WTF 7/29… It’s all about the people…

 

 

don't ever give up 2

White and black but not what you think… it’s all about the people in this damn world… the idiots… and the random acts of kindness… and the dumbest brave things that get done… and… big dogs and little dogs… and Eminem… and it’s not some sugar coated candy… and a word about Trump…

It takes all kinds…

So, hey, hey, Woody Guthrie we wrote you a song… about a funny old world that’s coming along
Seems sick and it’s hungry, it’s tired and it’s torn…  It looks like it’s dying and it’s hardly been born… (Words borrowed from Mr. Bob Dylan)

But, as long as we take another breath… there is hope…

… it’s all about the people…

… act like the white guys?

joe1Some of ya’ll reading this might not know who Charles Haley is… I sure as hell didn’t recall who he was until I read that he is the only player in NFL history who’s been a part of five Super Bowl winners. And I said “OH FUCK! That Charles Haley!”

But recently he didn’t make the news for that but for what he had to tell some newbies to the NFL… some San Francisco 49ers rookies.

Charles Haley
Charles Haley

“Why don’t you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the paper getting high or hitting people. Why don’t you act like that?”

Now, of course, that ain’t completely true there are more than a few white dudes that play sports who have made the news for the wrong reasons… like DWI manslaughter immediately comes to mind that involved one relatively high profile Yankee of their relatively recent past championship years… but for whatever reasons it do seem that when white dudes make the news for assholic behavior it don’t generate the same hot button headlines as much as when black athletes do the assholic behavior.

Or, so, it seems to me at any rate…

But… in a way Haley has a point… of all the recent incidents… especially in football… which ethnic group makes the six o’clock and eleven o’clock news more than any other ethnicity for doing stuff that the public objects too most?

Sadly… I reckon… it is the black players…

Haley says he didn’t say what he had to say just to be controversial but rather to make a point and make it with an exclamation point.

He told the San Jose Mercury News “I just did it for the shock value of it. The hardest thing is these guys, they have an attention span of a 5-year-old. I’m not the most gentle and kind person to sit there and deal with that crap. I’m a little more confrontational. I think I got my point across.”

Sometimes ya’ll needs to whack someone upside the head with a two by four… then as they sit there stunned looking up at you, ya’ll get to say.. “Now that I gots you attention…”

Haley with bling...
Haley with bling…

But… yeah… the two by four approach is an attention getter but nothing talks as loud as when you can flash some bling to these young dudes, too. Especially, bling in the form of five… count ’em… five super Bowl rings…

Plus another notch in Haley’s props belt…this August he gets inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame…

Big dude with five SB rings… shiny damn expensive bling… and a another piece of bling… a HOF ring… that says one of the best that ever played the game and he tells you… hey, act like the white players and stop making news for smacking women and getting all drunk and nasty and stuff…

Maybe a few of the dudes will listen…

This idiot…

On the CBSSports.com site there’s this weekly column titled “This Week in (Dumb) Baseball” by a dude who goes by the tag Matt Snyder/Baseball Writer

Any way, his past Tuesday (7/27) he wrote a snippet in his column that was headlined like this “This Idiot.

The gist of the idiot snippet was about the peeps who think it’s cool to go and run onto MLB fields during games … usually because they be all fired up on booze and maybe some other forms of intoxication.Matt

Snyder says anyone who is prone to doing something of that ilk is royally worthy of being mentioned in his column…remember the column’s title includes the word “Dumb.”

But, the idiot he has in mind… one dumbass who saw fit to run onto the field at Great American Ball Park last week… deserves a real special shout-out.

In Snyder’s words… “I was there and witnessed him very impressively leaping over the center field wall and then disappearing around the batter’s eye. He actually got away with it due to a well-thought-out plan of escape.”

Wait for it… it is truly a moment in true asshole behavior fame… waittttt…

“Until he decided to go on the freaking local news and brag about it (cincinnati.com), that is.”

There’s more… really and truly this dude is a true asshole, and as Snyder says, deserves his ten minutes of fame in the dumb baseball annals…

“Additionally, he posted a selfie-video of himself doing it on YouTube and plastered his story all over social media. And, then, he got arrested and now faces up to 180 days in jail (cincinnati.com)… “This isn’t about disrupting a game. Player safety in this age of terrorism isn’t a laughing matter, but all his quotes to the press show someone who just doesn’t get it. He thinks what he did was harmless and all in good fun.”

And… “His friends started a “go fund me” account to raise bail money. Sigh.”

That… “go fund me”… to raise bail.il and get the dumbass out of jail… and… maybe help with his defense… which actually there is none… no defense that makes any sense any way…

Snyder says … “Please don’t give him a dime. This is all self-inflicted and he deserves to pay the price.”

The price for being a big asshole on a big stage… being busted and then facing up to 180 days in jail.

Hope he gets to do the entire 180 if’n ya’ll want my opinion.

There are consequences for your behavior no matter how bad… or how good..  each of us need to be fully awre of that fact and then live with it.

Eminem… brash as ever… killing them sacred cows

Ya’ll can say what ya want about Eminem but he is one dude that when he rhymes he does not hold anything sacred… it’s no holds barred and hold on Nelly for a rocky and rolling and sometimes rollicking ride.

In a freestyle rap he notched his belt with 25 so-called famous peeps.

The Motor City dude did his thing for the Sirius XM show “Sway In The Morning” where he was appearing to give a shout-out to the movie “Southpaw” and its soundtrack…eminem-

Why? Because the sound track was written by… yep… Eminem. Even rappers need to lower themselves to do pub for stuff so that they can make mo money, mo money and mo money…

He makes no bones about his raps… they can be controversial and not for everyone. But… hey… no one forces ya to buy his stuff or even listen to it… walk away Renée if it’s not your thing…

About Caitlyn Jenner… “I see the bitch in you, Caitlyn…I keep the pistol tucked like Bruce Jenner’s dick.”

Bill Cosby… “How many chocolatey Jell-O pops can he possibly lace, walking atrocity… No wonder you scoff at me, it’s still obvious I’m as off-putting as Bill Cosby is, treat women like property.”

Then he includes rhymes about slipping Spanish Fly to Brandy and Janet Jackson “to take advantage” of them as well as lacing former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno’s coffee to have a threesome with her.

Hey… it’s his fantasy… no one said it had to make sense… ya’ll can’t tell him who to sock it to…

Eminem did some off the wall rhyming that included having sex and/or violence with Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez, Rita Ora, Serena Williams and Miley Cyrus.

Other famous peeps included… Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, French Montana, Cindy Crawford, Aaron Hernandez, Mr. Porter, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, Alyssa Milano and Andrew Dice Clay.

Eminem... not for everyone
Eminem… not for everyone

At the end of the impromptu 6-minute rap, Eminem said that his rhymes were made off the top of his head…

“The rhyme by the way is all in fun. I just say shit to say it. It’s very rarely personal. If it was ever personal, somebody would know.”

Like I said… he ain’t everyone’s cup of tea but nobody’s got a gat to your pate, so, just go the other way if he offends ya…

In my day it was acts like Lenny Bruce and the Fugs…

Union talk and Woody, too…

From a good friend’s Facebook page… Mr. Bob Halperin… blues guitarist extraordinaire, by the way…

wealth creators

Editor’s note…that’s me… I saw the words UnionThugs.. and immediately said “uh oh”.. Thugs means something to me and it ain’t necessarily something good… but… I checked out their Facebook page and this seems to be their mission statement…guthrie

“Education for the misinformed about unions. Unions helped build this country. Unions created the middle class. Unions protect everyday workers from slavery! Anything that affects the working man or woman is fair game.”

Now, I ain’t sure what they mean by fair game…

If, they mean like living up to their thug name? Then ya can count me out.. I don’t believe in that street fighting man shit….

Or… do they mean taking the message to the street, organizing and speaking out and telling the truth about Big Coprorations really being about the billions and trillions of dollars of profit they make and that if they could they would just as well tell us working folks to just screw off and be glad we only work 40 hours a week and get weekends off while they pay us all a pittance of their profits for our labors…

And by the way…without unions that 40 hour work week and weekneds off for many of us would never have ever been a reality…

I’m believing its chocie #2 if ya’ll wanna know what I think… and that’s a good thing… in my opinion.

Time we thought about Woody Guthrie and all the good that organizing did bck i nthe day…

Woody Guthrie

Hey Woody Guthrie where are you, we could sure use you once more.
Hey Woody Guthrie where are you, the big dogs are back at the door.

Pastures plenty and I’ve seen a many no faces appear at the door.woody
The fields are all empty and these pastures are muddy because farms aren’t for people no more.
Some are machines stealing away dreams and genetics are the new golden doors.
But the crops that we’re breeding I’ll never feed the corporate shun or the poor.
 
Hey Woody Guthrie where are you, we could sure use you once more.
Hey Woody Guthrie where are you, the big dogs are back at the door.
 
As a whole generation that’s got no sensation of feeling part of it all.
No sense of land and the advertising man has got brand new logos for all.
There can be no denying that the farm fields are dying out here on suburbia’s doors.
Seems it’s taken our souls, and we’re loosing control, Woody we need you once more.
 
Hey Woody Guthrie where are you, we could sure use you once more.
Hey Woody Guthrie where are you, the big dogs are back at our door.
Hey Woody Guthrie where are you, we could sure use you once more.
Hey Woody Guthrie where are you, the big dogs are back at the door.
Out here on the golden shores Yeah the big dogs are back at the door.
 
Leftover Salmon
Leftover Salmon/2014 LoS Records

 …waited till he got home.

Lead sentence in a story I saw in the NYDN… “He should’ve waited till he got home.”

Seems this dude was riding his bike in the Boise foothills when nature called… the dude needed to take a dump and it was now or never. SO…. off his bike he hopped found some squatting space behind a bush or something… dropped drawers… crouched… and emptied his innards… wiped his butt with some of his handy dandy TP. In tune with nature peeps are like boy scouts… prepared for it all…

Then the inner conservationist in him started feeling guilty about just leaving the soiled and used TP laying there in splendid nature’s preserve.

But carry it out? Nope that’s was a little too much for even nature boy…

So, what’s a poor boy to do… aha… matches… he could burn the TP and then scatter the burnt residue… ayup… toilet paper on fire, on the dry forest floor… yeah, ya’ll probably guessed it… while trying to extinguishing the dry grass and underbrush that was starting to burn and spread suddenly everything gets more than a tad out of control…

Reminder for you outdoorsy types: It's a really bad idea to burn your TP during a drought
Reminder for you outdoorsy types: It’s a really bad idea to burn your TP during a drought

Several hours later firefighters contained the flames and extinguished the blaze.

To his credit the dude owned up to his foolishness… He contacted investigators and his story matched the evidence found at the scene.

Authorities didn’t release his name but did say that he will be fined for causing the fire.

Yep, keeping it real in nature…

Just a thought… but, that TP? It ain’t biodegradable? Ya’ll couldn’t dig a hole… I sure ya’ll got something to Adig with if ya’ll be so prepared as t obe carrying around TP and matches and all that around…

Just one little hole deep enough so it doesn’t somehow get dug up by a wildlife critter… and what in a matter of days… okay maybe a Week or two… boom! Bam! gone into the cycle of recyclable reality of the universe…

Just a thought for one of mother nature’s son.

Every well rounded breakfast needs pot…

Keith Richards‘ idea… he of that fly by night group called the Rolling Stones… of a well-rounded breakfast includes some pot… ganja… boo… marijuana.

The Stones’ guitarist as well as fronting his own band, “X-pensive Winos”…says in Mojo magazine‘s September issue.

“I smoke regularly, an early morning joint.”richards29n-1-web

What this is a big shocker? Stop the damn presses… Keith Richards has tea with his tea in the AM?

He rolls ’em easy and smokes a bone as he sips his earl grey from his bone china cup and that’s now news?

This is the dude who once said about his prolific drug use,“It’s like Churchill said about alcohol: ‘Believe me, I’ve taken a lot more out of alcohol than it’s ever taken out of me!’ And, I kind of feel the same way about the dope and stuff. I got something out of it.”

Ok… let’s move along… there’s nothing to see here… these are not the droids ya’ll be lookin’ for…

And, Keith Richards getting high for breakfast is nothing to get all newsy about…

An act of random kindness…

Sometimes even an old paranoid peace loving hippie gets reminded that all pigs… ummm… I mean cops… aren’t despicable bastards who just wanna whomp me upside the head just because…

I mean cops is people too… I reckon is what sometimes needs to be jogged alive into my brain… sometimes… still tough not always having the twitch when I first see a cop mobile or an officer on patrol… and when they on them damn horses… I get all shaky inside just thinking what could happen…

But…

Check this out…

Ocala (Florida) Sgt. Erica Hays, a 20-year police veteran, had just finished a morning meeting at police headquarters and decided on some Double D for breakfast. On her way, she saw a homeless dude setting his ass on a sidewalk curb.

Homeless breakfast
Homeless breakfast

As she stood in line she thought why not grab an extra sandwich and coffee on the chance the dude was still setting his weary ass on the curb.

He was.

She offered him the grub, he accepted, she sat her ass down and they chowed.

As TiAnna Greene drove by she spied the two folks eating… she started taking photos of the moment and posted them online with these words…

“I don’t know this officer, but, I admire her today and everyday. Although I was only blessed to witness less than 2 minutes of her kindness that definitely came from the heart, it truly made my morning! Absolutely wonderful act of kindness that seemed to come naturally for her.”

It all went viral…and… that’s as it should be…

We need to know more about the random acts of kindness in this world that has so much movie theater shootings and school shootings and cops shooting unarmed folks… we need to know that we have the capacity to be good, kind people… and we also need to know that all cops ain’t mean assed bastards…

Recently she was asked on Fox and Fronds to talk about her moment of fame due to her being kind… and she displayed uncommon humility and more of her pure kindness of heart when she said… “I didn’t have anyone to eat breakfast with that morning either… He was gracious enough to eat with me as well. He was hungry, and, he appreciated it, and, he’s a good person.”

So are you… Sgt. Erica Hays… so are you… you are so beautiful…

It was the dumbest brave thing I ever done

Lori Beiswenger heard a powerful scary and earth shattering yelping and then saw a freaking damn gator go by with her dog smack dab between its jaws.

She reacted immediately… and chased after the runaway gator as it was plunging into a nearby pond… she reached in and pulled the critter by its tail and began yanking her ass off and then suddenly the reptile opened its jaws and her pet of three years was able to plop free. The dog was lying in the water with just its nose poking above the water and the gator was exiting the other way.

A golf course volunteer who saw the incredible feat occur got a shovel, and, scooped the bleeding pupdawg out of the pond.

Lori, Hope... & gator...
Lori, Hope… & gator…

Hope… the pupdawg… got a whole lot of stitches but is resting comfortably and will recover…

Loris says, “It’s a miracle. It’s really a miracle that she survived it.” She said her pupdawg is one tough girl… she also survived being hit by a car… but… Loris did say that grabbing a mean assed sharp toothed gator by its ass end mightn’t have been the smartest thing to do… or…

“It was the dumbest brave thing I ever done.”

Trump this!

In today’s (7/29) New York Daily News there is an editorial on Donald Trump… this is the last sentence of that editorial… “Donald Trump is not a joke. He is an untrustworthy, mendacious, irresponsible, serious-as-a-heart-attack demagogue who is seeking the highest office in the land. And hijacking a plane filled with legitimate candidates.”Trump

My attitude and belief is this… back in the 1930’s there was a person who used racism, ethnocentrism, to sway a country’s people to get his ass elected to his country’s highest office… and… once he got the power he hijacked that country into being his stepping stone in his attempt to dominant the world…

The race… or ethnic group… back then were the Jewish people… along with gypsies, gay people and others…the punkass was Hitler…

Hitler preyed upon a people’s fear and used racism to murder a race and tried to be the dictator of the world… and fortunately failed…

My word on Trump is this… with his words about Mexicans and other immigrants… he reminds me of Hitler…no atticus

The NYDN is right…   “Donald Trump is not a joke…”

He is someone to fear and we must remember that we cannot allow anyone to lead us down a horrible road once traveled… never, ever… we are better than that…

We are better than Trump.

Namaste…

This weeks gratuitous pictures…

 

gadot_nowe_

gal-gadot-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gal Gadot (30) is an Israeli actress and fashion model…

 

 gal-gadot-la-gally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another thousand words…

 

hurricane-sandy-car-flood

Tiny URL for this post:
 

Comments

comments

2 Comments

  1. Joe, another great column.

    But for your last item, Donald Trump would be “nicer” if he won the presidency. How do I know this? The Donald himself has announced it. I do not recall Hitler stating that he would be nicer if his Nazi party were to be installed as the governing group.

    I hope this puts to rest any concern that anyone has about Trump’s candidacy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*