Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sorry, Remodeling

Oops!  Really.  I didn’t mean to send my subscribers 37 emails last night.  Here’s what happened.

I moved the content from over here to and when I did it alerted my blog subscribers that there were a bunch of new blog entries!  Well, most of them were fairly old.  My only hope is that the deluge of notices wasn’t too annoying and perhaps you even read some of the new old entries?  I also hope that you can forgive my error.

Why move the stuff over?  I am trying to consolidate my brand and my blogs.  I have several out there and I am hoping to consolidate most of them here.  While I can’t change the name of my YouTube Channel from ShortForOrdinary to MikeShawTV I can move the content from to and forward to this site.  That’s what I am doing.  I may be making some changes around here as well.

Again, sorry for the trouble.

Election Eve Reminiscing

This post is going to be more about my own personal journey this election cycle.  My life has changed a lot in the last year and a quarter.

I guess it started with the decision to leave Family Life Radio.  I was the News Director for a national radio network and living comfortably.  It was a good job, but there was a stirring in my heart for almost a year before I left.  After much prayer, and then a job change, I felt the timing was right to start my own business.  I jumped off a cliff into the world of web design and online video., LLC was born.

As a news guy for 20 years, I was very interested in current events and politics.  Even before I broke into news really.  I remember being intensely interested when Nixon resign, watching that as a kid with my Dad.

As a weather anchor for many years and a fan of science it isn’t hard for me to understand the way I reacted in August of 2009.  My Congresswoman voted for Cap & Trade!  Are you kidding me?!  That in no way represented me.  In no way!  (did I mention that)  I had to do something!  I didn’t have to wait long.

About that time the Democratic Committee came out with an ad complaining about the “angry mobs” that were protesting the President’s agenda.  Bitter about the election the ad said.  American’s for Prosperity had a rally planned in front of Gabrielle Giffords office and I decided to do a story.  I took my FlipUltra HD down to the rally and I talked to this “angry mob” to expose them for who they were (are).

Caleb Howe had created a hastag on Twitter, #iamthemob.  That’s what I called the video.  That video was picked up by HotAir, Red State, and many many others.  theBCast interviewed me on their show!  It literally changed my life.  The Tucson Tea Party called and wanted me to do videos.  And I did.  “Signs of the Times” and “Not a Blue Dog” and one of my favorites, “Tucson Town Hall and Fun and Game Show.”  I also got involved in the Jesse Kelly campaign early on, doing a video when he took over for a town hall when Gabby Giffords canceled.

I was (and am) determined to send our self proclaimed Blue Dog Democrat packing.  After voting for Stimulus, Cap & Trade and Obamacare, she ain’t no Blue Dog!

In the last year I have had the privilege to get to know, and work with, candidates and public servants on all levels of local and state government and their wonderful staff and volunteers.  I am now an elected Precinct Committeeman and I have a new circle of wonderful Conservative friends.

What the future holds, I can’t say.  But I do know that on this election eve;  I am praying that our passion and hard work result in Conservatives sweeping into office in Congress and in the State Senate and House.  This country is awake and I am so happy to be working along side my Conservative friends to bring about the change that will get people working again.

These Rights We Hold to be Self Evident (funny how they aren’t evident at all to some).  We are endowed by our creator with unalienable rights!  Government need only be big enough to protect those God-given rights.  Then we are free!  Free to live, enjoy liberty and pursue happiness.  I pray that God grant us victory for He has truly blessed America.   believe that if we return to Him and His values that He isn’t done with us yet!  Blessed to be a blessing to the rest of the world.