Chip Franklin is a talk show host, comedian, musician, film-maker and writer who has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, The Situation Room, Larry King, The CBS Morning Show, Fox and Friends, Conan O’Brien, CNN, HBO and Showtime.

He’s written speeches for congressman and jokes for Jay Leno. Winner of 7 Edward R Murrow awards for radio and television writing, his 2004 National Murrow award for writing was presented by Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw.

A 20 year talk show host veteran for ABC, Hearst and Clear Channel, The Wall Street Journal says “Chip has a razor sharp wit,” and The Washington Post says “Franklin brings a sense of irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” The Post, reviewing his eponymous recording debut said the “Musicianship was practically peerless.”

An award making filmmaker, he is currently shooting a documentary surrounding the Medical Cannabis movement. And oh yeah, consulting lawyers, doctors, and other professionals on the new media.

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The Looting Of America

November 28th, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 2.39.22 PMOn the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday, where irony smiles at the outrage over the looting in Ferguson, I can’t help but wonder where was that outrage as Wall Street plundered our future in ’08? And it wasn’t Democrats pushing for home ownership for the poor. No, it was billion dollar companies offering no “doc” loans all the while knowing when they defaulted they could take the home back and sell it again, and keep more fees. Then they packaged these sh#tty sub prime mortgages and Wall Street bought them blindly. When the market dropped across the board, middle America was kneed in the groin and the top executives walked away with millions.
This isn’t a political observation, it’s a fact.
So as we grind our heels watching young criminals steal the occasional flat screen, think of this-Fannie Mae is buying up 3% down mortgages again.
It’s like Groundhog day all over again. (apologies to Yogi Berra)
Home ownership isn’t health care. The American dream can happen in an apartment, or a rental. I grew up in apartments. It was a home. (btw, the interest deduction would be unnecessary with a fair flat tax, but that’s another post.) Home ownership is great, but it doesn’t make you complete, or a success.