Category Political

New Hampshire GOP voters shock thinking world

Republican voters in New Hampshire went to the polls and cast votes in their state’s primary election, and stunned anyone who thinks by advocating for a fraudulent, petulant blowhard to lead the nation. I understand anger and voter frustration. I understand the evolutionary underpinnings of tribalism and Trump appeals to that deep-seated emotional and irrational […]

Thank a Veteran?

When I joined the Army in 1987, I didn’t do so out of some overwhelming patriotic duty, or a desire to uphold the Constitution or to preserve American freedom. I did it because I was looking for a better job than I had, and the Army had some cool jobs, decent pay (if you consider […]

The President Cried

The President of the United States, while talking to people about gun violence and what he will try to do on his own to help slow the rate at which Americans slaughter each other, was moved to tears. As he spoke about little tiny people getting ripped apart by bullets while in their elementary school, […]

ISIS vs The Climate

Carly Fiorina stated recently that the President was wrong, as was Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders, to suggest that Climate Change was a bigger threat to the future of the United States than ISIS. It’s very popular for GOP politicians to be hawkish on all things war, but let’s just look at this objectively for […]

Mass Shootings

While the US cannot claim the top spot in the number of homicides by firearm among the world’s nations, we can claim the top spot of homicides by firearm when done en masse. The United States of America is far and away the world leader in what is commonly called mass shootings (4 or more […]

Constant Praying

Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee are the quickest to their smart phones to offer the emptiness of prayer. It reeks of dishonesty and moral repugnance. Who exactly are you praying to and what does that look like? How long did it take, and what do you think it accomplishes? Are you praying for the dead […]

Pathology on Display

Watching Donald Trump insist that, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, he is “100% right” about Muslim citizens in New Jersey celebrating the annihilation of the World Trade Center on 9/11, is a revealing look at the mind of a narcissist. I didn’t know the exact pathology this attribute fit into; this […]

The Candidate for people who don’t Think

Trump continues to dazzle, sparkle and amaze. After proclaiming that even if torture doesn’t work, he’d do it anyway, he has now outlined his brilliant military strategy for defeating ISIS: Kill their families. In an interview on the show Fox and Friends–and I struggle to comprehend that people actually watch this program–The Donald said he’d […]

Support Domestic Terrorism

It appears that terrorism of a certain nature has a supportive base in the United States. Not Islamist jihadist terrorism; that is frowned upon by most, but anti-abortion terrorism is quite popular. If an armed gunman walked into a Planned Parenthood and shouted “Allahu Akbar” before starting to shoot innocent people, many Americans would likely […]

Free Stuff

Either people are remarkably ignorant of how government works, or they’re remarkably disingenuous and deceitful. The frequent charge thrown at any candidate running for office who makes campaign promises to provide services, is that they’re giving away “free stuff” to win votes. Bernie Sanders is the latest target of these falsehoods by conservative pundits and […]