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The Difference of a Year



What a difference a year can make.

12804745_10208977938915818_4894290754977398169_nA year ago, we realistically couldn’t imagine a world where Hillary Clinton wasn’t the President-Elect. Where “fake news” wasn’t a thing. Where Donald Trump was the President-elect. Oh, sure, some people said they could, but they wouldn’t have bet on it.

I couldn’t imagine a world where I could walk without pain.

And yet, here we are, a year later. Trump is the President, Clinton was repudiated and I can walk. Pain free.

What is the lesson for us going forward? Is it really as simple as asking more questions about what’s going on? As simple as not accepting extreme positions as automatically correct? As believing that things are not always as they seem to be?

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Just Use The Standard Talk Show Thought Process

Everybody keeps telling me how horrible 2016 was. Celebrity deaths, violence, the cancellation of The Jim Gaffigan Show. I get it, it was a bad year.

It’s hard for me to think in those terms. In January, I couldn’t walk without horrible pain. In February I went to Seattle for my Uncle’s funeral. While there it was clear that I could hardly stand up, let lone walk for more than a minute without swelling and the most intense pain I have ever had. I say that as a man who has gone through a shattered hand, three bouts of kidney stones and an infected pilonidal cyst (trust me, do not Google that). By the end of February the pain was – up to that moment – the worst I have ever had, and had essentially crippled me. Read the rest of this entry

All Those Years Ago

Sorry I am late today. Thanks to my great friends at Verizon Frontier for making sure that the standard crappy internet service we get was extra-crappy today!

vote-kanye-copyNoted political guru and 2020 Candidate, Kayne West, announced that “if he had voted, it would have been for Trump.” As the crowd in San Jose booed, he explained that it was not because he supports anything he believes Trump supports, but because by supporting Trump as an African-American, he was¬†could feel persecuted. Now he feels “vindicated.” Even though he didn’t actually vote for Trump. And there are spurious and unconfirmed reports that he and his mega-wife Kardasshian are leaving the country. I don’t believe them because they travel so much anyway.

Let’s be absolutely clear about this, while there is much discussion that can be had about both undocumented illegal immigration and PLRI refugee influx, the idea that ejecting anyone – ANYONE – is “supported” by the Supreme Courts ruling in Korematsu is ridiculous. While one could argue that the ruling still stands because it has not been reversed by the Court or overturned by Congress, there is no Court in the land that would buy that argument today. And before you go off and blame Trump for this one misguided individuals understanding of the law and the 14th Amendment, recall that it wasn’t that long ago that another Candidate for President explained to us that Dred Scott was still “the law of the land” because the Court had never reversed itself on that one either. Idiot. Read the rest of this entry

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