Slogans Don't Matter
Harlotte is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Thursday, July 23, 2015. Our talented friend, Spider Harlotte, is at the breakfast table this morning. Harlotte has been very busy updating her web. She is documenting all the twists and turns that are leading up to the next presidential election. She dropped a stitch when she heard Democratic presidential candidate, Martin O'Malley apologize for daring to suggest that "All lives matter." Harlotte has asked me to extend an invitation to join her for breakfast. She would love to see you at the table to discuss this pathetic apology. She'd love to talk about it over chocolate croissants and Irish coffee. We hope to see you soon.
Be Careful What You Say
Thank you for joining me this morning. We are no longer a nation that believes in free speech. Saying the wrong thing can be very costly and knowing when to apologize can save the day. Of course, when it comes to presidential candidate, Martin O'Malley, apologizing out of fear is very telling. We don't need a president who is adept at apologizing. We have one right now and all he has accomplished is to diminish us in every conceivable way. O'Malley was speaking at the Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix. The group is made up of liberal activists and the subject was police brutality. The former Maryland Governor, along with candidate Bernie Sanders, was booed off the stage by protestors shouting the slogan "Black Lives Matter." The "Black Lives Matter" movement doesn't tolerate any deviation from the message. Apparently, O'Malley didn't get the memo.
Don't All Lives Matter?
Martin O'Malley said the unthinkable in front of this group. He told them that black lives matter, white lives matter and all lives matter. The outrage took over the event, because all lives do not matter to this group. O'Malley should have stood his ground. All lives do matter. He should have made it clear that he would stand behind his statement. Instead, he apologized for having the audacity to suggest that white lives matter and all lives matter. In an appearance on the internet based "This Week in Blackness", host L. Joy Williams blasted O'Malley for being completely insensitive. In discussing his statement, he was afraid to repeat the words, "white lives matter, all lives matter." Instead, he referred to them as "those other two phrases." I don't think this fiasco can get any dumber. Once again O'Malley had an opportunity to set the record straight and act like a man. Instead, he took the low road and behaved like a frightened little boy. He'll never be president and we can all be grateful for that.
The catchy phrase, "Black Lives Matter" is actually a movement. ACORN hires protesters to demonstrate in hotbed areas. Protesters were paid $5,000 a month to demonstrate in Ferguson, MO. ACORN changed its name to MORE in Missouri. They received millions of dollars in funding from George Soros who never misses an opportunity to bring chaos into our lives. Here comes a twist that almost brings a smile to my face. MORE didn't pay the protesters. The protesters then had to hold a sit-in at the MORE office. When you have to get paid to protest, is it really still a protest?
It is time to stop the insanity. It is time to grow up, get real and tackle our problems. Violence in the black community is everyone's problem, but it is leadership within the community that is needed to clean things up. Protests won't do it. Blaming white people won't do it. Slogans won't do it and slogans don't matter. Hard work, common sense, strong parenting and strong leadership will do it. Education is key. Political correctness is just another name for sensitivity that borders on stupidity. It is virtually impossible to solve anything when issues can't be discussed in real terms without regard to political correctness. Protesters who have to get paid to protest, are just hired troublemakers. Apparently, black lives matter more when a check accompanies the protest. We really don't have time for this nonsense. It is time to roll up our sleeves, all of our sleeves, and stop the racial tensions that were ignited by President Obama, Eric Holder and Al Sharpton. There is work to be done and we don't have time for political theater.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive
Sir Walter Scott