politics as sex

sexy politics! wait? is that a thing? of course it is! in the paraphrased words of a personal hero of mine, john oliver, how is that thing? since it's now the political silly season (when isnt it political silly season?) with the republicans having their big party last week (july 18 through july 21) and the democrats holding their big party this week (july 25 through july 28). but, what does any of that have to with sex?

on the surface of it - absolutely nothing. yet, the fine folks at men's health have seen fit to provide some insight into the lives of political partiers. their sex lives in particular.

it's fun reading, voyeuristically interesting, possibly insightful, and ultimately pointless. did i mention it was fun?

here's the findings ... enjoy!

independence day: 240 years and counting!

july 4th is american independence day, and 2016 marks the 240th anniversary of the signing of the declaration of independence. to celebrate this day most americans do very independent things like get together with family and friends for celebration with barbecue and fireworks. occasionally there's the odd amount of beer consumption. typically this comes with the "here, watch this ... " story that results in something that someone somewhere will regret later. but, that's all just part of the experience! because 'murica! ;) but, it's also a time to reflect on our nation. a time to remember the men and women who have served and sacrificed so that we may enjoy the freedoms we have, and to consider the men and women that serve today and in the future that will continue to protect ourĀ freedoms. a time to enjoy all that we have accomplished as a nation, and a time to remember that we have much work to do to improve our nation even more. we as americans have much to be thankful for, much to be proud of, and much work left to do to improve ourselves, our nation, and our world.

happy birthday, america!

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