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  • Going postal to derail the election

    Pete Riehm, Guest Columnist|Aug 27, 2020

    The Democrat National Convention mercilessly passed into history with barely a whimper. The first virtual national convention was hopelessly flat and uninspiring. There was ample hatred for Trump; in fact, that was essentially the entire Democrat message – they will oust Trump. But even that was tepid compared to the last four years of howling accusations. Beyond “orange man bad,” Democrats almost dystopian description of the country offered Americans nothing to vote for. Are they hoping they can simply stoke enough Trump Derangement...

  • Aiming for a stalemate and a steal!

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Aug 20, 2020

    Does anyone seriously believe the polls? Supposedly Joe Biden is beating President Trump in polls across the country and often by double digits, so perhaps that’s why he is comfortable hiding in his basement and avoiding actually campaigning. According to pollsters and the press, Sleepy Joe pretty much has the presidential election in the bag. The Democrat media complex has worked overtime to fabricate the narrative that America has hit the skids. The economy is collapsing, the world hates us, schools can’t reopen, sports can’t be played,...

  • Where are the men in Portland?

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Aug 13, 2020

    The country has been roiled by riots for over two months, but Portland in particular has had devastatingly violent riots every night for over 70 nights! Portland and major cities across the land have suffered untold millions of dollars in damage and lost business; the price tag in Minneapolis may be over half a Billion dollars. Incredibly riots continue around the nation, but Portland has been the focal point. ANTIFA and assorted anarchists in Portland have persisted in attacking not just police but any citizens that won’t comply with their...

  • It's Democrats who refuse election results

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jul 30, 2020

    In 2016 when Fox’s Chris Wallace asked Candidate Trump if he would accept the election results and he simply said he would have to consider the circumstances at that time, Hillary Clinton howled that’s “horrifying.” Then she, Obama, and every other wannabe Democrat pundit lectured Trump about the Constitution and boasted how loyal they have been to our electoral process. They breathlessly warned Americans that Trump was a renegade that would not abide by the Constitution nor accept the will of the people. The irony is incredible and...

  • The sinister racism of identity politics

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jul 23, 2020

    Merriam-Webster defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” The racist bromides that blacks are lazy or stupid, Hispanics will steal, or Asians are smarter are blatant examples of attributing traits or propensities to an entire race solely based on skin color. Obviously repulsive, such base overt racism is rejected by the overwhelming majority of Americans, but equally repulsive and perhaps more sinister is...

  • An appeal for understanding

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jul 16, 2020

    Americans have been mired in racial turmoil for weeks now and it seems there is no end in sight. All sides are beyond upset, but also somewhat blinded by emotion and manipulated by politics. There are genuine issues at stake, but the looting and rioting have distracted from those issues and the real people affected. Sadly, the media has obfuscated the debate with highly biased sensationalism and politicians have failed to lead or unite the people. We are left with endless accusations, irrational solutions, and no one framing a cogent...

  • The second Civil War is here

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jul 9, 2020

    It is now clear and inescapable that America is under attack; not just physically in every major city, but existentially at every monument across the land. We are long past the initial outrage at the unjust killing of George Floyd and any pretense of racial grievance has been hijacked by the anarchist mobs looting and torching everything in their paths. It started with Confederate statues, but these moronic marauders are also targeting Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and even Frederick Douglas. If they could by their own words, the rioters...

  • Carney versus Kaepernick

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jul 2, 2020

    As our major cities smolder upon our 244th Independence Day, some of us may be wondering how many more years we will be able to celebrate our independence and freedom. America has conquered many challenges over the past couple centuries, but this generation now faces its greatest test. We have defeated many enemies all over the globe, but now we face an internal crisis as the anarchists and Marxists declare America fundamentally and inherently racist and therefore hopelessly irredeemable. And sadly our largely brainwashed youth are ripe to...

  • Enough! Otherwise it won't end

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jun 25, 2020

    America has been roiled by rioting for weeks, but what started as protests to voice outrage at the callous unjust killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police was quickly hijacked by domestic terrorists, namely ANTIFA. ANTIFA is an extremist Marxist group intent on fomenting civil war to destroy the United States of America. Since Marxism is still rejected by most Americans, ANTIFA has chosen racism as their wedge issue to divide Americans and sow discord. They side with Black Lives Matters which is also a Marxist group based on some...

  • Fatherless, Godless, hopeless

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jun 18, 2020

    America is ablaze literally and figuratively. In a prolonged temper tantrum, anarchists and assorted malcontents have rioted, looted, and burned cities across the country for weeks. Average Americans are aghast watching incessant senseless violence on the nightly news, infuriated when elected leaders blame the police writ large, and then stunned when pundits scold law abiding citizens as culpable for the carnage and turmoil. Despite all of these cities being run by Democrats for decades, leftists insists it’s Republicans’ fault, it’s cons...

  • Stop! Stop the madness

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jun 11, 2020

    Please pause for a moment; take a deep breath and stop whatever you are doing. America is having an anxiety attack. Literally everyone is upset and emotions are fever pitch, and with good reason. After months of questionable quarantine, the nation was already suffering acute cabin fever. Then out of nowhere, a gruesome video of a Minneapolis Police apprehension that went horribly wrong resulting in the callous killing of George Floyd shocked Americans; it was disturbing and heart wrenching. National outrage was immediate and justified;...

  • When tragedy is hijacked and our unity is burned

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jun 4, 2020

    On Memorial Day, the nation was shocked when a horrific video went viral showing the callous senseless killing of a man on the pavement already in hand cuffs. George Floyd was being arrested for allegedly trying to pass counterfeit money. Video shows Floyd cooperating and after being cuffed, a police officer escorts a calm Floyd to the sidewalk to sit down. Then with an apparent gap in another video, Floyd is suddenly lying on the street next to a squad car with Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd ca...

  • Biden exposes more than Democrat racism

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|May 28, 2020

    Increasingly pathetic and pitiful, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has become a comical caricature of awkwardness and incompetence, but it’s not all funny. Besides creepy and weird, Biden has a real knack for incredible gaffes. Easily tongue tied, we all remember “We choose truth over facts.” Or, when he tried to quote the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created, by the, you know, you know the thing.” At 77, Biden may not be as sharp anymore, but he has had a habit and...

  • When Americans are afraid

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|May 21, 2020

    Amid myriad mixed signals about facemasks, incessant sensationalized reporting, and even outright fearmongering, Americans are repeatedly instructed to be afraid. The Chinese corona virus is certainly dangerous, but we are being told this pandemic changes everything. Our way of life is supposedly forever altered. Americans are scolded that going to work or any mundane daily activity could be deadly and surely selfish. Large gatherings may be forever unsafe and prohibited. Our governments are hesitant to relinquish power, slow to reopen our...

  • The coup that keeps giving

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|May 14, 2020

    The wheels of justice move very slowly; sometimes the movement is imperceptible. The Trump Campaign and then the Trump Administration have been under siege for going on four years. Most Americans have known the FBI and CIA spied on the Trump Campaign to thwart his candidacy and then with Democrats relentlessly pursued baseless charges of Russian collusion and Ukrainian nonsense to undermine his administration and even try to remove him. With brazen unfair media treatment, Americans have been intensely aggravated and frustrated that Trump's poli...

  • Freedom really is fragile

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|May 7, 2020

    After about two months of national crisis, the Chinese virus pandemic seems to be giving way to paranoia and power lust. Make no mistake, COVID-19 is a very real threat; it is certainly contagious, viciously attacks the respiratory system, and is definitely deadly especially to vulnerable folks with other health issues. We are learning more everyday about the virus, how to contain it, and how to treat it. But we are also learning other valuable lessons. Once again the media is proving completely unreliable. Politicians of all stripes are...

  • When socialism goes viral

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Apr 30, 2020

    With any crisis, there always comes accusations, recriminations, and second guessing on what should have or should not have been done. Obviously, the Trump loathing media has just become annoying noise with their incessant snarky sniping about everything the President utters. However, when the welfare of the nation and the people are severely threatened whether by pandemic or shut down programs, there should certainly be ample healthy debate as we make important decisions that impact the lives and livelihoods of Americans. When the Chinese coro...

  • Who needs a bomb?

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Apr 23, 2020

    Without a doubt the Chinese corona virus is quite contagious and definitely dangerous for vulnerable Americans with other health issues, but the press’s paranoia pandemic has created a bigger blast than any bomb. No attack or threat has ever brought the United States to a near total standstill in just a few weeks. Pearl Harbor mobilized the nation and 9/11 rallied the country, but a Chinese bat flu sent Americans into hiding. We have weathered various epidemics and pandemics for centuries and still found ways to cope with daily life, but...

  • Yes, America can multitask

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Apr 16, 2020

    Well into the second month of our national crisis caused by the Chinese corona virus, we can with a degree of confidence review what we have learned and with reason consider our next steps. We can definitively say this Chinese bat virus is more deadly than the Chinese pig virus. With over 20,000 dead in just two months, we already have thousands more casualties than after a year of the 2009 Swine Flu. However, it has not yet killed more than a bad flu season when typically some 60,000 Americans succumb to influenza. It appears more contagious...

  • Paranoia, petulance and misperceptions of faithless

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Apr 9, 2020

    The grave uncertainty created by the Chinese corona virus pandemic can be very stressful. Worrying about you, your family, or vulnerable loved ones contracting this highly dangerous contagion can be daunting; and then there are the very valid concerns about the economic damage from the government forced shut down. All these thus far unknown variables threatening Americans, their families, and their livelihoods can wreak havoc on individual mental wellbeing, public morale, or simply society in general if you have no other certainty in life to...

  • Panic versus prudence

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Apr 2, 2020

    Adversity brings out the best and worst in people. Fortunately, Americans exude much more goodness in trying times than random acts of greed and malice. For every toilet paper hoarder attempting to profit from these illogical shortages, there are thousands of Americans reaching out to help their shut in neighbors. For every political hack trying to extort some pork from this crisis, there are thousands of businesses retooling to meet our urgent needs. And for every muckraking pseudo journalist promulgating paranoia, there are thousands of...

  • Don't waste your quarantine

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Mar 26, 2020

    It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Less than a month ago, the Wuhan virus was just a Chinese virus barely getting any attention as it was rapidly spreading around the globe. Within little more than a couple weeks, it has stunned the world and literally locked down countries, states, and cities. We are witnessing an historic invisible pernicious threat, but we are also each of us part of an historic response. Our governments are taking aggressive unprecedented measures to protect the public and the private sector is stepping up with American...

  • Did March madness become Wuhan wackiness for USA?

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Mar 19, 2020

    It’s absolutely amazing that just a little more than two months ago few people had ever heard of the corona virus, but in about the last two weeks, this virus from China is shutting down practically the entire world. People around the planet are stunned not by the speed the virus is spreading, but by the speed panic is spreading. Any pandemic of a contagious infectious disease should cause serious concern and sober measures to contain it, so people and nations want to be cautious and safeguard the public health. But how much caution is pruden...

  • Senators should represent the wishes of their state

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Mar 12, 2020

    The morning after Alabama’s bruising Super Tuesday GOP US Senate primary to select a challenger to current Democrat Senator Doug Jones, most Alabama voters woke up wondering how we wound up with a run off between former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. Tuberville received about 34% and Sessions received a very weak 31% for someone who had held that same seat for two decades. Congressman Bradley Byrne came in a strong third with about 26%; and Byrne was the second choice for the vast majority of...

  • Can historical prosperity and opportunity compete with free?

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Mar 5, 2020

    After decades of flirting with and even sliding into socialism, Democrats are faced with actually voting for socialism. Oddly enough, even Democrats are now reluctant to leap off the leftist cliff into the socialist abyss. After storming through Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, Bernie appeared somewhat unstoppable, but he hit a wall in South Carolina when Congressman Jim Clyburn and black Democrat voters resurrected Joe Biden’s flagging candidacy. Not to mention, the DNC and establishment Democrats started sounding the alarm that socialist...

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