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Insanity Gone Mad?
The question "Who are the good guys?" used to be easy to answer. But not anymore. There are still "good guys" around but finding them amidst the madness which is modern politics, is getting close to impossible.
'Last Night In Sweden'
On Saturday, President Trump held a fiery rally in an airport hanger Melbourne, Florida in front of thousands of his supporters. The rally was reminiscent of the boisterous crowds who gathered at Trump rallies during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump covered many subjects, but as usual, one confusing comment in particular made headlines and had the collective world asking questions.
Trump vs. The Mainstream Media: The Two Sided Issue
From the election to Trump's inauguration, there has been a growing conflict between Donald Trump and the mainstream media. Trump supporters complain that media outlets such as CNN and the New York Times have been unfair in their attacks on the President and that they promote "fake news." Democrats and others from the left complain of Trump and his administration's immature reaction to the media's attack.
The Content Of Our Character
It’s been a wild few weeks for Gwinnett County (Ga.) Commissioner Tommy Hunter. Hunter, who was elected into office in 2012, is in hot water for a series of Facebook rants on various issues. The most recent rant involved Commissioner Hunter taking to Facebook to respond to Ga. Congressman John Lewis stating Donald Trump is an illegitimate President. Commissioner Hunter weighed in calling Congressman Lewis, a renowned civil rights leader, a “racist pig”.
Trump’s Dark Triad, and Ours
A month ago we could only suspect what Donald Trump would do to lead a nation to the suspicion — voiced more and more often since his installation as president of the United States on January 20th — that (in the words of GQ Special Correspondent Keith Olbermann) “there’s something ... wrong with him.”
The Story Of Truth & Lie
I often find myself fascinated with the intricacies of how we perceive the truth; how we are willing to accept the truth or reject it in order to give ourselves peace of mind when confronted with inconvenient realities. It seems we as a society have become experts (whether it be consciously or subconsciously) in deconstructing what we know are factual truths and then reconstructing them to be more appropriate, more righteous, and even more politically correct. We perform mental gymnastics; accepting certain aspects of a factual reality, while omitting or outright rejecting other aspects of that same reality in order to drive home a point we want to make.
10 Pieces of Fake News and Their Sources from Before 1978
This current election has brought the idea of fake news from the dusty racks along supermarkets to the mainstream. For many growing up in the 80s and 90s, when one heard "fake news," they thought of the National Enquirer, with articles "confirming" not only Elvis' continued survival into the present, but also that he, in actuality, was an alien from Alpha Centauri. Obviously, a ridiculous story.
Who Is Joe Trudeau?
It seems that Press Secretary Sean Spicer can't catch a break. Between insisting that the turnout for President Trump's inauguration was at record levels (it wasn't) and Melissa McCarthy's over the top impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live, Spicer has been relentlessly skewered by comics, pundits and the general public. This skewering has occurred on television and on social media, and he just can't escape it.
The Left Is Now the Right
In these unparalleled weird times, strange bedfellows are playing footsie with each other! The so called communist Russia and the ultra right fascist groups in Europe, are closely linked, as is the closeness of President Donald Trump with President Vladimir Putin. Even some Republican politicians are backing Trump's stance on Russia.
Captain America Lives Up To Title
Chris Evans has joined the growing ranks of celebrities using their power to generate some good. He's taken a stand against former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke regarding his support of the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and added, via Twitter, that "If David Duke....DAVID!...DUKE!... thinks you're right, then you are unequivocally wrong."
Drop Scene at the White House
WASHINGTON, D.C. White House ---- Late Night Action !!! Just few hours after the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau left the White House, fire was smelled around the west wing. This fire, not to be extinguished - called for the resignation of Flynn, as Trump is known not to fire his favorite employees.
The Holocaust: Where Are the Bodies?
Skeptics of the Holocaust ask a question most people don’t know the answer to: what happened to the bodies? If between 6 and 11 million people were slaughtered, where are the millions of bodies? The truth is that most were destroyed. The most evidence that remains from the Holocaust comes from the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941-42, and the final weeks of the European war in 1945. These were the times when the Germans were in a hurry and got sloppy.