Facts, Feelings, and Their Denial

Facts, Feelings, and Their Denial

It seems like all the smart conservatives are fleeing from the party. Yesterday, I saw news of several prominent republican intellectuals denounce their party. I guess throwing Mexican children in a cage was finally going too far.

Thanks to Washington Post reporter Max Boot for giving me the heads up on this. Continue reading “Facts, Feelings, and Their Denial”

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Indefensible: Children in Cages

Indefensible: Children in Cages

I’ve done a lot in conversation, and on this site to defend Trump supporters. I don’t defend him, I never have, I’ve pretty much thought he was a turd from the beginning. His supporters though, I tried my best to give the benefit of the doubt. They’re not bad people,  there were real tangible reasons to possibly vote for the orange goofball.

We don’t all see the world from the same point of view, and despite me thinking Trump supporters are hopelessly naive. I wasn’t willing to end friendships over political differences, and attempted to see things from more than one point of view.

Whenever I try to argue for Trump supporters my brother always leaves me with this bit of wisdom.

“Not every person who voted for Trump is a racist, but all racists voted for Trump.” Continue reading “Indefensible: Children in Cages”

Roseanne and Samantha Bee, no comparison

Roseanne and Samantha Bee, no comparison

So Roseanne Barr was fired over a “racist” tweet, and then blamed it on her Ambien prescription. Truthfully, I don’t know if firing her was the right move, but I’m not going to defend her actions either.

To tell the truth I would have never guessed that Valerie Jarrett was African American simply by looking at her, or even have guessed she was born in the Middle East. Call my ignorant if you must, but that’s me being honest.

Roseanne, I imagine must have had some pre-knowledge of this, the tweet in question both refers to Jarrett as an ape and makes reference to the Muslim Brotherhood. Plus, Barr is a conspiracy theorist and has said outlandish shit in the past. Continue reading “Roseanne and Samantha Bee, no comparison”

Thanks Donald: North and South Korea

Thanks Donald: North and South Korea

Somehow President Donald Trump seems to be knocking it out of the park in regards to North Korea. I have to admit, I was a bit terrified a few months ago when our president was calling Kim Jong-un a little rocket man.

I wasn’t old enough to remember when Kim Il-sung was alive, so I can’t speak to his own sanity, but the two leaders after Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un have always seemed terrifying.

How events have been playing out is really fascinating to see, and when the announcement came out that peace talks were starting between the North and South, I jokingly tweeted that Trump would look to take credit. Continue reading “Thanks Donald: North and South Korea”

Bad Idea: Oliver North Named President of NRA

Bad Idea: Oliver North Named President of NRA

Let’s not pretend that the nomination of Oliver North as president of the NRA was a good idea. It is anything but that, and as an organization there is only one reason why they would have hired this guy. To troll liberals.

Despite anything he might have done that was noble in the past, his history will forever be tainted by the role he played in the Iran-Contra Affair. A true life conspiracy committed by the U.S. government that is well documented to be true.

The NRA as an organization at times tries to portray itself as apolitical, merely representing the rights of the people who enjoy firearms. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but as history would show, and if you follow the money they are anything but . Continue reading “Bad Idea: Oliver North Named President of NRA”

Mark Zuckerberg: Hung Out to Dry

Mark Zuckerberg: Hung Out to Dry

Today I am reading about Mark Zuckerberg and his current legal troubles. To summarize, he is testifying in front of Congress about information that was obtained from user profiles by a company called Cambridge Analytica.

Reading through The Washington Posts article on the matter makes the whole thing sound farcical. Perhaps, I don’t understand the full extent of what he is being accused of, but it would appear Zuckerberg is being burned at the stake for Donald Trump being elected president. Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg: Hung Out to Dry”

Missing Home

Missing Home

Growing up in Flint, Mich I get weirdly nostalgic for the little shit hole that it is. Whether it is the bars, the scenery or just the fucking insane people that live there.

The city is a strange melting pot of culture and experiences. It is filled with a lot of urban decay, crime, and overall is perhaps the most lawless place that I know of. I liken it to a modern day Wild West- nothing is off limits. It’s like the poor man’s Amsterdam except stabbier. Continue reading “Missing Home”