Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Can you believe this?)

As if you thought politics couldn’t get any crazier. I just heard that Kanye West is now in the running for President of the United States? At least marijuana stands a great chance of being legalized should he win. What would possess him to even consider running for President? For those of you who have not heard the story, here is an article:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/07/05/what-would-kanye-west-have-to-do-to-launch-a-late-white-house-bid/24546652/

The deep part about all this is the fact that there are people out there who will probably vote for him. For those who remember a while back Kanye was a huge supporter of Donald Trump. He wore the MAGA hat while the cameras were rolling when he visited Trump. Listening to Kanye talk now is troubling. He says things that sound like a man who has been neglecting his medication. There is already more than enough drama dealing with the regular candidates we have. I don’t think we need more. I can DEFINITELY tell you that if Kanye runs he will not get my vote nor my support. Will he get yours? I can’t even consider this a serious run, but hey, anything can happen. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Brett Jolly with Verdine White, from Earth, Wind and Fire

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Check out this website for women)

Throughout the years, I have heard so many stories from different women. They have talked about inequality in their fields, bad relationships with men, uncertainty about who they should date and so on. In fact, I used to advise many women on issues that were important to them. I was told on several occasions that I should be a psychologist, but after many years I decided to create a website instead. This site is not completely finished yet but it is getting rave reviews so far from those who have checked it out. It is “dedicated to the emotional needs of women” and the site is WWW.Love-notes.com (Please make sure to put the hyphen (-) in the middle). On this site women can shout out their feelings to the world. They can talk about anything they want (but no personal names, please). Women can hear about the concerns of other women and even offer advice to them. This site also spotlights great accomplishments of other women. There is also a modeling spotlight page (complete with pictures, of course). Also, there is a special feature on the page as well for women accomplishing great things. You can actually write a personalized song (or music video) and have it sent to your desired recipient “WITH YOUR NAME IN IT.” Our experts will help you write your song with your own intricate personal details written in it (In the style of music that you choose) and if you have any personal video we will actually put the two together for you so that you can create your own personalized music video. This is fun and unique, and no one else is doing it. You should try it out for yourself. Also, there is poetry, and something called “mannerisms.” Mannerisms are comments that you make “about men.” You can say anything you want about them, good OR bad (but no personal names, please… We are not trying to get sued). The great thing about this site is that it is still VERY new and expanding with even newer ideas and concepts. Please feel free to check it out for yourself. Again, the name of the webpage is WWW.Love-notes.com. Even though this site is designed for women, it makes sense for men to check it out to see what women are saying. In other words, this is for everyone. Men can learn a lot from women, and hopefully it can make some relationships even better. Post your topic for discussion and be prepared for the feedback you will get. As I said, the site is very new for right now but it is about to be fully launched soon. Improved communication is needed for us all to grow. Hopefully this site will help supply it. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

WWW.Love-notes.com

Make sure to put the hyphen (-) in the middle

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (What to do this summer with everything closed)

This summer feels so different. A lot of things are closed, even though some things are opening up here in Philadelphia. The problem is that nothing is the same anymore. Some places here are allowing you to come inside to dine, but you have to wear a mask. How can you eat wearing a mask? You can’t go to a movie. They are closed. You can’t do an activity like bowling because they are closed as well. You can’t go to a concert because they have been outlawed. So what is there to do? Good question. I have heard so many contrasting opinions on the virus that I now don’t believe any of it. I do happen to know that when I breathe in good air it feels great. I talked to my kids and we plan to go to the beach. Yes, I know that we are supposed to steer away from large crowds, and that is exactly what we plan to do. We will go on a day where the beach shouldn’t feel as populated, and we will try to keep our distance from most people. The air there should be great to take in as we walk close to the water. We were there a couple of weeks ago and actually saw a dolphin in the water. It was great. If you cannot make it to the beach, then sometimes it is good to just get in your car and take a ride. I do this a lot (mostly because I am bored). Of course, I also love to write and record music in my studio. Since I cannot play anywhere (with the exception of church on Sundays) I may as well make the most of my idle time. Whatever you do this summer, please don’t just sit alone and do nothing. You can find fun things to do if you just look for them. The summertime is supposed to be a fun time, even during a pandemic. Of course, it is always great to be cooped up with someone special during this time. Unfortunately I haven’t been that blessed yet. Make something happen, and enjoy life. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Jill Scott in concert with Brett Jolly behind her on bass guitar

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Why does it seems as if the President is contributing to his own demise?)

Donald Trump says he pays attention to everything. He also said he never kids. If he is so alert, then why are all these things happening? Let’s start with reopening the economy. Trump pushed for an early reopening of the economy, which many states followed him and did. Those states have now seen a spike in corona virus cases and many of them have had to close back up again since then. If Trump was aware this would happen then why did he push so hard for it? Next is this Russia deal with bounties being placed to kill Americans in Afghanistan. Trump claims he never had a valid briefing on it, so he never gave it serious consideration. Does that mean that he heard about it and simply chose to ignore it, or does that mean that his people did a poor job of disclosing the information to him? Either way it does not look good. How is it that the New York Times can get this information and Trump’s people can’t? Next is the video that Trump released on Twitter. In the video, there is a man shouting out the words “White Power” loud enough for anyone to hear clearly. Trump’s press secretary claims that Trump didn’t hear this shout out and took the video down after 3 hours. If Trump pays attention to everything, then how could he possibly miss this? Also, has he ever condemned those remarks yet? I am just asking. If he never kids (like he said he never does) then was he serious about using Ultra violet rays and disinfectant to cure the corona virus disease? It seems that each time Trump speaks he says something that hurts his campaign even more. Biden has not had to say much of anything, because there is no need to. Biden will have his moments where he will fumble some of his words, but at least he knows when to keep quiet. It seems like Trump’s worst enemy is “himself.” Trying to shut down Obamacare when so many people are sick from the corona virus? Does this seem smart? Protecting statues of confederate heroes during a time of massive unemployment and sickness? Slowing testing during a huge spike in corona virus? You may think that all of this makes sense for a presidential candidate. I am not convinced at all. Whether you agree or disagree, Trump is practically killing himself with his own words. If this continues then he will practically “hand” Biden the presidency. How can he “NOT” see that? People still have the right to support him if that is what they feel. I don’t want to take from that at all. Vote for who you want, but everyone needs to get out to vote. I am hearing people say that Trump created the best economy in the world. This just doesn’t feel like it to me. If he can’t control his own words out of his mouth then why should anyone think he can control our nation? Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Anthony Hamilton, Bill Withers and his daughter in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (People are asking if Trump would possibly step down?)

I don’t think that anyone truly knows the answer to this except for Trump himself. I do know that when Obama first started running for President Trump was also in the running, and then he quit (for his own personal reasons). If we are going to look at things realistically, his numbers do not look good at all right now. Of course, that could change drastically in the next 4 months. We could examine what went wrong, but for what reason? Everyone already knows what’s wrong with his campaign and what needs to be done to fix it, but the principle problem here is Trump himself. Here is one view of his campaign:

Trump is a man of ego. I don’t think anyone can (or will) deny that. He believes that he is the greatest man for everyone and everything. I know that people with depression often think the same way. They can’t stand to be viewed as anything less than perfect. They take credit for everything good and they deflect criticism to others. You can make your own determination on him, but he is what he is. If he would stop talking so much that could help, but that is not the way Trump does things. The biggest problem here is that the Republicans keep trying to find ways to justify the things he does and says, and that may doom them as well. In my honest opinion, Trump will NOT drop out of the race. He will probably claim that the election was rigged or someone cheated, but he will never take any blame for his demise (should it happen). Of course, the election is still 4 months away, so anything can happen during that time to revive him. It may not even be necessary to campaign against him. If Biden doesn’t say a word until November Trump’s own rhetoric will probably destroy his campaign. For example, the video that Trump recently posted with one of his supporters chanting “White Power” was removed after 3 hours. Trump claims he never heard the chant but you could hear it clearly on the video. On top of this, Trump never refutes the claim that the supporter said. This is troubling. Of course, right now this is only opinion, but things need to change for Trump to get 4 more years in the White House. You know things are going bad when even Fox news is saying so. Let’s see if this can (or will) change in the next few months. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish the very best that life has to offer.

Estelle in concert (in the background) with Brett Jolly on bass guitar

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Something very disturbing, and I sincerely hope this is not true)

I have posted a lot of things about our President. I don’t like to bash anyone over anything, and I don’t like to falsely accuse people either. There is a story out there that says Trump was briefed in March about a bounty issued to the Taliban to kill American soldiers. This bounty was allegedly put out by Russia, and there was a claim that Trump did absolutely nothing about it. Of course, everyone denies the claim. I honestly hope that this is nowhere near accurate. For those who have not heard the story, here is the link:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/29/veterans-group-rips-traitor-trump-over-russian-bounties-to-kill-us-soldiers/24540294/

Vladimir Putin, the leader of Russia, seems to have a control type of relationship over Trump. Even John Bolton, who worked with Trump before leaving, said the same thing. It was even alleged that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help get Trump elected. Trump said that he was never briefed on this situation. I would love to see “proof” on this. If this happened, then this would be the lowest point of Trump’s Presidency. I would love to believe Trump, but he lies so often that it makes it difficult to tell if he is ever telling the truth (and no, I am not being mean spirited towards him, I am just telling things as they are). There have been a lot of things heaped on Trump lately, and we need to be fair to him. If this didn’t happen, then Trump should not be accused of this. Until some proof comes out, I refuse to give it credibility. Let’s see what else pops up regarding this situation, and let’s all pray that this isn’t true. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Frankie Beverly singing with Brett Jolly on bass guitar

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Here we go “again”)

This showed up on the internet news. This is a story about an officer pulling a Black woman from her car, placing his knee on her neck after pinning her to the ground, and then tasing her “twice.” This video is hard to look at, but the good thing is that this time the lady is still alive. The officer did get fired for using excessive force. Here is the story:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/26/fired-miami-police-officer-charged-for-putting-knee-on-black-womans-neck/24537823/

I understand that police have difficult jobs to do. I understand that while in the midst of an arrest you can’t always remember to do your job “by the book.” However, if you are a police officer, then you need to make sure that your training is up to par. If you don’t know what to do, then don’t attempt to do it. People’s lives are at stake from your actions. I don’t need to say a whole lot more about this incident. Just check out the story and see for yourself. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

The late singer Gerald Levert in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (What incentive does he have for saying this?)

I read this and thought it was “so inappropriate.” President Donald Trump tweeted videos of Black men killing White people and then wanted to know why White people don’t protest more about this. My very first thought was “WHY is he doing this?” For those of you who are not familiar with the story here it is:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/23/trump-retweets-videos-of-black-men-attacking-white-victims-asking-where-are-the-protesters/24533714/

After careful thought on this I came up with my own assessments. First, it is truly my belief that he is really trying to “divide the country” rather than unite it. Think about it. If he can turn White people against Black people then this could benefit him at election time. Killing and racial injustice is wrong NO MATTER WHO DOES IT. I don’t think anyone disagrees with that. Trump likes to speak without thinking first. It gets him in a lot of trouble and it makes his adversaries uncomfortable trying to come up with explanations for his behavior. The more they try to explain his actions, the more attention they bring to what he said. Trump’s ratings are so low at this point that the more he talks the deeper his campaign gets stuck in the mud. I don’t think anyone has to say anything negative about him any more. The more he talks the more he seems to implicate himself. If I were him I would think that the best chances of getting back in good graces would be to simply “shut up.” Of course, we all know he won’t do that. Also, he needs to understand that he has been the President for over 3 years. I think it is about time that he stops blaming everything that goes wrong on the “past administration.” It is now getting to the point where everything he once said as President is being used again him (including things he puts on his Twitter account). Even Twitter is now having difficulties containing the nature of his tweets. This Daily Thought is not designed to change anyone’s political support. Those who have supported him will continue to support him, and I respect that decision. However, I have literally had enough of this. Trying to incite White People to protest against Black People signifies how weak he is becoming to me. The rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma was a huge failure on the attendance front. Maybe this is a sign that he (and his supporters) need to pay attention to. Joe Biden may not seem as sharp sometimes when it comes to leadership, but he seems like a very good man with honest intentions. I’m sorry, but with everything that is coming out (and I have the feeling that more will be coming soon) I just can’t feel the same way about President Trump. I am tying to keep an open mind on this, so I would love to hear anyone’s view of this. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Brett Jolly and Robin Roberts from Good Morning America

Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (A story that I think everyone should read)

To get the true essence of what we have been dealing with lately you have to know all opinions. Some people’s opinions are very one sided, but there are still others out there who believe in equality for everyone. A perfect example is this case right here. Please take a minute to check it out:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/23/man-wronged-in-past-by-police-saves-officer-from-burning-car/24533172/

This story is a truly touching one for me. This man has been wrongfully accused by police for crimes he never committed. Yes, he is a Black man. However, instead of harboring anger and resentment towards the police for what had been done to him, he found compassion in his heart to rescue a cop from a burning car. Anger and hate only fuel negativity. In order for us all to endure we have to think of ourselves as one human race. I saw a post the other day that I thought was insightful. What if this corona virus stays with us until we all view each other as equals? What would happen? Leave politics out of this. No matter who is in charge this is all about us…..collectively…. I hope this story gets you to think. I’m sure I would have done the same thing…. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Olivia Newton John, Brett Jolly an Amy Skyy