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I finally got on the mayor’s team

Ah, after what felt like an eternity, I finally did it. I hit a home run! Just kidding! I finally got on the incumbent mayor Paul Hick’s Hudson’s team for relection in Toledo, OH. To be exact, I was invited to work on her finance campaign, something that may not be near and dear to my heart and yet something that I feel will help my career in politics, whatever the hell that means. Yeah, I’ll learn some new skills. And yeah, I’ll probably meet some new folks, perhaps a cute girl or two (I wish I was joking), but the best part is the free coffee I’ll get every day, and even the occasional coke. You see, when you work the local democrats, you get free coffee. All the time. So much you have to go for a walk and pee around the corner when the back room is packed and you can’t squeeze into the bathroom. Don’t tell the mayor I said that tho. Even better, the soup kitchen is right across from …

Lady Gaga Not Giving a Political Speech During Her Superbowl Performance Was Exactly What America Needed

Relaxation. That is why America felt during that special halftime performance on Sunday’s historic Super Bowl. The prediction was that Lady Gaga was going to get a little political during her performance, most likely rallying against the ever prescent President Donald Trump, perhaps to the delight of the too eager to protest liberals (I hesitate to use the more proper term “Democrats” in honor of the few democrats I know that have common sense). But the reality was there was no protest, save for an opening performance of “This Land is Your Land” smashed against “America the Beautiful” and a clip of the bridge from “Born This Way” (my least favorite Gaga song by the way, tho that’s neither here nor there). The popular narrative so far has been that Gaga gave a subtle dig at Mike Pence, who was in the audience for the performance, which is spot on but also misses the bigger picture of the performance. Another one seems to be that Gaga caved in to producers who begged her not to go …

I finally saw what i am

While searching for a series of essays by John Adams on beauty on aristocracy and power I finally realized what I am in moments of pure triumph. Having stumped Google in a search for these collections, Google was unable to precisely pinpoint the source of knowledge I was looking for. Having felt joy in stumping what I think is the most powerful pop search engine on the internet, I felt release of joy by finally posting my first question on Quora.com on the subject. The problem with this joy is tho that after reflecting on why I felt so proud of my accomplishment in front of God and others, God finally threw the reflection of my guilt right back at me. I was drunk on power. It was a hard lesson to accept, and one I had to face on my own, even in the presence of ze (his gender neutral pronoun to use instead of the pronoun “him”). I started to look back at my life and saw another moment of power drunkenness, one that I …

Divisions in an Uncertain Time

A couple of years ago I began to get involved in the Reddit community, joining subreddits and becoming the pedantic man breather that so many people loathe and yet love to argue with. It was an exhilarating time, finally getting in touch with other people who under the mask of anonymity were allowed to freely express their thoughts. This is what the Internet was supposed to bring! I remember one subreddit discussing the then state of the Detroit water scandal, in which the city was shutting of its water services to a large percentage of its population due to failure of its citizens to pay their bills. It was devastating news, one met with outcry and leading to the ACLU pleading with the United Nations to step in. The writing on the wall was clear then. As I wrote of the situation, “Let them eat cake.” Mary Antoinette is infamous for possibly uttering that despicable and damning phrase. As French citizens suffered under increasing bread prices, the elites of her class sat in their castles and …