It's that time of year again. And every year our Ft. Hood AUSA toy drive has been getting bigger and bigger thanks to your generous donations and help.
Here is the link or click the picture below.
The toy drive benefits the Central Texas-Fort Hood Association of United States Army.
All you have to do is purchase one of the toys on the list. They are then collected and donated to children of deployed soldiers who cannot afford a Christmas or have some major life-altering event this time of year.
Listen to my interview with event organizer Matthew Wright to get more information on this year's event:
This is a joke, right?
Apparently not. Here's the link to the White House page announcing this video as the winner of an online contest to find the best video promoting the benefits of Obamacare.
A lot of conservatives are mocking the video (and rightly so) for it's "forget about the price tag" message. But it's not surprising that liberals and supporters of Obama don't care how much something costs.
The bigger picture is the song sucks! It's awful. This was really the best video? How many entries did they get - six?
You read that correctly: fart-filtering underwear. It's an actual thing. And a reporter and his brave wife - for better or for worse - put them to the test.
Back under the sheets in the Dutch oven, I let loose a few. One loud one and a couple of quieter follow-ups. Speaking scientifically, the problem with fart testing is that each one is a random occurrence, so you never know exactly what their stink level is going to be. There is no control group to compare it with.
My wife inhales a big whiff and says: “I don’t smell anything.”
Success! The Shreddies seem to do what they say.
I'll let you be the judge if they're worth $105 for a three pack. Or maybe your wife should be the judge.
Bryce Reed, the former West EMS who pled guilty to having bomb-making material, was sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Don't get me wrong, Reed broke the law and tried to cover up the fact that he had these things. But let's get one thing straight: this case for the feds was never about cracking down on crime or getting dangerous people off the streets or the ATF preventing someone from blowing something up.
This was a CYA move by the feds who, contrary to local authorities that came out and said Reed didn't have anything to do with the explosion, let that guilt by association linger out there for months.
Reed did a lot of things wrong after the explosion including possibly misrepresenting himself to national media and also trying to cover his tracks for having the bomb-making material in the first place. But did he deserve a 21 month prison sentence? Absolutely not.
I know we're talking apples and oranges here, but also in the news today is this story of a woman who robbed three banks in Waco and got three years in prison. (She was also represented by the same attorney who represented Bryce Reed.) Rob three banks and get 26 months. Get caught with stuff to make a pipe bomb (described by his attorney basically as redneck, country fireworks) without any proof or evidence you were ever going to do anything bad with it and you get 21 months.