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Scandal Review: Rasputin

by BREANA BACON

Y’all, listen. I may not have class on Fridays anymore, but I’m tired of waking up disheveled because of the stress Shonda has caused me on Thursday nights. Therefore, I am starting a petition and setting up headquarters for my #StopShondaStress2015 campaign. I need signatures and volunteers so now is not the time to let your stress overcome you, it is time to take action. It should be a crime to snatch so many edges without permission as Shonda has over the past several years.

Anyway, without further adieu, let us debrief.

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Scandal Review: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

by BREANA BACON

Look people, I’m fed up. Not with Shonda this week, but with Olivia.

I refuse to begin this debriefing with any pleasantries because I am stressed and irritated beyond relief.

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Y’all are too, don’t act like you aren’t. We can bypass all the foolishness.

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Scandal Review: You Got Served

by BREANA BACON

Look y’all, I’m feeling like Tamela Mann tonight. I’m tired and after this week’s episode I need nothing than to be taken to the throne of grace. Jesus take the wheel and steer it to the king.

Olivia Pope needs to be fixed? That just isn’t right. My letter to Shonda is coming as soon as my Dr. Miracle edge repair arrives, I promise.

Anyway, let us begin before the stress comes creeping back.

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Scandal Review: Dog-Whistle Politics

by BREANA BACON

Hello my Gladiator friends,

Welcome to another edition of my De-stress Session! I’m sure you all, like me, have to replace your mugs this week because you’ve realized that the tea Shonda Rhimes spilled this episode was more than your minuscule cup and saucer could handle.

I was simply outdone by the amount of uncomfortable truths that the light was shed on this week, but I’ll be the first to say, we needed that truth to be brought forward. Some people in this world need it more than others but that’s just not any of my business.

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Let’s get started, shall we?

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Scandal Review: Paris is Burning

by BREANA BACON

Before I begin, I must admit that I was so close to having an incomplete review tonight but my very good and loyal friend, Sierra who is in Tampa, saved my life and assisted in the snatching of my edges tonight. Thank you, Lord, for good friends who would rather you be snatched by Shonda than live life wondering what it would be like if you had been.

Ladies and gentlemen, if there was ever a time we as Gladiators needed to rally around one another, it is now.

We have just experienced the biggest run around the fictional political world has ever seen. Never in my life have I been more stressed about a relationship that has absolutely nothing to do with me than I am about Olivia Pope and Fitzgerald Grant.

I am fed up. I know y’all are too. I’m gonna try and get through this as best as I can but I’ve had enough.

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Now let’s get into the foolishness.

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Oregon Shooting: How Christians respond when tragedy strikes

by KATIE BEMB

On Thursday, October 1, nine people were murdered when a 26-year-old opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon before killing himself in a shootout with police. Another nine people were wounded.

The latest incident at Umpqua Community College in Oregon has fallen under the spotlight over the last week as some Americans nationwide question whether a number of these victims could be considered martyrs for their Christian faith.

“He had us get up one by one and asked us what our religions were,” stated survivor Anastasia Boylan in an interview with ABC News. “The shooter said (to a victim) that he would only feel the pain for a couple of seconds and that he would be with God soon, and then he shot him.”

After Boylan had been shot in the back near her spine, she laid on the ground and pretended to be dead. She could hear everything in her surroundings as nine of those around her were killed at the hands of the killer. During the ABC interview, Boylan mentions how the 26-year-old was laughing as he was shooting his victims.

“He sounded really deranged because he said that he had been waiting to do that for a very long time, and then he laughed,” remembered Boylan.

It’s been reported that the shooter left behind a two-page “manifesto” but investigators, including the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, have not confirmed or denied speculations that the shooter targeted Christians. Continue reading Oregon Shooting: How Christians respond when tragedy strikes

Scandal Review: She Said “Yes”

by BREANA BACON

Y’all, look. I’m tired.

I prepared myself for my edges to be snatched as I settled down to watch yet another installment of the stress-inducing travesty that is Scandal. I was ready to be blown away by the world knowing about Fitz and Olivia. I was waiting for it in the first 30 seconds.

I’m sure y’all were ready as well. However, as I previously mentioned, Shonda loves to run up and snatch the very hair off of our scalps as if it belonged to her in the last two minutes. But what she did tonight was simply unforgivable. My letter to Shonda Rhimes about various topics: my stress level, my edges, and the state of America after Thursday nights is still in the works. Bare with me and read on, Gladiators, as I try to make it through this tonight.

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Scandal Season 5 Premiere Review

by BREANA BACON

My precious fellow Gladiators, I have returned and so have our fearless leaders, Olivia Pope and Shonda Rhimes.

As per usual, I am stressed and baffled and my edges, that I have spent exactly five months to the day growing back since the season four finale, have been swiftly snatched from me. Thank God almighty that it’s almost the time to pull out the beanies and hats so I can hide this atrocity. I will be billing Shonda for my hair salon costs, as should you all.

Anyway, let us debrief once again.

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Bruce Jenner’s Tell-All Interview with Diane Sawyer: RECAP

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Millions of people tuned in to reality star Bruce Jenner’s two-hour broadcast interview with Diane Sawyer Friday night in which he spoke candidly about his life-long struggle with gender identity and his family’s reaction to his decision to become transgendered.

Social media was constantly buzzing with Jenner’s influential confessions, but just in case you missed the program, here are the highlights:

1. Bruce has always felt like a woman inside.
Jenner immediately got teary-eyed as Sawyer asked the first big question that everyone was dying to know. “Are you a woman?”

“For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” he said. In addition, Jenner currently refers to the female persona inside of him as “she” and “her.”

2. He has been cross-dressing for years.
Reflecting back on his childhood, Jenner says he wanted to try on his first dress at the age of eight years old, and when he did, it felt good. After ending his Olympic career, Jenner revealed that he took female hormones and had plastic surgery in the 80s to start his transition, but stopped after meeting Kris Jenner. Since then, he has put on women’s clothing in secret. Though, he admits to having been caught dressing up by both Kim and Kylie Kardashian in the past.

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Scandal Review: First Lady Sings The Blues

by BREANA BACON

Buenos tardes Gladiators and welcome to rehab!

Just let me say, I know, y’all. I know. Shonda has played with us, she has toyed with our emotions, she has violated our trust and restored it all in the timespan of a week. This woman is wretchedly good.

I had to rewrite my letter to Ms. Rhimes because it just wasn’t strong enough to exemplify my stress level between last week’s episode and this week’s. It just makes no sense that one single woman can control the emotional trigger of millions of people. She can pull it when she wants, she can put the Scandal gun on safety, or she can throw it over the bridge. People, the point is that it ain’t right that she can control our Friday morning emotional state. Shonda Rhimes needs to be sued for emotional distress. I can’t handle this.

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Anyway, on to the juicy stuff, yes?

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