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From Our Facebook Page
May 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm
If it's for our own good, wouldn't it better to persuade us so, rather than force it upon us?
The Advocates for Self-Government shared Brett Bittner's post.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, shouldn't we use them to spread our message?
Would you tell Thomas Paine that his pamphlets didn't change hearts and minds during the Revolutionary War?
As times change, attention spans get shorter, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, shouldn't we use them to spread our message?
May 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm
"Stop! I'm going to need you to drop the decorative pillow and show me your interior decorating license.."
May 24, 2016 at 7:48 am
"While TSA waits have never been short, they've grown dramatically in recent months as summer travel starts. The TSA employees' union, naturally, wants to hire more screening agents. But many airports are leaning toward just junking the TSA altogether and using private security screening."
It's not worth the wait.
May 23, 2016 at 7:47 pm
Which do you think it is?
May 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm
To catch water falling from the sky on your own property, this town wants to charge $30 for a “storm water storage container.”
Residents wanting to install a rain barrel in their yards will have to pay a steeper fee than what was originally believed. The fee is $31 for one barrel, $32 for two, $33 for three and so on.
May 23, 2016 at 10:33 am
Tyrion understands what censorship does.
May 22, 2016 at 8:29 pm
The toy was "Frozen" themed.
Harmless toy was "Frozen" themed.
May 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm
Without government, who will provide the yoga classes?!
Salmon said Energy Dept. and EPA alone spent more than $168,000 on yoga classes over the last five years.
May 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm
May 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm
Can't be too careful.
At the University of East Anglia, you can't be too careful.
May 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm
In Arizona, it’s no longer illegal to hold a potluck at home.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Updated, May 17, 2016: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed the bill. A new bill would fully legalize pot(lucks) in Arizona. Under Arizona law, potlucks and other “noncommercial social events,” are exempt from food safety regulations and health department inspections, but only if they occur “at a workplac...
May 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm
May 20, 2016 at 7:19 pm
"They wasted man-hours and three to four cops, all because I tried to sell my own computer. I didn’t even know what officers detained me. For all I knew, it could have been the Secret Service. If someone steals your iPhone, you don’t get to walk down the street and point at everyone with an iPhone. I don’t understand how police got involved to run a sting operation in the first place. The effort level doesn’t make sense."
Guilty until proven innocent? I tried to sell my MacBook using Craigslist, then three cops showed up, handcuffed me, and put a weapon to my back.
May 20, 2016 at 3:19 pm
May 20, 2016 at 11:45 am
Diarrhea medication is probably the last thing we should be making people wait in the pharmacy line at CVS to buy.
Meanwhile: The hunt is on to find somebody to blame for Prince’s death.
May 20, 2016 at 10:06 am
May 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm
"Why would a government agency need to disguise a surveillance vehicle like this? And which agency believes it needs to do so?"
Officials won’t say why a government agency is posing as Google—or who that agency is.
May 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm
Churchill had a way with words.
May 19, 2016 at 10:48 am
Further innovation by market forces...
You can now track whether someone makes it safely to their destination.
May 18, 2016 at 6:57 pm
May 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm
May 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm
"Encouraged by the government’s misuse of discredited social science (one survey supposedly proving this 1-in-5 fiction), colleges and universities are implementing unconstitutional procedures mandated by the government."
A lawsuit by a suspended Colorado student should be remedial education for administrators.
May 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm
May 17, 2016 at 11:21 am
Why do you think so many parents making the choice to homeschool their children?
Why that shouldn't shock you.