This Thanksgiving Don't Let Your Crazy Uncle's Politics Ruin the Holiday 11/20/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Hey folks! I wanted to take a moment and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! I’m taking next week off to enjoy the holiday with family and friends, but I’ll be back after Thanksgiving and then I’m here until Christmas.

I really do appreciate you taking the time to listen to my program, and this Thanksgiving, don’t let your crazy Bernie Sanders type uncle and his politics ruin Thanksgiving. Just do like the voters did and ignore him.

Also, I don’t do this a lot, but if you go to ChadWhittle.com and click on support/donate, you can make a donation that helps to keep this show on air because it costs money to produce this show.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted on November 17, 2017 .

People Giving Up Their Smartphones and Kicking It Old School with Dumbphones 11/16/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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In the age of smartphones that can do almost everything but wash your clothes, a lot of people are giving up their smartphone and instead are using dumbphones. CBS reports that people buying basic phones that allow them to talk, text for under $200 versus buying an iPhone 10 for a thousand dollars.

A lot of people are giving up their smartphones to destress their life and they’re deciding that maybe they don’t need a phone that does almost everything under the sun.

Imagine how much more time they have by not checking Facebook a thousand times a day on your iPhone.

As technology consumes more of our lives, I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot more started taking it old school with a flip phone to gain back some of the time they’ve lost sending snaps 20 times an hour. None of us really need to spend as much time as we do on our smartphones. Giving up your smartphone for a dumbphone may be the smartest decision you could make.

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Posted on November 15, 2017 .

Is Family Friendly TV Dead in America? 11/13/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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This past week I was in Atlanta, which is why there was no show Thursday or Friday, and I got to talking to a gentleman about television, and how hard it finds it to keep his young kids safe from the trash that is on TV and on streaming outlets. It’s never been more difficult to be a parent than today, or a decent person in general.

Being a 90s kid, I remember on Friday nights ABC had T.G.I.F., an all-night line up of family shows that were safe for everyone to watch that offered moral messages sometimes and contained zero profanity or sexual content. Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Full House, those were just some of the shows that aired.

No longer is there a block of family friendly programming on TV. Even the shows that are deemed family sitcoms contained coarse language, rude jokes and sexual dialogue.

TV is a reflection of our society, and our values, and if you turn on primetime TV in America, and see our values on display, you may wonder if we have any values at all.

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Posted on November 12, 2017 .

What Unites us Anymore in America? 11/8/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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In a recent interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had a very good question when he wanted to know “what binds us” now in America?

It’s a great question. What does unite us anymore in America?

Faith, Judeo-Christian values, patriotism, love of country, family used to be the sturdy foundation that kept America strong and united, but now simply saluting the flag or standing for the national anthem is a national controversy. And if you dare speak the name of Jesus in a prayer before a football game, you have almost committed a crime in the Politically Correct States of America. The women of The View recently had a discussion about which Ten Commandments are irrelevant in today’s society. So, no longer does faith bind us together.

Back to his question, what does bind us together?

In modern America, what made America great has been replaced by big government. That’s what we have in common. An ever increasing, all-encompassing federal government and political correctness.

And the further America moves from the values that made her great, the more difficult it’s gonna become to answer the question about what unites us, as we become ever further divided.

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Posted on November 7, 2017 .

Sutherland Springs Texas: It's Time Churches Are Secured and Religious 11/7/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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If you wanted a Norman Rockwell Americana type looking town, you probably couldn’t find a better example than Sutherland Springs Texas.

A small town USA type community where there aren’t a lot of traffic lights, and everyone knows each other. A very small town. The First Baptist Church where this demonic, tragic, disgusting shooting took place Sunday looks like your typical country church where a small handful of believers attend worship on Sundays.

This community is what America of yesteryear looked like. Unfortunately, that America no longer exists as this shooting proves.

After this latest church shooting, it is time for churches to be armed and religious. No longer can houses of worship have an open door policy where anyone can literally just walk in. Churches must have security and people on site that are armed that can protect. This is the new and sad reality for the church in 2017 America. Nowhere is safe from violence, including Sunday school. I would even suggest installing metal detectors at the doors. If someone had a gun there, less people would’ve been killed.

Churches also need to be bold with the gospel and share the truth so they can reach more people in our society with the love of Christ so they don’t let the hate fill their soul like this killer.

In honor of those that died, I conclude today’s commentary with a moment of silence in their honor. God bless them and their families.

(Silence)

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Posted on November 6, 2017 .

Survey of 50% of Millennials Don't Realize How Blessed They Are to Live in America 11/6/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in D.C. reports that one in two, 50%, of millennials don’t realize how good they have it because half of the sample said they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalistic nation like the America.

22% of them have a favorable view of Karl Marx and see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un, Rocket man, as “heroes.”

The survey also showed that millennials are the least knowledgable generation on the subject, with 71% failing to identify the proper definition of communism.

Now anyone with a knowledge of history and basic common sense knows that America beats the Soviet Union and its long bread lines and empty fields of dying crops that led to starvation.

Millennials are ill-informed on communism and that there’s many reasons for this. One is the pop culture and media. Look at how many celebrities you have complaining about the unfairness of America, while they’re all multimillionaires, and how rotten capitalism is. Over in Cuba they’ve got that great third world socialize medicine. Notice though none of these celebrities fly to Cuba for medical treatment.

Millennials do not realize how blessed they are to live in America and to have the opportunities that are here. If we ever lost our freedom, millennials would be the first ones to complain about it. Sometimes you don’t realize what you have until you lose it, but hopefully, millennials won’t have to find out how losing freedom feels, as America continues to be free.

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-communism-sounds-pretty-chill-2017-11-01

Posted on November 4, 2017 .

Election Night Anniversary: Where Do We Stand and a Trump Recap 11/3/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Saturday will mark one year since Donald Trump won the longest election in the history of humanity.

So one year later, where do we stand? Let’s recap where we are.

It’s a year later and there is still no Trump/Russia collusion link.

Trump is nowhere close to being impeached.

Consumer confidence hit its highest level since December 2000 this week.

Home prices reached all-time highs in August.

Jobs are coming back. Companies are coming back. Thursday the AP reported that “A $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore will legally relocate its home address to the United States.” And that’s just one of many examples of companies doing business with the U.S. again.

Trump has a tax plan that will cut taxes for the middle class and cut the corporate rate to 20%, if it can pass Congress.

The Wall Street Journal reports the economy is beating forecasts right now.

And in a Pew Research Center poll, 82% of Americans believe they have achieved or are on their way to achieving the American Dream. Three years ago six in 10 Americans said their dream of a great life was unachievable.

Still no Obamacare repeal or a Trump wall, but overall, all signs point to America becoming great again.

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Correction: Chad mistakenly said Saturday, November 4th, is the one year anniversary of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The correct date is Tuesday, November 8th, 2017. That being said, everything else he said is completely correct! 

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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/31/consumer-confidence-october.html

https://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2017/10/31/surprise-the-economy-is-beating-forecasts-again/

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/31/august-case-shiller-home-price-index.html

https://apnews.com/41606442bed74e6aa0491a500574a8c7

https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-stick-with-big-corporate-tax-cuts-in-house-bill-1509629510

 

Posted on November 2, 2017 .

Hollywood Planning New Era of Political Movies Thanks to the Rise of Trump 11/2/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Just what we need from Hollywood: more politics! Marketwatch reports that there are a lot of politically theme movies heading to the big screen in the next couple of months.

I believe we all know the reason why, I mean, do I even have to mention his name?

Yes, of course it’s because of Trump. Hollywood is having a Trump boom.

The producers are hoping their movies will be politically relevant, so we know what the means.

One movie is gonna be about Dick Cheney directed by Adam McKay of Will Ferrell movie fame, so I’m sure that’ll present Dick Cheney as an idiot, and another is about Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick, so that could be interesting depending on how they spin it.

Historically, political movies aren’t blockbusters.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” made $182 million, “All the President’s Men” napped $70 million, but recent movies including the movie on George W. Bush made just $25 million and “Frost/Nixon” made only $18 million, so no Marvel size billion dollar epics.

It’s not really surprising that political movies, especially recent ones have not done well, because most people know the politicians are probably not gonna be depicted fairly, and on top of that, in our 24 hour news cycle we live, we hear politics all the time. Who wants to go pay watch a movie for 2 hours about it? There’s enough of it online and on air for free.

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-trump-has-influenced-the-new-boom-in-political-genre-movies-in-hollywood-2017-10-31

 

Posted on November 1, 2017 .

Survey Shows Americans Are Scared to Share Their Politics and Can You Blame Them?!? 11/1/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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This should not come as a shock to anyone that in a new Cato Institute survey, 58% of the 2,300 U.S. adults polled believe the political climate prevents them from sharing their own political beliefs. 71% of Americans in the poll said political correctness as silenced discussions society needs to have.

People are scared to death to share their political views. And can you blame them? If you dare say you are a Trump supporter, then God help you! People are scared they’ll be alienated from society, lose friends, or lose their job just because they have a different political opinion from their co-workers or boss.

It’s sad we live in a culture like this. We are not an adult society. An adult society would be able to respect others opinions and respect the person even if the opinion differs from their own, but in a lot of parts of society, we don’t have that. We have the opposite. People view you as an enemy just because you have a different political viewpoint or vote for the other party.

We have got to start talking to one another and I mean to people that share your views, but those on the other side, and start finding common ground, so we can move our country forward. This hyper political climate we live in isn’t good for anyone in the long run.

America is stronger when we are united.

If you start talking to others, you may find out that you have more in common then you could even imagine.

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https://www.cato.org/blog/poll-71-americans-say-political-correctness-has-silenced-discussions-society-needs-have-58-have

 

Posted on October 31, 2017 .

Fame Obsessed: A Company is Charging Hundreds of Dollars for Instagram Users to Take Photos with a Private Jet Backdrop to Appear Rich 10/31/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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You got all tech billionaires worried that A.I. is gonna take over the world and we are gonna live in so science fiction dystopia where robots rule the world and this is gonna be our downfall.

Well they’re wrong.

The #selfie is gonna be the downfall of humankind!

Fox 5 Atlanta reports that a Moscow company, and by the way, there was no Russian collusion between me and them on this commentary, not even with Fusion GPS, Fox is reporting that this Moscow company called Private Jet Studio, offers jet as a backdrop for a two hour photo session so you can snap photos for $191 with no photographer, or pay $244 for someone to take the photos, so that you can post them on Instagram. I kid you not.

This is a real thing. This isn’t fake. People are paying hundreds of dollars to make others believe they’re rich on Instagram.

This is so amazing and sad. It’s sad people are this obsessed with fame and gaining followers online that they’re willing to pay for fake photos.

It also goes to show just how fake all of social media is! Just because someone has thousands of followers don’t mean anything. It’s all fake.

Then again, maybe the tech guys are right, and the robots are gonna take over because humans are gonna be too busy snapping selfies to notice when their jobs have been taken over by robots.

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http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/fox-content-hub/company-offers-photoshoots-in-private-jets-for-instagram

 

 

Posted on October 30, 2017 .

Survey Shows America's Pastime has Surpassed the National Football Liberals (NFL) to be America's New Favorite Sport 10/30/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The NFL continues to take a hit as a new survey of 1,211 participants from Remington Research Group shows that America’s pastime has surpassed the National Football Liberals to be America’s favorite sport right now.

Unbelievable.  I thought nothing could damage the NFL, but these continued protests and the drama surrounding is causing fans to call a foul on the play. And when I say play, I mean the playing of the national anthem.

The results of the survey showed that “60 percent of those interviewed viewed the MLB as favorable, with only 11 percent who viewed it as unfavorable. Of those who participated, 30 percent said that baseball was their top professional sport, with only 25 percent saying that football was theirs. The NBA, NHL and then MLS followed next in the list of top sports.”

“Republicans and people who identified themselves as non-partisan preferred baseball over the NFL 30 percent to 21 percent. Democrats, on the other hand, preferred football over the MLB 33 percent to 29 percent.”

I would add that the exciting baseball playoffs has something to do with this too. The NFL isn’t too exciting this year.

That being said, this poll shows that once again, we are a divided nation on everything. There isn’t an escape from politics now in our society. A few weeks ago I thought fans would come back after the protests went away, but the further the NFL allows this to go on, the more damage it’s gonna cause and I believe that the NFL’s reputation is damaged forever now with a lot of fans, and they might not ever come back. The NFL’s lost is baseball’s gain.

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http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/23/new-survey-shows-mlb-beats-nfl-in-popularity-amid-anthem-protests/

 

Posted on October 29, 2017 .

Is Liberalism Collapsing? 10/26/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The Ragin Cajun, James Carville released a book in 2009 titled “40 Years: How Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation.” In his book he argues that thanks to Obama’s victory in ’08 that we were at the beginning of 40 years of democrat rule. A permanent majority. And now look at the DNC! It’s falling apart. It cannot win an election anywhere.

So Carville had it wrong by only 30 plus years.

If you look around, it appears that liberalism is collapsing.

Hollywood is in crisis mode.

The NFL, the National Football Liberals, is losing more viewers every week and the stands and empty.

And now we find out the real Russian collusion is between the DNC and the Clintons.

The democrats have no one to run in 2020.

The resistance to Trump has done nothing to stop him. He’s still winning. So much winning.

And that’s gotta be the worst fact of all in liberal land, that Donald Trump is still President, and they’ve thrown everything they got at him, and he’s still winning, he’s still in office, he isn’t losing ground, he isn’t cracking up.

It’s tough times in liberal land.

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Posted on October 25, 2017 .

Attention Christian Church in America: You Are Losing Millennials. This is Serious. 10/25/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Attention Christian church in America! You are losing millennials! This is a red alert! Attention! Attention! Cue the Drudge Report siren! A Fox News alert! You are losing millennials!

Marketwatch reports that millennials are turning away from religion and turning to spirituality including the fake science of astrology, witchcraft and the occult. They’re attending classes, downloading astrology apps, and there is even a monthly subscription box service that will deliver crystals, and incense at your door step that uses energy from the current moon cycle. Urban Outfitters sells sage for $18.

The Pew Research Center found that those between 18-29, 67% of them in 2012 never doubted the existence of God which is a drop from 81% in 2007.

This is serious. Christians need to take note. Houses of worship need to do more to reach out to millennials because they trying to find answers. They are seeking truth. They are seeking peace. They need hope and they’re not gonna find it in reading tarot cards or practicing witchcraft. 

All of us need to do more to reach out to millennials and to show them love, compassion and share the truth with them. They’re open to it, we just gotta be open to sharing it with them.

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Posted on October 24, 2017 .

Will Trump's Tax Plan Be Morning in America 2.0? 10/24/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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In 1984, President Ronald Reagan released his famous “Morning in America” ad for his reelection that showed all the economic progress that took place under his conservative leadership. Well, get ready for Morning in America 2.0 if Trump can actually get enough Republicans, I’m looking at you “Thumbs Down McCain,” to actually vote and pass his tax plan.

In a piece for USA Today on Sunday, President Trump said he wants to make it “Morning in America” again and I’m totally cool with that.

Trump said that under his plan, he “will double the standard deduction, which means the first $24,000 of a family’s income will be tax-free.” He also said that “If Congress comes together to enact this commonsense plan, the Council of Economic Advisers estimates that it will raise the annual income of a typical, hardworking American household by an average of around $4,000.”

The Free Beacon reported that a study from Boston University showed Trump’s plan could raise GDP by as much as 5 percent and wages as much as 7 percent with their estimates showing that the average American household will have an increase of $3,500 annually.

To help explain how big a deal GDP growth would be, just take this from the NYPost.com that reported that “President Obama is the only president since Herbert Hoover to not have guided the US economy to 3 percent growth in any year he was in office.”

The Trump Resistance is about to be a whole lot more upset after the economic boom thanks to Trump!

The Boston University study also said that “All generations benefit from the policy. The old benefit slightly from higher rates of return on their investment, and the young from higher wages."

There is talk of a million dollar tax bracket that will keep million dollar earners paying the 39.6% rate because Trump feels rich people don’t need a break, so this plan is more populist than conservative, but hey, I’ll take it! Compared to what we’ve had, I’ll take populism!

Only time will tell if Trump’s plan will lead to bigger growth or similar growth as Reagan, but one thing is for sure, and that is this will jump start the economy and help it grow, which is something none of us have seen in a really long time.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/10/22/president-trump-tax-reform-lets-make-morning-america-again-column/782233001/

http://freebeacon.com/issues/report-gop-tax-framework-raise-gdp-5-wages-7/

http://nypost.com/2017/03/30/gdp-growth-under-obama-was-worst-in-decades/

https://www.axios.com/million-dollar-bracket-in-the-works-for-gop-tax-plan-2499930587.html

 

Posted on October 23, 2017 .

The Failings of W Bush and Barry O Lead to the Presidency of Trump 10/23/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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D.C establishment unite! Former Presidents George W. and Barry O came out swinging against Trump Thursday in speeches. President O speaking out against Trump isn’t surprising since he’s a democrat and Trump is a Republican, no surprise there, but I thought George W. wouldn’t go down this road and not criticize Trump. He didn’t say one word in eight years about Obama, but not even a year into Trump and he’s out giving speeches, although not by name, never mentioned Trump by name, but we all know who he’s talking about. Although Trump did beat brother Jeb! Pretty badly, although really, almost every candidate beat 3% Jeb! So G.W. probably is kinda mad about Trump beating his brother.

For eight years the media hated Bush and now that he’s out complaining about Trump, all of a sudden he’s a great guy.

I find it ironic that Bush and O are out complaining about Trump because their failings gave rise to the Tea Party that lead to the Presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Bush in 2000 ran as a conservative, but slowly over the years he became the moderate establishment member that he always was and disappointed and turned away many, and Obama went too far left in his polices which turned a majority of the country away plus his economic policies that stopped the economy from growing and the lack of job growth and a feeling that America was on the decline made people long for someone that shared their good, old fashion American values of God, flag and patriotism which is where Trump enters stage right. People were tired of the D.C. establishment which is why Trump beat everyone in the establishment, and won the election. People wanted someone that would put them first for a change, not the lobbyists and donors.

If the former Presidents want to blame someone for the rise of Trump, they have no one to blame but themselves and their parties for putting their establishment priorities over the priorities of the American public.

And by the way, this isn't personal. I love George W. Bush the person. This is just a criticism about politics. Not personal. Personally, he's a great guy. 

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Posted on October 22, 2017 .

Majority of Americans Think Hollywood Has a Negative Impact on Society. Here's How to Change It 10/20/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A Rassmussen reports poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 62% of Americans believe Hollywood has a negative impact on society.

With the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal still in the news, it’s no wonder that people feel this way, but that’s not the only reason. Just look at the values of Hollywood overall. La la land is out of touch with the rest of America on a lot of issues.

If a majority of America feels that Hollywood is out of touch and they don’t share their values, then why are you still supporting their movies? If you want Hollywood to change and make movies that are more family friendly and shares your values, you are gonna have to do it by not buying tickets, not renting the DVDs, let them see you don’t want to support the values they’re selling.

The NFL ratings are down 7.5% this season because people are upset over the national anthem protests, and the down ratings have gotten the NFL’s attention. Same thing can happen with Hollywood. Stop supporting the movies that don’t share your values. People can sit around and take a poll or complain about Hollywood all day, but until you actually take action by not buying their content, nothing is gonna change.

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Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Increasing Number of Americans Believe You Don't Need God for Morality 10/19/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The Pew research center has released the results of a poll of 5,000 American adults that shows that 56 percent now believe you can be a good person without a religious belief. This is a new record high.

Pew’s associate director of research Greg Smith said that “The public’s increased rejection of the idea that belief in God is necessary for morality is due, in large part, to the spike in the share of Americans who are religious ‘nones.'”

ReligionNews.com said that “In the current poll, Protestants and Catholics were also polled, and 45 percent of them agree that God is not necessary for personal morality, up from 42 percent in 2011.

Even white evangelicals, who traditionally believe a relationship with God is crucial to morality, have budged. In 2011, one quarter of them (26 percent) said it was possible to be good without God, while now almost a third (32 percent) say so.” How the heck can you call yourself a Catholic or evangelical and not believe you need God? Isn’t that whole point of religion? Why are you even wasting your Sunday morning going to church if you don’t believe you need God?

Anyways, this is just another indication of where our society is heading, and regardless if you believe in God or not, the reason we know what is good, what is moral is because all of the morality in our society is based upon the God of the Bible, that’s the foundation of where our morality comes from, so even if you don’t believe in the God of the Bible. It all traces back to the Bible.

If we get rid of Biblical morality, which is a set standard for all to follow, what standard are we to follow?  If we all create our own morality, what you feel is moral may be different from what I believe is moral, so like I said last week, we have a tower of Babel of moral relativism, and when we start to try to play God and set out own standards, that has never historically worked out. People want to get rid of the belief in God in society so they cannot be held accountable for the way they live their lives, but the problem with that is that you cannot get rid of God. I mean, He’s God!

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Posted on October 18, 2017 .

The Degrading, Disrespectful Attitudes Toward Women Needs to Stop 10/18/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Barstool Sports, a sports blog is coming under fire after ESPN personality Sam Ponder tweeted out screenshots of old stories from the blog where some writers published vulgar and disgusting things about her with the usual language that is used to degrade and disrespect women, as they went down the alphabet of words, none of which I’m gonna use because unlike them, I actually respect women, but you know the words.

She tweeted out the information because the blog has a show coming on ESPN2 during late nights, so she isn’t too excited that they’re gonna have a show on there after what they said about her, which is totally understandable.

And I gotta be honest, after reading what they said about her, it sorta upset me. It upset me that there are a lot of guys in our culture that feel its ok to view and degrade women like this. That it’s funny, that it’s a joke, that it’s the thing to do when you’re with the guys hanging out watching sports. That it’s somehow the manly thing to do. Well, dudes, it’s not.

Real men respect women.

Real men don’t degrade women.

Real men understand that women are more than a sexual object and that they deserve to be treated with kindness, care and respect.

I don’t know Sam Ponder, probably will never meet her, but I’ve seen her on ESPN, she seems like a nice person and regardless if I know her or not, these comments and attitudes towards women need to stop.

It’s not ok.

They also called her a “bible thumping freak,” and on top of attacking her faith, they mocked her her children as well.

As politically correct as ESPN is these days, if this is the type of content that the Barstool sports show airs, then it won’t be on ESPN long. The Barstool will be thrown in the dumpster of failed TV shows really quick.

God bless Sam Ponder and her family.

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Posted on October 17, 2017 .

The Method to Trump's Tweeting Madness is the Key to Understanding Trump 10/17/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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There is one thing that I’m not sure the media understands about Trump or maybe they do but they fall for it anyways, and that is that when Trump tweets something that seems to be over the top like tweeting that maybe NBC’s broadcast license should be examined since their reporting is terrible and they lie, He isn’t seriously gonna do that. Trump, and this is important, this is the key, Trump is speaking figuratively not literally. He’s not gonna go after their license because number one, NBC doesn’t have a license, local TV stations do, but networks do not, and number two, Trump knows he couldn’t go after their license if he wanted to, because this isn’t Rocket Man’s Korea, the government can’t shut down TV channels.

When Trump tweets this stuff he knows what he is doing. He’s over hyping it so the issue will gain attention and the media falls for it every single time. He tweets it, they freak out about it, which is exactly what he wants. Trump is the hyperbole king. That’s all he’s doing. He would make a great talk radio host because he knows how to gain attention by overstating an issue.

Trump’s supporters understand what he’s doing. The media doesn’t which is why they freak out on the daily. He uses the same playbook over and over and the media still doesn’t get it. He did it with the national anthem protests, and he’ll probably do it again this week.

Understanding Trump’s method to his tweeting madness is key to understanding Trump and his agenda. Trump knows what he’s doing. I know what he’s doing, but I don’t believe the media ever will!

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Posted on October 16, 2017 .

Poll: "Fake News" Outlets Some of the Most Polarizing Brands in America 10/16/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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The New York Times reported a Morning Consult poll that showed the top ten most polarizing brands in America according to Trump and Hillary voters. Of course, at the top of the list are Trump Hotels, but the next four are all mainstream, liberal journalisms outlets: Fake News CNN, NBC News, The New York Times, and MSNBC. Fox News is number six because well, all the viewers of the outlets mentioned previously all hate it, the NFL is seven thanks to the national anthem protests, but also rounding out the top 15 are ABC News, the Huffington Post, CBS News, Fox Business Network, BreitBart, and NBC Sports.

So out of the top 15 you have just three conservative journalism outlets listed, and basically every major liberal media source in America is on the list. These journalism outlets should be embarrassed to be on this list because with that many liberal outlets listed it just goes to show you how a lot of people in America view these outlets and it’s obviously not a favorable view.

People don’t trust them and for good reason. CNN is the Hate Trump Channel 24/7, they don’t even try to hide or pretend anymore and ditto the rest of them on the list.

It would be one thing if all these networks were listed because they reported the facts and held both sides accountable so everyone hated them for going after their team, but we know that’s not what is happening over at CNN. And don’t be surprised if you see ESPN making its way on this list as they continue their evolution from a sports network to MSNBC lite.

The mainstream media has so damaged their credibility with their liberal bias, I don’t know if they can ever build their trust back with a majority of Americans. The only way for that to happen is they would have to try something they haven’t done in a while and that is tell the truth, and we know that’s not gonna happen on CNN.

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Posted on October 13, 2017 .