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About Kerry Wood

Executive Director for non-profit (501c4) Citizens for a Free Market, CEO for Dark Horse Strategy Group, LLC. South Carolina politico. Heavily involved in all aspects of Carolina politics; Legislation, Elections, GOP, Grassroots Development, etc. Recovering Computer Programmer, taking experience developing medical software and databases into the political world, tackling projects in a very analytical manner.
2608, 2016

Paving the Road to Hell… #NeverTrump

By |August 26th, 2016|National, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on Paving the Road to Hell… #NeverTrump

“The road to Hell is paved with
good intentions.” ~Unknown
It has been more than 13 months (07/21/2015) since I wrote about the Donald Trump Phenomenon where I referred to Trump as the Republican Party’s Frankenstein. (Not likening Trump personally to Frankenstein – merely pointing out the success of his campaign was an abomination of Republican actions, or lack thereof.)

Just when all those wannabe candidates were just getting into the race to be the GOP’s nominee last summer, I laid out the case for Trump. But, was I actually a Trump supporter? Nope, I actually voted for Dr. Ben Carson.

Did I believe Carson was going to be the nominee? Nope, never actually thought he’d make it but he was my choice.  My analysis of Trump’s campaign was void of emotion, as it didn’t (and shouldn’t have) matter who I desired to win if I was to make an honest assessment. The Primary Election process was the window of opportunity for those on our side to disagree and get behind whoever they wanted for whatever reason.  That window is now closed and it would be just plain silly for me to be so angry/upset/etc that I couldn’t let go of a candidate that didn’t make it.

As we move toward the General Election in November, of the two choices: #NeverTrump or #NeverHillary – I just don’t understand how that can be a difficult decision. But, there are many who claim to be Republican or Conservative who have joined the left in the #NeverTrump mantra citing they cannot vote for Trump on “principle.” Seriously?

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been so closely divided on many conservative (Christian) issues. We’ve lost some (gay marriage) while barely winning most […]

1108, 2016

YouTube Labels Trump Video Inappropriate

By |August 11th, 2016|Culture, National, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on YouTube Labels Trump Video Inappropriate

It is mind-boggling how much YouTube has become part of our society.  Last year, I read somewhere that Google was the number one search engine (no surprise) but the number two search engine was YouTube – a website which was designed for videos, not to compete with Yahoo, Bing, or Google had risen to be the second most-used search engine on the internet. That’s pretty incredible.

There’s not much you can’t find on YouTube, from old full-length television shows to thousands of home-made DIY instructional videos. Forget about the radio, you can play non-stop music videos on YouTube.

There’s also simply no shortage of stuff that’s not useful; stupid videos, crude videos, and nearly any level of material that someone could find inappropriate.  Of all the videos I’ve ever watched on YouTube, the first time I ever saw the following screen was when I attempted to watch a Donald Trump video called the Vicious Snake.

The video has been out for several months and has nearly 5 million views (at the time of this writing). The content of the video is largely Donald Trump reading an old poem while playing mainstream media news clips.

So what’s offensive about the content that it has to be marked “inappropriate”?

Is it offensive because it’s Donald Trump reading the poem?

Is the poem supposed to be offensive to people who like snakes?

Or… could it be that the subject matter in the news clips is; destructive muslim refugees?

Perhaps, if snakes could possibly be offended, then they could be offended by the comparison of themselves to muslims? But, snakes don’t watch YouTube silly, so that can’t be it.

Video embedded below bypasses the content warning – click here to view directly on YouTube.

2702, 2016

Supreme Court Appointments

By |February 27th, 2016|Judicial, National|1 Comment

Vice President Joe Biden making the case for NOT
appointing a judge to the Supreme Court in an election year.

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Biden Opposes Filling SCOTUS OpeningPosted by Tim Scott on Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

So many people are clamoring for the Republican controlled senate to “do their job” and let Obama make an appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). There are others telling the senate to block at all costs because they want us to hold out for a Republican president and they are all wrong.

On Facebook, US Senator Tim Scott stated in regards to the clip above, “Remember when then-Senator Joe Biden opposed filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year? The ideological balance of the Court is essential to the future of our nation. This November, the American people should decide who will choose the next Supreme Court justice.”

I like the good Senator from Charleston, and where he is making a good statement, it is not an argument for holding up a nominee.

There are those who make the argument that the Democrats blocked President George Bush’s nominees 18 months before his term was up so we (as Republicans) should do the same to Obama. Again, that is not the argument.

Some want to cite the last time an election year vacancy occurred and an appointment was confirmed (Herbert Hoover’s nomination of Cardozo in 1932). Again, not a valid argument to be made. Fact is, there haven’t been any election year vacancies since them.  Now there have been some vacancies prior to election years which were not confirmed until during the election year, but still no argument to be found in pointing this out.

One of the worst arguments was seen on Facebook by […]

2202, 2016

Idea To Reality: Simple Steps For Creating A Tech Product

By |February 22nd, 2016|Tech|Comments Off on Idea To Reality: Simple Steps For Creating A Tech Product

The fact that technology has changed the world is beyond dispute. Every year, it seems, new products hit the shelves that soon become part of the mainstream environment.

But, have you ever wondered how they get there? If you have an idea for a new product, there are a few simple steps to take before it turns into a reality. And, they might not be as hard as you think.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the simple steps that all technology products go through before they enter the market.

Market need

First of all, having an idea is one thing, but making it marketable is another. The amount of research that goes on before a product makes it to the store shelves is incredible. And, if you want success, you will need to do the same. There needs to be a large market for your product if you wish to make a lasting impression. And, just because you have a problem you think you are solving, it doesn’t mean that anyone else shares the same issues. For large scale success, you need to address large-scale needs.

Development

The next step is the product development. Here, you’ll need to take into account parts and machinery, as well as any software contentions. It’s important to be aware of your costs, and start to think about the costs of scaling up production. At this stage, you’ll be looking at building a few working prototypes, but once you start creating thousands of units, every cent will count. So, during the development process, always have one eye on finding cheaper alternatives. Of course, you should do this without affecting the quality of the product.

Prototype

Don’t underestimate the value of an excellent prototype. You can […]

1002, 2016

The Bullies: Why Evangelicals Like Trump

By |February 10th, 2016|Editorial, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on The Bullies: Why Evangelicals Like Trump

“Donald Trump is such a bully that I
can’t understand why evangelicals like him!”
I’ve heard that and have read it (or similar statements) in many social media postings from people who are genuinely dumbfounded as to why. There has been no shortage of people declaring that Christians either “won’t” or “shouldn’t” vote for Trump. There have even been those calling a person’s faith into question if they do support Trump.

The quickest and simplest way to explain the “why” is to point to the saying; “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Bully #1: The Left (Democrats) long ago declared Christians their enemy. They have fought for abortions, to remove God from our public schools, forced sexually deviant lifestyles on us and our children, all with no tolerance of Christian faith while preaching to Christians that it is they who should be tolerant.

Bully #2: The Press (Mainstream Media) are practically joined at the hip with the Democrats. Since The Left cannot truly align their agendas with a Christian faith, they have the Press out there constantly justifying everything The Left does. They have loaded us up with talking heads and faux polling data in an effort to guide the sheep in their direction.

Bully #3: Hollywood uses star power to constantly reinforce the agendas of the left (global warming, sexually deviant lifestyles, etc). And, where most people say they aren’t interested in politics, just try to find any mainstream show where politics isn’t injected – it is virtually impossible.

Bully #4: The GOP (Establishment). This category is more of a mixture of bullies and enablers. We have those “Lindsey Graham types” which call their own constituents “bigots” because they want our borders closed, but for the most part, it […]

2401, 2016

Final Four: Hating on the Carolina Panthers Continues

By |January 24th, 2016|Football, Sports|Comments Off on Final Four: Hating on the Carolina Panthers Continues

We are down to the final four teams with the AFC and NFC Championship Games being played today.

I don’t believe any team could possibly have been dismissed more this season than the Carolina Panthers. Many sports commentators were referring to them as “the worst four and 0 team in the NFL” early in the season. Even though the Panthers would win one game after another, week-after-week, the media would remain dismissive and most would pick against the Panthers.

I’ve heard “the Carolina Panthers haven’t played any real teams this season” a few times even though they beat teams like the Seattle Seahawks (twice) and Green Bay Packers.

So here we are, at the NFC Championship Game. It’s being held in Charlotte (because the Carolina Panthers earned that) so they will have a home field advantage. The Carolina Panthers, led by Quarterback Cam Newton, didn’t lose a game this year until Week 16 when they lost in Atlanta to the Falcons, ending the third longest winning streak in NFL history. The Carolina Panthers haven’t lost a home game since November 16, 2014 (also to the Falcons).

Yet… in watching Inside the NFL last night on Showtime, all three picked Arizona Cardinals over the Carolina Panthers. It’ll be interesting today to watch the talking heads on CBS and Fox later today as we head into the games. If I were a betting man, I would place a bet that the majority of commentators will pick the Arizona Cardinals over the Carolina Panthers. For whatever reason, they simply do not like Carolina.

Who’s NOT picking Arizona over the Carolina Panthers, the bookies! If you want to bet on the game, there is a four point spread with the Carolina favored meaning those […]

1812, 2015

Star Wars Episode VII: Déjà vu

By |December 18th, 2015|Entertainment|Comments Off on Star Wars Episode VII: Déjà vu

Great movie, but it could have had a better title
than “The Force Awakens” – perhaps Déjà vu?
George Lucas created something great back in 1977 with Star Wars IV: A New Hope, and then the following episodes of V: Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi were each good movies. The prequels each fell short as they had a completely different look and feel to everything along with the very poor choice of introducing the character Jar Jar Binks. It was almost as though George Lucas himself didn’t actually understand the universe he had created. Before even being released, it has created an air of excitement Lucas was basically out and that J. J. Abrams would be steering the new ship under Disney.

When Episode VI was being made, there was talk of calling the movie “Revenge of the Jedi” but they went with “Return of the Jedi” as a true Jedi should not be seeking revenge. Well you can argue all you like as to whether a Jedi “should” seek revenge, but the better question would be; “could” a Jedi seek revenge? The answer would be yes a Jedi could seek revenge but not without opening himself up to the dark side. Falling short of what one should do and dealing with the consequences would have been a better storyline and would have better laid the groundwork for a future struggle (Episode VII) as there is always going to be a future struggle.
*SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT *
If you are still reading and you have not seen the movie, I would urge you not to go any further…
Which now brings us to that future struggle and it […]

1111, 2015

The Brainwashing of Multiculturalism

By |November 11th, 2015|Education|Comments Off on The Brainwashing of Multiculturalism

The latest video by Neel Kolhatkar titled
Modern Educayshun
exposes the infiltration of
multiculturalism in public education.
This is truly one of the best videos I have ever seen on YouTube. The video does a fantastic job of exposing what is really going on and does so in a very entertaining fashion. It comes across as satire, yet it’s not. You will want to laugh but you can’t because you will realize that tragically this is very true.

The acting done by those playing the students and teacher is incredible and impressive, especially Penelope, who had some of the best lines:
“We don’t ask questions, questions are offensive.”

“We haven’t added our privilege points yet, don’t you know anything?”

“You think you are so great with your math and your science and your facts…”

“You are so violating me with your different opinions.”

“If you don’t stop verbally assaulting us, we will be forced to attack you in self-defense.”
This may be a European-based production, but none-the-less it is completely relevant in regards to where the US public education system has been moving. Where most other cultures are finding it in their best interest to educate students on how to compete with the world, the federal government takeover of education in Western Society is mostly geared toward social engineering.

We can use a multitude of labels: Political Correctness, Feminism, Social Justice, Neo-Progressivism, etc. We have already had an entire generation divested of their capacity for independent thought and soon the beast will have consumed another generation as well.

For several decades a fight over public education has been raging.  We’ve had plenty of well-meaning people fight for school choice an other methods to free children from this tragic environment.  Now that we have been witnessing for years as […]

911, 2015

Judge Orders Bindi to Prove Dad is Dead

By |November 9th, 2015|Entertainment, Judicial, National|Comments Off on Judge Orders Bindi to Prove Dad is Dead

Global news apparently doesn’t reach Los Angeles courtroom
I don’t really care for reality shows like ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), but this situation is just too odd to ignore.

Remember Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter)? Almost hard to believe it has been nine years since his tragic and bizarre death when a stingray thrusted a barb into his heart and killed him at just 44 years old.

His daughter Bindi Irwin was just eight years old at the time. She is now 17 and because she is a minor, a judge (who apparently lives under a rock) has actually ruled that Bindi prove to the court her father is really dead in order for her contract with DWTS to be approved.

“It’s unclear if the judge is unaware Steve died in 2006, or if she’s just a stickler for a death certificate,” reported TMZ.

911, 2015

Ben Carson Leads with Southern Ladies

By |November 9th, 2015|Politics, Presidential, South Carolina, State|Comments Off on Ben Carson Leads with Southern Ladies

GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson is
in first place among South Carolina Women
In a poll conducted this past weekend for PNN by Compingo Marketing and Research, it didn’t really surprise us to see Donald Trump hit the number one position in South Carolina with 26.3%, but there were some interesting points, particularly when it comes to the female voter.

There were nearly 1500 voters polled in the state of South Carolina. Here is the breakdown:

Now if you take Trump’s support and you break it out by gender, you will find that Trump is pretty even having 51.6% male supporters and 48.4% female supporters. It doesn’t matter whether you like Donald Trump or hate him – what this says, without all the rhetoric, is that his campaign is doing a good job.

Now, if only women were allowed to vote in South Carolina, then Trump is no longer in first place – Ben Carson is. Strictly looking at the female side of the poll, Carson is at 26% and Trump trails at 23%. Carson’s support, when you break it down by gender is at 37% male and 63% female. For whatever reason, Carson has connected with the southern female voter. What this really tells us is that Carson’s campaign needs to be adjusted, that it isn’t well-rounded. That’s not a bad thing – what it actually shows is that Carson has an avenue by which he could catch up to, or even overtake Trump. The campaign just needs to come up with a strategy to maintain their lead with females while they cure their deficiency with males.

Oddly enough, as extreme as the split is between genders with Ben Carson, Marco Rubio’s gender split was 32% male and 68% female. […]