Saturday, June 11, 2016

Charley and Meyer and Owney oh my!

Owney Madden walked into the warehouse on Tenth Avenue. It was near the railroad yards on his native West Side. A huge Norway rat squeaked and skittered into a corner and through a gaping hole in the wall. Water dripped in the derelict structure as a light flickered in the distance as he walked to back.

Roger Toughy was a big muscular rough neck. He was a terror on the docks of the West Side. He thought that made him something. He was learning how little he really was.

He was tied to a stout wooden kitchen chair with knotted hemp rope. He struggled but he was not able to break himself free. Then he saw Owney approaching. He stopped struggling like he had been hit by lightning.


Netflix popped up a recommendation that I watched last night: "Hear My Train A Comin'." It's an "official" documentary -- endorsed by the fiercely protective "Experience Hendrix" family trust. The work was released in 2013. Because of the family involvement, there is a lot of never-before-seen footage and photos -- especially of his early and formative years as a musician. One thing I realized is embarrassingly obvious in hindsight. One of those interviewed noted that Hendrix was unique in having been so rooted in American blues and then having moved to London in the fall of 1966 during the very height of the music scene there. Hendrix observed British psychedelia at its peak. Who else did that? Other American musicians may have toured Britain, but none of them actually moved there.

Highly recommend!

"Stabilization Stress Test"

They look like they are going too fast for that helmet.

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"Your propinquity*  could make a man forget himself."

Of course Batman throws her over when she mentions offing Robin but(t) fortunately he was wearing his "Batplug(s)."
* Is that one of Chip's "P" words?

They think it's their party and they can cry if they want to....and exclude you out!

Vox Popoli by Vox Day June 11, 2016
Conservatism Incorporated has marginalized conservativism:
For many decades, Conservatism incorporated has been purging those to its right. Anyone too right wing was deemed to not be a true conservative. And the purge went ever leftwards ever faster.

The alt right is those that have enemies to the left, and no enemies to the right. As conservatism purged ever more people, ever faster, it would inevitably happen that they would become a minority in the Republican party.

And so it has come to pass. The alt right outvotes conservatives.
I don't know how many people would describe the #AltRight that way, but it's certainly a useful way to describe the self-abnegation of the GOP establishment. I do think, however, it also should be kept in mind that many recent "conservative" policies, such as the adoption of free trade, "real" equality, and propositional America, have proved to be destructive nonsense.

How to insult a vegetarian

There sure are a lot of people talking about vegetarians, legal cases, how rude they are, their own form of fascism. The article is How Can You Insult A Vegetarian? Published on PJ Media and I was hoping for hints but the article is about the boy punished for bullying another boy in school about being vegetarian. According to ruling vegetarianism is a distinguishing characteristic and the behavior of the accused is characteristic of bullying.

No wonder they're so mean.

Joke. But sometimes the rare few here and there among the many more kind and gentle souls that mind their own business do not behave nicely toward others about their own diet choices and their diet philosophy.

I know of one fellow who must not be named for privacy reasons but his first name rhymes with blue, clue, due hue, hew, and huge. And he does fit the description of obnoxious stentorian vegetarian. He sniffs and turns his head to avert his nose and vocalizes, "Ewwww" when your bacon is passed between himself and you when your breakfasts arrive at the diner. He was expecting not to be near any meat when ten people sit down for breakfast? No, he's taking another chance to proselytize dramatically, emotionally, wax philosophically, be the obnoxious scold about an ordinary thing, marking himself extraordinary.

And this goes on for ten years. This is what we put up with just to be friends. There are countless other incidents. He hosts a grill lunch where people bring what they want to grill (!) Odd, right off the bat, but whatever. Go along just to be friends, just to be sociable. Then he complains to me privately because people dared to put meat on his grill. Now his vegetables touch the grill and get meat particles on it. I thought that was funny. He was gravely offended.

Then one night at a party that somebody else hosted something happened. This occurred at their highrise condominium. A nice and large place overlooking Cheesman Park. Oddly, again another pot-luck type deal. A few of us were assigned to bring something. See what we endure just to be friends, just to be sociable? Anyone else would cater or do it all themselves. But everyone in this group accepts that as normal and behaves similarly. They all do this pot-luck sort of thing that disperses effort and cost. Co-hosting is one thing, in their case they all do a more total share thing. So the vegetarian continually presents his difficulty this way. That night I brought rumaki. Vegetarian, you don't get any. Too bad. Because it's great. He'll have to look at other pot-lucky things instead. That's the luck of these pot lucky deals, the luck of the draw.

The guy who makes a HUGE deal of bacon but whose name must not be mentioned grabs a rumaki and plunks it in his mouth. I'm stunned. Nonplussed. I cannot believe what I just saw.

We argue. He takes another and plunks it in his mouth.

I tell him he's discredited. He tells me, "Look Chip, rules are made to be broken. Okay?" and grabs another rumaki and popped it in his mouth like popping a pill.

I believe, but I don't know, that the big tall HUGE guy who was vegetarian no longer is. That turned out to be a phase. A very long phase having to do with feeling guilty about butchering all those animals back then in his meat processing days.

Making rumaki is gross.

Make this stuff for a large party and you can be put off making rumaki for the next decade.

Chicken livers come in a small tub along with regular chicken parts. Enough to cater a large party. The livers are separated and trimmed of anything that's not smooth and cut into tiny pieces. Each rumaki has only a tiny square of chicken liver. One chicken liver can make more than six rumaki. Just enough for a toothpick to stab. Then the taste cloaked heavily with disguising flavors, aroma and texture to change by few hundred percent. They are mostly bacon, more water chestnut than liver, and additional brown sugar loaded onto the bacon. They are sweet and crunchy with the fat and flavor of bacon and they are irresistible even to long-term vegetarians sometimes. At least once. I have this on record. Admit or not, that HUGE flake flipped to omnivorous diet on these rumaki.

The bacon is blanched so fat is rendered. If too stiff then it will not roll. If too raw then the fat will be giggly and unpleasant. Water chestnuts provide crunch. Real water chestnuts (from Asian market) are 10X better and also 10X more difficult to manage than tinned. Maybe heavily limed up jícama can substitute or crunchy apple. Bacon is smeared with brown sugar, a water chestnut slice is placed in the middle, a small chunk of liver, wrapped and poked with a toothpick. Baked until bacon completes cooking and liver inside is done.

One time Dr. Fred ate one raw. The bacon is half cooked and looks attractive to some when the light is not bright. I hadn't yet put the tray in the oven when he grabbed one and ate it before I could stop him. Went like this: grab/plunk. "You ... might ... want ... to ... wait ... until ... those ... are ... baked." Hey, I tried to stop him.

The Ghost and Mr. Tyson

Mike Tyson sat in his overstuffed easy chair and put up his feet. It was cool in his air conditioned mansion in the broiling Las Vegas night and he was sitting in a pair of tattered Everlast trunks and a sleeveless t-shirt. It was the uniform he had worn when he went into the ring. When he was young. When he was a champion. When he was invincible. That was a long time ago.

He had lost most everything. His money. His fame. His reputation as the merciless winner that struck fear into every one of his opponents. Now he was a joke. Or if not a joke then a caricature to be used to mock the person he used to be. He was a character in the “Hangover” movies spoofing his lifestyle. He had couple of shows on the Comedy channel.

Now at least he had peace. He had fought much tougher battles than Larry Spinks or Mitch Green. He fought alcoholism. Bi-polar depression. His own rage. It was a constant battle that he raged one day at a time. He didn’t always win. Just as he did in the ring. But these days he won more often than not.

His wife Kiki was away with the kids visiting her Moms. She at least still loved him. Not like that mercenary bitch from the TV who took all of his money. Or Monica who was the real love of his life but who abandoned him because of his sins. He was a sinner. Looking for redemption. She could not find it in her heart to forgive him. He could understand. He was not of a forgiving nature his own self. Still it was one more brick of regret to throw on the pile.

manners, diet, limitations, adage

Whose that Author?

  • In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you've had." 
  • (But what does he know being that he was an alcoholic expatriate who people called great but in reality was one F'ed up dude)

"Georgia judge refuses transgender man's name-change request"

MyAJC Feldhaus, 24, of Grovetown, was born female but identifies as male. Judge Roper heard the petition for a name change in February and issued an order in March turning it down. He took particular issue with Feldhaus’ choice of Elijah as a middle name.

“I don’t know anybody named Elijah who’s female,” Roper said, according to a transcript of the hearing. “I’m not going to do that. I’ve never heard of that. And I know who Elijah was, one of the greatest men that ever lived.”

Feldhaus, a sergeant in the Army Reserve and a student at Augusta University, said in statement that he felt insulted and objectified to be told he can’t use the name that family, friends and co-workers already use.

“It can be a scary situation when I show up for work or the first day of class and my legal name does not match my public presentation and my gender identity,” Feldhaus said. “I just want to change my name so that it reflects who I am.”

Got Mitt Uns?

The mansion at Kreisau (now Poland) where German intellectuals secretively planned a post-Hitler government
Forget any sort of Damascene conversion for Mitt Romney and his ilk. They are having a Kreisau Circle meeting of sorts in Utah to "plan the reconstruction of the post-Trump Republican Party" because "[w]e need to start those conversations now.”

Read more 

Even Power Line thinks Romney may have gone too far: link

KIng of the Cucks says.....Why doesn't he lie down like a dog when they say he is racist and won't release his taxes.....You don't want to get the Sleaze Stream Media upset....#Hillary2016

Brietbart News by ALEX SWOYER10 Jun 2016Washington, DC

Failed 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney again put pressure on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

“He doesn’t pay taxes. He doesn’t have much income. He’s receiving income from unsavory sources. He has ownership in enterprises that are perhaps associated with unsavory enterprises or nations or groups,” Romney stated during an interview on CNN on Friday.

"Air Force has lost 100,000 inspector general records"

"We estimate we've lost information for 100,000 cases dating back to 2004," Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told The Hill in an email.

"The database crashed and there is no data," Stefanek said. "At this time we don't have any evidence of malicious intent."

The database, called the Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS), holds all records related to IG complaints, investigations, appeals and Freedom of Information Act requests.

"The exception is senior official data which is maintained in a separate database," the Air Force said in a statement. "We also use ACTS to track congressional/constituent inquiries." 

The Air Force said it was notified on June 6 by a contractor that administers the database of records that the data within was "corrupted," according to a statement. 

"Elizabeth Warren Describes Hillary Clinton as a Donor Puppet (2004)"

Link to video

New frontier for Marriage Equality

New York Post, June 11, 2016 by By Yaron Steinbuch
A Romeo roo named Stevie Fischer  and his porcine paramour Lena Dunham were caught in flagrante delicto in the lonely Australian Outback, where they have been an item for a year, the Daily Mail Australia reported. The unusual couple first met at the Outback Steakhouse over cocktails and a Blooming Onion. They quickly adjourned to the same sex bathroom for hot inter species sex.
Sydney-based PhD candidate Ryan Frazer, 28, was on a research trip when he witnessed the interspecies romp in Aileron, near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.


He took a series of photographs, which show the kangaroo canoodling with the female pig, Apples. Two curious geese watched in amazement. But not judgement. That would not be right. Porcine normative behavior is bigoted and old fashioned.

Famous blogger and partner arrested

New York Post, June 11. 2016 By Amanda Woods and Kenneth Garger
Two cruel cat hoarders were arrested for housing more than 60 emaciated felines in their tiny Queens home, cops said.
Amanda Marcotte, 39, and 42-year-old Anne Marie Cox kept the animals confined to “feces- and urine-soaked cages” inside their house on 118 Street near 135th Avenue in Jamaica, police said.
The pair’s mistreatment of the animals came to end Wednesday when the NYPD swooped in to arrest them.
Marcotte alone faces nearly 100 counts of animal cruelty charges, while Cox was hit with 14 counts,
Both claim that this was an example of police brutality and that cats lives matter. They simply chalk it up to the oppression of the patriarchy and vow to fight on.

star and moon

The white man's light pollution chases away the stars of the night.
Point taken, Chief. 

But that's your glaucoma. Advanced age has clouded your eyes and we can help you with that. Your Medicare covers it. People see stars fine on your reservation.  

Yes, Sir.
Will I be able to see the people on The Price Is Right? 

WKRLEM: Where Mr Trump is gonna take you baby

Friday, June 10, 2016

Trump hits a home run......suck it #NeverTrumpers!

Trump Challenges Hillary Clinton: Stop Your Support for Refugee Program, Give the Money to Inner City Kids

Donald Trump is calling on Hillary Clinton “to replace her support for increased refugee admissions… with a new job program for our inner cities.”

Clinton “wants a 500% increase in Syrian refugees to come into our country,” Trump said at Friday’s Faith and Freedom Summit.
Clinton’s plan to resettle 65,000 Syrian migrants would cost U.S. taxpayers over $42 billion over the course of the migrants’ lifetimes, based on projections from Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector.
Trump said that rather than using taxpayer funds to import foreign migrants from terror-prone regions, Clinton should instead use the funds to help struggling Americans who are living in our inner cities.

Whose that author?

I believe there are monsters born in the world to human parents…. They are accidents and no one’s fault, as used to be thought. Once they were considered the visible punishments for concealed sins. And just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born? The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or a malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul? a monster, the norm must seem monstrous since everyone is normal to himself…. To a man born without conscience, a soul-stricken man must seem ridiculous. To a criminal, honesty is foolish,
(Rosie O'Donnell once went there..... and left....can you guess)


lyrics after the jump

Life Imitates Art......Again

It is very interesting to see how the ultra liberal Hollywood writers and producers portray Law Enforcement. They love to write cop shows and steal from actual incidents to cover their abysmal lack of creativity. The Law and Order douchebag made a franchise out of it. Several franchises as a matter of fact.

What they love to do is to portray all law enforcement as corrupt or brutal or racist or all three. They set up revenge fanatasy plots where brutal corrupt cops like Sgt Voight on Chicago PD or Steve McGarret and Danno on Hawaii Five O just take suspects in and brutalize and beat confessions and information of them. To the point that they have murdered people and got away with it. That is how liberal Hollywood views the Police.


Mr. Hockey has slipped past the goalie.

Gordie Howe has passed away at the age of 88. A four time Stanley Cup Winner with the Red Wings he was one of the greatest hockey players I ever saw. I remember seeing him in 1968 when he was on line with Delvecchio and  Mahovlich. That was one of the best lines I ever saw up there with Gretzky and the one on the Islanders. Gordie must have been in his forties by then.

Next two weeks seen as crucial for Trump

Erick Erickson:  If Trump can go the next two weeks without unforced errors and can do interviews along the way without embarrassing himself or the party, his nomination is assured. Trump has to be able to go out, without the Teleprompter, give speeches, and also give press interviews. If he hides in a bunker for the next two weeks, he will damage himself with prominent Republicans and donors. They need to see that he really is growing up and toning down.
If Trump can do that, he is the nominee, and not just the presumptive nominee.
But if Trump cannot control himself and exercise self-discipline in the next two weeks, the Republican convention is going to spiral out of control and look to a savior. That savior is most likely going to come from Wisconsin. It will not be Paul Ryan, but Scott Walker.
Right now there are several separate similar efforts to unbind the delegates at the convention. The Rules Committee is key and sources I talk to expect the delegates to be split on the committee with about 30% for Cruz, 25% for Trump, and 45% willing to go in the direction that saves the party destruction. If Trump continues on like this week, those separate similar efforts will become one effort.
Behind the scenes, it has not gone unnoticed that many of the major donors who are still opposed to Trump were also Scott Walker fans. There are rumors cropping up that Walker might be wiling to entertain being a dark horse candidate if we get to the convention and Trump has spiraled out of control. Walker’s withdrawal of his Trump endorsement was seen as a positive sign in that direction.
Missing in all of this is Ted Cruz.
Nothing will happen at the convention without Ted Cruz’s blessing. Cruz may be placed in the very unique position of having to be the statesman and lead his delegates. Because of the remaining animosity between Cruz and establishment players, Cruz might very well be able to shape a ticket that benefits Cruz without putting him in the top slot. If that ticket then goes on to lose to Hillary, Cruz is the one who stopped Trump and put the party above his own desires when 2020 comes around. If the ticket wins, he becomes President of the Senate before becoming President of the United States. Or he just fully takes on leadership of the conservative movement. (more)

"What do you do when you feel like shit?"

Reddit top comments...
I take my dog for a walk and take in all the greenery. Even though the escapism feeling is temporary, it lets me see my problems as smaller than my mind assumes. It feels very refreshing to abandon my worries for half an hour or so.
Clean. Clean everything. You get a workout that gets the negative feelings out and get quick results (the clean house).
Find a recipe online, go out and buy the ingredients and try to replicate it.
Or sit in a chair in my underpants and weep while clutching an empty can of PBR. One or the other, I'm not picky.
Drive out and explore new areas while listening to my favorite tunes. Always gets the mind going and you get to see new things you haven't seen in your routine life.
I call up a friend and eat. I don't even really have to talk about it. The food doesn't have to be particularly good either. It's just nice to have some company and eat together.
One of the best small joys in life, in my opinion.
  1. Hungry? Have you eaten?
  2. Dehydrated? Have you had something to drink?
  3. Showered?
  4. Are you dressed?
  5. Had some exercise?
  6. Seen any sunlight?
  7. Spoken to anyone?
  8. Listened to any music?
  9. Stressed?
  10. Is there anything you are missing?

"Google caught manipulating search results for Hillary Clinton"

Jookos:  Website SourceFed has uncovered evidence showing Google Search Suggestions being manipulated in order to show Hillary Clinton’s opponents in a negative light while showing only positive results for Clinton. Watch the video below show just how Google manipulated its search suggestions knowingly (despite the videos claim no one may have known, clearly someone knew).

Link to video

Speaking of manipulation (photoshopped donut) 

Western sky show

Come, my darling, take your rum dinger and let’s go. 
Outside on the bench and watch the show. Come on, lets’ go. 

There is no color in the sky. Nothing to recommend watching. A cloud comes by and dumps right on us. The little dog is terrified. She doesn’t like storms, doesn’t like thunder, doesn’t like lightning. She is shaking with fear inside my shirt. There is lightening all around, and that’s something to watch. We see the cloud get heavy with water, come forward and dump right on us and move out. 

The camera stopped clicking. The battery ran out of juice half way. 

It’s a good place to stop. Instead the battery is switched out. The second half is its own video. It holds all that I’ve asked for. This is my quest fulfilled. This is what I want so much to show. The file is slowed down in that area so it doesn't zip by too fast. Right off the bat after the fresh battery the entire sky goes pure gold. The hardest hue to hold we are told. Then purple. Then blue and pink. Dramatic hues that cannot stay around either. The immediate cloud darkens and swirls and dumps right on us again and moves on again. 

*bring bring* Hello? It’s John Ford, he wants to talk to you about matt backgrounds or something.” 

I’m busy!

*bring bring* Hello? It’s Frederic Remington, he wants to look at your series.” 

I’m busy!

*bring bring* Hello? It’s Maxfield Parish, he wants to come over to talk and compare notes.” 

Shut that thing off. The blender jug is in the freezer.

234 frames.

Police Brutality......they made the poor guy lose his marbles!

New York Post June10, 2016
A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit in which a West Virginia inmate accused state prison officials of invading his privacy by surgically removing marbles he had implanted in his penis.

By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Adrian King could pursue claims that officials at Huttonsville Correctional Center illegally threatened him into consenting to the June 2013 surgery, or risk being segregated from other inmates and lose his eligibility for parole.
Circuit Judge Roger Gregory found “overwhelming evidence” that the intrusion was unreasonable, despite the asserted need by prison officials to police the security threat posed by inmates carrying contraband within their bodies

Thursday, June 9, 2016


And cat.


lyrics after the jump

video surveillance home intrusion

This video is propagating, there are different versions. The news crew reports the boy's own dog died last year. Since this, the boy has been given permission to hug the dog whenever he likes. 

The dog appreciates the attention too.

Whose that author?

They (Native Americans) didn't have any rights to the land, and there was no reason for anyone to grant them rights which they had not conceived and were not using. What was it that they were fighting for, when they opposed white men on this continent? For their wish to continue a primitive existence, their 'right' to keep part of the earth untouched, unused and not even as property, but just keep everybody out so that you will live practically like an animal, or a few caves above it. Any white person who brings the element of civilization has the right to take over this continent.
(Of course that was your team can't even refer to the color of their skin......Well just shrug it off I guess....I know she did)

Whose that Movie?

Huma: If there ever was a time we definitely needed every ounce of allure, it's tonight. If we're going to wreck Donald Trump's evening, we've simply got to be a sensation.
Hillary: Baby, don't you think I could be a sensation without the corset?
Huma: You're competing with an Eastern girl. I'll wager Trump doesn't make a move without a corset.
Hillary: Well, I certainly don't relish wearing this thing. But pride has come to the rescue. For tonight, I'll do anything.
Huma: It'll be worth it. If we can create a breathtaking effect, it'll be simple to monopolize all the worthwhile men.
Hillary: Exactly. There are only going to be about twenty boys worth looking at anyway. We can certainly handle twenty men. I should hope! Can you handle ten?
Huma: Seven or eight.
Hillary: If you'll guarantee eight, I can handle the rest of them. After all. We are lesbians. There no emotions involved. Let's get out there and fool them.
(You can't blame it on the Ferguson effect but you would be close to meeting up in there)

WKRLEM: I Don't Remember.......I Don't Recall

It all the rage these days!

Cheryl Mill's Deposition playhouse

"I don't remember" or "I don't recall" 189 times.

(Actors acting out the recorded deposition, which apparently has not been released.)

"This deserves to be brought to a wider audience--not censored and hidden away. And we now have it on film. (You can share the film with your friends by sending them to"


It's a snail. And if you allow it will creep across the table too slowly to watch.

Red morning glories, the usual dark red kind. They're supposed to be.

Seeds for red came with seeds for blue but from China, and although the seeds had "morning" in their name, or "dragon" in their name, or "glory" in their name, they were not morning glory seeds as advertised so I threw those seeds away. 

I don't know if they're trying or not trying. I'm not accepting random seeds anymore. This is all experiment over here, but it's my experiment, not theirs, and not random. This happened before a few times. I end up growing the strangest most useless most take-over things.

But those are adult concerns and nothing takes me straight back faster to First Grade in Pennsylvania than watching a seed. Just look at that thing. It is a DNA strands wadded up tightly and packed with nutrition enough to see it up out of the dirt and spread itself into the light and go from there via photosyntheses. Packed up and dried. However it happens the seed and favorable conditions meet, moisture and warmth, then the packet unravels and rips DNA to force its way, aggressively grow its way into a new reality. It never ceases to amaze me. I like watching. I feel like a kid. 

Huffington Post Calls for More Violence at Trump Rallies

"Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any"
Amidst the hot takes and denunciations from liberals, they all seem to miss a few key points. First, they misplace the blame. Second, they misunderstand the desired outcome from violent resistance and those protesting Trump in general. And third, they ignore the history of successful violent insurrection in the US, instead favoring the elementary school version of history in which nonviolence is the only means of struggle that’s ever achieved a thing.
Let’s go point by point.
Point one. These denunciations of violence from anti-Trump protestors rest on the misguided view that the divide Trump’s exposed is a typical political disagreement between partisans, and should be handled as such. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Trump might not be a fascist in the 20th century European sense of the term—though many of his supporters are—but he might represent its 21st century US version....
Point two. Politicians and liberal pundits seem to believe the principal goal for everyone resisting Trump is to halt his entry into the Oval Office. This, by default, means assisting Hillary Clinton’s entry. That’s a fine goal for some people to embrace, and in the heat of an election year perhaps partisans and pundits can be forgiven for having such a narrow view, but there’s more to this fight than helping get another Clinton into the White House. And for some, posing that as the goal is a good way to motivate them to stay home. My biggest issue with looking at the Trump problem as an exclusively political issue, though, is that if he loses this fall everyone will go back to ignoring the things that got us here in the first place. No matter who wins in November, the forces underpinning his rise will remain.....
Point three. Violent resistance matters. Riots can lead to major change (*note the irony of that hyperlink going to a Vox article). It’s not liberal politicians or masses that historians identify as the spark underlying the modern movement for LGBTQ equality. Nor was it a think piece from some smarmy liberal writer. It was the people who took to the streets during the Stonewall Uprising. It was the Watts Rebellion, not the Watts Battle of Ideas, that exposed the enduring systemic neglect, poverty, inequality, and racism faced by that community. Similarly, it was the LA Uprising, not the LA Protests, that led to significant changes in the Los Angeles Police Department. More recently, the Ferguson and Baltimore Uprisings both helped prompt the Justice Department to investigate their corrupt police forces....
Last, I want to briefly note the problematic nature of people with privilege condemning violent resistance to Trump as an absolute moral failing, or denying its logic. Whether you would personally engage in violent conduct matters little to your ability to understand where it comes from. Some people have the privilege to consider the implications of Trump’s rise in the abstract and negotiate which means are necessary. That’s not true for everyone. And when those who hold that privilege dismiss the potential validity or logic of violent resistance, it’s effectively an effort to dictate the rules under which oppressed peoples respond to existential threats, and to silence forms of resistance disagreeable to privileged sensibilities. Don’t be that liberal.
What if someone is physically hurt or killed? What then?

"Chicago man... sues city for $15M, arrested on murder charges minutes after announcement"

Daily NewsIn a press conference at his attorney’s office on Wednesday, Dominiq Greer was set to take on Chicago in an excessive force lawsuit from a chase in which cops shot him seven times in a matter of seconds.

Greer fled from officers on July 4, 2014, and ran into an alley, where he tried tossing a pistol onto a roof when he stumbled and fell, his lawyer, Eugene Hollander told the Daily News.
Chicago officers shot him in his right arm, right leg and foot, and when Greer got back up, fired four more times in his right arm, left arm, chest and back.

Greer looked at the officers after suffering seven gunshots, and asked, “Why are you shooting at me?”
“As a result of his injuries, my client, who is a father to a 5-year-old boy, will have permanent and lifelong injuries. He cannot pick up and hold his son,” Hollander said in a statement.

Minutes after showing the surveillance footage and announcing the $15 million lawsuit, Chicago police arrested Greer walking out of his lawyer’s office.

"Doctor to Start End-of-Life Practice in Berkeley"

NBC Bayarea.comAs California's right-to-die law goes into effect Thursday, a Berkeley-based doctor will open one of the first practices in the state that specializes in end-of-life options.

"I think it's an important right for the patient to have at the end of their life to control the way they die," says Dr. Lonny Shavelson.

The new law will allow terminally ill patients who meet certain criteria to ask their doctor for a prescription for life-ending medication. But in the event the patient's doctor declines to participate, Shavelson will step in. He already has several appointments with patients to evaluate their situations.

"This needs to be a well thought out, carefully planned," he says. "It's not something you call on Tuesday and say, 'Doctor, I'm suffering,' and on Wednesday we give you a prescription."

Sign of the times

Link to source

WKRLEM: One Monkey Don't Stop No Show:

One Monkey Handler Don't Stop No Show

A former meerkat expert at London Zoo has been ordered to pay compensation to a monkey handler she attacked with a wine glass in a love spat over a llama-keeper.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It's better to burn out than to fade away!

Overheard at Lem's:
Evi L. Bloggerlady said...
Troop, revenge is a dish best served cold.

Trump had to decide whether to be a Sonny or a Michael.

Interesting question. Would you rather be a Sonny or a Michael. 
Burn red hot with intensity and emotion. Leave a legend behind you and die young in the prime of your career. No regrets. No old age pains. No compromises. No regrets.
Sit and stew in the shadows as you lose your family and your friends. Most of whom you drove away or even killed. No one really cares. About your. Or what you have done. You have power. You have money. You have fear.You have nothing. But four walls and your pain.
Who would you rather be? Sonny or Michael


Running on Fumes (click to enlarge)

A colorful rainy night in Tokyo (click to enlarge)

"There can be only one" sky

It's only 183 frames. I keep hoping for a classically western painted sky and keep being teased. What could be used around here for that is a very large fire. The stunning skyscapes occur in flashes but I've seen them hold for long periods. That is the quest. Last night, hardly anything there and hardly moving at all. The whole sky very still and blue except that one edge of faint cloud that appears as a pink lightning stroke at the very beginning, holding promise for the rest, but the only thing that happens is some guy with a sword and screaming, "There can be only one!" Is transformed, but not get killed by the pink cloud lightning, the sky goes light, faint clouds form and move to the north and then gather and swirl in front of the camera before it shuts off. Other than that little disturbance at first, we get all kind of crackpots wandering into the parking below, bottle shop down there attracts all types, other than that little incident, no excitement to mention.

Whose that author?

world is supported by four things ... the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing ... without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that the science of your tradition!
(the clue is in the photo but it is not the guy)

Whose that TV Show?

Micky: I can't stand to see a grown bush cry.
(It is amazing how relevent old 60's sitcoms are to todays politics)