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Mr. Scott is a political junkie, and animal lover. He is also a U.S. Army veteran, career law enforcement executive and university professor. In addition he happens to own MadMikesAmerica which means he can write anything he wants, and often does.

4 Reasons Why Your Dog Rolls in Grass

My dogs love to roll in the grass and seem to revel in it, as demonstrated by the Chocolate Lab in the picture. Granted, it may seem like an odd behavior, but rolling…

7 Things You Should Know About Keeping Your Pet Cool This Summer

Memorial Day is now behind us, and traditionally, that marked the beginning of summer.  So, as the weather gets warmer, and the days longer, folks will want to be getting…

Fallen Americans Memorialized In Small Dutch Town of Margraten

Many Americans will lay wreaths and place flowers at the graves of fallen soldiers this Memorial Day weekend. The Washington Post, however, takes readers to a cemetery far beyond our borders: one in…

6 Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Safe On Memorial Day Weekend

Nothing in America says Memorial Day like a good old-fashioned barbecue or picnic. With these carefree weekend days, however, comes an ever increasing risk of illness or injury to our furry friends. To be on…

Memorial Day 2015: Remembering the Fallen

Memorial day means a lot of different things to many people. To most of us, however, it means a three day weekend with family, friends, hot dogs and hamburgers on the…

The Terrible Terror of Ticks-Fear is Justified

Ticks are the scourge of the summer months, and they’re not just pesky, they can be deadly.  Ticks carry all sorts of disease, some of which will make you vaguely…

Bizarre Cosmic Objects: Our Weird Solar System

The solar system is familiar. It's home. You've probably learned about all the planets in school, memorizing their names and their order of distance from the sun.…

Ireland: Early Voting Results Show Probable Legalization of Gay Marriage

Early results suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum. More than 3.2m people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country’s…

Senate Puts Patriot Act On Life Support-Votes To Curb NSA Surveillance

The drama was in the wee hours last night in the Senate, with the result being that the Patriot Act, and more specifically, the government’s ability to collect bulk surveillance, is now “on…

Critics Generally Loving Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ SciFi Flick

It’s the familiar theme of hope pitted against doom in Disney’s Tomorrowland, a sci-fi flick about a girl who finds a magic pin that takes her to a kind of utopian…

TLC Will No Longer Air Bizarre ’19 Kids and Counting’

It’s not quite official apparently, but it’s getting close.  The television network that once actually meant “The Learning Channel,” has suspended future airings of the ridiculous reality show popular with Republicans…

Top 10 Things You Should Know About David Letterman

It’s almost over.  David Letterman, far and away my favorite TV talk show host, has been doing late-night television longer than anyone else out there, 33 years to be exact, and tonight, his 6,028th…

Feds Seek Your Help In Restoring Bee and Butterfly Populations

The U.S. government is hoping to reverse America’s declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more on research, and considering the use of less pesticides. Scientists…

Frightened Teen Shoots, Kills Friend Because He Didn’t Recognize Him

The gunners are fond of saying that people can be killed with scissors, or a baseball bat, or even a bottle of Coke.  I think I’ve heard them all from…

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