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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.

Was the outing of Zeke Smith beyond the bounds of the game?

How do we establish boundaries in a world that flourishes without them. We have seen men insult women, beat them call them whores and bitches. We see women fight as if they are trying out for Fight Club. Reality television exploits people who are 600 pounds, little people, smart people, not so smart people and rarely do you here a collective outcry, but last night when Varner told the tribe and the world that Zeke Smith was a transman finally we had boundaries, and this was a bridge too far. Really, we crossed that bridge years ago and burned it.

United dragged passenger has criminal past…so what


So you get dragged off the plane and your past is splashed all over the place.

http://www.wtsp.com/news/nation-now/man-removed-from-united-flight-has-criminal-record/430402668

Washington went Nuclear a Long Time Ago

All week we have heard the Republicans would employ the nuclear option to place Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. The Democrats actually did the same thing years ago when Republicans refused to approve President Obama’s lower court choices. So this is not a dark day in history as pundits would argue. It has been a dark day in DC for years. The parties are divided and they refuse to work together. They are doing more investigating than legislating. It is not about us it is about them. Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp but what we have seen is the swamp has been replenished and that is in fact a bi-partisan effort.

Trump Says Bill O’Reilly Didn’t do anything wrong, but he paid 13 million dollars to women who said he did


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