Humble Pleas: How about some common sense?

Welcome to my Monday morning collection of thoughts. Let’s talk about guns I don’t know about you but I am getting to the point where I am desensitized to all of the mass murders that happen in this country and that is a terrifying thing. A term like “campus shooting” has become a part of our lexicon. Multiple lives…

Politicians in Training

Over the last few months, I have spent more hours than any sane human being ever should dealing with customer service representatives. During that time, I have learned one thing: these people would kill it in politics. Sure, they read from a script most of the time but so do politicians. The ability they possess to say a…

Wanted: Resolution for Internal Conflict

UPDATE: Of course, 10 minutes before this article was set to publish, a story broke that the O’Connor family took the $520,000 raised and went into hiding. People are now questioning whether or not this was a scam. They do not seem capable of such an elaborate ruse but it certainly changes the lens through which one might read this…

The True Loss of Sony Pulling 'The Interview'

The outrage over Sony pulling The Interview is misplaced. We shouldn’t be mad about letting the hackers win, we should be mad that we’re not adding to the rich history of fictional Americans punching foreign leaders in the face! Captain America punched Hitler. Charlie Sheen and Lloyd bridges blew up Saddam Hussein (twice!). Rocky single…

Five Things That Need to Stop in 2015

There’s a million lists floating around the internet right now about how the world be a much better place in 2015 if people stop using internet jargon or videotaping their cats and other useless shit nobody should care about either way. Let’s deviate from that and talk about some stuff that should actually stop happening in 2015 or now, really. 1. Let’s…

What's Happening in Ferguson?

Where? Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. What? The city is under siege for the last several nights as a highly armed police force clashes with town residents who are protesting the death of one of their own who was killed by a police officer. Conflicting reports lay blame on the officer and the…

Hugh O. Nash, Jr.: You Are Free to Shop Anywhere But Here

For years now, a group of people have been mistakenly contacting me as part of their email forwards that they send back and forth to each other. This group, as it so happens, is conservative. I’ve received the types of emails you might expect that paint liberal politicians in a negative light as well as emails that border…

Dumb Comedy Considered Act of War by Dumb Regime

Kim Jong-un and North Korea have continued their huffing and puffing about the parody Seth Rogen and James Franco vehicle, The Interview. From the New York Times: “If the United States administration tacitly approves or supports the release of this film, we will take a decisive and merciless countermeasure,” a spokesman for its Ministry of…

Thoughts on Long-Awaited Marriage Equality in PA

Image c/o chillicothegazette.com I’ve never aspired to get married. To me, it is merely two people making an important decision to spend their lives together. That’s lovely, and fairly or not, it provides the framework of our society. However, I never saw it as much of an accomplishment beyond the difficulty of finding a suitable…

Adapting to a Society of Legalized Marijuana

Each presidential election focuses on at least one key controversial issue. In recent years, candidates have been asked to defend their viewpoints on gay marriage, abortion, war and more. As the United States gears up for the 2016 presidential election, it is likely that a controversial topic that will be highly debated is the legalization of marijuana. Barack Obama, George…

Should Memorial Day be Redefined?

On the first Memorial Day, people decorated the graves of those lost in the American Civil war with flowers. U.S. Senator, John A. Logan, played a big role in making this commemoration an official national holiday called Decoration Day. As time went on and more wars were fought, the name was changed to Memorial Day. In 1968, the…

Philadelphia: Bring It, Jon Stewart

On a recent episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart ripped all things Philadelphia. It is nothing new for the neurotic comedian and North New Jersey/New York guy to take a jab at the City of Brotherly Love but, this time, he went on at length during an “Extinction Watch” segment. The portion of that focused on…