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The Best Lesson Radio Host Todd Herman Taught Me

“It isn’t right versus left or Republican versus Democrat,” he would say. “It’s us versus them.”



Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Todd Herman, the radio host. He currently hosts a drive time show in Seattle, Washington on conservative station KTTH, but he is the regular substitute for Rush Limbaugh behind the golden EIB microphone as Rush struggles with cancer. While Todd is relatively new on the national scene, I’ve known Todd for quite some time.

When I first met Todd, I was running for the U.S. Senate in Washington State and he was running the digital strategy for the Republican National Committee. We met in the lobby of the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle, in the old Sears building.

When Todd was done with his position working for the RNC, he moved back to Seattle to start a digital agency with another couple friends of mine. We struck up a friendship. Shortly thereafter we got in the business together running a conservative Facebook page and what became one of the top 20 trafficked conservative websites in America. Also about that time, Todd and I became the regular back up guest hosts for Ben Shapiro, who was just starting his radio career in Seattle. We also hosted a podcast together.

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We debated all sorts of things and we regularly took opposite positions on the topics that we talked about. When Washington was debating legalizing marijuana, we had some of our more interesting debates.

One of the debates that we had most regularly was about who was against who. I was adamant that it was right versus left or Republican versus Democrat. Todd regularly took a different position that I disagreed with. Five years later, I now know that Todd was right. What was it?

“It isn’t right versus left or Republican versus Democrat,” he would say. “It’s us versus them.”

What exactly did he mean? It is us versus them. The “Them” are the tyrannical overlords to seek to dominate everyone, Republican, Democrat, and everyone else. These politicians are in bed with media oligarchs and are now in overdrive in their quest to dominate and subjugate Americans. And they come from both parties. There are globalists in both parties. There is corruption in both parties. There are compromised politicians in both parties. And when push comes to shove, those people vote together, Republican and Democrat. And even when they don’t vote together, many of them are working behind the scenes together to push this globalist agenda. It may not look like it, but they are counting votes and realizing how many it takes in order to further their agenda. Sometimes they make it look like they might disagree but they know they have the votes anyway and they are just maintaining their political positions so that they can be reelected and continue destroying the American Way.

Now don’t get me wrong, most of these folks are in the Democrat party. I truly still believe that. But I also understand that just because someone has an R in front of their name doesn’t mean that they are on our side. I’ve always known this about RINOs, but I have come to understand it in an even greater way. There are even those who pretend to be conservative and yet still give in to the agenda.

So what are we do? Well, we stick together. We understand that we cannot vote just a long party line. We must take a long clear look at each individual and vet them to the nth degree. We must make sure that anyone that gets into office, Republican or Democrat, first and foremost upholds the Constitution, so that we the people are protected and our freedom’s protected and not strangled.

So Todd, thanks for the lesson. It took me a while, and while I still disagree with you on a number of issues, I’m man enough to admit: You were right.

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The words of Dr. William Maples, in describing typical suicide victims, are poignant



It’s shame that the late Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly hung himself, couldn’t have been examined by Dr. William R. Maples. Epstein’s body would have had a lot to say.

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Apart from the FBI subterfuge surrounding Epstein’s death, I found the words of Dr. Maples, in describing typical suicide victims to be poignant. Maples is a forensic researcher, diagnosing how and when people died. In his book, Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Dr. Maples, he writes, “Many of the skeletons that come into my laboratory belong to suicide victims who behaved like shy hermits in their final hours.”

“Usually they are found in remote places. People often go to some hidden place to kill themselves, whether from a desire to act alone and unhindered, or because they wish simply to disappear in solitude, spending their last moments in reflective silence.”

Would these people have killed themselves if they could’ve regularly attained reflective silence? Was their quest to die alone simply an ill-advised solution to the stresses they faced? How would their lives have been if they knew appropriate, reliable ways to find solace in the here and now, at home, at work, and everywhere in between?

Be True to Yourself

The masses take pills by the boatload. The masses race though their days. The masses, by and large, live lives of tension and turmoil. Stress has become the malady of the generation, and it’s better to not to follow the crowd.

Being true to yourself means doing what you need to do to stay healthy, balanced, and relaxed. It means having inner directedness. It requires drawing upon your knowledge, experience, and instinct to carve your own path; and to have less stress because you are less swayed by popular or prevailing norms. It is thinking and acting based on an ever-developing internal guidance system.

Being true to yourself means is learning what doesn’t work. You determine what is and is not relevant to you, and ultimately, what is and is not appropriate for you to stay in control of your day, every day, and of your life which could well extend for many decades.

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Here is a tool which could help you to stay tuned on broadcasts featuring our acting president



Even if you caught only snippets of Joe Biden’s recent press conference, you know that his mental decline continues unabated. It’s unlikely that even a handful of Americans watched the event in its entirety. Who would want to waste their time?

What’s occurring is a national travesty, and it is increasingly evident to larger portions of our population that Joe Biden is being abused as an elder, as he abuses others.

Throughout his 365 days in office, Biden has struggled to pronounce a word and then offers a non-sequitur to what he was originally saying. With regularity he tells stories that are simply false. He refers to his vice president as president. He insults vast segments of the population. He stumbles and stammers repeatedly. He checks his watch, fumbles with his mask, and snaps at people when he doesn’t like a question. And those are the least of his faux pas with audiences.

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If you’re having trouble listening to Joe for more than a minute, the tool above might work for you. On the Facebook site, “Best of the Web,” I saw this Biden bingo card. It could help you to stay the course when tuned into other broadcasts featuring our acting president.

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