Writer’s Lounge – Virginia, Pennsylvania, Matt Bevin, Monday Night Football Cat

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Writer’s Lounge 11/7/2019   Considerable hay has been made about the capture by Democrats in Virginia of both state houses in the Virginia General Assembly for the first time since 1994 – and there is plenty of hay to be made of that. Then there is the more than likely win of Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear over incumbent Republican Matt Bevin, of whose re-election, Donald Trump, the night before the election, told supporters “You got to get your friends, you got to vote. Because if you lose, it sends…

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The Man Box: How an Obese, Draft Dodging, Misogynist Became the Masculine Role Model For Men

by Tony Wyman There is a young man I know named Jack who lives in a small town in Ohio. He’s the longtime boyfriend of one of my favorite kids, Morgan, a tiny, perpetually-tanned, explosion of smiles and energy who seems to be one of the happiest people on the planet.  And Jack is a large reason why. Beyond the fact that he’s movie star good-looking, Jack is pretty much everything a young women should look for in a man.  He’s considerate, gentlemanly, protective without being overbearing or controlling, and,…

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Writer’s Lounge 10-25-19 Tobin’s “Foxocracy”, Jennifer Puebla On Courage

photo of a room that has old, comfortable Leather upholstered couches, a fireplace, wood paneled walls, an Irish Whiskey advertisement, a wall mounted television and a vintage coffee table. The photo is dubbed, "Writer's Lounge".

  Well, time for a Friday Writer’s Lounge.  Hope you will say TGIWL (Thank God it’s Writer’s Lounge). And then again, on second thought, maybe we shouldn’t blame Him for this. Thank Goodness for Writer’s Lounge? We could go for that. First up, we have news about a new partnership we’re excited about. National Compass is joining forces with Tobin Smith, to bring you the opportunity to get yourself a free e-copy of his incredible new book, “Foxocracy”. Why are we making this offer? For our part, National Compass has…

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Todd Phillips’ “Joker” Is Something To See, But No Laughing Matter

alley scene from the film "Joker" where the main character Arthur Fleck, is seen lying on the pavement after being brutally beaten by a street gang.

  by Richard Cameron   Joker   This Sunday, my son and I attended a screening of “Joker” at the Theatre Box, part of the Sugar Factory complex in San Diego’s Gaslamp District.  More about them, in a moment. Don’t worry, I’m not taking a 12 year old to an “R” rated film – he’s a grown adult, even if I’m not.    Prior to viewing “Joker”, a film written, directed and produced by Todd Phillips – with Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”, “American Sniper”) as co-producer, and released by…

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Tucker Carlson 2024: How What Follows Trump Becomes Much Worse

by Tony Wyman After two years and almost 10 months of watching Donald Trump humiliate the United States, make a mockery of our institutions and traditions, and treat the rule of law like he treats his porn star girlfriends, you might think this White House is as bad as it can get. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Let’s be honest about Mr. Trump for a bit, shall we?  For all of his braggadocio, his claims of being the richest, the toughest, the best dealmaker, the smartest and wisest man of all…

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Tobin Smith’s “Foxocracy” Is An Explosive Must Read Before The 2020 Election

Tobin Smith, former Fox News financial analyst and author of upcoming book, "Foxocracy - Fox News' Network's Playbook of Tribal Warfare".

by Tony Wyman Author’s note: As a frequent political commentator, I’ve read dozens of articles professing to expose for readers the true secrets of the Fox News behemoth.  While many were interesting and informative, none captured the true picture of how frighteningly powerful Fox News has become and what a threat to American democracy the network is like “Foxocracy” does.  Tobin Smith’s book, the first I’ve read that pulls back all the blinds hiding the true nature of Fox News, should be on the bedside of every American voter and…

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Former FBI negotiator talks about Waco and How It Became His Personal Tragedy

by Kseniya Kirillova In early 1993, the country’s attention was riveted on a 77.8 acre ranch in McLennan County, near Waco, Texas where federal agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had more than 100 members of a religious cult known as the Branch Davidians surrounded. Over the next 51 days, negotiators, led by FBI Agent Gary Noesner, former Chief of the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit, Critical Incident Response Group, tried in vain to talk cult leader David Koresh and his…

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Aretha Franklin – How She Influenced This White Kid In 1967 Los Angeles

photo of the wax figure of R&B legend Aretha Franklin on display at the famous Madame Tussauds' museum in London, England.

by Richard Cameron Aretha Franklin  March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018 I decided not to recap the commonly reported information regarding the broad musical and personal history of Aretha Franklin, who passed yesterday of complications related to Pancreatic cancer. Those details are easily accessible via various news reports and Wikipedia – although some will be touched upon here. Instead, my essay here, has to do with my own recollections of Ms. Franklin, how she emerged on the scene as a breakthrough entertainer in pop music and the context of…

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It’s Not Trump, But It’s Some Who Will Defend Anything To Stay Orange

By Janice Barlow   WHEN YOU TWIST UPON A STAR ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a television show. It was a show about a dysfunctional family. The mother figure was crass and vulgar, and supposedly represented much of Blue Collar America with her behavior. The father figure was more stable, but he enabled his wife because he loved her. The kids were always in some kind of mess. There were fights and laughs and “I can’t believe that!” moments; a typical comedy for the time period. Decades went by,…

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Black Cube – Donald Trump And Harvey Weinstein’s Domestic Deep State Operation

photo montage with Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein and inserted the Black Cube corporate logo

by Richard Cameron   Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein have more in common than anyone realized   Donald Trump – and by extension, his media surrogates, fake news Trumpropaganda websites and his minor legion of followers, speak interminably about the nebulous “Deep State” – an alleged cabal of U.S. intelligence operatives and agencies, imagined to be marshaling efforts to destroy Donald Trump’s presidency. It might be argued that Donald Trump is his own deep state in that regard.  No one has laid more land mines to destroy his term in…

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