It’s my MARKet, so I’m gonna share…..Let’s see, there are folks in and around New York City going on a full month living in ruins and without heat and electricity due to Hurricane Sandy, the country is a whisper away from falling off the “fiscal cliff” and falling into financial ruin with the politicians refusing to compromise, and the top story in every paper and across every website is how Lindsay Lohan was arrested again. And we wonder why the country is in the shape that it’s in…..I think the folks with no profile picture on Facebook pages are the same ones who would have 12:00 blinking endlessly on their VCRs, which I am guessing they still own…..Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Yes, President Obama was re-elected. So what lessons can we gleam? Well, it is pretty clear that the Republicans will never get another President in office as long as their candidate caters to the far right wing of their party. You can’t run on a platform of “less government” and at the same time declare you want to control what women, 50% of the population, can or can not do with their bodies. Matter of fact, Republicans would be well served to get out of the women’s biology business completely given how every candidate they offered who spoke on reproductive issues, in a variety of races and states, lost. By the same token, President Obama and the Democrats shouldn’t be doing the happy dance either. You won. Barely. You and the Democrats would be well served to listen to the electorate as well. Hard working Americans are very tired of the wasteful spending and the “attitude of entitlement” that seems to be so pervasive in the country. We get it, some folks need government assistance. However, you are doing nothing but enabling a generation to focus on getting benefits instead of getting to work and contributing to society. So embrace some changes. Folks want something for nothing? Let them pass the same drug test I passed to get hired. Since my salary, via taxes, pay these benefits, these folks should operate under the same rules. Those that get benefits and are physically able should also help out society. Put them to work cleaning litter or scrubbing graffiti. Let them do at least a little something to earn my money…..Interesting to note from the election, neither party was a big winner. Nobody swept anything, there were no great seismic shifts in Congress and everything is still pretty much status quo. This makes sense because the one promise candidates on both sides made, which was to reach across the aisle, compromise and work with the other guys has already been broken. Ironically, this is the one issue voters on both sides agree on – we want more cooperation in Washington. But politicians listen to voters? Please. As soon as discussions began on saving the economy, it was back to business as usual. Nobody wants to compromise and everybody is holding firm to their position. Republicans – Let go. Trickle down doesn’t work and the really rich need to be taxed more. It's fair. Democrats – not everybody needs or deserves a handout. Tighten the reigns. Both of you, stop wasting money on nonsense and for once focus on the regular people…..Here's a perfect example of why politicians suck. Jesse Jackson Jr. was a congressman from Illinois who recently won re-election. While he was running, he spent months in various hospitals for undisclosed reasons as well as being the subject of a federal probe into financial shenanigans regarding campaign funds. Now, the people of Illinois were stupid enough to re-elect him, so they get what they deserve. However, just days after the election, it came out that Jackson was negotiating his resignation. See, the whole thing was a sham just so he could have a say in who took his seat as opposed to resigning with a shred of dignity beforehand and letting the people decide. Just another selfish jerk responsible for guiding our country......The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their latest batch of nominees for induction in next year’s ceremony. They include rap groups Public Enemy and N.W.A and disco darlings Chic and Donna Summer. That means actual rock pioneers like KISS and Yes, along with classic rock staples such as Hall and Oates and Peter Frampton don’t get consideration. Again. The Hall of Fame is a joke and Chic possibly going in before KISS is the punchline. How can anyone take this organization seriously? Just change the name to the Music Hall of Fame and move on……..Very few things make me as ill as when I read any government is going into peace talks with the Taliban. You remember the Taliban, right? They are that fun-loving bunch of guys from Afghanistan who supported Osama bin Laden and the rest of al Qaeda, among other things. Recently, they beheaded a 15-year old girl because she dared to turn down a marriage proposal. Women and free thinking? Not to these guys. The Taliban also proudly took credit for the shooting of Malala Yousufzai, a 14 year-old Pakistani school girl, because she dared to speak up in support of girls and women being educated. Obviously to the Taliban, an educated populace is clearly a threat and an educated woman is unthinkable. Slaughterers of teen-age girls. That’s who the Taliban is. Murderers and cowards. And we are in “peace talks” with these animals? No. Sorry. Should not happen. Any and every government if given the chance should turn every Taliban they can get their hands on into dust. The US has stated for years we don’t negotiate with terrorists, yet here we are discussing peace with these guys. They don’t know the meaning of the word. Anything less than total annihilation of the Taliban is unacceptable to me and should be to you as well……Hey Jet fans, it could be worse. You could be Met fans too. Oh wait, most of you already are…..Regarding the NFL, I am loving Peyton Manning’s comeback with Denver and watching the rookie years of future greats Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III....Close contest this month as to what the worst job in Hollywood really is. Typically, the lucky publicist for Lindsay Lohan gets that crown. However, Angus T. Jones, the kid on Two and a Half Men, went on a rant online describing his show as "filthy" and urging folks not to watch. Yes, this is the same actor who earns millions a year from his filthy show. Did he offer to return his salary or quit the show? Ummm, no. So he's OK with the perks and riches his filthy show brings him yet he felt compelled to offer his opinion and bite the hand that keeps him employed. Yet another coddled, self-entitled actor with no clue how most of the country lives. Regardless, thanks to his outburst, his publicist shortly took over the crown for worst job as she had to try and explain this situation. Thank goodness Lindsay got arrested just days later in a drunken brawl so her publicist could retake the crown.....As Sons of Anarchy and Walking Dead end their seasons shortly, I am so thankful for quality TV. Looking forward to the premieres of Justified, Archer and Suits soon to keep the streak alive.....Lastly, Hurricane Sandy came and went and the impact is still being felt a month later. Many are still without power while there are scores trying to rebuild their lives and homes. Entire communities in New York and New Jersey were devastated as were barrier island towns practically wiped out. It's a tragedy on an immeasurable scale. If you can help out, I urge you to do so. I've given to the Red Cross and I ask that you do too.........OK, I've shared. Now it's your turn. Agree? Disagree? Share the smiles with your friends. Share the outrage with your family. Have at it. See you next month.