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I grew up in the suburbs of Chicagoland. I spent my summers working on my grandparents farm in Georgia. I was raised to be what I thought was a good Democrat, in the image of Paul Simon.

Gender: male

Location: Illinois

Occupation: Engineer

Groups: Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Volenteering

Diaries published: 7 (689 days since last diary on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 12:52 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 550 (674 days since last comment on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 03:33 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 80

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Concealed Carry comes to Illinois, 485 comments, 22 recommends

People Following in the middle but all by myself: 1

in the middle but all by myself's Most Recent Diaries:

And then there were none. Today Illinois officially loses its title of concealed carry holdout, and joins the rest of the nation (and the other 45 shall-issue states). Update link:
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Comment Count 111 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 12:52 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
And the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council deliver. Slate offers some insight into the results, and notes that the study does not line up perfectly with either the pro or anti ...
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Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 01:26 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
From the local paper: Rockford's mayor is a colorful fellow, something of which Illinois is never in short supply in terms of politics and politicians. An independent who came to office ...
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Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Two bills pass Illinois house and senate with veto-proof majorities. Rep Brandon Phelps (D - Harrisburg) and state senator Gary Folby (D - Benton) were the bills sponsors. House speaker Michal ...
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Comment Count 485 comments on Fri May 31, 2013 at 03:29 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
I saw a link to this on Facebook this morning. On one hand, kudos, I guess, for being concerned about the safety of children. On the other, would whomever was concerned (and in this story, nobody ...
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Comment Count 13 comments on Tue May 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Bad bills make for bad laws. Highlights: "HB 1224 places impossible enforcement decisions on Colorado law enforcement. To effectively enforce HB 1224, Colorado law enforcement would need to be ...
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Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:41 AM PDT with 5 Recommends

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