THIS IS IT FOR ME, SO LET'S TALK YEAR IN REVIEW AND WHATNOT, SHALL WE? I feel the need to do a Christmas Free for All. But I'd also like to know your favorite stories of the year, or favorite moments of the year, or what you won't miss at ALL from this year. We'll have some fun today and make fun of the people who have already left on vacation.
JON CALDARA HAS SOME SERIOUS AWARDS Oh, not that were awarded to HIM, that he is awarding. It's the first ever Californian of the Year Award and he's going to come on at 3 to talk about it. Read about the nominees here and here and here and here. I'll update when the last nominee is posted.
BASED ON THIS HEADLINE AND LIBERAL MESSAGING, I'M CONFUSED Because a headline which touts:
Tax reductions for craft breweries could lead to more jobs
Surely can't be right. Can it? I've been listening to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and Savannah Guthrie tell us that evil business owners are NO WAY going to do anything to grow the economy with their tax savings, so how can this be? It can be. It can very much be. And good for our craft beer industry in Colorado!
A BRITISH BUSYBODY IS COMING AFTER OUR MUTTON BUSTING And though I've never busted a mutton myself, watching a little kid try to hang on to a running sheep is somewhat entertaining. Now a British woman has started a petition to ban mutton busting at the National Western Stock Show. I have some advice for the Stock show in this matter. Do. NOT. Cave. To. These. People. Rodeo in any form is like Satan's circus to these animal rights people and they think they can get their nose under the camels tent on mutton busting before they go after the whole affair.
UNIVISION ANCHOR IS WHINING BECAUSE HE IS GETTING ATTACKED FOR ATTACKING TRUMP And this is something to watch. I've talked openly about how much hate mail and anger from liberals I've put up with over the years. Thankfully, it's happened so much that I generally pretty immune to it at this point. (I know that seems weird to say, but I really do mean it) Media types are JUST NOW beginning to get what I've gotten for over a decade and they really, really, really don't like it. Univision's Jorge Ramos says he having "the worst time" of his life under a Trump presidency. Suck it up, buttercup, you helped create this atmosphere, now you have to live in it.
OH MY, LEGENDARY SPORTSCASTER DICK ENBERG IS DEAD And I am genuinely saddened by this. I submit that the Olympics were always at their best when Dick Enberg lead the broadcast team. RIP, Dick and I hope there are lots of heavenly baseball games for you to call.
THIS COLUMN PRETTY MUCH INDICATES THE APOCALYPSE IS UPON US. It appeared on the left wing Daily Beast site and it's about President Trump. But where you may assume, as is normal, that the President would be excoriated by the columnist, the opposite happens. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, he didn't sing Trump's praises, but the author admits that policy-wise, Trump has had a pretty dang good year. From the column by Matt Lewis:
Much of what Trump has done, in terms of rolling back regulations (see the Clean Power Plan)—as well as nominating now-Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and setting a record for appointing 12 federal appeals judges in his first year)—constitute a legacy that is likely to long outlast the tenure of any president. What is more, unlike his predecessor, Trump sent a decisive message to Syria’s strongman (and the world) that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. This could potentially disincentive future provocations.
What? You mean a President who means what he says could stop future violence? What? I'm pretty sure this all indicates we are in the End Times. Read the whole thing here for yourself.
AND NOW, HERE IS CHEWBACCA SINGING SILENT NIGHT. Because Christmas and Star Wars.
THIS IS A GREAT IDEA FOR THE NEW YEAR! And it comes from a columnist I don't think agree with much on anything policy related. Tess Taylor is a poet and wrote a column asking why we love our guns more than our children not so long ago. But today she's written a column I agree with. She begins by noting what a "year of outrage" this has been for many on her side of the aisle, but she ends with a call for a return to humanity. And I agree. What could you do to add a little more humanity to your life?
WANT TO FEEL LIKE A MAN? ACT LIKE ONE. This column can be summed up by one of my own life mottos which is "Fake It Til You Make It" but it does so in a much more eloquent way. When young men say they feel like teenage boys inside but are grown men on the outside, there is only one way to make the transition to real manhood. Act like one. Every day. Do things real men do. The feelings will follow. I sort of love this column as a punctuation mark to the conversation we had earlier this week about how we are crushing boys by telling them being male is inherently bad. Because it's not.
THE TAX AND SPENDING BILLS ARE DONE AND SIGNED. A government shutdown is averted and the largest tax reform in decades are on the books officially. Maybe Trump is getting the hang of this Presidenting thing after all.
DO YOU HAVE GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR? I'm not talking about resolutions, those are stupid and breakable. Do you have goals? Things you want to accomplish? With a timeline and plan attached? It may seem trite but I've found setting goals with a timeline has helped me propel my dreams into reality. And isn't that what we should all be doing? Let's talk dreams and goals today!
THIS IS MY FAVORITE DONALD TRUMP VIDEO I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE And only partly because it incorporates one of my favorite Talking Heads songs and videos.
CAN SOMEONE DO ME A SOLID AND MAKE A MASHUP OF GAIL AND JOHN FROM PITCH PERFECT? They are the two judges in the movies and almost all of their lines make me laugh out loud so I'd like them in one easy to view video. Thanks, you're the BEST!
ps... I love these movies a lot more than I should.