Thursday, March 31, 2016

Somehow I knew This would Happen

 After Mike Brown, After Tamir Rice, After Trayvon, After Jordan , After Sandra Bland, After all of the Black people killed by police in questionable circumstances...I said nobody is going to care about police misconduct until someone white dies...

I was hoping it didn't have to come to this...I was hoping that not another life,Black,White,Latino whatever had to be lost....

Now , a white life has been lost...Now maybe something will get done about this...

An unarmed man who was shot and killed by an Arizona police officer in January cried, complied with police orders and begged for his life before the fatal firing, according to a newly released police report.

Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Daniel Shaver, a 26-year-old Texas man. Authorities have declined to release Brailsford’s body cam footage from the deadly encounter. (Naturally)

But a report released Tuesday includes extensive description of the footage, detailing Shaver’s desperate final moments before Brailsford fired five shots at him with an AR-15 rifle.

Police confronted Shaver January 8 after responding to reports of a man pointing a rifle out the fifth-floor window of a La Quinta hotel.

The night of his death, Shaver had invited a man and woman at the hotel to his room for drinks, according to the report.

After some shots of rum, the man asked Shaver about a case that appeared to hold a musical instrument. Shaver opened it to reveal a pellet gun and dead sparrow inside. Shaver told them he was on a business trip with Wal-Mart and “his job is to kill all of the birds that get inside the buildings,” according to the report.

Daniel Shaver then briefly pointed the pellet gun out the window.

When police found Daniel Shaver, they warned him that he “may not survive” if he did anything that could be considered a threat, the report says.

 Officer Brailsford’s body cam shows Shaver appeared to making small jerking motions while he had his hands behind his back, according to the report.

An officer yelled at him, “If you do that again, we are shooting you. Do you understand?”

“No, please don’t shoot me,” Shaver said.

The footage shows Daniel Shaver complying with all other orders, including a demand to crawl toward the officers, as he is “audibly heard sobbing.”

At one point, Daniel Shaver’s hand appeared to move toward his waist. An officer was heard yelling, “Don’t,” before Brailsford fired.

Daniel Shaver was not armed. His hand motion appeared to be him “attempting to pull his shorts up as they were falling off,” the report says.

Previous reports have indicated Mr.Shaver may have been drunk at the time of the shooting — despite telling officers he was not — and possibly did not understand police orders. Shaver’s autopsy report has not been released.

Officer Brailsford was charged with second-degree murder and fired from the department. The new report reveals Brailsford had etched on his rifle: “You’re Fucked.” Indeed!

Daniel Shaver’s widow and the mother of his two girls, Laney Sweet, posted a YouTube video Tuesday saying prosecutors are considering a plea deal for the ex-cop. The Maricopa County Attorney has not commented on the case.

Trigger finger policing caused the death of my 58 year old fraternity brother in Alabama last week...He too was armed... That was just another killing of a Black male...This killing here of a white male is just as tragic, just as murky as the others..

The difference is...Daniel Shaver was white...Now Maybe something will get done about this type of thing...Proof positive that in these instances only white lives seem to matter....

Black Lives Matter too!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Weekend Humor

Two 5 year old black kids (boy and girl) went out trick or treating in a rich Texas suburb.

They knocked on this guys door and said trick or treat, The guy asked them what they were dressed as? The little girl said "Jack n Jill"

The guy said "You cant be Jack n Jill you're both black"

So the kids left and came back and the guy said "And what are you guys supposed to be this time?"

The little girl said "Hansel n Gretal"

The guy says "You cant be Hansel n Gretal you're black"

So the kids leave upset only to come back a few minutes later.

This time they were naked. The guys says " And just what are you supposed to be now?"

The little girl says "M&Ms, I'm plain and he got nuts"


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Real Change

The Republicans have been selling people this picture of doom and gloom for 8 years and Donald Trump keeps saying we want to "Make America Great Again!" 

Take a look at the statistics above...I'd say America is pretty great right now...It's far better than it was when President Obama inherited the keys to the White House from President Bush...

Facts Don't Lie...Just Right Wing Republicans!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Never Good To Lie On Sunday

It's never good to lie on Sunday...The Above shows Lies Republicand tell about Public Assistance or Welfare everyday...

Saturday, March 19, 2016

No Accountability

"This came to me today. You convict teachers for cheating,( In Atlanta) yet do NOTHING to hold accountable those who poison an entire city. SMH!"- Rhonda Young (Friend of the blog author)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Weekend Humor

A man died and went to The Judgment, they told him , “Before you meet with God, I should tell you — we’ve looked over your life, and to be honest you really didn’t do anything particularly good or bad. We’re not really sure what to do with you. Can you tell us anything you did that can help us make a decision?”

The newly arrived soul thought for a moment and replied, “Yeah, once I was driving along and came upon a person who was being harassed by a group of thugs. So I pulled over, got out a bat, and went up to the leader of the thugs. He was a big, muscular guy with a ring pierced through his lip. Well, I tore the ring out of his lip, and told him he and his gang had better stop bothering this guy or they would have to deal with me!”

Wow that’s impressive, “When did this happen?”asked St. Peter.

 “About three minutes ago,” came the reply.

Everybody have a funkdacious weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Where My Sympathies Lie

I am definitely feeling the Bern....He is the President we need....In My Heart of Hearts I truly believe this...But then logic sets in....I have to ride with Hill Roddy because it looks like she's on the clearest path to the nomination and she may be the only one who can actually beat Trump in a national election...

We'll See.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Weekend Humor

Two guys were picked up by the cops for smoking dope and appeared in court before the judge.

The judge said, "You seem like nice young men, and I'd like to give you a second chance rather than jail time. I want you to go out this weekend and try to show others the evils of drug use and pursued them to give up drugs forever. I'll see you back in court Monday."

Monday, the two guys were in court, and the judge said to the first one, "How did you do over the weekend?" 

"Well, your honor, I persuaded 17 people to give up drugs forever."said the first guy.

 "17 people? That's wonderful. What did you tell them?" asked the Judge.

"I used a diagram, your honor. I drew two circles like this: O o and told them this (the big circle) is your brain before drugs and this (small circle)is your brain after drugs." he said with pride.

"That's admirable," said the judge. He looked over at the other young man...

"And you, how did you do?"  

 "Well, your honor, I persuaded 156 people to give up drugs forever."he said.

 "156 people??? That's amazing! How did you manage to do that???" asked the Judge.

""Well, I used the same two circles. I pointed to the small circle and told them, "This is your asshole before prison...."


Thursday, March 10, 2016

What If I Told You.....

Haven't I been saying this ,Since I started this Blog?   Vote!!! The power is within you....Forget the polls....Nothing matters until you pull that lever!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Obstruction Game

I usually take a break on Sunday...but this Supreme Court Nomination business has me steamed....

The Republican Congress really wants the nation to wait a year for the next President, whoever he or SHE may be to pick a Supreme Court Justice and then go through the vetting period? Are you kidding me?

It’s the President’s job to nominate a candidate – and the Senate’s job to vet and confirm that candidate.

But Mitch McConnell and his Party of NO are making up their own rules and refusing to even consider President Obama’s nominee.

It’s time to stop the obstruction and do what’s right for the country. It's time to be serious and stop this childishness....

The Republican Party is imploding slowly...If Donald Trump doesn't bring it to it's knees....This foolishness with the Supreme Court nomination and obstruction could cause them to lose at least eight seats on the hill as well as the White House...

They will have themselves to blame....

And me...I'll love watching it happen.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Weekend Humor

A man and a woman were having drinks at a business conference when they got into an argument about who enjoyed sex more.

The man said, "Men obviously enjoy sex more than women. Why do you think we're so obsessed with getting laid?"

 "That doesn't prove anything," the woman countered. "Think about this: when your ear itches and you put your finger in it and wiggle it around, then pull it out, which feels better: your ear or your finger?"

Everybody have a Super Groovy Weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Sold His Soul (To the Devil)

I can't know what New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was thinking last night when he appeared with Donald Trump ,after Trump did exactly what I predicted...Won 7 of the 10 states that were up for grabs..

But he has a look akin to realizing you've sold your soul to the devil.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Republican Party Is Burning

By the time you read this...It will be after so called "Super Tuesday " and the inevitable will have happened....Donald Trump will more than likely have won at least 7 of the 11 states voting and will be well on his way to his party's nomination...

There is only one problem though....his party doesn't want him to have the nomination.
When his campaign began...I'm sure the republican establishment regarded him as a fluke..

They probably thought..."Oh he won't be around long."  Well....He's still around and what's more..He's winning...And his constituency is those people the Republican Party has long been in bed with, but tried to keep a secret...Angry...frightened...Uneducated whites..who tend to be a little older...Who don't give a damn about traditional Republican policies or Wall Street Businessmen, but who just wants a candidate who sticks it to all those Blacks and Latinos...(niggas and wetbacks)and bombs the crap out of all A-RABS and Muslims....They can't tell the difference...

The Republicans have always courted these types FOR VOTES, but have never wanted to be publicly associated with them....especially after the election was over...
These poor, mostly middle and working class whites have always been counted on to vote against their own class interests..Which by the way happen to be the same as mine..

If they weren't so buffoonishly stupid and unapologetically racist...I might even feel sorry for them..

These are the folks..Those diseffected folk who are fueling Donald Trump's wins...and who will be the downfall of the Republican Party ,who were talking about trying to reach out to Blacks and Latinos and broaden their base just seven years ago...(I actually believed them back then.)

That was all talk now....Donald Trump is the candidate the Tea Party and Fox news birthed....and I can't see any thinking Black or Latino person or Woman for that matter supporting the Republican Party now!

I have friends who were once Republicans who are now Independents...They couldn't deal with the Racist rhetoric.

And now one way or another ,the Republicans are going to have to deal with this disaster in the making..Donald Trump.

As I write this...On Tuesday afternoon....Tonight...Donald J. Trump is odds-on to win at least seven of the 11 contested Republican presidential primaries. If he does so, he is better than odds-on to be the Republican presidential nominee.

The facts are as stark as the slopes of Lookout Mountain in the early morning light. It is a consummation devoutly to be wished, especially by those of us who see the Republicans as having been cruising for this particular bruising ever since it so greedily ate the monkeybrains in the 1980s. But, from the people who make their living at being Republicans, we are seeing the kind of existential panic that you only see once or twice in a century. It's Watership Down, with Super PACs and Mitch "Dr. No"McConnell.

Almost daily now, we are seeing increasingly fantastical notions being floated by practically everyone with an increasingly meaningless title. McConnell lets it be known that the party's congressional candidates will drop He, Trump "like a hot rock" he says  come the fall.
Someone else is counting on a "brokered convention," or even changing the rules to free up the delegates won through the entire process, as though that would be anything but a sprawling knife-fight to which the most peaceable solution would be the creation of third, fourth, and fifth-party candidacies.
Still other people speak dreamily of saviors—Paul Ryan, who would preside over the convention, or even Willard "Mitt" Romney, who keeps sniping at Trump on Twitter while  Trump snaps back (correctly) that Mitt Romney is a two-time loser whom nobody really likes.
Make no mistake about it: All of these scenarios are profoundly corrupt and profoundly anti-democratic. Look,I'm certainly not a fan of Donald Trump, but Donald Trump has played by the rules established by the largely vestigial Republican establishment.
He won in caucus states (Nevada), and he won in primary states (South Carolina, New Hampshire).
He stands poised to win states tonight from Massachusetts to Alabama. There has been no hint of scandal in any of his victories. It is delusional to pretend that he is not the overwhelming choice of the people who are voting Republican in the year of Our Lord 2016. And it is intellectually dishonest to try to concoct strategies to deny the consensus choice of your party a nomination fairly won just because the consensus choice of your party is a vulgar talking yam. If your party happens to have concocted a constituency with a sweet tooth for authoritarian nonsense, then trying (again) to push that reckoning down the road is to guarantee something even worse comes along next time.
Neither Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz is going to save them...No Offense...but neither of them can carry the Latino vote...and the people who are voting for Donald Trump are not going to suddenly vote for either of them or Poor Ben Carson, who for the life of me..I can't understand..Why he is still running.
And Kaisch of Ohio?  I'm certain by the time you read this, he will have suspended his campaign and dropped out of the race...
The Republicans will have no choice but to unite behind Trump...A wild card who they can't control or write this one off and secretly hand the keys to the White House to Hillary or Bernie..Either way...They lose...
Me, I'm just going to sit back and watch it happen.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

What I've Learned

1. You can't please everybody.

2. Trying to please everybody will cause you eternal unhappiness and sleepless nights.

3.If I take my wedding ring off....(which I did recently when I had surgery and then to have it re-sized) It didn't make me any less married!

4.Always ask for a doggie bag when you're eating in a strange place....(That way you can dispose of the food you don't plan to eat later and not offend anybody)

5.Women think differently than men (Should have learned that at least 56 years ago!)

6.Curiosity is akin to excitement ,with me anyway!

7.Walk the streets alone and you look afraid, you'll draw people to you...I always looked like I was mad at the world...That and the fact that I'm well over six feet and 200 pounds..kept a lot of people away from me.

8.I have always loved my mind...That's why I try to keep it active....With new thoughts and Ideas...

9.We can choose to ignore the truth...but once you know it....You know it and there can be no turning back..

10.Everybody that comes with you...can't go with you!


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