Once more, dear friends, into the breech…

I went back into the studio again today. Did some vocals. Tried to do some backing tracks on harp, but (believe it or not) I blew out my first reed ever on an A harp. If you’d like to read about my harmonica horror story, mosey on over to our sister blog: blog.grokmedia.com. Today’s story […]

October Surprise(s).

In most election years, candidates worry about the “October Surprise” phenomenon – late-breaking bad news for a candidate, that makes a big enough impression to reduce their vote count, with not enough time left to counter the bad news before the November election. Barack Obama is not “most candidates.” The Chosen One instead has a […]

Cheaters never win. (I hope.)

I’m not a big believer in the efficacy of our campaign finance laws. I am of the opinion that the McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance act (yep. THAT Mccain), was a huge mistake. Be that as it may, we do have laws and our candidates – ALL our candidates – are expected to abide by them. Even […]

Conservative News…and Views.

Amarillo is a pretty conservative place. Conservative politically. Conservative socially. Conservative fiscally. So it came as something of a surprise to me that there was no local, conservative newspaper or magazine to provide conservative viewpoints on local and national issues. Now, there is. The Amarillo American Standard has released it’s first issue, as of today. […]

Karma is a Hillary.

There are so many ironies in the last days of the campaign, that I hardly know where to begin. But I’ll try. Here’s a baker’s half-dozen things that I think the Left is doing to hand McCain the victory he wants, and the country needs: ITEM ONE: The latest flaw in the Master Plan of […]

Now, even the media admits it.

This won’t be a long post, because I’ve got a lot of work to do this morning. But I couldn’t resist posting a link to an ABC News online article that I found…amazing.  A nationally-recognized journalist for one of the Big Three networks has written an in-depth article not just on the maintstream media’s bias – […]

No, I’M Spartacus!

You gotta love the whole Joe the Plumber thing. For all the efforts John McCain has made to make a dent in Obama’s Teflon armor, it took a blue collar guy like Joe to make a connection to We the People…(Hey! This guy Obama is gonna take my money and redistribute it to people who […]

Getting churched.

From the time I was in 4-year-old kindergarten, I’ve been an Episcopalian Anglican. Today, I had the rare privilege to serve as a lay reader to conduct a Morning Prayer service at my church. Our rector, Father Doug, was out of town, and it was my turn in the bullpen to help out.  For those […]

Voting Early.

Yep. I did it. I cast my vote, as early voting runs through October 31 here in Amarillo. Mrs. Digital and I headed over to the mall and cast our votes for President, Senator, Representative, and a slew of local offices. You might expect, given that I am a proud conservative, that I voted the […]


groupthink (grūp’thĭngk’) n. The act or practice of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially when characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to prevailing points of view. It is a part of human nature to want to belong. Belonging takes many forms – families, clubs, schools, sports teams and their fans, and even politics. In […]