Paul McIlhenny – Rest in Peace

Here’s a great read about a great man and role-model. I’ll think of Paul each time I dollop some Tabasco on my eggs.

Paul McIlhenny – Rest in Peace

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Will someone, for the love of all that’s holy, tell Patricia Randolph she’s not helping?

Here’s Ron Seely’s excellent report from today’s Natural Resources Board hearing on the use of dogs in wolf hunting.  

Read through to the end – find out why hunters like me, who are against wolf hunting, shudder any time we see her show up.  

Will someone, for the love of all that’s holy, tell Patricia Randolph she’s not helping?

I’ve read this story in this month’s Esquire twice now. I’ll probably read it again not because it’s such a great piece of writing (which it is) but more so because I just can’t fathom how our government treats our warriors. Why do we – the citizens who benefit from all our men and women in the military do for us – allow our government to treat our warriors this way?

Listen – there are lots of causes out there. Most are worthy of our attention. But we need a new cause and it should shoot right up to the very top of the national consciousness. Anyone who has seen battle – anyone – shouldn’t have to worry about health care, a job, or whether their family will be taken care of should something happen to them. They simply shouldn’t have to worry about anything. We owe them and we owe them big. Anything less is shameful. Think about this the next time we protest because frankly, any other cause pales next to the cause of taking care of our battle-worn veterans once and for all.  

(via Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden – Treatment of Veteran Who Shot bin Laden – Esquire)

10 degrees of Magic Slim …

Just heard Magic Slim passed away at 75. He was a fixture of the Chicago Blues scene – a protege if you will of Muddy Waters.  I remember meeting him years ago at an in-store at Beggar’s Tune record store in Green Bay. He and The Teardrops rocked the place and he was one of the nicest guys I’d ever met.  Rest in peace. 

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