Aborting a tumor?

In trying to justify abortion, some argue “That is not a baby in the womb.  It is not a baby until it is born.”  Question:  Then what is it?  An amorphous mass like a tumor?  It’s of no more consequence to remove it than to remove a tumor?  Think seriously.  It moves.  It responds to stimuli.  It will eventually BE a baby, a child, a teenager, an adult, a parent, a grandparent. Question to abortion rights advocates: Why would a woman want to abort her child?” Answers are basically the same; “She can’t take care of it.”  “Having a baby…

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NAGS join WAGS

A bit of humor for your day The National Association of Gals (NAGS) don’t hold a candle to Women Against Guides (WAGS) for sheer ability to strike fear into the hearts of peace-loving men everywhere. An unsuspecting young man falls in love. His bride vows to “honor, cherish, and obey, and not interfere with his frequent hunting trips.” (that line was in your vows, wasn’t it?) She forgets all about those last few words and hits high volume the first time her husband mortgages the dog and the kids to go on an elk hunt in Wyoming. She joins with…

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Grizzlies Kill Three People

Two recent incidents of grizzlies killing humans have been emotionally tragic. On September 14, 2018, hunting guide Mark Uptain was killed by a grizzly and his hunter was injured in the Teton Wilderness Area north of Jackson, Wyoming. Mark left a wife and five children. I, Jonesy, took his teenage daughter on a horseback ride with some friends two or three weeks later. It helped her deal with her grief. Very recently, on November 26, 2018, a mother and her 10 month old daughter were killed by a grizzly in Yukon Territory. They had been living in a remote cabin…

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Compassion for “refugees”

Liberals have a lot of compassion for these poor refugees on our Mexican border “just seeking a better life”. So let’s carry this to its logical conclusion. Obviously if you don’t want to vet them and keep the vast majority of them out, then you believe in open borders. You don’t believe in the rule of law which sets forth criteria for allowing immigration into our country. Through the front door. By invitation. If, tomorrow, we abolished Border Patrol and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and declared that all are welcome, what would happen? Within a very short time we…

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Media, Trump, or Jesus lying?

Yes, I’m comparing the media’s “lies” with Trump’s “lies”. I am NOT comparing the two with Jesus.  Read on. “The Media just can’t stop lying about Trump” was an article from a few months ago, demonstrating how the media twists Trump’s words to claim that he is lying. The article was about President Trump starting a “trade war”, among other things. The truth is in alternate interpretation of facts.  Raising tariffs slightly on a relatively minor number of goods does not constitute a “trade war” was the author’s conclusion in that portion of the article. Recently CNN reporter Jim Acosta…

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Why Republicans lost the House

There were four main things that Republican voters put high on the priority of Trump’s agenda, which caused Trump to be elected; 1.  Supreme Court appointments who would rule according to the Constitution and not as an agenda 2.  Build the Wall 3.  Repeal ObamaCare 4.  Defund Planned Parenthood Those things motivated the urge to vote for Donald J. Trump for President of the United States. Trump could do the first without the House.  He did it, with the help of the Senate.  I commend Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell for supporting that. The other three require House votes.  Paul…

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Asking Trump to apologize

We ask Trump and Democrat leaders to promote civility and condemn violence. Previously I issued the challenge, “If you have acts of violence and inciting to violence perpetrated by Republicans and Trump supporters I invite you to present them for our condemnation.  We will condemn.”  So far no one has actually produced proof that Trump has incited people to violence. Some people have put forth things they claim Trump said to incite violence.  In investigating these claims, I don’t think they qualify. One meme has a vicious-looking Donald Trump in the act of screaming and the blurbs around it say, A)…

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NOT “on both sides of the aisle”.

No, the encouragement of incivility and violence in politics is NOT “on both sides of the aisle”. Some despicable acts of violence and inciting to violence, including 48 of them which happened in October 2018, are listed below. Every decent American should condemn such. Failure to condemn violence is to condone violence. In all of these acts, we don’t know of a single one in which a Democrat leader has spoken up to condemn that barbarous action and to admonish followers to be civil and law-abiding. Sadly, the opposite is sometimes true; the act is condoned as a means to…

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Hunting vs. Wanton Killing

Hunting vs. Wanton Killing Someone sent me the touching story of a person killing a meadowlark and the sadness they felt afterwards. A common children’s song many years ago was entitled, “Don’t Shoot the Little Birds”. This is a subject I feel the need to address, as I spent a lifetime guiding hunters in Wyoming, Arizona, and Colorado.  I’ve lived in Wyoming for 35 years, the past 7 ½ years in Jackson Hole.  I manage 256 acres which adjoins Grand Teton National Park. I, Jonesy, confess that in my youth and early years I was guilty of wantonly shooting the…

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“It’s the Economy, Stupid!”

Those words, “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”, gave President Bill Clinton a second term, even though his administration was plagued by scandals. Voters voted their pocket-books. Now we have a pivotal election next week. Here are the latest figures from the government’s October Jobs Report. Wages increased 3.1%. Americans have experienced the biggest increase in take-home pay since 2008. Not one single sector of the economy lost jobs. Unemployment is at 3.7% which is the lowest since 1967. Hispanic unemployment is at 4.4% which is the lowest ever–in history! The unemployment rate for African-Americans, 6.2 percent, is near the all-time low…

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