#OscarsSoWhite Didn’t Work, It’s Supporters Just Don’t Understand Statistics

#OscarsSoWhite Didn’t Work, It’s Supporters Just Don’t Understand Statistics

The 89th Academy Awards will take place this Sunday. The Oscars are a celebration where good looking, millionaire celebrities finally have a platform to reach a large audience – which they will undoubtedly use to call the president a racist. Instead of a fashion pre-show where the host asks, “Who are you wearing?!,” Rachel Maddow should cover the red carpet and shout out, “What Trump insult are you using?!” Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta would be replaced with responses like “Trump’s a bigot!” and “We’re living under a fascist regime!” The Oscars,…

Both Trump and the Media Are Liars. But When The Media Lies, It’s Dangerous.

Both Trump and the Media Are Liars. But When The Media Lies, It’s Dangerous.

Alternative facts are everywhere. Each interview between the White House and the mainstream media devolves into a shouting match over who lied about what, as if they were an old married couple fighting over a dryer lint trap. But the problem is that the Trump administration and the media are not an old married couple, they are institutions who have worked together for a grand total of three weeks – yet both have lied so much that Pinocchio’s nose is so long you could chop it down and use the wood to build…

Political Correctness Ruined Super Bowl Commercials

Political Correctness Ruined Super Bowl Commercials

Super Bowl 51 was amazing. The Patriots came back in dramatic fashion. Roger Goodell had to hand Brady the trophy after he railroaded the Pats for allegedly deflating footballs, but acted like they released chemical weapons in Syria – then ignored it completely when another team was accused of the exact same crime. Lady Gaga was also great. Everyone expected her to stop in the middle of her performance and start doing a Ted Talk where transgender Syrians threw kale at the heads of white men watching Nascar, but she thankfully kept politics out…

Executive Disorder: Trump’s Immigration Chaos Will Have Lasting Damage On His Presidency

Executive Disorder: Trump’s Immigration Chaos Will Have Lasting Damage On His Presidency

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel for nationals from seven Muslim majority countries. The order conveniently left out several countries that Trump did business with, including Saudi Arabia, which always seems to come out unscathed despite being the primary support behind 9/11. At this point, Saudi Arabia is like one of the guests at Westworld, doing damage just for fun, knowing that it is invincible and  that other countries will be the ones to feel the effect of its malfeasance. Saudi Arabia could set the White House on…

Obama Was Switched Out For Trump, But Be Careful Not To Change Yourself

Obama Was Switched Out For Trump, But Be Careful Not To Change Yourself

On January 20th, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, and the first president to have appeared multiple times on WrestleMania. Trump gave an inaugural address with a theme of “America First,” which proved surprisingly controversial given that he was elected president of America. If he was elected president of Senegal and gave a speech preaching “America First,” I could see people getting upset. But when MSNBC says his speech had a “Hitlerian background,” it makes you think Trump could have read aloud from Green Eggs…

Handing Out Election Oscars

Handing Out Election Oscars

After this past Sunday’s Golden Globes and subsequent Golden Globes backlash, it seems like a good time to hand out our own awards for performances in the 2016 Election. Because really, no movie can compete with this past year’s political cycle. Manchester By The Sea was not as depressing, La La Land was not dreamier, Hacksaw Ridge did not have as much action, Florence Foster Jenkins did not have a woman as deluded, and Deadpool did not have a man as big of a jackass than what we just experienced…

It’s Good That California Farmers Are Buying Machines To Replace Migrant Workers

It’s Good That California Farmers Are Buying Machines To Replace Migrant Workers

A California farmer, worried that Trump will crack down on illegal immigration, reportedly invested more than $600,000 in machinery in order to mitigate the uncertainty around his illegal labor supply. Another farmer said that he purchased three new almond sweepers to cope with both Trump’s election as well as new regulations granting farm laborers overtime. Because of the anticipated increase in costs, farmers are outraged and are “calling on congressional representatives to educate the president-elect on the workforce it takes to feed the country.” But this rhetoric is all nonsense. Trump’s threats, as well…

2016 Was Not The Worst Year Ever

2016 Was Not The Worst Year Ever

While well-adjusted celebrators spent New Years Eve trying to find similarly desperate people to kiss, many other people made like Mariah Carey and used the holiday as a tool for complaining. It seems like half of the internet was tweeting about how 2016 was the worst year ever. The cries of the awfulness of 2016 were supported by the irrefutable evidence that (a) Trump was elected president and (b) a number of celebrities died. But the fact that a bunch of celebrities passed away is not a result of some 2016 curse, it’s a result…

What The Media Would Look Like If Democrats Were Dogs and Republicans Were Cats

What The Media Would Look Like If Democrats Were Dogs and Republicans Were Cats

If this election proved anything, it’s that Americans are becoming more and more partisan. Issues don’t matter, what matters is that the other side is wrong. Always. It’s even been proven that our minds change based on who the idea is associated with. We’ve already covered how the media calls out Trump for things they would praise Hillary for. And it seems Republicans would vote against sunshine if Obama came out in favor of it. If you go a left-leaning media site and then a right-wing media site, you’ll realize that…

Hope Is Not Political

Hope Is Not Political

Michelle Obama is making headlines for her Oprah sit-down interview, during which she stated that America is “feeling what not having hope feels like.” The statement appears related to the election of Donald Trump, which somehow signaled the end of hope to Michelle Obama. Because what does a former first lady, in line for a multi-million dollar book deal, with a Harvard-bound daughter, have to be hopeful about? In a matter of weeks, she’s going to have to leave her mansion and move in to a different mansion – the whole scene is…