Tonight, President Obama will address the nation one last time in his much anticipated farewell speech. As I come to terms with what that really means, it’s hard to find solace. The reasons are a bit complicated, some of them easier to articulate than others, but all equally as hard to swallow. So as we prepare for what I know will be an emotional night, I’d like to reflect. I have more than a few things to say.
It’s time. This is President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union Address. According to the White House, not only will this be the shortest SOTU address from President Obama, but it will also be the shortest address in 25 years-and that’s probably because, as most of you know, President Obama has insufficient f*cks to give.
Ahhhh yes. My President is Black. I don’t have a blue Lambo, but I totally get how Young Jeezy felt in that one song. And while our President graduated from both Columbia AND Harvard…sometimes, when confronted with really stupid people, he gets to show off his comedic genius. And SOMETIMES, he doesn’t even crack a smile. (We call that SHADE) After the terrorist attacks in Paris, followed by conservatives calling on the President to “do something”, it became crystal clear that Obama wasn’t here for any Monday morning Quater-backing. And as the video of him telling people to “pop off” went viral, it made me think of all the other times our President has NOT been here for your sh*t. Click below and enjoy.
First Lady Michelle Obama is passionate about a lot of things. She’s brought many of her passions to the forefront with several initiatives, many of them focusing on health, women’s equality, and education. Now, as a part of her Reach Higher Initiative, Mrs. Obama is launching a new website called BetterMakeRoom.org.
Last week, we got the terrible news that Vice President Joe Biden’s son had lost his battle with brain cancer. The 46 year old military veteran left behind his wife and two children. Over the weekend, President Obama delivered a teary-eyed eulogy at the funeral. Afterwards, hugging and kissing the VP, it was clear just how much Beau Biden had affected those who knew and loved him.
Well I’ll be damned. Just when I thought I’d heard it all this week, I get wind of this. It’s been reported that a Kenyan man by the name of Felix Kiprono wants to take 16-year old Malia’s hand in marriage. Luckily, Malia’s potential suitor is generous, and is willing to cough up 70 sheep, 50 cows and 30 goats for her under-aged hand.