Robert Paul Reyes: What I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving

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Good Health

When I was a young man I could bench press almost 300 pounds, I jogged at least five miles every day, and I took my health for granted. But now that my medicine cabinet is full of prescription drugs, and my bones ache when I get up in the morning, I`m grateful that I`m still in relatively good health, and I cherish my daily walk with my pooch.

TheSop.Org

I`ve been writing for the Student Operated Press since 2008, and when the SOP was down for almost three weeks in November, I realized how much of a blessing it is to have a platform where I can share my editorials with an international audience. I`m very thankful for Judyth Piazza the editor and owner of this terrific Web site.

My Own Web Site

After posting articles online since 1998 for several Web sites, I finally have my own home on the Web:

http://robertpaulreyes.com/

My Pets

My cats Ebony and Tico and my dog Mandy compromise my nuclear family, they enrich and enliven my life in a multitude of ways.

My Sisters

My sisters Jackie, Mary and Linda are crazy, but I can always share what`s in my heart with them. We understand each other intimately, growing up together in a dysfunctional family has bonded us for the rest of our lives.

My Little Pink House

My tiny pink house will never be featured in “Better Homes and Gardens”, but it`s my version of the American Dream.

Freedom

I thank God I live in a country where I am free to say what I please, write whatever I want, and worship however I see fit.

Dear readers, what are you thankful for, I would love to hear from you.

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Brooke Baldwin Loses It When Guest Says “Nigger”

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“Memo to CNN Newsroom guests: Check your racial epithets at the door.

“CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin savaged a guest on CNN Newsroom Tuesday, after the guest hurled the N-word on the show.

Baldwin took author Charles Kaiser to task for using the slur while he was condemning President-elect Donald Trump`s choice for chief White House strategist, Steve Bannon.

`Charles … just hang on a second,` Baldwin said. `Please don`t use the N-word on my show.`

`The more I`ve sat here and listened to the fact that somebody used the N-word on this show ” it is not OK. It is not OK, Charles Kaiser,` she continued.

`I never use the N-word except when I`m quoting someone who`s been appointed by the President to serve in the Oval Office,` Kaiser protested, to no avail.”

CNN

Memo to CNN anchors: Check your political correctness at the door.

Memo to the writer of this article, Tim Kenneally: Charles Kaiser didn`t hurl any word, and certainly not the N-Word, on Baldwin`s show.  Kaiser condemned Steve Bannon for his alleged use of the word “nigger.”

It is the responsibility, indeed the duty, of a journalist to accurately describe a newsworthy event. If a reporter attends a Klan rally, and the racists are shouting “Kill Niggers”, he is being remiss in his duties if he doesn`t write that the Klan members were screaming: Kill Niggers. If the reporter writes that they were shouting the N-Word, that fails to covey to his readers the racial hatred that permeated the meeting.

Baldwin`s histrionics and faux outrage at a guest for having the temerity to use the word “nigger” are emblematic of the political-correctness that prevents CNN for delivering the news in an unbiased manner.

When a commentator or a correspondent uses the word “nigger” in the context of precisely reporting the news only a jackass would think that he is endorsing the use of the vile racial epithet.

Baldwin should focus her outrage at the white supremacists who don`t hesitate to hurl the word “nigger”, and not at a guest who used the word in the context of quoting a newsmaker.

Editorial note: There is no proof whatsoever that Steve Bannon has ever used the ugliest word in the English language.
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OMG! Uber to Employ Hookers as Drivers!

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“UBER is reportedly set to employ people convicted of being PROSTITUTES  in a bold new scheme designed to give reformed criminals the chance to turn their lives around.

The taxi app is preparing to change its rules in some American states so people with non-violent convictions can begin working as drivers.

This means that ex-sex workers can take to the road, as well as people who have convictions for harassment, resisting arrest, petty theft or minor property damage.

The rules have already come into force in California but will be rolled out in Connecticut at the beginning of next year.”

The Sun

I believe that citizens with past felony convictions should have their voting rights restored, they have paid their debt to society, and they should be given a clean slate to redeem themselves.

However if I were an employer I would think twice before offering an ex-con a job, at least for certain occupations like teachers and Uber drivers.

Employing a woman with a prostitution conviction as an Uber driver isn`t the smartest move in the world, she would probably spend more time in the backseat servicing her customer than in the driver`s seat.

Women with prostitution convictions  working as taxi drivers will undoubtedly earn $100+ tips, and it won`t be because they got their customers to their destinations in an expedient and timely manner, but due to the fact that they gave them the rides of their lives.

When I get into an Uber vehicle I expect friendly conversation with the driver, not solicitations for sex. A prostitute belongs on a street corner, not behind the wheel of a Uber car.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2237459/uber-to-employ-former-prostitutes-and-other-ex-criminals-as-taxi-drivers/

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Pope Francis Grants Priests the Authority to Absolve Abortions

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“Pope Francis has extended indefinitely the power of Catholic priests to forgive abortions, making the announcement in an apostolic letter released Monday.

It continues a special dispensation granted last year for the duration of the Year of Mercy — which finished Sunday — which gave all priests, rather than just bishops, the power to absolve the sin of abortion.

The announcement reiterates that the Church’s stance on abortion has not changed — it is still viewed as a ‘grave sin.’ But it makes it easier for women who have had abortions to be absolved for their actions, and rejoin the Church.

‘I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life,’ the Pope’s letter states.”

CNN

The idea that any man can forgive sin, let alone a fraternity of pedophiles, is anathema to any person, regardless if they’re Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim or atheist.

If you grant a human being the power to forgive your transgressions, in effect your giving him power over your body, mind and spirit.

I don’t begrudge a person the right to join an organized religion, but this is the 21st century, and no rational person should deify a mortal to the point where he can absolve us of our sins.

The idea that a patriarchal organization that treats women like 2nd class citizens is being magnanimous by forgiving women who’ve had abortions is loathsome.

A woman’s decision whether or not to have an abortion is between her and her God if she’s religious, or between her and her conscience if she’s atheist or agnostic.

Certainly she should consult with the father of her unborn child, but why should she care what a celibate priest of an organization that doesn’t allow women to be leaders thinks?

If a woman has been ostracized by the Catholic Church for having an abortion, she should interpret that as a divine sign to leave the misogynist organization.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/21/europe/pope-francis-absolve-abortion/index.html

Robert Paul Reyes Answers Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hillary Clinton

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“Google Trends has revealed that the most recent top trending question asked about presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is whether she`s going to jail or not.”

Breitbart

After the outrage over the private meeting that Attorney General Loretta Lynch had with Bill Clinton, she now says that she will follow the recommendations of prosecutors on whether to file criminal charges at the close of their investigation.

So the answer to the top trending question is maybe the corrupt witch will actually be indicted and serve jail time.

Your favorite blogger will now answer other top questions about Hillary:

IS HILLARY A LESBIAN?

Is the Pope Catholic?  Is the sky blue? Bitc* please! Damn skippy she is! Not that there`s anything wrong with being a lesbian, but being too cowardly to come out of the closet, and trying to fool the public into thinking you`re straight by entering into a marriage of political convenience with Bill Clinton is just wrong, wrong, wrong!

WILL HILLARY CHOOSE ELIZABETH WARREN AS HER RUNNING MATE?

No! Warren is too headstrong for Hillary`s taste, she will choose a seasoned politician she can make her bitc*, most likely Sen. Tim Kaine.

IS BILL CLINTON THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF CHELSEA CLINTON?

Yes, who else would knock boots with Hillary?

IF HILLARY WINS WILL THERE BE A SEX SCANDAL IN THE WHITE  HOUSE?

Yes, both she and her hubby will have intimate relationships with female interns

WHAT WILL HILLARY DO IF SHE LOSES TO DONALD TRUMP?

Retire from politics, and break the glass ceiling by becoming the first female celebrity spokesperson for reverse mortgages.

WHAT DOES HILLARY WEAR UNDERNEATH HER PANTSUIT?

Even a freak like me ain`t touching that one!

Who needs Google Trends when you have Robert Paul Reyes to answer your questions?

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Cam Newton is Despised Because He’s Gay, Not Because He’s Black!

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“When Cam Newton said before Super Bowl 50, `I`m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people,` it opened the floodgates for the conversation about whether the intense, irrational dislike of Newton by some fans was related to his race.
Newton said it isn`t.

`It`s not racism,` Newton told GQ in a long feature story on him. `Everybody`s entitled to their own opinion.`

It`s a fascinating topic, because clearly some of the ridiculous backlash is racist. There`s a clear double standard for some people when it comes to the things Newton does on and off the field. But some of it would still happen if the confident, outspoken (and insanely talented) Newton was white. I`m not sure what the ratio is. I`m also not sure if Newton really believes it has nothing to do with his race, or he didn`t feel like creating a massive controversy through a national magazine profile of him”

Yahoo Sports

Cam Newton is the most polarizing figure in the NFL, love him or hate him, we can`t stop talking about him.

Newton is spot on in his assessment that racism isn`t behind the intense hatred that`s focused on everything that he says and does. African American players are some of the most popular and beloved stars in the league. Black quarterbacks are no longer a novelty but ubiquitous in the NFL, and the ones that lead their teams to the playoffs are universally respected, with the notable exception of Newton.

When I`m at a sports bar and the Carolina Panthers are playing, I always hear insults hurled at their quarterback, but I have never heard anyone exclaim: There`s that ni**er showboating again! But I`ve heard fans call him a “faggot” or a “coc*sucker” dozens of times.

Football fans can accept a black football player as a quarterback, but they aren`t quite ready to accept a gay as a quarterback, or even as a kicker.

Cam Newton is a still in the closet, but you would have to be blind and stupid not to discern that he is the gayest man ever to play football in the NFL.

Maybe if Newton came out of the closet, he might earn the respect and admiration of the fans. I will throw up if Cam waits until he`s retired to come out of the closet, and he`s hailed as a hero. Man up dude, come out of the closet now!

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/cam-newton-on-the-criticism-of-him-its-not-racism-141410400.html

 

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Colin Kaepernick Is A Selfish Juvenile Jerk

 

 

NFL players are encouraged but not required to stand during the National Anthem, and the 49ers second-string quarterback has a right to sit, kneel or do somersaults while the anthem is being played.

Colin Kaepernick may not be breaking any NFL rules or policies by disrespecting the flag, but his antics are juvenile and selfish. What if all of his teammates failed to stand up to bring attention to their favorite cause, be it animal rights, gay rights, or whatever? Anarchy would soon prevail in the regimented world of the NFL. In a team sport Kaepernick`s shenanigans on the sideline are a bigger distraction than his poor play on the field.

Police misconduct and brutality, and the larger issue of racial inequality, is a serious matter, but Kaepernick should advocate for civil rights on his own time.

The issue that Kaepernick claims to care about is getting lost in the backlash, he has engendered so much hatred that I wouldn`t be surprised if a fan attempts to take him out. At the very least he is making his team and his sport an object of ridicule, and at the worst he is putting his teammates in danger.

Kaepernick`s method of focusing attention on his pet issue is as silly as his effort in trying to appear more black by sporting a 70`s era Afro.

We spend good money to attend a football game to have fun for a couple of hours and to forget about politics and societal problems. Love for our team unites fans of diverse backgrounds, at least during the game. How dare a jerk like Kaepernick let the problems of the real world intrude on our escapist entertainment?
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Is Obama a Secret Muslim, Michelle Obama a Transsexual, and Hillary Clinton a Clone?

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Barack Hussein Obama is a covert Muslim.

Michelle Obama is a transsexual.

Hillary Clinton is actually dead and a clone has taken her place.

Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump have an illicit love baby.

Why are these patently false rumors believed by millions?

Because there is more than a kernel of truth to them!

Shortly before deciding to enter politics Barack Hussein Obama embraced the Christian faith out of political expediency. It`s almost impossible for a black politician to gain any traction without the support of the black church, so the atheist Obama joined Jeremiah Wright`s racist black Christian church.

But I can understand why millions believe that Obama is secretly a Muslim, he never misses an opportunity to pander to Muslims.

Michelle Obama has the build of an NFL linebacker, but the media insists that she`s a beautiful fashion icon. Michelle has more in common with a drag queen than Jackie Kennedy, to whom she is often compared.

I mean who are you going to believe your lying eyes, or the left-leaning media? There are several videos on YouTube that argue that Michelle is a transsexual. I don`t believe that Michelle is a tranny, but I can understand why these videos have racked up millions of views.

I don`t believe that Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are having an incestuous relationship, but the way the Donald can`t keep his tiny hands from patting her butt is very unnerving.

I don`t believe that Hillary Clinton is actually dead and has been replaced by a clone. Although it`s true that there isn`t enough room in the Library of Congress to contain her medical records, she is hanging on by the skin of her teeth to make it to the White House before the Grim Reaper drags her to hell.

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Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?

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“It seems harmless enough. You get nose to nose with your dog and talk to it as it laps at your mouth and cheeks with its tongue, or you come home from work and bring your lips to your dog`s in a greeting to say hello.

It may feel like the ultimate display of affection, but when it comes to such kisses, experts caution: Beware of dogs.

Dr. Neilanjan Nandi, an assistant professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, said in an email that most animals` mouths are host to an enormous oral microbiome of bacteria, viruses and yeast.”

New York Times

I know that my pooch, Mandy, spends an inordinate amount of time licking her nether regions, and I realize that she has a penchant for digging up old bones in my backyard, but that doesn`t mean I try to prevent her from licking and kissing me when I come home from work.

A canine`s mouth may be teeming with bacteria and viruses, but a healthy person is unlikely to contract a disease from a dog.

Even if Mandy`s displays of affection made me sick, a physical illness would be a small price to pay for the psychological benefits of allowing her to love on me.

Dr. Robert Paul Reyes says: Don`t listen to the warnings of egghead scientists and physicians and let your pooch lick you to death.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/22/us/should-you-let-your-dog-lick-your-face.html?_r=0

Golden Pheasant Dead Ringer for Donald Trump

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“A curious creature with audacious golden plumage has fascinated the world. We all watch intently as he struts about, soaking in the attention he knows he commands. An enigma, is he. What secret intent lies behind those sharp blue eyes?

Anyway, enough about Donald Trump. Check out this crazy bird.

This glorious golden pheasant at the Hangzhou Safari Park has become a thing because, well, look at him. He’s got that ‘Trump hair in the front, medieval samurai in the back’ thing going on. His nickname is ‘Little Red.’ Oh, he’s perfect. We really needed this today.”

CNN

At this time of the year it’s tempting to compare Donald Trump to a Thanksgiving Day turkey, but there’s another bird that’s a dead ringer for the strutting peacock with the orange face.

Meet “Little Red” the golden pheasant who looks just like Trump, he sports an identical hairdo to the brash billionaire, and he also has a penchant for pooping all over the place.

I wish “Little Red” was sitting in the Oval Office instead of “Big Orange”, if an Internet troll bashed Little Red’s appearance on Twitter, he wouldn’t peck at the nuclear button and plunge us into a nuclear winter.

The distinctive bird has been described as the pheasant-elect by People’s Daily, China. The Communist country always gets the best of us in trade deals, America can finally win by trading our prick-elect for their pheasant-elect.

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/politics/donald-trump-bird-trnd/