Nick Russell on January 30th, 2010

Thursday a Gilbert, Arizona police officer was murdered during a routine traffic stop, a crime that precipitated a violent 50 mile chase up a winding two lane mountain road that ended in a gunfight that can best be described as something out of a Hollywood movie. Police Lieutenant Eric Shuhandler was a father of two, […]

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Nick Russell on January 28th, 2010

This week Gregory Powell was denied parole for the twelfth time by the California Board of Prisons, for the kidnapping and execution style murder of Los Angeles police officer Ian Campbell during a traffic stop in Hollywood 47 years ago. The case was made famous in Joseph Wambaugh’s bestselling book The Onion Field and the […]

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Nick Russell on January 26th, 2010

I do not like censorship, whether it be in books, newspapers, or online. I’d like to believe that most people have the good sense to exercise common courtesy when posting comments on my blogs, and I give folks a lot of latitude in what they say. However, there comes a time when I must draw […]

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Nick Russell on January 24th, 2010

I love writing this blog, but sometimes I feel like a tennis ball bouncing back and forth from one side of the net to the other.  A few days ago I was labeled a Liberal by somebody who didn’t like my blog Can He Walk On Water Too, and in response to the blog post […]

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Nick Russell on January 21st, 2010

Are you as sick as I am of the term undocumented immigrants? Political correctness be damned, what’s wrong with calling an illegal alien exactly that? You can candy coat it all you want, but if they are in this country without going through the proper immigration channels, they are here illegally. If they are not […]

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Nick Russell on January 18th, 2010

My Mom was a wonderful lady who was the stereotypical stay at home mother. After she married, she never held a job outside of the home, she never learned to drive a car, and she always had a treat waiting when her kids came home from school. She had her share of grief in life, […]

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Nick Russell on January 16th, 2010

Radio windbag Rush Limbaugh has built a career on finding something to complain about, and our current President has been a favorite target, which is understandable. Limbaugh is a conservative and his job is to put down the opposition. He does a darned good job at it, right or (mostly) wrong. But apparently Limbaugh has […]

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Nick Russell on January 12th, 2010

I’ve been a fan of Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio since the days when I published small town newspapers in the Grand Canyon State years ago. In a time when political correctness and ignoring the law whenever it’s not convenient or might embarrass somebody seems to be the rule of the day, Sheriff Arpaio […]

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Nick Russell on January 10th, 2010

While dining at a restaurant recently, I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation between two young couples at the table next to us. One of the young men was telling his group that he is considering joining the Army, because he’s been out of high school for three years and cannot find a good job, […]

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Nick Russell on January 1st, 2010

The only thing that scares me more than the extremists that want to destroy our nation is the fact that the intelligence agencies entrusted to prevent that from happening are so busy protecting their own turf and trying to outshine each other that they don’t do their job, and leave us open to attack. A […]

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