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  • Writer's pictureJerry Della Femina


Every once in a while you read a story in the newspapers and you’re struck with how cruel people can be to each other.

Take the story in the New York Post last week covering the impending divorce between  Rudy and Judi Giuliani .

She accused him of swiping her Christmas decorations and he moaned that she vindictively walked off with his cable box and TV remote controls

Wait a minute here. She what?  She must be the meanest woman on the face of the earth. 

No one… No one should ever take a man’s TV remote controls….

I don’t care how angry a divorce may be one must never stoop that low.

She might as well have killed him.

You touch a man’s remote television controls and you’re touching a man’s manhood.

What is a man without his remote?  It’s not that television sets have controls and little buttons on them like they had in the past. 

Every Man knows that when your remote is gone your control of your household is over. Your manhood is gone. 

I can’t write about this anymore the thought of ever losing my television remote is causing my eyes to full with tears.




I must admit when I saw this headline from the New York Post the other day I couldn’t stop laughing. Am I heartless? Yes, I guess I am but I will bet when you read this headline no matter how sweet you think you are you will laugh, too.

Here’s the headline: Don’t snicker.

Former assistant to Mother Teresa killed in bar brawl

A special assistant to Mother Teresa was killed in a bar brawl in Wales, authorities said Wednesday.

Mark Bloomfield, 54, was beaten in a pub in Swansea on July 18 before he died in a hospital this past Sunday, said South Wales’s police.

As special assistant to Mother Teresa in Calcutta, he was an essential contributor to her mission and to those she cared for," according to a family statement released by police.

The brawl happened at the Full Moon Public House at some point between 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on July 18, police said.

Now let’s look at this from Mark’s side. There he was in Calcutta working for Mother Teresa. Which means he was up to his armpits with lepers.  Meanwhile Mother Teresa was making miracles after miracles and winning one Nobel Peace prize after another.

And through it all Mark just wanted to walk into a bar one day and have a cold glass of beer and if anyone challenged him, Mark, after years of performing good deeds, wanted to punch someone in the mouth.

What a sad story.



I think every once in a while it’s a good idea for me to stop writing, shut up and publish in this column space something from someone who really has something to say. You are about to read something written by a college student by the name of Alyssa Ahlgren, who’s in grad school for her MBA.

It was sent to me by my good friend Dennis Holt. It’s a view I truly believe in.

It’s a message and a voice from a young person I believe must be heard. Please read on: My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my news feed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBooks, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful. Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek, talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.” Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in. When I first read that statement I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand. I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress. Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this; my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like to live without the Internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

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