Majority of Americans Think Hollywood Has a Negative Impact on Society. Here's How to Change It 10/20/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A Rassmussen reports poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 62% of Americans believe Hollywood has a negative impact on society.

With the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal still in the news, it’s no wonder that people feel this way, but that’s not the only reason. Just look at the values of Hollywood overall. La la land is out of touch with the rest of America on a lot of issues.

If a majority of America feels that Hollywood is out of touch and they don’t share their values, then why are you still supporting their movies? If you want Hollywood to change and make movies that are more family friendly and shares your values, you are gonna have to do it by not buying tickets, not renting the DVDs, let them see you don’t want to support the values they’re selling.

The NFL ratings are down 7.5% this season because people are upset over the national anthem protests, and the down ratings have gotten the NFL’s attention. Same thing can happen with Hollywood. Stop supporting the movies that don’t share your values. People can sit around and take a poll or complain about Hollywood all day, but until you actually take action by not buying their content, nothing is gonna change.

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Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Increasing Number of Americans Believe You Don't Need God for Morality 10/19/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The Pew research center has released the results of a poll of 5,000 American adults that shows that 56 percent now believe you can be a good person without a religious belief. This is a new record high.

Pew’s associate director of research Greg Smith said that “The public’s increased rejection of the idea that belief in God is necessary for morality is due, in large part, to the spike in the share of Americans who are religious ‘nones.'”

ReligionNews.com said that “In the current poll, Protestants and Catholics were also polled, and 45 percent of them agree that God is not necessary for personal morality, up from 42 percent in 2011.

Even white evangelicals, who traditionally believe a relationship with God is crucial to morality, have budged. In 2011, one quarter of them (26 percent) said it was possible to be good without God, while now almost a third (32 percent) say so.” How the heck can you call yourself a Catholic or evangelical and not believe you need God? Isn’t that whole point of religion? Why are you even wasting your Sunday morning going to church if you don’t believe you need God?

Anyways, this is just another indication of where our society is heading, and regardless if you believe in God or not, the reason we know what is good, what is moral is because all of the morality in our society is based upon the God of the Bible, that’s the foundation of where our morality comes from, so even if you don’t believe in the God of the Bible. It all traces back to the Bible.

If we get rid of Biblical morality, which is a set standard for all to follow, what standard are we to follow?  If we all create our own morality, what you feel is moral may be different from what I believe is moral, so like I said last week, we have a tower of Babel of moral relativism, and when we start to try to play God and set out own standards, that has never historically worked out. People want to get rid of the belief in God in society so they cannot be held accountable for the way they live their lives, but the problem with that is that you cannot get rid of God. I mean, He’s God!

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Posted on October 18, 2017 .

The Degrading, Disrespectful Attitudes Toward Women Needs to Stop 10/18/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Barstool Sports, a sports blog is coming under fire after ESPN personality Sam Ponder tweeted out screenshots of old stories from the blog where some writers published vulgar and disgusting things about her with the usual language that is used to degrade and disrespect women, as they went down the alphabet of words, none of which I’m gonna use because unlike them, I actually respect women, but you know the words.

She tweeted out the information because the blog has a show coming on ESPN2 during late nights, so she isn’t too excited that they’re gonna have a show on there after what they said about her, which is totally understandable.

And I gotta be honest, after reading what they said about her, it sorta upset me. It upset me that there are a lot of guys in our culture that feel its ok to view and degrade women like this. That it’s funny, that it’s a joke, that it’s the thing to do when you’re with the guys hanging out watching sports. That it’s somehow the manly thing to do. Well, dudes, it’s not.

Real men respect women.

Real men don’t degrade women.

Real men understand that women are more than a sexual object and that they deserve to be treated with kindness, care and respect.

I don’t know Sam Ponder, probably will never meet her, but I’ve seen her on ESPN, she seems like a nice person and regardless if I know her or not, these comments and attitudes towards women need to stop.

It’s not ok.

They also called her a “bible thumping freak,” and on top of attacking her faith, they mocked her her children as well.

As politically correct as ESPN is these days, if this is the type of content that the Barstool sports show airs, then it won’t be on ESPN long. The Barstool will be thrown in the dumpster of failed TV shows really quick.

God bless Sam Ponder and her family.

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Posted on October 17, 2017 .

The Method to Trump's Tweeting Madness is the Key to Understanding Trump 10/17/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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There is one thing that I’m not sure the media understands about Trump or maybe they do but they fall for it anyways, and that is that when Trump tweets something that seems to be over the top like tweeting that maybe NBC’s broadcast license should be examined since their reporting is terrible and they lie, He isn’t seriously gonna do that. Trump, and this is important, this is the key, Trump is speaking figuratively not literally. He’s not gonna go after their license because number one, NBC doesn’t have a license, local TV stations do, but networks do not, and number two, Trump knows he couldn’t go after their license if he wanted to, because this isn’t Rocket Man’s Korea, the government can’t shut down TV channels.

When Trump tweets this stuff he knows what he is doing. He’s over hyping it so the issue will gain attention and the media falls for it every single time. He tweets it, they freak out about it, which is exactly what he wants. Trump is the hyperbole king. That’s all he’s doing. He would make a great talk radio host because he knows how to gain attention by overstating an issue.

Trump’s supporters understand what he’s doing. The media doesn’t which is why they freak out on the daily. He uses the same playbook over and over and the media still doesn’t get it. He did it with the national anthem protests, and he’ll probably do it again this week.

Understanding Trump’s method to his tweeting madness is key to understanding Trump and his agenda. Trump knows what he’s doing. I know what he’s doing, but I don’t believe the media ever will!

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Posted on October 16, 2017 .

Poll: "Fake News" Outlets Some of the Most Polarizing Brands in America 10/16/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The New York Times reported a Morning Consult poll that showed the top ten most polarizing brands in America according to Trump and Hillary voters. Of course, at the top of the list are Trump Hotels, but the next four are all mainstream, liberal journalisms outlets: Fake News CNN, NBC News, The New York Times, and MSNBC. Fox News is number six because well, all the viewers of the outlets mentioned previously all hate it, the NFL is seven thanks to the national anthem protests, but also rounding out the top 15 are ABC News, the Huffington Post, CBS News, Fox Business Network, BreitBart, and NBC Sports.

So out of the top 15 you have just three conservative journalism outlets listed, and basically every major liberal media source in America is on the list. These journalism outlets should be embarrassed to be on this list because with that many liberal outlets listed it just goes to show you how a lot of people in America view these outlets and it’s obviously not a favorable view.

People don’t trust them and for good reason. CNN is the Hate Trump Channel 24/7, they don’t even try to hide or pretend anymore and ditto the rest of them on the list.

It would be one thing if all these networks were listed because they reported the facts and held both sides accountable so everyone hated them for going after their team, but we know that’s not what is happening over at CNN. And don’t be surprised if you see ESPN making its way on this list as they continue their evolution from a sports network to MSNBC lite.

The mainstream media has so damaged their credibility with their liberal bias, I don’t know if they can ever build their trust back with a majority of Americans. The only way for that to happen is they would have to try something they haven’t done in a while and that is tell the truth, and we know that’s not gonna happen on CNN.

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Posted on October 13, 2017 .

The False Hero Worship of the Hollywood Elite and the Real Role Models Our Society Should Admire 10/13/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I’m not sure how much of a role model Harvey Weinstein has been for people because he’s a behind the scenes kind of guy, he isn’t in the public eye as much as an actor, but he was a titan in Hollywood. He had a lot of influence on the movies you watched because he had a hand in producing a lot of movies.

The Weinstein scandal though shows us once again that the Hollywood elite the prides themselves on being better, smarter and prettier than the rest of us are in fact not people that should be admired or held up in our society as role models.

Doctors, policemen, military personnel. These are the people that should be held up in high esteem, not the Hollywood elite. Our culture places so much hero worship upon the stars of Hollywood and when one of the false idols falls, it really has an effect on a lot of people.

We should encourage kids to admire people that are really making a difference in our society. Not people that play dress up for a living, not that they are not talented or produce some good art, but kids need real role models. And just look at the values of Hollywood. Why does anyone want to promote Hollywood as the oracle of all knowledge of what’s right and wrong? Look how the Hollywood elite lives!

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Posted on October 12, 2017 .

Trump Defeats the NFL on the Political Playing Field 10/12/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell threw up a hail mary on Tuesday in hopes of stopping the bad press and declining ratings from the national anthem protests by sending a letter to teams and players stating that the NFL feels that all players should stand for the national anthem.

So touchdown Donald Trump.

Trump has won. He’s getting exactly what he wants. He looks like the hero and the defender of the flag, the national anthem and patriotism, and he’s made the NFL look un-American and when your customer base is made up mostly of people that are flag waving middle class, everyday Americans, looking un-American and unpatriotic isn’t a good look.

Trump tweeting out about the NFL’s tax breaks probably helped in making Roger Goddell back off and send out that letter.

So now that Trump has won and looks like Uncle Sam, he’ll tweet out a tweet congratulating the NFL on doing the right thing and he’ll let his followers know that it’s ok to watch football again because the NFL has done the right thing.

Former USFL owner Trump might’ve not been able to defeat the NFL in business, but he has defeated them in politics and that’s probably a bigger impact than the New Jersey Generals ever would’ve had on the culture.

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Posted on October 11, 2017 .

"Higher" Learning: Michigan University Offering New Marijuana Business Studies Degree 10/11/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Well they don’t call it “higher” learning for nothing. USA Today reports that students at a Michigan university can earn a medicinal plant chemistry degree which is geared toward the growing business of marijuana that is on pace to explode in Michigan next year. Some of the classes offered in the degree include chemistry, biology, botany, marketing and finance. The article doesn’t say if Walter White is teaching any of the classes, but right now it’s all about teaching the students about medical marijuana because marijuana isn’t fully legal in the state yet. Other universities including Harvard offer classes on marijuana policy, but this is probably the first degree program in it, and I’m sure other universities will offer degrees in it in the years to come.

With universities now offering degrees in marijuana, it’s just a matter of time now until it’s legal across the nation, with many drug abuse problems to follow thereafter. Regardless of how Hollywood portrays it, it’s not a safe alternative to cigarettes and it’s not completely harmless to use. It has and will cause problems for people, leading some to even harder drugs and will cause more problems for our society.  

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Posted on October 10, 2017 .

Our Society is a Tower of Babel of Moral Relativism 10/10/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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We live in an ever increasing post-truth world where facts and truth are relevant and not just black and white, right or wrong. Especially when it comes to morals, it’s all morally relevant.

As our society continues its shift away from values that have guided generations for hundreds of years and create new values that may change depending on the person or the situation, it’s important for those of us that know the truth to not only live it, but also be able to explain it to others.

I believe the reason we have so many morally relevant versions of what people believe truth is and what is morally right and wrong is because we as a society have gone away from the foundation of real, Biblical truth, and so since we no longer have a belief system that all in society agree on and try to live by, people have decided to create their own truth, and one person’s truth may be different from someone else's thus confusing a lot of people about what to believe and which person’s version of the truth is right and the one they should follow. This is what happens when you turn away from the truth and light of the Bible to the moral relativism that has created a spiritual darkness in our society.

We basically have a tower of Babel of morality and as the original tower of Babel didn’t work out for society, this tower of moral relativism that society has created isn’t working out either.

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Posted on October 9, 2017 .

Facebook Can't Replace or Duplicate Everything in Life and That's a Good Thing 10/9/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I got lucky Friday afternoon because right before I logged off of Facebook, I saw that one of my favorite bands planned to live stream a music festival performance in about 30 minutes, so that made me decide to stick around and not leave.

While watching the concert though, it made me realize that watching it online is just not near as fun as being at a concert and that there are just some things the internet and social media can never replace and attending a concert is one of those experiences.

While you can interact with others while watching by leaving comments, and turn the volume up, it’s just not the same. There is nothing like hearing the music blast from the speakers, the lights, and jumping up and down and screaming in your friend’s ear during a song at the concert. It’s just not as exciting or as fun watching online, and it served as a good reminder that even as dependent as we are on the web now, and even with a lot of our lives online, it’s good to be reminded that there are somethings in life that the internet can never replace or duplicate.

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Posted on October 6, 2017 .

Can Sports Literally Give You a Heart Attack? New Study on Sports Has the Results 10/6/17 - A Whittle Bit Commentary

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Can sports literally give you a heart attack? Well, according to a new Canadian study, it might not actually give you a heart attack, but it might just come close to it!

The UK Telegraph reports that watching sports on TV puts viewers’ hearts under as much stress as a brisk run. The study found that heart rates can more than double around scoring opportunities or in the last minutes of a game, regards less of how passionately a person supports the team they are watching.

The researchers used heart monitors on viewers watching hockey at home and in the arena to compare and those watching in the arena experienced an average of 110 percent heart increase and those watching at home felt an average 75 percent heart increase.  

So maybe they should post a trigger warning before a football game on ESPN.

“Warning: If you are a Falcons fan, be prepared to probably be disappointed.”

That would’ve helped me in the Super Bowl, although the Falcons losing the game made me more heart broken than anything else, and angry.

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Posted on October 5, 2017 .

Late Night Politicians: Americans Can't Get a Laugh Anymore from Late Night TV Comedians 10/5/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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After the Las Vegas shooting, late night so called comedians offered up monologues that were big politics and small on humor. Now please don’t misunderstand this, I’m not saying that they shouldn’t be emotional and sadden by what happened, that’s totally understandable, as we all are upset and sad about what happened in Vegas.

But it’s the nights of their shows that are not post-tragedy that I wanna discuss. It doesn’t really matter what show you’re watching, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers, and all the others, they’re all the same. Same mindset, same tone. Trump is awful, Republicans are idiots and conservative values are mocked. Their shows are no different from watching MSNBC or ESPN. It’s all politics, all time.

I’m too young to remember Johnny Carson, but I’ve heard from others that watched him for years that they never knew his politics, and that he made fun of both sides. Ditto Jay Leno, He would make fun of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

And that’s what was so great about those shows. They were fun. They were not serious. They would make fun of the President, but it was all in good fun. Leno and Carson were not full of anger and hate for the President or the other side.

They were there to entertain. Not to promote politics.

They were comedians, not politicians, and after a long day of job stress and politics, Americans needed a laugh and to kick back and relax, but now when you turn on late night TV, you don’t receive a laugh, you receive a political sermon.

In the tough times we are living in, Americans need a good laugh, and you’re not gonna find that on late night comedy TV.

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Posted on October 4, 2017 .

New Analysis Shows Media's Coverage of Trump Was Way More Negative Than Past Presidents First 60 Days in Office 10/4/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Here is the least bit of shocking news you’ll hear all day. According to a new Pew Center content analysis of 3,000 articles from January 21 to April 30 of this year, only 5% of Trump coverage was positive!  62% of it was negative! This covers Trump’s first 60 days in office, and in the analysis they included websites and Fox, CNN and all the cable channels.

Now compare this to Obama. His coverage in early ‘09 was 42% positive and 20% negative. Trump beat out George W. and Bill Clinton in negative coverage as well.

Now should this come as a surprise? Of course, not! We knew this. We didn’t need a content analysis to tell us this. It’s beyond obvious they are anti, never Trump.

The irony in all of this to me is that NBC News is the outlet reporting this! NBC! Their coverage of Trump is almost, always 100% negative!

After seeing how much more negative their coverage of Trump was compared to prior presidents, will this cause the media to have some self-reflection and maybe make them be more objective and more willing to give him a chance?

Not at all! They’re probably gonna be embarrassed that the negative number isn’t higher! Anything other than 99.9% negative coverage of Trump just won’t do.

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https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/02/pew-media-coverage-trump-first-60-days-vastly-negative-last-three-presidents/

Posted on October 3, 2017 .

Pray for Vegas and America That the Light Will Outshine the Darkness of Our World 10/3/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Here we are having to live through another sad, tragic, terrible mass shooting this time in Vegas. So many lives lost and I’m afraid the number will increase of those injured and those that will lose their life.

Evil exists. We saw it in Orlando, at the Ariana Grande concert and now we have witnessed it in Vegas. America and our world needs prayer. There is so much hatred and evil everywhere. We live in a dark world and the only way to stop the hatred and violence is for the light to shine of peace, and hope in our lives and in our hearts and that light is the Savior that died on the cross for all of our sins.

God be with those families that lost love ones.

In honor of those that lost their life, I end today’s A Whittle Bit of Commentary with a moment of silence.

(Silence)

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Posted on October 2, 2017 .

Social Media is Making Dating More Complicated and Confusing Than Ever Before 10/2/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The best thing about being married is that you don’t have to date anymore. Dating is getting more complicated per day. I cannot keep up with the steps of dating that exist now.

When you meet someone, do you ask for her number? Or, do you add her as a friend on Facebook first? Then follow her on Instagram, and maybe leave a comment on a photo or two, but not too many because I mean, if you like every photo you’re gonna seem desperate.

And what are the rules for Snapchatting your crush? How many snaps per day?

And lets’s not even discuss “ghosting.” It’s all so complicated. Thanks millennials.

Well, now we got a new dating trend, called submarining. According to Fox submarining is when someone that you’ve been dating ghosts you, then all of a sudden after months of no interaction, causally decides the reach out and maybe see if you wanna catch a movie after months of no contact with you. So it’s like they’ve been on a submarine, just all alone and then all of a sudden, they’re back!  

Man, guys had it made in the old days. When you met a girl, you took her out for a soda pop and a movie, and then got married, had 7 kids and stayed together for 75 years.

Now, you could ruin your chance by sending the wrong meme or cat video to a girl and she won’t Snapchat, Tweet, Facebook, or text you back for months. And there’s nothing worse than being in social media limbo with a potential date. I think I’d rather just ask her out and be rejected in person than go through all this ghosting, submarining, unfriending, unloving, social networking dating disasters.   

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Posted on October 1, 2017 .

Empty Stadiums. Declining TV Ratings. Is It Time for the NFL to Panic? 9/25/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Empty seats.

Declining TV ratings and revenue.

Fans making threats to boycott the NFL over the player protests.

Is it time for the NFL to panic?

Nope. Not at all. There are a lot of people that are happily reporting that the NFL is over. It’s dead. It’s dying, which is an overreaction.

The NFL will not be closing shop anytime soon.

All of this can easily be explained.

Let’s start with the empty stadiums. The reason the seats are empty in L.A. is because the teams are terrible, and people in L.A. have better things to do than go watch an awful team play on a Sunday afternoon. It’s hard to create a buzz and excitement for the new L.A. teams when they’re bad. Give them a few years to improve and the fans will come. If not, then I guess they’ll just keep grabbing brunch and taking advantage of the million other things that you can do in L.A. for fun.

The ratings are down for the NFL, but the ratings are down for everything on TV and it’s because of cord cutting, and all the other distractions like Netflix, so yeah, with declining ratings comes declining commercial revenue, but the NFL is still the number one show on TV. And really, the NFL TV deals were overpriced anyways, the market is just leveling out. The NFL will still be the biggest show on TV, even with cord cutting, it still grabs millions of viewers.

No doubt the Colin Kapernick stuff has made the NFL take a hit and has made some people not watch and maybe even protest the protest, but when all of the flag stuff blows over, they’ll come back. Winning solves everything. You let their team start winning and they’ll be back. You can bet on that.

Will the NFL be as dominant as it once was? Well no. This isn’t 1973 and there are more than 3 channels now. There is more competition now, and nothing is a dominant as it once was, but even in a crowded media environment, the NFL will still be a dominant player.  

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Posted on September 22, 2017 .

How to Spot a Potential Fake Facebook Scam Account Sending You Friend Requests 9/22/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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It’s a problem that we all probably face on Facebook and that is all of these fake accounts that add you and wanna be your friend. Because I’m a dude, mine are always women, and I am frankly tired of the scammers trying to pretend they’re an attractive woman in hopes I’ll befriend them so they can try to talk to me and have me turn over my personal data or even money to what I believe to be a single 20something year old that “lives in my area.”

So today, I wanna share from my experience how to spot a potentially fake scam account on Facebook.

One: You receive a friend request from an attractive woman that is someone that you might would have a chance with, or she’s wearing very little and you probably wouldn’t have a chance with her if she really existed.

Two: The user account got created the day you receive the request and this is easy to determine because the profile picture and other photos were all added the day the request was sent.

Three: All the comments and photo likes are from men, and if look at their page, most of them are in foreign countries or their account looks very similar in tone to the one that added you.

Four: She has no friends, or very few friends and they’re all dudes. Idiot guys that believe she’s real.

Five: This amazing “woman” just happens to live close to your city or a town you’ve lived in. If she’s really from your hometown, the odds are that you should have at least one friend in common if she really existed.

Six: She only has a couple of profile pictures, all uploaded that day. You know this is fake because girls have thousands of photos of themselves, so this should be a red flag.

Seven: She’s single of course! And ready to mingle with dumb dudes that are dumb enough to accept her request in hopes of finding true love, when all they’re gonna find is that they’re actually talking to a 55 year old dude in a foreign country. Gross.

Eight: If you wait a few days and not respond to the request, the account will be deleted because Facebook took it down probably.

Now I have no hard evidence or proof these accounts are fake, but from the evidence I just presented you have to admit that I make a pretty good case that these are probably fake accounts and isn’t it just smart to be safe than sorry?  

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Posted on September 21, 2017 .

Seeing Christmas Merchandise Already for Sale Reminds Me of the Hope We Have at Christmas in This Crazy World 9/21/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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This past weekend I was in the local mall and I’m not gonna name the store, because well, I don’t wanna give them free advertisement, but this store already had Christmas stuff out for sale. They had a giant size inflatable Santa Claus, Christmas trees, the whole deal.

In the past I would be annoyed when I would see Christmas items on sale when it’s still hot outside and not even close to Halloween yet, much less Christmas, but I’ve changed. Now I say, the sooner the better!

The world and our culture is in such a mess I welcome the sights and sounds and merchandise of a holiday that is all about hope, joy and peace. Seeing that stuff puts me in a better mood and reminds me of the real hope we have and that is the magic and meaning of Christmas. It’s all about a baby in a manger that gives us all hope, no matter what.

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Posted on September 20, 2017 .

Trump's United Nations Speech is What American Leadership Looks Like 9/20/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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What a speech by President Trump on Tuesday at the United Nations! Trump gave an American speech. He put America first, as any President should and as he said, other nations should put their interests ahead of other nations, which is common sense and makes sense.

He made it very clear where America and his administration stands on the threats to our homeland and that strong, clear leadership is something that is well overdo. We live in an increasingly dangerous world and the world is safer when America has strong leadership.

In one of the best moments of his speech, he explained in clear detail how socialism has failed and continues to fail, which is something that an American President probably hasn’t done since Reagan. Trump in some ways reminded me of Reagan because of his strong, clear speech. He left nothing to the imagination in regard to where he stands. He put the world on notice that America will not tolerate threats to our nation and he encouraged peace. If you haven’t watched this speech, you should because Trump gave a pro-America, American sounding, speech. Trump sounded how an American President should: he offered the world strong leadership, but with a plea for peace, but put America first.

This was a speech long overdue and it showed the world that American leadership is back and the world will be safer for it.  

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Posted on September 19, 2017 .

Too Many Pastors are Rev. Feel Good with Sermons Void of Real Substance 9/19/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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As many of you know I am in the middle of working on my PhD and I’m about to take my comprehensive exams for it next week, and while reviewing material for the test, I came across a book titled Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, published in 1985, and the book contains a chapter on television preachers and how they have turned religion into basically just another TV show that is full of entertainment and not scared discussions of Biblical text.

Sound familiar?

Remember this is from 1985, not 2015.

If Postman thought that pastors back in ’85 were becoming Rev. Feel Good with positive and entertaining messages void of real substance, then he should turn on the TV now and listen to a sermon or visit a church on a Sunday morning.

I’m not gonna mention any names, because we probably know all the names of the TV pastors that are more motivational speaker than a hell, fire and brimstone pastor of old.

It’s not that I disagree with what they say, they say good and positive things, but the problem is what they don’t say.  

In our pleasure obsessed, social media and entertainment driven, P.C. culture where people are walking on eggshells not to offend anyone with one syllable, I don’t see sermons changing, but only getting more entertainment and fluff filled than Biblical sound and spirit filled.

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Posted on September 18, 2017 .