July 25, 2017
About mcdanielm
Mike McDaniel is an Air Force veteran, a veteran of civilian police work, a classically trained singer, high school English teacher, certified firearm instructor, woodworker, fencer, author, playwright, bicyclist and blogger. His home blog is Stately McDaniel Manor.
Race Relations

A Conversation About Race

July 24, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 23, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 22, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 21, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 20, 2017 mcdanielm 2

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

July 19, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 18, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 17, 2017 mcdanielm 1

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

July 16, 2017 mcdanielm 1

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

July 15, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 14, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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!

July 13, 2017 mcdanielm 1

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!

July 12, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 11, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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?

July 10, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 9, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

July 8, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

The Actual War On Women, Part 2

July 5, 2017 mcdanielm 1

Last week, I posted The Eternal War On Women, Part 1, which outlined the actual advice given women by Progressives who pretend to care deeply about women–by ensuring they’re unarmed. In a sense, this is not a sexist tendency. Progressives want to disarm all law-abiding people because they can never [Read More]

Culture

Independence Day, 2017

July 3, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel   I originally wrote this article for July 4, 2013.  I chose the photo of the B1 because I was fortunate enough to know a B1 instructor pilot who arranged for me to “fly” a B1 simulator for 45 minutes.  It was a fascinating experience, all the more so [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 3

July 2, 2017 mcdanielm 1

By: Mike McDaniel    In the first article of this series–Education: Testing Tyranny, Part 1–I explained the incredible amount of time lost to mandatory, high-stakes testing (and other matters) each year.  In the second installment–Education: Testing Tyranny, Part 2–I focused on trends and damages caused by testing, particularly forcing mandatory [Read More]

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