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Little Johnny came home from school one day and his father asked, "what did you learn in school today Johnny?"  "Well", Johnny replied, "the teacher is trying to teach us the difference between, potential and reality, but I am having a hard time trying to learn the difference."   His Dad then said, " Well Johnny, I'll give you a little assignment that should help you out. Go to your sister, your mom and your brother and ask each one of them if they would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million bucks."   "Ok" Johnny replied. So he dutifully went off on his assignment.  First he approached his sister. "Hey sis, would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million bucks?"  The sister shot back, "Sure I would, I mean he is gorgeous no problem."  Then he went to his mom.  "Mom," Johnny said cautiously , "would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million bucks?"   "Well son, your Dad and I have been married for 30 years and I never cheated on him once but a million dollars could really help this family out, so I guess I would."   Then finally he went to his brother and said, "Hey bro , would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million bucks?"  At first his brother said, "What the hell is the matter with you?  Do you think I am some kind of queer or something?"  then he thought about it for a bit. "You know, I could get a lot of stuff with a million bucks, Ok I would do it once."

So Johnny went back to his dad and his dad said, "Well what did they say?"   Johnny replied, "Well they all said yes but I don't understand how this helps me distinguish between potential and reality!"   Then Johnny's dad sighed, "Well son, let me put it to you this way  Potentially we are multi-millionaires....the Reality is, we live with two prostitutes and a homosexual."

The potential and reality of the Hillary Clinton campaign after the orange punch line....

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Sat Feb 21, 2015 at 06:39 PM PST

The 1% vs the 99% NFL version

by tvdude

I have lived in San Diego for the last 17 years and have become a San Diego Chargers fan.  I know pro football is a business first and a sport second but it is fun to get together with friends on a Sunday and root for a team representing your city. Well yesterday the Chargers took the fun out of it by showing their fans the business side of the game.  In so doing they teamed up with a bitter rival and showed Charger fans just whose side they are really on!  More after the orange goal post.

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Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 02:58 PM PST

Stay classy tv news!

by tvdude

David Susskind once said , " if you put an artichoke on TV after a couple of weeks that artichoke will become famous."  Unfortunately there are way too many artichokes on TV news today and not enough journalists.  I spent 16 years as a TV news anchor in various small to mid-size markets(Salt Lake City was the biggest market where I was a weekend anchor). Although I enjoyed the work, I never really enjoyed the people I worked with in the newsroom. I found a majority of them to be ego driven, back-stabbing kiss asses. More after the orange teleprompter.

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Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 08:51 AM PST

Super Stupid Sunday Spectacle

by tvdude

If you want to see a microcosm of the decay in American society and culture, you need look no further than today's Super Bowl!  From the inane three hour Pre game show to the display of military might during the national anthem, the gluttony of over hyped corporate commercials and the embarrassing half time show, the Super Bowl puts on a display that makes the Roman coliseum pale in comparison. It's no wonder they label them by roman numerals! More after the orange goal line.

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I don't know about you, but I think I have heard enough information on the supposedly deflated footballs  from the New England Patriots to last a couple of lifetimes!! I mean seriously, every time I turn on the tv or radio there is the latest breathless scoop on so called, "deflate gate."  Just in case you have been camping in the mountains or something ( which is the only way you could have avoided hearing about it),  the New England Patriots gained a competitive advantage in their game against the Indianapolis Colts be taking a little air out of the footballs that they used in the game.  In so doing they provided plenty of hot air for the TV news anchor types.  More after the deflated orange squiggly.

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Sun Jan 04, 2015 at 07:10 PM PST

Is the NFL rigged?

by tvdude

I know this isn't the most pressing issue in America but with the suspicion of elections not exactly being on the up and up with paper-less voting machines, it just seems like more and more every aspect of our life is being controlled.  I have been watching NFL football for 40 years, I have never seen an incident like the one that occurred in the Lions - Cowboys playoff game today....More after the orange goal line..

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Do you think the NFL is rigged?

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Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 11:01 AM PST

Brad Blog vs. Nate Silver

by tvdude

In a post election analysis, Nate Silver wrote that pre-election polls were skewed towards Democrats...http://fivethirtyeight.com/...  He says the pollsters ( all of them ) got it wrong for various reasons.   Brad Blog came up with a response, "The results were skewed towards Republicans"  http://www.bradblog.com/...   I think his response deserves a little more attention.  More after the orange touch screen.

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I see these right wing Facebook posts that make outlandish claims all the time.  They are so blatantly silly all you can do is laugh at them.  This latest one turned out to be not so funny and had real life consequences.  More after the orange frown.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT

National Anthems and violent images

by tvdude

First off, I am a HUGE fan of the World Cup!  I have been ever since 1982 when I began following the tournament on a regular basis.  There is just something awe-inspiring about the entire planet ( and more recently the U.S.) being riveted on one sporting event.  For thirty days the world comes together to enjoy a fabulous spectacle and to watch some incredible soccer ( and some not so incredible moments i.e. suarez biting incident, but it's all part of the spectacle).  Maybe it's why this event seems to torment many conservatives who evidently can't stand to see the world come together even for 30 days. Becasue every country in the world plays soccer, it is the one time that even the smallest countries can compete with super powers at something!  

One of my favorite moments ( that I never miss) comes right before each game : the playing of the two countries national anthems. It's the one time during the tournament when a small country can proudly showcase their feelings and love for country.  My wife is from Colombia ( i know we are still heart broken), as she was translating the words of her anthem I thought to myself, what nice words and sentiments.  It got me to thinking about our national anthem and some of the words are not so peaceful, in fact are kind of violent..It also got me to thinking about the words of the other 31 national anthems...so I did some research ...more after the star spangled wavy orange thing

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Which song do you think should be our National Anthem?

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Okay so I am doing my obligatory daily check-in on my facebook account today and among the pics of friends kids and the fabulous lives that all our friends are leading, i find a pro-gun post by a former co-worker that boldly claims: GUN HOMICIDE IS DOWN 49% IN THE LAST 12 YEARS.  ONLY 12% OF AMERICANS KNOW THAT.  TELL US AGAIN HOW UNBIASED OUR MEDIA IS.

I thought to myself, how could that possibly be, given the rash of mass killings we've had the last decade.  So I decided to do a little research on that claim.  It turns out somebody beat me to it.  

More after the orange barricade

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Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 12:55 PM PDT

New Gallup Poll...OMG dumb and dumber

by tvdude

Just the other day, I was thinking back to the things we read and studied in junior high school and high school in the sixties. I remember reading authors like Steinbeck, Hawthorne, and Faulkner in the eighth grade! I couldn't imagine that today!
I have been quite aware that the standard of education has been going steadily downhill for decades now.  We've all seen the studies throughout the years, college freshmen not able to fill out the states on a map  etc....I was wondering where this was all going to lead us as a nation.  A new Gallup poll released this week gives a disturbing snapshot of where we stand collectively as a nation....I warn you it is not pretty.  Proceed over the orange squiggly at your own risk....

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Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 06:21 PM PDT

Exxon, me and the IRS

by tvdude

We've all heard the stories by now of how corporations like Exxon avoid paying federal income taxes. As a matter of fact in 2009 Exxon managed to pay exactly...zero in federal tax.  There doesn't seem to be much push back from the IRS.  I guess when you have an army of high priced lawyers  the IRS can feel a bit intimidated.  But when it comes to yours truly, well that's a different story, they can get bold, and downright aggressive.  More after the orange deduction......

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