Gas Pains

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.

Culture of Violence

Culture, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

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?

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Thoughts About the Gun Control Debate - And a Couple of Predictions

Culture, Firearms

There will be no assault-style weapon ban.

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Leave No Tragedy Unexploited

Culture, Firearms

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.

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Quite Possibly The Perfect Magazine

Culture, Firearms, Food, Hunting, Reading List

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. 

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