Vote, Vote, and Did I Mention Vote?

Vote, Vote, and Did I Mention Vote?

“Not voting, because there is no one to vote for,” My friend on SnapChat during the Republican primaries in Texas.

As long as I’ve known my friend she has always taken a great interest in politics. We have spent countless nights debating over policies and social programs. However, this is the first time I have heard her share her discontent for politics, and she isn’t alone. I’m finding this to be a common topic among my friends and colleagues that they do not want to vote, because of the choices out there. While I disagree with this statement (I like a few candidates), I still find the reason to be absurd.

It’s extremely important to vote. Especially,  if there is a candidate that you 100% do not want to see as President. If you do not vote, you are increasing the chances of that person becoming President. This is because those who want him or her, have less counter votes against them. I mean it’s easy to say your vote won’t make that much of a difference, but if everyone started saying that then it would, BUT EVERYONE’S VOTE DOES COUNT.  It’s like the saying every dollar counts, and so does your vote.

Furthermore, it’s crucial to make your voice heard by voting in the upcoming elections. I mean that’s why we live a democracy. So don’t let our Founding Fathers down.

So do some research and decide who out of the candidates would make the best President. Even if they won’t make the perfect President for you, there is still someone who you will find to be the better candidate.

 

 

Ben is Engaged to…

Ben is Engaged to…

 

*Warning Spoilers*

 

Well the Bachelor finale happened tonight, and we finally got to see who Ben chooses. I must say I looked up who was going to win in the beginning of the season, but during this finale I wasn’t sure. I thought what I read was wrong, because it looked clear that JoJo would be the winner. He seemed to be surer of his feelings for her than Lauren. However, the rumors were true and Ben proposed to Lauren B.  I was quite happy. Like I have said before, JoJo seemed more like a best friend, rather than a soulmate and I guess Ben agreed. Also, they really do seem to be in love (I hope it stays that way).

During the finale, I cried and got angry all in the span of two hours. Man that finale was full on emotional rollercoaster. The time I cried was when Lauren started crying during the end of their date. It really seemed like he was saying goodbye to her, and my heart broke. Lauren really seems in love with him. I wanted her to win, and I cried at the chance that she might not. As for when I got angry was when Ben dumped JoJo (I know I’m all over the place, like Ben). I wanted to slap him for JoJo, and I was hoping she would. He completely led her on, and it was messed up. JoJo really trusted him with her heart, and he made her believe she could. It was not cool. Thankfully, JoJo will get her happy ending, because she is the new bachelorette!!

I am so excited to watch JoJo find love next season! She seems like a great person, and deserves a great guy just for her.

 

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Trump Is Not the Godly Choice

Trump Is Not the Godly Choice

Recently, I have seen on Facebook my fellow Christians discussing how Trump is the “godly” choice, and honestly this makes me completely disappointed with my fellow Jesus lovers.

First of all, I really don’t think there is a “godly” choice when it comes to presidential candidates. I believe that we all have our own sets of political beliefs that one is not favored by God. However, every election we try to use God as a voting reason. Like we all know who God would vote for (umm no).

Second of all, I would say what Trump promotes is the opposite of who God is. Trump promotes a country filled with hate, while God is the definition of love. God literally loves us all so much that He sent His Son to die for us. Even those who persecuted Jesus, they will were still loved by Him. So why do people think that a man who wants to build walls to keep people out, can be a God given candidate? God doesn’t build walls, He built a bridge. A metaphorical bridge that connects us ALL (not just Americans) to Him through the love of Christ.

Not only does Trump want to build a wall, but he makes hateful, racist, and sexist comments. If you don’t believe me, read below the quotes said by Mr. Trump, himself.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapist…” (side point: the lovely people from Mexico that I know are not like this at all. Actually in my church we have plenty of God fearing Mexican church members).

“If I were running ‘The View,’ I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.'” (In the words of Stephanie Tanner, “How Rude!”). 

“You know, it doesn’t really matter what (the media) write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” (Everyone who is a woman, or has a daughter, a sister, a mother, should be offended by this).

“You could see there was blood coming out her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off base.” Trump talking about Megyn Kelly.

Discriminating against someone for the color of their skin, or where they are from is hateful. Calling someone names, and judging them for their appearance is hateful. Saying a woman, who asked you tough questions, clearly must have been on her period is sexist, and hateful. It’s hateful to everyone. So how can you say that this candidate is the choice of God? Everything I have every read in the Bible, and everything I have ever known about God is the opposite. God is not hateful. He loves everyone. Including, Muslims, Mexicans, and women.

So to conclude: if you want to vote for Trump that is your choice, but don’t bring God into it.

 

Sources:

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/550112/donald-trump-quotes.html

http://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-quotes-22-offensive-things-said-republican-front-runner-2329011

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Now There is Four

Now There is Four

*Warning Spoilers*

 

Tonight on The Bachelor, it was a hard one to watch. Probably because all the crazies are gone, and now we actually feel for every girl on the show. There isn’t a clear villain that we can root for to be kicked off. Personally, I don’t want to see any of the contestants get hurt. Sadly, this isn’t “Sister Wives,” but the Bachelor.

The episode began with a one-on-one date with my personal favorite, Lauren B. The two clearly have a strong connection, and they were both so cute with those kids. Side note that half-court shot by Ronnie was amazing!

Next it was Jo Jo’s turn. They went to my dream city, Chicago. I must admit the date was pretty cool, but it was also pretty boring. I think Jo Jo is a fun girl, but I’m not a fan of them together. She seems more to be of a best friend, rather than a wife. At least, when it comes to Ben. We will find out soon if Ben agrees.

The group date was so uncomfortable. Especially, when Becca tells Ben that if he doesn’t feel the same way to just tell her, and not to blindside her. Seeing his facial expression caused me to think the end of Becca’s time on the Bachelor was near. Sadly, it was. Becca got what she asked for him not to do and was blindsided tonight. Along, with the rest of Bachelor Nation. Poor Becca.

Anyone else think they were featuring Becca so much tonight as a way to prep her to be a contender for the next Bachelorette? #BeccaforBachelorette seems to show that people thought so too. If fans continue to push for Becca, we might get to finally see Becca find love.

Oh and let’s not forget about sweet, Emily. That awkward one-on-one date with Emily was so painful to watch. I mean I had to leave the room when Emily was talking to Ben’s Mom. I just wanted to scream at her, and say “STOP TALKING!” In her defense, she was clearly just nervous. It’s hard meeting the parents. This didn’t seem to faze Ben’s mom, who was not a fan of Emily’s nervous talking. Ben made it clear that his mom’s opinion was the only opinion, when Ben sent Emily home. Emily does seem too young for marriage though, so I did see his mom’s point.

Overall it was a tough one, and it will probably only get harder.

P.S. Can I just say how entertaining Jo Jo’s hometown date looks to be? Jo Jo’s brother isn’t having Ben. Can’t wait to see what happens.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Since today is Valentine’s Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate all the celebrity couples that make us feel all sorts of love.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are the definition of relationship goals. They are funny, goofy, hot and have great style. Not to mention the adorable looks they give each other on the red carpet that make us swoon.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are the ultimate power couple. Both are successful in their careers, with Beyonce being one of the most popular singers of our generation, and Jay-Z a huge rap star. Together their net worth is $1 billion dollars. Also, they are kickass parents to their adorable daughter, Blue Ivy. They make us strive to have a dynamic marriage like them one day.

Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi laugh their way into our hearts. The hilarious talk show host brings laughter into our homes every day, and her wife isn’t shy to laughter either. Portia stared in the award winning comedy Arrested Development. Portia and Ellen make us jealous of all the jokes they must share together.

These love stricken celebrity couples make even the cynical grouch a softie for love on this Valentine’s Day.

Ben Says Goodbye to…

Ben Says Goodbye to…

*Warning Spoilers*

 

Let’s start off with the fact that Olivia did not get her rose taken away at the beginning of the episode. While it would have been pretty mean to have Olivia’s rose taken back, I kind of feel like she deserved it. Olivia seems to have only joined the show for the fame. Even at the end of the episode where she is seen “crying,” it screamed fake. So just like the girls, I was pretty annoyed that Olivia stayed. Especially, after everyone just told him that she is fake. If I was one of the girls, I would have been offended that he trusts Olivia over everyone else. Thankfully, she was sent packing this episode. So now we can all rest easy that Ben won’t end up with her.

And then there is Leah. Let me just say that when the episode started and she didn’t get that one-on-one date card I felt bad for her. My heart went out to Leah, and I thought if I was her I would have just left. It’s clear that if a guy asks a girl on a second date before he asks you, he isn’t all that into you. However, my sympathetic feelings quickly changed when Leah let her insecurities get the best of her. She began smack talking Lauren B, whom from what we have seen does not deserve that. Leah became just as fake as Olivia, and at least Ben was able to see it in Leah.

Overall, it was a great episode. It was sad to see Lauren H. go, but Ben finally said goodbye to two girls who definitely didn’t deserve his heart. So let’s all toast to the fake girls going home.

Can’t wait to see the next episode! Who will be going home next?

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Is Bernie Sanders too old to be President?

Is Bernie Sanders too old to be President?

As the 2016 elections are upon us, people are pondering who they should elect to be the 45th president of the United States. Bernie? Ted? Hillary? Donald?

Whether a Republican or a Democrat, all of us will choose based on who we believe aligns with what we stand for the best. However, the candidate’s age should not be a deciding factor.

I know that sounds obvious, but the topic I see people writing the most about on Facebook is that Bernie Sanders is too old to be President.

Now, let me just state some facts. Bernie Sanders is only FIVE years older than Donald Trump and SIX years older than Hillary Clinton. But for some reason neither Trump’s nor Hillary’s age is a hot topic. So why is Bernie’s?

The answer: Bernie carries himself much older. My theory: Bernie does not want to spend money on a stylist, because Bernie’s main platform is not receiving money from big companies. He doesn’t want to appear like a rich snob who is not relatable to the average American. However, I think what Bernie and his team might not have realized is that people judge based on looks. Or maybe they did and just don’t care to spend money on improving his physical appearance.  Either way, Bernie’s appearance seems to be a deciding factor for why he shouldn’t be president, which is ridiculous.

People shouldn’t focus on a candidate’s appearance or age, but the issues. The issues that each candidate stands for. Let’s think like Bernie and not pick a candidate based on what stylist they have. Let’s focus on who will make the best president, whoever you believe that to be. So the next time you want to state an opinion on why Bernie Sanders shouldn’t be president; you better not say his age.