Hurricane Irma is on its way to the Southeast. Weather pundits (professional and fake) think this will be a doozy. I don’t believe it personally, but I’ve been wrong before. Whatever happens to Charlotte I will personally be okay. Because I have “means” and can be mobile if I need to escape a natural disaster. Some folks can’t say that. During these times, those are the ones I feel for the most.

And here we go…

Good luck, Gen. Kelly
Omarosa Manigault has the easiest job in America. She is the Kiki Shepard to Donald Trump’s Steve Harvey. Her official title is director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration. I know you’re scratching your head trying to figure out what that means. From what I can tell, they only bring her out on special “ethnic” occasions. The rumor of the week involved the White House chief of staff having her in his sights for firing. What I don’t understand is this. How does he even know where her office is?

Trump, the dealmaker
President Trump making deals with Democrats? I’m still waiting for someone to yell “Sike!” Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer finally get a win under their belts. And Trump gets to look like he’s a congenial dude. Republican leaders McConnell and Ryan were the only people who walked away sad. The exact word Republicans used was “shell-shocked.” I guess they didn’t read Trump’s book, The Art of the Deal. This deal is good for the folks in Houston because they need disaster relief ASAP. But it does raise the national debt ceiling…again.

Blame it on the Boogie
You ready for the latest twist on why Colin Kaepernick is sitting at home on the couch. It’s his Girlfriend’s fault! Apparently, Nessa Diab’s twitter finger cost her man a gig with the Ravens. She took a photo with Ray Lewis hugging team owner Steve Bisciotti and split-screened it with another photo. The other photo is from the movie Django Unchained. Samuel L. Jackson’s character (A Slave) is hugging Leonardo DiCaprio (His Master). I know that NFL players have done far worse on social media. But it’s not really about that at the end of the day. I guess next week it will be his barber’s fault that he’s not signed.

Making lawyers great again
Trump is being sued for his plan to put the kibosh on DACA. The suit is filed by 15 states and the District of Columbia. Fifteen attorneys general are suing Trump. Ten more states and that’s half of America. With Trump being sued every week/month/quarter/year, and Trump Jr. being questioned by politicians and special investigators, I wonder why law school entrance rates are so low. The Trumps made being a journalist fun again. I’m sure they could do the same for the law profession.

Courting the white vote
Kimberley Paige Barnette, mayoral candidate in our fair city of Charlotte, made news this week for being honest. The first-time candidate wrote the following on her Facebook profile: “Republican & Smart, White, Traditional.” Some of her beliefs involve only attracting higher-income people to Charlotte. Because “they’re going to have the most money to be able to spend in our economy.” In an interview with the Charlotte Observer, she told them that she was “a good decision maker.” The Amazon warehouse associate is hoping that word of mouth will help garner her votes. I have a prediction for how well she’ll do in the primary. I see her scanning a lot of packages in the future.

Founder and publisher of Qcitymetro, Glenn has worked at newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and The Charlotte Observer.