Are You Tired of Politics, Too?

“I hate politics.”

I often hear that comment, especially in today’s divisive political environment and after yet another ugly primary season. And it is apparent from the disparity in the number of “likes” I receive on my political Facebook posts as compared to my “happy” personal posts, most people would be content to never see anything pertaining to the world of political issues.

Perhaps you also think that “social” media isn’t the place for political posts. That’s fine, but please remember that social media was the driving force in the last two presidential campaigns, so while conservatives shy away from its use, those on the left solidly embrace it.

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Wendy Davis' Political Theater is a Slap in the Face to Women

Wendy_Davis_Ectopic.jpgWith the November election only weeks away, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is trailing her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, by double digits. So what is a woman who has based her entire campaign on lies and abortion rights to do to weave her way back into the public's favor? If you’re Wendy Davis, you pull a Hail Mary pass and tug at the heart strings of gullible Americans by telling an emotional story about your own "hard choice" to have an abortion.

Davis, who is releasing her memoirs this week, released a portion of her memoir to the media where she talks about her "tough" choice to have two abortions. However, Davis included her ectopic pregnancy as one of her two abortions. According to ThinkProgress,

"Davis’ forthcoming book details her decision to end two pregnancies in the 1990s, before she was involved in politics, for medical reasons. The first — which the candidate has spoken publicly about once before, during her infamous filibuster against an anti-abortion bill last summer — involved an ectopic pregnancy in which a fetus had implanted in her Fallopian tubes. Those pregnancies are not viable. Two years later, Davis had a second abortion after she discovered her fetus had a severe brain abnormality and likely would not survive; if the pregnancy did make it to full term, the unborn child would be in a permanent vegetative stage" (emphasis mine).

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Is Relativism Opening a Pandora's Box?

Morality is an age old subject.  Webster defines morality as “particular principles or rules of conduct.”  Traditionally, despite being a nation that promoted freedom of religion along with separation of church and state, America had a moral fiber based on Judeo-Christian principles.  Today it does not seem so clear.  In everything from music to movies, college campuses to corporate boardrooms, the idea of relativism has taken root. 

Nowhere does this seem more prominent than in today’s growing generation.  In speaking with a group of teenagers willing to share their views on morality, an overwhelming majority stated that when it comes to morality (or choosing right from wrong) the determining factor is the situation itself.  They believe that if you can justify your action it is morally acceptable.  While several admitted they had solid views on morality, they also said their views could be changed.

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The Gaffe That Could Cost Sen. Mark Pryor His Job

Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor is having a tough run this campaign cycle. First, the two-term senator, doubled down on his support for Obamacare which has many folks scratching their heads.

Then, he approved a hyperbolic campaign ad, so outrageous it garnered national attention and recently landed a spot on The Daily Show.

Named by Roll Call, as November's second most vulnerable senator, Pryor probably doesn’t want to see his name attached to anymore unflattering lists. 

Yet, a statement by Sen Pryor, just made The Hill's “Eight Biggest Campaign Gaffes.” The blunder that landed him on the list was about his Republican opponent, Tom Cotton's military service (emphasis added)...


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So you think you’re cool huh?

In the past few days, a video of a 15 year old Bay Village Ohio boy with autism that was nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge has been circulating social media to raise a very different kind of awareness: bullying.  Apparently, a group of this child’s peers thought that it would be so cool if they poured human urine, feces, spit and cigarette butts on this young man who thought he was doing something good for the world.  This writer, and just about everybody else who has seen the video, is disgusted by this repulsive barbaric act that will go down in the history of just how awful people can treat others. 

For the ones who were under the false impression that they were being funny, you are now hated by just about everyone who has the internet.  You have shown what a bunch of jerks you really are and I promise you, the ill-conceived notion of what you think is “cool” will haunt you for the rest of your lives. 

In case you geniuses didn’t already know, the internet is forever.  Someday your kids or someone you may try to get a job from will see what you did.  Chew on that for a while.

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