Category: Politics

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You Didnt Care About Abuse Of Executive Power And Neither Do We Now

“But Muh Constitution!!!” For the last two decades, we saw an increase in executive orders that covered everything from immigration policy to what amounts to military interventions in places like Libya without congressional approval.  Hundreds of drone strikes later on Pakistani elementary schools, the screaming shrieks over Trump’s slew of orders are laughable because we know the critics don’t hold themselves to said constitution and all of it’s problematic founders. On a side note, what have all the previous presidents been doing? Trump in his ripe old age is on the rhoids of presidential power with the speed he’s gone...

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Blame Baltimores Riots On Its Politicians

There are always complicated root causes behind why riots like these occur, but either people disagree about those causes and their reasons, or they simply don’t like admitting what they are.    There already have been comparisons to Ferguson, but Baltimore’s burning cityscape is the fault of those much closer to home. Baltimore is no Ferguson. What they do share in common is arguably the issue with police abuse, harassment, ect that is encouraged and often demanded by local municipal governments that are out of control; raking every last cent out of people through taxes, fees, fines, and tickets. In fact,...

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Mandatory Church Attendance? Or Just Misleading Clickbait?

Another day, another sensationalist story and headline too good to be true.  With headlines like, “Arizona Lawmaker: Church Attendance Should Be Mandatory,” social media feeds burst with anger, vitriol, and waxed lyrically about the necessity of Church and State and the insane and theocratic idea that is mandatory church attendance… Except that context of this entire faux outrage is crucial, but inconvenient in how it gets in the way of relaying the full picture about mandatory “church attendance”.   It is of course very easy to believe the worst about people’s whose politics you don’t like. During a committee with lawmakers in Arizona about gun...

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#RaceTogether And Have Your Reputation Destroyed

Prepare Your Smartphones For War #RaceTogether is a minefield filled with short-tempered caffeine deprived customers who consider the concept of patience to be hate-speech rather then a virtue.   Then throw in some barbed wired and machine gun nests known as the smart-phone. Every one has a smart phone these days that can record any conversation – a blessing and a curse.   It’s a foregone conclusion that any actual honest dialogue can take place between groups of extremely racially sensitive people.   Your words are a tweet away from being broadcast to the dark corners of tumblr dwelling other-kins and...

Is it Cultural Appropriation? Or Perpetual Fake Outrage? 0

Is it Cultural Appropriation? Or Perpetual Fake Outrage?

Wait, You Still Are Racist! Nothing can destroy your career, cost you Facebook friends, and present many other life-enduring difficulties such as people believing that you are racist or have done something racist.  Being declared as a racist is almost like being labeled a heretic in the 14th century, except you might not be burned at the stake… yet. “Cultural appropriation” is just the newest frontier in the fight against racism – a struggle that looks like it will never be overcome, not even in the most luscious of utopias.  It is also a cleverly designed tactic by certain folks...

If You Support Abortion Rights, You Should Opposed Forced Vaccinations 0

If You Support Abortion Rights, You Should Opposed Forced Vaccinations

Do You Get A Say In What Happens To Your Body? Today, the question that is captivating the public’s attention is, “Do you alone make the choice’s over your own body, or do others have some say in it?”  You would think that most of the people who insist that only you have a choice over your body – abortion rights namely – would do the same with the debate over vaccination. Apparently not. Our wise friends at the “The Good Men Project“, a hotbed of consistent bad advice for men lays another gem of wisdom onto us in an...

Is Money In Politics Bad? 0

Is Money In Politics Bad?

This always depends on whose money the “political party” and advocates are receiving. Ultimately, it is it’s own time held tradition of American hypocrisy that can be summed up as, “It’s wrong when you do it, but okay when I do.” I came across this article in The Washington Post detailing a list for 2014 revealing the donors for the Center for American Progress.  CAP finally decided to do this after taking some criticism for a lack of transparency from fellow progressives as well as conservatives only too eager to point out flaws in their opponents. Notable top donors include...

Warning! Trigger Warning! Warning About That Trigger… 0

Warning! Trigger Warning! Warning About That Trigger…

A Bad Joke The internet used to be a rough and tumble place filled with danger, memes, and shocking images.  AIM chatrooms and IRC chats were uncharted digital waters; it might be a fellow teenager or someone your grandpa’s ages trying to get in touch with the youth culture. 4Chan and Reddit could still be used as a pleasant shock to confirm to your parents snooping on your browser history that you were indeed being corrupted by contemptible basement dwelling peers. Since then some have sought to brought order to that Wild West of devious trolling minds.  In the last...

Why Voting 3rd Party Can Change History: The Election of 1924 0

Why Voting 3rd Party Can Change History: The Election of 1924

I often browse the blog of economist and author Aaron Clarey who goes by the name, Captain Capitalism for his blog.  His post, Conservative Idiots Who “Protest the Vote” about this upcoming election misses an important lesson from history where voting 3rd party changed the results of an election. History – for those of us who actually read it instead of watching Netflix – can teach us all sorts of fun things that internet comment brawls can’t. Voting 3rd party can push a main party in a specific direction. Don’t believe me? Take for example the presidential election of 1924.   Calvin Coolidge crushed...

Ann Coulter’s Futbol in Mouth 0

Ann Coulter’s Futbol in Mouth

About two months ago during the World Cup, that nothing thing ruins a nation’s identity like kicking a ball around. That’s what Ann Coulter is desperate to have us believe and acknowledge this. I’m not exactly one of her haters nor one of her admirers, but when I see bullshit, I mention it. Why this late? Because its early into the EPL season and I’ve seen some great games and shocking results already.   Arsenals loss to Southampton, 1-2, was a pleasure to watch.  (Especially if you root for Southampton after their supposed confinement to a relegation battle this season.)...

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