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It’s a new week and a new podcast.  Danny has a lot of people on his target list.  Joy Behar has lost her mind. 🤪🤪🤪 You’ll hear from Hunter Biden.  Why are they shooting a porn movie in a gas station? The Trump/Pelosi feud gets deeper. 🥊🥊🥊 You’ll hear from Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and much more. 🦾🦾🦾

Donald Trump

Another day and another thing our President says, does or Tweets is called “Offensive” or “Rude” or “Not Presidential.”  It’s getting old and I’m confused by why people are shocked by anything this man says or does.  He’s not politically correct.  He’s not one to compromise.  Sometimes he may come off as caustic and brash.  Where’s the news here?  This behavior and the Trump brand was spelled out for all of us to observe in his 1987 best-seller “The Art of the Deal.”

President Trump has penned over ten best selling books.  “The Art of the Deal” is the one you should read.  It’s the perfect business model of who Donald Trump is, what he believes and how he conducts business.  He knows the laws.  A lot of laws on the books today are stupid.  Trump seeks these out, exploits them, finds the loopholes that will give him the advantage and then plays his hand.  He likes to walk out of meetings if you aren’t serious about making a deal.  He’s a freak about trust.  You’re either on Team Trump or you will be on the outside looking in.  Sound familiar?  That’s who he was in 1987, that’s who he was when he won the Presidency in 2016 and that’s who he is today.

I understand if ya don’t like the guy.  Sometimes he says things that leave even his greatest supporters saying “Oh boy…..”  Sometimes he says things that causes people to say “Did he have to say it THAT way?”  The answer is “yes.”  That’s just the way he operates.  At least there isn’t much grey and ya know how he feels.  Sure it stings.  Yes it’s uncomfortable.  If your not happy with the way your 401-K is blowing up, the surging stock market and the record low unemployment….you do have an option.  Circle Tuesday, November 23, 2020 on your calendar and vote him out.  Thanks for reading!

americanflag

Many fear those on the outside but I am afraid of those here on the inside.  Let me explain.  I am a Libertarian.  I am not a fan of government at all.  I pay my taxes.  I legally own and open carry my firearms.  I am responsible for my own personal safety and protection.  I wish to be left alone.

In 2016 I voted for Donald Trump and in 2020 I will vote for him again.  I truly believe that the future of this great nation and the roots of the U.S. Constitution are at stake.  Unemployment is at a record low.  People have better paying jobs and it has become an employee’s market again.  Everyone’s 401-K has exploded.  The left will tell you that world leaders are laughing at us but I believe they now fear us and they SHOULD.  I don’t want my leader to make friends.  I want him/her to let the other nations know that the free ride and handouts are over.  We’re running a country here.  Your not an audience member at the Oprah show.

Don’t like Trump?  I get it.  What I don’t understand is how the Democrats can’t find a viable candidate in four years to rally behind.  They insist on regaining “control” of the White House by looking to impeach Trump.  Let’s be honest.  This will never get past the Senate.  I refer to this process as “pissing up a drape.”  I’ll pause a moment for you to enjoy the visual.  Now you know why I will pass on the opportunity to shake Nancy Pelosi’s hand.

So while your thinking of dropping three grand on a Peleton bike that will be under a mountain of clothes before St. Patrick’s Day just know there’s a war going on out there and stay away from sticky drapes!

your hired

I’m an odd duck.  I left the world of radio eight years ago and in that time I have become my own boss.  I have relocated to my hometown of Cleveland and live in my basement.  I have a wonderful bedroom upstairs that is for my mom when she visits.  I have not been in my loft.  I have three TV’s downstairs, a desk, a podcast studio, three computers and a notepad.  I ride a Harley.  I don’t have a vehicle.  I support Uber and rarely go out.  In the past I have been accused of being difficult and I chose today’s blog as an opportunity to examine and address that accusation.

First of all I think people quickly assume someone is difficult when they are a free thinker.  I will always tell you how I feel.  There ARE bad ideas in brainstorming.  I never criticize unless I have a solution.  Too many people in the position of authority are insecure in their own leadership abilities, or lack thereof, that they only want you to bow down and kiss the ring.  To work for this type of person is to forfeit your own integrity.  I want to work for one that will guide me and not order me.  The best managers hire people and let them grow.  They let you fail because you cannot enjoy success without tasting defeat.

Critics of me, and there are many, want to silence me.  I could have played the corporate game and amassed a tremendous amount of money.  My integrity is not for sale.  You can take all my material possessions but you cannot take my mind.  I am 54 years old and I make sure I learn something new each day.  I have learned that the circle of true friends that accept you for what are is surprisingly small.

A job does not love you or define who you are.  It’s just the way of paying the cable bill and mine is $140 a month.  Family is everything and I am lucky to be home and rediscovering mine.  It’s never to late to change.  Question everything that is told to you.  Be accountable for what you say and what you do.  Do not fear making mistakes.  If that makes me difficult then I proudly wear that crown.

griffin

I have never found Kathy Griffin to be funny.  I know that comedy is subjective but I have never come close to cracking a smile while viewing any of her many “routines.”  By now we all know the controversy she has created by appearing in a photo shoot holding a bloody, severed mask of President Trump.  She has received severe backlash, lost some endorsement deals and was fired from her annual New Year’s Eve appearance on CNN.

However, she wasn’t wrong.  Based on her first amendment rights she is free to say whatever she wants.  She is guilty of using bad judgment and should not be surprised by the repercussions she now struggles with.  If her goal was to create a media firestorm and have her name appear in various search machines and to trend up on Twitter than “mission accomplished.”  There IS such a thing as bad publicity and she now swims in those shark infested waters.

It wasn’t funny.  That was my first reaction when I saw the picture and even if you are a Kathy Griffin fan I doubt you can explain where the humor lies.  People are more likely to forgive offensive humor when there is a payoff.  This was just plain offensive.  Anyone can shout, say or do something shocking that will bring an outcry and a response from an audience but unless there is a payoff then you are just a five year old throwing a temper tantrum in the bank line.

I am a big believer in telling people how ya feel instead of telling them what they wanna hear but you have to understand this comes with a certain amount of risk.  If you fear the outcome of your actions then it is best to keep those thoughts to yourself.  The good news for Griffin is that she has apologized profusely and this is a forgiving and forgetful society.  Time will heal the wounds but the one thing it will never do is make Kathy Griffin funny.