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I'm with the President, not Stupidly

It is stupid not to use one's skill set to defuse or de-escalate a situation. That is what police officers do all day long all over the country-- correctly. However, when they do not do that, situations, misunderstandings and arrests occur. Ask any police officer if they are anxious to fill out unecessary paperwork for a battle of egos. The answer is no. However, instead of throwing cold water on the hot tempered Harvard Law professor, the veteran officer joined in the ego struggle and hauled the man down to the station only to see him released later. The police officer did this because he could and because he wanted to prove a point and teach the Harvard Law professor a lesson. A lesson in what? Intolerance? Acting stupidly? We don't even have to look at race. We can just look at basic facts: A Harvard Law professor and a seasoned veteran law enforcement professional could not come to terms, work out a simple misunderstanding or find a solution on their own. The officer's…

Health Care Reform is needed now

Folks, listen to the President. People who say, "we need time to get it right," actually mean we need more time to figure out how to trip up the President. We need a way to do that to him to undermine his many successes because we don't appreciate people like him. Read between the lines, always. People who aren't in favor of the proposed health care plans, or changes at all, aren't really worried about future generations having to pay for it, because we have never as a nation worried about the future. We always leave it to future generations because that is the American Way, thus far. What many people are worried about is status. People gain status through how good their health care plan is or is not. They want to stick their nose in the air and say "I got this or that health care and dental and I am doing well in life. You however, are not." Let us call a spade a spade. We have all heard it or said it. Bragging on how good our health care plan is throu…

Michael Jackson had something for everyone--no need to blame Jamie

Well, I went to the Jamie Foxx web site and there is a virtual race war-of-words going on there. Some are accusing Mr. Foxx of being a racist after viewing the Black Entertainment Television Awards Show last week. If any of you watched Michael Jackson’s memorial on Monday and heard Al Sharpton entire speech, then maybe you will get the hint that Mr. Jackson was indeed a black man. Don’t blame Jamie Foxx for that, for he too is a black man. There are some things relatable across the races and some things relatable to the races. Mike’s last CD was a testament to the love he felt for his community. His entire music catalog is a testament to how he loved music and his fans. Invincible was played at every stepper’s set for years and still got some play before he died just because it was gooooood! We like and appreciate that Mike, so thanks. We liked all of his songs but some of those syncopated beats scream foot work and some scream other dance moves--stuff I‘m too old to do. We all like …