Current Events, Just musing

Full Disclosure; or, What I’d Rather Be Doing

It’s been far too long since I contributed some thoughts to this blog. Most of the reason has been due to my final push to get this new novel completed. It’s been two years in the making: One year of intense study and refresher of the subject matter at hand and another year to knit… Continue reading Full Disclosure; or, What I’d Rather Be Doing

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Strong, admirable and unflappable and the Left hates her

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

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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

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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

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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

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Ideas Need a Free Market

“We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence." - Sam Harris The evening of August 11, 2017, brought out a scene reminiscent of Triumph of the Will through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. A crowd of… Continue reading Ideas Need a Free Market

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Show, Don’t Tell

Throughout this healthcare debacle, the side wanting the government run, single payer option is trying to scare people by claiming the attempts to repeal Obamacare are attempts to kill you. Alarms are sounding with claims that the purpose is to eradicate the poor. They claim the purpose of repealing Obamacare is to benefit the rich.… Continue reading Show, Don’t Tell

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Sods of Plastic

  You thinking what I’m thinking? Or better yet, you thinking what I concluded back in 1996? What exactly does the GOP stand for? Healthcare has been their issue throughout the Obama Administration. They attempted to repeal it sixty times while he was in office. Mostly this was a dog and pony because they knew… Continue reading Sods of Plastic

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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

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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?

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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

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Short Form Civilization

When everyone in the room is yelling, no one is heard. The 2016 American presidential election was particularly nasty. It brought out the worst in everyone participating in politics. Politics has always been a bitter business. But something seems excessively bitter as of late. I’m seeing more and more analysis regarding the lack of social… Continue reading Short Form Civilization

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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)