This One Thing Will Give Trump a Big League Victory in 2020 8/23/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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According to the media, every week is Trump’s worst week as President and he is on the verge of impeachment, he is right on the edge of being taken out politically like Nixon. Well, the anti-Trump media can daydream all they want, because Trump is in office until at least 2020.

Today I wanna tell you the one thing that will make Trump an easy winner in the 2020 election and that’s the economy stupid! To quote James Carville.

I don’t care what nonsense Trump tweets, or what the media reports in their nonstop impeach Trump marathon of reporting, if by 2020, the economy is back and there is an obvious improving job market, people are not gonna care about all the side shows and Trump moments where Trump is being Trump.

After eight plus years of a declining job and economy, people are not gonna change midstream and go with a democrat, and I don’t care which one the democrats runs, it’s not gonna matter. They’re gonna lose to Trump and you throw in tax cuts too, if they can pull that off, and a big league victory for Trump. Not even gonna be close.  

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Posted on August 22, 2017 .

The Movie About the McDonald's Founder is a Testimony to America's Greatness 8/22/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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If you’re hearing this, then it means you didn’t look at the eclipse yesterday and burned your retina and went blind because you were able to download this podcast. Ok, now that we got that out of the way, I wanna discuss a great movie I watched this weekend.

If you haven’t watched The Founder you should check it out. It stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, a milkshake machine salesman from Illinois that meets the McDonald’s brothers that owns a hamburger restaurant in California. And yes, it is THE McDonald’s, the ones that have over a billion served. The odds are there is probably a McDonald’s near you right now as you are listening.

What I love about this movie is that it tells the story of an American businessman that is chasing the American Dream and the movie is positive about it. It doesn’t have any negative anti-American, anti-Capitalism messages in it. This movie shows the old America. How America used to be back when pursuing the American Dream and success wasn’t viewed as a negative or somehow robbing from others, and capitalism was praised, not condemned.  Men like Ray Kroc built America and we need more movies that tells their stories and offers others inspiration that they too can become a success in America and fulfill their dreams with hard work and the American work ethic.

I will admit Kroc sorta did the McDonald’s brothers wrong in the end, but that’s how business is. It’s a ruthless game, he wasn’t a perfect man, but overall this movie serves as an example of the pro-American, pro-family movies that Hollywood should be making as opposed to the unpatriotic negative movies that comes out of that place. It’s so ironic. Hollywood produces movies trashing America, trashing capitalism, and every single one of the people making these movies are stupid rich because of the American Capitalistic system.

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Posted on August 21, 2017 .

Broke Millennials Are Financing Things They Can't Afford Nor Need to Go Deeper Into Debt 8/21/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Millennials that already have student loans they’ll never pay back have decided to go deeper in to debt by financing a lot of stuff they don’t need. Yep, my generation is making a lot of smart financial decisions. Not!

Marketwatch reports that millennials are taking out loans for everything from concert tickets to handbags, to expensive pots and pans, vacations, and bracelets that range from $5,000 to $6,000.

One company that is in the millennial financing business is Affirm that offers installment plans on items with rates ranging from zero to thirty percent APR. The average loan is eight hundred dollars.

I’m not sure my fellow millennials know this exist, but there is this thing called cash, that isn’t plastic and that offers no interest and if you use it, you won’t have to worry about paying back the loan that you probably cannot afford.

There is also this other thing called not buying stuff you don’t need. If you cannot afford a $5,000 bracelet, don’t buy it. Buy a cheaper one, or none at all.

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Posted on August 18, 2017 .

Smartphone Separation Anxiety and Addiction: The Next American Crisis? 8/18/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Do you suffer from nomophobia? Also known as smartphone separation anxiety. Well, if you don’t, the odds are that someone you know does. The Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper, reports on new research that shows that some people that are separated from their smartphone for a long period of time has increased anxiety levels.

The researchers found that the main reason is because of the role phones play in our lives and our overall identity, they say the phone have become extensions of ourselves, with social media being a big part of this, because on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, we post our photos, comments with family and friends, and if you don’t have your phone with you, then you’re not able to post a selfie of what you’re having for lunch for example, and that can really make the anxiety kick in for some people.

They stated that this separation anxiety is likely to increase as technology advances, becomes more personal, and they’re encouraging people not to become too dependent on their phones, but it’s too late for that. Most already are, like an alcoholic or a junky that needs another hit, people need another Tweet, meme or Instagram photo or else it panic time.        

We have already surrender so much of our lives to smartphones already. We do almost everything on them. From socializing to dating, we are dependent on our phones. The only solution is self-control, but not many people have that anymore, so don’t be surprised if one day you’re watching Dr. Phil and he sends someone to a smartphone addiction detox place to break their iPhone addiction. Is smartphone addiction the next great America crisis? I would argue it’s already a crisis for a lot of Americans.

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Posted on August 17, 2017 .

New Service Lets You Binge Watch Movies at the Theater for $9.95/month but Are There Enough Movies Worth Watching? 8/17/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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How would you like to binge watch movies at your local theater for around the price of a monthly Netflix subscription? Well now you can according to Yahoo.

Mitch Lowe an early Netflix executive runs a company now called MoviePass that is dropping the price of their movie ticket subscription service to $9.95 per month and with this service you can watch one movie per day at any U.S. theater that accepts debit cards, excluding 3D or IMAX screens.  

Before the price drop you had to fork out $30 or more per month for this service, so the question is is this price point sustainable enough to keep MoviePass in business? They’ve thought about that too so in order to try to stay in business long enough to make a profit they’ve sold some stakes in the company to some investors and are planning to eventually use all the data they receive from their subscribers on their viewing behavior and market promotional materials and ads to them, which is nothing new, that’s what Facebook, Google and the rest of the web does.

No doubt this is a good deal, but my question is are there enough movies per month worth watching to justify having this service? And of course the answer is no, because most movies are not worth watching for many reasons including that they’re not any good.

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/netflix-co-founder-crazy-plan-100506677.html

 

Posted on August 16, 2017 .

America's Moral Decadence Continues as Today's PG-13 Movies Would've Been Rated R a Decade Ago 8/16/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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If you wanna know how far down the sewer our culture has gone, just go back and watch some PG-13 movies from the 1990s or early 2000s and compare them to today’s movies because you’re gonna be amazed at what counts as PG-13 material now would’ve been rated R years a decade or so ago.

I watched a Christopher Nolan movie this weekend called “Insomnia” which is one of his early films, and the movie stars Al Pacino and the late Robin Williams and it’s from 2002 and is rated R. I knew that even though this movie is rated R, that in today’s standards that means PG-13, plus I knew that Nolan isn’t the kind of director to have over the top sex and nudity in his movies like say, Game of Porn, I mean Game of Thrones on HBO.

And I was right. It contained your typical amount of adult language that seems like all movies have now, but if that movie came out in 2017 it would be rated PG-13. Same thing can be applied to TV. A basic cable show that is rated TV-14 today because of sex and language and violence would’ve been rated TV-MA in 2005. Of course this isn’t always true for every movie, some 1990 R rated movies would be rated R today, but now some PG movies probably should be rated PG-13.

All of this just serves as another example of the decadence of our pop culture and our society’s moral standards.

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Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Some Christian Movies May Be Cheesy, but They're Important and Needed in Our Secular Culture 8/15/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Saturday morning I had breakfast with a buddy as usual our conversation went from sports to music to politics and finally religion. We both have a media background so we got to discussing Christian movies and TV shows. I mentioned a Christian show in particular and I said it looks to be sorta cheesy, like a lot of Christian media, but that I support the show because at least they’re trying to put out into the culture a show with a positive, Christian message.

So many times I believe some in the media and in the Christian culture as a whole are too quick to jump on the “cheesy Christian movie mocking” bandwagon and criticize Christian based movies because well, they’re not Christopher Nolan quality or even a low budgeted Hollywood production.

My view is that we should support these movies more because at least someone is trying to produce a movie with a positive message and promote that message within our secular culture and we should understand that the odds are also against those making these movies because a lot of times they have to fork out the money themselves to produce them, they don’t have the backing of a major Hollywood production company, and they probably are just starting out as filmmakers but at least they’re trying. And it’s better to have some poorly producer movies with a positive message than none at all in the pop culture because those movies still could make a positive difference in someone’s life.  

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Posted on August 14, 2017 .

I Rediscovered the Lost Art of Conversation This Weekend in Our iPhone Distracting World 8/14/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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For a couple of minutes this weekend, I went back in time to the pre-smartphone world and oh, how I’ve forgotten how wonderful a world that was. No, I didn’t use a time machine, I did something much easier than that. I simply kept my phone in my pocket and had real, actual conversations with people! And it was so enjoyable.

While riding down the road, mostly because we were in a hurry, no one turned on the radio, so we didn’t have that as a distraction, and we just talked, like people did before iPhones invaded our lives, and I thought to myself, “Wow, this is really nice. No distractions, just talking.”

So, I decided to keep this up and see what happens, so the rest of the way, I kept my phone in my pocket and at dinner, I left my phone in the car so I would give people at the table my full undivided attention and guess what? It was great! People listening to each other without having their attention divided among them and a phone screen.

We are on our phones so much that we don’t believe we even realize how much during the day we are, but I’m gonna start putting the phone away more and have more interactions with people with thephone in my pocket and I challenge you to do the same and you might just learn that your life is a little less complicated and more enjoyable. And you may even make some better memories because you’ll actually remember what the conversation was about because your face wasn’t in your phone.

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Posted on August 13, 2017 .

Conservative TV Company's Purchase of Local TV Stations Will Bring More Political Balance to Your TV 8/10/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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It’s as predictable as the sun rising and an Al Gore movie flopping, that the left would have a freak out over a conservative leaning media company taking ownership of more local TV stations in markets across the country. Sinclair Broadcasting as I’ve mentioned before is buying out the Tribune Media Company and this deal will give them a total of 233 local TV stations and 70 percent reach in the local TV market and this has the left very concerned. If you’ll type in Sinclair Broadcasting on Twitter, you’ll see the concerned Tweets from the left, turn on MSNBC or HBO and you’ll witness segments on how this is the end of the world and local TV as we know it that Sinclair will own more stations in your neighborhood.

The left doesn’t seem to be too concerned with the local left leaning bias in local news, or believe that those stations are the end of free speech and democracy as we know it, just Sinclair stations. The odds are that in most markets Sinclair will probably own just one big station, the local ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox affiliate. The CW and all those other small networks I’m not counting.

So they’re concerned about 1 out of 4 stations that may contain conservative content. So the left has the potential to still control 3 of 4 local stations, but that’s not enough. They don’t want even one station to have right leaning segments on it or a conservative company to own stations. Even if they’re the largest local station group, they’ll still be many large companies and stations they’ll be competing against. I believe in free speech and liberals should be able to own stations as well. I just wish they felt the same about conservative voices and supported their right to their freedom of speech and freedom of media ownership as well. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Posted on August 9, 2017 .

Americans Now Spend More Eating Out Than Eating at Home According to USDA Data 8/9/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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According to the USDA, for the first time ever, the amount Americans spend on eating out has surpassed spending on food at home. This is nothing in the Chad Whittle household, or apartment hold, because I’ve been eating out for decades, I absolutely hate to cook. I find it a hassle, and time consuming and really a waste for a single dude and really more expensive than eating out. If I spent cash on a steak, a side and other stuff for dinner, it’d cost me like thirty bucks at Walmart, but I can grab an Outback streak for half of that.

Anyways, research from Bank of America reports that 47 percent of U.S. meals are consumed alone because let’s face it, we’re all on the go all the time, no one has time to eat with others or with your family around the dinner table anymore, and online grocery delivery continues with 14 percent more willing to pay for online grocery delivery, 25 percent for meal kits, 55 percent more for restaurant takeout, which is a popular option for your host. Increased spending for online grocery delivery is on the rise for all generations, including baby boomers.

The downside to this trend is that the ole traditional family dinner is all but over, how many people can all be in the same room at one time and eat dinner together anymore? That and the fact that America is the most obese nation in the world, which I guess will continue since you don’t have to cook anymore that has to burn a couple of calories or even go to the grocery store and walk around, you can just have it delivered to your house you bunch of couch potatoes.

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-26/first-time-americans-spend-more-eating-out-food-home

Posted on August 8, 2017 .

Americans Are Tired of All the Bleeping Cussing in Movies 8/8/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The Hollywood Reporter released a report on a new Harris poll that showed Americans are tired of all the bleeping cussing in movies.

The biggest offense is using Jesus Christ’s name in vain with 33 percent of those polled saying they’d be less likely to see a movie if they knew that the film would use his name in vain, with G-D coming in second at 32 percent and the ever popular “f-word” in third with 31 percent.

Not surprisingly, millennials are cooler with profanity than older Americans, with those 72 years or older avoiding movies all together that contains those words.

Millennials have grown up in a culture that has pretty much accepted that profanity is just normal, common everyday language that everybody uses so no surprise they’re ok with it since it’s all in music, movies, books and social media.

Republicans are more offended by cussing than democrats and 37 percent of females over males say the “f-word” bothers them. The largest group offended by profanity were Evangelical Christians with 90 percent saying they’d avoid a movie that contains Jesus’s name in vain.

Personally, I believe if you make a movie and you have to drop profanity left and right in the dialogue in the movie, it just shows that you aren’t a very good and creative writer and you’re just trying to use shock value to make people watch your poorly written movie.

Same thing with sex. There are so many TV shows and movies that includes a sex scene just for shock value that doesn’t even make sense in the plot of the movie, but they figure if they show some sexy time then maybe people will go watch their terrible movie.   

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/some-audiences-tire-swearing-films-study-finds-1026571

Posted on August 7, 2017 .

Popular Millennial Aimed Podcast Treats Harry Potter Like It's Gospel 8/2/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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There’s a new podcast that is aimed at fans of the Harry Potter series that is becoming a religious substitute for millennials. This weird podcast reads a chapter per episode of a Harry Potter book as though it’s a sacred text like the Bible.

So it’s like a Bible study but on a Harry Potter book. It’s currently listed as the 17th most popular podcast in the religion category on the iTunes Podcast chart, beating out John Piper, Andy Stanley, and Joyce Meyer, among other popular Christian pastors on the chart.

The plan is to have a podcast for each chapter of all the Harry Potter books. One fan of the show told the Washington Post that he “felt born again” after listening.

Not surprising, the hosts of the podcasts are atheist millennials.

The fact that millennials are turning to Harry Potter for spiritual guidance is sad, disturbing and a critique of where our society is and really how we, as the church have not done enough to reach millennials, and if don’t do more to reach out to them, they and future generations are gonna be lost, because the amount of media and non-religious influences in our society continues to grow. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.   

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Posted on August 1, 2017 .

The Beach is Designed So Beautiful and Grand That It Proves God's Existence 8/1/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Last week while walking on the beach and looking out at the ocean and the massive size of it, I thought about how amazing of a creator God is. God invented the ocean, the sand, the beach. It didn’t exist before. And the beach sunset, it’s so beautiful, that there is just no way all of this evolved or just came about by chance. It works too well, it’s too well organized the way it all works, it’s too grand, too amazing. There must be a God.  And then I thought about myself, and if God is big enough to create the world, the ocean, then He’s big enough to handle my problems and to have a plan for my life and yours and we shouldn’t worry so much because He’s in control and it’s all gonna be alright. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

 

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Posted on July 31, 2017 .

Life is a Beach. If Only Politics Were Too 7/31/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I just got back from the beach a few days ago and as you’d expect, it was totally relaxing.

While hanging out at the beach, it sorta hit me why I like the beach other than the obvious which is that it’s relaxing, and that is that at the beach, there is no politics.

Everybody for the most part gets along. Yes, there are a few outliers but overall, everyone is nice to one another.

Every race, every religion, we’re all there to enjoy life and to relax and it seems that calm atmosphere of the beach just makes everyone feel better and treat each other better.

And I thought to myself, why don’t we treat each other like this daily at work?

On the interstate?

On Twitter?

We can’t just all just treat one another better? With more respect?

Imagine the positive effect it would have on our families, culture and politics if we just treated each other with more kindness, respect and care.

If only we lived as though life is a beach daily and not just when we’re walking on the sand looking at the waves. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.   

 

Posted on July 30, 2017 .

Life Tip: Turn Off the Political Media Nonsense for a Few Days 7/21/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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We are living in a crazy political culture and if you follow this stuff daily, if you wake up in the morning and turn on cable news, and then watch it all day, and listen to the radio all day and read online about all the nonsense that is happening, it’s enough to drive you crazy.

Today I have a life tip for you. A way to make your life just a Whittle bit better and it’s so simple you can start doing this at any time, and almost instantly you’ll start seeing results.

It’s so easy. Here’s my tip: turn off the political media! Except for this program, of course, never turn it off, but seriously, take a couple of days, a week and not watch it. You will be amazed how your outlook on life, America and the future will improve. You are guaranteed to be happier.

And that’s what I plan to do next week. Next week I’ll be on vacation, but you can catch up on past episodes at ChadWhittle.com on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and I have a channel on YouTube now so you can listen there also. Hope you’ll join me back here on Monday July 31st.

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Programming Note: Chad is on vacation next week. Will return Monday, July 31, 2017
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Posted on July 20, 2017 .

Real Estate is So High, Millennials Are Turning to Crowd Funding for Homes 7/20/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The cost of homes in America’s metro areas are so outrageously high that some millennials are starting to crowdfund their homes. BusinessInsider.com reported company called Fundrise has started an investment platform called eFunds, where prospective homebuyers purchase shares for $10 per share, and the sum of the funds go to renovate homes and build new developments in their city.

When the homes are complete, those that invested in the fund have an exclusive purchase period before the homes are open to the wider public.

The advantage of investing in this is that members can receive a lower price on the home of upwards of 10 percent, but even with 10 percent off, the cost is still $700,000 to one million in the L.A. area.

I’m all for innovation and cheaper home prices, but what could really knocked off the price of homes is if local, state and the federal government got rid of all of these unnecessary regulations that are forced upon home owners. The amount saved could probably be thousands.

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Posted on July 19, 2017 .

The Anti-Trump: Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg Rumored to be Running for President 7/19/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Obama buddy and creator of the world’s biggest time waster, Mark Zuckerburg of Facebook may run for president in 2020, or at least that’s the rumor anyway.

This is the latest rumor about a celebrity running for the job, if you recall The Rock may run too.

Zuckerburg has been on a trip across America visiting small towns and trying to connect with the people of America.

You know shaking hands, kissing babies, meeting conservative America, which is way different than his Silicon Valley bubble in which he lives.

I don’t believe he’ll run because he has no chance at winning the democrat nomination, and his personality reminds me of Hillary Clinton.

In many ways, he’s the anti-Trump. Totally liberal, a democrat insider. He’s very carefully crafted his public image and is careful to remain politically correct, so don’t look for him to come down an escalator and talk about Mexican rapists or building a wall. Also, he loves cheap foreign labor for Facebook, so there’ll be no wall in Zuck America.

Sure some may say that he could appeal to millennials, but really I’m not sure he’s actually all that popular with them. They know he created Facebook, but I wouldn’t say he’s a celebrity among them. Also, he could he possible compete with The Rock and his likable personality?   

The only thing that can save the Zuckerburg campaign is announcing Tom from MySpace as his running mate, and I’m sure he’s up for it considering he’s free since no one uses MySpace anymore.

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http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/07/15/zuckerberg-2020-dream-come-true/

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/07/14/5-indicators-that-mark-zuckerberg-is-considering-a-run-for-president/

 

Posted on July 18, 2017 .

If The Republicans Don't Pass an Obamacare Replacement, the Trump Agenda Will Be In Big League Trouble 7/18/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Trump would famously say “you’re fired” on his NBC The Apprentice show when someone got kicked off the show. Well, if the Republicans don’t find a way to pass a legit alternative/replacement to Obamacare, the American people are gonna say “you’re fired” to the Republicans in the House and if the GOP loses control of the House in 2018, or if the democrats win enough seats back to keep the elephants from having a large majority, you can say goodbye to the Trump agenda, because the democrats are never gonna work with Trump, unless he compromises, which in their mind is him giving them everything they want. And if somehow, the democrats win control of the House, they’ll spend their entire time on trying to impeach Trump. Add in there the possibility that Republicans don’t  pass tax cuts and you’ve got a big league problem on your hands for the Trump presidency.

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Posted on July 17, 2017 .

Study: Trump Trumped Hillary on Twitter and Memed His Way to the White House 7/17/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The winner of the great meme wars of 2016 goes to Trump.

USA Today reports that a new study found that pro-Trump Twitter totally dominated the social site during the 2016 Presidential election. The study from the University of Edinburgh examined 50 viral election tweets every day for the 68 days prior to the election.

They reported that “two-thirds of the 3,450 viral tweets — which were retweeted about 26 million times — either attacked Clinton (39%) or supported Trump (23%). The other third either supported Clinton (14%) or attacked Trump (19%).”

The study also found that Clinton’s Twitter account spent more time criticizing Trump than promoting herself, which isn’t really surprising considering she had nothing to offer voters, but Trump Tweeted more pro-Trump Tweets than anti-Clinton Tweets.

So I guess you can concluded that Twitter posts and re-Tweets were a more accurate prediction of the election outcome than all those mainstream media polls that had Hillary up by fifteen. Once again, the fake news has been exposed.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/07/13/hillary-clinton-lost-presidential-twitter-war-study-shows/473576001/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-k_WBB2Mq3V5vOkFVpiLx0Q

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/13/study-clinton-lost-the-twitter-meme-war-to-trump/

 

Posted on July 15, 2017 .

Hallelujah: Americans Still View the Church as Positive According to New Poll 7/14/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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In 2017 America, it seems that people no longer trust anything: the media, politicians, professors, labor unions, the list could go on and on.

A new Pew poll that has been released shows that Americans still have a positive view of the church with 59% of Americans polled see the church as having a positive impact on society, and 26% say it has a negative impact.

Three-quarters of Republicans or Republican leaning see it as positive and half of democrats or democrat leaning view it as positive.

It’s good to see that even in our politically partisan culture that the church is still trusted, and really that’s no surprise, because the church and religion will always stand the test of time and changes in the culture.

Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against his church, so it’s gonna be around for a long time.

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http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/july/americans-church-reputation-higher-ed-media-pew-research.html

 

Posted on July 13, 2017 .