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Fourteenth Amendment Is Dying A Slow Death.

We don’t talk about the 14th Amendment much because to us, it is such a simple, basic rule that goes beyond the Constitution, but rather into the lives of people and how we should treat people.

Section I of the amendment reads:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The clause “equal protection under the law” means that people should be treated identically regardless of race, creed, gender, and also station in life. It means that where you work and live shouldn’t matter to the blindfolded lady holding the scales of justice.

For years now, we have slowly seem the idea that we are all under the same set of laws eroded.

The latest case is former FBI Director James Comey.

You may remember Comey and his heading of the botched investigation into the Hillary Clinton email servers where he determined there was wrong doing and Hillary had broken the law, but that he felt prosecutors should ignore the infraction.
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R.I.P. Stan Lee.

Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics and what is called the “Marvel Comics Universe” passed away this past Monday. It is difficult to imagine how many people Lee touched with his work, and even more difficult to know how many people he inspired through his characters and his art.

We have often thought that the best writers and artists are those who can take you to another place – to suspend reality for a bit. Even historical authors and artists that depict people and times from the past can do that. Reality is so, so….so real, and the ability to suspend reality – even for a second – and transport you to another time and place in your mind is a talent not many people have.

Lee’s characters will live on, but he will be missed.

(image courtesy Tibsey on Deviantart.)
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Someone Tell Us How This Is Right?

The Downtown Hope Center in Anchorage, Alaska, does what can only be considered yeoman’s work in helping people in need. In over 30 years, the Center has grown to:

Provide Women’s Shelter, Culinary & Bakery Job Skills Training, Daily Meals, Laundry, and Clothing Handout
Home of Feed Me Hope Bakery and Culinary School
Serving neighbors in need for over 30 years
Over 160 individuals volunteer weekly
450-600 cups of soup served daily
142,000 meals prepared annually
Majority of funding from individual donations

The center is a religious based endeavor. While the Center is funded mostly by individual donations, it receives no funds from any state or federal agency. The group provides services that help people get back on their feet. One of the things the Center provides is shelter for women who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and sex trafficking.
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Count All The Votes – Even The Illegal Ones.

(image courtesy Getty Images)

As the fight rages over votes in south Florida, charges of incompetency are flying. We have no idea how an area with more poll workers per capita than Brevard County screwed this past election up so badly. In a just world, heads would roll, but this is politics and government jobs which means no one is ever accountable for anything.

However, one incident that has happened should anger every law abiding citizen who believes their right to vote needs to be protected.

While counting votes on Friday, a provisional ballot was discarded because the person who had cast the vote was not a US citizen. Seems easy, right?

The lawyers for both DeSantis and Gilliam objected to the ballot not being counted which means they wanted a non-citizen’s vote to be counted. Here’s a partial transcript of what happened:

Lawyers for the Florida Democratic gubernatorial and Senate candidates objected Friday to the rejection of a provisional ballot cast by a noncitizen, according to a transcript obtained by Fox News.
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Veterans Day.

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It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

Author: Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army

Today is Veterans Day, a day in which we in America should pause and recognize the service of the men and women who protect our freedoms, defend the innocent, and act a deterrent to evil in the world.

As long as there are people and nations seeking to deny rights and basically enslave others, there will be a need for the military to stand up and say, “no. Not today. Not on my watch.”

You have to admire, appreciate and honor that stance – that devotion – that willingness to lay your life on the line so others can live in freedom.

Today, we take time to thank veterans for their service.



Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist.

Who knew?

The avocado is highly regarded by many people as delicious and nutritious, but the most extraordinary thing about avocados may be their very existence.




From The Comments.

On Wednesday, longtime reader and commenter par excellence “Hometown” left this comment:

The group of residents fighting to maintain our current 45′ height limit lost out to the pro-development crowd so I guess the big money has spoken. I talked to at least 10 folks who told me that they thought they had to vote yes on Question One to maintain the 45′ height limit so the developers and the city did a good job of misleading the voters. Just kind of a shame that the city didn’t take the time to tell the truth, I had hoped my elected officials would have had more integrity. Well, time to move on.

I do want to say special thanks to ROH and all your hard work for helping to get the real facts out to the residents. Once again, your site has shown its willingness to put out truthful and factual information and discuss issues openly and honestly, kudos to you and your folks.
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We Are Now A Verb?

The other day, we posted a Facebook post from Nicolas Tomboulides who we thought hit a homerun in “discussing” immigration and conservatives with a left leaning individual.

We said then that we weren’t sure who Mr. Tomboulides is, but we he had “dropped the mic” with his encounter with the individual.

Turns out Tomboulides is a the head of the group U.S.Term Limits which advocates for term limits for members of the US Congress. (We disagree with the group and don’t like term limits, but that is a post for another day.)

What is funny though is that Tomboulides became aware of our post and made another Facebook post:


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