Election 2012: The Aftermath

Today I woke up in a world I wasn’t looking forward to; a world that had decided that four more years of the same was the solution to the problems our nation has faced these last four years. I don’t like it, but it’s the world we will be living in for the next four years, so I’m going to get used to it, and I suggest you do the same. I want to share my viewpoint with some of you, especially those hot-headed die-hards out there that won’t ever let it rest. Let’s take a look at the figures. The entire population of the United States is approximately 350 million across all age groups; seniors, adults, teens, and kids. If the figures above are correct, and I have no reason to believe they aren’t, then it changes how I look at things. President Obama pulled in 60,386,002 votes across … Read the rest…

How Stupid Does Hollywood Think We Are?

I’m making this blog post as a supplemental supporting document to the Media page I created earlier on the website. For those of you who want to know why it’s critically important that you know what you’re signing when you deal with television, take a look at some of the crap contained in the most recent “Appearance Release” sent to me last week by a TV show that wanted us to participate. In the last month we’ve received release requests from the Discovery Channel, the Ricki Lake Show, and the Steve Harvey Show. (Sorry dear wife, still no interest from Ellen DeGeneres.) I’ve learned enough over this last year to know the TV show hosts don’t know diddly about what goes on behind the scenes with their production companies, but in this instance… c’mon. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Steve Harvey, and I can’t think in good … Read the rest…

$1,000.00 Giveaway Winners

I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you who participated in the $1,000 software giveaway last month. The staff at PTK and SpectorSoft just called me today to let us know they’ve picked the winners of the software! We’d like to thank all of you who registered for the giveaway and let you know who the winners are. The winners are: Josh Janssen Cherie Robinson Kostya Rofolfo Navalon Jaye Eden Christen Dole Sylvia White Gina McLean Skie Jenson Lisa Eldredge Each of them won their choice of SpectorSoft programs to protect their computers! Thanks again to all of you who entered, who shared the page and the promotion, and thanks to the awesome team over at ParentingTodaysKids.com and SpectorSoft for running the promotion!

Peeling Back The Curtain – Things You Don’t Want to Know About the Internet

Preface: Warning:The contents of this article are not for the faint of heart. It’s disturbing, and not appropriate for children. Read it at your own risk. I originally approached my editors and publishers with the idea for this article because I feel most of our society is numb to things we should never let ourselves get desensitized to. The short version of the story is: they don’t feel their software offers a solution to the problem and therefore it’s too incendiary an article to publish just for the sake of shocking readers. I personally DO think their software is a great tool to battle what you’re about to see, but out of respect for their wishes, I’m leaving that part of the article out. Peeling Back The Curtain Forget what you think you know of the Internet. Forget the world of fun kid’s games and little Mary chatting with her friends … Read the rest…

$1000.00 Free Software Giveaway!

It doesn’t always hurt being famous for awhile. Some good can sometimes come out of it. Earlier today I shared that you viewers made it possible for us to become the #11 in the nation for donations made to the MDA this year. A couple hours later, I get a call from SpectorSoft. They came up with this idea all on their own as a way to thank you guys for your support of their software. SpectorPro and Eblaster are two of the  best parental monitoring tools out there for protecting your kids. Hands-down, they simply rock compared to the others. What’s the downside? Well, part of being the best is spending a lot of money in research and development and that translates into a higher cost for the consumer when the product comes to the market. So, in short, the programs are out of the budget for some families … Read the rest…

Pat yourselves on the back – We Won for MDA

Every one of you out there who contributed to the MDA fund raising I did this year deserves a huge pat on the back! Together between the donations via Facebook, Twitter, e-Bay toy car and train donations, eBay Laptop Donation, Spectorsoft Promotions, and OMJ Promotions, you guys made it possible for the MDA to raise almost TEN THOUSAND dollars for these kids! We had so much success, thanks to all of you, that I just got off the phone with the Director of MDA in North Carolina (Elizabeth Kayed). Together we were #11 in the entire nation! Let me say that again: Only TEN people in the ENTIRE United States raised more money for the MDA than we did! You guys and gals are awesome and deserve a huge pat on the back, both for the success we had in being one of the top donors and for the amazing … Read the rest…

6 Months, Life Changes

I’m going to start referring to time in BY and AY terms before long. Before Youtube/After YouTube. Who ever could imagine something like a YouTube video would change someone’s life like it has our lives around here. It certainly happens every day all across the world. One individual or another posts something on YouTube that changes their lives forever. I just never thought I’d meet anyone affected in such a way; much less become one of “those” people. lol Well, today it’s official. I’ve been drafted! The editors and staff over at ParentingTodaysKids.com reached out to me awhile back and asked me to consider being a regular columnist. I thought about it for a long time, talked to my wife about it, my friends about it, and I’ve decided to take them up on their offer. I have a lot of people that choose to read what I write, for … Read the rest…

How I Survived – Thanks Totally to LegalShield

It’s been six months since my own personal D-Day event… when the internet exploded all over me and my family. In that time there have been more things happen to me and my family than you can imagine; some good, some bad, some as yet unknown. I’ve been a member of Legal Shield for over a decade, and I’ve been a sales rep for them for just as long, though I’ve hardly ever sold a single account. If you’re a steady reader of the blog you might remember a few months back I made a post about them and said if you wanted to sign up, you should use my friend’s link. (That way he’d make the commission.) Six months later, I’m taking the time to write this and share a few things with you; specifically How they helped me before I became famous. How they helped me after I … Read the rest…

Social Darwinism? Bring it on VP Ryan!

If he means them and lives up to what he says, the words “We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes” should be crafted and put into song, to be sung from the White House. I don’t know a lot about Romney’s VP Candidate, Ryan yet, but I’m learning and what I see so far seems OK with me. He’s not the best, but he certainly makes me feel better about what we’re looking ahead to in this coming year or two. Obama cast him down; calling the Ryan approach “thinly veiled social Darwinism” which personally, I think we’re a little overdue for. We could use a little Darwinism in a lot of areas in our society. When did simply being born entitle anyone to be given things? When did “because I’m a human being” mean that someone had the right to take from others to give to you? Why? Because … Read the rest…

Fan Pages

Ok, so wow, I have fan pages on Facebook. Talk about things I never thought would happen in a million years and THAT is one of them. I’m writing this to explain my actions on Facebook recently where I asked a bunch of supporters to  help me take down some of these fan pages. Some people don’t understand why, and I’m sure the fans themselves probably don’t understand why, so I thought it needed clarification. Without making this a fifteen page blog post, here are the main reasons: 1) Not everyone out there is smart enough to know these aren’t really me. Yes, I’ve actually had people “friend” me there and then ask me in real-life why I never responded to them about something, only to find out it wasn’t me they were talking to anyway. 2) I don’t have time to constantly troll myself, jumping from page to page, … Read the rest…