Xmas Eve radio sucks.
Generally speaking, I go home for Christmas. That's the one day of the year you can count on me being home. In 20 years of driving a truck, I had only missed one Christmas at home, and that was due to getting stuck in bad weather. This year, however, I decided to stay out on the road and collect that nice bonus that my company offers for those drivers who are willing to shred their last ties to humanity and go full blown vagabond for the holidays. My hand was up, count me in. And that is how I came to the realization that there literally nothing on the 200+ channels on SiriusXM radio on Xmas Eve, so if you'll humor me I wanted to take a minute to complain about the one refuge I found in this entertainment desert.
To judge, or not to judge.
I don't want to come across as a hypocrite on this one, so let me start by tossing a couple of things out there for your consumption. First, I'm not setting myself up as some standard of decency. Trust me, when they come to me, I'm sure I will toss out some pretty good Bruce Jenner jokes. Humor is my thing, and I certainly don't find this topic to be off limits. Next, I am not a religious person. I don't mean to preach at you here. However, I was raised by a preacher, so I know a thing or two about the Bible and I had an interesting thought on the subject, so I thought that I would share it.
Americans keep on getting dumber.
Now I understand that sometimes one idiot does something stupid and makes the rest of us look bad, and I wish that I could find a way to make that case here. I can't. My fellow Americans, we are stupid. And we have gotten about as much mileage out of warning labels as we possibly can. There is a certain denominator that is so low that a warning label can no longer save that, and I fear that the number representing that low water mark has recently surpassed our national IQ. Now I am sure that this could be a worldwide problem, but I am stuck in one place and can only report what I see here, and the future looks pretty dim.
Chick Fil A enters the world of Conspiracy Theories with it's American Idol upset.
Just how far can one organization go on a chicken sandwich and a full tank of hate? According to some gay groups, pretty damned far. It appears that they can even overcome the will of the general public and change the outcome of elections. They can vote multiple times, and keep the best man from winning. They can turn a singer who is barely qualified to sing at the Grand Opening of a Shopping Center into an American Idol. How? Read on, readers.