Sunday, April 24, 2016

Reckless Operation Causes Road Rage!

     I was involved in two Road Rage incidences in one day! First, in my defense, I had “Drivers’ Education” and Drivers’ Training in High School and, I have been driving since the age of 15 ½ years old and, I have been on the “Information Superhighway” since 1995. The reason that I mention this is because, I am probably separated by one maybe two generations for you my readers.

     Let me tell you about what caused my first Road Rage incidence, to do that, I have to explain a little about my upbringing as a child. Adults always did as adults do, they told risqué jokes, cursed and swore but, us as kids had better not been caught “Lookin’ in Grown Folks mouth” and, the best way to get bashed in the mouth was to repeat something that you heard an adult say; “Whup-up” was the sound that my mother’s hand made as she backhanded me across my lips, “Where did you get that from?” she would ask; after the second time, I dared not answer, “I heard you say it.”

     Back to the first incidence which occurred on the “Information Superhighway”; a close-close family member had gotten on Social Media and made a posting. Some hours later, I saw the “message” and exploded into a rant where I noted, contradicted and corrected every line of the statement that he posted and hit “Enter”. Time passed – maybe three minutes; my cell phone starts to ring, it was my son.

     He was a riling ball of anger/embarrassment/sorrow; he told me that his posting was “only” the words of some other Rapper’s song and was not about our relationship. He told me that I had gone too far in exposing the “Dirty Laundry” which contradicted the words that he had “Co-opted” in his posting. I told him that the "Reckless Operation" of his keyboard made me look bad and that he should not be putting other peoples’ words in his mouth or on paper without giving proper credit; it could be taken out of context. He asked that I call him before I post messages (LOL).

     Now for my second incident of the day, less than three blocks from my driveway as I exited the Interstate highway 75 south, a large black woman with fake hair sewn onto her head driving a Chevy Suburban thought she could Bogart her way into the turning lane in front on me; nope, her options were to yield to me or run into my vehicle. She got pissed and we exchanged insults and, I invited her to run into my car if she wanted to and, I also told her, “That if I did something she didn’t like, she should make my nose bleed!” I was ready “to go there” if she had gotten out of that truck and put herself in a man’s place.

     My body is too old for all that but, my mind has not caught up yet.  

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Fundamental Values, Where Are They Now?

            In the earliest of times when humans first banded together as Tribes, Civilizations and Societies, there were "Fundamental Values" and if you will, rules and laws that were made in the best interest of the group.  It benefits society as a whole when concepts like, "Don't bear false witness, don't lie, steal, kill, commit adultery" and the such were enforced and the negative behavior was punishable by the rules of the group.

            Over the period of thousands of years, our societies has evolved and expanded to the point that what were once accepted "Fundamental values” are nothing more than suggestions and accommodations to groups or those who tend to not want to be social or follow accepted mores.

            For example, there is a school of thought that says, "Kids don't need two parents to grow up socially healthy manner" and, there are hundred of thousands of single women having babies by invetro-fertilization or, serial impregnators who father children but do not stay around to parent them.  Today's child is influenced more by electronic media; videos, Social Networking, Music than by parenting or education at school. 

            There is no such thing as discipline in schools, let's say that some little miscreant curses out the teacher so, what happens?  He gets suspended and falls behind in his class work.  I would have suggested dealing with it in the "Old Fashion Manner" using "The board of Education" across the seat of his pants.  That seemed to work for the children of the 40's, 50's and 60's.  However, in this day and age, there is no corporal punishment and as a parent, you are held in fear by CPS if you look at your kid too hard.

            This is my take on what should be done: Corporal punishment should be allowed in school, I believe that it should be phased in over 3 or 4 years with all parents given the knowledge that if Little Johnnie breaks the rules, he is going to get swatted on the backside.  The three to four year lead in time gives new parents time to condition themselves and their children before sending them to school.

            I am not advocating "Child Abuse" but, look at what a whole lot of "Spare-the-rod" has gotten us; school shooting and other associated anti-social acts committed by kids who could have been turned around before they grew unmanageable.  As parents, we are responsible for what we unleashed into the world at the age that they turn 18.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk – and then get on Social Media and mention how you could have prevented the deaths of three people.

CINCINNATI -- Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick told WCPO Monday he does not want to comment about statements he made that revealed he was with the driver of a fatal wrong-way crash hours before it happened.
"I just want to show his family respect right now," Kirkpatrick said. "Everybody took (what I said) and ran with it. Just right now, I don’t need to say too much more.”

Kirkpatrick tweeted Friday he knew rapper Kory Wilson had been drinking and couldn't drive before police said Wilson caused a fatal wrong-way crash on I-75.
Kirkpatrick wrote he was hanging out with Wilson not long before the rapper, according to police, went the wrong way on northbound I-75. A subsequent crash killed Wilson and a Fairfield couple returning home after visiting family in Kentucky.
"I just want y'all to know that was my friend that got killed last night. And I was with him and I knew he was drinking and didn't stop him," Kirkpatrick tweeted Friday.
As we have seen recently in the case of Pittsburgh television station WTAE-TV News Anchor Wendy Bell, she was fired for comments made on her Facebook Page; as a “De-Facto Representative” by reason of his employment, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick should be held to the same standards.

We have all heard the rhetorical question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Well, based upon Mr. Kirkpatrick’s statement, “Yes, ‘he should have been his brother’s keeper.’” There are two bereaved families who could wonder if Mr. Kirkpatrick was an Accessory-before-the–act and at least partially responsible in the wrongful deaths of three people.

Perhaps, this is something the legal system should be involved in.

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Connection between Genealogical Research and Crowd Source Funding

According to oral family history, my great-grand father, a free man living in the north was involved in a card game that went bad and he ended up shooting a couple of guys. He escaped across the Ohio River into Kentucky but was captured and sold back into slavery. Because of the notoriety surrounding the shooting, to distance himself, he changed his last name.

Sometime after the Civil War, some of his children, my Grandfather and Great Aunts and Uncles changed the spelling of their last names; some didn’t. This change of spelling lead to a "branching off" in the family tree. The "Smiths" went one way and the "Smythes" went in another direction.

Thanks to Genealogical science, my mother's sister located a cousin from the other branch of the family and we were "reunited" with other them.

Ten years later, Facebook came along and where, one connection with one family member lead to multiple connections between many family members spread across many states; one is even an acclaimed entertainer.

The entertainer recently announced on Facebook that he was going through some serious medical events and, he set up a "Go-Fund-Me" crowd source funding page to raise money to help with some of his medical expenses.

Now, if I break a $20 or $10 bill and end up with a couple of singles, I’ll stuff them in my cup holder so that they will be easily accessible to give to a deserving Pan-Handler or busking performer. I don’t have a problem contributing to someone who appears to be in need but, I have not contributed to the crowd source funding request from my distant family.

So, to put this in perspective, pan-handling is a form of crowd source funding as is the Go-Fund-Me accounts on the Internet. Is one really any different than the other?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Old Tools Find New Uses

Have you ever heard the expression, “That’s like herding cats?” I believe that the saying came from the observation of felines and the fact that they cannot be trained to perform tasks or be domesticated like cattle and chickens to produce eggs and milk or, provide meat (at least not in the area that I live in). I’m going to tell you about a newly discovered set of tools that are useful in today’s world.

Although Human Beings process superior intelligence and dominate the planet, each has their own wants, needs desires and opinion. Common tasks e.g. “work” can only be accomplished if there is a reward to be gained; the Lion Tamer manages the big cats because he has a piece of meat on a long stick as a reward and a sharp whip for negative reinforcement. People are the same way, they are just like the cats, if socialized, they live in an invisible cage and they work for rewards, and are punished by the Police and Justice system for negative behavior.

In these short treatises, for the purpose of making a point, I am going to compare the behavior of the American electorate to feral cats and the manner in which they are being wrangled and herded by “Powers and Principalities”; I am going to talk about the tools being used to effectively herd the cats.

One tamer or, should I say group of tamers appeal to and threaten us at our lowest common denominator and greatest fears while the other group of Tamers offer us our greatest wishes like, free healthcare, free higher education, luxurious retirement in our future with Prime Rib and Lobster for every meal. The cats have been successfully herded; these tools work especially well at election time.

These tools are wrought from our nightmares and our Disney “Wishes upon a star” and they are used to manipulate us at election time. At this point, you’re probably thinking that I’m not telling you anything you didn’t already know but, if that is the case, why do we still fall for the same old promises that never come true or the fears that never materialize?

This is just my opinion / viewpoint on the situation; maybe I’m right but, then again I could be wrong.

Friday, June 03, 2011

WLW Fires Talk Show Host Over Racial Remarks - Entertainment News Story - WLWT Cincinnati

WLW Fires Talk Show Host Over Racial Remarks - Entertainment News Story - WLWT Cincinnati

Clown Clone Canned!

Well, it seems that one of the graduates of the Wu-niversity of Willie Wannabe-er has gotten his Wee-Wee caught in a Wringer! Local loud mouthed Lawyer, often sanctioned for his in-court antics, Eric Deters has popped off one times too many; radio station WLW-700 fired his ass.

Was he exercising his rights to "Free Speech" under the First Amendment, was he being entertainingly provocative, was it just a joke? Whatever!

Racism runs rampant and, it runs deep in Cincinnati, the evidence of it is as plain as the nose on your face, the demographic numbers of the unemployed/unemployable in the area, the neighborhood revolts at "Section-8" scattered site housing caused by Gentrification of the inner city where the undesirables were once confined or, the Brass Balls of the local elite who drunkenly (?) exposed the strategy to control and Eugenically dilute the undesired population.

I am going to cut through the chase and get to the bottom line, there are no Black Americans with boats to import Cocaine from Columbia, White Powder Heroin from Afghanistan or, Ganja from Jamaica but these are the substances that are used to create and maintain a slave (minimum wage) labor force.

Deters was fired for being stupid! .

Tuesday, January 20, 2004