MIC STEALING HECKLER AT COMEDY CLUB SHOWS ONCE AGAIN THAT THE OFFENDED POLICE ARE OUT OF CONTROL

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Remember when I said promoting violence in the name of shutting down ideas you disagree with was a bad idea?

Well, we saw a real life example of this phenomenon occur at a comedy club in New York City last week, and it was not pretty.

In case you missed it, Luis J Gomez, Dave Smith, and Jay Oakerson were doing a live edition of their popular “Legion of Skanks” podcast.

In the middle of the show, a man appeared out of the audience and took the mic out of a surprised Gomez’s hand, and quickly used it to point out that a “Proud Boy” was sitting in the crowd and the show was for white supremacists.

If you are unaware of what a “Proud Boy” is, they are a group of men who hang out with Comedian Gavin McIness and well, I will be honest, I am not entirely sure what they actually do.

But the far left has — incorrectly — tagged McIness as a white supremacist, so hence this heckler branding the show as such.

Gomez quickly leapt up out of his chair, grabbed the mic back, threatened to put his foot up the guy’s ass, and then had to be restrained from putting a beating on him.

They don’t call Mr. Gomez the “Puerto Rican Rattlesnake” and “Real Ass Dude” for nothing.

Yet, this heckler seemed surprised that after an act of aggression against Gomez, that the fiery comedian would look to retaliate.

Clearly he did not now who he was dealing with.

All of that said — and putting aside the sheer lunacy of believing a white supremacist show was being led by two Jewish men and a Puerto Rican — what exactly did this heckler expect to accomplish by doing what he did?

Did he think the crowd would take his side? Did he expect the podcast to stop and for Gomez, Smith, and Oakerson to just pack up and go home because he was offended?

Furthermore, does he actually believe it is acceptable to shut down any and all speech he is uncomfortable hearing rather than just walking out?

Sadly, the answer to that question is obviously yes, and he is not alone.

We are seeing this all over the country to the point where people are being chased out of restaurants.

And in the case of the Legion of Skanks, they were recording a podcast at a comedy club late at night and EVEN THEN they could not be left alone to do their show without some self-righteous jerk showing up to spoil it in the name of being offended.

We are getting to the point where this is just going to get worse and people are going to get hurt.

But maybe not the people you think.

Because for every romantic vision of using force to shut down so-called offensive speech, those on that end of the issue should remember that there are a lot more Luis J Gomez types — people who are going to fight back and likely win — than they realize.

And the people who could very well end up being hurt the most are the aggressors themselves.

REPORTERS SPREAD ANOTHER FALSEHOOD ON SOCIAL MEDIA — AT WHAT POINT DO THEY START ACTUALLY BEING MORE CAREFUL?

1_XSk7pT0rtg_UymaCU8ahzwI have to hand it to all the people who passed around the “story” that Russian hackers targeted the Hillary Clinton campaign after then candidate Trump sarcastically asked for them to find Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails.

They story was powerful and seemed to show that perhaps there was some sort of coordination in play.

It spread through social media like wildfire, with all the usual “Resistance” types losing their minds as if they had caught the president committing murder.

But also reputable journalists like CNN’s Jake Tapper and NBC’s Katy Tur.

Except it was the story was not true.

According to the actual report in question, the Russians targeted Hillary Clinton for hacking that April, months before President Trump’s comment about wanting the Russians to find Clinton’s deleted emails.

Once this started being pointed out, people started to backtrack and make qualifying statements like “well, the president did still encourage them and they may have intensified their efforts after his comments.”

But that is not even close to the story being passed around or why it was shared.

It was shared in an attempt to make President Trump look like he was colluding with Russia, only for us to find out once again that as of this moment, there is zero proof of that occurring.

Unfortunately, we have seen many similar cases during the Trump presidency.

For example, the recent story about the Trump administration’s new program of abusing children based on a story from…..2014 when Barack Obama was president.

Last year, a story circulated that Orrin Hatch had said on the Senate floor that CHIP — the health insurance program for low income children — needed to go because he was tired of funding programs for people who refused to help themselves.

Except as even Ezra Klein of Vox — who is no fan of Republicans — pointed out, Hatch was not talking about CHIP when he made those comments and even said he would see to it that CHIP got funded.

But do not tell that to all the people who made fun of Hatch for disparaging “free loading” children.

There are many more recent examples of this, but you get the point.

I understand we are in an age of social media where everything happens fast. But when you incidents like this happen — repeatedly — it becomes quite obvious what is really going on.

As I said, the social media age has certainly made things worse. In the old days, a news story would not be instant because you were waiting to air it on the 6PM news, or if you were a newspaper, get it into tomorrow’s edition.

But now? Gotta get it out there first and worry about accuracy later. Nuance and thorough checking be damned.

Put simply, people need to be better than this. Incidents like this are what give the president ammo to shout “fake news.”

These kind of major mistakes actively keep that from happening.

We are officially in the Jerry Springer era now, where nothing matters except outrage. Accuracy does is irrelevant if a story involves pushing your preferred narrative.

In this case, President Trump probably should not have openly joked that he wanted the Russians to find Hillary Clinton’s emails, but by pretending the timeline of events is different than it actually was just to drive a narrative you hope is true, any point you may have had gets completely lost.

As I said, Jerry Springer would be proud.

The fact is, the Mueller investigation has been going on for well over a year and while there have been indictments for unrelated matters, there has been exactly zero collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign proven.

This whole investigation has turned into something completely different than what it was claimed to be at the beginning, and the #Resistance is simply using it as a way to claim the president cheated to win — something there is no evidence of — because they still cannot handle the fact that he beat Hillary Clinton fair and square.

And key members of the media playing into that hysteria while seeming to care more about clicks than careful reporting makes things worse for everybody involved, including them.

Unless media members think spreading news around that is not true and hurting their credibility just to get the “scoop” is more important than maintaining long-term trust with the public.

Because if they do, then they should just go on doing what they are doing and expose themselves as frauds even further.

WITH A LOT GOING ON IN PAKISTAN, THE COUNTRY MUST MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES AND WORK TOGETHER

Elections are going to occur in Pakistan in just over one week. I hope that whatever the result, the losing party accepts it and is willing to work with the winning side to mae positive improvements in the country.

Infrastructure developments and improvements in transportation are key components of improving the daily lives of the people in Pakistan and I hope they will be carried out, no matter who wins.

Of course, the single most important factor is the Pakistani military.

Despite suffering losses during the war on terror helping the United States, and recent suicide bombings that shook the nation, the Pakistani military is the best it has ever been.

The success that may lay ahead for Pakistan under the leadership of General Qamar Javed Bajwa is likely to be remarkable if the past is any indication.

His continued leadership is also an incredible boost to future relations between Pakistan and the United States, as General Bajwa has done a fantastic job of commanding his men through successful missions assisting in the War on Terror..

Pakistan is currently far too reliant on China economically and that is a recipe for disaster, especially when you consider how over-extended China is in the world market.

Thus, for Pakistan, a strong alliance with the United States could result in a major economic boon.

And from the United States’ side, this is an association that could yield positive outcomes as well.

Not only would a strong U.S.-Pakistan alliance open up numerous economic development opportunities for American companies, it would also provide the United States with an incredibly important friend in the region during a time when Iran looks to be on the verge of carrying out nefarious activities.

This is why as much as I generally do not think foreign aid is a good idea, I believe it would actually be in the United States’ best interest to strongly reconsider the idea of pulling its aid to Pakistan.

I consider myself a strong supporter of the president and his policies, and admire his business knowledge, which makes him the perfect partner for Pakistan, especially with General Bajwa on board to continue providing strong support against extremist groups like ISIS.

I would love to see the President as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale and U.S. Consul General to Lahore Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau — who are great diplomats — work closely with Pakistani officials to lift both countries.

Regardless, Pakistani teamwork with the United States would be beneficial for both sides and the right leaders being in control of their respective situations could yield remarkably positive results all around.

With General Bajwa already in place, I have faith in the Pakistani people to make the right choice at the end of the month and for everybody to come together in the aftermath to work in the best interest of the nation and its citizens.

A DOCTOR WHO REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE

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I write about politics and personal stories a lot, but today I want to tell you about somebody who makes an enormous positive impact in the world.

Dr. Amir Hamidi serves as Chairman of the Board of Falcon Global Strategies, where he specializes in cyber-security, the application of information sharing and information security solutions for government agencies and law enforcement professionals.

He is a seasoned international strategist and public policy advisor who has been engaged by financial and government institutions domestically and internationally and is widely regarded as a visionary on the strategic impacts of information.

Dr. Hamidi has shown a propensity for demonstrating the better use of technology, stability and economic prosperity, not to mention an internationally recognized expert in international narco-terrorism and a graduate of the DEA/FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

He is a highly decorated veteran DEA Special Agent and over the course of his distinguished 24 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 34 year career of law enforcement service, with an incredible history of uncovering the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism.

The doctor’s fantastic undercover work includes purchasing eight balls of cocaine in a yellow Porsche; negotiating multi-million-dollar deals on board private Jets and developed covert relations with men who were not only international drug traffickers but, in some cases, operatives for Al Qaeda, Iranian Hezbollah, Hamas, the Shan United Army and Kurdish terrorist organizations.

In addition, he was formerly assigned as a Resident Special Agent in Charge and has been tasked by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, office of the Administrator to establish Dubai, United Arab Emirates Country Office, serving as Country Attaché at the United States Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

As if that were not enough, Dr. Hamidi was also previously assigned as an Inspector to the Office of Professional Responsibility, Pacific Region Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Coordinator and Supervisory Special Agent for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Transportation Task Force Commander.

He has always pursued domestic and international drug traffickers at the highest levels while managing and directing criminal investigations and supporting the prosecution of a broad range of both domestic and international crimes with the majority of his experience primarily involving the investigation of complex criminal unilateral U.S. and bilateral international investigations.

Dr. Hamidi speaks six different languages and has held national security clearance, previously serving as Vice-Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of Veteran, Immigrant and Refugee Trauma Institute of Sacramento, California, an organization intended to develop into a center of expertise in global trauma, post traumatic growth and psychological integration.

Dr. Hamidi also co-authored, “Neuro-Psychological of Misconduct in Law Enforcement Officer with Sub-Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” and was appointed to the advisory board for the Center of Intelligence Studies at Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio.

Additionally, he is considered an expert on Middle Eastern affairs and devotes his time and expertise to raising awareness about the brutality and human rights violations committed by the Iranian Regime.

Many of us in life talk the talk, but Dr. Hamidi walks the walk and truly makes the world a better place.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PAKISTANI MILITARY IN THE MIDDLE EAST — IDENTIFYING THE UNDERGIRD IN MANAGING MIDDLE EASTERN PEACE – IS THERE A LEARNING FROM THE CHAPTERS OF HISTORY?

**By: Gholam Mujtaba, Ed.D., M.D.**

Pakistan army, the eleventh leading military laden with nukes has had been a great source of undergird in serving global interests towards restoring peace and stability. It played a key role in defeating the expansion of communism of the former Soviet Union. The terrorist organizations, such as the Al Qaeda and Taliban proliferations in the Middle East was foiled through the active efforts of the Pakistani military.

Had there been a missing support from the Pakistani military, the Soviet Union’s communist expansionism would have seized the entire Middle East, and the United States hegemony could have been obliterated by now. Ms. Joanne King Herring and Congressman Charlie Wilson were justified in advising the Reagan administration to engage Pakistan in the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

Ms. Herring and Congressman Wilson created an alliance with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymor Hoffman) launching a successful clandestine operation backing up the Mujahedeen in dismantling the Soviet empire.
The then President of Pakistan, General Zia ul Haq, a trusted Pakistani leader honored the advises of Ms. Herring during engagements in Afghanistan.
History was made.

Going further back into the history, the Black September of 1970 in Arab history was a month when the Kingdom of Hashmiah of King Hussein of Jordan quashed the autonomy of the Palestinian organizations, while restoring monarchy’s rule over the country. It resulted in violence, and the deaths of tens of thousands of people of Palestinian origin. This violent conflict lasted until July 1971, and the PLO and thousands of Palestinian fighters were sent to Lebanon.

King Hussain declared Martial Law on September 15, 1971. The next day, Jordanian tanks of the 60th Armored Brigade attacked the headquarters of Palestinian organization in Amman, and their camps in Irbid, Salt, Sweileh, Baq’aa, Wehdat and Zarqa. The then, Pakistani Brigadier Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq who later became the Chief of Army Staff and President of Pakistan, took command of the 2nd division, whereas, the Iraqi army in Jordan also supported the Jordanian army.

Pakistan and Israel are ideological states adherent to a traditional doctrine of Abraham, common among the faithful of the three great monotheistic religions. Taking out Judaism from Israel is like taking out Islam from Pakistan, the state will collapse. General Zia had a practical vision in resolving Middle Eastern peace process when he surprised many observers in 1986 calling the PLO to recognize the Jewish state.

General Zia of Pakistan played the pivotal role under advice from Congressman Charlie Wilson and Ms. Joanne Herring in dismantling the Soviet Union. He had the experience of capturing Soviet weapons from the PLO in Jordan, and Wilson successfully convinced the CIA to buy the Soviet weapons from Israelis captured by them from Lebanon and pass it to Afghans through Zia. However, a pragmatist Zia joked not to put Star of David on the boxes.

In the current hybrid warfare with the rogue states, Pakistani military has a role to play vital to regional interest. Though, there are indicators that Iranian interest may have penetrated into the Pakistani instruments of the statecraft bringing policies detrimental to democracy, liberty, rule of law, forbearance and tolerance. Yet, engagements with the military is vital to regional peace.

Pakistan is facing a countrywide election by the end of this month, and an eagle’s eye is needed to avert the influence of rogue states to use Pakistan as a hot spot to forestall defeat in Syria and Yemen. Defeating Pakistan’s ideological boundaries may collapse the entire foundation of the country. Such options are detrimental to the security of Pakistan, GCC, Israel and the United States.

*** Dr. Gholam Mujtaba has had a long career in politics across America and Pakistan. Currently, a Central Leader to the Republican Party of the United States of America and Chairman of Pakistani Policy Institute, USA, he is an expert on conflict management and Pakistani leadership. He holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and a Doctorate in Medicine. Recipient of the United States Congressional Recognition Award in 2015, Dr. Mujtaba has previously held such highly regarded positions as the Central Vice President of the All Pakistan Muslim League and an Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh, a cabinet position in Pakistan.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF FAKE NEWS AND WHY PEOPLE DO NOT TRUST THE MEDIA

FakeYesterday, an NBC reporter passed around a supposed scoop that retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy negotiated with President Trump to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh — his former clerk — as his replacement in exchange for agreeing to retire before the 2018 midterms.

This “scoop” was passed around all over social media. Well-known celebrities and pundits began going crazy, saying this must be investigated and hearings were essential to get to the bottom of this horrific quid pro quo that could threaten the very fabric of our democracy.

Then the reporter in question deleted the tweet after revealing she had heard the information third hand and it was not that Kennedy had insisted on Kavanaugh, but that he may have been shown a list of possible replacements.

So, in other words, there was no story and all of the outrage was for nothing.

That has not stopped people from wildly and recklessly repeating it, even as I write this.

This whole situation is terrible and sadly not unique in the slightest.

I could fill a book with all of the salacious stories about President Trump that have been passed around since his inauguration only to later be proven false.

This boils down to two things: the need to get the story first rather than getting it right, and the desire to bring down the president.

The first matter I listed is entirely on journalists. There is zero excuse for the type of sloppy reporting done on stories like these and I hope NBC reprimanded the reporter in question accordingly.

As for the second, I blame that partially on journalists, but more on the combination of social media and the echo chamber it produces.

A story that is potentially very damaging to the president comes out. Instead of waiting for all of the facts — or even reading past the headline — you share it on your social media accounts with an angry screed about the president to go with it.

Later, this story turns out to be false, but you do not care, because you think the president is doing something bad somehow, anyway, so why dos it matter if this specific story is true?

That attitude is exactly why so many Americans simply do not trust the press or those who pass around the stories they have written.

America needs a free and trustworthy press, because while I am a supporter of the president, every government official should always be held to the highest possible standard.

That is what the press is for.

But when stories like these come out every day and the media writ large seems uninterested in fixing the problem, you find yourself in a boy who cried wolf situation where it becomes tough to take anything at face value.

The media needs to be more careful and those with big platforms on social media do, too.

Why the latter group when they are not even the ones reporting the story?

Well, because if their intent is to convince people the president is bad, constantly sharing stories that turn out to be false is eventually going to drive people to lose trust in any negative stories printed about him.

If that is what these people want, then fine, they should go ahead and eep doing what they are doing.

But if they actually want to influence people? Then they may want to proceed with a little more caution going forward.

PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES A STRONG CHOICE WITH KAVANAUGH

Love him or hate him, President Trump delivered on his word to appoint a Justice to the Supreme Court who has a strong record of adherence to the Constitution when he nominated Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant seat of the retiring Anthony Kennedy.

There is no debating Kavanaugh’s credentials: Yale graduate, J.D. from Yale Law and editor of Yale Law Journal, Appellate and Supreme Court Clerk, and over a decade as an Appellate Court Judge.

During his distinguished career, Kavanaugh’s intellect and judicial record have both been shown to be first rate.

Jesse Merriof Real Clear Politics says, “ Judge Kavanaugh is the only candidate with a demonstrated legal understanding of the political issues that inspired millions of forgotten Americans to come out to the polls and vote for Donald Trump. Judge Kavanaugh is the America First choice.”

CATO Institute Senior Fellow Ilya Shapiro, “In the end, despite the brouhaha and suspenseful plot twists, the president went with what can in this context be called the conventional conservative choice. By playing it straight, Donald Trump still managed to surprise.”

Ed Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, “Congratulations to President Trump on his decision to nominate D.C. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. I very much look forward to Justice Kavanaugh.”

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), a frequent Trump critic, “Brett Kavanaugh is a serious jurist known for careful deliberation.”

Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed, writing in the New York Times, “The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Justice is President Trump’s finest hour, his classiest move.”

Former President George W Bush, for whom Kavanaugh once worked, “Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 2 years on the D.C. circuit.”

Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith, “Brett Kavanaugh is immensely qualified for the Supreme Court: an outstanding lawyer and judge, a great teacher, and a serious scholar of the law; and a generous, honorable, kind person.”

As for me, I am excited to see Judge Kavanaugh be confirmed and watch him ensure that the laws of our great nation are properly upheld and equally applied to all Americans for many years to come.

Before you say something silly, get off social media and read a book

I was walking to my car the other day and a woman was on the side of the road with a guitar singing about how Donald Trump is a fascist.

Fascists do not typically allow people go sign songs criticizing them out in the open.

They have said oeople jailed or killed.

Ask people in Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, North Korea…..where the countries are run by actual fascists.

Or read about some of our own past presidents like Lincoln and Wilson who threw dissenters in prison.

I had a friend the other day at a social gathering decry president Trump for being so ignorant that he appointed somebody to the appellate bench who had never actually been s judge.

Elena Kagan is a Supreme Court Justice. She had zero experience as a judge before being nominated by former President Obama. She also was not the first to be on the supreme court without ever having been a judge.

At the same social gathering, another friend said he was still disgusted that President Trump was the first presidential candidate ever to not release his tax returns.

He is not.

Granted, it has been a while — since the 1970s — but there have been other presidential candidates who have not released tax returns.

The problem in all of these instances is people exist in bubbles where they only talk to others who think like them. Then they go on social media and do the same, but the people on there are even angrier and more ill-informed.

So my advice to people not just who despise president Trump, but of any political persuasion, is to read some books.

Get out of your bubbles and become more informed.

It may not win you any points with the friends you have who only want to hear their own views reinforced, it at least it will keep you from looking like a complete fool to people who have. knowledge beyond your rehearsed and largely incorrect talking points.

Whether on the Left or Right, Using Violence is a Bad Idea

Yesterday, a campaign volunteer for NY GOP Congressman Lee Zeldin was run over by a motor vehicle.

The offender was rabidly anti-Trump.

This comes on the heels of a man in Texas taking a Make America Great Again hat from a teenage boy and dumping a drink on him at a burger joint the other night.

Let me just make this clear before anybody launches into a tirade accusing the other side or defending theirs: this is NOT about left or right.

I would say exactly what I am about to say if these things happened to Obama supporters.

When you have reached the point where you see your political opposition as not just wrong, but evil, it is time to put down your phone and go for a walk.

No matter what anybody tells you, we do not live in a fascist dictatorship.

If we did, you would not be able to spend 24 hours/day trashing the president because you would be in jail.

In fact, if you read history, you would know such arrests actually happened under presidents like Lincoln and Wilson.

But that is besides the point.   The issue here is that I have heard people legitimately claim to be fighting for their lives and seeing a MAGA hat as a Nazi salute.

As a Jewish man who is not white, people who say this offend me greatly.

A Break from Politics

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.

I’m not going go lie, I am surrounded by talk about politics what seems like 24/7.

So last night, I took a much needed break.

No social media. No talking to friends about politics. Nothing.

I completely unplugged and I felt liberated.

I went out for a,nice dinner, I saw a great show, I conversed with strangers without even thinking about politics.

It was s great night and I need to do it more often.

Frankly, so do you.

Well, that is if you are engulfed in this stuff like I am all the time.

Which is funny because I realized last night that most people are not actually engrossed in politics around the clock.

The world is not full of angry Twitter commenters or people on the DC beltway.

It is mostly occupied by people who love their friends and family and just want to live their lives.

They want a nice night out not s shouting match over tax policy.

They want to play games with their children and spend quality time with spouses not bicker with strangers over foreign policy.

They realize you only get one chance on this earth and while that does not mean political issues should be ignored, it does mean they can’t take over your entire life.

I want to be more like those people and I’m going to try to be going forward.

We all should.