I’m fifty-six years old and enjoy being on social media. I have a twitter account, am on Facebook, do a weekly podcast and of course I have my blog that I thank you so much for reading. I mention my age for a reason. I’m not sure of what exactly happens on Facebook but all of a sudden some of my adult friends have been acting like a bad scene from “Beverly Hills 90210.” I understand that these times are tumultuous and people are on edge but why would anyone get angry over the opinion of someone else? If you are confident of YOUR belief then shouldn’t you feel sorry for the person of different opinion?
If you are familiar with Facebook then you are aware of how to drop “friends.” You highlight their profile, click on the mouse a few times and they are now eliminated. It’s quite similar to getting a ride home from Aaron Hernandez. Facebook teaches you a lot about who your “true” friends are. One weekend, as a kid, my father was in the basement saying “fuck” a lot. That meant he was working on the washing machine. Dad liked to give life advice while he was doing this so I made my way into the utility room. Within five minutes Dad told me; “You watch…later in life you will be able to count your true friends on one hand.” Then he lost his grip on the ratchet and slammed his hand against the agitator and yelled “Son of a Bitch!!!”
A few days ago I was looking at my friends list on Facebook and noticed more than a handful of people had “dropped me as a friend.” I was taken aback at first. I used to work in the radio business for close to thirty years. Some of these folks were colleagues and people that tried to HIRE me. I paused…took a breath…..and thought back to what my dad told me when I was a kid. Then I laughed and said “Son of a Bitch!!”
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These are turbulent times my friends. I took a moment to shut off the news and reflect upon my journey in life. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. I have become much more aware of that fact as life continues to pass on by. I was an only child and I was a handful. I challenged everything someone would say….a trait that continues today. I had wonderful parents…thankfully Mom is still alive today. Times were different back then. There was no such thing as “time out.” Each of my parents had their preferred punishment weapon. Dad liked the belt and Mom knew how to work that wooden spoon.
I still shudder at the sound I would hear from the kitchen when I would push Mom too far. The opening of the drawer beneath the microwave…then the sound of her fumbling through the kitchen utensils….suddenly the noise stops…..she has found her weapon of choice….THE WOODEN SPOON!!!
She spins like Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral….we make eye contact….she raises her weapon (which oddly enough was being used to stir spaghetti sauce just twelve hours ago) and makes her approach to “teach me a lesson.” I immediately run towards the circular dining room table. I use the table like a blocking sled to stay away from her boisterous advance. Suddenly I trip in my “stocking feet.” Mom straddles me like a LA cop. All of a sudden I feel like “Rodney King Light.” Good thing I ran Mom around the dining room table to tire her out. She only beat me for about ten minutes. Then she stood up and said “I’m gonna reheat yesterday’s spaghetti…want some?” Compared to 2020….that seems pretty normal to me.
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Times are very strange right now. Go in the basement. Wear a mask. Bars not open. Bars open. Fifty-percent on restaurants…you know what I mean. I’m trying to move my mother from West Palm Beach to Cleveland to be with family. The Chinese Virus has caused delays. Mother has some health issues. My Mother is my rock….she’s my very best friend…I am lost without her and not ashamed to admit it. Mom is all alone….going through the Chinese Virus lockdown and health issues all by herself. As I write this mother is waiting for the results of a biopsy she had on Friday. This battle has been going on for awhile. The results of a bad x-ray were not expected.
My mother has never played the victim. She has never blinked an eye or shed a tear. Her only concern has been for the health of me..her only child. It’s the the ultimate sacrifice of unselfishness. Do not judge courage by appearance or stature. I’m 6’2 and 265 pounds and my mother is bent over at 4’11 but stands much taller than me in soul and character. If you believe in the next level, which I do, concentrate on the soul. You can go to the gym to work out your body yet the soul is eternal and needs the same attention. Make every day and moment count.
Last Friday was very emotional for anyone that has a heart and a conscious. It was the nineteenth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center by Islamic terrorists. One of my most vivid memories of that time was actually September 12, 2001 and beyond. No one cared about what color your skin was or what God you worshiped. There was one race….the human race. People were flying American flags outside their cars. Today there are those that choose to burn and stomp on that very same flag. The police and fire departments across the nation were hailed as heroes. Today they are randomly attacked by members of Black Live Matter and Antifa. I’m tired of the disrespect and rioting and vandalism. Our country has been taken over from within by various social terrorist organizations. There comes a time when people have had enough and they start to fight back to protect their family and property. That time is now.
It’s not going to get any better until we get tough. This past weekend two Los Angeles police officers were shot in the face for doing nothing but protecting citizens of their city. These thugs and animals then proceeded to block the entry of the emergency vehicles to the local hospital while yelling “We hope they die.” This is not “protesting.” It’s the deepest level of barbaric behavior that has no place in a civilized society.
How many more buildings will be set on fire? How many more stores will be destroyed? How many more members of the Police will be injured during these senseless criminal activities? What we allow we teach. It’s time for this parade of fools to end. Let’s take back our country. Let’s really show others that we never forgot!!
Funny thing that happens as you get older….you actually do get smarter. Knowledge is the key to faith and in order to obtain knowledge you have to seek wisdom. When you are open to obtaining wisdom you must realize that you may understand things that used to confuse you and your opinions on “things you have figured out” might just change. That happened to me recently on my view of the death penalty.
I recently took a two week sabbatical away from the news and social media and I read the Bible. Parts of the Old Testament were not easy for me but it answered a lot of questions that I had been pondering. I used to be for the death penalty but now I am against it. First of all the criminal justice system fails more than you know. A LOT of people incarcerated are the victims of a bad judge, a greedy prosecutor and an inexperienced defense attorney or a combination of all three. If innocent citizens are in jail then there is a pretty good chance an innocent life has already been taken.
You may argue in the Bible it says “An eye for an eye.” It also says “Turn the other cheek” and “Vengeance Belongs To God.” We are not God. We should not play God. For these simple reasons I believe life was given by God and shall be taken by Him as well. Thanks for reading.
Wait a minute….I thought calling 911 was a good thing?? Well so did I…..then I heard about a friend’s story. Since this case is still under litigation I will be vague in my details but you will have enough information to understand the message.
My friend was attacked recently by a very large group of people. He called 911 for help and was transferred three times. When the Police finally showed up HE was arrested for a concealed handgun. After several court appearances the case was ready to go to trial. The Prosecution admitted they have zero witnesses. A plea bargain was agreed upon by the defense and the prosecution so the defendant could avoid jail time. The judge decided otherwise and gave my friend ten days in a maximum security prison. How does this happen? One moment my law-abiding friend is calling the local police for help and thirty days later he is in a six by ten foot isolation cell for a crime he did not commit.
If you do not want to be “in play” then stay out of the system. Make that call to 911 and you are in the Rolodex and officially “in play.” Nothing good will ever come out of a visit to your home by the police. Diffuse the situation on your own and go home. Always keep in mind that nothing good ever happens when you answer the front door. If you keep these simple rules in mind you should be able to stay out of jail…….as long as you wear your mask inside the grocery store. 😁😁😁
Hopefully you had a great Mother’s Day. You will hear from a woman that had her salon shut down by the Feds. MORE reasons we nee less government. You will hear from Tara Reade who accuses Joe Biden of sexual assault. 🦾🦾🦾 The FBI ruined the life of Michael Flynn–are we next? A GREAT call off the comment line. A NFL player and his brother get caught naked in bed with a woman and more!! ⚡⚡⚡
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The re-opening of America has begun. Fifty states….fifty governors…..fifty different ideas. Some states will not be open until the end of June. Some people wear masks. Some people don’t. We are not United….we have become the Divided States of America.
I’m gonna be fifty-six in a few weeks. My habits and opinions have been formed and they are not gonna change. I am in a high risk group and I don’t want to wear a mask. I don’t like one way aisles in the grocery store. I am anti-social by nature but I will never get used to social distancing. I’m in my basement and I don’t really want to be a part of the world that awaits me outside of my home.
Sports have been cancelled. The NFL season is in jeopardy. There are rumors that the games will be played in empty stadiums. I don’t want that. I want the way it used to be. I want it to be familiar to me. I don’t want to adapt to the “new rules” and I won’t. Some people will have a problem with what I say but a funny thing happened while I was getting older—suddenly we all don’t give a shit. It’s refreshing. All of a sudden you don’t have to keep track of all the lies you told to protect someone’s feelings.
I think this restart is gonna be a disaster. No one is even close to being on the same page and everyone changes what they believe or what they want enforced on a daily basis. I’m not sure what the future will bring so I am going back to what I know. I am going back to what got me through fifty-five years on this earth. I’m going back to the way I lived life in 2019. Be safe friends.
We have started to reopen the country and of course it’s a mess. We begin with why Mother’s Day is so important! 💘💘💘 Danny tells another radio story: What it’s like to spend two hours at a car place with the station van, bumper stickers and cold pizza. MASK OR NO MASK? THAT is causing problems nationwide. 🦾🦾🦾 $1,000 for not wearing a mask in this state??? A middle aged Mom in Dallas is thrown in jail for opening her salon to feed her kids. ⚡⚡⚡ MURDER HORNETS and MORE!!!!