Town Hall and More

CNN hosted a town hall with many kids and parents that lost loved ones in the most recent shooting. Marco Rubio and others were held to the fire. While I applaud their efforts banning assault weapons is a very difficult task as there are so many weapons that are encompassing that label.

I’m less about the weapon and more about mental health checks and enhanced background checks. We need to make it tough to get as well as have a community outreach program where if citizens believe someone to be a danger that we can have a weapons restriction placed on them. Granted, all of that will have to be done with due process.

So many of these guns are already on the streets and in the hands of citizens. Banning them simply won’t work.

This is part of the problem with politics. The moment they take office they work on fundraising for the next election. Bring on the money! Money in politics. Part of the problem.

Casey…

Quite an interesting video. Enjoyed!

John Green – When your Friend Runs for Governor

Big fan of John Green.

Friday

I’m sure by now you’ve read and heard of the shooting in Florida. I’m tired of the ‘it’s too soon to talk about it.’ We have our children being murdered at our schools.

Another quite smart man who’s more eloquent than I am with his words:

I’m sick and tired of the ‘lets not talk about’ and wait until the news cycle is over and it just goes away. We have a sickness and it needs to be treated. Doing NOTHING is a slap in the face to all of the parents that have lost children and loved ones in these mass shootings.

Moving On…

I really dig Justin Timberlake’s ‘Say Something’ music video. Quite well done.

Have a good Friday everyone! Get out and enjoy the sun.

 

Happy VD Day

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Yep. It’s that time of year. That time of year where most everyone gets to celebrate their VD. Mine will have to wait until my special lady returns from being in Germany. Bummer 😢

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SI Swimsuit

Also, today is the day that the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue comes out. Yep! Their largest selling magazine. It’s normally just the excellent time of year where you can look at excellent photography of Kate Upton or Kelly Rohrback. But this year, SDSU’s own Paige Spiranac is in the magazine.

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Trump and his Parade

Skip to the 10:00 mark of this video.

A f$*king parade? Trump wants the Pentagon to put on a parade. Oh geez. I served and I can tell you the one item that we were all unified in, we absolutely hated parades. Base Generals would change hands and the Marines would spiff themselves up and do three to sometimes five practice rounds of “parading” around.

No country on this planet says

“The United States is the only remaining super power but they don’t have a parade.”

The resources that are going to have to be spent on this is just going to be insane. There are no military bases near Washington DC – so it’s not like an Abrams tank can just drive on over. Also, we haven’t even gotten to what happens when you put a multi-ton tank on asphalt roads.

This is pure and simple the dumbest thing you’ve ever asked for. Trump you don’t need to be jealous of the French.

Super Bowl and More

Eagles Win

I prefer to say Patriots lost. But really it was the Eagles offense and their defense early that got to Brady. I’ve never been a Patriots fan and at the beginning of the season I just said ,”Anyone but the Patriots in the Super Bowl…” Will they be back next year? Who knows. Brady says he will return and Grok says he wants time to think about it. So who knows?!?

Interesting Bits during Super Bowl

The full Han Solo teaser trailer got released. This is not a good sign. I was hopeful that I’d like it as much as Rogue One but goodness. It really feels like Disney is grasping at straws. When the original two directors leave over ‘Creative Differences’ I get a vibe that they wanted to make a hardcore Han Solo and Disney wanted to make a film for ten years old. Boo! Disney!!

Onto something good. Mission Impossible 6: Fallout looks very good. But these are the type of films that I typically enjoy.

Peter Dinklage vs Morgan Freeman. Yet, we didn’t use their voices at all. I wonder how much they paid for that?!?

The Rock in Skyscraper. It seems like this is just The Rock in a Die Hard version. Argh! Hollywood is definitely out of original ideas.

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I did enjoy the new Jurassic Park trailer. That looks like a lot of fun.

This morning….

Golf with some of the boys. Getting ready for Wednesday’s tournament. It should be a good one.

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Saturday at Torrey

What a Saturday

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Saturday was loaded up from 5 am onto 11:30 pm yesterday. By the end of the day, I was just exhausted. It started with going to Torrey Pines (Farmers Open) with buddies Eric and Keith and Eric’s pal Jimmy. All of them together made for excellent company and you realize just how popular the sport of golf is. Torrey Pines always has a very big attendance and it’s highly enjoyable.

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Shot with the IPhone X

Some highlights of the round of golf that I watched:

My pick:

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I think it’s Ryan Palmers time. Who – little known fact – is Mr. Palmer’s grandson. HaHa. See what I did there?