Kaepernick Versus National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is staying true to his word on the national anthem. On Thursday night, he again refused to stand for the anthem before a preseason game in San Diego. But this time, he was not alone.

Spending Labor Day Weekend In Yosemite?

This video footage was shot just last weekend on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park. The video quality does no justice for the beauty that you could see for yourself this Labor Day weekend. To find Sentinel Dome, take Glacier Point Road nearly to the end. You will see a sign that says “Sentinel Dome Trail”. It is a 2.2 miles round trip hike. The only difficult part is the final hike up the rock dome itself, which most people can do on two feet (crawling is not necessary).

Obama Encouraged Crowd To Bring Guns To Knife Fights

In 2008, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama encouraged violence at a campaign rally in Philadelphia, PA. Obama dangerously told the crowd that if Republicans bring a knife to a fight, then Democrats should bring a gun. Was the candidate encouraging his audience of followers to kill other people over a simple difference in party politics? As this video shows, CNN host Jake Tapper brushed off the violent threat as an “allusion to a movie quote” that everyone should know and therefore politicians can flippantly say threatening comments without condemnation, political fallout or severe repercussions. On the other hand, a host on the Fox News Channel (second video down) seemed a bit more appalled.

Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee Parade 2016

The Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee Parade took place Saturday morning in Tuolumne City. The parade was part of the four day event that concludes on Sunday with chainsaw competitions, ax throwing contests and a Tug-of-War challenge.

Federal Government Invented Smart Phones, Not APPLE

According to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Federal Government through research and investments, invented almost everything that is found in an iPhone. Steve Jobs, according to Pelosi, took the Federal Government’s inventions and “did a good idea designing it and putting it all together”. Perhaps Pelosi was trying to say that the general public, technology magazines and the overall media should be careful about giving APPLE and Steve Jobs any type of innovative credit, when clearly the Federal Government is the smartest bunch of all.

Copperopolis Strawberry Festival

The first ever ‘Strawberry Festival’ took place at Copper Town Square this past Sunday in Copperopolis. The festival was put together by the Angels Murphys Rotary Club and featured strawberry themed food, beverage and crafts. The streets were jam packed from 10 AM through noon, however the nearly triple digit temperatures seemed to have chased away a large portion of the crowd during the afternoon hours. This Strawberry Festival is not associated with the similarly named Strawberry Music Festival.

Saturday’s Royal Flush Crapper Derby

The third annual Royal Flush Crapper Derby and Craft Fair is now the can. On Saturday, a large crowd turned out for the all day races, contests and vendors. Cub Scout Troop 500 began the day by serving breakfast in front of the Cal Fire station and a parade of cleverly named outhouses rolled through the streets of downtown Twain Harte at 9 AM. The overall event is a fundraiser for the Twain Harte Rotary.