Yesterday, I was asked about my opinions concerning the war in the Ukraine, and I had to be honest. I tuned out a long time ago. There was actually a good story shaping up in the Ukraine, and I was on it from the beginning.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy was accusing former President Petro Poroshenko of running away from charges that I think involved treason, and Poroshenko was accusing new President, Zelenskiy, of silencing political opposition?
That’s what I was following, Ukraine was a nation divided, and things were getting interesting. And in all fairness, treason and silencing political opposition goes on all the time here in the United States, but we don’t push the issue far enough to divide the country into civil war or starting a new government.
Anyway, all of a sudden, Russia was on Ukraine’s border threatening to invade.
“Wow, how convenient was that,” I said to myself. “I guess the people of Ukraine are going to put their problems aside and unite to defend their country. What else can they do?”
That’s when I tuned out of the Ukraine/Russian situation. Again, this another situation the United States should not be involved in, and for the life of me, I can’t understand why American citizens are being forced to show support for the Ukraine.
I’ll tune back in when Russia leaves and the regularly scheduled show resumes.
I guess the rumors are out; America is a broken down divided country. Well, it’s a good thing Volodymyr Zelensky came along and unified us. Am I right guys?
Please, let me redirect your focus to Nooz Now January 17, 2022 Edition, which I wrote just before Ukraine’s problem with Russia turned into a war. As a matter of fact, there was no known issue with Russia at that time.
If I remember correctly, it was just a threat or a possibility, and President Zelensky was BEGGING, BEGGING the West for help and intervention. Yeah Zelensky, the great unifier, was begging us for help.
And yes, President Zelensky, is the same guy who was having problems with former president, Petro Poroshenko. According to Poroshenko, Zelensky thought he was above the law. Zelensky was being accused of silencing political opposition back in 2014 and 2015.
Now, all of a sudden, Zelensky is America’s savior? I don’t know what our media’s love affair is with this guy, but they’re seriously pushing him as some type of hero.
But isn’t interesting how as the problem with Poroshenko was heating up, Russia was all of a sudden on Ukraine’s border ready to invade?
What a coincidence. You know who I think the unifier is here? Russia. If Russia didn’t invade, the problems between Poroshenko and Zelensky would’ve seriously divided the Ukraine.
Putin is a villain on the world stage and Zelensky is a hero.
That’s how they’re spinning it, but I wonder what Petro Poroshenko has to say about all this.
🏛It looks like Donald Trump is trying to get a feel for where he stands with the American people. He just won an informal straw poll today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). 59% of the people in attendance said they would vote for Trump if the 2024 Republican primary were held today. Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida came in second, but he wasn’t even close.
🤷♂️I thought Americans wanted to bring our troops home because the American military shouldn’t be the police force of the world. Well, the first problem (Russia & Ukraine) arises and we send 10,000 troops. Let Europe worry about Russia and Ukraine, and let Canadians worry about themselves. We’re getting way too dramatic and weak as country.
🏈Does anyone know what’s going on with Amazon wanting Kirk Herbstreit to be the analyst on its Thursday Night Football broadcast? Amazon hiring for NFL broadcasting jobs? What am I missing here?
📖The Contest to win a free copy of my first book, Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories is still open. Your information is safe on Nooz Buffet so don’t let that deter you. Scroll down the home page until you come to the post, read it, and participate! Contest; Smorgasbord Giveaway is the title.
💥Fourteen people were shot during a party at a hookah bar in Las Vegas. Police are still searching for the suspects who left two people seriously inured and one dead.
😮Are you kidding me? Don’t come back, stay there.
Alright everyone, have a good night and a blessed day tomorrow.
It is the 23rd day of February, and it’s a warmer than usual evening around these parts. We had a beautiful day today, I mean it wasn’t sunny, but the temperature was in the 60s! We still have a few weeks of winter, and a snow storm is in the forecast for Friday, but it was a nice change.
Before I get into the Nooz, I wanted to say this;
I’ve always, for my entire life, rooted for the underdog. I despise tyranny, I despise control, and I particularly hate it when I don’t have a choice. I have no problem following rules, but if the rules only apply to me, than I’m not following.
I support people who stand for what they believe in. When you feel like something isn’t right, or your human rights are being violated, you’re supposed to speak up. That’s not being rebellious or ignorant.
Some of these people out here should be ashamed of themselves. They hate freedom and they hate it when people stand up for themselves. What’s wrong with you? There’s all of a sudden this popular belief that protesting is wrong. It isn’t wrong. Sometimes it’s necessary for us to put our personal lives on hold to address an issue.
Some people need to take a good long hard look at themselves. You people who take no responsibility and admit no guilt, where are you morally? Virtues?
You’re glad protesters got beat by the armed militia? They got what they deserved for opening up their mouths? Really? Is that how you really feel? That’s the mentality of a tyrant. You’re not my friend.
One more question. What the fuck is bwaahaaa? bwahahaaa? That’s some loser shit from 2008. 🤣🤣🤣 That shit lost.
♓Okay, it’s officially Pisces season. The sun entered Pisces around the 19th, and it will remain in the sign of the fish until March 20th. I don’t know why, but Pisces is one of those signs I seem to overlook. Like, I should study Pisces more. I know quite a few people who have their natal sun in Pisces, and they’re interesting people. They’re deep emotionally and talented, but for some reason they don’t see in themselves what others see. They don’t give themselves enough credit. Love yourself Pisces.
🌔The moon is on the 7th degree of Sagittarius, and Venus and Mars are still in conjunction in Capricorn. Because of that conjunction, they said February 16th was supposed to be the most romantic day of the year. How’d you do? Sagittarius is a fire sign that dwells in the 9th house of the zodiac. The archer has some amazing power if you know how to make it work for you, but in general, the moon in that location should stir up some emotions towards higher education and long distance travel. Maybe it’s time to hop in the car and take that road trip you’ve been putting off.
🤣I know I’m a little late on this because I’m always late to the party on television shows, but who’s watching Coach John McGuirk on Adult Swim? Funny…
🛸I don’t know why, but NUFORC, my go to site for UFO reports stop posting. Either they stopped posting reports or there hasn’t been anything to report. That’s right, not a single report for 2022. I find that hard to believe.
💥I thought the tensions between Russia and Ukraine subsided, apparently not though. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, thinks Russia could invade tonight!
I would like to apologize to everyone who attempted to leave a review for Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories on Amazon. My friends and supporters are starting to come back to me because they’re having a problem writing reviews; Amazon is not letting them. There’s a pop up message about guidelines or something. I haven’t had time to look into this issue yet, but I will Thursday. If you would still like to write a review, I kindly suggest visiting the Barnes & Noble website instead and writing one there. Like I said, I don’t know what the issue is yet with Amazon so I’m not going to speculate. Thank you for trying, please don’t give up. Head over to Barnes & Noble.
It seems like it took forever, but Smorgasbord 2 Catch Up and Relish is near completion! What you see there on the left is the official front and back cover. I’m beyond excited for the release of this book, and I think you’re going to enjoy reading it. Fulton Books in Meadville, Pennsylvania is the publishing company.
Upcoming Projects: I’ve been working on Smorgasbord 3 for a few months now. I don’t want to give away too much too soon, but there will be a third book. The title will be Smorgasbord 3 Poverty & Prophecy, and it’s going to blow you away! Also, I’m thinking about having a Smorgasbord 2 release party somewhere. I will keep you updated and in-the-loop on that.
Well, it’s old news now, but the Rams beat the Bengals and won the Super Bowl! Super Bowl LVI (56) was played last Sunday, February 13th, and it was a close one. The Rams won the game by 3 points with a fourth quarter touchdown pass from Mathew Stafford to Coffee Cup? Oh wait, Copper Kupp. Sorry. 🤣🤣 Up until that point, the Bengals held a 20-16 lead that went all the way down to the wire. To be exact, there was 1:25 left to play when the Rams scored the go-ahead touchdown. Stafford completed 26 out of 40 passes for 283 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Ram’s rushing game was nowhere to be found; Cam Akers ran the ball 13 times for 21 yards and never even reached pay dirt.
Joe Burrow completed 22 passes for 263 yards and 1 touchdown. They were able to run the ball well with Joe Mixon (4.8 yards per carry), and WR Tee Higgins caught 4 passes for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns. In the end though, none of that mattered for the Bengals. On that day, the 13th of February in the year 2022, the Rams were the better team.
♒♓Wow! How fast did the Aquarius birthday season go? I mean seriously, in three more days on the 18th, the sun will move into the astrological sign of Pisces. Honestly, though, I can’t wait. I’m so ready for spring, and I know a lot of you are too. 🌔Currently, the moon is on the 20th degree of fiery Leo, and Venus and Mars are in a body to body conjunction on the 16th degree of Capricorn. Talk about war and peace, huh…
💥Speaking of war, according to Greek Reporter dot com, Russia is now withdrawing its troops from the Ukraine border. I guess they just wanted to get in Ukraine’s face and talk some shit?
💩Oh, BIG STORY here. Eminem kneeled during the half time show.
🏛 I just called the office of the registrar at my alma mater WPUNJ because I wanted some information about registration deadlines. Afterwards, I was scrolling the web, and a story popped up from 2014.
So, five William Paterson University students are or were on trial for the alleged gang rape of a freshman female. The alleged gang rape took place on campus and in a dorm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
The five men that were involved all knew each other from the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), which offers low-income students an opportunity to go to college with financial aid, preparatory classes and counseling. (Wait a second, wasn’t there just a big issue recently about systemic racism? 😢😢Immigrants and people of color don’t get the same opportunities as white people?)
Well, these five guys (no relation to the restaurant) had a golden opportunity. I told you, all that was bullshit. I can’t speak for other states, but I know for a fact, that New Jersey’s system of higher education has done an amazing job ensuring everyone has a fair and equal opportunity to get educated.
Anyway, there was another incident, but I don’t think it was related. Cherelle Locklear, a 21-year-old junior at WPUNJ committed suicide and her body was found on November 22, 2015. Supposedly, she was raped at an off-campus fraternity house, and her allegations were never investigated. William Paterson University took blame for failing to investigate and paid her family $800,000.
Damn! This isn’t the William Paterson I remember. WTF WPU! Seriously though, this is a shame. I can’t believe it.
🤓I’m gonna drop some real knowledge on y’all. I was totally indoctrinated by the college educational system, and especially because I was a teacher. I believed everything. They used to tell us that inner-city school students are way behind because there’s no money to get them the tools they need to be successful and compete with schools in higher income areas. I was on board with everything-fighting for my students. I was so gung-ho.
And then I get into the classroom, and see students throwing scientific calculators worth hundreds of dollars at the floor and walls. Literally, trying to break them.
And I just sat there for a brief moment watching this, and to myself, I’m like, “wow, if you only knew how hard people fight to get you the shit you need, and here you are trying to break a calculator your parents would have to work two weeks to pay for.”
Case in point-Don’t believe the hype!
Second Case in point-In order for schools to be successful, the students have to be successful, and money has nothing to do with it. The best schools are those where parents, teachers, and administrators have found a middle ground-all coming together, working in unison for the betterment of the child. And of course, once the student sees this cooperation between teachers and parents, their behavior miraculously changes.
Alright my friends, have a wonderful night and a blessed Wednesday. Stay warm!