My Analysis of “Catching Kelce””

I know I’m way late. But I was a bit busy. In fact I didn’t even see the finale of “Catching Kelce” at the time it aired a few weeks ago. I had to have my mom DVR it for me and I watched it several days later. For those of you that don’t know, “Catching Kelce” was a dating show patterned after the “Bachelor” where Kansas City Chiefs tight end looked for love from a group of fifty starry eyed NFL wife hopefuls. I thought about trying out for the show myself but I am far too old. Yes, I looked into it.

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I’ll skip right to the end. He picked a young woman from Kentucky named Maya Benberry. I was glad that he picked Maya because she is Black or at least mixed or something. I always cheer on Black people regardless of the contest. It could be the Olympics, a pageant, pro sports, political election or game shows. Before you label me a racist keep in mind that Black women are the least likely demographic to get married. And if you’ve ever watched “The Bachelor” you know that the Black women rarely even make the qualifying round. I’m a Black woman so I support Black people especially women. And regardless of race, if I was a betting woman I would always put my money on the long shot. Black girls are the long shot in everything.

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So I’m really glad to see a handsome prosperous bachelor choosing a Black woman but I kind of wish he hadn’t picked that one. Maya was actually one of my least favorite people on the show and even from the field of Black women on the show I think he could have chosen better. I hope Travis is happy because I love him but I just don’t see it. But hind sight is 20/20 and I think she was his favorite from the start. The heart wants what the heart wants I suppose.

My favorite contestant on “Catching Kelce” was Cee Cee from Michigan. I thought she was super cute with a bubbly personality. She was light hearted, funny and didn’t seem to take the show too seriously. But I will say that the idea of Cee Cee and Travis operating as a couple gave me pause. If you are familiar with Travis you know that a pairing between him and a somewhat vapid party girl that enjoys drinking whose friends refer to her as “the Reckless One” may not be the best help mate from an athlete that was once described as having character flaws. Nonetheless Cee Cee was the greatest and I wish her well in life.

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I was also fond of Avery. I saw a lot of myself in her. Avery has a reserved personality and was a bit mysterious. I think that Avery is an old fashioned woman that expects a man to earn her love, attention and affection even if you are an NFL star. She didn’t compete heavily with the other women for Travis nor did she dangle her body in front of him like Christmas ornament. I can tell that Avery wants to take her time in order to get to know a man.

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People these days like instant validation. They don’t want to take the time to search a person’s mind and heart. The focus is usually sexual gratification, personal validation or ownership. That’s why romance is rare in these modern times. I don’t believe you can ever really fall in love with a person without learning their mind, heart and soul. Intimacy takes time but most don’t want to invest the time. Even Travis said that Avery was a lot of work because of her somewhat aloof personality. But maybe he was right. She might just not been that into him.

The two girls left standing at the finale in Kansas City were Maya and Veronica. They were two of the most competitive and assertive women on the show. They also both have huge boobs. The lovely blonde Veronica from New Jersey was the runner up. I liked Veronica. She seemed like fun and I think she would have been a good pick for Travis. I’m not concerned for her in the least. I’ll bet she ends up marrying one of the Philadelphia Eagles. She would probably like that better anyway.

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Anyway, congratulations to Travis and Maya. I hope the two of them get married and turn the wedding into an E! channel special. I will be sure to tune in. But if it doesn’t work out I hope that there will be a “Catching Kelce II”. I know how difficult it can be to date in Kansas City. I understand Travis. So if there is a “Catching Kelce II” I hope they relax the age restrictions.

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Barring felons from voting sounds tough on crime, but it’s quietly destroying American communities — Quartz

This election, 6.1 million Americans were unable to vote because of their criminal convictions. Many US citizens consider the right to vote one of our most fundamental–we fought a war over representation, after all—but they do not realize that a felony conviction, in many states, can cause a citizen to lose that fundamental right, even…

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Heartbreak 2016

It’s all over now and for that I am grateful.  The nearly two year presidential campaign has finally come to an end and America elected the flesh and blood version of a cartoon villain as our new president.  I honestly didn’t think that was going to happen and I still don’t understand why it happened.  But I’ve accepted the results and I’m content to sit back and watch the downward spiral.  I honestly hope that Trump won’t be as horrible as what he promised to be during his campaign.  I think the best we can hope for now is that Trump will be completely incompetent and does nothing.  At least that way he can’t make anything worse.

I am very upset with many of my fellow Americans for allowing this to happen.  I have had to put in some emotional work in order to accept that my beautiful country has decided to destroy itself.  In the days leading up to and following the election I spent quite a bit of time reading people’s comments on social media about the election.  I’ve since deactivated my Facebook account.  I don’t have the emotional fortitude to take all of that in all this talk about Donald Trump.  I felt myself changing and the changes were not positive.  I don’t want to be an untrusting, angry person but that’s where I was headed.

Writing has always been cathartic for me.  After I finish writing this I am done talking about Donald Trump and this election.  Onward and upward.  But please indulge me and read this list of people that I have a problem with because of Election 2016.

The Blacks

Black Americans, or “the Blacks” as Trump likes to call us, overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton.  I’m proud of that.  The ones that I have a problem with are the ones that can vote and chose not to because they thought the two candidates were too similar.  I feel like Donald Trump made this a pretty easy choice for Black Americans.  He was endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan for goodness sakes.  If Black people were still confused about who to vote for after learning that I don’t know what to tell them.  If you’re a Black American and in doubt about a candidate vote against the person that is endorsed by the Klan.  DUUUHHHH!

I also suspect that there are a lot of Black men that were not comfortable supporting a woman in a role that does not involve cooking, nurturing or being a bimbo.

Women (Particularly White)

I don’t ever want to hear another word from American feminists (White women do most of the feminist griping in this country).  I don’t want to hear about how women make less than what men make for the same work.  I don’t want to hear about how the U.S. needs government sponsored maternity leave or how American companies need to be more family friendly.  These morons had the opportunity to elect a smart, dignified woman to the presidency but instead they decided to elect a man that has a history of abusing women.  Pardon my language but **** these h@#$.  They don’t deserve anything better than what they already have.

The Upper Midwest

Donald Trump is no champion for American labor or manufacturing.  Donald Trump has hired illegal immigrants to work in his casinos.  His products that are sold at Macy’s are all made overseas.  The steel that is used in his construction projects comes from China not Pennsylvania.  He became a household name in the early 2000s for firing people on his reality show.  But that didn’t stop the rust belt from voting for him on Tuesday.

Just as the American auto industry is trying to recover the idiots of the Rust Belt those idiots vote for the party that is vehemently anti union and collective bargaining.  I have always tried to support American workers by buy American cars.  But if the autoworkers don’t give a damn neither do I.  My next car might be a BMW.  I hope they enjoy working for minimum wage.

The State of Missouri

Missouri has been my home since 1998.  It took some getting use to but I have grown to like the place.  My problem with Missouri has more to do with the Senate race than the presidential one.  We have a Senator named Roy Blunt that ran for re election.  He’s been a senator for about a generation.

Some of you may remember a few years ago that an unpleasant incident occurred between two young men, one an officer and one a civilian in a town called Ferguson.  The officer shot and killed the civilian which ignited a race riot in the town.  I live in Missouri and I never saw Roy Blunt make a statement on the news about the initial incident or the subsequent riots.  I checked his website and social media pages and he made no comment.

How in the hell are you a Senator with a race riot going on near on of the major cities in your state and the country and you have nothing to say?  Did he realize what was going on?  I hear Blunt doesn’t even live in Missouri.  Did he not care about the situation?  It seems that way to me.  Or maybe Roy Blunt is just that lazy.  Regardless, the people of Missouri heartily voted to let Roy Blunt maintain his position as senator.  I saw him on the news thanking the voters for their support.

Sanders Supporters

These people need to let go.  It’s like they have a fatal attraction to Bernie Sanders or something.  They would like to think that Sanders would have beaten Trump.  I don’t think he would have come as close to winning as Clinton did.  Bernie Sander is not as great as his supporters think he is.  To me Bernie Sanders has a lot in common with Trump.  They both made big promises without giving details as to how they were going to them a reality.  Free college is as realistic as Donald Trump’s wall that will be built on the southern border and funded by Mexico.  IT IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN!

It seems that the Bernie supporters voted for Trump or supported the third of fourth party.  Well that worked out great didn’t it.  I bet most of the protesters that are storming the streets of major cities are frustrated Sanders supporters.  I have no sympathy for them.  They should have been smarter with their vote.

Christians

Christians got under my skin more than anyone.  One would think that Christians would have been outspoken against Trump’s angry message.  You would think Christians would have a problem with Trump’s supporters forcibly pushing protesters out of convention halls and beating those with those with opposing views.  I expected Christian men to stand for women after learning about the “Grab them by the pu$$!” remark.  But that doesn’t seem to be the case.  Christians seemed to be comfortable with all of that.

Donald Trump said that he has never asked for forgiveness because he has never done anything wrong.  While he tried to quote a Bible verse he said Two Corinthians instead of Second Corinthians.  This should have made it clear that Donald Trump was not one of their own but so many of them continued to support him and his unchristian ways anyway.

I followed several Christian pages on Facebook and I was blown away by their hypocrisy.  By 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning they had messages saying that we need to unite as a country.  We need to unite as Christians.  We need to put everything behind us and look forward.  Bull****!  Unity is not what America voted for on Tuesday.  These pages never said anything about unity during the election and I don’t believe they would have said it had Hillary won.

Another popular sentiment was “God is in control”.  This was popular among Black preachers, gospel singers and the like.  Well if you go out side and lay down on the double yellow line on the busiest street in your town God is in control but something bad is going to happen because of your stupidity.  Use the brains God gave you people.

Well that’s it.  I could go on but I’m tired of this whole thing and the word Trump drives me nuts.  I hope the first act of legislation that Congress passes after Trump is inaugurated is to change our national anthem to “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.  God bless you all.  God bless America.