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If you’ve seen, which I don’t recommend, Netflix’s 4-part documentary series, “Crime Scene: The Vanishing At Cecil Hotel,” then you would’ve seen the manipulative power of withholding facts…

In episode one, the elevator security footage shows Elisa Lam hiding from “some(one).” Overall, the episode leads us to believe she was kidnapped by ghosts or a homeless person on Skid Row.

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Tom Brady transforming from a Patriot into a Buccaneer

At this point, I have more respect for a guy yelling about how “The world is flat!!!” than if someone tried to argue Tom Brady isn’t the greatest football player of all-time.

The stats don’t lie…

  • Super Bowl Rings: #1
  • Pro-Bowl Selections: #1
  • Quarterback Wins: #1
  • All-Time Passing Touchdowns: #1
  • All-Time Combined Passing Yards: #1

But with that said, Tom Brady wasn’t and isn’t the greatest physical specimen of all-time…

The Dawn of Maximum Unity

After President Biden’s Inauguration Address, I messaged my liberal friend…

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Inauguration Addresses are usually light on substance, but this took it to a whole new level.

People are praising Biden’s address for its “tone,” but to me, it was insulting to the American people’s intelligence.

He talked of unity, but I heard nothing in his speech about what he means by “unity” or how he intends to create more “unity.”

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Senator Rand Paul Tweeting Spending Bill | Photoshopped by Author

The U.S. Senate should pass the “Read the Bills Act.”

This Act was written in 2006 by Downside DC, which is a non-profit focused on decreasing the size of the federal government. The Act has since been sponsored and proposed in the U.S. Senate by Senator Rand Paul.

This Act requires legislators who want to vote YES on a bill to sign an affidavit swearing to have read or heard read the entire bill. Every bill is required to be read aloud before a quorum in both chambers.

This Act also requires legislation to be publicly posted at least 7…

First, let’s get into this guy’s mind…

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He believes the election was stolen. He believes he’s on the side of American democracy.

If your an American and you believed our democracy was about to end then wouldn’t you support violence to take it back? Violence doesn’t always equal bad. America was born in violence, kept together through violence, and has spread our ideals through violence.

As Americans, we’ve ALWAYS BELIEVED that when democracy fails, violence is required. This is the PRIMARY reason why we have the 2nd Amendment.

But the deeper question is are you certain our democracy failed?


My Thoughts:

President Trump is incompetent.

Why wasn’t he in the room when Pelosi, Schumer, and Mitch McConnell were negotiating the COVID bill?

I thought Trump was some great dealmaker?

President Reagan worked closely with Speaker Tip O’Neill. Great presidents take an ACTIVE role in proposing legislation. True leadership!

Trump is a reactionary president.

He’s not guided by vision or philosophy, but by his desire to be liked by his base.

Since his base has shown their disdain for the COVID bill, which his administration helped draft via Secretary Mnuchin’s involvement in the negotiations, Trump is now against it too.

(It’s well…

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In my opinion, a high-information electorate is one where the vast majority of voters can answer 5-of-7 questions from the Pew Research Civics Quiz.

What’s the benefit of a high-information electorate?

A voter is the boss of his public servants.

How effective would an institution be if a boss hired his employees based on how they looked or sounded or made him feel or what their favorite color was or where they stood on a single issue (Free lunch must always be provided!)?

Imagine if the boss wasn’t even sure what his employees do?! …

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Rambo in Action | Edited by Author

Where Are the Idealists?

In my opinion, the United States of America shouldn’t go to war (economically, digitally, or militarily) just to save people from oppression. I think there needs to be additional parameters, such as America being attacked first.

But nonetheless, I wonder… where are the idealists? Where are the people who say, “We are all human,” “I want to make the world a better place!” If that’s your philosophy and objective then why aren’t you supportive of fighting to protect human rights — regardless of nationality?

There’s a justifiable distrust of our military-industrial complex, but that doesn’t mean our might hasn’t and…

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Photo by Patrick Ruffini | Photoshopped by Author

Politics used to be boring. When we listen to our former presidents their words were more measured and their message more centrist in its attempt to try and appeal to the left and the right. There was a decorum that came with being president because one misplaced word or incorrect syllable (“Nuculur”) or ill-advised banner (“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”) could distract from their agenda indefinitely.

One of the most important powers of a president is his ability to frame the narrative. Pick a popular issue. Use the bully pulpit to focus the media’s attention on it. If the president, however, has ADHD…

It’s a well-known secret that Republicans generally want to suppress turnout (let’s force people to wait 2 hours to vote) while Democrats generally want to boost it (Twerk the vote!).

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Woman twerking to the polls in order to raise voting awareness. ‘Merica!

(Woman twerking to the polls in order to raise voting awareness. ‘Merica!)

This isn’t because one party is evil and the other is angelic. They’re both acting in their perceived self-interest. There are also countless cases where Democrats suppress turnout by closing poll places in Republican strongholds while Republicans boost turnout by sending buses to pick up seniors from nursing homes. Call your Grandma! But historically Republicans have won more…

Anthony Galli

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