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And now, a message from Mel Brooks.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 02:01 PM (4 replies)

If Your Idea of America Doesn't Include Everyone, Don't Bother Thanking Me For My Service

If you're an American, and whether you've had the distinct honor to serve in uniform or not, it's likely you've heard that phrase, "thank you for your service." Of course, if you're on the receiving end like myself, and the less then 8 percent of living Americans who've served in uniform, it's usually a pretty good feeling! Who doesn't like be thanked?

And lucky for me, the "thank you for your service" doesn't just stop at individual people. I feel like sort of what you call a semi-superstar—it's all over the place. Businesses, various other institutions, politicians, media, you take your pick—"thank you for your service" is "the thing." Just google "free meals on veterans day" this week and you'll find dozens of restaurants offering veterans free meals as long as you have your military ID to prove it. Who doesn't love that!

But as I reflect on the rapidly deteriorating and divisive state of our nation, and the continued hate-infused rhetoric towards those who follow a faith like mine, perhaps don't look a certain way—or, say, the latest swipe towards a decorated war veteran, LtCol Alexander Vindman with over 20 years of honorable service to this Nation and a Purple Heart, smeared because he happened to be born in the Ukraine—I really can't help but question the genuineness of the whole "thank you for your service." Is it all just a bunch of talk? Something to say because it just sounds nice?

It really got me thinking. What does it actually mean to my fellow Americans when they thank me for my service? Some Americans don't even see me as American enough, let alone validate my military service, because of the way I look and the Islamic faith I keep near and dear to my heart.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:39 AM (1 replies)

USA Today endorses Joe Biden.

Elect Joe Biden. Reject Donald Trump.

Our View: In 2016, we broke tradition in urging you not to vote for Trump. In this extraordinary 2020 election, for the first time we're endorsing a presidential nominee.

Four years ago, the Editorial Board — an ideologically and demographically diverse group of journalists that is separate from the news staff and operates by consensus — broke with tradition and took sides in the presidential race for the first time since USA TODAY was founded in 1982. We urged readers not to vote for Donald Trump, calling the Republican nominee unfit for office because he lacked the “temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents.” We stopped short, however, of an outright endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. This year, the Editorial Board unanimously supports the election of Joe Biden, who offers a shaken nation a harbor of calm and competence.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 20, 2020, 06:17 AM (8 replies)

I love this yard sign.



Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:50 PM (8 replies)

John Fogerty has spoken out about Trump's use of "Fortunate Son" at his rallies.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:14 PM (5 replies)

I'll dance to that.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Oct 18, 2020, 07:20 AM (0 replies)

TV Ratings: Biden Leads Town Hall Duel With Trump in Early Numbers

Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump appeared in directly competing town halls on Thursday night, after the President dropped out of the second debate.

Trump’s hourlong appearance on NBC, which drew criticism across the industry and even an angry letter from top talent and showrunners who work with NBCU, appears to be trailing Biden’s 90-minute session with ABC in the ratings, even with the cable news networks factored in.

Biden is so far averaging 13.9 million total viewers on the Disney-owned network alone, while Trump managed is at 13.1 million across NBC, MSNBC and CNBC combined. In early numbers for the two cablers, MSNBC drew 1.7 million viewers and CNBC around 700,000, meaning that Biden is currently beating Trump 13.9 million to 10.7 million in the direct broadcast battle. This story will be updated with the finale numbers once they become available.


This has really got to be getting under Trump's skin since he sets so much store in his ratings.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:10 PM (2 replies)

Here's how you respond to a Covid-19 denier.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:35 AM (39 replies)

This is why we need Al Franken back in the Senate.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:43 AM (7 replies)

A message from "Dr. Seuss".


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Oct 15, 2020, 01:59 PM (1 replies)
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