I first read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix over ten years ago, and at the time I thought that it was the worst-written book of the series. To a certain extent, some of my reservations of the book still exist, but overall, I feel as though it has aged very well, and I have a better appreciation for it than when I first read it. Continue reading We Are Living in Harry Potter 5
Imagine two teenage boys hanging around a Best Buy after hours, one of whom was applying there as a security guard. The applicant thought that if he wore an Apple Watch he would be more likely of getting the job. The friend, with whom he had done lots of business transactions (most of them shady) offered, “Hey, how about I break into the Best Buy and get it for you.” The applicant replied, “Sure, in fact, I think that you should.” The friend broke into the store and stole the watch, and the crime was caught on surveillance and the footage was sent to the police. While raiding the building he also took a picture of the application of the other applicant, giving him an uneven advantage. Continue reading Parable: The Best Buy Security Guard
Dear Republican friends,
We need to have a little chat. I think that over the course of the last two years we have talked over each other. Neither the Democrats, nor the Republicans have a stellar record for listening to the other, but this is a time where we need to change that. We need to talk about President Trump, and for a brief moment I would like to put our political ideologies aside. You know that I politically disagree with him on many accounts, but that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about why Democrats are really pissed off, and why you should care about it. Continue reading Please Take Our Concerns Seriously
As a recent college graduate, and during the 2008 recession, I struggled to find work with my bachelor’s degree, so I resorted to waiting tables at an Italian restaurant in order to make ends meet. My boss never liked me, despite the fact that like him, I was fluent in Italian. He couldn’t not give me the job because of my linguistic ability, and he despised me for it. From my co-workers I later learned that all of the chefs and dishwashers at the restaurant were undocumented immigrants. Continue reading Why Republicans Love Illegal Immigration and the Wall
Last night the Democrats lost seats in the senate despite their overwhelming victory in the house. Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report estimated that Democrats had to minimally beat Republicans by seven percentage points in order to win gerrymandered districts and obtain a bare majority in the House, and the Democrats did just that. So, if Democrats performed so well in the House, winning by insurmountable numbers as to overcome gerrymandering, how did they perform so poorly in the Senate? Continue reading Russian Interference in the 2018 Senate Races?
Our President is under criminal investigation for colluding with Russia and tampering with the 2016 election. In his investigation, Robert Mueller has so far indicted Trump’s foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos who has pleaded guilty, his national security adviser Michael Flynn who has pleaded guilty, his campaign chair Paul Manafort who was found guilty, his campaign aid, Rick Gates who pleaded guilty, thirteen Russian nationals, Richard Pinedo, Alex van der Zwaan, Konstantin Kilimnik, and 12 Russian GRU officers. Continue reading Dear Senator: Vote No on Kavanaugh
Cohen, Cohen, Cohen, crossed
Trumpy had a friend now lost
Blowin’, Blowin’, Blowin, Where?
Blowin’ to the Atmosphere Continue reading Poetry: A Friend Now Lost