WHAT WOULD MLK THINK TODAY

Today the US marks the King holiday amid fears of deep racial divisions. What would the great crusader for civil rights Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr think today?

Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements in his Detroit neighborhood to celebrate the King Holiday.

The black 19yr olds take, “Dr. King wanted unity. We have Trump separating immigrants…the wall.”

As the nation marks the holiday honoring Kings, some say the mood surrounding it is overshadowed by deteriorating race relations in an election season that has seen one candidate of color after another quit the 2020 presidential race.

Blacks don’t think have done enough to promote their agenda. Trump referred last year to a predominantly African American Congressman, now deceased, that his district in Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess”. During a 2018 immigration conversation in the Oval Office, he disparaged Haiti and some African countries with course language.

Trump is trying to court black voters, knowing that he isn’t likely to win them over en masse but could chip into Democratic advantages if he wins more black support in critical swing states.

ATTORNEY IN ‘JUST MERCY’ RAISED IN SC

Brian Stevenson who wrote the memoir “Just Mercy” now playing in movies, (Salisbury Regal) was from Milton Delaware, as depleted in the opening moments of the movie with caption saying, “Sussex County Delaware”. The son of Howard and Alice Stevenson.

Born 1959, his father had grown up in Milton and his mother was born and grew up in Phila, PA. Brian has two siblings, an older brother and a sister. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School. He attended Cape Henlopen High School where he earned straight A’s and won a scholarship to Eastern University in St. Davids, PA where he graduated in 1981.

Currently he is the Director of Equal Justice Initiative, Professor at New York University School of Law.

For more information Google his name or go to his website: http://www.bryanstevenson.com

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CHANGES SCHOOL LUNCH GUIDELINES

What is it with the Trump administration wanting to undo everything the Obama did. Now they have chosen on the birthday of Michelle Obama to dismantle her school nutrition guidelines proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries, and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the rule changes on MS Obama’s birthday, saying they were needed to give schools ore flexibility and reduce waste while still providing nutritious and appetizing meals.

Under the proposal schools world be allowed to reduce the fruit at on-the-go breakfast served outside the cafeteria.

Geraldine Henchy, director of nutrition policy said the bottom line should be nutrition, but the revisions to the a la carte rule would result in students getting “a lot more fats, a lot more sodium, a lot more calories.”

“With one in three of our kids on track to have diabetes, it’s unconscionable that the Trump administration would do the bidding of the potato and junk food industries,” she added.

The proposed rule is the second move by the Trump administration to scale back the school lunch program’s nutrition standards.

Under a 2018 rule, the administration reduced the whole grains that had to be served and allowed low-fat chocolate milk. Before the rule change, only fat-free flavored milk was permitted.

Coming next: Choice of a Whopper, Big Mac w/fries, onion rings super sized soda, a Happy Meal, or maybe a milk shake? A meal fit for presidents.

THE CASE FOR PETE ROSE

Taking a break from signing autographs Pete Rose ALK as the baseball sensation who has been barred from baseball for 30 years was asked by a reporter, “What’s worse, betting on baseball or cheating at baseball.”
“I don’t know,” Rose told the Associated Press reporter. “All I know is I’ve been suspended for 30 years now. I don’t know of anybody that’s been suspended for 30 years.”

A fair question, especially when compared to the punishments handed out so far in the worst scandal to hit baseball since the steroid era.

What Rose did was wrong, betting on baseball games when he was a player and manager. But people still believe he should be headed to the Hall of Fame destination. Hiss betting didn’t nearly have the impact on baseball than a cheating scheme that has brought into question the legitimacy of not just one, but two World Series.

What are your thoughts?

I DON’T GET IT

I think most of us know where this impeachment hearing is headed in the senate; THE TOLIET. Although all the Republican senators swore before Chief Justice John Roberts to act impartially you know it ain’t gonna happen.

You have to wonder why? If Trump and company are telling the truth as they insist, then this would be a great opportunity to prove the Democrats in the House were on a witch hunt as we hear daily from Trump.

Wouldn’t you rush to the witness stand to clear your name?

Trump has defied all protocol past presidents have done and the American public seems to be passive about his resistance and his fans love this.

The Constitution does not say a candidate for president or the president elect has to show his tax returns nor put their holdings in a blind trust, but they have done so. So we speculate he must be hiding something, correct, only normal thoughts.

Bob Woodward the famous Watergate reporter, “Deep Throat” wrote a book about Trump which supported Trumps financial implications with Russian’s wealthiest. He writes how Trump Towers when being built was about to go under when Russians purchased several floors of apartments. Nothing illegal, but questionable given his close ties with Russians.

Trump didn’t even have enough money to purchase TV’s for the rooms; a Russian ‘donor’ loaned him the money for the TV’s. In his book he writes of other Russian ties and his investments in Russia.

And the real kick in our butt; nearly everyone in America doesn’t trust the Russians, hacking our election, a Communist country, Trump loves Putin, and Putin loves Trump. A real couple. I can’t trust either of them.

WHAT IS A MAGNET SCHOOL

In a previous post from this Blog was a letter from LHS Superintendent Dr. Shawn Larrimore and the recently formed board of directors to investigate the use of the former 1921 building for a Military Academy Greg Johnson.

The letter reverses course to a magnet school, quite a contrast from the original intent of the project.

What is a magnet school? Just click on the following site: https://magnet.edu/about/what-are-magnet-schools

We’d like to hear your comments pros and cons. A few of you have called me on the subject, having heard of the name but not much knowledge of the intent of the school. I’m sure the LHS District Office would appreciate your comments to this post.

LIFE IN LAUREL JAN 30 LAUREL LIBRARY

PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR: Each month, the last Thursday, the Laurel Library in conjunction with the Laurel Historical Society presents Life In Laurel, a different topic each months on the past history of Laurel, an informal roundtable discussion.

Every meeting has a topic, which usually leads into several interesting stories from attendees. I was born and raised in Laurel, now 81 years, and I learn something interesting about my community every time I attend. Newcomers to Laurel an opportunity to learn more about your new surroundings.

Meetings begin at 10:30 am in the Library. This months topic will focus on “On the Banks of Broad Creek: Indians, Sailing Rams, Kayaks and more”

Light refreshments will be served, along with lots of memories and, more importantly, lots of laughs.

For more information, contact Kristen Chelmow at 302-875-3184 or Kristen.cchelmow@lib.de.us.

Meetings are typically held the LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, from September through May at the Library.

WANT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S EVENT POSTED HERE ON OUR BULLETIN BOARD? Just email us at: fcalio@comcast.net It’s FREE

WHAT IS A MAGNET SCHOOL? CLINK ON THIS LINK; https://magnet.edu/about/what-are-magnet-schools