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Author: Michael Ingmire

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Michael Ingmire: Great Voices Are Never Stilled

“Everybody let’s sing, sing, sing   Everybody let’s sing, sing, sing   Let’s all pitch in to do our thing,   Make a better world to live in”-Earl King, “Sing, Sing, Sing” After over 50 years of...
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Contempt of Congress: Render Unto Caesar?

“Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s”-Mark 12:17 So the Judiciary Committee wants to find Attorney General Barr in Contempt of Congress and the Democrats are seeking to...
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Sleepy and Creepy: Joe Biden

The declared candidates for the 2020 Democrat Party Presidential ticket are giving me almost painful belly laughs.  These candidates actually range from the hilarious to the patentl...

Michael Ingmire: Friendships in the Blues

 I’m a Bluesman Lot of friends and family have come and gone Left me here to sing this song That’s why I’m a Bluesman Yes, I’m a Bluesman  And I want the world to know just why  I’m a Bluesman...

The Mueller Report: I Want a Refund!

“America, where are you now? Don’t you care about your sons and daughters? Don’t you know we need you now We can’t fight alone against the Monster”-John Kay, “Monster” On a recent visit to a fast...

Michael Ingmire: Progressive Privilege

Tom Petty wrote in the song, “The Last DJ,” the following line that reads in part: “As we celebrate mediocrity…” Petty was writing about the death of real American radio. However, the celebration...

MAGA Hate From the Left

“One thing you can’t hide Is when you’re crippled inside” -John Lennon, Crippled Inside When I heard about “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett being physically attacked, on January 29th in Chicago, I...

Government ShutDown Part II: Pelosi’s Royal Court

“Idiot wind blowing every time you move your teeth You’re an idiot babe It’s a wonder you still know how to breathe” Idiot Wind, Bob Dylan The insipid stupidity and constitutional malpractice of...

Elvis Presley and America

“Take that boy and put him in a mansion Paint the windows black Give him all the women that he wants Put a monkey on his back” -American Roulette, Robbie Robertson In late March 1972, a friend of...

A Shut Down? To Certain Members of Congress and Media: Please Shut Up!

Unfortunately, I have been forced into addressing an issue I thought had been laid to rest. I have written in the past about media madness and the lack of intelligent discourse. Thought I was...

Congressional Gold for Benghazi Ghosts: H.R. 2315

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living to do so for them.” -Lois McMaster Bujold, Author After a broadly contentious midterm elections season, I found it difficult to...

Katherine Daigle: Authentic, Honest Choice for Mayor of Irvine

After over three years and fifty plus articles, I remain a proud writer for PolitiChicks. Part of that pride is that I share these pages with some of the best writers in America. Writers that...

Still So Many Roads: Eight Essential Albums of Otis Rush

“The music that you listen to becomes the soundtrack of your life…it becomes the background track of your existence.”– Michael Bloomfield, Blues Guitarist The music that I continue to...

So Many Roads: Otis Rush (1935-2018)

Ain’t got enough coming in To take care of what’s got to go out It ain’t enough love or money coming in To take care of what’s got to go out Like a bird, I got my wings clipped my friends I got...

The Politicization of Rape

OK, let me lay it out. I have some extreme views on rape. Personally, I believe that proven allegations and convictions of rape should be considered on the same level as the crime of...

Six Years of Benghazi: The Comfort of Friends

“All the Gods, all the Heavens, all the Hells, are within you” -Joseph Campbell from “The Power of Myth” The face of horror has it’s own reality and it’s own myth. The six years since the...

Michael Ingmire: Excuse Me, I Thought This Was a Funeral?

The recent funerals of The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and Senator John McCain demonstrate to me what a classless and disposable culture we have become. I never could imagine in my most...

Reflections on Lady Soul: Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

“I think of Aretha as our Lady of Mysterious Sorrows. Her eyes are incredible, luminous eyes covering inexplicable pain……Anguish surrounds Aretha as surely as the glory of her musical...