The State of the Union is tonight, delayed one week from the partial government shutdown where no one really felt its effects, but the nightly news could not get enough of it. This will be President Trump's second address to the nation. A tabulation of all television "news" broadcasts of 2018 shows (just like 2017)… Continue reading SOTU Drinking Game 2019
Well, it took 18 months for President Donald Trump to try to "act presidential." Remember that call from the #NeverTrump movement and so many afflicted with liberal derangement? It is a non-stop cry from the talking heads on cable news outlets and from many of the voices on talk radio. How did it take this… Continue reading Remember when words had meaning?
Emotionally charged imagery and audio, taken out of context, has whipped many into a lather. The parroted phrase of the day is, "children being ripped out of their mother's arms." There has been a sudden surge in media coverage of something that has been taking place for over 40 years, albeit with minor tweaks along… Continue reading It’s not a simple problem so it’s not a simple fix
It was my pleasure to welcome back to our show, Kathleen Saucier, the mother of Kristian Saucier, who finally, after more than a year and a half of being made a public scapegoat for taking selfies on-board a nuclear submarine, serving time in prison, on house arrest and with a felony prison record, was given… Continue reading Kathleen Saucier discusses her son’s presidential pardon
The State of the Union is tonight. This will be President Trump's first. Considering 90% of all media stories (print, radio and television) were negative for our 45th president, it's amazing to see how much was accomplished in his first year. The confirmation of Judge Gorsuch, pulling the US out of bad trade deals, opening… Continue reading SOTU 2018 drinking game
When you've lived through several modern American presidencies and all of the mid-term battles for Congress, it's easy to hear the same, recycled talking points used over and over again. Perhaps some of the more egregious (and successful) happen when "the government is running out of money." Even that phrase is laughable, given we have… Continue reading What keeps getting left out about the budget breakdown
OMG, he's tweeting again! He called himself a genius. He thinks he's the smartest person in the room. He won't stop poking at Kim Jong Un. He is going to start a war. He is a paranoid idiot who eats McDonald's in bed to avoid the risk of being poisoned. He is incapable of understanding… Continue reading What does it mean to act presidential?
It's been awhile since I've had the chance to put my thoughts down on current events. I spend more time on Twitter of late because I have not had the free time I would like to write more. I know, excuses, excuses. Over the last few weeks, I considered writing (again) about why President Trump… Continue reading Strong, admirable and unflappable and the Left hates her
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
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
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
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
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?
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