By: David Swan When is too much freedom a bad thing? Sounds impossible, right? Not lately, at least for some Americans. When you boil down the most divisive issues of the day, you’ll find many Americans are actually calling for less freedom. Let’s take a look at how the First and Second Amendment rights have been called into question lately. THE FIRST AMENDMENT: Some Americans … Continue reading Are Americans Struggling with TOO MUCH Freedom?
So, Hillary Clinton collected more votes, as of now over 200,000 more, in the recent election than Donald Trump. Of course, Donald Trump is going to be the next President of the United States because he has more electoral votes than Secretary Clinton. I won’t explain that—if you don’t understand it, I’m not the one to help. I’m also not going to call for banning the Electoral College. There are … Continue reading Yes, President-elect Donald Trump is a reality
Dating a military man is a one-of-a-kind experience. Being bravo foxtrot and golf foxtrot is exciting, and comes with its own unique challenges. Having dated an infantryman myself, I have some experience in this arena; from date nights to nights in, three day weekends that you wish would last forever, and all the rest, your man will always have your back. At the end of … Continue reading Dating a Military Guy As Explained by Apocalypse Now
2008 Beijing Olympics: Mens 4×100 Freestyle Relay There are so many amazing “Michael Phelps Olympic Moments” that it is a little hard to pick just one. However, this race stands out for one reason that I find especially entertaining – it involves making an arrogant French guy eat his words and look monumentally stupid. Just watching the race a few times on YouTube in the … Continue reading Most ‘Merican Summer Olympic Moments in the last 25 Years—Number 3
This is our second installment of the Most ‘Merican Olympic Moments. Here’s part one on the 1992 Dream Team. 1996 Olympics, Atlanta: Michael Johnson 200m Sprint I don’t know what it was about Michael Johnson. Maybe it was his trademark golden shoes that he always wore. You just knew that when he got is feet into the starting blocks, you were about to see something … Continue reading Most ‘Merican Summer Olympic Moments in the last 25 Years—Numbers 4 and 5
These days Americans are at each other’s throats about nearly everything. It’s exhausting. I think we can all agree that politicians mostly suck. And people killing other people that don’t deserve to be killed sucks even more. But do you know what doesn’t suck? The athletes of the US Olympic Team. So let’s take a two week break from insulting one another and trying to … Continue reading Most ‘Merican Summer Olympic Moments in the last 25 Years—Number 6
Today, Democratic frontrunner for President, Hillary Clinton, has basically been given a pass by the FBI for using her personal email to transmit highly classified material while she was the Secretary of State. Although words like “extremely careless” were used in the statement issued by FBI Director James Comey, he has essentially said that because there was no willful, harmful intent, it would be inappropriate … Continue reading OPSEC is apparently OP-tional?
I rarely tell people how to live their lives. This IS America after all. Unfortunately, I need to deviate slightly from my “live and let live” mentality to speak directly to a few of you about something important. You see, celebrating the fourth of July with fireworks is one of the most American things you can do – like standing solemnly during the National Anthem … Continue reading A Message to Americans that Complain about Fireworks
We don’t yet know all the facts about this terrible tragedy, but it doesn’t even matter. Everyone already knows enough to loudly proclaim their long held beliefs about these very familiar and very incendiary issues. We will just dig our heels further in to our positions when confronted with the opposing view that we already know we are going to hear. So let me just … Continue reading The Only Opinion Piece on the Orlando Nightclub Shooting You Need to Read
By now the whole country is aware of the issues that are running rampant through the VA medical system. Extended wait times for appointments, claims being denied for little or no reason and the miles of red tape that surround every VA service. And while the VA has acknowledged their shortcomings and has set out to try and rectify the problem, it’s time that we … Continue reading Are Veterans Partially to Blame for the VA Backlog?