Society

Frog Nation: Boiling to Death

Will we wait too long to jump? From Wikipedia: The boiling frog is an anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in cold water which is then brought to a boil…

Trumpocalypse is Here

Brace for the epic disaster coming. Today marks the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. To say that this will be disastrous for our nation and for most of the rest of the civilized world is an understatement, in spite of what you may be reading from the Tumpocolytes…

Reverse Racism Does Not Exist

Claiming so damages anti-racism efforts. Reverse racism is often used by white people when minorities call out racism and discrimination. Basically it is used in an attempt to prove that minorities aren’t the only ones that are disadvantaged or targeted because of race. But this is a bogus claim. There are aspects of racism, such…

More Difficult Than I Perceived

Change is not easy. Three things that those who have been reading this website know about me is that my world view and politics leans left, that I am a news hound, and that I am very outspoken and opinionated. These are characteristics that have been part of my life for a very long time,…

Do Not Call For My Tolerance

I’ve tolerated all I can. There was one of many responses to the Twitter war going on with Meryl Streep and Ron Howard fighting against Trump that stood out, and I have posted it below. While the speech given by Streep would have undoubtedly still made the news cycle, it would have disappeared much faster…

Truth, Lies, the Objective and Subjective

“A man believes what he wants to hear and disregards the rest…” –  Paul Simon I had a typical exchange with my four-year-old granddaughter the other day. I saw her do something. It doesn’t matter what it was, as this isn’t the point. The point is I witnessed her doing a thing. I confronted her…

On Trying New Things

Sometimes you just need to switch it up There comes time in the life of every writer when there is a need to shift focus. I have done this before over the past ten years I have been keeping this blog. Not that I consider myself in their league, but even the great writers like…

Exchanging the Truth for a Lie

Welcome to Trump’s America. 2016 has been a head of head-shaking and face-palming for millions of American Citizens as we watched with disgust, disillusionment, and dismay as millions of other American Citizens grasped onto a seemingly unending stream of fake news stories. They then proceeded to repost, retweet, and retell them as if they were…

A Word to Pro-Lifers

Your point is understood, but abortion isn’t murder. From the start of this election season that ended up with Donald Trump as the President-Elect, there have been many stories, posts, videos, and other forms of communication regarding the most prominent single-issue that conservatives have been focusing on. Abortion. This, of course, is not new for…