In the past, the role of the First Lady of the United States or FLOTUS, was like many wives. She was responsible for the “domestic” side of the President’s life without room to prove that she could take one more. It is only in the last few decades that the role of FLOTUS has changed.
Becoming premiered on Netflix tonight. It is based on the best selling autobiography of the same name by former First Lady Michelle Obama. The nearly 90-minute documentary followed Mrs. Obama as she went on her book tour in 2018 and 2019.
I loved the documentary. Mrs. Obama comes off on screen like she did in the book. She is humble, appreciative, strong, capable, human and a woman to admire.
I think that it is fair to say that our politicians these days are caught between a rock and a hard place. They know that re-opening the country is the key to getting economy going again. But they also know that the only scientifically proven method of stopping Covid-19 is remain at home.
Yesterday, you know who announced that he wants to get America going again, but he is also aware the cost of this is thousands of lives.
I would ask anyone who is pushing for the country to open quickly to imagine the following. They or a loved on has caught the virus. Under the best of circumstances, that person is quarantining at home for two weeks or more. Under the worst of circumstances, that person is in the hospital. They are attached to an intubation machine and under a medically induced coma. There is little to no chance for survival. What would you do? Is worth getting back to normal with so many lives at stake?
I just love (enter sarcasm here) how callously he is willing to let Americans die to ensure that he wins the election in November.
I get it, I truly do. As much as I love being home, I am ready to leave my house for more than basic errands. I want to take the subway to my office. I want to meet with my friends for a movie or a meal. I want to visit my family.
But I don’t want to do this at the cost of my life or another person’s life. Over 70,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Do I want to add to that horrific number? Absolutely not.
This hobby blog is dedicated to movie nerdom, nostalgia, and the occasional escape. In the late 90s, I worked at Blockbuster Video where they let me take home two free movies a day. I caught up on the classics and wrote movie reviews for Denver 'burbs newspapers and magazines. Today, I continue to revisit the old and discover the new on the screen. Comments and dialogue are highly encouraged. This year, I'm excited to collaborate with other writers via SLICETHELIFE in which we will share our movie genre favorites in our 2021 Movie Draft!