America is Still the Land of Opportunity

America is Still the Land of Opportunity

I see a lot of people here in America – hating America lately. I see people complaining about Capitalism. I see people complaining that the government isn’t helping them enough. Don’t get me wrong – some people qualify for assistance – but most are fully capable of not only earning a good living on their own – but becoming, at least to some extent, “rich”…

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been watching immigrants come to the U.S. and earn a great living. The country they come from isn’t wealthy like ours – and they aren’t used to the riches and luxuries of a wealthy nation. Perhaps this is to their advantage.

Let’s take China for example. Outside of big cities like Shanghai and Beijing, China is a poor country. Chinese people living in rich cities don’t move to America. Why would they? Shanghai is like New York City. It’s rich. They work hard and party hard. They drive nice cars. They wear nice clothes. They’re the same as us.

How To Tell If You Married The Wrong Man

How To Tell If You Married The Wrong Man

I like the movie, “Deck the Halls”. It’s kind of a fun, funny, family movie. Not my favorite – but I’ll probably watch it every year around Christmas time. If you haven’t seen it, Matthew Broderick (Steve) and Danny DeVito (Danny) are fighting through the whole movie as Danny moves into town and feels bad that his neighbor’s house – owned by Steve – can be seen in satellite imagery from space. 

Danny decides to light up his house for Christmas in such a way that it can actually be seen from space. It’s crazy and funny. The whole time these two goofy guys are making all kinds of obvious family mistakes – and it’s really not all that out of the ordinary. And when two competitive neighbors start to clash (Steve and Danny) – it makes for an interesting story.

Feminism

Feminism

I guess I’ll make my last blog post of the year about Feminism. It seems like 2017 was the year of Feminism. Like most things, there’s one half of Feminism that makes sense – and the other half. The other half is typically the more obnoxious, crazy woman that yells louder – so we’re hearing far more from the crazy half than the normal half. But the good half is still out there…
 
One thing I’ve found strange is that it’s essentially bad to tell a woman she’s pretty as of 2017. I know it depends on your approach. Wait, I probably shouldn’t use the word “approach”. That sounds like a trigger word. Yes, I understand all of that… So – it depends on how you go about telling a woman she’s pretty. This is just one example and I’m focusing on it because I find it odd and interesting that women are “appalled” and “disgusted” by men telling them they’re pretty.
 
The thing is… A man telling a woman she’s pretty doesn’t automatically equate to him wanting to push her over and ram his male personal part :p up her back door. More often than not, there’s no hidden meaning of “I wanna F you in the A”. (I guess this will be a PG rated post). A good portion of these guys just want to brighten up your day and see you smile. Okay, okay, back up. They just want to “make” you smile. Because the man “seeing” you smile is all about his own gratification… (El Oh El – There is just way too much thought being put into all of this…)