WEATHER WEDNESDAY AT 12:35 TODAY And I'm going to ask Fox 31 Meteorologist Dave Fraser about why our sunsets are so spectacular during the winter. Your questions welcome too!
WE WILL DIVE INTO THE FUTURE WITH THOMAS FREY Today at 1. Find Thomas to have him speak or work with you on what your industry holds in the future by clicking here. Were talking about artificial glaciers and 3D printed pharmaceuticals. Watch this cool video on artificial glaciers, which I think we need to investigate here in Colorado for sure.
BROOMFIELD MOVES FORWARD ON ITS GUN GRAB And I'm talking to Kyle Wester from Broomfield Pawn about what this all means for his business and other gun related businesses in Broomfield today at 2:35. Find out more about what passed and what is still under consideration from this news story.
JEFFCO SCHOOLS IS LETTING TEENS SLEEP IN A LITTLE I think this is a VERY good idea as we learn more about the sleep needs of teens. JeffCo schools has announced that they are changing school start times next year, especially for teenagers in high school. If you have a kid in JeffCo schools you can find out your start time by going to this website and doing a quick search. There is a of research about teens and sleep and super early start times are not good for them. And before you say "keep them off their phones at night" this is WITH teens going to bed at a regular hour, they just need a lot more sleep.
THE BRONCOS GOT BROKEN UP WITH BY SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL And they didn't even have the courtesy to give a "it's not you, it's me" because it's definitely the Broncos. Read more here about how our game with the Chiefs is now a day game.
AND THE RAMS ARE TRYING TO GIVE AWAY TICKETS TO A BRONCOS GAME Y'all we've become the Detroit Lions or Tampa Bay Yucks. Read more here.
TABOR IS THE ONLY THING SAVING US NOW This editorial about Democrats being constrained by our balanced budget bill and TABOR is so incredibly important. I believe, as do many other political observers, that now that the Democrats have full control of the Legislature and a veto proof majority that they will come after the Taxpayers Bill of Rights that constrains the ability of politicians to tax and spend. It's the only thing standing between us and California-like taxing and spending and we need to protect it with every fiber of our beings.
THIS BALENCIAGA FASHION HOUSE STORY JUST KEEPS GETTING GROSSER As now people are beginning to data mine social media accounts of people in the industry with ties to the company that thought a subtle nod to child porn in an ad campaign is a-okay. The latest bit of grossness comes from the Instagram account of a very well known stylist who is besties with the Creative Director at Balenciaga. She's a Russian woman whose Instagram account is littered with photos of children being tortured, teddy bears tied up in BDSM gear and more disturbing images. She didn't have anything to do with this ad campaign, but her bestie sure did. Read more here and it is just so gross, but if she put those images out on Instagram one must wonder if this sort of casual child exploitation is accepted in her fashion world. This is why I would never let my child go into the fashion business, it's just so gross on so many levels.
THE MASTER GOT TROLLED That's the headline today about the now infamous dinner at Mar-A-Lago where former President Trump sat down with anti-Semite Kanye West and white supremacist Nick Fuentes. The dinner was set up by noted crap stirrer and opportunist Milo Yiannopoulis who now says this:
“I wanted to show Trump the kind of talent that he’s missing out on by allowing his terrible handlers to dictate who he can and can’t hang out with,” Yiannopoulos told NBC News.
“I also wanted to send a message to Trump that he has systematically repeatedly neglected, ignored, abused the people who love him the most, the people who put him in office, and that kind of behavior comes back to bite you in the end,” he added.
And, Yiannopoulos said, he arranged the dinner “just to make Trump’s life miserable” because news of the dinner would leak and Trump would mishandle it.
So the Savior got punked this easily and Milo is exactly right, Trump mishandled it badly by having dinner with Kanye in the first place. Trump still thinks he's the top dog when in reality, he's a guy easily fooled because of his own ego. It's amazing what one can accomplish when you're not scared of Trump at all.
THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE ACT PASSED THE SENATE and did so with Republican votes. The bill aims to codify gay and interracial marriage by requiring states to honor those marriages even if they occurred in other states. I think this is federal overreach, but I support the general notion that pushed it forward. It's unfortunate that the need existed to let gay people know their marriages won't just evaporate because of shifting political winds, but a few simple amendments to protect individual religious liberty were shot down, which is also very unfortunate. I'm sure there will be some sort of litigation about that in the future. I want gay and interracial couples to have the same marriage rights at straight people, but I am also leery of forcing someone to support something that goes against their religious views. We should be able to make this work, shouldn't we?
THE DUTCH CHOOSE CLIMATE CHANGE OVER FOOD Even if you believe that climate change is the most catastrophic issue of our time surely you don't want people to starve, right? Right? It seems that the Netherlands is going the same route as Sri Lanka and reducing the amount of nitrogen fertilizer so they can meet "climate goals' set by the EU. It's been disastrous for Sri Lanka and the Netherlands is going even further. They've told farmers that 3,000 farms will be forcibly bought or taken by the government to shut them down. This is big news as The Netherlands is the second biggest exporter of agricultural products in the WORLD second only to the United States. Farmers say they are being unfairly targeted and they are. We'll see how Europeans like rising food prices in the name of climate change. I bet they will care a lot less about climate change than they do now when they can't afford fresh veggies.
MOST PRO-UNION PRESIDENT EVER SCREWS OVER RAILROAD UNIONS There is a looming railroad strike that would absolutely cripple this nation. Nearly everything gets from ports to the hinterlands on trains and if workers strike, there will be serious shortages of everything very, very quickly along with significant backups at every port that will be difficult to clear quickly. The union heads negotiated a contract that would have averted a strike, but the membership rejected it because they want paid sick leave. It seems odd that they don't have this, but they don't. Now "The most pro-union President ever" Biden has stepped up to shove the contract down the workers throats whether they want it or not, which sort of defeats the purpose of a union but okay. This has union leaders and members very, very upset. Sucks when you spend that kind of money to get someone elected and they screw you over, doesn't it?
THIS BIRD IS SMARTER THAN SOME PEOPLE I KNOW
IS THE WORLD CUP WORTH 400 TO 500 DEAD WORKERS? That's the number casually dropped during this interview with Piers Morgan:
Note he doesn't even know the exact number which demonstrates how little Qatar cares about the migrant workers who died to make this World Cup happen. Do we think that FIFA will pay attention to this in the future? Probably not. Read more here.
WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD OF VVIP That isn't a typo, it's the next level of VIP. Qatar banned alcohol sales at the stadium, but if you've got a $3000 VIP ticket the booze is free flowing. If you've got access to the VVIP section all bets are off, but most of us will never get there as those tickets are just "for sale" you have to be invited.
WE DIDN'T APPRECIATE JAY LENO WHEN WE HAD HIM This is a great column by Christian Toto about Jay Leno's run as host of The Tonight Show. Compared to what we now have on late night tv I think we all long for the days of Leno.
WHAT DOES CHINA'S FAILED ZERO COVID POLICY MEAN FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD? Currently it means that China is suffering its largest outbreaks of the pandemic, with the Omicron variant being highly contagious and the Chinese people not getting vaccinated. Now one doctor says this is bad news for the rest of the world too, but if we're vaccinated and most of us have some sort of bout with covid or exposure to it, is it really? At what point do we all get to stop being hit with reasons to panic about this virus? Older people with ongoing health conditions need to stay vigilant but the rest of us have to go about our lives.
NOW BEING OFFENDED IS A SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE I have to hand it to End Times preachers, they are nothing if not creative as they try to scare people into loving Jesus as they preach that the end times are near. This guy now says that people being offended all the time is a sign of the upcoming return of Jesus Christ. I'm sure there have never been times like this before. Except of course there have been.
IF YOU USE CANNABIS FOR PAIN IT MAY ALL BE IN YOUR HEAD A new study shows that people given a placebo pill instead of cannabis to relieve pain had similar relief as those who took the actual cannabis. This could explain a lot of the stories of pain relief from cannabis, as the brain is a powerful tool and can actually eliminate pain all by itself using hypnosis instead. As more random controlled trials are done on cannabis we are going to see more and more of the "medical" claims thoroughly debunked. If you still believe it works for pain, keep doing it but recognize you can do that without cannabis too.
WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE SKEPTICAL OF FITNESS INSTAGRAM Any idiot with a good body and personality can build a fitness brand on Instagram. Does that mean they are telling the truth about their diet and exercise plans that got them that body? Maybe, maybe not. Here is one case of definitely not, where a guy selling "primal living' and a ripped physique has been caught taking massive amounts of steroids to build his allegedly "all-natural" body. Look at this dude and tell me that's natural? Nope.
DESHAUN WATSON WILL HAVE SOME SPECIAL FANS AT HIS RETURN GAME As the attorney who represented a lot of the women Watson allegedly attacked is going to be bringing about ten of them to the game Sunday. Why? My guess is the attorney is trying to stay relevant and these women want their moment of fame to not end? He paid all of these women off, by the way, so I don't have a lot of sympathy for this move. They agreed to move on when they got their checks.
I LIKE THIS GUY'S ANTI LITTER STYLE Click here if it doesn't load.
ARE TECH WORKES JUST SPOILED AND LAZY? That seems to be the gist of this story about a worker complaining to the CEO of a large tech company during an all hands meeting about the quality of the toilet paper. Read more here.
IS YOUR PHONE MAKING YOU SIT ON THE POT TOO LONG? That is a headline 10 year old could have never conceived but here we are. This article shares the reasons you want to keep your potty sessions to less than ten minutes and why phone usage on the pot is jacking people up.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN VERSION OF PINE SOL This is actually very interesting to me and I may try it. Click here if it doesn't load.
HEADED TO GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK? TAKE A MASK As masks have been added as covid cases tick up in the area. Not outside, just inside buildings.
DISNEY'S BOB IGER TELLS EMPLOYEES TO TONE DOWN THE WOKE And I'd love to see how this works out for Disney. Can they do it? We'll see.
AND FINALLY, SHOULD ELECTIONS BE LIKE THE MASKED SINGER? I have to say, this may have legs. Click here if it doesn't load.