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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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