Monthly Archives: December 2015

“Joy”: A Surprising Christmas Present Long Overdue

Christmas came and went. It’s funny to think that just a week ago I was scrambling to get last minute gifts and make sure everything at work was good to go before heading up North to spend some quality time with my family. It was a great break, a break I needed. Relaxing and full […]

New restrictions of the VWP provides blanket discrimination in the guise of security concerns

It slipped past me! Underneath the entire hubbub about the impending omnibus bill, Christmas holiday, GOP debate versus Democratic debate, “attack on Christmas”, religious freedom, and whether I should buy my brother this type of scotch or that sweater for Christmas, it snuck right past me in plain sight. Under all of it I missed […]

You reap what you sow and the GOP has reaped haystacks of bigoted bullsh*t

Anyone caught off guard by Trump’s call for the ban of all Muslims entering the United States shouldn’t be all that surprised. And if you are, well then you need to spend a good afternoon educating yourself about the current state of the GOP and the platforms of each candidate. While Trump’s proposal was quickly […]

Flags Perpetually at Half-Staff

In the past 6 years that I have worked in Federal contracting, there isn’t a more solemn and impressively distressing sight than seeing a flag lowered to half-staff. It marks death and a time for mourning the lives that have been lost. And in the past 6 years, both on military bases and in Washington, D.C., […]

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