*So you think you’re doing something special? Out of the box rebellious? Or even cute as you head to the polls and vote third party; for someone you know won’t win?
Word to the bad. You’re not!
Drop the mic.
I have heard there are those who, because they are not crazy about either presidential candidate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, or Republican nominee Donald Trump, say they will vote Third Party in this election.
Why would you use your voting power to vote for someone that you KNOW won’t win?
I think of those who are voting for the first time, high school seniors, immigrants who have become citizens; who were unable to vote in their former countries and I think, “They must be so appreciative of this right?”
Surely they recognize this is an opportunity to contribute, on a personal level, to making a better America and maybe even a greater world. Right?
This is the one and only opportunity that we have to make change on a level greater than ourselves. Not only voting people into office, but not walking away from them once they are there. Holding them accountable every step of the way. And never, no matter how hard things get, giving up on this because defeat only happens to those who stop trying.
*I hope they catch this irresponsible piece of s*** and lock his ass up! A video captured an adult, said to be a parent, as he punched a 7-year-old boy in the stomach — causing the child to fall to his knees in pain — then walked out the front door of the school, rather nonchalantly, I might add.
I have no information on what preceded such an act, but as far as I’m concerned, there is no excuse for nor reason that adequately justifies, what this man did to this child!
The shocking incident happened last week at the KIPP DC Spring Academy in Washington DC. And John Mclean, the victim, told CNN affiliate WJLA that the punch to the gut was “real painful.”
A CNN report on the incident quotes the child’s mother, who we all can assume was fit to be tied say about the parent. It appears she has heard from the parent based on her words.
*It baffles the mind as to how anybody could abandon their own pet. I mean, one grows so attached to an animal you chose to be a part of your family. They are nothing but loyal; and even when they are mischievous, we get mad but can’t stay mad. So after seeing a photo of a dog named “Boo” who was allegedly left behind by his owners, but continued to sleep outside on a mattress — seemingly waiting for them to return for him, all I could do was weep.
With two adorable, full-grown pitbulls already in my household, I knew taking in one more was not an option. And further, because of the erroneously bad reputation of these dogs, I didn’t think Boo’s chances for being rescued were that great.
So I was ecstatic to learn that someone who also saw the picture of Boo, and heard his story, took heart and came along and got him.
Now Boo, who was so grateful when the rescuers showed up, he offered no resistance and thanked them with sloppy wet kisses, has been given a forever home!
*I saw the film Birth of a Nation last night, and without giving any spoilers, I was struck by the “each one, teach one” action that eventually became a prominent piece of the film. So when I came across this story about a man named Kyle Johnson; who has had some bad experiences with cops, and because of this, he now wants to be one, I thought back to last night and the film.
It’s not often that people see how bad things are, and instead of complaining about them, decided to take it on and do it better.
That’s what Kyle wants to do: Be a cop…a good cop.
I don’t know if being a good cop would be my first, second or even third thought if I, not unlike Kyle, had at one time had my head bashed into the grass by some cop with “anger issues.” Those were the words an officer used as he apologized to Kyle Johnson for the actions of his quick-tempered partner. Continue reading →
“Weight is something that many people have to deal with,” the guidelines read. “Make sure that you are taking care of your temple, exercising and eating properly.”
The church later apologized, writing on its website “Forgive us if we offended anyone. That certainly was not our intention. These guidelines have never been used to discriminate against anyone and have never been enforced.”
Why have guidelines if they’re not enforced? Questions that make you go “hmmmmm.”
And there’s no such thing as a fat man or woman of the cloth, right?
*Don’t you just love when an organization that is worthy of support let’s you know what you can do to help? And don’t you love it even more when it doesn’t include giving money?
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival has applied for a grant with the philanthropic arm of the century-old check printing company, Deluxe Corporation Foundation. LAWTF will be awarded one of 10 grants in a Twitter-based competition called the “Short & Tweet” grant program.
YOU…yes you, can help this 23-year-old arts organization, that has given women artists from around the globe an onstage presence through producing one-woman performances, by TWEETING why you feel LA Women’s Theatre Festival would be a great recipient for the grant.
But here’s the thing…
You’ve got to do it NOW. Do it while its on your mind because all tweets must be received by midnight tonight, October 21, 2016.Continue reading →
*It’s been 61 years since Emmett Till was brutally murdered (Aug. 28, 1955) for allegedly whistling at a white girl. But the white trash that celebrates his murder refuses to let him rest in peace…even today.
Memorial markers of where the teen’s body was found floating along Mississippi’s Tallahatchie River continues to be vandalized by haters; while the marker standing at the former home of his murderer is continually maintained and adorned with flowers.
The 14-year-old, whose murder prompted the civil rights movement, was beaten beyond recognition, and then shot execution style before being thrown into the river.
A grainy photo of a bloated Emmett Till remains in the psyche of every African American old enough to remember.Continue reading →