All eyes on Venezuela

“The past may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme” – Mark Twain Last week an unheralded military event occurred. Reports indicate the United States moved 5,000 troops into South America. They are in Columbia (with permission) and are heading inland towards the Venezuelan border. This occurred just days after the Trump administration joined twenty-eight other European and Western nations to support Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, declaring the Maduro administration as illegitimate and in violation of basic human rights. You can read a detailed…

Pragmatists

It has not escaped my attention that many of my writings bring forth strong responses, often from people who lean a bit farther left. Let’s make one thing clear. I am not a Trump apologist, arch-conservative, or some right-wing radical. I am, very much like Trump, a pragmatist. And pragmatists often just do not have the time or patience for ideological indulgences, right or left. A pragmatist simply looks at a situation and examines what need to get done, regardless of how it may or may not tread upon ideological…

Our rush-to-condemnation problem

One of the consequences of being off social media is that I’m generally blissfully ignorant of current events.  Wait you mean the government shut down??  Last week??  I didn’t notice until I had to call The Department of Housing and Urban Development for work and it went to an answering machine. But the news makes its way to me sooner or later, and this afternoon, I learned about the controversy over Governor Ralph Northram of Virginia.  If you’re reading this, I’m sure you know all about it already, so I…

Barbarians at the Gate

We are barely one month out from the Democrats retaking the House and the true nature of the radical, far-left swing that now dominates the Party is showing. Big time. The fact that the captive leftist media is allowing all of this information out into circulation, believing that they are swaying opinion, winds up being an inadvertent public service. It is much easier to see the barbarians at our gate when they start bellowing their presence. And it is one ugly display. If there was any doubt prior to the…

Starbucking the Democrats

“If 21 months before an election you don’t believe your candidate’s platform is strong enough to win an election with independent candidates, you might want to rethink who you support.” — Mark Cuban Until the other day, I had absolutely no idea who Howard Schultz was. The first headline I saw regarding his possible independent campaign to become the President of the United States did not mention him being the two time former CEO of Starbucks. When  I found out he was the man from the company that drew up…

Mueller must go

The recent charging of Roger Stone has made one thing about the ongoing Mueller investigation abundantly clear: This whole charade is no longer about finding the truth about Russian collusion. It is simply a fabricated counter to the Trump presidency concocted by previous pro-Clinton operatives meant to keep the President off balance by harassing individuals associated with Trump and cast a series of perpetual clouds over the administration. Even worse, the Stone incident illustrates a penchant for Gestapo-like tactics to make a political point. And that is a very dangerous…

Pox America

“Clowns to the left of me. Jokers to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” — Stealers Wheel Most internet searches of my name and that of Donald Trump would reveal a litany of polemics published on cachaevalleydaily.com and Utah PoliticoHub in which I scathingly rebuke Trump, his presidential campaign, his presidency, and his supporters. I stand by those columns. For the most part, I was right about what was happening and what would come to pass. In short, Donald Trump is a disaster as a…

Border Insecurities

“Every place a wall has been built, illegal immigration has declined. These caravans are going to keep forming, they’re going to keep coming as long as the Democratic leadership continues to negotiate on the wall and refuses to close the loopholes that cause these people to come to the country in the first place.” – Former ICE Director Thomas Homan on Fox News. The recent Presidential address outlining a “crisis at the border” has the entire country abuzz and divided on what actually constitutes proper border security. Last fall, an…

A swing and a Mitts

“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.” Ronna McDaniel, RNC Chairperson and niece of Mitt Romney. While driving home last week Ben Ferguson, subbing for Mark Levin on XM radio, blasted newly elected Senator Mitt Romney for an ill-advised Washington Post Op-ed in which he attacked the character of President Trump. As Ferguson shared details he then called Romney…

The UPC Show – Episode 262 – The Saratoga Springs Swatters

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Dylan McDonnell! In the first half: Ben McAdams did what he said he would do and voted against Pelosi, Mia Love was almost impressive in how much she checked out, Mitt Romney makes waves before being sworn in and Mike Lee didn’t like it, the Republican delegation from Utah doesn’t like some of the realities of the shutdown, and the governor is being pressured by Senator Lee to drop his fight on SB 54. In the second half: Utah now has…