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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine announced their person of the year for 2017… “The Silence Breakers.” So Time Magazine feels that a bunch of women who are making accusations of sexual misconduct that are in some cases decades old to be the most influential and most important person of 2017. What a crying PC shame. Of course the short list of candidates included the leaders of China and North Korea, so their choice could have been even more idiotic. I’m not trying to diminish the severity of any unwanted sexual contact or harassment, but lets face it men are pigs, they have always been pigs and will more than likely always be pigs. Most keep those thoughts and actions in check… a select…

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Seasteading

A story on Drudge is where I first heard of the term, which is the concept of living in a floating self-contained city. The non-profit group, Seasteading Intitute, based in San Francisco has been floating (forgive the pun) the idea since their formation in 2008. Funded by some sort of virtual currency they have gotten the blessing of the French Polynesia to use a portion of their coastal area to test and build the first floating island city. People since the dawn of man have been dreaming of such a utopia… seems now that we have an over abundance of billionaires who lean to the far left and have swallowed the climate change pill a serious attempt at creating just…

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Mary Tyler Moore

The world said goodbye to Mary Tyler Moore yesterday. They did a touching tribute to her TV and Movie career on the Today Show this morning. One particular clip caught my attention… On the Mary Tyler Moore show she was arguing with fellow actor Ed Asner, who played her boss on the show, that a woman doing the same job as a man should be getting the same pay. That was in 1972, 45 years ago, and I thought to myself that the show I’m watching, NBC’s Today Show, is a great example of how little progress we’ve made after all those years. The co-hosts of the Today Show, Savanah Guthrie and Matt Lauer by all appearances do the same…

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Obama Leaves Office

It didn’t happen soon enough for me, but when it did happen there was one thing that surprised me and one thing that didn’t. The thing that surprised me is that he didn’t give Hillary Clinton a blanket pardon. Obviously she never asked for one because Obama would have gladly obliged. The good thing about this is it leaves the Clintons open to prosecution for any of the past illegal and immoral activities. The thing that didn’t surprise me is how Obama felt it necessary to waste approx. $1.8 million taxpayer dollars so that he could fly on the Presidential Plane to Palm Springs, CA for vacation immediately upon leaving office. I consider that last slap in the face of every hard…

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A Lot of Sore Losers

I just finished watching President Elect Donald Trump and his first formal news conference as president elect and it amazes me that the main street media is still acting like a pack of rabid dogs going after any tid bit of information that will make Trump look bad. I was watching the event live on CNN and when it was over the newscasters spent the next 15 minutes falling over each other trying to justify their recent reporting of the Russian Hacking story, which Trump had criticized them for some glaring errors. The other sore loser in the lime light recently is none other than the Big O himself. During his farewell speech last night, which was very painful to…

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I’ve Got to Go… But Where?

With all the problems that this country faces I find it amazing that we’re so focused on regulating which bathroom we should be using. For decades it’s been a no brainer. Boys used the boy’s facility and girls used the girl’s facility. All this transgender crap that we’re hearing about now is just that… Crap! What’s wrong with if you look and dress like a girl you use the girl’s room. If you look and dress like a boy you use the boy’s room. Does anyone really think we need to be posting the potty police outside our public bathrooms to do a crotch check prior to admittance? Wake up American, get your head out of your butt and let…

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US Postal Service Making History

April 10th will be a monumental day in the history of the United States… the post office is set to lower the price of a first class stamp by two cents. It’s got to be a first for the postal service. The drop in price has nothing to do with any improvement to the fiscal health of the postal service, it apparently stems from a price increase years ago that was tied to a clause that as soon as the post office recouped lost revenue due to the last recession that the increase would roll back. It comes as no surprise to me that the federal government has gauged the fiscal success of the postal service by a 20% drop…

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Oscar, Pure White Under All That Gold?

The Oscar nominations were announced yesterday and once again certain race baiters have pointed out the lack of nominees of color implying that the Motion Picture Academy is nothing but a bunch of racist old white folk. Angel from the morning radio show The Monsters in the Morning was making the argument that most of the 6,000 members of the Motion Picture Academy that vote for the nominees don’t have the time or the interest to watch the lesser known and therefore often overlooked movies featuring black actors, producers and directors. I’d take that thought just a little bit further and make the argument that if the object of making a movie for our black actors, producers and directors was…

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The Wiz

I watched the live performance of the Wiz last night on NBC… The costumes were great and the show as a whole was entertaining, however there was one slight deviation that they took from the original story that left me wandering… ‘What the hell were they thinking’? When it came time for the Wiz to send Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and the Lion on their quest to prove they were worthy it wasn’t to bring back the wicked witch’s broom they were told to outright kill her. Now I grant you in the original story Dorothy splashes water on the old hag, which causes her to melt and she’s dead. However, they didn’t set out to kill her it was an…

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Animal Cruelty or Just Plain Stupidity?

Once again an instant of animal cruelty has become the most important news story on the planet. Some lady put duck tape on her dog’s snoot to shut him up… took a picture of it and posted it on social media and the rest is history. Of course the picture went viral as did the backlash towards the dog’s owner. Due to the numerous calls to the police they felt obligated to expend resources to track down the woman and have now brought animal cruelty charges against her despite the admission by the woman that the duck tape was only on the dog for one minute. Is this what society has become? We react to anything on social media as…

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