This lawsuit has some National TV personalities outraged. People like Matt Lauer, Gayle King and Nancy Grace seem to be taking sides with the parents.
I can understand why the parents feel they don’t have to pay for Rachel Canning’s college tuition. But the high school tuition is a different matter. If she attended a Catholic High School, chances are, the choice of this school was that of the parents. I can speak from personal experience.
I attended a Catholic High School. Years ago, when I was about to attend high school, my parents make the school I would attend very clear to me. I had no choice. I was not happy with their choice, but had to make the best of it. I’m not saying that Rachel Canning’s parents made this choice for her, but I would be surprised otherwise.
Parents and Kids Owe Each Other
This is true. The kids owe the parents respect. But this is not a respect issue. This issue is about money. Rachel Canning claims that her parents threw her out of the house when she was 18, and the parents deny it. Whether this is true or not, this case is not about respect. It is about basic necessities, and parents providing for their children.
On the other side, parents own their children the basic necessities in life. High school is a basic necessity, especially if the parents decide where the kid is going to attend high school.
Children own their parents respect. Parents owe their children everything else. After all, children do not ask to come into this world. The parents make this decision. When making a decision like this, to bring a child into the world, the parents should follow through.
If parents don’t think they are getting the respect they should be getting, they should deal with it in private, not in a courtroom.
Ten Bikers Could Get 25 Years
A gang of bikes terrorized a family in a Range Rover on a New York City highway. Edwin Mieses was with them. He also claimed that he was not part of the brutal plot to terrorize the family.
Edwin Mieses was run over by the driver of the Range Rover. The driver was, no doubt, trying to protect himself and his family. This left Mieses paralyzed, and in question as to whether or not he will ever walk again. Ten bikers may face 25 years in prison. The driver of the SUV has not been arrested. Is it against the law to protect yourself?
Was Edwin Mieses Telling the Truth?
When Mieses heard about the ride, he went to join them, and then the incident occurred. Now that the incident is over, and Mieses is left in pretty bad shape, he claims he had nothing to do with the incident. But, he was with them. Does this account for anything?
Maybe he was not part of the incident, as he claims. But he was with them. Could he have stopped it before it happened? Who knows? I just can’t see him getting off with just a slap on the wrist, although this would be a moral victory for Mieses and his famed attorney, Gloria Allred.
I can understand exactly why Mieses is claiming his innocence. If you ever visit a prison, and talk to 50 inmates, 49 will tell you they are innocent.
After the dead man was pronounced dead by the coroner, he was placed in a body bag, and sent to the funeral home for embalming. Before the mortician could start the embalming, the man comes back to life.
I have known a lot of morticians over the years. Due to the nature of their work, most of them realize that life is too short, and they don’t get freaked out very often. For the most part, they have seen it all.
But I don’t care how calm and composed a mortician is. I think if any mortician starts to embalm a man, and he suddenly gets up and walks out, the mortician would immediately have to change his shorts.
Life is much too short to worry about things that you can’t control.
If someone does not like you, so what. It is not your problem. It is their problem. The worse thing you can do is worry about what other people think. Do this, and you will cheat yourself out of having a good life.
Besides, what other people think of you is none of your business.
Now that the Sochi 2014 games are over, I suppose everyone is having a let-down. I bet you are saying, “Wow, I can’t wait until the next Olympics.
Suggested Changes for the Olympics
The Winter Olympics are always held in the month of February. This is the month in which people are freezing their buns off.
Likewise, the Summer Olympics are usually held in August, and sometimes September. During this time of the year, people are burning up.
While watching the Sochi 2014 games, something interesting occurred to me. There, it was freezing outside. However, the athletes competed in sports that took place on either snow or ice. This makes no sense. If it is so cold outside, why do the athletes compete in something that is going to make them colder?
I have a simple solution for this problem. The International Olympic Committee should have the Winter Olympics during August, and the Summer Olympics during February. They should also move basketball to the Winter Olympics, because it is a sport that is played in the Winter time.
If the IOC does this, here are some adjustments and some considerations that should be made:
- The IOC can still call the Olympics held in August the Summer Olympics. Or, they can call them the Winter Olympics. In any event, have the winter sports in August, and the summer sports in February. For simplicity’s sake, let’s just assume that the August games will continue to be called the Summer Olympics, and the February games the Winter Olympics.
- Many of the winter sports, such as, figure skating, hockey, speed skating and bobsledding can take place indoors. The ice will be just fine, and the hot weather outside would not matter.
- With technology as advanced as it is today, I’m sure the IOC can find a way to put snow on mountains for the skiing events and keep it from melting. If technology can put ice in indoor arenas during the summer, it can put snow on the ground.
- With this new format, selecting a site for the Winter Olympics would be much easier. This way, the IOC does not have to select a city that they know will have snow on the ground. This leaves the door open for many other cities wanting to host the Olympics.
- For the Winter Olympics, which is now having the summer sports, the IOC should change their rule that requires track and field events to take place in an outdoor stadium. Therefore, the Winter Olympics should be hosted by a city with a dome stadium. New Orleans would be the perfect city. The city is flat, but this does not matter, since there will be no skiing events on mountains.
- For the marathon event during the Winter Olympics, runners can still wear shorts. Some cities are not necessarily freezing during February. On the other hand, if a runner is running 26 miles, he will not be thinking about the cold weather.
- Perhaps the athletes competing in cross country skiing can wear shorts.
- Finally, add golf to the Olympics. It does not matter which Olympics, Summer or Winter, has it. Better yet, add it to both the Summer and the Winter Olympics.
This would make the Olympics much better for everyone, especially the athletes. The events would warm them up in the cold winter time, and cool them off in the hot summer.
Good for You, Girl! I Hope You Make It!
I am with Paula Deen all the way. America needs her. And I don’t mind saying, I miss her a lot.
Think about the circumstances surrounding her, hopefully, temporary fall from fame. She was asked, on the spot, if she had ever used the “N Word”. Under the pressure, she responded in the first way that came to her mind. Many people would have responded this way. Many people also have big mouths that are attached to small brains. I don’t think this applies to Paula.
If an intelligent person is ever asked the question that Paula was asked, there is a correct way to respond without getting into trouble. Let’s assume a person is on the witness stand in court, and an attorney asks, “Have you ever used the N Word?”
This is the right way to respond to this question:”
“There are many N Words in the English vocabulary. Nice is an N Word. Neat is and N Word. So are Nifty, Near, Nostalgic, Nevada, North, etc. Son, you have to be more specific.”
If the attorney is a real horse’s ass, he will say:
“You know what word I am talking about.”
Then you say:
“No, I don’t know what word you are talking about. If you don’t ask me a straight question, I can’t give you a straight answer. I can only answer questions that are clear and specific. I don’t know for sure what word you are thinking about. I can only answer you, based on what you ask me.”
I don’t believe there is a judge in the world who would instruct you to answer the question. No one can tell any one else what they are, or are not thinking. Not even a court of law can tell you that you understand a question when the question is not very clear. Also, no attorney in the world would ask the specific question. Otherwise, it’s his ass.
TO PAULA: Good Luck Girl. I’m with you all the way.
The IRS Scammers are in rare form this time of the year
Since November, 2013, many scammers have been calling people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service agents.
They call people, tell them that they are in trouble and threaten them. They tell the person that a policeman will call them back if they don’t cooperate. Then, they finally ask for money, and tell them where they can send it. Some even have a side kick posing as a police officer. If someone hangs up, the sidekick will call them back and threaten to come arrest them right away. Finally, when people are scared out of their pants, they just fork out the money.
The IRS does not operate this way
First of all, the real, true, one hundred percent IRS never calls anyone over the telephone. Second they never threaten anyone.
The IRS does not have to threaten anyone. All they have to do is call you, and you are already threatened.
Marajuana has been legalized in the State of Colorado.
It is still against the law to bring marijuana to the ski slope. I wonder why. What harm could it do? It seems like this is the time and place when you really need a joint. Those guys go down that ski slope very fast. Before long, it is all over. At least if they are high, they can enjoy their trip down the ski slope.
If you do down the ski slope high off a joint, the trip down would seem like three hours.
Americans Don’t Do Very Good in the Winter Olympics
Some of the American speed skaters in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are blaming a flaw in the Mach 39 speed skating suit developed by Under Armour & Lockheed Martin for their bad results. This is just an excuse. Excuses are like ass holes. Every one has one. The fact is, the American athletes in this year’s Winter Olympics are not that good. This is not unusual. The Americans usually get their butts kicked in the Winter Olympics every four years.
The Americans are doing OK in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. The total medal count is among the leaders. However, they just can’t seem to get the gold like they can in the Summer Olympics. Americans dominate the Summer Olympics. They can’t seem to dominate the Winter Olympics. The reason for this is obvious and quite clear.
The American Athletes in the Olympics
I’m not going to beat around the bush on this. I’ll get right to the point.
I have three questions. How many American black athletes are competing in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics? How many black Athletes compete in the Summer Olympics? Why do the Americans dominate the Summer Olympics, but get their butts kicked in the Winter Olympics?
The first two questions answered the last question. Face the fact. The best athletes in the world are black. They always have been, and they always will be. They have the stamina, durability and the passion for any sport in which they participate. But, for some reason, the black athletes don’t like to participate in winter sports. If they did, they would win, hands down.
Black Athletes Are the All Time Greatest in Their Sports
If you don’t believe this, then let’s take a look at how the black athletes have ruled the sports world over the years.
There have been many great American athletes in the Olympics. Two have stood out much more than the others.
Jesse Owens was the dominant figure in the Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics. During those games, he achieved international fame as a track star. He won gold medals in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump and the 4 by 100 meter relay. His accomplishments during the Berlin 1936 games made him a standard among athletes that many still uphold to the present day. In addition to his performance on the track, Jesse Owens showed a tremendous amount of courage when confronted by the ruthless dictator, Adolf Hitler.
The Original Dream Team
Do you recall the history of the American basketball teams in the Summer Olympics? For years, the Americans dominated in basketball. Then, the rest of the world seemed to catch up with them, at least, temporarily. It was then that the Americans assembled the team that was known as the Original Dream Team. Charles Barkley, who was one of the stars of this team, said that this was the greatest team ever, in the history of all sports. Sir Charles, you would definitely not get any argument from me. This team started five Hall of Famers. When they needed a break, the head coach, Chuck Daly just put in five more Hall of Famers. This team had twelve members. Eight were black.
Carl Lewis dominated the track and field venue in the Summer Olympics from 1984 to 1996. He didn’t just win medals. He won gold medals. At one time, he held the record for most gold medals won in the Olympics. During this reign, he was mentioned in the same sentence with Jesse Owens. There is no question that Carl Lewis and Jesse Owens were the two greatest track and field athletes ever.
Although Football is not an Olympic sport, it has produced some of the all time greatest athletes. Walter Payton could have been considered the greatest. In fact, ex CBS broadcaster, John Madden, publicly said on the air that he was the greatest who ever played the game. Many would consider Barry Sanders as the greatest. But there is one athlete who stands out above the rest. He was the greatest who ever wore a football uniform. His name is Jim Brown. He is the former great running back of the Cleveland Browns.
Many people think Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player. This is BS. All he could do was hit home runs. He couldn’t run or field worth a damn.
The greatest baseball player is very hard to pick. But if I were to try, I would have to go with three players who were all equally as good.
Hank Aaron and Willie Mays were almost identical in what they accomplished. They were so much alike. Not only could they hit home runs. They could do every thing else. There were two differences in the two. First, Aaron played with ease. He made it look easy. Mays played with intensity. When catching a fly, Willie would time it perfect, making it look dramatic. Aaron would be standing under the ball waiting for it. The other difference was the number of home runs. Willie would have hit as many as Aaron if he had not played in wind swept Candlestick Park. Aaron played in the old Atlanta Stadium, also known as The Launching Pad.
Another can be added to this list. Do you remember Roberto Clementi? He was one of the greatest. He would have been the greatest if his life had not been tragically cut short.
Sorry I don’t have a picture of Roberto Clementi. I could not find one that was not under copyright. I would have posted a picture of him on a baseball card, but my brother sold it for $8,000 a few years ago.
My opinion is, Bill Russell was the greatest basketball player. ESPN, however, named Michael Jordan as, not only the greatest basketball player of all time, but as the greatest athlete of all time, period. I will not argue with the World Wide Leader in Sports.
The greatest hockey player was Wayne Gretzky. But he was white. I have already established the fact that black athletes do not participate in winter sports. It’s a good thing they don’t. Otherwise, someone else would be the greatest hockey player of all time. So, forget hockey. This is a sport in the Winter Olympics. For what I am trying to establish, hockey does not count.
There you have it.
These are the greatest athletes of all time. So, if you are wondering why the Americans always get their asses kicked in the Winter Olympics, I ask you again.
How many American black athletes are competing in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics?
What do the greatest athletes above all have in common?
I rest my case.
Chinese Restaurant has Crawling Food
The owner of Good Friend Chinese and Seafood Restaurant, in the Western section of Birmingham, Alabama, fired shots at a customer.
The customer who was lucky to get out of there alive complained because he found a cockroach in the food. The owner of this restaurant, Chun Hin Ching, is being charged with attempted murder. The mystery is, the number of counts for which he will be charged. This is not the first time someone has complained about crawling chow mein and chop suey. There is no telling what else he puts in the food.
It comes to no surprise that concerned citizens have been picketing the restaurant since the incident occurred.
If you ever go to Birmingham, and decide to eat at this restaurant, take precautions, and eat at your own risk.
If the food doesn’t kill you, the owner sure as hell will.
I was watching Judge Judy earlier today. There was a case in which two women were going at it against each other. The plaintiff was accompanied by her husband, and likewise, the defendant was accompanied by her husband. Finally, the defendant’s husband was the sister of the plaintiff.
It was a ridiculous lawsuit. The defendant was in financial trouble, and needed $1,100 to pay a vet to save her pet cat’s life. The plaintiff, being family, game the money to the defendant, six months ago, out of the goodness of her heart. She originally had no intention of the defendant paying her back. But then, something happened to pis the plaintiff off, and she changed her mind and filed a claim for the $1,100. Eventually, Judge Judy said, NO.
What Ticked the Plaintiff Off
The defendant’s husband found out that the plaintiff’s husband was stepping out on their marriage. Like a first class idiot, he called his sister, the plaintiff, and told her about it. This pissed her off, and triggered the lawsuit.
When Judge Judy, in a tactful way, asked him why he had to open his big fat mouth, his response was, “I cannot tell a lie.” What a sorry piece of s__t!
Snitch – Worse than a Liar – Judge Judy Thinks So
The defendant’s husband was never questioned about his knowledge of the affair of the plaintiff’s husband. He just volunteered the information. It seems that he should have kept his damn mouth shut. Judge Judy raked him over the coals.
If someone knows something, but does not say anything, he is not a LIAR, BUT
If someone knows something, and runs his damn mouth about it, he is worse than a liar He is a first class, no good, SNITCH.
Super Bowl XLVIII was Not as Good as the Commercials
Usually when I watch an ordinary football game on television, I have some refreshments. Pizza, wings and beer is what I like to have when watching a football game. I always keep a 12-pack on hand for the game. This means that I occasionally have to go take a leak during the game. I usually wait until the commercials come on, and then go take care of my business, so I won’t miss any of the game.
Every time I watch the Super Bowl, I try to work my business in the short, 20 second spot, when Fox is advertising the show that will be shown after the Super Bowl. This usually gives me a little time to take care of business, and I don’t miss the commercials.
Super Bowl XLVIII, however, was so bad, that I changed my habit. Both the game and the commercials are usually good, but not this year.
The Super Bowl commercials this year were much better than the game. I spent more time in the bathroom than I did in front of the television watching the game. In fact, the game was so bad, that it made me want to do some other things in the bathroom, like puke, and take a dump.
The Super Bowl commercials, as usual, were great. However, the game was terrible. For Super Bowl XLVIII, my pattern changed. Since the game was so bad, it did not bother me one bit to miss some of this crap. But, I certainly did not want to miss any of the commercials, because they were the only thing that probably saved Fox’s ratings for the game.
I waited until the commercials ended, and the game resumed, and then I went to take a pis.
Many people have questioned Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans for purchasing “The Portal To Hell.”
The Portal to Hell is a Good Investment
The so-called haunted house in Gary, Indiana was purchased by Bagans for $35,000. Why not buy it, at this price. It is a steel. Did it ever occur to anyone that he might be a real estate investor?
Zak Bagans never indicated that he was planning to live in the house. With the publicity this house is getting, he can get his money back within the first week.
Now I ask, “Is this a good investment or what?”
The long lost father of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has been found. When Bezos, whose estimated net worth is $27 billion, was asked about his biological father, 69 year old Ted Jorgensen, his response was, “I’ve never met him. The only time I ever think about it is when a doctor asks me to fill out a form.”
Jeff Bezos Knows Diplomacy
Jeff Bezos knows how to use diplomacy. This is exactly why he is successful. He could have easily said that the old man can just shove it, since he was abandoned by his father. Instead, he responded with class and dignity.
Diplomacy can mean a lot of things, but the best definition is, “Telling someone to go to HELL, after which, they are looking forward to the trip.”
Jeff Bezos should be an inspiration to people who allow little things that mean nothing to control their lives.
Image: Wikimedia Commons.
Texting in Florida. It will get you killed by a trigger happy former cop.
After the fatal shooting in the Florida movie theater, it seems like texting will get you killed in the State of Florida. This is not right, and this is not the way it should be. Like all people across the country, this made me very angry. I don’t usually express my opinion like this for a news story, but that ex-cop was definitely out of line.
After that senseless, and disgusting fatal shooting in the Florida movie theater by the retired police officer, a woman’s life was completely shattered. There was no reason for this. I really feel for the woman, because I know what it is like to lose your soul-mate. I lost mine three years ago.
The State of Florida should punish this has-been cop to the max. He made two mistakes. First, he killed an innocent man for no reason. Second, he did not mind his own damn business.
I’m surprised the State of Florida has not changed their laws on texting.
Instead of saying
Don’t Text and Drive
Why don’t they say
Test and Die ?
Late in the second half of the NBA Basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Brooklyn Nets, the Thunder had a commanding lead. The lead was 26 at one point. The announcers recommended that there be a rule change.
If a Player makes a shot from half court, the game is automatically tied.
This would never work. Too many players are good at shooting from half court. I have a better suggestion that would be more of a challenge, and make the game more interesting.
If the ball goes into the basket off another Player’s head, the team is awarded 25 points.
After the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49er’s in the NFC Championship game, Richard Sherman did some talking. In fact, he talked so much that he was criticized by the media all over the country. Many said that Richard Sherman talked too much. Professional athletes are usually very careful about what they say to the media. Otherwise, it can come back to bite them in the rear end.
Mr. Sherman’s team-mate decided to be on the safe side. A week ago, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did not talk. Again, he was criticized by the media. This time, the media criticized a player because he did not talk enough. He did not say anything that would get him into trouble. In fact, he did not say anything at all. Why was he criticized by the media? Why was he almost fined by the NFL? It seems as if everyone is pissed at him because he did not give them any ammunition to use to attack him, like they attacked Richard Sherman.
Marshawn Lynch tried to prove the following principle true, “If you don’t say anything, you can’t get into trouble.” Marshawn, you did the right thing.
What in the Hell do the BIG SHOTS want from these guys? If you are a professional athlete, You Are
DAMNED IF YOU DO, AND DAMNED IF YOU DON’T.
Image: U.S. federal government. Image is in the public domain.
Bill Clinton, former President, attended the NBA Basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Brooklyn Nets on Friday evening, January 31. He was interviewed during the second half of the game.
Mr. Clinton was asked about his number being retired at the University of Arkansas. The interviewer questioned him about this, since Bill Clinton never played basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Bill Clinton, the Honorary “Sixth Man”
Clinton responded. His story was, Arkansas recently had a ceremony to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Arkansas Razorbacks winning the NCAA Basketball National Championship. During this ceremony, Arkansas retired Bill Clinton’s number. During the season, twenty years ago, the Arkansas Razorbacks named Bill Clinton as the honorary sixth man, and gave him number 42, representing the fact that he was the 42nd President of the United States.
Come to think of it, do you ever remember any athlete in any sport, professional or college, wearing number 42 within the last several years?
This is very surprising. I thought the number, 42, was permanently retired from all of sports, to honor Jackie Robinson as being the first African American baseball player.
Image, Executive Office of the President of the United States. Image is in the public domain.
A good business is going to find a HOT NICHE, jump on it, capitalize and make lots of money. For the smart business man, his dream may have come true last Sunday.
After the NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49er’s, Seahawks’ corner back, Richard Sherman’s trash talk about 49er’s wide receiver, Michael Crabtree may have pissed off the average person. However, many businessmen across the country are singing his praises.
Richard Sherman is a Marketer’s Dream
After Richard Sherman was interviewed by Erin Andrews, his marketability sky-rocketed to the top of the charts. For the next two weeks. business men who use his name as an advertising strategy will definitely get exposure, and will probably sell products like never before.
To the average person, Richard Sherman made a fool out of himself. But this is hardly the case. The brilliant business man is not your average person. To him, this was business, not personal. I would go so far as to say that Mr. Sherman is the most popular professional athlete right now, and will continue to be until Super Sunday.
It’s too bad that the Super Bowl is not played before Christmas, at least, this year. If this were the case, someone could design and produce a talking Richard Sherman Doll. This doll, all decked out in the flamboyant uniform of the Seattle Seahawks, would talk upon the push of a button. But this talking doll would not just talk. It would trash talk.
This doll would be the hottest selling item for the Christmas season, and the creator of this doll would make millions. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Image: Creative Commons
I am an animal lover. I love dogs. There is no question, a dog is the best friend you can possibly have. It will love you, no matter what.
I have two Boston Terriers that I love more then life itself. The brown one is Holly Ann. The black one is Dixie Rose. They don’t bite, but they will lick you to death.
Yesterday morning, I was taking them outside to do their business. It was freezing outside. Yesterday was by far the coldest day of the year so far. A neighbor’s dog was outside my house. I don’t know who the owner of the dog is, but I have seen this dog many times before. He is a very friendly fellow. All he wants is to be loved by someone. He is just an ordinary neighborhood dog, because he has hung around my house many times. I assume that he usually goes home when he is ready.
Because of the frigid weather, I was concerned, so I called my Vet and asked him what to do to get this fellow out of the cold weather. He suggested calling the nearest Animal Rescue service, and gave me the telephone number.
I called them, and said that I was concerned about this dog. The owner had abandoned him. They said that they could not come take the dog until the next day. I said, “TAKE? I don’t want you to take the dog. I just want you to find out if he has a microchip, and then, talk some sense into the dog’s owner. NO GOOD.”
Then, I asked, “If you do, in fact, take him and get him to safety, you won’t put the dog to sleep, will you?” The girl on the other end of the line said, “There is no guarantee. If someone does not claim the dog after 7 days, we probably will.” This really pissed me off. My response to this was:
Oh, HELL NO ! I’ll take care of this fellow myself !
The lady went on to say, “Sir, there is nothing else we can do. We can’t just keep dogs here forever.” Then I asked her:
How would the owner of this dog like it if you put him to sleep instead of the dog?
The dog spent the remainder of the day in my closed garage, under a blanket.
In closing, I want to share something else with you about my love for doga. About five years ago, when Michael Vick was sentenced to prison for killing dogs, someone asked me the following question:
Why is Michael Vick going to prison for killing dogs, while Ray Lewis did not go to prison for killing a person?
My opinion, and my answer to this question was simple:
Because Dogs are Better than People. A Person Will Hurt You for No Reason, but a Dog Will Only if He is Threatened.