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Dana Pico is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and alumnus of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and international Commerce, and has written for the Kentucky Kernel, UK's student newspaper, as well as a few articles for the Lexington Herald-Leader, all in the days just after Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. He is now retired and living on his small farm on the banks of the Kentucky River. You can find more of his writings at The First Street Journal.


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The whole truth doesn’t interest newspapers these days
Dana Pico 10/14/2021 12:01 PM


Image: Lexingtonky.gov

While checking on Lexington Police Department data to the information in Bullets flying in the Bluegrass State, I found that the police had finally updated the city's shootings investigations page. In 2020, a year which saw the city set its annual murder record with 34 homicides, there were also 140 non-fatal shootings. As of October 10, 2020, there had been 107 non-fatal shootings.


The Patricians really, really don’t like the Plebeians!
Dana Pico 10/12/2021 12:01 PM


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The New York Times, always ready to help the elites, gives OpEd space to Republicans of the past.


AOC reveals the anti-Semitism of the Squadristi
Dana Pico 10/11/2021 12:01 PM


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It's hard to determine who is more anti-Semitic, Miss Ocasio or the Jewish Democrats who vote for her.


Oh, It Sends a Message, Alright!
Dana Pico 10/10/2021 10:01 AM


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As of yet, and despite unconstitutional pre-trial confinement of the Jauary 6th Protestors, there are no convictions of serious crimes...you know, like take place at the hands of ANTIFA and BLM every day.


Get vaccinated or starve, Philadelphia Health Commissioner says!
Dana Pico 10/9/2021 12:01 PM


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”If you’re more committed to not getting the vaccine than to the safety of your patients, it’s time to do something else,” she said at a Wednesday news briefing. “Health care is not for you.”


No Slippery Slope There, Huh?
Dana Pico 10/5/2021 12:01 PM


Trevor Burrus, Image: Cato Institute

Many states have 'decriminalized' marijuana; now Trevor Burrus wants to legalize smack


The gang bangers in Philly are ahead of schedule, and Philly DA Larry Krasner is helping them.
Dana Pico 10/2/2021 12:02 PM


DA Lawrence Krasner, Image: Phila.gov

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Current Crime Statistics page reported that the City of Brotherly Love — and yes, I have been using that title sarcastically for a long time — has suffered through 412 homicides as of 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, September 30th. 412 murders ÷ 273 days = 1.509157509157509 killings per day x 365 days = 550.8425 homicides projected for the year.


Biology is Politically Incorrect
Dana Pico 9/30/2021 12:01 PM


Image: Wikipedia

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) used to be an organization which actually had some real intellectual heft to it, but not anymore. The ACLU sent out a ridiculous tweet, changing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's statement to make it more 21st century politically correct. A screen capture of the tweet is to the right, just in case the ACLU decide to send it down the rabbit hole, but you can view the original at the previous link.


Another Capitol Kerfuffler Pleads Guilty
Dana Pico 9/28/2021 10:31 AM


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I have long called the January 6th 'insurrection' what I believe it to be, the Capitol kerfuffle. On Monday, Gary Edwards, 68, of Churchville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to a single count of "parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol," 40 U.S.C. § 5104(e)(2)(G) a charge which could result in probation or a sentence of up to six months in jail.


Aren’t reporters supposed to ask relevant questions?
Dana Pico 9/25/2021 12:01 PM


Image: Wikipedia

I had previously thought that reporters, at least good reporters, weren't supposed to simply accept what they have been told by government, but to ask questions. Apparently, I was wrong about that.


 

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