We still alive.
We close out 2017 with the ending of careers, lives and television. As usual, I want to say thank you for reading our blog. Without you, we wouldn't be doing this. And in 2018, we will continue to offer you the best we got.
So I will do my best to continue help S.B and our contributors. I am not going anywhere.
So here's our last polls of the year.
1. Mass Shootings.
From January to December we have covered mass shootings. The most deadliest mass shooting happened in Las Vegas. Most Americans want stronger background checks and a watch list for gun hoarders and extremists.
Nothing is being done to curb gun violence. All I've heard is deflection.
"What about Chicago?"
"Black on whatever violence."
"More good guys with guns."
"Gun free zones don't stop gun violence."
"It's too early to talk about this."
"Its always the [Democrats or Republicans] politicizing tragedies."
"Our thought and prayers to the victims."
Our inept lawmakers continue to allow this shit to happen. Republicans refuse to act on passing any reasonable measure. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) continues this crusade, even though he was gravely injured after a mass shooting. The moron believes the 2nd Amendment is protected for Americans.
The junk food media picks and chooses which mass shooting gets national coverage. Yeah, the Las Vegas mass shooting was tragic, but there were mass shootings in every state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
So I can just say this with no remorse.
You're not safe.
Your thoughts and prayers are meaningless. There is no God.
2. Trump Most Unpopular President In Modern History.
Donald John Trump, Sr. is the 45th president of the United States. The former reality television star and business mogul has already became one of the world's most unpopular leaders.
The surprise victory has gotten many Americans wondering if there is election meddling. Trump so far has the denied any involvement in election meddling.
So far he's only been in office for one year and he's already became the most polarizing figure ever. Trump's policies are very unpopular. He made a promise to his constituents that he will try to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it. He wants to impose a Muslim ban on travelers coming into the United States. He opened up public lands for oil drilling despite protests. The opening of the Keystone XL pipeline was a disaster. It sprung a leak near Standing Rock Reserve.
He backtracked opening hunting for endangered species after a public backlash.
The repeal and replacement of Obamacare is happening. It is being dismantled through nefarious deeds. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act is extremely unpopular and Trump continues this onward March to taking away healthcare from millions of Americans.
Those proposals were stalled or slowly moving along.
He managed to get a tax reform plan through (despite not reading it or knowing what's inside the law).
Trump was quick to condemn Muslims and immigrants who committed crimes and terrroists attacks. However he showed weak responses to mass shootings, attacks by White extremism and domestic terrorism.
Over 35% of his staff resigned or got fired out the cannon. Most of the staff is either under federal watch or attached to extremism. The most notable was Michael Flynn. His short reign as National Security Adviser came tumbling down when the feds were investigating him for leaking secrets to Russia.
So far, Trump's first year has been a disaster.
3. Sexual Abuse Second Most Dangerous Threat!
Tarana Burke became a voice of power. She started a movement and it gave Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Terry Crews and James Van Der Beek a voice.
If it wasn't for Donald J. Trump winning the 2016 presidential election, women would have stayed silent. This year has been the downfall of many in politics, entertainment, religion, technology and the newsroom.
Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Bill O'Reilly, Charlie Rose, Russell Simmons, Matt Lauer, Al Franken, Roy Moore, John Conyers, Trent Franks, Blake Farenthold, Mario Batali, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Eric Bolling, Mark Halperin, Charles Payne, Morgan Spurlock, Brock Turner, Tavis Smiley, Ryan Lizza, Glenn Thrush, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrew Kreisberg, Steven Seagal, Brett Ratner, Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Piven, Terry Richardson, George H. W. Bush, John Besh, Tim Murphy, Bill Clinton, Garrison Keillor, George Takei, Sean "Softball" Hannity, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Danny Masterson, Nick Carter, Tom Ashbrook, Roy Price, R. Kelly, LA Reid, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Bob Weinstein, Travis Kalanick, Michael Orsekes, Andy Dick, Marshall Faulk, Jameis Winston, Ike Taylor, Heath Evans, Chris Savino, Eddie Long, Chris Matthews and the list keeps growing.
Men have felt the sting of the Women's March and #MeToo movements. The power of women has helped Democrats. They ousted figures who long held name recognition. They have fought tooth and nail against Trump.
Women became the powerful voice this year. Hopefully women will run for higher office to oust these assholes.
4. Cannon Fire Hits Junk Food Media!
Did you see the end of your favorite show?
Did your favorite actor or actress become a pariah among Hollywood.
Did you know a favorite celebrity passed away?
As usual, the entertainment industry was rocked by Harvey Weinstein. The media now is doing soul searching in The way they promote their shows.
Most are calling for more diversity.
Television shows like Fresh off The Boat, Power, Empire, Star, black-ish, Jane the Virgin and Black Lightning are the only minority shows that got greenlighted this year. The shows are still mostly White and male.
5. The Mueller Probe!
When Trump fire James Comey, he triggered a FBI special probe into his alleged collusion with Russia.
As the probe gets deeper into Trump, his allies have been relentless attacking Robert Mueller, the FBI's special prosecutor.
It started getting interesting when Mueller handed indictments to five senior aides to Trump's former campaign staff. It also got into Michael Flynn, the disgraced National Security Adviser who had a table with Vladimir Putin.
Russia continues to deny any involvement in meddling. Trump seems to agree with it. Despite American agencies and allied intelligence determining and confirming Russia meddling, Trump and his allies obsess with Hillary Clinton and her ties to Russia.
Fox News has ran polar opposite to the probe.
So far the network has defended Trump by using weasel words to justify collusion with the Russian government. The FBI is working hard to get this wrapped up.
Trump is the one slowing the investigation down. If I was him, I would not bring it up. Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Mike Flynn could bring Trump's presidency down.
6. White Extremism Given A Pass.
Donald J. Trump has opened the door to white extremism. We know know names in this movement. We saw what happened in Charlottesville. We saw social media give light to these figures who are the underbelly of society.
Trump said these are very fine people.
Heather Heyer died because of a white terrorist. Trump didn't care.
We seen the rise of Alex Milo Yiannopoulos, Tomi Lahren, Laura Loomer, Richard Spencer, Matt Heimbach, Jim Hoft, Andrew Anglin, Jason Keller, Mike Cernovich, Lucian Wintrich, Jack Posobiec, Gavin McInnes, and Steve Bannon.
They have became household names.
7. Black Rebellion!
Colin Kaepernick is a hero among Black Americans. He became a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement. He was sidelined by the NFL after he took a knee to the national anthem.
This year we see more Black athletes protest injustice. NFL players joined in solidarity to take a knee. It riled up Trump and Papa John's Pizza.
Trump called them "son of a bitches."
John Schnatter said that the protests were hurting his business and he wanted the NFL to stop it. It lead to him being fired from his own company.
During the kneels, NFL owners were plotting to sideline any player who took a knee. The owners of the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans were considering sacking it's players.
Carolina Panthers owner loses his spot after allegations of sexual abuse. Sean "Puffy" Combs expressed interest in buying the team.
8. Will Power!
The massive devestation of nature. Here in the United States and the territories. We seen hurricanes destroy Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia. The junk food media covers it for a few days to generate sympathy and donation drives. Once they leave, the areas still are destroyed and there's no end in sight.
Puerto Rico is a prime example of how our government failed. It might be a dose of racism and sheer ignorance, but Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and the majority of them speak Spanish. It's been over four months and still half of the territory has no power to function.
Wildfires have destroy California. The so called Thomas fire was one of the most destructive fire in modern history. People lost their homes to one of the largest fires in American history.
Tornados have destroyed areas. Still many Americans are trying to get their lives back together.
Freezing temperatures and extreme heat has killed people. Trump still believes these events aren't associated with climate change.
Wicked weather events have lead to many Americans dying. Blizzards are getting more brutal even in states that rarely get snowfall.
Rain events have caused massive flooding and erosion of land. It weakens infrastructure and our government is pussyfooting on road, bridge and tunnel repairs. The potential of a natural disaster that affects travel is high.
9. We're Going The Wrong Way!
Yeah, the economy is doing well. It's mainly because, Congress couldn't do it job. The only major economic accomplishment is the Republicans passing tax reform.
The tax cut reform is now a law. It has forced a major overhaul to the tax code. It also allowed earmarks to slide through.
We have an opioid crisis in the United States. Trump declared it a national crisis but so far hasn't offered any solutions to solve this matter.
No infrastructure bills so far. It's delay construction to freeways, bridges and our electrical grid.
We have very low approval of Trump, Congress and local governments.
Something is going to happen. The voters are not impressed with the leadership. Someone is going to pay the price.
Call it liberal bias all you want. But Democrats handle business all the time.
10. What's Next?
In 2018, who knows? I know that I am a father trying to adjust to being a parent. I am not satisfied with my job. I owe taxes and money isn't pouring in.
But I am still confident and willing to keep the faith. Things will get better.
The U.S. Midterms could be a game changer. Could the Democrats win control of Congress?
The Republicans really suck. The Democrats suck too. If we continue having Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as the leaders, we will continue to be demonized and vilified by these morons.
I believe it's time for fresh leadership.
Trump has three years left in office. We can make it even more stressful for him and Mike Pence. Keep resisting and keep pressure on Trump.