Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Now For Something Different

I'm tired of talking about Trump....Especially after that debacle Monday in Helsinki...

Yesterday the former President spoke in South Africa at a celebration for Nelson Mandela...I miss measured speeches with full sentences...So tired of the ramblings of a doddering old man   ,such as the one we have in the White House now..

But enough about Trump..

In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced the policies of President Donald Trump without mentioning his name, taking aim at the "politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment," and decrying leaders who are caught lying and "just double down and lie some more."

Former President Obama was cheered by thousands in Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium as he marked the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth by urging respect for human rights, the free press and other values he said were under threat.

He rallied people to keep alive the ideals that the anti-apartheid activist worked for as the first black president of South Africa, including democracy, diversity, gender equality and tolerance.
Obama opened by calling today's times "strange and uncertain," adding that "each day's news cycle is bringing more head-spinning and disturbing headlines." 

"We see much of the world threatening to return to a more dangerous, more brutal, way of doing business," he said.

A day after Trump met in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Former President Obama criticized "strongman politics."

The "politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment" are on the move "at a pace unimaginable just a few years ago," Former President Obama added.

"Those in power seek to undermine every institution ... that gives democracy meaning," he said.

The first African-American president of the United States spoke up for equality in all forms, adding: "I would have thought we had figured that out by now." Yes  I would have thought so too!

Barack Obama praised the diversity of the World Cup champion French team, and he said that those countries engaging in xenophobia "eventually ... find themselves consumed by civil war." 

He noted the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more," warning that the denial of facts — such as climate change — could be the undoing of democracy.


But Barack Obama reminded the audience that "we've been through darker times. We've been through lower valleys." 

He closed with a call to action: "I say if people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love."

The crowd gave him a standing ovation in the chilly South African winter.

"Just by standing on the stage honoring Nelson Mandela, Obama is delivering an eloquent rebuke to Trump," said John Stremlau, professor of international relations at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.

He called the timing of Former President Obama's speech auspicious — one day after Trump's summit with Putin — and said the commitments that defined Mandela's life are "under assault."
"Yesterday we had Trump and Putin standing together, now we are seeing the opposing team: Obama and Mandela." 

This was Barack Obama's first visit to Africa since leaving office in early 2017. He stopped earlier this week in Kenya, where he visited the rural birthplace of his late father.

Like I said...Such a difference...I miss him!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

No Caption Needed

If you can read this and you're not disgusted by this...Then I don't think you can be disgusted by anything else! You and your President (He'll never be MY president!) are what's wrong with America...You're everything that's wrong with America.


RESIST!

Monday, July 16, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO FRANCE-WORLD CUP WINNERS!

Somebody tell our current President that Immigration and Diversity Helps the Culture...Just ask France...All of these guys are African Immigrants, playing on the French team!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Yeah, Just Imagine

Or have a barbecue in the park for that matter....

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

What I've Learned

1.It's so exhausting to be Someone who you are not!

2.Enjoy the simple things in life, That's what really makes you happiest in the end

3.A good marriage is finding your equal.

4.Perception is not always 100% true!

5.Life is a beautiful struggle.

6. Your own worst enemy can sometimes be the face that stares back at you in the mirror every morning.

7.Sometimes, things are profoundly unfair.

8.Sometimes things are better than you think they are.

9.I try to sleep pretty well, regardless of what else is going on around me..

10.Anything you think is specif to just you...is not!


P E A C E !

Friday, July 6, 2018

Weekend Humor

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.

He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."

The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations, but I have changed my will three times!"


Everybody have a great weekend!




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