Daily Archives: August 3, 2018

Really? Thoughts On The “ID Card” And Ivanka Finally Growing A Pair

The news coming out of Washington D.C. these days is coming out so fast, it feels like one’s head is spinning.

At a rally in Florida earlier this week, you know who made it perfectly clear that he is out of touch with everyday Americans, despite his snake oil salesman shpiel that claims otherwise.

I honestly don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Of course he doesn’t know anything about buying groceries, why would he? First as a “billionaire” and then unfortunately as President, he has no need to buy groceries directly. He has staff who does that for him. While I have to concur that some stores may ask for ID when a customer pays via a credit card, many stores may not ask to see the customer’s ID. When speaking to reporters, Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that he was referring to the purchase of alcohol. While it is true that customers who buy alcohol are carded, you know who did not say anything about alcohol. He just said groceries.

While this was going on, Ivanka Trump actually admitted that she disagreed with two of her father’s hot button policies: the separation of families at the border and the claim that the media is the enemy of the people.

Nice of her to say so, but her speaking up now is too little, too late. Where has she been all of these months? Not just a mother, but as a human being, how could she have been immune to the children crying for their parents and the parents begging to at least know that their children are safe and healthy?

History is often the greatest judge of character. Generations from now, when our descendants learn about what we are doing in 2018, they will ask why. I hope we can answer them.

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Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump Book Review

In the history of humanity, the game of politics has never been clean. It has been dirtied by ego, money, greed, etc. But even among the dirt, there still a bit of clean optimism that exists.

Dan Pfeiffer was the White House Communications Director under President Barack Obama from 2013-2015. Having an insider’s view of the game of American politics in our modern era gave him a unique perspective. He chronicles his experiences and observations about his boss and you know who into the new book Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump.

Pulling no punches, Mr. Pfeiffer gives the reader not only the first person experience of working in The White House, but also gives those who still believe in the American democracy hope that it will survive beyond the orange snake oil salesman who is President.

I recommend it.

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Flashback Friday-Road Trip (2000)

The road trip genre can be broken up into three different categories: family vacation/rebellion/buddy comedy.

The 2000 movie Road Trip falls in the buddy comedy category.

Josh (Breckin Meyer) and Tiffany (Rachel Blanchard) have been together as long as they can remember. Then Josh has one night stand with Beth (Amy Smart). That one night stand is recorded on the same day that Josh is planning to mail a video letter to Tiffany. Somehow, there is a mix up and the wrong tape is mailed to Tiffany. The only way to stop Tiffany from seeing the wrong tape is to get to Austin before the tape does. Can Josh and his friends beat the tape or is he destined to become a single man?

This movie can be boiled down to dumb college humor. While it might be funny to some, others might see it as a waste of brain cells.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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