Wednesday, April 26, 2017

An Honet Look At NRA Funding

Some political funding comes from big corporations, many within the gun industry, which donate millions to the NRA.

In its early days, the National Rifle Association was a grassroots social club that prided itself on independence from corporate influence.
While that is still part of the organization's core function, today less than half of the NRA's revenues come from program fees and membership dues.
The bulk of the group's money now comes in the form of contributions, grants, royalty income, and advertising, much of it originating from gun industry sources.
Since 2005, the gun industry and its corporate allies have given between $20 million and $52.6 million to it through the NRA Ring of Freedom sponsor program. Donors include firearm companies like Midway USA, Springfield Armory Inc, Pierce Bullet Seal Target Systems, and Beretta USA Corporation. Other supporters from the gun industry include Cabala's, Sturm Rugar & Co, and Smith & Wesson.
Posted by Paul Hunter

Sunday, April 23, 2017


The federal government has formed a circular firing squad.
The state government has become a fiscal paracite sucking the life blood from local governments and schools.
The two party system is no longer functional.

There is a better way and the city of Wilmington is working toward that goal and can be a grass roots example of that way. The present government due in large part to a progressive non partisan administration and council exercising best practices are achieving a better government and a creating a better city.

A better way is populated by better people and Wilmington has the good fortune to have a critical mass of better people in place.

I consider better people to have these qualities:
Does not lie
Does not believe lies
Debunks rumors
Does not hoard information
Speaks truth to power
Decides from the preponderance of evidence
Decides for the greater good
Gives opposing views a fair hearing
Walks away from circular arguments

Better governments legislate without political theology
They define the the mission
Assemble the facts
Analyze cost versus benefit
Allow for public comment
Use the public discussion and referendum killing “emergency option” only in extreme cases
Vote for passage.
Paul Hunter

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


A request to all of my friends and all friends of the present city administration and council, to attend Thursday's council meeting as a show of support for their performance so far. I will not be there but my heart will. 7;30 council chambers city building 4/20.
Paul Hunter

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Plea From Widow and son

Dear Tim Inwood,
I write this email with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart. Although you don't know me personally, you were somewhat acquainted with my husband. Recently, I received copies of emails you apparently forwarded to Paul Hunter. It breaks my heart to know the pain these emails are causing an old friend. It seems my late husband's musings are being used to hurt someone he cared about.
I think it's safe to say, John never intended for his correspondence with you to be used in such a manner. John would have been dismayed. Unfortunately, he is not alive to defend his words, offer explanations, or provide context for his actions
Since John is not here to ask, as his widow, I will plead on his behalf. Please stop using his words to hurt Paul.
 You should know, when John found out he was dying of brain cancer, he asked me to contact those he cared for most. Paul was one of the handful of people he wanted to spend time with. Over the years, John never lost his hope that he and Paul would rekindle their relationship, despite having very different political viewpoints.
So I appeal to your sense of morality and hope you will honor John's memory. Whatever beef you have with Paul, please leave my poor dead husband out of it. You are not just hurting Paul, you are hurting me, too.
Sincerely yours,
Pamela Holdren

I am saddened to hear about your health.  You and I may not have been very close personally, but you were a dear friend of my father.  John often let politics get the better of him socially, but he always knew who mattered to him.  I am sorry that he did not always express this well and sometimes went overboard with his conservatism.  I doubt that he thought anything would come of what he said, but it is hurtful nonetheless.  John talked about you often, and while the word "commie" did come up in jest, he always referred to you as a friend.  Please don't let your final memories of your friendship to be of betrayal.  He can be promiscuous with his words, especially when discussing politics, but he would never have intentionally betrayed or hurt you.
With that being said, I am sorry to hear of your illness and hope you find peace.  My mother will be going to see you tomorrow.  My family still loves you, and I know John does too. 
Kind regards,

David Holdren

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Acciental Shooter

Ideal cndidate for school or day cares guard. He has the traing, (or does he?)
Kevin Wilson was a customer in the store, 2400 W. Michigan St., when his semiautomatic weapon discharged, sending a slug into the floor, Sidney police Sgt. Sean Martin said. 
No one was hit. 
Wilson presented his concealed carry permit and police confiscated his weapon, Martin said. Police were dispatched to the store about 5:30 p.m., he said. 

Paul Hunter.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Unintended Consequences:

Wayne LaPhew and his NRA minions had better get busy finding another path to increasing gun sales. The fake news that Obama was going to violate the second amendment caused a panic among the gullible and and sales shot up. So to speak.
Trump's always reliable promise to love the gun has resulted in a sales slump. The weapon's makers and sellers might be looking for a new propaganda team soon.

Paul Hunter

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lost Moral Compass

Any normal adult would find the pain and suffering experienced by the parents of the Newtown School shooting near unbearable. Yet the front organization for unfettered arms sales to anyone with the money, the NRA, appears unmoved.
Even a simple and common sense proposal to enact a universal background check drives the sellers into near apoplexy. The NRA deploys its lobbyists to pressure craven politicians and paid and unpaid local advocates to warn any who will listen of imaginary second amendment rights violations. These spokespersons either don't know or choose to ignore “right to life” phrase in the Declaration of interdependence.
In my opinion NRA advocates including Mr. Inwood who are probably otherwise good people put their moral compass in the back pocket on this issue. Beware zealots!
Outdated Bio of a public figure:
Tim Inwood is the current Legislative Liaison and Past President of the Clinton County Farmers and Sportsmen Association, an Endowment Member of the NRA and Life Member of the OGCA, Republican Central Committeeman for Chester Township A, in Clinton County, Ohio, and a volunteer for Buckeye Firearms Association.


Sunday, April 2, 2017


Stated purposes: To increase the price of imported manufactured goods, encourage increased domestic job creation and as a source of tax revenue to offset promised income tax reductions.
Possible results:
A Bangladeshi made $50 shirt at Walmart will become a $60 shirt.
A U. S. made shirt at U.S. labor cost, $58.
A U.S. made shirt at Bangladeshi wages $48
A U. S. automation made shirt cost $50
No import, no tax revenue, minimal new jobs and a shirtless working class.

Paul Hunter

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Opinion Page Troll

Could Mr. Inwood have been an unwitting troll for Mr. Putin's gang? His political letters attacking a presidential candidate were eerily similar in style and content to recently exposed Russian internet trolling.
Paul Hunter