The Grinch isn’t half as bad as I thought it would be. Imagine the same story pretty much being retold today instead of 1966 and having more than 26 minutes (22 in syndication) of Network TV time to tell it. That and more ‘modern” versions of the songs are what you get. And no Jim Carey. Ben loved it, and for one brief moment in the late stages of the movie, he reminded me of why I am so lucky to be his Dad. Which made my heart grow three sizes that day…
In all of the flop-n-twitch over the Midterms, some things stand out:
(1) The de-platforming of Conservative and/or Pro-Trump Facebook Pages in the 24 hours before the election. It’s hard to believe that Facebook and Social Media believes that this would have any effect on the outcome of elections. So why bother? Because Facebook is a scam.
(2) The anger over winning. One NBC reporter went so far as to tweet his anger over the “rural” parts of the country being “tolerated” by the Metro Elites…
(3) We finally have a definition of what a Democratic-Socialist is. It’s somebody who has no clue how to rent an apartment. Seriously.. there’s a test for it. I’m NOT kidding…
The President was roundly and soundly lambasted for not attending the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I in Paris over the weekend. By the same people who have excused other presidents for missing similar events. I’m no Trumper, but I am not going to waste my time complaining about a guy who is 70+ years old not going to an event to stand out in the November rain for a significant time. Especially since at least 75% of the people making the complaint have no idea what event was being commemorated in the first place. Oh, and by the by, France still owes us a boatload of money. Perhaps instead of complaints and insults, President Marcon could have said a word or two of thanks?
The Thousand Oaks shooter was a former Marine. We get it. He’s a Veteran and you know, all Veterans are mentally unstable powder kegs just waiting to blow up and go … oh, I don’t know… postal?… on the community, right? Right? We’ve been through this before. while calls for Gun Control will once again be made, there are those who want to go one step further and start a social Media license…
A little more than half of the entire world’s production of cranberries happens here in the United States. And of that, 65% of the US production comes from one State. I’m not advertising guru, but frankly, Wisconsin has lost the Cheese wars to California. But the Cranberry war is still theirs for the taking.
The protest march over the weekend has caused a good deal of chatter, most of it negative from the political right. Look, David Hogg’s parents ARE proud of him. Why are you surprised at how he behaves? Where do you think that he learned to talk that way?
If 69% of the people believe that Gun Laws need to be “tightened,” should we be trying to figure out why they think that way? Shouldn’t we be discussing the ideas and merits rather than the language of one un-cultured 17 year old?
While 60 Minutes and the press salivate over the titillating idea that Trump and Stormy watched a shark week documentary, the Houthi’s are launching MRBM missiles at Saudi Arabia.
In case you are saying “the Who?” the Houti’s are allied with the Iranians and so they are fighting ISIS and Sunni’s everywhere. And where did they get their hands on a bunch of Burkan-2 (SCUD) missiles? And how long will it be until the missiles are armed with more than TNT?
Mad Mike Hughes is a huckster who managed to convince a bunch of sincere flat-Earthers to give him enough money to launch himself 1875 feet into the air in a “attempt to prove” that the Earth is flat. By the by, it wasn’t his first launch, but the last time he did it he didn’t care about the shape of the planet.
Evil Knievel tried the same thing once upon a time. Frankly, Evil’s was far more entertaining…
SEGMENT – “WE MUST DO SOMETHING…”
In the aftermath of Vegas, et al, the call once again becomes “We must do something.” The problem is, what is something to one person may be nothing to another, and everything to yet another. It all comes down to an understanding of what “reasonable” is. Because what is reasonable to you, may not be to me, and vice versa.
In short, other nations have gone so far as to confiscate guns from citizens. But here in the United States, that would be… problematic at best. So. for the moment, let’s play the “What If?” game. If there were a law which banned all guns, how would those who pass such a law go about enforcing it?
Reference to Constitution Thursday The Saturday Podcast Episode “I Don’t Like Monday’s”
SEGMENT – GERRYMANDERING
In Wisconsin, the State Legislature stands accused of deciding to gerrymander the whole State to favor one Political Party. Now look, this is nothing new. But it is new to have the Supreme Court take up the case and look at whether or not Gerrymandering is in the “best interests of democracy.”
Putting aside the whole “we’re not a democracy” argument for the moment, there actually is a solution to the problem that would make it more challenging (not impossible) to gerrymander, but there is no way on this green planet that the Donkeys and Elephants will ever allow it to happen…
SEGMENT – FRIENDS
A voicemail reminds me of why I love doing these podcasts and shows so very much.