Many of my blog posts this year have been about my political evolution from Republican activist to liberated (and pissed off) independent. Like most Americans, I just don’t think that any major political party reflects my beliefs and values. So, I joined the New Majority of voters who are not affiliated with a party.

US Senate Candidate Greg Orman (I-KS)

US Senate Candidate Greg Orman (I-KS)

More and more candidates are joining this New Majority, too. This year there are two US Senate races with credible independent candidates. News out of Kansas today shows that independent Greg Orman is leading incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts in the polls! In South Dakota, former Republican Sen. Larry Pressler is making an independent run for his old seat and is in a tight three-way race.  Continue Reading…

President’s Address on ISIL

September 10, 2014 — 2 Comments

Earlier this evening President Obama addressed the nation about the threat of terrorism, and specifically, the radical group know as ISIL (aka The Islamic State). Much of the content of the President’s remarks was largely known ahead of the speech, where he talked about his plan for dealing with ISIL. Business Insider reported

Ahead of Obama’s speech, officials outlined elements of his plan to confront the group, involving a coalition of the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere. It will include an expansion of American airstrikes on ISIS targets in both Iraq and in Syria, combined with an effort to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces in Iraq as well as moderate opposition forces in Syria.

In his remarks, Obama broke his plan down into four key parts: “a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists,” providing “support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground,” stepped up counterterrorism efforts to “prevent ISIL attacks,” and continued “humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians who have been displaced by this terrorist organization.”

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Sheeple

September 7, 2014

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For those of us who have always felt like the black sheep among the flocks of sheeple it’s sometimes hard to find a way to fit in. I know that was certainly the case for me when it came to politics and religion. Wearing the Republican and Christian labels I chose wasn’t always comfortable for me. It just didn’t feel right all the time.

Like most people, I didn’t always subscribe to the doctrine and orthodoxy of those groups, sometimes hiding my true feelings of disagreement while just focusing on the stuff I agreed on. (I know I’m no the only one who does that.)

Too many times we keep our unpopular views to ourselves so as not to upset the other sheeple in our pen. Of course when we have a point of view that we think the other sheeple will respond well too, we go, “BAAAAAH BAAAAH BAAAAAH” at the top of our lungs! That way the others will know that we belong with that flock.  Continue Reading…

One America News

September 5, 2014

I appeared on the new show On Point with Tomi Lahren on One America News Network a couple of weeks ago. We talked about the fact that most Americans are fed up with government and the political parties. I think we need real reforms to the system in order for us to take our country back.

Here’s the video of my conversation with Tomi –

Distraction

September 1, 2014
Michael Sam

Michael Sam

Whenever cultural standards and norms change and evolve, there are some who feel uncomfortable about it – sometimes there’s even backlash. Every time a societal barrier has been broken there have been some who have had problems with it. We have certainly seen examples of that throughout history around issues relating to gender and race, and in recent years, sexual orientation.

Too often, those who may not be uncomfortable with the change fail to recognize the reality of the significance, or they choose not to recognize the significance. We’ve heard over and over again from some – “I don’t have a problem with it, but why does it have to be all about that?” A more specific example, “I don’t care if he’s black, but it should be about the baseball, not his race.”

Such is the recent case with football player Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL.  Continue Reading…

In God’s Name

August 28, 2014

Watch this only if you can stomach the reaction of “Christians” when their son tells them that his is gay.

 

 

You can read my recent post about religion here.

 

***UPDATE*** Here is the gofundme.com campaign set up to help Daniel.

God = Love

August 25, 2014

FruitOfSpiritMost of us know what it’s like when something doesn’t feel right or it just doesn’t fit. Yet, even though it doesn’t feel right for us, we often try to fit ourselves into society’s pre-determined boxes. I’ve spent my life working to change some of those societal boxes, but I’ve ultimately decided to escape the boxes that I’ve tried to fit myself into. I choose to live my life in a way that’s authentic to who I am meant to be, not who others think I should be.

Earlier this year, I left the Republican Party and became an independent voter because I don’t think that any political party represents me. Party platforms, doctrine and orthodoxy just aren’t for me. While I generally have a right of center perspective, I’m too much of a free-thinker to fit into any political box.

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about religion. (Holy shit, he’s about to go there!) Yes, religion.  Continue Reading…

Net Loss

August 21, 2014

I appeared on Newsmax TV today to talk about the role of the so-called “social conservatives” in presidential election. I’ve said for a long time that they cost the Republican Party votes by making the GOP candidates appear out of touch with real life in America today.  Whatever votes they bring when they force candidates to subscribe to their doctrine are lost, and then some, when mainstream Americans find their candidates unacceptable.  Continue Reading…