Politics

Beef’s Beef With Beef

Countable.us The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) filed a 15-page petition with the USDA to prevent products from being labeled as “meat” or “beef” unless they’re made from a slaughtered animal.  So what is it if it’s genetically bovine muscle tissue if not beef? I want someone to explain to me how beef isn’t beef if …

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Libertarian OHM Politics

Caveat Emptor, Again

I’d accuse Jim of stealing my title, but I stole it from someone else. Stonekettle Station on Facebook You must hold this administration, every administration, accountable. Every Congressman. Every Senator. Every general. Every CEO who takes taxpayer money. Every political party. Every media outlet. Every journalist. Ask the questions and demand the answers. Never stop. …

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Family

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

This poem ran through my head for weeks as I watched my mother slowly fade away. As I watched my dad die. It is the only answer I have. Dylan Thomas, Do not go gentle into that good night Do not go gentle into that good nightDylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953 Do not go gentle into …

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Family

Barbara Ann Polk 1941-2018

Barbara Ann Polk left this earth on February 9th, 2018 to be with the angels, while in the company of her family. Born June 8, 1941 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, she was her mother’s youngest child and her father’s second child. Barbara moved many times in her life, Sacramento, CA; Leoti, KS; Sweetwater, TX; San Angelo, …

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Family

It Is Not Fair.

It is not fair.The strongest of women, the weakest of which are stronger than any man while lying on their backs receiving the obeisance of men succumbing to their own mortal lusts.She was the strongest of women, now struck down by the power of creation itself.The mad hatter of genomic mutation, cancer, consuming her from …

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Family

Sitting a Vigil

It’s four in the morning. I’m holding my mother’s frail hand in mine, for one last time. It is warm still. I’m trying, in what I’m certain is a vain attempt, to communicate with what little is left of her. What little the cancer hasn’t already eaten. Trying to let her know that we love …

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