Author: Michael R. Shannon

Profile: Michael R. Shannon is a public relations and advertising consultant with corporate, government and political experience around the globe. He is a dynamic and entertaining keynote speaker. He can be reached at


August 12, 2013

White House Has ‘Peculiar’ Justification for Illegal Immigration

Filed under: Immigration - 12 Aug 2013

Someone in the White House is channeling John C. Calhoun.

July 30, 2013

Science Proves Leftists Are Wimpy

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 30 Jul 2013

Sometimes a story just sounds too good to be true. A study published in Psychological Science has found that girly–men are more likely to support a cradle–to–grave welfare state and “share–the–wealth” economic policy than more robust male specimens. This sounds …

July 25, 2013

Evangelicals Swing Both Ways on Social Issues

Filed under: American Society & Heritage,Religion & Faith - 25 Jul 2013

A significant proportion of the US population feels marginalized and suffers from perceived widespread disrespect. Their desires are discounted and in some instances actively discouraged by state, federal and local government. Families are either split or prevented from coming together, …

July 20, 2013

There’s No Such Thing as a Slight Sense of Entitlement

Filed under: Corruption - 20 Jul 2013

We’ve all seen photos of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Particularly last year when he was being mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick on the Romney ticket. He would be beaming, with a large, toothy smile, looking well groomed and …

July 2, 2013

What If They Held a Primary and Nobody Came?

The Washington Post finally got its primary and in typical leftist fashion, they approved of the candidate selection method that was both inefficient and cost taxpayers the most. Earlier this year the Posties criticized Republicans for using the convention method …

June 23, 2013

Why ‘Government’ & ‘Creative’ Aren’t Usually Found in the Same Sentence

Filed under: In The News,What The F@#K?!? - 23 Jun 2013

Prince William County, VA — where I live — has an official seal that’s been in use since 1854. But that seal — or logo, to use up–to–date terminology — just wasn’t happenin’ for the county staff. Staff evidently felt …

June 19, 2013

Searching for the ‘Moderate’ Christian

Filed under: American Society & Heritage,Religion & Faith - 19 Jun 2013

I enjoy reading the letters sent to advice columnists. It’s a handy, anecdotal way to chart the decline of modern culture. There’s actually a book in this; comparing the difference in questions during the early 60’s with what we have …

June 11, 2013

What Is It About ‘Stereotype’ that the Tea Party Doesn’t Understand?

Too bad Tea party types are such ingrates. Now that the mainstream media (MSM) is finally starting to cover the IRS political scandal, you’d think the Tea party would go out of its way to reward the media for emerging …

May 29, 2013

The Bugs are Back

People in the Washington, DC area like to worry. Part of it’s because leftists are required to show “concern” about the darnedest things and part of it is because a large government workforce has to discover something to do or …

May 22, 2013

Senate GOP Supports Remote Control Taxation

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation,The Republicans - 22 May 2013

The next time you see any of the following Senate Republicans:

Lamar Alexander (TN)

Roy Blunt (MO)

John Boozman (AR)

Richard Burr (NC)

May 20, 2013

It’s Always Christmas If You’re a Politician

Filed under: Politics In General - 20 May 2013

What is it about an elected official that compels rich people to want to give him gifts? Do they look needy? Hungry? Depressed? Is there a secret gift registry of which I’m unaware? Could it be a mentoring program where …

May 11, 2013

Marco Rubio and the Magic Beans

Filed under: Immigration,The Republicans - 11 May 2013

Shortly after last year’s presidential defeat and at the beginning of the Great Republican Panic of 2013, I wrote here about what a bad idea morally and legally amnesty for illegal aliens is. Guess what? It still is.

In …

May 6, 2013

The Interview: Terry McAuliffe & the Boston Attack

Filed under: Politics In General - 06 May 2013

(A source within the McAuliffe for Governor campaign leaked a copy of this transcript from an interview with a New York Times Sunday Magazine reporter. I felt I owed it to my readers to give them an advance look at …

April 27, 2013

Umbrella Organizations Always Leave Taxpayers Wet

Filed under: American Government,Politics In General - 27 Apr 2013

Sen. Tom Coburn (R–OK), a truly great American, has released his annual report on waste, duplication and redundancy in federal programs. Evidently inspecting catfish is both a vital and difficult task, because it currently takes three different federal agencies to …

April 19, 2013

A Voter in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Focus Group

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 19 Apr 2013

It’s remarkable that the political party allegedly joined at the hip with Big Business has such an incredible problem with a basic operational task like marketing. Somehow when it came time to divvy up the commercial sector, the Republicans got …

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