While the first image of Obama sneaking in a quick grab is fake - I never realized what Melania was actually working with.
In the club business, flirting is an essential part of one's duties.
No, not with the help - that would be a law suit - but with the patrons.
I've been grabbed, rubbed, kissed, propositioned and flashed so often that I've come to think of such interactions as being normal.
Maybe I come from a different era.
From a time when a light pat on the ass was often seen as being complimentary.
Or maybe the girls/women didn't really like the way they were being treated.
Maybe they just thought it was the way things were supposed to be.
I'm not a particularly aggressive guy when it comes to pursuing women.
I don't think I've ever asked a woman out on a date.
I've only asked three women to dance in my entire life and two of those said 'no'.
But I still get a lot of women and I seem to stay on the dance floor.
I've had women strip naked, buy me gifts, try to get me drunk - all in an effort to have sex.
I'm not playa'.
In fact, I'm often rude.
I don't have 'game'.
One woman told me that not having game is my game.
Yet I still must flirt.
Bucked-teeth, cock-eyed, bad weave, overweight, one titty, ... .
It doesn't matter.
I still have to make sure every woman feels as though she is Beyonce.
Back in 2014 Russia accused the US of using forced RFID implants as mind control weapons.
Recently, American workers in Cuba became ill when some sort of sonic device was used at the American Embassy.
Did Russia use a device to counter what was referred to as 'MKUltra on steroids' in Cuba?
The Associated Press stated that most of those affected in Cuba may have been spies.
Maybe they got the idea from the penultimate battle scene - the one with all those exploding heads - in the first Kingsmen movie.
I have several friends who work and live in Vegas.
I had another dozen in town for the Route 91 Festival.
As I was about to go to bed my facebook newsfeed began to fill with reports of an active shooter at Mandalay Bay.
Photos taken from social media (LinkedIn and facebook) attempted to piece the story together.
One of my homegirls who was at the concert is a dispatcher who worked the San Bernardino shooting a few years ago so I paid particular attention to her page.
A person of interest (Marilou Danley - initially identified as 'Mary Lou Danley' based on police scanners) was thought to be a Philippine Muslim by early speculators.
A photo of her husband/boyfriend was later published.
Based on the situation in San Bernardino, ones presence at a Christmas party was no indication of being a Christian.
Some speculated that the associate of the shooter was probably of mixed race and part-Black.
Some sleuths posted photo of this guy as being Ms Danley's boyfriend.
Others posted photos of her with her ex.
The shooter was said to have been gambling at casinos while his wife was out of town.
Some speculated that Mr Paddock was on one last bender in an attempt to catch up on gambling debts.
Speculation was that Ms Danley was out of town with her young boyfriend (The guy in the photo above?) while her husband lost all his money at the tables.
I have no idea how or why this information was shared.
Facebook was becoming Reddit or 4Chan.
Then the shooter was named as Stephen Paddock - a 64 year old white male.
My friends' friends had to quickly defend Trump, bring up Black-on-Black crime in Chicago, bring up the recent shooting spree by a Sudanese immigrant,....
Whatever it took to deflect attention away from the fact that the people white people need to fear most are other white people.
Concerning to whom the fault of oppression belongs; "We are not all equally guilty but we are all equally responsible" - Rabbi Abraham Hescel
Concerning blaming others for the problem; "...And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?... - Matthew: 7 1-5
Concerning how to fix the problems concerning oppression; "Someone once said that the word 'motivation' should never be used in the singular. Some combination of motives always exist and it's impossible for anyone to qualify the proportion of each that is involved in any given act" - Warren Buffet (in an interview in the USA Today)
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Although I'm pretty tired of the "Race is King" mantra usually put forward by past and current polemics, race-relations (and the improvement of such) is always a good topic of civilized conversation. I've been called "Uncle-Tom" more times than I've been called "N-----". When I volunteer at the local Habitat for Humanity, I'm often the only black working who's not trying to get a house. When I volunteer at the local shelter, I'm usually the only black on the giving end. Something is wrong or deficient with Black-culture (as it is practiced today). Don't say that I don't know the ghetto, I'm originally from the ghetto. My ghetto-pass wasn't pulled, like my middle school I.D., it expired. I graduated. Now, I say middle school because too many blacks haven't graduated from high school. (Detroit, anybody ?) Please feel free to bring up any topic but please refrain from misusing epithets and downgrading others. Thank you, UBJ