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


December 3, 2012

Evangelicals Flying Blind

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 03 Dec 2012

Prominent on the list of things we didn’t know we needed is the new code of ethics for preachers released this year by the National Association of Evangelicals. It appears evangelical pastors have been flying blind, without any sort of …

November 27, 2012

Distinguishing Leadership from Politicianship

Filed under: Politics In General - 27 Nov 2012

The feds aren’t alone in dealing with budgets this time of year. Although “dealing” is somewhat generous, since Uncle Sam doesn’t have to balance his. Congress and the President are content to blame unforeseen circumstances — George Bush, climate change …

November 18, 2012

Republicans Advocate Surrender After Defeat

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 18 Nov 2012

Evidently Romney campaign consultants were paying way too much attention to Michelle Obama’s War on Cafeteria Lunch Ladies. Consequently, when her husband offered a campaign built around Bread & Circuses; they countered with healthy eating and free–range elephants.

November 12, 2012

RepubliKKKans Fail to Defeat Obama

Tuesday I spent almost an hour waiting in line with a bunch of racists. Previously I would have described the experience as I waiting in line to vote, but thanks to the Associated Press, I now know different.

A recent …

November 4, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: Obama’s Social–Worker–in–Chief Moment

Filed under: In The News,Politically Incorrect Reality - 04 Nov 2012

Hurricane Sandy — much like Barack Obama — turned out to be an over–hyped phenomenon that failed to deliver. Our portion of the storm in Northern Virginia was so weak the Multicultural Commissars didn’t even bother to give it a …

October 29, 2012

Private Sector Ends Unwanted Alien Invasion

No, this isn’t another rant about illegals clogging 7/11 parking lots. This time it’s alien plants clogging Quantico Creek.

Recently Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman, Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R–2nd), Supervisor Maureen Caddigan, and Dumfries Councilmember Helen Reynolds took a pontoon boat …

October 22, 2012

Mitt Romney Debates Candy Obama

The Commission on Presidential Debates lowered the altitude for the second contest by 5,200 feet and simultaneously dropped the level of discourse considerably farther.

The candidates repeatedly interrupted each other, called one another liars and generally argued at a sixth–grade …

October 16, 2012

Gargoyle Joe Is Your Debate Firewall?

Filed under: Politics In General - 16 Oct 2012

What does it say about a campaign when its hope for putting a stop to a precipitous decline in the polls is Joe Biden? Last night fireman Joe was at his pompous, bloviating best in the Vice President Debate with …

October 9, 2012

The Media Beats a Dead Macaca

Filed under: Politics In General - 09 Oct 2012

Former Virginia GOP Senator George Allen has always been more politician than movement conservative. Allen throws us the occasional social issue vote — he opposes abortions, except in the politically expedient case of rape and incest, and he’s on record …

October 8, 2012

Where’s that Teleprompter When You Need It?

Filed under: Elections & Voting,In The News - 08 Oct 2012

Not only did Mitt Romney win the first presidential debate, he was also victorious in the battle of the flag pins. Compared to the horizontal flag pin Obama was wearing, Romney’s looked like the mainsail on a frigate.

October 2, 2012

Finally a Democrat on the Right Side of Taxes

Tim Kaine — known here as Gov. Flowmax after closing Virginia’s interstate rest stops — occasionally comes down on the right side of an issue. During the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce debate between Senate candidates Kaine and former Sen. George …

September 24, 2012

Taxation Without Participation

Michael Kinsley described a “gaffe” as anytime a politician is caught telling the truth. This is particularly accurate for Republicans and conservatives as is demonstrated by the reaction to Mitt Romney’s comment regarding Obama’s base.

September 18, 2012

President Obama: Jihad Your Chance to Win the Election

The term for Christians and other non–Moslems living in Islamic countries is “dhimmi.” Think of it as Jim Crow with a turban. Think of it as Jim Crow right now.

According to Mitchell Bard, dhimmis in Islamic lands “on pain of …

September 11, 2012

Social Security: Issuing Checks & Hollow–Points

Filed under: Crime and Punishment,Current Events,In The News - 11 Sep 2012

Some of the more excitable members of the conservative Internet commentariat sounded battle stations when they learned the Social Security Administration (SSA) wanted to buy 174,000 hollow–point bullets.

Had granny decided she was not going passively the next time Paul Ryan …

September 7, 2012

Dang! I Missed Todd Akin’s Keynote Address

Life for a Comcast customer can be so frustrating. I’ve just gone 10 rounds with my DVR and the cable guide’s “search” malfunction. And I sit here in abject defeat.

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