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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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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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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