Mike Henkins

A once fat man still smoking his pipe and living in Maine with two beautiful ladies of which he is lucky to call one wife and the other daughter.Eh-Yup.

Most Recent Articles by Mike Henkins:

Why the Republican Establishment Lectures, and Why No One Listens

Feb 4, 2016 — Mike Henkins

The National Review, that once considered go-to publication of all things conservative, seemed to have started a wave of Republican Establishment PIMOs (Professors in Mind Only) grabbing whatever publication, podium, or audience that was nearest and commenced on lecturing those contentious snotty sleeve wiping brats outside the beltway what is obvious to every blue blooded babe still in Gucci nappies inside the golden city are born knowing:

  • We are your betters.
  • We know how Washington D.C. is to be run.
  • We already have decided who will be the nominee.
  • The only reason we suffer you grubby little peasants is to perform your duty and vote for who we tell you to.
  • Asking why or refusing to do so is against our rules and will not be tolerated.
  • Once election season is over you are to sit down, shut up, and not complain when we ignore your concerns, the wellbeing of our nation, and any promise we have made to you.

Trump Supporter, 101

Jan 27, 2016 — Mike Henkins

There seems to be much speculation as to what causes a person to support Donald Trump. Almost every Washington D.C. Establishment pundit, consultant, and bathroom attendant has a theory. Some of it pure speculation, some of it derived from Pew research polls, focus groups, and think tanks.  All of it has been gleamed over with microscopes, late nights have been logged, and countless gallons of Starbucks has been consumed. The result? No one inside the beltway has a clue so they just label them misguided low information isolationist rubes with racist tendencies throwing a tantrum all the while too moronic to understand why.

I am one of “Them”. And being one of them, I will save the Washington D.C. Establishment further confusion and embarrassment and explain why this “Trumpkin” is supporting Mr. Trump. So, please, Washington D.C. Establishment, get your Mac books and iPads out and be ready to take notes. Class is now in session.

Why Sarah Palin is Standing with Mr. Trump

Jan 21, 2016 — Mike Henkins

There has been much said already about the consequences of the recent endorsement of Gov. Palin of Donald Trump. All of it is written through the lens of the individual’s perception and influenced by who they currently are supporting in the Republican primary. Much of it from a negative point of view claiming Gov. Palin has lost her conservative values and has sold out to the Evil Empire of Donald Trump. All of this is completely off the conservative reservation and resides in the world of panty twists, jilted lovers, and brides left at the altar.

First, let us read the words of Gov. Palin herself:

A Blue-Collar Response to a Gold-Collar World View

Jan 14, 2016 — Mike Henkins

Earlier today while enjoying my morning Dunkin Donuts coffee and taking a few puffs of Captain Black in my favorite Country Gentlemen corn cob pipe, I noticed an article posted at Lucianne.com that I felt needed a rant from a self-proclaimed blue collar everyman in response. Luckily,  I found myself available to deliver it.  The article in question is “To Attract Disillusioned Voters, the GOP Must Understand Their Concerns” written by Henry Olsen from National Review.  The following statement struck a blue collar nerve within and I feel must be addressed.

Stymieing of Trump’s Uprising formally known as the State of the Union address

Jan 13, 2016 — Mike Henkins

On Tuesday night President Obama delivered the yearly State of the Union address to the nation.  This is an event where the President speaks to how well the nation is doing under his management. It is also an event in which the opposition party stages politically motivated gestures to gain some much needed publicity and the Washington D.C. pundit class spends hours analyzing it all.

The “opposition” party this year was the Republican Party. This year the Republican Establishment chose the Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, to deliver their response to the President Obama’s State of the Union (S.O.T.U.) address. But that is not what Gov. Haley delivered. She was tasked to deliver the Stymieing of Trump’s Uprising (e.S.O.T.U.).

“The Art of the Deal”: U.K. Edition

Jan 6, 2016 — Mike Henkins

“I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it’s time America was run like a business”. Donald Trump

A recent article by Judi McLeod here at the Canada Free Press reported that the United Kingdom is considering a petition to exclude Donald Trump from entering the U.K. and it’s quite popular:

“According to the British government, the e-petition surged to be the biggest “evah” within mere days of being posted.  Not even Christmas, New Years, or epic floods that forced Brits out of their homes could keep a staggering 568,000 from calling for Trump to be barred from ever stepping foot on their Island Nation.”

Donald Trump: The Tea Party Candidate

Jan 5, 2016 — Mike Henkins

The similarities between Donald Trump and the Tea Party movement are blazingly obvious.  Perhaps that is why the Washington D.C. Establishment and its pundits either cannot make the connection or refuse to acknowledge it altogether.  It is not as if there is a lack of information out there for the Establishment political pundit to not have stumbled upon and made a connection.  Nor should there be a problem with connecting the two together for an Establishment political pundit. Are not Mr. Trump and the Tea Party Movement considered unserious, uneducated, and unthreatening?  You would think linking Mr. Trump and the Tea Party Movement would be each party putting the albatross around the neck of the other.  But, oddly, that has not happened.  One can conclude that the connection between is purposely being ignored.  Therefore, I would like to put to the reader three similarities Mr. Trump and the Tea Party Movement seem to share.

America’s Brewing Ramen Noodle Revolt

Feb 23, 2014 — Mike Henkins

If you believe the government the rate of inflation is only about 1.6%...If you live outside Washington D.C. and in the real world, where inflation is measured by what goes in and out of your wallet or pocketbook, you know that the real number is much higher because you are feeling its effects daily.

Republicans: Obama violating Constitution, but we are not going to do anything about it

Feb 17, 2014 — Mike Henkins

The title above is a sarcastic play on words of a recent Fox News article titled “Republicans: Obama violating Constitution, but little can be done about it”. Though I mean it statistically,  it seems to be the truth. The original title is based on a comment made by Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from the state of Utah, during an interview on “Fox News Sunday”. During that interview Senator Lee said:

Mighty Mitch McConnell’s Hat Trick

Feb 16, 2014 — Mike Henkins

It is no secret that politicians are pros at the art of self back slapping and tooting their own horn. These skills are only rivaled by their ability to find anyone but themselves to blame for just about anything.  What sets a pro’s pro apart from the rest is to do all three things at the same time, a political hat trick if you will, and do it with a straight face.  Mitch McConnell demonstrated last week that he truly is a pro’s pro, and then some.

A brief lesson and warning for the current Republican “leadership”

Feb 15, 2014 — Mike Henkins

There is one indisputable ingredient in any relationship that if does not exist, the relationship will disintegrate. It does not matter if the relationship is between a couple, best friends, a team, or a political organization. Without this glue that bonds the relationships together, it all falls apart. It cannot be purchased or demanded by threat. Its value is priceless, but free to be given to anyone.  The ingredient I speak of is TRUST.

The Republican Establishment reaches the Event Horizon

Jan 31, 2014 — Mike Henkins

event horizon
noun: Astronomy.
the boundary around a black hole on and within which no matter or radiation can escape.
Dictionary.com Unabridged

Clearly this is a perfect metaphor of the Republican Establishments rush to dive into a political black hole of its own making.  In what seems to be a last ditch effort to remain at the taxpayer buffet that Washington D.C. has become, the Republican Establishment, with the aid of the Chamber of Commerce and other big business lobbying firms, seems ready to go full thruster into the immigration reform black hole it has created.  The astounding part is the fact that it either has absolutely no one at the controls that has a clue, or those in control haven’t a care that immigration reform is going to be without a doubt the 20-ton straw that will not only break the camel’s back,  it is going to crush and grind it into the pavement as well.

The Republican Establishment Sinking of the U.S.S. America

Jan 26, 2014 — Mike Henkins

Let us face facts. The Republican Establishment is hell bent on proposing some form of immigration reform.  Their desire comes not from the goodness of the heart or continuation of the sentiment of Emma Lazarus’s poem,“The New Colossus” which is stamped on the base of the Statue of Liberty.

Is Big Business Trying To Cheat The Free Market System?

Jan 13, 2014 — Mike Henkins

It is no secret that Big Business is lobbying for Immigration Reform in Washington D.C.  Signs are that House Speaker John Boehner and others in the Republican party are ready to give Big Business what it wants.  Both have their suspected reasons,  The Republican Establishment sees an opportunity to gain inroads to the Hispanic vote.  Big Business on the other hand is looking at the bottom line and spies an opportunity for a cheaper labor force.  It is for this I believe they are cheating the free market system.

Is Paul Ryan Trying To Get a Section 8 Discharge From Politics?

Jan 5, 2014 — Mike Henkins

The award winning sitcom M*A*S*H of the ‘70s and early ‘80s was based on a surgical unit in Korea during the Korean War.  One of the characters was Corporal Klinger,  a soldier who dressed in woman’s clothing hoping to convince the Army he was insane and therefore would qualify for discharge per Section 8 of United States Army Regulations.