Author: Franklin Clemens

Franklin Clemens is a Journalist, blogger and news junkie dedicated to fighting all that is fickle and stupid in society. He believes an informed society is crucial to a civilized democracy and is kind of tired of all the uninformed people out there.

The history behind Xmas explained

Let’s talk about Xmas. To the uninformed. the word Xmas is a crass abbreviation, an affront to Christianity, and an example of how secular humanists are actively waging war on Christmas by trying to take Christ out of Christmas. If you are the type of person who gets upset whenever Continue Reading

Here’s what you missed while you were obsessing over Prince Harry’s engagement

I know you’ve been busy today taking in everything you could read or watch about the exciting news of Prince Harry’s engagement and probably haven’t been able to think about or focus on the boring stuff going in on the world around you. But if you’ll give me just a Continue Reading

The 2017 Turkey of the Year is a guy you’ve never heard of

At Thanksgiving, 91 percent of Americans will be eating turkey, the President gets to pardon a turkey, and on this blog a Turkey of the Year is crowned. The competition this year was steep, as the number of people in our society vying for the prize of top turkey seems Continue Reading

Selena Gomez is blonde and I couldn’t care less

In case you can’t see it, the image above is of a headline from People Magazine that reads: “Everything you need to know about Selena Gomez’s blonde hair change.” She dyed her hair blonde. Selena Gomez is a blonde now. Beyond that, I’m not sure what else I need to know Continue Reading

5 Uncomfortable Facts About Black Friday

If Thanksgiving Day is the acknowledgement of how much we have to be thankful for, Black Friday is the acknowledgment of how much we still want. In a testament to American values, we spend Thursday paying tribute to gluttony and Friday paying tribute to materialism. Here are five things you Continue Reading

Stupidity has no age limit, but it might have a speed limit

Patience is a virtue. Unless, of course, you are an angry old man trying to get around a garbage truck on your way to work. In that case, it is perfectly normal and acceptable for patience and all other virtue to fly out the window so you can get to Continue Reading

Everything you think you know about the first Thanksgiving is probably wrong

While the modern celebration of Thanksgiving is marked by turkey, mashed potatoes, time with family — and more recently — sales events, it is important to note that the first Thanksgiving, (or what we like to think of as the first Thanksgiving) isn’t what we think it is. The celebration we have Continue Reading

What’s Puzzling Trump? Puerto Rico, The US Virgin Islands, and the First Amendment

One of the realities of having a president who tweets and talks off-the-cuff as much as Donald Trump, is that his words often give insight into topics he doesn’t have a clear grasp on. While it is easy to poke fun and laugh, the president is the representative of the Continue Reading

What you’ll miss if Donald Trump actually revokes NBC’s license

Unless you just haven’t been paying attention, you’ve probably heard that Donald Trump threatened to revoke NBC’s broadcast license over a news story he deemed “fake.” First of all, in case you were wondering if it is even possible for a president to revoke the broadcast license of one of Continue Reading