Media Bias, Illustrated

Media Bias, Illustrated

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I’ve been less interested in media bias this election cycle mostly because #NeverTrump. I don’t want readers to be mistaken that my criticism as to how his orangeness is treated by the media is a defense of the cheeto jesus. But this is getting ridiculous. The most interesting, and substantive, bit of news out of the […]

Does Putin fear Hillary?

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Yesterday, Carnegie Endowment Vice President for Studies Andrew S. Weiss made the following comment on Twitter regarding the Green Party’s affinity for Russia and it’s strongman, Vladimir Putin. Wherein @DrJillStein‘s running mate @ajamubaraka claims Russia was blamed unfairly for 2014 MH17 shootdown #Ukraine https://t.co/C4iw8deRdZ — Andrew S. Weiss (@andrewsweiss) August 6, 2016 I think that, […]

Donald Trump, Republican

Donald Trump, Republican

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The Republican Party this week handed its presidential nomination to Donald Trump. Let me put this as succinctly as I can: If Trump represents the Republican Party, then that’s not a party I can be part of. You can read more about my reasons and what I think of the GOP in my San Luis […]

War on Cops

The War on Cops

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Two years ago, two NYPD officers were killed as they sat in their marked car by a black man angry about the death of Eric Garner and strong-arm robber Michael Brown. Ten days ago, a madman opened fire on cops at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas. Five officers were killed and nine […]

The Broken California GOP

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My weekend column for the San Luis Obispo Tribune can be found here and if features a discussion with San Luis Obispo County Republican chairman Al Fonzi on the broken California GOP and the realization that having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket will do nothing to help heal it. Fonzi is one of those […]

The Cutting Room Floor

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So, here’s some thoughts on Donald Trump’s that ended up on the cutting room floor from my weekend column. Trump’s Identity Trump also lies about who he is. Trump claims that “nobody reads the Bible more than me,” and then turns around and quotes “Two Corinthians,” rather than “Second Corinthians” and tries to put money […]

Coming this weekend

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I just hit “send” on the email containing this weekend’s column in the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The subject is faux Republican Donald Trump and why conservatives shouldn’t vote for him. Writing the column late last night there were quite a few paragraphs that ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor. I’ll craft those into […]

Politics and Religion

Religion and Politics

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I’m generally not enthusiastic about politicians invoking their religion as either a sword or a shield in election battles. Most of the time it’s unseemly, and, considering what one generally has to do to make the national stage as a politician, it’s largely a façade. In the 2004 Democratic primary, former New Hampshire Gov. Howard […]

SMOD 2016

SMOD 2016

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The 2016 presidential race has finally reached the point where I am hoping and praying for SMOD 2016 to win the election. For those of you unfamiliar with SMOD, it’s the Sweet Meteor of Death, a meteor of extinction level power that would spell the end of every life on earth. It’s the candidate we […]