Five Reasons Twilight Sparkle Would Make An Better President Other Than Trump Or Clinton


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So this happened.  As you probably already know, last night during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Melania Trump delivered a speech that had some lines very similar to an speech made by Michelle Obama back in 2008.  In other words, the speech was plagiarized.  And when you were in school, the very first thing the teacher told you before writing that paper or delivering that speech was to not copy the words written by someone else.

While most are disgusted by what happened, some in the Republican Party seems to think plagiarizing is no big deal.  RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer went onto CNN to argue that some of the speech came from Twilight Sparkle.  That’s right, the cartoon horse princess who lives in Equestria and is the princess of friendship.  You can’t make this stuff up!

Of course, social media and the internet blew up after this interview and many were just laughing.  You saw an fan art version from DeviantArt of Twilight Sparkle on the CNN front page.  How much you want to bet that CNN did not get the permission from the person who drew that Twilight Sparkle?

Some from the show’s current and former staff were not too pleased.

And the voice of Twilight Sparkle, Tara Strong was really not happy!

I loved this Vine from Tara Strong telling everyone that plagiarism is not magic in her Twilight Sparkle voice.  Remember this kids while studying in school!

So this got me thinking.  There are many people out there who does not support either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.  We don’t trust Trump because of the many outlandish statements he has made in this campaign, like banning all Muslims.  We don’t trust Clinton because of those deleted e-mails.  And without another viable candidate, several people like me will simply not vote for president this year.  I will still go vote on election day because we have to vote for Congress members and local amendments.

What if Twilight Sparkle was an actual human being running for president?  No, I’m not talking about being a human in the Equestria Girls series.  I’m talking about being an real person on our planet and you see her on the news running for president.  What are the five traits you can expect from Twilight Sparkle running for president by watching her pony counterpart on the TV cartoon series?  Being the master geek that I am, I came up with five traits you can expect from Twilight Sparkle.

History

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Twilight loves reading!  Before she undertook the study of friendship you saw her at the library or at home reading all kinds of books.  This means she has spent years reading about the history of Equestria.  If she was real, she would have spent years reading about the history of the United States and other countries in the world.  From a deep understanding of the Constitution to the history of the states, she would be prepared to deal with those who wants to be corrupt and take power away.

Knowledge

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Another good thing while reading all of those books is she has gained great knowledge of the world around her.  If she was an actual human, she would have probably been a top learner at a major university like Harvard.  She would know how all aspects of government works.  And she would have the knowledge of the world around her.  If Russia decides to send their military somewhere, or if North Korea decided to send a nuclear warhead into the sky, she would know what to do to protect the American citizens.

Organization

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In the cartoon series, Twilight is very organized.  From the books in the library to all the events on her calendar, you can expect to see every aspect planned from start to finish.  If Twilight was real here, her entire day would be planned to the tiniest detail from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to bed.  If she became president, her entire calendar would be planned with every detail checked probably by her, and not by The White House staff.

Teacher

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In the series, she is really good at teaching younger foals skills they need to learn for life.  From teaching unicorns magic to teaching Earth ponies valuable skills, foals around her are going to be better off around her!  If she was real, Twilight would inspire many kids not only in the United States but around the world.  She would continue to host events at The White House like the annual science fair.  Because smart kids means better adults down the road!

Friendship

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This is the most important trait!  In the cartoon series, before Twilight moved to Ponyville, she knew nothing about friendship.  Twilight has spent seasons learning every aspect about why friendship is important with bumps along the road.  Can we admit that crazy Twilight is really funny!

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Twilight is now the princess of friendship, and she has a boat load of knowledge about how friendship works and how to resolve friendship conflicts before it leads to something worse.  If Twilight was real, she would take her vast knowledge of friendship to Washington D.C., where it’s really needed!  From corrupt politicians, people who are greedy, people who wants all the power, and other weird people, Washington is in need of an friendship intervention.  Twilight would be the one to fix Washington and its problems.

One thing I can agree with along with Tara Strong, Twilight Sparkle would make a much better president than Trump or Clinton.  But we can’t vote for her, she’s a horse!

Guess What Right-Wingers, Unions Aren’t Dead In Alabama


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Republicans and the Tea Party in Alabama thought that unions were dead and buried six feet deep in the union graveyard.  Not so fast my friends!  Because a plant in Piedmont voted to unionize with the United Auto Workers union.  The employees at Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. in Piedmont voted 89-45 to join the union.  The UAW said the reason why the employees wanted to join their union is because of the low pay ($9.70 to $15.80 per hour) for production workers, high health care costs, and the increasing use of temporary workers.  Cue the explosions!

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Some on the right think this might be the beginning of a union comeback in Alabama.  And I am sure someone in the Alabama Legislature will try to make it harder for unions to come to Alabama.  But for now, let’s enjoy this small victory!  Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. will respect the employees wishes, and after review by the National Labor Relations Board, the United Auto Workers will have a small victory in Alabama.  Now, would you like to wonder why the UAW has come to NE Alabama, I mean you need to know why!

While other parts of Alabama have experienced economic growth, NE Alabama has been left behind.  Huntsville has attracted thousands of jobs, Auburn and Tuscaloosa are some of the best run metro areas in America, Mobile just saw Airbus opening, and Birmingham continues to do well.  What about Anniston and Gadsden?  Piedmont is located near these two cities.  And these metro areas in NE Alabama have been in a lot of trouble.

Gadsden has lost a lot of manufacturing jobs, and continues to struggle. Anniston has also lost a lot of manufacturing jobs, and was named the worst small performing metro area in America in 2014.  While much of Alabama has seen victories in the form of lots of new well paying jobs, the people in Anniston and Gadsden have been left behind.  This is the biggest reason why the employees at Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. voted to go union.  I am sure they are tired of the low performances and pay they are getting, and I hope they get treated better!

If you don’t want more employees at the plants here in NE Alabama considering to join a union, where are our leaders to attract and bring economic growth to Etowah and Calhoun counties?  You are seeing it across Alabama, but not here.  Oh well, people around here do not like being left behind, and want as much success as other people are seeing in Alabama.  Get with it leaders in Alabama!

Watch The Entire Donald Trump Speech From Alabama


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Last night, thousands of people were in Mobile to hear Donald Trump speak.  And if you missed the speech, you can watch it in full below!  I will post my thoughts about what Donald Trump said on Monday!

Donald Trump Is Coming To Alabama Tonight


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Yep, Donald Trump, the person who currently leads the Republican field, will be in Alabama tonight.  The presidential candidate will be at the Ladd-People’s stadium in Mobile for a campaign rally starting at 7 pm Central.  The gates will open at 5:30 pm, and tickets are free!  But, you must reserve and print off your tickets before going to the event at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/donald-j-trump-for-president-pep-rally-tickets-18212924347

So far, the Alabama secretary of state’s office said more than 40,000 are expected Friday night.  If more than 21,000 people show up, this will be the biggest campaign stop event in the country to date of any presidential candidate of both parties.  If you don’t want to brave the huge crowds, FOX 10 and WKRG 5 will live stream the event starting at 7 pm.

I will post the video from the Donald Trump stop in Mobile on Geek Alabama as soon as it’s available, hopefully Saturday morning!

The Southern Geek – Vlog Episode 16 / Time To Bring Back The Fairness Doctrine


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In episode 16 of The Southern Geek, I talk about political divisiveness in America. And why it might be time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, so America can come together again!  Seriously, people have become more divided in America on everyday issues.  And for some people, it’s their way or the highway, and some people have lost friends because of political discourse.  And here in Alabama, did you know that a country radio station plays the theme song to Superman before Rush Limbaugh comes on?  Yep, politics have gotten out of control.

But what if people in America came back together again.  And actually listened to what other people have to say instead of just ignoring them?  If the Fairness Doctrine came back, all TV and radio stations would have to present both sides of the story, left and right.  That means no more FOX News doing only Right stories and MSNBC doing only left stories.  I would also extend the Fairness Doctrine to all blogs and websites that mostly does politics.  This is what I would like to see!  Watch the video below, and think about it, should the Fairness Doctrine come back?  Leave a comment below!