Fiercely Resisting Deception

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

How often has one heard, ”He seemed like such a nice, honest guy.” Belatedly discovering that he was a scoundrel, or worse. History’s replete with stories or events chronicling accounts of being deceived by external appearances and beguiling behavior. So you once opined confidently prior to this plunderer raiding your bank account and absconding with your life’s savings. Or when a future, serially abusive bridegroom, walked your only daughter down the aisle, displaying his deceptive deportment, that you, and her mother, misread as genuine love. Legions are hood-winked. Why does this happen routinely? Is it gullibility? Naïveté? Are we merely obsequious? What of the old bromide attributed to P.T. Barnum, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Most political junkies understand that soaring rhetoric, winsome stump speeches, and vacuous words are staples of elections, on both sides of the aisle. Most reelection campaigns rely on voter’s political amnesia and gullibility. read more

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Reexamining The High Cost of Ignoring Signposts

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

In the early 1980’s, a long-time Hoosier friend, and colleague, now deceased, lifetime Catholic, after musing on the rapidly changing U.S. culture, whispered, “I don’t care to live to see same sex marriage as law of the land.” He didn’t. It was his nine grandkids that concerned him. Neither of us would’ve imagined the slide would be so rapid. That slide has been further lubricated by the loss of cultural memory. Evangelicals weren’t as prescient at reading the Signposts either. How’d we miss the longterm influence of compulsory sterilization, primarily of Black girls and women in Harlem, championed by Democrat eugenicist, Margaret Sanger, in the 1930’s, as a harbinger of the killings fields of Planned Parenthood. There were Signposts along the road to moral decay. Most chose to ignore them; others were in denial; many were disengaged. A few sounded a clarion call. We’re told to be “tolerant” of lifestyles that are execrable at the core, and inimical to clear Biblical teaching. Sadly, many chose tolerance at a cost they failed to calculate. read more

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HB0066 Died on 3rd Reading in the Senate Today

Lodging Tax Bill HB0066 Died on Third Reading in the Senate Today (Feb 25, 2019)
by Brenda Mongold

That was close. There were a lot of great arguments against this bill, several angles on which it could have been argued – and were. Here is the angle I took:

Appropriations for the Wyoming Tourism Board, figures taken from every Budget bill and Supplemental Appropriations bill, from 2001 to 2019 add up to $398,347,220.  I spent a great portion of my weekend trying to find audits, evaluations, summaries, reports or any document that shows accountability for this significant amount of funds that the Wyoming Tourism Board is appropriated and that the Wyoming Office of Tourism spends.  I have not found a single document that accounts for the receiving and expending of these funds. read more

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Is Trump On Solid Footing?

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Even with a pro “America first” President in the White House, who has the economy humming on all cylinders, our Republic’s still a bloated, over-regulated, out-of-control federal government. While Trump has aggressively slashed onerous regulations, we’re still run amok by staggering national debt, that obnubilates the profound wisdom of the fifty-five men who sat in the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, understood that a new constitution had to be crafted to provide for a national government with co-equal branches and balance of power for states. After President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, there’s a widening fissure, not just from the Left, but from GOP conservatives who are concerned the President has exceeded his constitutional authority. To date, sixteen Democrat state’s attorneys generals have jubilantly lined up to file suit in the friendly corridors of the U.S. Ninth District Court. Despite CNN’s tagline of “Orange Man Bad,” some think President Trump may prevail. read more

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