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It is what it is – Jen Brien

by Jen Brien, contributing writer, commentary

“She’s a man, BABY”

There’s a lot of Caitlin Clark news I could touch upon this week, but I’ll stick with one  insane angle on this young lady, and keep it brief. This week’s column is going to be a lot like the “KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE”… short vignettes (I love that movie BTW… insane).

So, a gazillion people online are saying Caitlin Clark is a man. IDK how this all got started but it’s picking up steam. IT’S LUNACY. Look, if she is, (IF) the entire NCAA (W) basketball program has a massive issue and would be thrown into chaos. Not only would many people feel duped and be p—– off about that for whatever reason, many others would definitely not support trans players in the sport. I don’t, and I’m as open-minded as they come. It’s simply not fair. I don’t see the need for a deep discussion over it; it’s not fair. The playing field is not level. That’s it. Period. Anyway, no one cares about trans folks – live your life, just don’t demand what you want the way that marginalizes others the same way you have been marginalized. Seems about right. Back to Caitlin. She says she’s a biological female, as do her parents, so until they demand more proof, I’m good with it. As a CYA… let’s say SHE IS A MAN BABY… nothing would shock me at this point.


If you were one of the millions of folks who geeked out and stared at the sun and moon this week, you’re not alone. I stood in the middle of my very dense neighborhood street with my NASA certified spectacles watching a magnificent natural event with four of my geeky neighbors. IT WAS AWESOME! I simultaneously had Al Roker on, and he was going wild watching it as he screamed with excitement “WOW! Here it goes!!!! Here we GO! WOW! OH MY GOD!!!!”  Here in ol’ little Rhody, we only saw about 91% coverage and I have to admit I thought it would get A LOT darker out there. I was so disappointed at 91%. I literally had ECLIPSE ENVY toward the folks two days earlier I called ding-dongs for chasing the TOTAL ECLIPSE up north. I did. I called them names. They were the smart ones though, in the end. Hey, I admit when I’m wrong. Also, I don’t know about you, but that horrible BONNIE TYLER song was an ear worm ALL DAY – “nothing I can do, it’s a total eclipse of the heart”. UGH. Honestly. It was dreadful. If you experienced that, or headache and nausea after staring at the sun (I felt SO GROSS AFTER) shoot me ann email. I wanna know. Scroll down to end of column for that email address.

PLEASE pick up your dog’s POOP

What kind of person do you have to be to let your dog go potty on your neighbors property without picking it up? Are you a jerk? Dumb? Careless? I’m not sure how to characterize this type of individual, but they’re definitely not decent people. I peek out my window from time to time when my dog is going bananas to see what all the scuttlebutt is about. Usually I see other dogs or a delivery person, but lately I’ve been seeing this one PERSON with a Marmaduke size dog leaving massive elephant size piles behind on the property I rent. I don’t get it. Someone is going to have to deal with that and IT IS YOUR PET after all… don’t you think it’s YOUR responsibility? I’m not going to yell out the window. Nope. These days you confront people who have zero social skills, and you’re likely to get a knuckle sandwich. No thanks, but I’m asking REALLY gently… PLEASE PEOPLE… pick up after your pet. Treat others the way you WANT TO BE TREATED. Just sayin’.


Why do people who claim to be ENVIRONMENTALISTS destroy the environment? 14 million trees have been cut down in Scotland to make way for wind farms. This – is a head scratcher.


A few years ago I was waiting for my Iced Coffee  at Dunkin’ Donuts and I couldn’t help but look down at people’s foot wear. I have a sneaker thing so I’m always looking to see what’s hot and what’s not. To my horror, a man who most likely emerged from hibernation after a long winter’s nap had feet that would have made even Howard Hughes wince. This is a problem at this time of year… people, let me help you. If you don’t care about what happens in your BEAR SLIPPERS during the colder months, fine… BUT when you’re out in public I am asking as your friend… please grab that toenail clipper and get to work. I’m sure I made a disapproving face, and to that man, I am sorry. HOWEVER, it was deeply troubling. Those things could have fought a war. PLEASE remember THE FEET as the warmer weather arrives. I thank you in advance. 

That’s all I got this week gang. IT IS WHAT IT IS.

Till next week,


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Jen Brien has over 20 years of radio broadcast experience having hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ with Ron as well as her own shows on WRKO and WBZ in Boston, WXTK on Cape Cod and WHAM in Rochester, New York. Jen was born and raised in Woonsocket and served six years in the Army MP Canine Unit. [email protected]

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  1. Judy Morin on April 12, 2024 at 4:28 pm

    Hey Jen, love your column. Look forward to reading it on Wednesdays. Love it!!

  2. Doodle Mom on April 10, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    Good Morning Jen!
    On target as always!

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