About Layne Mangum

I'm a white, old, man who will not succumb to the political gerrymandering of our great American political system. I'm conservative. I'm traditional. I'm no where in the vicinity of your lefty version of how I should or should not talk. I tell it like it is, from my point of view. If you have a different view, make a comment and let's discuss it rationally. If you start calling names, your comments will NOT be published. Keep it civil or stay away.

American Cities vs American Country – The Great Divide

A Facebook friend recently posted the 2016 Electoral College map showing all the red throughout the country surrounding blue specs. The blue specs represent the most populated counties while the red are mostly rural areas. We have a stark contrast in political views from our cities to our farmlands. He called the blue specs a “cancer”. A lot of replies came quickly. Here’s a sampling starting with my fave. “We’ve always known cal is all fruits and nuts.” “I’m thinking would the border wall be more expensive than just walling in the cesspool cities.” “I believe all of the red specs are trailer parks.” Then there was this gem of stereotypical nonsense. “It’s very simple. People who are accepting of Continue Reading →

Of Grandkids, E-Mail Servers, and the FBI

fbi

“I did not e-mail any … uhm … classified material to anyone on my e-mail. There is no classified material, so I’m certainly well aware … uh … of the … uh … classification … uh … requirements and did not send classified material.” -Hillary Clinton, May 2015

Sounds a lot like,

“But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinski. I never told anyone to lie, not a single time. Never. These allegations are false and I need to go back to work for the American people.” – President Bill Clinton, January 26, 1998 Continue Reading →

Words are a Tricky Thing

Words

On the surface, which, unfortunately, is as deep as low information dimwits dare to swim, this sounds extremely racist. Which is why I’m so surprised to see some of my more intelligent friends, but not so much with high ranking political figures, making this into something it’s not. Continue Reading →

“Why I Like” Series #1 – Donald Trump

In my lifetime, I have seen the advent of cable TV turn the media into MASS MEDIA, and then the internet create SOCIAL MEDIA. We went from three TV networks to 24 hour news channels. I’ve seen dead horses beat to death, then beaten harder, and then beat some more.

I’ve seen the battles between the branches of gov’t. A great rivalry was born with Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neal. But it was a friendly rivalry, one that was vicious and cruel during the day, with drinks and social hour when the day was done. Continue Reading →

Same Sex Marriage is the Law – Pedophile Groups Rejoice!

Marriage – SCOTUS rules and the people rejoice. Well, only if they have no clue what was done. Or not done. Gay people across the nation are celebrating. Hell, even I have a hard time showing any sign of negativity. It seems like a big win for the LGBTeieio community. But is it? Go to social media and get a barrage of “and my marriage is still not affected” comments. But is it? I’m betting there are a lot of naysayers out there (myself included) who are being quiet today. Two of my daughters are a huge supporter of gay marriage. Anything I say or do today would generally rain on their parade. In my case, silence is not acceptance. My Continue Reading →

Guns – Should we Openly Carry just Because we Can?

Guns – I sometimes long for the days of the old West. I like to watch the old westerns with my dad. His motto, whenever I was (am) whiny, is, “You gotta be tough to live in John Wayne country”. My dad is a John Wayne cowboy through and through. In the old western movies, EVERYBODY is carrying a sidearm, except the little whiny dude wearing glasses that’s always complaining to the sheriff about something. Some carry rifles. Nobody has a cow. Well, the cows have cows, but that’s sorta the point of cows. Today, we see a gun and we FREAK OUT! Sometimes, for good reason but mostly, the freaking out is done by some liberal, gun hating idiot who is Continue Reading →

Matt Walsh: A Good Christian or Name Calling Bigot?

Matt Walsh Matt Walsh I recently read an article written by Luke Simmons titled, “Why Matt Walsh’s Blog is Bad for the Soul“. Mr. Simmons criticizes Walsh for a few reasons. His first point is “Walsh’s writing lacks the fruit of the Spirit, especially love.” Mr. Simmons uses these three scriptures to make his point: And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV) A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will Continue Reading →

Arthur Ashe Courage Award has become Meaningless

Arthur Ashe  It used to be meaningful. It’s now politically correct horse biscuits. Jim Valvano, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, Nelson Mandela, Pat Summitt, Robin Roberts, and Pat Tillman. These are names of great people who accomplished great things and inspired countless millions around the world. These are the names of past recipients of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The last two names on the list are Michael Sam and Caitlyn Jenner (and I’ll make it clear right now, that’s my last mention of Caitlyn. He’s Bruce Jenner to me, no matter what body mutilation he decides to put himself through. If you think you have to make a comment about it, don’t. I was 16 years old when Jenner won gold and I’m not about to Continue Reading →

Does anyone really “Deserve It”? Maybe so.

Does anyone really “Deserve It”? Maybe so. Do women understand male biology? Let me clarify. Do bar-hopping, scantily clad, flirtatious, alcohol swilling women understand male biology? Do they understand that a man’s sexual urges are generated first and foremost by visual stimuli? Do they understand that wearing revealing clothing, giving that “come hither” look, that “smile”, and/or that “touch” actually arouses the male sexual libido? I’m not sure they do. If they did, would accusations of “date rape” be lessened? Would women stop waking up naked in strange beds, with men they don’t know, wondering what the hell happened, and where their panties and bra are? Without the memory of their alcohol induced, sexual coma, embarrassment ensues and suddenly, they’ve been “raped”. Continue Reading →

The Elite Ruling Class vs The 1%ers

Liberal Logic 101

Does anyone care that the Clintons, members of the Elite Ruling Class, are filthy rich? I don’t. I care that the left ignores the Clintons and vilifies the 1% who don’t share their liberal agenda. [Total: 1    Average: 5/5]