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12/18/2016
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, FLOTUS Michelle Obama said of Donald Trump’s election, “We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like.” This quote has occasi...
12/17/2016

Well 2016 has been full of absurdity and things that make you go "Whaaaa?". Apparently the run up to 2017 is going to be no exception. During 2016, Texas passed a law allowing concealed carry on coll...

12/16/2016
Welcome to political discourse in 2016. In case you missed the complete trainwreck Thursday night between Tucker Carlson and Kurt Eichenwald, you can watch it here. Prepare to lose a brain cell or two...
12/15/2016

Well, what a ride. As a verified member of the Star Wars generation, meaning I saw the original movie in its first release at an actual theater, I was not disappointed. Even in my tiny town, the theat...

12/15/2016

The guy who brought respect and gravitas to the position of TV President of the United States of America and his friends have a message for the Electors: "The people who voted are morons you can't ref...

12/15/2016
Welcome to 2016, if you've not been paying attention the political world has been turned upside down this year. At the same time, in Syria, it has largely been more of the same. Death, destruction, fe...
12/15/2016
If you think about it, you only have five good years in life. Does this seem like a strange thought? I’ll explain what I mean. As I enter the later years of my life, I reflect on my youth. In some wa...
12/13/2016
When I really want to get in the spirit of the season, I like my Christmas carols not just Old School, but Old World. I prefer a Celtic-tinged instrumental version of "The Holly and the Ivy" or "Silen...
12/12/2016
The latest outrage is that Susan Olsen, the actress who played Cindy Brady from The Brady Bunch, was fired from the LA Talk Radio show “Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics” after getting into a public online ...
12/11/2016

Dogs are a popular pet. But they can be more than that when someone properly trains them. And a canine that people train to be a military working dog is a particularly special beast. Dogs are animals...

12/10/2016

Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has become a controversial song. And with this latest anger at American culture, it’s an interesting time to look back at how Hollywood used to portray relation...

12/9/2016
This missive proves that I am a risk taker. I am about to secularly blaspheme a US icon, and do so with written violence. Yes, I am going to take on the Star Wars franchise regarding a frustrating plo...
12/9/2016
There is something magical about cooking. Some of my fondest memories are wrapped up in aromas - the heady savory smell of sage stuffing in the Thanksgiving turkey, my mom’s Sunday pot roast simmering...
12/9/2016
Dear busybodies. (And dear is only a salutation, I assure you.) You've carried on your crusade against smokers and cigarettes for heaven knows how long now. Smoking rates are down. Your hysteria over ...
12/9/2016
One of the common problems of modern storytelling is that creators often make their villains so smart that they sometimes seem to be all-knowing characters. They do this to make the hero’s struggle ha...
12/7/2016

I love this clip. Absolutely love it. Primarily because I think the concepts of safe spaces and microagressions are counterproductive to raising young adults who can think critically and handle advers...

12/7/2016
Whoa. I don’t get surprised too often, but this morning, I did. In real life I’m a PI. While I was working on a case for one of my clients, I had occasion to make a few futile phone calls. Enough that...
12/7/2016
We need to talk about the Evan video. It’s gone viral, so it’ll be relevant for about five minutes; referenced by pundits for another five days; and watched by your elderly parents in five weeks, who ...
12/7/2016
Do you feel saddled with white guilt? Do you try to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter but feel something is missing? Well, you are in luck this Christmas season with the launch of the Safety...
12/6/2016
November 8, 2016 was an interesting day. Donald Trump was not my first (or twelfth) choice for the Republican nominee for President. By the same token, Hilary Clinton was not my 10 millionth choice fo...
12/6/2016
It's that time of the year! Your little Zim or Zher is coming home for the holidays. So gather round the table, bring out the gluten-free rolls and play the game that's sweeping the nation! Victimo...
12/6/2016
Disclaimer: The author is not a medical professional and is discussing her personal experience and results. The Loftus Party does not recommend this treatment or any other treatment without consulting...
12/6/2016
Okay. I fangirled. Gene Simmons, yes the KISS frontman with a legendary tongue who spit blood, wore platform shoes, and put on all that make-up showed up on Fox Business. To talk politics and 2016. N...
12/5/2016
Perhaps nothing so clearly illustrates the American divide better than the fact that society is on a jihad against Chip and Joanna Gaines for being Christian even as society welcomes the foulest ranti...
12/5/2016
Three weeks in, Disney’s latest animated offering, Moana, is still topping the box office. This tale is colorful, entertaining, funny, and everything you want from family adventure. However, talk of ...
12/5/2016
You can't make this stuff up, folks. Whether you consider Cuba to be a socialist or communist country, it doesn't really matter. Either system couldn't take Fidel Castro and his ashes to the final res...
12/5/2016
This morning it was announced that Dr. Ben Carson will assume the duties of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in President Elect Trump's administration. The resultant flutter and fuss in ...
12/5/2016
I asked and you responded. While A Christmas Story  tops my list of favorite holiday movies, readers overwhelmingly told me I was wrong.  According to them, Die Hard is the perfect Christmas movie. @...
12/3/2016
Dear DirecTV: As I look out at the big fat snowflakes falling here this morning, and double check the temperature (19° with a wind chill of negative fuggedaboutit°), I smile an especially big smile. ...
12/3/2016
It was off to a promising start. The risky adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s Exorcist from film to a weekly television show immediately won me over. Supernatural scares, a slowly developing possess...
12/2/2016
Admittedly, I am late on delving into this - mostly because I have made a conscious decision to keep my knickers as unknotted as possible this holiday season - but, oh heck yes, let me contribute my t...
12/2/2016
How could I possibly create THE GREATEST YEAR END LIST EVER, you're probably asking yourself? With all the different types of lists available, spanning the landscape of genre and taste, and even some ...
12/2/2016
The countdown has begun. Only 23 more days until Christmas and a whole lot of movies to watch. We all have holiday favorites, but can you list your top 5 Christmas movies of all time? Here's my list -...
12/2/2016
During the 2016 campaign I didn't think much of Melania Trump. That literally means I did not think about her. My general impression was she is the young and very beautiful trophy wife of an ego mania...
12/2/2016

One of the worst parts about being engaged in social media is the way you can literally be gobsmacked by the absolute ignorance many people have about how our Federal government actually works. Recent...

12/2/2016
When you think of iconic American actors one of the top two or three is always John "The Duke" Wayne. John Wayne acted in a wide variety of films, although perhaps only one or two types come to most p...
12/1/2016
This morning was special, at least it was to the six-year-old in my house. A little after 7 a.m., he bounded down the stairs and headed to his Lego City advent calendar, excited to open the December 1...
11/30/2016
The Amazon series Goliath is a riveting show, particularly if you like legal dramas. I don’t. For me, the legal genre ranks just above romantic comedies and right below wisecracking buddy films (Midni...
11/29/2016
So the whining has started already. Last week, Harold Meyerson called Donald Trump's election an "extinction level event" for the American labor union. Today, fast food workers nationwide are protesti...
11/29/2016
Editor's note: Recently on social media, a hopeful adoptive parent lamented the annual report from Planned Parenthood. The resultant discussion on Twitter was both shocking and disheartening. Followin...
11/29/2016

This weekend I had the once-in-a-life-time opportunity (at least for me) of getting to attend the current tour of Monty Python alumni John Cleese and Eric Idle, two of my comedy heroes since I was a k...

11/26/2016
There are many reasons why I cook from scratch. First and foremost, I’m a control freak. Plus, I can guarantee what is in every morsel of food on my plate. However, this Thanksgiving, I broke my cardi...
11/23/2016
Trump Trolls, Hillary Hobbits, and #NeverTrump Naysayers alike, can all agree on food, football, and family. Stacey Lennox, has a piece on Thanksgiving and how not to be such a hoser that you cannot e...
11/22/2016

Hollywood probably should stop attempting to turn classic literature into movies. It isn’t that classic works don’t make for great films, but Hollywood biases doom attempts to adapt them. Disney rele...

11/21/2016
The latest look into the J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, hit U.S. theaters Nov. 18, and in just a weekend’s time it seems as if the every movie critic and Pott...
11/21/2016
It starts with insecurity. You know? That unsure, unstable feeling that makes you question your fondness for men who drive Priuses, that nagging feeling that makes you question your decision to get a ...
11/20/2016
Charissa Thompson is a sports and entertainment personality. But she’s also made a name for herself by doing splits on TV. She once did a split at the U.S. Air Force Academy. That proved to be an ente...
11/19/2016
Salon did theirs. CNN was lamenting it this morning. How on earth can we talk to our families, people we have known and loved our entire lives after this election? Clearly because politics is all cons...
11/17/2016
Liberals and progressives (often one in the same) are scared, and rightly so. They feel as if they're losing a blanket of social justice that their parents, friends, schools, and government have pr...
11/16/2016
If recent election returns have taught us anything, it’s that the American Progressive Left is absolutely terrified of anyone who doesn’t think like them. Between impotent protests/riots against democ...