Donald Trump

Transgender Obsession

By: Mike McDaniel    With few exceptions, none of which come to mind at the moment, everything Barack Obama and his Obamites did to the American military was destructive. It may therefore be understood that undoing any of those social justice initiatives is not only worthwhile, but necessary if our [Read More]

Politics

Police IQ Trends

By: Mike McDaniel   In September of 2014, I wrote an article titled Police IQ, which was a discussion about trends in police hiring, specifically, the trend toward hiring people for police jobs with only just enough intelligence, no more. Since then, that trend has, if anything, become more prevalent. The [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Political Allegiance

By: Mike McDaniel   I’m only upset because I didn’t think of it. Several of these signs were posted, professionally, around the Twin Cities. I suspect they’ve been taken down already by embarrassed authorities, and will almost certainly be, ever after, valuable collector’s items. They’re clever, hilarious, and tragic, not only [Read More]

Race Relations

A Conversation About Race

By: Mike McDaniel    During my police years, I generally got along well with defense attorneys. While they were careful about making any admissions against the interests of their clients, the people I arrested, we would often laugh about their client’s exploits, and I’d kid them unmercifully about potential defenses [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Transformation

By: Mike McDaniel   As I’ve previously noted, establishing an accurate time frame is absolutely essential to any police involved shooting investigation. The Minneapolis local CBS affiliate, using all resources available to them, has assembled this time frame: 11:27 p.m. — Justine Damond calls 911 to report hearing sounds of distress [Read More]

Culture

The Nature Of Man

By: Mike McDaniel    What is the nature of man? Is man inherently good or evil? Given the opportunity to do good, when no one else is around to take notice, how does man respond? Or does the answer depend on the situation? In this heartbreaking and rage provoking case, [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Social Justice

Barack Obama caused a great deal of damage. Much of that damage is only now becoming apparent, and more will become apparent in the future. It will take many years to reverse the damage, and some may never be reversed; it has become the new normal. The Holder and Lynch [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Deadly Error

For the time being, the initial deluge of new information in this case seems to have slowed, which is generally the way of such things. In this article, I’ll take advantage of that relative lull to explain an issue that will largely determine whether any charges are filed–or should be [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: Panic

As expected, additional information in the Justine Damond case is rapidly coming to light. Let me, however, caution you yet again, gentle readers. We are still far from certainty about much of what happened in Minneapolis on July 15. When a definitive version of the incident is released by the [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: A Shot Heard ‘Round The Globe

By: Mike McDaniel    As regular readers know, I often write on police misconduct, or accusations of the same. In reporting on such things, I rely on what I’ve come to call my “cop sense,” which is rather like Spiderman’s “spidey sense.” I primarily rely on media reports, which are [Read More]

Politics

Loesching The Left

By: Mike McDaniel    As a teacher of high school English, I labor ceaselessly to ensure my students are not only capable of reading the words on the page, but accurately understanding not only their denotations–dictionary definitions–but their connotations–the ideas and images the words invoke–as well. This is not always [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 5

In the first four articles in this series–available here , here, here  and here–I explored many issues relating to mandatory, high stakes testing.  However, I’ve yet to address one important issue: what are mandatory, high stakes tests replacing?  If these tests are so important and necessary states are willing to spend hundreds of millions–even billions–of [Read More]

Culture

HuffPost: Listen To This

By: Mike McDaniel    I find myself, virtually daily, amused and annoyed by the dim-witted emanations of the self-imagined elite of the media and politics. Were I sufficiently foolish to believe them, I’d discover that I, merely by virtue of living in flyover country, am uneducated, crude, unsophisticated, racist, sexist, [Read More]

Politics

S**t In Seattle

By Mike McDaniel   One of the more dubious benefits of writing my scruffy little home blog is I am informed, daily, of all manner of unsavory and disturbing facts. Because my first career was in law enforcement, I am more than well acquainted with man’s inhumanity toward man–nothing surprises [Read More]

Nominations

Fascist Starbuck’s Attack!

In June of 2017 I wrote Starbuck’s: They Don’t Stand With America, which was the tale of Kayla Hart, who committed the grievous social justice crime of ordering coffee in a Starbuck’s while wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. For her appalling inhumanity, the intellectual giants serving coffee laughed at her, and [Read More]

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr.: Traitor!

By: Mike McDaniel    The latest chapter in the fake news Russia media debacle has already blown up in the faces of the media and Democrats (I know: I repeat myself). Most Americans are so tired of this non-story, they’re ignoring it, but as a brief public service, I thought [Read More]

Race Relations

Michael Brown: Punishment

By: Mike McDaniel    Michael Brown, felon wanna-be, late of Ferguson, Missouri, was installed in the ranks of holy social justice martyrs within minutes of his death. His installation was a foregone conclusion; his wholly constructed legacy was just too useful to Black Lives Matter, the Obama Department of Justice, [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Peruta: Liberty Denied?

By: Mike McDaniel    What sort of madmen are those Czechs anyway? They’re trying to adopt something like the Second Amendment! Via Brietbart: ‘Czech lawmakers have passed legislation in the lower parliament that would see the right to bear firearms enshrined in the country’s constitution in a move directed against [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 4

By: Mike McDaniel    In the first three installments of this series (available here, here and here), I explained some of the many negative effects of mandatory, high-stakes testing.  In this article, I’ll focus on the history of this testing craze and explain why testing has very little to do with education. In [Read More]

Race Relations

Baltimore: Clueless

By: Mike McDaniel    Since the criminal trial portion of the Mosby-Induced disaster in Baltimore, willing observers have had a re-education about the nature of progressive governance. It wasn’t enough to destroy the relationship between the citizens of Baltimore and the police, between rank and file officers and their supervisors [Read More]