I have submitted this to iTunes, etc…but thought I would put it up here as well while it is being reviewed. A new venture… I am going to try a podcast that is mostly about movies…with a little bit extra thrown in every now and then. I have some ideas to expand this show […]Read More A More Civilized Age: Episode 1, “Hodgepodge Hoedown”
Armchair ImagineeringRead More My unfinished open letter to Disney Executives, or… “Armchair Imagineering”
Either way… if you choose to read on, let’s join together in the “Great Conversation” and contribute what we may. And if we don’t quite reach the status of the ongoing Great Conversation, let’s at least aim for the slightly less prestigious “Half-Way Decent Chat”Read More An Unrequested Post (Part One: My Journey)
*Author’s Note* Well… it may not be an actual ‘resurgence’ in the strictest only definition of the word. We never really ‘surged’ to begin with. So, perhaps we are seeing simply a ‘surgence’? And, by we, I of course mean only me – the sole Tomunist still ever living. But, then again, in true Marxist fashion (Groucho, not Karl), I refuse to be a member of any club that would have me as its member, so I suppose that brings the total card-carrying number of Tomunists in existence to zero. So, the title is not as fitting as it could be. Oh well. I will just say that I have no control over the titles of my pieces and that some random editor slaps those on before the publication goes to print screen (?)Read More The Tomunist Resurgence
Yes, 2016 actually happened. Let’s move on.Read More 2016 Was Yuuuugely and Bigly Strange, I Can Tell You.
*Editor’s Note 1* “Tomsplaining” is meant to be a tongue-in-cheek reference to “Mansplaining”…but tomsplaining is good-natured and non-condescending. *Editor’s Note 2* I fully respect the diversity of opinion on this subject…particularly among my fellow Believers. It is not my intention to impugn anyone’s choices or to call into question anyone’s motivations or moral and Biblical understanding. […]Read More My Vote – Tomsplained
So… yeah. First of all, this post has exactly nothing to do with Michael Phelps or swimming or the Olympics. I just REALLY wanted to use the Phelps Face in something…sooooo….there ya go! ***CONTENT DISCLAIMER*** The opinions expressed below are mine and mine alone. If you disagree with me – I will not think any […]Read More Pump Up or Dump the Trump?
The Conservative Cause, Episode 2…Viva la Federalist PartyRead More The Conservative Cause, Episode 2
The Conservative Cause is underway, will you help?Read More The Conservative Cause, Episode 1
Scene ~ Mar-a-Lago Resort Palm Beach, FL Employee Meeting Sometime this week… DONALD JOHN TRUMP: Hello you beautiful people! My employees. You are Great Americans… Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski begins to lean towards Trump to whisper something in his ear…but decides against it and instead smiles with closed lips and steps back […]Read More A Fly on the Wall in Mar-a-Lago
For those of us who are completely committed Against Trump, if he secures the nomination, then there is little but a Pyrrhic victory we could then accomplish. For, in saving the country from Trump, we would hand it over to Hillary. There is no lesser of two evils here. Neither one is acceptable or palatable…Read More A Difficult Situation
However, to launch into a conspiracy theorist tirade (that would have had Alex ‘InfoWars’ Jones shaking his head in consternation) is not truth-telling.Read More GOP Debate – South Carolina (Feb. 13th, 2016)
Trump and the Dearth (and ultimate Death) of Traditional Conservatism Time for some tough love, Trump Fans. The Conservative movement (such as it was) has met its match in one Donald J. Trump. The erstwhile reality show star has surged to the top of the crowded Republican field and stayed there… causing (deserved) heart attacks […]Read More Trump and the Dearth (and ultimate Death) of Traditional Conservatism
Are we really already talking about the 2016 election??
Is this RightWay guy really offering his goofy opinions about that??
Ah well. C’est la vie.Read More A New Post
What is Your Political Philosophy? Some Election Day ponderings for you. I am purposely staying away from any predictions or analysis of the actual elections happening today, and instead want to focus on a bigger picture. So, please indulge me in a bit of active thinking. I also feel the urgent need to […]Read More What is Your Political Philosophy?
I have taken a long, long sabbatical from blogging. (Read: I have been far too lazy to post anything for the past 3 months). But, the serious nature of the following subject compels me to write. This is a topic of tremendous importance and simply not one I can ignore any longer. I […]Read More A Very Important Post
The Desecration of Smaug (but, not really) I was recently reminded about the inescapable subjectivity that exists in movie-going. Two people can sit in the same crowded theatre and watch the same movie and come out with two completely different opinions/interpretations/feelings about that movie (which are, in turn, also uniquely different from the experience of […]Read More The Desecration of Smaug (but, not really)
It is perhaps somewhat fitting that a couple significant blog milestones passed by me while I was not paying attention. I am generally the “wait… what’d I miss?” guy. It is somewhat strange to be both mildly oblivious and keenly introspective at the same time. But, I guess that’s me. In addition, it […]Read More Missed Milestones
Confessions of a Former Member of the Religious Right Forgive me for the unnecessarily provocative title. For all the morbidly curious who saw that title and clicked, let me offer an equally excessive disclaimer/qualification/clarification: When I say ‘former member of the Religious Right’ I do not mean to say that my faith no longer completely […]Read More Confessions of a Former Member of the Religious Right
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[Ed. note/word of warning: to the ‘too long/didn’t read’ crowd. Just leave now. To everyone else, this is a little more lengthy than a lot of my posts, but hopefully worth the read] Word Choice provides a remarkable amount of rhetorical ‘oomph’. Simply designating certain terms to people, objects, or ideas can…
Initial Thoughts to President Obama’s Speech Regarding Syria, Made After Hearing the Speech Only Once And Without Taking Notes or Referring To A Transcript Or Doing Any Kind of Follow-Up Research and Staying Far Away From Google That was a little literary experiment I will call: Disclaimer By Way of Title. On to the goods: […]Read More Initial Thoughts to President Obama’s Speech Regarding Syria, Made After Hearing the Speech Only Once And Without Taking Notes or Referring To A Transcript Or Doing Any Kind of Follow-Up Research and Staying Far Away From Google
Betwixt Two Follies I am in the mood for a short, grumpy rant. Though, I don’t want to be overly critical so as to come across mean-spirited. So, there will probably need to be some lightness and tongue-in-cheekiness here and there. But… not so much so that it comes across as detached or “ironic” (and […]Read More Betwixt Two Follies
2016: More Baseless Speculation About Our Next Presidential Race (That Will Likely Be Proven Wrong in Less Than A Month) Journalists (and I use that term loosely) seem to have made Potential Presidential Pontificating into their favorite pastime. Whether in print, on the air, or over the internet, you will find countless assessments of possible […]Read More 2016: More Baseless Speculation About Our Next Presidential Race (That Will Likely Be Proven Wrong In Less Than A Month)
My New Philosophy* (See Note) * (Note) By “My”, the author makes no actual proprietary claims to this line of thinking. By “New” the author does not mean to suggest measurable originality in this line of thinking. By “Philosophy”, the author is not implying any kind of scholarly import to this line of thinking. Title […]Read More My New Philosophy (*see Note)
On May 5th, 2013 at 6:20 AM, the Earth first met Hannah Katherine Haberkorn. I have the distinct privilege of being her father. The nerd in me was rooting for a May the Fourth birthday when Jennifer first started having contractions at around 3 PM that day. Of course, when I say, “started having contractions”, […]Read More Hannah Katherine Haberkorn, Welcome to the World
#WAR and Consequences “Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.” – Isaac Newton “It’s not your business model that sucks, it’s you that sucks” – Andrew Breitbart The Legacy The world lost its famous Happy Warrior on March 1st, 2012. Andrew Breitbart cut his teeth learning […]Read More #WAR and Consequences
A Dearth of Details Because the ‘agitative’ nature of Progressivism has, in large part merged with some odd form of Libertine-fetishism masquerading as ‘Freedom Loving’, we have a newish class of political philosophy. In the interest of being as non-creative as possible, I will name this class: Progressi-tarians. This is one group currently pushing for […]Read More A Dearth of Details
We Conservatives are really only good at complaining and mocking nowadays. So, that’s why I am so sick and tired of all the ‘Truuuueee Conservatives’ and their desire to support Far Left Liberal candidates by insisting that our own candidates just aren’t Puuure enough. (See what I just did there?) In all seriousness, it’s a bit depressing to […]Read More Growth and Opportunity Project: Not Awesome, Not Awful
Introductory Mea Culpa Intellectual honesty requires some reflection and admissions of inconsistency when one’s positions shift over time. That is where I, and ostensibly, many other Conservatives currently find ourselves. It has become evident that utility and the Tyranny of the Urgent caused us to push aside a truly (and consistently) Conservative vision for foreign policy […]Read More #Stand with Rand: Risky but Right
A grey menace stalked the twilight, hurling despair like pathos personified. But it was a bite without much sting, kind of like a Democrat’s idea of spending cuts. So, less of a bite and more like a furious Gumming. This particular menace was tired of playing second fiddle to its more dangerous cousin: Hunger. […]Read More Whispering Shadows in the Footsteps of the Hazy Night