Monthly Archives August 2015

My Congressional Acts:

The Common Sense Approach to Texting, Beer and Wine Act of 2015 —reduce the minimum drinking age for beer and wine to 18. Establishes if you can serve a glass of wine, you may drink a glass of wine. Establishes all cars after the year 2018 shall be equipped with two things; an ignition breathalyzer monitored by the drivers smart phone and a texting disabling feature which automatically sends responses to the person texting you while you are driving, “sorry I am driving right now, please call me so I can use my hands free feature on my phone”. The
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Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean We Should

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who was struggling to balance the responsibilities of motherhood and all that comes with her decision making process for developing her children’s priorities and self-esteem. We talked for several hours over coffee down at a little shop in Atlanta where I work selling home elevators to high-end tract builders like John Weiland and to high-end craft builders who meticulously take their time on every inch of the exclusive fifteen square foot “house” they are constructing. For the last twenty years I’ve been all over this great country selling home
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My fourth grade Bigot friend named Ronald

I fondly remember fourth grade at South-side Elementary School as my pivotal elementary school year. It was also the first year I managed not to be sent to Mrs. Maltsberger’s office (she was my principal for all six grades at Southside and I had been sent at least once a year to have her lecture me on keeping my mouth shut and my ears open). Several serious things happened during my fourth grade year; we got to be in the outside trailers and they had air-conditioning, my beloved teacher had a miscarriage mid-year which made me very sad because she
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Prayer

Good morning facehookets, on the Eve of Jesus’s resurrection I am reminded of a story my grandmother told my about Jesus’s love and forgiveness. “Through him, all things can happen, as long as you open your heart to his forgiveness Michele”, Easter weekend always will be and was my Ma-Maw’s favorite weekend. She loved this time of year. She especially loved taking me to her little white church on Easter Sunday in Johnson City, TN. And although I often tell folks I am definitely not the organized religion type of person, for many different reasons, it is my strong affiliation
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My Urban-Twatt for Today

I absolutely detest when folks use the words “redistributed wealth” as a precursor to the word taxation. Give me a break, America was founded on the notion of redistributing wealth via open and transparent public and private marketplaces. Don’t be fooled by ignoramus descriptions based on tag lines, separation media monikers and tweeters. Truthfully, the only way to redistribute wealth in our great country is via the transparency of someone else’s knowledge of trial and error and an open marketplace. As long as the generational knowledge you are being taught and digesting is not predicated entirely on servitude and non-progressive
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My Open Letter to Weston Wamp

Dear Mr. Wamp, My name is Michele Peterson and we’ve never met. Yet, for the last few years I have been steadily watching your coming of age political story and listening to your generational messages. As an entrepreneur I like to think of myself as progressive; I also am so very proud to call myself a Chattanoogan. No matter where I am in my country, I find myself bringing Chattanooga with me. Constantly talking and bragging about the richness of culture and business found here, and talking about the wonderful people, the beautiful not-so-far-away mountain trails and the eclectic mix
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The biggest threat we have in our country is not Al Qaeda or ISIS

The biggest threat we have in our country is not Al Qaeda or ISIS The biggest threat we have in our country is ignorance Ignorant folks are more likely to be manipulated and controlled via emotion and fear Teach your children about Jesus and the power of forgiveness and prayer, but also teach your children about Shakespeare too. One without the other might lead your children to believe in unbridled intolerance, which is exactly what Jesus wouldn’t have wanted All I’m saying this morning is culture and education can be as effective a tool of reverence as sports and religion.
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Urban Lawn review of American Sniper.

Lawd help me if any of you want to fight me over my review as I cannot lie, I’m tired today. But if I delay and let my opinion of Clint Eastwood’s movie brain deflate, then I might not properly exhale, and if I do not sigh properly, this might cause some of you to believe me unpatriotic So Here goes, I first read about Chris Kyle a few years ago when a writer at the New Yorker wrote about Chris’s story. Needless to say I was moved by Chris’s story but not because of the obvious or what you
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Th Bi-Lo Game

Alphabet Bitches Alphabet Bitches Alphabet Bitches Was playing on his IPhone as I touched the father wheeling his kids around the Bi-Lo earlier today “Buddy that just isn’t appropriate music to be playing out loud in the Bi-Lo”, I say to a young father wheeling his three boys around the Bi-Lo a few minutes ago Only to find a Blank stare looking back at me as though someone just interrupted his Bi-Lo sponsored concert, and he’s relatively unhappy about it “You see my young friend this is not the place you wanna have your Alphabet Bitch concert while other moms
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Explanation Point Needed Immediately! Part 3

For as long as I can remember I have been myself for better and for worse, yet everyone around me seems to think the only difference between the two is my use of the word and. I for one do not, nor do I ever plan to, believe life, liberty, livery and me can ever just be about the word and. Unless of course you were born one of the lucky ones. And even then I’m not quite sure I believe you to be all that lucky anymore. Inherited wealth and generated wealth are like parasites and a host, without
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