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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.

The movie Fences left me “kinda shook”

Yesterday I went to see Fences. I have never seen the play so I cam in not knowing what to expect. What I got was a powerful movie full of family drama. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis should start clearing their shelves because both of them gave powerhouse performances worthy of awards. One of the stories was the relationship between the father and the son. The father who had never been fathered properly was now doing better than his father did but he still had twisted ideas that led to constant conflict between the father and the son. It made me think about the state of fatherhood now is this why so many fathers simply don’t get it because they really had no real role model or can you be a good father even if you did not have a good father? Share your thoughts.

Last Minute Christmas Gift…Take Your Dream Out of Layaway (Amazon.com)

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The perfect last minute Christmas gift, Take Your Dream out of Layaway, by Joni Hudson-Reynolds. Available at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and Books A Million.com

Why is AE glorifying the Klan with “Generation KKK”?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/21/generation-kkk-is-an-abomination-how-a-e-s-new-reality-show-normalizes-white-supremacists.html

The Election is over but the pain continues

Election 2016 was a different kind of election. It was vulgar and often mean-spirited. It pretty much left me depressed, but it is over now. So where do we go from here? On January 20th Donald Trump will be sworn into office. Protestors are still running around saying he is not my president, but the reality star actually is or will be. So do you protest for 4 years? It can be done some protested against President Obama for 8 years but he too was still the president. Is it productive to just protest or should the protesters mobilize? Should we give the new president a chance or has too much water gone under the bridge? Share your thoughts.

Watching Sunday’s debate was like swimming in the sewer

Watching the debate Sunday night was like taking a dip in the sewer. After watching it I could not sleep so I for one am done. I know that I am voting for Hillary Clinton so there is no benefit in watching this debate debacle. I don’t need to see a parade of “other women”. Since the Tiger Woods situation there has been an elevation of the other women. They have been portrayed a victims when they were really participants. These women like the Clinton women knew this man had a wife so they made a decision to have an affair with a married man, and Donald Trump attempted to smear Hillary Clinton for being on the attack mode toward women who sought to destroy her marriage. Really? No,this is too much for me and I like to swim in clean water.

NBC …a gang of hypocrites?

Billy Bush will probably lose his job at NBC. He was the hype man for Donald Trump’s profane tirade. He laughed and told the actress to give “The Donald” a hug when they disembarked the bus. NBC has suspended Bush and the talk on the street is that he will be fired. Keep in mind NBC is the network that gave Trump free reign when he started his birther assault on the President. He was a frequent guest on the Today Show and they let him spew his birther talk on every visit. Now they are firing Bush. Keep in mind this is the same network that found a place for Brian Williams on their sister station MSNBC. So let’s get real if Bush is fired it won’t be for this it will simply be they wanted to get rid of him.

Donald Trump finally insults the wrong people

 

 

Donald Trump insulted all of his GOP rivals and he was rewarded with the GOP nomination. He has insulted the disabled, the veterans, Gold Star families, pageant winners, immigrants and black people, but he has never apologized until now. He has finally insulted women–specifically white women, and he needs them if he ever expects to live in the White House. How can he survive this? How can they support him? He called it locker room banter, but most people would say it was just straight up nasty. Perhaps he has finally gone too far, but we have seen him rise from the ashes before and one has to wonder will he rise again.

Howard Dean tweets questioning whether Donald Trump is a coke user…have we entered the Twilight Zone?


This election will be remembered for many things and sadly few are good. At Monday night’s debate Donald Trump had the sniffles and Howard Dean tweeted a question asking if he was a coke user. No fact to substantiate the claim. Just putting it out there, but is it right. No it isn’t but look at the lies the Republicans have spread about Hillary Clinton’s health. They aren’t right either, but I guess this is the price we pay for living in a “fact free” zone.

Donald Trump and the Beauty Queen…was he completely wrong?

Donald Trump is known for saying controversial thing. At the debate Monday night Hillary Clinton asked him about Alicia Machado. She is the former Miss Universe who gained weight while she was wearing the crown. Donald Trump fat shamed her. He called her names he made her exercise in front of cameras, but have you ever seen a chunky beauty queen? No so Trump in this case was not off the rails. Part of committed to being Miss Universe is committing to not getting fat. it might not be a popular opinion but it is the truth.

Terrance Crutcher was not a “bad dude”


Terrance Crutcher was a man trying to get home and he didn’t. We heard police officers who were in a helicopter talk about how he looked like a “bad dude”. Why did they say that? He was a bad dude because he was big and black. His physicality is reason enough to classify him as bad. Crutcher is dead and now we are witnessing the demonizing of the victim. Shoot first and create the narrative to justify the killing. We have seen this play out before. Trayvon Martin , Eric Turner, Freddie Gray and now Terrance Crutcher. Sure they were killed but they were “bad dudes” and we have the post-mortem narratives to prove it.