Youth Consuming Industry

If you love the Broadway theater, and I do, it must be noted for those that do also, are most likely rabid fans of, the host and co-host of PBS’s Theater Talk, who are old, how do I know this, since its debut in 1996, Michael Riedel, New York Post theater columnist, started dyeing his hair and Susan Haskins, producer/actress, has started wearing a blond wig on air, like Mary Alice Williams and Lesly Stahl, television news personalities in extension of a youth appearing consuming industry, all of which is designed to deceive real true to life aging, offering, of sort, continuity of appearance no matter their age or the length of time their program runs.

We Know What You Said Last Summer

Every time this American President steps into deep doo-doo or something just like his indifferent statement on Charlottesville, a branch of his supporters, those that have regularly scheduled media programs start out by half-heartedly trying and failing to defend his blunder, then seamlessly move on to change the discussion by attacking the former President or even the last Democratic presidential candidate forgetting about their defense or support of the President and his latest impropriety.

The Very Mention Of You

On the 08/13/2017 broadcast of CNN’s Reliable Sources I sat through the tortures experience of image in over drive not since the last presidential campaign when the media could not get enough of the Trump image. The story was about Yashar Ali, the blogger, being sued by, American television personality, Eric Bolling, it took Reliable Sources twenty-nine stills and clips, many in repetition rotation to tell the story and none of Yashar Ali, who was on the telephone contributing to the telling. When I’m asked if I had seen a story reported on one of the cable outlets, my answer is usually yes and no, I watch most cable news, if you can call it that with ‘eyes wide shut’, in avoidance of the annoyance of watching image overload at the mention of a name…

What It Takes

Over the weekend I found over twenty videos on Amazon Fire that is well stocked covering Germany during 1920’s up till the end of the 1940’s, and how the then Chancellor won over group after group to his way of thinking, finally the entire country. It was a slow process until the business community came on board with the promise of restored industry and jobs, you see after WW1, the German economy was in the toilet. All it took was the fulfilment of industry and jobs, starting with the rebuilding of the railroads, consumer goods, automobiles, roadways, etc. Fast forward to small arms, tanks and airplanes, well-paying jobs and a well-fed populace, what we call pocket book issues, once installed, will follow anyone to the ends of the earth which is exactly what was done, to the bitter end.

Every time I see the current President stand before cabinet members that I am willing to bet are way smarter and wiser than him, propose some ridiculous logic in broken English, they must be thinking to themselves, how did he and much worse did I get here, one remembrance of the high stock market averages, concluding with, oh, that’s how…

Also, what deserve honorable mention, the persecution of and the demonization of segments of the population is a necessary ingredient to build upon…

New Orleans, Its Time

At a recent press conference, the mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu suggested private third-party companies to manage the cities pumping systems to lower the risk of city flooding, I opinioned, the change may be needed even after a moderate amount of rain. It’s well known that Orleans’s drainage system, much of which is below sea level, no matter who is running the city pumps, flooding is most likely. Once again, it’s time for competent minds to take charge and move the entire city to higher ground or learn to live under water in full scuba gear. At least until the time comes when someone monitoring the city pumps and flood levels discover that the current number of pumps being employed are no longer need and can be cut back to one or two, instead of after each rain fall, the request for larger additional powerful pumps are requested…In this age of climate charge, this blogger declares that the time has come and almost passed well into the future for the city of New Orleans not to become Old Orleans under ten fathoms of sea water…

From Roger Grimsby…Here now the news…

During the early days of broadcast news, on both radio and television, networks and stations would use the word, ‘bulletin’, meaning a news flash of a beginning urgent news story would soon follow, stay tuned, that was designed to have you shaking in your boots the significance of a national impending emergency to be determined. But a bulletin cannot run all day, so, some wise executive news manager, came up with the large red blinking ‘breaking news’ banner on television, and for those not so urgent news items, ‘this just in’ on radio came into vogue, but even those cannot run all day, so, I, suggest an all-day cure, the ‘developing story’ words and banner that can run until the cows come home and I have recently noticed some have adopted it. Is this a ‘developing story’? maybe…

Leadership, Wanting

Let us try to imagine a venture that is both dangerous and life enduring at every step, that can be filled with hazardous pot-holes along its way that has always been managed by skilled professionals with, admittedly at times, questionable out comes, some even fatal, would anyone suddenly want to switch to having its administration turned over to a rank amateur hoping for a better return on the investment, only to find many regrets from the very beginning just a lot of boasting in someone with no professional experience, no proven record of success to speak of, overseeing such a venture in Venezuela? No, consider an endeavor closer to home.