Little by little, voters are turning against Trump. He brings his increasing dispopularity on himself. His basic nature responsible. He does what he wants, when he wants. Cares not for rules and regulations. He is a law unto himself.

Trump recently got the Village People on his back. Bess Levin wrote an excellent article in Vanity Fair 5/16 titled: Donald Trump Hath Provoked the Ire pf the Village People. Levin wrote: Trump “last week earned a new and surprising enemy: The Village People.” The reason being Trump is using an impersonation of the Village People and Macho Man at Mar-a-Lago for entertainment purposes.

Observers are led to believe that the group performing are the actual Village People. The Village People claim such violates the Lanham Act by reflecting endorsement by the Village People of Trump which the group does not.

If Trump fails to cease and desist, the Village People have advised Trump in writing they will sue to stop the music and “use of the Village People trademark image and trade dress.”

Today one of the biggest in modern Constitutional Law history. It was on this day in 1954 that Brown v. Board of Education was decided. The decision unanimously said without question that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional. 

Sixty nine years ago. Resulted in an end to legalized racial segregation in American public schools. Separate but equal no longer the law of the land.

The decision was not an easy one to arrive at. During initial conferences by the Justices, not all were for a repeal of separate but equal. Earl Warren was Chief Justice at the time.  A politician by nature and former Governor of California, he told the Justices there was no way at that time in history that the Supreme Court could rule otherwise than the existing law was unconstitutional. The doors to public schools had to be open to all!

Historians report Warren beat the hell out of his fellow Justices till all saw it his way.

The story of Warren and the Board decision is an example why we must stop appointing only Justices to the Court who have previous judicial experience. Too many years in the robes takes them away from the street and how people actually feel, etc. It is time we returned to placing a mix on the Court. Persons of varied backgrounds.

Polyamorous a romantic sounding word. It does involve romance. Non-monogamous relationships. More than 2 persons. Three, four or more. The technical definition is the practice of romantic relationships with more than one partner at the same time. Consensual, of course.

Local governments have begun to recognize the relationship and need for legal rights to be a part of such relationships. The legal rights domestic partnerships have.

The trend exists. Not rampant yet. Growing, however.

Somerville, Massachusetts an example. A community near Harvard. Population 80,000.

Somerville provides public employees with employment benefits. Hospital visits permitted. Local laws passed banning discrimination on the basis of family or relationship structure involving city employees and police.

The PGA begins tomorrow at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y. A major golf tournament. Oak Hill the place for a major tournament. Six majors and the Ryder Cup have been played there over the years.

Rochester a 2 1/2 hour drive from my home town Utica. I was privileged to watch 3 majors and the Ryder Cup at Oak Hill. Also, played the course 2 times. Two of the majors were men, one a women’s.

I made it a mini vacation to watch the tournaments. Spent 4-5 days each time.

The most exciting tournament was the Ryder Cup. A WOW! What excitement! People from all over the world!

I will be glued to the TV the next 4 days watching as much of the PGA as I can.

As I get older, I am more conscious of the time I have left. Hemingway must have given thought to the factor also. He said, “Time is the least thing we have of.”

Enjoy your day!


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