Self-proclaimed critics attempted to tie Michael Brown to the Gangsta Life of the rap songs and violence, concluding that a kid with no criminal record was no better than a thug. Perhaps these critics have forgotten about the past, when young children idolized the pirates of the 1700s, the cowboys of the 1800s Old West, and the gangsters, bank robbers and killers of the early 1900s for their criminal exploits.
It is a disgrace that we ask these people to fight and then when they get back to America they are abandoned.
Sure, people get away with lots of terrible things until they don't. And Mike Pence found that out to his utter shock. "Really? Americans don't like it when you make it legal to be bigoted as long as you hide behind 'religious beliefs'? Who woulda thunk that?"
Whether an old fellow virtual traveler or joining me late, come, come, do we have a date?
This time zone change will mean that when it is 8:00 pm CST in the rest of the state, it will be 1817 in the most conservative parts of the state.
A little nugget of Anglo-Irish history.
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The Dickensian disdain for the poor resonates with some people today.

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