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Android Apps – An End User Perspective

Android Apps

Before we get into the meat of this post, I do realize this has nothing to do with what Political Realities was founded on. This post will contain no news or politics, but it is a subject my twin brother and I have discussed at length. Maybe you will have some thoughts on it as well.

I suppose I could be described as a technology junkie. No, I’m not a programmer and wouldn’t know one end of a line of code from another, but I do enjoy technology. I have a computer that I can use with some proficiency. A Samsung Galaxy tablet goes with me whenever I go to church to play my bass guitar, as it contains the lead sheets I → Read More

Baltimore Riots And Radical Islam - A Remarkable Resemblance

Baltimore Riots

I have watched the proceedings in Baltimore, Maryland with some interest, but I have been silent about what I have thought about what has transpired. Suffice it to say, I think they speak poorly about the state of affairs in America. Take away all the whitewash and we are a country that is seriously divided. This division is due, in large part, to a President who has built his legacy on dividing we the people. Years from now, when Obama and his administration is written about in the history books, the only way it will be favorable is if the liberal left is still engaged in writing their own version of history, instead of the truth. But, I digress. I wish not to talk about → Read More

Who Here Loves The TSA? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

tsa pat down

Anyone hear about the TSA agent a few weeks ago who was caught purposefully feeling up passengers in Denver who he thought were attractive. Ah Denver. But who’s really surprised by this? I know I’m not. In fact, I think next to the IRS, I’d have to say the next most hated government agency is probably the TSA. Both sides of the aisle hate them for various and differing reasons. The right hate them because the right hates big centralized bureaucratic government overreach. Many more libertarian-minded individuals even think that the TSA searches that are conducted at airports across the country are downright unconstitutional. Even many on the left hate them because even they have grown tired of having to throw away all their shampoo → Read More

American Sniper: The Movie


My wife and I went to see American Sniper back in February. All I can say is WOW. I’ve seen a lot of “war” movies. I can honestly say none of them affected me like this one did. The only one that comes close is Saving Private Ryan. The scene at the end of that one in the cemetery in France brings tears to my eyes every time I see it.

I’m sure they sensationalized some of it for the movies sake but even with all the fighting scenes in the movie I felt they did a great job of making the movie about more than just the fighting. It was about what it does to the men and women who are members of → Read More

Happy Reagan's Birthday!


The greatest president of my lifetime remains the gold standard by which all other presidents are measured!

From a 2010 post of my three favorite Reagan photographs, all of which I took myself, this one is my absolute favorite:

President Reagan in Perrysburg Ohio aboard “Car One” the Ferdinand Magellan, October 12, 1984. Photograph by Mike’s America Happy 104th Birthday!

President Obama Wants Increased Spending, An End To The Sequester

President Obama

It’s all I can do to keep from stepping out of my door and shouting to the top of my lungs, WE TOLD YOU SO! The next liberal who tries to tell me President Obama has cut spending, etc., I will find it hard pressed to keep from calling a liar. Anyone with one eye can look and see he has done no such thing. The only time he has cut spending has been in the area of defense. He suggested the sequester spending cuts and then threw a temper tantrum when the Republicans took him up on his idea. He has complained of how services were going to be cut and Americans affected, when in reality, spending was never cut. The only thing → Read More

GOP Runs Scared, Pulls Bill Banning 20 Week Abortion

Abortion Kills

If there is one thing I have run out of, it is patience with the GOP. This started after the abysmal showing in the Presidential election of 2012. Since that time, we have seen a continual slide towards the acceptance of amnesty for illegal immigrants. That, along with other pandering, was aimed at Hispanic voters. The GOP seemed set on the idea that 2012 was lost because of alienation of Hispanics. Never mind that so many conservatives stayed home because they didn’t want to vote for Mitt Romney. This shows a complete lack of conviction on the part of the GOP leadership and a lack of nerve to follow whatever convictions they may happen to have. That lack of conviction has again been placed → Read More