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By |December 17th, 2023|Categories: Our Lives and Politics|Tags: |

It is with a heavy heart and tears that I write this as we say “farewell,” to a dearly beloved friend. I had met TB in a moment of crisis and her compassion in that moment formed a deep friendship. Together we would talk for hours on the phone during our commutes; when one of us was lonely; or the other needed a rock to which to cling. But even after all of this time she and I spent together, what can I say? I’ve had enough time to write a book about the way she acts and looks, but I haven’t got a paragraph when it comes to saying “goodbye,” for how does one fit in the magnificence of TB into a few short paragraphs? I cannot. There is far too much in her story and the makeup of the heart and mind of TB. She was many things but above all she was a friend, a person, a mother, and a patriot.

Women Have Rights Too

By |December 9th, 2023|Categories: Our Lives and Politics|Tags: |

We are at a point in American history where presidential elections could be decided by the influence of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year Taylor Swift. Some try to say men are women and women are men. Others are unable to define a woman and America’s CDC runs a promotional campaign to bring awareness to their belief that trans lesbians are lesbians too. This, somehow, has become our world. Individual freedom and liberty have been replaced by groupthink, virtue signaling, and tribalism. What will be the cost? We have already seen mediocre male athletes only identifying as female to compete in and win national championships. The Biden administration has proposed changes to Title 9 that could further damage equal protection for women. On this episode of ‘Our Lives & Politics’ Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) passionately defends women's eroding rights during a Congressional hearing. McClain has specific legislation to defend and protect our daughters moving forward. We also hear testimony from a senate hearing with F.B.I. Directory Chris Wray. Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley expose the DOJ and FBI in scathing exchanges over the departments' lack of accountability. And, what about the Republican primary presidential debate? Did anyone watch it? Was there a real winner? Plus, meet Matt Showmaker (R-NC) congressional candidate. Matt is a U.S. Navy veteran where he served as an officer specializing in Russia and China intelligence. Hear his vision for America and his campaign as his Super Tuesday primary nears and he shares in depth analysis on Ukraine/Russia and China.

Great Expectations – Limited Results

By |December 2nd, 2023|Categories: Our Lives and Politics|Tags: |

When the Republicans narrowly won the majority in the House of Representatives in November 2022 many believed that accountability and retribution were on the way. Ten months into the GOP-controlled House and they have delivered extremely limited results.  Raising the debt ceiling to $3 trillion is the only tangible accomplishment of the 118th Congress. New House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) stepped into the mess that Kevin McCarthy’s leadership created. When Johnson started the job, he only had two weeks to solve the government shutdown. He showed some creativity in passing two continuing resolutions that get America into the new year without defaulting on its obligations. Kevin McCarthy had promised to release the 40,000 hours of the January 6 video, but never did it. Last week Mike Johnson delivered on McCarthy’s promise by releasing the video. Johnson has continued all the congressional hearings that the GOP had been working on this year. The impeachment inquiry and the weaponization of government on its people will continue to be investigated. Mike Johnson is only a few weeks into an excessively big job, and I am already seeing and hearing some conservatives mumbling about Johnson’s ineffectiveness. That makes me wonder and ask questions, are expectations for the House of Representatives way too high? Shouldn’t we understand there can only be limited results with split political parties controlling the federal government? On this episode of Our Lives & Politics, we go into a live X Space to get the pulse of the people. How do you feel about the Mike Johnson young speakership? What were your expectations for the 118th Congress? Are you satisfied? Or are you already frustrated with Mike Johnson? Plus, Booker Scott shares some evidence, despite the way things may appear that America is still functioning as the Republic the founding fathers intended.    

Recession Collision Course? Protect Your Future

By |November 12th, 2023|Categories: Our Lives and Politics|Tags: |

Daily reports of impending financial doom for the American economy over the last 2 years have convinced most of us that a recession is imminent. Most economists believe 2024 will be a down year and an American recession is almost here. Last week, it was reported that past-due property loans at Wells Fargo rose more than 50% in the third quarter of 2023. They reported more than $3.4 billion is past-due accounts compared to $400 million the previous year. Also, Americans hold the most debt on personal items ever, at $17 trillion. Real income has been shrinking just as American’s savings accounts. Whether the technical term and definition of a recession is ever achieved we still have lived through the highest inflation in forty years, the highest gas prices in American history and now mortgage rates closing in on 8%. Bidenomics is destroying middle and lower middle classclass lower-middle-class Americans. It is taking its toll on fixed incomefixed-income homes. How can you protect your financial future during these uncertain times? Author and financial expert Joe Lombardi joins the conversation on ‘Our Lives & Politics’ to share some ideas you can implement to prepare. Lombardi’s books include: “Be Your Own Bank” and “There’s a Better Way Than Your 401K.”

Joe Biden’s American Dream: Free Flowing Illegal Immigration

By |November 4th, 2023|Categories: Our Lives and Politics|Tags: |

Over the last year this ‘Our Lives & Politics’ has dealt with the Human crisis at the border quite a bit. We have talked about the death to Americans from fentanyl overdoses, over 140,000 since Joe Biden took office. About 2,000 migrants have died just trying to get across the southern border. Over 300,000 unaccompanied children have entered our nation and somehow the government has lost track of 85,000 of those kids. And yes there have been hundreds of terrorists apprehended at the southern border. In just the last couple of weeks, foreign nationals on the terrorist watch list have been caught from Iran and Lebanon. And as we see Islamic Jihadists rise up all around Israel to destroy that nation, we see supporters of these Jihadists on American college campuses, in the streets, and around the world. Senate hearings this week revealed the truth about the Biden Administration's top immigration officials when they were unable to answer the simplest questions. How many immigrants are in our country? How many has our government deported? Where are all of these people? It is either incredible incompetence or a willing effort to destroy America. Regardless of why, F.B.I. Director Christopher Wray testified that Americans should be vigilant because the F.B.I. does not know where and who these foreign nationals are either. On this episode of ‘Our Lives & Politics’ we hear the testimony of beleaguered Department of Homeland Security head Alejandro Mayorkas and others as they deflect Senators pointed direct questions. Plus, we get the pulse of the people as enter a LIVE X (Twitter) Space. People from across the nation share their feelings, thoughts, and emotions about the human crisis at America’s southern border.

Free and Equal Elections

By |October 28th, 2023|Categories: Our Lives and Politics|Tags: |

In 2016 Hillary Clinton claimed the Russians rigged the election for Donald Trump, even though the Russian collusion hoax was started by Hillary Clinton. In 2018 Stacy Abrams in Georgia believed the race for governor was stolen from her. To this day, she still thinks she is the rightful governor of the state. Of course, we all know about the 2020 election and now we see Donald Trump fighting in court for the right to question the election of 2020.  The result of every election being questioned and portrayed as stolen may create voter apathy. Why vote if your vote will not matter? Many may feel that now. FreeandEqual.org is Christina Tobin’s organization.  They host a presidential debate every four years and their debates feature a wide range of candidates, ideas, and solutions.  The debate is designed to allow the voters to hear the issues instead of thirty-second sound bites and talking over each other we are accustomed to seeing. With over one hundred presidential candidates right now running for the position of the highest office in America, where does a voter start?  Free and Equal Elections gives you the opportunity to select the top candidates to see and hear in the debate series coming in 2024.  Christina Tobin joins the conversation on ‘Our Lives and Politics.’ Also, many of you may wonder, “How can I make a difference?”   What can I do? I am just one person, and I can’t make a difference.  It is understandable that many feel that way.  Christian Lamar (R-AZ) joins the conversation to offer actionable items that make a real difference. He shares how you can get involved and be the change you want.


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