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Fewer Fans Clapping

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/16/2021 - 09:46
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Rocker Eric Clapton continues playing sour notes and some fans are beginning to turn away from his music messages recently.

Eric Clapton's fans are turning their backs and changing their tracks, while he has no one to blame but himself. Clapton has apparently never been satisfied with his musical association or likes to move on and changing his song. He has gone from being called a God to a Dog.

Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day?
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ub Mon, 10/11/2021 - 08:39

Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day? It no longer matters because I was born on October 12, before Nixon changed it to a Monday.

My birthday still comes on the 12th, but it is no longer Columbus, or Indigenous Peoples Day. Meanwhile, a growing number of municipalities have been slowly replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

Stop Polling

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/23/2021 - 11:57
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POTUS polls claim President Biden's approval ratings have declined, likely in response to the avalanche of problematic press coverage of the disorderly withdrawal from Afghanistan and the apparent infinity of the pandemic. Biden's approval is still just ahead of the highest level Trump reached after the first week of his presidency. But this column is about the problem of media polls. It's also not about how most polls have gone wrong in the last election, but how some of them are always wrong, and what that should mean for news organizations.

The Generation Gap
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ub Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:00

The generation gap or generational gap is a difference of opinions between generations about beliefs, politics, or values.

In present-day usage, the generation gap often refers to a perceived gap between younger people and their parents or grandparents.

A generation gap is defined as the different thoughts and worldviews held by different generational cohorts.

Racing Towards Destruction

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/10/2021 - 08:46
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The crazy days of Autumn are here and quickly growing, while some #Republicans keep trying while innocent Americans keep dying.

Do we know who is paying the tab for others to take the lead in a @GOP race to destroy the fiber of #USA Democracy? The larger question is why and who is forcing these insane #Republicans who appear intent in killing innocent #Americans on their fast lane to the bottom?

One-Hit Wonders

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/07/2021 - 10:11
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One-hit wonders achieve short-term popularity for only one piece of work and become known solely for that success so long ago.

For example 25 years ago, back In 1996, I was Station Manager in charge of building a broadcast station in Valverde County Texas. KTRG-TV (Television from the Rio Grande) was right smack dab near the US-Mexico border, with the transmitter in Eagle Pass and offices in Del Rio Texas. During that time, a one-hit-wonder duo known as Los Del Río’s recorded their one and only smash hit record that broke the charts and smashed the hit parade.

We Love New York
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ub Tue, 08/24/2021 - 08:05

Over eight million New Yorkers live, work, and play here.

New York City is where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan island is densely populated and among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers.

Truth and Democracy

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 14:24
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The rise of Fascism in Spain followed a classic trajectory that can serve as a blueprint for how Democracy can be destroyed.  

My grandfather's family fled Fascism in Spain and my dad's family lost everything when we left Communism in Cuba. These facts underline how liars can dismantle our fragile Democracy.

DO NOT

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/28/2021 - 13:24
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There is absolutely no horsing around near any train tracks whatsoever. Disorderly conduct leads to injuries or death, but instead of typical warning signs or lame announcements at train stations, Metro came up with #DumbWays2Die, a song that has garnered 157 million YouTube views.

The tune is about dumb ways to die for example, by poking a grizzly bear with a stick, or taking your helmet off in outer space and it features a catchy little chorus you won't be able to stop humming to yourself because singing it is a little morbid: So many dumb ways To die.