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CENTRAL VIEW for Monday, February 1, 2021

by William Hamilton, Ph.D.

Of pillows and spice and some things not so nice

Recently, the My Pillow man, Mike Lindell, and the CEO of Goya Foods have been in the news. In fact, they are the objects of boycotts by the anti-Trump crowd. Fine. They are free to do that.

But the rest of us are free to purchase fine products wherever we find them. For example, the My Pillow line. Long before we knew the name Mike Lindell, we bought several of the My Pillows. Hands down, the best pillows ever. Then, we bought a My Pillow topper for my side of the bed. Fantastic comfort for my aging back. As a present for us both, Wonder Wife bought some My Pillow sheets and pillowcases.

Frankly, this old soldier had never given any thought to having better sheets and pillowcases. But I must confess the My Pillow sheets and pillowcases provide a quantum leap in sleeping comfort. They are luxurious.

When the MSM attacked the CEO of Goya Foods for praising the help his industry was receiving from President Trump, we started looking for Goya products. Sure enough, our City Market (Kroger) had a shelf full.

Our favorite Goya product is Goya Yellow Rice. The Mexican Rice is a bit too spicy for us. But their yellow rice is just right The recipe says to bring two cups of water to a boil. Instead, we use one cup of chicken broth and one cup of water. Prepared either on the stovetop or in the microwave, Goya yellow rice turns out perfectly every time. And it will pair nicely with almost any entree, meat or fish.

For those who like a bit more spice, there is the Goya Adobo Spice. It comes in a salt-like shaker. A teaspoon added to boiling pasta water makes for an interesting taste.

Turning to the Fox News Channel, we should have known something was amiss when Fox banned Mike Lindellís advertisements for Lindellís autobiography "What Are The Odds?" because the advertisements were "too religious." My word, banning one of Americaís most inspiring Heratio Alger stories seems downright un-American.

Sometime after former House Speaker and notable RINO, Paul Ryan, joined the governing board of Fox News, one of Tucker Carlsonís writers was fired. Coincidence? Maybe. Apparently, Rupert Murdockís son, Lachlan, and all the Murdock daughters-in-law are more interested in being invited to the best cocktail parties than providing Americans with news stories that are more accurate than the fake news from most of the MSM.

On election night, Fox News coverage was an unmitigated disaster. But we should not blame the on-air, talking heads too much. The producers and writers we do not see exercise almost total control over what comes through the ultra-white teeth of the on-air personalities.

Meanwhile, conservative super stars such as Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham seem to still have editorial control over what they cable-cast. But until Fox News sheds Chris Wallace and Neil Cavuto former Fox fans will probably continue to flee to NewsmaxTV and to newsmax.com.

That is what happens in a free market place of ideas. That is unless Big Tech slams down its big foot and crushes the First Amendment.

©2021. William Hamilton.

©1999-2021. American Press Syndicate.

Dr. Hamilton can be contacted at:
P.O. Box 2001
Granby, CO 80446

Email: william@central-view.com

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