There’s a Better Way:  Remarks to the 2016 South Carolina Democratic Party Convention

This is an expanded version of Arik Bjorn’s remarks delivered at the podium to the South Carolina Democratic Party. Good afternoon.  My name is Arik Bjorn. When you find yourself preaching to the choir, sometimes you just have to sing your heart out.  Let’s belt a bit, shall we? When the dust of Campaign 2016 […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Visits Kim Davis in the Clink

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! My, that cell door makes an awful sound when it closes.  So definitive in its restriction of freedom. Not to worry:  though you rot away on a steady diet of Soylent Green and mop bucket water, you find yourself at the end of a centuries-long line of glorious martyrs whom the […]

A New Poll Shows The GOP’s Amazing Lack Of Diversity

There’s no other way to spin this poll; the Republican Party has a severe diversity issue on their hands. Of course, this won’t stop them from adding possibly even more seats in the House and perhaps maintaining control of the Senate – but it won’t give them the White House. Barring some miraculous turn out […]

South Carolina Gov. Haley Supports Law Allowing Citizens to Carry Guns Without Permit or Training

If you thought South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently signing a bill into law that allows people to carry loaded guns into bars was fairly foolish, this is even worse. Not only has she now made it legal for people to have guns inside of bars, she also announced that she supports a proposal that […]

It’s Official! You Can Now Carry a Loaded Weapon into a Bar in South Carolina

I understand that as an American we are all given the right to “bear arms” because our Second Amendment guarantees it.  Sure, there’s the argument made by some that the Second Amendment only meant for the purpose of a “well-regulated militia,” but our Supreme Court has consistently sided with the right for the average citizen […]

Coffins, Coiled Snakes & Progressives: A South Carolina “Truthful Tuesday” Obamacare Showdown

When the Confederate Flag stands front and center upon your State House grounds, a defiant geopolitical hood ornament for all the world “to remember,” it puts a little edge on your average everyday progressive political rally. My first memory of the South Carolina State House is hard to forget.  I moved to the Palmetto State […]