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CRUELTY

The GOP, the party of supposed limited governmental interference as a platform, has waged war on the women of this country by striking down Roe v. Wade, which was the catalyst for states to enact the most personal, private and invasive laws imaginable.  The “Trigger Laws” limiting abortion in many states have already begun causing…

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BOOKS GET A TIME OUT

Officials in a school district near Fort Worth, Texas, have directed school staff and librarians to temporarily remove books that have been challenged through the district’s formal complaint process in the past school year, including the Bible and an illustrated adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary. New books are open to be challenged by the public…

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Comments about the Holocaust from representative sponsoring ‘divisive concepts’ bill raise concerns

In the debate over the divisive concept bill which could change the way topics considered controversial are taught in public institutions.  There are moments in our history where there are not two sides to debate,” said James Pasch, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. “There is a right side and a wrong side.”In the case…

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White Privilege Card

An Alaskan woman pulled out a White Privilege card at a traffic stop, and got off without a ticket. The cops found it funny, and let her go. I want to be mad about this story, I really do. First off all, the fact that she got it at a rally for the ex-president makes…

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ROSITA’S EYES

Sesame Place is now the defendant in a 25 million dollar law suit after a video went viral of one of their characters (Rosita) waving off two small black girls after slapping hands with white children.  The lawsuit claims that theme-park performers dressed as “Sesame Street” characters — including Elmo, Ernie, Telly Monster and Abby Cadabby…

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JUST SING AND SHUT UP

Rocker Pat Benatar‘s recent setlists are missing one of her most popular songs: “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” The reason, she told USA Today in an interview published Thursday, is directly related to current events. “We’re not doing ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ and fans are having a heart attack,” Benatar said, “And I’m like, ‘I’m…

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I WANNA BE TAYLOR SWIFT’S TRACK 7 JULY 19, 2022

Davin’s trip to Atlantis, Taylor Swift, Restaurants closed in the middle of the day, blogs, You Stink (Air conditioner and health care)

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WORDS MATTER

We’ve learned over and over again that the words we use to describe our history, and the present, are important.  The shades of meaning give us all a better sense of what actually happened.  The tone of the words give context to the actions, especially in retrospect, having the luxury of time and perspective. The…

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YOU’RE INVITED BUT YOUR TECH CAN’T COME

Comedian John Mulaney had a show in Madison Square Garden and he would not allow ticket buyers to bring in their phones, tablets, or laptops. Madison Square Garden did not have a place to store the lap tops and fans had to run around to various locations and find a place to store their laptop….

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Brian Kilmeade is a Troglodyte

Brian Kilmeade has long been a blight on our tv screens, and his latest, blazingly intelligent opinions are no change from the usual.  On a recent “Fox and Friends”, he was complaining about the placement of Nina Jankowicz as the new head of the Disinformation Governance Board of the Department of Homeland Security.  It seems that Kilmeade…

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I’LL SUE

The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals has put a Texas law that allows users to sue social media companies back into effect. Under the law, users will be able to sue large social media platforms with more than 50 million active monthly users such as Facebook and Twitter if they believe they were banned…

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PULLING OUT

The Republican National Committee said Thursday it was withdrawing from the Commission on Presidential Debates, alleging that the organization was biased in favor of Joe Biden and against Donald Trump during the 2020 campaign. The RNC’s concerns include the timing of the 2024 presidential debates, changes to debate procedures without prior notification, the selection of…

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FLYING THE FRIENDLY SKIES

Just a minute now, bucko. Believe it or not, I kind of understand your intense libido.  You need to clear the pipes now and then. It helps you relax, helps you sleep. That’s understandable, and really, just a natural part of life.  Didn’t expect to hear that, did you? Now here’s the tricky part.  You cannot, and I…

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CHURCH IS OUT

Country superstar Eric Church cancelled his concert in San Antonio four days before his performance. There was no health scare. There was no impending pregnancy. There was no Covid outbreak.  There was no impending weather emergency. There was a basketball game. Specifically a Final Four game between Duke and his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels….

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Georgia high school coach suspended after restraining student who had loaded gun

A Georgia high school coach was suspended after he defended himself and restrained a student who was in possession of a loaded weapon in school. Miller confronted one female student while in the presence of police officers. Miller and the officers were unaware that the student, whom eyewitnesses described as belligerent and aggressive, had a…

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JEEPERS CREEPERS

In the United States, most people in the suburbs are used to living in single family homes.  In England, having a single family home, or what they call a “detached” home, is something only wealthier suburban homeowners can have.  Most homes are attached, meaning that you will share at least one side of the home,…

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Byeski

A substitute teacher in Virginia is out of the classroom after saying he supported Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine, district officials confirmed Thursday. John Stanton, 65, was suspended by Arlington Public Schools Tuesday due to comments he made during an eighth-grade Spanish class on Friday at Swanson Middle School. “I said, ‘Here’s…

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Parents of high school students started a petition to remove a principal who loves classic heavy metal band Iron Maiden

A Canadian high school principal loves Iron Maiden and posts about the band on social media. Parents started a petition to transfer Eden High School Principal Sharon Burns. They said it was inappropriate for her to post a drawing that featured the symbol “666.” Parents of high school students in St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada have…

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No Maus in the School Haus

Here we go again.  We keep coming to this issue of banning books (and graphic novels) in schools, and George Orwell is rolling over in his grave. The graphic novel Maus has been banned by a Tennessee school for bad language and the depiction of a female nude.  It is a story told regarding the rise of…

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES AND HAVE OURSELF A BREW!

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) just unanimously approved a measure allowing movie theaters to serve wine and beer at their concession stands and movie goers to carry the drinks inside the screening rooms. Until now, cinemas were only allowed to serve drinks if they had a restaurant license alongside a full kitchen and waiters to…

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KC gun range owners defend dress policy after refusing to let Muslim woman wear hijab

Owners of a Kansas City area gun range accused of discriminating against a Muslim woman by not allowing her to shoot while wearing her hijab say the business will not apologize for its safety policy. A statement issued by Frontier Justice in Lee’s Summit on Wednesday said the sporting venue created its dress code upon…

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Eric Clapton Sues German Woman Over Copyright Infringement

Eric Clapton has been pissing people off more than usual lately, but perhaps they should take a second look at this case before adding it as fuel to the Slowhand fire. According to an article on Yahoo, a German judge sided with Clapton’s legal team in a suit against a German woman for selling a…

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MASKERADE

A Texas restaurant owner kicked out a family because they were wearing masks. They were wearing masks because their son is immunocompromised. The owner said he was unaware of that but even if he was aware of that he would have still removed them. The owner claims that mask wearing is political. Oy vey there…

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NO, YOU’RE WRONG

A new Texas law states that if a classroom has a book about “widely debated and currently controversial” topics they need to have a book with an opposing point of view. It came out that in Southlake Texas teachers were told that includes the Holocaust. No. Just no. The only people debating the Holocaust are…

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COULD YOU GET YOUR HAIR OUT OF MY TRAY ?

 A plane passenger has sparked outrage online after a photo emerged of her long hair draped over the back of her seat. The picture, showing the hair draped down onto another passenger’s tray table, was posted on Twitter. Twitter user Anthony captioned the picture on October 20 with the caption “Would this piss you off”….

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What Could She Have Been Thinking?

Recently, a New Jersey teacher allegedly removed a 2nd grade student’s hijab by force in the classroom.  She is reported to have said something about how the girl’s hair was fine and that she didn’t need to cover it with the hijab, and then she pulled it off of the girl’s head, even while the child was…

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GOVERNMENT WASTE

This past week Republican congressman from Wyoming Paul Gosar and Republican senator from Texas Ted Cruz shone a bright light on our wasted tax dollars. Paul Gosar tweeted a meme, that one can assume, his staff created of edited anime that depicted him killing Democratic congress woman Alexandra Ocasio Cortez and slashing President Joe Biden….

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Rolling Stones retire classic rock song ‘Brown Sugar’

The Rolling Stones retired one of their most popular rock songs due to lyrics that depict the horrors of slavery. The Stones have not played the 1971 hit “Brown Sugar” on their current tour and said the blues classic has been removed from their setlist. “You picked up on that, huh?,” Keith Richards, 77, responded…

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Organ Recipient Stipulations

In Colorado, a hospital group has set a mandate for organ donation recipients: No Covid vaccine, no organ donation surgery. Their research shows that organ recipients are at high risk for death from Covid or Covid complications, so basically, they don’t want to use precious organs on people who won’t protect that investment in every way….

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Washington state high school cancels 9/11 football tribute over possible offense concerns

A Washington state high school reportedly called off a student-led tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks after an unnamed staffer said the commemoration could “unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently,” according to a report. The students at Eastlake High School in Sammamish wanted to coordinate the audience to…

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CAN YOU FEEL ME?

In California they are looking to make “stealthing” illegal. What’s stealthing? Damn good question. It is when a guy removes his condom during sex without consent. What the hell is going on? Back in my day if we wanted to get crazy we “accidently” slipped it into the bootie. Then when we got yelled at…

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THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

This week, we are covering a story about a Toledo woman who is going to jail for shooting an attempted home burglar to death. My first reaction to the headline was Oh HELL no. No. Uh-uh, nope. Someone breaks into my house? That’s a DEAD man. How the hell are they putting her in jail?…

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UNVACCINATED NEED NOT APPLY

There are a lot of job openings in the country right now. Workers have gained negotiating power for better wages, hours, bonuses, etc. One thing that some companies are not willing to negotiate about is whether people are vaccinated or not.  As Delta rages in the country more companies are saying if you are not…

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GIRL GO. GO GIRL

I admit it. I have penis privilege. My penis allows me to do things that women only dream of. Ok well maybe one thing that women dream of that doesn’t involve surgery or a trip to the “book store” on the other side of the tracks. I’m talking about peeing standing up. We can pee…

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WHEN IN DOUBT

Experts reveal the fridge staples that are safe to eat past expiry – and some last for TWO YEARS Australian food scientists have revealed the truth behind expiry dates Use-by dates are given to perishable and potentially unsafe products such as seafood, meat and chicken, which should never be eaten after their use-by due to…

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Hey, Teacher, leave those kids alone.

Now, in the issue of full disclosure dear reader, I was once a student.  Yes, despite what you may think from listening to our show, I was not only a student, but for a short while many moons ago, I was also a teacher.  Also, during the time between graduating and looking for my full-time…

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Florida Gov Signs Law Requiring Students, Faculty To Have Beliefs Surveyed

Florida’s governor has signed legislation that will require public colleges and universities to annually survey their students and staff about their beliefs and viewpoints in order to support “intellectual diversity,” while hinting that the schools could face financial penalties depending on the survey results. The goal of House Bill 233, which was signed by Gov….

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SUPER MICE…OH NO YOU DON’T. STOP IT NOW

Israeli scientists have worked up some sciency way to extend the lives of mice by 23%…as if anyone besides Walt Disney was hoping for this innovation. For the love of all things holy, don’t send these super mice to Australia. They have enough trouble with their rabbits and gigantic beasts that are all intent on…

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SAYONARA DJS

Tim Conway Jr and Sheron Bellio were suspended from their radio show following a nearly 5 minute skit where they used an Asian accent to impersonate Yuko Sakomoto, the wife of radio personality Vic “The Brick” Jacobs. IHeartMedia suspended Bellio and Conway after Guy Aoki, a civil rights activist and founding president of Media Action…

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Racism Versus Free Speech in Academia

A group of first-year black law students are petitioning their school, Rutgers Law in Newark, NJ, to make a policy regulating  the use of racial epithets.  The petition was started in response to a  first-year white law student repeating a racial epithet while quoting from a 1993 legal opinion.  The discussion was held online between a few students and…

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FLORIDA WANTS TO BE BIGGER BROTHER

Florida is set to sign into law a law that would make it illegal for social media companies to ban politicians from their platform. A social media company could suspend a politician up to 14 days and then would have to reinstate the politician. If they did not reinstate the politician Florida would be able…

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Controversial ‘Public Disorder’ Bill Into Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a controversial bill into law on Monday that critics say constitutes a direct attack on the First Amendment in the guise of combating “public disorder.” Just before he signed the bill, DeSantis sought to justify his decision by painting an apocalyptic picture of burning cities and people in peril…

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FROM ELMO’S PERSEPCTIVE

A man in Michigan’s metropolitan Detroit area was charged in a district court Wednesday on two misdemeanor counts after he was unknowingly caught on camera allegedly pleasuring himself with an Elmo doll during a home inspection. This was certainly a violation of trust and completely inappropriate but the most shocking thing to me is nobody…

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CANCELLING CANCEL CULTURE IS CANCELLED

Stop it.  Just stop it now.  You all sound stupid. Conservatives flailing for something new to be outraged about. Freaking out about Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head.  It’s the beginning of the end, I suppose. All the hand wringing because “they” are coming for your beloved author and the most popular toy on the planet, and the…

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IN KENTUCKY CURSING COULD LEAD TO THE CLINK

The Kentucky senate passed a bill that would make it illegal to “accost, insult, taunt, or challenge a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response.” If found guilty under the proposed law a violator could face as…

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Trump supporters furiously call for boycott over Coca Cola’s anti-racism training

Trump supporters are calling for a boycott over reports that Coca-Cola is forcing employees to go through racism training that teaches white workers to “be less white”. An internal whistleblower shared training curriculum from a public LinkedIn Learning seminar on “Confronting Racism, with Robin DiAngelo”, showing a number of short vignettes. It encouraged employees to…

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CUOMO SAYS NO NO

Governor Cuomo of New York has shut down all comedy performances since the summer of 2020 due to Covid 19. Now he is allowing some pop up events throughout the state involving some big stars like Amy Schumer and Chris Rock. Meanwhile, comedy clubs and any place else wanting to hold a comedy show are…

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NBA: All teams will play national anthem ‘in keeping with longstanding league policy’

One day after it became known that the Dallas Mavericks would not play the national anthem before their home games, the NBA said all teams would be forced to play it. “With NBA teams now in the process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all NBA teams will play the national anthem in keeping…

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Valentine’s Day Mine Field

Ah, Valentine’s Day, the one day of the year that men are mandated to show their womenfolk that they love them, in socially acceptable and commercially prescribed romantic ways. Take her out to dinner, but only at a “nice” or “romantic” place.  Not sure what those places are?  Ask the women at work.  Just make perfectly clear from…

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TURNING DOWN THE HEAT

Facebook has decided to reduce the amount of political posts we get in our Facebook newsfeed. I guess it only took an insurrection to decide they might have a problem. Social media has become anti-social media. If you comment on a friend’s political post or react to it you can bet you will keep seeing…

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THE POOR KID

This poor kid. This poor little eight-year-old boy, bullied and beaten at school to the point of unconsciousness. He must’ve been terrified to go back to school the next day. He may have been too afraid and humiliated to tell his parents that he was beaten and left on the floor of the school bathroom….

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White teen pushed out of college after video of her saying N-word at 15 resurfaces

A high school cheerleader had her college “dream” shattered when a black classmate arbitrarily posted a years-old video of her saying the N-word, her lawyer said this week — as the University of Tennessee faced backlash for pushing the teen out. Incoming freshman Mimi Groves, now 19, was kicked off the school cheer team and…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH SUSPENDED FOR RUNNING UP THE SCORE

The coach of a New York high school football program was suspended for one game for allegedly allowing his team to run up the score on a fellow undefeated opponent last week. Plainedge High School coach Rob Shaver was suspended under Nassau County’s “lopsided scores policy,” the New York Post reported Thursday. His team defeated…

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THEATER THREE AND CENSORSHIP

Long Island comedian Mike Keegan has been banned from performing at Theater Three in Port Jefferson, New York over a tweet he made about Greta Thunberg. His tweet was in reference to her being exploited for political reasons and the Democrats sending her off to Epstein Island when they are done with her. The outrage…

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POUNDING HIS EXHAUST SYSTEM CHEST

I was lying in bed the other evening, and listening to the quiet of the neighborhood being assaulted by the distant roar of a motorcycle.  I couldn’t help but wonder how loud that must be to the people nearby wherever he was zooming past.  BLaaaaaAAAAUM, BLUM BLUM BLUM BLUM BLUM.  Oh, good for you, motorcycle…

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