Pepe The Frog Is Not A Hate Symbol, The Left Just Loves To Hate

Pepe The Frog Is Not A Hate Symbol, The Left Just Loves To Hate

Pepe the Frog, a dumb meme that features an ugly amphibian, has been classified as a “hate symbol” by the Anti-Defamation League. The frog was called a hate symbol after it was allegedly used by alleged white supremacists and “alt-right” groups. The categorization of an animal meme as a hate symbol makes little sense. An object’s meaning and intent shouldn’t be changed based on its users. Millions of trucks illegally feature Calvin and Hobbes peeing on a Chevy logo, but that doesn’t mean we should re-classify the comic strip as pro-urinating…

Simone Biles Ritalin Use Shows The Problem With Athletes And Drugs

Simone Biles Ritalin Use Shows The Problem With Athletes And Drugs

In between hacking the DNC and Colin Powell, Russia decided to snoop through the World Anti-Doping Agency’s emails to dig up some dirt on U.S. athletes (the organization had recently busted Russia’s doping program). The hackers soon uncovered a big find – America’s sweetheart, gymnast Simone Biles, had a medical exemption to use a banned substance called methylphenidate. While methylphenidate sounds like something Walter White would cook up, most people know it as a treatment for ADHD commonly marketed as Ritalin. Basically, Simone Biles was taking the same pills teachers that…

The Dakota Access Pipeline Shows The Media Has No Interest In Knowledge

The Dakota Access Pipeline Shows The Media Has No Interest In Knowledge

The Obama administration issued a ruling to temporarily halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. In this case temporary probably means until Obama is out of office, drinking a beer on the golf course, and watching his replacement trying to deal with it. Some parts of being the president are fun, but having to side with billion dollar oil corporations over poor Native Americans on horseback is not fun, even if their claims are a bunch of buffalo chips. For those not following the controversy, the pipeline would run some 1100 miles from North Dakota to Illinois….

The Epi-Pen Price Hike Shows America’s Healthcare System Is Broken

The Epi-Pen Price Hike Shows America’s Healthcare System Is Broken

Mylan Pharmaceuticals is the most hated thing on the internet this week not named Trump. The drug pusher drew the media’s wrath after they rose the price of EpiPens to over $300 – a 400% increase in just four years. Even the height of Trump’s wall isn’t growing as fast as the cost of Epi-Pens. But while people are understandably upset that a company is price gouging sick kids, even more jarring was the way the price hike was defended: Mylan’s defenders note that the $609 list price of EpiPen may get all…

France Was Right To Ban The Burkini

France Was Right To Ban The Burkini

A number of French beach communities have decided to ban the “burkini”, a swimsuit designed for Muslim women that covers their entire bodies like the wrapper around a fast food hamburger. While there is an argument that this ban denies certain citizens of their right to religious expression, those arguments forget that France is a place for topless beaches full of cigarette smoking hotties with exquisite breasts. Allowing people to run around in burkinis would fundamentally change western culture. Musicians would have to sing songs that go, “it was an itsy bitsy teenie…

Kamau Bell’s Letter To Michael Phelps Shows The Left’s Racism

Kamau Bell’s Letter To Michael Phelps Shows The Left’s Racism

When it comes to ridiculous Olympics statements, it is clear that CNN host W. Kamau Bell takes the gold. The comedian published an open letter asking Michael Phelps to step down as America’s Olympic flag bearer in order to let Ibtihaj Muhammad, a Muslim-American fencer who competes wearing a hijab, carry the American flag. Bell said that Phelps already had enough glory and didn’t need another honor. Then he further justified asking Phelps to step down by invoking Donald Trump – because how could any self-respecting liberal opine on the Olympics without bringing up…

GOP Leaders Backing Hillary Instead Of Gary Johnson Shows The System Is Rigged

GOP Leaders Backing Hillary Instead Of Gary Johnson Shows The System Is Rigged

A growing number of Republicans are endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said she was with Hillary, as did top strategists for Jeb(!) Bush and Chris Christie. In addition, a former Minnesotan Republican senator said he’d cast a vote for Hillary if it decided the election. And on Thursday, the first sitting Republican congressman, Richard Hanna, announced that he would vote for Hillary in the 2016 election. It’s hard to blame Republicans for deserting their candidate. Trump, who claimed he would be the most presidential candidate since Lincoln,…

It’s Always The Most Important Election Ever, and the GOP Nominee is Always Dangerous

It’s Always The Most Important Election Ever, and the GOP Nominee is Always Dangerous

If you listen to the news, it goes without saying that the upcoming November election is the most important decision in America’s history (though the Washington Post, Bloomberg, and the Nation have still felt the need to say it). On top of that, The New Yorker and Washington Post have boldly warned that a Trump presidency is a dangerous and unique threat to democracy. And while it’s true that Donald Trump is often times an idiot who insults people for no reason, it’s also important to note that this hysteria around the election and the GOP…

Who You Gonna Call? The Speech Police

Who You Gonna Call? The Speech Police

Twitter has banned conservative voice Milo Yiannopoulos this week after a blow up he had with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones. Jones, who had starred in the surprisingly controversial remake, had been complaining about the racist and offensive harassment she was receiving on twitter, which led to Milo engaging her and ultimately got him kicked off the social media platform. But while many of the tweets targeted at Jones were vile and way over line, none of them actually came from Milo. In fact, if you look at Leslie Jones’s interactions with the gay conservative…

What Each Candidate Has In Common With “Pokemon Go”

What Each Candidate Has In Common With “Pokemon Go”

Pokemon Go has taken America by nerd-storm. The app, in which users walk around the real world trying to get to specified spots in order to catch virtual creatures, has led to unexpected-exercise for millions of millenials. Due to their inexperience with areas of the earth that aren’t their living room, Whole Foods, or artisanal macaroon shops, these pretend “Pokemon trainers” have been shot at, crashed cars, and fallen off of cliffs as they’ve ventured into the real world for the first time in decades. Pokemon Go has become so successful that Hillary Clinton even…