Friday, September 22, 2017

Jake Vandever

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Oregon Activist. Standing athwart history with a taser.

Inauguration Night: Would I Be Safe?

I live in a city just a little bit outside of Portland, Oregon.  Following the election of Donald Trump, Portland had more than 1...

Congressman John Lewis Says Trump “Not a Legitimate President”

Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis says he will not attend the inauguration of President Elect Donald Trump.  In an interview with NBC's...

Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Hits The Mark

The fourth grade version of myself has been giddy for the last twelve hours because of the release of the new Series of Unfortunate...

Supreme Court Hears Case for Disabled Students

Wednesday the Supreme Court heard Endrew F. v. Douglas City School District. Endrew is a fifth grade student with autism whose parents took him out of...

CNN Hosts Town Hall With Speaker Ryan

Following its town hall with Senator Bernie Sanders, CNN Thursday hosted a town hall with Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  Ryan took...

Who Is America’s Team?

The Dallas Cowboys have claimed the moniker of "America's Team" for a long time now. Back in the day, many people who did not...

Small Business Owner Confronts Bernie Sanders At Town Hall

Earlier this week, CNN held a town hall with former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.  The event hosted by Chris Cuomo focused on how the...

What You Need to Know About Gun Rights and Medical Marijuana Cards

An interesting case was ruled on this year by the Ninth Circuit Court regarding gun rights for people who hold medical marijuana cards. Rowan Wilson,...

The Value of Waking Up Early

I like to sleep. Heck, it might be one of my favorite pastimes ever.  But while I still have some post-New Year motivation, I...

Ranking The Seasons of House of Cards

While House of Cards Season 5 does not have an official release date, given the history of the show, we should expect the new...

Get Alerts On Stocks Mentioned By Trump Tweets

An app called Trigger now has a feature that will alert you if President Elect Donald Trump tweets about any publicly traded company, so that...

What’s next for Hillary Clinton?

I was watching MSNBC the other night when Chris Matthews said something that caught my attention.  Matthews mentioned something about Hillary Clinton running for...

The Value of the Negative Income Tax

With the arrival of the end of the year, everyone is starting to think about how much they made and how they are going...

“Trump Supporters Swipe Left”

Like many 20-somethings out there, I occasionally dabble with dating apps such a Tinder. I live just outside of Portland Oregon, so needless to...

SCOTUS To Decide On Whether To Hear Polygamy Case

The Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to hear a case that may greatly effect a reality TV star with multiple wives. On...

Disappointing End for The Oakland Raiders

The Raiders have not won a Super Bowl since the early 1980s and have not attended one since 2003 when they lost to the...

The Awful Ninth Circuit Court and Concealed Carry

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals includes the States of Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and Arizona.  It is one of...

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Enters Race For DNC Chair

The mayor of South Bend Indiana Pete Buttigieg has enter the fray in hope of becoming the next chair of the Democratic National Committee....

Greta Van Susteren Takes Job at MSNBC

Former Fox News host Greta Van Sustren has accepted a position at MSNBC.  Van Sustren will be taking over the network's 6pm time slot...

Celebrities: Please Just Stop

Celebrities!?! What are you doing?!?! We just talked about this with the video about getting electors to not vote for Trump! Okay, these celebrity PSA's...

Make Wall Street a Friend

Growing up during the 2008 market crash and the era of “Too Big to Fail,” it is no surprise that many in our generation...

Trump Wishes Happy New Year To All, Including Enemies

Donald Trump took to Twitter early this morning to wish everyone a Happy New Year including those who might not even be his biggest...

Memes of 2016

While I am sure the inventors of the internet could not have predicted how it would change society and shape human interactions, somehow I...

The Greatest New Years Resolution I Ever Made

I am not usually a fan of New Year's Resolutions.  For the most part I feel like it just causes the gym to get...

Inauguration Survival Guide

Inauguration Day is less than a month away, so how can you get prepared for January 20th and the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Here...

Hope From a Blue State

While Republicans across the country celebrated great victories all across the country in 2014 and had many electoral successes in 2016 as well, those...

My Favorite Things From 2016

The Sports For me this is an easy one.  Having been raised as a Dallas Cowboys fan their success on the field has been...

The Other Side Of The Unemployment Problem

When talking about unemployment and the unemployment rate it seems like we always talk about it as if the problem is that there simply...

Don’t Watch Michael Moore in Trumpland

The other night I was flipping through my TV's On Demand listings and I stumbled across Michael Moore in Trumpland.  Now I have watched...

National Reciprocity Under President Trump?

For all of us gun lovers out there national reciprocity has been a long time dream.  Currently individual states decide whether or not they...

Roe v. Wade: What Would It Take For an Overturn?

When you talk to many reluctant Trump voters one of the main reasons they cite for supporting the President in the end is so...

5 Podcasts I Loved This Year

I spend a decent amount of time in my car.  I used to listen to audio-books to deal with the drive time, but I...

Credit Card Surcharges Case Will Go Before SCOTUS

Credit card surcharges are annoying.  While these charges are an annoyance to customers, but the cost burden that credit card companies impose can be...

Lewis and Clarke Are Going to Court

Lewis and Clarke have been on a multi-year journey that is finally coming to ahead.  No this isn’t the famous duo of explorers we...

Majority of Voters Wanted Someone Other Than Hillary Clinton

Fact: The majority of American voters in 2016 voted for someone other than Hillary to be the President of the United States. I don’t know...

All I want for Christmas is to End the Federal Minting of Pennies

Most people have a pet issue that they are especially passionate about. These issues can be very emotional, exciting or of great importance, but for...

The Cowboys Should Start Tony Romo

As a life long Dallas Cowboys fan I could not be happier that The Boys have secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  Dak...

The Undisputed 5 Best Christmas Movies

Merry Christmas everyone! For your reading pleasure I have complied a list of the UNDISPUTED greatest Christmas movies of all time 5. Rudolf The Red Nosed...

President Elect Trump Tweets Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah

"Were going to start saying Merry Christmas again" President elect Trump declared out on the campaign trail.  Holding true to his promise Donald Trump...

Our Grandparents Had it Right, Then We Screwed It Up

I was back home visiting my family for the holidays when the most remarkable thing happened.  Sitting in my grandparents kitchen and my Grandpa...

Can Government Ban Sex Offenders from Social Media?

Currently the state of North Carolina has a law on the books banning individuals who appear on the state's registry of sex offenders from...

Festivus Grievances for 2016

I’ve got a lot of problems with you people! So in the spirit of Festivus here are four of my grievances for 2016.  After...

Ranked Choice Voting Comes to Maine and I Love It

While Ranked Choice Voting is used around the country by some municipalities, counties, and other small political districts Maine has become the first state...

The Best Christmas Present I Ever Got For Myself

This year I decided I was going to treat myself for Christmas, so I went out and purchased my first handgun.  I had been...

2017: Five Things I am Looking Forward To

With such a divisive Presidential election, seemingly regular terrorist attacks, numerous celebrity deaths, the crisis in Syria among others, 2016 was a rough year...

Pro-Life Groups Write Open Letter to President Elect

Recently a coalition of Pro-Life groups sent an open letter to President Elect Donald Trump concerning his appointments to the Supreme Court of the...

Top Four Things The Left Blame For Trump’s Election

When a smart political party loses, they ask themselves "What did we do wrong that the people did not support us?" When a dumb political...

Netflix Series of Unfortunate Events: GET HYPE

When I was in the fourth grade my teacher sat us down and read The Bad Beginning to us.  After she finished the story...

Remember When They Called Mitt Romney Racist?

My Freshman (we’re still allowed to say Freshman right?) year of college I remember going out and tabling on campus for the first time...

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Shot and Killed

Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey was shot and killed while speaking at an art exhibit in Ankara on Monday.  Video was captured of...

Celebrities: We Don’t Care About Your Political Opinions

I thought that the election of Donald Trump for President would demonstrate to Hollywood elites that lecturing people in online videos does not make...

I Hate Designated Survivor

I absolutely love political dramas. The West Wing, Scandal, House of Cards, I’ve watched every episodes. Even funny political shows like Veep, Alpha House,...

Five Books for Conservatives to Read Over The Holidays

  The Blueprint, How the Democrats Won Colorado and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care.  By Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer   For those interested in campaigns...

The Supreme Court Case That Could Change Everything

Politicos everywhere were paying very close attention to how the Supreme Court would rule on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case.  Rebecca Friedrichs, the...