House Passes Schools Ban in Wake of Shootings
19 December 2012
Mostly following party lines, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed a vote to ban schools in the wake of recent events. House Majority Leader John Boehner said, "As the only common denominator of the school shootings has been that they take place at schools, the only common sense solution to stop massacres, like those in Newtown, Connecticut and at Columbine High School, is to remove schools from the equation."Add a comment
Easing in With A.N.A.L.
02 October 2012
When I was first offered the opportunity to write articles and make money off of them I said, “Fuck Yeah man, where do I sign?” And now that it has been about a week since this has happened I have yet to come up with something worth writing. I have extensive education in English and Literature, and here I am having a hard time writing about things that should be easy. Add a comment
Kate Middleton’s Latest Fashion a Huge Success
15 September 2012
While we’re used to seeing Kate Middleton don amazing and beautiful fashions from big-name designers, she has recently unveiled a new fashion that is not only quite impressive, but affordable by every woman on earth and hopefully becomes a trend that rages on ad infinitum. For those that are unsure how to recreate this unique style, the steps are quite simple: Add a comment
Kony 2012: Hipsters Doing Nothing
21 March 2012
I watched the "Invisible Children" film with some family and saw, in awe, as everyone else in the room was inspired to be involved in the movement against Uganda's Joseph Kony. After doing a little research, I have come to the only conclusion that can truly be made about the Invisible Children organization: it's an amazing marketing technique developed to pique the interest of people worldwide in an effort to maximize their company's revenue.
The first and only clue you need to come to this conclusion as well? If you go to the Invisible Children shop and look at the description of the Kony 2012 action kit, the first sentence is, "People will think you’re an advocate of awesome."
Now, if being an "advocate of awesome" is all it took to change the world, my presence alone would end all suffering among humankind. However, sadly, me (or you) being awesome has absolutely no influence whatsoever on what happens to the poor children in Uganda.
Donate to UNICEF if you really want to make an immediate impact... Oh, wait, you don't get anything telling others how awesome you are. Fuck it. I give up.Add a comment
License to Breed
21 August 2010
I am wearing my angry face. Every week I make sure to swing by the CNN website to read up on current events. I peruse through health, tech, world events and spend a decent amount of time on the justice link. And I am really starting to see an annoying pattern of child abuse and neglect.
Take for example this ridiculous couple: James and Anna Cardona from Georgia. Police were responding to a domestic dispute call and found two young girls at their house. The 5 year old had rotting teeth, was covered in spider bites, weighed 160 pounds and could not walk 10 feet without being winded. The 4 year old was in a soiled diaper, covered in bites and weighed 89 pounds. Both were filthy. The oldest was not enrolled in school. The youngest was still drinking from a bottle. Add a comment
Blatant Racism is Blatant
20 August 2010
Right on the front page of CuernavaCasas.com.mx, there is an important apology targeted to white people from Arizona; allow me to share:
So if you're from Arizona, white, and politically inactive, you are still disqualified from renting homes through this company. The hypocrisy of their 'sorry' apology is astounding, being so remarkably racist itself. Hell, at least Arizona's lawmakers are making an attempt -albeit poor and thinly veiled- to make SB-1070 to not seem so racist.Add a comment
ACLU = STUPID
11 August 2010
As I am reading my morning paper my eyes pause over the title “ACLU want illegal fees refunded to students.” Ok. They have my attention. I will read. I am less than a paragraph in when my blood starts to heat up…two more paragraphs and now I’m straight pissed off. Essentially the ACLU wants the San Diego schools to “refund a host of school fees, ranging from $3 to $1,097, that it says are unconstitutional .” For those of you who haven’t read the constitution lately, public schools are guaranteed to be free.So, let’s take a look at some of these school fees that the ACLU is talking about: Add a comment
The Ultimate Consequence
21 July 2010
A law banning burqa style veils in public passed French Parliament by an overwhelming margin. This is the most overtly racist act by a first world nation in the 21st century. I know that is a tough thing to say considering all the contenders, but for a nation to approve such a law is absurd. This law has only passed parliament and still has some hurdles to go, but by all indications it should go through and already has the support of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Is this xenophobic culture really what France has succumbed to? The blame cannot rest solely on France as many western powers are moving to adopt similar laws, France has just been the first to move forward with such a widespread ban. Add a comment