I’ve Moved


Dear Readers, While WordPress.com is an awesome platform and tool, I need more control over my site. Therefore, I’ve obtained my own domain and am now using a self-hosted version of WordPress. Don’t worry! If you have links to posts on this site, they will automatically redirect to the posts located on the new site. … Continue reading

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Why Joe Rehyansky is Entitled to His Opinion


So, you may have noticed I strayed a little from the promised “messages of hope 2010” theme I’m trying to adopt until the end of the year for my Somali post. Sorry. No one is perfect. There’s just so much to be upset about! I want to write about the passage of Pigford, S510 (the … Continue reading

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The Somalis in My Backyard


As many of you know, I’m in the very shallow end of the wealth pool. That’s not a call for sympathy. Many Americans are going through hard times. I’ve had more money before and I will again. I only mention it because some of my friends from Twitter know I lived in an apartment building … Continue reading

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Red Eye: Leg Chair Armageddon


Welcome back, welcome backers! It’s time, once again, for our favorite conservative comedy show, “Red Eye.” I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving feasts, completely with family, friends, football and the beverages of your choice. Me? I stayed home, eating top ramen and ground beef. But don’t feel sad for me! I had a great … Continue reading

Finding My Way: Compassionate Conservatives


Language. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. People spend their lives studying it, deconstructing it, tracing its roots. We use it daily, obviously. Constantly. I’ve heard some people say they think more in images than words. Not I. I’m a very word-orientated person. To me, a word is worth a thousand pictures. At the most basic … Continue reading

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Red Eye: Your Host and Moderator, Greg Gutfeld


Happy Thanksgiving, America! I hope you are taking the day to celebrate its true spirit: that of celebrating the bounty we’ve been provided with those closest to our hearts. Me? I had ramen with hamburger for lunch and am just about to sit down to watch the wonderfully cynical Thanksgiving movie, Home for the Holidays. … Continue reading

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Red Eye: That “Loathsome” Sidekick, Bill Schulz


If you know anything about my history of coming to grips with my inner conservative, you know it all started with a visit I paid to old friends, where I was introduced to “Red Eye.” The show introduced me Andrew Breitbart. A letter to Breitbart introduced me to … well, no need to repeat the … Continue reading

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Red Eye: TV’s Andy Levy


You know, after last night’s episode of “Red Eye,” I pondered long and hard how I could cover one of their stories and still fit it into my “Messages of Hope” campaign of concentrating on the positive. I concluded that I couldn’t, Don’t get me wrong. “Red Eye” was as humorous and fun as always. … Continue reading

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A Public Service Announcement for Seattle: STAY HOME!


Dear Seattle and other parts of Western Washington affected by yesterday’s snowstorm: It is currently 5:30 AM on the morning of Tuesday, November 23rd. I have just been outside. It is cold enough out there to test your frosticles! Additionally, while the snow has stopped, it is nowhere near safe. I’m on top of Capitol … Continue reading

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For the Sake of our Children – AdoptUsKids.org


As an adopted child, I perhaps have extra insight into the importance of having a stable, loving family. Like every other kid in America, I grew up too often taking my parents for granted. But, in the back of my mind, there was always one lingering thought: my parents chose me. I could have grown … Continue reading