Year: 2020

NO GUNS FOR YOU

Sometimes, the weak spots in a law are not clear until a situation comes up that brings them into focus.  Currently, there is a case of a police officer charged with felonies, yet still being allowed access to firearms, which points out such a flaw in the law. Ronald Letendre, former police officer in Dover,…

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A BA TO BECOME A C O P

Studies show that police and wardens who are twenty five and older or who have a college degree are less likely to commit excessive force. California is considering making this a requirement. I support this decision. Police are the only American citizens legally licensed to kill other American citizens. It is a job with great…

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Oh Criminal Tree

An Alabama Sheriff’s department is in hot water over their Christmas tree ornaments.  Seems the department decorated their tree with photos of their “frequent flyers” – criminals they labeled as “thugs” who are habitual criminals that they have seen go through the system a number of times.  Some of the THUGSHOTS are of those arrested, and some…

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Man receives racist letter over Black Santa decoration — and neighbors have his back

Chris Kennedy’s Christmas display features a seven-foot Black Santa that stands tall in his yard along with a Christmas tree and a large shining sign that reads “Joy.” Until now, he has received nothing but compliments since he first moved to his North Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood in 2017. But just before Thanksgiving this year,…

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SECRET LIST

A Florida’s sheriff’s office has a secret list of over 400 children that they feel might fall into a life of crime. It is so secret the children and the parents do not even know which children are on the list. A child can be placed on the list for missing school 3 times, getting…

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FREEDUMBS

There is a large segment of the population worldwide, but sadly mostly in the U.S., that doesn’t understand what freedom means.  Or they interpret it in a way that sounds to me like a toddler having a tantrum. “I don’t WANNA!” they scream, while wriggling on the floor around the wheels of a shopping cart. Now…

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JESUS LOVES ME

A third-grade pupil in Mississippi was robbed of her First Amendment rights when her school forced her to take off a mask that said “Jesus Loves Me,” a new lawsuit claims. Lydia Booth, 9, was ordered by her principal to remove the mask Oct. 13 at Simpson Central Elementary School in Pinola — claiming that…

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ICED

Mitch Miller was the Phoenix Coyotes top draft pick a few weeks ago. He was released a few days ago. As an eighth grader he bullied and assaulted an African American classmate who was mentally challenged.  They tricked their classmate into eating candy that was placed in a urinal and physically assaulted him. Miller and…

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VOTER SUPPRESSION AND INTIMIDATION

It boggles the mind that in a democracy such as that of the United States, that we are dealing with perhaps the worst instances of voter suppression and intimidation we have seen in many years.  Old tricks such as gerrymandering and stealing signs from lawns are sickening enough, but now we are dealing with threats of…

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HUNTER BIDEN

                                                                HUNTER BIDEN Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post. The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned…

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OFF THE WALL

Around the country the vast majority of students are learning from home and having virtual classes as at least part of their education.  This means for the first time ever that fellow students and teachers are able to see into each student’s home environment. We have discussed this before on the show.  This has lead…

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UNHAPPY HALLOWEEN

Well, the way this year has been going, why shouldn’t we talk about Halloween being cancelled?  A Halloween that falls on a Saturday, no less.  The specter of Halloween being pre-empted doesn’t spook everyone, but surely parents of young children, chocophiles and ghouls everywhere are haunted by the idea. Ok, enough with the Halloween puns – this…

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A LESSON TO BE LEARNED

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) – A 12-year-old boy has been suspended for having a toy gun he never brought to school. Isaiah Elliott attends Grand Mountain, a K-8 grade school in the Widefield District #3, just south of Colorado Springs. On Thursday, Aug. 27, the seventh grader was attending on online art class when a…

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FAKE IT

A hair salon says it was told by a job center it couldn’t run an advertisement recruiting a “happy” stylist because the word is “discriminatory” against unhappy people.  Alison Birch listed a job ad looking for a part-time qualified hairdresser at her AJ’s Unisex Hair Salon in Stroud, England, The position called for someone with five years’ experience of…

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OPPRESSION

One of the stories we are going to talk about on this week’s show concerns a social studies teacher in Texas whose job is on the line for using a political cartoon as a teaching device.  The Governor is calling for the teacher to be fired for “comparing police officers to the KKK and slave owners”,…

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STOP!! STOP!!

The ice cream truck jingle of your childhood is about to get an upgrade — and RZA is behind it. The hip-hop icon of Wu-Tang fame has teamed up with the ice cream brand Good Humor to re-imagine the signature “Turkey in the Straw” jingle played by ice cream trucks all over the country. Because…

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NO MASK, NO FLIGHT

Alyssa Sadler says Southwest Airlines refused to let her three year old, autistic son fly without a mask. Her son has sensory issues that prevent him from wearing a mask. Southwest has a well-known policy that allows no medical exceptions in regards to wearing a mask on their flights. The question is should Southwest have…

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REAL FAKE NEWS

Recently, the Trump campaign for re-election altered photos of Joe Biden for their ad.  A photo of Biden sitting on a floor among other people was changed to remove the other people, and was captioned to appear as if he was hiding in his basement, alone.  A second photo, in which he appears to be…

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August 4, 2020

Learn from Horror Movies – Don’t Taunt the Beast

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RACIST COLLECTIBLES AT PENCE ANTIQUE MALL DEBATED

MUNCIE, Ind. — On her Facebook page, Jeannine Lee Lake recently posted photographs of racist collectibles she says she photographed at U.S. Rep. Greg Pence’s antique mall.  The objects included antique coin banks of Black males with very dark skin, oversize red lips and bulging eyeballs, as well as banks of what Collectors Weekly calls…

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ABOVE REPROACH

Social Studies teacher Justin Kucera is looking for a new job after he was fired possibly for his political tweets. Among his tweets were a retweet of the president’s message declaring that “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL” and one that said: “I’m done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president… Don’t @ me.” He also…

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HOUSE FIRE

As of June 8, the Governor of Ohio issued an order that everyone in seven high risk counties have to wear masks. The  Butler County Sheriff, Richard Jones, has come out publicly stating that he and his officers will not be enforcing the order, and states that he is not “the mask police”. There is…

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YOU CAN PAINT A STREET BUT NOT SOLVE A PROBLEM

City employees began painting a stretch of Fifth Avenue, just in front of the Trump Organization’s headquarters, on Thursday morning. Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the stark yellow mural earlier this month. The New York mayor rolled up his sleeves and painted a bit of the mural, too, clad in a mask and flanked by…

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DONALD GETS DITCHED BY TWITCH

Twitch is an online streaming service popular with gamers.  They became the first platform to actually give Donald Trump more than a slap on the wrist for violating their terms of service. They have suspended the Trump Campaign’s account for 30 days because they posted video of Trump calling Mexicans murderers and rapists and another…

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The Endless Filmstrip

In this new era of adjustment and upheaval, brought about in part by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, our society has been struggling to readjust our understanding of race relations in our country.  We’ve been re-examining some things that were just taken for granted by the white majority, but which have been extremely hurtful…

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Two CA schools named for Washington, Jefferson getting renamed after BLM push

Two San Francisco-area elementary schools named after a pair of Founding Fathers who owned slaves will get new names after a school board approved a Black Lives Matter resolution last week, according to a report. The Berkeley Unified School District Board unanimously endorsed the measure on Wednesday amid renewed efforts nationwide to take a second…

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TRUMP IS OFF BASE

To the winners go the spoils. Except for some reason when it comes to America’s Civil War. The North won The South lost. Yet a portion of this country still mythologizes about ol’ Dixie. The best parts of the South are still in tact. Southern hospitality, southern cooking, southern accents, etc. The worst part of…

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Fraud in the Time of COVID

There’s a new bipartisan bill proposed which would increase the penalties for scammers who have specifically targeted Covid-19 related issues. It seems that the scammers were already right on it, looking for ways to rip people off during a pandemic, and the  House of Representatives have taken issue, to the tune of 15 to 35 years…

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AMERICAN AIRLINES ALLEGEDLY STOPPED FLIGHT ATTENDANT FROM WEARING FACE SHIELD

An American Airlines flight attendant said she was forbidden from wearing a face shield because it didn’t fit with the company’s “image standards” — and would make passengers uncomfortable, according to a report. After a few flights wearing the PPE, Marie said her bosses told her the safety gear didn’t fit the carrier’s “image standards”…

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COVID FOOD FEE

Kiko Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Lounge added a $2.19 “Covid 19 surcharge” to a customer’s bill  and the Sashimi hit the fan. A customer posted a picture of the receipt on social media and now people are harassing the restaurant and the staff. The owner of the Missouri restaurant said the surcharge is due to…

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INCONVENIENCE VERSUS YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO THE BAR

As Americans, we enjoy a lot of freedom that many on the planet don’t have. We are used to taking a lot of things for granted, and only really notice some of these freedoms when they are restricted.  Then, unless they make sense to us, we fight like hell to keep every inch, every explicit…

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LICENSED WITHOUT A TEST

All of them got their licenses without taking an official road test. It’s Georgia’s way of handling the backlog of the thousands of road test requests that have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, the state’s Department of Driver Services released just how many teens had their permits upgraded since…

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THE UNCLEANLY SKYS

American Airlines has touted how clean their flights are and how safety and cleanliness is their first concern.  For a flight from Miami to Mexico City that seems not to have been the case. Reports are the flight was packed and 80% of the people were not wearing masks. I have flown during the pandemic….

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THE CULT OF CELEBRITY IN THE DAYS OF PANDEMIC

Recently, some famous TV doctors have been offering their opinions on the Covid-19 pandemic. Since our country has been enthralled for years with the cult of celebrity, Americans tend more and more to put more weight on the advice given by television personalities, whether they have the background or education to offer those opinions.  Such…

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Government Will Help Churches Pay Pastor Salaries

In a development that could challenge the Constitution’s prohibition of any law “respecting an establishment of religion,” the federal government will soon provide money directly to U.S. churches to help them pay pastor salaries and utility bills. “The government cannot directly fund inherently religious activities,” argues Alison Gill, legal and policy vice president of American…

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EMPTY BED

It seems Covid 19 has dominated everything since it took over. Every aspect of life. It has certainly dominated our radio show. This Tuesday it will certainly be discussed again but this time with a twist. Prostitution! Now that I have your attention allow me to explain. Prostitution is illegal. You don’t file your taxes…

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THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL

For those of you who have not heard of this ludicrous and malignant twist on Christianity, the Prosperity Gospel is the teaching that if you give “seed” money to the people preaching this nonsense, that your money will grow and come back to you in larger amounts.  I know.  You are reading this with your…

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SCHOOL POLICY FORBIDS KIDS FROM SAYING “NO” WHEN ASKED TO DANCE

Alicia Hobson’s 11-year-old daughter, Azlyn, was counting down the days until the Valentine’s Day dance at her Utah middle school. That afternoon, when Azlyn got home, she had an “emotional explosion” in the kitchen, while recounting how a boy who makes her uncomfortable had asked her to dance. “She politely said, ‘No thank you,’” Hobson…

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Arise and Shine January 3, 2015

Davin’s appearance on the morning show to discuss the Sony Hack and the Interview.   CLICK TO WATCH DAVIN ON ARISE AND SHINE

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DAVIN ON ARISE AND SHINE ON NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Davin on the morning show to discuss scammers and internet safety.      

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THE THIRTY-EIGHT PERCENT

In a recent survey thirty-eight percent of Americans revealed they would not drink Corona Beer due to the Corona Virus. Make no mistake, as you know, the alcoholic beverage has nothing to do with the pathogen that is on a world tour garnering press and fear at every stop. If you did not know that…

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MICHAEL JACKSON

I grew up at the time that the Jackson 5 was in their heyday. They had so many hits on the radio, and you couldn’t escape their catchy pop songs. I still love those songs whenever I hear them. They were happy, upbeat and the group danced while they performed them on TV. It was…

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SUE MICHIGAN ADMINISTRATORS OVER SUSPENSIONS FOR ALLEGED RACIST SNAP CHATS

The suit contends the school had no jurisdiction for off campus behavior. The parents of four Saline, Michigan, high school students filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over the students’ suspension following alleged racist messages they posted on Snapchat. Two of the unnamed students, all white, have returned to their classes while the others face expulsion…

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SILENT SWEETHEART

Sweetheart candies are back after a short hiatus but due to a manufacturing issue many of them will not have messages.  Let’s be honest they were never a great tasting candy. They were ok. They were like Smarties but with a cute message. Those messages were great when you were a kid. When you were…

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COLLEGE PUTS FREE SPEECH IN JEOPARDY

Asheen Phansey, a Babson College professor was fired for satirizing the Trump administration’s threat to bomb Iranian cultural sites. In Pansy’s post on his personal Facebook page, he wrote that the ayatollah Khomenei should tweet a list of American cultural sites that should be bombed. Babson college released a statement that Phansey’s post did not…

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CAN WE AND SHOULD WE SEPARATE THE ARTIST FROM THE ART?

One of the stories we are covering on Davin’s Den this week is the question of whether the stars on the Hollywood walk of fame should be removed if crimes committed by one of the stars has been alleged and/or prosecuted and found guilty. In recent years, the court of public opinion has been weighing…

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BAN THE OLYMPIC PROTEST BAN

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced new guidelines that ban athletes from making political, religious and ethnic demonstrations at the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Olympic games have a long tradition of athletes and even countries using the Olympics as a platform to bring attention to issues that they feel are important. In 1968 Tommie…

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KALAMAZOO GAZETTE

Comedian Davin Rosenblatt rolls with audiences’ punches. Davin Rosenblatt has performed in harsh places. Korea, Iraq, New Jersey biker bars. Rosenblatt has been on the road as a comedian for 13 years. “Unfortunately, I’m no longer qualified to do anything else,” he said during a phone interview from his home in Warwick, N.Y. He started…

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HERALD AND REVIEW

https://herald-review.com/entertainment/local/comic-rosenblatt-chooses-laughs-over-law/article_aa912a20-1be2-11e3-b798-0019bb2963f4.html

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DAILY VOICE

https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/bergenfield/events/comedian-returns-to-bergenfield-to-perform-in-fire-center-benefit/698619/

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TRENTON TIMES

https://www.nj.com/times-entertainment/2011/07/comedian_davin_rosenblatt_to_e.html

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SAVE THE VEGANS

There’s a guy in the UK trying to get ethical vegans seen as a protected group, who can’t be fired due to their class, such as race, age, gender, LGBTQ status, etc. He believes that due to their philosophy of not exploiting animals in any way, not to mention not eating them, they should be…

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HANGOVER ADVICE

As I am an expert on hangovers here is my tips to avoid them and then what to do. Please note do not drink and drive. Monitor your drinking. Have about three beers and maybe a shot and then go on the wagon with some soft drink. Make sure that you eat before and while…

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