Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

Kelly Marie Tran Quit Instagram Because Of Idiots

The ultimate message of Stars Wars speaks of social justice, democracy, respecting diversity and freedom.

Unfortunately some d*ckheads are so blind that they fail to understand that message. These same d*ckheads also forced Kelly Marie Tran to leave Instagram. Ms. Tran who played Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, chose to delete the pictures on her account because of the online harassment she received.

I personally enjoyed The Last Jedi. Some fans may have not, but every fan is entitled to his or her individual perspective on the film. I don’t mind adult discussions about the films, but the line was crossed when Ms. Tran was verbally attacked because she is a woman and of Vietnamese descent.

This is not what Star Wars is about and I am sorry that she had to experience it.

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The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation Book Review

John Delaney  believes in the best of America.

He is the grandson of an immigrant and the son of a blue-collar electrician. After working in private industry for years, he ran and won a seat in the House Of Representatives in his home state of Maryland in 2012.

Last summer, Representative Delaney announced that was running for President in 2020 under the Democratic ticket.

In his new book, The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation, Representative Delaney lays out his plans for the Presidency, should he win. Utilizing his experiences from his personal life, from his jobs in the private sector and the political sector, Representative Delaney lays out a clear, thoughtfully written and researched plan to move America forward.

I think this book should be ready by every American citizen, regardless of where they land on the political spectrum. Unlike you know who, who shoots his mouth off, ignores or change facts and has no idea what is doing, Representative Delaney sounds exactly how a President should sound.

I recommend it.

 

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RBG Movie Review

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is without a doubt an icon. Without her intelligence, veracity and legal acumen, American women would still be stuck in the same place that their mother and grandmothers were in.

The new documentary, RBG, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, tells the story about the life and career of Justice Ginsburg. Born in Brooklyn in 1933 to immigrant Jewish parents, she came of age in an era when women were merely expected to marry and raise a family. Instead, she went to Law school. In the 1970’s, she started to gain fame when she represented parties who were discriminated against because of their gender.  Those cases would eventually lead to her joining the Supreme Court in 1993, where she has been ever since.

I really enjoyed the documentary. Though Justice Ginsburg is at an age when many have long since retired, she has the physical and emotional energy of a woman half her age. The fact that she still regularly works out is a testament to the fact that age is merely a number. I enjoyed the documentary because it is not only Justice Ginsburg’s story, but it is the story of America over the past 60-ish years and how she has helped America to reach the ideals laid out by our Founding Fathers.

I recommend it.

RBG is presently in theaters.  

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