Monday, February 29, 2016

John Oliver Calls out Trump (Drumpf)...Bazinga!!!

Well, many have tried to get different mud to stick on Donald Trump for the last several months. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson couldn't do it. Many in the centre and on the left have failed thus far, as Trump is poised to clean up on Super Tuesday in the United States and cruise to the Republican Presidential nomination.

...But then John Oliver chose to get involved. And he finally brought with him cold hard facts to wipe that smug grin off the millionaire's face. You can watch the video below.

John Oliver on Donald Trump

Oliver is not afraid to call Trump out on flip-flopping more than a beached whale, racist tendencies, failed businesses (Trump Steaks anyone?) and his lack of actual grit and toughness. I believe he could have hit home on his proposed policies towards Muslims and his Facist ideas, but he did get into what he needed to for the most part.

I appreciate that Trump was called out for not disavowing former KKK leader David Duke, but I believe that Trump knew he couldn't outwardly shun racists when they form so much of his base of support (see: Tea Party).

American news outlet has a fairly detailed article covering Oliver's Trump bashing at this link.  After watching and reading all of this, will you be able to look at Donald J. Trum....I mean the same way ever again? (Yes, Drumpf was his original family name).

I am not a huge fan of Hilary Clinton, but if she is the best option to make sure this lunatic never gets near the Whitehouse, I am all for it.

I long for the opportunity to hear Vince McMahon say, just one more time in his trademark way, to Donald Trump, on the day of his losing the Republican nomination or presidential election, his glorious phrase: "Donald Trump...Youuuuuuurrrrrrr'eeeee Fiiiiirrrrreeeeeddddd!!!"

Monday, February 08, 2016

Daniel Bryan Set to Retire

It is with a heavy heart that I report to you, dear reader, that Daniel Bryan's sports entertainment career as an active wrestler is over. is reporting that Bryan is set to retire due to lingering health concerns. Daniel's Twitter account confirms the news:

Daniel Bryan won over fans with his infectious, everyman personality and expert technical wrestling skills. He is a professional wrestler who won over fans so much that they forced Vince and Co. to make him WWE Champ even though Mr. McMahon thought we was too small to carry the top belt and the company on his back. He proved his harshest critics wrong and was so over that other faces (ahem, Roman Reigns) were booed out of arenas when they defeated him.

I understand that his health comes first. He is making a choice I would also make, as he wants to live to be able to pick up his future kids and play with them. I wish him all the best in his post-wrestling life.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Henry Rollins: Big Think

Hello dear reader! I just came across some Henry Rollins (incredible musician, actor, lyricist, public speaker and punk god!!)  Big Think videos on Youtube and wanted to share them. They are a few years old, but incredibly relevant still today.

The short pieces go into gay marriage, racism, education and job outsourcing, to name but a few areas. He also echos my opinions very closely: racism is outdated adn juvenile, gay marriage is feared by uninformed overly religioso types, educated 20-somethings are struggling because most good jobs have been shipped overseas and our society won't be successful until employment opportunities are brought back.

Mr. Rollins is specifically talking about America, but his ideas can be applied to Canada and Europe almost seamlessly. I would love to hear your thoughts on some of these issues, too.

Anyway, on to the videos (credit to the original uploaders, BBC and Big Think!!)


 Gay Marriage

Education and the job market Henry

Rollins on BBC Hardtalk