So Rob O’Neil is the guy that allegedly put a bullet in Osama Bin Laden’s dome and he gave an interview to Fox News and a bunch of people are upset. Maybe it’s just me but I wanna hear what this guy has to say rather than seeing the latest selfie Kim Kardashian has tweeted of her turn cutters hanging out.
I also wanna know why they dumped his corpse at sea so quickly. Look….this is the US Government we are talking about. They aren’t exactly truth mongers with us citizens. I’m sure we could prop him up and drag him around the US on a mini-tour like “Weekend at Bernies.” Have him be a guest host on “The Voice.” Have a “Terrorist Week” on Jeopardy. Let him drive a cab for a weekend in New York City. The possibilities are endless.
I illustrate the absurd by being absurd for a reason. The majority of Americans bitch about the economy and the direction this nation is headed but do they really spend the time studying what is happening with our government or are they more interested in the dilemma of if Bruce Jenner wants a vagina?
92 million Americans are out of the work force….that’s different than unemployment and far more concerning. It is estimated that five out of ten jobs today will no longer exist in ten years but we all seem to be giddy about landing on a comet. We can’t find a cure for cancer, ALS, AIDS etc., but we are kicking the tires of a rock a half a billion kilometers away just to find Jason Priestly’s career?
We are soooooo concerned about being politically correct when this country was built on being a melting pot of cultural differences. Different is good. It’s the yin to the yang. It causes one to look at a different opinion and heaven forbid we LEARN from these situations. I broke my iPhone this week, shattered the screen and the first thing I muttered was “Dumb Pollock.” I didn’t expect Al Sharpton to show up at my door. I didn’t print flyers or t-shirts or try and organize a march. I went out and found a kid with greasy hair, bad skin, and lots of piercings and had him fix it. I paid for his services with money that has “In God We Trust” on the back of it while many schools have banned the Pledge of Allegiance because it contains “One nation under God.” If this country was a horse we would put it to sleep. Wake up America before the day comes because it’s closer than you think.
I have been told that I am “headstrong.” The same person also told me that potential employers don’t like that in an employee and I should “tone it down.” What am I twelve and standing up on a moving school bus during a freaking field trip? I am headstrong and I like headstrong people.
I respect people in authority but I’m not gonna nod my head in agreement about something I don’t agree with or think there may be a better option. I believe a truly great boss surrounds him or herself with headstrong people. You wanna be king of the jungle not just a herdsman of some dumb sheep.
I have actually been required to attend team building seminars where we threw around bean bags and balloons and were told “there are no bad ideas in brainstorming.” Uh….yes there ARE bad ideas in brainstorming Mr. Einstein. Doesn’t anyone remember “New Coke” or “Crystal Pepsi?” If it’s a bad idea you are going to get bad results. It seems that people SAY they want honesty right up until it’s something that they don’t agree with. How about this for honesty: If you need to force your employees to play with balloons and bean bags to increase office morale….you are running a daycare and not a business.
I have always learned the most from people I disagreed with. It forces you to think in a different direction. I’m not saying that everyone I have disagreed with has taught me something because I’ll be honest again: There are a LOT of stupid people in this world. I don’t think that’s an opinion because I live in Florida and that pretty much is a statement of fact.
I will never say “what you wanna hear” but I will say “how I feel.” If more people did this on a daily basis then we would be a much more productive society. Again…this is just my opinion. Maybe I’m just being headstrong.
Danny Czekalinski hosts a weekly LIVE internet radio show called DANNYLAND on mysourceradio.com Listen to it Thursday mornings at 9AM EST or check out the show archives HERE
I haven’t worked since January of 2011 and I truly am thankful. I have learned so much. I am a workaholic by nature so it forced me to reinvent myself. I have become a social media freak. This truly is the way people will market and make money in the future. Embrace it or be left behind.
I have created my own show prep site. I have taken my late father’s passion of being an ex cop and being disgusted by police brutality and corruption and made it a web site. I have polished my talk radio skills by establishing an internet radio show. I have been able to spend a lot of time with my mother and she truly is an amazing human being. I’m about to launch a new business in the next two weeks. Things happen for a reason.
I truly was miserable in my last year of working. I had compromised who I was and what I truly believe. I want to make a difference. I care about people. I think these are turbulent times and I firmly believe that we can all learn something new each day by interacting with others.
I’m opinionated. I know that. I also am very open to different views because we need to stop and listen to each other as it’s clear that no one has this “figured all out.” Things in the past that I would dismiss I now stop and analyze.
I want this world to be a nicer place. I want to hear “please” and “thank you.” I want people to smile. I think holding the door open for someone is natural. I want to make a difference.
I’ve made mistakes and I think we all do on a daily basis. A mistake really is an opportunity to learn and grow. I needed to stop, listen, look around, and truly take inventory of what happens around me. I vehemently believe that radio is a great opportunity to bond with the listener. We are all in this together. We all have our struggles. We all can learn from each other. Being caller “number nine” or hearing the latest Katy Perry song has nothing to do with this.
I used to never flinch on dropping $150 on a dinner. Now I know when chicken breasts are on sale at my local grocery store. I am ready for the next stage in life and my career. I hate to say it…but I think I have finally grown up.
Danny Czekalinski hosts a weekly radio internet show called “Dannyland” heard Thursdays at 9AM on mysourceradio.com Show archives can be found HERE