Archive for May 19th, 2007

Condolences to Baby Emilio’s family!

According to, Baby Emilio dies (10:34 PM CDT on Saturday, May 19, 2007) . May Catarina Gonzales (and the rest of the family), find comfort in the fact that God, not an ethics committee, decided when it was time to send the angels to bring Baby Emilio home.

Meteorologist: Global Warming Will be a Joke in 5 Years

From the Timaru Herald in New Zealand, yet another meteorologist who’s off the global warming plantation. Says meteorologist Augie Auer: Man’s contribution to the greenhouse gases was so small we couldn’t change the climate if we tried, he maintained. “We’re all going to survive this. It’s all going to be a joke in five years,” […]

Dry Spells Not New

Some are trying to blame the drought we’ve had in South Dakota in recent years on the myth of anthropogenic global warming. A couple of stories yesterday throw water on that drought connection. One from the New Scientist says a dry spell had something to do with the demise of the Neanderthals. Another from the […]

Why Marriage is So Important

This is one of the many reasons why marriage is so important, especially to the safety and well-being of children. From STL Today: A St. Louis man is in jail in Louisiana, accused of beating to death a toddler he was trying to toilet-train. The man wasn’t the father of the boy; he was just […]

Legislative Safety

Pat Powers at the South Dakota War College makes an important point that I think deserves to be driven home and remembered. In both of the semi-recent cases involving allegations of sexual contact by a legislator (involving Dan Sutton and Ted Klaudt) on a legislative page, there were friend/family relationships present. It might even be […]

Kephart to Challenge Senator Tim Johnson in ’08

The Rapid City Journal announces Sam Kephart, a self-employed businessman from Spearfish, will challenge Senator Tim Johnson for his U.S. Senate seat in 2008: Kephart, a self-described “Eisenhower Republican,” said he plans to make his campaign official next week with an announcement in Spearfish. He said he wished Johnson well in his rehabilitation from a […]

Larry Rhoden Outlines 2007 Legislative Accomplishments

The Rapid City Journal features a Forum piece by state House Majority Leader Rep. Larry Rhoden of Union Center. Rhoden outlines the successful completion of five legislative objectives and takes (mild, in my opinion) exception to those who are prone to whine. One of the key areas he discusses is education: This represents a total […]

Building Stronger Marriages

According to ABC News, Texas is sending a bill to the governor’s desk that would promote healthy marriages. As an incentive, the bill would waive the marriage license fee for those who attend premarital counseling. (Legislators are also considering a bill that would require at least one of two spouses seeking a divorce to attend […]