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How the F*ck Did Kanye West Get a PPP Loan?

When the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP was enacted a few months ago, its purpose was to help America’s small business owners stay open and financially afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was not designed to give millions to large corporations whose bottom line would remain unaffected. But someone was not paying attention as to who received the money. According to a news report from this morning, Kanye West was one of the recipients of the PPP.

Now granted, the money was meant to keep his clothing line company going. While I understand that, it seems that the money was given out with little though to who actually need the loan vs. who didn’t need the loan. Who actually needed the funds was the local Mom and Pop stores, not the big companies whose profit margins have a healthy amount of zeroes attached to them.

As I see it, this is just another reason to vote you know who out in November. There was clearly little structure and little planning to ensure that the funds did not go to those who did not need it. Just like every decision this administration has made.

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New Randy Rainbow Video-COVER YOUR FREAKIN’ FACE! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Logic and common sense are concepts that are usually timeless and universal.

For example, common sense says that when you get into a car, you buckle up. If G-d forbid there is an accident, the seat belt reduces the chances of severe injury and death. As Covid-19 continues it’s stranglehold on humanity, some idiots refuse to wear a mask. A mask, like a seat belt, save lives.

Enter Randy Rainbow’s newest video, COVER YOUR FREAKIN’ FACE! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody.

Using the song Put On a Happy Face from the musical Bye Bye Birdie, Rainbow uses his trademark humor to remind Americans (especially you know who) to put on a dam mask.

Personally, I don’t think that the concept takes a rocket scientist to understand it. But then again, you know who did proclaim himself a “stable genius” at one point.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I a hoping that this nation comes to its senses and votes for Joe Biden in November.

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Review

The story of the underdog is as old as humanity.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga premiered on Netflix on Wednesday. Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) have been best friends since childhood. Coming from a small town in Iceland, their dream is to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

It appears that their dream will be just that. Then an opportunity reveals itself. But like any dream, there are roadblocks. Lar’s father, Erick (Pierce Brosnan) is a cold fish when it comes to his son.

Alexander (Dan Stevens) is a Russian competitor who appears to be romantically interested in Sigrit. He also might be using Sigrit to break up the duo. But Sigrit and Lars have been doing the will they/wont they dance for years. Can they win the contest and finally admit of their feelings for one another?

I have mixed feelings about this movie. It is supposed to be part absurdist comedy and part inspirational film. The inspirational half of the film works just fine. But the absurdist comedy falls flat on it’s face. I should have been laughing out loud, but I wasn’t.

Do I recommend it? Not really.

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Thoughts On the 25th Anniversary of Jagged Little Pill

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I was a teenager, I felt a little lost. I wanted and needed someone who spoke to me and for me. I found that someone in Alanis Morissette and her breakthrough album, Jagged Little Pill. Produced by and co-written with Glen Ballard, it became an instant classic the moment it was released.

Yesterday was Jagged Little Pill‘s 25th anniversary.

As an artist, Alanis gave her listeners the permission and room to feel. Some of the lyrics are not pretty or easy to hear. They are difficult, challenging, and speak of the hard truths in life that we all have to face at some point. As a woman in the music business, she faced the same prejudices that female artists still face today. In writing how she saw the world, she became a trailblazer, an icon, and a hero for women.

I have loved this album for the last 25 years and I hope to love it for another 25 years.

Happy Anniversary, Jagged Little Pill.

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New Randy Rainbow Video-THE BUNKER BOY – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Leadership is proven and/or defined during times of crisis. How a specific leader rises or falls to the challenge in front of them speaks volumes.

Between Covid-19 and the nationwide protests over the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, America is at a crossroads. We should have a President who is up to the task of leading us through what can only be defined as an extremely very difficult time. Instead, we have a President who hides in a proverbial bunker, tweets incessantly and uses the Police (like he does everything) for personal gain.

This morning, Randy Rainbow released his latest video. It is entitled THE BUNKER BOY – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody.

For the last three years, we have dealt with this President’s tantrums, lies, and inability to do the job Americans hired him to do. It’s time to send a clear message that we have had enough of his antics. We need a real President, not one who is pretending to be one.

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Thoughts on Memorial Day and Covid-19

Memorial Day is normally about barbecues, getting together and remembering those who gave their lives to protect the freedoms that Americans hold dear.

But as we all know, this is not the normal Memorial Day.

I feel like today is more poignant and emotionally heavy than previous Memorial Day. Covid-19 has taken the lives of nearly 100,000 Americans, some who are serving or have served in the military. It reminds us of the risk that these men and women take on, not knowing what fate has in store for them.

May the memories of those gave their lives for this country over the centuries never be forgotten.

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New Randy Rainbow Video: DISTRACTION! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

The art of magic can be summoned in one word: distraction. The magician has the audience looking at their right hand. The card which is supposed to come out of nowhere is hidden in their left hand.

This has been the tactic of the current Presidential administration since day one. The most recent distraction can only be described as Obamagate.

Randy Rainbow’s latest video is entitled “DISTRACTION! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody“. Based on the song Tradition from the musical Fiddler on the Roof, the song perfectly mocks how you know who is trying to hide from the fact that he let Covid-19 into the United States.

A President’s performance is measured by more than the general metrics from their time in office. They are measured by how they handled the day to day tasks. I would say (and I suspect that many others feel the same way), that this President has failed and deserves to be voted out in November.

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Is You Know Who Afraid of Barack Obama?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have vivid memories of the classmate who bullied me in junior high school. Through intimidation and coercion, this classmate used their perceived power to make me feel small and powerless. Looking back, I suspect that she may have had underlying issues that could only be released by being a bully.

For many (myself included), it is obvious that you know who is a bully. Like any bully, he has a weakness, which causes him to lash out even more. That weakness is named Barack Obama. In the past, the former President has been silent in regards to the actions of his predecessor. But in two graduation speeches last week, President Obama spoke in not so vague terms about this administration’s lack of reaction to Covid-19.

As expected, the reaction from you know who was extremely critical and not unlike a creature trapped in a corner, lashing out.

My guess is that he is afraid of Obama. Obama both as President and a human being is everything you know who is not. Not that he was perfect as President, but Obama is ten times better in the role than you know who will ever be.

I miss Obama.

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Donald Trump x REM – Losing My Civilians

In a time of crisis, the public looks to the political leadership for support and comfort.

I wish I could say that about our current leadership, but we all know that we can’t.

Enter Donald Trump x REM – Losing My Civilians.

Based on the classic 1991 R.E.M. song Losing My Religion, the song is perfect. This President has failed this country. We have no choice but to vote his behind out of office in November.

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Mother’s Day and Covid-19

Ask any mother and they will tell you that it is the hardest job they could have ever taken on. Add in Covid-19 and that job has taken on a new level of responsibility.

Here’s to the Moms who are doing their best under what can only be described as difficult circumstances.

Here’s to the Moms who are juggling working from home and home schooling their kids.

Here’s to the Moms who are sick with Covid and still trying to parent their children.

Here’s to the Moms who are taking care of a sick spouse, partner or loved one while still trying to be a good mother.

Here’s to the Moms who are working on the front lines and have made the tough decision to stay away from home to protect their children.

Here’s to the Moms who are working on the front lines and go through an extended process to make sure that their children remain virus free.

Here’s to the Moms whose children have become sick and/or died from Covid.

Here’s to the Moms who have become single parents due to the virus.

Here’s to the Moms who have lost their jobs and are doing what they can to give their children the best life possible.

Here’s to the future Moms whose children are still in the womb.

Here’s to the grandmothers, aunts and other mother figures who stepped up to the challenge of being the mother to children whose mother cannot be there.

Here’s to the Moms who cannot be with their families today.

Here’s to the Moms who are new mothers in the age of Covid-19.

Here’s to the Moms that are no longer with us due to Covid-19.

Here’s to the Moms who are homeless and must take care of their children under circumstances I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

Here’s to the Moms who left abusive spouses or partners and doing what they need to do to protect their children.

Here’s to the Moms who are no longer with us physically, but remain in our hearts and memories forever.

Most of all, here’s to my mother, my late grandmothers and the multiple generations of mothers in my family who are no longer with us.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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