Garrett Marrero is a Nice Guy. I will never meet him but if I did, I’d like him. I hope he makes 200 billion dollars and becomes governor of Hawaii…because he’d do the right thing with both of those.
There are certain things you HAVE TO DO to run any business. Gotta have some financing, gotta present yourself in a professional way, gotta step outside your frame and see how you stand in the market.
What we have is millions of emotional and intellectual toddlers; arrested development cases who grew into the idea that they should always get their way, whether anybody else liked it or not, whether they deserved it or not.
As someone who was so repelled by the South’s heinous record of discrimination and savagery against blacks that I moved all the way to Seattle to get out of the virulent remnants of that culture, it is grimly satisfying to me to see parts of the South, however slowly and painfully, begin the process of accepting and honoring the enormous cultural contribution of its early African American settlers.
Whatever happens, make no mistake about it: this fractious time in America is at least as much about entitlement as any other single factor.
Trump told these folks – in carefully coded statements like “There are very fine people on both sides” – that their hatreds and suspicions are okay.
David Sirota performs that same function in his investigative journalism that reviewers on social media perform with doctors: a necessary dose of reality.
A great deal of wine appreciation has to do with our early wine indoctrination and whatever the current, ever-changing cultural Hot Thang was when we were at our most impressionable.