Category Archives: Politics

The Republican Party’s Southern Strategy or How the GOP Spent 50 Years Paving the Way for Donald Trump


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The Mount Rushmore of the Southern Strategy.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when, it was the Democrats who were all White Supremacy and “Down with Lincoln!” and so on.  (President Lincoln was a Republican if you’re keeping score at home.)  After World War II, southern Democrats said, “That’s enough of that” and began supporting civil rights.  Well, except sweethearts like George Wallace (LEFT IN ABOVE PHOTO – he’s the guy that famously tried to block school segregation as seen in Forrest Gump, the only history lesson most people ever paid attention to) who went on to run for President as an independent in 1968.  And this, my friend, is when the stage began to be set for Donald Trump’s rise in the polls.  Read the rest of this entry

1 Reason the Republicans are in trouble (GOP Debate)


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If you watched the Fox News/Facebook GOP Presidential Debate, you heard more of the same:  the GOP believes that the Federal Government has no place in determining the public school curriculum but does want to regulate women’s reproductive health issues. That sort of thing.  Then there’s the Donald Trump/Megyn Kelly stuff… not surprising.  (Clearly, FOX had an agenda in the debate and boy did Trump take the bait!)  But none of this stuff is surprising.  Neither is the Facebook question above – but it is a big problem for the GOP.  I shall explain!  Read the rest of this entry

We Accidently Went to a Bernie Sanders Rally


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This is my surprised face – or, watch me #feelthebern.

Dr. MyFiancee and I were downtown, chilling before the Toad the Wet Sprocket show started, wandered into a bar and BOOM!  Political rally.   Didn’t see that coming.  Read the rest of this entry

Official Response to Donald Trump’s Presidential Run


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I really thought Donald Trump was just wandering around (pre announcement) to make sure we hadn’t forgotten about him in an effort to drum up promotion for the next season of The Apprentice, but no – he’s actually trying to win the Republican nomination for president. Read the rest of this entry

Primary Colors movie review – special guest blog!


Today’s review of Primary Colors is a special guest blog written by Contemporary Teenager.  Enjoy!  ~jamie

So hi.  Uhm, I watched this movie on the TV in the living room (instead of on my phone like a normal person) with my stupid parents and it was called Primary Colors and I think it was supposed to be educational or something.  Read the rest of this entry

3 Reasons the American South Needs to Leave the Confederate Battle Flag in the Past


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The Confederate Battle Flag in Columbia, South Carolina.

Recent events have brought forth the occasionally debated Confederate flag discussion, but this time, it looks like we may finally have a chance to be rid of this shameful symbol of hate, bigotry and treason.  Here are 3 general reasons no state should fly the Confederate Battle Flag.  Read the rest of this entry

Earth overreacts to Batman themed railroad photo shoot on railroad tracks


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This is officially the dumbest thing people have been outraged by so far in 2015.  Yeah, I know – this is a trope from old silent movies, not from Batman! Jeez!
Also, that lady’s clothes are ruined. (PRO TIP:  train tracks are dirty as f@ck.)

Starbucks + Duane Reade + My Butthole = Jade Helm 16


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America is great because it’s always permissible to talk out of one’s butthole. But the thing is, the internet has turned a shout into an ear rattling ROAR that everyone can hear, even elected officials.  Yeah, Jade Helm 15 – it’s a thing. A real thing.  It’s a devious plan orchestrated buggy the White House to impose Marshall Law on American Citizens by the armed forces sworn to protect them, and just because they’re Republicans!  It’s TRUE!  So true!  The truest thing that’s ever been true!

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With all this in mind, I bring you Jade Helm 16 – Marshall Law in New York City!  The facts don’t lie! 
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The Slippery Slope that a Gay Marriage Ban could lead to


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See what I did there in the title?  Folks usually make the argument in reference to legalizing gay marriage being a slippery slope to bedlam, but I’m taking it the other way!  Come at me, bro! 
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Chris Christie is running for president… but not to win


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Yeah, I know he hasn’t announced it yet (technically, I did it for him years ago), and I know we’re nowhere near a presidential primary victory for anybody (on the Republican side), but this is what’s going down:  Read the rest of this entry

3 Amazing Facts About American Presidents


american-presidents-facts There’s no subject I love more than U.S. Presidents… except for maybe Star Wars…  Star Wars is awesome.  But anyway, the American Presidents were (and still are) fascinating men.  Here are three facts I betcha didn’t know about George Washington, Lyndon Johnson and John Quincy Adams from “Oh, interesting,” to “Holy Potato Balls!” And just FYI, that reference to “balls” is foreshadowing.   Read the rest of this entry

Obama saves 2 turkeys from a terrible fate



President Obama, in his annual turkey pardoning, said he was saving Mac and Cheese (the turkeys) “from a terrible and delicious fate.”  Now, as someone who advocates for animals, I’m going to ignore the use of the word “delicious” and focus instead on “terrible” and call this a win for my side.
Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!

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