Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

2016 is shaping up to be the most physically, spiritually, and emotionally exhausting year of my life. Between all the deaths {which I recognize as a part of life, but the ones due to violence are just beyond my comprehension}, the friends and family who’ve received heartbreaking health diagnoses, and the whole political situation, I’m just ready for this year to end.

  1. A couple of days ago I posted this video on my personal Facebook page and it led to probably one of the most uncomfortable discussions I’ve ever had. I posted the video because I thought it was fun and it showed Mrs. Obama doing something that we all do in the car ~ turn it into our personal stage. Someone took issue with the video and took it as an opportunity to knock Mrs. Obama and write about how little class she has. To say I was surprised and disappointed would be putting my reaction mildly. I don’t understand why people don’t understand that they can disagree with someone’s politics without making personal attacks. I don’t understand why people don’t understand that they can disagree with someone’s personal politics and still appreciate their sense of humor. The two are not mutually exclusive. I do not agree with all of the Obama’s political/social beliefs but I respect them as first, and foremost, the President and First Lady of the United States and all that it entails. I think they’ve raised their daughters well. I believe they’ve carried themselves with grace and dignity despite the heaps of criticism and outright disrespect that has been turned their way. I also think they {along with Bush 1 and Bush 2} exemplify what true partnership in a marriage should look like. I ended up deleting the comments because, ultimately, it’s my page and I control what is and is not posted, but I have to say, this entire election cycle has me looking at a lot of people in a whole new way.
  2. All analysis of the year 2016 will boil down to one collective head shake with no real answers. Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, has announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
  3. Usually I have three items but I’m tired. Y’all, I’m just tired.

Now it’s your turn, what has you scratching your head?

Sipping my coffee while you talk,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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