Michael Oberndorf, RPA

The son of a German immigrant, I am an archaeologist by profession, with a BA from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and an MA from Leicester University, in England. Over the years, I have lived and worked all over the country, and traveled in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. I sincerely believe in the old saying, “America, love it or leave it.”

Most Recent Articles by Michael Oberndorf, RPA:

The Enemy Within

Mar 18, 2019 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

The Enemy WithinWithout further ado, let’s cut to the chase: The left in America is inches away from winning. Repeat: The left in America is inches away from winning.

Evidence: Millions of students, kindergarten through graduate school who, due to brainwashing and indoctrination by a leftist dominated educational system, believe socialism is The Way and that “the planet” is in immanent danger of environmental destruction; millions of criminal invaders, entirely unvetted, possibly disease carrying, allowed to roam free, murdering, raping, stealing at will, and adding the coup de grace, voting in our elections in massive numbers; dozens of high government officials who are known to have indisputably committed multiple felonies, breaking a myriad of federal laws, continuing to hold positions of power, and/or walking around free and unindicted; an out of control deficit and a similarly out of control federal budget; leftist terrorists, by the government’s own definition, allowed to continue violent attacks on conservatives with little, but mostly no punishment; a media engaged in 24/7/365 dissemination of lies, slander, libel, disinformation, distortion, obfuscation, and propaganda; the Democrat Party, encouraging, funding, instigating, covering up for, constantly lying about, and engaging in all of the above; a judiciary dominated by leftist judges who regularly and without fear of consequences, create law from their personal political agendas; and, pathetically sad to say, the Republican Party doing nothing of substance to slow, much less stop this, and worse, often aiding and abetting.

Groundhog Day Fantasy

Jan 29, 2019 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Groundhog Day FantasyOnly a few more shopping days ‘til Groundhog Day, folks. How time slips away, each day gone leaving every one of us one day closer to the last day of our lives. This is the corollary to the old hippie idea that, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” It could equally be the “last day of the rest of your life.” The point here, whichever way you choose to approach today, is that it’s an opportunity, an opportunity to do the right thing, an opportunity for greatness, and perhaps, an opportunity that may never come again.

In the movie “Groundhog Day”, time keeps repeating itself until the hero finally finds love. What a wonderful fantasy. We keep getting life Mulligans, do-overs until we get it right. The operative word here is “fantasy”.

How Many Must Die?

Jan 7, 2019 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

How Many Must Die?
In this age of fake journalism, rampant propaganda, and refusal by Democrat-run cities, counties, and states to comply with federal laws, accurate murder statistics are hard to come by. The same is true for those killed by drunk drivers. The numbers vary and are disputed by both sides, and are pretty much non-existent when it comes to whether the killer(s) was an illegal alien. However, it seems safe to suggest that somewhere around at least 6,000 Americans have been killed by foreigners who have entered our country illegally, and probably a lot more.

It was not that long ago that a favorite mantra of the Democrats, run out every time they wanted to pass another law restricting the way government allows Americans to live, was, “If it saves only one life, it’s worth it.” Since the vast majority of the illegal aliens who have killed and murdered Americans have entered the country by crossing our wide-open southern border with Mexico, it seems curious, at best, and downright evil, at worst, that they refuse to do anything to stop the flow of these criminal invaders. Doing so would save not just one life, but thousands.

America’s Domestic Terrorists

Nov 2, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

America's Domestic Terrorists
Since September, 2015, well over 600 acts of violence against Trump supporters and Republicans have been documented. These have included verbal threats and abuse, death threats, beatings with clubs, chains, fists, and kicking, and shootings.

The Age of Outrage

Sep 3, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

The Age of Outrage
The history of American government has never been free from scandals and corruption of one sort or another. However, what we’re witnessing today makes these past incidents seem like mere peccadillos.

The millions and billions of dollars involved in the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play deals, the Uranium 1 deal Hillary Clinton arranged for Putin and Russia, and the millions and billions in contracts the FBI, under the directorship of supposedly squeaky-clean Robert Mueller, awarded to Lockheed-Martin after his old buddy, James Comey, left the FBI and become their General Counsel, and who was then personally compensated with millions of dollars, are just a few examples of the financial crimes that appear to be committed regularly by denizens of the Swamp, and conspicuously ignored by the Department of Justice.

Corrupt in Every Sense of the Word

Aug 9, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

The Patriotic Millionaires
For years, now, many of us have pointed out that much of the radical leftist activity here and abroad has been instigated and funded by a secretive group of fascist Democrat millionaires. Of course, the left, as it always does when confronted with damning truth, had its rabid attack dogs in the Propaganda Ministry, aka the “mainstream” media, label us all as tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy nuts. Now, according to an article in the Washington Free Beacon , a shadowy group that calls themselves the Patriotic Millionaires is moving from behind the scenes funding to out front activism.

Death to the Rule of Law

Aug 6, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Death to the Rule of Law
Once upon a time, boys and girls, there was a country, unique in the world and in history, where the people were not subjects of the whims and delusional rule of tyrannical kings and other potentates, but lived free under the Rule of Law, laid out in a constitution written by the People themselves. It clearly enumerated the powers they granted to the government, not the other way ‘round. It also listed rights granted to them by God, not by government, and thus, “unalienable”.

The Violent Totalitarians

Jul 30, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

The Violent Totalitarians
We are constantly subjected to preaching from the self-righteous left – the Democrats, the “mainstream” media, the “education” system and the mindless Marxbots it produces – about ending violence in America. They mount their moral high horses and look down on us, the deplorable, bitter clingers, and demand an end to the right-wing inspired violence that they claim white America commits on our minorities and oh-so-innocent leftists on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the facts don’t even come close to this leftist-generated narrative.

For example, the fascist publisher of the yellow leftist propaganda rag, the New York Times, A. G. Sulzberger, complained on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s criticism of the “press” is creating a “potential” for violence against “journalists”. I put press and journalists in quotes because both have long since given up reporting news, and have become an integral part of the propaganda and indoctrination machine of the collectivist, totalitarian left. And then Sulzberger has the unabashed gall to whine about “potential” violence, violence that has not occurred, that exists only in the fevered minds of these leftist zealots, hell-bent on inciting more real violence against We, the People, the majority, the Americans who elected Donald Trump their president.

Interesting Times

Jul 29, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Interesting Times, Trump
It is said that there’s an old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”, wherein “interesting” appears to be sarcastically ironic. Well, folks, I can’t speak for anyone else, but as I look around each day, I cannot help but conclude that we are, indeed, living in “interesting times”.

China, on many levels, second only to the United States, has performed the Great Leap Forward that Mao dreamed of, but since he was a raging, dogmatic communist, couldn’t pull off. They’ve gone from a Third World, blatant, heavy handed, rigidly communist police state to a First World, semi-capitalist, relatively free – the police presence is still very much there, but is toned way down – world power. However, what has never changed with the Chinese, for some 5,000 years, is the certainty that they are the rightful rulers of the world. They now have the economic, technical, and military wealth to move aggressively toward that goal, and are doing so at a disturbingly rapid pace.

Time to put the anti-trust laws to work protecting the American people from our Enemies Within

Apr 8, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Time to put the anti-trust laws to work protecting the American people from our Enemies Within
“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”. The salient terms here are “Congress shall make no law”. The meaning of “abridge” at the time it was used in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution was “to deprive”. Thus, even though the actions by Internet giants Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other blatantly leftist social media corporations in censoring conservative content – read: pro-American, pro-capitalist, pro-Christian, pro-traditional values, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-Trump, etc. – clearly deprive us of our freedom of speech, the actions are constitutional, since the perps are companies and not Congress. Though these self-proclaimed arbiters of what is acceptable to say or discuss are depriving the majority of Americans – and do not doubt me, as R. Limbaugh says, we ARE the majority – of a venue to speak out, they are not included in the language of the 1st Amendment, and therefore, not covered.

Never is a long time but we must never give in, NEVER surrender

Mar 5, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

 Never is a long time but we must never give in, NEVER surrender
Last Wednesday, I officially retired as an archaeologist. I had done it for 27 years in both the public and private sector and had seen it change a lot. Most of what is done in the U.S. is called “cultural resource management” (CRM), which has little to do with real archaeology anymore. It’s been co-opted by CRM contract firms, and extreme preservationists – similar to extreme environmentalists, in that they are anti-capitalist/anti-development – who couldn’t give a flying hoo hah for the archaeology. They’re in it for the money and to further their leftist agenda. And archaeology in academia is a really bad joke, driven by monumental egos and Marxism.

Unfortunately, this is the case in many areas of business and life in modern day America. Ever since the appearance of the nefarious “progressive”, Colonel Edward Mandell House, and his sock-puppet, Woodrow Wilson, the left has incrementally undermined our free, capitalist, constitutional republic, seditiously replacing our individual freedoms with collectivist, big government regulatory and statutory oppression.

Rabid Running Dogs

Feb 25, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Rabid Running Dogs
It becomes more and more obvious by the day that we are rapidly heading towards a second American civil war. As the leftists become a smaller and smaller minority, their frustration and desperation are driving them to more and more extreme positions, and more and more frequently, to violence of word and deed. The middle ground has disappeared under this rising tide of angry, threatening rhetoric. Debate is no longer an option. The left demands we agree with them, or suffer dire consequences. In the aftermath of the school shooting in Florida, the recent concerted attacks, mostly from the rabid running dogs in the “mainstream” media, on the 2nd Amendment, the NRA (National Rifle Association), and the supporters of both, epitomize this.

The 51st State: Denial

Feb 18, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

The 51st State: Denial
Denial is not a river in Egypt. Denial is a psychological condition where the person or persons suffering from it refuse to acknowledge that a problem or reality exists. Alcoholics are really good at this. They don’t have a drinking problem. It’s the rest of the world that has the problem. But over the past 30 or 40 years, Americans of all sorts have entered into what amounts to a state of national denial.

For instance, the majority of Americans are patriotic capitalists, but we have allowed the Ministry of Leftist Propaganda, aka, the “mainstream” media, to convince us that we are a minority. This, in spite of election after election empirically indicating otherwise. And on the flip side of this, in spite of election after election having the candidates who claim to be conservative, patriotic capitalists that we put into office, almost immediately upon taking said office, vote with the communist/fascist cabal to spend, spend, borrow and spend, and take away our God-given freedoms. There’s a reality that exists here, a genuine problem, that we seem unable to admit to ourselves. Denial.

Like a Ton of Bricks

Feb 11, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Like a Ton of Bricks
The revelations of what the Democrats and their running dog bureaucrats in various parts of the federal government have been up to over the last couple of years are appalling, but, unfortunately, not in the least surprising. The Democrats have a long history of what they and the leftist propaganda machine, aka, the “mainstream” media, euphemistically dubbed “dirty tricks”. This is similar to them calling the mass murder at Fort Hood by an Islamist terrorist “workplace violence”.  What their so-called dirty tricks really are is political sabotage aimed at undermining our electoral process and stealing elections. Can you say, ‘Third World leftist, totalitarian, dictatorial corruption,’ boys and girls? Sure, you can.

Deep Destruction by the Enemies Within

Feb 6, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Deep Destruction by the Enemies Within

The phony hue-and-cry from the disloyal Democrat Party, that Trump and the Republicans are out to smear and besmirch the ever-so-pristine FBI is just the latest in their massive cover-up of criminal corruption of our government that has been going on since at least the 1990s. Today’s college students and millennials were too young, or not even born, when the Clintons were caught with as many as 900 FBI files containing security clearance information on individuals considered political enemies of the Clintons. Hillary Clinton’s actual - not figurative -  fingerprints were found on the documents. But like everything else where Democrats have been caught red-handed (pun intended?), the Clintons were “exonerated”. The person(s) at the FBI responsible for providing the files was never named, much less disciplined/fired/prosecuted. Thus, the notion that the FBI is squeaky clean, and that the Democrats have not turned it into a political bludgeon to bash conservatives and Republicans with, is pure, unadulterated, bald-faced lying, ________(fill in the blank).


Jan 28, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA


Lots of encouraging information is surfacing recently that has got the Left very nervous. Devin Nunes, for instance, has what may be the Mother of All Incriminating Memos in his possession.  While it hasn’t been released yet, it appears that the memo outlining the total corruption of the upper levels of the FBI, the Department of Justice, the DNC, H. R. Clinton et al., Obama and his administration, etcetera, etcetera, ad nauseam, is going to cause a real problem with our already over-crowded federal prisons. On the other hand, it should open up a great deal of useful office space in certain parts of D.C. and create a small boom in the orange jumpsuit market. The Ministry of Leftist Propaganda, aka, the mainstream media, is doing its best to ignore and obfuscate all this, but the story is nonetheless getting out.

Time to define “The Press”

Jan 20, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Time to define The Press
Language, unless closely defined, is a fluid thing, open to myriad interpretations of individual words by individual people. Lawyers are perhaps the worst offenders when it comes to taking words and twisting them to have a meaning never intended by the author of a particular sentence. It seems appropriate at this anniversary of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in a time of leftist hysteria over “sexual harassment and abuse” to recall Slick Willie Clinton’s famous:

“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the—if he—if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not—that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement….Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.”

Fake Fire and Fury

Jan 7, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Fake Fire and Fury
The leftist propaganda machine has hit an absolute new low with Fire and Fury, the supposed “exposé” of the Trump White House. It appears to be nothing but malicious, libelous lies, totally made up, that try to undermine our legally and duly elected President, and to portray Donald Trump as something that no human being could possibly be. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines libel as;

“…(1) : a statement or representation published without just cause and tending to expose another to public contempt
(2) : defamation of a person by written or representational means
(3) : the publication of blasphemous, treasonable, seditious, or obscene writings or pictures…”

A definition that indeed seems to fit Fire and Fury like a glove. For a more detailed legal definition.


Enemies Domestic

Jan 1, 2018 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

Enemies Domestic
A whole lot of us Deplorables, who had the unmitigated temerity to vote for the interloper, Donald Trump, have served in capacities which required us to take an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect it not only from foreign enemies, but domestic ones as well. Over the 229 years that have elapsed since the Constitution was ratified in June of 1788, we have endured and overcome numerous attempts by foreign nations to defeat us militarily, and some economically. However, domestic threats have been rare. Other than the occasional traitor, we have had no serious, well organized threats internally, the Civil War being the obvious exception, until the communists. However, the Soviet Union collapsed, and the “mainstream” media declared the Cold War over and communism defeated, and thus, all the communists in the U.S.A., aka, Stalin’s Useful Idiots, magically disappeared. Poof.

A Lesson Still Not Learned?

Dec 26, 2017 — Michael Oberndorf, RPA

The Enemies Within: Pro-Islamist, Communists Democrats
It’s been a while since I’ve written anything in the way of commentary. We reached a point back in 2016 where you were either with us or against us, and nothing anyone could say was going to change that. Since then, I’ve been watching and listening, and, I hope, learning.

I supported Trump from the time it became clear that he actually intended to run. The Republican politicos running were mostly self-serving professional hack politicians, RINOs in the worst sense of the appellation. Senators Cruz and Paul were the exception, but clearly, neither was going to appeal to enough voters to win, and the fact is, they were much more needed in the Senate than in the White House. Trump, the quintessential pragmatist, an ordinary American in many ways, one who had made the American Dream happen for himself, had an appeal that no politician in decades had. He reminds me of the characters played so brilliantly by Rodney Dangerfield in his movies, the successful, nouveau riche developer who doesn’t give a hoohah what the establishment elitists think of him. As with so many other Americans that the political elite and the leftist media sneeringly look down their noses at, I picked him as the winner, and stayed the course.