In one of my last posts here at FreedomCocktail, I ended it with “Now on to our regularly scheduled program.” And that program was a planned series of articles addressing political topics and presenting libertarian solutions. Oh boy did that get plowed over in a hurry for various reasons. The news cycle changes nearly hourly… Continue reading Orange Man Bad
The State of the Union is tonight. This will be President Trump's next to final address to the nation unless he wins another term later this year. A tabulation of all television "news" broadcasts in the final two months of 2019 shows 93% of all stories about President Donald Trump and his administration were negative… Continue reading SOTU Drinking Game 2020
I said I’d be focusing less on the federal government and more on local solutions but, wait, I’m gonna get back to that in just a minute. First, I feel the three ring circus in Washington needs to be called out for what it is. Regardless of what side you fall on or maybe you’ve… Continue reading This is What You Want, This is What You Get
Miss me? Yeah, I’ve been away a bit. Partially intentional and partially by simply tiring of the circus that has become American politics. The era of Trump has turned the Republican Party into a party of zero ideas and a cult of personality and worse, the Democrats into raging weirdos also working with fun-time personalities… Continue reading The Return of the Steady
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
Whenever a tragedy occurs, or when a need is needed, the first thing uttered by my fellow Americans is that government should do something. I’m not sure where this comes from. Perhaps it originated from Roosevelt’s New Deal (which was an overhaul of government responsibilities, turning it into more of a nanny state) and snowballed… Continue reading Meeting With the Bobs
I grow tired of writing about guns in America. And I only seem to have to do it after a tragedy where someone is harmed through an action where a gun was used. Considering how often this actually happens, I’m surprised I get to write about anything else at all. In America, every day, more… Continue reading Well Regulated – Reloaded
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?
So Oprah Winfrey gave an inspirational speech at the 2018 Golden Globe awards. And the crowd went wild. Speculation and encouragement arose to get her to run for president in 2020. Nothing demonstrates how politics works than watching fans of Oprah encourage this to happen. Because what it demonstrates is that if people like you,… Continue reading NOprah, It’s Beneath You