As most of you know, areas of Florida were absolutely decimated by Hurricane Michael this week. And, as per usual, you can expect the scam charities to come out in a major way. I am a huge proponent of local charities, so here are some helping out in Florida. Also, after Hurricane Florence, which hit my state pretty hard, I listed some charities for the Carolinas. Pay them a visit, too, if you any left over. Michael did the Carolinas dirty, too, while many areas were still cleaning up from Florence. I know in my area Michael hit us a lot harder than Florence did.
But right now, let's give Florida a hand.
Use Charity Navigator to double check charities for validity.
Look. Like everyone else, celebrities are entitled to their opinions. I just don't really care what they are.
We have become a society where we hold these people in higher esteem than they deserve. Too many people look at celebrities as their leaders. No, you shouldn't base an opinion on what a celebrity told you. If you can't decide how you feel about something without the help of a celebrity, maybe you should sit this one out.
And no, it doesn't matter to me if it's Taylor Swift or Kanye West. I'm pissed off at how Kanye is being treated, because I don't like how racial slurs suddenly become OK if liberals are using them against an African American who stopped doing what they tell them to do. But as far as his opinion... I don't care. He's entitled to it. But it isn't going to change how I personally feel about anything. And I'm not going to hold him up as a god because he agrees with me on a few things.
We, as a society, need to take this power away from celebrities. They are no more important to society than any of you are. Their opinions carry no more weight - or shouldn't. Stop letting celebrities rule your thoughts and minds.
Just your friendly reminder to get out and vote in November for the midterms! They're important. They are always important.
Democrats up for reelection in 2018:
Remember to look at the big picture. Politicians aren't heroes... they're politicians.
This is really something I don't normally do, but I'm doing it now. I am recommending a TV show. Hear me out.
The other night I caught a new sitcom called "Cool Kids." It is on right after "Last Man Standing." The show is utterly hysterical and I like it a lot. So far. It is only the first episode and they haven't gotten political (just an aside, I don't watch political sitcoms. See all the stuff on this site? This is my life. I need a break once in a while. So any sitcoms with a political undertone don't get watched, and no, it doesn't matter what lean they have).
I would like to see this show make it, but I doubt it will. So I would like to encourage everyone to check it out.
Why am I so into telling you about this show?
Because this is the exact show we need in this country right now. It is so politically incorrect. The jokes they make... let's just say they take a shot at everyone without being needlessly cruel.
The show is a group of older people in a nursing home - and these are all very recognizable actors and actresses, there are some faces in this show! If you enjoy British TV, it might slightly remind you of a show called "Waiting for God." It's not exactly the same, but it does remind me of it.
Do you ever watch older sitcoms like "The Golden Girls" or something, and you hear them crack a joke and when you are done laughing you say to yourself, "You couldn't get away with that joke today!" Well, folks. This is why I am suggesting this show. They were rattling them off like crazy!
I assume at some point someone is going to complain about the insensitivity of the show and the show is going to be in jeopardy. I'd like us to support it. I'm sure the show is full of liberals, but it really doesn't matter in this case. We, as a country, need this. We need a show that allows us to laugh at ourselves and others. Honest comedy. Like I said, nothing in it was needlessly cruel. But a lot of the jokes were very politically incorrect and challenge the current climate on things we shouldn't say, according to the left. No one was safe and everything was challenged. We need to get back to this. We need to get back to comedy that leaves no one safe. We need it to push free speech.
So if you get a chance, don't switch channels when "Last Man Standing" is over. Stick around for "Cool Kids." Let's support a sitcom that isn't being politically correct. Let's support comedy and free speech. And, most importantly, let's start laughing at ourselves and each other again!
I didn't say anything here this year yet about 9/11. No, it's not me being cold, it's not me forgetting. I have gotten to a point where I don't want to constantly recount where I was when I heard the news, and that seems to be all anyone wants to discuss. We all remember exactly where we were and what we were doing. We aren't going to forget.
There was a lot of heartbreak on 9/11, and it is strong with the entire nation. When I think of 9/11, I think of the first time I went back into the city after it happened, about a week and a half later. I remember the darkness over the city, because of the smoke still lingering in the air but also because of the collective mood. And I remember that literally everything was wallpapered in missing posters. Those missing posters will never leave my mind. Everywhere you went, everything was wallpapered. And random people and shop owners cared for those missing posters as if they were priceless objects, some even recreating them when they got destroyed by rain or city traffic.
I want to take today to bring everyone's attention to the people of Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA. They are always mentioned, but when people talk about 9/11 among themselves, share images, etc., they rarely mention Flight 93.
Our first responders and our military were, obviously, the heroes of 9/11. But the people on Flight 93 were, too. Think about it. These people knew they were going to die, but they took that plane back anyway. It crashed, killing them all. But they saved countless lives that day. Buildings are buildings. I don't care about what building they saved. I care that those people were the most selfless people in existence, willing to give their lives to save the lives of people they didn't know. They didn't even know where these terrorists were taking them.
So thank you to the passengers on Flight 93, and to the families they left behind. You are some of the greatest Americans that could ever exist. And you are never forgotten.