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New Randy Rainbow Video-WTF, YOU GUYS!? – Randy Rainbow Song Parody (NSFW)

Politics and politicians never fail to elicit a WTF response from the populous. This particular administration has had more than a few WTF moments in the last year and a half and probably will produce quite a few more before the 2020 election.

Randy Rainbow’s new video, WTF, YOU GUYS!? – Randy Rainbow Song Parody (NSFW), is a parody of the song, “Omigod You Guys”, which is the opening number from the musical adaptation of the film Legally Blonde.

In the pantheon of Randy Rainbow videos, this is just another perfect satirical sendoff of the reality of current American politics.

BTW, in case anyone is interested, the original song is below.

Keep it coming, Randy Rainbow. Your country needs you.

 

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Flashback Friday-Evan Almighty (2007)

Many go into politics for altruistic reasons. Whether or not their reasons change over time is to be seen.

In the 2007 film Evan Almighty (a sequel to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty), Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) has changed careers. After spending years reporting the news, he becomes the news when he is elected to Congress. Sensing that Evan is a virgin politician, Congressman Long (John Goodman) is trying to pressure Evan to co-sponsor a bill that will allow developers to re-create the National Parks in their own image. Then G-d (Morgan Freeman, reprising his role from Bruce Almighty) tells Evan to build an ark. Evan is not exactly a believer in the instructions he has received. Torn between co-sponsoring the bill and the more than obvious signs from G-d, Evan has to make a decision. Should he save the world or co-sponsor the bill?

As sequels go, the film is not that bad. I also certainly appreciate the message about taking care of the environment. This film is the type of film that you might see in theaters or find it while flipping through the channels on a rainy weekend afternoon. But it is the best sequel ever? Not really.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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I Can Quote The Bible Too, Jeff Sessions

The bible is often used as justification when it comes to defending our actions.

Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted the bible to defend the treatment of migrants at our Southern border.

He is not the only one who can pull quotes from the bible.

“The stranger who sojourns with you shall be as a native from among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord, your God.” Leviticus 19:34

The quote that he is so easily referencing was also used to justify slavery in the United States.

There is also, the story of the three unknown men who approached the tent of Abraham and Sarah. Abraham could have sent them away, not knowing who they were or what their motives could have been. But instead, he welcomed these men into his home, treating them as honored guests.

When reporters asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders about this immoral treatment, she also referred to the bible.

I’m not a parent, but the sounds of these young kids crying for their parents absolutely breaks my heart.  I’m not a biblical scholar by any stretch of the imagination, but even I know that there is nothing that states that children of migrants should be separated from their parents in such an egregious manner.

If there is any justice in this world, you know and his minions will pay for what they are doing to these families. Until then, I can only hope that there are enough reasonable minds in Congress to undo this beyond horrible injustice.

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Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu Book Review

Any politician that climbs the political ladder will no doubt have a controversy or two attached to their name. Benjamin Netanyahu, also known as Bibi, is the Prime Minister of Israel.

Earlier this year writer Anshel Pfeffer published a biography of Benjamin Netanyahu entitled Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu.  Netanyahu is the first Israeli Prime Minister to be born after the state of Israel was created in 1948. Born in Jerusalem and partially raised in the United States, Netanyahu is used to political controversy. A political animal who learned his political lessons in both Israel and the United States, the author argues that not only is his subject’s political career will soon be in pieces, but that modern Israel, for better or for worse, is defined by his leadership.

This book is part biography, part analysis of the subject’s political career. I think this book is an important read, especially if one is interested in world politics. It shows that a politician is a politician or a politician, regardless of the country they lead.

I recommend it.

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Thoughts On De Niro’s “F*ck Trump” Remark On The Tony Awards

As an FYI, the clip below is not bleeped out. This is your profanity warning.

Anyone with half a brain in America these days is more than aware of the deep political divisions that could potentially pull this country apart.

Last weekend, while presenting at the 2018 Tony Awards, Robert De Niro stated the following:

“F*ck Trump”

The audience loudly cheered and clapped in agreement.

De Niro is known for not liking Donald Trump and using his status to air his views publicly. Which is his right.

As much I agree with him, I believe his statement to be out-of-place and sending the wrong message. The Tony Awards, like any awards ceremony, is not a political rally. It is held to honor those who work in that particular profession.

In order to reunite this country politically, we need to prove to those who are for Trump that he is bad for the country. Alienating those who support Trump by continuing to back their claim that Hollywood and the coastal elites are not in touch with the real America does not help.

It’s akin to finding out that a friend’s significant other is cheating on them. When you tell this friend that their significant other is two timing them, this friend does not believe you and gets engaged to said significant other.

We need political unity in this country, not divisiveness. Unfortunately, De Niro’s comment only hurts, not helps this need to bring Americans together politically.

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The American Immigration Policy Has Become Inhuman

Every nation has the right to protect its borders. And, by extension every nation has the right to ensure that those who want to immigrate to that nation are doing so for the right reasons.

It’s not exactly news that the current American immigration regulations are not exactly welcoming to immigrants, especially those of color.

This morning it was reported that border agents separated an undocumented immigrant from Honduras from her infant daughter while she was breast-feeding her.

This is disgusting, this is inhuman, immoral and for lack of better word, wrong. It’s clear that the administration wants to send a message to certain people who want to come to the United States. There are other ways of broadcasting this heinous message than the current process of separating children from their parents and prosecuting the parents.

I hope you know who sleeps well tonight, those kids separated from their parents may not be sleeping so well.

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Fox News Anchor Calls Trump A Dictator

Depending on where you land on the political spectrum, Fox News is not exactly the most truthful of news channels.

But last week, one anchor on the network finally told the truth about Donald Trump.

Lets call a spade a spade. Trump is a dictator. He is used to running his own company, his way. But what he either doesn’t know or doesn’t care to understand is that being President is very different from being the CEO of your own company.

Thankfully, he is currently bound by the Constitution and the check and balances system that our government is made of.  The question that needs to be asked is how long before he is no longer bound by these rules. My fear is that there are too many in the government who are either chickensh*t or they are more concerned with their careers than doing what is right for the country.

But for now, my consolation prize is that someone on Fox News finally told the truth.

 

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Jeff Sessions, You Are Cold

It’s no secret that the current administration is openly hostile to immigrants. The hostility is greater when it comes to immigrants of color escaping persecution and violence in their country of birth.

The latest news in terms of immigration is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following announcement yesterday:

“Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,”

So, basically, according to Jeff Sessions, America is closed to these people. The New Colossus is invalid.

This is not the America I was raised in. This is not the America that I believe in, know and love. This is not the America that welcomed my immigrant ancestors to her shores a little more than a century ago.

This is the America that I am ashamed to call my own.

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New Randy Rainbow video-COMMANDER OF CHEESE! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

There is a line between saying one is patriotic and acting like one is patriotic.

You know who often claims to be patriotic, but the reality is that the only one he is patriotic to is himself. Randy Rainbow’s new video, entitled “Commander Of Cheese!-A Randy Rainbow Song Parody” not only hits the nail on the head, but forced a belly laugh out of me when it was released on Friday.

If satire can be considered a byproduct of freedom of speech, then Randy Rainbow has mastered the art of satire. If I may say so, Randy Rainbow has become a national treasure who has perfected the art of using song parodies to allow America to laugh at the absurdity that is happening in Washington D.C.

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The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation Book Review

John Delaney  believes in the best of America.

He is the grandson of an immigrant and the son of a blue-collar electrician. After working in private industry for years, he ran and won a seat in the House Of Representatives in his home state of Maryland in 2012.

Last summer, Representative Delaney announced that was running for President in 2020 under the Democratic ticket.

In his new book, The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation, Representative Delaney lays out his plans for the Presidency, should he win. Utilizing his experiences from his personal life, from his jobs in the private sector and the political sector, Representative Delaney lays out a clear, thoughtfully written and researched plan to move America forward.

I think this book should be ready by every American citizen, regardless of where they land on the political spectrum. Unlike you know who, who shoots his mouth off, ignores or change facts and has no idea what is doing, Representative Delaney sounds exactly how a President should sound.

I recommend it.

 

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