A few years ago, Justin Timberlake had one of his huge hits with I'm Bringing Sexy Back. Now, I think Timberlake is a massive talent, perhaps the best of his generation. But, I wasn't aware that America needed to have "sexy" brought back. I wasn't aware that we had a dearth of sexy. It seemed to me that America had sexy in spades.
I'm not going to try to change the minds of people who don't believe in God today. I personally feel that conversation is more appropriate in a one on one setting rather than a mass blog post. But, what I do want to convince you of is that whether you believe in a deity or not, it is in your best interest to vote for people who do. That may seem counter intuitive, but it's true, and I can show you why.
What we end up with here is a story of weather, journalism, history and politics colliding. That's my wheelhouse, baby! So, let's look at how the Louisiana Flood of 2016 compares to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. We will look at the weather impacts, the political reactions and the way the media covered all three.
...There are four specific times during that exchange where Hillary Clinton, under oath, did not answer Jim Jordan's questions truthfully. We know that what she said wasn't truthful because they were directly contradicted by FBI Director, Jim Comey this summer when he announced the results of the FBI's investigation into her email server. I'm going to show you each of those four answers from Clinton and follow them up with the direct contradiction from Comey so you can see the evidence for yourself.
The New Republic published an article by a man named Bill McKibben. He is a climate crusader, believes in Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming, started a website called 350.org, campaigned to stop the XL Pipeline, and was a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the Democrat Party Convention last month. Here's the title for his article. "We need to literally declare war on climate change." Literally. Not figuratively. Not like the War on Poverty or the War on Drugs, but something more like World War II is what he has in mind. I'm not exaggerating. He makes direct comparisons to World War II as the glowing example for how we need to reshape American life, government, and the world at large.
This whole thing started in Denver, Colorado in 2013. An employee of the Postal Service there complained to his bosses, about another employee's fashion sense. A coworker wore a hat to work. It was a yellow hat with a snake on it and the words, "Don't Tread on Me." Now, those of you who know your American history may recognize that as the Gadsden Flag. Don't tread on me. It's a statement against tyranny. Don't tread on me. Well, the postal worker thought the symbol was racist and demanded that the other man not be allowed to wear it.
The more I looked at what they said, the more obvious it became that we have strayed from their original vision. Look at all of the problems in America today, and I believe the reason those things aren't working right is because our actions don't match the words that created this country in the first place. The economy, crime, the budget, education. It's all dysfunctional today because we aren't running America the way it was intended.
Yesterday, I ran across an interview from last week with Julian Assange. He's the founder of WikiLeaks. He has posted all of the Hillary Clinton's emails released by the State Department in a searchable database on that site. Here's what Assange said about what's in some of those emails.
Last night, President Barack Obama gave a speech to the Democrat National Convention. It was a powerful speech, and he delivered it well. And, had he not been the current, sitting President, then what he said would have been fine. Unfortunately, he is the sitting President and that makes what he said unprecedentedly unpresidential.