Live the Party Life

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...
11/16/2016
I wasn’t planning on commenting on this election at all. I promise. Yet, thanks to social media, I just keep seeing tweet after tweet, and story after story of “What I’m going to tell my girls about ...
11/13/2016
Honestly, the reaction to this election is one of the most un-American and disturbing things I ever have seen. Hillary Clinton lost. Donald Trump won. As I have made full disclosure on many times, I w...
11/12/2016
It’s a good idea to vet someone before you make him part of your clandestine security organization, give him access to secrets, and allow him the ability to inflict damage on you and everyone else. Bu...
11/11/2016
I am hoping to reach younger voters with this post, but can almost guarantee many of them did not read past the title before rolling their eyes. That's unfortunate. If you know one, please try and sha...
11/10/2016
It always seems that the government is providing solutions to problems that don't exist. They work hard to convince you that you have a problem you aren't even aware of and then work to regulate and l...
11/10/2016
Marvel's Doctor Strange helped Walt Disney Studios print more money over the weekend, dominating the box offices with an estimated intake of $85 in North America alone. This adds to the film's grossin...
11/10/2016
Men catcalling jogging women is a social problem. Or so we’re told. This doesn’t surprise me (the catcalling or the deeming of it as a social problem). But catcalling isn’t as bad as some people make ...
11/8/2016
6:30 Pm Central At 6pm several states closed their polls, and a few had obvious winners. Indiana, and Kentucky went hard for Donald J, Trump, while Vermont fell for Hillary Rodham Clinton. At current...
11/8/2016
Could you be one of the many sufferers of election stress disorder? According to the professionals, it’s a real problem for many, one that signals an intense concern about the outcome of this election...
11/7/2016
It's an all too frequent sound, this and every election, people (including myself) moaning "I don't understand why we keep getting such sorry choices for candidates!" We wonder where our inspiring lea...
11/6/2016
So it looks like Peter Thiel may be the newest victim of the Silicon Valley Thought Police. The long time Libertarian who looked to build autonomous city-states in the ocean has become an increasingly...
11/4/2016

The day after Halloween, my 6-year-old son and I went to early vote then headed to the grocery store. I was in a mellow mood so when he asked could he have my Iphone, I said "sure, why not." We grabbe...

11/4/2016
It was really bad enough when Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders decided I had too many options in the underarm odor control aisle. Apparently me wanting an array of options to ensure I smell...
11/3/2016
Today the trailer for Wonder Woman was released to much fanfare and speculation. Her origin story has been being remodeled since approximately 2011 to integrate some wide ranging, sometimes contradict...
11/3/2016
For National Sandwich Day, I'm gonna make you a sandwich, even though I know the concept of a woman making sandwiches is detestable.  I've seen the patriarchal memes which are supposed to belittle me....
11/3/2016
So apparently there was some baseball game on last night. The “World Series” or something, even though it doesn’t involve 99.9% of the rest of the world. It was also Game 7. The penultimate final game...
11/3/2016
The 2016 Presidential campaign has been dominated by talk of the economy, jobs and making America 1955 again or something. Despite Democrats trying to tell us climate change is the biggest issue of ou...
10/31/2016
I don’t know where a they all come from, every Halloween, but the handful of kids I see in our neighborhood throughout the year multiply exponentially into hundreds of trick-or-treaters. In the proce...
10/31/2016
FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH... I'm a security professional, and I have over a decade of law enforcement experience as well, so this Hillary e-mail thing, you could say, is up my alley. I don't know more than...
10/31/2016
Born on June 4, 1937, an underappreciated star was born. This was the day Sylvan N. Goldman first put the grocery store shopping cart into use. It's original design was small, and it's use was sporadi...
10/28/2016
It’s not okay for you to murder me with your dog. If you think it’s absurd for me to say this—as if it is something that goes without saying—you’d be wrong. I regularly deal with people who send their...
10/27/2016
Many years ago serialized stories were common. They introduced the world to tales that eventually became famous novels. So what happened to them? They didn’t necessarily disappear but they have become...
10/27/2016
It’s only four more days until the creepy costumes are unleashed and the candy highs begin. Everyone loves Halloween, well everyone except for the perpetually offended who love to criticize certain co...
10/26/2016
As a young child, you loved to play soccer. As a teenager you liked soccer, but moved on to baseball, football, basketball, or even lacrosse. As an adult you tuned out on soccer altogether except for ...
10/25/2016
Greetings, sports fans! A bit of introduction as I throw out my first piece on the Loftus Party – my name is Ignatius J. Reilly. You may know me better as the title character of the extraordinary boo...
10/25/2016
For children, Halloween ranks right up there with Christmas as the best time of year. For you, the informed adult concerned about the coming Zombie Apocalypse, Halloween can be a gut check. Neverthele...
10/25/2016
I remember Ricky Gervais compared Twitter to the world’s largest bathroom wall, and comic actor Albert Brooks called it "The Devil's Playground." I have to agree with both of these men: it can get pre...
10/24/2016
While San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick dominates headlines for refusing to stand during the traditional playing of the national anthem in protest of his perceived wrongs done to black...
10/24/2016
While many use social media to promote Black Lives Matter (BLM) and push the narrative that the police have an inherent bias toward black people, one Georgia policeman, Lt. Tim McMillan, is using his ...
10/24/2016
Action heroes remain a staple of American cinema. They can be quite entertaining. Nevertheless, an interesting question to ask is: What would happen if someone tried to be an action hero in real life?...
10/24/2016
Season 7, Episode 1 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be. It started off like any other The Walking Dead season premiere - some tragedy had befallen the cast of characters in some way, shape or form...
10/24/2016
I'm taxed! There are a lot of opinons on taxing working adults. Many believe if we don't tax the income of the wealthy enough, and if we don't tax their inheritances enough, the will eventually have s...
10/22/2016
Batman v Superman apparently divided audiences as to whether it was a good movie or not. I haven’t seen it; don’t know if I ever will. So I don’t have an opinion on it. But if I was assigned to write ...