Stop Complaining About 2016 Killing People

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Yes, many stars/heroes passed away in 2016, but folks GET OVER IT!!!!

We can mourn their passing, but now it’s become automatic for people on social media to go beyond the standard #RIP and say they are so OVER 2016. And we now have an idiot who actually started a GoFundMe page to protect beloved actress Betty White from the dreaded killer 2016.

I will admit the recent meme of the Grim Reaper being the Time Person of the Year was pretty funny

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But why so angry at 2016?

No disrespect to Prince, Muhammad Ali, Carrie Fisher and many others but a simple fact of life is as time passes, people get older and they die. Why must we bastardize everything in life? I actually long for the days when people just complained about who was snubbed in the “In Memoriam” segment during The Oscars or The Grammys. 

I am over YOU being over 2016!

By the way, there are plenty of people who lost loved ones (you know people they actually know) this year that can say they are truly over 2016.

Oh yeah, Happy New Year!

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

NFL Shows Consistency With Double Standard of Fining Odell Beckham Jr for Cleats

The NFL is always finding ways to make life for itself more difficult. For 15 weeks the NFL has made it clear it is the No Fun League with all the fines for players celebrations. So when Ezekiel Elliott jumped into a huge Salvation Army Kettle Sunday night to celebrate his touchdown, and the NFL announced it would not fine Elliott, the league once again showed its consistency to be inconsistent.

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When Odell Beckham Jr tweeted about double standards, many called him a baby and a hater.

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Hater or not, Odell was right! According to OBJ the NFL fined him approximately $18K for his tribute to Craig Sager cleats.

 

Without a doubt Odell has brought attention to himself, good and bad. But you can’t deny he’s speaking some truth in this case. And with the Thursday Night stage, if Odell scores tonight I am sure we will see something special from OBJ.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Gregg Popovich Sounds off on Donald Trump…

Gregg Popovich is known for his straight to the point interviews with NBA sideline reporters (especially Craig Sager).

In an interview Friday, Popovich shared his thoughts/feelings about the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

In the interview Popovich referred to Trump as a race baiter and a whole lot more…..

“Right now I’m just trying to formulate thoughts. It’s too early. I’m just sick to my stomach. Not basically because the Republicans won or anything, but the disgusting tenure and tone and all of the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic.

“I live in that country where half of the people ignored all of that to elect someone. That’s the scariest part of the whole thing to me. It’s got nothing to do with the environment and Obamacare, and all of the other stuff. We live in a country that ignored all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for. They’d be grounded for years if they acted and said the things that have been said in that campaign by Donald Trump.

“I look at the Evangelicals and I wonder, those values don’t mean anything to them? All of those values to me are more important than anybody’s skill in business or anything else because it tells who we are, and how we want to live, and what kind of people we are. That’s why I have great respect for people like Lindsey Graham and John McCain, John Kasich, who I disagree with on a lot of political things, but they had enough fiber and respect for humanity and tolerance for all groups to say what they said about the man.

“That’s what worries me. I get it, of course we want to be successful, we’re all going to say that. Everybody wants to be successful, it’s our country, we don’t want it to go down the drain. But any reasonable person would come to that conclusion, but it does not take away the fact that he used that fear mongering, and all of the comments, from day one, the race baiting with trying to make Barack Obama, our first black president, illegitimate. It leaves me wondering where I’ve been living, and with whom I’m living.

“The fact that people can just gloss that over, start talking about the transition team, and we’re all going to be kumbaya now and try to make the country good without talking about any of those things. And now we see that he’s already backing off of immigration and Obamacare and other things, so was it a big fake, which makes you feel it’s even more disgusting and cynical that somebody would use that to get the base that fired up. To get elected. And what gets lost in the process are African-Americans, and Hispanics, and women, and the gay population, not to mention the eighth grade developmental stage exhibited by him when he made fun of the handicapped person. I mean, come on. That’s what a seventh grade, eighth grade bully does. And he was elected president of the United States. We would have scolded our kids. We would have had discussions until we were blue in the face trying to get them to understand these things. He is in charge of our country. That’s disgusting.”

“One could go on and on, we didn’t make this stuff up. He’s angry at the media because they reported what he said and how he acted. That’s ironic to me. It makes no sense. So that’s my real fear, and that’s what gives me so much pause and makes me feel so badly that the country is willing to be that intolerant and not understand the empathy that’s necessary to understand other group’s situations. I’m a rich white guy, and I’m sick to my stomach thinking about it. I can’t imagine being a Muslim right now, or a woman, or an African-American, a Hispanic, a handicapped person. How disenfranchised they might feel. And for anyone in those groups that voted for him, it’s just beyond my comprehension how they ignore all of that. My final conclusion is, my big fear is — we are Rome.”

WOW….

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Credit: My San Antonio

Donald Trump Will Win Tonight’s Debate

Donald Trump will win tonight’s debate…..

Yup, that’s right!

The man with no real grasp of foreign affairs or how government works or how trade deficits work; will win tonight’s debate against Hillary Clinton and it’s very simple.

All Trump will have to do is seem normal, that’s it!

In saying this, I am not saying that Trump will be the next president of the United States. We have already seen that a first debate win doesn’t necessarily translate into residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (See Mitt Romney 2012).

If Trump can refrain from talking about the size of his hands, and WWE style vignettes he can endear himself those who can’t stand Clinton and just need a coherent reason not to vote for her. The problem is can Trump contain himself? Can he resist the urge to not be the SHOW?

Who knows, but it should be interesting tonight.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Wait… Pokemon Go Hasn’t Been Released in Japan Yet?!?!?

Wait… Pokemon Go Hasn’t Been Released in Japan Yet?!?!?

You can’t go anywhere, or read anything without someone mentioning Pokemon Go and trying to catch Pikachu.

This craze has taken over and is at a level that people are getting robbed at meetups, and causing accidents.

2-weeks after its release in the U.S. the numbers are insane; 30 million downloads and $35 million in revenue. In that timeframe Nintendo‘s value doubled that’s without a release in Japan yet!

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As of right now Niantic (the game-maker) announced they have delayed the Japan launch, due to an email link discussing the launch plans. Whenever Niantic decides to release Pokemon Go in Japan, I hope their servers are ready for the onslaught of users.

And with all that energy, I can only wonder what will be the next fad to blow up.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Yes, Melania Trump Plagiarized Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Speech….

For my conservative friends, say it with me…..

Yes, Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech

That’s it! Stop trying to make excuses for Melania and the campaign’s speech writers, stop blaming Hillary Clinton, and stop blaming the media for focusing on this.

Just own it and move on, because the more you deny, the more it becomes a story/joke. This is a stupid story not worthy of the energy needed for the denial.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

 

Minneapolis Cops Upset with Lynx Players and Their Message

Four off-duty Minneapolis cops left their security post at the WNBA Minnesota Lynx game in protest over Lynx’s players wearing t-shirts that called for a need for change.

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Before the game the Lynx’s Maya Moore explained the meaning behind the shirts.

“If we take this time to see that this is a human issue and speak out together, we can greatly decrease fear and create change,”

“Tonight we will be wearing shirts to honor and mourn the losses of precious American citizens and to plead for change in all of us.”

Instead of approaching the ladies to discuss the meaning of the shirts, the 4 police officers took the childish way out and walked out.

And right there is the problem…

If those Lynx’s players got it wrong, why not talk to them and explain your point of view?

Kids play the silent game when they don’t get their way, not adults!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!