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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

And here we go...

Welcome back, kids.  

It's been a long, trippy journey thus far and here we are.  So far I have survived a transplant, COVID, and a presidential election.  Frankly, not sure there is so much for which to be thankful, I can hardly contain myself.  But still...there are a lot of things that seem completely out of sane and needing discussed and I am sad to admit, there aren't many people left with the audacity and spinal integrity to do so.  

Well...I'm back.

In this blog mess I plan to talk politics again, pop culture, state and local government, federal government, and yes...some will be offended and be forced to hide in their "safe place."  Which, apparently, is a thing now.  Safe place...what the hell has happened to us?

There is also a lot of good going on these days that isn't covered by the news and to be honest, the Internet and other blogs like this will be the only place you hear about it all.  Why?  Because media today is bought and sold to the highest bidder and the highest bidder is to whom the media pays the most attention.  But we can't really blame them, can we?  Gotta pay the bills just like everyone else, right?  I think that is how we have to consume the mainstream and even not-so-mainstream media.  We go into it knowing that the stories are often skewed from a perspective that the bills have to be paid.

I recall a time when I was on WKY when there was what most would consider to be a pretty significant news story, but we were told not to cover it because it happened to involve the family of a major advertiser.  So, yes.  It happens even in local talk radio (a long since extinct creature itself).

So, be prepared, kids.  I will give you some news and obviously slanted news with my creative thought processes to go along with the mess.  You get to decide how much is from my big mouth and how much is actually hard news.

Let's do this, shall we?