17 08, 2021

Why should anyone sympathize with anti-vaxxing radio host Phil Valentine, who died from COVID19?

2021-08-24T19:19:32+00:00

In this age of hate and derision, we are often told that no matter the case, no matter the circumstance, and no matter the damage done by words and actions, we must strive to forgive, understand, and sympathize with the individual who espouses dangerous ideas. Easy to say, but in practice, when it comes [...]

Why should anyone sympathize with anti-vaxxing radio host Phil Valentine, who died from COVID19?2021-08-24T19:19:32+00:00
17 08, 2021

Afghanistan, political hate, & the continuing effluent of social media.

2021-08-17T19:30:00+00:00

Where once it was for fun, entertainment, and can still be used for positive personal and professional discussion, (more rare now than ever before), social media, and especially Facebook, is more at the core of our national discourse and the running rivers of hate that fuel the daily diatribes than ever before.  On a [...]

Afghanistan, political hate, & the continuing effluent of social media.2021-08-17T19:30:00+00:00
16 08, 2021

OANN continues pushing propaganda and reveling in their “Fake News” reputation

2021-08-16T15:42:26+00:00

One America News Network is neither news nor a network. This is the most tragically laughable instance I have witnessed in a very long time, and will stand on my push to call them out in seeking to minimize their damage.

OANN continues pushing propaganda and reveling in their “Fake News” reputation2021-08-16T15:42:26+00:00
2 03, 2021

Ensuring our Founding Fathers ideals fit 21st Century America

2021-05-02T15:29:40+00:00

I don't believe all politicians to be evil, nor do I believe all of them to be saints. Finding fault with them all is easy. Finding hope has become the true mission, one that becomes harder every day with the spewing of rhetoric, propaganda, misinformation, lies and desires of the power mad amongst us. Hope can be found. All one has to do is read, or listen, to those words written so long ago. Then realize they have a power that is being suppressed and ignored by those who harbor no good will for all the people.

Ensuring our Founding Fathers ideals fit 21st Century America2021-05-02T15:29:40+00:00
18 02, 2021

Could Rush Limbaugh help America more in death than in life?

2021-03-13T16:33:55+00:00

We must be honest with ourselves, and in our acceptance of fact. Legacies must be accepted in their totality, without fear or favor. In the instance of those who have cut a wide swath across society such as Rush Limbaugh, what they did and how they did it must make us think, consider, reconsider, be honest with ourselves, and then seek out our better natures.

Could Rush Limbaugh help America more in death than in life?2021-03-13T16:33:55+00:00
15 02, 2021

Parkland +3: A pandemic “saving grace”. Promises still broken. Political arrogance still reigns.

2021-02-15T14:07:32+00:00

Parkland remains a strong and powerful rallying cry for those tirelessly seeking to change and repair a truly broken system of dishwater weak and loophole marred gun laws in America. Sadly, it is also a focal point for those who pound away that more guns on campus are needed, more people need to be weaponized, more confrontations and threats are the only thing that will save lives. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Parkland +3: A pandemic “saving grace”. Promises still broken. Political arrogance still reigns.2021-02-15T14:07:32+00:00
14 02, 2021

Why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needs Warren Zevon

2021-02-14T22:23:40+00:00

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needs Warren Zevon more than he needed them. They need him, and others like him, to prove there is more to life than charting in the Top-40.

Why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needs Warren Zevon2021-02-14T22:23:40+00:00
12 02, 2021

Disney did not fire Gina Carano from “The Mandalorian”. It’s obvious who did.

2021-02-12T03:31:36+00:00

The House of Mouse could no longer fend off the shots being taken by Gina Carano. All of them were warranted, and the only way to survive this onslaught was to dispatch the renegade with all haste. Carano was not merely gone in a blink, she was blasted out of the Hollywood airlock with all prejudice. She had knowingly crossed the uncrossable line. Sure, she may be a talented actor, but she is quickly and easily replaced. Her powerful and influential agency dropped her like 10 day old meeting quiche. At 38 years of age, and with this on her dance card, Carano hopefully has saved her Disney paychecks. Those residuals won't last forever. As far as the business is concerned, she may as well take that walk on the plank and say hello to the Sarlaac.

Disney did not fire Gina Carano from “The Mandalorian”. It’s obvious who did.2021-02-12T03:31:36+00:00
8 02, 2021

Bruce Springsteen, Jeep, the Super Bowl, and how to truly “Reunify” America

2021-02-11T02:04:09+00:00

There is always, without fail, a discourse that fires to life over the meaning and delivery of a simple television commercial. This year's Super Bowl is no exception. But while there are those who, of course without debate, believe Dolly Parton damaged her image by reworking the lyrics of "9 to 5" for a spot about people seeking to better themselves in their off hours, or those who need to dig deep and "discover" an auto insurance company making light of workplace harassment, one ad by Jeep and featuring the legendary Bruce Springsteen has exploded to become fighting words. Of course, everything that takes a destructive argumentative tone these days is centered on politics. While the commercial makes not one mention of anything political, it has, no shock here, been ripped into by those who see it as nothing more than a political attack.

Bruce Springsteen, Jeep, the Super Bowl, and how to truly “Reunify” America2021-02-11T02:04:09+00:00
2 02, 2021

The unbreakable connection between Confederate license plates and the 2021 DC insurrection

2021-02-02T14:09:27+00:00

As North Carolina rates a "Bravo" moment in deciding to cease issuing license plates with the Confederate flag, something in their announcing statement took me to pause. Where they noted the plates "have the potential to offend those who view them". It's the word "potential" that is at the center of the discussion, at least to me. How could it not insult just some people, but most people? How about everyone?

The unbreakable connection between Confederate license plates and the 2021 DC insurrection2021-02-02T14:09:27+00:00