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Author Archives: Michael R Shannon

Michael R. Shannon is a speaker and political commentator who has entertained audiences on four continents and a handful of islands. His dynamic, laugh–out–loud commentary on current events, politics, and culture has connected with audiences in a wide variety of settings including corporate meetings, association conferences, Christian fellowship, political gatherings, university seminars and award dinners. He is the author of "A Conservative Christian's Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with Added Humor!)" available at: http://tinyurl.com/lcqs87c

Perfect Time for Trump to Fight the Other Alien Invasion

While it’s all–hands–on–deck fighting the invasion of an alien virus, it’s an ideal time to fight our continuing invasion of aliens, too. The Wall Street Journal reports, “Hospitals in parts of New York City have become so full of critically ill patients that they have steered ambulances elsewhere.” And “hospitals in pandemic epicenters have passed a tipping point in the ...

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Leftists Turn Schools into Thug Sanctuaries

Virginia leftists have a novel approach to ending the school­­–to–prison pipeline. They intend to eliminate the transportation component by leaving potential inmates inside the school. As part of the Stop Snitchin’ initiative, schools won’t be required to report many criminal offenses to the police. It will be mum’s the word as far as the outside world is concerned. School officials ...

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China Virus Quarantine May Kill the Economy

The politician’s response to the coronavirus is the medical equivalent of the 10 percent across–the–board budget cut where politicians faced with a budget shortfall take the coward’s way out and cut every budget. Thereby treating the useful just as harshly as the useless. Real leaders would eliminate the useless while protecting the useful, but down that path lies criticism about ...

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Media Focused on Blaming Coronavirus on Trump

After years of Russia, Russia, Russia and a few months of Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine we now have another bunch of foreigners interfering in our presidential election. The difference is the Opposition Media welcomes this interference because of the damage it may do to President Trump’s re–election. While Russian ‘interference’ was invisible and the results negligible, Chinese interference, while also invisible, ...

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Genius Republican Pins Himself to the Mat

Political ju–jitsu is a complicated and demoralizing technique that takes something your opponent considers a strength and turns it against him. Sen. Kamala Harris experienced this during her brief presidential campaign. She considered her stint as California Attorney General an asset because Harris felt it proved her toughness to voters skeptical of a one–term female senator running for the nation’s ...

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Science Discovers the Benefits of Christianity

CNN issued a study a while back that found regularly attending church may increase a Christian’s lifespan while at the same time helping “them stay grounded and [providing] spiritual guidance.” I’m guessing this positive benefit results from the additional sleep gained by snoozing during boring sermons. Regular readers know this column normally takes a dim view of social “science” studies, ...

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Putting a Price on Moral Exhibitionism

Moral exhibitionists are people who make a point out of taking a very public ‘moral’ stands on an issue. This posturing costs them nothing and imposes the burden of paying for their sanctimony on others. Examples include union organizers who don’t even own a lemonade stand demanding a $15/hr. ‘living wage’. Wealthy leftists demanding action to fight global warming. And ...

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Why Didn’t Libraries Check with Redbox First?

Until quite recently government and Starbucks were the only two large organizations catering to the dysfunctional at the expense of its rule–following. Government presides over the transition of public sidewalks into outdoor toilets, with used syringes adding a splash of color. While Starbucks is bringing the sidewalk inside and opening its bathrooms to one and all, regardless of whether or ...

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Virginia Gun Control Leader Takes a Wrong Turn

Chris Hurst is a lot like Parkland shooting publicity hound David Hogg. Both have used an association with violence as a stepping stone to advance their career. Hogg parlayed Parkland into a spot at Harvard and Hurst parlayed the publicity surrounding the televised shooting death of his girlfriend into a spot in the House of Delegates. Naturally, Hurst is very ...

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Richmond Proves the Left Hates You and Your Gun

Virginia’s 2nd Amendment rally was a huge disappointment for Big Nanny Mike Bloomberg, Gov. Ralph Northam and gun–grabbing busybodies across the nation. The event failed to produce the Reichstag Fire the left was secretly hoping would occur. Over 22,000 armed 2nd Amendment supporters gathered in the state capital with loaded firearms and there wasn’t even a single accidental discharge. Talk ...

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Hospitals Play Pin the Price on the Donkey

Consumer knowledge is consumer power. That is why hospitals fight tooth–and–toenail against any efforts to post turnkey prices for medical procedures. Hospitals want to maintain price opacity. If you ask a hospital what it costs to have your appendix removed you get one of three replies: Uproarious, table–pounding laughter. Thinly veiled contempt at such an ignorant question. Or dead silence. ...

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Virginia Is a Preview of What Gun–grabbers Would Do Nationally

A surprising development is occurring among staunch members of the left at the Washington Post and elsewhere. These woke scolds have come out strongly against sanctuary cities and counties. Before it was either silence or tacit approval for government sheltering a population that was “in the shadows,” which makes sense when you remember they’re running from the law. Sanctuary jurisdictions ...

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Sports Commentariat Demands More Inequality in College Sports

Sports was much more enjoyable when reporters covered sports. Now print and broadcast coverage is cluttered with breathless opinionating regarding race, ‘gender’, inequality and which high school will next host barnstorming Colin Kaepernick’s Aerial Circus. The latest social justice crusade for the sporties is what Sally Jenkins terms the NCAA’s “economically preying on athletes rather protecting them.” This doesn’t mean ...

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Only Murderers Are Allowed to Be Amateurs

Even coverage of an attempted mass shooting successfully stopped by the NRA’s “Good guy with a gun” is not immune from the Opposition Media’s anti–gun agenda. One of the bedrock beliefs of the gun–grabber crowd is the average citizen has no need to own a gun, unless the weapon is strictly for hunting and safely stored somewhere in the Fortress ...

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