Thought of the Day 12# – United States Media/ Purpose of Thought of the Day

*As a foresight, my ‘Thought of the Day’ posts are the only posts on my site that will contain any regular political, and/or religious topics (for the most part, slight references may sneak their way into my other works on occasion). Why do I do this you ask? Aren’t those topics kind of taboo for some people? Why, yes. Yes they are. However, I feel it’s important, as it’s a way for me to let free some of my viewpoints and let them be seen, as well as to give my readers/followers more insight into me. I believe this can make me more relatable when you read my other posts, and that is my goal. I want to connect with my readers as well.

Now for my opinion on the United State’s media: since I’ve finally caught up on Real Time With Bill Maher, (minus tonight’s episode). A few thought’s came to mind. First off,  what other show can you watch where they will light a joint on live television to make a point; or blantanly call out the media for what they are… and that is drama. A reality show is what most ‘real’ American new channels have become. On another note; isn’t it kind of sad how people can get more accurate news from show’s similar to Real Time or the Daily Show; than  a regular new’s channel. They’re comedians for fuck’s sake and report current events more accurately. America, we need to get our shit together because we’re behind the curve. Whether you believe it or not… it’s the truth.

This article though, short, gets 2 points across to open more insight to my readers. If you disagree with me, well I support your right to disagree with open arms. Hell, I’ll buy you a beer even. As always, thanks for reading and live any thoughts or opinions below!

~J. A. Ross

© 03/04/2016

Christmas Decorations: How soon, Is Too Soon?

If you were to ask me directly, I would say just about anytime is too soon for Christmas decorations. I’m not a big fan of the holiday myself, due to it slowly turning into a complete cooperate/consumer based holiday with much of the proper ‘jolly’ and ‘righteous’ attitudes being left in the dust in wake of ‘want, want, want’, and ‘buy, buy, buy’.

When I was younger I was enthralled by the holiday. I mean it was the time of the year where I got to get new stuff! The decorations were also much more exciting. As I’ve been growing older, the holiday has been becoming just excessively more annoying to me. So many people put up Christmas lights and their tree right after, or even before Halloween. That’s way too early!

Stores even start moving out Halloween stuff to put up Christmas crap up to 2 weeks before Halloween! What if you wanted to get some more damn Halloween decor. No! Christmas slams that request to the floor saying, “look at me. Why aren’t you looking at ME!”. And I go, “How can I not see you Christmas? You’re already right here! You’re everywhere!”

There needs to be a rule. You should have your Christmas tree out December 1st the earliest. That’s when ‘Tis the season’ officially starts in my book. Not on my Turkey Day! Not On any other day before December. Hell, December 1st is too early. But at least it’s still December. Same goes for Christmas music. That is like the worst thing ever created in the music world.

It’s up there with listening to ‘It’s A Small World’ over and over while on the iconic ride. You just want to hop off that boat and get out of there. But you can’t. You’re there for the children (whether it’s your own or the animatronics). Besides the fact, I know I’m not the only one out there who feels this way! The Christmas season has really gotten out of hand, invading other holidays kind how cockroaches invade unclean kitchens (Thanksgiving would be the kitchen of the holidays).

Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below!

~J. A. Ross


A Friend In Need!!

Hey everyone! I won’t usually post too many things like this, but this is really important too me! I like to help make a difference whenever I can, and a friend of mine’s brother, really needs some help! It’s for a Cancer reconstruction surgery. Anything will help! I’m short on cash, but making a donation myself today! Thanks!

~ J. A. Ross