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John Floyd

About John Floyd

John is a freelance writer and lives in northeast Maine. His background includes work as a hunting and fishing guide, certified firearms instructor and as a United States Army Non-commissioned Officer. He covers outdoors topics and the politics and policies that affect traditional, rural lifestyle. He can be reached at john@tuckerridge.me or on Facebook @writerjohnfloyd

I am the NRA

Behind steel reinforced doors in a concrete bunker deep in the bowels of a stately compound in rural Virginia, men conspire to seek the ruination of America. Smoky backrooms are filled with Washington politicians, eagerly awaiting their turn at the dole, kissing the ring and doing the bidding of their masters. All who enter bow […]

Why candidate St. Clair has another think coming

When Elliotsville Plantation President Lucas St. Clair announced his candidacy for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, I barely batted any eye; a raised eyebrow perhaps, but nothing more. After all, a seemingly endless amount of southern Maine politicos have been eagerly awaiting another chance to unseat Rep. Bruce Poliquin and push their brand of politics on […]

Are Trump supporters getting their money’s worth?

As President Trump’s 100th day in office approaches, I can’t help but wonder how his supporters feel about the success rate Trump has tallied up thus far. While the Trump campaign’s key agenda items such as immigration reform, border security enhancement and the repeal of The Affordable Care Act have all been attempted, some have […]

How Obamacare cost this rural Maine nurse her job

Julie is a 10-year health care veteran who has worked in various hospitals throughout New England. Seeking a better future for her children and an environment suitable to raise her family, she finally had the opportunity to work at a small regional hospital in rural Maine and settled there. She felt she was finally home. […]

Take two Trumps and call me in the morning

Like it or not, that is the prescription the American voters wrote in November 2016. Depending on the course of action both parties take over the next four years, it may be refilled in November 2020. When far-left Democrats awoke the morning after Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States of America, many […]

Should we teach gun safety education in Maine public schools?

Mainers love their guns. Our state’s heritage is steeped in firearm tradition. With a rich history of big game pursuits in the north to pheasant hunting in the south or the growing interest in shooting sports statewide, guns are a big part of life in the Pine Tree state. Along with the widespread ownership and use […]

Why is Senator Susan Collins self-identifying as a Republican?

Senator Susan Collins most recent position in demanding the release of President Trump’s income tax returns is just one more blunder in a long line of policy positions and errors in judgment as Maine’s Republican United States Senator. Collins recently expressed her willingness to subpoena the sitting President of the United States. While this type […]

Should Super Bowl advertisers get half of their money back?

Lady Gaga

It is unclear whether pop star Lady Gaga will use the biggest stage in the world on Sunday to lecture American football fans on politics. She has so far remained silent about her intentions amid speculation that the singer will speak out against newly elected President Trump’s policies. Gaga was a staunch and vocal Hillary Clinton […]

Why focusing on the border wall misses the point

Donald Trump made big political hay out of immigration and border security during his campaign for president. He repeatedly made headlines as he discussed building his “big, beautiful wall” to the horror of open border leftists. A wall may or may not be built. All indications are that President Trump is serious about it; but […]