May 31, 2016
The Broken California GOP

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 […]

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April 18, 2016
The Cutting Room Floor

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 […]

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April 14, 2016
Coming this weekend

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 […]

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March 27, 2016
Religion and Politics

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 […]

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February 16, 2016
No longer conservative

The San Diego Union-Tribune has been a "conservative" newspaper for just about all of my life. That construction isn't really accurate. The Union-Tribune editorial page has been conservative for all my life. The newsroom, like just about every American newsroom was overwhelmingly liberal. That run has ended. The paper is no longer conservative. When the Opinion Page […]

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January 20, 2016
SMOD 2016

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 […]

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January 18, 2016
Evangelicals and Donald Trump

Evangelicals shouldn't be voting for Donald Trump. He doesn't share their values, beliefs or faith. I wrote similar thoughts about Barack Obama when he ran for the presidency.  Obama's definition of sin, is god-centered only if Obama is god—a question that might cause him to pause for a moment to contemplate. Evangelicals and Donald Trump […]

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January 12, 2016
Bam! You're stupid!

Proving once again that stupid knows no political party, comes this proposed law from Kentucky. Bystanders who post pictures on social media from the scene of a wreck could face fines under a proposal before the Kentucky General Assembly. A bill assigned to the House Judiciary Committee would prohibit anyone who witnesses “an event that […]

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November 19, 2015
Amateur theologians

The debate over the which Syrian refugees (if any) and how many of them to bring to the United States has brought out a cadre of amateur theologians—many of whom darken the doorway of a house of worship only for weddings and funerals—quick to tell us exactly WWJD when it comes to public policy. The […]

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November 18, 2015
The Syrian Refugees

In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris that left more than 100 dead, President Obama has decided that it is a good time to reemphasize his plan to bring 200,000 Syrian refugees to America over the next two years. This despite the fact that at least one of the Paris terrorists entered […]

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I'll take a look at dude's new book, but this tweet isn't promising. Watts is a self-aggrandizing extremist whose easily debunked smears have done a lot of damage to her own cause. Also, within pro-gun-control circles everyone knows she's toxic, & Busse surely knows this. https://twitter.com/ryandbusse/status/1450623648067248128

Ryan Busse@ryandbusse

It’s time for reasonable gun owners to cry bullshit on those who demonize good people like @shannonrwatts who are just fighting to make the world better. As Shannon says…it’s also time to buy this book. http://www.ryanbusseauthor.com

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