Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekend Humor

A Favor
I know I haven’t known you very long and I shouldn’t be asking you for this so soon, but I really need it badly.

I haven’t had it for a while and I can already feel it going in good and hard and coming out nice and soft.

If you would do this for me no one would ever know.

I am sure you can satisfy my needs and I’d be very grateful if you would.

I am very desperate and I need your help.

You must think by now that I have a lot of nerve but I can feel my tongue wrapping around it and sucking out all the juices until it’s very dry.

I am not going to beat around the bush any longer so..

Do you have a piece of gum?

Get your minds out of the gutter....Have a groovy weekend!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Once Again ( Things Don't Add Up)


While we are still waiting to see if the parents of the slain Mike Brown will get justice in Ferguson ,Missouri and Officer Darren Wilson will at least be indicted , there is yet another troubling slaying of a young Black man in nearby St.Louis ,Missouri that just won't go away...

It seems that An independent autopsy has shown that the St. Louis teen, who was shot by an off-duty police officer moonlighting as a private security guard, was hit six times in the backs of his legs.

That would be Vonderrit Myers...In the photo above.

An autopsy shows that 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr., who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer earlier this month, was struck eight times, including six shots from behind, according to the forensic pathologist who performed the independent procedure Thursday. 

Dr. Cyril Wecht told reporters at a news conference that the autopsy suggests that Myers was running away from the officer when he was shot, which matches earlier statements from witnesses who claimed that Myers was fleeing the scene when the officer opened fire, the Associated Press reports.

According to AP, Wecht, "who has investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey, [and] conducted the autopsy at the request of Vonderrit Myers Jr.'s family," also concluded that Myers was shot six times in both legs. A separate shot shattered Myers' femur, and the fatal wound was on the side of the teen's face.

"The evidence shows that the story we've been given by the Police Department does not match up," one of the Myers family's attorneys, Jerryl Christmas, told AP. "There's no evidence that there was a gun battle going on."

Police officials stated that on Oct. 8 an unnamed police officer, who was still in his police uniform as he moonlighted as a private security guard, saw three men standing. He made a U-turn to question the men, and he claims that they then began to run. The officer gave chase and got into a physical altercation with Myers.

I covered this story just a month ago..."Unrest in St. Louis" before all of the facts were released...


Police Chief Sam Dotson stated at a news conference that Myers broke free from the officer, pulled a gun and fired at him. Dotson claims that Myers fired three shots before his gun jammed. Dotson also said that the officer returned fire, shooting some 17 times, AP reports.

St. Louis Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham conducted a preliminary autopsy, which, according to AP, found that "Myers was shot six to seven times in the lower extremities, with the fatal shot entering the right cheek. The final autopsy report hasn't been released."

After the news conference, police investigators served Wecht with a subpoena to turn over his autopsy report to a grand jury reviewing the case. A police spokeswoman told AP that any information and evidence regarding the independent autopsy would be included in the investigation for local and federal prosecutors to review.

Lab tests by the Missouri State Highway Patrol reportedly showed gunshot residue on Myers' hand, waistband and shirt, which police have stated is consistent with someone who has fired shots.
The unnamed officer's attorney, Brian Millikan, said the results from the independent autopsy don't discredit the police officer's version of the incident. "It's absolutely consistent with what the officer told the investigators from early on," said Millikan, a former St. Louis police officer. "There were no shots fired when [Myers] was running away. That's simply not true."

According to Millikan, the autopsy shows that Myers was shot in the backs of the legs, but the attorney claims that those shots occurred after Myers had been hit and was lying on the ground with the gun in his hand.

"He was propped up on his left elbow, and his legs were facing out at the policeman as he went down, but he was still holding the gun and pointing it at the policeman," Millikan told AP.
The shooting rubbed raw wounds that had not healed from the nearby fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of unarmed teen Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. According to AP, "a grand jury is expected to decide by mid-November whether criminal charges will be filed against Wilson."

And the racial beat goes on!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Whatever Happened to that Anti -Obama Law Suit?


Whatever happened to that Anti Obama Lawsuit that so many Republican lawmakers were so adamnant about?? Huh?

You remember we first learned back on June 24, That was more than four months ago, about the House Republican plan to file a lawsuit against President Obama. Two weeks later, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the basis for the case: the GOP would sue to implement an obscure provision of the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans don’t actually want to see implemented.
When the case was announced, congressional Republicans made it seem as if they were headed to court as part of a bold move to preserve our constitutional system of government against the tyrannical moves of a lawless presidency. But four months later, it looks as if Boehner & Co. got lost on the way to the courthouse.
Well guess what?? Josh Gerstein reports that the case hasn’t even been filed yet.
That's right...For all that talk and bluster...They never filed it...You know why? Because any judge in his right mind would throw that out of court with a quickness and have to go home for the day because he was laughing so hard!

 


"It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the federal courthouse just down the hill, but House Republicans haven’t managed to make that trip in the four months since they announced they’d be suing the president.
House Speaker John Boehner came out swinging hard last June when he announced that his chamber would take President Barack Obama to court. The suit, charging that the president grossly exceeded his constitutional authority by failing to implement portions of the Obamacare law, was billed as an election-season rallying point for aggrieved Republicans. But days before the midterms, the House’s legal guns seem to have fallen silent.
Lawyers close to the process said they originally expected the legal challenge to be filed in September, but now they don’t expect any action before the elections." said
Josh Gerstein.
 

Republicans not only won’t file the case, they also refuse to say why they won’t file the case – party officials refused to explain the delay when asked by Politico for comment.
I thought this was a constitutional crisis and the republic was in jeopardy because Obama overstepped his bounds. Now, they can’t even get around to filing it?” former Democratic House Counsel Stan Brand told Gerstein. “It, to me, emphasizes the not-serious nature of it.”
This arguably understates matters.
 
I just told you why they won't file this...They don't want to be laughing stocks...They know that there is no true merit to it.



 
Simon Lazarus and Elisabeth Stein had this striking report over the weekend:
When, back in July, Speaker John Boehner secured House authorization to file suit against President Obama for “changing the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law,” cynical Democrats derided the planned litigation as a “political stunt,” a talking point for the fall campaign playbook. But a report by the apolitical Congressional Research Service (CRS), completed on September 4, but never released by the member who sponsored it, nor mentioned in the press, indicates that the Democrats were not cynical enough.
Now, three months after the party-line House vote to green-light the lawsuit, no complaint has yet been filed. If this stretched out delay means that Boehner has actually redirected his sue-Obama gambit toward oblivion, the reason may be this unnoticed six week old CRS report.


The non-partisan CRS, which effectively serves as Congress’ in-house think tank, found that the case is built on a faulty premise and would not succeed. Lazarus and Stein added that the CRS was apparently requested by Republicans “to give some color of legitimacy to their charges of rampant presidential illegality.” When the findings offered proof of the opposite, Republicans buried it. “[T]he result validates the lawyers’ maxim not to ask a question when unsure of the likely answer,” Lazarus and Stein noted.
This GOP stunt was always rather pathetic. Now, however, the charade appears to be over.


 

As should have been obvious all along, Republicans were never serious about this litigation. GOP officials were so wholly invested in a ridiculous talking point – our rascally president has transformed into a dictator – they saw a lawsuit as a way to bolster a misguided public-relations campaign.
But it quickly backfired. The basis for the lawsuit was hard to take seriously; the case was going to cost American taxpayers money Republicans claim we don’t have; it actually motivated the Democratic base in an election year; the narrow focus of the suit only helped reinforce the belief that the entire p.r. push was a baseless sham; and even the Congressional Research Service told GOP lawmakers not to bother.
 

The “constitutional crisis” was an election-year mirage, touted by con artists. Republicans may go through with the litigation anyway – after the election, that is, once they’re no longer worried about a political backlash for their partisan antics – but as we were reminded a month ago, the case isn’t likely to go well.


It’s not too late for Boehner to concede this was a bad idea from the start. Republicans can save us some time and aggravation, give up on the case, and play some other silly game.
 
I'm sure they will!  Stay tuned!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekend Humor

Between 18 and 20 a woman is like Africa, half discovered, half wild, naturally beautiful with fertile deltas.

Between 21 and 30 a woman is like America, well developed and open to trade especially for someone with cash.

Between 31 and 35 she is like India, very hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty.

Between 36 and 40 a woman is like France. Gently aging but still a warm and desirable place to visit.

Between 41 and 50 she is like Yugoslavia, lost the war - haunted by past mistakes. Massive reconstruction is now necessary.

Between 51 and 60, she is like Russia, very wide and borders are unpatrolled. The frigid climate keeps people away.

Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Mongolia, with a glorious and all conquering past but alas, no future.

After 70, they become Afghanistan. Most everyone knows where it is, but no one wants to go there.


Hmmmm...Everyone have a groovy weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Keith's Favorite Quotes

An Amazing woman, An Amazing writer and one of my truly favorite quotes!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5 - 5 Facebook and Twitter Statuses People Need To Stop Right Now!

Haven't done one of these posts in a hot minute...

Here are five things people do on Facebook and Twitter that simply drive me crazy!

1.The Vague and Shocking post or tweet- Examples-“Going to the Hospital”, "Going to The Emergency ward" “Totaled my car” Look,If you’re going to the hospital or you have just been in any kind of automobile accident of some sort, you probably shouldn’t be making a status or tweet about it. This is certainly not a good way to tell your friends and family about something bad that has happened to you. If you’re well enough to post on fb or twitter, Chances are,you can make a phone call.

2.The Dramatic and Sudden Cliff Hanger...
Examples-"I'm so depressed" , "I'm so sick of people"..."I can't today..."Ugh".."FMl"
You obviously want people to ask  you what’s going on. About 5% of your Facebook friends and Twitter followers will die from curiosity and cave in to ask you what’s up, but the other 95% of us know you’re being intentionally vague for attention. It’s annoying. Stop it please.

3.The "Friend" Dump -
This happens on Facebook news feed a lot...Drives me up the fricken wall... Example- "
“Just cleaned out my friends list, if you’re reading this, congrats!”
Wow thanks, I’m so ..so friggen glad you kept me on your friends list so I can continue to read your pointless statuses. Silently Deletes. Silly rabbit...Tricks are for kids.

4.Too Many Damn Updates...
It's a minute to minute thing with you.....Examples-"Going to the toilet" ,Going to bed”, “Time for a shower”, “Laundry is so boring”..
Come onnnnnnnn...You're killing me and you are BORING!!! What is the actual point of this? Who are you talking to? There is a reason you have no "likes" and no comments on this status.

5.The Private Message- Example-"I sure wish people would stop talkin about me behind my back.."  "This is for my haters.."  , "See me in the street"
Oh shuttttt up already!  Why do you need to post it all over Facebook? or Twitter?? These statuses are clearly directed at someone in particular. Talk to them. Say it to their face!! This is a waste of my news feed.

In closing , all of us may have been guilty of one or more of these offenses...Now that you know better, Do better!

Monday, October 20, 2014

OOPS! (I lost 40,000 Registrations!)

Next time the Republicans want to justify Black and Latino people getting proper photo identification to stave off possible voter fraud...Just bring up Republican and Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp...

He seems to have uh, lost 40,000 registrations....I can't make this stuff up...

In September, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp expressed concern that too many minority voters were registering to vote for the November midterms and so he found it necessary to subpoena the records of at least one group working to register more Black and Latino voters.

Now he has gone and "lost" 40,000 voter registration forms handed in by one group..Coincidence???
My Grandmother always told me that there were few coincidences in this world.

According to an Al-Jazeera report, it’s a sentiment that the staffers at Third Sector Development are expressing. The nonprofit organization was on a mission to register as many black and Hispanic people in the state of Georgia as possible so that voter turnout for the upcoming midterm elections in November would be high. And they were successful at it, until they received word that about half of the applications they submitted for processing have gone missing in action. “Over the last few months, the group submitted some 80,000 voter-registration forms to the Georgia secretary of state’s office—but as of last week, about half those new registrants, more than 40,000 Georgians, were still not listed on preliminary voter rolls. And there is no public record of those 40,000-plus applications." according to state Rep. Stacey Adams, a Democrat,”


Al-Jazeera explained. But Secretary Kemp says "Hey, we're not doing anything differently." Sure they're not.

Georgia Secretary of State Brain Kemp explained that his office is not doing anything differently from how it usually processes applications.

 But some people aren’t buying his story, seeing as how he’s a Republican, and black and Hispanic people tend to vote for Democrats in most elections.

 Georgia Republicans have been raising eyebrows for some time now with regard to early voting and voter-ID issues.

One state Republican didn’t like how black and Hispanic voters had easy access to early-voting opportunities. They cut early voting, they've got horrible Voter ID laws, and now the Secretary of State has 40,000 less voter registration forms than were submitted. Jim Crow is alive and well in Georgia and surrounds, isn't it?

Seems like it to me... Now the question is...With four weeks left until the mid-term elections..What will be done about this?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Something To Think About


Dallas Hot Zone


You know last week Sarah Palin was quoted as saying that President Obama should "invade Ebola"   At first I thought this was a joke...I was giving her the benefit of the doubt that even she is not that stupid...but it turns out she did say that...She was however mispronouncing the name of some country and momentarily got it confused with the disease...

See, this is why education is important!

Sarah Palin not withstanding...Ebola...The Ebola Virus seems to be the hot story of the year and seems to be scare worthy...

Political leaders warned yesterday that there could be more cases of Ebola in Dallas in coming days, as this city continues to feel the consequences of a local hospital’s problem-plagued effort to treat the first case of the disease diagnosed in the U.S.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday that a second health-care worker had contracted the disease from Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man found to have Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Sept. 30. The nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, was among those who treated Mr. Duncan before he died Oct. 8.
 
At a news conference Wednesday morning, Dallas leaders sought to play down public fears about the spread of Ebola in the nation’s ninth-largest city, noting that all transmissions of the disease so far have been limited to health-care workers at the one hospital. But they acknowledged that more cases were now likely.
 
“It may get worse before it gets better, but it will get better,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said.
 
Another nurse who treated Mr. Duncan, Nina Pham, 26 years old, was also infected while caring for Mr. Duncan and is now being treated at the hospital, which said Wednesday that she was in good condition. Health officials and the hospital haven’t determined how she became infected, and have said she was wearing a mask, gown, shield and gloves when treating Mr. Duncan.
 
But the second case reinforced concerns about the safeguards the hospital had used to shield workers from potential infection as it treated a late-stage Ebola patient in an isolation ward, uncharted territory for a general American hospital. Seventy-five additional health-care workers who helped treat Mr. Duncan are now actively being monitored for potential Ebola symptoms.
 
A federal health-care agency said Wednesday it was reviewing allegations raised by a nurses union that the Dallas hospital mishandled Mr. Duncan’s case, putting patients and health-care workers at risk.
 
David Wright, deputy regional administrator for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Dallas, said it was “closely evaluating and reviewing” the allegations made by National Nurses United on behalf of what it said were an unnamed number of nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
 
The union, which doesn’t represent nurses at the hospital, released a statement Tuesday evening it said was made by the group of nurses, which described an atmosphere of chaos and changing safety guidelines among hospital staff as they treated Mr. Duncan.

The statement said Mr. Duncan was initially left for several hours in an area where other patients were present when he was first admitted to the hospital, even though he was a suspected Ebola case. Nurses also claimed that some nurses had to interact with him with insufficient protective gear, during a period when he had “copious amounts of diarrhea and vomiting,” and that hospital officials allowed nurses who treated Mr. Duncan to subsequently tend to other patients, the statement said.
 
“There was no event preparedness on what to do with the patient. There was no protocol. There was no system,” said Deborah Burger, co-president of National Nurses United. “The nurses were asked to call the infectious disease department.
 
"The infectious disease department did not have clear policies to provide either.”
Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer for the hospital’s parent company, Texas Health Resources, said in a news conference Wednesday morning that he couldn’t discuss the various claims made about what occurred during Mr. Duncan’s treatment. But he acknowledged that “it is clear that there was an exposure, sometime, somewhere.”
 
By dawn yesterday, in a scene now familiar to Dallas citizens, police and other officials were walking the neighborhood of the latest health-care worker to contract Ebola, preparing to decontaminate her apartment and letting neighbors know that someone living near them had tested positive for the virus.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county’s top elected official, pleaded Wednesday for people to support the hospital’s health-care workers, who are now anxious about the possibility that they too will contract Ebola.
 
“Like Nina Pham, this is a heroic person,” Judge Jenkins said of Ms. Vinson, adding, “I hope this community will rally around the human beings that are suffering.”
 
I hate to agree with Sarah Palin on anything...but maybe it's time the government mobilized and invaded EBOLA!




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