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The Nightcap

Nightcap for 03/02/2019


“Our best thoughts come from others.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

White-On The Mark

We are undoubtedly living in a time in which our actions and words are under a microscope. Every little thing is up for social and political discourse, which in turn can cause people to feel like they are constantly walking a tight-rope, wondering what verbiage or action is going to be the tipping point.

A prime example: awhile back, I had seen some video of an 80-something woman getting down on the dance floor with a beer in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other. I made the grave mistake of calling this woman my “spirit animal” which – I was later reprimanded for because it was cultural appropriation and an insult to Native Americans.

And that’s about the time I realized we’ve become a bunch of overly-sensitive whiney babies who need trigger warnings for just about everything.

So in the name of being unpolitically correct, here are 25 hilariously-dorky things only white people say.

Scoring High on Scoring Some

This year has been a whirlwind of political news. Trying to follow what is going on in politics is like watching a guy on Adderall try to wrangle drunk feral cats into a box – you don’t know which way to look or which cat to focus on.

A significant part of it has to do with the chaos, scandal, and explosive nature of the current administration. The other part of it is largely due to the fact that we recently put a bunch of new faces in Congress and they appear to be on a mission to mix things up a bit.

Case in point: Colorado is one of the state’s jumping on the Progressive Pony to Testicle Town in Vaginaville. In other words, they’re recognizing that abstinence-only sex ed is actually the exact OPPOSITE of education and are trying to ban it from public schools.

Quite frankly, it’s a great idea. “Abstinence Only” education is a lot like teaching someone how to drive safely by telling them to avoid cars altogether – it’s asinine and it makes zero sense.

Along with practicing safe sex, here are some other parts of the bill you might be interested in.

Brexit III: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.

Watch what John Oliver has to say about it here