General Commentary

Universal Welfare: Is Zuck Actually Evil?

Universal Welfare? Say It Ain’t So! My knee-jerk reaction to Zuckerburg’s speech was shock at the naivete on display.  Sure, he made a lot of money when he was too young for the responsibility.  But by now you would think he’d matured at least a little. But a talking head on FOX Business turned me […]

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How Worthless is a Harvard Education

For our first Whoopee Cushion Butt Salute I pulled this piece from commencement season 2017.  It is part one of two.  Enjoy! Lunacy at Harvard In his address at Cambridge, Mark Zuckerburg, (CEO Facebook) called for a universal wage.  He likened it to a “cushion” for people lesser than himself.  There are so many things […]

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Zuckerburg's Lunacy: Wake Up (part 1)

Mark Zuckerburg should stick to restricting the reach of peoples’ posts on Facebook.  It’s what he is good at. A long time ago I started talking about the price of apathy. I said that while it is understandable to want to throw your hands up in disgust or just roll with whatever the TV talking […]

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The Price of Apathy – Part 1

Our Apathy Leads to a Beltway Circus We are seeing a repeat of all the same types of policies from the previous eight years playing out before our eyes. Some intentions are diametrically opposed to those of the previous administration. But the results will be the same or worse.  Apathy is to blame here.  This […]

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How to Make a Grown Man Cry (In a Good Way)

Outdated!  See updated article here!                       Look at this nasty face bad ass! How would you like to see this guy cry.  I mean blubber like a baby?  Yeah, me too. This is my friend Jeff Kerr. Whenever I see him, there’s a lot of […]

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Obamacare: Repeal The Phony Healthcare System

While you’re here, grab my RSS—> See part one here. Why Not Go All The Way? In 2009, while medical costs were up and a recession was getting underway, the government saw another opportunity to do something they’d been dying to do since Truman; a complete takeover of the medical insurance industry. Here’s how the […]

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Pansy Rants vs Real Violence

Are These Pansy Rants Supposed To Be Helpful? I have a thousand chores to complete here. I have two posts I promised my friend, Kathleen. I am almost ready to launch my membership writers’ program. And the furniture business is not going to stand itself up. BUT…I saw this post on Facebook the other day […]

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Dumping Obamacare: This is not Rocket Science!

While you’re here, grab my RSS—> It’s Also Not Multiple Choice! There is one and only one condition under which the Republicans can save the medical insurance industry and protect citizens from Obamacare. It is the only way to create an economy of scale that will permit the average American citizen to afford coverage that […]

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The Convention of States Movement

Grab my RSS while you’re here —> The Convention of States Movement is now gaining real traction.  I find this exciting for a few reasons, which I’ll discuss below. What is the Convention of States? There is a process, championed by George Mason, inserted into the Constitution whereby citizens, can seek to directly make amendments.  […]

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Trump Snarks Media and Fumbles on Flag Burning

Dull-witted Snark as Political Argument Sometimes, an argument is presented so poorly, so devoid of maturity and reason that language fails the respondent. Such is the case with much of what people call “political discussions” on social media. Almost half our population is now witlessly enthralled with monosyllabic populism. And whether right or left, that […]

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Keep Calm You Feckin Eejits

Keep calm. Good advice. This title is emblazoned on a tee shirt my wife gave me. It’s a green shirt with a shamrock on it. You get the idea. It is not helpful that we’ve elevated the office of POTUS to the level of royalty. It is not helpful that people who should know better, […]

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Greg Gutfeld "stole" my stuff!

Greg Gutfeld has obviously been reading my stuff.  Well, I think he has.  I’ll have to have the Russians hack his computer and get back to me. But tonight, on The Five, GG made a very specific analogy in a very specific way.  I have made many references to the Clintons being like Pigpen from […]

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As If Charlotte Cops Had a Choice!

I gleaned two important points from the Charlotte Police Department videos of the Keith Scott shooting. One is that he had a gun. You can’t see it in a video, but we know he had one. Consider: A man exits his car, doesn’t get shot. He gets back in his car and no one shoots […]

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An Un-serious Nation Mourns

Any time I see images of the events of 9/11, and certainly at this time of year I am overwhelmed with three emotions; awe at the heroics of those who those walked into the burning towers, deep sorrow for the pain so many families suffered and a deep, burning hatred for the hijackers and anyone […]

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Stalinist and Stupid, Part 3: Attacking Reason

Where Reason Goes to Die In final installment of this series we will discuss the perversion of science being proposed by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, et al. Science is being perverted at expense of all Americans and at the peril of the foundation of all our Constitutional rights. Yes, it is that bad. It is […]

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Stalinist and Stupid, Part 1: No Gun For YOU!

In recent days, we have seen stunning attacks on free speech, political activity and due process in this country. There was a time, not too long ago when such attacks would have seemed inconceivable to anyone of any political stripe. To have put forward such ideas would have seemed Stalinist, stupid and embarrassingly immature. But, […]

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Classic Rock: Do You Still Believe the S**t We Shoveled?

Have you heard the news and the associated sound tracks in the dispute between Led Zeppelin and the group Spirit? It seems there was a group that toured with LZ back when people believed that rock bands represented something transcendental and non-materialistic (as opposed to the greedy, money-grubbing materialistic reality). This group laid down a […]

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What Will Become of the Internet?

Don’t sit on your hands! Bottom line up front (BLUF): I am going to ask you most imperatively to write your congressmen – NOW!  I am also going to ask you to share this on all your social networks. If you already understand what the loss of ICANN means to our freedom of speech and […]

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Letter for Your Senators and Reps.

Go to your Senator and your House Rep contact pages. Cut and paste this letter. Dear Senator, If Congress had done its job when this idea was first floated, this letter would not have been necessary. But Congress did not, so as of September 2016, we will lose control of ICANN and the Domain Name […]

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DHS and FBI: Partners in Failure

What the Partners Failed to DO Well, almost 15 years after 9/11 national law enforcement and intelligence have still not learned the basic lesson it should not have needed to learn to begin with. No stove piping. On three occasions the FBI had the pleasure of Omar Mateen’s company. It seems this unworthy piece of […]

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Don’t Be A Political Pansy…on Election Day.

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The tag line I use to promote my book is “Don’t be a Political Pansy!” That is tongue-in-cheek advertising, and as much a joke as it is a challenge. But there really is a breed of political pansy out there. I normally serve up red meat on this site. There is so much we can […]

My Facebook Friends Are Drones. An inner monologue.

By Street Politics | June 21, 2018

We are indeed a lovely lot of mindless drones. The state of our nation is in free-fall. This is the product of our own numb skulls.  Thank you Facebook! It would be one thing to say that we had no choice in the matter. Perhaps an evil government entity snuck some hypnotic substance into our […]

Trump Snarks Media and Fumbles on Flag Burning

By Street Politics | December 1, 2016

Dull-witted Snark as Political Argument Sometimes, an argument is presented so poorly, so devoid of maturity and reason that language fails the respondent. Such is the case with much of what people call “political discussions” on social media. Almost half our population is now witlessly enthralled with monosyllabic populism. And whether right or left, that […]

For My Fellow Scribblers

By Street Politics | November 6, 2015

Before leaving Virginia, I was a member of several writers’ groups in the area. Sadly, I didn’t have time to attend meetings with all the groups. But I haven’t forgotten about you all. I know many of you are working on your first books or trying to make yourselves visible on google machines. And I […]

The End of the Trump Presidency

By Street Politics | June 11, 2017

As of Thursday, 8 June 2017, the Trump Presidency has reached a point where it has no allies. Well before this, Ryan and McConnell had alternately duped Trump into backing stupid ideas (Ryancare) by stroking his ego, or turned their backs on his agenda (taxes and infrastructure). Now they have the cover they need to […]

DHS and FBI: Partners in Failure

By Street Politics | June 15, 2016

What the Partners Failed to DO Well, almost 15 years after 9/11 national law enforcement and intelligence have still not learned the basic lesson it should not have needed to learn to begin with. No stove piping. On three occasions the FBI had the pleasure of Omar Mateen’s company. It seems this unworthy piece of […]

A Fun and Easy Lesson: Boris and Ivan

By Street Politics | October 29, 2017

I was told this story by an economist. He said an economist is a CPA without the bubbly personality. For the life of me I cannot recall his name. Boris and Ivan Boris and Ivan were goat herders in pre-communist Russia.   They lived on neighboring farms, raised their little herds and sold goat milk. Goat […]

Vanity Fair Ought To Be More Careful

By Street Politics | August 26, 2018

One of my future books is going to deal with just how wrong so many people can be about so many things. The reasons for such wrong-headedness are simple: One is immature on unprofessional writers, either out of ignorance or agenda, splashing stupid all over the web. The second is that we, as information consumers, […]

The Convention of States Movement

By Street Politics | January 4, 2017

Grab my RSS while you’re here —> The Convention of States Movement is now gaining real traction.  I find this exciting for a few reasons, which I’ll discuss below. What is the Convention of States? There is a process, championed by George Mason, inserted into the Constitution whereby citizens, can seek to directly make amendments.  […]

Paris! This is Our Wake Up Call – Again!

By Street Politics | November 14, 2015

BIG Update! I didn’t see this before. It was this paragraph that caught my attention: The brave men and women in our Armed Forces should not be left defenseless against terrorists on American soil. Local commanders now have the authority to allow service men and women to be armed while on base. Members of the […]

The Shooting in Alexandria. Dare We Point Fingers?

By Street Politics | June 15, 2017

There’s been a lot of hand wringing over the last 24 hours about how we must come together and not point fingers of blame about the shooting in Alexandria. Basically, I agree with that statement. But fingers are being pointed anyway. So if we must assign blame, or at least accuse others of inspiring this […]