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?

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?

Current Events, Just musing

Is it really about 5 million illegal votes cast?

Well, now he's done it! First spokesperson Sean Spicer brought up a comment in a White House presser about a concern over voter fraud and the press corps jumped on it. At one point, Spicer revealed that President Trump felt it could have been 3 million illegal votes cast in the last Presidential election. Then… Continue reading Is it really about 5 million illegal votes cast?

Just musing

Shared from fellow blogger, Aussieconservative

Before being elected, Donald Trump made a point of his capacity to work extremely long hours, and has previously stated he only requires 2-4 hours of sleep per night. This unshakable passion for life, appears to have influenced the Trump Presidency, with the new President already delivering on key campaign promises, signing off on 3… Continue reading Shared from fellow blogger, Aussieconservative

Just musing

First there was Twitter and then came Spicer

When I wrote a few weeks back that I believe then President-elect Trump was intentionally using Twitter to take up all of the oxygen in the 24 hour news cycle, I had no idea others would also jump on that same thought-train. Even after pointing out this strategy, I knew the mainstream media and opponents… Continue reading First there was Twitter and then came Spicer

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

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

Reckoning Day – Party Over

They did it to themselves. And I tried to do a bit part in cleaning it up with a list of suggestions here and here. But no one listened (except you, loyal readers, who came by those years in this blog's infancy). Donald Trump is sweeping up the Republican nomination. To date, he's only lost… Continue reading Reckoning Day – Party Over