I watch and read a lot of news. I probably spend ten hours a day consuming various forms of media and the common denominator I have discovered is they like to preach fear, disaster and doom. Take the Gabby Petito case for example. People go missing every day. Couples fight every day. Why did the media jump aboard this particular story? Simple. She was pretty and white. If she was fat with a chicken foot coming out of her head no one would pay attention. The media is a business. The media wants to make money and for that very reason their journalistic integrity is compromised.
I did morning radio for twenty-one years. I was on various music stations but I like to talk and entertain so I rarely played any music. Technically I was part of the “media” so I know a lot that goes on behind the scenes. I still have many friends in the media and they are good journalists working for a compromised company. You dare question anything the bosses in corporate media say and you will be blackballed from the industry. I’ve seen it happen many times to many people that are now selling real estate. The pressure to deliver ratings is there every day twenty-four hours a day. Precision, integrity and accuracy do NOT matter. Good ratings mean higher advertising costs and more cash flow and that is all that matters.
So NOW we have a new variant for the Chinese Virus called Omicron. It’s HIGHLY transmissible. Oh no!! I better stick my head in my mattress and order from Grub Hub for the next six months. We had “fourteen days to flatten the curve.” We have three different vaccines. Some come in two doses. All require boosters. New boosters are on the way. People vaccinated are still wearing masks. You are a HERO as a health care worker in 2020. You will be fired in 2021 unless you get the jab. There is a vaccine mandate! Now the mandate is on hold because it’s tied up in court as unconstitutional (which it is). I’m not trying to make this about the vaccine. Do what ya want. That’s called free will. I use the vaccine as an example of how the story is constantly changing with the media. They are being used for propaganda and are so caught up in satisfying Wall Street they don’t give a damn about accuracy or the truth. They want clicks and tune-ins. I’ve been in those meetings. I’ve heard the marching orders and I can talk about them now because I don’t have a horse in this race anymore. Finding the truth requires time. You have to do the research on your own. Gather as much data as you can and THEN decide. If not then you are just another sheep in the herd.
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I spent twenty-one years hosting a morning radio show before hanging up the headphones in 2011. I understand the concept of marketing and promotions and have watched social media evolve. Sometimes evolution brings about positive change but I’m afraid that social media is heading in a negative direction. It’s breaking up relationships and ruining people’s lives. The rules have changed and you don’t do that in the middle of the game without facing resentment. There are many platforms in social media but the one that disturbs me the most is Facebook.
I really enjoyed Facebook when I joined in 2009. It was a great way to connect with listeners and catch up with old friends from high school and college. It’s also a great platform to try out “content.” Post some comments, observations and news stories and you can see what interests people by their interaction. I also have made “cyber friendships” with many people on Facebook that I have never met. I like to interact on topics and various discussions. I enjoy seeing the pictures and the videos of people on vacation and during their personal time. Like most things that are enjoyable it eventually turned into a money machine and that’s when Facebook stopped showing the love that it was receiving. Mark Zuckerberg originally created Facebook as a platform to rank women on the Harvard campus in 2003. In less than twenty years he has become a very rich man with an amazing amount of political clout because social media influencers have that luxury in 2021. Zuckerberg has been trying to change the rules of Facebook for years and it’s reached a point where you will be silenced if you don’t align within the political parameters of the Facebook regime. I’m a Libertarian. I’m Zuckerbergs worst nightmare. I’m a HUGE proponent of freedom of speech, limited government and the right to bear arms. I don’t believe in concealed carry. We already have that right with the second amendment. Facebook does NOT care for people like me because I am a free thinker and will not be told what to do, say or believe. Facebook has evolved into money making machine. They “shadow-ban” those that don’t drink the Kool-Aid. The abandoned the mission statement. They took their popularity and compromised their integrity. I still see them as a vital social media platform as they continue to have an amazing amount of engagement in the upper demo albeit their long-term future reeks of failure as the younger demo flocks to Tik-Tok and Instagram.
I stopped my weekly podcast back in March for reasons I will disclose in January 2022. I’m about to relaunch it soon and I need Facebook for the connection and promotion. That makes me a hypocrite and a realist. A podcast is truly a platform that cannot be censored. They can tell you what to say, how to say it and when to say it when you sign a contract with a media company. That’s not hypothetical that’s reality. I watched it happen. NEVER give up your creative freedom. Always control your content. Great content translates into great VALUE. I don’t make money off my podcast. It’s more of a connection and therapeutically beneficial to me. I could not even imagine what I would say if an employer approached me about a social media post they didn’t agree with. We all are free thinkers and independents. We absorb knowledge and then form an opinion (at least that’s the smart way to do it. Reactions come from anger and emotion). When you are chastised for what you believe then we no longer live in a free world. I have not defriended Facebook because I still see a purpose in it that benefits me. I’ll do my best not to be squelched on that platform for reasons of self promotion. MySpace shit the bed in 2008. I don’t think Facebook is far behind. Remember when you let social media control YOU…..the YOU have lost control. Thanks for reading and please be my friend on the evil Facebook.
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Remember when ya didn’t have to worry about offending someone when speaking? I still live in that world and I have lost many of my “woke friends” that think I’m insensitive and caustic. Comedian Dave Chapelle is under a lot of criticism for his recent special “The Closer” on Netflix. Transgender folks are demanding an apology. I have not seen much of Dave Chapelle’s work so I obviously was drawn to this story. I needed to see what the controversy is all about. I watched “The Closer” and I can’t seem to find what the controversy is all about.
I grew up listening and enjoying the comedy of Sam Kinison, Richard Pryor and George Carlin. They made fun of themselves and others as well. Comedy isn’t mean to be kind. Sometimes it can be very brutal but it’s comedy. This isn’t someone promoting a public agenda. These are entertainers making astute observations. The transgender population is very hyper sensitive about the observations made by Dave Chapelle about their chosen lifestyle. Three words: Get over it. If you look like the Brawny man and insist on wearing a plaid skirt, size thirteen pumps, a blouse and a wig then ya better be prepared for people to make fun of you. You chose to make yourself the center of attention so quit your complaining for what you created. Everyone is a victim. Everyone is misunderstood. I’m tired of it and I’m not playing this silly game.
I’m part of the “I don’t give a shit” mentality. I will say what I want about who I want when I want. I am not a mean person. I want the best for everyone. I don’t like to create problems I like to solve them. I will NOT, however, give up my freedom of speech in fear of offending someone. If you are offended by what I say or believe then that is your problem to deal with. Why do I need to take a sensitivity class because I refuse to kiss the ring of compliance? These are terrible times. Border crisis, pandemic, inflation, vaccine mandates, out of control crime, etc. If we ever needed to laugh the time is now. Usually things get better with the passage of time but during my life it seems we hit a peak in the late 80’s. It all started with political correctness. Instead of putting a stop to that nonsense we let it grow in the petri dish until we became “woke.” America has turned into a six year old crying on the playground. No one respects you and everyone feels sorry for you. That’s not my country. Time to take off the sundress and frilly frocks and grow a pair.
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I’m glad that I never have had children. I may die alone but I could not handle the guilt I would feel in bringing another human being into a world that is so divided and filled with anger and hate. I was raised as a Catholic. My Mother is very religious and says the rosary daily. As a kid I was bored with Church. I took the Confirmation name of “Peter” NOT because of the famous disciple of Jesus it was because of Peter Criss the drummer for KISS. I am NOT a practicing Catholic yet I am a Christian and my faith is very important to me.
No one will live on this planet forever. That’s not part of the plan. We are not the ones that are in charge. There is so much more beyond this level. I believe this is the true definition of “faith.” I did not always feel this way. People change as they get older and wiser. Twenty years ago I believed the stripper named “Sable” that was hanging upside down on a brass pole during a Motley Crue song, while pursing her red lips through her black roots, loved ME and it was just a coincidence I spent a hundred bucks on table dances, a shitty t-shirt and a bad golf hat. It cost me a lot of money and a lot of friction but like they say “Knowledge is power.”
I’m a Libertarian. Do what ya wanna do but don’t expect me to join you. I’m not a sheep. I may not understand what YOU wanna do because that is called FREE WILL. Don’t buffalo your ass on my property and preach your agenda. It’s not your business what I do. In return I am not gonna parade my beliefs into your world of delusion. NO ONE deserves that. We have forgotten that we operate under the nuance of freedom. A small man in a medical jacket convinced millions of Americans to put on a mask, run in their basement and hide from the world for a year and a half. How stupid was that? What was the benefit? Is this world REALLY one that we want to live in? The crime? The hate? The riots? The shootings? What am I missing? What’s so wonderful on this level that puts everyone in fear of catching a virus that has a minimal chance of ending your life? Turn on the news. Inform yourself. We clearly are NOT living in utopia. If life were a game of Monopoly we would be living in a cardboard box and pissing in a pickle jar on Baltic Avenue.
As I write this blog the “Fear Police” are back. Oh No! Not another variant??? What do we do?? Mask up and run back to the basement until Dr. Foochi says it’s okay to have an ice cream cone? If that’s what YOU want to do then have a good time. I will continue to live my life without fear and accept my own destiny.
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I have not posted in over a month. I am in the middle of a huge transition in my life. I turned fifty-seven at the end of May and my eighty-one year-old mother relocated from West Palm Beach after thirty-four years to move in with me for the summer until she decides on what her next move will be. I’m an only child without any kids. I have severe OCD, am a neat freak and a germaphobe and am very much set in my ways. Mother is cut from a similar mold so this is a very interesting social experiment. It will be two weeks on Wednesday that she has arrived and in fourteen days I have experienced memories that will last forever.
Mom doesn’t know ANYTHING about Willoughby, Ohio. She might as well have relocated to Yemen. I only ride Harleys so Mom has to drive her car while I navigate. Don’t assume that an eighty-one year old will slow down at a railroad crossing. I found out the hard way. Think back to the opening of “Dukes of Hazzard.” That was me in a car Mom was driving less than a half a mile from my house. My lower lip is still bleeding from the landing. If there was a video game where the goal was to drive into every chuckhole on the street then Mother would be a World Champion. I won’t even share with you the fear I experience when she is wandering through a parking lot looking for that “perfect” space.” When it takes five minutes to get to the store it should not take you TEN minutes to park the car. This is all new to me as I have been away from Mother for three years. Time changes. People change. We all must prepare to adapt.
Mom has always been there for me. I have been the focus of her life. I traveled the country doing morning radio while she relocated to West Palm Beach in 1987 in a company move. She left everything behind. I started having health issues in 2011. I had a heart block. I flat-lined in the ER for75 seconds. I was in a coma for six days. Mother was there when I woke up. I had a pacemaker installed. I’ve had a heart Catherization. I’ve been in AFib. I’ve had an ablation. I overcame addiction. I am NOT the victim. A lot of this could have been prevented but we can only control the present. We have the ability to change. We don’t have to repeat our mistakes. I am at a very interesting point in my life. My purpose is to be there for Mother like she has always been there for me. This is HER time. What can I do to make it easier for her? She HAS to feel out of her element. She abandoned everything she knew for thirty-four years. She has to develop a new routine. It can’t be easy.
Here is the lesson I have learned; Money, stature, your job, success and possessions mean NOTHING. They do NOT define who you are. When it is our time to go to the next level no one will be saying “I wish I worked more!!” There is NO loyalty in business. It’s best to be your own boss. I pray for patience and understanding. It’s a day by day process with Mother. I have learned so much in the past two weeks about her and about myself. It’s gonna be an interesting summer. Wish me luck. I know I am gonna need it.
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I’m a Libertarian. I live my life through the Golden Rule. I do my thing and you do yours. If you start telling me how to do “my thing” we are NOT going to get along. That’s pretty much the cliff note version of my life. There has been a lot of transgender talk in the news lately and I just can’t take it any more. I really don’t care if I offend anyone because of my honesty. I don’t kiss the ring or live my life in fear. I don’t know what it is like to be transgender. If that’s what you are about then I wish ya all the luck in the world but you’re not gonna get a separate bathroom. Gender is based on human plumbing. If you have a finger shaped organ that dangles between your legs mid torso then you are a male. If you are without the aforementioned flesh pipe then you are a female. Was that difficult to understand? The whacked out left wants you to believe that this basic belief is antiquated and insensitive when nothing could be further from the truth.
I don’t have any kids and I’m glad because if I did what is happening in high school athletics would get me in trouble. Female transgenders, in some states, are allowed to compete against female athletes. I’m sorry but that’s just not right and the proof is in the plumbing. Whatever plumbing you were blessed with when you entered this world is your gender. No more discussion. Everything should be black and white. When grey enters the equation everything turns into a shit storm. Libtards will attack me by saying I’m insensitive when I’m being brutally honest. Dye your hair purple. Put a dog collar on and a safety pin through your ear. Be a six foot seven inch transvestite in a flowered Muumuu. I don’t care what ya do but don’t think for one moment you get a separate bathroom. When nature calls and you need relief choose your bathroom based on the plumbing you were born with. Stop changing the rules in the middle of the game.
Caitlyn Jenner was always Bruce Jenner to me. My father passed away in 1999 so I’m sure when we meet at the pearly gates his first question will be “What the hell happened to the guy on the Wheaties Box?” Caitlyn was criticized when she admitted transgender athletes have a clear cut physical advantage over females. She should know. She has that finger shaped organ hanging between her legs. Who would know better than her?? She was born a he. She has nothing to gain or lose by being honest. It’s time to stop worrying about hurting peoples feelings. Everyone operates from a position of fear. That’s NEVER gonna be productive. You can’t please everyone. There are too many cooks in the kitchen and too many rules. Keep it simple. Get back to the basics. We don’t need MORE rules. We need to enforce the ones we have and if I ever run into Caitlyn Jenner she better be pissing in the men’s room!
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I booked my Chinese Virus vaccine today and I am NOT happy. I don’t trust or like our government and I think Dr. Fauci is circus clown looking for his floppy shoes. I have nothing against people that choose to get the vaccine but it goes against everything I believe in. A lot of people are so excited and relieved about getting this government injection that they post pictures of their “vaccination card” on social media. The only thing that pops in my mind when I see people doing this is “you must walk on four legs because that’s how sheep get around.” So why am I falling on the sword and getting the vaccine? Simple. My mother.
I’m an only child. I’ll be fifty-seven years old at the end of the month. I spent my career traveling the country doing morning radio until I walked away in 2011. I had two failed marriages. I don’t date and I don’t have kids. I live alone in Willoughby, Ohio where I have resided since relocating from West Palm Beach in the fall of 2018. Things are gonna change in Dannyland! in the middle of next month. Mother sold her home in Palm Beach Gardens and is coming back home to be with family. Mom is gonna live with me until she decides where she wants to live out the rest of her life. I am not ashamed to say that I owe everything in the world to my mother. She always has sacrificed herself for others. She prays every day and God is the focus of her life. Mother and I are very co-dependent. I know that’s not healthy. We talk on the phone at least six times a day. She is experiencing the beginnings of short term memory loss. We have both been on separate journeys in life and finally next month our paths will come together again for the final time. I am both happy and nervous.
Last month I saw my primary care physician for my annual check up. Whenever I see any of my doctors I prepare for the visit like preparing for my radio show. I arrive with a list of questions and concerns. I told my doctor of having no desire for the vaccine. I also told him about my mother coming to live with me and the fact she will be fully vaccinated when she gets here. He then told me something that changed my mind. “Your mother, albeit fully vaccinated, could still get the virus.” That was the game changer for me. I couldn’t care less if I got the virus. I am a very spiritual person with strong faith that looks forward to experiencing the next level. I am not a big fan of what society is today, however, this is not about me. I was quite the narcissist in the past. This is not the time to think of me and what I want. This is the time for me to insure the safety of the person that gave me the opportunity of life. This is the time for my mother. The vaccine goes against everything I believe in with my heart and soul. I don’t want a freaking sticker or a vaccine card or a free donut from Crispy Cream. I just want people to do what they want to do and not what the government is encouraging them to do……unless your Mother is coming to live with you in less than a month. Then just get the damn vaccine and keep that secret to yourself. Five years from now when a freaking foot starts growing out our heads we’ll know who the sheep are.
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I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. My mind works in a different way than most people. I was both confused and appalled at the way the stupid media covered the recent car accident involving Tiger Woods. Let me first state that Tiger Woods is an incredible golfer. He has totally changed the way people play and watch the sport. Let me also state what needs to be said that I have yet to hear mentioned: Tiger Woods is a shitty driver and a very selfish person. Don’t act shocked by me telling you the truth. Stop being a sheep and listening to what the irresponsible media wants you to believe and consume. I feel bad that he was in a car accident but he’s not really a victim. He was actually putting himself above mankind by breaking the law, driving recklessly and endangering the lives of others. Why on earth would you be dumb enough to stop and kiss the ring?
I’ll be honest….I will NEVER be the golfer that Tiger Woods has been. I also will never be the shitty driver that Tiger Woods is. Dude can hit a golf ball around a bunch of trees yet he can’t keep a damn SUV on the road. Why does Tiger have to be in a hurry? Why does he ever have to worry about being late? He’s Tiger Woods…people will wait and he knows that yet it still isn’t good enough. This guy is such a narcissist that he doesn’t care about the law or anyone else’s safety. What a great role model. What a responsible father. What an asshole!! What if he hit another car and killed someone? Would everyone be “tweeting” and wishing him a speedy recovery? Sadly this world is so messed up right now that would not surprise me.
Be careful what the media tells you. They are in the business of making money and sometimes what makes ya “feel good” is not really the truth. Tiger is not the victim. He put himself in this situation. Cheer for the athlete when he is playing his sport but I would pull over to the side of the road if I ever saw him on the highway.
Christmas Eve was always special for me as a kid. Family would show up and we would have a traditional Polish “Poor Man’s Meal.” Basically it was a very dry fish (sole I believe) served with pierogis and lots of sausage and kraut. Who was I kidding. I was and only child and I just wanted everyone to eat their shitty food so we could go upstairs and open up the damn presents. Things changed forever on that cold and blustery Christmas Eve in 1985.
This was my first Christmas Eve away from home and my family. I got into radio in the summer of 1985 and that changed the way I would celebrate the holidays. More often than not I was away from family. Christmas Eve 1985 found me in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was two hundred and eighty-five miles away from my childhood home in Strongsville, Ohio. There was a terrible snowstorm that day and I was very sick. I had a fever and was alone for the first time on Christmas Eve. I called my mother to wish her well on the dinner and celebration she was about to have.
I got my first dog when I was in second grade. She was a collie. I named her “Lady.” Lady was my companion from the second grade on. Being an only child Lady was the closest thing to a sibling I would ever have. I was on the phone with mother that Christmas Eve when I heard the doorbell ring in the background. Mom explained she had to go as company was beginning to arrive. Something was not right. Something was missing. My dog would ALWAYS bark when someone rang the door bell. I stopped my mother before she could hang up and I asked in desperation, “What the hell is going on? Why is Lady not barking???” The pause seemed endless. Mother then took a deep breath, hesitated and said “Ya know when ya left in August and said I would know when it was time……..” There was a momentary lack of reason that filled my head. Suddenly it was clear to me…..Mother had killed my dog.
To this very day Mother will deny this ever happened. That’s what parents do as they get older. They develop selective memory and like to rewrite history. That was a long time ago yet it seems like it was yesterday. When your door bell rings this Christmas Eve and I hear your dog barking I can be rest assured you have never met my Mother.
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