It would be nice if we could get from post to post, week to week without some senseless shooting making headlines. My heart goes out to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as well as the Dallas police officers who were shot and killed while protecting the free-speech rights of folks protesting the shootings from poorly-trained, biased and/or prejudiced law-enforcement officers.
Last year, I moved to a suburb of Atlanta that's more diverse than any place I've ever lived. The community make-up consists of immigrants from Mexico and Central America, Blacks, Whites, Asians and Muslims. These are my neighbors and the good folks I interact with on a daily basis. I use the same philosophy in my life that I instill for this website:
Whether you’re gay, straight, black, white, pink or purple, Party Favorz has no boundaries and everyone IS welcome here.
I don't know how you teach folks to not hate others because of their skin color, gender, sexuality or even religion because it starts at home and comes from within. Then again, my parents often employ this subtle "dog-whistle" of racism from time to time, though they'll deny it because they don't recognize it. How I was able to escape that is beyond me but it likely had to do with leaving home right after high school and moving to Austin, then Dallas and then Atlanta. I prefer large cities with a variety of cultures and experiences because it makes life much more rich.
Party Favorz was started during an election year, when Obama and Clinton were neck and neck in the primaries. It was heated and contentious but ultimately, Obama won out.
Now, we are at the cusp of a new presidential election where our only two (realistic) choices are Clinton (a truly dis-honest and self-serving career politician) and Trump (a narcissistic, racist, misogynist, bottom-feeding POS who acts like a 12-year old bully). While I want change in this country and wouldn't vote against my own self-interests by casting a vote for Trump, I'm happy to give Clinton four years to prove her worthiness and if not throw her ass out on the street if she can't produce.
Sadly, working with a Congress that's comprised of representatives from heavily gerrymandered districts that in no-way reflect the makeup of the constituency of the states has proven to be impossible. These are the pro-gun, anti-abortion, anti-gay, pro-religion nut-sacks that literally hold the country by its balls.
If you want change, start at the local level, then state and then national. Get involved, run for office, volunteer and make your voice heard; most importantly, get out and VOTE! That's the only way REAL change will come to this country.
Now, let the music play.
Queen - We Will Rock You (Basement Freaks Certified Block Party Banger)
Louis The Child & Icona Pop - Weekend (SNBRN Remix)
Cash Cash feat. Fitz of Fitz & The Tantrums - Broken Drum (Extended Mix)
Ariana Grande - Into You (7th Heaven Club Mix)
Demi Lovato - Body Say (Craig Welsh Remix)
Little Mix feat. Sean Paul - Hair (Wideboys Summer Flex Extended Mix)
Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo - Close (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Remix Extended)
Spankers feat. Timeka Marshall - Cock It Up (Paolo Ortelli & Luke Degree Edit)
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance (Erick Decks Club Rework)
Lee Dagger feat. Bex - Drink The Night Away (David Noakes Remix)
Corona - The Rhythm Of The Night (Supervixen Club Mix)
DJ Antoine feat. Akon - Holiday (Giuseppe D. vs. Silver Bluff Remix)
ZAYN - Like I Would (Dave Aude Extended Mix)
Rihanna - Needed Me (Cosmic Dawn Remix Explicit)
DJ Hardwerk feat. Akon - Tell Me We're Ok (Robbie Rivera Club Remix)
Fedde Le Grand - Keep On Believing (Zilverstep Extended Mix)
Billie Ray Martin - The Glittering Gutter (Dave Aude Extended Mix)
Martin Solveig feat. Tkay Maidza - Do It Right (Club Mix)
Promise Land & Luciana - Rebound To The Beat (Extended Mix)
David Guetta feat. Zara Larsson - This One's For You (Stefan Dabruck Remix)
Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson - Tears (Wideboys Remix)
P!nk - Just Like Fire (Amice Remix)
Twenty One Pilots - Ride (Faethoms Remix)