Why America Isn’t The Greatest Country In The World

The Newsroom - HBO

The Newsroom is a political drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It stars Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who sets out to put on a news show “in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements”. The Newsroom concluded its second season on September 15, 2013. … Continue reading

Completely Random Ad From Facebook

Chick-Fil-A

I’ve been pondering lately why Facebook does some of the stuff that it does with it’s suggestions.  I typically ignore most of the page suggestions but this one caught my eye.  I’ve said time and time again that this is not a political blog nor will it ever be.  But I would like to ask one question: What in the hell does Sarah Palin have to do with Chick-fil-A?  And why in the hell would … Continue reading

Please Provide The Context

Context Please

I’m looking for someone out there on the Intrawebs to help me out.  406 is typically apolitical blog and I intend on keeping it that way.  I’m actually just looking for some help.  Could someone please give me the context to this picture: Here’s how it was presented to me (via email).  Apparently I’m looking at our Commander in Chief purposefully NOT saluting the American flag during recent Fort Hood memorial services.  I can only … Continue reading

Tuesday Night = V Night

V On ABC

I’ve finally had a chance to watch the pilot episode of ABC’s V and I have to say that I’m REALLY happy with the way it turned out!  I won’t bother going into a recap here cause there are literally thousands of podcasts, blogs, etc. out there that will do that for you.  That said, I was so exicted about the show’s return that I figured I needed to do a follow up with a … Continue reading

Obama Wins The Nobel Peace Prize… Um… OKaaay

Obama Wins The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

First off… let me assure you that this is not a politically charged rant.  406 is essentially a politics free zone and I intend on keeping it that way.  Whether I’m left, right, black or white is pretty irrelevant.  When it comes to your politics you’ve got your opinion and I’ve got mine.  Nothing I say will change that. That said… President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize this morning.  All politics aside, … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Musings

Memorial Day

Today is the Tuesday after the long Memorial Day weekend.  For my money there’s nothing better than a long holiday weekend when the weather is nice.  Here’s a couple of observations from ol Chewie: People don’t recognize the importance of Memorial Day nearly often enough.  One day per year is not often enough to thank the men and women who’ve died defending this country.  Each and every time I see someone in uniform I attempt … Continue reading