What does the television show “Sex and the City” have in common with the 2016 US Presidential Election?

“Sex and the City” is a series which follows sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw, and her three friends — Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda — explore Manhattan’s dating scene, chronicling the mating habits of single New Yorkers.

US Presidential Election is an ongoing series, in its 56th season. The characters constantly change and most times it is suspenseful to the very last episodes.  The new season begins immediacy after the prior season has ended.

The television show “Sex and the City” was one of the highest rated shows on HBO next to Sopranos. It was watched by both straight and gay males with a larger demographic of women. But, the men were watching. Even when it went to the TNT with all edits serve a light punch to the populous.

On our couch, love seat, chaise lounge or while in bed we watch “Sex and the City”. We could cheer for Charlotte when she finally realized that the best guy for her is not another WASP with the perfect last name. We celebrated Samantha when she allowed herself to throw off her wig, used one of her many f*cks and become who we expected a tough woman who says what she wants when she wants. We felt the separation pains of Miranda leaving the island of Manhattan to the borough of Brooklyn. Our heart beats simultaneously when Mr. Big was summoned “go get our girl” and held our breaths until the final cell phone call, from John, “NY hear I come”. With merriment we got to see the smile of Carrie as she finally found love and the relationship that was a focus for a half-hour each week for the six season.

For the six seasons we were in our own homes, it was information shared only between my Tivo and me. The men and women could be safe in the secret “Sex and the City” closet. Even on a raining Sunday we could watch episode after episode for hours while we stained our wood, darned our socks or reading the New York Times, financial section.

It was a highly rated television series with demographics across the board. The grand finale of “Sex and the City” received record ratings for HBO. An estimated 10.6 million men and women tuned in to see Sarah Jessica Parker’s character turn down the chance of a new life with her Russian beau in Paris and return to Mr Big.

Then the movie came out … It lost it’s male demographics leaving the domestic box office at $152.6 million.

Wait! “Sex and the City” was more successful internationally (why it had a sequel). It made $262.6 million in the international box office. Almost double the domestic.

Wait! There’s more … DVD & Blu-ray sales made $96.8 million more for the 2008 movie.

$96.8 Million in DVD & Blu-rays is a significant number!  Compare to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” with $45.2 DVD & Blu-ray sales.

Remember how much we loved to watch the television show “Sex and the City”?  Those who enjoyed the series didn’t want to come out to the public theater to view the movie.

They waited and when they can be in the privacy of their home.

How is that like the 2016 Presidential election?

When we get into the privacy of the election booth, we will vote blue. Why because we don’t really want what Trump is selling.

  • We don’t want a President that inspires and motivates others to hate.
  • We don’t want a mocker of people to represent us a President.
  • We don’t want a leader who doesn’t listen.
  • We don’t white privilege to the only life experience our President brings to the position.
  • We don’t want our United States of American to be the global hit sensation “Trump International Reality Show” as we wait for our President to become unhinged.
  • We don’t want our President to build a wall; we want to builds global trade relationships.

At least that is what I am hoping.

Today, at the dog park, a lovely white dog just came running over and jump!

So much for wearing white after Labor Day.

Why is it taboo to wear white after Labor Day?

Short Answer :: It really doesn’t matter, anymore.

Long Answer ::

Actually no one truly knows when this started.

Academic and history tend to lean towards snobbery in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Before this … barely anyone wore white, if at all.  Why? It was hard to clean. Even wedding gowns were not white.  White was considered the color of mourning before 1840.

In 1840 one 21-year old political rebel to change all that, Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria shocked her wedding guests by wearing a white wedding gown at her nuptials in 1840.

Since Queen Victoria’s rebellious act, the Godey’s Lady’s Book wrote: “Custom has decided, from the earliest ages, that white is the most fitting hue, whatever may be the material. It is an emblem of the purity and innocence of girlhood, and the unsullied heart she now yields to the chosen one.”

Before this event people remained isolated to their class.  After a great global economic boom a larger middle class developed and the final residue of serfdom erased with capitalism it opened the financial gates to a create a new class of wealth, “vulgar new money”.

It was hard to tell the difference between “old money” and “new money”. Everyone looked the same in social settings.

Those cheeky “old money” wives had a solution. In order to decipher who was acceptable and who wasn’t the “old money” wives created rules of fashion, which “anyone in the know” had to follow. That way, if a woman showed up at a social event not following the rules it was known instantly where she “truly belong” and was immediately ignored and socially shunned.

One of these rules included when to wear white clothing. It was acceptable for weddings and summer months. Once September came alone it was back to darker colors.

In the United States, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, and “high” society eventually adopted it as the natural endpoint for summer fashion.

Even though the rule was originally enforced by only a few hundred “old money” women, over the decades it trickled down to everyone else. By the 1950s, women’s magazines made it clear to middle class America: white clothing came out on Memorial Day and went away on Labor Day.

Not everyone followed this rule including fashion icon Coco Chanel, who wore white year-round (seen here).

These days the fashion world is much more relaxed about what colors to wear and when, but every freaking year you will see the internet flood with “white after Labor Day” stories, all thanks to some snobby millionaires over 100 years ago.

So go ahead and wear white after Labor Day, simply avoid salsa, spaghetti, salsa and of course dog parks.

Dr Jennifer L Flo DPM CWSP

Dr Jennifer L Flo DPM CWSP

Dayton, Ohio Podiatrist Dr. Tanisha Richmond is proud to announce she has added a new member to her team – Dr. Jennifer L Flo. Dr. Richmond is the founder of Richmond Foot & Ankle Clinic located in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Flo is American Board certified of Multiple Specialities in Podiatry of Podiatric Medicine and Certified Wound Specialist Physician. She earned her Bachelors at the Gustavus Adolphus College, and received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio. She completed her Residency at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, MI.

“For many of us, our feet are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally. We expect they’ll be uncomfortable at times, and we needlessly put up with it when they hurt.” Dr. Flo continues, “Healthy feet are fundamental to the quality of our lives. They are wondrously engineered and often the indicators of our overall health, so we need to look after them.”

The Richmond Foot & Ankle Clinic is also pleased to announce they will be accepting appointments for Dr. Flo starting October 3, 2016 to serve the Dayton community and surrounding areas.

Dr. Tanisha Richmond, DPM

Dr. Tanisha Richmond, DPM

‘We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Flo to our experienced team,” said Dayton Podiatrist Dr. Richmond.”She joins us with a strong focus on general podiatry, board certification and as a wound specialist. We know she will add a lot of quality and value to our practice and to our patients.”

About Richmond Foot and Ankle Clinic

Richmond Foot and Ankle Clinic is a community run by Dr. Tanisha Richmond of Dayton, OH. She and her fellow podiatrists are professionally trained and fully qualified to treat any condition relating to foot or ankle pain.

Richmond Foot and Ankle Clinic is a community run by Dr. Tanisha Richmond of Dayton, OH. She and her fellow podiatrists are professionally trained and fully qualified to treat any condition relating to foot or ankle pain.

Fantasy football players have a new tool in their playbook this season. Many of the most popular features from FantasyFootballNerd.com are now available on the Amazon Echo. By enabling the Fantasy Football Nerd skill, users can ask their Echo which players they should start in their lineups each week, receive player updates, have their Echo analyze a trade, and listen to the latest news from around the NFL. These capabilities are a first for the fantasy sports industry.

“Getting fantasy football advice has never been easier,” said J. Joseph Dyken, CEO of TayTech LLC, the parent company of Fantasy Football Nerd. “Because we already search all of the major fantasy football websites, we have aggregated all of that advice into one place. When someone asks their Amazon Echo for a suggestion on who to start in their lineups, they are getting the most accurate and comprehensive suggestion available in the industry. Even better, they are getting it by simply asking for it.”

For the past eight years, Fantasy Football Nerd has been recognized as one of the most innovative and accurate companies in the fantasy sports industry with their unique approach to rankings and projections. The site aggregates data from more than 35 different websites and weights those projections based upon each site’s historical accuracy. The more accurate a website is – the more influence it has on the final consensus.

“Our advanced algorithm and tools have consistently helped millions of users win their leagues. We’re so proud to take our technology to the next level and introduce the availability of Fantasy Football Nerd through the Amazon Echo! You’ll be able to ask your Echo who to start, read the news, get player updates, or whether or not you should do a trade,” said Dyken.

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and the Echo will light up waiting for a spoken command.  To enable the Fantasy Football Nerd skill, a user needs to say “Alexa, enable fantasy football skill.”  Once enabled, a user can ask it for fantasy football information.

Some sample phrases include:

“Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd, should I start Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady?”

“Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd for updates on Eddie Lacy.”

“Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd should I trade Eli Manning for Cam Newton?”

“Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd for headlines.”

The moment that a user asks Alexa for information, the Echo connects to Fantasy Football Nerd instantly through the cloud to analyze and find an answer to the question. Each time the Echo analyzes a trade or helps suggest who to start in someone’s lineup, she will automatically make a suggestion for both standard and PPR (point per reception) formats. The Echo can instantly retrieve player updates as well. This can be particularly useful when monitoring the health and game status for an injured player.

FantasyFootballNerd.com LogoWith more than 1 million active users, Fantasy Football Nerd continues to increase market share in the competitive, $70 billion fantasy sports industry. Dubbed the “Cliff’s Notes of the Industry” by the Washington Post and the “Best kept secret in fantasy football” by the New York Times, FantasyFootballNerd.com will continue to bring more of its services to the Amazon Echo environment.

Visit http://www.fantasyfootballnerd.com/alexa for more details.

The largest piece of tax anyone should pay is the “Local Tax”, then “State Tax” and final “Federal Tax”. It is not the current system.

Citizens “Federal” taxes and various federal agencies decide how much “State” and “Local” is returned in form of requests, programs and grants.

The focus has never been the local, it is time to start changing that . . . with congress. We need solutions that will end corruption in the US Federal Government.

It is time to bring Congress home.

Changes in Congress

Each member of congress should make the medium salary of their constituents.

  • No servant of the people should make more than the people they represent.
  • Which means if the average income of West Virginia is $22,862 any member of congress who represent West Virginia can’t make more than $22,862.
  • Congressional positions are Civil Servant positions, not CEO Board members.

Provide an appropriate sized housing, as civil servants, in a secure building.

  • Washington DC is a place to work. Members of Congress buy million dollar homes in DC, they are investing in the wrong place. They should have a home right in the heart of those they represent.
  • If a member buys a home in DC she/he must resign.
  • If a member buys a second home and changes his/her residency status in any way, she/he must resign.
  • If a member buys more than two homes within the US he/she must resign. Living in more than one place leaves questions as to who they represent.

A round-trip ticket home every weekend, end of session and breaks.

  • It is about time members of congress live with their constituents and see the effect of their votes.

If member of congress that runs for office (new position) they must resign from present position.

  • There will be a special election within 30 days after official announcement.
  • If he/she lost the election (for higher or different position) he/she are able run for the position they resign in next election cycle.

There must be an active constituents office.

  • The member of congress must stop viewing the office on Capital Hill as his/her main office. The local office must be fully staffed and make full use of local staff using technology including VPN, telecommuting and direct access of constituents to major staff.

No car will be used in Washington DC.

  • The Metro (subway and buses) are available within blocks of congress’ offices.
  • There is a private tunnel, including subway, to take members to and from the Capital building.
  • If there is anything that is out of range to public transportation a taxi may be used from the nearest station or bus stop.

If congressional members fear consequences without a proper protection, they can create rules to protect themselves.
If they can’t protect themselves from laws they create why should the average US citizen feel protected by the laws they create.

Term Limits is more important than previous elections.

  • The average age of a senator is 60 and the average age of a member of the House is 55.

There are current congressional members that have been active members of KKK, voted against and took serious action against Civil Rights Act of 1964, voted against Black Americans the right to vote . . . and so much more.


  • There is no reason a member of congress will have to miss out a vote. The technology is there to make sure a vote is casted securely and efficiently. If you can renew your driver license online, so can a member of congress vote.
  • If they do not know how to use a computer . . . training will be provided. But honestly, do you really want a member of congress who can’t check his own email?

Did you know that it is not necessary to vote?
It is not a requirement of any member of congress to vote.
How many times has your representative or senator not voted?

Video Conference

  • There is allot of stuff that members of congress do in DC that have nothing to do with the job at hand. The lobby groups keep your senators and representative quite busy in establishing bills, amendments and other legislative responsibilities.
  • Video Conferencing from local office will free our Congress from lobby groups and have him/her focus on task at hand.

80% of congressional bills are written by 3rd parties and not members of congress.

De-Centralize the Federal Government

U.S. Territorial Map 1790

U.S. Territorial Map 1790

Washington D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. In 1790 the United States was exclusively east of the Mississippi River.

Now . . . the US is stretched out beyond any water boundaries, but DC remains the Capital.

There are hundreds of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies – why do they all have to be in Washington DC? Federal land can be established in all 50 states and new technology can be used for communication and group meetings. Examples:

This not only will create jobs within all 50 states but it will put the government back in the hands of the people – not the lobby groups.

No More Raises

The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees states general plenary powers, versus the limited enumerated powers possessed by the federal government; as a result, they handle the majority of issues most relevant for most individuals within their jurisdiction.

Because state governments lack the power to print currency, they must raise revenue either through taxes or bonds. As a result, state governments tend to impose severe budget cuts at any time the economy is faltering, which are strongly felt by the public they are responsible for.  This is very different for those serving under Federal Taxes . . . Congress give themselves yearly raises.

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