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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Facts are facts. 2 + 2 = 4. There is no debate. It is a fact. Donald Trump is president and that is a fact, but some of the things his aides are saying and trying to pawn off as facts are not. Today Kellyanne Conaway coined a phrase “alternative facts”, and this is troubling. There are no alternative facts it is either true or false no in between. If your child gave you alternative facts you would punish them. Donald Trump uttered a lot of alternative facts during the campaign season, but the season is over and now the alternative reality has to become a distant memory and now the Trumpsters have to start dealing with the real facts.
Yesterday a friend of mine asked me my opinion of the inauguration. I accept the reality of the Trump presidency but I have no intention of celebrating it. Trump won the election but this is a day for him and his supporters. Trump has already signed executive orders eliminating a program that helped first time homebuyers. He is doing what he promised and unfortunately what he promised is not going to be good for everyone. So eat, drink and be merry you won.
Today we observe the birthday of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His contribution to the civil rights movement is incalculable. He is an American hero, but he has been dead for almost 50 years, and people are still asking in times of crisis “what would Dr. King say?” People who knew him well and people who did not know him at all are ready to respond on his behalf, but this does him a disservice. So many of the people who were around him have evolved on issues but King still has the opinions he had in 1968? No one knows what King would have been like had his life not been cut short. So why do we keep asking the question? King was relevant in his day, but his day has past. We can revere his memory, but we have to look forward not backward as we face the problems of this century.
Civil rights icon is questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency. Is this helpful? No. Like it or not Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president next week. He won the most electors and he will be occupying the oval office. When someone of Lewis’ stature makes a statement like this it adds fuel to the fire. It was wrong when it was done to President Obama and it is wrong now.