Caught My Eye…

We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Whistleblower
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Favorite Sitcom Theme Song
  • Top Searches
  • One More Thing

WHISTLEBLOWER:

You can always tell in Washington, D.C. when something is done for political purposes, which seems to be most things these days.

Case in point – if the Democrats in D.C. released the name of a whistleblower who had provided info about illegal activity by them, the Republicans would be screaming bloody murder. That’s what is happening to the Democrats now – the Republicans released the name of the whistleblower in the Ukraine case and Democrats are pissed.

Americans should be pissed.

I’ve been a Federal employee. Being able to report illegal or unethical acts and remain anonymous as possible is very important. Remaining anonymous all depends on the issue that is being investigated. The Ukraine issue is one of those that I think the whistleblower should be able to remain anonymous because they already have the transcript of the call and others have come forward. It’s dangerous for his/her name to be released because of the wackos in the world.

Our country has fallen so far into the sewer that we may never recover. It’s all about winning at all costs these days.

Now those elected officials in D.C. will need to strengthen the Whistleblower Protection Act so that people will not be afraid to come forward.

Click HERE to read a recent editorial from the Washington Post about this issue.

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG:

There are reports that former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is making plans to enter the Democratic presidential primary campaign this week. (WAPO)

That seems crazy to me. Bloomberg has the personality of a brick. He is also older than dirt. (77)

There are plenty of folks to choose from already in the Democratic primary field.

The only person who could jump in this race at this point and win the nomination is Michelle Obama. She would get my vote, but I highly doubt she will be running.

FAVORITE SITCOM THEME SONG:

This week in two separate polls I asked readers to pick their favorite sitcom theme songs. There were 12 sitcoms to choose from in two polls. Readers could vote for three in each poll. The top three from each poll will move on to the finals next week.

Here are the finalists:

  • Cheers
  • Friends
  • The Office
  • M*A*S*H
  • The Brady Bunch
  • The Partridge Family

You can see the semifinal results by clicking HERE and HERE.

Be sure to check back next week to vote for your favorite sitcom theme song!

TOP SEARCHES:

In the admin section of The Western Word, I can view some of the searches people have done on this site. This week one caught my eye that I decided to research and respond to whoever was searching for it.

As many know, I am a huge REO Speedwagon fan. I have seen them around 25 times in concert and have followed them for years. Someone was searching for the following: “who were the 3 back-up singers in ‘variety tonight.’”

“Variety Tonight” is a song from REO’s “Life As We Know It” album from 1987. It reached #60 on the charts. It was written by Neal Doughty who plays the keyboards for REO. Doughty was one of the founding members of the band.

I love the video – watch it HERE.

According to the liner notes from the album, the background vocals on “Variety Tonight” was performed by Maxine Waters, Julia Waters, and Terry Wood. No, this Maxine Waters is not the congresswoman.

Keep pushin’ on!

ONE MORE THING:

This Monday (November 11) is Veterans Day. Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to say thanks to a veteran.

A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount up to and including their life. – José N. Harris

Have a great weekend!

 

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