Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
One of the benefits of living in or visiting rural America is the small town grocery. Not so big to be most things to all people but small enough to meet most of a community’s basic needs and specialize in local tastes.
Has anybody reflected upon the truth that this nation was founded by a violent rebellion? That our nation’s expansion necessitated the pacification of Native Americans at the end of a gun? That for a long period we tolerated the violent enslavement of humans and then killed one another to end the practice? That many of our political leaders seem to have an itch to go to war? That mass media embraces - if it bleeds it leads? That the entertainment industry glorifies violence?
There will be no assault-style weapon ban.
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
As I was taking my recycling cart to the curb recently it occured to me that it was largely full of expired gardening journals, newspaper food sections, bowhunting, turkey hunting, pheasant hunting, NRA magazines, and Wisconsin Outdoor News. It was an eclectic collection of reading material for sure.