching with dread the progress of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). The two specific sections which have caused great alarm across our nation and across the political spectrum from left to right are those that deal with U.S.military detention of terror suspects.

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