If you weren’t watching the Game of Thrones season finale on HBO tonight, then the odds are you caught at least some glimpse of MTV’s Video Music Awards, or the VMA’s. Continuing the yearly tradition, the VMA’s were once again a trainwreck of cringey moments as manufactured “pop” icons stopped doing drugs and abusing their … Continue reading Why the VMA’s Are Propaganda and Not Entertainment
In an almost refreshing take, the top trending topic on social media today isn’t about politics or catastrophic weather, but rather the boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. It makes sense why it’s so popular, the fight has been hyped heavily for the past months and the two fighters are both renowned loud … Continue reading Racial Politics Are Ruining Sports
After alluding to doing so at his Arizona rally a few days ago, President Trump followed through with his promise and pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Sheriff Arpaio was a controversial figure during Obama’s administration, allowing/urging law enforcement to use harsh tactics to catch illegal immigrants in the state. During his rally, Trump referenced … Continue reading Why It’s Important That Trump Pardoned Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
In a really interesting turn of events, Steven Littlefield, a descendant of Major George Littlefield (a prominent figure in southern history), is suing Greg Fenves, the president of the University of Texas at Austin for removing four statues from the campus. Steven’s case is that the statues removed, as well as a portion of land … Continue reading UT Austin Sued by Confederate Descendant For Removing Statues
As I sit at a terminal in Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, I have a lot of time to reflect on the state of airport security in 2017. Everywhere around me are people of different nationalities, all of whom speak a wide array of languages, whether it's English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and more. Although we … Continue reading Is the TSA a Necessary Evil?
Today I wanted to try out a new sort of blog, one where I respond to a comment left by a reader who disagrees with an opinion I have laid out on a blog. The catalyst for this decision was after I spent a solid 15 minutes writing out a reply to a valid question … Continue reading Response to a Reader: Why is the Affordable Care Act Considered a Failure?
Greg Fenves, the president of UT Austin, removed four statues from his campus in the dead of night, with a pedantic email justifying his action being sent to all students and faculty. What disgusts me about this action isn't that the statues were removed, (the fact that people are somehow offended by statues doesn't surprise … Continue reading UT Austin Capitulates to Fear, Removes Confederate Statues in the Middle of the Night
Ever since the drama in Charlottesville occurred, we’ve seen a harsh media shift from concerns of Russian hacking and data leaking, to coverage of a full blown culture war where nobody is safe, even the dead. As President Trump brought up in one of his many press conferences lately, every single person is being examined … Continue reading Why Don’t Democrats Support Freedom of Speech?
This past week, I took a family vacation to my hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. I always find it difficult explaining to people that I’m from there, as everybody associates the city with debauchery, vice fulfillment, California transplants, and horrible reality television shows. After spending some time gushing about all of my favorite things about … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons Why Las Vegas is My Favorite City
The scary Bitcoin fork that occurred on August 1 has come and gone, and the world of crytpocurrency has been doing fairly well since then. Bitcoin has hit unprecedented heights this past week, breaking $4500 and raising $2000 since last month. Bitcoin Cash, the new currency that was created after the fork, hit $300, which … Continue reading Bitcoin is Stronger Than Ever After Fork; 2nd Fork Announced For November 2017