Monday, August 31, 2015

And We Are Still Marching

By Now you would have thought some things would have changed.....By now you would have thought that Black people would have learned a new tactic to deal with this racist cancer that is still growing in America.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekend Humor

This guy Trump provides so much humor!

Everybody have a super groovy weekend?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sympathy for The Devil

Yesterday morning I was at work , surfing the net while drinking my coffee and I happened upon the MSN news feed...It said "BREAKING NEWS:  Two reporters shot live on TV"...It kind of got my attention...Here was something different...but yet here was just yet another mass murder in a country that has had several this year.....Think the Charleston Massacre and the Theatre Shooting in Louisiana...and now this...

Surprisingly,like a lot of Americans...I have become numb to this senseless violence...Until about an hour later....My co-worker in the cubicle behind mine called me....She said "Hey Keith check this out."

There to my horror was a young , attractive Blond White woman doing an interview...If you looked downward you could see a gun aimed at her....It was obvious that she didn't see it...The next thing you know...Shots fired out...She looked like she was trying to run...but it was obvious, she was being lit up with bullets...Then you see the second victim fall and a ghostly image of the gunman firing at point blank at the cameraman....

Sounds like something out of one of my stories on my fiction and poetry blog, ESCAPADES (Shameless plug)

I'm thinking the killer is some deranged ,lone white male....Like in the other killings....I wasn't prepared for who the killer actually was...That gentleman in the photo above...Vester Lee Flanagan,also known as "Bryce Williams" on the air....A disgruntled former anchorman who had recently been fired from the same station that the two murder victims worked at and had unsuccessfully sued the station, claiming racial discrimination....

He had a history with both of the victims too....He claimed that the white woman once made racist remarks when she was an intern at the station....There is also a story of him having words with the cameraman too....All of this is a bit sketchy ..but one thing is true...He was a man at the end of his rope and he shot who he meant to shoot...

This wasn't random...this was personal......Unlike Jordan Roof ,who killed nine Black churchgoers who he had never met before....This guy knew both of his victims.....Which doesn't make either killings justifiable or any better...

The conversation is going to come up about gun control...AGAIN.....The politicians from both sides are going to pontificate and in a week from now when something else has topped the news, nothing will be done and nothing more will be said...AGAIN!....

They're going to talk about mental health...and how crazy people shouldn't have access to guns.....Does the man in the photo above look crazy?  He looks like and overweight middle aged ,middle class Black everyman.....And plus...He bought both of his guns legally!   So Gun Control???
For what???  He didn't have an illegal weapon...

Truth is....There really is nothing we can do...No warning we can get about these incidents...

Who was our killer?  What led to all of this?

Vester LeeFlanagan was hired by WDBJ7 as a multimedia journalist in 2012 and was fired in 2013.
"Vester was an unhappy man. We employed him as a reporter and he had some talent in that respect and some experience," a general manager at the news station said in an on-air interview. "He quickly gathered a reputation of someone who was difficult to work with. He was sort of looking out to people to say things he could take offense to. Eventually, after many incidents of his anger, we dismissed him. He did not take that well. We had to call police to escort him from the building."

According to reports, this wasn't Vester Lee Flanagan's first run-in with employees at a news station. In 2000, while working at WTWC-TV in Tallahassee, Fla., Flanagan filed a lawsuit alleging that "he and another black employee were referred to as 'monkeys' and that a supervisor once told him that 'blacks are lazy and do not take advantage of free money' for scholarships and economic opportunities," the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

His lawyer in that case was on CNN last night and she said that he was very upset about his treatment at that station....She won an undisclosed settlement for him in that case...but he was scarred....White people in this country have no understanding of how racism and discrimination scars and dehumanizes a lot of African-Americans....Latinos as well...They don't understand because they will never be the victims of it...

I am in no way trying to justify what this man did...but he clearly could have used some help,psychiatric and otherwise after this first lawsuit....

There are many Blacks...myself included , who are upset over recent events...Ferguson, Sandra Bland, The Charleston Massacre and other racially charged events......The frustration level of the average thinking African-American is at the boiling point at any given time in America....If you are not need serious psychiatric attention as Malcolm X so famously said once...

Take that frustration and add a little bit of mental unstableness and you have Vester Lee Flannagan aka Bryce Williams...

Again...There is no justification for murder....What he did was wrong and the fact that he filmed it and downloaded it on Facebook and Twitter was equally wrong and horrific....But we should be looking at what drives people to these acts of desperation....

Mental Illness is easy to say....But This guy was a functioning human being for 40 years...He had friends...He had family...Just like the two victims...He had people who loved him and are shocked that he could do something so horrific...He didn't start out like this...

Maybe we need to look at how we treat each other in this society.....I know what I'm writing is unpopular and will be viewed by some as justification for a killer...Sympathy for the Devil as you will...Believe's not....It's taking a look at a difficult solution that you can't legislate and you can't throw a pat label on....

We need to stop being lazy and be human!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Making Amends

Slavery....Not something I talk about on this blog...but as a matter of American History..Something that a lot of my fellow Americans would like to sweep under the rug...

America's dirty laundry....That elephant in the room whenever we talk about race relations in this country....The close to 400 year  enslavement of Africans and then the 100 years of disenfranchisement, segregation and mis-treatment their descendants....

Nobody wants to talk about that....People want to forget about it and they brand Black people like me who bring it up as racists....There was a troll who used to comment on this blog who called me a racist quite a bit...

Can I write any laws that keep anybody from having equal protection under the law, fair housing, equal access to public facilities, et al...No....So I am not a racist..I'm not even prejudiced...

But enough about me...Some White people in Rhode Island of all places are attempting to make amends for their state's history with the slave trade...

I gotta tell you...When you say Slave trade...the State of Rhode Island is not the first state that comes to mind...



Listen to this...One of the darkest chapters of Rhode Island history involved the state’s pre-eminence in the slave trade, beginning in the 1700s. More than half of the slaving voyages from the United States left from ports in Providence, Newport and Bristol — so many, and so contrary to the popular image of slavery as primarily a scourge of the South, that Rhode Island has been called “the Deep North.”

That history will soon become more prominent as the Episcopal diocese here, which was steeped in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, establishes a museum dedicated to telling that story, the first in the country to do so, according to scholars.
Many of the shipbuilders, captains and financiers of those slaving voyages were Episcopalians. The church, like many others in its day, supported slavery and profited from it even after the trans-Atlantic slave trade was outlawed and slavery had been banned in the state. Among the most notable Episcopalian slaveholders were Thomas Jefferson, who was active for some time in the church, and  surprise, surprise,George Washington.
Over the last decade, the Episcopal Church of the United States has formally acknowledged and apologized for its complicity in perpetuating slavery. Some Episcopal dioceses have been re-examining their role, holding services of repentance and starting programs of truth and reconciliation.
The Diocese of Rhode Island, like many others, has been slow to respond. But under Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely, who became the Episcopal bishop of Rhode Island in 2012, it is taking steps to publicly acknowledge its past.
They include the establishment of a museum focused on the trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery and the North’s complicity, as part of a new center for racial reconciliation and healing.
“I want to tell the story,” Bishop Knisely said, “of how the Episcopal Church and religious voices participated in supporting the institution of slavery and how they worked to abolish it. It’s a mixed bag.”
Other slavery museums — notably the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, La., and the Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston, S.C. — tell the story of slavery in the South. Some museums and historic sites touch on slavery in the North.
 But no museum is devoted to the region’s deep involvement, according to James DeWolf Perry VI, a direct descendant of the most prolific slave-trading family in the United States’ early years and a co-editor of a book called “Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites.”
He is helping to plan the museum and reconciliation center, which are still in the organizing and fund-raising phases. They are to be housed at the 200-year-old stone Cathedral of St. John, the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. Because of dwindling membership, the majestic but deteriorating cathedral was closed in 2012.
The idea for the museum and reconciliation center grew out of community discussions over what to do with the shuttered cathedral; it has gained new urgency in recent months as numerous cities have erupted in racial unrest.
We’re trying to move in concert with what’s happening around the country,” said the Rev. David Ames, who is helping to establish the center for reconciliation. “Events like the massacre in Charleston have really focused us on the dire need to improve race relations in this country.”
Diocesan officials have already begun conversations with the public, including African-American church leaders, about the goals of the reconciliation center.
While the cathedral is being renovated, planners have worked with local universities and organizations to sponsor speakers and programs that delve into racial issues. They have scheduled more forums for the fall at Episcopal churches throughout the state where slave traders once worshiped.
The museum, scheduled to open in 2017, will aim to illuminate the church’s role in the trade and the extensive but often-ignored history of slavery in New England.
The region’s economy was inseparable from the slave trade starting in the 1600s, when the earliest settlers bartered Native Americans they had captured for slaves brought from Africa. Later, merchants and suppliers who grew wealthy from the slave trade founded and endowed several Ivy League colleges; soon, Northern textile mills were humming with Southern cotton picked by slaves.
In a sign of how this history is only slowly coming to light, a ceremony was held Sunday in Boston, where the first slave ship in New England is believed to have arrived in 1638; a historic marker, to be placed later, will mark where it would have docked.
The ceremony Last Sunday was part of a larger project commemorating the two million slaves who died and the 10 million who survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Tiny Rhode Island played an outsize role in the trade, thanks to the state’s financiers, a seafaring work force and officials who turned a blind eye to antislavery laws.
While many slave ships were built in Boston, they were supplied, manned and dispatched from Rhode Island ports. Between 1725 and 1807, more than 1,000 slaving voyages — about 58 percent of the total from the United States — left from Providence, Newport and Bristol.
Those vessels brought more than 100,000 Africans to the Americas as part of the triangle trade. They traveled to West Africa carrying rum, which was traded for slaves. The human cargo was then transported to the Caribbean in the infamous Middle Passage of the triangle. There, the ships were emptied of slaves and loaded with sugar, which was brought back to Rhode Island distilleries to make more rum to take back to Africa and repeat the cycle.
They also brought slaves to the North, and they populated numerous households. By the middle of the 18th century, according to a report by Brown University, about 10 percent of Rhode Islanders were enslaved. (In 2003, the university, in Providence, began exploring and confronting its own deep ties to slavery.)
Bishop Knisely said his research had revealed shameful episodes in church history. For example, he said, when Quakers and Baptists in Newport began turning against slavery, some slave owners in those churches switched to the Episcopal Church, where they were welcomed and their slaveholding was not challenged.
“We sounded an uncertain trumpet,” Bishop Knisely said. “We were happy to receive their financial support. We allowed ourselves to be convinced by the prejudice of the time and didn’t speak out.”
In establishing the museum and reconciliation center, the church is working with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown and with descendants of the DeWolfs, a prominent Episcopalian family based in Bristol and the most prolific slave-trading family in the United States.
The DeWolf family alone imported more than 12,000 Africans. The profits from the slave trade by James DeWolf — speaker of the Rhode Island House, United States senator, banker, merchant, privateer and owner of numerous rum distilleries — were so vast that, according to newspaper accounts at the time of his death, in 1837, he was the second-richest man in the United States.
One of his descendants, James DeWolf Perry III (1871-1947), became the bishop of Rhode Island, the first bishop of the cathedral here and later the 18th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States.
The current generation of DeWolfs began digging into their family heritage a decade ago. One of them, Katrina Browne, a seventh-generation descendant of Mark Anthony DeWolf, the family’s first slave trader, organized a journey for 10 family members to trace their legacy from Bristol through slave forts in Ghana and old family sugar plantations in Cuba.
In 2008, she produced a documentary from the trip called “Traces of the Trade.” That experience led her and Mr. Perry, her distant cousin, to found the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery, dedicated to educating the public about the complicity of the entire nation in slavery and the slave trade.
The experience of seeing black audiences respond to a white family acknowledging these things — that’s a powerful starting point,” Mr. Perry said.
Before he began retracing the steps of his ancestors, “I had no idea just how bad my family history was,” said Mr. Perry, 47, who left an academic career to start the Tracing Center. Although he was appalled by that history, he nonetheless decided to name his son, who was born in March, James DeWolf Perry VII.
“I want my child to remember our family history, both good and bad,” he said. “I think this is how we need to approach our shared history as a nation, too.”
I applaud these people for what they are doing....There is no white person alive today who owned or imported a slave...but there are many who are reaping the benefits from their ancestors who did own slaves..This is just one step in making amends for this sad chapter in American History!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

New Zealanders View point

How About That?  He gets it, but many of our countrymen do not!

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Swindle

Everybody have a super groovy weekend~!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stevie Wonder

I saw Stevie Wonder yesterday....Yeah,I know...I usually talk about something political now of days on this blog...But I remember when I used to lighten up a bit and tell funny stories and talk about the good things in life....Every once in awhile..

Well this is one of them...I saw Stevie Freakin Wonder in a live thirty minute concert in downtown Philadelphia yesterday...I wrote on my facebook page yesterday-
"Stevie Wonder was awesome...He did five songs ("Love Is In Need of Love Today", "Contusion", "Hey Love" ,"Uptight,Everything is Alright" and "I Wish") and held a mini press conference....Just got back...I'm as wet as a fish...It's Hot in Philly today!"

Earlier in the day he  performed 5 Songs at Armory Mall in Washington, D.C. The free concert, announced by the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, took place at Armory Mall outside of RFK Stadium at 10 a.m. EDT.
Then he was here in Philadelphia from Three until Four and he headed for New York City's Central Park.....
Three cities in one day....He truly is the eighth wonder of the universe....
Made my day.....

Monday, August 17, 2015

R.I.P. Julian Bond

We lost a true warrior for civil rights this weekend!

Julian Bond came of age during that critical time in this nation’s history when winning equal rights for all took a great deal: a clear head, a big heart, a razor-sharp intellect, and a way with words.

Horace Julian Bond had it all. And he could wrap all of it up to create whatever was needed at the time – either a tool or a weapon, a poem or a sermon. He was driven by a commitment to make America better.

While a Morehouse-based member of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), helping to organize the Freedom Summer of 1964 and its massive voter registration drive in Mississippi, Julian Bond took to task the American public and President Lyndon B. Johnson.

We have learned through bitter experience in the past three years that the judicial, legislative and executive bodies of Mississippi form a wall of absolute resistance to granting civil rights to Negroes. It is our conviction that only a massive effort by the country backed by the full power of the President can offer some hope for even minimal change in Mississippi.” he

Those words came from a letter Julian Bond wrote on April 28, 1964 to one of America’s most inspiring writers, James Baldwin. He was writing to encourage James Baldwin to join a “jury” to hear “testimony” about Civil Rights violations from African Americans facing discrimination in employment, housing, and voting rights in Mississippi. Under a plan designed by SNCC and other members of the Council of Federated Organizations, the testimony would be presented to the President so he would be moved to create a government-sanctioned way to protect the Freedom Summer workers.

“The President must be made to understand that this responsibility rests with him, and him alone, and that neither he nor the American people can afford to jeopardize the lives of the people who will be working in Mississippi this summer by failing to take the necessary precautions before the summer begins.” He wrote.

Julian Bond’s letter to James Baldwin has entered the collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It will be used alongside similar documents to show how people like Julian Bond helped design and fuel the Civil Rights Movement.

Mr. Bond was so committed to helping us tell that story well, that he became a member of the museum’s Civil Rights History Project advisory committee. In that role he helped us land interviews with some of the most important workers in the movement; he also conducted two of the more than 150 interviews for this oral history project. One was with Lawrence Guyot, the director of the 1964 Freedom Summer project in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Julian Bond wrote his letter to James Baldwin in 1964 at the age of 24. Less than three years later he would be awarded his seat in the Georgia House of Representatives by a unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. Four years after that, in 1971, he would become the founding president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Nearly 30 years later, in 1998, he would take the helm of the NAACP serving as its national chairman for an astonishing 12 years.

Julian Bond has spent his life as a champion in the campaign for equality. Much of what we as a nation know about compassion and commitment, we have learned from Julian Bond, the people he emulated and the people he inspired. We are sad because he has left us. And we are deeply honored that we had him for as long as we did … to help us help America live up to her promises. We are better people because he walked among us for a little while.

Thank you, Horace Julian Bond. Thank you for everything!

You earned your crown....Rest in Peace good brother.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Weekend Humor

A man goes to a restaurant and is seated by an extremely sexy waitress.

When she asks him for his order he replies, "I'll have a quickie."

The waitress storms off angry.

After she regains composure she comes back and asks him once again what he will have.

He replies, "All I want is a quickie."

She can't control herself this time so she slaps him in the face...

"Heyyyyyyyy what the hell is eatin you?" says the man.

Another man ,sitting near him leans over and whispers,

 "Sir, I think it's pronounced ''Quiche'."

Everybody have a super groovy weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

As Tensions Increase

Ahhhh when does it all stop? When does it all end??  Another week and another suspicious killing of an unarmed Black man by police and another story that sounds snarky....

Christian Taylor, a 19-year-old college student who played football at Angelo State University in Arlington, Texas, was fatally shot by police responding to a burglary in progress at a car dealership, authorities said Saturday.

 According to Sgt. Paul Rodriguez, a police spokesman, police responded to a report that a suspect had used a car to break through the window of the Classic Buick GMC dealership. "The officers went and confronted him. There was an altercation. An officer discharged his weapon and struck the suspect," Rodriguez told the Star-Telegram.

Christian Taylor's family is in disbelief that the young man would commit such a crime.

 Clyde Fuller, Taylor's great uncle, told the Star-Telegram, "He was a good kid. I don't see him stealing no car or nothing like that," Fuller said.

I would like to give the police the benefit of the doubt here except that too many of these cases are piling up...

Here is the basic story of what occurred...

Officers were responding to a burglary call about 1 a.m. Friday in Arlington,Texas when they discovered someone had driven a vehicle through a front window of the Classic Buick GMC, according to a statement from the Arlington Police Department.
 The statement said police approached the suspect and a struggle ensued. At some point during the struggle, an officer shot Taylor.

Police identified the officer as Brad Miller, a 49-year-old who has been with the department since last September and who has been working under the supervision of a training officer since his graduation from the police academy in March. The police statement said Miller had no police experience before joining the Arlington police force.

(Naturally) He will be placed on administrative leave, which is routine in such cases. Independent criminal and administrative investigations, according to the police statement.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Christian Taylor, of Arlington. Taylor was a sophomore at Angelo State University in San Angelo.

The shooting comes amid increased scrutiny nationwide of police use of force, particularly in cases involving black suspects. Taylor was black. The race of the officer was not immediately known. How many times have I written this this year?

The case resonated on social media, with posts questioning the official account that Taylor was committing a robbery and asking why there was no video of the altercation. By Friday night, #ChristianTaylor was trending on Twitter.

Taylor's great uncle, Clyde Fuller of Grand Prairie, Texas, described Taylor as "a good kid" and said he didn't believe that Taylor was trying to commit a crime.
"They say he's burglarizing the place by running up in there? Nuh-uh. Something doesn't sound right," Fuller told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

It was unclear whether there was any video of the shooting. Police Sgt. Paul Rodriguez said Arlington officers have not been equipped with body cameras, and police said they haven't found any dealership security video that captured it.
The Star-Telegram reported that court records it reviewed showed Taylor was sentenced to six months of deferred adjudication last December on a drug charge stemming from a September 2013 traffic stop in which police reported Taylor was found with 11 hydrocodone tablets not prescribed to him.

 The case was dismissed July 14 after Taylor satisfied the requirement of his probation. He graduated from Summit High School in Mansfield, Texas, in 2014.

Angelo State officials said they were saddened to hear of the death of Taylor, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound defensive back.

"We're not familiar with any of the details because it happened away from here, but we'd just like people to know that we are sad and sorry for his family and friend," university spokeswoman Becky Brackin told the San Angelo Standard-Times.
In a Twitter posting, football coach Will Wagner said, "Heart is hurting."

Most White people will automatically say..."Thug", "he was a thug.." Black people will automatically not believe the official police report because as I said...Too many of these type of incidents are occurring and you can count on one hand the times the officer or armed citizen has been held accountable for their actions...If the black person has any blemishes on his /her can forget any justice occurring..

An arrest for Jaywalking is justification for shooting someone guilty of switching lanes without signalling or some other nonsense..It doesn't take much...

If the person is a Black male and he's over six feet...The killer need only say.."I was afraid for my life" and that is justification enough for his killing..

In Ferguson Missouri....It is the one year anniversary of the death of Micheal Brown...The 18 year old Black man killed by former officer Darren Wilson last year...
Protesters are out in force again....Truth be told, they have never stopped protesting...

Police arrested several protesters Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which continues to be a flashpoint one year after the high profile shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man who was shot by a white police officer. Officials declaring a state of emergency did not prevent further clashes between demonstrators and police during a second night of unrest in the embattled St. Louis suburb.

As night fell, dozens of protesters repeatedly defied police orders to stay off the street and stopped traffic on West Flourissant Avenue, the scene of riots and looting over the last year.

As further unrest marked the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown, some in the crowd, not far from the spot where he was shot, felt the awareness stemming from that incident has empowered them.
“They say what we are doing is excessive, but the death of Mike Brown brought an issue that has been swept under the rug to the light, so I like it, it’s powerful,” said a former Ferguson resident who goes by the name Mal Stiff.

“A lot has changed in the minds of the people like the minds of the activists, the protesters, the people who are really down with change. A lot has changed with them, like a lot of us have been awakened in a way we couldn’t even have imagined,” said St. Louis resident Tiffany Shawn.

But for as much change as Tiffany Shawn welcomes, she said some things have stayed the same.

Not a lot has changed with how the police are reacting to us, and are behaving with us. Not a lot has changed when it comes to that,” she said.

No it hasn't and as both incidents show...Race relations are at their boiling point in America....And no politician....Left or Right wants to honestly talk about it...The only people really talking about it are people like me on Blogs and Social media...

I'm preaching to the choir....Most if not all of my readers are African-American...And I know there are right wing bloggers who are only writing and speaking to like minded
white people...

Until we are talking to each other and honestly airing out our veiwpoints...Tensions will continue to boil and explode and both tribes will continue to retreat into their own bunkers....

No Solution in sight!


Monday, August 10, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Donald Trump Really?

I watched that Republican Debate Thursday night and all that was missing was some buttered movie popcorn.....

17 guys are running and 16 of em were scared to death of Donald Trump..a clown if ever there was one...At times I didn't know if this was a real debate or an episode of"The Apprentice".

The moderaters had more guts than the other candidates. Megan Kelly had more stones than all of those men...She went after Trump... but somehow I don't think... it worked. Trump unabashedly answerd all the questions truthfully(and showed how foul he really is) and came back with his own heat for Megan Kelly.

I really don't think FOX NEWS realizes that the Republican party of today is made up of hateful and spiteful mysoginistic men and self hating women who agree with Donald Trump especially about Rosie O'Donell who is liberal and gay..., So you know they hate her...(OR MAYBE THEY DO!) Further, most can see that this was a set up to boost Jeb Bush past Trump since Roger Ailles ,the station CEO is related to the Bush family...but it didn't work......Lawd Jesus...All I needed was some buttered popcorn and a Coke.

That was a real clown show....The sad thing is....This is where our politics have gone today....Performance and personality over real solutions and ideals.....

Beware the cult of personality!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Weekend Humor

(In Loving Memory of Trayvon Martin,Jordan Davis, Eric Garner, Sam Dubose, Sandy Bland, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown and I could go on....) Laugh a minute, but then think about it!

Everybody have a super groovy weekend...Stay safe...and alive!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Real(istic) Family Values

Yes..I saw the stupid(but well paid for ads) denouncing Planned Parenthood...and I wondered to myself...Why would these clowns, who are supposedly so pro life be against a plan that educates poor and inner city women and men on how to limit the number of children they have basically...thus keeping the welfare rolls down that these same Republicans claim are so full..?

It teaches the use of and the reason for contraceptives so that pre-marital sex and even marital sex wpn't lead to an unwanted pregnancy!  If they are so family values minded as they say....Then they should have been completely on board with this...This is real family values or should I say Realistic Family Values...we no longer live in the era where anybody can just have child after child...(Like the Waltons...) They can't afford it...Families should plan...Everybody has limited resources....Like I said..Realistic Family Values.

Yet these guys once again came up with yet another non-issue...since they've all but lost on so called Obamacare(The Affordable Care Act) and Gay Marriage... Planned Parenthood...Let's defund that, they said...

The Republicans' hoax video smear campaign failed; Planned Parenthood has won! Democrats stuck together (for once) and defeated the Republicans in a 53-46 vote that fell short of the 60 votes needed to proceed...It was frightening that it even got that close...

What will the Wingnuts rally around next?  It's frightening to even speculate!

Monday, August 3, 2015

What I've Learned

1.If you look at things after two years,it doesn't seem like much has changed...but if you look back after ten years, the whole world has changed...

2.We are all in a constant state of evolution.

3.You're a different person in every decade of your life.

4.To be a Butterfly, you have to first understand the worm!

5.We've all done things we'd like to take back....but in life..there are no do overs

6.I believe in Heaven....Have to have something to look forward to after all of this is over..

7.Good Genes is what really make you look good for your age...not much else!

8.I learned more about love and relationships after one ended badly....I was always better for the next girl.

9.Most women think that love and sex are inseperable or the same thing...Men know differently.

10.Here's something I learned....If you say to somebody ,let me tell you'll immediately turn them off...If you say..."Let me share something with you"...Then you got their attention,because you've made them a part of it.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weekend Humor

On the way home from work a woman stops at a pet store. She sees a parrot and immediately falls in love with it. She asks the salesperson, "Can I get the parrot?"

The salesperson replies, "Of course, but I do have to warn you the parrot lived in a Whore House. So he has picked up some colorful language."

The woman doesn't care so she buys the bird and brings it home.

Once home, she puts the bird's cage on a shelf and uncovers it. The bird says, "A new madam! Hello madam."

A few hours later her daughters come home and the bird says, "New girls! Hello girls!"

A few hours after this the woman's husband comes home and the parrot says, "Hi Tom!"

Everybody have a super groovy weekend!


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