Tag: politics

Show me a man who can laugh at himself... please!

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this quote on Facebook, which has stuck with me for many a minute: It’s a great debate not only in the world of politics, but that of self-respect: Should we be able to laugh at ourselves? Throughout the ages, man has always taken himself far too seriously. No... Read more »

Fake News, Past and Future: Trump, Nixon, and The Atomic Bomb (Episode #27 of MY PODCAST)

Fake News, Past and Future: Trump, Nixon, and The Atomic Bomb (Episode #27 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan) and Steven (The Objectivist) discuss the past, present, and future of Fake News, including its predecessors (including The National Enquirer), present advocates (Donald Trump), and future consequences. We also debate a very heated topic since... Read more »

My One Plea for All Rational People on the Morning of the 2016 Presidential Election

My One Plea for All Rational People on the Morning of the 2016 Presidential Election
Though it soothes my heart to know that this is one of the last things I will write about this tempestuous election cycle, it is also the one that is written on the edge of the proverbial cliff. For months upon months, we’ve been subjected to a candidate who violates individual rights, treats human beings... Read more »
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Introducing...Jack Bower, my new co-host, and a new podcast name! (The Objectivist and The Vegan, Episode #5)

Introducing...Jack Bower, my new co-host, and a new podcast name! (The Objectivist and The Vegan, Episode #5)
The newest episode of Kvetching with Steven is on the air! But, we have a few changes being implemented!   I am proud to introduce my new co-host, Jack Bower, to the podcast! He is a philosopher, intellectual, and a perfect optimist to my curmudgeon. And, since I have a new co-host, that calls for a new... Read more »

Call it a Mixed Bag, Call it a Compromise - but I call it evil! (The AntiTrump guide to true Political Incorrectness)

Call it a Mixed Bag, Call it a Compromise - but I call it evil! (The AntiTrump guide to true Political Incorrectness)
“When [you call something] a mixed bag, that’s like a doctor saying that your acne has cleared up but you have a brain tumor-and calling the diagnosis a mixed bag.” – Arianna Huffington Dear readers, I shall be short and sweet with you: we need to stop accepting the idea of “The Mixed Bag.” Call... Read more »

The Moment of Decision: a short parable that should be read by all, in the hopes of reformation

The Moment of Decision: a short parable that should be read by all, in the hopes of reformation
The man walked down the street, hands in his pockets, and humming The Queen of the Night’s aria from Mozart’s Magic Flute. The hum started subconsciously, slow at first, and then loud enough to rival Callas, the voice strident and defiant against immense hardship. It struck him as funny that he decided to hum this... Read more »
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100th Blog Spectuacular! Fox News Sexual Harassment Scandal Episode III: Revenge of Megyn Kelly and the downfall of the Roger Ailes

100th Blog Spectuacular! Fox News Sexual Harassment Scandal Episode III: Revenge of Megyn Kelly and the downfall of the Roger Ailes
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN: You’ve tuned in this afternoon to hear the third installment of Fox News Theater, starring Gretchen Carlson, Roger Ailes, Hopalong Bill O’Reilly, and introducing that beautiful girl that Donald Trump loves to hate, Megyn Kelly! Sit back and watch the drama, smell the war paint, and hold onto your hats as the roller... Read more »

The Trump Campaign and The Theft of Reason (or "Forget Murder, Plagiarism should be a capital offense!")

The Trump Campaign and The Theft of Reason (or "Forget Murder, Plagiarism should be a capital offense!")
Can someone say “YUGE WHOOPS”? The world today is abuzz with news that a portion of Melania Trump’s RNC Speech being plagiarized from one given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Trump advisor Sam Clovis told MSNBC that “what happened is the person who was helping write this plucked something in there and probably an unfortunate oversight —... Read more »

Dracula and Donald Trump: The Rationality of Fear

Dracula and Donald Trump: The Rationality of Fear
Don’t we all remember, as children, huddling around the TV with our friends and being scared senseless by a horror movie? These campy classics have become a part of our collective experience, simultaneously invigorating and terrifying the masses. Whether you think of classics Horror movies, like Dracula, Frankenstein or The Creature from the Black Lagoon,... Read more »
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Mavis Staples for President 2016: The Anti-Trump!

Mavis Staples for President 2016: The Anti-Trump!
“I think it’s time for the whole nation to start listening to something that means something…this is everybody’s land, this is not just my land, this is our land. This land belongs to everybody; if they would think like that, we’d have a better United States. You know it’s really rough what the colored entertainers... Read more »