Wow! What a Week.

The Russians have been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee discovered the Russians were swapping out good pee for bad pee. However, the IOC will allow “clean” Russian athletes to compete under the Olympic flag. Russian officials manipulating rules to advance an agenda — I’m shocked!

We get it already
I don’t want to hear the media mention how young our city council is. I get it! The majority of council members are under 40 years old. So are the people who build the phones we use. Any new technology that comes out probably was created by someone under 40. Facebook was created by a kid in college. We have to get past the concept of leaders having to be older. Look at what we have in Washington, D.C., right now. See what old gets you?

Conyers 2.0
Congressman John Conyers Jr. is out. John Conyers III may be coming in. The older Conyers finally threw in the towel and is hoping that his son will take his spot. I didn’t know that we were running an absolute monarchy. But wait a minute; Michigan State Sen. Ian Conyers (John Conyers Jr.’s nephew) wants a crack at the top spot too. Conyers III has a possible rap career and might not be the right man for the job. He reminds me of Kwame Kilpatrick but more of a low-rent version.

Oh, Pat
Former Gov. Pat McCrory just doesn’t get it. He is still getting cussed out in town and at a pancake restaurant no less. I thought he would be smart and leave Charlotte as fast as I-85 could take him (well, at least until he hits that construction in Kannapolis). McCrory says his biggest failure was “not getting transportation on the bonds.” He needs his head examined. His biggest failure was forgetting that he was a moderate Republican. That’s why he can’t eat pancakes in peace today.

Bye Bye, Ro Ro
TV One cancelled Roland Martin’s news program due to budget cuts. The network that brought you “Born Again Virgin” is struggling to make bank. Reruns of “Friends” on NBC are still propping up the news department. Who really watches Al Sharpton’s news show on Sunday mornings? I do think that Roland airing at 7 a.m. was a huge miscalculation on the part of TV One. But if we don’t support these shows, then we have no one to blame but ourselves. Roland needs to pack his bags and head to the internet, where he can set his own rules. Network news is dying, so why keep staying with it.

J. Edgar Trump
The words Oliver North, Blackwater, private, “off the books” and Donald Trump in the same paragraph should scare the bejesus out of anyone. Imagine a network of spies who circumvent U.S. intelligence agencies to monitor enemies against Trump’s presidency. The problem I have with this is the fact that North is so 1980s. Don’t we have any spies willing to work against our government to save our government?

Such violence is uncalled for
This past Saturday a melee broke out at the ACC Football Championship game. Roger Fletcher from Rogersville, Tenn., was arrested at Bank of America Stadium for misdemeanor assault and battery. Will people write op-eds in the Charlotte Observer urging city leaders to stop hosting the ACC event…like they do every time something happens at the CIAA Tournament?