Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Coincidence Or What?


BLACK LIVES MATTER!!  DAMNIT!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

My Eigth Blogoversary!


Today makes eight years....Eight years since I began blogging....This...This was my first of three blogs...

And yeah I know...I always say this or something close to it.."Keith's Space" ...this little blog of mine was my introduction into the online world....

I published one three line post on that day and promised to come back with more posts in the coming year...2008.  I sure did...and I met other folks who also had blogs...Folks like Zack of "Go Zack" , who unfortunately, no longer publishes that blog...Mizrepresent , Eb The Celeb, Karrie B. , Pocohontaz, Ladylee, Don, 12Kyle, Southern Gal, Bored and Talkative, SLC and many many more...

People who like me, were finding their voices through this thing called Blogging... We helped get a President elected...(Twice) we shared our highs and lows....and we went on to become friends on both Facebook and Twitter...

 If not for this blog...I would not be in any of those domains... I owe it all to my wife... She had started a blog for our first grandchild  a year before....and had been begging me to start one of my own...I finally gave in and the day after Christmas, 2007...we sat down and she came up with the basic  design of this blog..(She has designed all of my blogs templates.)

We came up with a format...I said I wanted this blog to be about whatever was on my mind on any given day....I did a play on words of the popular social media format Myspace and came up with the name- "Keith's Space" and the rest is as they say...History...

By July of 2008, My blog was pretty popular,I was being added to people's lists and getting a lot of responses from all over the nation... So I created another blog..."Escapades" - Which features my poetry and Fiction and now also includes art, music and erotica....Serial Fiction and Short Stories....Two years later,I created "Good Foodie" my food blog...Not creating any more...Just having fun writing these three..

Was really thinking about quitting it all earlier this year or at least shutting down a few blogs...but I've discovered that I can't...I love blogging too much...It actually gives me a break from Facebook and Twitter...

Bet you don't hear anybody say that much....

I still have some readers...some who comment....Most who lurk...but I don't care...I love to write and I'd write if nobody commented or lurked...That's how much I love writing and the freedom this medium called blogging gives me...

So...Until my electric is cut off or my internet service...which ever comes first...I am here..with this and all of my blogs!

-The Maverick of All Bloggers!

KEITH!

Friday, December 25, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

While We laughed At Steve Harvey...Sandra Bland got killed again!

Yesterday...Social Media, Twitter,Facebook,Instagram, Tumblr and Blogs were all a buzz with the story of Comedian and Ms. Universe host, Steve Harvey's monumental gaffe at the Ms. Universe pageant.. He crowned the wrong Ms. Universe..

Naturally...The jokes came...The crazy memes..(that I'm still being tagged with) and of course the racism...

Almost immediately...a number of people from Colombia...began calling him a "dumb nigger:, a stupid nigger,.a monkey...et al and chiding him for reading the wrong woman's name...Ms. Colombia instead of the right woman's name..Ms. Phillipines..and then spelling the names of both contestants native lands wrong in his apology on Twitter, which he quickly deleted..

To tell you the truth,I'm surprised so many people care about this that much!  If a beauty pageant means that much to them, they must really have too much time on their hands..I mean the vitriol against the man was so bad, I thought maybe one of the guys was sleeping with the girl or something...I mean really, Why do you care so much?

I felt bad for both girls..It was very embarrassing and awkward..and I felt bad for Steve too...but hell, it's a damn beauty pageant...Life will go on...LIFE IS GOING ON!  It really wasn't that deep...Shame on those ignorant racist commentors on Twitter...I'm sure they don't represent the majority of the good people of Colombia.

Self righteous and judgemental Twitter and Facebook posters roasted the man to death and every news venue had this as it's lead story...Steve Harvey names the wrong contestant in the Ms. Universe pageant... It was funny for a hot minute, but damn,give it a rest! I haven't gone on Twitter or Facebook today,because I'm sure it's still going on...This public roasting of Steve Harvey....It'll go on until somebody else does something and takes the attention off of Steve...

The man made a mistake....Damn...People love to bask in other people's misfortunes and foibles...I suppose it makes them feel better about their empty lives...

It was called the Epic Fail of 2015 on one TV show last night.  Really?

So while we were laughing at Steve Harvey and competing to see who had the most clever meme concerning his gaffe...A Texas grand jury declined to indict anyone in the summer death of Sandra Bland!
Remember her?

A grand jury will not indict anyone in connection with the death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in a Texas jail cell in July.
 
Five months after her death drew national protests, one of the special prosecutors for the case, Darrell Jordan, told The Washington Post that the grand jury decided not to indict anyone, including staff at the Waller County Jail where Sandra Bland was held, in connection with her death.

The grand jury will reconvene in early January to “take up remaining issues,” Jordan said. He declined to comment on what those issues might be, because grand jury proceedings are secret. He also did not comment on what evidence led to Monday night’s outcome.

Sandra Bland, a young Black woman from the Chicago area , was arrested during a traffic stop on July 10 that turned confrontational. Police video released amid national attention after her death showed Ms. Bland refusing to get out of her car until state trooper Brian Encinia pointed a stun gun at her and shouted, “I will light you up!”

Officials said that Sandra Bland kicked Encinia, and she was arrested for assaulting a public servant. She was found dead three days later, hanging from a cell partition with a plastic garbage bag around her neck.

Sandra Bland’s death was ruled a suicide by the county coroner, but family members and protesters around the country disputed that conclusion, alleging that she should not have been arrested and had been the victim of racism. Her name joined others — Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray — as a byword of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sandra Bland’s family has remained vocally suspicious of the coroner’s ruling of suicide, and in August family members filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Waller County Sheriff’s Office, jail officials and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Attorneys for Waller County have sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, saying that Sandra Bland killed herself out of despair that her relatives did not quickly bail her out.

Last week, a Texas judge set the trial date for Jan. 23, 2017 for Bland’s family’s wrongful death suit.

The announcement of the grand jury’s decision came just hours after Ms. Bland’s family criticized the handling of her case, which they said was not being thoroughly investigated by the Texas Rangers or properly presented by special prosecutors.

“Right now the biggest problem I have is the entire process,” Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, said at a press conference Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune. “It’s the secrecy of it all.”

Speaking to the Houston Chronicle after the news that there would be no indictments in Bland’s death, Cannon Lambert, an attorney for her relatives, called the grand jury investigation “a sham of a proceeding.”

“It’s exactly the type of thing we had a concern about, the fact that they were going to do exactly what they did,” he said, adding that the family had not been kept apprised of the investigation.

Within a few hours of the announcement, #SandraBland was trending on social media, where many of the activists who made her name nationally-known criticized the grand jury’s decision.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also tweeted a statement on the decision.

Sandra Bland should not have died while in police custody. There’s no doubt in my mind that she, like too many African-Americans who die in police custody, would be alive today if she were a white woman,” it read. “My thoughts are with her family and her loved ones tonight. We need to reform a very broken criminal justice system.”

No other candidate had weighed in on the grand jury’s decision as of very early Tuesday.

In an interview with the New York Times, Jordan stressed that this decision does not signal the end of the investigation into Bland’s case.

It’s all in the way you phrase it,” he said. “The case is not over. That’s what I’m stressing right now. The case is not over.”

So while everybody was busy laughing at Steve Harvey's gaffe at a beauty pageant that none of them probably watched..In a small Texas courthouse , Sandra Bland was being killed again...legally...and a number of people were using Steve Harvey's gaffe as a pass to post uber-racist tweets...

Yesterday was truly interesting!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Keith's Music Spotlight

I'm Kind of diggin this!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Weekend Humor


Everybody have a super groovy weekend!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Different Words, Same Meanings


The African-American people’s struggle for freedom was then - and remains today - central in the fight for democracy and progress.”

- Jarvis Tyner

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

The New Fuhrer

I'm going to stop giving Donald trump so much energy .....But I have to speak on him because he has managed to surprise even me...

I must admit...I never expected him to be around this long....Running for President that is....Like a lot of people, I thought of him as a Millionaire Talk show Host, Carnival Barker, et al...One thing I never thought of him as was a serious candidate...A candidate that people would actually take serious..

He fooled me...But then again...I underestimated the pure stupidity of a segment of the American population... He started off insulting Mexicans and the huge Latino Population rose up against him...That should have ended his campaign right then and there...but it didn't...He miraculously rose in the polls....

He has slyly insulted African-Americans and the "Black Lives Matter Movemant...And while he has outraged about 80 percent of the Black Population...Surprisingly, there is that 20 percent of Uncle Toms and straight Coons who actually support him...I'm shaking my head...

His poll ratings started dropping and then San Bernadino ,California happened and he has called for all Muslims to be banned from leaving or entering the United States...Now of course such a plan is unfeasible and unconstitutional as well and damn near impossible to enforce...Just as his notion of building a wall to seperate the United states from Mexico and HAVE THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT PAY FOR IT!!! but the idiots who believe and support him have never let a thing like facts, feasibility and common sense get between them and what they want to believe...

The media is also the culprit in the Donald Trump phenomenon...He has hosted Saturday Night Live, He's been on the cover of Time, People,Rolling Stone to name a few magazines and one night He was on CNN, HIN and MSNBC...all at the same time...And it's not secret that people only watch the Republican debates to see him...Nobody cares about those other guys who are running...I defy anybody to name all of the other candidates...After Jeb Bush, Christie,Rubio ,Cruz and Ben Carson ,who can name the rest?

It appears the clown prince of politics does have a slight problem....His own party does not want him!

Donald Trump is extreme ,even for the Republican Party....People in the Republican Establishment know that if Trump gets the nomination...It will more or  less kill their chances at a run for the White House for at least another four years..

See...He's leading in the polls of LIKELY REPUBLICAN VOTERS....Not the nation, despite what the media would have you believe...

The fact that this country elected Barack Obama two times tells a plenty....Republicans can no longer depend on Angry and older white working class and middle class voters to ride them into the white house...The population has changed...

There is a large Latino Population that didn't flex it's voting power until 2008....There is a huge African-American population that is fired up and angry right now and at least in Presidential elections will come out and vote....There is newly politicized Gay population, Young women and Educated and liberal whites...the same groups that rode Barack Obama into the white house twice that will ride either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders into the White House next year....Donald Trump's numbers don't appear to be close to any of those two candidates...but he is scary and he is telling...

Not so much he, but the people who support him represents something...They represent the nut fringe, the extreme right wing that the Republican Party has secretly or not so secretly been courting for years....but keeping hidden and out of sight...ie-powerless..

Think of the not so attractive girl you've been sneaking to have sex with for years, but would never be seen in public with...Who is now demanding to be seen and acknowledged and now you know what I'm talking about...

These people are so extreme that Republicans like Ronald Reagon, both Bushes, Bob Dole et al could not get elected in this climate... Hell, Bob Dole and John McCain have said as much recently...

And yet Donald Trump  is the only Republican who openly states what the Republican Party truly believes. Further, if you listen closely to what he says You'll find that he says the exact same thing as Fox News has been stating for years. So I am very surprised that Fox News has a problem with him.

I'm surprised that Dick Cheney, the scariest man on Earth said that Donald Trump is "Over the top"

He is the bastard child you get after sleeping with the ugly girl that is the Tea Party, The KKK and the "Nut Fringe" of the party in secret and without condoms for so long..Now that girl has a baby and she's telling the world about who you really are.

And now, we know who he really is.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Weekend Humor



A man and his wife are on their honeymoon.

To show his dominance, the man takes off his pants and tells the woman,

"Put on my pants."

She does but she says,

"They're too big, they don't fit me."
...
He responds-

 "Damn right, that's why I wear the pants in the relationship and always will."

The woman tells the man to put on her underwear.

He tries hard, but can't. He says, "I can't get into your panties."

She replies, "That's the way it's going to be unless you stop being an asshole."


EVERYBODY HAVE A JOYOUS WEEKEND!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Weekend Humor

A boy is going to have dinner with his girlfriend's family for the first time and he is also going to sleep with her that night.

He goes to the pharmacy to get condoms for that night and he ends up talking to the pharmacist for twenty minutes about his plans for the night. Then he buys the large pack of condoms because he is going to be "busy that night."

Later that night he goes to his girlfriend's house and she greets him at the door.

They go to the dinner table and sit down to eat. 

The boy sits quietly for a minute and asks if he can say grace. After he has been praying for 10 minutes his girlfriend leans over and says "I didn't know you were so religious."


The boy replies "I had no idea your dad was a pharmacist!"


Everybody have a groovy weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What I've Learned (The Years Best)


1.Every Day is a good one...It's one day extra.

2.Time seems endless until you become 50...then you start thinking about the end!

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

4.You shouldn’t try to stop something from happening. Sometimes you’re supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you’re supposed to be vulnerable in front of people. Sometimes it’s necessary because it’s all part of you getting to the next part of yourself, the next day.

5. .People don't want solutions if they are complex...they want simple solutions..

6.People don't want answers if they are complex...they want simple answers....

7. I've always heard...Find a job you love and you'll never work again...Haven't found that job..It's always work.

8..It's best to use whatever time is alotted you...One never knows when that time is up.

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

10.The Road to Hell is filled with good intentions.

11.Cherish a Good Day, but don't try to relive it...Each day is different.
 
12. .God doesn't care if you eat pork or beef or you mixed milk with them....He does care whether you helped the poor and down trodden.

13.When You Talk to God, You're praying, When God talks to you..You're Blessed.

14..Don't Wait For Tomorrow...It's not promised.

15.You can only make decisions you think are best and after that..you gotta let the chips fall where they may!

16.I sure miss my Cousin Arlene...Wish she was around to read and comment on my blog and the current political climate...We had some great conversations.
In Loving Memory to my cousin, friend and this blog's biggest supporter....Arlene Beverly Faust Johnson   (September 8,1952- September 18,2015)  Rest In Paradise!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015




KEEPING THE FAITH: RANDOM PRAYERS "ON THE DOWNLOAD"
























































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