Top 5 OMG Moments of 2017
In no particular order, this is my pick for the top 5 thing to have happened in 2017. In my opinion, these are the things that this year will be remembered for.
1. Trump's Transgender Troubles
This year has been a non-stop thrill ride, from Trump to Kylie, 2017 has been one of the craziest years on record. Starting on January 20th, we gained a bit more crazy in the world.
Barack Obama was replaced by a man whose hair looks like some kind of dead animal he found on the road. Trump has not done anything so far that is actually good for the American people and instead used his presidency to subjugate women, transgender people and those who aren't perfect to him.
His policy for the Transgender community has been pretty clear, don't let anybody know that you're Transgender and have jobs that HE desires you to have. One of the first major acts of Trump's presidency was to attempt a ban on transgender people in the military as he claimed that they cause "tremendous medical costs and disruption". Thankfully this was blocked by a US Federal Judge since, unlike Trump, the judge has morals. Asking Trump for his reasons behind something is like asking the Kool-Aid man why he breaks the wall... it's because he can.
2. The worst thing May has done...
In an interview this year, an ITV News reporter asked the current British Prime Minister what the "naughtiest thing she ever did" was that she used to "run through fields of wheat" with a friend and the local farmers "weren't too pleased about that".
This caused an uproar of ridicule surrounding the PM and it became one of the biggest memes of 2017. One huge example of this was a Facebook event that had 30,000 people signing up to the event listed as "Running Through A Field Of Wheat" in Norfolk on 23-24 June with an additional 59,000 stating that they were interested in attending.
Everyone in the country knew that this CLEARLY wasn't the "naughtiest" thing she's ever done as a child but then again, Theresa May's moral compass isn't 100% accurate. For a start she voted against LGBTQ+ rights which was probably why the DUP were so happy to put down their bibles and actually do something in politics.
For another example, she sold arms to Saudi Arabia which were used to kill thousands of civilians in Yemen. In response to London and Manchester's terrorist attacks, May stated that there is "too much tolerance to extremism in the UK" which is still unclear as to whether its referring to her.
This evil woman has done many things worse than running through the wheat fields and will never admit it because to her murder is about as bad as embezzlement since money is more important to May than human lives... Maybe she needs the money for her therapy sessions which I assume is where she was told that she should remain "strong and stable".
This year had one huge thing to stand out, the huge reveal of this year was the massive amount of celebrities to be involved in Sexual Misconduct Allegations. Amongst the most famous during the year was Kevin Spacey, the actor was found to have sexually harassed Anthony Rapp when he was just 14 years old. The actor allegedly picked up Rapp, placed him on a bed and proceeded to crawl on top of him in a sexual advancement.
Spacey's response to these allegations was what we would now call "presidential", taking to Twitter with an apology. In his apologetic tweet Spacey chalked up the incident to "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour" that he did not remember. This was then criticised since he followed this up with the excuse of being gay. This was, quite rightly, seen as unfair to the gay community and caused a large amount of hate.
The oscar winning actor entered treatment and his rep, Staci Wolfe, released a statement saying that "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time".
4. Little Rocket Man
During the course of 2017, North Korea has been testing weapons: Hydrogen Bombs and Ballistic Missiles. In one year Kim Jong Un conducted over a dozen missile tests, progressively getting longer range and more destructive.
Suffice to say, Trump's response was less than admirable: the words "childish" and "moronic" come to mind... Tweets left the Playground President's account aimed at the North Korean leader insulting him with such jaunts as calling him the "little rocket man".
When he finally got his head from his phone and then from his ass, Trump addressed the ICBM launch before reporters at the White House stating "We will take care of it. ... It is a situation that we will handle"... excuse me if I doubt the human Annoying Orange's competence. Needless to say, I feel that Trump's response is that of someone who might be in an asylum and just believes that they are president... Only time will tell how long we have left, probably a few more weeks.
5. Unacceptable protests...
This year saw the growth of the protesting phenomenon in the NFL which, personally, seems extremely respectful.
Throughout the year these protests occurred regularly in honour of the social injustices that take place in the US, police brutality against African American citizens. Colin Kaepernick told NFL Media "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." This led to him leaving his contract at the 49ers and has supposedly been blacklisted by the NFL.
Surely, on the list of "typical white person's approved protests" this should be near the top! All the players did was take a knee during the anthem, with the Potty President saying "Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say 'Get that son of a b---- off the field right now?'". 'Disrespects or flag'? His handling of this situation is ridiculous and honestly... Trump's administration seems to be doing it's best to normalise the madness that would follow if him and the Rocket Man do trade blows.
How do you feel about the NFL protests?
That's All Folks...
So that's my take on this year, what's yours?
I look forward to reading comments from all of you and, hopefully, hearing your opinions on what I've said. If I missed any important stories that you can think of then let me know!
© 2017 Corey Campbell