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Trayvon Martin would have been 21 today and people are still taking shots at him

From Twitter-Ben ShapiroVerified account ‏@benshapiro
Trayvon Martin would have turned 21 today if he hadn’t taken a man’s head and beaten it on the pavement before being shot.

Earlier this morning I saw that Trayvon Martin was trending on Twitter. Today would have been his 21st birthday. Later I saw the tweet above and I wondered why would someone feel the need to take a shot at a dead man. Was his intent to be cute, snarky or witty. Would his followers be amused or repulsed. I fall into the latter. At some point the battle should end and I would venture to say death should be the end, but in the land of Twitter there are no rules and evidently there is no compassion.

University of Chicago Jewish Fraternity Racist Emails leaked

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://gawker.com/university-of-chicago-frat-bros-leaked-emails-are-super-1756912678?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Have we become a nation of sore losers?

Last week I watched an episode of Bring It on Lifetime. It is a show highlighting cheer/dance competition. The competition is fierce and every episode features a competition and a 1st and 2nd place team is crowned. The other week a team won the 2nd place trophy but the leader could not accept it. She told her girls they were winners and she would not accept the second place trophy. She hurled the trophy across the room and it shattered. I remember saying out loud “what are we teaching our children?” Ted Cruz won Monday night and seemingly that was accepted as fact that night, but today 2 days later he is accused of cheating by Mr. Second Place, Donald Trump. Sure Dr. Ben Carson has accused the Cruz campaign of playing a little fast and loose with the truth, and they have apologized for that, but Carson is not questioning the legitimacy of the process. There are winners and losers in any competition and people need to not only learn to be a good winner but also a good loser.

What happened to Gynnya McMillen?

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/03/what-happened-to-gynnya-mcmillen-in-jail.html

Donald Trump comes in 2nd in Iowa or as he would say the 1st Loser

Morning Joe should be officially renamed the Donald Trump fan club. Over the past few months they have given Trump unfettered access to their audience. He rarely appeared in their space but he was a frequent telephone guest. When he was not there they lathered him with verbal praise, but despite their best efforts he came in 2nd in Iowa last night, but the praise just keeps on coming. Ted Cruz’ victory is not their big story no Trump’s strong showing and his gracious concession speech is their hot news. Cruz has never been a favorite of mine but it was good to see him knock the crown off the head of the media-anointed king. Trump had the swagger of a winner and all the verbosity to go with it. He was so confident that he was destined to win he felt skipping a debate was a good idea. He was playing by his own rules. He called out Sarah Palin and he knew her presence on the stage would make a difference. He went to Liberty University to tell the one about the 2 Corinthians. As he often said the Evangelicals loved him. It was interesting seeing him last night when he appeared on stage he looked like a mere mortal. Maybe Trump might need to look at Proverbs 16:18-“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Devon Franklin and Meagan Good on CBS This Morning discussing their new book The Wait


Watch the clip and note the interviewers cynicism. Share your thoughts.

Sarah Palin gets heated on the Today Show…did they go back on their word?


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Did you see the BET Awards or was it Celebration of Gospel?

Can a show attract an audience if it only features gospel music? The answer is yes, but obviously BET does not believe it. They started sprinkling in R & B audiences in a few years ago, but now they are featured artists. It just seems a little odd to pair people singing songs of praise with people singing songs that are designed to sex you up.  R& B has its lane and Gospel should have its lane. I am just waiting to see a secular show incorporate gospel stars into the mix like celebration of Gospel did last night, but we know that is not going to happen. Share your thoughts on last night’s show.

Snyder Administration started sending water to state buildings months before they dealt with Flint residents

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/01/snyder-administration-started-trucking-clean-water-state-buildings

I’m sick of political correctness too, but I am not ready for full out rudeness

Donald Trump says he is not politically correct and I get that but too simply be rude and outlandish is not the answer. He has said a lot of things over the past six months that have been applauded, but that does not make it right. Trump who is willing to say anything is refusing to speak at tomorrow night’s debate. He is used to getting his way and Fox News is not letting him get his way. Megyn Kelly is going to be sitting at the moderator’s table. Trump might decide at the last minute that he is going to come but then he would have to cancel the event he says he is planning for the soldiers, but who knows what Trump will do.

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