Thank You, President Obama

Source: Google Images, President Obama

Source: Google Images, President Obama

This is a note to my President.  It will exclude strong criticism, but will rather be a genuine note of appreciation.  Last night the world witnessed President Obama deliver his farewell speech to the people of this country.  Continue reading

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DNC 2016: In Case You Missed It!

 

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

As the Democratic National Convention is underway in Philadelphia, there may be some things you missed.  The night was filled with speeches from entertainers and political figures alike. Continue reading

Do the Kardashian’s Represent the New ‘American Dream’?

A few days ago, Kris Jenner addressed some comments that President Obama made about her daughter Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.  In an interview with Amazon, the President said:

The American Dream involved some pretty basic stuff. A home you could call your own. A good job where you felt some security. A good education, and the ability to get a higher education if you wanted to pursue it. People felt if they worked hard they could get there. I don’t think people went around saying to themselves, ‘I need to have a 10,000-square-foot house’. I think, there has also been a shift in culture. We weren’t exposed to the things we didn’t have in the same way that kids these days are.

There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.

Now, if I’m reading this, I’m thinking, “wow, he’s right!”  If you think about it, Americans, especially children, are exposed to a different type of success.  We don’t just see hard workers on television, we see reality shows where families have millions and are afforded a dramatic lifestyle where they can spend any amount they want on any THING they want.  Is that so bad?  Is that unrealistic?  Well, Kris Jenner seems to think Obama was out of line; take a look at her response:

OBAMA 2012: What a Victory

The best decision that I made this year was on November 6, 2012…I made the decision to vote for Barack Obama.  Although I was hesitant in voting, because politics can often be discouraging, I took a leap of faith “just in case” my vote DID count.  As a woman, I know that I can make decisions and choices about my body without the fear that my rights may be wiped away.  That’s a POWERFUL feeling to have and I’m thankful to those that encouraged me to vote during this election.  If you missed Obama’s 2012 victory speech, here it is and enjoy watching OUR president accept the highest honor as Commander-in-Chief: