Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scars of Love: A Domestic Violence Lament

As National Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, it goes without saying that the war is far from won. We should never tire in our pursuit to give victims the empowering voice than can only come through education.
With that in mind, I present to you a very close-to-the-heart spoken poem on the plight of the abused.

                                           Scars of Love (a.k.a Not Going Anywhere) 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Heroes Don't Live Here Anymore

           In light of the Lance Armstrong case, is our faith in sporting icons misplaced?
So it is all but official now. The grey cloud that seems to have been hovering over the head of cycling legend, Lance Armstrong, seems to have gone full black, and stormed on his parade.

Last week, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released their findings, which all but damned already-banned and title-stripped Armstrong. The 1000+ page report included sworn testaments from 26 witnesses including eleven of Armstrong’s teammates. Blatantly put, the USADA found “proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Lance Armstrong engaged in serial cheating through the use, administration and trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs and methods that Armstrong participated in running in the US Postal Service team"
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Five Things A Democrat Learned At A Mitt Romney Campaign Stop

by Ryan Fleming
Man holds a sign at a Romney campaign stop in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on October 9.

The election season has been super-heated in its fierce partisanship and negative campaigning, but as I stood in line outside the Natatorium in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio last week to attend the "Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the GOP Team," all I could think about was how preposterous it was that I, a Democrat and committed Obama supporter, was braving the cold, stiff breeze, sinking temperatures, and partisan vitriol to hear a speech from a man whose candidacy I do not support.

Monday, October 15, 2012

In My Ideal World: Responsibly Gary Johnson 2012

"Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil."

- Jerry Garcia 

I have always been a registered independent, since I first voted in the 2008 election, and I never vote party line. This year's election is proving to be no different for me. I am a firm believer in voting on issues that most affect me. This being said, I have discovered that the candidate that I perceive to be closest to my political and social views is

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The end of God as we know him?

So, they found the god particle. The media just broke (yet another) story of the Catholic church- this time in Australia, covering up hundreds of child abuse reports. Recently, the Islamic world has been up in arms over the irreverent video posted on YouTube. It is a wild, wild time to be moderate, say-my-prayers-and-try-to-do-right believer.