Posted in Entertainment, Food For Thought, Reviews, Television, television icons


Anyone who has had the privilege of seeing the Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” will know the significance behind the numbers 143.

I was fortunate enough to receive this DVD as a gift for Christmas and have watched it several times in the past week.  The first time I viewed it I was moved to tears.  I didn’t realize I’d be bawling each time I saw it.  But I was.

If you have not seen this documentary, see it.  It may be the best thing you’ve done for yourself in a long time.

The basics of the documentary is a very simple philosophy:  A little kindness makes a world of difference.

I won’t give away the secret behind the numbers 143.  All I will tell you is that it has a very special meaning.  One that we all need to be reminded of every day.


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The Red Beating Heart of Freedom and Democracy

Today, as with many days over the past 19 months, members of the press sat in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room listening to Sarah “Huckafuck” Sanders ramble on about her lies.

Two nights before CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was confronted by attention-seekers at one of SHITHOLE’S pep rallies in Florida.  I call them attention-seekers because they acted like banshees when the cameras were on but when the cameras went off, they were a different bunch, willingly speaking to Acosta and requesting to have their pictures taken with him.  It was there that SHITHOLE slurred on and on about how the “press is the enemy”.  So at today’s press briefing Acosta asked Sanders about the recent mention (and not the only mention) from SHITHOLE that the “press is the enemy”.  He wanted confirmation from her that the press is not the enemy of the people.  She refused to answer him.  And in protest Acosta did what so many members of the press should have done by now:  he walked out.

Despite what SHITHOLE or HUCKAFUCK or any one of SHITHOLE’S flock of brainwashed sheep have to say about the press, they are not the enemy of the people.  Think about it.

If you were alive on December 7, 1941 how do you think you got news about what happened in Pearl Harbor?  Unless you were actually there, which most weren’t, you heard it on the radio, probably in a breaking news report from the newscaster at the local radio station.  How do you think most of us learned about the events of September 11, 2001?  Unless you were actually there, which most of us weren’t, you turned on the TV or radio and listened and watched as to what was going on.  Who were some of the first people on the scene at both incidents besides first responders?  The press.  Who were the ones interviewing people?  The press.  Who were the ones helping get messages across to loved ones?  The press.

If it were not for the press we would be uninformed.  It’s unfortunate they need to sit in a room and listen to a liar, whom they know is lying, whom America knows is lying, and report it for what it is.  Because it’s their job.

It’s unfortunate the press needs to report on the misdoings of a person taking up residence in the White House.  And then he complains about it and calls the press the “enemy of the people”.  If only the person taking up residence in the White House behaved himself, the press wouldn’t be reporting negatively about him. He doesn’t get it.

Thanks to reporters like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, people who cared about Americans and what was happening right under their noses, the country rid themselves of a cancer like Nixon.  He didn’t get it either.  In fact, with all of SHITHOLE’S remarks, wouldn’t you think he could come up with something more original than “enemy of the people” and “witch hunt”?  Those phrases are so 1974.

So the next time you watch the news or read a newspaper and become informed of what is going on around you, whether it’s positive or negative, remember that the person writing or reporting the story is not your enemy.  They are on your side.

Posted in Food For Thought, Things that make you say "hmm...", Things that piss me off

We Learn To Live When We Learn To Give

I don’t understand why people refuse to accept there’s good and bad in everyone.

Before anything else, we are all human beings.  We all breathe air, bleed blood, sleep, eat, defecate, procreate, we are all born and we all die.  And we all have the ability to be good people and bad people.

It doesn’t matter what sex you are, what your sexual orientation is, what your religious beliefs are, what your political beliefs are, your skin color, what country you’re from, etc.  Nobody. Is. Perfect.

Given this information, how can any person, and there are many, point at two other people, perfect strangers, a man and his mother from Mexico, and call them “rapists and animals”?  Yet this happened to Esteban Guzman and his mother while they were working. How can any one person target another person because of their religion?  Yet we have with the banning of Muslims from other countries.  How can any one person reject another person because they are seeking a better life for themselves?  Yet we have with the separation of families and the imprisonment of thousands of immigrant children across the country.

Who are the good and the bad in these circumstances?  Are they really who we perceive them to be?

For all these incidences, the tables could have easily been turned.  It could’ve been a fat white woman working in her yard with her son when a Mexican man approached her and began calling her names.  Just because she was a fat white woman.  We could have the banning of all other religions except Muslim.  And Americans could be the ones fleeing a war-torn country for a better life somewhere else, only to be separated at the border, of any country, and their children are put in cages to live like dogs.

It’s difficult to understand what someone is experiencing when you haven’t gone through it yourself.  Maybe if we think before calling someone out for being different from us, we could stop being so hateful of others for something they have no control over.  We could give of ourselves and start caring for our fellow human beings instead of acting like imbeciles.

Just because there’s a puppet master in Washington it doesn’t mean you have to be his puppet.