Showing posts from August, 2017

Trump Undermines Hurricane Harvey

Trump Undermines Hurricane Harvey Written by: Colin Bruce Munro Wood - 08/26/2017 - 12:09 PM EST

An altruistic day from the President of the United States, while our brethren in Texas began to suffer through the worst storm to hit there in over a decade. Trump, while heading to his helicopter at the White House, simply said, "good luck", and gave a thumbs up to everyone in the path of Harvey. Little did we know what he was about to accomplish during the crux of the storm in Camp David. 
Once again, Trump has taken America during a tumultuous time, and stomped out years of accomplishments against hate and bigotry. Just as his Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka flew the coop, according to him, stating on the way out, "It is clear to me that forces that do not support the (make America great again) promise are - for now - ascendant within the White House", scathing the Trump administration, Trump slipped through two bigoted decisions. 
Trump pardoned the racist Sheriff Joe…


Written By Colin Bruce Munro Wood - 08/23/2017 - 09:51 AM ET

Let's begin with the knowledge that my title insults teenagers. In fact, most of the teenagers I know these days, including my own, would make a ten times greater leader of our Nation and the World than the kid we currently have running "the button".
Yes, a small reminder...this is the guy with the "Football", as we all so pleasantly became more aware of with the proliferates of the television show, "24". In saying guy, I mean the office of the President. As my title intimates, in no way do I look at our present entity filling the role of President of the United States as a Man, a Guy, nor a human being, barely.
At this point in his reign it is not looking like much of the country sees him as much more than a unruly teen that goes ballistic when they don't get their way. 
Along with the typical teen we are talking about, and not all teens, we find these othe…

Binghamton, NY - A City Greater Than You Realize!

Binghamton, NY - A City Greater Than You Realize! Written by: Colin Bruce Munro Wood - 08/20/2017 - 1:15 ET

I'm not sure what suddenly drew me to this topic as I sat to think of one, but quite often from numerous people recently, I have heard that Binghamton, NY is such a depressing city, "even worse than Scranton", someone recently commented to me.
I must preface my present opinion in this article, with the fact that I lived in NYC for 8 years, LA for close to 2, Seattle for almost a year, Virginia for 2 years, Germany for a total of 18 months over 3 decades, and traveled much of Europe in 1991. My archaic opinion of Binghamton was that it was a broken down, boring, and uneventful city. 
Even living in a nearby small town, I still hadn't discovered what Binghamton had to offer. I had lived here for a year on two occasions over the past 15 years, but until returning from Europe again, I had never opened my eyes to how lucky we are in this great city.
Even the Bahamas…

Netflfix's "Naked" Steals Your Heart

Netflix's "Naked" Steals Your Heart

Written by: Colin Bruce Munro Wood - 01:18AM ET - 08/16/2017
Marion Wayans, and Regina Hall steal the show in Netflix's newest comedy release. With humorous appearances from Danis Haysbert, and a perfect supporting cast, a Wayans brother pulls it off again.
I met Marion and his family in 1995, they were a joyous bunch cracking jokes the whole time. 
This film takes a very familiar theme these days of repeating a day or set amount of time over and over. Groundhog Day is most memorable for this, but other films, including dramas, and thrillers have happened upon the idea. 

How could this film make it different or worth watching the same concept again? Luckily, I didn't know before hand, or I may not have watched it. I had put off watching it a bit anyway. 
Once, I realized I was trapped in the same familiar loop with Wayans character as I have been with prior movie characters, I decided to try and take it serious, and see where it was …

The Heart Of A Nation

THE HEART OF A NATION Written By: Colin Bruce Munro Wood - 08/15/2017 - 2:50PM ET

I wish one could take a literal pulse and pressure of the nation's current boiling point status. 

Slavery entered the America's in Jamestown, Virgina in 1619 when a Dutch ship brought the first 20 slaves upon our shores. In case you are already counting...that is 398 years ago. Yes, almost 400 years this issue of blacks being inferior to whites has degraded our Nation's image. 
Accumulating wisdom, shown in what our Nation's Constitution endowed to all persons of the United States as freedom, helped bring about the Civil War and the fight for State's rights. The North pushed for freedom of slaves, and after 5 bloody years, over 7 million slaves were legally freed.
What that did to change the nation's heart was minimal and the battle over white supremacist's rights has endured ever since. 
The 1960's brought about our greatest fights against racism, and supremacy. There were mar…