Twenty years ago, the upcoming election was a piece of cake for this guy, simply vote a straight ticket for the party of choice – in my case, Republican. But these days, it’s not so black and white.Continue reading “Lordy, Lordy, wish I was Forty”
The way we value wealth and work over social connectedness
Continue reading “The American Lifestyle is Deadly”
may be is compromising our long-term health.
Yeah, we “baby boomers” are all getting older, and so with that fact, we can expect the inevitable passing of someone who’s had some impact on our lives to occur more frequently. But the loss of Penny Marshall really hit home.Continue reading “Used To Be”
Has anyone else noticed that when you click on Google News, any link sends into an abyss of “fake news” or various and assorted other crap sites? Certainly you have!Continue reading “Internet News: Less than One Click Away from Pure Junk”
Reading Jon Meacham’s Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush a couple of months ago, I was reminded of just how effective George H. W. Bush was as President. He bailed out the national banking system, cleaned up the Exxon Valdez oil spill, strongly condemned the Chinese government over the Tiananmen Square incident, signed the Fair Labor Standards Amendments which raised minimum wage, ended the Dictatorship of drug trafficker Manuel Noriega, brought down the Berlin Wall, ended the Cold War, signed the Clean Air Act, and served justice internationally with his military intervention into the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.Continue reading “George H. W. Bush – End of an Era”
One of the very first items on President Trump’s agenda when he first took office was to curtail illegal immigration from south of the border by building a “Wall.” Now, halfway through his term, a massive exodus consisting of thousands of refugees, many of them Hondurans, is approaching northward towards the US-Mexico border seeking sanctuary in the good ol’ U.S. of A. It’s like they’re just trying to piss him off!Continue reading “Caravan of
This morning, I received a Facebook post from an old compadre of mine down in Texas, suggesting the boycott of Spielberg’s latest film, The Post, presumably for being politically inflammatory. Knowing little about the new release, except that it features Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, I proceeded to Google it and found some interesting results!
The featured items at the top of my initial Google results:
Trump White House Asks to Screen Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter
Having not seen the flick yet, perhaps my opinion may be a little premature and even unfounded, but here goes.
Trump has definitely been one thing throughout the first year of his term, and that’s controversial, but he definitely doesn’t need an All the President’s Men to further antagonize him and his administration.
I’m not necessarily “Pro Trump”, I just have to learn to “like it”. Regardless of being a Republican by tradition or whether I “like” our current President or not, it’s just “prudent” to stick with the collective decisions made by one’s peers (consensus). After all, nothing is permanent, is it?
I do like Spielberg, Streep and Hanks, however, and can’t see how this latest work could be anything but entertaining and worthwhile. Anxious to see this one, regardless, or maybe because, of the suggestion to “boycott” it!
It seems that the massive surge in accusations of sexual misconduct have become the latest news fad. Why is this trend all the rage in the national news now? Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, and most recently, Matt Lauer. Did all of these high profile men suddenly start taking Cialis or Viagra? Or maybe it’s a result of rising sexual tension enhanced by easy access to pornographic content on the internet. Perhaps, this phenomenon has always been a common occurrence but victims have finally broken their code of silence.Continue reading “Is Sexual Harassment “The New Black” in News Fashion?”
In regards to his recent strong statements in response to threats made by the government of North Korea, Donald Trump’s motives are transparent. It’s blatantly obvious that the escalation of tensions between North Korea and the White House provides a golden opportunity for the President to shift the focus of the media from the strife that’s been haranguing his administration since first taking office 6 months ago. Though this “opportunity” may explain the “trigger happy” demeanor of Trump’s retorts, the North Korean problem is indeed a very real one and needs to be carefully dealt with using tact and diplomacy.Continue reading “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”