Oct
14th

Political Party Platforms- An Exercise in Self Awareness

As a follow up to my recent essay submitting that the 2016 Presidential Election has actually done a favor to America by exposing the hypocrisy of all political persuasions, I decided to review the official 2016 party platforms of the Republican, Democrat and Libertarian parties. (links provided to each for your reading pleasure) I focused […]


Oct
12th

Why I’m Grateful for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the 2016 Presidential Election (and yes, you too Gary Johnson)

The title of this post sounds a lot like a high school essay assignment, and in some ways I feel like it could be. Election 2016 has much in common with adolescence-from the nasty name calling to the easily debunked fallacies, from the widespread rumors to the false friendships- that it would be more appropriate […]


Sep
9th

Don’t Tread On Me Either

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. ┬áTo me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave […]


Sep
7th

Who’s Really The Bigger Drain on Public Taxes?

The truth is that I know more self described “conservatives” who lash out about “people bleeding the system” who are themselves double dipping on public sector jobs to boost retirement benefits, work under the table while claiming disability and/or unemployment, nickle and dime every potential tax loophole to avoid a minor tax increase, all while […]


Jul
29th

A Message To Evangelicals About The 2016 US Presidential Election

I’m puzzled by the Christians who believe that liberal social policies are an affront to their chosen faith. Liberal social policies reflect an attempt by society to create equality for all and to help those who most need help- something the Christian doctrine tells you to embrace. Far right religious institutions claim incursions onto their […]


Jul
28th

Starting Again-It’s Good To Be Back

I like to think I’m a smart guy. When I was young, I got really good grades. I did well on standardized tests. I read a lot and have a little bit of knowledge about a lot of different things. I can follow logical progressions, think critically, and am quick with a quip. I can […]