Today we celebrate the Presidents. Over the past 240 years we have had 45 men occupy the office. We have not always agreed with their stance on issues, but we have respected the office. In 2017 that has become difficult, but not impossible. We have got to respect the office, but the current occupant has to earn our respect, and that can not be achieved when the occupant is fast and loose with the truth. When we hear him talking about what happened in Sweden last night, and the Swedes ask “what is he smoking?” We have to recognize we have a problem. Throughout the campaign he made outrageous statements to the cheers of his adoring 40% and many said after the victory he would start acting presidential, but he has not changed. He is still loose with the tongue and that is to our detriment. Yes, he is the president and we can give up on the ridiculous thought that at some point he will start acting presidential. That is simply not going to happen.
Yesterday I watched the Donald Trump press conference. What can I say that has not been said? It was a circus and he was the agitated ringmaster. Whining and complaining were the words of the day. Trump has been called a sore winner and I believe that is a well deserved name. He yearns for total adoration and that is simply not going to happen. So I guess we have more of these sideshows in our future.
Two little girls were shot in the head this weekend in Chicago. This morning one of them Takiya Holmes died. She was only 11 years old. She was sitting in the backseat of her mother’s car. She was the victim of a stray bullet. It was likely shot by a gang member trying to hit another gang member and the girl was the unfortunate victim of their reckless shooting. At this point they have no suspects. So how do we stop this senseless killing? The law of the hood is still “snitches get stitches”. So what has to happen for people to start talking? Gang members used to simply kill each other but now the innocent are losing their lives. How can this be stopped? More policing? The police can not be everywhere. Should the federal government intervene? Something has got to give. We grieve with the family but sadly grief is not enough. Somebody has to be accountable or this will simply be the new normal. Share your thoughts.
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Last week when Melissa McCarthy did her Sean Spicer imitation I thought it was hilarious, but this week it seemed a little cruel. Share your thoughts.
Last night Blackish tackled the name game. When you see a name like Shenqua, Deetranada, Shawntae or Devonte what do you think? Who do you envision? You see black people. To some degree the name is a type of branding. When these children enter the work world and an employer sees identical resumes from Mary versus Deetranada who do you think will get the call? So last night the fictional Johnson family debated naming their yet to be born son Devonte. Some in the family characterized the name as “ghetto” while others in the family said it was a celebration of their ethnicity. What do you think? Share your thoughts.
The latest from POTUS-“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” Really the president is lashing out at one of his daughter’s business interest. I thought he was out of the business world? Share your thoughts.
Donald Trump talks about Frederick Douglass. Do you think he knows who he is? Share your thoughts.
Tonight President Trump will name his Supreme Court nominee. It will be done at 8PM Eastern time. There are two candidates and both men have been flown into to DC. The press said he has made his decision but he reserves the right to change his mind. It’s dramatic television. The kind of thing that a showman loves. He wants to keep us guessing. This is a show but it really is not. It is just another chapter in this reality show that we have unwillingly become a part of.