March 23, 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.
Politics

Chelsea Clinton: A Lifetime?–of–Achievement?

March 22, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel   Those of us that have been paying attention–to our horror–have discovered that not only is Hillary Clinton making some faint “I can run again; I can run again!” noises, but the Clinton Machine, which always includes the legacy media, is doing everything possible to put Chelsea Clinton in [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

The Glock 43: A Svelte Companion

March 21, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    The ways of Glock are mysterious. Glock began with the 17, a duty-sized 9mm handgun with 17 round magazine capacity. That has led many to think Glock’s numbering scheme is related to the magazine capacity of its pistols. Rather, the Glock 17 was Glock’s 17th patent. While H&K actually produced [Read More]

Education

Education: What’s Wrong With These People?!

March 20, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    These days I find myself often reading the news and saying out loud: “what’s wrong with those people?! Is it something in the water?”  I refer to my distant colleagues, fellow teachers. Are the weekly revelations of bizarre and criminal behavior by teachers around the nation indicative [Read More]

Politics

This Time It’ll Work!

March 19, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    The proponents of socialism—communism-lite—when they are willing to admit its failings—virtually never—always claim this time their brand of socialism will be better. This time it will be the perfection socialists have always claimed it must inevitably be. Why? Because they’re much smarter than previous socialists, because they [Read More]

Politics

Can The Secret Service Be Fixed? Part 8

March 18, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    In Can the Secret Service Be Fixed 7? I wrote of Jonathan Tran, who, according to the information available at the time, scaled a fence and was captured at a residence entrance of The White House. Contemporaneous news accounts suggested Tran scaled a fence, ran to the door [Read More]

Hollywood

Movie Review: Arrival (2016)–On DVD

March 17, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel     Arrival (2016)–on DVD Directed by: Dennis Villeneuve Screenplay: Eric Heisserer, based on the story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang Amy Adams: as Dr. Louise Banks Jeremy Renner: as Dr. Ian Donnelly Forest Whittaker: as Col. Weber Abigail Pniowsky: as 8-year -old Hannah Julia Scarlett Dan: as 12-year-old Hannah To read [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Kelly Herron: A Courageous And Fortunate Young Woman

March 16, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    For much of my life, I was a runner. Mrs. Manor and I participated in marathons and many other shorter runs, including the first ever run around the base of Devil’s Tower. As age caught up to us, and knees and hips no longer worked as enthusiastically [Read More]

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Conservative Violence: The Horror

March 15, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Often, reading the work of others, such as my colleague and pal, Bookworm,  gives me ideas for articles. Nearly as often, comments by readers do the same, such as this one by nunnyadayambiddness: Something that I have been noticing for some time now, related to firearms and the general [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Sandy Hook: The Bloody Flag Waves Again

March 14, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Progressives never cease trying to undermine the Second Amendment. One of their oldest tactics has been to sue firearm manufacturers whenever a lunatic misuses a firearm to injure or kill others. Fortunately, in 2005, Congress passed, and George W. Bush signed, the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms [Read More]

Education

Education And The Supreme Court

March 13, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    It’s an issue that flies below the radar of most Americans: the effect of the Supreme Court on American education. Consider this from Hillary Clinton during the recent presidential campaign: In short: In a single term, the Supreme Court could demolish pillars of the progressive movement. And as [Read More]

Politics

Can The Secret Service Be Fixed: Part 7?

March 12, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Kaboom! That’s what Washington D.C could have heard the evening of March 10th just before midnight, and the Democrat’s fondest wishes might have come true. The President could have been removed from office. In the space of milliseconds, in a hurricane of pressure and plasma, Donald Trump and [Read More]

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Washington Post: A Verified Version Of The Truth

March 11, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    What is “fake news?” According to our intellectual, moral betters in the media, it’s not at all what we, deplorables all, think it is. Nicholas Ballasy reports at PJ Media:    Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post, said the term ‘fake news’ originally referred to a story written [Read More]

Christianity

Bill Scott: Prayers Needed

March 10, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Regular readers know I’ve been reporting on the Erik Scott case since shortly after his death on July 10, 2010 at the hands of three panicky, malicious Las Vegas cops. The case archive is available here. As a part of the aftermath of that unimaginable tragedy and loss for [Read More]

Politics

We Have Met The Enemy…

March 9, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Middlebury College, Vermont, March 2, 2017. Dr. Charles Murray, author of the classic treatise The Bell Curve and holder of an MIT doctorate, recently spoke at Middlebury College. As has become the default response to a conservative speaker of any stripe, protests shut down his speech, and the “peaceful [Read More]

Donald Trump

The Wonder And Joys Of FISAgate

March 8, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    What We Know: Barack Obama and virtually everyone associated with him lies. They lie as a matter of policy, political convenience, and a lack of personal integrity. Consider this from Steven Hayes at The Weekly Standard:  To read the rest, go here…

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Second Amendment New News

March 7, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    In the early days of the Trump Administration, there continue to be positive developments for Americans that support the entire Constitution—particularly the Second Amendment–and the rule of law. Bill Tallen, a friend from Wyoming, firearm and tactics sensei, and all around good guy, recently e-mailed this report: [Read More]

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A Lesson In Humor

March 5, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    I’ve no doubt that soon, if it hasn’t already happened, Democrats, and the Media (I know: I repeat myself) will be castigating President Trump, claiming he is demanding the Congress investigate Democrat Senators Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for meeting with Russians. I know a great many [Read More]

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A Voice Of Otherizing Reason

March 4, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    This, gentle readers, is what passes for a conciliatory voice from the Left. This is what the voice of progressive healing, unity and reason sounds like, courtesy, of course, of The New York Times, from an article titled Trump Voters Aren’t The Enemy, by Nicholas Kristof: To read the [Read More]

Politics

Washington Post: The Story That Wasn’t

March 3, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    The breathless headlines leapt off the page on Thursday, March 2. Attorney Jeff Sessions had contact with Russians! Sessions lied about it! The usual mindless politicians like Nancy Pelosi demanded Sessions resign. And it was all pushed by The Washington Post, whose own story disproved its report.  The Post’s Headline: [Read More]

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