Media Quote of the Day

“There is no Truth in news and no news in Truth”
- Old Soviet-era saying*

(*The major, government-controlled news paper in the old Soviet Union was Pravda – or, “Truth”)

I wonder what’s worse:

Just wondering…and, Thanks for reading!

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I’m a Random Ramblin’ Man!

After a long absence (culminating in my web host provider “seamlessly” migrating their sites from one set of servers to another ;-) ) from blogging I decided I had enough time between watching the Pats & Bruins and waiting for Spring Training that some rambling was in order.

And so…

  • A long time ago my Dad told me that “All the nice women are taken, the only way you can get one is to steal one away.” Now, as disclaimer to calm all the easily-offended, he didn’t mean actual kidnapping: He meant I needed to be more successful, clever, charming, “capable”, and powerful – and, honest, of course. After all these years of trying I suspect he was right …but, it still hasn’t stopped me from being a “Helpless Romantic“.
  • While emptying out my dishwasher it suddenly dawned on me: Instead of emptying out the dishwasher into the cabinets and then putting dirty kitchenware into the dishwasher, why not just have TWO dishwashers? Just take the clean items out of one, dirty them up, and move them to the other one. Added bonus: Remove all the cabinets, and just install a two-sink counter between the two dishwashers. (Drat!…seems I’m not the first to think of this :-( )
  • Apparently, the worst movie ever made may no longer be Kevin Costner’s “Waterworld” (where the best part of the movie was the trailer voiced by the legendary Don LaFontaine) or Ed Wood’s 1959 so-bad-it’s-good “Plan 9 From Outer Space“: It might be “Playmobil, The Movie”, which rated a 17% on the site “Rotten Tomatoes” and earned only $281 per theater during its’ opening weekend. Perhaps they were framed by Roger Rabbit?
  • Congratulations to New England’s professional sports teams – the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics – for a great dynasty of 12 World Championships over the last 20 years. Here’s hoping the greatness continues! (And, for those who accuse the Pats of “cheating” – especially NY and Baltimore fans – check out this site.)

BTW: If you’d like to see some of my daily sarcastic and occasionally facetious website comments you can find me in the Comments Section of some popular Conservative websites who don’t mind comments from a source they can’t identify by name and address.

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Must be True: It’s Statistical!

Did you know that:

97% of Global Warming scientists agree that President Donald J. Trump is guilty of something.

The calls for a witch hunt an investigation by a brace of Democrat politicians, Attorney Generals, “news” reporters, liberal pundits, progressive gum-flappers, and possibly delicate snowflakes reminds me of the disheveled man pacing the sidewalk with a signboard reading “The World Will End TOMORROW!” – eventually, he’ll be absolutely correct (even if it means his world ends when he dies…but, I digress ;-)

However, before you laugh too loudly, consider that at any given time about 70% of the U.S. adult population has probably committed a crime that could result in jail timeand I’m almost absolutely statistically sure within some margin of error that group includes Trump’s accusers, and even perhaps some Climate Change Scientists.

Thanks for reading!

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Those Liberals aren’t having a “TEA Party”

In the wake of the Woman’s March on Washington shortly after President Trump’s inauguration some media outlets began writing about an emerging Liberal protest movement reminiscent of the Conservative “TEA Party” rallies during Mr. Obama’s first term as President – with some even using the phrase “Liberal tea party“.

However, that phrase – “Liberal tea party” – doesn’t seem to correctly describe such groups: The “TEA” in “TEA Party” stood for “Taxed Enough Already!”. Short, sweet, tangible, and couched in history, it was an early rallying cry for groups of hard-working, respectful, peace-loving, law-abiding, predominantly Middle Class Americans who were tired of watching their tax money go towards ObamaCare, crony capitalism, welfare fraud, and government waste, which later expanded to include those upset at the erosion of America’s core values and government politicians either unwilling to fix them (Republicans) or bent on destroying them (Democrats).

Liberals, on the other hand, don’t want lower taxes, but instead higher taxes on their way to realizing a Progressive Socialist Borderless Democratic Society. We’ve witnessed how many of these protesters are loud, disruptive, disrespectful, non-inclusive, and in some cases, violent and destructive: The same kind of behavior the real TEA Party groups were accused of displaying.

It’s a label that simply doesn’t fit. And, by using the very same label as Conservatives – “TEA Party” – the Liberals dilute it, thereby diluting its’ true meaning.

What these Liberal protest groups really need is their own short, sweet, tangible, catchy label…and preferably, couched in history. So, here are some modest suggestions, in no particular order:

  • SOROS = Support Our Revolution Of Socialism!
  • MASS = Make/Making America Socialist Soon
  • DOPE = Destroy Our Presidential System
  • BRAT = Barack’s Requesting Agitators Tantrum
  • TANTRUM = Take Action Now To… (haven’t quite figured this out yet;-)
  • SOB = Save Our Benefits!
  • SAW = Save Our Welfare!
  • POS = Protect Our Socialism!
  • DUMB = Don’t Undo My Benefits / Don’t Underestimate Mob Brutality
  • ATE = Always Taking Everything

Hmmm… “Always Taking Everything”…such as always taking away our tax money, and trying to take away the 2nd Amendment, biological gender, enforcement of laws they don’t like, our national border, pride in America’s accomplishments, Capitalism….?

I’ve got it! How about these?

  • TEA = Taking Everything Away
  • TEA = Thugs Extorting America(ns)

Well I’ll be: “TEA” might actually be an appropriate label. But certainly not “party”: Perhaps I should come up with another list of candidates ;-)

Thanks for reading!

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Greetings from Super Bowl Hell…

At least the 1st Circle, anyway. The Patriots are losing late in the second quarter, and the loudest guy in the sports bar I’m watching the game in is probably the biggest, most obnoxious, Ney York Giants fan on the face of the earth.

Of course, the Halftime Show hasn’t started yet, so I suspect Lady Gaga’s performance (aka: “implied political statement“) may cause me to drop one or two more Circles (possibly the 3rd Circle, as there’s a buffet).

And, if the Pats can’t pull off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, I’m wondering which mainstream news outlet will proudly opine that they lost because:

(a) Tom Brady & Robert Kraft openly support President Trump,

(b) the AFC East is weak, or

(c) “global warming”

(which, frankly, wouldn’t surprise me, as they are already at the 9th Level ;-)

Thanks for reading!

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