Well, I saw this photo on Facebook yesterday.
First Lady Michelle Obama was the commencement speaker at my undergraduate alma mater, Bowie State University last week. I guess if you dislike anything Obama, you are probably saying, “so what!” I don’t have to tell you I am not a supporter of Pres. Obama. But, regardless of the politics, having his wife, the First Lady speak at a college graduation is a big deal. If this had been my graduation, my late father, late maternal grandmother and some of my other late relatives would be so excited to hear First Lady, Michelle Obama speak. Remember these are folks who never saw and thought there would ever be a black president and black First Lady.
In late April, I saw that Angela Davis spoke at Bowie. I admit over the top excitement as a student back then over the idea of hearing her speak. I even desired that Angela Davis bush hairstyle Not now! If I was as right thinking as I am now, instead of going to hear Ms. Davis, I would be studying for finals and/or take extra prep time for a final course project presentations. The more I grow on the right, the less I can tolerate listening to a far leftist person and in her case, with criminality.
Seeing pictures of Bowie’s campus, makes me feel my age. I do not recognize any of the buildings from online images. The campus is far more attractive than when I was a student. I wonder if any of the buildings that were there when I attended Bowie are still around! I have not been back to the campus since I graduated in 1973. I have only passed by it on the Amtrak Philly to Washington D. C. trains. Below is a picture of me in line beside a graduating male student wearing glasses in procession to the graduation ceremonies. The building in the background with several windows was my dormitory, Tubman Hall. I see Bowie now has student apartments. And by the way, the commencement speaker at my graduation was the late Daddy King, Martin Luther Sr.. My parents and my maternal grandmother were pretty excited about hearing him.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Her children arise and call her blessed…
I am blessed to still have my 87-year-old mother with me. She weathered 2 bouts with cancer, an amputated toe and suffered a mild heart attack. Praise the Lord, she is still here and doing well! Her mind is as sharp as ever. I shared about my mother on this blog and on my former blog. To read more go here. It was a post celebrating my mother’s birthday, but it told the most about her.
My mother just discovered Wess Morgan and she does not like to miss church and enjoys worshipping the Lord.
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How about a little something from the ‘feel good’ category? Watch SPC Michael Russell surprise his mom who thinks he is still in Kuwait.
Oh, this one is a real doozy from the leftist progressive Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry! Do you go along with her ‘Lean Forward’ progressive argument that your children are not your’s, but a public investment?
My mother who still views herself as liberal, but in reality is a strong social conservative, will never go along with this idea of children belonging to the community and not the parents. I know my non conservative sibling never saw her twin daughters who are now 18 as public property. The same for my other non conservative and MSNBC loving sibling, who has a young teenage daughter. I must get the reaction from the MSNBC watching family member on Dr. Harris-Perry’s left’s progressive ‘Lean Forward’ doozy.
Dr. Harris-Perry is so comfortable with what she is saying to the point that it is scary.
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Gary Varvel Cartoon
I can somewhat relate, because when I was a child, my mother use to overdress me when ever contagious sickness was going around. I assume the mother in the cartoon is a stay at home mother, but then she could also have a home business. Mothers and fathers who work for no-nonsense employers, cannot afford to miss work. This flu scare must be scary them crazy. For many, if they or their children get the flu, they have to stay home. That may mean a shorter paycheck. It could also mean a write-up or termination.
Some parents work for employers who make considerations for illness situations, but for other employers, it is less of a concern. Some years ago, I worked as a child care director for a Day care chain. If you called out sick despite the legitimacy and did not have sick time, it was an automatic write-up that could lead to suspension and even termination. That was tough for someone whose employment was under a year. After the 3 month probationary period, you received one sick day for every fully worked 2 months (tabulated in hours).
Calling out because you or your child has the flu or another illness and returning with a doctor’s note did not help your case at all, if you did not accrue enough sick time. With this current flu epidemic, my heart goes out to those who work in such environments.