The Future of Conservatism is Bright Thanks to Young Conservative Leaders 1/23/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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If you listen to the media, and I know that most of you don’t, but I’m sure you’ve seen surveys that report that millennials are majority liberal, maybe even socialist. If you are an older conservative, or one of any age, I’m sure this concerns you because you want America to have a bright future for the next generation and for your own kids and grandkids so understandably, you are concerned about the millennial generation.

Well, today I’m here to offer good news and encouragement about the millennial generation and the conservative movement.

The good news is that the future of conservatism is bright because we have some great, smart, talented, strong young conservative millennial leaders that are in the media and online.

Some of the bright lights of millennial conservatism includes Ben Shaprio, Allie Stuckey, Steven Crowder, and your humble, and dare I say handsome host, Chad Whittle.

They are using their different talents to reach others their age and beyond from online platforms, to television, to speaking on college campuses. With this group of conservatives and others, I am confident that the future is bright for America and conservatism. In each generation leaders rise up, and the millennial generation is blessed with some real talent.

With leaders like these, conservatism can and will influence millennials. The future has never been brighter.

 I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Posted on January 22, 2018 .

Facebook To Create New Set of Problems By Allowing Users To Rank Which News Outlets Are Considered Trusted Sources 1/22/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Following their announcement they’re changing the amount of news that is seen in your feed, Facebook has now announced that they are gonna use user polls to help determine what websites are considered “trusted sources” on the site.

They want to do this to “build a sense of common ground” with “broadly trusted” sites because you know, our world is pretty politically divided.

I don’t see any good coming from this move. All I see is more division among Facebook users, because if certain right leaning sites including BreitBart or the Daily Caller are left out, and are not viewed as “trust worthy” because, I guess, not enough people voted for them, that’s gonna cause problems and I’m sure BreitBart already has the article ready to publish about Facebook bias, and ditto about websites on the left that are not included as “trusted.” Readers and publishers alike are going to be upset at all of this.

So good luck trying to create a more unified community on Facebook where everyone is on the same page. Also, if you’re listening to this, it means you survived this weekend’s government shutdown and the sky hasn’t fallen.

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https://www.recode.net/2018/1/19/16911272/facebook-rankings-news-sources-user-polls-fake-news

http://www.chadwhittle.com/whittle-weekly-blog/2018/1/17/is-facebook-deemphasizing-news-content-on-users-feeds-because-trump-won-11818-a-whittle-bit-of-commentary

Posted on January 21, 2018 .

The Fake News Secretly Loves Trump Big League 1/19/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Trump announced his winners for the 2017 Fake News Awards on Thursday, and no surprise that the New York Times and CNN were big winners, along with other big names in fake news.

CNN and the rest of the fake news crew spend a majority of their broadcast day doing any and everything they can to undermine and lie about the President, without ever offering a balance approach to their coverage highlighting the good that he is doing, especially with the economy.

That being said, I want to let you in on a Whittle secret. This is just between you and me.

Are you ready?

While on TV the fake news does their anti-Trump act, but secretly, when the camera is off, they absolutely love him big league.

There has never been a more interesting, exciting time to be in political media. The Trump administration is the most interesting administration to cover ever. Every day Trump keeps it interesting. Could you imagine how boring it would’ve been to have to report on President Jeb! Bush every day? I would’ve felt sorry for CNN if they had to, because it would’ve been so low energy boring. No excitement whatsoever.  

Because of Trump, the New York Times has a reason to still exist, and thanks to him, they’re getting a bigger subscriber base, that they never would’ve gotten with another candidate. Trump is giving the liberals a reason to read it. Trump is the bailout newspapers always needed to stay open. And ditto CNN, MSNBC, and Stephen Colbert. If it wasn’t for Trump, Colbert would probably be in third place right now behind Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

With year one of the fake news awards behind us, it’s now time to be on the lookout for this year’s nominees, a list that I am sure will grow.

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Note: Chad misspoke when referring to the fake news awards announcement occurring on Thursday. The award winners were announced on Wednesday. 

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Posted on January 18, 2018 .

Is Facebook Deemphasizing News Content on User's Feeds Because Trump Won? 1/18/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Facebook has announced changes to its news feed, which ironically name, considering their plan is to offer less news and more content from family and friends popping up on your feed over content from publishers, including this one you’re listening to or reading.

Facebook pretty much years ago offered just content from close friends, then along the way it started offering more news content on user’s feeds.

The reason for this change is because Facebook got accused of helping to spread fake news during the 2016 election, plus there was that story of a $100,000 ad buy from Russia to promote fake news on the website. Publishers from the left and right, as you’d imagine are not excited about this change.

CEO Zuckerberg wants his site to be more positive by having more friend content highlighted than news, which as we all know can cause anxiety, distress, and anger.   

Trying to be more positive is all well and good, but it makes me wonder had Hillary won the election, would this change occurred?

Trump used social media to help win the election, and I wonder would there had been as big an outcry about fake news, propaganda, and news spreading on Facebook if Hillary won the election?

I’m guessing not. They would’ve been happy with news of the wonders of the Hillary presidency spreading on Facebook feeds all across the land, which would’ve been the ultimate fake news!

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http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/12/facebook-updates-newsfeed-to-focus-on-friends-and-family/

Posted on January 17, 2018 .

In A World of Followers, Christian Millennials Need To Be Millennial Leaders 1/17/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I don’t need a scientific poll to tell me that the millennial generation, my generation, is the most secular in U.S. history, because we all know it, the evidence is all around us.

There are many reasons why this is the case. One is the culture that millennials grew up in and are living in now on college campuses is secular progressive, and that is pretty much the only world view that Hollywood and pop culture promotes in its movies, music and websites.

With the increasing influence of our secular society, the interest in and commitment to religion has decreased and continues to as more millennials consider themselves either atheists, agnostic, or just not interested in religion, which has meant a decline in religious activity, and church attendance.

Of course, this is not true for all millennials, there are some, a lot actually, that are not only interested in religion but they practice it, and are heartfelt about it.

To those that are serious about their faith, this generation needs you. Millennials need to witness Christians their own age that lead by example, that don’t just talk it, but walk it. This generation is longing for something that is real. That is true. They are seeking answers to serious questions that they have and they need strong Christian examples in their lives at work, and school that will be a light in this dark world.

Christian millennials should stand out from the rest by how we live our lives. To be a leader though, it’ll take sacrifice. You may have to do not something that your friends do. Or not watch some shows and movies and go some places that your friends go, but this is what being a leader is all about. You sacrifice. You make decisions. You hold yourself to a higher standard. This is leadership, and in a world of followers, millennials could use some leaders. You may not have as large a following as Kim Kardashian, but your impact will be much more important and beneficial to your generation.

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Posted on January 16, 2018 .

Never Trump Senator Romney and Trump to Wrestle in the Political Ring 1/16/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

 A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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The Daily Wire is reporting that former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in for a Senate run in Utah. Utah governor Gray Herbert allegedly got a text from Mittens and that simply said “I’m running.”

If he’s running he isn’t gonna be running on the Trump agenda, but on the Romney agenda, which is the Republican establishment, Never Trump agenda.

U.S. News reports that Utah Republican Dave Owen has heard people say that Romney wants to be like a John “thumbs down“ McCain like figure, and stand up to the President.

Romney is 70, so the odds of him running for President in 2020 against Trump are slim, but hey, anything is possible, but Romney could lead the fight to find a Never Trump primary challenger to run against Trump. Anything is possible in politics.

I don’t believe they’ll win the nomination, because the base is on Trump’s side, but they could cause problems for Trump.

There is no doubt though, if Romney wins, he’ll be the biggest Never Trumper in the Senate and will do what he can to slow the Trump agenda and try to bring other Senators along with him, especially if Trump’s approval numbers start going down with his base, which I doubt will happen, because they love him.

Trump faced off against Vince McMahon in the WWE Battle of the Billionaires, and looks like we’ll have another battle of the super-rich in the political ring of Romney against Trump. Winner takes the Republican Party, and can keep their hair. They won’t have to shave it if they lose.

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Posted on January 15, 2018 .

MLK Day: Only Way to Truly End Racism is to Take a Knee at Christ's Cross 1/15/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Today is MLK Day and it’s more than just a day off from work, it’s a day we remember the man and his message. This weekend I posted a new column on ChadWhittle.com that I hope you’ll read about how browsing a box of old cds reminded me about how one day people from all races and places, speaking all languages, will come together to lift their voices to worship God in Heaven, that when it happens, it’s gonna be a beautiful sound.

We live in a culture that has a lot of racial problems, which isn’t new, it’s been that way since really, the beginning of time. There has always been people that have looked down or even hated others for various reasons.

We’ve seen the debate on racial issues playout in the culture recently from the NFL protests to the alt right movement.

People wonder how can we fix this? How can we solve our racial inequality? And frankly, how can we all just get along with one another and stop all this division?

A lot of people view it as a political issue. They believe if the government would just pass more laws and regulations, that could solve the problem, but the government can never fully solve this problem, because it’s not a political problem. It’s a spiritual problem.

If you’re a Christian, and you follow the teachings of Christ, then you, more than anyone, you are required to love others. It’s what our faith is based on. If you have the love of Christ living in your heart, you cannot hate others. It’s an impossibility. If we all could learn to love others the way Christ demands, and the way He showed His love for us, then many of our problems, racism included, would go away.

The only way to truly end racism is to take a knee at the cross.

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Posted on January 14, 2018 .

Is It Time to Bust the Social Media Trust? 1/12/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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President Teddy Roosevelt is famously known for “busting the trust” of Standard Oil, among others monopolies that the government forced to break up.

Now in 2018, there probably isn’t an industry that is more dominate, influential, and monopolistic than social media and technology companies.

Facebook has over 2 billion users. Two billion. The population of America is around 300 million. If you throw in the 800 million users that use Instagram that is owned by Facebook, that gives Mark Zuckerburg access to influence the world’s population unlike any company in history.

James O’Keefe dropped a new investigation this week that alleges Twitter censors views and accounts that opposes the Twitter employees politics and the social media website has “shadowed banned” users meaning they have limited the number of people that have see the posts or show them only to the account holder on their account’s page.

And I don’t believe I need to even mention how big Google and Amazon are and Amazon continues to grow. You already know this.

With social media networks and tech companies having so much influence and dominance on what we see and read online, you could make a very good argument that it’s time to bust the social media trust and have the government step in and break up some of these companies. Facebook is the Standard Oil of social media, and if I worked for the government, I’d make them sale off Instagram.

Personally, I’d rather the government not step in and break up these companies, Trump is floating an internet tax that’s aimed at Amazon, but instead of government regulation and taxes, I’d rather see the free market solve the problem, which is always best, and have some competitors rise up to these online outlets and give them some competition, which would actually make Facebook and the others better because competition would make them have to provide a better user experience than they do now.

Creating a competitor to Facebook is easier said than done, but one day, maybe soon, someone will create a new social network that will offer Facebook and the others competition. If you don’t believe me, just ask MySpace about Facebook.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/25/how-many-users-does-instagram-have-now-800-million.html

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/11/project-veritas-video-shows-former-twitter-employees-discussing-shadow-banning-users/

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/11/trump-hits-amazon-with-another-internet-tax-threat.html

 

 

 

Posted on January 11, 2018 .

Are Ratings Decline for NFL Playoffs a Bad Omen for the Super Bowl Ratings? 1/10/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I don’t wanna discuss the result of Monday night’s college football game because I’m a Georgia fan and that loss still stings, but I do wanna discuss the ratings.

ESPN, also known as MSNBC Lite, got huge ratings for the broadcast. In this broadcast you had Trump on the field, patriotism on display.

Now compare that to the NFL this season that saw the ratings drop faster than Colin Kapernick taking a knee. For wild card weekend, the NFL ratings were down 13% from last season.

A new study from  SurveyMonkey and Ozy Media found that this season 33% of fans purposely did not watch games for various reasons, but the big ones included to show support for Trump and then on the other side to show support for Colin’s cause, so regardless of which side your own, fans tuned out because of it.

Now if you’re the NFL, you gotta be a little nervous about the Super Bowl coming up and its ratings.

With fans tuning out in the regular season, and not watching the playoffs, which could be because the games were boring, I will admit that, but I’m sure so tuned out because of the flag protests, could the Super Bowl see a ratings decline? The past few years the game has set records, but what if 33% tune out like they did in the regular season for it? That’s a big number.

Of course, ratings will still be huge, but a dip in the ratings for the biggest game of the year, that should make you concerned if you’re the NFL. That would be some money they’ll have to give back to sponsors too if they promised them a certain number of viewers too.

The Super Bowl could be huge as ever, but if this viewership trend continues in the playoffs, that could be a bad omen for the Super Bowl.

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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/01/09/ratings-decline-for-wild-card-round-goodell-says-nfl-still-dominant-on-tv/

https://www.dailywire.com/news/25566/33-nfl-fans-purposely-stopped-watching-season-joseph-curl

 

 

 

Posted on January 9, 2018 .

Bad News for President Oprah. President Trump is Having Success Like It or Not 1/9/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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So Oprah is our next president huh? At least according to Hollywood. It’s amazing. All you need to win the democrat nomination is to give a good speech or read a telempromoter well, doesn’t matter if you have no real substance or ideas in your speeches, just gotta tug at the heartstrings.  

Oprah is gonna have a hard time winning against the current celebrity president because he has a record that is getting better. Love him or not, if you look past all the Trump tweets, and all the circus stuff, and look at the hard facts, Trump is making serious progress on his agenda.

Trump just gave everyone a tax cut, that is only gonna grow the economy and his support, plus the tax breaks on business, that’s gonna be hard to beat.

He’s bringing jobs back for everyone. Record unemployment rate for African Americans, almost a low for Hispanics, stock market setting new highs almost daily, that’s gonna be hard to compete against.

Oprah’s brand is built upon making people feel good and crying. When she starts talking politics, she's gonna alienate half of her fan base & they're not gonna vote for her.

The difference with Trump is that not only is he hilarious, his brand has been built on giving his opinion, people don’t go to Oprah for brash political opinions, they go to her to cry and feel good and when she starts talking about the issues, her favorability numbers are gonna go down.

And here’s another point to ponder. How many millennials are a fan of her? I doubt many are. They didn’t grow up watching her show, I bet many don’t know much about her. It’s gonna be hard for her to beat Bernie for the millennial liberal vote.

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Posted on January 8, 2018 .

Kicking Off 2018: Trump is a Tweeting Genius and Go Dawgs!!! 1/8/18 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Hello, everyone! I’m back! It’s so good to be back with all of you on the show! This is like, a really smart person, and stable genius Chad Whittle and I am so happy to be kicking off 2018!

The year is already rocking, with the Trump and Sloppy Steve Bannon feud, and that Michael Wolff book. If you thought year one of Trump was big, year two is shaping up to be a blockbuster!

It’s amazing. The most creative, most humorous, most viral, most influential person on Twitter isn't a young, hip Millennial. It's 70-year-old Donald Trump, and he's running rings around everyone else on there. He's a Tweeting genius! 

And I’m gonna cover all of it this year, but the most important thing to me today is tonight’s SEC National Championship. I have waited my entire life for the Georgia Bulldogs to play in a national championship and I am beyond excited about the game! Win or lose, I’m proud of the Dawgs, and I the future is bright for Georgia. Go Dawgs!   

I’m Chad Whittle, glad to be back on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Posted on January 7, 2018 .

Last Show of 2017: I am Grateful for You and Your Support and Merry Christmas!!! 12/22/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Well, here are, at the end of 2017 and what a ride it has been. Trump has made it interesting, and I’m sure 2018 will be even more interesting in year 2 of Trump. The State of the Union Address January is gonna be fun.

Like any year, we had some bad times as a nation and personally, and good times, and I choose to concentrate on the good.

Personally, it’s been a busy year, but I accomplished a lot as I finished all my Ph.D. comprehensive exams and I am just one step away from graduating and I will be wrapping that up in 2018.

I am grateful that you take the time to listen to this. Some of you listen daily, others when you can, and maybe you came across this by accident, regardless, I am glad you are here, and without you all listening, I’d be talking to myself. I am excited and hopeful for 2018, and I hope you’ll join me for the ride right here.

I’m taking some time off for vacation, and Christmas. I’ll be back January 8th, 2018, and I hope you’ll be here then too. God bless, Merry Christmas and I’ll see you in 2018.  

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https://nypost.com/2017/11/29/study-shows-the-car-you-drive-may-reveal-who-you-voted-for/

 

 

 

Posted on December 21, 2017 .

Trump Ends 2017 Like He Started: Winning! So Much Tax Reform Winning! 12/21/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Winning. So much winning! You’re gonna be tired of winning! Trump and the Republicans have done it, they’ve delivered tax reform, and already we are seeing results! At the time of this recording, AT&T has announced a $1 billion invest in America, plus a $1,000 bonus for 200,000 employees, Fifth Third Bank will give almost 14,000 employees a bonus, and Boeing announced a $300 million employee-related charitable investment, and all 3 companies say it’s all because of tax reform. I’m sure more will follow!

Between the dropping the corpoarte alternative tax to 21%  and giving the middle class a tax cut, the economy is about to go boom. It’s gonna grow, businesses will expand, jobs will open up and I am so happy for my fellow Americans that the job market is coming back. Plus, the bill opens up ANWR for drilling and it basically repealed Obamacare as the individual mandate,  the requirement that you have to purchase health insurance is gone, so it’s basically ballgame for it!

Trump is ending 2017 like he started it: winning.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/20/fifth-third-bancorp-unveils-bonuses-minimum-wage-hike-after-tax-bill-passage.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/20/tax-reform-reaction-att-is-giving-bonuses-to-200000-employees.html

https://twitter.com/Boeing/status/943542799726727169

 

 

Posted on December 20, 2017 .

A Whittle Encouragement: Put "Do Unto Others" Into Action This Christmas Season 12/20/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Folks, I wanted to take a moment today and to encourage you to really share the Gospel this Christmas season and take “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto,” to heart.

Don’t just quote it, put those words into action and try to find someone less fortunate this season to help out. It doesn’t matter where you live, big city or small town, there are people everywhere that need help.

Let’s honor the celebration of Christ by sharing, caring and showing His love to others this Christmas season. There is such a need, right in your backyard probably.

It really is better to give than receive, and I know that when you do, it’ll make you feel great, even if it’s something small, it can make a big difference in someone’s  life.

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Posted on December 19, 2017 .

The Twitterverse is Depressed Taylor Swift Had a Great Year and Wasn't Miserable Because of Trump 12/19/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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We now live in an age where it is politically incorrect to be happy. Taylor Swift just turned 28 and she posted on Instagram that she has had a great year, and that is what got her in trouble.

Our society’s new judge and jury, the Twitterverse, went into overdrive and got really triggered because Taylor had a happy year. In the age of Trump, you are not supposed to be happy. You are supposed to be miserable and sit around all day contemplating all the problems in the world.

You are supposed to be disgusted that Trump is president and depressed at all of the suffering that is occurring in the world, mostly because of Trump, and maybe not even be able to crawl out of bed because you are so down and out about it.

What they do not understand is that not everybody is disgusted by Trump, and that we don’t feel it’s the end of the world because of him. Most people are not that miserable and depressed on a daily basis. Most people try to enjoy their lives, but we’re not supposed to do that anymore.

Political correctness tells us to never laugh, never joke, never be happy, just be miserable 24/7  and dwell on all of the world’s problems.

Did back things happen in 2017? Yes. When has there been a year that bad things haven’t happen? Should you be concerned about social and political issues

? Yes. Should you also try to enjoy the short life that you have? Absolutely.

Taylor had a great year, no doubt, and I did as well. Twitter trolls should try to look at the glass half-full, instead of being depressed that it’s half-empty.

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Posted on December 18, 2017 .

Is the WWE's Vince McMahon About to Start a Patriotic Alternative to the NFL? 12/18/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Welcome to the XFL! How many of you actually remember the XFL? If you don’t, I’m not surprised because it only last one season back in 2000, but WWE owner and creator of the XFL Vince McMahon is rumored to be getting back into the football game soon with a new league.

WrestlingNews.co, a website I never thought I’d quote on here, reports McMahon has trademarked the term UFL, United Football League, and has started a new venture apart from the WWE, called Alpha Entertainment that is assumed to be the company that would start this new league.

With many NFL fans disenfranchised from the league because of politics and player protests, there is a market for an NFL alternative. Especially right now with Trump in office, there is an audience for it. If he goes full red, white and blue with it, make it patriotic, appeal to Trump supporters and the right, this league could become the Fox News football alternative to the NFL. I would even play up that it’s “America’s League” and make it clear they support the flag, the troops and that they’ll be no protest, it could be a hit because the football fans boycotting the NFL, they miss football, and they’d be happy to check out a league that is pro-America.

If he started this league now, it has a better chance at success than the XFL because today he doesn’t have to worry about getting a big broadcast or cable TV contract. He can go straight to the consumer with an OTT app.  He already owns a streaming service for the WWE, he could broadcast games there or start a new app, or stream live on Hulu or YouTube.  

Now I’m not saying this league could or would replace the NFL if he actually starts it, I’m just saying it could be an alternative and fill a niche. The Arena Football League still exists, and it’s not a massive competitor to the NFL, but it works, and this could too.

An announcement about the new league could come as early as January, so 2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting year.

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http://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/vince-mcmahons-vkm-ventures-llc-has-trademarked-ufl-and-united-football-league/

 

 

Posted on December 17, 2017 .

Twitter Releases Its Top Tweets and Trends for 2017 and Of Course Trump is Included 12/15/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I’m not sure why they release these end of the year lists so early, maybe they’re lazy, I don’t know, because 2017 isn’t over yet, but Twitter has released its list of the most popular Tweets of 2017, and I know this is gonna shock you (not) that Trump took the top spot in most Tweeted about world leaders.

The most retweeted Tweet of the year goes to the Wendy’s Chicken Nugget challenge. Wendy’s told a user if he got 18 million retweets they’d give him free chicken nuggets for a year. He got 3.6 million, so not bad, and they still gave him the nuggets. And Wendy’s got free publicity!

LeBron James took the top spot for athlete Tweet when he reacted to Trump not inviting the Warriors to the White House, an issue he won’t have to worry about anytime soon, since he never wins.

The most Tweeted about celebrity in 2017 is a band you’ve never heard of, the K-pop band BTS. The most Tweeted about TV show in America in 2017 goes to HBO’s Game of “Porn.” And it’s no Wonder, that Wonder Woman landed at the top of the list for most Tweeted about movies since that movie was such a hit.

Top hashtags are all about Trump with #Resist coming in at number one and #MAGA at two.

My guess is that Trump will be topping Twitter’s list in 2018 as well, multiple times in fact.

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Posted on December 14, 2017 .

All Hope is Not Lost After Alabama. Let's Look at Reality 12/14/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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So people are in a panic. Not CNN. They’re having the time of their lives over the Alabama election, but conservatives, Republicans are wanting to give up and say it’s over. Trump is done. The democrats are gonna win back the House, the Senate. Let’s look at reality, before we all lose it.

Number one. Let’s be honest. It is possible the Democrats win in 2018. The opposing party winning back Congress isn't an unprecedented occurrence. It happened to Clinton in '94, Bush in 2007, Obama in 2010, and could very well happen to Trump in 2018. If it does happen, the Democrats will spend all their time trying to impeach Trump.

These special elections are always sorta funny and freaky and upsets seem to happen with them. So many factors involved. Turnout is always down usually in these things from a regular election. Roy Moore divided the GOP/Trump base, which is really why he lost, more than the Democrats just got it together and finally won one and are on the march to victory in 2018.

My final point, and I hope this will calm you down, is that it’s December 2017. There is a lot that can happen from now until November 2018. There are events and political happenings that will occur that no one can predict that could very well make it a Republican sweep in the elections. Anything could happen.

So let’s not give up hope over one election, you gotta look at the bigger picture.  Yeah, the GOP needed that seat, but not all hope is lost, not yet.

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Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Christmas Miracle: A Majority of Americans Want Christ Back in Christmas! 12/13/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A new Rassmussen Reports poll of a 1,000 Americans showed that 68% of the sample want Christ put back into Christmas. 18% said they want Christmas to be more about Santa, so obviously they don’t understand what the holiday is truly about, and 14 % aren’t sure what they want.  

It’s good to see that even in our ever increasing secular society, that there is still a large majority of Americans that still want and believe that Christmas should keep its real meaning.

My hope is that children are being taught its real meaning and that it’s not about Santa and reindeer and presents, but about hope, love, and God sending his Son for us.

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Posted on December 12, 2017 .