September 23, 2017

They’re Always 20

August 2, 2017 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel    Various venerable aphorisms suggest as we grow older, we grow wiser. This is, demonstrably, not universally true. We can all point to a variety of people who, as they aged, remained just as dumb as they were when young, and stubbornly proud of it. As for [Read More]


44 years ago today

June 9, 2017 Doug Hagin 0

The greatest racehorse in history, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, and the Triple Crown with such ease it still amazes I must note that in 1973, Secretariat beat another horse, Sham in the Derby and Preakness. In both races Sham and Secretariat blew by the field, showing how special both [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Kevin Harvick Wins First NASCAR Pole Award

April 9, 2017 Proof Positive 0

I don’t spend a lot of times on the sports page. MLB lost me with the strikes. The NFL went SJW and left me behind, so I usually don’t give the sports section more than a cursory glance. But something caught my eye yesterday: A NASCAR driver proudly holding a [Read More]


For The Love Of The Game

March 11, 2017 Scott Kirwin 0

By Scott Kirwin There’s something about the game of baseball that maintains its place in the American imagination. It’s an egalitarian sport compared to football. All players get a chance at scoring, and there is no position that dominates play the way the quarterback does in football. It’s pace is [Read More]


Review: Kobalt Duel Power Inflator

October 13, 2016 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   I ran across an article the other day–I believe it was in Popular Mechanics–about the Kobalt Duel Power Inflator. Kobalt is the brand of an extensive line of tools marketed by the Lowe’s chain. I don’t do a great deal of business at Lowes, Home Depot being closer [Read More]


The NFL’s arrogance is going to cost it

September 14, 2016 Doug Hagin 0

I was going to write about my frustration with the NFL, but my friend, Mike at Proof Positive has done such a masterful job, I will just link him. And yes, it goes beyond the refs NOT knowing the rules, and the league redefining a catch so that no one really [Read More]

Social Issues

Academics vs. Athletics

September 5, 2016 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel.  Americans are a bit schizophrenic about their schools. They prioritize oddly, spending huge sums on athletics and supporting them in every way, while all but ignoring academics. This normally means lavishing money and attention on football and on the children that play the game. But what of the [Read More]