Five Good Reasons to Support Andrew Yang

So if you’ve followed me for awhile, you know that I have a fairly casual interest in politics, and I enjoy discussing them from a number of angles. I have not, however, really concerned myself with presidential primaries, certainly not this early in the race. Is it even far enough along to call it a race? I mean 650 presidential candidates are already campaigning on the democratic side, so I guess the race has already begun… At any rate it feels way too early to be worried about this. and yet, here I am.

The reason I’m here is because several weeks back, I stumbled upon an excerpt of this interview with some random upstart who said he was running for president. You don’t need to watch the whole interview, but if you do… well, I’ll just say that I couldn’t put it down… I listened to several other interviews since, and I’ve got to say, the more I listen, the more I’m convinced that this guy is worth getting to know at the very least. In fact, I’m so convinced that he is, at the very least, a candidate worth your very serious considerations, here are five reasons to support Andrew Yang.

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I can Fix Education! Here’s How!

pexels-photo-256541.jpegSometimes I think I should’ve gone into politics… I mean… I have a lot of good ideas… I have a lot more stupid ideas, but so do plenty of politicians (remember the sex with ducks guy?). I like to think my good ideas could outweigh my bad ideas. Of course I went into the wrong profession to be a politician (people only want lawyers or a super rich arrogant out of touch with the common man businessmen to govern them) but I think that if I somehow could get elected, I have a really good, really simple idea of how to fix education!

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I’m not a fan of Sack Snyder. I remember when I saw the trailer for “Watchmen” It looked so unique. It looked completely different from the other superhero films of the time. And, since it came out before we became completely saturated in comic book films, I thought it would be so cool.

Check out my game face! I’ll keep it on all movie! Literally! No other facial expressions to speak of!

When I saw the film for the first time, I was pretty disappointed. I mean, the visual style is neat and very unique. the blue guy was pretty cool for the time. I liked the idea of having a more cynical superhero movie… but in the end I was bored…. the movie was flatter than that cup of Mountain Dew I left in my car the other day (don’t ask). I really wanted to like it… but I just couldn’t Continue reading

A Bizarre Thought: Taxes are Okay

Let’s get a few things out of the way before we get started:

  1. Government overreach is bad
  2. A government that grows too big, over taxes, or puts too much burden on the people rather than protecting their rights, is a problem

Now that we have those out of the way, let me get to the subject of this post. I think the title is absurd. It should be a given that taxes are okay. But more and more I see people who talk about how taxes are theft, or how the government shouldn’t be allowed to steal our money. I have a problem with that idea. And I feel I need to explain why.  Continue reading

A Fortunate Victim of Circumstance

The other day on Facebook, One of my Facebook Acquaintances shared a graphic that I found rather odd: It’s sentiment that is common, but in my opinion, misguided. Nevertheless it’s a common idea in society today.


This idea is reflected in many other similar comments. Things we’ve probably heard, like “I’m here because I worked hard!” or “I pulled myself up by my bootstraps. If I can do it, so can anyone.” the general idea of all of these statements is: Work hard, make good decisions, and you can be successful! Make poor decisions and you will fail!

While I agree with those ideas at face value, I think these statements are dismissive of how much impact circumstance can have on success. With that in mind, I would like to just suggest a few ways that circumstances have led me to the point in my life that I’m at now. Continue reading

Random Thoughts VI

I don’t know what is happening in this picture… but it is certainly random!

It’s been waaayyyyyyy too long since I’ve posted some random thoughts around here. I couldn’t wait any longer. In honor of it being the first in forever, here is a special edition of random thoughts, where in actuality I am going to include a couple facts about myself to create a somewhat less random section of thoughts. Continue reading

The 2016 Election Challenge I Really Hope You’ll Take!

So this questionnaire crossed my news feed today. And what with the presidential elections being soooooo close, I thought I’d see which candidate seemed most appropriate for me. I was really surprised to see who my candidate was. the last person I thought I would agree with most would be old Bernie Sanders!

Yup! I know, that’s exactly what you thought!

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Can We Fix the National Anthem Performance?

When did the United States national anthem become more about the performer and not the song? When did it become more about “How many notes can I add” and not about “what is this song actually about?”

Tonight at the NBA finals another upstart young singer belted the national anthem, hoping to garner as many hoots and hollers as she possibly could for her elaborate and virtuosic singing. (and I’ll admit, for a ten year old, the girl sounds like she will grow up to have an impressive voice) And to be honest, if those were her goals, then fantastic. The audience cheered (but let’s be honest. Even if she had botched it, cried, needed to start over, the crowd would’ve been supportive; The national anthem is the one time in sporting events that everyone turns into actual good people) Continue reading