Johnny Robish's Blog – August 2017 Archive (31)

Pastors Say God Punishing Texas for Not Passing Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

Pastors Say God Punishing Texas for Not Passing Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill:  Several pastors this week have been claiming Hurricane Harvey is God’s way of punishing Houston for not passing an Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill and for having “a very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor.”  Wait a minute - Canada passed laws protecting gay and trans rights.  Makes you wonder, what the hell does Canada need to do to get noticed by the almighty?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 31, 2017 at 8:20pm — 10 Comments

Osteen Claims Megachurch Didn't Open Doors Because Houston Didn't Ask

Osteen Claims Megachurch Didn't Open Doors Because Houston Didn't Ask:  Pastor Joel Osteen has been making the rounds of the talk show circuit, offering his explanation as to why he didn’t offer his 16,800-seat megachurch in Houston as a shelter sooner for those displaced by the disastrous flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  In Osteen’s defense, he probably thought there’s no point in dirtying up his church while there’s still a possibility open that someone…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 30, 2017 at 8:57pm — 13 Comments

President and First Lady’s Hurricane Outfits Cause Stir

President and First Lady’s Hurricane Outfits Cause Stir:  After landing in Texas to tour the hurricane devastation, the President and First Lady caused a bit of a stir with his country club casual wardrobe and her silk bomber jacket and “CFM pumps.”  Wait a minute, that’s not fair!  I think the President and First Lady have a pretty good sense of what to wear in the midst of total carnage and devastation.  I mean, they move about the White House every single…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 29, 2017 at 9:24pm — 5 Comments

Study Finds Four Cups of Coffee Per Day Lowers Death Risk

Study Finds Four Cups of Coffee Per Day Lowers Death Risk:  A new study from Spanish researchers found that higher coffee consumption is linked to a lower risk of death, with those who drink at least four cups of coffee per day having a 64% lower risk of death than those who did not or hardly consume coffee.  Of course, there’s also a strong likelihood you’ll never sleep again, but you will live longer.  I’m guessing you’ll simply be way too wired to…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 28, 2017 at 9:23pm — 5 Comments

Bill Nye Sues Disney Over $9M Underpayment

Bill Nye Sues Disney Over $9M Underpayment:  Television personality and scientist Bill Nye the Science Guy is suing Disney and several of its subsidiaries claiming the conglomerate underpaid him by at least $9 million for his popular television series.  Sources close to the situation say snarky Disney executives told Bill Nye “We paid you correctly, just do the math.”  And so, much to Disney’s chagrin - he did.  Bottom line - you don’t wanna tell a science…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 27, 2017 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Many People in Harvey’s Path Refused to Evacuate

Many People in Harvey’s Path Refused to Evacuate:  Emergency officials in Texas say they were deeply concerned by the large number of people in Hurricane Harvey’s path who chose not to follow instructions and evacuate.  And who can blame them?  I mean, when you decide to give a dangerous hurricane the same name as your accountant, how’s someone supposed to take that seriously?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 26, 2017 at 9:34pm — 4 Comments

Study Claims Sugar as Addictive as Cocaine

Study Claims Sugar as Addictive as Cocaine:  Heated debate has greeted an article in a medical journal suggesting sugar should be considered a drug which is as addictive as cocaine.  While I am no scientist, I think if you’re seriously trying to determine if sugar is as addictive as cocaine, you first have to ask two very important questions 1) do people perform sexual favors for a sugar fix and 2) does Eric Clapton ever plan to follow-up on his hit single…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 25, 2017 at 9:23pm — 2 Comments

Trump Interior Secretary Recommending Shrinking National Monuments

Trump Interior Secretary Recommending Shrinking National Monuments:  In a highly controversial move ordered by the White House, Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will seek to shrink more that 27 designated National Monument sites throughout the United States.  Yea, and something tells me its a pretty safe bet to assume that that monument shrink list isn’t likely to include many Confederate monuments.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 24, 2017 at 9:35pm — 2 Comments

Queen Elizabeth Will Not Step Aside for Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth Will Not Step Aside for Prince Charles:  Insiders say that the world's longest-reigning living monarch, 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, has no plans to step aside for Prince Charles to assume the throne.  I don’t blame her.  Hell, he looks older than she does.

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 23, 2017 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

Treasury Secretary’s Wife Apologizes for Instagram Sniping

Treasury Secretary’s Wife Apologizes for Instagram Sniping:  Louise Linton, the actress wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, apologized for demanding to know how much a female critic pays in taxes after the woman called Linton out for highlighting her expensive clothing as she exited a government plane.  Not to be critical, but her apology sounded more like “I’m so sorry.  It was inappropriate and insensitive of me to encourage the poors to feel…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 22, 2017 at 9:40pm — 4 Comments

How to Tell if Your Eyes Were Damaged Looking at Solar Eclipse

How to Tell if Your Eyes Were Damaged Looking at Solar Eclipse:  Reuters has published an informative article to help people determine if their eyes were damaged by looking at the solar eclipse without eye protection.  And while I’m no optometrist, I’d have to assume the answer is simply “if you’re able to read this article about eye damage, you’re eyes are fine.” …

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 21, 2017 at 11:20pm — 3 Comments

Research Showing Walnuts Effective Weight Loss Tool

Research Showing Walnuts Effective Weight Loss Tool:  New studies are finding that walnuts are an effective weight loss tool - rich in omega-3 fatty acids and known to suppress appetite, they’re being linked to reduced risk of obesity and diabetes.  I can attest that its true.  Hell, I’ve been putting out walnuts every morning for the squirrels in my garden and not a one of them seem to have a weight problem.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 20, 2017 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Duke University to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue

Duke University to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue:  Duke University president Vincent Price has authorized the removal of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s statue from the front of the school chapel after students made very clear they don’t want the Confederate monument there anymore.  Let me get this straight, Vincent Price is now running Duke University?  And I suppose if he hadn't agreed to remove the statue, he would have been replaced by Bela Lugosi?  And is it just me,…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 19, 2017 at 8:05pm — 4 Comments

Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist:  President Trump's controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the White House, in another major staff shakeup announced at the close of yet another tumultuous week in Washington.  Wow, talk about draining the swamp.  On a positive note, now Bannon will be free to start drinking his bourbon in the morning.  Hell, the way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump decides to fire himself.  Of…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 18, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Booted From Dating Site OkCupid

White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Booted From Dating Site OkCupid:  Dating site OkCupid has announced they have banned white supremacist leader Chris Cantwell for life after learning he was a member of the popular dating website.  Luckily for Cantwell, there’s a dating site called OKStupid which is tailor-made for the dating needs of people like him.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 17, 2017 at 9:03pm — 6 Comments

Long Lost Engagement Ring Turns Up Wrapped Around Carrot

Long Lost Engagement Ring Turns Up Wrapped Around Carrot:  An Alberta woman found her 84-year-old mother-in-law’s lost engagement ring - lost 13 years ago while pulling weeds in her yard - wrapped around one of the carrots she pulled from her mother-in-law’s backyard garden.  Now I knew trees had rings, but who knew carrots had them too?  In addition, a local jeweler informed the woman her ring has increased in value by one carrot since it had been lost. …

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 16, 2017 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

Trump Calls Out Alt-Left for Charlottesville Violence

Trump Calls Out Alt-Left for Charlottesville Violence:  In perhaps his most bizarre press conference yet, President Donald Trump once again refused to forcefully denounce white supremacist protesters, instead basically laying blame for the Charlottesville violence on what he described as the “alt-left,” and then took some time to also promote his Virginia winery.  Wow, that was quick.  Donald must've taken a nice lunch meeting with Steve Bannon.  So if I…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 15, 2017 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Fleas in Arizona Test Positive for Bubonic Plague

Fleas in Arizona Test Positive for Bubonic Plague:  Fleas in two Arizona counties have tested positive for carrying bubonic plague, an infectious disease that took the lives of millions of people in the Middle Ages.  Health officials are urging Arizona residents to - if possible - avoid these fleas and ticks like the plague. …

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 14, 2017 at 10:32pm — 5 Comments

White House Claims Condemnation Statement Included Hate Groups

White House Claims Condemnation Statement Included Hate Groups:  In response to criticism for failing to directly condemn the hate groups involved in the Charlottesville alt-right rally that ended with three dead, the White House issued a statement which basically said the President meant them too.  In all fairness, the President was quick to point out that the killer was clearly not a very courteous driver.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 13, 2017 at 9:17pm — 3 Comments

David Duke Angry at Trump for Condemning White Nationalist Rally

David Duke Angry at Trump for Condemning White Nationalist Rally:  Former KKK leader David Duke and other White Nationalist leaders are striking out at President Trump for condemning the violence at the White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, reminding the President that “it was White Americans who put you in the…

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Added by Johnny Robish on August 12, 2017 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

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