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


March 31, 2013

Too Many Battles, Not Enough Bible

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 31 Mar 2013

Any television show that simultaneously confounds the pagans and the heretics can’t be all bad. But there’s a basic flaw in the History Channel’s The Bible that makes it hard for the cultural Christian or the spiritual seeker to absorb …

March 27, 2013

CPAC 2013 Stands With Rand

Filed under: Conservatism & Libertarianism - 27 Mar 2013

The 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held this week in National Harbor, just across the river from Washington, DC, did not appear to be a depressed gathering of Republicans and conservatives still reeling from last November’s presidential loss. …

March 18, 2013

In the MSM Every Silver Lining Is Obscured by a Cloud

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood - 18 Mar 2013

I’ve about decided that reading three newspapers a day, plus conservative websites may be bad for my emotional health. Normally the day starts with the Washington Examiner, a fine tabloid with a conservative editorial page. I like the Examiner even …

March 8, 2013

We Were Sequestered Before It Was Cool

Filed under: American Government,In The News - 08 Mar 2013

The Obama Administration’s Ministry of Truth has been experiencing some traction problems in the DC area. The scare stories regarding the collapse of the air travel system in the event of sequester are simply not motivating people in spite of …

March 4, 2013

The Only Good ‘Redskin’ Is a Deleted ‘Redskin’

Filed under: Political Correctness Run Amok - 04 Mar 2013

The Thought Police at the Washington Post are on the warpath once again over the Washington Redskins nickname. In spite of the fact it would cost owner Daniel Snyder heap–big wampum to change the name, they say it is bad …

February 22, 2013

Now Soliciting Bids for the G.I. Jane Combat Hall of Fame

Filed under: American Military,In The News - 22 Feb 2013

It was a coincidence ripe with irony. On the same day the main section of the Washington Post was trumpeting Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta’s decision to allow women in combat, the sports section was featuring an analysis of the …

February 12, 2013

Jesus, Another Innocent Man Wrongly Convicted

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 12 Feb 2013

Few pastimes are more entertaining than witnessing a smug, non–orthodox Jew giving instruction on New Testament theology to Christians. Last Saturday the most reverend Lisa Miller in her Washington Post ‘Belief Watch’ column asked readers, “Is gun ownership Christian?

This puts …

February 3, 2013

Two Wrongs ≠ A Right

Filed under: The Republicans - 03 Feb 2013

It pains me to criticize Republicans acting aggressively on their own behalf, because lately it’s been rare. Sometimes it appears national GOP leadership would be content to emulate the panda and sit contentedly munching bamboo shoots in a special preserve …

January 20, 2013

Conservative Pacifists in the Culture War Part 2

Christ was no doubt on to something when He limited His public ministry to three years. Any longer and a mere human may forget what he said before or, even worse, lose enthusiasm for an earlier message as the culture …

January 16, 2013

Gov. McDonnell Suffering from Legacy Fever

Filed under: Politics In General - 16 Jan 2013

Judging from Gov. Bob McDonnell preoccupation with liquids one would almost think he’s a naval man, rather than an Army reservist. First he tried to free demon rum from state control by privatizing Virginia’s liquor stores.

ABC privatization was DOA even …

January 10, 2013

House Republicans Have More Than Two Options

Filed under: Politics In General,The Republicans - 10 Jan 2013

There were a few anxious moments in the White House last night and early Thursday morning. For a brief moment it looked liked John Boehner’s re–election as Speaker might be in trouble. This would have been a disaster for the …

January 3, 2013

Won’t You Come Home Bill Bolling?

Virginia’s Lt. Governor Bill Bolling is going to have to lose a considerable amount of weight and drastically increase his time on the tanning bed to physically resemble Charlie Crist, but Bolling’s ideological transformation is coming along nicely.

For those who …

December 28, 2012

Surprised a Degraded Culture Produces Depraved Individuals?

Last Friday was evidently International Maniac Congruence Day. In Newtown a 20–year–old loser — whose newspaper photo bears a striking resemblance to the SS Totenkoph insignia — shot and killed 20 elementary school students and six adults. While in Chenpeng, …

December 17, 2012

Misinterpreting Obama’s Mandate

I have written before regarding Obama’s legitimate claim to a mandate for raising taxes on the “rich.” He made no secret of his plan to raise taxes during the campaign and voters — who for the most part know they …

December 8, 2012

Let Obama Leap the Fiscal Cliff Alone

A recent editorial cartoon summarizes the political situation surrounding fiscal cliff negotiations. Two men are poised to fall down a steep incline. The one holding a newspaper that reads ‘tax cuts’ says, “They say the fiscal cliff is more like …

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