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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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There’s No Threat Quite Like an Empty Threat
Dana Pico 1/22/2022 12:01 PM

Image: Pixabay

Even The Washington Post saysPresident Joe Biden didn’t do too well in his recent news conference, leading the White House to issue a clarification on his statements about possible Russian ‘incursions’ into Ukraine.

Killadelphia! 2022 picks up where 2021 left off
Dana Pico 1/20/2022 11:01 AM

Philly PD, Image: Pixabay

Nineteen days into the new year might be a touch early to draw conclusions from the numbers, so this can be taken with a large grain of coarse kosher salt.[i]

Philadelphians are fighting back!
Dana Pico 1/15/2022 12:00 PM

Philly Police Commissioner, Danielle Outlaw

the residents of Philadelphia are fighting back against some of the silliness emanating from the mouth (and Twitter feed) of their new Police Commissioner.

Law enforcement in the City of Brotherly Love
Dana Pico 1/13/2022 12:00 PM

ScreenGrab, Philly Police Commissioner Tweet

The main page of The Philadelphia Inquirer's website was rather amusing on Thursday morning. The Inquirer referred to an article from just before the end of last year, on a date when the city recorded its 555th homicide, on its way to the record of 562 for 2021[i]

Who are you going to believe, the credentialed media, or your lying eyes?
Dana Pico 1/11/2022 12:00 PM

A Few Good Men, Image: YouTube ScreenShot

Back when Walter Cronkite signed off with "And that's the way it is," we believed him. Not so much anymore.

Dear Helen Ubiñas: If you want to see why Philly murders are just numbers, look to your own newspaper
Dana Pico 1/9/2022 12:00 PM

Helen Ubiñas Twitter Page

The American Press should look in the mirror once in awhile.

How new District Attorney Alvin Bragg will reduce crime in Manhattan
Dana Pico 1/6/2022 12:00 PM

Alvin Bragg

In January of 2023, The New York Times will publish a major article noting how crime has dropped in Manhattan under new District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Morbid Math
Dana Pico 1/4/2022 12:00 PM

Image: Wikipedia

As of 9:10 AM EST on Monday, January 3rd,, the Philadelphia Police Department had not updated its Current Crime Statistics page. Since the page is supposed to be updated "during normal business hours, Monday through Friday," I have to wonder what has happened. Perhaps the responsible person was taking his New Year's Day holiday?

He Feels Like a Woman
Dana Pico 12/18/2021 12:00 PM

Image: Pixabay

The mainstream media continues to insist that it is possible to change a person's sex, and insists on others adhering to that disordered view.

Some (mostly) good news
Dana Pico 12/9/2021 12:00 PM


We have mentioned the case of Cody Allen Arnett before. Mr Arnett was treated leniently by the Kentucky Parole Board, and released well before his previous sentences were up. Despite having five prior violent felony convictions on his record, the parole board recommended him for early release.


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