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  • Watered Down Travel Ban

    Watered Down Travel Ban

    I have some friends and family who supported President Trump from early on in the process. From time to time they will ask me when I will admit that I was wrong about him. "If Trump does x... If Trump gets y... If Trump supports a policy that results in z... will you admit that you were wrong?" My answer is always "no", because I wasn't wrong. To be clear, I could be wrong in practical application, but that isn't what an election is about. Elections are about theory and speculation and, generally speaking about judging records. Trump had no record to speak of, and his history of stances on issues was all over the map. I opposed his candidacy for several major reasons, all of which are proven valid in this single issue we now refer to as the "travel ban". Here were my reasons.

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  • Fraudulent Rant by Judge Jeanine

    Fraudulent Rant by Judge Jeanine

    If you're not familiar with Justice with Judge Jeanine, it is a show on the FOX News Network starring Jeanine Pirro. She is known for her over-the-top rants where she serves up gobs of fresh red meat for her largely hard right wing audience. While it's not unusual for her to be a little fast and loose with the facts, she has been known to occasionally return from the break with a correction from her producers. Last night, however, there was no such correction to an outright lie she told on the show, and the matter being discussed should have (at the very least) contained a disclaimer from the host. I would cut her some slack, but as a former prosecutor and judge, she should be well aware of what proper protocol should have been here.

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  • Wake The Hell Up, GOP!

    Wake The Hell Up, GOP!

    It's not cute anymore, Republicans. The President of the United States is completely detached from reality, and you can't fix that. You can't cover it up, you can't explain it away, and let me make this as clear as I possibly can for you. You cannot possibly undo the damage you are doing to the party brand by trying to pretend this man is anything other than completely unhinged. I'm watching Sean Hannity borrow guests from the Alex Jones show in an attempt to bolster Trump's conspiratorial claims. I'm seeing relatively mainstream conservatives make themselves look like the crazed fringes of the paranoid right wing. Don't believe me? Look at this.

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The Party Of No Show

New Democrat Party LogoRush Limbaugh has always said that when liberals are out of power, they are funny. When they are in power, they are dangerous. If you ever doubted that logic, all you have to do is take a look at the last 2 years and compare them to this year. I know, I should be angry about the fact that Democrats from my state and Wisconsin have decided that the best way for them to represent us is by taking a vacation in Illinois, right? Let's face it, folks. It's too funny to get mad about. I haven't seen a temper tantrum this good since Howard Dean lost Iowa. Leave it to these clowns to make him look marginally sane. Hey liberals, didn't you just spend the last two years calling the Republicans the "Party of No" because they voted against you? Did you seriously do all of that to become the party of no show? I'm just saying. Hey Democrats, don't look now but you're not 3 anymore. You can't go hide in the corner and pretend that the world isn't there anymore. You can't hold your breath until mommy gives you that... on second thought, maybe you should try that one!

The Party Of No Show

New Democrat Party LogoRush Limbaugh has always said that when liberals are out of power, they are funny. When they are in power, they are dangerous. If you ever doubted that logic, all you have to do is take a look at the last 2 years and compare them to this year. I know, I should be angry about the fact that Democrats from my state and Wisconsin have decided that the best way for them to represent us is by taking a vacation in Illinois, right? Let's face it, folks. It's too funny to get mad about. I haven't seen a temper tantrum this good since Howard Dean lost Iowa. Leave it to these clowns to make him look marginally sane. Hey liberals, didn't you just spend the last two years calling the Republicans the "Party of No" because they voted against you? Did you seriously do all of that to become the party of no show? I'm just saying. Hey Democrats, don't look now but you're not 3 anymore. You can't go hide in the corner and pretend that the world isn't there anymore. You can't hold your breath until mommy gives you that... on second thought, maybe you should try that one!

A House Divided

President LincolnWhen President Obama was inaugurated, he took the same route to Washington that Lincoln did, he used the Lincoln Bible, and even openly talked about studying Lincoln's Inaugural Address while preparing his. The Inaugural lunch featured foods that President Lincoln enjoyed. Going back a little further, President Obama even went to Springfield Illinois to announce his candidacy in the tradition of Abraham Lincoln. While I alone saw the irony in following the path to Washington of a President one would never wish to follow on the path out, many people took comfort in the efforts gone to by the new President. The Presidential Inauguration Committee had the following to say about it.

NFL Playoff Picks

NFLWhat an exciting round of playoff games we had last weekend. I, of course, went on my rant about Bill Belichick following the Jets/Patriots game, and that seemed to be the topic of interest on sports talk radio. Much like my approach here on this site, picking next weeks games seemed to be a bit of an afterthought to both the callers and the hosts. This makes sense too, because next weeks games are going to be tough to pick. In both leagues, the teams seem to match up well against each other, so a lesser man might try to shirk this round and hope the readers didn't notice. Not I. I will make my picks, right after we look at last weeks games.

Is This What You Had In Mind?

Dick CheneyMany people on the left have been highly critical of those on the right for speaking out against President Obama. They seem to have forgotten their behavior over the course of the Bush Presidency, and all of the sudden they want people to look for the good in our President and overlook the bad. Well, be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in his first interview since undergoing major heart surgery, seemed rather kind to President Obama in talking about some of his policies. Here are some of the highlights as reported by The Hill from the NBC interview.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Bill BelichickI'm going to get to my picks from last weeks games here in a minute (next article) but first I need to vent a little bit, and I feel another Stevil Rant coming on. I was driving tonight listening to Mad Dog Radio and all of the talk was about the Jet's Patriots game. Yes, I picked the Jets to win. Yes, I am a patriots hater. Do the two correlate? Absolutely not. It seems like I am one of the few guys around that does not let his emotions get in the way of his football picks. Listening to the so called experts talk about  Bill Belichick and and declare him (sometimes they qualify it with "arguably") to be the best coach in the history of the NFL, I wonder what game these guys are watching and analyzing. They are certainly not watching football, unless of course they just suck at their job. Yes, I'm going to talk about Spygate, but before you click off to the next site Patriot Fan, I will quote your own guys over at the Boston Globe.

One Last Trip To Tucson

Lynne M. PaltrowI wanted to take one last look at the situation in Tucson before I move along to other things. Recently, an open letter to Sarah Palin has been circulating the web. It is written by Lynne M. Paltrow (pictured left) and it is in regards to Palin's "Take Back The 20" map that featured cross-hairs over the districts of Democrat Representatives that Palin believed were vulnerable. Many on the left are making the claim that this is what lead to the shooting in Arizona. In my "How To Hire A Hitman" article, I used sarcasm to show how ludicrous this idea really is. In Paltrow's open letter, she recognizes that it likely had nothing to do with the shootings, but she didn't stop there.

How To Hire A Hitman

Steve ParryI like to watch detective shows when I'm not driving (preferably) and my favorite are the reality ones. I've seen countless episodes of people trying to hire a hitman and it not working out so well for them. Thus, I know that if you want to hire someone to kill someone else, and you mention it to a friend, they will always refer you to "a guy they know". This guy will have a thick beard and a bad mullet. He will arrange a meet up in a low budget motel room. He will ask you a bunch of questions about how you want the job done like "You want it to look like an accident, right"? He will then take half the money up front right before the rest of the cops bust in from the other room and arrest you. This is not a good way to hire a hitman.

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  • Watered Down Travel Ban

    Watered Down Travel Ban

    I have some friends and family who supported President Trump from early on in the process. From time to time they will ask me when I will admit that I was wrong about him. "If Trump does x... If Trump gets y... If Trump supports a policy that results in z... will you admit that you were wrong?" My answer is always "no", because I wasn't wrong. To be clear, I could be wrong in practical application, but that isn't what an election is about. Elections are about theory and speculation and, generally speaking about judging records. Trump had no record to speak of, and his history of stances on issues was all over the map. I opposed his candidacy for several major reasons, all of which are proven valid in this single issue we now refer to as the "travel ban". Here were my reasons.

    Continue reading
  • Fraudulent Rant by Judge Jeanine

    Fraudulent Rant by Judge Jeanine

    If you're not familiar with Justice with Judge Jeanine, it is a show on the FOX News Network starring Jeanine Pirro. She is known for her over-the-top rants where she serves up gobs of fresh red meat for her largely hard right wing audience. While it's not unusual for her to be a little fast and loose with the facts, she has been known to occasionally return from the break with a correction from her producers. Last night, however, there was no such correction to an outright lie she told on the show, and the matter being discussed should have (at the very least) contained a disclaimer from the host. I would cut her some slack, but as a former prosecutor and judge, she should be well aware of what proper protocol should have been here.

    Continue reading
  • Wake The Hell Up, GOP!

    Wake The Hell Up, GOP!

    It's not cute anymore, Republicans. The President of the United States is completely detached from reality, and you can't fix that. You can't cover it up, you can't explain it away, and let me make this as clear as I possibly can for you. You cannot possibly undo the damage you are doing to the party brand by trying to pretend this man is anything other than completely unhinged. I'm watching Sean Hannity borrow guests from the Alex Jones show in an attempt to bolster Trump's conspiratorial claims. I'm seeing relatively mainstream conservatives make themselves look like the crazed fringes of the paranoid right wing. Don't believe me? Look at this.

    Continue reading

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