First they came for…


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First they came for…

Do you know this famous poem? I can’t get it out of my mind today.

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out

   Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out

   Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

   Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak for me.

Social media is filled with people celebrating the banning of conservatives from social media because they disagree with their politics. They do not realize that it could very well be them tomorrow. Freedom of speech is for everyone or no one. Why is this even a debate in America?


And the list of people on the banned wagon keeps on growing.

President Trump’s last official tweet

The Next BIG Headache for HR

I don’t see the battle against free speech slowing down anytime soon. If nothing else, its picking up steam. If your company supports any initiative connected to a political ideology 1+ people disagree with there will be a backlash. That’s not new. And people getting fired for protesting once they’ve been outted on social media, is not a new concept either. What is somewhat new and trending however, is the rumbling of attacking companies via employee rebellions. Yes, people are trying to make that a thing. The tweet below is a peek into HR’s next big headache.


This is why you should read the fine print!

NY wants to send COVID “cases, contacts & carriers” to detention facilities. If that sounds like a perfectly plausible and reasonable assertion, check out the fine print of a proposed law being considered in NY. Liz Wheeler breaks it down, with passion. This is real. Watch this video. Do not ignore it. Your politics don’t matter with this.

Baby its cold outside! Warm up with this hoodie.

Question everything
(While supplies last.)

The Keys to the Kingdom

With so much going on these days, have you noticed that Wikileaks made their server public? Among the hidden goodies are the infamous Clinton Emails. Download the data while you can. This is the treasure conspiracy theories are made of before they become conventional wisdom.

More vaccine news to feed my paranoia

So, its one thing to hear dissenting views about vaccines from non-experts on social media and quite another to hear them from one of the most cited research scientists in German history. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi is a big deal. People know him. In the tweet below, he bashes PCR tests as a waste of time. Hmm…


And this just in, Study: Bill Gates DTP Vaccine Killed 10 Times More African Girls Than The Disease Itself.

The History of Social Distancing


Physical Distancing

Washing your shopping

Health passports


These may sound like modern ideas in reaction to the Covid-19 but they were pioneered in the 1500’s by Quinto Tiberio Angelerio. He wrote a booklet about his outbreak containment methods called “Ectypa Pestilentis Status Algheriae Sardiniae.”

Here’s a translated quote from his work.

“People allowed to go out must bear with them a cane measuring six feet long. It is mandatory that people keep this distance from one another.”

Click here for more history on this.

Should I be paranoid about this? It doesn’t take much.

Here’s a quote from Business Insider

Government-imposed internet blackouts increased in length by 49% in 2020 compared to 2019, per research by digital security and rights group Top10VPN.

According to Top10VPN’s report, 93 major internet shutdowns took place in 21 countries around the world in 2020, including internet throttling — i.e. the only internet available was 2G — as well as social media shutdowns and full internet blackouts.

In total, 2020 saw 27,165 hours of internet shutdowns, up a dramatic 49% from 2019. Top10VPN estimated these blackouts affected 268 million people around the world, up 3% on the previous year.

Umm… What does Hammer and Scorecard mean?


There has been a lot of chatter on the alternative social media channels about Dennis Montgomery’s gag order and the declassification of Hammer and Scorecard information. Apparently it has to do with election fraud and Nancy Pelosi’s missing laptop. Oooh… I so love political thrillers and intrigue. This is so beyond anything I would have expected on House of Cards.

And just in case you thought things were rough for you, check out this guy.

A bit of levity is always appreciated by me.

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It is not the same because your politics are different than mine.

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It is not the same because your politics are different than mine. 

Last year, there was a protest every other week, CHAZ/CHOP camps and police stations on fire. Yet, the media defended looting and rioting as justifiable. Not that storming the Capital was any better but it was not worse, and not the first time it was taken over. Looking at some of the reactions in social media, I can understand some of the outrage. Case in point.

The Shot heard around the world

If you want to know what our world neighbors are saying about us, click here. Spoiler alert. Its not good. It is a lot to take into account and just because I know history rhymes, I can expect that more talking heads will complain about being labeled fake news and not being trustworthy. When that happens, I will likely think about how Cuomo said “we won” during the GA race and how that doesn’t scream objective journalism. 

I think I need some cuddle time. 

2020 was a big (insert expletive of your choice) and 2021 is threatening to be a fierce competitor. I can imagine the collective public wanting to wrap themselves in a blanket with their significant other for a bit of cuddle time. If that sounds good to you, be advised of the new safety rules concerning love. The BBC recently published an article advising people to avoid kissing and wear face masks during sex to help prevent spreading the virus. Not a joke. Oh, choosing positions that are not face to face would be advisable as well. 


Okay, we’ve all done it. You want to be cool or accepted so, you embellish a bit about your past. It only gets awkward when someone calls you on it. Case in point, somebody brought this article to my attention, “She’s Nothing Like Him’: MLK Jr.’s Niece Shreds Kamala Harris for Apparently Plagiarizing Uncle.” Not sure what the motivation was in sending it to me. I thought it was share-worthy all the same. 

We may have to rethink climate change

I am NOT the expert on all this climate change stuff. Yet, I can appreciate contrary opinions that fly in the face of conventional wisdom. It turns out that most of the Alps were ice-free 6000 years ago, glaciologists have discovered. Click here to watch the video if you are big into the environmental sciences and understand German. At least, I think its German. Maybe its Dutch?

Money for nothing and the chicks for free

The coronavirus taught a whole generation of people how to be heroes by staying home and doing nothing. Now, you can make money from it. Bloomberg reported that “At least 11 U.S. cities are piloting UBI (Universal Basic Income) programs to give some of their residents direct cash payments, no strings attached.” For the record, I think this is a bad idea. I’ve always thought it was a bad idea. Here’s proof

And umm… just how old are you Nana?

Helen Viola Jackson’s 1936 marriage to James Bolin was unusual to say the least: He was 93 and in declining health, and she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl. Bolin was also a Civil War veteran who fought for the Union in the border state of Missouri. Jackson was almost certainly the last remaining widow of a Civil War soldier when she died Dec. 16 at a nursing home in Marshfield, Missouri. She was 101. Click here for the full story

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Where was the call for peace from President Trump?

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Where was the call for peace from President Trump?

Yesterday was epic and historic and not in a good way. Bedlam broke out and the media was calling on the President to calm his supporters down. Yet, no response was given. At least, that was the impression I had from mainstream media. However, a call for peace was made at the time. It was suppressed and, in some cases, prevented from being spread. Case in point, check out the tweet below (and the timestamp).

And just in case it disappears, this is what was said.

“I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt. It’s a very tough period of time.”

(I bet you $20 Twitter takes it down. Any takers? Oh wait. They already did.) No matter your political affiliation, you have to admit censoring that tweet was wrong. It irks me.

Maybe it wasn’t as bad as they told us.

The Visual Capitalist put together an infographic on how many people die on a daily basis. Its quite illuminating to see how Covid-19 deaths compared to things like heart attacks, cancers and road injuries. It really puts things in perspective. Read: How Many People Die Each Day? And for extra points, read how the CDC reported 26.3% less death in 2020 than in 2018 and sort through the numbers for yourself.

Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran… (Or were they singing Barbara Ann?)

Iran has resumed the production of 20% enriched uranium at its underground nuclear facility in Fordow, an Iranian government spokesman said Monday. Iranian state media later reported that authorities had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker and arrested its crew, alleging “oil pollution” in the Persian Gulf. But hey, I’m sure that’s nothing to be worried about.

I’m ready for my tinfoil now.

About a million Trump supporters attended a rally in DC that was peaceful until it wasn’t. In some cases, hypocrisy was on display and in others, a very relevant question. Trump supporters are very pro law and order, supporting the police loudly and proudly. So, why then this sudden divergence into hard radical territory? Newsmax pushed a theory that it was actually Antifa and BLM doing a false flag. Sound crazy? Maybe yes, maybe no. Social media is already proliferating with diverse accounts on this very thing and they come across as highly credible.

I don’t trust the mainstream media. I’m not the only one.

At a time when Americans are relying heavily on the media for information about the coronavirus pandemic, the presidential election and other momentous events, the public remains largely distrustful of the mass media. Four in 10 U.S. adults say they have “a great deal” (9%) or “a fair amount” (31%) of trust and confidence in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” while six in 10 have “not very much” trust (27%) or “none at all” (33%).  Click here for the rest of the story.

Do as I say, I wear a lab coat.

Check out this quote

If you thought you’d never see a time come in America where people wouldn’t be allowed to travel unless they were vaccinated against a virus that may not even be around in a year, think again.

That day has come.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with authoritarians in mostly Democrat-run states, are now essentially putting the vaccine industry in control over who will get to fly in the very near future and who will get denied, the U.S. Constitution’s ‘right to travel’ guarantee be damned.

This is curious to me on so many levels. As of January 3, 2021, you can’t pay health care workers to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Why? Maybe its because they heard about the hundreds of Israelis who were infected with Covid after receiving the vaccine? Or, maybe it was the disappearing Flu? (Flu, Covid, tomatoe, tomottoe) I doubt it had something to do with racism. Umm… Unless you live in New York and dealing with a lockdown, which won’t work anyway; no matter how much you mandate them. Sigh.  

Okay, I’m checking Facebook in a few minutes. Just in case.

This one from the Twin Cities Pioneer Press:

A Williston, N.D., man is accused of kicking in the front door of a house after his ex-coworker did not reply to his Facebook friend request…Police say Burczyk started sending aggressive Facebook messages to his ex-coworker on Dec. 24, according to an affidavit of probable cause. He threatened his ex-coworker’s life and warned him that he was going to “come at” him if he did not accept his Facebook friend request, the affidavit stated.

“Accept my friend request or I’m going to murder you,” Burczyk wrote in a message to his ex-coworker, according to the affidavit.

Umm.. Don’t take this personally dude but, if this is how you roll I wouldn’t accept your friend request either.

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To Mask or Not to Mask. That is the question.

To Mask or Not to Mask. That is the question.

From January 2020 to December 2020, this is a video timeline, taking you from “You don’t need to wear a mask” to “Wear a mask, or risk being fined.” I think watching it shows why the public has such a visceral reaction to masks; so many mixed messages. (And don’t get me started on the vaccine.)

Was the Coronavirus an accident or a weapon?

One of America’s most senior government officials says the most ‘credible’ theory about the origin of coronavirus is that it escaped from a laboratory in China.

Matthew Pottinger, who is President Donald Trump‘s respected Deputy National Security Adviser, told politicians from around the world that even China’s leaders now openly admit their previous claims that the virus originated in a Wuhan market are false.

Mr Pottinger said that the latest intelligence points to the virus leaking from the top-secret Wuhan Institute of Virology, 11 miles from the market, saying: ‘There is a growing body of evidence that the lab is likely the most credible source of the virus.’

Accident or not, the virus originated in China. Will China pay reparations to the world? If not, why not? Click here to read the full article I quoted.

Bitcoin Just Broke $600 Billion

Bitcoin, fresh from one of the wildest years in its short history, has suddenly surged higher again, breaking through the psychological $30,000 per bitcoin level and taking bitcoin’s total value past $600 billion.

The bitcoin price is up almost 10% in the first two days of 2021 alone, putting it in poll position to become one of the year’s best performing assets and helping it eclipse the market capitalization of payments giant Visa.

I’m adding Bitcoin to the list of trends I heard about early and regret not acting on once I did. Click here for the rest of the story on Bitcoin. Mental note: Don’t sleep on Miami (or you might be sorry again.)

Have you lost your mother fatherin’ mind?

I understand the desire to be inclusive and fair. However, there are times when it seems that good intentions go too far. Democratic California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern, chairman of the Rules Committee, announced changes to the House rules that will “honor all gender identities” by modifying the pronouns and familial relations references in the rules, the Committee on Rules announced.

Among the highlights: References to fathers, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and in-laws would be changed to “parent, child, sibling, spouse, or parent-in-law,” according to the resolution. Extended family members would be referred to as “child’s parent” instead of aunt or uncle, stepparents, and siblings-in-law.

It seems a bit much to me. Read more about it here and see what you think.

At what point did this become normal?

A leader of a new political party inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement has called for a ‘race offenders‘ register’ that would see people barred from jobs based on having been accused of ‘micro-aggressions’ in the workplace.

This is not the first time a “registry of offenders” has been shopped to the public. I did a podcast on a similar idea where Yelp was tracking “racist” restaurants. This kind of thinking is BEYOND dangerous and something the world has seen before. Do we really want it again? I do not. Click here for the article I quoted above.

Because small biz has not suffered enough

The Internal Revenue Service is planning to ramp up audits of smaller businesses and their investors by about 50% next year, following years of persistently low examination rates, an agency official said Tuesday. The result could be a surge in audits of companies ranging from mom-and-pop retail stores and technology startups to investment funds that have historically faced only infrequent checks thanks to the time and effort required at the IRS.

This feels like a continuation of the biggest transfer of wealth in history since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Government mandates forced businesses to close permanently and now, those remaining may be audited into oblivion. Maybe I’m going a bit tinfoil here but, maybe not. Read the story here.

She said yes, but was it really a no?

A man’s romantic proposal atop an Austrian mountain ended in disaster Sunday moments after his new fiancée said, “Yes” — when she slipped and plunged off a 650-foot cliff, according to the Sun. The 32-year-old woman miraculously survived when snow broke her fall from the mountain at the Falkert resort in Carinthia, the outlet reported. Her 27-year-old partner tried to grab her but took a tumble himself, soaring 50 feet through the air before grabbing a ledge and holding on for dear life, the Sun reported, citing Bild.

They both survived so maybe love does conquer all.

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2020: It could have been worse…

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2020: It could have been worse…

You would be hard pressed to find someone who said 2020 was a great year for them; unless they are Walmart, Netflix or Amazon. Still, as tough as things were, the USA and the world have had worse years. Historians voted and made a list of the darker days behind us. Among them, 1968, when MLK and RFK were assasinated, 1929, when Wall Street crashed and the Great Depression reared its ugly head and 1862, the very worst year of the Civil War. Click here for years that were worse than 2020.

Maybe it wasn’t as bad as we thought?

Umm… I’ll just leave this here.

I would have called it Raquel’s Island…

So, a few days ago, this happened. Sigh.

Dawn Wells, who famously played Mary Ann Summers, has died. She was 82. She died in Los Angeles of COVID-19-related causes Wednesday morning, according to her publicist. The actress starred as the unapologetic “good girl” who was stranded on an island with six other castaways. “Gilligan’s Island” ran from 1964 to 1967 – for three seasons – and yet it has never gone off the air. It continues to be screened across the world in over 30 languages.

…Wells, a Reno native, represented Nevada in the Miss America pageant in 1959 before taking on the iconic role. For the role of Mary Ann, she beat out 350 other actresses, including Raquel Welch.

Yes, you read that right! Racquel Welch was almost Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island. As much as I was a fan of Ginger and Mary Ann growing up (although I would’ve dropped them both for Thelma of Good Times), Raquel Welch would have changed the dynamics of the show entirely. It would have been Raquel’s Island.

The Ceiling Fan of Death

Okay, here’s the plot for a horror movie or murder mystery thriller or a very, very dark comedy. There’s a party going during a very hot Summer day. Someone turns on the ceiling fan and it gradually picks up speed. Suddenly there is a spark and the blades of the ceiling fan break off and begins slicing through one guest and decapitating another. Blood everywhere and the punch is ruined. Oh the humanity! If you think that couldn’t happen in real life, think again.

More 190,000 ceiling fans sold at The Home Depot have been recalled amid reports its blades can detach while in use and cause injury or property damage.

Umm… ouch.

So, is that a good jobs report or a bad jobs report?

Claims for jobless benefits fall to 787,000, down 19,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 19,000 but remain elevated at 787,000 as a resurgent coronavirus grips the U.S. economy.

While at the lowest level in four weeks, the new figures released Thursday by the Labor Department are nearly four times higher than a year ago before the coronavirus struck. Employers continue to cut jobs as rising coronavirus infections keep many people at home while state and local governments re-impose restrictions.

Click here to read more, but you just read the highlights.

The GOAT of Diversity Recruiters

Hmm… A few weeks ago it was Dr. Timnit Gebru who was fired for criticizing her employer – Google in an email. This week its April Christina Curley calling foul on Google. Is it open season on the sistahs working at Google? Read the Twitter thread and judge for yourself.

Isn’t that like a Nazi thing?

Maybe you have Covid and I suspect you’re not wearing a mask. How do I know for sure? Its best that I detain you against your will for the safety of all. And if you don’t have it, maybe you do, because I’m a politician and for some reason I don’t like you. Sound like Nazi, Germany? No. It starting to sound like New York.

A New York state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow the government to detain people deemed a potential public health risk, amid concerns that the Covid-19 crisis is being allegedly used to usher in authoritarianism.

Authored by a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly N. Nick Perry, Bill A416 calls for the “removal and/or detention” of individuals who are identified as a “case, contact or carrier” of a contagious disease. 

The sweeping powers would be employed in the event of the state government declaring a health emergency due to an epidemic of any communicable disease, the bill proposes. 

Click here to read the sordid details. If you’re in NY, spread the word that there is a new Fuhrer in town.

Let’s make segregation great again…

I’m not a fan of segregation.

I didn’t like it back in the day.

I didn’t like it when black students at Rice University demanded a segregated campus or when Black NYU Students demanded segregated housing.

And I certainly don’t like what’s going on in Minnesota.

 “Just because we voted yes doesn’t mean we’re racist,” says Craig Kavanagh, mayor of a tiny Minnesota town that has granted a permit to a whites-only church. The Asatru Folk Assembly, which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, says it is reviving pre-Christian Nordic folk beliefs and it will not admit people who are not of northern European descent. Residents of Murdock, population 280, say they plan to push back against the group despite a 3-1 council vote approving a change of use for a former Lutheran church the group bought and rehabilitated after it had been used as a residence, reports the Duluth News Tribune. The mayor says rejecting the permit could have led to a legal battle the town can’t afford.

Click here for the rest of the story.

Its Boys vs Girls with a twist…

It’s like picking teams for dodgeball in gym class—except everyone wants the girls. In papers filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court, attorneys for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America pushed back against what they call “highly damaging” trademark infringement by the Boy Scouts of America, with the former accusing the latter of poaching potential female members from their ranks by engaging in unfair marketing and recruitment, the AP reports. 

Click here for details on the recruiting wars.

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