Friday, March 6, 2015

Weekend Humor

FOR TWO YEARS A MARRIED MAN WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH AN ITALIAN WOMAN.

One night, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money to go to Italy and secretly have the child. He said, if she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18, and also pay for college. She......agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born.

To keep it discrete, he told her to simply mail him a post card, and write ''Spaghetti' on the back in the message area. He would then arrange for the child support payments to begin. 

One day, about nine months later, he came home to his confused wife.
''Honey'' she said, ''You received a very strange post card today.''

 
He said ''Just give it to me and I'll explain it later.' '

 
She gave it to him and then watched as her husband turned white, then fainted after he read the card. 


ON THE CARD WAS WRITTEN: SPAGHETTI, SPAGHETTI, SPAGHETTI, SPAGHETTI, SPAGHETTI. THREE WITH MEATBALLS, TWO WITHOUT. PLEASE SEND EXTRA SAUCE!!!


Everybody have a groovy weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring is just about Twenty Days Away


Hurry Up Spring...I can't take much more of this winter!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Is Anybody Surprised?

The Justice Department released their report on the Ferguson Police department yesterday....This unfortunately will have no bearing on the Michael Brown case....

A Justice Department civil rights investigation has concluded that the Ferguson Police Department and the city's municipal court engaged in a "pattern and practice" of discrimination against African-Americans, targeting them disproportionately for traffic stops, use of force, and jail sentences. 

The probe is the result of an investigation ordered by Attorney General Eric Holder after the police shooting that killed Michael Brown last summer. 

Among the findings, reviewed by CNN: from 2012 to 2014, 85% of people subject to vehicle stops by Ferguson police were African-American; 90% of those who received citations were black; and 93% of people arrested were black. This while 67% of the Ferguson population is black. 

It seems  that in 88% of the cases in which police the Ferguson police reported using force, it was against African-Americans. During the period 2012-2014 black drivers were twice as likely as white drivers to be searched during traffic stops, but 26% less likely to be found in possession of contraband. 

Blacks were disproportionately more likely to be cited for minor infractions: 95% of tickets for "manner of walking in roadway," essentially jaywalking, were against African Americans. Also, 94% of all "failure to comply" charges were filed against black people. 

The findings in the investigation were made public Wednesday, and the Justice Department is expected to pursue a court-supervised consent decree that requires the city of Ferguson to make changes to its police and courts. 

According to the findings, reviewed by CNN, African-Americans were 68% less likely to have their cases dismissed by a Ferguson municipal judge, and were overwhelmingly more likely to be arrested during traffic stops solely for an outstanding warrant by the Ferguson courts. 

The investigators found evidence of racist jokes being sent around by Ferguson police and court officials. One November 2008 email read in part that President Barack Obama wouldn't likely be President for long because "what black man holds a steady job for four years."

Another jokes that made the rounds on Ferguson government email in May 2011 said: "An African American woman in New Orleans was admitted into the hospital for a pregnancy termination. Two weeks later she received a check for $3000. She phoned the hospital to ask who it was from. The hospital said: ''Crimestoppers.''

I have a question to ask....Is anybody surprised at  these findings? Anybody that is ,is pretty naive...People that live in St. Louis and that part of Missouri have long told me how racist that area is...I am not surprised...
Now in light of this climate...Is it no surprise that Michael Brown was gunned down by an officer who made up a story that no sensible person could possibly believe and got off scott free....

This report won't he;p Michael brown, won't get him any justice...Won't even remove the racist element from the Ferguson Police department..Essentially this report will do nothing...Unless it inspires that 67 percent of the population to get organized and to vote these people out of office and replace them with good people..I don't care what race they are...just better people than what you have right now...

If they aren't moved to action...then this report meant absolutely nothing.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What I've Learned


1. Nobody is as bad as the worst thing they've ever done..

2.Forgiveness is truly divine.

3.Keeping your cool is a virtue

4.Small Heroes, people you may not read about in the media or in history books change history everyday.

5.Change has often begun right in your neighborhood or surroundings...

6. A Good Idea always catches on.

7.Telling the truth is a great gift to have ,because not many people have it.

8.My grandmother always said that no matter what a man has done...He can get up in the morning,put on a clean shirt and they'll still call him "Mister"....Not the same for women....Unfair yes...but true!

9.Dig Deep enough and you'll always seperate the truth from the Bullshit!

10.Resilience is a virtue


Peace!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Morning Meditation






But God....


Saturday, February 28, 2015

R.I.P. Anthony Mason

 (1966-2015)


If you're a true sports fan as I am...and a basketball fan as I am in particular...You awoke this morning to the news that former New York Knicks power forward, Anthony Mason has passed away..from the effects of a heart attack he suffered a few weeks ago...

I always loved this man's game...Even though he often was bruising my beloved 76ers....He played in a different era...A different time...Back when the Atlantic Division of the NBA was Tough..The Celtics, the 76ers and The New York Knicks were perrenial locks to go to the playoffs and possibly the NBA Finals..

It was bruising , in your face , street playground basketball at best...and nobody personified it more than Anthony "Real Mase" Mason....

Anthony Mason, a bruising power forward who personified the gritty Knicks of the mid-'90s, died early this morning. He was 48.

Anthony Mason had suffered a massive heart attack earlier in the month as I said.

"Mase" played 13 seasons in the NBA with six teams but is best remembered for his days with the New York Knicks. After playing abroad and in both the CBA and USBL, Anthony Mason had brief stints with the Nets(before they were Brooklyn) and Denver before being signed by Pat Riley, who admired his rugged style and his play making ability. Along with Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley, he helped give the Knicks of the early ’90s one of the most physically imposing front lines in NBA history.


"He was as tough as they come,"his friend and former team-mate Charles Oakley told the News.

"First I want to think all those who offered prayers and well-wishes for my Father, our family really appreciates it," his son, Anthony Mason Jr. said in a statement.

“Overnight New York City and the world lost a legend, a friend, a brother... but more than anything our father, Anthony Mason,”Anthony  Mason Jr. continued. “As you all would expect our father - Big Mase - put up an incredible fight, dealing with severe heart issues. I'm wishing this was something else I was writing, but Pops we've got to let you know” ‘we love you and know you'll always be with us. ‘”
“I ask at this time that you respect our family's privacy with regard to questions as our family takes the time to mourn,” Mason Jr.’s message concluded.

Yes...I need time to take this all in myself.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekend Humor

A man goes to his doctor complaining about migraines.

His doctor tells him, "I also suffer from the same ailment. Every time I get one, I give my wife oral sex. When she has an orgasm, she tightens her legs around my head which gets rid of the pain. You should try it sometime."

Two weeks later on a return visit, the patient tells his doctor, "You know Doc..Your suggestion worked and I'd like to tell you that you have a very nice house."


Everybody have a super groovy weekend!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lester Holt's Prime Time Audition


This is a damn shame....For a long time I didn't know that Lester Holt was Black....Nothing that he did wrong..It's just that when I was watching him on Television he seemed so light that he might go either way...
Now I know that he is black...

I also know that in wake of the Brian Williams debacle....Lester Holt by default has become the face of NBC Nightly News...

Lester is the man on the spot..He is sitting in the anchor chair of "NBC Nightly News" for the next six months after the suspension of anchor and managing editor Brian Williams.Lester Holt will initially be working seven days a week, an NBC official told Journal-isms on Wednesday.

Lester Holt, is the all-purpose substitute at NBC News, will continue this week to anchor "Dateline" on Friday, and anchor both "Weekend Today" and the weekend "NBC Nightly News,"(Get it Les!) the official, who (naturally) did not want to be further identified, said by telephone. Lester Holt's workload henceforth has yet to be determined, the official said.

Lester Holt told "Nightly News" viewers Wednesday what most already knew....


About halfway through the broadcast, Holt followed a piece about snow in Boston by saying, ''Now to the story many of you are talking about tonight and one that not only hits close to home but in our home,'' Holt said, Matt Wilstein reported for Mediaite. "He went on to announce Brian Williams' suspension and read statements from NBC News president Deborah Turness and NBC Universal Chairman Steve Burke, before offering some thoughts of his own.

" 'If I may, on a personal note say, it's an enormously difficult story to report,' 'Holt said. ''Brian is a member of our family, but so are you, our viewers. We will work every night to be worthy of your trust.' "
Wilstein continued, Williams' "supposedly temporary departure from the anchor desk has left Holt with an 'enormously difficult' task. He has not been named as Williams' permanent replacement, but is being tasked with restoring the trust the long-time anchor squandered for NBC News with his actions. . . ."

Lester Holt was initially ignored in the first wave of coverage during the Brian Williams scandal, in which Brian Williams admitted exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq. Media writers and watchers began to assess him as it became apparent that he would be sitting in the anchor chair of the most highly rated evening news program for six months — and maybe longer.

"Consider the next six months an audition for Lester Holt, the weekend anchor who will now substitute for Williams in his absence,' " Politico's Dylan Byers wrote Tuesday night, after the announcement of Brian Williams' suspension. "Meanwhile, the execs at Comcast/NBC will be hard at work considering an alternative replacement if Holt can't sustain the ratings. Possible anchors include both Today show co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. . . ."
 
David Bauder, media writer for the Associated Press, agreed Wednesday that viewership will be key. "With 'Nightly News' atop the ratings for almost all of Williams' decade-long tenure as its lead anchor — and back into the 1990s with Tom Brokaw — Lester Holt will be watched closely to see if he can maintain that lead," Bauder wrote. "If he can, that may lessen NBC's desire to bring back a more costly anchor with doubts cast on his trustworthiness."

African Americans and other people of color have a special interest in rooting for Holt. He would be the first African American in the weekday chair on a permanent basis since the late Max Robinson sat as one of three co-anchors at ABC from 1978 to 1983.

"NBC made a wise decision making Lester Holt the anchor of the nightly news," Bob Butler, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, told Journal-isms by email on Wednesday. "I have known Lester for most of my professional career. He is a solid professional with tremendous skills. I am very pleased that Lester is getting this promotion. I know it may only be temporary but no one is more deserving."


If African Americans speak up for Lester Holt and win, it wouldn't be the first time. "Chicago viewers may recall Holt from his 14-year run as news anchor at CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2," Chicago television writer Robert Feder recalled for readers (accessible via search engine). "His hiring there in 1986 was part of a settlement with Operation PUSH that ended a 10-month black viewer boycott triggered by the demotion of Harry Porterfield, then the station' only black anchor. Holt left CBS 2 to join MSNBC in 2000. . . ."
Critics on the media beat have been muted in their discussions of Lester Holt's prospects.
David Hinckley wrote Monday in the Daily News of New York:

"Lester Holt has played many roles for NBC News this century, but nothing anywhere near as big as the one he tackles Monday night: trying to keep the 'NBC Nightly News' competitive and credible until the Brian Williams firestorm and jokes subside.

"Holt's primary task is to reassure viewers that NBC News, the organization, has separated itself from the inconceivably foolish 'conflation' blunder that led Williams to say Friday he's taking himself off the air for a while.

"Based on Holt's 15 years at NBC and 18 at CBS before that, no one now at NBC is better qualified to accomplish that mission.

"He's a solid journalist, a proven big leaguer.



 Let's be for real...Brian Williams isn't coming back...He's been suspended for six months without pay...In that period...NBC and their lawyers are going to buy him out and find a way to quietly seperate themselves from him.....This is a prime time to audition Lester Holt...and get America used to him....I'm rootin for Lester!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

No Justice And Certainly No Peace(of mind)

Trayvon Martin has been dead for three years this month...And his memory is still being spat upon...Today he was failed again by that blind lady named "Justice.."

 The U.S. Justice Department said yesterday that it will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012.

The department said it had not found sufficient evidence that Zimmerman intentionally violated the civil rights of Martin, 17.

The announcement comes as the Justice Department also investigates Darren Wilson, a police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August.

Both incidents sparked nationwide outcry from civil rights advocates who have pressured the Obama administration to press charges against the two men for acting on racial bias.

Thursday will be the third anniversary of Martin's shooting.

"Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man's premature death necessitates that we continue the dialog and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.


And all of that means what?  A whole lot of nothing..

A source familiar with the investigation said it has been clear for some time that there would be no federal charges against Zimmerman. The justice department's civil rights division has been investigating for more than two years.

Zimmerman claimed he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Martin in the chest during a confrontation in a neighborhood in Sanford, Florida, after following and stopping the teenager because he thought he was suspicious.

In 2013, he was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

A spokesman for Martin's family earlier said they were meeting with Justice Department officials on Tuesday.

Zimmerman's attorney, Don West, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

You know my wife had no faith from the beginning that the Federal Government would do anything about this... I assured her they would...I was wrong...They did nothing about Dan Wilson and Mike Brown in Ferguson and I don't expect them to do anything for Eric Garner and Tamir Rice either...

If this was a drug case or computer porn or income tax evasion...The government would charge you regardless of race with a quickness...but a trigger happy cop killing a black boy, a wanna be cop shooting a black boy, a cop who went above and beyond and choked a black man and you get blank stares...

There is an idiot troll who comments on these type of posts that I write from time to time and accuses me of being a grumpy and racist old black man....It's hard to not be in a bad mood if you are black when you look at these cases of blatant disregard for Black life...That is if you're intelligent..He and people who think like him expect us to just take these events on the chin and be quiet...

Not gonna ever happen here.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Powerful Statements At The Oscars

The Struggle is Universal...The Struggle goes on!

Monday, February 23, 2015




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