Tag Archives: Politics

Still Stuck in the Middle

At least one political cartoonist and I seem to have the same feeling. Much of America is, and has been, stuck in the middle of a political crisis that threatens the very fabric of our society. I originally wrote about … Continue reading

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Of Sausage Making and Politics

An old saying goes, “You don’t want to see how the sausage is made.”  The origin, and exact wording, of the adage, can be debated at length as an internet search will quickly attest.  Be that as it may, the … Continue reading

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Of Hearsay and Public Figures

This meme popped up in social media recently. As one can easily imagine, the creator was likely poking fun at Democrats and many media outlets. Admittedly, the “Cheryl’s She Shed” meme is a one-sided attempt to satirize a serious issue. … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time . . . special deputy

Writing “Once Upon a Time . . . the news” reminded me of something only other old cops might fully appreciate. Still, I thought it might be fun to share, as it highlights a tiny bit of Fort Worth history … Continue reading

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Of Critical Mass and Open Borders

Critical mass and open borders are not terms you might expect to see paired as they are here.  After all, critical mass is a term customarily related to nuclear bombs.  No! I am not proposing nuking the borders or caravans. … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…the news

In spite of the title, this is not a fairy tale. Though, it might fall into the horror genre if it were a work of fiction. It begins with the tragic death of eighteen young servicemen in 1958 and ends … Continue reading

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Names on the Wall

Most Sundays, you’ll find OneOldCop singing in the choir at church. Exceptions are made for vacations, mission trips, and special family events. Memorial Day weekend 2018 was one of those family event weekends. Instead of being part of the worship … Continue reading

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So Far As It Depends On You – Part 2

Part 1 of this piece concluded with the statement that the friend in question was no longer trustworthy. The piece further opined maintaining a relationship with someone who is untrustworthy is risky at best, foolish or dangerous at worst. And, … Continue reading

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Monkey Business

It seems every pundit, news source, or so-called authority of any kind is quoting polls, surveys, or statistics these days. Anyone with knowledge of polls, surveys and statistics likely laughs themselves silly or grinds their teeth until their head hurts … Continue reading

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A Question of Loyalty

OneOldCop started several pieces concerning former director of the FBI, James Comey. None were completed because it seemed writing anything definitive about him would be the equivalent of catching lightning in a bottle. One moment he appeared to be the … Continue reading

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