We Ain’t Buyin’ It!

Have you noticed something about businesses lately? In, say, the last year, or year and a half, more and more businesses are getting involved in what you could refer to as more “social warrior” type of marketing? They advertise that they are in favor of Black Lives Matter. They run ads that say that they’re behind climate change activities. They want you to see that they are “woke”, and supporting police reform or some such nonsense.

It’s all about of something called “The Great Reset”.

And America, in case these businesses aren’t listening, ain’t buying it. The Great Reset was started by The World Economic Forum back when COVID hit as a way to change the priorities of capitalism. In their addled minds, they felt that if they attacked what’s wrong with America, they could get you and me to change our way of thinking. Well, to a degree it’s worked. It certainly has cost them a lot in terms of advertising dollars that they had used to market their products and services. But as far as getting us to change? Nope. Not buying into it.

A recent survey showed that companies that go along with the Great Reset as a global economic strategy is falling on deaf ears. Only 29% of us have even heard of it. 44% say that they aren’t familiar with the movement, and another 27% aren’t sure one way or the other. Of the 29% that have heard of it, 52% are against it. Only 21% think it’s a good idea. The other 37% are somewhere in the middle.

A majority of the people that responded to the survey said that they don’t like the fact that the World Economic Forum, or the International Monetary Fund, or the United Nations should be trying to influence how businesses in the United States actually do business. Only 11% said they should be “very influential”. And another 26% said they should be “somewhat influential”.

So, there you have it. I had noticed this shift back in 2020. We were all locked down, probably watching a lot more TV, and they were hoping we were paying close attention to the advertising that was spilling out all over us. I made a mental note of it, never to do business with companies like Nike, or Coca Cola ever again, and I haven’t. Anyone that was going to be shoving their political views down my throat instead of trying to sell their products or services also told me they had way too much money to spend, and certainly didn’t need my business. So, I backed off of doing anything with any company that was going to go down that road. And yes, I would email them and let them know that (not that it would get any of them to quake in their boots!)

I wondered how all of these companies could independently decide to switch up their marketing. But when I saw that the World Economic Forum was leading the way, and that there was a concerted effort being put forth to try and change my mind on certain issues, it only steeled me into thinking that they were trying to brainwash me. And they were trying to brainwash you.

Now, I don’t care frankly how you personally react to all of this. If you think it’s fine to do this, because after all, it is the company’s money, and they certainly have a right to do with it as they wish, and if they want to take this tone in their marketing, then fine. You certainly have the right to make that choice. What you probably didn’t know, at least according to these statistics, was that this was a concerted, back-door effort to get you to change your mind about how businesses should operate. I’ve always felt that a business has but one goal and that’s to make as much money as they possibly can for their stockholders or their owners. Period.

At least it’s refreshing to know that still, in this age of Social Justice Warriors, and “wokeness”, a majority of us still believe that a business’ job is to sell products and services and not play politics.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Gone To The Movies Lately?

No? Well, it’s not a surprise. Most movie houses are having a really hard time in this pandemic-laden environment we are in. In fact, in a recent poll taken by Gallup, 31% of you saw between one and four movies at a theater last year. Only 9% of you saw more than that.

And you, like Joe Biden, can blame COVID for the downturn.

Hollywood has always had this love/hate relationship with the American people. A lot of it has had to do with creativity on the writers, directors, and actors’ parts. But this past year, it was putting a bunch of people in a very enclosed space for up to 2 1/2 hours and paying money to watch stuff on the screen that frankly, just wasn’t that good.

Need proof?

There were 352 movies released last year. 60% of America didn’t visit a movie theater, again, according to Gallup. That means that some 210,000,000 people never bought a movie ticket. That’s gotta hurt, because only 140,000,000 people did. And all but 12,000,000 saw between one and four movies.

Spider Man, No Way Home was the number one box office draw in 2021 with $635.7 million tickets sold nationally. It cost the Disney folks about $200 million to make, not counting the fact they spent an additional $200 million marketing it and tying it into several products. So, Disney cleared $235.7 million on the best grossing movie of the year.

But only 13 movies topped the $100 million mark. Only 64 of the 352 movies made more than $10 million! So, overall, with a few notable exceptions, the movie industry didn’t do very well at all this past year, and that has a lot of the movie executives wondering about the future of their craft.

Basically, if you look at it, the world is coming to the internet. Nowadays the streaming services are releasing first run movies on the same day as they are released in theaters. They’re charging upwards of $20-$30 to watch them, but if you figure that the average movie ticket is now in the $10-$15 range, it makes sense if you’ve got a family of four, to pop your own corn, spend the $20 and watch the movie in the comfort of your own home.

And that is the latest media to start to fold. Newspapers and magazines have already moved to the internet, at least the ones that are smart enough to realize what’s happening. TV stations are realizing that you can stream almost any network or cable channel on the internet. I can sit here in the desert and listen to virtually any radio station in the world with an app called “Radio Garden”. And now, movie theaters are going the way of the dodo. You had to see it coming, right? My wife and I went to see Ghostbusters After Life, which wasn’t a bad movie. There were a total of five people in the theater including the two of us. And the theater only sat maybe 20 total.

It’s a new world out there, and movies are the latest to take it on the chin!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Some Thoughts On Smollett

So by know you know that Jussie Smollett, the gay, black actor from the Empire TV show was found guilty of five of the six charges he was accused of. This of course, stems back to his “getting beat up” by a couple of thugs (which he paid to beat him up). He claimed it was a race thing, a gay thing, a hate crime, whatever. He apparently needed the attention. Well, he got it.

So, here are my thoughts today…

First and foremost, you know as well as I know that this guy is going to get a large fine, some probation, and most likely community service. The lying to the cops about a hate crime, getting beat up, and everything else that he was accused of, and found guilty of were all minor felonies. So, as far as jail time is concerned, Smollett will skate.

Second, I drift away from Smollett, and by the way, I don’t feel any remorse or pity for the guy. He brought this on himself. If anything, it makes you wonder how much of the race-bating that we’ve seen from groups like Black Lives Matter is actually real and not made up to further their cause. Not sure one way or the other on this one. I know racism exists in this country. What I don’t know is how prevalent it is. Hering some folks of color talk, it’s like they can’t go out of their house without having racial slurs hurled at them or a fear of being beaten up. And God forbid there’s a cop driving behind them! I honestly don’t know how much of that is true fear because of past instances, and how much of that is paranoia.

Third, I wonder about all of the people that couldn’t wait to get to Jussie Smollett’s defense when this story originally broke. People like K-baby Harris, and Joe Biden. Even places like CNN (which reported that Smollett had been found guilty on “some” of the charges), and Don Lemon who was texting Smollett on an almost consistent basis. Is Lemon the next to go for interfering with an investigation??? Seems like he did about the same thing that Cuomo did.

Are we going to get apologies from Biden, or Harris, or Cory Booker, who tweeted out at the time that the treatment of Smollett was “a modern-day lynching”? I don’t believe it’s actually a lynching if you bring it on yourself and pay people to beat you up a little bit. Is Booker going to apologize? Is Biden? In January of 2019, Biden tweeted out, “What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country.” Well, I guess he was talking about faking a beating and lying to police about it, right? Because there was no “modern-day lynching” as Booker and K-baby said.

I’m all for justice when justice needs to be served. But when there is a totally bogus, fraudulent action, as what Smollett did, there needs to be justice for the people that tried to help him out but were lied to. I know some people are saying he should get the maximum jail time, which is 3 years, but he won’t. His attorneys say that they are going to appeal and are confident that the verdict will be overturned. I kind of doubt that. Appeals courts aren’t scurrying to overturn verdicts made by juries unless there is a really, really good reason. I don’t think one exists in this case.

So, we can put an end to Jussie Smollett’s acting career. But don’t fret. He’s got money. He’ll have less of it when he gets the fine that’s coming his way, but some liberal schmuck will make sure he gets on some lecture tour, or gives him a job doing something stupid. After all, the libs all look out for each other.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

But Why Would They DO That?

I got to thinking the other day as I was reading yet another article put out by the uber-leftist snowflake socialist network, CNN on the troubles facing Vice President, K-baby Harris, why on the world would a liberal news organization, a socialist organization that aligns pretty much step for step with Harris, attack her? One great blogger here on WordPress, Mark 1:1 (HIGHLY recommend you read his stuff!) gave me the idea to look into this question more.

So, I thought about this. And, I have several theories, but only one of them makes any sense at all. Let’s take a look at the theories. You can decide for yourselves!

THEY DON’T LIKE KAMALA: I think this is probably one of the weaker ones. K-baby isn’t a strong leader. She blows every interview opportunity she gets (the latest being with George Stephanopoulos on ABC), as well as every single assignment she’s been handed by Biden. She has been probably the weakest Vice President in history except for maybe William Rufus De Vane King, who died of TB before actually getting to serve. In fact, he was sworn in while in Cuba. And then of course, there was Dan Quayle, an extremely weak VP who hasn’t done anything since leaving office.

THEY ARE SCARED SOMETHING HAPPENS TO BIDEN: Maybe CNN is trying to put the pressure on Harris to quit, or get fired (which can’t happen…though she CAN be impeached), so that if something happened with Biden, someone with a tad more sense could take over the country. Look, it’s obvious to about 70% of the country that this administration is pretty clueless when it comes to running things. Biden has all but admitted someone on his staff is giving him “orders”, and most think it’s his Chief of Staff, Ron Klain. But if something were to happen to Biden, Harris becomes President automatically. That’s an even scarier thought than Biden surviving his term.

THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE FACE: I don’t see this necessarily happening either because CNN doesn’t seem to try and hide the fact they are leftist snowflakes. They just don’t care who knows. Why then, even as weak as these leaders are, would they come out against Harris, who was handpicked by Joe Biden? And why would they care what the public thinks of them? They haven’t cared since before the Obama administration when they made their hard nose dive to the left.

THEY ARE RETREATING TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY: And this could be the winner. CNN is not run by a bunch of idiots. Of course, their ideas aren’t smart, and their hosts aren’t necessarily blessed with an abundance of grey matter. But the people actually pulling the strings upstairs do have some business sense. They see their ratings in free fall. They see advertisers leaving them for greener pastures, and I think this is the reason. They have to do something to stem the tide and maybe what they are saying by exposing the rift of Harris’ office and Biden’s office is that SHE is the reason Biden isn’t able to accomplish much, and that they don’t want to be seen spending four years attacking Trump, and then another four years attacking Biden. That wouldn’t be right for them to do that, regardless how warranted it is. So they use Harris as the patsy. And they join more normal channels hoping to get her replaced with someone more leader-worthy, and then fight another day.

Somehow, that’s the only thing I could think of that makes sense. They realize that everything in this administration resembles the Titanic, and they don’t want to go down with the ship. So, pick a person to blame (Harris), and hammer away at her. The only problem is, if she quits, gets impeached, dies in office, or God forbid, gets nominated to the Supreme Court, who are they going to blame for the failings of this administration then?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

“Let’s Go Brandon” Now On Par with “The ‘N’ Word”

Liberal snowflake media is going crazy over what has become a slam at Joe Biden. As you’re well aware, as Biden’s poll numbers have dropped like a 200 pound anchor in a pond, crowds at football games, basketball games, even NASCAR events have started chanting “F**k Joe Biden”. Of course after the Xfinity Race at Talladega a few weeks back, a reporter for NBC commented to Brandon Brown, who won the race, that the fans were shouting “Let’s Go Brandon”. Now, this was either done because she couldn’t hear what they were actually saying, or because she’s quick on her feet and didn’t want to get NBC in trouble for broadcasting profanities. Either way, “Let’s Go Brandon” was introduced to mainstream America.

And it has continued.

In fact, now, you can hear “Let’s Go Brandon” cheered at sporting events and rallies of all kinds just as much as “F**k Joe Biden”, though they mean the same thing. Well, that is until the mainstream liberal snowflake media got wind of it all. They’re outraged!

Liberal companies like Nike, along with the three main broadcast companies, ABC, CBS, and NBC (who started it all), along with CNN and MSNBC have come out against the phrase because they deem it offensive.

Now, I have a problem with this. First and foremost, I could understand if these liberals wanted to put the clamps down on “F**k Joe Biden” because of the profanity involved. However, which of the three words, Let’s…Go…or Brandon is offensive? And now we have swerved into a First Amendment argument.

Who are these liberal snowflakes to be telling me what non-profane words I can use whatever and however I want? Who gave them permission to be censors? As far as I can tell, the only things you cannot scream at the top of your lungs are profanities on television (cable is still OK), and you can’t yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater. At least, I don’t think the Supreme Court has reversed itself on that one yet.

So, why in the world are people in the media getting all upset about “Let’s Go Brandon”? Yes, it’s a euphemism for something else, but there are tons of those out there. And whoever said that bashing a president is so bad and inappropriate that it needs to be censored? We certainly didn’t hear that when Donald Trump was president. We didn’t hear that when George W. Bush was president. We’ve only heard it when Biden is president. Trump and Bush were hammered daily with what I would consider much worse comments from the media themselves. These self-appointed guardians of the language tore into both presidents like a hungry coyote who just found a scared rabbit.

I think it’s time our country understand what is and isn’t acceptable behavior. Now, I’m not saying that everything people on the right do is right and everything people on the left do is wrong. That isn’t it. I’m saying what is acceptable as far as how people on the left treat people on the right, and how when people on the right respond, those liberals go into an absolute crazy dance. THAT is what I consider unacceptable.

Look, it’s really clear. You either think that the “Let’s Go Brandon” is America’s answer to “Kill Bush” (which there was actually a book about), or you think it’s a cute euphemism for something more vulgar and probably for most people a physical impossibility to perform. Either way, the left’s behavior on this, be it a company like Coca Cola or Nike, or any other liberal brand out there that would go underwater if conservatives would stop buying their product or service; or a national media company, who’s primary job used to be reporting the news, and has become a talking point for leftist snowflake socialists, is absolutely out of line. This is not the way modern Americans should behave and frankly it’s their behavior that I find offensive.

The rest is conversation. And if they want to take away “Let’s Go Brandon” and make it on par with the “N” word, those opposed to the current occupant of the White House will find another way to voice their displeasure until they can do so at the ballot box.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Death Of Facebook?

Facebook has been around for over 17 years, and in that time it has made Mark Zuckerberg and a host of it’s employees very rich people indeed. Billions of people world-wide have been on the platform to share their views, keep up with happenings with family and friends, and find the latest and greatest products.

But there is an incredibly dark side to Facebook that could cause the end of the monolith.

Facebook has become the target of several whistleblowers that have made public several internal struggles. Facebook doesn’t appear to be the uber-left wing socialist cabal that we have made it out to be. There are several people that work there that are extremely conservative and just wanted to make society a better place to live. They had hoped to do that through their work. And Facebook heavily recruited these folks knowing full well that they weren’t socialist, weren’t even liberals. Some of them weren’t even political.

But it’s come out now that Facebook played a much darker role in the Capitol insurrection of January 6th. Head of Technology, Mike Schroepfer sent internal communications to the staff saying that they should take down any hint of violence, but should allow for “a peaceful discussion” of what was going on in the nation’s capital. It was met with a firestorm from the workers.

And that is just the beginning. From almost the start, Zuckerberg and company have shown nothing but bias and censorship on anything that was right of the middle when it came to comments on their site. People that talked positively about Donald Trump would routinely find themselves in “Facebook Jail” either having their accounts suspended for a period of time, or deleted altogether. The same thing was happening at Twitter, where head, Jack Dorsey actually banned Donald Trump for life (something never done to other presidents of either party). And people who post, and make money routinely on YouTube (owned by Alphabet/Google), have also found their right-wing comments to be “demonitized” or taken down altogether. Several conservative vloggers have witnessed the number of subscribers they have shrink through no fault of their own. When asked about it, the former subscribers said they never asked to be unsubscribed, or taken off the vlog. It was done by YouTube. It was done because the vlogs in questions were conservative in nature. The funny thing is, this never happened with liberal vlogs. Facebook has never put liberal posts in “Facebook Jail”, and Jack Dorsey at Twitter has never deleted accounts of liberals. Instead, they get blue check marks indicating that Twitter likes them.

Even though Congress has held several hearings in DC regarding Big Tech, nothing has been done to curb the censorship that they so blatantly flaunt. It’s still happening to this day. Actually, I had an account deleted when I tweeted to Juan Williams that I’d be surprised if he kept his job on The Five throughout 2021. He left the show mid year, but my account has never been restored because I refused to take the tweet down. After all, I was right!

So, the question becomes, do we have freedom of speech in this country or not? Is it right for liberals to lambast conservatives and get away with it (and even get blue check marks), but when a conservative makes an innocent comment, they end up getting zapped? That’s the actual definition of censorship. It had nothing to do with vulgar or obscene language. It had to do with a thought. And it wasn’t yelling fire in a crowded theater. And that is why today, I don’t do anything on Facebook. I don’t do anything on Twitter. Yeah, I still look at YouTube for a few minutes a day, but not much. And I have chosen to use DuckDuckGo rather than Google when it comes to search engines. I find it easier not to have all of my searches stored and pop up ads of what I’ve searched blanket my computer screen.

Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter should all be taken down. Their CEO’s should all be fined billions of dollars for taking the information you put on their sites and selling it to anyone willing to pay for it, including terrorists. It has happened, though they will swear it hasn’t. It’s time to make these monoliths pay. And pay through the nose!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Quickest Way To Having The Media Turn On You

Joe Biden has been in a tailspin for months. It’s obvious that the folks that are running this country (and according to Rasmussen, that’s now a majority of Americans who believe someone other than Biden is in charge) are unable to get the ship righted. There’s a pretty good reason for that.

You can blame it on the media.

That’s right. You can blame it on places like the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, MSNBC, and even CNN. And why would these liberal snowflake networks and “news” outlets turn on their guy in the White House? It’s because the people that are handling Joe Biden aren’t given the left-wing mainstream media types the access that they feel they deserve. Let’s look at the numbers.

At this point in the Obama presidency, Bobo had done 131 one-on-one interviews. Hell, he was being interviewed by the homeless people in Lafayette Park. He’d talk to everybody and anybody. The press loved that! And you saw that the press gave him basically free reign to do what he wanted to. Donald Trump had 57 one-on-one interviews at this time in his presidency. The main reason Trump wasn’t as highly rated as Obama was because he called the press out on the crappy questions they were known to hit him with. He had no problem telling the reporters that they worked for lousy organizations, and that they were biased. Reporters don’t like to hear that (even though they know it’s the truth). And what about Joe Biden? Since he’s been in office, he’s averaged about one one-on-one interview a month. That’s 10 total.

When the press feels that you’re restricting their access to the top dog, they don’t feel they can do their job appropriately. When Biden doesn’t sit down with people, the media has nothing to talk about. There is no ego stroke for the reporters, and there is nothing “exclusive” going on. This “teleprompter president” has taken the media out of the mix. That’s something they aren’t used to, nor something they like.

And you’ve started to see the results. When you turn your back on the media, they begin turning on you. And the negative stories about crappy supply chains, and shortages in store shelves, no Christmas presents for the kiddies, bad happenings at the southern border, a lousy economy, terrible jobs numbers, lies about getting rid of student loan debt, and then not following through with it, it’s all fodder for the media. Oh, they’d LOVE to write something positive. But since Biden can’t be trusted to get a cogent speech across to them, he has to be muzzled. And that’s what the media doesn’t want.

As someone that has interviewed thousands of people in my career, both famous and non-famous, I can tell you that if you’re going to be interviewed and you have nothing interesting to say, you are going to have a short interview. If the person doing the interview feels that they can’t get something compelling and exciting out of you, it’s going to be wrapped up quickly and the interview will never see the light of day. That’s exactly what’s happening to Joe Biden.

And Biden seems content with that. Of course, when he doesn’t sit down with the media, the media make up their own stories, and not all of them are going to be positive. In fact, most of them won’t have anything positive in them.

Maybe it’s a good thing that Biden’s handlers aren’t letting him sit down with the press. I mean, I’m not sure what is worse, a president that stumbles his way through an interview and makes gaffe after gaffe, or a president that won’t sit down with the media, and they take it out on him by writing less than positive stories about him. Either way, you see what’s happening to his approval rating (now in the 30’s).

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Today Is The Day

If you’re keeping score at home, today is August 31st. That means today is the self-imposed, Joe Biden-approved deadline for all US troops to be out of Afghanistan. Now, you have to parse words in Biden’s statement, ala Bill Clinton. We have to understand what the meaning of “is” is.

Biden did not say that all Americans would be out of Afghanistan. He said all troops would be out of Afghanistan. Yesterday the Pentagon announced that “the last US Military plane had left Afghanistan”. That was a whole day and a half early. But to be honest, we’re not sure. Because nobody, not Joe Biden, not the Generals in the Pentagon, not the news media that keeps track of this stuff, not the people at the Kabul airport, nobody knows how many Americans are stranded in that country.

And yes…they are stranded. For Jen Psaki’s edification, here is the Free Dictionary’s definition of the word “stranded: “left helpless, as without transport”. Jen, I guess you probably need to call William & Mary, and ask for a refund on your college education. I would have assumed you could have figured that word out by now.

So, we don’t know how many people are stranded in Afghanistan at this point. We don’t know if we will ever get not only the Americans home, but also the Afghanis that were translators and those that helped the Americans during their two-decades long occupation of that country. And the White House doesn’t have any clue. In fact, the previously mentioned Ms. Psaki has publicly said that when asked if Biden was planning on abandoning Americans in that war-torn country replied,  “We expect there could be some but I’m not going to get into it further.” Take that as a “YES!”

I know that the White House is hoping beyond all hope that the news cycle changes quickly. As I was saying to my wife the other day, the problem they have is, this isn’t going away. Think of the last thing that was “front page” as far as the big story was concerned, before Afghanistan’s withdrawal and the monumental screw up that ensued. Do you remember it?

It was the southern border.

And since then, what have you heard about the southern border? Even the Supreme Court has weighed in and denied a stay that a lower court ruled Biden must adhere to a Trump-era policy of keeping those seeking to get into this country to stay in Mexico until their court hearing. But you haven’t heard about that because the blaring noise of the Afghanistan screw up Biden has caused. I have seen some reports that have tried to pin this on others. There was a liberal source that said it was all George W. Bush’s fault because he was the one that sent troops to Afghanistan back in 2001 after 9/11. That is true. Unfortunately, there have been three presidents since then, and only one has withdrawn troops completely, and did so in such a fashion that there was utter chaos on the ground.

So, the chances that this dies down anytime soon are practically none. Don’t forget, it’s going to mean there will be hearings in Congress about what went wrong, and how to fix it. Democrats in charge are going to want to push this past next November’s midterm elections. They were already expected to lose the House and probably the Senate anyway, and this Biden-caused mishap is only going to exacerbate the situation. The sooner Congress breaks with Biden on this one and lays it at his feet the better off they are going to be. And can you just hear the debate between some yet-to-be-named Republican candidate and Joe Biden or K-baby Harris when the Republican running for the highest office in the land in 2024, asks Joe Biden how he sleeps at night knowing he left Americans stranded in Afghanistan?

As you go about your day today, say a quick prayer for the thousands of people that Joe Biden has abandoned (Jen Psaki’s word, not mine) in Afghanistan. They are going to need all the prayers they can get.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Are You Kidding Me?

Let’s analyze some facts for a few minutes. In the past few weeks we’ve seen a bungling president totally screw up a withdrawal from a country we’ve wanted to get out of for some time. We’ve seen inflation take off like one of those planes leaving Afghanistan. We’ve watched as crime in the streets of our major cities continues to spin out of control. We’re seeing the latest “variant” of COVID taking over the world, and our government’s response is to go back to wearing masks, even though there have been several studies that show that doesn’t help. And we’re watching the southern border turn to a colander, where anyone that wants to cross can, and not be criticized.

And what’s the big news of the day?

Mike Richards is stepping down as the new host of Jeopardy! because it was discovered that eight years ago he said some disparaging remarks against women and Jews in a podcast.

Is this what America has sunk to?

I have watched this go on now for almost a week. Richards, who was the executive producer of the show in Alex Trebek’s final season before his death, and Sony Pictures, who owns the show announced that after trying out dozens of people to sit in and host the show, they were going to elevate Richards to the top spot. But then something akin of a Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing took hold. Fans got up in arms over the selection. I guess they were looking for someone more like LeVar Burton, or Savannah Guthrie to take it, right? As if whoever hosts a gameshow really matters? Mayim Bialik was named after the initial reaction as a co-host, which makes sense. She’s the only one with a PhD, and is probably the smartest one of everyone that tried out, Ken Jennings included.

But I cannot believe that everyone in the country seems to be upset over this. I guess it was like this when Bob Barker left The Price Is Right, but again, I really didn’t care since I didn’t watch it. I mean, I like Jeopardy!, but I’m not that enthralled with whomever is giving the answers. You could pick people off the street of Ames, Iowa for all I care. And I have a hard time believing that most Americans give two shakes of salt who it is either.

Granted, the show is in it’s 38th season of syndication. That’s like unheard of. That and Wheel of Fortune, the other show that usually shares the 7pm-8pm time slot around most of the country is certainly an anomaly. But are we as a nation really that far off the rails that we are protesting who a gameshow host is? Really?

I would like to think we care more about a president of this country that can’t do an interview with the media without screwing up. He can’t answer the simplest questions on Afghanistan without walking away from a podium. He finds it necessary to go and hide in a basement or Camp David to avoid being criticized. His VP is as much a bumbling fool as he is, and hasn’t done a damn thing on the southern border, even though she has been tabbed as the “point person”.

Are we to the point that we’re more concerned with the lottery numbers in Mega Millions than we are about getting 15,000 Americans home from Afghanistan? Are we really to the point that we’d rather watch The Simpson’s or Jeopardy! than care about what happens at the southern border, or dealing with COVID? If so, forget trying to muster a fight against the socialists. We’ve already been defeated. Waive the white flag, lay in to a good hearty stock of rice and duck’s feet because the Chinese will be here to take over any minute!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Time For CNN To Bounce Cuomo?

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for media companies that are loyal to their employees. Now, saying that, realize that not every media employee is a gem. There are an awful lot of them that are really rank. I can say that there were times in my career when something I said or did was actually supported by upper management, even though it may have been, shall we say, questionable? But I appreciated them telling whomever was coming after me that they supported me. They could tell that I was overall an asset to the company, not a detriment, and if I screwed up on this occasion, I may get a talking to, but I wasn’t going to get fired.

So, it’s with that little backstory that I can say, I fully understand CNN wanting to continue to support Chris Cuomo. He’s got a decent sized (though shrinking) audience on their news channel. And he’s been loyal to them, even if he’s made a mockery of journalism with what he’s done regarding his brothers problems in New York.

But I think there comes a time when you have to ask yourself as a corporation, is this still good to back this guy or is it time to cut him loose? That time is here for CNN.

Every major media outlet everywhere has asked that question at least once in their life cycle. I have known some very good people who got bounced for very bad reasons. I worked with a guy who was doing a morning show, that got into trouble because something he said was misconstrued by the NAACP. It took several meetings, lots of hand wringing and eventually, he was let go. What he said wasn’t that bad, it was the way it was said.

And then you’ve got several folks even at the conservative Fox News that have been let go for their stances. Usually it’s for sexual abuse at that news channel, but there are other things. Roger Ailes, the guy that was at the top forever at Fox News had it happen to him. So did Eric Bolling, Bill O’Reilly, and others. And still others like Glenn Beck got into trouble for other reasons and were bounced from the network. There were several “contributors” that also got bounced, most recently Judge Andrew Nepolitano. Usually their contracts aren’t renewed and they silently slip away without notice. It’s only when you find them at CBS or MSNBC that you find that they’ve been booted.

But it’s time for CNN to decide to let Chris Cuomo go. It’s reached the point, as Andrew departs office this week, that he is no longer an asset to their struggling network. With the network now turning on Joe Biden for his totally insipid and monstrously bad decisions regarding Afghanistan, the southern border, and COVID, it may be time to bring someone fresh in to replace Cuomo. He’s been given enough leeway to last a lifetime. His lifeline has pretty much reached the breaking point.

And it could very well be time for CNN to change it’s political philosophy. I’m not saying they need to be conservative. They certainly don’t need to become another Newsmax. But it could very well be that they could use this whole Biden administration screw up and Andrew Cuomo resignation to examine whether or not they want to stay in bed with Democrats and liberals. The same could be said about MSNBC, who is having a very hard time convincing Morning Joe and his wife that they need to stop crawling into bed with the socialists. Maybe it’s time to get a little bit more back to “normal” journalism, and a lot less of screaming meemies!

It would be nice if the broadcast networks, all of whom jumped on the anti-Trump train, as well as the NY Times, the Washington Post, and the cable news idiots at CNN and MSNBC returned to the day of unbiased news reporting. I don’t need anyone telling me how to interpret the news. I can certainly do that myself. Just report it and let me decide. After all, isn’t that what vaulted Fox News to the top of the cable news heap to begin with? Maybe there’s something to that philosophy?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!