I’ve started closely following Fox News on Facebook to gather data for my monthly outrage timeline. A big side effect is suffering through the comment threads of every post. I laugh, I cry, I feel pity for people who don’t deserve it. It’s an emotional roller coaster every time. Continue reading Talk to your doctor if you suffer from Obama derangement syndrome
Our favorite governor from New Jersey, Chris Christie, has expressed interest in running for president in the past. He’s been the butt of jokes from several late-night comedians due to his weight issue. He’s also been blasted by his party for working with Obama during Hurricane Sandy. However, Christie has proven to be a member of a dying breed of rational conservatives who are resistant to the heavy polarization on each side — and have the potential to swing liberal voters back to the right, myself included. Continue reading Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Chris Christie
With an ever-increasing amount of mass shootings and gun crimes, people are becoming more polarized about gun control. With every shooting, the left pushes a little harder for more regulations such as background checks or a ban on assault weapons. With every shooting, the right grab their guns a little tighter because the “socialist” liberals want nothing more than to take them away.
Barack Obama has had the worst luck trying to push legislation. The poor guy came in with big ideas of hope and change and has come away with very few successes in this increasingly polarized America. Plagued by scandals such as Benghazi and the NSA dilemma, our president hasn’t caught many breaks in recent memory.
Remember when we were kids and all we had to fight over was which Pokémon was the coolest or which Superhero would win in a fight? As children, it was our civic duty to argue with each other and prove that your way was the only way. Then we grew up, and those quarrels were replaced with new ones. Whether it’s our hatred for Justin Bieber, One Direction, swag, PewDiePie or the dozens of other trends that preceded them, it always seems that when something becomes popular too quickly, there will never fail to be a counter-movement of people who hate that thing. Like Newton’s third law said first, with every action comes an equal and opposite reaction. Continue reading Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Polarization