Author Archives: musesofamom

I am interested in politics and current events. This blog provides me the forum to write about issues that we all face on a daily basis. We encourage feedback as we discuss issues in an intelligent, respectful way.

Hillary Clinton needs to move on

Yesterday, I listened to Hillary Clinton say if the election had been held on October 27th she would have been elected president. This is flawed logic from a flawed candidate. She lost. No team wins a game just because they have a half time lead. The game is only half way over. Clinton is clinging to whys that make her comfortable with the loss. She never had a message that stuck. She simply discredited her opponent and that simply was not enough. She failed to visit the states she should have won. She just simply refuses to accept the facts. This does not negate the Russian interference, but Clinton needs to move on and let us do the same.

Nordstrom’s Mud Jeans can be yours for $425

Would you pay $425 for jeans with mud on them? If you are looking for some read the linked story.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nordstrom-mud-jeans_us_58ff7777e4b0c46f07829179

Ivanka Trump booed at Women’s Summit


Ivanka Trump has been anointed by her father as an expert She is in Europe showing her expertise but the crowd did not seem to buy what she was saying. Her father might think she is ready for prime time and the White House staff also has to bow to this arrangement but the rest of the world is not afraid to say the Emperor and his offspring have no clothes.

Shea Moisture markets to the black community but look who is featured in their ads


Social media has been ablaze today over this ad by Shea Moisture. Their products are used by black people but who do they feature in their ads. Watch the ad and share your thoughts.

Fix My Life Ivanla Vanzant calls guest a “bitch” and she tries to justify it

OWN Fix My Life started its new season by profiling RB singer Keisha Cole’s sister Neffie and her husband. Their troubled marriage was put under the microscope. Early on Vanzant sympathized with the husband and she seemed to hone in on Neffie’s faults. She went step too far when she called Neffie a bitch. She justified using the vile term by saying Neffie’s actions dictated the use of the word. Later Vanzant uttered a half-hearted apology but it fell flat. If you promote yourself as the life fixer you need to work on how you talk to a guest, and know that you never call an invited a guest a bitch.

Sarah Palin and her Posse visit the White House and the mocking does not stop


A picture is worth a thousand words. This cast of characters visited the President. Write a caption for this picture.

Whose Patriots crowd was bigger… President Obama’s or President Trump’s?

Yesterday the New England Patriots visited the White House to celebrate their victory with President Trump. This picture came out showing the difference between the Patriots that visited in 2015 compared to the number that visited yesterday. When will the comparisons stop? We had the picture controversy associated with the Inauguration and now this. The Patriots have said the 2015 picture included the players and the staff whereas yesterday’s picture included the team. Let’s be fair this is an attempt to simply stir the pot.

Will the firing of Bill O’Reilly change the direction of Fox News?

Bill O’Reilly the disrespectful Fox pundit has finally lost his stage. He has dominated that network for 20 years and he is revered by millions. Sponsors were fleeing and activists were protesting and finally the decision was made but what will the long term impact be for the network? Fox News is the president’s network of choice. He quotes unsubstantiated claims as fact and he has been one of O’Reilly’s chief supporters. The network will not change and they will simply elevate someone from their clan of conservatives and that person or persons will pick up the flag and gallop enthusiastically toward the land of alternative facts.

Robert Godwin, Remember His Name

A cold heartless, killer took the life of Robert Godwin. An elderly man is walking down the street collecting cans for pennies. He is minding his own business when a killer pulls over engages him in a senseless conversation, and he ultimately shoots and kills the innocent man. The cowardly killer put the entire encounter on Facebook. People watched the footage, but they did not complain to Facebook. Facebook Live gives anybody the opportunity to have their 15 minutes of fame. The footage stays up for two hours and when finally reported it took Facebook 23 minutes to take it down. Who could watch this? Have we become desensitized to human suffering? If you watched network television over the past few weeks you have seen the Syrian people filmed as they gasped for breath or took their last breath. On one newscast we saw a father hold the lifeless bodies of his toddler twins during an interview. Is this one of the reasons people could watch the execution of an innocent man. Mr. Godwin was simply taking a walk on Easter Sunday when he encountered evil. A killer who wanted to kill in front of an audience. As he drove away he rattled off some nonsense to justify the unjustifiable. Some have said the killer was a good guy. Some have said he was mentally ill who knows. We do know he was evil. His last act will make him live in infamy. We should say a prayer for Mr. Godwin and he is the one who should remembered not the killer.

Basketball Wives is Back or should we just call it Black Women fighting

Basketball Wives had its heyday about 10 years ago. The show featured some actual basketball wives and former wives and some baby mamas. It ran its course and died a natural death, but just like the vampire it is back. Some of the same cast mates are back and many of them are pushing 50 heard. One would think they have evolved and would not be willing to take part of in manufactured fighting situations, but they are not. They are back and they are cursing and fighting. Some of them have grown children, but they are still ready and willing to throw a punch or a drink at one of the wives. One of the cast mates reached out to Star Jones because she claimed she wanted to change. This same cast mate showed up on OWN presenting a more moderated disposition but she is back at it. It is sad that self respect and dignity get shelved when there is a check from Basketball Wives being flashed.