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We Are Precious


Even if you didn’t grow up in a religious household, surely you’ve heard the song with the lyrics “red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.” Even if you are not religious, surely you can understand the importance of these lyrics to Americans at the time. Today, two NYPD officers were gunned … Continue reading

Losing loved ones


My solution to dealing with difficult things is to stay busy. Cleaning things that are already spotless, studying for tests that I already know I’ll make an A on, returning phone calls, bathing the dog, cleaning the office at work even though someone else gets paid to do that, go to the gym. Stay busy … Continue reading

Westboro Baptist Church coming to Alabama


I’ve always said that if they ever came anywhere near my home to protest, I would like to do something cool like this to stop them. The Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket at the University of Alabama on May 18 to “remind them of the wrath of God that visited them two years … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Valentine’s Day is one of the holidays that people either hate or love. In the US and other places around the world, people will be exchanging flowers, cards, and chocolate tomorrow. But where does the tradition come from? I was curious, and I thought some other people might be too. The story of Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Sandy Hook


I’ve written about Westboro Baptist Church before, and it should be obvious that I’m not a fan of the group. They call themselves Christians, yet they do nothing but spread hate. The church is famous for picketing the funerals of fallen troops with “God Hates Fags” signs and posters. They’re now planning to picket Sandy … Continue reading

“Legitimate rape” comments don’t pay off. Shocking, right?

“Legitimate rape” comments don’t pay off. Shocking, right?


It’s no secret that many politicians say absurd things about women’s reproductive rights. Apparently, voters don’t approve. Representative Todd Akin and Indiana Republican Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock lost their respective races last night. If you’re wondering, Akin was the guy who made the comments about a woman’s reproductive system shutting down and preventing pregnancy if … Continue reading

Psychology & the Salem witch trials


This post is another one of my exciting recycled psychology assignments. Feel free to stop reading if the Salem witch trials aren’t your thing. The discussion question follows: Identify one current or historical event that works as an example of the pitfalls of groupthink.  What aspects of the situation could be changed to avoid groupthink … Continue reading

Social psychology and critical thinking


I’m taking social psychology this semester, and I decided that one of my assignments could probably double as a blog post, as long as no one got terribly offended. At any rate, our prompt was “Identify a current event/issue that exemplifies what happens when people fail to think critically. Explain why you believe this is a good … Continue reading

Bigamy versus homosexuality


Bigamy, the act of marrying while already married to another person, is a third-degree felony punishable by a sentence of up to five years in the state of Utah. Kody Brown, the star of ‘Sister Wives‘, is suing Utah and hopes to overturn the bigamy law as being unconstitutional. If they win the suit, polygamy will … Continue reading