Hi, and welcome to Coffee Talk. In case 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 there may be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

I decided to blend #thatcoffeelife with Coffee Talk this week because one of my favorite things to do is talk about current events over coffee. Please feel free to share your opinions, throw in a new topic, or link to your own discussions.

Coffee Talk #thatcoffeelife {Living Outside the Stacks}

1. Paula Deen. That whole situation is a bucket full of crazy with a cup of ohnoshedidn’t on the side. Seriously, how does anyone in the year 2013 think it’s acceptable to want to dress black folks as slaves to serve food at a wedding? scratching my head But I do have a question for Lisa Jackson, the former employee behind the lawsuit, for how long after Paula and Bubba made those racist/sexist/idiotic comments did you continue to work for them? And, even though it’s not something that you’d think that you should have to tell adults, did you ever tell them that their comments were wrong?

One of the first things I learned when I entered the working world is nothing is wrong until you say it’s wrong. If someone says something stupid, you correct them and let them know that it’s wrong, the second time, you follow up with corrective action that will hurt e.g. a formal complaint or a lawsuit if you a formal complaint would not be effective {as the case would be with Deen and her family}.

2. Did you catch any of the opening arguments in the Trayvon Martin case? Can you believe George Zimmerman’s defense attorney thought it would be appropriate to open with a joke? If I were Zimmerman, I would’ve fired him on the spot. Nothing about this case is funny. A child died because of some idiot with a hero complex. Yeah, I said it. Zimmerman stalked and shot Trayvon because he wanted to be a hero.

Zimmerman’s attorney stressed that Trayvon had the opportunity to go home 4 or 5 times before he chose to confront Zimmerman. I would argue that Zimmerman had the opportunity to go home when the dispatcher told him that he didn’t need him {Zimmerman} to follow Trayvon. Instead of backing off, Zimmerman chose to pursue this kid.

3. The family and I went to see World War Z over the weekend. Hated it. I’ve never read the book, so my reaction is totally based on what I saw on the big screen and all I can say is that I should’ve expected nothing less from Mr. Jolie. The whole movie viewed like an hours long propaganda film for globalism. Within the first few minutes of the movie, it was made clear that the U.S. had fallen apart and the only hope for the world is the World Health Organization and the United Nations.

I still believe there is a lot of good in this country. And I’m incredibly proud to be an American. I just wish more people felt that way.

What had you scratchin’ your head this past week?

About That Coffee Life…

A few weeks ago, my friend and “baby brother”, Tony Armstrong of Tony Armstrong Photography noticed my morning coffee mugs on Instagram and suggested that I do a photographic series.  I loved the idea! A mug and a story. These weekly posts are a result of his suggestion. I’m honored that fellow coffee lover, writer, and photographer,  Beatrice of inspired by beatrice clay will be joining me every Tuesday morning to share coffee and inspiration. I invite you to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter as we celebrate That Coffee Life.

If you’d like to join us, simpy take a picture of your cuppa, tell your story, and leave a comment with your link. We’ll be using the hash tag #thatcoffeelife.


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