Current Events

Radio interview with US Congressman Barry Loudermilk

US Congressman Barry Loudermilk called into Bartow's Morning News to give us an update on some of the recent happenings in the Washington, D.C. area. We chatted about the recent testimony of several lawyers representing the biggest hitters in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google) who said Russian meddling via social media was meant to divide… Continue reading Radio interview with US Congressman Barry Loudermilk

Current Events, Just musing

Trendy protests lead to choice between patriotism or NFL

Well, we thought we knew what all the kneeling was about. I mean, we were told it was about their First Amendment right to protest injustice, police violence and the unfairness experienced by some in our country. We were told it's a quiet display to show solidarity with those who have suffered social inequities. But,… Continue reading Trendy protests lead to choice between patriotism or NFL

Current Events

Interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk on WBHF

This morning on Bartow's Morning News, Congressman Barry Loudermilk from the 11th congressional district joined us in studios to cover several subjects and current events. He spoke about tax reform, the issues of cohesion within parts of the Republican party and how the press refuses to cover the Trump administration objectively. We also chatted about… Continue reading Interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk on WBHF

Current Events, Just musing

Congressman Barry Loudermilk discusses the failed healthcare reforms, tax reform and budgeting

I had a chance to interview Congressman Barry Loudermilk on the heels of the Senate's failure to pass a repeal or a replacement of the Affordable Care Act. We also discussed the possibility of this same debacle occurring when Congress goes to tackle tax reform. We wrapped up the interview with a discussion about the… Continue reading Congressman Barry Loudermilk discusses the failed healthcare reforms, tax reform and budgeting

Current Events, Just musing

Trump tweets once again; what could he be doing instead?

I honestly do not wake up each morning looking for reasons to defend President Trump's Twitter behavior. I already wrote a piece a few months back where I explained why I believe his tweets were about more than just being crass or silly or unpresidential. By now, I had hoped his tweet-storms would have been… Continue reading Trump tweets once again; what could he be doing instead?

Current Events, Just musing

Interview with New Zealand radio host, Tim Fookes

It was my absolute pleasure to welcome Tim Fookes to my show. As a fellow talk show host, it's always fun to talk shop. However, the nice twist comes from the fact he is from New Zealand and so it was interesting to get his take on American politics and how their media tends to… Continue reading Interview with New Zealand radio host, Tim Fookes

Just musing

Radio interview with Barry Loudermilk on WBHF

We had a chance to recap last week's incident when a crazed gunman decided to open fire on the Republican Congressman and staff on the ball field in Alexandria, VA with Congressman Barry Loudermilk. The Congressman also weighed in on the #GA06 congressional race between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel and whether or not those… Continue reading Radio interview with Barry Loudermilk on WBHF

Current Events, Just musing

Comey was fired for one reason (and Russia wasn’t it)

So, in less than 24 hours, social media has begun the tandem eruption and meltdown at the news that President Trump sent a letter of termination to James Comey, Director of the FBI. The first thing I did at hearing this was to follow the paper trail to see why this happened and how many… Continue reading Comey was fired for one reason (and Russia wasn’t it)

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Congressman Loudermilk on Bartow’s Morning News

Congressman Barry Loudermilk from Georgia's 11th Congressional district called into Bartow's Morning News to talk about the work being done in Congress since their return from the Easter break. We discussed the revised healthcare bill that seems to have the support of the Freedom Caucus, President Trump's proposed revision of the tax code, the problems… Continue reading Congressman Loudermilk on Bartow’s Morning News

Just musing

Interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk on WBHF

Had a chance to welcome Congressman Barry Loudermilk to the studios of WBHF in Cartersville to be on my Saturday morning show, #WakingUpWithAlan. We spent nearly 30 minutes discussing the happenings in congress, the ongoing work to repeal Obamacare and how it's not going to be easy when its tentacles have spread into so many… Continue reading Interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk on WBHF

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Interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk on WBHF – March 16, 2017

ICYMI: Here is my interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk from Georgia's 11th congressional district. We discussed President Trump's revised travel ban and a Hawaiian judge blocking it. We discussed the proposed budget and numerous cuts to agencies. We also covered a bill being pushed through Congress to shorten the time it takes to fire a… Continue reading Interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk on WBHF – March 16, 2017

Constitution, Current Events, Just musing

Morning interview with US Congressman Barry Loudermilk

I got a chance to catch up with one of our local representatives today on Bartow's Morning News. 11th Congressional district representative Barry Loudermilk joined us from D.C. to talk about several current items being discussed in our nation. We discussed President Trump's order to make the transgender bathroom issue a states-rights issue and not a… Continue reading Morning interview with US Congressman Barry Loudermilk

Constitution, Just musing

Trump hopes for the Hollywood ending

Hollywood tells all kind of stories. One of the staples of the "Hollywood ending" is when the main character delivers a speech that changes the course of events of the tale. It's the Aesop's Fables morality moment where we all come to the same collective understanding that whatever had been happening up to that point… Continue reading Trump hopes for the Hollywood ending

Just musing

Will protest fatigue begin to show?

It's just now coming up on 13 days; not yet two full weeks since the inauguration. I believe there have been protests, rallies and protest-rallies each and every day, with no sign of slowing. There is a subset of our country that seems to have decided it's better (easier?) to stop going to work, ignore… Continue reading Will protest fatigue begin to show?