Virginia cyclist Juli Briskman raises her middle finger in the direction of the president’s motorcade, showcasing the country’s discontent. She was later fired by her company/The NY Times
By Ray Hamill
A finger is a powerful tool.
It can be used to insult a president you think is not doing his job and probably doesn’t care about anything other than himself and endlessly feeding his own ego.
It can be used to show your true feelings in a moment of passion, to let a certain someone know what you think of his tax cuts for the wealthy, healthcare inadequacies, response to Puerto Rico, and policy on DACA.
It can be used as a form of protest against a president who seemingly spends more time golfing than working. More time tweeting than thinking about what he’s tweeting. And more time lying than facing up to the challenge of the truth.
Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump have dominated the news this past week. CBS Bay Area
By Ray Hamill
Congratulations to Colin Kaepernick. He is now officially the most Googled “Colin” on the internet, having recently moved ahead of Mr. Firth, Jost, Hanks, Cowherd and Powell.
He’s also quite probably the least understood “Colin” of the bunch. Not to mention the most polarizing, the most inspiring, the most hated, and perhaps even the most genuine of them all.
Whether you love him or hate him – and for the record, if you hate him for what he’s done, it means you either don’t understand him or you’re a racist – one thing you can say about the man is he is not afraid to take a stand for something he believes in.
Even, ironically, if that means not actually standing. Read more