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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This, that and the other thing

I know a lot of you hate when I jump around with the stream of consciousness stuff. Well, sorry, I suggest that you read no further. I just wrestled a hundred plus lb. yucca rostrata into the ground in a hundred degree weather and I'm whipped. Can hardly swipe the keyboard. So you get what you get and don't bitch about it.

Fallbrook is a remarkably efficient town. The alcoholics anonymous meetings are held right under Ron's Red Eye Saloon, a very short trip.

I just got a new cubic zirconium tooth this morning. I feel so fake.

The birds won't go near my black droll yankee thistle feeder, filled with nyjer. Perhaps they are not down with the black on black motif but they seriously won't go near the thing.

I would have won my bet if anybody had been foolish enough to take me up on it. The McDonald's was cleaned up within two days of my post. Somebody actually told me that they thought that it was a hell of a coincidence.

The Huffington Post went on a rampage about taking that nasty, slave trading, genocidal Andrew Jackson off the twenty dollar bill in favor of a black woman, former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Jackson happens to be one of my favorite presidents and responsible for a lot of our modern day democratic institutions.

You might as well denude Lincoln from the popular realm too for his attitude towards native americans. Mark Twain too. Throw in Jefferson. He was a slave owner. The apostles Peter and Paul favored slavery too. Bit fanciful to think that we can apply modern day conventions and thinking in evaluating historical figures but have at it, you stupid fucks. No more Kipling or Churchill either.

I really don't get the sudden lionization of Alexander Hamilton, a patrician swine if there ever was one.

All the incredible brainpower in our intelligence services and we have to pay a hacker a million to crack an iPhone?

Whether you are pro, anti or somewhere down on the middle regarding President Obama's policies is immaterial. His "interview" with Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic that laid out the so called Obama Doctrine was unnecessary and very damaging to the United States and its allies. Needless, a stupid touchdown dance in his fourth quarter that served no purpose except for displaying his hubris and arrogance.

Poor Anders Breivik. A judge in Norway says that his palatial prison cell conditions are cruel and unusual punishment, the country is violating his rights. He has a lot of gall bitching after murdering seventy seven of his innocent countrymen.

I lose friends on social media faster than anybody you know. I'm cyber kryptonite. 1650 friends at present on Google + but every time I write something half way challenging a few more drop off. Oh well...

Regarding the Charger stadium issue. Who the hell ever appointed Corey Briggs? Just who is he supposed to represent?

Good article here. What's for breakfast? Monsanto weed killer.

And this one was interesting too. The Wendel family.

Political correctness has obviously run amok. Take back anything nice I ever said about Joe Biden after yesterday's lashing of you know who. These people are experts at telling other people how to behave and run their countries, in the most patronizing way possible. I know Israel gets a lot of money from America but it is not America's bitch.

Anyway Biden typified Palestinian terrorists as "misguided" yesterday which sounded just a teensey bit charitable to my ears but pretty much in keeping with Obamaworld.

And it got me thinking of this story:


Sixteen year old member of the Reese Money Gang, whose letters are inscribed on his neck, pulls a gun on a cop, gets shot in the process and mom is crying about how they killed her baby.

Loury was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
On Tuesday, Loury's family and friends gathered at the two-flat apartment building in East Garfield Park where his mother lives.
Loury's mother, Tambrasha Hudson, her son's first name tattooed in cursive on her neck, cried loudly on the front porch, tears streaming down her face, as relatives tried to console her.
"Everything they said on the news is not the truth," Hudson said, her voice choked with emotion. "It is not the truth. It's not the truth.
"It's sad!" she said repeatedly. "My baby was 16, not 30. My baby was 16! Sixteen!"Bionca Johnson, who lives on the 3400 block of Grenshaw Street, said Loury had brought her groceries home for her before. Many people in the neighborhood have a "kill or be killed" mentality, she said.
"It's the story of the police, everybody has a gun," Johnson said. "Half the time, these babies probably do have guns. They're probably scared with everything they're seeing on the news, so it's like, '(I'm going to) shoot first before I get killed.'"
She said people need to stop "knocking down" teens and to put more funding into youth programs, and to create hope for a better life.
"When you look around, what do you got to look forward to?" Johnson said. "Like, am I going to have to live here my whole life?”
Uh mom, what kind of example did you set for your son?  Was he actually a victim or was he perhaps a victimizer as well? Babies with guns are very scary babies.

Which got me to thinking of the story of Euric Cain, the New Orleans man who tried to kill the medical student who was interfering with him raping a woman. Remember, the gun jammed after he was shot in the stomach and the perp pulled the trigger with all the care one would have swiping up ants at a picnic?

Euric went out the next day and raped a couple in their car and has been tied to several other similar incidents. I remember a quote from him when he was apprehended. It was on the order of, well if you only knew how I was raised.

We seem to be much more tolerant of beastly behavior these days, aren't we? People are so disconnected, running around totally desensitized to the pain they cause others.

I am not the brightest bulb in the drawer by any means but on my scorecard, if you can get to the finish line without a gang tattoo on your neck and any violent felonies on your record you definitely get extra points.

Stay tuned. Soon you will be able to purchase your very own I read the Blue Heron Blast t-shirt, artfully designed by one Brett Stokes. They will run out lickitysplit so order quickly.


Jon Harwood said...

Nothing about the presidential race? I want my money back!

Blue Heron said...

I'm sick of the election and I assume most everybody else is too.

Unknown said...

I want one in 3x!

Ken Seals said...

really, really great post. You hit the nails on the heads!