History was made in the United States today. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) asked her Democratic colleagues to start to draft articles of impeachment against you know who.
But I don’t want to talk about the impeachment in this post. I want to talk about the badass that is Nancy Pelosi.
After the announcement, she was asked if she hated the President. The question came from Sinclair reporter James Rosen. The exchange went as follows:
“Do you hate the president?’
Pelosi stopped and chided Rosen.
“I don’t hate anybody,” she said.
She then returned to the lectern and said, “As a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone.”
“So then don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
Nancy Pelosi is my new hero. Unlike a certain fairweather President, she is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, even if the idea is unpopular. She stands up for what is right and stands up for this country. If only we had more politicians like her.
Amazon, whether we like it or not, is a retail behemoth that is on track to take over the world.
Over the weekend, Amazon removed Christmas ornaments and bottle openers with images of Auschwitz from their website.
Whose bright idea was this to create and sell? More importantly, where was Amazon in reviewing the products? The company claims to have standards, but the standards seem important only after all of the negative publicity. Not before, when they could have at least given the products a once over before allowing the seller onto their site.
I don’t know what is scarier, that the products exist or that Amazon allowed them on their website in the first place? The Holocaust is not just any historical event and Auschwitz is not just any place. A little respect, especially given the historical circumstances, goes a long way.
This time of year is about family and tradition. It is not about who can buy the most presents or decorate their house so it can be seen from space. As I see it, these products and Amazon’s inability to stop them from being sold in the first place is a symbol of the wrong reasons to celebrate the holiday season.
When you’re a kid, you may have wished for a treehouse in your backyard.
Builder Pete Nelson makes that wish come true for adults on his Animal Planet program, Treehouse Masters, (2013-2018). The show follows Pete and his team as they build treehouses for adults who want much more than a simple boxed frame treehouse.
I have to admit that although I am not a huge fan of this show, the treehouses are really cool. It takes whatever ideas a child might have about a treehouse and expands it in ways that only a creative mind could think of. Granted, it is still a reality show, but it does not have the mind-numbing effect that other reality shows have on the viewer.