Republicans Pull the Affordable Health Care Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes The (AHCA)Affordable Health Care Act has been pulled before the vote. The numbers cited by Donald Trump, in the press briefing this afternoon suggest that there was, in fact, less Republican support for the bill today than there was yesterday.   The Republicans that would not vote for the bill gave several reasons for a lack of support including, that…

Full Article

Gorsuch Senate Confirmation Hearing – Day 2 Roundup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, Gorsuch seemed very at ease and remarkably well-composed. He was particularly concerned about the specificity of questions and wasn’t timid about requiring clarification on what was being asked of him.  If he had any confusion he made no mistake in asking the questions that needed to be asked so that he could answer to the best of his ability. Gorsuch…

Full Article

The Problem With A “We’ll See” Mentality.

Reading Time: 2 minutes When does “We’ll See” end? When do you call it and say this is where I draw the line.  Do you just continue to watch until the end?  Where is “the end”? Guess what…  There is no “end”, unless you define it. Nothing. Ever. Ends. This is a tactic used to defer judgement and criticism until it’s too late to…

Full Article

Closed Rallies are Propaganda by Definition.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A closed rally is a staged event. Every part of the event is choreographed like a concert – including the signage, the chants, the applause, the speech, the amount of time a speaker pauses for dramatic effect, etc. Most political rallies are invite-only and are closed events.  Those who do not agree with the politician or are seen as detractors…

Full Article

Liberals are Not Pretty Snowflakes

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m not sure where this practice started, but it’s just stupid. I’m assuming it started with some intentionally inflammatory “shock jock” or media personality. I’m tired of “conservatives” saying that liberals are easily offended “pretty snowflakes” etc.  It’s a weak ad hominem attack.  If you think you’re being clever, you’re not.  You’re really just being sad and following along with…

Full Article

Wikileaks Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Release Overview

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday Wikileaks released documents detailing CIA information on hacking tools, etc. that allow them to spy on and through devices all over the world. If you want a full in-depth breakdown of the tools and documents there are plenty of websites to go to right now that are most likely falling all over themselves to get information out as quickly as possible.…

Full Article

argumentum ad hominem

Reading Time: 1 minute This is a method of attacking a person’s character in an argument or after making a statement. It’s known as a logical fallacy.  While logical fallacies are and should be defined in an effort to reduce confusion during arguments, they are often used in an effort to deflect arguments in interviews or conversations that occur on the news or in…

Full Article

Vaping is Smoking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let’s lay down some facts here. Vaping is essentially smoking. There is no valid argument against this. Period. In  most commercially available devices: liquid/juice is absorbed into wick. Coil is heated by battery and juice is wicked toward coil until liquid touches coil. Liquid turns to “vapor”. You’re not just inhaling water vapor. You’re inhaling all the chemicals that make…

Full Article

Locks are Deterrents, Not Preventatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’re going to save you a lot of trouble and time with this short article… Anytime you see a news article about some new way to break into a lock, whether it be for a certain type of vehicle, brand of lock, etc. it’s a puff piece. You never have to pay attention to that kind of article or “news”…

Full Article

Faith

Reading Time: 2 minutes Faith is a tricky thing. It comes down to one simple fact. You either have it, or you don’t. For someone like myself it’s a very difficult concept to grasp. I wasn’t raised with religion, nor was I intentionally raised without it. My parents decided that it was up to me to choose what I believed in, with the hope…

Full Article