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The Desert Glows Green , manned by Vegas Art Guy, chronicles the day to day travails of a teacher (9th grade English class starts in the Fall) with a conservative and Christian outlook.  Also a voracious reader with whom you can chat up the dozens of books he reads per quarter.  If that scenario doesn’t provide enough drama for you, he’s also a man committed to maintaining good values and decency in his classes.   (Below: one of the posters he’s thinking of putting up come September.  See what I mean?)  Swing by his spot, it’s impossible not to like this very smart, very good-natured teacher and master blog diarist. 

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The Barn is a fresh new blog I think a lot of my readers will appreciate.  The writing is super-smart but edgy, big-hearted but pulling no punches.  Even some fine rock music manages to find its way in, bolstering my longtime belief that it is conservatism, not left/liberalism, that most aptly reflects the true edgy spirit of rock.   (In an age when the typical would-be “dangerous” rocker’s opinions conform rather closely to those of Katie Couric, my faith in the politico-ideological underpinnings of the current rock scene has been pretty well shattered.)  Anyway, check out The Barn, you’ll have fun and learn a lot too.

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My fellow American Citizens,
 
 What do Billy Mays , Michael Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett have in common?  The news would rather talk about them than the President, U.S. Congress, or Judge Sotomayor.  They want you to stop and think, “Where was I when Elvis died?” not “Where was I when my Civil Liberties died?”  for those of you paying more attention to pop culture than real life I have some breaking news for you.  Bush is no longer President, stop blaming him.  Unemployment is up, contrary to what the “news” reported Obama saying.  North Korea wants to kill us.  U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a “terrible precedent” of transition by military force unless it was reversed.
 
 Do not get me wrong —  President Oabma is not being under-covered in the news.  We know that he has a new dog, not from the pound like he suggested.  We know that he likes to go on dates with his wife that cost over one hundred thousand dollars at a time.  We know that his Grandmother was a “typical white woman”.  We know what church he attends, or attended, even though he didn’t know any of the sermons given by his pastor for 20 years.  We know that he will allow five days of public comment before signing any bills, oops he did it again.
 
 The U.S. House just passed the single largest tax increase in U.S. history.  Congress wants the right to control anything that emits Carbon Dioxide, including but not limited to: , Coal, & Cows.  Oh, did I mention that we emit Carbon Dioxide also?  Or that trees and plants need it to live?  It would seem that the 1,500 page bill passing (219-212) would be alittle more worthy of mentioning.  Now Al Gore can sell his “Carbon Off-Sets , ” whatever that really is.  I suppose that Obama is keeping his promise that “Energy Prices Will Skyrocket Under My Cap and Trade Plan”*  Also, good job passing the “Official” appology for slavery.  Let’s see, slavery Officially ended when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified by the states in 1865, the 14th Amendment provided for Civil Rights in 1868, the 15th Amendment banned racial restrictions on voting in 1870.  So, everyone who was directly affected by conditions in the United States before this time period is dead!  Let’s move on already.
 
*November 3, 2008
 
 This just in ‘Transformers’ tops global box office.  Wait, falling for media distractions again.  Well it made the headlines anyways.
 
 Let’s make a new law.  In order to be a Supreme Court Justice, you have to have less than 50% of your cases overturned by the Supreme Court.  Attention Judge Sotomayor, discrimination is as discrimination does.  You do not have to be a minority in the total global population to be discriminated againt.  Oh wait, there are more than 6.5 billion people and nearly 2/3 of them are Asians.  I suppose the White fire fighters were minorities afterall.  The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides equal protection and does not make room for a “wise Latina woman” whom would judge better than white male.
 
 So, you stick with the top headline on CNN “Jackson’s mom gets guardianship of his kids” and I’ll stick with “Target: Hawaii”.  Thanks Wall Street Journal for bringing news.  Now go back to reading the complete coverage of Michael Jackson’s death.
 
Jason Sanborn
From the soon to be former State of Texas

From The Conscience of Kansas, Paul A. Ibbetson’s great radio show.  Zack’s is the last interview on this link,  approximately the final third of the broadcast.