March 29, 2021

Are You What You Watch?

Michael A. Charbon asks if News is filtered and inherently bias ? Do they really deliver what you want to hear, not the real “Breaking News” if it does not ascribe to a political bias? Michael also asks if the shows you watch on TV are who you are, and what you believe in?
March 15, 2021

The Future Ballot

Michael A. Charbon speaks to the changing of voting in America with the “House” passing HR-1. This bill may change the way America votes, who can vote and how votes are counted. A proposition that demands attention by all as it proposes fundamental changes, good and bad.
March 8, 2021

Do You Miss Me Yet?

Michael A. Charbon speaks to the phenomena of the past President asking an audience at his first speaking engagement last week, if the public misses him ? Many aspects answer that question but the fact of the current administration moving forward with what some would call radical bills, the “Red” team needs to concentrate on policy not ...”him”
February 22, 2021

Soft City Sub Population

Michael A. Charbon identifies the reality of a Sub Population, pointing to the grave phenomena of homeless people in America. Statistics of the growing legions of people living on the streets each night or in tents or in cars has created a “Soft City”. Immediate Federal funding must be enacted before infectious effects of the pandemic, makes the situation even worse.
February 17, 2021

Crushed Ice

Michael A. Charbon comments on how border security has been severely compromised in America. With statistics taken directly from the government’s own web site, the data paints a picture that is of great concern. The current administration gutting of border enforcement has basically Crushed Ice’s effectiveness.
February 8, 2021

The Electric Fleet

Michael A. Charbon comments on how the current administration must; execute mass vaccinations, create an Open Up America Initiative, and follow through with positive social change promises. Michael highlights Electrifying the Federal Fleet as potentially a game changer of fundamental proportion to catapult America as the worlds influencer to adopt the electric car.
February 1, 2021

A Keystone Pipe To The Head

Michael A. Charbon comments on how the Keystone XL Pipe Line cancellation is wrong for both Canada and the US. The decision was based on politics and will have long lasting repercussions that will be bad for both sides of the 49th parallel.
January 13, 2021

GOP’s Four Year Ride

Michael A. Charbon comments on how the next four years may just play out. How might the media position the new administration to the general public? Michael also comments on who from the GOP might inherit the Grand Old Party.
January 11, 2021

It’s About Policy

Michael A. Charbon addresses the fact that POLICY is what the voting public determines as “deliverables”. With Joe Biden destine to be the 56th president, he inherits a troubled divided nation. Michael asks some poignant questions about the issues and bills to be presented and makes some interesting predictions.
January 4, 2021

Lost Year Lessons

Michael A. Charbon addresses the wounds of 2020. Where feelings of pain, defeat, loss, depression, and self-doubt were the direct results of a pandemic. Michael encourages us to grasp our deep and very personal power within, to visualize and create optimism. We can all realize the great potential in 2021. Resilience, self-determination and personal positive power will propel us all to better times, as we all will rise again.
December 18, 2020

Drinking The Kool-Aid

Michael A. Charbon speaks to a term used many times as a rebuttal to one who has a strong alternative view on politics. You might just hear this colloquialism at the festive table this season as political discussion may accompany your dinner. Michael gives some insight into the term and some topic suggestions one can deflect to as a new administration is inevitable in 2021.
December 14, 2020

The Honey Trap

Michael A. Charbon speaks to how main stream media and big tech act as self-appointed gate keepers of what Americans are offered as current news. Where a sexpionage scandal showed how vulnerable political officials still are to one of the oldest temptations “the honey trap”. More alarming was how the story was ignored between the lines of sausage meat news reporting.
December 2, 2020

Section 230 to Parler

Michael A. Charbon speaks to Federal Section 230 mandating Big Tech promise to be impartial, limit censorship and promote free speech. Unsurprising data reveals political bias, excessive censorship and suppression tactics blatantly prevail. PARLER is the bright light for free speech as a growing platform of unfiltered expression.
November 23, 2020

The “X” Consequence

Michael A. Charbon speaks to America's decision. How the circumstance of the delay in admitting the inevitable is embarrassing. The current unfortunate optic is contrary to America’s great respected tradition. The REAL battle: the run-offs.
November 5, 2020

A Profound Post Pandemic

Michael A. Charbon abandons politics, and focuses on how in a Post Pandemic World we consider our Profound New Normal. A perspective of Life Experiences moving forward, back to what we had and took for granted. Lots to digest.  
November 3, 2020

The Big Guy & Big Media

For a moment put aside the election and the pandemic. How are Big Media Monopolies controlling you? Michael A. Charbon speaks to censorship and manipulation of reporting, what you read, hear, and how the developing Big Guy story is being crushed.
October 30, 2020

The American Psyche

Michael reflects on the first Presidential debate. As many observed both candidates were at fault and America was embarrassed. Michael speaks to what he believes will be the real deciding debate the upcoming Townhall. The American voter will look to the candidates to be more Presidential, and exhibit that they both have learned a lesson and in this post lists what the ingredient to success may be.
October 1, 2020

Octagon Townhall

Michael reflects on the first Presidential debate. As many observed both candidates were at fault and America was embarrassed. Michael speaks to what he believes will be the real deciding debate the upcoming Townhall. The American voter will look to the candidates to be more Presidential, and exhibit that they both have learned a lesson and in this post lists what the ingredient to success may be.
August 25, 2020

Guilt and Gelt

This week Michael shows how government Guilt in trying to attain equality by artificially injecting Gelt does not work. It has been proven that when governments try to purchase equality it fails. The market will always determine winners and losers. Injecting money or Gelt does not reduce the divide, and does not solve the divide between the Have’s and Have-not's.
August 17, 2020

As Long As Its Not About

Below The 49th addresses how selective posts are censored and hindered from access to mass media. Michael touches on the filtration of media in today’s world of monopolies. Where videos and posts are scrutinized by “Community Guidelines” determined by the media monopolies who apply their guidelines to what you can read, say see and post.
August 7, 2020

Four Waves of Change

Below The 49th this week deals with change. Michael talks about four waves of change he thinks is coming to inner cities. Waves that are influenced by retail desertion, business fights, affirmative intimidation citing BLM demand letters in Louisville and a watch-dog group “We Have Her Back” warning media how to cover “her”: Joe Biden’s VP. We are watching you.
July 28, 2020

The Vigilante Aftermath, Democracy Under Siege

Below The 49th speaks to “The Vigilante Aftermath, Democracy Under Siege”. As 17 cities burn, the Utopian City will not work. Americans will meet their result towards the Mayors who fail to protect them, and abandon their Police.  
July 20, 2020

Herd Immunity and the Herd Media

Has Americas two-headed “Herd Media” pimping polarized selective facts with divisive perspectives based on political lines, distorted COVID and Social Change reporting? I say Yes, and here is why...
June 5, 2020

Calamity in the US

The horrific video of the death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer horrified a nation of all colors and all creeds.
May 21, 2020

Kamala & Amy The Real Deal

Imagine the shocker if Democrats announced Kamala for President and Klobuchar for V.P. Kamala and Amy are the real deal. Wouldn’t that bold fresh move be the ticket to mount a formidable and real challenge to the Republicans ?
May 11, 2020

The Gutfeld Factor

Welcome Greg Gutfeld to the ranks. There is seldom a time when a new irreverent and well written late night host rises to the top of the ratings heap.
May 8, 2020

The Great Mika “B”

Mika “B” Brzezinski is the co-host of Morning Joe, and reinstated public trust and faith in that there still exists journalists who value an interview with the objective to ask the hard questions and let us the viewers make our minds up as to how we interpret the answers.
April 16, 2020

The COVID Effect

Humanity just got a wake-up call, a warning, a shock, an - in your face realization of what was, what you had what is now, and the question of what tomorrow could bring. And what you will never take for granted again.
April 15, 2020

Why Below the 49th

As a Canadian born raised in Toronto, I grew up surrounded by american media. One of my first memories was as a 3 1/2 year old in my grandparents basement watching television. There, in a very somber broadcast was the funeral of John F Kennedy.
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 – Self Isolation – Day 12

I begin my journey on below the 49th with my first show in self isolation - day 12, living with a vulnerable family member with a severe compromised immune system.
February 18, 2018

That Future Shooter

To That Future Shooter, I appeal to you, what can be accomplished by massacring the innocent?

January 22, 2018

Below the 49th

To me America is representative of a nation of hopes, dreams, and freedom to the world, but at times a nation with internal turmoil, and a dichotomy of sorts.