SUMMER VACAYS CAN BE SUPER STRESSFUL But they don't have to be. I'll talk to Karl Romain about how to make your summer vacation stress free for the whole family.
WHAT DOES REDEMPTION LOOK LIKE? Mark Jackson hurt a lot of people very, very badly financially. For his white collar crimes, he was sentenced to 15 years in Colorado prison. He's self published a diary of his time behind bars in some of the toughest prisons in Colorado, including how he says dying there saved his life. He's on at 3 to discuss the book. You can come out and meet him and get a book tomorrow night at Tattered Cover on Colfax at 7pm. Buy it here.
WHY IS SUMMER TV SO BAD AND WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT US? In the interest of full disclosure, I used to be a full-time Big Brother watcher on CBS during the summer. It was a guilty pleasure I shared with my friend Jim in a time before kids and responsibilities but I gave it up when Jim died of cancer. Last summer, I tuned in to one show and was shocked at the utterly insipid nature of the entire thing. Was this what I had so enjoyed years ago? Had it changed or had I? For some reason, networks have decided we all like to shut off our brains during the summer and watch a steady diet of garbage. CBS is now creating a show for the US that has been wildly successful in the UK called Love Island. In it, beautiful people are required to participate in games like making out with EVERY other member of the cast and swapping and discarding partners on a daily basis. The culture war is over and decency and kindness have completely lost.
I WATCHED A SHOW ON HUNTING NAZIS LAST NIGHT And in it, they talked extensively about the horrors and atrocities committed by Joseph Mengele at concentration camps during World War II. A survivor talked about how he would be standing at the train station as Jews were unloaded from cattle cars and literally pick who would immediately be killed and who would live, at least temporarily. He picked out twins to do sick and twisted experiments on that included injecting CHILDREN with poisons to see how they would react (a vast majority died horribly painful deaths). He kept records about torturing people and was completely unrepentant his entire life. How can Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes be so ignorant as to compare the holding camps on the border with that? She may be *technically* correct, but much like someone who flew a flag with a swastika on it to represent "harmony" in Japanese, she is missing the point that "concentration camps" took on a much more sinister meaning since Hitler used them to exterminate 6 million Jews. She is being willfully ignorant on this. Check out the show, it's really good. Find out more here.
THE DOUGCO SCHOOL BOARD MADE A GOOD DECISION LAST NIGHT They decided to extend the period of time to work with STEM school to work out some issues to get a longer recertification of their charter with the district.
POLLING DATA SHOWS DEMS THAT THE BORDER CRISIS IS A REAL THING And this is a perfect example of why I despise politics these days. When Trump took the Oval Office to address the American people about the security and humanitarian crisis at the border, Democratic leadership accused him of "manufacturing" a crisis there. Well now the polling data says Americans BELIEVE there is a border crisis, so Democrats are changing their tune. Why are they never held to account for their role in CREATING THIS CRISIS?? I blame them entirely for refusing to do anything about border security, which pretty much put out a welcome mat at the border with Mexico for all comers. Idiots.
JOHN STOSSEL DEFENDS CAPITALISM AND EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH THIS
AND NOW 45 LIFE LESSONS FROM A 90 YEAR OLD
WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL LAKEWOOD BASEBALL PARENTS??? A BRAWL broke out at a baseball game for SEVEN YEAR OLDS in Lakewood. I am sad for what these children must live with at home if this is how their parents act in public. SHAME ON YOU MORONS! SHAME!
ONE OF THE BIGGEST STARS ON INSTAGRAM SAYS SHE'S DELETED THE APP HERSELF Star Selena Gomez has over 152 MILLION followers on Instagram but has now admitted she has deleted the app from her phone and lets someone else handle her account now. Why? Because the platform's negativity is toxic.
COULD THIS LAW BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF INTERNET FREE SPEECH? I get why Republican Senator Josh Hawley is pushing a bill that would force Big Tech to prove they don't discriminate, but this could accidentally curtail ALL speech on the internet. The bill is designed to force Big Tech companies like Facebook or Twitter to reveal the mechanisms they use to "filter" content to prove they aren't discriminating against conservative voices (which they currently are) but it could have an unintended consequence that could make many companies shut down user generated content completely. We'll see how this plays out. For a good overview on this issue, although this article is about sex ads, read this.
AND JOE BIDEN JUST BRAGGED ABOUT WORKING WITH SEGREGATIONISTS We knew it was only a matter of time, and here it is. Joe Biden said this at a fancy dinner for Manhattan donors:
“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland ... he never called me boy, he always called me son.” He imitated the drawl. “At least there was some civility. We got things done”
Will this do him in? Nah, he's a Democrat so he gets a pass, I'm sure.
AS AMERICANS ARE READING MORE HISTORY THAN BEFORE, COLLEGES JUST AREN'T INTERESTED IN TEACHING IT As this author shows how history has been dominating the non fiction best seller lists, he also shows that colleges are dropping American history at the same time. This is a very dangerous precedent.
EAT YOUR VEGGIES. EXCEPT TURNIPS, NO ONE LIKES THOSE In a new survey Americans love corn the most, with potatoes and carrots and tomatoes bringing up the next few spots. What do we hate? Turnips. We all hate turnips.
SOUTH CAROLINA DEMS DON'T WANT ANYONE TO SEE THEIR CONVENTION Because they gave exclusive broadcast rights to MSNBC.
RUSSIA TRYING TO WIN THE SPACE RACE NO ONE ELSE IS IN Russia says they want to have the baby born in space sometime soon. MMMkay. Except there are a lot of things that could go wrong when a baby is born and I'm not sure what kind of mother would put herself in a position to have her newborn baby die in space so Russia can yell "первый" which means "First!" in Russian. I sure as heck wouldn't.