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Homosexuals Are Not Aliens

June 29th, 2011 by Michael Tabor
I was delighted to hear that legislators in New York did not cave in to ignorant constituents (when it comes to gays) and finally had the guts to put into law same sex marriage. We have at last enacted a law that should have been a “no-brainer” from day one. This piece of legislation has made New York a more tolerant state and hence a better state and I could only hope that the rest of the nation follows suit.
What is it about gays that frighten some people? It is in my opinion one of the great curiosities of mankind. One can bring up the notion that speaking from an evolutionary standpoint homosexuals cannot procreate and therefore ought not to be allowed to marry. Well then, if one follows the same logic, what about heterosexual couples who choose not to have children; are we to annul the marriage?  Of course not; this procreation rhetoric is nonsense, especially if one considers the fact that we live an already over-populated country and indeed crowded world. Many of the same people who are against same sex marriage and a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion(another blog) are the very same people who will always say “there are poor people because there are limited natural resources.”
This fear of gays is simply a matter of being afraid of difference and is not unlike racism. Sexual orientation is something a person is born with; and the argument that it is a matter of being raised a certain way or perhaps a form of rebellion against society (we have all heard the arguments) is frankly offensive and absurd. What rational person would choose to be gay? We live in a prodigiously homophobic society as a whole and electing to be gay is disadvantageous in every respect. Even if homosexuals had a choice, which they clearly don’t, what difference does it make? Who cares? Isn’t that what freedom is all about? Live and let live and besides I’ll repeat that people are genetically predisposed to sexual orientation and there is no “cure” (terrible word, it is not a disease).
I will bring up one last argument against gays that we all know. The Bible clearly states and in no uncertain terms that homosexuality is sinful. There are a lot of rational and intelligent people who are religious and believe in this. I am friends with religious people and gay people alike and this is an area where you could either say that that part of scripture is wrong or you could easily point out the very important reasons for separation of church and state.
I will simply state my opinion to those gay people who may be reading this – you are not living in sin and you are not going to hell!
So now it is your turn WHADAWETHINK ? I would love to hear what everyone has to say. Allow me to sum up by posing this question: Why should any human being who is hard working, pays taxes, bleeds and cries just like everyone else be denied the benefits that heterosexuals enjoy? Homosexuals are not aliens and in fact, 10% of the population is gay. Leave these people alone, they have been persecuted enough for no good reason. Live and let live.
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33 year old Drug Addict Arrested in Quadruple Murder on Long Island

June 23rd, 2011 by Michael Tabor

I am looking at a picture of a gaunt and emaciated man in a white jump suit being taken away by the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island for the senseless killing of 4 innocent people. He was arrested yesterday along with his wife at his home in Medford, NY which was only 2 miles from where the murder and robbery (only pharmaceuticals were stolen and no cash) occurred which was at Haven Drugs – the local pharmacy. His wife, Melinda Brady, just 29, is being charged with third – degree robbery (she was in the car of the Pharmacy parking lot awaiting her husband as he cold-bloodedly murdered these people).
Why? Why did he have to kill anybody? I have so many questions and I am profoundly perplexed because this young man committed an act so atrocious and now has ruined so many lives yet he had no history of violence and was liked by all who knew him. How could David Laffer, the same man who only four years ago proposed to his wife to be at a New York Islander game commit such a heinous act of prodigious proportions and presently leave the whole neighborhood and the whole of suburban Long Island stunned and aghast. Not since the notorious Amityville killings, in 1974, in which 6 people were murdered and was the basis for the film and book, has there been a mass murder of this magnitude.
This is why people leave the city – to get away from the mayhem and crime and have a chance to be cozily nestled in the suburbs. Furthermore, this happened on a Sunday, not at midnight but 10 am on Father’s Day no less. I cannot imagine any of the victims or anyone for that matter feeling any sense of danger or alarm at that time or place. This is not supposed to happen here! Nevertheless, sadly, it does and a fatal act of violence could occur anywhere.
I am now looking at the picture of Jennifer Mejia, 17, and I have a lump in my throat. She was supposed to graduate from high school today, Thursday, June 23, 2011 and instead she is being put in the ground and laid to rest forever. She had her entire life ahead of her and just like that, the most precious gift of all, her life was taken away from her in a split second. No college, no boyfriends, no marriage, no children and all because a homicidal drug addict who had a permit (Yes NRA – in your collective eyes it was all peachy-keen for Laffer to own a gun) elected to do so and had the wherewithal because he had a gun.
The other victims were Jaime Tacetta, 33 and Bryon Sheffield, 71 who were customers, (why kill the customers? Why kill anyone?) And, the pharmacist, Raymond Ferguson who was 45. Irreplaceable, precious, and beloved individuals are gone forever; their families, friends and loved ones are scarred for life; as well as the community. This horrific mass murder has traumatized all of Long Island in fact. This has left us all puzzled – this happened because a near-death-looking fiend with a gun wanted drugs.
I will end this Op-ed blog by raising a series of questions, which I will surely be writing about as topics in it of itself. Anyone who knows me or who reads my blogs on a regular basis knows that I am vehemently opposed to guns of any kind. How many people have to die before we start sternly regulating guns? I drive through my suburban neighborhood and I see gun shops; this literally sickens me.  The drug problem in this country is in epic proportions; we have an epidemic on our hands. What are we going to do about it – especially with prescription drugs?  Could drugs turn a decent man into a killer? I, personally don’t think so. Although people said Laffer was a nice person 4 years ago, I do not buy into it. I could under no condition take the life of another except in perhaps a life and death self-defense situation. I think this statement resonates with all good, law-abiding citizens.
Everyone say a prayer for Jennifer Mejia, Jaime Taccetta, Bryon Sheffield, and Raymond Fergusen. R.I.P.

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Remembering My Father

June 19th, 2011 by Magdalena Tabor

Many years have passed since I lost my father but his presence is still felt in my life. You might refer to my poem entitled, ” Conversations With My Father” dated 5/11. He lies buried in a lovely rural cemetary that hugs the side of a mountain in upstate NY. The same mountain where he loved to spend his weekends in a tiny house. The house is mine now, where my husband and I often spend our weekends whenever we can. I regret that the two men I have loved most in my life have never had the chance to meet and I know the picture I try to portray of my father will never truly be recognized.
He was a man who adored his daughter, like most father/daughter relationships, and my earliest recollections of the two us us begin on Sunday mornings with trips to the carousel. He always carried a pint sized version of my favorite candy bar in his pocket that he’d present on our walk from the parking lot to the carousel through the woods. This scene was repeated over and over until I guess I got too big for that sort of thing. One day I learned that the hundred year old carousel had burned to the ground but that they planned to build another in its place. I was reminded that although we try, we can never truly replace that which is lost. And so it is with fathers.
My father always carried a picture of his mother in his wallet. She died when he was just six years old. I would always ask him to show it to me and he always willingly obliged. I would stare at the lovely young woman in Victorian dress and marvel at her beauty. After numerous requests to view the treasured photo, one day he removed it from its plastic sleeve and handed it to me. I could scarcely accept. I knew how much it meant to him. I purchased a beautiful antique frame for her where she remains to this day, cherishing his most prized possession as he had cherished her.
He always told me never to leave the house without money – “Aways carry a $20.00 bill in your wallet – you never know when you’ll need it”. When my father died, my mother wanted to give me something to remember him by – she gave me the wallet. In it are old pictures of us as youngsters, an old hunting license, his drivers license, by now long since expired. In a secret compartment is a $50.00 bill. I borrowed it once and replaced it as soon as I could. It’s become a ritual now and again when I’m short of cash. It’s my way of saying “Thanks, Pop”. You always promised to take care of me.

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Larry Flynt Offers Job to Anthony Weiner

June 17th, 2011 by Michael Tabor

Do what you love and do what you do best. This sounds like a joke but Larry Flynt, the notorious pornographer, offered now former congressional representative, a job paying 20% more than what he was making as a lawmaker.
I will blog about the outrageous Larry Flynt sometime in the future but on this blog, I will concentrate on Anthony Weiner. Mr. Weiner and his wife of 11 months are seriously worried about their financial future. I asked my wife what employer would hire a man like this and my wife quipped kiddingly that he could get a job in the pornography industry. I laughed heartily and no sooner did I hang up the phone than a news story on Yahoo appears about Larry Flynt, the founder and creator of the hardcore magazine – Hustler, offered the once very important lawmaker a position with his company with full benefits.  Wow, I immediately called my wife and gave her a new nickname – Carnac the Magnificent. We had a good laugh and then it just struck me that this on one level, yes – is hysterical but the truth of the matter is this so stupid on Weiner’s part and unspeakably sad for his wife, Huma Abein.
Ms. Abein married a very respectable and rising star in the world of politics and now he is the laughing stock of the late night talk shows, your local shopping center, and just everywhere. Moreover, just to add salt to the wounds the name Weiner just magnifies the stupidity and humor of this story. I am serious, this story has legs, and I assume it will go away in a week or so but it most certainly was the talk of the town for the past month.
What makes this story so – I wouldn’t say tragic but deplorable is the inane act. It would be less offensive if he took a picture of himself completely nude (not much though) instead of just a snapshot of his reproductive organs. This is something a little boy or a teenager would do; my goodness” I’ll show you my privates if you show me yours.” I understand that human sexuality is a very complex phenomenon and different acts affect people differently and it’s a private matter between two consenting adults. However we are discussing a supposedly serious, important, and responsible legislator who does something that even if one were a sanitation worker is despicable. (No offense to garbage men, I think they are hard-working men doing what nobody wants to do but must be done).
I may be onto something here when I say an important man behaving so inappropriately is probably aphrodisiacal to Anthony Weiner. Well, I’m not going to armchair psychoanalyze Weiner so I will just wrap up by declaring that I am in agreement with everyone who asked for his resignation. If he had an affair or an off color fetish that was kept private then that is one thing and none of our business, however he crossed the line by if I may use a phrase “fornicating in public” and that is an act for which the public ought not to stand.
So now it is your turn – WHADAWETHINK ? Should we give Anthony Weiner another chance or do you agree with me that he went too far? There is a lot to discuss, let’s have fun with this one.
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How to Make Money Blogging

June 16th, 2011 by Michael Tabor

This is an honest blog about how money is earned blogging. If the only reason you started blogging was to make a lot of money quickly and easily I must sadly inform you that blogging is not for you. 99.99% of bloggers do not make money but then again they are not producing very good blogs. I am going to say this now and repeat it because it is the truth and the only thing that works is – content. Content is everything!
I am 6 months into my blogging career and I can now honestly say that no I am not raking in the bucks, however, I am at a point where I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will probably never be rich, however one can never tell, and I will make enough money to make a comfortable middle class living. Though I am not The Pioneer woman, (she makes more than a million dollars just blogging and her secret is – Good Content. It is a Suzy Homemaker blog and it is not for me but I admire the aesthetically pleasing site and the quality of the content that is accessible, fun, and rife with information. ) yet, within 2 years I should be making half of what she makes.
This is my first blog about how I make money off blogging but there is a certain percentage of individuals who do nothing but give very often bogus advice, tease you with bits of informational profit-garnering techniques, and then ask you to purchase their secrets to success. Stay away from those people –please do not waste your money on these bogus “secrets”. All the information you need to know to get going is free, the only expenditures will be the products you need to run your blog, marketing and key word search, etc. The beauty of blogging is the start-up cost is minimal and if you do everything correctly your first year investment should be no more than $1,500.00. (I have made all the mistakes an individual can possibly make and already spent around $5,000.00. I will tell you about my mistakes and how to avoid them.) So steer clear of so called “blogging gurus” who take your money and give you nothing you couldn’t find on the internet here or anywhere on the web for nothing. THERE ARE NO SECRETS – only blogs with good content.
I cannot emphasize how important it is that you begin blogging for the right reasons. I started blogging because I love to write. I went to school for journalism and unfortunately spent 25 years of my professional career doing everything but Journalism. I was a recruiter or “headhunter” for many of those years and I loathed it! Now I look back and seeing the success I am having has a professional full time blogger, I regret not having persevered in the field I love so dearly – writing. So if I won the lottery or inherited a large sum of money, I would continue to blog every day. This truly is a dream come true and I consider myself unspeakably fortunate.
Let’s get started – Choose a niche
I made a mistake right from the get-go by one, not picking a niche and secondly which is what one has to do to after a niche is found is pick a domain name. I went 0 for 2. I am managing to eke out a living because the content (there is the only secret word again – content) of this blog is so good, otherwise I probably would not have earned a nickel. I know it is possible to do what I am attempting to do, which is cover everything under the sun, the very successful Huffington Post does just that. However this blog -whadawethink.com is a husband and wife team and Arianna Huffington, the creator of Huffington Post ,had millions of dollars in the beginning to play with and 7000 writers to boot. So yes, in this case Ms. Huffington’s creation is the result of having so much money and the solution to good content and marketing is to simply cut a check and hire great writers and guest writers in addition to 70 + employees to market her blog. The Huffington Post truly is an original online newspaper. This blog is for you and I; the average person who is starting an online business with just a couple of thousand dollars tops to start.
I have at least 3 more blogs that I’m preparing to launch very soon which are yes, one all have very specific niches and two, have a domain name that is apropos. The first is called grammarmarks.com, which covers all aspects of grammar, and style, I will be checking all types of correspondence for grammatical mistakes and corrections, and I will be putting my recruiting business to work by cleaning up people’s resumes. Furthermore, my wife has come up with a niche and great domain herself -teainthetureet.com and just as the name suggests this a very specific niche on tea and one can surmise what the blog is about by the title. The way to get a good niche is just google it and if 100’s of millions of entries pop up, the niche is not tight enough. One would like to get under the 10 million mark and even less for example the number for grammar checking is 2.2 million. You may still say wow, that is a big number, but the reality is the World Wide Web is a sprawling and prodigious entity and over 2 billion people use the internet. The number is simply awesome and staggering.
I will mention some products that I do not personally use but I will vouch for them because keep in mind there is not a product here that I have not tried or some successful blogging colleague hasn’t.
Market Samurai (as you can see I don’t use hyperlinks – this is a matter of choice. I don’t want people leaving my site so I am hopeful that you read my blogs and then seek out whatever it may be afterwards.) is the best in terms of assisting you in terms of selecting a niche. This tool will help you out with keyword selection to drive traffic to your site, SEO competition, rank tracker, monetization, can manage your content and so much more. A friend of mine stated that the product doubled his profits.
Purchasing your domain name and choosing a host
There are a number of hosts (mistake #3 for me. I chose 1and1 and they don’t compare to Host Gator, which is the best – trust me on this one.) In addition, I use Host Gator, the platform I use is WordPress; everyone uses it and for good reason it is great, and it is free. There is no other successful person who uses anything else.
The next step is personalizing your blog. No one is going to stay with the generic features wordpress provides so you can invest in some software like Semiologic-Wordpress or invest in a Web Designer – a good one who is ethical. In terms of finding a good Web Designer, referrals are the only way. I have an honest, talented, ethical and affordable Web Designer and perhaps the second reason whadawethink.com is successful is because it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I had done so many things wrong and the site, in my opinion is so attractive, I’m certain there are people who come just for the design alone.
More than one blog
Yes, get out as many blogs as you can handle. I know people who have 20 or more sites.
SEO Optimization
I paid an SEO Optimization company to set me up with all the major search engines. I highly recommend that everyone do this, it’s an additional investment, but it’s necessary. What I would not suggest you do is sign up for the any of their marketing campaigns. I’m in the middle of a campaign that I wasted $800 on and I will not mention the company because who knows, maybe whadawethink.com will pick up dramatically. There was another company I used for marketing and I got hit with nothing but spam. Essentially what they did was throw their clients my way and who had no interest in whadawethink.com but they wanted to use my web-site as a platform for all the links I was getting because the site was so popular. This comes to a product I highly recommend once your blog starts moving along called Askimet, which is a spam blocker and works perfectly.
Content , Content and more Content
Have great content. This blog could literally be those 3 words – provide great content. Writing well, being witty, researching everything you write. Take time to respond to the people who follow you, provide information, but make it fun to read. One could be the greatest writer in the world but if it is dry – well then it may be too scholarly. You really do not want to write scholarly on a blog. If someone is writing a book, blogs are not considered legitimate sources. But if the information is correct every time then many individuals may check your blog first and then proceed from there. That’s what I do with Wikipedia; it’s accurate 99.9% of the time but if I want to be certain I start there and double check at another source. Why? Because I am used to it, it is fun, easy and accessible.
Marketing your Blog
One can pay for it or do it yourself and doing it yourself is a lot of hard work. It is sad but some of the greatest material ever written goes unread because it was not promoted properly. I actually blogged about it. Some of my best blogs have gone unread because the topic was trending and therefore too competitive for the search engines to pick up. My advice is to write what you want. Again, if you are writing just for keywords then your job becomes a drag. Remember content and you will be found.
Use Amazon.com
There are so many ways to make money if you have good Content and you build a following. I only use Amazon .com because it has everything and I do not want my blog to be cluttered. But it’s up to you – Google adsense which has often been called google welfare. No one gets rich on adsense – no one ! Pick an affiliate and go with it – I will stick with Amazon.

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Phil Donahue was the Best!

June 14th, 2011 by Michael Tabor
I was astonished to see Phil Donahue just completely out-debate the conservative right-wing pundit Bill O’Reilly (I do not like this man at all – he is a bully but he is intelligent, does his homework and knows how to debate) so soundly about three years ago. Go YouTube Donahue and O’Reilly and you can clearly see what I am talking about. Donahue was cool as a cucumber, made all his points neatly, and just threw O’Reilly off his game and just infuriated him because he was beaten this time by a superior intellect.
I mention Phil Donahue because it does seem like he has just disappeared and someone on Twitter said something about his dying. I am happy to report that Mr. Phil Donahue is alive and well but just not working which is a shame. If you watched any of his show on MSNBC in 2003, it just could not get any better. Real issues were discussed intelligently without yelling, screaming, and other talk show host’s tricks for spiking their ratings. Yes, Donahue’s ratings went down fast but this was cable and he was right there along with Chris Mathews and Bill O’Reilly. He had a viewership and his firing was political because NBC did not want an outspoken Liberal during war time. We the American public lose one of the most informed and intelligent talk-show hosts because NBC doesn’t know what democracy is. Allowing an individual to adamantly voice his opinion against the war during war is what makes our country great! Yes, it is freedom of speech and Mr. Donahue would not have his door broken down and arrested in the middle of the night because this is a America – it is DEMOCRACY. Shame on NBC!
I watched Donahue a lot when I was in college and I learned a lot from his show. Then when Oprah Winfrey and the other clowns came along like Montel, Geraldo, and Sally Jessie Raphael he was forced to turn the show into a circus. Oprah Winfrey ruined it for Phil Donahue and I suppose it was the time slot that hurt him. Let’s face it, what intelligent and important man or woman is home at 4pm, Monday – Friday watching TV. Homemakers were home at this time and they would rather discuss clothing and arts and crafts rather than geo-politics. Can you imagine Oprah Winfrey having a conversation with Phil Donohue on geo-politics – laughable?
Mr. Donahue did have his run and it is a shame that he is not talked about more. He was on the air for 29 years and 26 of those years were syndicated – the longest continuous run of any syndicated talk show in U.S. Television history. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Oprah.
Anyway, it became clear that a good mind like Phil Donahue was wasting his time on the happy homemaking hour and that MSNBC show was perfect for him. He was not made for showing transvestites (the other part of Oprah’s show- sensationalistic yellow journalism), he was a man who talked about important and interesting matters. One of my conservative acquaintances referred to him as Mr. Sensitive. Well, I’m 6’2’ 240 lbs. and I’m trained in MMA and I thought Mr. Sensitive showed more courage, going against the grain, than Bill O’Reilly ever has.
So WHADAWETHINK ? I truly miss Phil Donahue and it was a joy to go back and see him when he was good because he truly was the best. He really could have had a serious show like Charlie Rose. Damn you Oprah and NBC – I could just see him around the oak table with important people and educating us all.
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What is it with Us Guys?

June 12th, 2011 by Michael Tabor
Okay, how can I not write about Anthony Weiner? Better yet, allow me to elaborate on just men, the male species in general behaving badly in terms of their infidelities and sexual shenanigans. Since Bill Clinton, there have been 14 major sex scandals from important and powerful men and that is not including the minor incidents. If we go back further probably the king of sex would be the great John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In terms of his libido, J.F.K. behaved more like a rock star than a president did.
Fortunately, we did not pry into a person’s private life back then and that is the way it should be (more on that later). The Cuban – missile crisis was strategically handled brilliantly and who knows –what if Kennedy was forced to resign because of some sex scandal, perhaps we would have had a nuclear war and you and I would not be here. Listen, this is not a recent phenomenon either; President Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States (1801-1809), fathered a child, by a one Sally Hemmings, his 17-year-old slave. And yes, Thomas Jefferson was one of the more prominent signers of the Declaration of Independence. Maybe there would be no United States.
I think what really opened up this sexual misconduct and voyeuristically peering into one’s personal sexual behavior was the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill fiasco. As much as I dislike Thomas (hey and what is the deal with not talking for his entire tenure as a Supreme Court justice) I thought the sexual harassment charges leveled against him were ridiculous. I watched those hearings from gavel to gavel and I did not hear anything “that bad.” I can identify with the fact that perhaps your boss is attracted to you and may say inappropriate things that make you feel awful (harassment is subjective) but she should have done something then – “be a big girl” and step up and confront him, take the appropriate steps and have him stop or else. Is Anita Hill such a fragile flower? There is a saying that the difference between flirtation and harassment is whether you are attracted to the harasser. “Ain’t that the truth” Anita Hill was beautiful and Clarence Thomas was and is ugly (and nasty – another blog).
I truly believe that the reason men always seem to be the culprits is that they are genetically hard-wired to procreate with as many women as possible. It is simply evolution – a woman needs just one man to get pregnant. Afterwards, she is out of commission and a man on the other hand, if he is young and virile enough, he can have intercourse with a dozen or more different women daily. Therefore, do the math – as we all know evolutionary theory wants us to survive and multiply. If there are enough women around a man can father a whole lot of children; there is a need for only one male, stud or rooster, females are more important in terms of keeping the species around. So guys if you get caught cheating just say – “Hey honey, I can’t help it I’m programmed to procreate with as many women as possible, it’s not my fault! See how that works for you (chuckle).
Let me wrap up by saying that an infidelity is one thing and I think it is a private matter, Bill Clinton was a good president and what a shame and a waste of our money it was on the whole Monaca Lewinsky affair. Anthony Weiner on the other hand exhibited prodigiously reckless behavior not to mention creepy.  I do not think a man who shows his private parts to the world and now even perhaps there is evidence he was interacting with a minor – now it may be a criminal matter, is fit for his position. He is a member of the house and has a very important job. A legislator must exercise good judgment and besides this is not a private matter it is public. Shame on you Weiner! Additionally you are a liar – men also lie about their behavior but that’s another blog.
So WHADAWETHINK ? Much to discuss. Let us here your stories. This is a fun blog.
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‘Nobody Does It Better’ by Carly Simon Could Not Be a More Apropos Song For – Ann Coulter

June 8th, 2011 by Michael Tabor

A relatively attractive woman less the long neck and bulging Adams apple (Uncannily not unlike smart aleck Howard Stern) is the best in terms of satire and making a lot of money. An extreme right wing actor, which she so brilliantly brings to fruition, is as clever if not awe-inspiring (nice words but not a compliment) as it gets.
Before I started writing this blog, I thought it would be wise (I always do as much research as I can before blogging – accuracy is actually important to me) to start by looking at what Wikipedia had to say. Honestly, aside from the fact that she was an Ivy League geek (it is obvious she did not go to some second-rate county college) the article on Wikipedia was excessively long and I felt the need to not even finish reading the “Crazy Psycho’s” satirist’s text. Ann coulter and Howard Stern are satirists along the lines of H.L. Mencken and are probably astonished at how stupid and gullible the red states really are. Oh, I will not pick on just the red states, I live on Long Island, NY and believe me NY is not bereft of dumb people.
Ann Coulter has a perfect body, she’s “hot” less the neck thing, and she knows it. Essentially she is a blonde beauty and knows into whom how irrational, illogical and devoid of clear thinking a beautiful woman and especially with brains to boot can make men manifest. The primordial aspect of procreation is unfortunately today still in the Java man stage. Do not let anyone kid you physical attractiveness is (almost) everything. I inserted almost because men are not completely devoid of their senses, intelligence and personality are prodigiously important; which is why Ann Coulter is probably close to #1 in terms of whom men would like to court.
Ann Coulter went to Cornell and continued onto become a lawyer at the University of Michigan and from there became as Carly Simon would say – “Nobody does it Better” political right-wing pundit. Everything one would expect of her, she became contrarian. She was against choice in terms of pregnancy (which in agreement with George Carlin was a non-issue any way because anyone you would want to f##k were for choice) and anyone who was against abortion resembled someone who perhaps could play offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints. This is all common sense people.
I just went back to see is I was able to finish the Wikipedia article about her and frankly, it is impossible. She is such a bore! She and Howard Stern are great at shocking on the radio or TV the 2 but of them are just uninteresting people. I do stay tuned when Coulter or Stern are on TV (I basically only watch film and C=SPAN, so it’s not much of an issue) but my final point is that Ann Coulter and that other idiot Stern are prodigiously privileged people laughing at us idiots all the way to the bank,
Oh, by the way, the “Crazy, Psycho Bitch” has another book coming out soon called – Demonic – I guess liberals are mobs of devils. Stupid title, stupid book but brilliant and nobody does it better in terms of making money off dumb people just Howard Stern. Ann Coulter you and Stern are the best at entertaining mindless idiots! What a great life – writing non-scholarly books for idiots and then going on tour promoting and saying outrageous things, which only sells more books.
So WHADAWETHINK ? Do you think Ann Coulter is serious about her remarks? Doesn’t she have a great life? I think Howard stern and Ann Coulter would make great couple.
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Too Much TV And Too Many Choices – Part -2.

June 1st, 2011 by Michael Tabor
So jumping into my last blog from yesterday – part 1, after I had discovered that the awful programming that I grew up with in the 1970s had not changed –different programs, same inane frivolity. I took hold of the remote and spread out the programming brochure with which they provided me when I made the choice to have “500 + channels” and surfed away.
The first place I wanted to start with was sports. Being an ex-spectator sports person, I wanted to see what I had been missing over the past five years in the wonderful world of sports. Well I have seven ESPN Channels from which to choose: ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN Classic (the days when father and son or Grandfather and son used to talk about “dem good OL DAYS” is gone. I remember my father talking about Joe Louis – the greatest Heavyweight Champ ever and then seeing the clips on Classic ESPN took away all the mystery and awe, he just seemed like an ordinary boxer to me. Same thing with Mickey Mantle, and even in my own era, Lawrence Taylor was not the same LT I remembered when he was super-human #56.) ESPN 4, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN News, and ESPN –U. The bottom line is with the package you can watch any sport you like and get in-depth analysis until the end of time 24/7/365. If you are a sports nut – you are set for life.
Next I wanted to check out the current events channels. Wow – all same stories – Bin Lades, tornados, Obama, Trump running for president and you have a 100 different channels all breaking the golden rule of being unbiased and impartial. Everyone says the press is liberal but on Monday – not the channels I watched – General Bill O’Reilly the man who knows it all.
Next step Entertainment – Reality shows galore, Candice Crawford marrying Tony Romo which was fine when I was younger and there was Just Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition (Bill O’Reilly’s start hahahahahahahahahah How can anyone take O’Reilly seriously? ) but it just goes on and on and – nightmarishly, Kafkaesque details about Kardashians,  Paris Hilton, Jersey Shore, more nauseating reality shows….nightmare !
Then you can shop. A good 2 dozen channels with nothing but infomercials and people will stoop to unspeakable levels to get your credit card #and buy one of their lame-ass products. There is more garbage but you get the picture.
What I found out was that after a 5-year hiatus from TV I realized that I have missed nothing. And my favorite programs are C-SPAM-I, C-SPAN – II and now there’s a C-SPAN – III (which incidentally is not gratuitous but an awesome addition) and I still You Tube – Charlie Rose, Letterman, and Iwould still continue with Larry but he is sadly retired and spending R&R with his eighth wife (but if you have noticed, YouTube does not provide you with the full programming anymore. You knew that was coming – there was copyright infringement all over the place and everyone knew that the piranha Lawyers would complicate matters and make the world a messier place than it  ought to be)
Oh – I forgot the 100s of wildlife channels, Food and Cooking channels, and 100s of Movie channels (I love movies but Netflix is still the only way to go) – well they have them too and let me just end this by saying WHADAWETHINK ? Tell me I’m wrong ! Does anyone want all this much information about basically nonsense. I have just talked about TV – I have even stronger feelings about the internet and Smartphones.
P.S. – There are excellent, informative and educational channels like – History channel, Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, etc. but it’s too much………There is great programming if you look but it is quite daunting to realize that I can surf the world with this remote right here in my hand.
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Roger Waters has been talking about excess and too much of everything his whole entire career and there has been a thread of this desire for satiating this yearning that is insatiable. Thank you Roger Waters for not making me feel so not alone in my thinking and for being able for so many years to convey with your music and images so marveously what I was unable to communicate until now -I am hopeful. Surely it dosen’t take a genius that we humans are greedy beyond words and this will probably kill us before anything else does.    – and having nothing further left to say allow me to segue – I leave you with apropos songs of Roger Waters.



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Too Much TV and Too Many Choices – Part 1

June 1st, 2011 by Michael Tabor
Yesterday was Memorial Day and I made a decision to not do a single constructive activity but spend the entire day doing nothing but just watching TV. I spent 16 hours trying to get through the 500 + channels (I have the Verizon Fios Ultimate HD package that consists of 500 + channels and is comprised of every conceivable type of TV programming one can ever imagine) and yes, I was able to do it. I do not watch TV, I usually read and write all day, and before retiring to bed, I insert a DVD from Netflix and watch a movie. How the salesman at Verizon was able to con me into purchasing this colossal TV package, to me a person who doesn’t watch TV except for a couple of hours of Book – TV on C-SPAN II  every weekend is a long story and perhaps another blog.
Before I made a decision to abandon TV (about 5 years ago), I used to watch the tonight show with David Letterman, Larry King and Charlie Rose – usually not the entire episodes but most of the hour-long programs each night. Five years ago I signed up to Netflix (everyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows I’m a cineaste) and I found myself, in lieu of tuning into my regular TV shows, I began watching a film each and every night. Not that I found anything wrong with Letterman, King and Rose or that I tired of their programs, it just became a habit of mine , with the unlimited Netflix plan,to watch a film a night. Furthermore, I discovered the wonderful web site – YouTube and this afforded me the opportunity to watch the highlights of my 3 aforementioned favorite shows.
Anyway, I have had this monster TV package for a little over 3 months and I had yet to watch a minute of television. (Except  for the C-Span II – Book TV on weekends which I mentioned earlier.) In addition, not to repeat myself, but Memorial Day would be the day to see what I have been missing not just these past three months but also over all these years. I neglected to mention that at just about the same time I joined Netflix and stopped watching my three favorite shows, I also lost interest in spectator sports. So yes, in addition to Letterman King and Rose I watched a prodigious amount of sports. (This definitely warrants another blog because following my favorite teams was a huge part of my life and then all of sudden it just joltingly struck me so pristinely crystal clear that these overpaid spoiled jocks don’t care at all about me so why should I bother being a cheerleader for them. )
Newton Minow, an American Attorney and former Chairman of the FCC, said in 1961 that TV is a vast wasteland. Keep in mind this speech was made in 1961 and TV was indeed in its infancy. Nevertheless, his criticism of the medium was applauded by many because after all TV was so awful, inane, and frivolous. Others however viewed him as an elitist snob and for those of you who love trivia, The S.S. Minnow of “Gilligan’s Island” TV show was sarcastically named for him.
Not unlike any other medium, there is excellent TV programming and there is awful TV. So let me share with you my television experience with you. The first thing I did was familiarize myself with the channels I only knew existed as a child 2, 4, and 7 – CBS, NBC and ABC respectively because I am 47 and at my age that was it folks, until cable came along. Sure, one had the local channels 9 and 11 and then there was the awful channel (being just a child) it – ch. 13 or the Public Broadcasting channel (PBS – Public Broadcasting Service. I am sorry I hated Big Bird, The Cookie Monster, and Sesame Street; it was too much like school). Wow almost 700 words and I have not even begun. I will make this a 2-part blog.
End of Too Much TV and Too Many Choices – Part 1.
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