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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/26/17

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1. Moonlight - I haven't watched it as of it, but I'm super happy for those connected for Moonlight for two distinct reasons: 1) Diversity and Inclusion!; 2) Watching an indie movie prove that you don't need large budgets to make great films. 

2. Jordan Horowitz - So yeah, there was a snafu, the kind that really is the epitome of event management 101.Obviously, that's what the world will focus on, because, that's what we do now. But, Jordan deserves plenty of credit for having his dreams crushed on national television, but he handled it with poise, class, and honor. Awesome job, Jordan. 

3. Spring Weather - How awesome was the weather this week?! And my goodness, baseball is back! College baseball. Spring Training. People are playing catch, taking swings! I'm so happy!!!!


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1. White House Media Ban - I try to give politics a break from this section every week. I really do. Even this week when I shared a conference space with CPAC. But, then the White House goes ahead and bans specific sectors of the media. Good grief. 

2. Racist on Plane - So some clown asked a Pakistani couple if they had a bomb in their bags while they placed them in the overhead bin. Fortunately, this clown was removed from the plane. Assclown. 

3. Giraffe Video - I read this story, and it was stupid. People need to channel their energies and advocacy into more important ordeals. 

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--36 Weeks (Before Birth)--
Dear Son, 
You've been acting up as of late, and really, something tells me that it won't be the last time I have to say that to or about you in the upcoming years. That's parenting, I guess. But you've become quite the active guy inside your mother's belly - kicking, shifting, spinning, and making her uncomfortable in the most random of moments. 
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Thoughts on Latest NFL Anthem Policy Change

There is a part of me that didn't even want to EVER touch this topic again. I said what I said in the past on the highly controversial topic, and then followed up a year later, and vowed there was no point. After all, no matter how many times issues of clear social injustice is brought up, there will be those who will look to thwart it, especially by draping themselves in a false sense of "patriotism". 
But, here we are. Another post on the this entire ordeal. I'm at a point where I simply laugh at callers on sports radio, political pundits on air, or even the casual individual who voices their opinion against the situation - thank you random guy at the gym, your commentary and viewpoints keep my grounded in America's pulse. 
And now, the NFL, emboldened it all of it's arrogance, in it's lack of understanding, in it's negligence of player understanding or safety, and yes, it's fear of President Trump and it's supporters has managed to take so…

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

What is it about? 
A mother challenges the authorities in town to capture the suspect responsible for her daughter's murder with three controversial billboards that stir up many feelings and a series of events in town. 
Who is in it? 
Frances McDormand - Mildred
Woody Harrelson - Willoughby
Sam Rockwell - Dixon
Favorite Scene: 

After the billboards stir up much controversy in town, the local priest stops by to also attempt to use faith to get Mildred to take down the billboards. She then erupts in an awesome monologue comparing the Catholic church and it's authorities to the Crips and Blood gangs.