OneSharpeGuy's blog

Reality, not a reality show

22
SEP
2016

I recently had lunch with a group of co-workers, and to my surprise, I was the only person present that was not entertained by Donald Trump. It appeared that everyone there was concerned that Hillary may have pneumonia, and by God, no US president has EVER had pneumonia before; she is immediately therefore disqualified.

Orange is the New Insincere

9
JUN
2016

Donald Trump has recently amassed enough pledged delegates to secure the republican party nomination. This, despite the fact that the only ideas he has forwarded, are racist, homophobic and hateful rants about who he would like to see barred and or deported from the America that he no longer feels is great.  The race then, being apparently over, republicans across the land have vowed "I will support the party's nominee".  Although for years, everyday average republicans have been willing to ignore aspects of the propaganda that has become the republican party mainstream, let's be clear this time, this is NOT your father's republican party.

Antidisestablishmentarianism

25
FEB
2016

Way back in the 4th grade, I learned that antidisestablishmentarianism is the longest word in the English language. The longest word in the English language, 29 characters, 12 syllables [an-tee-dis-uh-stab-lish-muhn-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm], a mouthful. Although the word has always been defined, it only represented to me, a pedantic sesquipedalian word that one could haphazardly use to bring levity to a conversation otherwise bloated with unnecessary verbiage.

Then, in January of 2016, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the Human Rights Campaign officially endorsed Hillary Clinton's campaign for president.

Baltimore in Review

5
MAY
2015

The following are some of my thoughts on the unrest in Baltimore surrounding the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Police Officers.

  • It's interesting that during the Peaceful demonstrations throughout most of the day in Baltimore on April 25th, there was little or no media coverage, but when all hell broke loose on Monday, all news networks went live, some through the night.
  • It's interesting that with police officers being ambushed and attacked, the most prominent and repeated images broadcasted were of the looting and burning of retail establishments

Send in the Clowns

29
APR
2015

Ted Cruz formally announced his candidacy for President of the United States on March 23, 2015, after a weekend of promising and practicing to do so, thereby making him the first declared candidate in the 2016 Presidential race. During his announcement, he repeated his vow to "Repeal Obama-care, every word of it." Amazingly, just one day later, he announced that since his Stepford Wife, Heidi is taking a leave of absence from her job at Goldman Sachs and hence, losing her employer-sponsored health care plan, Ted Cruz will be enrolling in the very Obama-care he plans to repeal.

Pants on Fire

14
FEB
2015

I never saw the elephant. I served in between gulf wars, two deployments to the Persian Gulf, four consecutive years arduous sea duty aboard the finest frigate in the Navy. Having been a sailor, sailors lie, so when I recount my sea stories, they usually seem a little more exciting, a little more colorful than they actually were. I enhanced, I exaggerated, I embellished, I probably lied, but I never told anyone I saw the elephant, because even lying, cursing, drunken sailors have rules.

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