I Can't Stand Tomi Lahren But She Shouldn't Be Suspended From Her Show

I Can't Stand Tomi Lahren But She Shouldn't Be Suspended From Her Show

Hard right? Hard left? Or somewhere in between?
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Tomi Lahren has become conservative's favorite talk show host and the face of the new wave millennial Republicans. Of course with fame, there also comes critics. Tomi Laren's show on The Blaze has become highly criticized due to her extreme conservative beliefs and often rude comments against millennials and liberals. However recently, Tomi Lahren has come under fire from conservatives and the producers of her show after making pro-choice comments while was a guest on The View. Since the footage has been released, Tomi Lahren has been suspended from the production of her show.

Last Friday, Tomi Lahren appeared as a guest on The View where she made comments regarding her pro-choice views saying "I am a constitutional, y’know, someone that loves the Constitution. I’m someone that’s for limited government. So I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies. I can sit here and say that as a Republican and I can say, you know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well. ” These comments were shocking not only to the hosts but also the national audience, as Lahren has been a huge critic towards the pro-life movement and modern day feminism. Lahren argues that because she supports limited government intervention that she would feel hypocritical supporting government involvement and regulation of women's reproductive choices. On Monday, Glenn Beck of The Blaze suspended Lahren indefinitely from her "Tomi." Currently, her employment with the program remains uncertain.

Personally, I disagree with almost everything that comes out of Tomi Lahren's mouth and I'd trust a compulsive liar before anything written or commented on The Blaze. However, Tomi Lahren's pro-choice comments raise the issue on the fluidity of politics. Today, politics is much like high school in which you pick a team and vote for whoever is their captain, regardless of their opinions or policies they'd like to implement. However, many people do not completely with every opinion or policy suggested by their political party. There are Republicans that are for the legalization of marijuana as there are Democrats that are pro-life. So how do we compensate for dissenting opinions within political parties when we live in a society that only focuses on hard left or hard right? While it is not an easy question to answer, I believe that the first step is to allow the voicing of opinions of moderates and individuals who are critical of their political parties. This is why I believe that although I cringe every time a Tomi Lahren video pops up on my Facebook feed, The Blaze should not suspend her from her own show. After all, if you give someone a talk show then you should allow them to speak.

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5 Underrated Songs Of The Past Decade

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Music is at the center of most of our lives. We listen to it as we work and sometimes as we sleep. In the past ten years, music has evolved in quite a dramatic manner. Music has gone from long sweet ballads to catchy repetitive “bops”. Here are 5 of the most underappreciated gems of the last decade.

  1. Angel Olsen- Intern

Maybe we should begin with an underrated song by an underrated artist. Angel Olsen is a ridiculously talented recording artist with five studio albums including My Woman, which “Intern” is featured on. Olsen’s “Intern” is a haunting ballad about the repetitive cycles of life and love. In both, you must go through the motions and continue no matter how embarrassing it may be.

  1. Sam Smith- HIM

“HIM” is just one of those songs you have to listen to. Yes, it is that important. This song, released on Smith’s second studio album is a discussion between Smith and the “holy father”. In the important discussion, disguised as a song, Smith reveals to God that he is, in fact, in love with a man. The song is so immensely important because in religion there seems to be no room for those who are of the LGBTQ+ community and Smith challenges that. Even if you are not of the community, the song pulls on your heart strings leaving most who listen in tears.

  1. Beyonce- No Angel

Even powerhouse acts like Beyoncé can have songs that seem to fly under the radar. Released on Beyoncé’s self titled fifth studio album, “No Angel” is an alluring song that includes deep bass and Beyoncé’s illustrious vocals. If that’s not enough to get you to listen to the song, you should watch the music video. The piece is a homage to Beyoncé’s hometown of Houston, Texas.

  1. Lana Del Rey- The Other Woman

This song, although it happens to be a cover, is a gem. Lana Del Rey pays homage to one of her favorite recording artists, Nina Simone, by giving her own haunting rendition of the song. Simone’s song is about the other woman in a relationship. Although the other woman may have better looks and even a better smell, she still does not have the man she wants all the time. She is something different for him, but that is all. At the end of the night, the man always goes home to the woman he truly loves. The song reminds us that the life of “the other woman” is unfulfilling and lonesome.

  1. Lady Gaga- Joanne

Last, but certainly not least is a song by none other than Lady Gaga. Released on the Joanne album, the song “Joanne” holds a special meaning to the artist. Gaga wrote the song for her late aunt, Joanne Germanotta, whom she is loosely named after. Gaga, although she never met her aunt, believes that Joanne is a very important figure in her life who not only inspired her creativity, but also inspired her to stop her drug use in 2010. Can you imagine allowing someone you have never met have that much influence in your life ?

There you have it, five of the most underappreciated songs of the last decade. Now that you know them, go on to YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, or however you listen to music and experience the genius of these songs.

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This Parks And Rec Drinking Game Will Make Your Next Night In More Fun

How to get buzzed while watching the greatest show on earth
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Parks and Recreation is the go-to, easy watch show of our generation. It makes for both good background noise, and good laugh-out-loud television. Who wouldn’t love the cast of quirky yet lovable characters?

Next time you sit down to binge, take a drink every time…

  1. Chris gives his signature thumbs up
  2. April says something sarcastic
  3. Jerry messes something up
  4. “Tammy.”
  5. Ron is seen eating
  6. There’s a Lil Sebastian reference
  7. Leslie gets overly emotional
  8. Ben looks into the camera
  9. Andy does something reckless
  10. The scene takes place at JJ’s Diner
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