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Undeniably Right

Mike Mustang

I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.

Mike Rowse

Tell me again how the liberal mind works? Governor MLG has proposed making university educations free to NM students. We still have to pay the faculty, staff, administration, and costs of keeping the doors open, so where does that money come from? Taxes. in this cases, taxes on oil and gas companies. Two problems with that idea: first, Governor Moonbeam Jr. is doing her best to get rid of the fossil fuel industry in NM. For you public school graduates, that means they won't be able to collect taxes to pay for your public university education. Secondly, those companies will pass on the cost to, you know who, the consumer. That means you and I. We probably aren't taxed as much as Californians are, but she's getting us closer.

There is more evidence that Joe Biden used his position to not only enrich his son's company, but that he leveraged U.S. aid to stop an investigation into corruption involving his son than there is that President Trump committed any impeachable offense. Why aren't we investigating Joe Biden? You know.

I once told a friend while planning our annual boy's golf trip that which course we played didn't really matter; it was the memories we would make that we'd remember the most. Unless of course we were playing Pebble Beach or St. Andrews but you get the idea.

This morning I will be honored as an inductee into the WNMU Athletic Hall of Fame with the Pioneering Spirit Award. I spent 17 years as the 'Voice of the Mustangs' as well as serving on the Hall of Fame committee, emcee of the annual induction ceremony, and much more.

I never got paid and we never made money off of the broadcasts but that wasn't the reason I kept doing it, My wife was probably right when she said that I needed to get paid given the amount of time I spent broadcasting, traveling, attending practices and so on. But I've taken away so much from the experiences.

A lot of us that are either in the baby boomer generation or close to it have long talked about how kids today are soft. Often they are referred to as snowflakes. They seem to be self-centered, lacking in social skills, and they need crying rooms whenever someone says something that might offend them no matter how tame the words might be. Now certainly there is some exaggeration of the condition and not all kids fall into the category of being self-centered victims. But some recent experiences that I have been through reinforce some of the stereotype.

Not too long ago i made the decision to expand my business by hiring more staff. At the time Western New Mexico was holding a job fair which our agency manager was attending. He talked to a couple of people who expressed interest in the positions. I also advertised the positions on social media and received some responses. What happened next tells me a lot about why so many business people in our area consistently complain about the lack of employment candidates.

It's that time again; when I either can't think of a topic that could fill an entire column or there is so much to talk about that I can't make up my mind which topic to focus on. Do I want to be serious, playful, or funny? How about all of the above?

The anti-gun crowd is now pushing for a gun 'buy back' program. How can you buy back something you never owned in the first place?

Colt has decided to quit manufacturing semi-automatic weapons that could be sold the public. I guess Colt doesn't like staying in business. Haven't they watched the reactions of the gun owners in this country when a company takes an anti-gun owner stance? It was a nice run, Colt.

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