It should be obvious . . .
. . . that "active shooter" is fast becoming the most used phrase of 2015. Lots of things that might contribute to the escalation of it's use, but a continuing poor economy not being addressed by Congressional Republicans (cutting taxes isn't the key) nor Barack Obama (increased government spending isn't the key) is surely one of the reasons. Hint: let's get government out of the way of people wanting to create jobs, as in regulatory reform.
. . . that the NFL is out to screw with the New England Patriots. NFL officiating has been particularly bad this year, but nothing as bad as last Sunday's Pats - Broncos game, where a sure win was taken from the Patriots via three separate calls / no calls. Now the NFL has demoted their worst officiating team from the Sunday night prime time game, and assigned them to - the New England Patriots game earlier in the day! You just can't make this stuff up. Add to their obsession with Deflategate and getting their heads handed to them in court, not to mention the growing issue of concussion-related health problems and suicides, the NFL has turned into a laughingstock of professional sports.
. . . that Fox News' Megyn Kelly can equally upset both liberals and conservatives. From her absolutely accurate assessment of Donald Trump, to her calling out the GOP contenders for their desire to vet questions and moderators for future debates, to her almost nightly evisceration of the hypocrisy of the day from Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, she's a professional through and through, and as independent as they come.
. . . that there's nothing wrong with being independent. Sure, conservatives will complain that independents don't stand for anything, but nothing could be further from the truth. There's nothing wrong with having the ability to think things through issue by issue, and not just toe the party line. If a third political party ever gets momentum, it will be the independents who will be the driving force behind it.
. . . that Barack Obama will go down in history as the most delusional President this nation has ever elected. I don't know whether it's due to his insular and very small group of people he interacts with and trusts, or if he's just not as bright as he is glib, but he has been wrong on just about every major issue that has come up during his Presidency. He's certainly the most bigoted President since Woodrow Wilson, preferring to view everything domestic through a racial lens. On the international front, he's mishandled ISIS, the Arab Spring, the overthrow of Libya's Ghaddafi, and our withdrawal from Iraq. On the domestic front, he blew up our debt in order to provide a couple of years of marginal growth, and threw away our long-term fiscal security as a result. He singlehandedly disrupted and may have irreparably harmed our health care delivery system, and played political games with our veterans health and lives. At least he finally got on the correct side of gay rights.
. . . that almost half the American people are delusional as well, giving Obama an approval rating of nearly 50%, and Hillary Clinton almost as much. If she gets elected next year, the combination of Obama's ideology (see above) and Clinton's inbred corruption is something from which I fear this nation will never recover.
. . . that the mainstream media is all too willing to trade accuracy for access in reporting on anything political.
. . . that "gun-free zones" are the worst failed policy created by government since Prohibition. Nothing invites wolves to go after sheep more than when there's no one guarding the flock.
Hi! I'm Dave Richard, your host. I hope you enjoy your visit. We'll be talking about current events, politics, the occasional sports (I'm a HUGE New England Patriots fan, so get over it), and some "Get off my lawn!" issues.