Posts Tagged current-events
We know that the nation is up at arms over the Sandy Hook atrocity but this here tidbit, coming out of St. Louis, made us stop dead in our tracks and want to cry. Diane Brame, 60, was fired from her position at Hudson Elementary School for extending a needy child a free lunch.
And we ask ourselves ‘where is the harm in that?’
The excessive action was taken by her employer after discovering Brame had wracked up $45.00 worth of free lunches.
And still we look to cause.
A child in need.
What is wrong with people? This is some type of fuckery you can’t go and blame on a gun.
“I understand that the food wasn’t mine to give,” Brame is quoted as telling KMOV. “I was wrong in my actions, but I don’t think I was stealing.”
We would agree!
It’s not like this was food taken out of the Jean George kitchen for personal feasting at home. She was doing right by a child in the fourth grade who couldn’t afford to pay for a cheap-ass lunch that assuredly is over-priced!
“Kids can be cruel to see this kid eating cheese sandwiches day after day after day. ‘You don’t have any money in your account, that’s why you have to eat cheese sandwiches’. And my heart just couldn’t tolerate that, so I broke the rule,” she points out.
Reports have Grame getting her position back – no doubt in part to the hyper-coverage televised on a story brought about by a heartless and insensitive supervisor who extended Brame the option of being fired or being demoted to a cooking post at another location!
We think perhaps the company should review this supervisor and demote their dumbass for lacking supervisory skills!
Putting our wanton thoughts aside for a brief moment. It does happen. We woke today to a disturbed posting by a fellow blogger, over at So Let’s Talk About, on how accused murderer George Zimmerman – you might also know him as the all around scum of the earth – is presently selling his John Hancock as if he were Kim Kardashian.
And our stomach turned while still on empty.
You can’t make this type of shit up. We kid you not.
You can go walk around a gated community packing heat; think your CIA, follow some black kid in the rain and pursue a confrontation based on a personal biased motivation – after 911 has instructed you not to do so – and then get into a physical confrontation which your punk-ass can’t handle and then shoot said kid only to result with you sending out “Thank You” cards to the many like-minded bigots that are “donating” $$$ to your racist ass.
Only in Florida folks!
Far be it from us to tell folks how to squander their presumably hard earned cash – we hear New Orleans is still not fully recovered, say nothing of Sandy victims – but we daresay that this avenue of Zimmerman’s is less than honorable.
Just a thought…
World AIDS Day 2012. Wow. This day always seems to sneak up on us. Perhaps it is the same for you. But regardless of how busy we all are attempting to traverse the nonsensical bullshit of day-to-day living, the importance of taking a moment to think of where we, as a society, are, and of those that didn’t get this far into the HIV/AIDS pandemic is vital.
Though leaps and bounds have been made in treatment of what is now a chronic illness, as oppose to a death sentence, the disease is still amongst us.
We take a moment to think back, with great sorrow, on those who have left us. For us, it will always start with Brenda Rios, some almost 25 years ago. She was the first person we lost and will forever hold the deepest impact.
There will never come a time when we won’t feel the ping of her absence. Never a moment when the song Saturday Love will play that we wont picture her doing her little moves in her living room.
We will forever miss her Betty Boop loving, Madonna worshiping, dancing like no-one was watching silliness. And we will hold steadfast to hoping for better treatment, around the world, of those who find themselves having to face this challenge and the impending feeling that there is little resources available to them.
Here is to there being a cure on the horizon!
Meet Lemon Juice of Brooklyn, NY. He is Hasidim worshiper presently accused of snapping a shot of a 17-year-old victim in court during trial investigating pedophilia at the hands of Prominent Orthodox leader Nechemya Weberman. All in an attempt at intimidating and hindering the witness in a case where suspected acts have already been identified.
Sound like a holy man and devout worshiper to you?
‘To each their own’ has been our general rule when it comes to religion. We ain’t regressing back to it ourselves but far be it from us to tell others how to interpret a book written by men.
But we can say that we have always disliked those who hide behind their religion and purport a self-righteous pious stance.
This act, to us, is right up there with politicos who tout a Family Values stance while they do the do in bathroom stalls and/or demand their mistresses abort the product of their indiscretion.
Religious fervor, as with Family Values, comes to pass being deeply based in bullshit. But to each their own.
Juice however is a whole-nother level of scum.
The wayward acts of married scribe Paula Broadwell – biographer of four-star general and now ex-CIA Director David Petraeus’ “All In: The Education of Gen. David Petraeus” – are everywhere.
And our simple-mindedness wonders how is it that time and again the extra-marital affairs of some tramp with an aged poon-hound in a position of authority and/or power manages to grip a nation so tightly.
Seriously, it’s as if this woman were privy to the secret of performing Penis Captivus!
Newsflash: She isn’t the first & assuredly wont be the last.
Sure, we understand that as Broadwell was literally taking him “All In” she was afforded the opportunity of procuring sensitive materials that she may not have otherwise been privy to extract while she was extracting, but that assuredly should be a private investigation as opposed to making it front-page fodder.
And, if she may have possibly obtained classified intel during her time taking him All In, than why give her a green light to such intimate proximity with one holding such material? There are pictures of her on a jet with him for fuck sake! Mile high anyone? (We told you we were simple!)
Now y’all know this story will be going for quite sometime. Cuz, well, you know for sure its more important than Hurricane Sandy’s destruction of a coast-line, the debt-crisis or actually having politicos work at fixing the countries persistent problems.
But let’s be frank, we can’t wholeheartedly blame the powers that be – Networks are in it to sell advertisement time and manipulate what holds your attention.
The real fault lies with the dumbass public who hangs on every trifling tid-bit that is newly “uncovered” of the liaison and its goings on as opposed to notifying the networks and Washington of a desire to handle this matter swiftly and efficiently and get back to real pressing problems.
We don’t mind tell the CIA, FBI, White House, CNN, MSNBC, The Times – et al – that we don’t give a ripe good fuck about what these two did unless there is a sex tape to accompany it for our review.
And as there has been non uncovered, please exercise some tact and quit the bullshit developing story alerts!
We often hear of not so pretty stories involving an ex-beau, husband, lover, baby-daddy etc, that flies off the handle and, in a fit of rage attacks. The result is seldom pretty and always leaves us wondering WTF! This is one of those times.
Devineil Brown is accused of having visited his ex-beau Shaun Woolford of five years and delivering blunt-force trauma to his head resulting in death.
No word yet as to what initiated the violent outburst.
It gets prettier. Dumbass Brown then allegedly knocked on a neighbors’ door and delivered a revised version of the alleged incident to a 911 operator to the tune of having arrived and finding Woolford laying on the floor.
Reports have Brown cracking under questioning a short time later.
And we are still left wondering WTF?
Sure, we have a friend down South who once hit an ex-military-lover over the head with a frying pan and knocked his ass out after the dude up and got all hands-on beat down with him. But that dude lived and they have never been in touch again.
That’s the proper protocol.
But why is it that some folks can’t part and go on about their business…? Why is it that folks – gay or straight – can’t reconcile themselves with the fact that relationships end. Stories don’t always have a happy ending. Disney is a myth!
And generally speaking, having further interactions with someone you once shared a lil-something-sumthing with, regardless of the length of time, doesn’t require further communications once it is done.
Move the fuck on. Erase their number. Redirect your focus elsewhere. There are other pieces of ass to be experienced. Ain’t no piece that good!
Well, in the case of Brown, he will get lots more to choose from when he is sent away. Assuredly that ass will get passed around the Block, with little opportunity to protest.
On a side note, Woolford’s ink bares an awful-likeness to those sported by rapper Eve… Hmmmm.
We have expressed our relief at President Obama defeating the double-talks of ex-Governor Romney. It should rightly feel like a win over the 1%, for many across the USA, as that man sleeps on $$$. But one win does not problem erase make. That’s for damn sure. This very sentiment, in as much, was poignantly addressed in a moving acknowledgement speech live from Chicago.
And now that the position has been secured we thought we would share a message from our dear Dive Master Mashak with our re-elected leader – a sentiment of the people of these here United States as it were.
Dear President Obama:
We are happy that you have been re-elected for four more years.
We worked diligently to remove every obstacle we could see. To that end, we are partners with you in this success.
Your first term was marred by the fetid, lingering odor of the former regime: epic economic downturn, and stiff-necked obstructionism. We understand the difficultly one might face as a President to engage and inspire with such conditions extant; a notch short of anarchy…
Today has a different outlook!
Put it down hard and fast my brother and let’s, together, make this country the place it ought to be: Strong families, strong education, and an optimism for the future!
The haters are gonna stay haters, we will never get their support. Time is now and the place is here that we take our stance and build that legacy; “That we may tell it to generations following!”
Well, we couldn’t have scribed that better ourselves – at least so eloquently. So Bravo to you Mashak. You hit that mark on your first try and Romney should’ve come to you long ago for how-to tutorials on getting to the straight of it.
As for the Networks – well – CNN pointed to the very fact, during their Election 2012 results last night – how voting across the country pointed to a very divided sentiment between the Red & Blue. Hardly a new phenom, one would say… But one that, hopefully, we can, for once, overcome and steadfastly do as our leader called for in working not for politics sake but for the sake of the people that put those politicians in their very cushy posts.
Lets (try) to move forward!
We can’t begin to express the relief showering upon us presently! Barack Obama has won his re-election bid, guaranteeing us FOR MORE YEARS to move the country out of the mess Bush dug the country into!
This is better than our first orgasm. And certainly will have a longer duration. Cuz thinking back on that moment, all those years back, it was like it came and went! Although to our own defense we did have an immeasurable recycling resilience.
Word is the Romney is not ready to concede defeat – as if that is of any surprise.
We personally hate it when folks don’t know to acknowledge when the party is over and its time for them to take their raggedy ass back to their compound to further plan changes to their annual and personally shifted Olympics!
The ole adage “out of the mouths of babes” has never been stronger than today with this here photo of cutey-petuty Zoe Sophie on Election Day 2012 proclaiming: “Everyone Poops!” She is not only a beauty but a smart little cookie that one is! The question is, in all sincerity, who’s poop is just simply wretched!
Ain’t little surprise to y’all that we are Team Obama. That man has steadfastly fought an uphill battle of partisan politics in Washington – at times in the face of his own party. But as his beautiful wife so eloquently stated in Des Moines last night, he’s “never waivered.”
But that is not to say that we wouldn’t pay attention to a Republican candidate who came along shooting straight from the hip. We like to keep options available.
Romney, however, ain’t him!
Shape-shifter that he is, we have watched him, time and again, brush his aforementioned statements under a convenient rug as he panders to a people who deserve better but, should he be elected, will likely be the ones made to sweep up and swallow said lies. With no sign of shame for for the fib he is selling.
The NY Times, being the high-brow folks they are, broke it down nicely:
“PolitiFact has chronicled 19 “pants on fire” lies by Mr. Romney and 7 by Mr. Obama since 2007, but Mr. Romney’s whoppers have been qualitatively far worse: the “apology tour,” the “government takeover of health care,” the “$4,000 tax hike on middle class families,” the gutting of welfare-to-work rules, the shipment by Chrysler of jobs from Ohio to China. Said one of his pollsters, Neil Newhouse, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.”
To be sure, the Obama campaign has certainly had its own share of dissembling and distortion, including about Mr. Romney’s positions on abortion and foreign aid. But nothing in it — or in past campaigns, for that matter — has equaled the efforts of the Romney campaign in this realm. Its fundamental disdain for facts is something wholly new.”
So you see! Zoe Sophie is right, at her tender age. We all poop. But here is a concise totaling of who’s poop is stacked the highest!
Well today is that day to take it to the polls.
So we urge y’all to vote – wisely – & do your math. For us? We personally gear to brave the cold frost hitting NY to do as we preach to y’all.
We can earnestly say that we have been very lucky and minutely affected by the slaughter of Hurricane Sandy as it made it’s way across the NY/NJ region. But we aren’t daft. Not everyone has been as fortunate. Case and point: Staten Island, The Rockaways, sections of Queens and the Pelham Manor portion of the Bronx.
Our good friend and Dive Master M.Mashak shared these here pics he has crossed paths with, as he gets back to grind, out and about in the Bronx. Heavy shit.
Alas, in the throws of some in the tri-state area being made to stop their day-to-day lives, we have had to continue working for the man. Ain’t that something? As such we haven’t ventured far – never ming getting near dusting off our cameras…
But let us not digress…
Our personal belief, when it comes to turmoil, is that shit can always be worse. If you think you got it bad – cop a squat and ponder all the ways your circumstance could have been easily worsened. Or look around you and you will likely find someone who may be in a worse predicament. As such, in spite of all the devastation we are witnessing across our area – power outages, lack of fuel, no heat, flooding, property loss, et al – we truly believe that this too shall pass, for everyone, and normalcy will once again return.
And if you are alive to bitch, moan, complain, point blame at and attempt to make some sense of the chaos of it all, then you too are blessed as there have been many a case that have not been afforded this small luxury and are no longer with us to carry on.
Hang in there folks.