Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What I've Learned

1. Before you know it...Time Has passed you by.

2.You have to accept the fact that you will never be good enough for some people.

3.Whether you are good enough for some people is either going to be your problem or theirs...It is totally up to you.

4.You learn a lot more by what people do as opposed to what they say!

5.You gotta try to dismiss the logic and the loudness of the haters...It's inevitable that whatever you do..it's coming.

6.Each day you live, you find out that there are soo many things you really didn't know.

7.I know that when I die ,I'm going to miss a lot of cool things about living....

8. When I die,I'm going to miss meeting my grandchildren's significant others, their children and a lot of cool people who otherwise never crossed my path, but what are you going to do...That's just life.

9.At some point you run out of excuses and have to create some solutions to your problems.

10.Falling down is a part of life...Getting back up is living...

Peace!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Weekend Humor


A Yankee lawyer went duck hunting in eastern North Carolina. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly gentleman asked him what he was doing. The lawyer responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, I'm going into retrieve it."

The old farmer replied. "This is my property, and you are not coming over here."

The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the U.S. and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything! "

The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do things here in North Carolina. We settle small disagreements like this with the NC Three-Kick Rule."

The lawyer asked, "What in the hell is the NC three-Kick Rule?" he asked.

The Farmer replied. "Well, first I kick you three times and then you kick me three times, and so on, back and forth, until someone gives up."

The Yankee attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old southerner. He agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the city feller. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy work boot into the Yankee lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees. 
 
His second kick nearly wiped the man's nose off his face. 
 
The barrister was flat on his belly when the farmer's third kick to a kidney nearly caused him to give up.

The Yankee lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his feet and said, "Okay, you old redneck southerner, now it's my turn."

The old North Carolina farmer smiled and said, "Naw, I give up. You can have the duck."


Everybody have a kick ass weekend and holiday!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Continuing Dialouge (Ferguson)


Gone Fishin

Hey folks...I took a little break...The news has been pretty heavy and I've been in a dark place for awhile... I'll be back tomorrow with something..Everybody needs a little break from time to time.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Mother's White Priviledge


If we are ever going to get past this thing called race in America and truly have a Post Racial America..We are going to have to have an honest dialouge....Both sides...Black and white and include others...Latinos, Asians, Native Americans and others..We've all got to discuss what scares us , what annoys us and be honest....and mor eimportantly forgiving....

It's the only way we can move on.....

This letter I'm going to share with you was brought to my attention by my wife, who more than any other person is responsible for this blog you are reading even existing...

It's a fantastic and eye opening article called a "Mother's White Priviledge"-

As the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri show us, America's racial tensions didn't disappear when George Wallace backed down from the schoolhouse door. Dr. King didn't wave a magic wand, and we never got together to feel all right. White America remembers this at ugly flashpoints: the Rodney King beatings, the OJ Simpson trial, the Jena Six, Trayvon Martin's death.

White America recoils in horror not at the crimes -- though the crimes are certainly horrible. It's not the teenagers gunned down, the police abuse, the corrupt trials. It's this: at these sudden, raw moments, in these riots and demonstrations and travesties of justice, White America is forced to gaze upon the emotional roil of oppression, the anger and fear and deep grief endemic to the black American experience. Black America holds up a mirror for us.
And white America is terrified to look.



To admit white privilege is to admit a stake, however small, in ongoing injustice. It's to see a world different than your previous perception. Acknowledging that your own group enjoys social and economic benefits of systemic racism is frightening and uncomfortable. It leads to hard questions of conscience many of us aren't prepared to face. There is substantial anger: at oneself, at the systems of oppression, and mostly at the bearer of bad news, a convenient target of displacement. But think on this...

I have three sons, two years between each. They are various shades of blond, various shades of pinkish-white, and will probably end up dressing in polo shirts and button downs most of the time. Their eyes are blue and green. Basically, I'm raising the physical embodiment of The Man, times three. The White is strong in these ones.
Clerks do not follow my sons around the store, presuming they might steal something.
Their normal kid stuff -- tantrums, running, shouting - these are chalked up to being children, not to being non-white.

People do not assume that, with three children, I am scheming to cheat the welfare system.




When I wrap them on my back, no one thinks I'm going native, or that I must be from somewhere else.

When my sons are teenagers, I will not worry about them leaving the house. I will worry -- that they'll crash the car, or impregnate a girl, or engage in the same stupidness endemic to teenagers everywhere.

I will not worry that the police will shoot them.

If their car breaks down, I will not worry that people they ask for help will call the police, who will shoot them.

I will not worry that people will mistake a toy pistol for a real one and gun them down in the local Wal-Mart.

In fact, if my sons so desire, they will be able to carry firearms openly. Perhaps in Chipotle or Target.

They will walk together, all three, through our suburban neighborhood. People will think, Look at those kids out for a walk. They will not think, Look at those punks casing the joint.

People will assume they are intelligent. No one will say they are "well-spoken" when they break out SAT words. Women will not cross the street when they see them. Nor will they clutch their purses tighter.

My sons will never be mistaken for stealing their own cars, or entering their own houses.

No one will stop and frisk my boys because they look suspicious.

My boys can grow their hair long, and no one will assume it's a political statement.

My boys will carry a burden of privilege with them always. They will be golden boys, inoculated by a lack of melanin and all its social trapping against the problems faced by black America.
 

For a mother, white privilege means your heart doesn't hit your throat when your kids walk out the door. It means you don't worry that the cops will shoot your sons.
It carries another burden instead. White privilege means that if you don't school your sons about it, if you don't insist on its reality and call out oppression, your sons may become something terrifying.




Your sons may become the shooters.
This post originally appeared on Manic Pixie Dream Mama

I applaud this woman's honesty...I found her article fascinatingly honest...More honest than I am accustomed to hearing and reading from white commentors on Social media...Not that there aren't people like this woman around...but their voices too many times get drowned out by the crazy and the ignorant....

I love this woman's honesty and I pray that more people who really see it the way it is begin to speak out...and not just to me...but to their friends and relatives....

It's time to move toward a true post racial America...A race war or civil war has no winners...only losers....We could be so much better united than we are fragmented and seperated!


Weekend Humor

A chicken farmer goes into a local tavern, takes a seat at the bar next to a woman, and orders a glass of champagne. The woman perks up and says, "How about that? I just ordered a glass of champagne, too!" 

He turns to her and says, "What a coincidence. This is a special day for me, I'm celebrating." 

"No kidding? This is a special day for me, too, and I'm also celebrating," says the woman. "

"What a coincidence," says the man. 

They clink glasses and he asks, "What are you celebrating?"  

"My husband and I have been trying to have a child. Today, my gynecologist told me I'm pregnant!"she said gushing.

  "What a coincidence," says the man. 

"I'm a chicken farmer. For years all my hens were infertile, but today they're finally fertile." he said.

"That's great," says the woman. "How did your chickens become fertile?" 

 "I switched cocks," he replies. 

"What a coincidence," she said.


Everybody have a super groovy weekend!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Smear Is On (More from Ferguson)

The more I read about the situation in Ferguson, the more angry,frustrated and totally dis-illusioned I am becoming...Some idiot Police Commander put up a post saying that this man, Ron Johnson, the state policeman assigned to take over and restore order in Ferguson was shown throwing up gang signs...Immediately, other idiots...Most of them white,I hate to say who know nothing about Black culture and don't care to began echoing the same sentiments...Without getting any facts.

Nothing could be further from the truth...

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson,shown in the photo above, the highway patrol captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson Missouri, was photographed making hand signs that some quickly thought were gang signs. The thing is, they were actually hand signs for the black fraternity Johnson has been part of, Kappa Alpha Psi.The same Fraternity that I am also a member of and have been a member of for some 34 years...

The Washington Post's Soraya Nadia McDonald in a post published early on Wednesday pointed out that the hand signs Johnson had been making in photographs some thought were gang signs were actually fraternity hand signs.
Soraya wrote:
To reiterate: Capt. Johnson is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, a black fraternity that was formed in 1911 at Indiana University in Bloomington, and the hand sign you see in the pictures below is a Kappa greeting. The Kappas are part of the Divine Nine or the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the nine historically black fraternities and sororities that include Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Iota Phi Theta, none of which are gangs.

The idea that Johnson was actually displaying gang signs seem to have been rooted in a CNN iReport post that, as the Post points out, seems to have been taken down. But the idea that Johnson was a member of the Bloods or some other gang still gained momentum on Twitter.

By Wednesday though people started to point out the confusion.

This type of thing is done on purpose....The people that print these half truths know what they are doing...They have no value at all for that kid's life..(.or that man's life...)They could care less about his parents...All they care about is protecting that cop, even thought they know his story doesn't make sense.....

Think about it...For the sake of an argument...Say I just boosted some stuff from a store...What is the last thing I'm going to want to do?   Answer-Have any kind of confrontation with a police officer....

They want you to believe that Mike Brown lost his damn mind last week..He stole some cigarellos and on a humbug his next move was to grab an officer and try to take his gun from him and to pummell him....Where would the thought come from that that was a good idea enter anyone's mind?

They don't even care that this story makes no sense...They know that a great majority of non-thinking people will believe this...They always believe the worst about black males...

I'm personally tired of this horse shit...That's right..I said it... This situation makes me cuss more and more everyday....(And I promised my mother after I retired from the military that I was going to clean my mouth up of that bad habit I picked up...) but I can't help it...If you have any common sense...There is no way that this situation doesn't outrage...

There are many out there who could give a damn about my life, but my life certainly means something to me..I certainly give a damn about it, whether they do or not...There are entirely too many Mike Brown's ,Eric Garners, Jordan Davis's, Trayvon Martins...and I could go on...The next one might be just 28 hours away...

And those they don't outright kill, They smear and kill their reputation like they did my frat brother....No one is safe...

I'll stop right here...I'm cussin mad....What I write next, wouldn't be printable or very nice!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What They Saw

This thing going on in Ferguson, Missouri involving Michael Brown is disturbing me deeply...

An 18 year old young man is gunned down by a Police Officer...Who is then put on desk duty...and paid ,while his identity is kept a secret....

Then after much badgering , the man's identity is released along with a video of the victim ,18 year old Micheal Brown shoplifting cigarellos...The fifty cent package of little cigars from a store...

The smear campaign is on...In other words...Make the victim look like a criminal so you can justify his death...They did this with Trayvon and they are doing it again...

If you can..Watch the whole video...You'll see that Mike Brown actually paid for the cigarellos and that he may or may not be stealing something else...He has a brief conversation with someone in the store and is seen shoving the person...

Here is where it gets cute...Neither the store manager ,nor the employee says that they called in a report of a robbery!

There is no record of any robbery being called in...So minutes later when Mike Brown and his friend ran into the police officer identified as Darren Wilson...He knew nothing of any altercation or robbery...So releasing that video was cute, but has nothing to do with went down...

Here are some eye witnesses, shown above and what they say happened..Five ,mind you,  five eyewitnesses in the Michael Brown shooting case have come forward. All five witnesses had distinct vantage points: One person was with Mike Brown during the incident, one woman was inside her car, another woman observed the incident from her apartment balcony, one man was inside his apartment and another man was standing outside.

None of the eyewitnesses in this group—except for two—actually knew each other prior to the shooting. They could not have imagined that their lives would forever be intertwined as a result of what they allegedly witnessed that sunny afternoon in Ferguson, Mo.

Let's start with Dorian Johnson, Mike Brown's friend, who was with him when it happened... Johnson recounted the chilling confrontation. He said that a police car pulled up alongside Brown and him, and the officer—who has been identified as Darren Wilson—allegedly told Johnson and Brown to “Get the fuck on the sidewalk.”

The two men told the officer that they were only minutes away from their destination. Johnson said that Officer Wilson backed up his car and asked Brown and Johnson what they just said. Johnson claimed that Officer Wilson then tried to open his car door but the door ricocheted off of Brown’s body and closed again.
 
Johnson said that Officer Wilson then pulled Brown through the car window by his neck, and Brown began to try to pull away. Johnson said that Wilson shot Brown during the scuffle, and Brown managed to break away from Wilson’s grip. Brown and Johnson then began to run away from the police vehicle.
 
Johnson said that Wilson got out of his car and began to shoot at Brown while Brown was running away. Brown then stopped, put his hands in the air, turned around and pleaded with the officer to stop shooting, since he didn’t have a gun.

Johnson said that Wilson continued to fire several more shots before Brown’s body fell to the ground.

Then there is Tiffany Mitchell, who was visiting her employee in a nearby apartment complex.
Ms.Mitchell had never met or seen Michael Brown or Dorian Johnson. In fact, she’s not even from the area and was on her way to pick up an employee when the incident occurred.

During an interview with MSNBC, Ms.Mitchell said she was driving when she saw the confrontation at the point when Brown and Wilson were wrestling through the window. “Brown was pushing, trying to get away from the officer,” Ms. Mitchell explained, “and the officer was trying to pull him in.”
 
Ms. Mitchell’s and Mr. Johnson’s versions of events match up from that point on.

 A shot was fired, and Mike Brown broke away and started to run down the street away from the police car. Mr. Mitchell said the officer then got out of his vehicle and started to pursue Brown, all the while shooting at him.

“Michael’s body jerked as if he were hit,” Tiffany Mitchell said. “Then he turns around and put his hands up, and the officer continued to walk up on him and shoot him, until he goes all the way down to the ground.”

Then there is Piaget Crenshaw, the woman who saw the incident while standing on her apartment balcony.

Piaget Crenshaw was the employee that Tiffany Mitchell was coming to pick up. She was standing on her apartment balcony and saw Mike Brown running away from Wilson.
I witnessed the police chase after the guy—full force,” Ms.Crenshaw told local news reporters in Ferguson. “[Brown] put his arm up to let them know that he was compliant and that he was unarmed, and they shot him twice more, and he fell to the ground and died.”
 
Piaget Crenshaw explained to reporters on the scene, “[Brown] was running this way, but his body is laying this way because he turned around to tell the police that he was unarmed.
“He didn’t have no weapon on him at all,” she continued. “They killed this boy for no reason, and there should be justice about this.”

Next you have Emmanuel Freeman, who reportedly tweeted about the shooting right after it happened...His tweet has since been taken down...but he basically says what the other three said that Mike Brown was running...Turned around and said something to the effect that he was not armed...Raised his hands and was still shot several times...
Six in all, the autopsy shows.

A man, who preferred to speak on condition of anonymity, told Fox2 News that he and Mike Brown had seen each other right before Brown went to the convenience store. The man said Brown told him that he was “feeling some bad vibes” but that the “Lord Jesus Christ” would help him through it. The man said that Brown said he’d return to continue their conversation after making a stop at the store.

Approximately 25 minutes later, the man heard gunfire and looked up and saw a man, who he didn’t know at the time was Mike Brown, “staggering and running.”
 
The man said that Brown put his hands up and started screaming, “OK! OK! OK! OK! OK!” The witness claims that the police officer didn’t tell Brown to get on the ground or anything.
 
He just started shooting,” the man continued, estimating that the officer shot Brown six or seven times after he turned around to seemingly surrender. “There’s no way you can justify it.”

No way you can...but I'm sure the Ferguson Police Department is working on it...These eyewitnesses may never get their day in court and because they are all African-American and young people, they are going to be discredited and branded liars and criminals themselves....This is how the game works...Remembered how they bullied Trayvon's girlfriend??? 

If any of these young people is anything less than a saint and a straight A. student, well that's going to be used to destroy their credibility....That's how the game is played..

Anyone still think this is Post Racial America?? And that Race doesn't play a part in these things?? That race had nothing to do with this?? Ask Eric Garner, Ask Sean Bell,Ask Jordan Davis, Ask Trayvon Martin and I could go on and on...

There are Mass Murderers like the Batman shooter in Denver, who shot up that movie theatre, killing 23 people, who was taken into custody...(He was armed mind you) without incident...and yet a Black kid may or may not have taken a 50 cent pack of cigarellos and he winds up dead????

Where they do that at?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014




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