Big Spender, Phoenix Public Seminar and more……
To answer the many questions I am getting these days about Big Spender. It is official now – it’s over – it simply isn’t coming back, folks. A&E needed a sponsor to make it work. They never found one. I had a great time doing the show and it seemed to have helped a lot of people, but in television, it takes major bucks to keep a show on the air. It wasn’t the kind of show that Home Depot, or any credit card company, or anyone selling anything would much want to sponsor since I tell people who can’t afford to shop to stop all shopping. Therefore the market for sponsors was slim. We had a couple of great years and while the show had many fans and great ratings . . . no sponsor. It’s history.
But never fear, in the words of Arnold, “I’ll be back.” I am currently working on many new projects. You haven ‘t seen the last of me yelling and ranting on the tube yet! I am about to shoot a PBS special and am working on lots of other projects as well. I have even had talks about another show. And I am on Fox News the Fox Business Channel and other network news shows quite a bit. (If you missed any of those, they are posted in my Video Vault.) So stay tuned and it won’t be long before you see me again in something all new.
The Phoenix seminar will be announced shortly. Again, if you know anyone who would like to attend, have them sign up to get my email blasts so they can receive the email that will announce the date, location, etc. I am guessing that we will do it in June or July. This is the seminar that will be FREE because we are taping it for television. We are expecting a big crowd! So show up and you may see yourself on TV when it plays!
One last word to the great folks who post. I have no problem with people who don’t agree with me. Make your point if you don’t like what I have to say. Then move on. People read my blogs because they like what I write and my point of view. If you don’t, then go read someone else’s blog and post there.
I recently asked a guy to leave who hated me, hated every word that came out of my mouth, hated my books, hated all of you and felt he needed to comment on every post that was made by all of us. I asked him to leave – he got belligerent and I just refused to post any more of his trash. I told him he had gone too far and become a pain in the ass and that he was banned. He then went to Amazon and attacked me and my books and gave me the most thorough trashing I have ever received in print. Gave me one stars on my books and then went on the reviews of all who liked my books and told them they were suckers for buying my drivel. He knows a lot of people will see what he writes on Amazon and that nothing can be done to remove his comments. All of that is fine. I am a big boy and I can take it. Besides I give people enough credit to see that this is an unhappy guy who feels he has been wronged and he gets to play big man by trashing me on the internet hoping to discourage people from buying my books. I hope he feels better about himself now.
When you take a stand, people are going to dislike you. I am used to that. No problem.
All I ask of all of you is this: If you don’t like my point of view, say so. Be respectful of both me and the others who post. After all folks, this is MY blog. If you become abusive, you aren’t welcome. Seems fair to me. I don’t need or want to see your name on every blog posting talking about how wrong, stupid, or arrogant I am. I don’t need to be called names or a sellout or a rich right-winger (that one is the funniest of all since nothing could be farther from the truth. I worked my butt off to get rich, but I’m not a right winger!) And don’t start fights with the other posters.
Scope up people. None of this is world peace. It’s one opinionated guy who other people find entertaining enough to read his comments. If you don’t find it entertaining and don’t like what I have to say, then go away. I never started the blog to argue with people. My time isn’t worth it – nor should yours be. The purpose of the blog is to vent and have some fun.
I appreciate all of you who show up, read my stuff, comment, and keep coming back.