There are a lot of phone scammers out there. Unfortunately, the variety is limited. That means that I hear the same promotions over and over again.
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Consciousness of guilt. It permeates every aspect of this administration’s and Republicans’ in Congress response to the House of Representatives’ investigation into, and impeachment for, the criminal activities of this president.
I really hope my Democrat friends didn’t get their hopes up and aren’t feeling confident.
This is not a black-and-white world. It only seems that way in our polarized society. I am not white; more a blend of pink and beige, with a few brown spots thrown in, but when given a choice on census or other government forms, the only one I can legally and honestly check is white.
Books are often used to engage people in a variety of ways. It is a pleasure to introduce Florida native and West Volusia resident Sheri Shields. She is the author of the recently published book Venin Abyss.
It’s been more than a week since Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was assassinated. The only thing that has been made clear in the aftermath is the total dysfunction of the American national-security apparatus.
It does not usually snow here in Central Florida. However, we still get our share of snowflakes. For instance, consider Cayla Bartolucci, a former Texan now working for the very, very delicate city government of New Smyrna Beach.
The sign, and the spiel, says “Stop legislature from changing amendment without voter approval.”
Amazing! It has been more than a decade since I last wrote about the City of DeLand and its desire to eliminate old-fashioned business signs. During that time, attrition and hurricanes have acted to eliminate most of the remaining problem signs. Unfortunately, no such luck with the “temporar…
As 2020 begins, I’d like to thank my friends on the left for a fantastic year. History was made on Dec. 18. And I watched the festivities to the bitter end.
“Remember that I predicted a long time ago that President Obama will attack Iran because of his inability to negotiate properly–not skilled!” Just one of numerous tweets from our president accusing his predecessor of what he himself is guilty of.
Eli’s picks: The seen, the unseen, and the seen again
While most of you are focused on the impeachment of our duly and fairly elected President Donald Trump, I’m paying attention to the next calamity that could befall the Democrat Party (not democratic). And that calamity would be Trump appointing another Supreme Court justice.
According to Wikipedia, “Eating crow is a colloquial idiom that means humiliation by admitting having been proven wrong after taking a strong position.” In that vein, I am dishing up a portion for myself this morning.
When did recipients of public funds stop communicating with those who pay the bills?
The U.S. Constitution, in Article II, Section 4, reads, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
If you’re a Democrat, are you really feeling confident about your chances of removing President Donald Trump from office?
For those who care, Saturday, Dec. 7, marks the 78th anniversary of the forced entry of the United States into World War II.
The battle in this country, currently playing out in the impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats, although the parties have definitely chosen sides.
Am I the only one in this country or on this planet who detests the crass materialism and hypercommercialism that marks this season of the year?
So, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was intimidated by President Donald Trump’s Twitter criticism?
Impeachment is not a legal process, it’s a political one. That being true, it is essentially a matter of public opinion as to what the facts are and what people think of them.
No matter how long I live, I will never forget the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Although the Florida Legislature has appropriated some new general-revenue dollars for combating the state’s opioid epidemic, the source of most new funding is through time-limited federal grants due to expire in 2020.
Keeping the fight!
The public spectacle begins this week. Democrats are all-in. It’s the biggest political gamble I can recall. My friends on the left may not know it, but they are wagering their political future on a strategy doomed to fail.
Bribe verb 1. persuade (someone) to act in one’s favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement.
In one of my favorite movies The Untouchables, character Jimmy Malone (played by actor extraordinaire Sean Connery), dying on the floor, asks Eliot Ness (played by some guy named Costner), “What are you prepared to do?”
On Oct. 26, U.S. Army Delta Force carried out a successful raid that ended the life of one of the world’s truly bad actors, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Not since the Navy SEALs took out Osama bin Laden has the hard work by the patriots in the deep state of the U.S. intelligence community (you know…
The doors of the church have opened at Divine Remnant of Truth at 1725 S. Volusia Ave. in Orange City.
I agree with my Democrat friends and their undeniably willful accomplices in the media. President Donald Trump is the single most dangerous threat to the Democrat Party in history.
I recently heard a woman claim on one of the 24-hour news networks that there is a “civil war” currently going on in our government pitting the forces of democracy and the rule of law against those of autocratic, unitary executive power. I don’t know who she was, but she spoke truth.
Ninety years ago this week, Americans witnessed the end of an era of prosperity and optimism known as the Roaring ’20s. Pride goeth before destruction, and there was plenty of pride in the land of opportunity.
A few weeks ago, there was a bad storm out over the Atlantic. Dorian was expected to visit West Volusia, tearing things up. Fortunately, we got some warning.
Who is Dmitry Firtash, and why should you care?
For the past three years, we’ve been hearing right-wing media and this president lamenting the “deep state.” Well, it does exist. It is the roots and the trunk of the tree of liberty planted by our Founders and grown with 230 years of American values and respect for the rule of law. It’s goi…
So, while Democrats have entirely invested their future in U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff and his merry band of Democrat whistleblowers, I thought I’d deal with some local issues. As I stated last week, I don’t have a care in the world when it comes to those who would disenfranchise those who elected…
The president’s extortion of the president of Ukraine launched an impeachment inquiry that is gaining steam on a daily basis. Republicans are, for the most part, still in apologist mode over it.
People ask me why I’m so calm about President Donald Trump’s impeachment. First of all, he’s not being impeached. The Democrats don’t have the guts.
The hatred and vitriol are reaching a fever pitch for those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome. I’ve called them cats suffering from President Donald Trump’s wielding of the laser pointer. Now, they believe the man with the laser pointer is the one in the corner.
Texodus. It’s a term Democrats have coined to describe the mass retirements of Republican members of Congress before the blue tsunami of the upcoming election.
I know the old stereotype: Public-works crews lean on shovels and occasionally move. I remember where on Plymouth the county crews used to park to nap in the afternoons, but I have not been out there in years. They may have found a new spot.
Our residents in West Volusia exhibit servants’ hearts daily. Damian Coulson, owner of Divine Choice, has made it his mission to not only help those in need where he resides, but also where he grew up.
Let me get this straight. We have former Vice President Joe Biden on tape stating that he told the Ukrainians they had six hours to fire a prosecutor investigating a company owned by a Russian oligarch. It’s not disputed that Joe Biden’s son, kicked out of the U.S. military for testing posit…
“How dare you.”
This is going to be a curmudgeonly rant, no way around it. So fans of shopping early and often for plastic trees and blowup reindeer might sidestep this mini-rant.
I have been diligent in pointing out the criminality and corruption that are core elements of Drumpf and his administration. As abhorrently pervasive as the criminality and corruption are, they pale when compared to the inhumanity that is the overriding face of what they are doing to the mos…
Many in The Beacon audience were less than sympathetic with my column supporting our Second Amendment rights. Their righteous anger should trump my right to keep and bear arms. “[S]hall not be infringed” is ignored by my Democratic friends.
DeLand native Andre Darby continues to climb his ladder of success by pouring his talents and interests into the music industry and beyond.
The third Democrat debate is this week. Thank God, there’s just 10 candidates left. That’s what you’d think, but there are really nearly 20 still in the mix.
The past week or so saw the president engage in virtually all the traits making him unfit for office. Maybe the only one we didn’t see was his predatory sexual nature. All the rest, narcissism, corruption, racism, treason, etc., were on full display.