Old Tricky Dick back  in the news.  McCain sending jowl shaking Nixon fodder over Trump’s bow.  The 37th president.  Watergate.  Suppression of our First Amendment Rights.  Not new, still vile.  I give myself a very wide political berth, shaped from the belief that it matters not who squats the oval.  But when Trump starts trying to convince the public (World)  that the press is “The enemy of the American people”, I stand up.

This blog has been targeted more than once.  Efforts to edit, corral, harness, tame, eliminate.  Complaints, grievances, chicanery, deceit.   The First Amendment Right guarantees this show will go on.  This column continues because of the High Road.  I’d no longer tippity tap every morning if I didn’t believe my own Truth.    But even if these musings were drivel and inane and downright dirty, it would  still be protected.

Ivan Marsh made it 11 in a row at Saturday’s Trek Up The Tower.  I’m not aware of another winning streak extending longer in the sport of running, vertical or horizontal.  And the ageless one Angee Henry Nott won the Husker Tune Up 600 meters in 1:35.27.  Against collegiate women 20 years younger.  Angee has been  gifted.  Perhaps the greatest longevity at that level of any athlete in Nebraska history.


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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, ensuring that there is no prohibition on the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.