So 2020 kicked off with a promise from last year to see, Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings, & James Holtzhauer face off for the title. Each one of them with his own stellar record from playing Jeopardy over the last 15 years. Brad Rutter with the most money earned, over 4 million, Ken Jennings with the most strategic plays, and James Holtzhauer with the most wins, having 32 straight ones until Emma Boettcher, beat him back in June 2019, but in ‘The Tournament of Champions’, he defeated her in November and qualified for Jeopardy’s ‘Greatest Of All Time’ Tournament this year. And we now know WHO that is. The challenge took place before and the Winner kept it a secret for a month. So the show aired on ABC Tuesday January 7th. At the start, it was any Man’s game until we started seeing who the 2 Head Runners would be. Ken Jennings won the first game both times with his winnings totaling over 63k points in that hour with his first checkmark in place, since the first player to win all 3 games, wins the tournament, and these were hard questions. Then the next day James Holtzhauer won his set with over 82k points. Then the third game, Ken Jennings won with over 63k points. So what happened to Brad Rutter? Well, when you are playing against people over the years that aren’t that challenging to you, then end up in a real testing situation, people get to see the dumber side of you on live TV. It was embarrassing, this guy kept ending up in the negatives answering wrong on plain questions AND the Daily Doubles. He handled his own disappointment well though. Obviously, he’s a SMART guy to even be in the tournament though. His only chance was winning at least one game in a long shot, and then another to come in the running, but that didn’t happen. But, we went into the following week anyway with a 4th game which aired Tuesday January 14th, since Ken won 2, & James won his first and could very possibly win again forcing a 5th game. So this was a real face-off due to chance since either one of them was close to winning. The host Alex Trebek even said he brought the trophy out that night just in case. Ken Jennings kept getting the Daily Doubles & risked everything correctly most of the time. James Holtzhauer for the first time, got into the red, answering incorrectly and getting negative points. And on the final question, Ken Jennings WON by strategy risking ZERO points of his over 83k total when he gave his answer, which turned out to be correct. He won the trophy and 1 Million Dollars. The other 2 players received $250,000 for just competing in the tournament. It was fun watching. Oh & yes, I was able to answer a few of those difficult questions. I always do when I watch that show. So here’s YOUR Jeopardy Answer………
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It was a disaster for the NFL, not him. So here’s what happened since we last left off with Kap. While the NFL tries to repair its image back to the heydays by getting 2 top Hispanic Singers, Shakira & J.Lo to sign on as performers despite other top performers who’re mainly Black refusing to because of the whole ‘side with Kap’ thing, to attempt to resolve it, they reach out to Colin Kaepernick. The NFL wanted the Workout to be held in a controlled environment of their choosing where the media will learn what they chose to disclose, but being a Conscious Brother, Kap wanted the venue to be more public so the people can see what’s going on. They should have never reached out to him! If there are still some grievances, that was a mistake. It wasn’t negotiated properly. I’m with Kap. After hearing the shit, he was right. At first, listening to the news account, the real info didn’t get out right why it sounded like Kap was a no show until the cameras got on him to explain what happened. It was a set up! A Black Idiot ESPN Commentator, Stephen Smith, always had something negative to say about Kaepernick, and he jumped on it the day before the Workout saying to Kap through the camera & pointing his finger, “You better show up.” Well he did, but the event created more problems than solutions. Had they just left Kap alone, it would have been better. What’s really going on here is that they don’t want him back. It’s like Fuck You Kap, you first took a knee on August 14th 2016, then got others to take it with you & ruined our brand, you sued, we paid you, now move the fuck on, get lost, go play with another league, but the public agrees with you that you should have your job back with us since we’re a GIANT football league here in the United States, having not worked in 3 years & you want to play ball. And he proved he was still fit & ready to play at the Workout. To be fair here, this whole conflict could have been avoided from the very beginning had some legally thinking person, left him the fuck alone. You see him there taking the knee refusing to recite the National anthem, just make a quick positive press remark about it and play ball. The NFL later on letting their blood boil, creating a big stink around it due to mounting political pressure from Trump, caused it to escalate to a valid movement. Ignore his Black Ass, get your press people on a side note to articulate some encouraging social change argument to explain his protest on YOUR football field and protect your brand. Nobody would have cared much had they kept everything else about the game, merchandise, & the half-time show. And stop focusing the cameras on him too much, it’s fodder for a trouble-making press person. The problem would have went away with the right grace & tactic. Is the NFL responsible for police brutality? No, but Kap used their platform to make a point. Was that fair to them? No, but it happened. So now we’re here. Their response could have been better. Addressing the issue in a sensitive manner since a lot of their players, about 90% are Black, would have been smart. A carefully worded ad playing on the airwaves supporting the political consciousness of your players would have softened any Right-Wing aggression coming against it to understand, though the games are meant to bring people together, we should strive to continue to repair the problems that divide us. The NFL missed an opportunity to be a proponent for change, when back in the 1980s ya’ll would have dealt with the topic wiser like the WWF, (now the WWE) & G.L.O.W (the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). They had all kinds of diverse wrestlers & were smart to recognize their power in presenting forward thinking THEN on socio-political topics. If you couldn’t do that, then simply funding certain philanthropic projects in poor communities to help improve their daily lives would have been looked on as heartwarming since many of your players came out of there. But instead, after a number of days, the leaders of the NFL decided to attack Kap. Oh shut him up, remove him and let’s play ball, and life will carry on as usual, but a topic like Police Brutality can’t be removed from the table like that. You have a bunch of ‘Niggers’ playing ball for your league earning trillions of dollars for you and you can’t just dismiss their right to take a stand on a relevant topic. There was ample time for somebody to have delicately handle issues like that. I agree it shouldn’t be the elephant in the room when you take your family out to have a good time, but Kap was the player it emotionally affected the most to take a knee and NOT salute the flag, and no one in the administrative level was apparently equipped to discuss a proper method in dealing with it. Most problems can be diffused with the right person managing it. The NFL thought that person was Jay-Z but he drew criticism for some remarks that it’s time Kap move on from taking a knee and NOW some people are blaming Jay-Z for pushing the whole Workout event hoping it would turn out well, but simply offering him his rightful place back into the NFL would have wiser. So the ball is still in Kaepernick’s court. The NFL has not made any new motion towards Kaepernick since then. We’ll see if the Superbowl does well this year with the performances, since its last great success was with Lady Gaga before the Kaepernick controversy, and if ever their struggle with him gets resolved the right way. Anyway, you can enjoy more of Colin Kaepernick since the Workout incident now that sports gear giant NIKE released a new sneaker in honor of him.
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What started off in recent years back as a once in a year event, developed over time as a constant killing spree almost every other month, that’s why I never catered a habit of covering them because I’d have to comment on each one repeating the same point. It’s a very sad topic. There are some losers in this world floating around unnoticed that are able to plot like that because American society isn’t configured in a way to properly manage people as other societies around the globe are, WHY you don’t see much serial killer activity going on overseas at the same rate. I could have started this topic, late last year, but thought wait, after I post the blog, another mass shooting may happen before the year was up, and it did, then I decided not to post my thoughts until now because even though the same case still holds true, we’re entering the year 2020 soon and I can just leave a topic like this, and all future instances behind in just one post. Modern Mass Shootings are now a part of the American Life where you can expect some mentally ill person at any point to pop-up somewhere and start shooting, especially if the media is looking for it. With the new ‘Joker’ movie out, the stupid ass media is behaving hysterical as if there MUST be a mass shooting, because THIS movie is out like when ‘The Dark Knight’ came out. Why even go there? Just triggering a thought may cause that. It was like the 9/11 hysteria where they kept acting a fool over possible terrorist attacks in the subways. So they’re conditioning people for urban attacks domestic & overseas with all the fear mongering around it, and you the citizen, must go along with it. There are better ways to protect a society without carrying on with these scared tactics. If I were to really get into a political discussion at a round table on how to protect and provide for people, (AND I’M LOADED WITH IDEAS) I’d be faced with Democrats & Republicans finding fault with my solution and they would rather sit comfortably at government meetings and talk shows talking about ME and my concepts, and how Fascist or Draconian it might seem, rather than try implementing them. If it were YOU, no matter how plausible or Constitutional your solutions, it would be the same thing. WHY??? Maybe it’s because they’re not experiencing the pain, the lost, the suffering, the inconvenience, etc… others are. Where they are in life is not the same as the common folk. So they’re unable to see certain things. Recently, (and years back) a handful of would-be attacks in New York City were thwarted by some observant basic persons (mostly, Men of Color) who noticed a few things weren’t right or out of place, just moving around their common lair and alerted cops. Why didn’t the high society person see it while commuting in the same area? It’s because their world is different from yours. Your perspective of the space around you and how you see life differs from a person just passing through, who don’t have the same life restrictions. They have a different lifestyle and set of rules, and world they live in opposed to a person fighting life within their limitations. So you and I would be mindful of that fool around us more readily, than a person not use to identifying weirdness around them. You know who and what belongs to a particular area and what does not. You’re not wasting time observing a typical person or situation play out like an Outsider would mistaking that as something. That’s why they are shocked when a “regular” person alerts them, as opposed to THEIR appointed Watchperson, because who else will save you? They’d need to be a high society person with cop skills to survive on their own and many of them are clueless. The “common” man and woman are on high alert because they have to move around a dangerous urban jungle so they need to be able to quickly identify problems and suspect something or other. They don’t have the luxury to move about in limos and shelter themselves at a stuck-up country clubs. So guess WHO would have the best security ideas? Mass shootings and other Terrorist problems are best abated by implementing suggestions from the people who’d know it more, especially if they are Immigrants coming from places knowing how their countrymen think and act, and can recognize a spy among them. How do you stop that White Male Serial Killer? Well why not try to recognize him first. With many a cases out there we’ve seen solved, most of the psychological profiles for these types of people are eerily accurate right down to a look. You could stop a crime before it happens. You know where they live and operate. You know how they think and feel. We shouldn’t be hearing about ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING!!!…….Oh but I’ll tell you WHY we do………. The American Legal System and its Constitution. Massive LOOPHOLES in those two contradictions. You can’t have laws trying to prevent something, when The Supreme Law of the Land allows for it. You DO have the right to bear arms and also rise up against your own government if it became corrupt. The Writers of The Constitution built that in. So you should be able to get a gun. That means a mentally ill person too. Well why not them, they’re Citizens, right? Here’s the problem……… the Constitution is not clear enough, it’s not specific enough, it does not concern itself with details, sooo…….. there’s room for a State or Federal system to create laws specifically around it. Hmmm,…… but each of the 50 States has their own laws, and there is the Federal laws, which Trumps the State. So if you can’t buy a gun in one State, you can in another, but if there is some Federal law blocking you, there might be a way around it, like going online. Not all the laws concord with one another because America is a Democracy. Laws are subject to interpretation with all the legal tricks one can play, however, you can’t play games in certain Foreign Countries because they make sure you know damn well what’s legal and what’s not. So how do we solve this problem in the United States of America? That’s WHERE we are right now in a discussion loop, because all the Governments Agencies & Branches are involved. Can you do it without compromising Constitutional rights? What classifies a person as ‘…Mentally I’ll…’? If a person appeals the label in court and then commits a heinous crime with a gun later, then somebody made a mistake for that to happen and we’re right back in a discussion loop. Liberals are lax with other things but want to be strict when it comes to guns, while Conservatives are tough on certain things, but love their guns. The country is divided by 2 Political Parties and their structure is in the Patriotic songs, anthem and Pledge of Allegiance. ‘…..To The Flag….. America. And to the Republic for which it stands…….’ WELL, for there to be Liberty & Justice for All, everyone must agree their rights are being honored, otherwise The Nation, IS divisible. Not all the Citizens pledge allegiance to all 3 components. Some only care about the Flag itself, not the Republic or the Country. Others care about the Country, but not the Republic or the Flag. Some are only thinking about The Republic. And remember, we’re a Democracy also, so some people are just very Liberal and don’t care at all. So how can we have a consensus? THAT’S WHY, when you have a clearly defined government that is just one thing, a Theocracy, Aristocracy, Fascist,…..they tend to do better. It doesn’t mean that they are stone cold-blooded as the Stereotype, it just means they are a bit more stable than a government having multiple interest groups running around asking for special rights and favor, and then pushing their luck where the whole thing becomes a God Damn mess. You get whatever rights The Regime lets you have, it’s discussed one-time and quickly instituted and you better act right if you want it to stay and get future rights. That kind of government has been working for hundreds of years longer than The United States of America has been in existence. And the remnants of the Old World Kingdoms are still active in those parts of the globe that are not having certain problems you see here. I use to think a solution was possible and people would be sensible to go along with it, but the way things have gotten NOW……… the country is NOT the same and doesn’t look or feel like ‘The Good Old Days’ as it would be relative to both you and I. So I’m looking for what the late 41stPresident of America George Bush, Senior said in the 90s……‘a Brave New World Order…..’ WE NEED THAT! This Shit is so jacked up that THE REVOLUTION MUST BE TELEVISED!…….We need a new regime, because THEN, we can get things BACK in order, get rid of some people and their agendas, and get rid of other political problems.
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OMG, why run now? So my criticism goes all the way back to when Barack Obama ran for Presidency in 2010 and chose then Senator, Joe Biden as his Vice President. At the time, my instincts found that choice questionable. I was expecting someone that made more sense, and not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. And since people were celebrating it as a successful ticket, I kept my fingers crossed and hoped no problem came of it. Race-Readers were seeing Obama’s move in choosing Biden as a cover, since it would calm down racial tensions if they saw a white male there with him. Somewhere in my head I didn’t think he needed him. Now look, about 6-8 years towards the end of the Obama Administration, I’m seeing my suspicions about Biden were right. The time to run for President was right under Barack to win the succession of power. That’s how it’s done. Only somebody better at the time could beat you. When I saw this ridiculous campaign going along to setup Hillary as the 2016 Candidate, THAT was questionable. It wasn’t necessary. She was there before. That was a problem for many Voters. And before you say, the Russians would have made Trump win anyway, entertain this, were they interfering before? When they saw a circus in your politics and thought about it, THAT was an opportunity to fuck with it. Had the system went the way it should, Russian interference wouldn’t have happened. I blame Joe Biden for all that went wrong and still, with our politics now. His excuse at the time was his dead son, personal/familial issues and so on. Hmmm……. In ancient times if you were Caesar, a Greek Ruler, Pharoah, Asian Emperor, or other Leader, and you were dealing with treachery all around you and death of those close to you, you got your act together and fight back and maintain your kingdom. So I’m thinking the real reason here is to separate himself from Obama and his policies, especially when he went a few weeks ago to tell his ‘friend’ publicly to not endorse him so he can win it on his own. I knew this guy was suspect and to this day many people are still absorbing his bullshit. So now, he expects to win against other capable Democrats, and succeed over an already sitting President. Why this puts him where he was before Obama in the wee political past when he lost running on his own. His best chance was a VP ascending to the corporate throne right after Obama like the Republicans did in the past, but that little mistake showed me how dumb Democrats are, because you had the helm and you let feminism and other stupidness get in the way of something practical. That’s why you see the rattiness and teamwork of Republicans winning seats in the Judiciary branch, and the Senate, and watch them recover the House of Representatives again, because they are not playing with ya’ll. YES, there are problems with them ‘handling’ Trump from the get go, BUT they’re in power now. Do you really think they are just going to give that up? All they have to do, is deal with a Motherfucker, and quickly work to re-instate Republican policies and derail/dismantle Democratic values. WHY??? WELL, somebody name Joe Biden could have stopped it, but failed to do a critical move at the time that would have kept all this shit we’re seeing right now at bay. Had Russia seen a normalcy, an interest in pimping a Candidate would not have been there. Now the Ex-Vice President, so-called forerunner, is openly being attacked, disrespected by fellow Democrats and they have a right to. He got in it with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris over the race thing both times in recent debates. Hmmm, is a circus happening again? I don’t blame Trump behaving the way he is. He’s doing the right Republican move. Oh, I’m up here as President of the United States of America. See me make a trip overseas talking to Dignitaries, other World Leaders and so on. Who are you? I’m not worried! He can keep doing that. If you Democrats don’t get it together, you’re gonna lose.
Well……. I still have more stories to cover after the Easter Break. I’d love to get to some current events in the news and establish my take on it. I will be mixing some old news coverage in with a new update on some stories as they still play out in the news why I haven’t touched it yet. ………….Stay Tuned…………
The Misguided Feminists are on the attack again. This time bashing a conventional symbol of feminism in an effort to carry on being a damn slob everyday. How can a man respect your feminine value in a cheap competition? One of the people responsible on the Board for this position is former Miss America Gretchen Carlson 1989. We remember her from raising the sexual harassment complaint about her former boss Roger Ailes, who was a major Fox 5 TV Executive. She won her lawsuit against him & he eventually died of bad health. That “Me Too” & “Times Up” move was her own personal win & a win for other women who were subject to that predicament, but now she’s reached over to a beauty competition that she won nearly 30 years ago & attacked it with an agenda. How sad, especially when she benefitted from it. She’s a part of the decision to erode the standards by getting rid of the Swimsuit & Evening Gown sections. The dismantling of showing a woman’s beauty is all an effort to just make it a plain competition. It will no longer hold women to a shapely health standard or the regal divinity. A heavyset woman with no grooming or polish, can just enter the competition, be a beer slugging slob on TV with a filthy mouth, & expect a young man to value that in her. She can basically be uncouth doing some kind of trick talent, without the worry of being seen out of shape & perceived as un-elegant, nor fear being judged for it. You could win the crown now for just being mediocre & men must just accept that & be proud of you for just being a low-quality you. THIS IS AMERICA! This is what the women have descended to & it started with ratchet Reality TV. ZERO aspiration to being “proper” & a person with beauty & strength to look up to, yet they wonder why their men are looking at foreign women. The typical American Broad looks like a dude & so she’s handled like one. No respect. Even the sportish looking foreign girl still looks feminine & fit. I’m a foreign Black Woman who is constantly receiving attention from all kinds of men in general & a lot of that has to do with being different. I might be the oldest female in the room at times, but I still look younger. The actual young female there has a problem out-running or out-swimming me. They also get angry when they realize how smart I am. WHY? Well when you are from certain parts in the world where you are expected to MEET A STANDARD, people notice. Because in these places around the globe it is still a practice. A Noble man can basically venture to common parts & still find a respectable poor girl to fall in love with & marry, who can fit into his preppy world since she holds the same interests & values. There is a quiet running joke amongst foreigners everywhere about the low-caliber of Americans & this is proven when they make moves like this. I wasn’t surprised to hear it, but saddened that the standards are getting even lower & how much stranger I might look to people out here still holding to mine.
Oh it has happened again. Somebody crazy was able to obtain a rifle under the nose of the governing authorities and took out his aggression on innocent people. When are they going to get it together in identifying these cases before they happen? The problem is the gun culture. From its conception, America has always been about your guns. From your Prairie family, to the Cowboys at the Saloon, to your modern day Gangsters. Guns are a thing. So while you are addressing community safety, you’ll need to address the culture of gun ownership too with the people who have it in their blood to shoot.