Category: TOD

July 20th, 2017 by Jon Becker

I listen to music, often. I don’t own a lot of music, though. I have pretty eclectic tastes in music and I mostly like to listen to a mix of songs and artists. Internet radio serves me well. There are, however, about 6 or 7 albums I will listen to straight through on occasion. Three of those albums are by Linkin Park (one of which is a collaboration with Jay-Z). So, I don’t know that I qualify as a “fan” of the band, but I listen to their music as much, if not more than, any other artist. So, it was really painful to learn that lead singer Chester Bennington had apparently taken his own life this morning. He was 41 and has 6 kids. Ugh.

I was happy to see that the author of the article linked below features Shadow of the Day, probably my all-time favorite Linkin Park song.

The truth is that right this second, one of his band’s best songs is also probably the hardest to hear.”


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July 19th, 2017 by Jon Becker

Fuck cancer. Get well Senator McCain.

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July 17th, 2017 by Jon Becker

Made in America week is off to a tremendous start.


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July 16th, 2017 by Jon Becker


= winning!

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July 15th, 2017 by Jon Becker

Historic day here in Richmond, VA. If you don’t know about Maggie L. Walker, I suggest you use the Google machine. Now, if we could only somehow get rid of the Confederate statues…

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July 14th, 2017 by Jon Becker

My son and I are big Patton Oswalt fans due to his small role in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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July 13th, 2017 by Jon Becker

I’m no health care policy expert, but I’ve followed the developments over the AHCA and BCRA very closely. It has become perfectly clear that the GOP is simply trying to come through on a campaign promise. That’s it; they don’t care about the quality of the legislation at this point. They just feel they have to do something because they said they would. The bills have been incredibly unpopular and panned widely by experts and health care workers and organizations. And yet…

I’m posting the first and last tweets from this thread which demonstrates how awful the Senate bill is, and ends perfectly. “But voters don’t want it; the industry doesn’t want it. That used to be enough.”

(as usual, click through on the first tweet to see the whole thread)

And the last tweet…

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July 12th, 2017 by Jon Becker

It seems Kid Rock is running for US Senate in 2018. So many jokes. This is the perfect response, IMHO.

(Is there any resident in Michigan with the last name of Paper?)

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July 11th, 2017 by Jon Becker

The tweet of the day today probably should be about Donald Trump, Jr. But, I’m exhausted by that story. Before that craziness ensued, we got David Brooks writing about “insensitively” taking a “friend” with “only” a high school diploma to a deli that had fancy sandwich meats. Realizing he had to dumb down (my words) the lunch experience for his “friend,” they retreated to a taco joint. It was SO David Brooks. There were many funny tweets about it, and this is one:

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July 10th, 2017 by Jon Becker


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