CASPER STOCKHAM HAS A PLAN FOR REPUBLICANS You guys know Casper for his attempts to unseat Democratic members of Congress. He's been very frustrated with some stuff in the GOP and has a plan to fix it. He's launching American First Republicans in order to help candidates learn how to win races. From the press release:
“For the past eight years I have tried to work with the Colorado GOP to bring a conservative message of hope and purpose to the Black and Hispanic communities,” says Stockham. “That effort has been supported by rank and file Republicans but not any real support from the GOP establishment.” Stockham continues,
“AFR is not a new political party but we will do three things that the current GOP has failed to do such as educate, engage and empower conservative grassroots candidates in the Black and Brown communities. For the party to survive, these individuals must become involved in the community, politics and eventually run for state and federal office as Republicans.”
He joins me at 1 to discuss, find out more by clicking here.
DOUGLAS COUNTY IS GIVING FEDERAL MONEY TO RESTAURANTS And this is AMAZING. Douglas County has set aside $15 MILLION of it's CARES Act money to give to restaurants and event spaces for their losses in December. This is so, so cool. If you are a restaurant owner, make sure to click here and read how to get some of the money available. Do it NOW, the deadline is December 30th.
IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON, THIS VIDEO OF A THIEF GETTING HIS BUTT KICKED IS ODDLY SATISFYING And thanks to my friend Joe for sharing it.
ONE OF NEW YORK'S MOST ELITE PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAS LOST IT'S DANG MIND And in the zeal of these NYC liberals to show EVERYONE that they can anti-racist everyone else, they have created an eight page manifesto about what they are doing to show everyone how woke they are. Mostly it boils down to black people being placed on a pedastal inside bubble wrap and white people flogging themselves endlessly over their privilege. It's not sitting well with many of the parents who pay of FIFTY GRAND A YEAR to send their kids there. Read it here, it's truly worth your time because it's THAT STUPID.
WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME FOR CHRISTMAS MOVIES ON FRIDAY What with me trying to tell Dave and Mike that Kevin Spacey wasn't in a movie I watched by mistake. So today we're talking favorite Christmas movies because WHY NOT?
THERE MAY BE VOTER FRAUD IN JEFFCO The the JeffCo GOP is trying to get to the bottom of it. It's not enough to sway anything at the Federal level a lot of local races are determined by a handful of votes. The GOP is asking for the digital copies of the ballots and the Jefferson County Supervisor of Elections is demanding 10 grand FOR DIGITAL IMAGES. Seriously? This certainly seems like a ridiculous ask for digital records. I'm watching this story.
THREE BACKCOUNTRY SKIERS DIED THIS PAST WEEKEND Because the avalanche danger is high. If you're going to back county ski, which I totally don't get BECAUSE PEOPLE DIE, please get some avalanche equipment so they can at least find your body.
RICH PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE TRYING TO SKIP THE COVID VACCINE LINE And this is the least surprising story since Lori Laughlin paid 500k to get her kid into college. The problem is, there is no vaccine to give them, as it's all being carefully distributed in order. They can pay me 25k to take my place in line. Doctors are reporting that rich clients are asking if they jump ahead for the appropriate donation to the right hospital. Rich people.
NOW A LITTLE CHRISTMAS DROPKICK MURPHYS FOR YA
OR SOME JAMES BROWN AROUND THE SOULFUL CHRISTMAS TREE
DON'T LET CHRISTMAS GIVE YOU A HEART ATTACK Because the risk of heart attack DRAMATICALLY increases on Christmas Eve. I'm guessing this is directly related to trying to put together things like a Barbie Dream House.
SHOULD THE CLEVELAND INDIANS GO WITH AN EIGHT LEGGED NAME IN A NOD TO HISTORY? This is a very interesting article about how the Cleveland Indians became the Cleveland Indians. Along the way, they were briefly the Cleveland Spiders and this writer says that's the name they should go with. It could be a very cool logo and then we can call their stadium The Web. Read more here.
WE HAVE SOME SORT OF STIMULUS DEAL IT SEEMS And so weird that they couldn't get this done before the election, amiright? They are sending out more money to most people and you can read more about it here.
EVEN SANTA IS ON ZOOM NOW This sort of reminds me of one of my FAVORITE Christmas movies Arthur Christmas, where the entire Santa operation has been modernized by Santa's oldest son Steve. Except this is the modernization of how kids talk to Santa before the big day. Kids, who can't sit on Santa's lap because of Covid, can now do a Zoom call with the Big Man instead. I sort of love this.
THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS DESTROYED IT'S ONCE PROUD REPUTATION And the latest debacle isn't even the 1619 Project...yet. The Times was forced to retract several episodes of it's award winning podcast series Caliphate after realizing they had relied on a liar who lied about being a member of the Islamic State. I sure hope they eventually correct the nonsense parts of the 1619 Project as well. This article argues that the Times is not a trust worthy organization anymore. They are correct.
NOW A LITTLE COLORADO CHRISTMAS BY THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND and thanks to Judy for suggesting this one.
JUPITER AND SATURN ARE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 800 YEARS And I sure wish I'd been able to get a telescope for Chuck this year to see it. There is a huge telescope shortage right now. For real. If we had one, we could maybe see the closest alignment of these two planets in 800 years. It's happening tonight right at sunset.
DAVE'S CHRISTMAS CAROLS CONTRIBUTION IS A LITTLE JOHNNY MATHIS
HOW TO WRAP PRESENTS LIKE A BOSS A woman in Australia is putting out videos to help you wrap presents like a total pro, watch her videos by clicking here.
ERIC CLAPTON AND VAN MORRISON HAVE PROTEST SONG And it's protesting the crazy lockdowns that have destroyed so many lives. Expect a whole chorus of Karens to slam them for caring about people losing everything in 3...2...1...
OH, AND BRITAIN HAS A NEW MUTATION OF CORONA THAT IS FAR MORE CONTAGIOUS And this is leading to lockdowns and lock outs by other European nations. The new strain has enough genetic mutations to PERHAPS cause huge problems. No word on if the vaccine works on this new strain.
A DUMB DOG AND CAT CHALLENGE Which is CLEARLY designed to make dogs look bad. Just saying.
AND NOW, PARROTS HAVING A CONVERSATION LIKE PEOPLE