It’s Friday and we’re rolling into what we hope will be a nice weekend. I hope you all had a rewarding and productive week.
If you’re new to this blog, on Fridays we usually have a shoot the shit with our readers. The shoot the shit can be about anything, even if it’s unrelated to the site’s central theme. Readers are free to make unsupported comments, use profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject altogether.
I’ll kick this thing off by asking for reader assistance. I have been struggling to find out how the hell one becomes a Fellow. There are Fellows all over the place, on the news, they have Fellow business cards etc., but how do you become a fellow? I have a Masters and I think I’d make a great Fellow but I don’t know how to become one.
If you don’t already have big plans for the weekend, or aren’t heading out to the range, go see The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan. Jackie is a restaurateur in London during the Irish Republican Army (IRA) conflicts. He looses his only living child when a bomb is detonated outside of a London dress shop. The rest of the movie involves Jackie searching for the culprits. It’s not until late in the movie that it’s revealed that Jackie was an operative during the Vietnam War. It’s a great movie and one you can take the whole family to see. Great flick!
Anybody worn out with the Harvey Weinstein extravaganza? Personally, I think Harvey may be a reincarnated diesel boat sailor, but here is the reality. Harvey is a product of his environment and many of the people that condemn Harvey also have skeletons in their closets. In Hollywood the agents tap the talent (male, female, gay, straight or gender undecided). If it moves they tap it. They then refer them to a director or producer who also taps them. They in turn pass then on to a financial planner who also taps the talent, and they in turn refer them out to a therapists who too taps the talent.
Last but not least, note that everyone and their mother has a theory on the WHY behind the Las Vegas shootings. Here’s ours …
Steve Wynn, during a Fox News interview, indicated that Paddock and his girlfriend frequently visited the Wynn Resort, Las Vegas. Mr. Wynn continued indicating that neither Paddock nor his girlfriend took a sip of alcohol; while gambling, through room service or dinning. He further indicated that Paddock and his girlfriend were at all times coherent, reasonable and lucid. So, my theory is that Paddock had either converted or developed an affinity with Islam. As a convert or sympathizer, he deliberately targeted the Country Western concert possibly making a mental connection between Christianity and country music genre .
I don’t believe the event had political motivations, but I do hypothesize that ideology was possibly its catalyst. The absence of footprints openly indicating an affiliation with Islam, ISIS, AQ or AQAP does not exclude ideology from being the motive.
Let us hear from you, we love hearing from you! Have a great weekend be safe and spend some quality time with your buds and family.