We have an African American and here she is…..


 

Could someone offer her a chair?

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., speaks to Michael Cohen during a House Oversight Committee hearing as Lynne Patton stands behind him. (Screengrab: Yahoo News Video)

I think one of the reasons that black people loved Bill Clinton, is he knew black people, had black friends.  He and Hillary, didn’t seem out of place in a black church and didn’t need to bring a prop, when he spoke to people of color.

Unfortunately, the need of a prop is still a part of politics today.  There are some politicians, who believe they are more effective if they have a prop when they address a  crowd of people who do not resemble them ,to make those people comfortable.

Yesterday, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows brought a prop.  In the form of Lynne Patton.   President Trump former Attorney Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee. Said  Trump is a racist who told him that African Americans were too stupid to vote for him.  Lynne Patton sole purpose was to tell the world, that she is black and as a black woman she would never work for a racist.

I was troubled as this black women stood in a sea of white faces.  I guess they didn’t have an extra chair.

No one in America, will ever question if our President is a racist.

” Ms Patton very presence offended nearly every woman of color”

Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts posed a question to Michael Cohen

“Would you agree that someone could deny rental units to African-Americans, lead the birther movement, refer to to the diaspora as ‘shithole countries,’ and refer to white supremacists as ‘fine people,’ have a black friend, and still be racist?”  Yes he answered.

 When it was Congresswoman  Rashida Tlaib of Michigan turn to speak, she went further.  “Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them does not mean they aren’t racist,” Tlaid said. “And it is insensitive, and some would even say that the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber, in this committee”—here she took a heavy sigh—”is alone racist in itself.”

Congressman Meadows responded angrily, demanding Chairman Cummings strike the Congresswoman’s comment from the record.

Congressman Meadows double down by saying he wasn’t a racist, as his nieces and nephews are people of color.  Clearly the Congressman isn’t close to his family as its very unlikely they would approve the use a person of color as a prop.

Congressmen Meadows lives in a world where people would never work or support anyone who is racist sexist, or homophobic with one exception, if he were President or Congressman from North Carolina.  Some will remember back in 2012, he told his supporters that they were going to send President Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is?

Turns out, Michael Cohen was responsible for Trump hiring Mrs Patton.   Cohen told the Congressman that there were no black executives in the Trump Organization.

Remind me, it is 2019, right?

CityFella

 

 

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World’s confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll finds


  • In just under half of the world’s countries – 65 out of 134 – US standing collapsed, by 10 percentage points or more.
In just under half of the world’s countries – 65 out of 134 – US standing collapsed, by 10 percentage points or more. Photograph: Kham/AFP/Getty Images

 

  • Approval for US falls to 30% from 48% under Obama

  • ‘Historic low’ of Gallup poll ‘sets a new bar for disapproval’

 

By: Julian Borger/UK Guardian

Global confidence in US leadership has fallen to a new low, and the country now ranks below China in worldwide approval ratings, according to a new Gallup poll.

The survey of opinion in 134 countries showed a record collapse in approval for the US role in the world, from 48% under Obama to 30% after one year of Donald Trump – the lowest level Gallup has recorded since beginning its global leadership poll over a decade ago.

The result comes after a separate Gallup survey found that Trump reaches the first anniversary of his inauguration with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.

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That poll showed that Trump has averaged just a 39% approval rating since his inauguration. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton, whose first-year average was 10 points higher than Trump’s, at 49%.

The latest study confirms some of the worst fears of foreign policy analysts in the US and Europe that Trump’s “America first” approach, combined with his volatile and irascible personality, is weakening cohesion among western democracies in the face of a growing challenge from autocracies in Russia and China, and the rise of illiberal democracies and xenophobic nationalism inside Europe.

Germany is now seen as a global leader by many more people (41% of the sample), with China in second place on 31%. Russia has 27% approval for its global role according to the poll.

In just under half of the world’s countries – 65 out of 134 – US standing collapsed, by 10 percentage points or more. Some of the biggest losses were among Washington’s closest allies in western Europe, Australia and Latin America.

 

“This year marks a significant change in our trends,” wrote Gallup’s managing partner, Jon Clifton. “Only 30% of the world, on average, approves of the job performance of the US’s leadership, down from 48% in 2016. In fact, more people now disapprove of US leadership than approve. This historic low puts the US’s leadership approval rating on par with China’s and sets a new bar for disapproval.”

As part of his “America First” policy, Trump took the US out several multilateral agreements on the grounds they did not serve national interests, including the proposed Trans-Pacific trade partnership and the Paris Climate Change accord. He walked out of talks on a new trade and investment deal with Europe and has threatened to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.

Approval of US leadership climbed by 10% or more in only four countries: Belarus, Israel, Macedonia and Liberia. It increased moderately in Russia, the former Soviet states in central Asia and parts of west Africa.

Trump’s first year in office has aroused particular intense antipathy. Gallup found that the median of worldwide disapproval of US leadership has hit a new record of 43%, higher than disapproval of Russia (36%), China (30%) or Germany (25%).

The US has fallen below China in the Gallup global poll once before, in the last year of the George W Bush administration in 2008, but both the US and China were significantly more popular then than they are now.

The collapse in support is particularly dramatic in Canada and Latin America, where 49% approved of the Obama administration’s leadership, with 27% disapproval in 2016. After Trump’s first year, the ratings graph has scissored sharply, with only 24% now expressing faith in US leadership – a new low – and 58% disapproving.

The Gallup report said that China, which has overtaken the US as the leading trading partner in parts of Latin America, “may be positioned to take further advantage”. It’s approval rating across the Americas is four percentage points higher than the US, but disapproval is much lower at 35%. Many Latin Americans have not made up their minds about Chinese influence.

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Daniel Drezner, a professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy said that the most serious finding was the severe drop in approval for US leadership in the world’s democracies.

He said: “Elected leaders care what their publics think about the United States. These numbers will make it harder for those leaders to publicly cooperate with the Trump administration – even when it might be in their interest to do so.”

However, Mike Gonzalez at the Heritage Foundationsaid the poll was probably more about personal factors and that the reality was not as dire as the numbers suggested.

“It is difficult to interpret this polling result as anything other than a visceral reaction to Donald Trump. In reality, this administration has devoted itself to renewing and rebuilding alliances which had been neglected for years, from Great Britain to Japan to various partners in eastern Europe,” Gonzalez said.

“While China has consistently attempted to expand its global reach, it still has no soft power – worldwide, there is no Chinese version of blue jeans, cinema, TV shows, way of life, music, and the like. There are no 700 million people wanting to move to China. President Xi’s ‘Chinese Dream’ is a transparent attempt to mimic the American model.”

Stormy Daniels is a feminist hero


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And we owe it to her to give her the respect she deserves in her fight to break her silence

If American history has taught us one important lesson, it’s that sex scandals — in all their forms — can be more powerful than whispers of corruption when it comes to pushing a politician out of office.

By: Nicole Karlis/Salon.com

While this isn’t always the case, it seems to be true more times than not. Blame it on the country’s puritanical roots, America’s obsession with private lives or the increasing intolerance for abusive men in positions of power. When one’s sex life becomes public knowledge, and it reflects poorly on that person’s character, it’s likely their days in office are numbered. This trend dates back centuries. As every Lin-Manuel Miranda fan knows, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton had an affair while married. A journalist exposed him after he served in office, but he still had to issue a public apology, which reportedly harmed his reputation and future in politics. Then there’s Bill Clinton, who set a new standard of what the implications are when you lie about an affair under oath.

 

When news broke that adult film star Stephanie Clifford (whose stage name is Stormy Daniels) allegedly had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006 while he was married to Melania Trump, gasps and glimmers of real hope arrived for many who are utterly exhausted by Trump’s misogyny, racism and bullying. Unlike the many would-be scandals that have followed Trump all the way into the Oval Office, Clifford has a real chance at thwarting Trump’s position of power.

Click on the Link below to Salon.com for the rest of the story

https://www.salon.com/2018/03/18/stormy-daniels-is-a-feminist-hero/

 

F Everbody! DT Goes Lower! (25 Days of Madness to Go)


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“KRAZYTOWN”

THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

Its very possible the number of women who said DT has touched or fondled could very well match or exceed Bill Cosby accusers.

Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crook, People Magazine’s Natasha Stoynoff and Mindy McGillivary are just some of the women who have come forward.

Donald Says False Attacks!

Donald has threaten to sue the New York Times for its story AND wants a full retraction.  With smoke filling the room, the press is clamoring for Apprentice footage where it is alleged, DT has been inappropriate with female cast members.

Expect another leak by the weekend!

 

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He plans to ratchet up the attacks on Bill Clinton. He wants to paint former President Bill Clinton “as Bill Cosby”  Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon  said “We’re going to turn him into Bill Cosby. He’s a violent sexual predator who physically abuses women who he assaults. And she takes the lead on the intimidation of the victims.”

In a tweet, he says the shackles have come off.

HE IS GOING AFTER EVERY BODY

He is at war with everybody. The media (who have been unfair to him) the GOP,  “disloyal” members of his own party are more of an impediment than Hillary Clinton.  Disloyal R’s are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don’t know how to win – I will teach them!

The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!

“When They go Low, We go High”

“Michelle Obama”

 

Will They?

Will they listen to Michelle Obama, and go high?

Bill is off his game and VERY protective of his wife. Will he go  low to defend his wife?  Being an Alpha female will she respond to Donald’s attacks on her husband?

Hacked E-Mail 

Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta prodded the candidate to court “needy Latinos” during the Democratic presidential primary fight in 2015, according to an email published by WikiLeaks on Wednesday.

The subject of the Aug. 21, 2015, email from Podesta to Clinton and her top aide, Huma Abedin, reads: “Needy Latinos and 1 easy call.”Podesta suggests Clinton make calls to three politicians: Federico Pena, the former secretary of energy and of transportation under President Bill Clinton; Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor who spurned the Clintons by endorsing Barack Obama in 2008 and former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges.

What was in those E-mails?

During the primary, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tried to make Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street banks a major issues but she refused to release the transcripts.

 

Clinton Has Expressed Support For Fracking. Although Clinton cast herself as a fracking skeptic during the primaries, Clinton told paid audiences that she has promoted fracking around the world.

 

“Fracking was developed at the Department of Energy,” she told Deutsche Bank executives in a speech attached to an email from earlier this year. “I mean, the whole idea of how fracking came to be available in the marketplace is because of research done by our government. And I’ve promoted fracking in other places around the world.”

She also implied that fracking is an important part of the country’s future to become energy independent.

“Now the technology gives us the chance to go in and recover oil and gas” Clinton said in the document. “Or with the new technology known as fracking, we are truly on a path — and it’s not just United States; it’s all of North America — that will be net energy exporters assuming we do it right.”

 The transcripts, if accurate, also show that Clinton has slightly different things to say behind closed doors to bank executives when it comes to her relationship with ordinary Americans. In one of the transcripts she is quoted as saying that she’s “removed” from the struggles of ordinary Americans as a result of her family’s financial fortunes but that she hasn’t forgotten her upbringing. The transcripts also contained a line — brought up during Sunday’s second presidential debate — where Clinton said “you need both a public and private position” in politics.

“I mean, politics is like sausage being made,” she said during the 2013 speech to the National Multi-Housing Council. “It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”

Clinton also reportedly said in a paid speech that terrorism is not a threat to the United States as a nation though it is concerning.

It’s about to get Real Ugly Real Nasty!

 

Its desperation time, Donald plans to throw everything .  ABC News said, Roger Stone a Trump ally paid  Kathy Shelton $2,500 to attend Sunday’s debate. How many more will they dig up?   Will Hillary, talk about issues or play tit for tat.  Trump supporters are becoming more aggressive toward the press.

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If your in one of the early voting states

Do yourself a MAJOR FAVOR!   Vote ASAP.

Then turn off the News.

25 Days

CityFella

 

“Show me your friend’s and I’ll tell you who you are” A look inside Donald Trump’s Team


 

I was incredibility insensitive when I called Miss Machado those names and I’m sorry and I hopes she accepts my apology.

 That’s what he should have said.

With less than 2 months to go DT has double downed on this 20 year old story featuring the former Miss Universe Alica Machado from Venezuela.

This is a person … she did not do well,” Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on“The O’Reilly Factor” Wednesday evening. “She had a lot of difficulties and, you know, they wanted to fire her … The company itself wanted to fire her. I saved her job … I said, ‘Don’t do that. Let her try and lose the weight.'”

“I saved her job, because I said [firing her was] going to be ruinous and I’ve done that with a number of the young ladies, where I save their job,” Trump said. “And look what I get out of it. I get nothing.”

The voters have long grown tired of Donald’s and Hillary’s jabs.  Missing in action are issues, real issues like drug costs, diminishing wages, domestic terrorism,drug abuse and job security.

Donald’s relationships with women (a demographic he needs) has been turbulent to say the least .  His most public feuds has been with women.  From, Rosie O’Donnell to Elizabeth Warren has been particularly nasty.

At the end of Monday’s debate, he told CNN’s Dana Bash  “I’m really happy I was able to hold back on the indiscretions in respect to Bill Clinton. Because I have a lot of respect for Chelsea and then went into the spin room and told the media he intended to talk about Bill Clinton’s indiscretions

Some in Donald Trump’s inner circle want him to focus on Bill Clinton’s infidelity and Hillary’s role as enabler.

This is a look into his inner circle. 

His surrogate, Rudy Giuliani wants to go back even further.  He want’s to talk about Monica Lewinsky and he wished DT would have during the debate.

“I sure would have talked about what she did to Monica Lewinsky — what that woman standing there did to Monica Lewinsky, trying to paint her as an insane young woman when, in fact, Monica Lewinsky was an intern. … And after being married to Bill Clinton for 20 years, if you didn’t know the moment Monica Lewinsky said that Bill Clinton violated her, that she was telling the truth, then you’re too stupid to be president.”

The former mayor of New York is very familiar with infidelity. He has cheated on first and second wife .   He publicly humiliated his second wife Donna Hanover and their  children by announcing his plans to leave them on television.  In the press conference he admitted to having a romance with his current wife Judy Nathan .

Adding further insult, he routinely brought his mistress to the mayor’s mansion where his wife and children lived.  (A judge barred her from continuing her frequent visits to the mayor’s mansion.) A one point,  Rudy was denied joint custody of his son because he insisted on having Judy present during the children’s overnight visits at his home.

 

Trump’s current Chief Advisor Stephen Bannon  

 

In court papers obtained by the New York Post Stephen Bannon , grabbed then-wife Mary Louise Piccard “by the throat and arm,” and threatened “to take the girls and leave,” referring to their twin daughters, according to a declaration she filed in their divorce case.  Police took pictures of the victim’s injuries.

Piccard said Bannon’s lawyer“threatened” Piccard and told her she “would have no money [and] no way to support the children” if the case went to trial. Bannon then told Piccard to skip town.He said “that if I wasn’t in town they couldn’t serve me and I wouldn’t have to go to court,” she claimed in the document.

He also told me that if I went to court he and his attorney would make sure that I would be the one who was guilty. I was told that I could go anywhere in the world.”  Piccard left for two weeks before Bannon’s attorney said she could return, according to the declaration.

Because I was not present at the trial, the case was dismissed,” she said in the documents.

Julia Panely-Pecetti sued American Vantage Companies where she was the head of Public Relations and corporate marketing.  Panely-Pacetti who suffers from multiple sclerosis said she was fired while she was on a protected Family and Medical Leave Act maternity leave.   She reported directly to Stephen Bannon.

She said, she had been forced to continue performing her job responsibilities from home throughout her maternity leave.

A spokeswoman for Bannon said: “Ms. Panely-Pacetti was not fired but laid off with all the personnel in her entire division during a corporate restructuring where the parent company exited its international sales and marketing business, and shutdown its communications department.

A September 2006 court document states the suit against Bannon was settled — but no details were made publicly available.

Recently  Bannon, called Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment case against former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes a “total dud,” and claimed the existence of a “militant-feminist legal wrecking crew.

Fox News publicly  apologized to Ms Carlson and paid her twenty million dollars and Roger Ailes was fired.  Other reporters ,including Megyn Kelly have come forward and Fox is in negotiations with  other female employees.

It is rumored, Roger Ailes has a significant role in Trumps Campaign.

Former Campaign Manager and Current CNN contributor, Corey Lendowski, seem to struggle with women.  Earlier this year he was charged with misdemeanor battery.  Lendowski was accused for forcibly grabbing Michelle Fields who was then a reporter of Brietbart News (0wned by Stephan Bannon)

The charges was subsequently dropped.   Palm Beach Florida prosecutor Dave Aronberg, said  “While the evidence in this case is legally sufficient for the police to charge Mr. Lewandowski, it is not strong enough to meet the burden of a reasonable likelihood of a conviction,”

On air Lewandowki seem to struggle with women,air particularly Anna Navarro.

After his firing , he maintains his loyalty to Trump and say’s he and Trump are fine.

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Like, Giuliani, Donald cheated on his first wife Ivana.  His affair and marriage was front and center in the media for two years.  Gossip Columnist, Liz Smith wrote:  Donald called me from a plane. “And he said, ‘I like Ivana; I might get back with her.’ I couldn’t believe it: ‘I like Ivana,’ ” Smith said. “Everyone had misjudged Donald. People thought he would be alarmed if it was revealed that he was having an affair. But it turned out he didn’t give a shit if people knew.”

When the Post published a front-page story quoting Marla Maples calling her affair with Trump “the best sex I ever had,” Smith wrote a column urging Ivana to “stop sobbing over Donald Juan,” and observing that Trump “still relishes his macho-man publicity.”

Women seem to be secondary in Trumps world.  They are superficial.  One wonders, would his wonderful daughter Ivanka, would be front and center if she was overweight?  His documented fights with men do not seem to have the same intensity and longevity as his disagreements with women.

One has to question if Rudy Giuliani loves anyone more than himself. Outside of  New York City he is a hero, a champion, the man who took charge during 9/11. Inside New York, many view him an relentless leader with an vendetta against his detractors . Many watched  him and his lawyers, publicly humiliate his wife on Television. A leader, who not only  disrespects the women in his life, but his children.  You rarely see pictures with him and his adult children.

Stephen Bannon, said during a 2011 radio interview that progressives vilify prominent women in the conservative movement because they are not “a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools.” Citing women like Ann Coulter, Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin, Bannon said conservative women threaten the progressive narrative.

These fathers of female children seem to have a very narrow view of women.  As their dad, they often set the tone for their daughters future relationships with men.

Its very possible, common sense has taken a holiday with these men.  Should, they force open Bill Clinton’s door, they also risk opening the door to their public indiscretions, possibly reopening wounds for their children.

A very wise woman said, “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are”

CityFella

Love Hate and Hillary


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Its August and the head shaking isn’t over. Week after week  just when you think Donald Trump has peaked, he tops himself again.  Coasting in the shadows is his primary opponent Hillary Clinton. Unlike Trump she seems to avoid the press, avoiding questions.

I’m a fan of Hillary Rodham, I’m attracted to her drive and intelligence.  She had been a political person most of her life. Like first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary was not interested in rose bushes or room restorations.    She demanded a place at the table and one way or another she was going to be heard!

Republicans hate Bill and Hillary. Hundreds of millions of dollars has been spent to indict one of both the Clintons and nothing’s stuck. From Whitewater, President Bill Clinton’s impeachment to Benghazi  With each accusation, scandal or investigation, the couple came out of it stronger and more popular.

Gallup Inc, has been conducting surveys for nearly eighty years.  Hillary Rodham Clinton’s  name has  been atop the the Most Admired Woman in the United States a record twenty times.  This is more than any other person male or female.

So how does the Most Admired Woman in the US and in the world, become untrustworthy?

For some Republicans she will never be trust worthy, if its not Whitewater, or Vince Foster,  its Benghazi. These voters will never support anyone named Clinton.

For me its the E-mail controversy.   Its not that I believe she’s done anything wrong.  Its the air of arrogance .  Sure other politicians have used their private e-mail accounts . But that was 2012, 2008.   This is 2016!  The year of the angry American.  Traditional politicians are the enemy and you cant get more traditional than Hillary Clinton.  Some her responses  are Trumpesk as she attempts to paint a picture of innocence.  When she said she told  a consistent and truthful story about classified material on her emails, and FBI director James Comey backed her up.   The response from some cynics was yeah uh huh.

What was refreshing about Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump was their ability to talk directly to the public and the press without the canned responses.  Hillary the professional politician uses 40 words when 15 would get the job done.  In the year of the Angry American this reads deceptive.    Her internal hard drive sticks to message and stalls when questioned.  Her responses are often reprogrammed and filled with political cliches.

At the joint conference of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists,a few weeks ago.  She stayed on message and missed an opportunity to connect with both groups to solidify her message.

She owns the boomers black and brown, this group has a positive  history with the Clinton’s.   Millennials struggle with tradition.  Some of the Millennials weren’t born when Bill Clinton was President.   With smartphones in hand, some of  black and brown Millennials have problems with some of the policies during his administration.

After President Clinton signed 1994 crime bill, more private prisons were built and young black men received longer sentences. In 1996, President Clinton signed the  Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act this law subjected hundreds of thousands of people to arbitrary detention, fast-track deportations, and family separation, effecting a disproportionate number of Hispanics.

At the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists members initially thought there would be Q&A questions submitted by Twitter, this didn’t happen, in fact no one in the audience were allowed to ask questions. (This is common at her campaign stops) . Hillary stayed true to script. Talked about Blacks and Hispanics in general terms, she failed to connect with the audience, an audience filled with bloggers and people on social media. Losing the opportunity to learn about issues important to this demographic.  There where about four or five questions asked by the panel.  Her responses were misdirected and dry.   One of her responses transported me back to the 60’s as she nearly said, I have latino friends. 

I plan to vote for Hillary this fall. I voted for her in the primaries several years ago. I think she is an admirable women.  There is much to be admired.  Her drive and commitment has helped thousands of children.   She seems embarrassed when it comes to her achievements.  Some females aren’t comfortable talking about those moments.  Her husband Bill would be on Trump tower screaming about HIS accomplishments.   She has been in politics most of her life and in this political season her experience works against her. I would like her to be more accessible to the public and the press, to come clean about the e-mails in 150 words or less.

If the elections took place today she would be Madam President, however this August and November is a year away in politics.

CityFella

 

 

 

TWENTY ONE (Before ML)


I remember turning twenty one, it meant that I was official.  I turned twenty one in New York City it was the seventies.  At twenty one I had all the answers in the cosmos and knew absolutely nothing.

At twenty one, I wanted everyone to love me and pushed nearly all forms of common sense aside and found myself in questionable places,   At twenty I was an unofficial virgin.  At twenty one, all I needed was a touch or an overt suggestion.

I had sex with many strangers AND even though I didn’t like the taste of alcohol and I didn’t smoke or liked things up my nose, I did them all because I was twenty one.

After some unfortunate hits of Acid, I regained control of my life by 22.  Control was more important than popularity.

Everyone at one point of their life was twenty one.   Survivors look back an shake their heads.  Imagine being judged based on your actions or actions when you were twenty one.

Imagine being Monica Lewinsky she was twenty one when she crushed on the President, a man who was more than twice her age.

Her life was dissected, pulled apart. By the time she was 24 she owed millions in legal fees.  There is no history of drugs and alcohol, she did crush and had an affair with another older man before Bill Clinton. But that’s the end of it.

The President lied and he and his family were embarrassed. When the dust settled he flourished, and today is more popular than ever.  The public (especially women) have not forgiven Monica.  In her early twenties she made an error in judgement an error another twenty one year old is making as you read this.

Today she is in her early forties. In a resent radio interview with Andy Cohen on Sirius Xm ,she seem resigned but scarred. She worries about how she will be received by the children in her life when they read about her error in judgement.

For most of us, the forties represent a time where we can look back and with a sigh and say I can’t believe I did that and survived, but I was twenty one.

CityFella