Current Events, Just musing

Look at what the clown is tweeting now — and that’s just why he does it

There has been an idea been rolling around in my head for the last few weeks. With each announcement of another cabinet position for President-elect Trump's team, I find my suppositions being confirmed. He is putting some of the best, brightest and most successful people in positions around him. These are not academicians, coming down from… Continue reading Look at what the clown is tweeting now — and that’s just why he does it

Current Events, Just musing

Maybe #fakenews represents lies Leftists tell themselves

I'm already tired of the phrase. Fake news. Hillary Clinton began spouting it nearly non-stop following her concession after the November presidential election cycle. That phrase was gobbled up by the brainless fowl in the mainstream media who were all too willing to parrot the latest talking point meant to deride deplorables. It has been… Continue reading Maybe #fakenews represents lies Leftists tell themselves

Current Events, Just musing

What’s wrong with the GOP?

Whenever a controversy erupts, why do democrats seem to always circle their wagons and protect each other, whereas republicans will immediately eat their own? Is it part of the loyalty pledge? What causes one party to act out of self-preservation while the other seems bent on self-destruction? The Democrat Party has long prided itself on its… Continue reading What’s wrong with the GOP?

Current Events, Just musing

Make the political argument, not the personal attack

Something has been irking me for a while now. Initially, I couldn't put my finger on it. It's been building over the last couple of months. It's not so much the entrenched corners so many have willingly put themselves in when debating the virtues and vices of the presidential nominees, though that is a part. It… Continue reading Make the political argument, not the personal attack

Current Events, Just musing

People should vote their conscience

I've been known to "real-time" tweet during political events, like the State of the Union address or the primary debates for both the Republicans and the Democrats. Thousands of others do the same. It has become a means for political junkies to feel like they are making their voices heard. Social media is an amazing… Continue reading People should vote their conscience

Current Events

Hillary’s email server: willful deceit or gross negligence?

Earlier today, much of our collective breaths were held as FBI Director James Comey took to the microphones to discuss the finality of the investigation into then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. One line stood out prominently in his opening comments: No one knows what I am about to say. Really?… Continue reading Hillary’s email server: willful deceit or gross negligence?

Current Events

The EU is nothing more than a bloated HOA

For anyone who has ever come under the auspices of an over-zealous, obnoxious and hindering home owners association ("HOA"), the #Brexit vote will become immediately clear. The vote had nothing to do with wanting to hurt the world economy, deprive economic opportunity to its citizens or bankrupt a nation. On the contrary, it's the dashed hopes and… Continue reading The EU is nothing more than a bloated HOA

Constitution, Current Events

Maybe Congress will do its job if…

I almost always try to choose my words carefully in any situation. Maybe it's my background as a writer (both fiction and commentary). Maybe it comes from my many years behind the radio microphone. Perhaps it comes from being a husband to my wonderful wife and father to our four beautiful girls. Or maybe it's… Continue reading Maybe Congress will do its job if…

Current Events, Just musing

Two sides of the same coin

Building on my most recent piece, I want to explore further the current climate within the electorate. Without a doubt, the last two (and soon to be three) election cycles for president are no longer about record. We are not interested in the most qualified, either. We don't care about experience or integrity. All we… Continue reading Two sides of the same coin

Current Events, Just musing

Term limits; or, How to win my vote and prevent the do-nothing climate that led to Trump

I am not a Trump enthusiast. I am not anti-Trump either. I am trying to look at this from a pragmatic perspective and determine how we got to this point in our current political process. Trump is the symptom of a larger ailment plaguing both parties, but, more specifically, the Republican party. We cannot fault Trump… Continue reading Term limits; or, How to win my vote and prevent the do-nothing climate that led to Trump

Current Events, Just musing

Another #SOTUdrinkinggame2016

The State of the Union is tomorrow. This will be President Obama's last of his presidency. Because we are heading into a massive election year, both nationally and locally, it's likely the President won't spend a lot of time (at least, not to us) on new policies or initiatives. He's already enacted volumes of executive… Continue reading Another #SOTUdrinkinggame2016

Current Events, Just musing

The Ivory Tower of Pisa — Welcome to PCU

The 2015-16 school year started a few months ago. It was my turn to spend a day offering my wisdom and experience in the day-to-day activities of the students. As I walked into the first classroom, I felt like I had been transformed into the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie, Kindergarten Cop. Everywhere I turned, it… Continue reading The Ivory Tower of Pisa — Welcome to PCU

Current Events, Federalism

The power of the D!

Not long ago, I had a chance to fill in for my friend, Erick Erickson, on his evening show on WSB AM 750 and 95.5 FM in Atlanta. In one of my segments, I asked the board op to play music reminiscent of an 80's porn movie and started talking low and suggestive: Welcome back,… Continue reading The power of the D!

Constitution, Current Events

The Left already has plenty of examples of their version of gun control

The typical knee-jerk reaction is already in full force. Less than six hours after the last shell casing hit the ground on the campus of Umpqua Community College, our President was at his pulpit, once again demanding the further erosion of our Bill of Rights. Beyond talking about himself at least 28 times in his… Continue reading The Left already has plenty of examples of their version of gun control