IT'S CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH! And I'm talking to Andrea Cregan ,CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Director of Development & Community Relations, and Josefina Milliner, CASA Executive Director about the role CASA plays in helping children who are in the court system because of accusations of abuse by their parents or caregivers. It's a tough job done by volunteers but it's a very, very important one. Find out more or become an advocate by clicking here.
LAUGH YOURSELF BLUE IS THIS WEEK! And the guy who is going to make you laugh yourself blue to benefit Firefly Autism is JR De Guzman and he joins me today at 1 to talk about his new Netflix special and what we can expect from him on Thursday night. Buy your tickets by clicking here. Here is a little taste of his comedy.
MORE NONSENSE WITH THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD It does seem that our pal Tay Anderson is going to be censured AGAIN by the Board, this time for giving up information that the Board says came out in an Executive Session. An Executive Session that was CLEARLY illegal according to one local attorney It's amazing Tay had the time to attend the meeting, what with flying to Florida for a "conference' the week after a devastating school shooting that has left parents organizing to get information from the Board which is more interested with infighting then speaking with parents. It would be laughable if the job they are supposed to be doing wasn't so important.
WHY ARM "RACIST" COPS BUT NOT ALLOW CITIZENS TO THE SAME? This is a great column by Jon Caldara who makes the point that it is often the SAME people who demand that we defund "racist" cops but also want to prevent black people from being able to arm themselves in self defense. The "racist" cop thing is a very effective red herring, by the way.
THE NEW COLORADO GAS TAX/FEE IS IN EFFECT NOW As the Legislature signed a bill into law that creates a new gas "fee" that oddly seems to be exactly the same as a gas "tax" but with a different name to skirt the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) in Colorado. The fee/tax will go up incrementally until they get enough money for more "transportation" spending on mass transit no one wants. Read the details here.
A BIOLOGISTS CONFIRMS THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS This is pretty straightforward but I want to highlight the most important part of this column written by an actual biologist:
When biologists claim that sex is binary, we mean something straightforward: There are only two sexes. This is true throughout the plant and animal kingdoms. An organism’s sex is defined by the type of gamete (sperm or ova) it has the function of producing. Males have the function of producing sperm, or small gametes; females, ova, or large ones. Because there is no third gamete type, there are only two sexes. Sex is binary.
There is a lot more about how activists try to use intersex people (those born with both sets of genitalia) as "proof" that there are more than two genders, but the reality is simply that intersex people are a genetic anomaly that in no way proves anything.
HAVE WE ALREADY REACHED PEAK WIND? I didn't think it would happen this fast, but environmentalists are fighting back against giant wind farms and the damage they do to animals and marine life. This is a great blog post on the various ways that wind power has taken it in the shorts in the last month or so and rightfully so. Out of all the sorts of alternative energy, wind is the least effective, most land-eating, most animal killing of them all.
THE GERMANS ARE FINDING OUT GREEN DREAMS ARE JUST THAT The country of Germany is all in on renewable energy and has been since they decided to go all in in 2000. Since then, they've built a ton of wind farms and solar farms and the cost of their energy production has SKYROCKETED well beyond any of their less green neighbors. Now the German people have soured on high energy prices and unreliable green energy, with new surveys showing they want to continue to rely on natural gas even as solar farms are being dug up to get at the coal below them. If we were smart, we'd watch all this before we plunge head first into high energy prices and unreliable grids, but I doubt we will. We love to make the same mistakes others make all by ourselves.
BEWARE OF INCOME TAX SCAMMERS AS they are working people over in multiple ways. Here's a story on the current scams you need to be aware of as well as any of your family members who may be susceptible to such scams.
THE SAD DOWNSIDE OF A WOKE PR MOVE The fallout from the disastrous partnership with trans activist Dylan Mulvaney continues. I'm not sure this move is AS BAD as New Coke, but it's got to be close. First off, watch this video of the Woke Head of Bud Light talking about her brand AND it's consumers:
"Fratty and out of touch" isn't the nicest way to describe her core demographic. This is what led to the partnership with a dude writhing around in a bathtub with a top on pretending to be a woman. Now some distributors, who get paid based on how much beer they sell, are hurting badly.
But I'm sure there will be a TON of trans folk who will buy as much beer as those "fratty and out of touch" consumers they drove away. Right?
THE NEW ABORTION PILL RULING TELLS THE TRUTH TOO WELL Because the judge who issued the ruling used the proper term for an unborn human as he laid out the many ways the FDA jumped the gun on approving at home abortions. This column lays out the scientific reasoning he used, and it seems pretty sound to me, but what do I know, I'm not a biologist.
HEY LOOK, MASK WEARING MADE NO DIFFERENCE IN COVID INFECTION RATES IN HOSPITALS This from a comprehensive study of infection rates after the onerous and unscientific mask mandates were dumped in NHS hospitals. Color me unsurprised. Still waiting for the apologies from the people who called me a "murderer" for saying masks don't work against covid or other influenza like illnesses. The science was always on my side on this one, most people, including the CDC, just chose to ignore it.
DISNEY GREENLIGHTS A SHOW ABOUT GETTING KNOCKED UP BY THE DEVIL. Of course they did. Of course. Read about it here.
PEOPLE ARE LEAVING PORTLAND IN DROVES And one doesn't have to wonder why this former liberal utopia is shedding residents. We all know. Read more here.
HOW ABOUT A TEN MINUTE WORKOUT USING JUST A PARK BENCH? This is a good one if you're trying to figure out a way to get started. Find it here.
THE RISE OF THE DUMB PHONE Spend too much time on your smartphone? Why not go dumb with an old school dumb phone instead? This column wishes they would return but at the same time wishes they could have BOTH. That seems excessive but you do you.
AROD WILL HAVE HIS FULL REVIEW OF THE SUPER MARIO BROTHERS MOVIE But now you can enjoy Young ARod in his favorite Halloween costume.
WORLD'S BIGGEST PAPER AIRPLANE This is dang impressive. Watch below or click here.
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A BACKPACK! Watch below or click here
WHEN DOG BEST FRIENDS FACE TIME This is awesome. Watch below or click here.
THE WORST FOODS FOR BRAIN HEALTH And no big shocker, they are all delicious. Find them here but really don't if you like bad for you food.
STARBUCKS NEW OLIVE OIL DRINKS HAVE PEOPLE MOVING And I mean MOVING to the bathroom. I can't imagine why the drinks, which seem to have the oil floating on top, are appealing to anyone but here we are.
HOW TO WIN AT ROCK PAPER SCISSORS Who knew there was a trick? Watch below or click here.
WORK SMART, NOT HARD This video exemplifies this work ethic. Watch below or click here.
ONE RECALLED EYE DROP IS KILLING PEOPLE This is totally freaky and most of these deaths are occurring in a nursing home setting, but still. A brand of since recalled eyedrops is causing a sometimes deadly infection and you need to read this for more.
DING DONG GOODDAY MA'AM This kid is smooth as silk. Watch below or click here.
THREE NEW STAR WARS MOVIES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED And I'm going to admit the pre-prequels do sound intriguing but the newer Star Wars movies don't move me.