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Hot Topic Happy Presidents Day to You, You, You, You, Not You, You
The View celebrates Biden’s first Presidents Day taking a look back at all of his appearances over the years. They show a lot of clips. I lost my dad to cancer and it suucckkss so I give Meghan a pass on that one clip. They say nice things.
Hot Topic Black History Month Willa Beatrice Brown
Willa Beatrice Brown was an American aviator, lobbyist, teacher, and civil rights activist. She was the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license in the United States, the first African American woman to run for the United States Congress, first African American officer in the Civil Air Patrol, and first woman in the U.S. to have both a pilot's license and an aircraft mechanic's license. She was a lifelong advocate for gender and racial equality in the field of aviation as well as in the military. She not only lobbied the U.S. government to integrate the United States Army Air Corps and include African Americans in the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP), she and Cornelius Coffey co-founded the Coffey School of Aeronautics, distinguishing it as the first private flight training academy owned and operated by African Americans in the United States. She trained hundreds of pilots, several of whom went on to become Tuskegee Airmen; the creation of the Tuskegee Airmen has been credited to Brown's training efforts. You can read more about Willa Beatrice Brown here.
Hot Topic Ex QAnon Tells Her Story
Inside the mindset of a typical religious believer who got sucked into the cult but was able to come to her senses
*For those who sneak a peak at my writeups, this one is real, not my usual sassifrass
This young mother from SC talks about how she got brainwashed into believing qanon conspiracies. It started out innocent. She was raised R and voted R but otherwise never thought about politics. She started seeing videos on tiktok, liking them, the algorithm fed her more and it spiraled. It started out low-key and plausible, she believed child traffic was real. She had never heard of qanon. The more she was fed via algorithms on social media, the more outlandish it got, but she was already sucked in. She has a 4 yr old daughter who was safe and fed but she realizes she was so brainwashed she was emotionally neglecting her daughter because she was obsessed with social media and the claims they told her. She stocked up and prepared for the inauguration fully expecting an apocalypse. Then watched Harris and Biden get sworn in, but nothing happened.
She says that if T45 had denounced the lies, denounced the fraud, she would’ve listened. After inauguration, she called her mom and was having a meltdown. She had prayed for there to be a sign, and felt the inauguration was an indication, and she couldn't process it all (I interpreted this as a moment when the lightbulbs went off and she realized how far down the rabbit hole she had fallen). Her mom said this must’ve been God’s plan that Biden be inaugurated, and we’re going to be fine. People said Obama was the anti-Christ and of course that was wrong, nothing bad happened. She said she has a lot people supporting her and who gave her a soft place to land, coming out of her brainwashed mindset. Her advice to others is that it’s ok to let go, and there are others in the group who are pulling away, and she doesn’t believe this new March 4th claim because it doesn’t make sense Biden would be Potus, then not be.
*the March 4th claims are why National Guard are still guarding the Capitol and fences are still up.
Hot Topic Josh Groban
Josh Groban is promoting his new album Harmony. Last year he was on a residency at Radio City Music Hall. This year he put on a virtual show for Valentines Day. He doesn’t set the mood with his own music for his sexy time. His new album is a mix of classic and new songs, talks about it. More talk about David Foster documentary and Groban’s connection to Celine Dion.
Hot Topic Sherri Shepherd
Sherri talks about her son who is 15 yrs old now. He asks the hosts to set him up with a 15 yr old girl. She doesn’t have a Valentine. She had a date with 58 yr old, tells story. She talks about staying healthy during the pandemic. Talks about Kyra Sedgwick coming to her comedy show. They share parenting advice with teenage sons. She is promoting her show with Kyra Call Your Mother and her podcast Two Funny Mamas. She has another show on Dish Nation, laughs about mixing her cohosts with Whoopi and Joy.
She was funny as Angie on 30 Rock
Ontd did you get more snow?
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