What free press?

“The Fake News propaganda media has done more to destroy the free press in America than any possible adversary. The American public really hates the media, and they hate them because they are not getting the facts”. – Author and Journalist Mark Levin on XM Radio I am proud to say I cast my vote for Mitt Romney for Senate. I feel he is an experienced leader. But he missed badly in a recent essay posted on his campaign website. In this essay, he defends the press against President Trump’s…

The real dichotomy up for vote

“To me I don’t have to clarify. It means I love the country; it means I’m fighting for the country. I look at two things, globalists and nationalists. I’m someone who wants to take care of our country for as you know for many, many years…our leaders have been more worried about the world than they have about the United States, and they leave us in a mess. Whether it’s the wars, whether it’s the economy, whether it’s debt, whether it’s all the things they have done… I am proud…

Mobocracy?

As the mid-terms near, we see an escalating trend of disorder within the country. Whether it is shouting down people in restaurants, violent demonstrations and street thuggery in Portland, streams of illegal immigrants heading to storm southern border or homemade envelopes of poison or bombs being mailed to politicians, the crazies our are coming out in number to disrupt the flow of everyday social and political dialogue. In my last piece, I asked the question as to who the real radicals within the American system are. That question remains in…

Pocahontas!

Earlier this year, my wife and I visited the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City. In this impressive facility we received a small pad-like device that plugged into a data port attached to oversized wall screens. That evening I made a startling discovery perusing my ancestry through the “Where are Your Ancestors From?” display. I am one sixty-fourth Polynesian! I have a sixth great grandmother from the Pacific Islands. She apparently met and married a Dutch trader named Van Zandt and sailed back with him to New Jersey where his…

Who are the real radicals?

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.” – Hillary Clinton in a recent CNN Interview Within any political system, you historically find two ends of a spectrum. At the one end you have those considered “ultra-conservative” and at the other, those who are deemed “radicals”. Conservatives generally hearken to traditional and entrenched values, radicals…

Boxes

“Smart people are a dime a dozen. What matters is the ability to think different, to think outside the box” – Professor Walter Isaacson   We have a poor habit in this modern world. The more complicated our society becomes, the more we try to place people, things, and ideas into convenient little boxes in order to make sense of our world. With the exponentially increasing complexity and the proliferation of information, it seems almost natural, a type of defense mechanism against self-imposed ignorance. But it is that resultant ignorance…

Monkey Business

“The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting this state. That is not going to work. It’s not going to be good for Florida.”  Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis on Fox News, 8/28/18 The mid-terms of 2018 are a historic watermark in the political history of this country. The Democrat Party is watching its power base rapidly erode among Moderates by virtue of the success of Trump policies. As a result, the Democrats…

Oh my darlin’

“I look at this through a very pragmatic lens. I didn’t read a book one day and say I’m a socialist. I believe in health care for all, I believe in education for all, I believe in housing as a human right and if people are going to call me a socialist for believing in those things, I’m like, alright, I don’t give a damn.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, August, 22nd NPR Interview. Recently, the New York Fourteenth District incumbent, Representative Joe Crowley (the likely successor to Nancy Pelosi as House Minority…

More Russian ridiculousness

About the same time Peter Strzok was sneering and thumbing his nose at a congressional inquiry, Robert Mueller was preparing the next meaningless step in his “Russian investigation”. We are a year and a half and millions of dollars into this charade. It is becoming clearer as time goes on that there is no evidence linking the Trump campaign to anything, and that the Mueller investigation is simply a pathetic attempt to delegitimize a sitting president through contrived bureaucratic scheming. The latest indictments confirm this ongoing farce. If we recall,…

Kavanaugh conniptions

“My Judicial philosophy is straightforward. A judge must be independent, and interpret the law; not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written. And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history, tradition, and precedent.” – SCOTUS Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at White House Nomination Speech. The next nominee to fill Justice Kennedy’s seat in the U.S. Supreme Court has been announced. Washington D.C District Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the President’s pick out of four finalists. And the hysteria from the left…