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Remember When the Christian Right Was for Free Speech?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2021 in Blog, Politics | 0 comments




Remember when the American Christian Right was for free speech?

Hmm.  Me neither.

1966:  John Lennon of the Beatles makes an offhand remark to a British journalist about Jesus — and the American Christian Right goes batshit bonkers crazy, boycotts radio stations, and holds public bonfires burning Beatles records.

2021:  55 years later, a privately-owned company makes an independent internal decision to alter the content they own and publishing rights they fully control pertaining to a few books that don’t sell and no one has ever heard of — and the American political Right goes batshit bonkers insane.

See a pattern here?

And the wacko Right-wingers are the ones bitching about political correctness and censorship?


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An Update on My Twitter Suspension

Posted by on Mar 6, 2021 in Blog, Personal, Politics | 4 comments




I don’t miss Twitter.  Not at all.

On 16 December, Twitter suspended my account. Abusive behavior, they claimed. Because I called a Trumpster (Charlie Kirk) a “face twat.”  He reported me.

I pled guilty.

A few weeks passed. Then, I forwarded an appeal to Twitter stating that I was wrong and I’d learned a lesson to dial back on the attacks. I was completely sincere about my apology and expected Twitter would keep me in the penalty box for a few more weeks or perhaps a month or two, and the let me back on.

Well, Twitter ignored my first appeal, and then ignored by second. Then, the third.  Frustrated by them ignoring my appeals, I gave up, despite having built up 11,000 followers with no real effort to market or build a base.

Then yesterday, Twitter finally replied by sending me a form letter by email stating thier policy and that my ban would be PERMANENT. A death sentence.  So, all the thousands of posts and followers are erased — forever.

What’s odd is — now, in retrospect, I don’t really care. Being suspended from Twitter for the first few weeks bothered me because I like having the extra reach of posting articles and promoting ideas. It helped me build traffic. But after 2, and then 3, and then 4 weeks passed I didn’t even give Twitter a second thought.

Now, nearing mid-March it’s been nearly 3 months and I’m completely off of Twitter. That’s certainly freed up some lost time and dialed down the rage that’s so common on that social media sewer. Who knows — Twitter might have done me a tremendous favor.

So, for those who messaged me why I no longer post on Twitter, that’s the explanation. I’m done with Twitter and have no regrets.

Oh, and since I’m banned — FUCK YOU, TWITTER.

Oh, and since I’m banned permanently, Charlie Kirk does look like a face twat.  Here, you decide.


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Worst Gambling Movies #22 (Lay the Favorite)

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 1 comment



My series, “Worst Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #22 — “Lay the Favorite” which is about a veteran Las Vegas sports gambler who teaches a young female protege his trade secrets.

Title and Year:  Lay the Favorite (2012)  

Director:  Stephen Frears

Actors:  Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rebecca Hall 

Synopsis:  A bimbo quits her job as a stripper and moves to Las Vegas and becomes a professional sports bettor with the help of a scumbag.

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Best Gambling Movies #22 (29th Street)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 1 comment



My writing series, “Best Gamlbing Movies of All Time” continues with #22 — “29th Street,” described as a crossover between “Goodfellas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Title and Year:  29th Street (1991)   

Director:  George Gallo 

Actors:  Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Robert Forster

Synopsis:  A stereotypical Italian-American family is turned upside down on the eve of the first-ever New York State Lottery drawing when the aloof son believes he holds the winning ticket.

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Video: An Intelligent Conversation (What is Libertarian Socialism?)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Blog, Politics, Video 1 | 0 comments



Nolan Dalla and Matt Lessinger host a freewheeling discussion on the idea of LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM, which sounds like a contradiction.

Guests included Greg Raymer, the 2004 world poker champion and a longtime libertarian who was once floated as a vice presidential candidate within the Libertarian Party.

Joining is Joe Stapleton, a stand-up comedian and television personality who is well known for his outlier views, humor, and sharp-tongued wit. Joe was a vice-presidential candidate once, but nobody knew about it.

The discussion runs for a little more than an hour. Here’s the start of a new movement. Recorded on Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.

Background information HERE

Libertarian Socialism on Facebook HERE

Our idea was to laugh, learn, and have an intelligent conversation.

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