Media shows its Melania Trump contempt

Melania Trump Is Facing Harsh Criticism After Breaking Hospital Rules To Remove Mask

First lady Melania Trump is getting a harsh critique today. She just attended a Christmas event where she read to kids at the Children’s National Hospital. However, the event didn’t go off without a bit of controversy.a woman wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: melania-trump-mask© Provided by melania-trump-mask By Sarah Bregel  

While Melania wore a mask upon entering the hospital, she removed it as soon as she sat down to read the story. The rules inside of the hospital are that everyone must wear a mask at all times. Even though the White House has often pushed back against the pandemic safety guidelines like social distancing and wearing of masks, given the environment, it would be even more important to try to reduce any possible spread of the virus.

Now compare this media coverage of President Obama:

Girl Cries in Obama’s Arms After He Wears Santa Hat to Surprise Kids in Hospital

Dude, Where’s your mask?

Dude, Where’s your mask?

Dude, Where’s your mask?

St. Nick always brings cheer this time of year. But when he’s portrayed by a former president, it’s even more special. Wearing a festive Santa hat, Barack Obama surprised kids at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He came bearing presents. Obama even took selfies with patients and gave out some hugs.’s Leigh Scheps ( has more.

(I guess if your Saint Obama, you don’t spread germs to sick kids. Your actions don’t have consequences. Except for the good press you get. (Just my .02)

Hollywood Hypocrisy?

I happened to be in our family room when my wife turned on her favorite daytime program, “Days of our Lives”. It’s a 50 year old soap-opera that dramatizes the goings-on of a fictitious Illinois town. It was a very happening show way back in the day when it dominated college dorms and student unions. Not so much popular anymore, however. But it still creaks along with ever-growing unbelievable storylines. But I digress. So I’m watching two young men in bed cuddling. Oh yes. DOOL is really into gay kissing, shower scenes, bedroom antics, any thing to keep this creaky show going.

My rant is that no one in the entire hourlong episode wears a mask or social distances. These episodes that were shot 6-8 months ago are airing now, were all produced during the pandemic. Isn’t it odd that these actors are allowed to flaunt the same rules that you and I are forced to follow?

And isn’t it odd that every commercial that has been aired for the past year on every channel, every network, day and night feature actors without masks or distancing? Why not? Are actors immune from covid? Has that industry been designated as essential? Yes, I must see unmasked actors in my favorite shows or I will lose my marbles ! Ditto commercials. Flo with a mask? I don’t think so. Aren’t these same actors telling us mortals that WE must mask at all times or risk killing grandma with our germs? Don’t actors have germs too?

Note to politicians: We Americans are really tired of your bs rules for us little people, while you pols live by your own special rules and give out favors to your special interest groups. And dispatching the police to patrol for over-the-limit gatherings, and telling kids to rat on mom and dad if they do, just isn’t the American way. Please come to your senses and stop trying to destroy American lifestyles. And leave our jobs alone too. Thank you.

I’m Embarrassed…and Mad as Hell

First I need to apologize to you my readers, for I have sinned. It seems that the 60000 or so articles, photo’s , images, etc that I have sent to Pinterest were first posted here on my blog. I was as proud as a peacock because my views on Pinterest per month were 850,000. That’s a bunch. But not many followers. Why not? So I did some research into my posts on Pinterest and found that about 25% of them:

  1. The source didn’t exist anymore.
  2. The source, when clicked, led to spam.(Blocked by my anti-virus).
  3. The source, when clicked, led to a dangerous web site. Ditto on blocking.

What this meant was that yours truly was polluting my blog, my Pinterest account, and anyone else who clicked on these bogus sites. That’s why I am so embarrassed. My intent is to provide an entertaining blog where one can find useful info on a variety of topics. I consider myself the Ed Sullivan of the Blog world. You’ll have to Google him but he wasn’t skilled at much of anything , but every Sunday evening he brought superior entertainment to the folks watching tv, some in B & W. He was a showman. Guess who brought The Beatles and Rolling Stones to live tv first, Ed Sullivan. Comedy kings, fabulous singers, actors all appeared on his. “Show of Shows”. So that was going to be me. Until I realized that no one followed me because one of four posts led to empty sites, or spam, or worse, malicious sites.

I began to then check every post I pinned to Pinterest. So far I have cut 20000 questionable pins from my account. Am I mad? Oh, you bet I am. So I am using a business account with Pinterest. Do you think I could get at least a modicum of heads-up that many of my posts were questionable. No. 60000 posts later I happen to stumble upon them. I put much time and sweat equity into those articles and posts only to now spend more time and energy inspecting each one for spam and dangerous websites. And I’m mad at these same slimy creatures who post dangerous stuff hoping to snag the unknowing into what they are about to encounter.

The bad news is I’m only 3/4 done, checking each image and article until I know they are safe or not. I have taken to mass deletions in some albums. It’s frustrating that there are so many scammers in cyberspace and I walked into their cobweb. Even the most innocent looking photo or posts can’t be trusted. Fortunately, I have deleted thousands of them and am a fervent convert to checking each source of my posts even if recommended by Pinterest. That’s part of the anger. Even Pinterest doesn’t know what’s going on. But I do, and now so do you.

You have my word that no more questionable articles, photo’s etc. will be posted on my blog and Pinterest until I verify the source is safe.. I apologize again for being so naive. The ghost of Ed Sullivan is spinning in his grave.

An Anxious Nation Waits

America’s day of reckoning is here at last. With the last swing-state polls published and the voting lines a few hours from dissipating, there isn’t much more to say about the candidates’ chances of victory on Tuesday night. 

a young man standing in front of a car: IMAGES Most wearing facemasks, voters go to the polls in Orlando, in the key state of Florida, to decide between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in an America divided to the extreme.While many early votes are believed to have been cast by Democrats, Trump's side is hoping for a massive wave of Republican supporters voting in person on Tuesday.

While Tuesday is formally Election Day, in reality Americans have been voting for weeks. With a huge expansion in mail-in voting to safeguard against the Covid-19 pandemic, some 100 million people have already made their choice.

Trump has lost ground among suburban women, who favor Biden by a double-digit margin, and his “law and order” response to protests for racial justice may have turned off many Black voters.

Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has also led to a potential loss of support among seniors.

Joe Biden standing posing for the camera: Democratic candidate Joe Biden says Americans are ready for his calmer presence

But Biden Inc.’s business interests are intertwined with those of China’s Communist oligarchs. Thus, “the Big Guy” seems not bloody likely to continue Trump’s unprecedented hard line against the Middle Kingdom on trade violations, intellectual-property theft, and East Asian maritime abuses.

And what about Biden’s Cabinet? After all, personnel is policy. Visualize Treasury secretary Elizabeth Warren, Labor secretary Bernie Sanders, and EPA administrator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Does anyone truly expect “moderate” Biden to resist the radical Left? The Squad, Pelosi, and a Democratic Senate would place Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and a zoo full of zany ideas on the Resolute desk and dare Biden to block those measures — if he still can lift his veto pen.

Trump’s defeat might yield much-craved “return to normal,” as network anchors calm down and congressional Democrats stop screaming “Russia! Russia! Russia!” Presumably, Trump’s Twitter machine would cool it, and his voice would fade into the background while he designs a beautiful, very special presidential library.

Until then, we wait for the final tally. Will it be for peace or tyranny?

Meditate deeply on that, then vote accordingly.

Chicago: 64 BLM: 0

Chicago shootings: 64 shot, 11 fatally in weekend violence

Weekends in Chicago have been plagued by violence this summer.

Chicago police said 64 people were shot, 11 fatally, between 6:00 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday. That follows a deadly weekend over the 4th of July when 87 people were shot. The weekend before that, there were 63 shooting victims.

Source: ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team, Alexis McAdams 

BLM: What We Believe

“The Black Lives Matter Global Network is as powerful as it is because of our membership, our partners, our supporters, our staff, and you. Our continued commitment to liberation for all Black people means we are continuing the work of our ancestors and fighting for our collective freedom because it is our duty.

Every day, we recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported.

We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities.

We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people.”

So that’s their story, BLM. Healing, supporting, respecting, working for justice, etc. My question to them is when will the west side of my city reap all of this support, respect, freedom, and justice that you talk about? Does black on black crime not matter to you? Does a black need to be killed by a white cop before you’ll act? Does tearing down a 150 year old statue mean more to you than justice for the people of the west side of Chicago? I ask you, what are you doing for these real victims of injustice?

Teacher who raped and later married student, dies from cancer at 58

By Lauren Theisen, New York Daily News 

Mary Kay Letourneau, the Seattle-area teacher who gained national notoriety when she pleaded guilty to raping her sixth-grade student Vili Fualaau, died on Tuesday of stage 4 cancer at the age of 58, her attorney confirmed.

Letourneau served seven years in prison for second-degree rape of a child and was released in 2004. She grabbed more tabloid headlines after she and her victim married less than a year after she got out of prison, when Fualaau was 21 years old.

The couple had two children together — one born while Letourneau was awaiting sentencing, and another while she was in prison. They divorced in August 2019, after 14 years of marriage.

I just have one thought about Mary Kay:

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Chicago: 104 BLM: 0

104, that’s how any people were shot in Chicago last weekend. Of those shot, 14 were killed, including 5 children. This is the same city that has a black mayor, and a black chief of police. What the city doesn’t have, but surely needs, is BLM.

Where are you guys ? Marching somewhere safe, I suppose. Going to build another safe zone for yourselves. In some safe city, I suppose. Going to preach to us, how much you matter ? While you hide away someplace safe, there’s some real discrimination happening. Not white against black. Try black against black. Discrimination and killing.

I challenge you to get your caravans together, from all over the country, and come to Chicago. I dare you to establish a safe zone in Chicago’s West Side. I dare you to disrupt the flow of drug trafficking that goes on there. Just be prepared for some serious discrimination. And it won’t be from us whites.

A Classic Dirty Trick By Dems. Election Interference ?

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claims she knows why many seats were empty at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday night.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez@AOC · 

Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID

Shout out to Zoomers. Y’all make me so proud. ☺️ …

It wasn’t clear if Ocasio-Cortez knew of the alleged scheme in advance, or if she was reacting to media reports.

An Iowa woman posted a video on TikTok last week, encouraging people to participate in the alleged scam, CNN reported.

“All of those of us that want to see this 19,000 seat auditorium barely filled or completely empty go reserve tickets now and leave him standing alone there on the stage,” the woman, identified as Mary Jo Laupp, told her TikTok followers.

Thousands of other TikTok users posted similar messages as the plan spread online, The New York Times reported.

“It spread mostly through Alt TikTok —  we kept it on the quiet side where people do pranks and a lot of activism,” YouTuber Elijah Daniel, 26, told the Times. “K-pop Twitter and Alt TikTok have a good alliance where they spread information amongst each other very quickly. They all know the algorithms and how they can boost videos to get where they want.”

Many of those participating in the alleged scam deleted their posts after 24 to 48 hours in a bid to limit word of the plan from spreading on mainstream social media, the Times report said.

“These kids are smart and they thought of everything,” Daniel told the paper.

KPop activists were previously linked to campaigns to raise money for Black Lives Matter, fight racist hashtags on Twitter and disrupt the eyewitness app of the Dallas Police Department, reported.

My Question: If “kids” can do this, how safe will your mail-in presidential ballot Be ?

Why You Won’t See Aunt Jemima on Shelves Ever Again

Quaker Oats announced early Wednesday morning that it would cease the production and sale of Aunt Jemima syrup and pancake mix in order to completely rebrand the line, citing an effort “to make progress toward racial equality.”a row of beer bottles© Provided by Eat This, Not That!

The popular syrup brand, which has existed for 130 years, features a Black woman named “Aunt Jemima,” who initially was dressed as a minstrel character, on its instantly recognizable label. Quaker Oats recently removed the minstrel attire that featured a “mammy” kerchief amid an outcry of criticism over the perpetuation of a racial stereotype from the days of slavery. But, that hasn’t been enough.

“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype,” Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer of Quaker Foods North America, said in a press release, according to NBC News. “As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations.”

Kroepfl added that Quaker Oats has worked to “update” the brand to be “appropriate and respectful,” but it realized the changes were insufficient. As a result, the production of the Aunt Jemima label will cease as the company works on a totally new look and name for its syrup and pancake mix.

Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police over three weeks ago, the U.S. has seen an outcry of civil unrest that has led to a national reckoning and a complete reexamination of historic racial injustice. Many massive brands have expressed support of Black Lives Matter via social media, and now, brands like Quaker Oats, are being taken to task to update their images and practices.

During an appearance on the TODAY show Wednesday morning, Riché Richardson, an associate professor at Cornell University, called Aunt Jemima “a retrograde image of Black womanhood on store shelves,” adding “It’s an image that harkens back to the antebellum plantation … Aunt Jemima is that kind of stereotype [that’s] premised on this idea of Black inferiority and otherness.”

It is not yet clear how Quaker Oats will rebrand these popular products, but the removal of the product based on racial stereotypes from grocery store shelves will almost certainly be lauded in many circles. 

Well it may take awhile to figure this one out. After all, Quaker Oats has been selling this for 130 years. Let that sink in !

Ironic, Isn’t It ?

No, not the Alanis Morrisette song, it’s real life happenings in the U.S. A business owner got arrested and fined $7500 for daring to open her hairstyling business before the locals allowed her to. Ironic then, are the people who might loot her business and NOT be arrested. But if they were, they would be released within hours because of covid restrictions. Only in America.

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