Chevy Chase recently called the current Saturday Night Live (SNL) show, “The worst humor in the world.” 

Thank you Chevy.  I’ve been saying that for years now.

“Comedy legend Chevy Chase, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the early “Saturday Night Live,” had some harsh words for his old show.”

In an interview with The Washington Post, the comic said:

“First of all, between you and me and a lamppost, jeez, I don’t want to put down [executive producer] Lorne [Michaels] or the cast, but I’ll just say, maybe off the record, I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low.  I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t f**king believe it.”

I agree with Chevy, and I’ve been saying this for years now, especially since Donald Trump was elected President.  I watch the show and it just doesn’t make me laugh.  It’s just not funny.  That’s the bottom line.  In many cases it has the opposite effect, just plain annoying me or making me mad.

“When reminded of the show’s popularity, Chase didn’t back down.”

“‘That just means a whole generation of sh*theads laughs at the worst f**king humor in the world,’ he said. ‘You know what I mean?  How could you dare give that generation worse sh*t than they already have in their lives?  It just drives me nuts.’”

Again, I totally agree with Chevy here.  I hear the audience laughing at this stuff and I’m thinking, “Do you really think this is funny, or are you laughing because you think you’re supposed to?”  It drives me nuts as well.

And regarding the show’s “popularity,” that is questionable.  The show has a 4.1 Nielsen rating, which equates to roughly 10 million viewers, which is like 3% of the country.  Hardly anything to get too excited about.

“Chase was once dubbed ‘the funniest man in America’ by New York magazine.”

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“Google” the word “liars” and “Google” should come up!

Please refer to my blog from September 17, 2018, titled, “How long is it going to take the biased fake news media and the rest of ‘the swamp’ to learn they can’t beat President Trump?”

In that blog, we discussed President Trump accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD.”

In that blog, Google of course denied the rigging of any search results, but then we saw the video of the internal meeting, and a number of high level managers saying something must be done about the election of President Trump.

(cough) LIARS.

Now, according to Brian Flood of Fox News, “Internal Google emails reveal employees discussing manipulating search results after Trump’s travel ban.”

(cough) OH REALLY?

“Google is in the spotlight (again) after internal emails show conversations between employees highlighting a desire to manipulate search results on the heels of President Trump’s controversial travel ban in order to mute conservative viewpoints and push ways to combat the ban.”

“Like many Silicon Valley titans, Google has drawn the ire of conservatives who feel right-leaning views are condemned from within. But internal company emails made public by Fox News’ ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ appear to show employees wanted to curate Google’s algorithm to boost left-leaning political views on immigration.”

(cough) NO KIDDING?

“The emails were written on Jan. 29, 2017, two days after President Trump signed the initial travel order that resulted in protests across the country. The emails indicate that Google employees suggested ways to ‘leverage the search engine’ to combat what the tech giant staffers considered anti-immigration rhetoric and news.  The email chain, which was first obtained by ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ and quickly matched by the Wall Street Journal, shows Google staffers admitting to colleagues that ‘action must be taken immediately to rally against the travel ban.’”

‘“Overall idea: Leverage search to highlight important organizations to donate to, current news, etc. to keep people abreast of how they can help as well as the resources available for immigrations [sic] or people traveling,’ an email sent by a marketing employee said.”

‘“I know this would require a full on sprint to make happen, but I think this is the sort of super timely and imperative information that we need as we know that this country and Google, would not exist without immigration,’ a product manager responded.”

“According to ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ responses from other Google employees included comments such as, ‘we’re absolutely in,’ and ‘excellent initiative.’

‘“These emails were just a brainstorm of ideas, none of which were ever implemented,’ according to a Google spokesperson.”

(cough) LIAR.

Do these people think we are all stupid?

“The emails show Google staffers chatting about methods to alter the company’s algorithm to point users to pro-immigration organizations, lawmakers and agencies that fit the staffers’ political beliefs.  Google didn’t deny the validity of the emails and provided the same response to both ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ and the Wall Street Journal.”

Of course they didn’t “deny the validity of the emails” because they couldn’t.

“‘These emails were just a brainstorm of ideas, none of which were ever implemented. Google has never manipulated its search results or modified any of its products to promote a particular political ideology, not in the current campaign season, not during the 2016 election, and not in the aftermath of President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Our processes and policies would not have allowed for any manipulation of search results to promote political ideologies,’ a Google spokesperson said.”

LIARS!  LIARS!  LIARS!

“A Google insider echoed the company spokesperson and said the ideas mentioned in the emails weren’t even close to being put into action.”

OF COURSE NOT!  LIARS!

“Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News that, ‘The scandal would be more significant if there was evidence that the Google staffers had actually taken action on this left-wing insanity, but it is scary that manipulating the search to push a liberal agenda was even discussed.’”

“Google declined to answer a series of questions asked by Fox News.”

Ya don’t say?!

“Trump’s initial travel ban temporarily stopped immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.  According to the email chain, Google staffers suggested ‘actively countering islamophobic algorithmically biased results’ from search terms such as ‘Islam,’ ‘Muslim,’ ‘Iran,’ etc. and ‘countering prejudiced, algorithmically biased search results regarding the words ‘Mexico,’ ‘Hispanic’ and ‘Latino.’”

Boy, it sure sounds like these people at Google had thought this whole process through pretty well.

“Google is the most powerful company in the history of the world. Virtually all human information flows through its software and for that reason Google shapes how much of the world understands reality.  At the heart of Google’s business is its search engine, which has a virtual monopoly on search in this country,” Tucker Carlson said. “But what if Google was lying to you?”

Whaddaya mean if?!

Would you be surprised if next we see a leaked video of a developer actually changing the search algorithm and implementing it right in front of our eyes?

Ha!  Ya I would be surprised.  But that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

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Ronald Reagan battled the “biased fake news media” back in his day as well.  He also produced many memorable quotes.

Here is a list of my favorite quotes by Ronald Reagan:

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”

“One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.”

“They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.”

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”

“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world.  But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”

“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”

“Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem. It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

“The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”

“I believe the best social program is a job.”

Alzheimer’s robbed us all of the opportunity to spend much more time with President Reagan after leaving office following his second term as President.  He was a true American and a class act all the way, and I still miss him.

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So the “biased fake news media” goes all the way back over 30 years ago? Oh yeah!

Does the picture remind you of how the “biased fake news media” tried to manipulate the polls regarding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?  It should, because it’s the same old strategy out of the same old liberal propaganda playbook.  Trump “had no path to victory,” and neither did Ronald Reagan.

The day was August 11, 1984, a Saturday, and then President Ronald Reagan was getting ready for his weekly 9 a.m. live radio broadcast.  President Reagan was asked by the National Public Radio (NPR) engineers to make a pre-broadcast mic check.  He obliged, by jokingly declaring, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever.  We begin bombing in five minutes!”

According to Politico, “News of his remark soon leaked to the media, turning what President Reagan believed to be a harmless private joke into an international embarrassment, precipitating dismay among America’s allies and providing fodder for Soviet propaganda mills.”

“A Parisian newspaper suggested that only trained psychologists could know whether Reagan’s remarks reflected “a statement of repressed desire or the exorcism of a dreaded phantom.” A Dutch news service remarked dryly, “‘Hopefully, the man tests his missiles more carefully.’”

“Some other foreign newspapers and news services called Reagan ‘an irresponsible old man,’ declaring that his comments were ‘totally unbecoming’ for an American president who at the time was seeking re-election.

Do any of these remarks sound familiar as far as President Trump is concerned?

Please note that President Reagan did win re-election in 1984.  Not only did he win re-election, but he destroyed his democrat adversary, Walter Mondale.  The electoral vote count was 525-13!  Yes, 525-13!  And President Reagan won 49 out of the 50 states, losing only in Mondale’s home state of Minnesota.  What a wipe out!  I have heard it was said that “President Reagan had no path to victory!”

Anyway, now that we know how terribly this event effected President Reagan’s re-election hopes, let’s get back checking out the propaganda that was being spread by the “fake news media” everywhere.

“Russian commentators jumped all over Reagan’s mic check.  One of them wrote: ‘It is said that a person’s level of humor reflects the level of his thinking. If so, aren’t one and the other too low for the president of a great country?’”

“TASS, the official Soviet news agency, solemnly declared that ‘the USSR condemns this unprecedented and hostile attack by the U.S. president’ and added that ‘this kind of behavior is incompatible with the great responsibility borne by heads of nuclear states for the destinies of their own people and mankind.’”

Remember that this international uproar was all caused by an engineer or two from National Public Radio (NPR) “leaking” President Reagan’s remarks to the “biased fake news media,’ who were then more than happy to make our president look bad on the national and international stage.

“In the pre-internet era, decades before Twitter salvos emanated daily from the White House, Reagan’s detractors charged that the president was an anti-communist provocateur, a reckless nuclear ‘cowboy’ intent on provoking a conflict with the Soviet Union.”

“As matters turned out, a president who had once, quite seriously, assailed Russia as an “evil empire” went on to establish a close personal relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.”

President Reagan would go on to lay the groundwork that would lead to the downfall and the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Again, in this instance and many more that would follow, the case for Russian sympathy and collusion rests on the shoulders of the democrats, the “biased fake news media,” and “the swamp” in general.

They may continue to “throw shade” President Trump’s way, but we are wise to their tricks and their underhandedness now.

“The swamp” has our full and undivided attention.

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What’s up with “up?”

There is a two-letter word that has perhaps more meanings than any other two-letter English word, and that is the word “UP.”

It’s easy to understand “UP” as meaning “toward the sky” or “moving to the top” of something, but why do we wake UP in the morning just before we get UP?

At a meeting, we must speak UP in order to bring UP a topic.  Then it’s UP to the secretary to write UP a report, unless she can think UP an excuse!

We call UP our friends and ask them to come UP for dinner.  For them, we brighten UP the room, and we polish UP the silver, hoping they’ve worked UP an appetite.  We mess UP the kitchen cooking UP a meal and using towels to soak UP spills.  Afterward, we have to clean UP, and the next day, we warm UP the leftovers.

Sometimes, guys lock UP their house, line UP to buy parts, and then fix UP their old cars.

Politicians stir UP trouble, especially when they’re UP for election.

To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is something special!

A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.  If your can of Drano is empty, it’s all used UP.

We open UP a store in the morning, but at night we close it UP.

If it looks like rain, we say it is clouding UP.  When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP.  When it rains, some things get wet and may end UP being all rusted UP.  But when it doesn’t rain for a while, then everything dries UP.  And in the winter, things can freeze UP!

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about “UP”!  If you want to know more about “UP,” look it UP in the dictionary.  It may take UP half of the page, and can add UP to about thirty definitions!

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP your own list of the many uses of “UP.”  It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with more than a hundred!

I could go on and on, but my time is UP.  I’m going to wrap it UP by shutting UP!

Now you can share this with a friend, or not.  It’s UP to you!

Just remember, never, ever, give UP!

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When is government going to “get the lead out” and get the lead out?!

When we think of the problem of lead in drinking water, the city of Flint, Michigan immediately comes to mind.

It’s true that Flint definitely has issues with its drinking water.  It’s also true that Flint’s problems brought this issue to light on a national level.  But it is also true that Flint’s problem with lead in its water is only the tip of the iceberg of a problem that effects thousands of our communities.

That’s right.  The truth is that over 70 municipal water systems, in Michigan alone, have higher lead levels in their water than Flint does!

That’s right.  And further, the truth is that more than 5,300 water systems across America are in violation of the EPA’s lead and copper rule, which is a federal regulation in place to safeguard America’s drinking water from its aging infrastructure.

The highest lead levels in the water, recorded in Flint, was 13,000 parts per billion (ppb) in 2015.  This is more than 866 times the federal guideline of 15 ppb – the upper allowable level, above which immediate remediation is required. Uh, yeah, I’d say 866 times the allowable limit is cause for concern.  The term “immediate remediation” obviously doesn’t mean what you’d think it means either, since Flint’s issue has been going on for over four years now, and the problem still isn’t close to being totally resolved.

As of today, 15 Michigan officials have been indicted over the scandal.  I’m sure the population of Flint (about 100,000), including the 12,000+ children, who continue to be exposed to excessive lead levels in their water on a daily basis, were thrilled about that.  What they really need is government to quit dragging its feet and get the problem fixed.

Lead causes irreversible damage to developing young brains.  It is especially harmful to children 5 or younger.  Symptoms include developmental delays, dyslexia and behavioral problems.  When cells in the brain absorb lead, it tends to affect the frontal cortex, the area responsible for abstract thought, planning, and attention, and the hippocampus, essential to learning and memory, resulting in life-long learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and lower IQs.

This has been going on for decades all over the country.  Humans have long known that lead can cause detrimental health effects.  Some even claim it contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire.  Is it starting to contribute to the US taking a fall now?  I mean how many idiots can our society absorb before they start to effect things on multiple levels.

In January of 2016, President Obama declined a request from Michigan’s republican governor (I’m sure that fact that he was a republican governor had nothing to do with the denial of his request) to declare a disaster in Flint.  Instead, he authorizes $5 million in aid (it was estimated that the city would need at least $55 million to fix the problem).

A few month later, in May of 2016, President Obama visited Flint to hear first-hand how residents have endured the city’s water crisis and to highlight the federal assistance that was made to state and local agencies.  Again, I’m sure the population of Flint, along with the 12,000+ children, who continue to be exposed to excessive lead levels in their water on a daily basis, were excited about that.

It was typical.  A lot of talk, a lot of compassion, but no action.

Ok, well, let’s get back to the other pressing questions at hand:

What about your water?

What about my water?

What about just about everyone else’s water?

According to an article by Sara Ganim of CNN:

“More than 5,000 water systems (across the country) are in violation of the law. Moreover, the federal agency in charge of making sure those systems are safe not only knows the issues exist, but it’s done very little to stop them.”

“’Imagine a cop sitting, watching people run stop signs, and speed at 90 miles per hour in small communities and still doing absolutely nothing about it.  Knowing the people who are violating the law, and doing nothing. That’s unfortunately what we have now,’ said Erik Olson, health program director at Natural Resources Defense Council, which analyzed the EPA’s data for its report.”

“In this case, the ‘cop’ is a combination of the states and the EPA. States are the first line of enforcement, but when they fail, as they did recently in Flint, Michigan, the EPA is supposed to step in. But in many cases, the agency hasn’t.”

“Violations include failure to properly test water for lead, failure to report contamination to residents, and failure to treat water properly to avoid lead contamination.”

“What’s worse, the report reveals that the EPA is also aware that many utilities are “gaming the system,” using flawed or questionable testing methods in order to avoid detecting high levels of lead.”

“That means there could be many more communities violating the laws, exposing residents to dangerous levels of lead.  And the public has no idea.”

“Even Flint, a city with the most notorious case of lead in water discovered, is still not even listed as having violated the EPA’s lead and copper rule!!!!  Wait…, what?!  Can you repeat that?  Even Flint, a city with the most notorious case of lead in water discovered, is still not even listed as having violated the EPA’s lead and copper rule!!!!!”

“The EPA says, ‘it’s working on strengthening the lead and copper rule, and ‘focusing on enhanced oversight of the states, including implementation of the existing rule.’”

Oh goodie!  I’m sure that will make a real difference!

“But Alan Morrissey, former senior attorney in the EPA’s office of water enforcement, told CNN that addressing the problem could create even more violations for the already-strapped EPA water department.  ‘If you fix the problem of gaming in the system, you now have hundreds, and thousands perhaps, of municipalities that have direct violation,’ he said.”

You might need to go back and read that last section again.

Yes, you read correctly.  This is an example of government at its worst and its stupidest.

In other words, never mind the fact that we are all being poisoned by lead in our water.  Our main concern should be allowing the tests to be manipulated so that it makes it seem like we don’t really have a problem.

What can you say about this level of contempt and carelessness for the American people by bureaucratic “swamp dwellers.”

The definition of a bureaucrat is: someone who is overly concerned with procedure at the expense of efficiency or common sense.

I think that just about sums it up, except you could add “safety” to the list of things they operate at the expense of.

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John “Benedict Arnold” Kerry should be charged with treason!

Obama’s former Secretary of State John Kerry has admitted to meeting with Iranian officials.

“John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018

As reported by Brooke Singman of Fox News, “The president’s tweet came amid Republican criticism for Kerry’s “shadow diplomacy” with Iran.  Kerry admitted to having multiple meetings with Iranian officials behind the backs of Trump administration officials.  Some of the meetings were in regards to the scrapped Iranian Nuclear Deal.”

“A Kerry spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the president’s tweet.”

Hmmm.  That’s odd.  I’m guessing that Kerry’s lawyers are advising him and his spokespeople to kind of keep this more on the “down low,”  at least until they can get their excuses and lies in order.

“During an appearance on Fox News’ ‘The Daily Briefing,’ Kerry did not deny the suggestion he told Iranians to ‘wait out’ Trump until the next Democratic president.  ‘I think everybody in the world is talking about waiting out President Trump,’ Kerry said.”

That’s right John, all of the “anti-America” types are hoping to “wait him out.”  That would be “everybody in the world” to you.

“Kerry, the former Massachusetts senator who worked as the nation’s top diplomat in the Obama administration, made the comments about his interactions with Iran as he promotes his new book, ‘Every Day Is Extra.’”

Is this some kind of prerequisite now that every political idiot put out a book?  We know he didn’t actually write the book, but that’s just details.  I will give him credit for the crappy title though.  “Every Day Is Extra” is particularly dumb and pretentious.

Ms. Singman added that, “The Treasury Department last month restored sanctions against Iran,” and that, “Predident Trump blasted Kerry for his ‘possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy.’”

“Kerry, though, denied his meetings were inappropriate.”

No, no, no.  Nothing inappropriate here at all.  What world do these people live in?  I’m sure President Obama would not have minded if a former official from the Bush administration inserted themselves into Obama’s Iranian negotiations.  How is undermining your country’s foreign policy efforts not treasonous?

“Every secretary of state, former secretary of state continues to meet with foreign leaders, goes to security conferences, goes around the world,” Kerry said on “The Daily Briefing.” “We all do that. And we all have conversations [about] the state of affairs with the world in order to understand them.”

Sorry John.  Nice try, but I have literally never heard of any former secretary of state, or any other former official for that matter, meeting with officials from an adversarial country without the invitation of the current administration.  Your behavior has far exceeded having “conversations [about] the state of affairs with the world in order to understand them.”

Your behavior is treasonous in my opinion, and you should currently be under investigation in that regard.

If you want to conduct foreign policy on behalf of our nation, John, please either get hired by the state department or win an election.

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How long is it going to take the biased fake news media and the rest of “the swamp” to learn they can’t beat President Trump?

Time and time again, President Trump’s accusations and claims have been proven right over the last two years.  But yet again, the biased fake news media has met President Trump’s latest accusation with disdain and disbelief.  They call his claims “crazy,” while they question his intelligence.  They even laugh while discussing his accusations.

In this instance, two weeks ago, President Trump accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD.”  He offered no evidence of this bias, but a top adviser said the White House is “taking a look” at whether Google should face federal regulation.

According to Darlene Superville and Barbara Ortutay of The Associated Press, “Google pushed back sharply, saying Trump’s claim simply wasn’t so, “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

“The president’s tweets echoed his familiar attacks on the news media, and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don’t give equal weight to opposing political viewpoints.  They also revealed anew his deep-seated frustration he doesn’t get the credit he believes he deserves.”

There is NO question that President Trump does not get the credit he deserves on any number of issues.  These same accomplishments, if made by former President Obama, would have been met with fanfare and gushing praise by the biased fake news media.  And you can take that to the bank!

The President followed up his original claim by saying, “I think Google has really taken advantage of a lot of people, and I think that’s a very serious thing.  Google, Twitter, Facebook and others better be careful, because you can’t do that to people.”

In his tweets, President Trump said that, “Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media.  In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD.  Fake CNN is prominent.  Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out.  Illegal?  96% of results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous.  Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!””

Google then responded in a statement again by saying, “Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology.  Every year, we issue hundreds of improvements to our algorithms to ensure they surface high-quality content in response to users’ queries.  We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

‘“Experts’ suggested that Trump’s comments showed a misunderstanding of how search engines work.”

“Trump and some supporters have long accused Silicon Valley companies of being biased against them.”

“While some company executives may lean liberal, they have long asserted that their products are without political bias.”

Now we see this leaked video of Google executives and employees that confirm the liberal bias that President Trump has been concerned about!   

According to an article by John Bowden of “The Hill,” “Google executives and employees can be seen making disparaging comments about President Trump’s 2016 election victory in a leaked video recorded shortly after Trump’s win.”

“The video of Google’s all-hands staff meeting following the election, which was provided anonymously to right-wing news site Breitbart News, shows executives including co-founder Sergey Brin comparing Trump voters to “extremists” and authoritarian movements.”

This is awesome.  It’s obvious that the employee who took the video was well aware of the biased liberal environment at Google, and knew what was coming at the meeting and wanted to document it.

“In the hour of video footage, Brin is shown saying he is “deeply offend[ed]” by Trump’s election due to his status as an immigrant, and added that Trump’s politics conflict “with many of [Google’s] values.”

‘“Most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad,’ Brin says near the beginning of the meeting.”

Excuse me, but I’ve worked for more than a few companies, and at no time has any election or political outcome ever been discussed, or even mentioned at a company meeting.  Why do they feel the need to address this if they truly are not biased as they have claimed?

“Google’s senior VP for global affairs Kent Walker went on to characterize Trump voters as governed by ‘fear,’ which he said was ‘fueling concerns, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.’”

“Asked later on in the video whether any of the executives saw a positive benefit from Trump’s election, the group laughed before Brin responded, ‘Boy, that’s a really tough one right now.’”

“The video’s release comes following Google CEO Larry Page’s failure to attend hearings in the House and Senate related to Russia’s election interference and conservative claims of bias against right-leaning users and news sources on Facebook, Twitter and other tech platforms.”

Google has since released a statement (another one) saying, “At a regularly scheduled all hands meeting, some Google employees and executives expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season.  Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products.”

Of course not!  This blatant bias would have effect whatsoever!  It would seem that Google is taking their lead from the DOJ and the FBI regarding that whole bias thing.

“House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) slammed the company on Wednesday before the release of the video, accusing Google of “controlling the internet” during an interview with Fox News.”

“‘Ninety percent of all searches come through Google.  If you don’t make that first page on Google, only 5 percent go to the next [page],’ he said. ‘They’re controlling the internet in a much different way.’”

I wish these “know-it-alls” would stop trying to tell us what we saw, what we heard and what to think about it all.  Those days are gone biased fake news media!

You know what they say: “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”

QUACK!!!!

Chalk another one up for President Trump!

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Our pets have nothing but love for us.  We should be there for them when their time has come.

Kelli Bender, of People Magazine, shared what happened when an animal lover posted on her account about a recent question she asked her veterinarian, and the doctor’s heartbreaking response.

Her article is titled, “Vet Reveals What Happens in a Dying Pet’s Final Moments, Breaks Hearts Around the World.”

“Sometimes your best friend isn’t there when you need him most.  That is what a veterinarian reportedly described to Twitter user ‘@jessi_dietrich.’”

According to “@jessi_dietrich,” “‘I Asked my vet what the hardest part was about his job & he said when he has to put an animal down 90% of owners don’t actually want to be in the room when he injects them so the animal’s last moments are usually them frantically looking around for their owners & tbh (too be honest) that broke me,’ the Twitter user posted on July 26.”

“Over the past month, the tweet has been retweeted more than 41,000 times, liked 140,000 times and has received hundreds of comments.  Many of the responses to the heartbreaking tweet come from pet owners who have stayed with an ailing pet while they were euthanized.  While most remarked on how hard the choice was, almost all of the animal lovers confessed they were happy to give their pet peace and love in their final moments.”

When that time comes for us to assume the responsibility and do the best thing for our pets, it is a very difficult time.

Our pets are completely dependent on us, and they look to us for our approval and reassurance all of the time.

It’s very upsetting and very sad to watch this soul you have come to love take its last breath.  But it is something we need to do and something we should do.  We owe our pets at least that much, and a lot more.

Picturing the scene, where the poor animal is looking around for some reassurance from a familiar face, like the veterinarian described, is heartbreaking.

Having gone through this with one of our own family dogs, I know this is a very hard thing to do, but something that, ultimately, I’m glad I was there for.

“Others responded with messages of despair that pet owners would leave their furry friends in their deepest moment of need.  After the tweet began to receive widespread attention, @jessi_diectrich responded to the numerous users who said her original tweet made them horribly sad.”

“‘Didn’t mean to break everyone’s hearts just wanted to raise awareness!!!!! I’m so sorry :/,’ she wrote.”

“It appears @jessi_dietrich has succeeded in her mission; shortly after her post started to spread, a New Zealand-based animal hospital posted a similar message from a ‘tired broken-hearted vet’ on its Facebook page.”

“‘They search every face in the room for their loved person.  They don’t understand why you left them when they are sick, scared, old or dying from cancer and they need your comfort,’ reads the post from Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital.”

“Similar to the earlier tweet, this post quickly spread across the Internet with 89,000 shares and 14,000 likes.”

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”  – Will Rogers

Me too Will.  Me too.

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