After my bracket busted on day one, the excitement of the tournament quickly began to wane. Like every year, hope springs eternal, and then quickly washes away with the spring showers. In 2019, it’s all about chalk! The top 3 seeds in each region advanced for the first time since 2009, second time since the field expanded to 64 in 1985, in addition to half the 4’s, which spelled doom for my Cinderella rich sweet 16. The big 10 has shined, winning 7 games in the first round tying a NCAA record that could have been broken had Wisconsin defeated red hot 12 Oregon, the lowest seed advancing to the round of 16. Not one mid major will make it to the second weekend, for the first time in my memory. Gonzaga not counting of course, having long evolved from mid major March Madness pioneer to Duke west. The most impressive thing I saw all weekend on CBS was this hair hat.
After two years of a media fueled sire loser political witch hunt, the Mueller report has been delivered to Congress and the Justice Department, and early leaks say the contents are as fruitful as Al Capone’s vault. That’s an 80’s reference. Instead of coming clean after a two year charade, the mainstream media continues to perpetuate the hoax based on the possibility obstruction of justice has not been ruled out. Democrats, you lost the last election, the next one is in a year, give it up!
Unscathed century old chalkboards were discovered in an old school in Oklahoma recently. Conservative audiences have picked it up, calling it a reminder of how far we have slid culturally in the past century. The old adage of taking God out of the classrooms come to mind. I was impressed by the lesson plans, and I fear our public schools were definitely doing a better job teaching students back then. The art was also very nice and refreshing in a sense, drawing must have been more common then. A curator said the boards cannot be moved, surprised some sort of epoxy mist could not be applied. Curious how the art museums keep their priceless chalk and charcoal pieces.
Remain vigilant in reporting any acts of free speech my indebted little commie slaves! Bias Reporting sounds like an old Soviet department. There’s so much wrong with this statement and the author is so ignorant I question it being worth my time. Modern higher education at its finest, a 35k a year private Catholic, in name only, liberal arts college on the wrong side of town in a decaying blue city, good riddance.
Funny piece, I don’t know where to start. Do University of Chicago BA’s anecdotes matter more than others? Are they considered journalistic facts at this point? If millennials are fleeing because the government has smothered private investment, reduced employment opportunities, and taxed their way to unaffordable housing costs, who are they building all these new buildings for they show in the piece? Rich Chinese immigrants looking for tax shelters? The amenities of the city lol I really enjoyed that line, that’s why everyone is moving downtown, it isn’t like they destroyed the suburbs by moving all the project dwellers there, destroying value, while at the same time raising taxes, destroying value, and overrunning the public schools with high-risk, illiterate children, destroying value. Government is the real reason why millennials are leaving, namely the Democratic Machine, that has sucked Chicago dry for over a century. The parasites have gotten so fat in the Windy City the corpse is getting cold, that’s the story media won’t tell you, and that’s why the comments are disabled, the same reason fascist countries won’t allow a free internet, the truth might get out.
Since possibly his greatest quote ever, POTUS 45 continues to attract heat and fascist accusations from opponents who consider him anti media. In our current times, any time you criticize anything, you are labeled anti something, at minimum racist. In no form can anyone from the right accuse the mainstream media of even a left leaning bias without getting laughed at. Enter the new ‘Venezuela is Great’ campaign reminiscent of WMD’s in Iraq.
So once again left, which is it? Is media the infallible 4th column that needs to be protected at all costs that has more free speech rights that average citizens, or is it all bullshit that you use to your advantage then abandon when narratives you don’t like are championed like I don’t know, WMD’s in Iraq, Saudis did 9/11, Jussie Smollett was a hate crime victim etc. Are these videos authentic? Are people visiting the rich, more capitalist, anti Maduro neighborhoods, or are they unauthentic propoganda pieces for the left to undermine Trump’s foreign policy and credibility? The media has such little credibility across political spectrums they are easy collateral damage scapegoats in a larger election cycle play.
Vaccines are getting significant play in the news lately with the manufactured measles crisis. One of the down sides of open boarders is a flood of unvaxxed third world people carrying once eradicated diseases. As a result, you must not talk about it or be labeled racist, and your local government must force you to give your child more vaccines, that’s the left’s solution. No wonder people are frustrated. This is a decent article that at first dismisses vaccine injuries then proceeds to share some of the documented cases. Still don’t understand why highly profitable vaccine companies require a shield from litigation when a private business in a similar position cannot.
The 2020 Meme War has begun, and Trump’s decline in online popularity is beginning to show. Naive, ignorant, or deaf to why he really won in 2016, the daily bath of mainstream media appears to be dulling 45’s once razor sharp political instincts. Maybe the Democrats’ Saul Alinsky war of attrition known as the Russian collusion hoax is starting to pay dividends after two years of trench warfare. There are some support base red flags so glaring, I’m surprised the Democrats haven’t smelled the blood in the water and more ferociously pounced on this election cycle. Let’s face it, the 2020 field isn’t impressive. A good not great, Shultz/Gabbard campaign would easily win, but the commies have other things on their mind. Don Jr or somebody needs to wake the POTUS up, his support is slipping big time online and that and the rallies were the core of his message and popularity in 2016.
After over 9,000 locations at their peak, one final Blockbuster video store remains in Bend, Oregon. I can think of no more fitting place. Blockbuster rode the wave of home video cassettes during the 80’s and 90’s, but never was able to adapt quick enough in the digital age. Blockbuster considered a streaming service in the 90’s before anyone else even knew what it was and quickly abandoned it. A critical mistake that prevented them from reinventing themselves post physical media. It’s easy to imagine Blockbuster being the modern Netflix, but fate had other ideas.
The final brick and mortar location in Bend, Oregon does prove there are niche opportunities for retail. The internet has not reached singularity yet so transportation lag remains a thing, I phones aren’t shooting out of our 3D printers yet. In addition, some human beings prefer the in-person experience when choosing their physical media. Rural areas like Bend have different needs than the city. WiFi and 4G limitations kept several Blockbuster locations open across Alaska far past their prime, but technological improvements and cost reductions have now increased rural internet access decreasing the demand for physical media.