Oh yes, let’s fluff Trump’s ego more…

Oh yes, let’s fluff Trump’s ego more…

Last week, I posted my opinion of Trump’s use of his Twitter feed. This week, I found an interesting Politico article that I thought would be good follow up.

The article discusses how Trump’s staff has tried to better moderate his tweets by showing him only good articles about himself.

“If candidate Trump was upset about unfair coverage, it was productive to show him that he was getting fair coverage from outlets that were persuadable,” said former communications director Sam Nunberg. “The same media that our base digests and prefers is going to be the base for his support. I would assume the president would like to see positive and preferential treatment from those outlets and that would help the operation overall.”

This is a topic that makes me feisty. When I first started this blog, I wanted to be impartial, and for the most part, I feel like I have succeeded at this. But Trump’s tweets are where I will fully show my opinions. We shouldn’t have to handhold the President of the United States and monitor his social media use. He should have the decorum to censor his messages and definitely have the backbone to accept negative feedback.

What do you think?

Oh it’s a bonus blog post!

I saw this infographic on Snapchat this morning and thought it was important enough to share. In previous posts, I have said that there will always be an opportunity to share your opinion and make a change, no matter how old. This infographic shows how you can be politically active even when you’re not quite old enough to vote yet.

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Because this pic is straight from Buzzfeed’s Snapchat story, I cannot link to it directly, but check it out before the picture expires!

Oh thank you, Alex Jones

Oh thank you, Alex Jones

Sunday, February 19, Alexander Jones of San Antonio, TX was killed in a head-on car crash.

Alex was the 2016-2017 Combined Band Sergeant Major, and just last week was chosen to be the 2017-2018 Combined Band Commander. He was also a member of Ross Volunteer’s, an elite Corps organization. Alex was an Air Force contract, one of the top five ROTC Air Force cadets in the nation, and would go on to be a pilot after graduation, a position that is very difficult to earn.

Anyone that knew Alex knew that he was an exceptional cadet, but he was so much more than that. Alex was a trusted friend, mentor, and brother. The Commandant of the Corps of Cadets said the following sentiments about this amazing young man:

All who knew Alex remember him as a sociable, confident young man who had a resilient work ethic and a good sense of humor. He was a very well-liked young man, and his loss will affect all of us for a long time to come.

I want to offer my condolences to Alex Jones’ family, friends and fellow cadets on his loss. We all stand together as Aggies today as we mourn the loss of one of our own. Alex Jones will be missed by all of us.

As an Aggie, I hope the Jones family will take solace in knowing that Alex will never be forgotten, and that the unique Aggie spirit of camaraderie that is such an integral part of Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets will hold fast to support them in this very difficult time.

I only met Alex a few times, but my boyfriend Forrest knew him well. Since we found out on Monday, I have heard story after selfless story of things that Alex said and did for Forrest that will touch him forever. I’m so grateful for the impact that you had on him, Alex, and more grateful that Forrest has such sweet memories to hold on to.

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Source: The Eagle, Photo: Corps of Cadets

Oh it’s Presidents’ Day!

Oh it’s Presidents’ Day!

Happy Presidents’ Day friends! For those who got a day off of work or school today, you are one lucky duck. I’m in Evans Library today, trying to stay warm and out of the rain.

As it is a national holiday, I thought today’s post would be an educational one about the origins of Presidents’ Day. History Channel gave this background:

Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

Now because I’m a diehard Aggie, I don’t just want to show you the nation’s history, but a little Ag history too. In honor of the day, Texas A&M Today shared a list of every president who has visited our fine university:

  • 1937 – Franklin D. Roosevelt – reviewed the Corps of Cadets
  • 1946 – Dwight D. Eisenhower – delivered that year’s Muster address
  • 1962 – Lyndon B. Johnson – visited the Activation Analysis Research Laboratory
  • 1974 – Gerald R. Ford – delivered the commencement speech to the class of ’74
  • 1984 – George H.W. Bush – delivered the commencement speech to the class of ’84
  • 1997 – Jimmy Carter & Bill Clinton – gave speeches for the opening of Bush Library
  • 2008 – George W. Bush – delivered the commencement speech in December ’08
  • 2009 – Barack Obama – spoke at the Points of Light Forum at Bush Library

I hope you enjoyed taking a little break from politics, enjoy the last day of your three-day weekend!

Photo: Texas A&M Today

Oh Trump is making SNL’s ratings skyrocket, you say?

Oh Trump is making SNL’s ratings skyrocket, you say?

Did you see Saturday Night Live last night? Surprisingly, it wasn’t live. Rather, it was a re-run of Dave Chapelle’s episode. According to The Interior Bang, “at the time this episode ran, it was the highest rated episode of the season, and one of the best episodes in recent years.”

SNL decided they would “[take] the week off after last week’s epic ratings smash hosted by Alec Baldwin (who broke his own record with his 17th time at bat for SNL).” Alec Baldwin has his place at SNL sealed now that Trump is President. His impressions of Trump are spot on and are sure to keep the audience laughing.

For as much as SNL loves to write jokes at Trump’s expense, they have him to thank for their record ratings since the November election. Vulture reports that “SNL this season is drawing around 10.6 million viewers each week, its biggest tune-in at this point in a season since 1995.” Trump, even when he makes foolish tweets, or appears in numerous Grammy moments, can still generate hefty revenue for Saturday Night Live and Make America Laugh Again (TM by Kate Hauser, 2017).

Photo: Variety

Uh Oh, Trump is tweeting again…

Uh Oh, Trump is tweeting again…

President Trump’s Twitter seems like nothing but a brain dump. Lately, he has been tweeting along with the shows that he watches in the morning, chiming in with his opinions and commentary, most times with little to no context. Fortune.com posted the 5 times that they have observed him tweeting “about policy ideas and thoughts that seem directly related to news that was being shown on channels such as Fox News.”

Trump was recently under fire for tweeting the following about Mark Cuban:

Mark Cuban replied with an easy-breezy “LOL.”

Trump is often given heat for the things he tweets, and I think it’s unprofessional. As a President, as a leader of this blossoming nation, he should be firm, steadfast, strong. Not tweeting whatever pops into his mind. What do you think?

Photo: AnonHQ

Oh Trump was at the Grammy’s!

Oh Trump was at the Grammy’s!

This past weekend, James Corden hosted the 59th annual Grammy’s. Beyoncé left everyone in awe after she performed while pregnant with twins, but Adele still beat her out for Album of the Year. James tried to overshadow Ellen’s most retweeted picture ever with his own celeb-studded Carpool Karaoke. Can you guess who else was ever present at the Grammy’s? President Donald J. Trump.

While Trump was not physically in attendance, he was on everyone’s mind. Time Magazine listed the Grammys’ top political moments with big-name celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, A Tribe Called Quest, and Busta Rhymes who referred to the president as “President Agent Orange”.

This week, I want to highlight Trump in the media. In a time where everyone is talking about his policies and political decisions, I want to focus on the more light-hearted topic of how he’s portrayed in the media. We’ll see how Trump has made his Twitter quite the talking point, and we’ll look at how Saturday Night Live has used Trump’s polarizing persona to skyrocket their ratings.

(Cue Chris Harrison): It’s all coming up, this week on….Oh Kate!

Photo: Billboard