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    Criminal Thought, Part 1

    Minneapolis voters next month (Nov. 2, 2021) will be asked to choose whether to keep their police force, or to replace it with a “department of public safety.” Similar “defund the police” actions are bubbling up to the surface around the country.   More

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    Past Fixing

    “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there,” is a famous line from L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between. And George Santayana is credited with the line, “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”   More

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    Grand Schemes

    People often use the phrase “the grand scheme of things.” Is there a grand scheme? Or is it the human inclination to hope someone else will do the work for us?   More

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    Between the Lines

    One evening in 1956 my dad put the newspaper on the table in front of me. He pointed to a story and told me to read the first paragraph. I was four, but I had been reading the paper for a while, although my interest was mainly with the funny pages and sports.   More

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    Our New Radio Show

    On Tuesday night, September 14th we begin a new era here at CONK! News. We are starting a new live, call-in radio show on BlogTalkRadio.com called CONK! @Night (that’s pronounced “Conk at Night”), and we’ll be broadcasting it live worldwide via the InterTubes every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night, at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain and 6 PM Pacific.   More

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    Take Me, Hire and Hire

    The most prominent feature of the current landscape is the legion of Now Hiring banners, signs, and flags. Businesses and industries that had never before publicly displayed their labor needs now for months have had weathered beacons a-dangle.   More

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    CONK! News Brief Link for 8/4

    Jim’s entire News Brief podcast for Wednesday, August 4th consists of a reference to this article on NotTheBee.com: notthebee.com This megathread does an A+ job explaining why some people are "vaccine hesitant" Hey you!   More

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    Alicia Powe on The Gateway Pundit, 8/3

    Fresh off her debut on our weekend podcast, investigative journalist and our newest CONK! News Contributor ALICIA POWE has a great piece on The Gateway Pundit on that site being smeared for their coverage of the Arizona vote audit by a “fact-checking” service.   More

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    CONK! News Brief Links for 7/27

    Here are the articles Jim referenced in his News Brief podcast for Tuesday, July 27th: conservativedailypost.com Breaking: Video Shows Student Exposing Sneaky School Lies… Told To Hide CRT ‘Training’ From Parents CLICK HERE www.nationalreview.com   More

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    Bogged Down in the Swamp

    It has come to our attention that the federal government totally peckered up the response to the coronavirus. This surprises us on the same level as being told taxes are due in mid-April.   More

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    Weekend Kicker – July 16-18, 2021

    As referred to in this week’s CONK! Weekend podcast, here’s the post on Powerline Blog (shoutout to our fellow Minnesotans!) on the wonders of bacon. Everyone should read this very important piece as this is beyond dispute….:   More

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    Breaking (Down) the Law

    (Ed. note: This piece by Tim Conaway was referred to in the CONK! Weekend podcast of July 16-18, 2021 – specifically that Tim read the ENTIRE bill!) A few years back I had a chance to speak one-on-one with Erik Paulsen, then the U.S.   More

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    CONK! News Brief Links for 7/12

    Here are links to the articles Jim mentioned in the Daily Brief for Monday, July 12th: www.westernjournal.com Grocery Stores Begin Stockpiling Food and Critical Items as Times Get Difficult Under Biden Supermarkets are hoarding products as executives anticipate some of the highest price increases observed in recent years.   More

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    Absolutely Absolute Rights

    I was struck to the core by a statement made recently by U.S. President Joe Biden. He announced a series of specious executive orders in an attempt to jump on the fundraising opportunity created by recent gun violence.   More

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    Fire Age

    Older people around the Country have fond memories of Barry ZeVan, the weatherman. He was also known as “The Peekaboo Weatherman” for his penchant for popping into the frame. Barry was old school, delivering the weather using a real map on which he wrote the day’s highs.   More

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    No Space for Us

    I have always wanted to travel in outer space. When I was about 6, my dad took me out one night over by the railroad tracks by the street behind our house.   More

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    CONK! Briefing Links for 6/16

    Here’s the article in the New York Post that was the basis for Jim’s Daily Briefing podcast for Wednesday, June 16th: nypost.com North Korean defector slams ‘woke’ US schools A North Korean defector who attended Columbia said even the regime she grew up in “was not this nuts” after she got a taste of “woke” indoctrination.   More

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    Panic Pulls The Trigger

    When Daunte Wright tried to run from police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, he didn’t know he was causing the kind of officer panic that would lead to his death. So many things went wrong with this encounter, but it all starts with the attitude of deathly fear that is instilled in every police officer.   More

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    CONK! Briefing Links for 6/10

    Here’s the two stories that TheCollegeFix.com‘s editor Jennifer Kabbany talked about during her Thursday segment on the CONK! Daily Briefing: https://www.thecollegefix.com/i-attended-an-anti-racism-campus-book-club-its-worse-than-you-think/ https://www.thecollegefix.com/mueller-to-help-teach-uva-course-on-mueller-investigation/   More