Alligator Alley, D.C

“Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved. I will be at my desk, pen in hand!” “I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand, waiting for our senators to give it to me.” – President Trump, last two weeks of July 2017. When Donald Trump was elected, one of his major campaign promises was to “drain the swamp”. This is proving to be problematic as almost everyone he seems to put in a position to assist with his agenda turns out…

Let’s not “move on”

In response to the series of Senate Intelligence Committee hearings over the past couple of weeks, Utah Senator Mike Lee recommends that his colleagues and all of America just “move on.” He believes there is nothing to see so far coming from any of the four testimonies by Comey, Coats, Rogers and Sessions. Senator Lee has concluded that there is not a scintilla of evidence remotely indicating that Donald Trump is obstructing justice in the Russia investigation. All I can say is “really?” Senator Lee is a smart man, probably…

Trump and the deep state

gas·light verb; gerund or present participle: gas-lighting: To manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity. Numerous critics and pundits continue in their outspoken condemnation of President Trump. But is Trump the real problem? Is his world view the threat to America? He is the leader of the Free World. But what if he sees the world he is leading heading into situations that will curtail or destroy that freedom? Should he just go along with the program? Or should he strive for something different, even if he…

How to be an Ex-President

“And so, we leave with high hopes, in good spirit, and with deep humility, and with very much gratefulness in our hearts.” President Richard M. Nixon, August 9th, 1974. There are two facts about the life of George Washington after he walked away from being the first President of the United States that I have always found intriguing. The first is that he became America’s largest distiller of whiskey. Awesome. Secondly, in 1798, he accepted an U.S. Senate-approved appointment by his successor, John Adams, to become Lieutenant General and Commander…

Comey and Democratic hypocrisy

“All I can tell you is that the FBI Director has no credibility” Representative Maxine Waters, January 13, 2017. As our good man Harry Caines has recently pontificated, he believes Donald Trump just took one more step in a lunatic, Stalinesque stroll to the madhouse by firing James Comey. Apologies to Harry’s Ph.D. and rigorous study of history, but let’s take a step back and look a bit more objectively at these events for a minute. We might just see that Trump is the only one in this process not…

Prelude to war?

How did we get into this situation? Chinese and Russian troops are amassing on the North Korean border. The U.S. has three carrier groups steaming into the area between Japan, Korea, and China. The first time such a display of force has been amassed in that region since the Second World War. Russian bombers are testing our air defense systems over Alaska. The machinations of previous proxy wars have matured and the entire region is now a potential tinderbox.  Regime change is in the air, but at what cost? What…

A nation of lies

Evidently, the art of the deal is really just the art of lying. Donald Trump has proven that not only is lying an art but it’s okay to do. We’ve all heard of “white lies” but Trump has developed a new course of study in academia: Blue lies. A blue lie is lying in the name of the collective good. Of course, a blue lie isn’t really a new thing. It’s just that Trump has raised it to a new level and the disintegration of political discourse has run with…

Outgaming Donald Trump: an Intelligence Briefing for the American people

How the Emergency Room taught me to confront a bully The stench of charcoal and vomit told me more than the patient did, and the story was all too familiar: “My girlfriend left me and I wanted her back.” His mouth still black from charcoal, administered post overdose, the 22-year-old rambled a while longer before finally confessing: “I just wanted her to be scared.” I waited, staring at him until he was uncomfortable. “Are you religious?” I asked. “Here it comes. Preach to me!” he taunted. “Ok,” I said. “Hell…

It’s his character, Stupid!

In 1975, then-amateur boxer Michael Dokes told Sports Illustrated that his hand speed was so fast that you couldn’t catch them on camera. And then the 17-year-old proffered this warning to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, “I’m going to get you old man, so you better get out while you can.” Two years later, now pro-boxer Michael Dokes faced off against the aging Champ (Ali was then 35 years old, overweight and on the downside of his career). It was a three-round exhibition fight. Ali was up to his old tricks…

Seeds of discontent

“Anything that Hillary accuses Trump of doing, you know that is what she is doing. That is how the left works, how she works. It is right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook. Everything they are doing they accuse you.” – Former Clinton Insider Larry Nichols in an interview with Alex Jones, September 2016. Barely a month into the Trump administration and anything to do with Trump’s agenda is under attack from all sides. A combination of RINO Republicans, virtually all Democrats, and the mainstream media combine and conspire to…