While few may pay attention to what goes on in Nebraska's legislature, fairly big news was announced just the other week in the Omaha World-Herald. State senator Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha was picked up for a DUI. His blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit, and he accepted full responsibility for what he had done.
A year ago, this story wouldn't have bothered me a whole lot. I mean, politicians behaving badly is a nightly reality show we call the news. However, this incident reminded me of that little saying: "What goes around, comes around."
Let me tell you the story.
With recent North Korean nuclear advances, the U.S. has joined the United Nations in enforcing stricter sanctions on the totalitarian state. However, greater economic action must be taken by the U.S. to address the serious humanitarian crises that affect North Korea and the rest of the world.
Batman is arguably the greatest superhero ever conceived. He doesn't have to fly around or use laser vision to get the job done. With his genius brain and his deadly martial arts skills, Batman is a force to be reckoned with. It might sound like I have a man-crush on him (okay, you got me), but he's my favorite superhero for a good reason.
Essentially, Batman is someone who can do anything he puts his mind to, and if we took a page out of his book, we could do the same. Granted, he's only a work of fiction. He's designed to triumph over evil no matter the situation, but there are still morals to be found, just like in any story. If we look beyond the pure entertainment value, it's possible to find many life lessons within the Batman lore.
Disagreement is an understatement. How else do I characterize my thoughts on a second Obama term than deeply, deeply troubled?
With every major storm, there is some sort of emergency to alert the masses. With winter storm Q, it was just the same. Why the hysteria for a storm that has been known about for days or even over a week? We heard the severe intensity of the storm, how massive it was going to be, what supplies were needed. It was like we never experienced a storm before. Some might have bought into the hype a little too much, preparing to be snowed in and running to the store and stocking up on survival supplies.
Beyonce is a liar. She asked in her song, "who runs the world?" She wants you to think that the answer is girls. But l know the truth. Beyonce runs the world, and I am totally fine with it.
The Academy Awards, Hollywood's most pretentious night, is just around the corner, and it seems as if the battle for best picture will be one in which America's most honest president and Ben Affleck duel head-to-head. Both Lincoln and Ben Affleck's Argo are respectable pieces of film that portray politics with vigor and unrelenting tension. Both films deserve to be recognized and awarded, but that doesn't mean that tinsel town's favorite circus, known by most as award season, isn't broken.
Studying in the U.S. seemed like on impossible dream to me. I thought I never would visit it. It was in my imagination to come. The dream that I wanted is now real. Arriving here, I met people and that was a good thing for me. The most attractive thing to me is the culture, such as how people deal with you, what behavior Americans don't like, and what popular foods are. I have seen in America all these things.