Why don’t our Chinese economic overlords like our ‘Star Wars’ movies?

I just read that the newest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, is no longer available in China. It’s been pulled out of theaters. The reason? The Chinese just don’t like Star Wars. This fact makes me sad on many fronts. For one thing, China owns most of our national debt, so that means they’re our economic bosses. … Continue reading “Why don’t our Chinese economic overlords like our ‘Star Wars’ movies?”

A timely update on my health problems

This post is going to be very self-indulgent as it pertains to my health. If you have no interest in reading this, please accept my apologies. Then again, this is my personal blog. Remember those? I should be entitled to write about myself here without apologies. Also, I have a few family members back in … Continue reading “A timely update on my health problems”

Will Democrats shut down the government because of DACA?

Some Democrats are indicating that any future funding bill must contain protections for undocumented immigrants brought here to the United States as children, the so-called Dreamers and the people currently protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). If this is true, it would mean Democrats would shut down the government of the United States for … Continue reading “Will Democrats shut down the government because of DACA?”

Aziz Ansari needs to keep his creepy fingers to himself

Aziz Ansari, better known as Tom Haverford on one of my favorite TV shows of all time, Parks and Recreation, is a creep. And not just any kind of creep, he’s a sexual predator creep who’s like Harvey Weinstein more than he’s not. That’s right. I’m comparing Aziz Ansari to Harvey Weinstein. Aziz Ansari met the … Continue reading “Aziz Ansari needs to keep his creepy fingers to himself”

I have been blocked by Steve Shives

I’ve joined thousands of other Twitter users and I’ve been blocked by Steve Shives. Who’s Steve Shives? He’s a guy who lives in nearby Sharpsburg, Maryland and maintains a YouTube channel dedicated to social justice, feminism, and atheism. He’s pretty famous for blocking people on Twitter. Evidently, he has a bot that blocks people based … Continue reading “I have been blocked by Steve Shives”

Martin Luther King Jr. refused to stand for the National Anthem?

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s the federal holiday set aside to honor the man who did so much to end systemic racism for our country. He was killed making this country better for children of all color. You know what he didn’t do? Kneel or show disrespect during the National Anthem. The New Yorker magazine … Continue reading “Martin Luther King Jr. refused to stand for the National Anthem?”