Wednesday, June 29, 2005

2 New Bloggers


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Life, Liberty and Property

Eric has started a new project that he wanted to let you all know about. Check it out.

Life, Liberty and Property

What the heck is a Carnival of Liberty? Simple, like the many other carnivals around the blogosphere, this is the chance for anyone and everyone to get a post they have written promoted, linked to and talked about. The goal of this particular Carnival is very simple:

Promote blogging and thinking about liberty and freedom. How to advance the cause, where there are problems, what we can do, who’s saying what, historical trends and ideas, liberty in the news, and much more.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Best Of Homespun Bloggers June 26th, 2005


More On New London

Here's a Saturday morning update on some things people around the blogosphere have sent me.

First, let me thank Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom for his support and the link to yesterday's post (and also a thank you goes out to Bill at INDC Journal for the link). If anyone out there is interested in keeping your own property when a wealthy developer wants it, please spread the word and help us help these victims of governmental hyperpower in New London, CT.


They have no idea!!

Despite $2 billion and counting in tax dollars and all the federal government and anti-gunnerÿs blustering about how important the Canadian firearms registry is to the safety of the country, they actually have no idea how tracing firearms helps make the country safer. As a recent Access to Information request by Saskatchewan MP, Garry Breitkreuz clearly showed, the Canadian Firearms Centre doesnÿt even keep records on that sort of thing.



Thursday, June 23, 2005
Amendments to the Constitution
Article V.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger, nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb: nor shall any person be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law: nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

The Supreme Court has wiped away one of the most basic rights of property owners in the US in its decision today to grant New London CT the right to take over private property and place into the hands of other private owners.

The Gitmo Investigation Fraud

So now the Democrats have decided that the most important thing to do in the War on Terror is to provide Al-Jazeera with more anti-American propaganda. As such, they've demanded an independent investigation to look into alleged abuses at Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay, where we are holding several hundred terrorists.

In this post I'm going to deal with this latest Democrat diversion.


Is There A Bright Side to Durbin & Co.?

Conservatives rightly criticize liberal politicians like Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, etc. etc. when they spout off against the American war effort and land themselves on Al-Jazeera...But, could their insane rantings be promoting democracy in the Middle East?


Fired for personal beliefs

If you write an essay on your own time with your own equipment and of your own thoughts, should your company be allowed to fire you if the essays conflicts with the company's values, even if you don't specify your connection to your company? The Allstate insurance company thinks so.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Homespun Blogger Symposium XXVI

Sorry I'm a little late this week...but I'm back in El Paso welcoming 16 friends back from faraway lands like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. They're now enjoying the finer things in crisp clean sheets, floors with carpet, being able to walk to the shower with a towel around them and not body armor...just those little things that we all take for granted.

That having been's time to take your pulse and see how you're feeling about the Global War on Terrorism or if you'd rather Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Are we making any progress? Is this part of the war winnable? Should we "stay and fight" or "cut and run?"

See y'all on the high ground!


MajorDad1984's Cursed by a Classical Education

Thursday, June 23, 2005

New Blogger


Sunday, June 19, 2005

Best Of Homespun Bloggers June 19th, 2005

Black Lace Mittens

Just got off the Subway.... friend and I decided to take the boys to the
Indiana Dunes for a picnic and day at the beach. We
stopped at a Subway store in Chesterton, Indiana to
grab some sandwiches. Oh, Jared, where were you when
we needed you?????

Collecting my Thoughts

"We're going back to the funeral home this morning to finish our "pre-need" plans. We've learned a lot through this process and talked about things that just never came up in 45 years of marriage. For instance, flat, markerless cemeteries that look like prairies with urns of plastic flowers have little appeal, but we both liked the mausoleum, something we'd never considered. Some areas we just never came to an agreement, so we've pledged, "I'll do what you want, if you'll do what I want." No amount of talking was going to budge either of us."

Blog d'Elisson


Acidman and Dax have been waxing poetic about a Great American Institution: the Southern Breakfast. As a Northerner-by-birth who has been happily transplanted to the South and who has lived everywhere from New York, New Joisey, Connecticut, Texas, and Georgia, I feel qualified to throw my own two cents’ worth in on the subject...

Texas Trifles


Anyone who spends more than 5 minutes in our house becomes aware of my passion for old things. From sepia-toned ancestral family portraits hanging in the den to the 1910 Singer sewing machine in the entryway hall to the refinished dining room furniture purchased with Grandmother's first Social Security check, I feel a comfort, a link with the past.


Regulate Everything!

...except murder clinics:

A Kansas City abortionist is out of business after investigators discovered a grisly house of horrors at his clinic – with fetuses kept in Styrofoam cups in his refrigerator and one employee accusing him of microwaving one and stirring it into his lunch.

The Redhunter

Back to Basics

With all this talk about Guantanamo Bay and Dick Durbin dominating the news, we need to get back to the basics of why we are fighting this war. I've heard several complaints from the left recently, and in this post I'm going to take them on.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

3 4 New Bloggers


Friday, June 17, 2005

Homespun Blogger Symposium XXV

Now that most kids are out school for the summer...I have to ask the following question:

With all things being equal, are schools today producing better, worse, or graduates of about the same quality as they did the day you graduated high school?

Please be sure to explain your answer AND let us know when you graduated from high school to give us a frame of reference.

See you on the high ground!


This week's responses:


Cross Blogging
Dagney's Rant

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Blogger


Monday, June 13, 2005

Best Of Homespun Bloggers June 13th, 2005

Collecting my Thoughts

1096 Raising Awareness--Darfur

"Save Darfur is a coalition of 129 organizations including Amnesty International and National Council of churches which tries to educate the public through ads, speeches, rallies, banners, yard signs, etc. Those two organizations alone would keep me from contributing, as awful as I think that tragedy is."

The Redhunter

I've Moved!

If you're reading this then you've found my new website. Thank you very much for visiting. I know I've been talking about this for a few weeks, and it took longer
than expected to set this up and migrate from blogger.

Don't Let Me Stop You

Remembering My Grandfather

On Memorial Day we visited the graves of my grandparents in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. A couple of years ago I wrote this essay about my Grandfather's effect on my life. He was born in 1875 and died in 1966, when I was 14. Obviously, the world he knew was very different from today.


Fixing The Wrong Problems

Liberal or conservative, the story in the above quoted article is heartbreaking. A 15 year old girl, desperate for love dating a man she describes as "incredibly sweet" and confesses to being "enamored by him." You can literally feel how this child was seeking love, romance, and acceptance. Instead she became a parent and suffered beatings.

As I said, liberal or conservative your heart must break. But if you are a liberal, you must accept a great deal of the blame.


Interesting Definitions

A human being supposes an organism that will eventually die of natural causes. So, killing my friend is not really murder. Since he did not die of natural causes he was never actually a "human being".

Ok, so that's the best I could do and it is, quite literally, nonsense. So how is it that a "scientist" can make an equally ridiculous claim and not have someone laugh directly in his face?


Myth Busters R Us

Apparently, more people are starting to support government funding of embryonic stem cell research. I am sure that many of those people would be against it if the news media would print the truth instead of myths, so I thought I would try to do a little myth-busting.


Suspicion about North Korea confirmed

I had long believed that North Korea's unwillingness to negoiate had more to do with them needing money than anything else. Kim Il Jong is waiting to be bribed like Clinton had done. New reports have come out that the people of North Korea face another food crisis.

New Blogger


Friday, June 10, 2005

Homespun Symposium XXIV

This week's been a slow week in the blogosphere at least for me as I've been contemplating the loss of one of our own Mike Reed aka Bunker Mulligan.

In honor of Mike, who was laid to rest today in his native Texas soil, this week's symposium asks that you reflect on Bunker as you...a fellow blogger knew him, how did he make an impact in your life, and how did he play a part in your blog career?

There have been many touching tributes posted across golf, political, and military blogs this week addressing this, but I'd like us to post to our own sites...and I'll post the links here. I know that the family has been overwhelmingly positive about these kind words about their husband and father. This can also be something to share with the generations to that they can know what a great man their grandfather, greatgrandfather, and beyond was.

Mike Reed aka Bunker Mulligan
Posted by Hello

Proud to have known Mike...on the high ground.


Symposium Responses


Dagney's Rant

Michael "Bunker Mulligan" Reed, 1953-2005

I would like to off my condolences, on behalf of the Homespun Bloggers, to the Reed family for the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. Michael "Bunker Mulligan" Reed will be missed in the blogosphere and, I have no doubt, in the 'real' world as well.

Bunker will be laid to rest today at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The Reed family has asked that anyone who would like to pay their respects make a donation to Homes For Our Troops in lieu of sending flowers.

Bunker, you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go with you and your family.


5 6 7 8 New Bloggers


Sunday, June 05, 2005

Be Thou At Peace Bunker Mulligan

I know that I might be overstepping my bounds as the "Symposium Guy" but I felt the need to do this.

Homespun Bloggers and the blogosphere lost a great blogger, a leader, and a friend on Friday. Bunker Mulligan passed away on Friday morning of a very sudden and unexpected heart attack.

Mike Reed, will certainly be missed here...but I know that he'll continue to do well where he is now. He'll crank out posts several times a day, in between his time on the real "championship" golf courses "up there."

Hit them long and straight my friend! Save me a seat at the 19th hole! While I hope I can put off our first face to face meeting for another 50 years, since we didn't get that done here on earth, I'll be looking forward to seeing you then.

May God bless you and your family.

Sadly from the high ground.


Friday, June 03, 2005

Homespun Blogger Symposium XXIII

Well folks...that last topic didn't go over too well, so let's try something less contentious.

The case has gone to the jury in Santa Maria, CA in the Michael Jackson "Trial of the Century."

What's the verdict going to be? And why?

Better hurry on this one folks, I don't think it's going to be a terribly long deliberation, but I've been wrong before.

As my blog, Cursed by a Classical Education, has a "no Michael Jackson all the time" policy, I'll be sitting this one out too! I apologize for not chiming in on the BRAC issues, but since my "home" installation lost 190 slots, I thought it best not to rub salt in their wounds.

See you on the high ground!


This week's responses are linked below: