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Author Archive for Michael R Shannon

The Interview: Terry McAuliffe & the Boston Attack

The Interview: Terry McAuliffe & the Boston Attack

This post is intended as satire, any likeness to real or imagined people is unintended. This is a work of fiction (A source within the McAuliffe for Governor campaign leaked a copy of this transcript from an interview with a New York Times Sunday Magazine reporter. I felt I owed it to my readers to […]

Umbrella Organizations Always Leave Taxpayers Wet

Umbrella Organizations Always Leave Taxpayers Wet

Sen. Tom Coburn (R–OK), a truly great American, has released his annual report on waste, duplication and redundancy in federal programs. Evidently inspecting catfish is both a vital and difficult task, because it currently takes three different federal agencies to do the job. And as soon as someone can reliably map the location of catfish […]

A Voter in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Focus Group

A Voter in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Focus Group

It’s remarkable that the political party allegedly joined at the hip with Big Business has such an incredible problem with a basic operational task like marketing. Somehow when it came time to divvy up the commercial sector, the Republicans got all the boring accountants, while the Democrats scooped up all the cool art directors. Confining […]

Too Many Battles, Not Enough Bible

Too Many Battles, Not Enough Bible

Any television show that simultaneously confounds the pagans and the heretics can’t be all bad. But there’s a basic flaw in the History Channel’s The Bible that makes it hard for the cultural Christian or the spiritual seeker to absorb the message. This is not to say the program isn’t popular. In fact, it’s wildly […]

CPAC 2013 Stands With Rand

CPAC 2013 Stands With Rand

The 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held this week in National Harbor, just across the river from Washington, DC, did not appear to be a depressed gathering of Republicans and conservatives still reeling from last November’s presidential loss. There was friendly rivalry between supporters of Sen. Rand Paul (R–KY) and Sen. Marco Rubio […]

In the MSM Every Silver Lining Is Obscured by a Cloud

In the MSM Every Silver Lining Is Obscured by a Cloud

I’ve about decided that reading three newspapers a day, plus Newsmax.com may be bad for my emotional health. Normally the day starts with the Washington Examiner, a fine tabloid with a conservative editorial page. I like the Examiner even though the paper is evidently unaware the county were I live — Prince William — exists, […]

We Were Sequestered Before It Was Cool

We Were Sequestered Before It Was Cool

The Ministry of Truth for the Obama administration has been experiencing some traction problems in the DC area. The scare stories regarding the collapse of the air travel system in the event of sequester are simply not motivating people in spite of the fact the Mainstream Media (MSM) has dutifully spread the word. We are […]

The Only Good 'Redskin' Is a Deleted 'Redskin’

The Only Good ‘Redskin’ Is a Deleted ‘Redskin’

The Thought Police at the Washington Post are on the warpath once again over the Washington Redskins nickname. In spite of the fact it would cost owner Daniel Snyder heap–big wampum to change the name, they say it is bad medicine and it has to go. They are also angry about calling people who sell […]

Now Soliciting Bids for the G.I. Jane Combat Hall of Fame

Now Soliciting Bids for the G.I. Jane Combat Hall of Fame

It was a coincidence ripe with irony.  On the same day the main section of the Washington Post was trumpeting Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta’s decision to allow women in combat, the sports section was featuring an analysis of the “epidemic” of torn knee ligaments in women’s basketball and soccer. Reporter Preston Williams wrote: “Young […]

Constituent Service Gone Wild

Constituent Service Gone Wild

Football fans everywhere are indebted to Virginia Delegate Joe May (R–Leesburg) whose invention of the electronic first down marker added much needed precision to watching the game on TV. Unfortunately, May’s understanding of the free market is much less precise and is in danger of throwing taxpayers for a significant loss. According to Liz Essley […]

Jesus, Another Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted

Jesus, Another Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted

Few pastimes are more entertaining than witnessing a smug, non–orthodox Jew giving instruction on New Testament theology to Christians. Last Saturday the most reverend Lisa Miller in her Washington Post ‘Belief Watch’ column asked readers, “Is gun ownership Christian? This puts believers at an immediate disadvantage because Christ did not spend much of his ministry […]

Two Wrongs ≠ A Right

Two Wrongs ≠ A Right

It pains me to criticize Republicans acting aggressively on their own behalf, because lately it’s been rare. Sometimes it appears national GOP leadership would be content to emulate the panda and sit contentedly munching bamboo shoots in a special preserve where one is protected from predators and challengers alike. There is some indignity involved when […]

Conservative Pacifists in the Culture War Part 2

Conservative Pacifists in the Culture War Part 2

Christ was no doubt on to something when He limited His public ministry to three years. Any longer and a mere human may forget what he said before or, even worse, lose enthusiasm for an earlier message as the culture changes. Which is evidently what happened to the Rev. Louie Giglio. Until recently he was […]

VA Gov. McDonnell Suffering from Legacy Fever

VA Gov. McDonnell Suffering from Legacy Fever

Judging from Gov. Bob McDonnell preoccupation with liquids one would almost think he’s a naval man, rather than an Army reservist. First he tried to free demon rum from state control by privatizing Virginia’s liquor stores. ABC privatization was DOA even with a Republican House of Delegates for reasons outlined here. Now Gov Bob is […]

House Republicans Have More Than Two Options

House Republicans Have More Than Two Options

There were a few anxious moments in the White House last night and early Thursday morning. For a brief moment it looked liked John Boehner’s re–election as Speaker might be in trouble. This would have been a disaster for the Obama administration — equivalent to the French hiring Gen. George S. Patton as their commander–in–chief […]