Today has been a day full of stupid. I regret to inform you there is more. It all boils down to Phaedra Parks who has been glad-handing at every democratic event she possible could over the last few weeks. Because you know what there are a lot of at democratic fundraisers these days? Cameras.
She now grabbed up Porsha, Sheree and Kim, three other women known for the deep understanding of politics and headed to Washington D.C. Today they met with U.S. Congresswoman Fredrica Wilson of Miami for some intellectual discourse. Congresswoman Wilson, 71, is best know for wearing brightly colored cowboy hats. Something about this scenario brings the phrase, “all hat and no cattle” to mind. One of Congresswoman Wilson’s favorite causes is the #BringBackOurGirls movement which works to encourage Nigeria to do more to locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in April of 2014. Sadly, they don’t seem to be too interested in doing anything about that. Ann Hathaway took to the streets in L.A. to scream into a megaphone about the kidnapping this week. I don’t think the megaphone was loud enough to reach Nigeria though.
According to Congresswoman Wilson, who was apparently discussing raising black boys in the U.S. at the time, Phaedra said, “You can’t emulate what you don’t see.” Perhaps that was a reference to her sons’ father, Apollo being in prison. It could be said that getting knocked up by someone fresh out of prison and having two children (presumably) by him in between prison sentences is something the mother should take responsibility for as well. It’s not clear if the congresswoman expressed similar sentiments. One might also point out that sons should not desire to emulate their felonious fathers so no seeing them is sort of irrelevant. It’s one of those quotes that kind of hurt your brain if you think about it too much.
Tomorrow is the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March and Louis Farrakhan is leading another march on Washington called “Justice or Else!” Louis. Farrakhan. That’s really all you need to know about that. Et tu, Kim Fields?
It’s just one of those days where you wonder what the fuck is going on in the world? #FixItJesus