Sunday, July 2, 2017

Well, yeah...but we meant well!

The title suggests the theme of most Main Stream (Lame Stream) media reactions when caught in lies, deceit, and misinformation.

They seek cover under the Constitution as if they were the stalwarts of  protection of our freedoms! Instead they are the very antithesis of the freedom of speech...intending to both squelch the free speech of those opposed to their ideology, and cover themselves as the rightful purveyors of their free speech to keep the population under their thumb.

How very, very sad!

As a newsman some 40 years ago, I remember well the age when we, as newsmen, found it our charge to provide to our listeners/viewers the facts as presented by both sides.

NO editorial opinion!

NO slanted coverage.

IF WE FELT the need, and offered editorial comment, we did so by labeling it up front as such!

The times have changed, and today's circus media feel empowered to direct our views, offer their opinion as fact, and ignore the actual in favor of the fiction of their own opinion!

SAD!

So SAD!

Duke

Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Deadline Every Minute!"

That was the title/Banner of a speech given by my then boss, the President of WREX-TV, CH 13, Rockford, IL in the late 1960s. While I cannot remember his name the speech was to the NAB, National Association of Broadcasters and concerned the ever-tightening spiral of time between new stories. How prophetic!

Today that spiral is a whirlpool, at best, and a black hole at the worst.

Now it is acknowledged and involves the "instant" media...

We are in much the same spiral in this arena as we are in the growth of knowledge. Neither is being handled very well.

Knowledge, as I recall, was supposed to be doubling about every five years....in 1990. While I have not seen a report on it, I'd guess that has dropped to less than 2 years in today's super-heated knowledge generation.

In the media where my old station aired news in the morning; 2 15 minute casts at 7 and 8; another 15 min. block at noon, and then the traditional 6pm and 10pm 30 minute blocks of news, weather, and sports, now 24/7/365 is near true....although the night hours have actually receded in live stuff from the old talk nights of midnight to 5 or 6am.

Sometimes I get a headache just thinking of it all. I enjoy periods such as this, alone in my office, typing away, silence in the room, except for the cars passing by in my neighborhood.

Maybe a month in a cabin in the mountains would be pretty amazing.....no TV, no phone...no tablet. Just nature!

Duke

BIG BOX Collapse!

If you but look at your own purchasing habits, and barring a completely intoverted way of life, you will know why the demise of "Big Box" retailers.

Sears announces closing of more than 100 stores....Macy's, the same, etc., etc. They cannot compete with the Amazons of the world. Overhead is the reason. Convenience to the stay-at-home shopper is a close 2nd.

I even find myself visiting stores I still frequent, and after eyeing the merchandise, going home to check the online price. In other instances I do not even visit the stores. I bought my new RAM 1500, and immediately began looking at some needed additions......YES, the additions to date were for a good reason, and i have avoided the decorative in favor of practical. I went online, found a retailer who delivered to my home, and I installed most of the additions, but left my local mechanic to install the step bar for entry.

We are a society of convenience, and Big Box is no longer the convenience.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

& Then The Media Became Self-Empowered!

And it came to be, in the newsrooms of the USA that there were droves of "journalists"...self-appointed, based upon their journo-school, and political leanings, who decided they were, in fact, THE people who knew what was, and what should be. They were so self-assured that they determined, in concert and singularly that they were obligated to tell the people of the USA what the think; how to think it; and when to think it. Their hubris knows no bounds.

They cannot even fathom that this strange beast, a non-politician, is eating their lunch, and making them even more the clowns than they were. The score, despite their 89% negative stories on Trump, is somewhere in the range of Trump 78 and the media 15 with a few still not in touch!

Keep it up media idiots! You shall join the Democrat Party in suicide by idiocy!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

It wasn't me...But, if it was....It is "Their" fault!

The dodging, twisting, lying obfuscation coming from Obama, Clinton, and other Democrat sources (YES, including the Left-Owned so-called "Main Stream" Media) regarding the so-called Russian involvement in impacting our election process is the most comprehensive and "fake news" effort I have ever witnessed!

Despite the best efforts of these lefty mouthpieces the fact remains....the emails exposed have not been denied, proven wrong, or disputed by ANYONE (Well, except DNC temporary "leader" Brazile who gives vague and lacking-in-detail assurances they are untrue), NOT ONE of them!

These Democrats were shown in the emails to be liars, cheats, manipulators of the media, and much more by the devastating content of the emails. These folks are squealing loudly about foreign interference in our process....but, in no way disputing the emails, and the facts they contain.

I am assuming their attitude is....you can do what you want to lie, cheat, interfere-with, etc. but as long as you don't get caught it is O.K.

Most amazing of all to me are the legions of DEM supporters who will blindly latch on to whatever argument is offered by the DEMs and their Media-minions, and simply accept it as truth. The DEMs can do no wrong.

Get a life people. I admit I watch FOXNews.....and they provide more complete info than the rest of the so-called main stream media combined.....but, I also check the other sources to see what is being offered....I read from many sources.

Even should I accept as fact the Russians were hacking and exposing DEMs, particularly Hillary and her staff/advisors, I still say....1) The exposure of facts is not a bad thing, and, 2) The fact the hacks occurred all across the past 8 Obama years, and were not addressed by him or his party, makes his sudden interest and objection after a losing election, all the more political.


Monday, December 26, 2016

New Beginnings....Old Democrat Message!

How sad that one party, (while claiming the high ground in gender politics, middle-class concerns, and transparency....but in reality providing exactly the opposite), still continues to be the obstructionists organization.

They lose to a candidate offering exactly their opposite, but still yell shrilly that they care, and their minions just simply cannot understand how they lost.....

Meanwhile the DEMs find EVERY cause dujour which has nothing to do with their actual loss....Comey, Russians, and on and on......Until such time as they accept their defeat and move on they will continue to lose!

Perhaps i should shut up, just in case I awaken their realization of the facts!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Beginnings! - Old Denials!

January 2017 will bring a President Donald Trump. With his swearing in will come major changes from the ham-handed, slip-shod Presidency of Obama.

Likely scenario......not necessarily in this order.....

Repeal/withdraw/kill....whatever the correct term....ALL Obama executive orders! That single step will provide fodder for a major rebound in business growth in this nation, with jobs rebuilding a near direct result.

ObamaCare, repealed...replaced....& a HUGE mistake will be undone. The cost will continue for some time. The replacement will be cheaper, easier, lower deductibles, and actually sustainable if the Trump/GOP know what is good for them.

HALT Muslim refugee immigration UNTIL we have a secure, trusted method of backgrounding and identification as to the folks we are bringing in. A part of this is a simple return to compliance with existing laws!

BUILD THE WALL! - Make Mexico pay for it by deducting fees from each and every $ transfer from the USA illegals back to Mexico. BILLIONS of our dollars are being exported while we pay for the care and keeping of the illegals! As stated above, a part of this is a simple return to compliance with existing laws. NOTE: a major part of this process.....take away ALL federal dollars to any "Sanctuary City".

REDO the Veteran's Administration which is nothing more than a vast money pit where our dollars go to support a multitude of incompetent, badly-led, bureaucrats unaccountable to anyone! Kill this beast and give vets a credit card for medical care. PERIOD!

Curb the vast business control bureaucracy under EPA, BLM, and myriad other federal agencies. 

DISARM and disband the quasi-military forces Obama has built into many federal agencies....Bureau of Land Management....Department of Education....and on and on....These folks have NO NEED for a small army!

Well, there you have it folks.....a good start....Lets keep score and see what will be done!

Hang on kiddies....this ride could be interesting!