Too much Hollywood on their minds — and at the worst time. The New York Times’ editorial judgement sometimes confuses me. And then I remind myself that the newspaper loves to publish Upper-West-Side-White-Liberal-feel-good stories on current events as if each are overhyped movie-of-the-year candidates that focus on people’s personal triumphs, and can be screened only […]Read More On Obama’s convention speech last night: what the hell is up with the New York Times?
We have to think about — what does it look like to have a future without police? Phillipe Cunningham; Minneapolis, Minnesota Council Member I get that former President Barack Obama had the marquee name in yesterday’s virtual “Reimagining policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence” town hall — it’s been almost eight years since […]Read More Obama’s policing town hall remarks [yawn] and why #defundthepolice is not a bad word and an arguably good idea
I’m not a fan of convenience stores. But I get the case for why so many of us visit them — familiar structures located within the familiarity of our neighborhood’s borders, and merchandised with a limited set of familiar choices to enable easy purchase decisions. The world is already difficult to navigate. We love “easy” […]Read More Let’s Revisit Robots and Minimum Wage Fast Food Workers
Black college lovers who suffer from Trumpxiety may have plenty to say about this week’s Sunday Smack: BuzzFeed News reported that the White House — through its public liaison leader Omarosa Manigault — is drafting an executive order concerning historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). During the same meeting where much of the media talked about how […]Read More Sunday Smack: What Will Trump’s “Deal” for Black Colleges Look Like?
The Fourth Book of Funkadelic, chapter two, verse three saw the hollow howls against totalitarianism years ago: You say you don’t like what your country’s about (yeah) Ain’t you deep In your semi-first class seat You picket this and protest that And eat yourself fat Ain’t you deep In your semi-first class seat. The chapter […]Read More Sure, Protest the Muslim Ban. Then Protest This.
My Trump piece from yesterday about his Muslim nation immigration ban followed mentalunrest’s editorial policy — one major idea at a time, with few exceptions. But it’s time to give you the other part of this story. With the exception of Syria, Trump’s executive order never identified the specific countries subjected to the immigration ban. […]Read More How Obama Helped Trump Create the Muslim Ban List
President Obama dropped a bomb on his way out the White House — besides the one he left, B2-style, with a suspected Islamic State camp in Libya. The President indicated during his final White House press conference that the Democratic National Committee emails — a flashpoint of last year’s election scandals — were leaked. Not […]Read More President Obama Drops Bomb on Team Clinton and DNC: Emails Were Not Hacked
I have plenty of post-election thoughts to share, but will have to break my natural stream-of-consciousness writing style and create a series of posts to avoid publishing tomes. This is still a blog, after all … Perhaps a good place to start is a discussion about women’s personal connection with Hillary Clinton being so close to punching […]Read More POST ELECTION MEDITATIONS – WOMEN AND STRUGGLE
This week’s Sunday Smack explores President Barack Obama’s war record. As the New York Times notes, President Barack Obama is on track to have managed one or more overseas conflicts every single day of his two-term White House tenure, which will set a new record for the amount of time any US President has led […]Read More SUNDAY SMACK: PRESIDENT OBAMA — WAR MACHINE?
With this puzzling statement, President Obama provided a strong clue — despite evidence that Hillary Clinton could exchange her presidential campaign aspirations for an orange jumpsuit, and in the face of an ongoing FBI investigation of whether or not Deep State’s most favored candidate conducted classified State Department business on her private email apparatus — […]Read More TEE-BALL, AND NO JAIL FOR HILLARY IN 2016