Team Names In America

Washington Redskins Helmet

I wrote a blog post about a year ago about team names. I was specifically talking about the Washington Redskins and my beloved Cleveland Indians. The issue has been a hot button topic for years and continues to be to this day. In fact, just two days ago a federal judge ordered the cancellation of Redskins’ trademark registrations. We live in an ever changing world. Gay marriage is now legal. The flag of the confederacy … Continue reading

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

Thank God It’s The 3rd

American Flag

As everyone knows, November 2nd is Election Day.  406 is and always will be an apolitical blog so don’t worry… I’m not able to celebrate or complain about yesterdays results.  What I am going to say is that I’m SO damn glad that I don’t have to hear about it any more. Yes, I did my civic duty and voted yesterday. No, I didn’t vote for every single issue/race on the ballot.  Why?  Cause I … Continue reading

This Is Just Stupid: Fat Talk Free Week: Body-Image Campaign

Fat Free Talk Week

Time magazine (and its associated website) is typically a pretty decent read.  I’m not a big political guy, so I tend to skip that stuff, but when I actually read a story it’s normally pretty OK.  Until today.  Ran across this little gem when reviewing my “Top 10 Stories Of The Week” that I get from Time. Fat Talk Free Week: Body-Image Campaign Goes to College I won’t bore you with the details, but essentially … 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