Larry Thornberry

Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.

Mission Creep at Sierra?

 

For those still clinging to the notion that the Sierra Club is just an organization for nice folks who like birds and who want clean air and clean water, rather than the full-service left-wing pressure group it in fact is, a sample from a recent issue of Insider, the official newsletter of the Sierra Club, will be […]

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Snowflake Night in Montgomery

 

It’s always a challenge getting fans out for minor league baseball games, even Major League games not in L.A., Boston, New York, or St. Louis. Looking through what’s available on night-time TV it’s not altogether clear to me why this should be so. That the Grand Old Game regularly loses out to Antiques Road Show or to […]

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Good Morning, Vietnam: RIP Adrian Cronauer 

 

Adrian Cronauer, the Air Force DJ who broadcasted in Vietnam in 1965 and was the inspiration for the 1988 Robin Williams movie Good Morning, Vietnam, died last week in Troutville, Virginia. He was 79. Cronauer said he did start his broadcast with his signature, … “Goooooood morning, Vietnam.” He did play popular rock and roll music. And […]

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Baseball’s Ministry of Truth Strikes Again

 

Milwaukee Brewers relief Pitcher Josh Hader got a standing ovation when he walked to the mound in Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Milwaukee’s Miller Park. The ovation was not for anything athletic that Hader had done. If fact, perhaps not for anything at all he had done. It was almost certainly […]

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The Hirsute Salts?

 

A brief item in the back pages of the Tampa Daily Bugle caught my eye. (OK, it caught my wife’s eye and she passed it on to me.) Seems some Navy men are lobbying, through that agency of mischief and disorder called social media, to be allowed to wear beards. This latest patch of rough social water came […]

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The All-Star Snooze

 

It wasn’t that long ago that I read the score of last night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game. But I’ve already forgotten it, so inconsequential the game is to this life-long, 110-proof, aged-in-the-barrel baseball fan. The summer classic has become the summer snooze-fest, and a bit of the off-season in July, featuring four straight days […]

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Forget the Other Nominees

 

The nominees for the award for the most irritatingly smug expression on the face of a witness legitimate questions have bang to rights are: Oh hell, forget the other nominees. Just give the award to Peter Strzok in perpetuity. The little ear mite has retired the gold. The cup lives at his house forever. He […]

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Rebels Without a Clue

 

The leftist group Women’s March experienced a premature, uh, announcement, when they sent out an email press release blasting Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as a lackey of “white patriarchal supremacists.” Problem was, the release went out before there even was a nominee, and featured “XX” where the nominee’s name should have been. Reminds one […]

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Two Ticks Behind the Gorilla

 

Yesterday was a sad one for many who appreciate sound thinking expressed clearly with humor, courage, and humanity. When I read Charles Krauthammer’s moving letter of June 8, I hoped his physicians were wrong about his prospects. Alas, in fact he had less time than they calculated. Last night I was mesmerized by the tributes […]

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The United Coordinates of America?

 

Don’t look for President Trump’s executive order ending the practice of separating adult gate-crashers from their children (or from children they claim to be theirs) to have much effect on Democrats, the left-stream media, or advanced thinkers in the Republican Party such as Jeff the well-known Flake. They’re having way too much fun hamming it […]

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