• Diversity for Diversity’s Sake?
  • Thor: Ragnarok Review
  • Dead Exit First Impressions Review
  • Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 8
  • Who is Cliff Hyra?

Diversity for Diversity’s Sake?

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If you follow politics at all, then you no doubt noticed that this past week had a spate of elections across the country. Most of the media coverage of the elections spoke of the overwhelming success that the Democratic Party had. Much of that coverage speculated on whether the results were a referendum on President Trump and his low approval rating. Some talking heads debated whether the Republican candidates lost…

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Thor: Ragnarok Review

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SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follows. When it comes to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I appear to be a bit of an outlier in the sense that I’ve actually enjoyed the Thor movies thus far and have always felt they were under-rated. In fact, I enjoyed the first two Thor movies more than I did Iron Man 2 and 3. Some people consider Thor bland, but I…

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Dead Exit First Impressions Review

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I had an opportunity to play Dead Exit a few days before its launch on the Xbox One platform. Dead Exit is a zombie-themed card game that feels very much like it could have been printed as a more traditional “board game” style of game with significant card mechanics. In Dead Exit, every card has two sides: the zombie side and the regular side. The regular side can be a…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 8

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You may have noticed a slight decrease in participation for these weekly NFL reaction posts. It turns out we were a little ambitious in thinking we could support this commitment for 17 weeks, so we’re going to scale back slightly. This will be the last weekly reaction piece this season. The group will be back for a “third quarter” check-in sometime around week 12 and then we’ll get the band…

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Who is Cliff Hyra?

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Normally, when I talk about politics, I try to stick to national issues because they’re more relevant to a larger portion of our audience. However, I would like to make an exception here to talk about the Virginia gubernatorial race and Cliff Hyra. Who is Cliff Hyra? He’s not John Galt. He’s the Libertarian Party candidate for Virginia governor. Not a Virginia resident? Please stick with me, as I’ll eventually…

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NFL logo ripped in half

Dump the NFL Already!

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Fall is upon us and lots of people are knee deep in the NFL season. Football is the most watched sport in America and for many years has truly been America’s game. But, there are a ton of big gnarly problems with the NFL that are slowly coming to a head. It’s a league that treats its players and fans terribly. It turns a blind eye to racism, sexism, and…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 7

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week will be a light week, with only Paul’s reactions to the games. Paul Says: Maybe I was right about the Falcons and Broncos after all: Before the season, I mentioned being worried about teams who were successful last season but were replacing a coach this season. I specifically called out the…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 6

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season.   Paul Says Bad break for Packers: Obviously the loss of Aaron Rodgers, even if not for the whole season, is huge. Hard to think of a player on a potential Super Bowl contender more important than Rodgers. Even if he misses just a few games, that could be enough to put…

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition artwork from the 1942 song by Kay Kyser for Famous Music.

The Gun Cult-ure

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Knowing that I would be writing a piece on gun control in America after recent events, I started this blog with a working title of “The Gun Culture” and my fingers slipped as I typed, a common enough occurrence.  But the typo resulted in the word “culture” being mangled, highlighting the “cult” portion of the word.  I was never intending to take a trip down the rabbit hole of the…

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Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s Open Secret Problem

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Disclaimer: This article was written a few days ago about a news story that has continued to develop. Some things mentioned may be out of date by the time you read it. This past week, the New York Times published an article detailing the long history of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein paying off sexual harassment accusers. Some have written about the hypocrisy of Democrats, always eager to accuse Republicans of…

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