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  • Simon Says: No Bias here! I Figured Out The Best Lesson from Starbucks

    I guess the buck really does stop at Starbucks.   No buck$ for an afternoon in May because thousands of stores are closing, so employees at 8,000 locations get racial-bias training. It’s the kind of training, a now former manager in Philadelphia could’ve used after two guys were arrested for trespassing because they didn’t order anything. I’ve seen people hang out at a Starbucks for so long, I really think they live there. Starbucks is doing a good thing by hitting […]

  • Simon Says: We’re suckers! That’s why ‘Fakebook’ thrived.

    Is it just me, but did Mark Zuckerberg look scared and miserable when he testified before Congress over that data mining scandal? Mr. Facebook goes to Washington was not a classic.  I bet he never expected to be in this kind of seat. Grilled by people much older, and not wiser when it comes to social media. Sitting there was probably worse for him, than sitting in a theatre years ago and watching a movie portray him as a lousy […]

  • Simon Says: Here’s Why You Can’t Hate Just Amazon!   

    Let’s just say President Trump won’t be getting any shipments from Amazon anytime soon. No Trump shirts, books, Chia Pets, or Talkin’ Key Chains are coming to the White House. Because if you haven’t heard, President Trump has declared a Twitter war against Amazon. Maybe it’s just personal because Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post, or maybe it really is just about Amazon’s deal it cut with the U.S. Postal Service to ship all that stuff we […]

  • Simon Says: It Feels Like Black Lives Don’t Matter In the Conference Room

    You’ve all probably heard: someone we all know wants to join the club. P. Diddy, once again, made it clear he wants to buy the Carolina Panthers.  Now, we all know green is the color that makes things happen in the NFL—but if Diddy does become an owner, he will walk into a room that’s white.  Because this is what all NFL owners look like. He could become the Rosa Parks of the Owners Box! When it comes to sports—you’ll find plenty […]

  • Simon Says: Above the law? You probably broke one or two today!

    Have you ever noticed what I did during a recent stop at the supermarket? I took a picture of an open box of muffins. It looked like someone helped themselves to a few snacks. In another aisle, it looked like the same kind of thing with a bag of hot and spicy chips. I’ve been seeing this kind of thing for years, even when I worked as a bag boy during high school! It’s like there’s some secret society that […]

  • Simon Says: Why The Heck Do “Cheaters” And “Harassers” Even Get Married?

    Married.   Married.  Married. Married. Married. Get the picture?  There’s not enough time here to name all of the #Himtoo harassment guys we’ve been hearing about for a while now. All of them, once or many times, have looked someone in the eye and said: “I do…” They might as well have finished that with something like “…not plan to be faithful.” Hey, it’s not just men I’m talking about. More and more women are searching for something better. But it’s […]

  • Simon Says: Leave the Parkland Kids Alone! They have it harder than you

    Those kids from Parkland have been riding some major emotional extremes. Murder.  Mourning, and now just mad. A lot of you are applauding them with their gun protests, others, not so much. A now former aide to a Florida legislator lost his job when he suggested the kids were “crisis actors.” The only conspiracy here? How to be tone deaf to a sad situation. Leave these kids alone! Today’s high school student has a lot more to deal with than just 20 […]

  • Simon Says: Give Teachers guns? Tell me something NEW!   

    DALLAS — I still can’t get over how that school resource officer at Douglas High School stayed outside and never went in. So many people I know are sick over this.  That’s something that guy is gonna have to live with — now that so many others are not living. It’s sad, a cop with a gun can’t get the job done, and at the same time the debate goes on over if it’s a good idea to give teachers a gun. […]

  • Simon Says: ‘Parkland’ was in my backyard. It will soon be in yours.

    It’s kind of ironic we see kids, at the most terrified they will likely ever be in life,  run from a mass shooting with their hands up in the air. Because when you think about the lack of smart gun laws passed in Washington, it’s like so many people you elected throw their hands up and do nothing but blame the other side. But after watching what’s going on in Parkland, I realized things will change. It hit me after […]

  • Simon Says: Freaked-Out over Stocks? Here’s The “Direction” You Should Go

    The way things are going lately, I feel like I need to wear one of those neck braces! You probably have whiplash after watching the stock market recently. Up, down, up, way down and back up again. President Trump has had a lot of ridiculous tweets, but, I have to admit, he nailed one recently when he said, “When good news is reported, the stock market goes down. Big mistake.” No rhyme, no reason. Just, in my opinion, we’re dealing […]