Category: Politics

Yes, Donald Trump SHOULD Be President.

Don’t look at me like that! Let me explain! I know I don’t talk about politics all that much here, and the last time I did I predicted that Hillary Clinton would not pick a White male as her running mate. Which she ended up doing, so clearly I’m not all that great a political…

POTENTIAL VEEPS

Save So, over the weekend, Donald Trump picked his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who is extremely right-wing. I must say that I’m only slightly surprised. First, I knew that Trump was going to pick an established politician. Despite the caricature of Donald Trump, one thing he is not is stupid. So although his…

What If Fred Thompson (R.I.P.) was President?

So former politician and actor Fred Thompson died on Sunday. It got me thinking about his brief Presidential run in 2007. I remember, in the early months of the election, his popularity started rising thanks to a series of Youtube videos he filmed taunting Michael Moore and others. But when he actually entered the race…

Tricky Dick Morris

Dick Morris is a political analyst/pundit, whose biggest claim to fame is that he helped President Bill Clinton in 1994, after the GOP retook the Congress for the first time in over 40 years, and helped President Clinton regain his relevancy and coast to an easy re-election 2 years later. That’s pretty much it. That’s…

Bill Maher and “Free Speech”

Well, here we go again. Consider this post a sequel to my earlier post: Yes, You Still Have “Freedom of Speech” (even if you get fired or boycotted) If you’re reading this, please read that first, if you haven’t already. I’ll wait. Done? Good. Well, far too many people are still operating under the mistaken…

Yes, You Still Have “Freedom of Speech” (even if you get fired or boycotted)

art by Randall Munroe THIS. This really needs to be said, and shared, everywhere it can. Because I’m always seeing people misunderstanding exactly what freedom of speech means. Whenever some public figure says something stupid or offensive and gets fired or threatened with a boycott someone else wants to start screaming about that person’s “free…

Ted Cruz For President?

By the time of their inauguration, the President and Vice President must be: natural born citizens (including naturalization passed from parents). At least thirty-five years old. Inhabitants of the United States for at least fourteen years. Article Two of the United States Constitution Ted Cruz is a Republican Senator from Texas, elected in 2012, and…

Why I Oppose “Hate Crimes” Laws

Here’s one of my opinions that often has people falsely assuming that I’m a Conservative Republican. It’s that I don’t believe in the concept of “Hate Crimes.” Specifically the idea that certain crimes committed against someone specifically because of their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. deserve extra punishment under the law. To me that…

I FEEL LIKE A BLACK REPUBLICAN. . .

I am not a Republican, nor do I consider myself a “Conservative,” yet I’ve noticed that I’ve gotten several “follows” on Twitter from several self-described Republicans and Conservatives, particularly Black Republican spokespeople and groups. And I’ve actually been accused of being a Republican, by people who mean that as an insult, several times online. They…

I AGREE WITH SENATOR RAND PAUL…

…and, no, that’s not a sentence I ever expected to write. But when you’re right, you’re right. To wit: Rand Paul fights for felon voting rights Tayna Fogle sat just behind Sen. Rand Paul, nodding her head and listening as he pressed the case with Kentucky state senators to restore felon voting rights. “Kids do…

HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT?

Hillary Clinton has been all over the news in recent monthss, despite not actually doing anything herself. But many Republicans are upset @ the idea that NBC and CNN are planning to produce films about her. Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus demanded that NBC & CNN cancel their films, and when they refused, the GOP…

WHAT A WEINER!

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after a sexting scandal, admitted Tuesday that his Internet shenanigans didn’t stop when he stepped down in disgrace. Hours after a gossip website published raunchy texts and explicit photos it said were from 2012, Weiner held an extraordinary press conference — accompanied…

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO IS A BIGOT

The last time I wrote about this fellow, I was agreeing with him that Tupac was a better rapper than Biggie. I said that if he ran for President in 2016 he’d get my vote. Well, now I’m taking that vote back. Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act,…

WHY I SUPPORT GAY RIGHTS

You know, people who have heard me speak or read my writings about politics would probably describe me as “Liberal.” I don’t know if I really am, @ least not in the way that word is typically used today. I don’t adhere to any particular ideology. I’m not a Democrat, but I do think that…

WOULD AMERICANS ELECT A FAT PRESIDENT?

It was revealed last week that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie got lap-band surgery in an effort to lose weight. He claims that it is simply a matter of health, and that he wants to ensure that he is around to see his kids grow up. But many political observers speculate that this might have…

I AGREE WITH SARAH PALIN

Yeah, that’s not a sentence I ever expected to write, either. But this is one instance where my inner-Libertarian streak comes out. Last weekend, @ the annual Conservative Political Action Committee convention, Sarah Palin drank a Big Gulp from 7/11, and mocked New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who attempted to enforce a municipal ban on…

STAR-SPANGLED BEYONCE

So word came out a few days ago that Beyonce lip-synched the Star Spangled Banner @ the Presidential Inauguration on Monday. And, predictably, there’s the expected level of faux-outrage and indignation rearing its ugly head across the airwaves and, especially, the internet. I have to say that honestly don’t see what’s the big frakkin deal.…

KENNEDY AND THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

US President John F. Kennedy meeting with Soviet President Nikita Khrushchev I just finished watching an episode of Commander In Chief: Inside The Oval Office on the Military Channel. This particular episode was about The Cuban Missile Crisis., and how President Kennedy dealt with it. It’s interesting that, these days, it seems like whenever people…