Ranting Robert

Purpose of the Press

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Most of you should recognize that as the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.   A lot of power and responsibility is recognized in that sentence.  First of all, the government doesn’t grant us these rights; these rights are provided to us naturally and the…

Do You Really Want Another President Clinton?

Really?  This #NeverTrump movement by fellow conservatives is getting out of hand.  Do you realize at this point is that your only real options are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Look, I get it.  I’m not a Trump guy myself.  My first choice was Ben Carson, my second choice was Ted Cruz.  They were a couple of solid conservatives who would have brought reason, common sense, and strong morals back to the White House.  Honestly, Donald Trump was my third to last choice behind John Kasich and Jeb Bush.  The…

Wendy Bell and the Outrage of Black Pittsburgh

Trigger Warning: This post contains truthful information that may be offensive or sensitive to certain segments of the population such as college students, liberals, and blacks.  I am not responsible for any hurt feelings this may cause.  Of course, I don’t care about your feelings. Pittsburgh reporter Wendy Bell was fired from WTAE after making some controversial remarks on her Facebook page after a recent shooting.  As we all know, when we talk about controversy and black people, it usually means black people don’t like what someone else said about them because it’s the truth.…

Why Martavis? Why?

Once upon a time, there was a wide receiver who was very talented physically but had some issues of the field.  He liked to smoke marijuana in his free time.  An NFL team decided to take a chance on him and he was able to put up big numbers on the field as a rookie.  However, he was suspended for a few games before his second year in the league.  The troubled wide receiver promised to clean up his act and returned to dominating on the field after returning for suspension.…

The Pointless Debate

Over the last 10-20 years, I have had many heated political discussions with people of different colors, different backgrounds, and different walks of life.  Social media has made it easier to have these discussions and meet all kinds of people.  When having such discussions, my goal is to be as clear minded and rational as possible when arguing my point of view while trying to use as much anecdotal evidence as possible.  While I would respect their point of view, I expect them to respect my point of view as…