Republicans are showing us again how incredibly out of touch they are with average Americans. Last week Tea Party Louisiana congressman, John Fleming, lamented that he barely support his family consisting of his wife and two kids on 400k (after taxes) a year. Tragic, right?
Well now, the U.S. is facing another government shutdown due to Republicans not wanting to fund FEMA while Democrats insists it's essential. Wow! How out of touch do you have to be not to remember that just last month hurricane Irene hit most of the East Coast? Well, at least the Republicans are consistently and increasing stupid. Perfect for the upcoming elections.
Like many Americans, I'm disturbed and saddened at the news of Troy Davis' execution yesterday, September 21, 2011. Reports show that his case was faulty and new evidence present "reasonable doubt." But even after an outpouring of support for clemency by political leaders, stars and every day people, Georgia still went ahead with the execution.
Surprisingly, I do not dwell on the death of this one individual. My main thought is, why the outrage for this one man when the U.S. remains one of the few nations in the world that still has the death penalty. Why so shocked when yet another black man gets injected when the justice system is racist, biased and classist? For example, Blacks are only 12% of the population but 35% of those executed. It's not because Blacks are naturally violent, okay? Simply put, there were hundreds of Troy Davises before and there will be a multitude of Troy Davises after.
I came to the DWTS fanship sort of late, but I'm a diehard now. I wrote much more on season 11 because of the controversial figures like Bristol Palin. Also, they had horrendous dancers like The Situation and Michael Bolton. Not to mention they got rid of viable contenders early like my fav comedian, Margaret Cho.
Season 12 I didn't write anything because it lacked drama. I liked all the dancers and found their stories compelling. Hines, the Afroasian god, won as he should have. That ass, that cuban movement, I drooled.
So, we are here at Season 13. There's controversy even before opening night.
Congrats to our country for showing some humanity by repealing the Don't Ask Don't Tell military policy that essentially discriminated our fighting men and women based on their sexual orientation. I have been waiting for this day since Clinton first spoke of an open-minded military during his premiere run for the White House. Ya, very overdue but I could not be happier Obama finally signed it into affect today. At least that's one promise Obama can finally check off, but there's many more to address.