Author Archives: M.J. Moye

—May 3, 2015 After being lambasted by Black activists for its failure to adequately reward Black talent in its annual awards program, Hollywood is now facing the wrath of the LGBT community, which is claiming that Gays and Transgendered folk are not adequately represented in major studio releases of mainstream films. According to the LGBT activist organization GLAAD, of 126 movie releases from the major studios in 2015, only 17.5 percent of them included LGBT   READ MORE
—April 19, 2015 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 to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The First Amendment is my favorite part of the U.S. Constitution. Not the amendment’s opening part. I mean, I believe in the free exercise of religion, but I kind of hope no   READ MORE
—April 12, 2016 OK, kids, it was a slow Monday with little news of note worth hashing out, but given that we’re here to specifically hash things out, we’d best explore the news to determine which stories might challenge our intellect and serve as good vehicles for the sake of heated, yet cordial, debate. So Hash It Out: Is the proposed sentence for Dennis Hastert ludicrous; is Father John Misty creepy; are Millennials ridiculously spoiled; is Janet Jackso   READ MORE
An award-winning Pittsburgh television news anchor was fired last week for controversial and allegedly racist comments she made in a Facebook posting regarding the March 9, mass shooting at a backyard barbecue in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg, at which five people and an unborn child were killed. In her Facebook post, WTAE-TV news anchor Wendy Bell speculated that: “You needn’t be  READ MORE
—March 29, 2016 If you’re an avowed Hillary Clinton supporter and want to boost her campaign finance coffers then you should consider a visit to California next month where you can scoop up a seat at one of two fundraisers starring Hollywood icon George Clooney, and his wife, Amal. For the low price of $353,400 you can reserve a seat at the head table with Hillary, George and Amal during an April 15 fundraiser in San Francisco, or, should you be accepting of a bit less   READ MORE
“If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be truth.”

—Mr. Spock, Science Officer/Second Officer/Lieutenant Commander; USS Enterprise

So you’re hashing-it-out with your buddy, who seems to have the upper hand and is poised to win the argument, but then you flatly state, “most illogical,” refute the tenets of his argument with ease, and then counter with your own logical br   READ MORE

Are you a Millennial, a member of what is also referred to as Generation Y?

If you said "yes," I have to ask, "how can you be sure?" How do you know that you're not a Gen. Xer? Or, on the other end of the balance beam, a member of the upcoming Generation Z? Who or what defined you as a millennial, and under what authority? Or perhaps you self-identified (which seems to be quite popular within all matrixes of "identification" in the 21st   READ MORE
So, I'm looking through my news feed for something to rant about, which usually proves easy as I'm easily riled by the idiocy of human behavior, whether mean-spirited ignorant deeds by trailer trash or bombastic disregard of common decency by the one percent. But vacation is imminent, so my dander is down--and the only thing that's going to rile me is any airline fuckery that might delay my journey. In fact, I had envisioned this rant as being airline-related, but the airline   READ MORE
The “Battle of the Bathrooms” is heating up across the nation, what with two separate, at-odds local and state government measures making the news this week. In South Dakota, the governor is poised to sign a bill that would require public school students to use bathrooms and other facilities that correspond to their biological sex, which the bill defines as “a person’s chromosomes and anatomy as identified at birth.” Meanwhile, the city of Charlotte, NC this w   READ MORE
Just in time for the 88th Academy Awards, the University of Southern California’s School for Communication and Journalism has released a “scathing” report that proves that Hollywood is a “straight, white, boy’s, club.” Following on the heels of the “Oscars so White” movement inspired by the lack of minority Academy Award nominees, this report strongly suggests that not only is Hollywood a bastion of racists, but also of misogynistic homophobes. The report   READ MORE