We are raising an entire of generation of kids who think Tesla is a car and not a 90's rock band. And apparently the rock band was named after a guy who discovered electricity or something.
Friday, February 06, 2015
Actually saw someone try to defend Brian Williams saying that the difference between Williams and other news anchors is that he confessed his lie.
Well, he did indeed confess...after he was caught. Does that really count? Because if he hadn't been ratted out by the pilots of the helicopter and Stars and Stripes, do you seriously think he would have confessed?
And they're right...those Fox News Anchors have a lot, I mean A LOT, of confessing to do.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
I was listening to sports radio this morning. ESPN's Mike and Mike to be precise. Mike Greenberg was expressing his shock that despite being the most watched TV show in history he couldn't believe that more people didn't watch the Super Bowl last Sunday. Despite pulling a staggering 49 rating Greenberg could not fathom that over 2/3rds of Americans did not watch what he described as a piece of Americana. He implied that it was almost un-American NOT to watch the game.
At that moment I resolved to not watch next year's game.
Of course if the Kansas City Chiefs miraculously make the game I'll go back on that.
But I got caught in the great trap. I watched a game I cared nothing about. I had no rooting interest in the game. I even watched the commercials because I wanted to be able to talk about them the next day. I didn't want to be left out of the conversations the next day. I was glad that I watched the most ridiculous call in the history of football so I could skewer Pete Carroll along with everyone else in America.
I suspect that most of us watch the game because we don't want to be left out of a huge cultural event. So there's pressure to subject yourself to commercial marketing that glorifies materialism.There's pressure to watch a game that causes unbelievable harm to the participants. There were at least three major injuries in the Super Bowl and untold concussive effects on just about everyone on the field. We are peer pressured to support a league that sweeps murder (Ray Lewis), spousal abuse (Ray Lewis) and child abuse (Adrian Peterson) under the rug. Those are just three examples.
I'm conflicted. I'm a football fan. I was entertained on Sunday. I keep up with the news of my favorite team. But when I stop and think and look at things from a distance I question why I support such a corrupt system. Caught. We've all been caught in trap. I am a sheep.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
By 1982 measles was pretty much eradicated in the United States. Then, people began to buy into the ridiculous hoax that vaccines were partially responsible for the rise of autism and other spectrum disorders in the United States. As more and more irresponsible parents began to avoid vaccinating their children, measles began to pop up again. Anti-vaxxers were given a platform on The View when Jenny McCarthy was hired as a host a few years back. Even Oprah allowed this former Playmate of the Year spew her nonsense on national television. Do you really want to get your science from a Playboy model?
There has NEVER been a link between vaccines and autism. There is no scientific evidence, in any shape or form, to back up this claim. It's been dismissed by 99% of the world's scientists as rubbish. There is more evidence...much more evidence...that shows that allowing young children to have too much exposure to screen time can lead to spectrum disorders. I wonder how many of these anti-vaxxer parents allow their kids to watch hours of TV or to play on their iPhones without limits?
The only link that has been proven to cause autism is heredity. The only verifiable cause of autism is genetic.
So all these anti-vaxxers are endangering our children's lives. The outbreak at Disneyland, where almost 200 kids have contracted the measles, is now believed to have been caused by one un-vaccinated child. The choices of anti-vaxxers are killing kids.
Now I know some anti-vaxxers personally. They often have good motivations and care greatly about their kids. But their kids are always sick. I often don't feel comfortable having my child playing with their kids because I know these children have not been protected against common diseases. I also know some anti-vaxxers whose kids are showing signs of autism and spectrum disorder despite the fact that they never have been given a vaccine. I also know anti-vaxxers who allow their kids to watch TV with no restrictions and see their kids playing video games for hours on phones or tablets...despite the evidence that show the dangers of un-regulated screen time.
This is the 21st century. Let's wake up. Give your kids their shots. Kids are dying because of your choice.
Posted by Dave at 9:02 AM