Q Anon

I could barely believe it when I saw someone proudly sporting a Q anon flag in Spanish Fork this morning.  For the uninitiated: Q anon is a conspiracy theory of a grand global cabal where left-wing politicians and elites are attempting to harvest the blood of children to feed their hunger and sick schemes of managing the world.  This is crazy stuff, and it is linked to a belief that Trump will triumphantly return to power to kill the conspiracy.

What is unfortunate is that a lot of Republicans buy into this Q stuff, and they are increasingly able to move Republican politics. A party that pays attention to this make-believe narrative and elects nominees who believe in such will have a difficult time governing and actually appealing to those in the mainstream. A Republican party that can not compete in the marketplace of ideas is bad for the Democratic party as well in that it doesn’t check the excesses of the Democrats.

What do we do to solve this problem? Facts and arguments based in reality don’t tend to convince those who believe in conspiracies. It is like a religion, a deeply held belief that is not easily argued around. I’m not sure what a good solution is here, other than those who are leaders should marginalize these fringe beliefs instead of add fuel to the fire.

There will always be fringe among us. We should treat those with love, but not indulge their beliefs, and at the very least we should not allow their fringe beliefs to become mainstream in one of our two major political parties.

Posted by Paul in Global Politics, Politics, Trump, US Politics


Driving home from the Clyde Recreation Center today with Miles I couldn’t help but notice the political ads running on the freeway.  There was an ad for Spencer Cox with two bullet points:

  • Mediocre Farmer
  • Strong Conservative

I see Spencer Cox stuff all over the place, twitter, sports events, and his campaign tour bus.  Heck, one time I even saw him at the Walmart by my house.  Spencer Cox is a slick media operator, and his accessible ways might lead you to think he is more progressive than he is.

All of that aside, I remember back to the good old days in 2018 when I had a blip account and ran ads for my 2018 political campaign.  This year they have a sign more ideally located in Spanish Fork.  All of this lead me to concoct an idea to run a political ad for the good people of Spanish Fork.

This ad is simple, it has but one word: Impeached.  It also features our President, with his typical loud mouth opened. 

I’m running this ad for a few reasons. 

Being impeached is never anything to be proud of, only three presidents were impeached, and it is not the most desired club.

The other reason is to remind my fellow citizens that this president is the embodiment of chaos, and that that chaos is directly tied to the Grand Old Party, aka the Republican party. 

When voting most people care about the top of the ticket, and care very little about what comes down ballot.  If I can do anything to make people question what they are voting for on the top of the ticket then I can feel better about the change I’m making in society.

Posted by Paul in Politics, Trump, US Politics

SNL Trump on Obamacare

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Alec Baldwin may have been a little prophetic in his portrayal of pre-inauguration Trump when it came to Obamacare.

Posted by Paul in Politics, Trump, US Politics

So called President Trump

Trump is the President of the United States, and he has been so for over a month. What we all thought was completely unbelievable, what could never happen, is now our reality. Now that we’ve seen him as president we know that campaign Trump will not transition to a more mature and sober President Trump.

The last month feels like it has a choreographed attempt to overwhelm the American Public with absurd behavior, so much so that we will lulled into a sense of apathy when Trump does outrageous things.

To review just a handful of crazy things implemented by our Dear Leader:

  • The Travel Ban, hastily implemented, ultimately blocked by a court.
  • Communication with allies, terrible diplomacy, super sad.
  • New tweets that come early in the morning, with continuous insults and bluster.
  • An all-out assault on the media – claims that the media are an enemy of the American public.


I will not be silent, I will not support him, and I will not be driven to fatigue. I plan on attending every town hall I can, contacting my representatives. I plan on protesting, because if there is one thing that gets under this man’s skin it is seeing a mass assembly of people opposing him.


Posted by Paul in Politics, Trump, US Politics