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Who Am I? A Ten Year Old's Question.

By darinlhammond, published on Nov 8, 2012

Madison County, Idaho is a frozen wilderness, pounded already this year by an 8" snow storm before Halloween. Madison also ranks among the most conservative, and Mormon, counties in the United States. Google no longer catalogues the 2008 story of a disturbing bus ride in Madison School District, but I am alive to attest the truth of it. After Obama won the first election, children on an elementary school bus chanted the words that surely came from the mouths of their parents: "Assassinate Obama." The story was a brief national scandal. Madison County, a cold place indeed.

Thankfully,... (more)

Tags: obama, racism, self esteem, election 2012, self identity, racism in school, hispanic identity

America, Times Two

By Randy Mitchell, published on Nov 8, 2012

After the recent election, it is very clear to me, we now live in two very different countries within our shores.

I was born in 1962. JFK was President, Johnny Carson had just begun The Tonight Show, The Supreme Court voted to ban school prayer, the median fixed income was $6,000, a house costs $15,000, and a gallon of gas was a meager $.25 cents. But, things were much different back then because people were much different. There was greater unity throughout the land as I grew up, and the American dream was alive and well to all who were willing to work and succeed. America had its problems,... (more)

Tags: obama, politics, socialism, randy mitchell, election 2012, political indifference, america's division, america's youth, big government, american freedom

Ring Your Own Telephone

By Randy Mitchell, published on Oct 18, 2012

The Economy. Money. Jobs. Your Future, and the future of our youth. It’s filling the minds of everyone these days especially during this super-heated political election. People are more concerned than ever about what their future holds, and rightly so. Millions are looking for work, or have stopped searching at all with little hope. It isn’t the America I grew up in, and one in desperate need of a new direction.

America was founded on self-reliant, entrepreneurial principles. A nation where people are free to dictate their own future, create their own jobs, and look out for themselves,... (more)

Tags: obama, entrepreneurship, business development, randy mitchell, election 2012, the economy, benefits of self employment, self reliance, business leaders

Arrogance at its Finest

By Randy Mitchell, published on Oct 13, 2012

The ultimate in political game playing was on display Thursday night as VP Joe Biden, and Rep. Paul Ryan squared off in their first and only Vice Presidential Debate.

Right from the start, it was clear Biden came for, and was looking to start a boxing match, a chance to mug for the cameras and make up some much-needed ground his boss lost from days prior. Well, he probably guzzled down a couple of Red Bulls before clearly making an ass out of himself building on his momentum as being one of the most disrespected, and laughed at politicians of our era. I guarantee Obama was gripping his... (more)

Tags: obama, politics, joe biden, paul ryan, randy mitchell, romney, election 2012, biden/ryan debate, vice presidential debates

Last Night's Party, Today's Hangover

By Randy Mitchell, published on Sep 10, 2012

I wasn’t able to watch the DNC last week, at least not in its entirety. But, that was okay because I knew I couldn't stomach it, and I was right after reading the President’s speech and seeing excerpts from such speakers as Nancy Pelosi, VP Biden, and the big dog, the one and only, the man with the extra-long pointed finger saying, “He didn’t do that,” the Democrats answer to God almighty, the miracle, Bubba himself, Bill Clinton. Now, Clinton gave a good speech, making his case for his policies. But, news flash to all who will listen: Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton. It was all quite the spectacle... (more)

Tags: obama, randy mitchell, election 2012, dnc 2012, political failure, the democratic party, politics 2012, the electoral process

Entrepreneurs and Big Government

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jul 19, 2012

I couldn’t believe my ears recently while listening to one of President Obama’s latest speeches. And it still causes my ears to burn and bones to shake.

This President clearly stated that if you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or one who’s accumulated wealth, no matter how big or small, you couldn’t have done it without your friendly government standing by your side, holding you up, supporting your every decision, move, plan, and policy making you successful. His remarks (see two of them below) were completely inappropriate to the business community (especially small business owners)... (more)

Tags: business, small business, entrepreneurship, randy mitchell, election 2012, obamas speech about business, big business, democratic criticism of business, free market system, capital

Good Morning, Socialism

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jun 30, 2012

I woke up feeling sick today; nauseated at the decision recently handed down by once conservative Supreme Court Justice, John Roberts. This week, with a stroke of a pen, America’s financial landscape was drastically changed and placed on the spiraling pathway toward a socialistic republic. It was exactly what our idealistic, anti-business, pro-entitlement, ultra-liberal President wanted. He got his wish (for now). And currently, the fate and future of our beloved country is solely being placed in the hands of November’s elections.

Once again, I’m sick and can’t believe what’s happening... (more)

Tags: obama, socialism, randy mitchell, the presidency, election 2012, american future, the affordable care act, government entitlements

Walking The Line

By Randy Mitchell, published on May 12, 2012

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Dallas, one of the first moments I ever remember the topic of homosexuality coming up was during an episode of M*A*S*H*, that mega-popular sitcom starring Alan Alda and many other upcoming stars. The scene displayed a soldier afraid of going back to his military unit for fear of ridicule from his fellow officers, conveying his fears to the sympathetic ears of Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John M.D. Liberalism was starting to come into the fold among television land back then (another example: Archie Bunker), so the writers made sure the character of... (more)

Tags: politics, gay marriage, randy mitchell, election 2012, obama and gay marriage, political drama, social issues, lifestyle issues

A President's Religion

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 12, 2012

As we head into General Election campaign mode with Mitt Romney driving toward becoming the Republican nominee, something which is unsurprisingly hitting the headlines fast and furious is discussions over his religious beliefs. Here’s my question: Should they really matter?

Mitt Romney is a Mormon. And in our land of religious freedom, he’s certainly entitled to his beliefs. I am a Christian, and what Mr. Romney believes is somewhat different than me. Truthfully, I don’t fully understand the teachings of the Mormon Church. But, that’s okay, because come November I won’t be casting my... (more)

Tags: christianity, god, presidents, randy mitchell, politics and religion, election 2012, u.s. presidents, spiritual beliefs, obama and god

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