Drugs, Sex & Guns… WTF 6/29

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Drugs, sex and guns…

Got your attention?

Good.

Now try putting down the paraphernalia and extrasensory perception “enhancers”… in what ever form it exists… down and using something called your grey matter and read this…

Really try thinking with your mind clear and free from any prejudices or inhibitors what so ever…

No… it ain’t easy…  but… it’s damn worth while and it really will do your life good, if you can discipline your brain to exercise itself  daily without any interference from outside extrasensory perceptions or influences…

This week’s WTF is all about thinking from a different perspective…

Try it ya might actually see something ya’ll never thought was possible before…

Regulation… another perspective…

joe1The entire argument about guns and the peeps who say guns don’t kill people; people do… is foolish and ignorant…

Yeah, yeah, yeah … a gun can’t, by itself, kill anyone… forget about masses of people…

… but, to use that argument, so, that needed laws that would regulate how one could be able to get a gun… as well as who can’t… to establish certain protocols that would need to be done…background checks, psychological checks, just to name a few… to say these are unnecessary or not needed in any shape, manner or form… is… well… like, I said… foolish and ignorant.Guns-Dont-Kill-People

Why?

Fair question…

Use the same argument about drugs…

Drugs don’t kill people; people ingesting drugs do…

Got a logical argument against that statement? And.. nope.. neither do I…

Because it’s true… drugs by themselves don’t jump off the table… or… out of a pill bottle… or… from a dealer’s stash… and enter into a person’s system. without that person making a conscious effort to ingest the damn drugs…

So…why do we have all these regulations, laws and protocols regarding drugs…like getting a prescription from a doctor…to use drugs? Why can’t anyone just walk right in and buy in a drug store…a pharmacy… and just say… gimme a couple hundred of them Percodans… and about 50 of them Demerol’s… and….ummm… oh, yeah… I’d like about 20 Dilaudid…

Same difference… no?

Drugs don't kill, people ingesting drugs do...
Drugs don’t kill, people ingesting drugs do…

Come on, now… admit it… it is…

If, ya really think on it, it‘s the same damn logic…

But, we regulate how a person can get drugs.. and for damn good reason, too.

Drugs is dangerous… they be debilitating and often times deadly and lethal… as in death…  and not only to the user but sometimes to others who come in contact with the user in ways too numerous and varied to mention right here and now in this space… it literally would fill a Sunday edition of a newspaper to do that.

But… we regulate drugs… and… it is good that we do.

Does it stop addictions? Does it stop the deaths caused by drug use? Does it stop the heart break of families that are ruined… the children who become neglected and abused… physically, psychologically and…yes… even sexually? Does drug abuse stop… forever and ever?

Nope… it does not.

Then, maybe we should stop regulating drugs. Right? Obviously, the laws and regulations don’t stop the bad shit that using drugs do…

After all it’s not the drugs, it’s the people using the drugs.

And, that’s why guns need to be regulated.

With God… the Christian one… on our side…

I saw this meme on Facebook, recently (See right)…poverty meme

And… pretty much…  I agree with it… to a degree…

I think all impoverished folks need assistance. I don’t necessarily agree with the implication that it’s OK for rampant fraud and tricking the system to get assistance as long as the peeps who really need the help do get it. I ain’t OK with that at all.

I think we have to be vigilant and make sure the help is going to the right folks… the folks who need it… rather than willy nilly giving the help wherever and whenever and with the hopes that thems who need it might just get it.

That’s sort kind of a stupid dumbass way to go about helping folks, if, ya’ll get my drift…

We don’t need a shitload of red tape to get all entangled with but we need to be careful and use common sense how we dispense the help…

Yeah… I know the common sense part of that statement might be asking too much… but… maybe it’s time We The People demand our political peeps start using some common sense in how they do and design things. We can start by electing people who understand what we want and then that they understand this fact: They best do it or they… like their predecessors… will be out on their asses somewhere jacking or jilling off with nada.

Any way… I still agree that folks living in poverty need assistance and they should get it…

Then… as I usually do… I glanced at the comments that peeps were leaving… just to get an idea of who is being a real schmuck about stuff and who might actually be offering up something intelligent on the posted thought.

Then, I see a comment that says that this is what being a Christian country is all about…

Ummm… Excuse me…

That is not what being a Christian country is all about… it ain’t even close.

The main reason being that we ain’t a fucking damn Christian country.

Peeps may think we are because we got In God We Trust on out fucking money, or, that we say the pledge of allegiance and mention God, or, that for countless other things that we do we might say a prayer before we actually get around to the doing of stuff… like when Congress is in session and they say a little non-denominational prayer… (catch the word  non-denominational?) BUT… all of them things we do and connect God to… it’s God (and that has its own problems but it’s a discussion for another time) and not any religions whatsoever.

That’s first…christian right

Second… and more damn important… the Founding Fathers made no such distinction in writing the First Amendment… which states… “ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Nope. Nothing about being Christian or otherwise in there at all…

They also… by unanimous consent in a session of the Senate… agreed that, “…. the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen (Muslims); and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan (Mohammedan) nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.” (Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, 1796)

That treaty was submitted to the Senate by President John Adams, and he sent to the Senate who ratified it unanimously on June 7, 1797 and then it went back to Adams, who signed it on June 10, 1797, and, thereby gave it “law of the land” status.

Everyone grok that? We are not a Christian country. Never were, and, hopefully, will never be. Ya’ll wanna practice your religion’s beliefs? Fine… good…

If, they are from a so-called Christian religion… that’s also fine… good…

But… don’t even try and suggest to me we are a Christian country and you are ready to impose upon me or any other citizen of this country your way of thinking religiously… because… you can take that shit and shove it where the sun don’t shine.  I don’t impose my religious (or non-religious) views on you and I expect the same in return. I don’t base my politics, or my associations socially with people, on religion. So, do not assume I have to believe in your god in order for everything to be right with the world. It ain’t gonna happen and it ain’t the end of the world, if you go away from my window… because… frankly… my dear…I ain’t the one you’re looking for, anyway. I actually have the ability to think for myself and formulate my own personal belief system that has no bearing on what religion I may be or may not be.

Hope… I was clear enough on this issue… I do not want any religious views ever imposed on me or any other person in the name of my country.founding ftahers and chrsitianity

Keep your Christianity to yourself… out of the politics that runs this country… it has no business in the politics of this country… no Jewish… no Muslim… no Whatever… it stops at the door when it comes to the laws of this land.

Keep it in your church and out of my government’s rooms and hallways as well as its courtrooms.

This country is not a Christian country… it’s a country that is free of being a theocracy in any shape way or form… free of the entanglements of rigid religious righteousness and close mindedness…

You may be a Christian and bound by its ways and methods but this country is not…

It may not seem that way some times but it really is a country that strives to be free and open… without the limitations of anybody’s god whatsoever.

And… one more thing…

Did ya’ll notice that part about Muslims in the quote from the Treaty… the one that said… “(The United States) has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen (Muslims)…”

Did ya’ll grok that?

We don’t hate upon Muslims just because they are Muslims… it was so declared by a treaty that the U.S. president and the Senate agreed to over 200 years ago… it’s a part of the law of the land…

So… stuff that in your right wing neo-conservative, narrow minded Christian righteousness view of life rigidity pipe and inhale deeply.

What is Hip…

By now, I suspect many of ya’ll have heard of the kinda, sorta sit-in protest some donkeys held on the floor… literally… on the floor… of the US House of Reps…

If, ya didn’t… just believe me… they did.

And… elephants didn’t take kindly to it and they said the donkeys were “out of order” and by some standards of the everyday conventional rules of these political arms of government, I reckon the donkeys were “out of order.”lewis-clark-850x478$large

However, considering that the donkeys were doing their sit-in in an effort to force a vote on gun control legislation I think maybe they were more “in order” than most people in that supposedly august yet oft times sterile political house. Especially, those on the other side of the so-called aisle… yeah… I mean the elephants.

Although… the law they were trying to get passed was sort, kinda on the weak side of what real gun control should be and what is needed.  I guess maybe sometimes ya gotta grasp at straws and hopefully get something done just to get the ball moving in the right direction… that’s arguable… but… still… like I said, I reckon it’s something.

Any way… the elephants fast declared the donkeys were breaking the rules and called a recess to the proceedings of the House and then cut off the C-SPAN cameras that are used to broadcast the daily happenings of the what ever the hell goes on within the chambers of them Reps… supposedly doing government business. I guess they thought that if We The People can’t see it, then, it must not be happening…

They forgot one thing though… this is the age of the electronic gizmos…

Not long after the elephants snipped the C-SPAN feed there was good old CNN reporting in depth, that the sit-in donkeys were now using various mobile apps… Facebook Live… Periscope… to stream what they were doing… essentially sitting on the floor of the House in an effort to bring attention to the need for gun control in this country and the lack of any balls by the elephants to tell the NRA to go fuck off with their blood money and then do something real regarding gun control.

Then, lo and behold… C-SPAN was back… no, the elephants didn’t change their minds… C-SPAN just picked up the donkey’s self-streaming efforts to televise the sit-in.

I guess this revolution was going to be televised regardless of what some peeps thought.

Anyway… after sitting on their asses in the House chamber some of the peeps there started getting a need for a little pick me up… some snacks… some sustenance… of any type that they could get their hands on so they could keep on keeping on with their protest…

Coffee… tea… a muffin… a doughnut… a coconut, please… anything. Just some caffeine and sugar to keep the body awake and somewhat alert. Hell. Ya never know when them pesky damn elephants might stage their own counter protest or bring in armed capitol gendarmes with fire hoses and stuff…liz warren

But… then along came Elizabeth Warren… the honorable donkey from Massachusetts…  and on her 67th B-day no less… she tweeted to the world… “Massachusetts knows: America — and #NoBillNoBreak — runs on @DunkinDonuts”

As she walked down onto the House floor she said, “I just brought Dunkin’ Donuts!”

Now, I know, I’m nit picking here… after all, I think what these donkeys were doing was sorta cool… cool in that they are trying to send a message that the business of government… one of which is creating real and sane gun laws that protect the lives of We The People… is not being done and that they… the political appointees, the elected… need to do something about that and they need to do something now.

So… I know this is kinda, sorta nit picking, because what Warren did was cool, too… albeit a PR op and big ticket free pub for Double D… still… it was cool what she did… BUT… know what would have been way cooler?

If, she had picked a local small business place and gave them much more needed free pub and thereby also promoted small businesses… which, by the by, is something that donkeys are always braying about any way.

Justice stories…

Ya know that California judge who gave that rapist Brock Turner a six-month jail sentence for felony sexual assault… Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky?

Ya know… he was fearful of that giving the rapist a longer sentence than six-months because of what it might do to him…”the impact” it might have on his life…

Never mind the impact of what the fuck he did to the woman that he raped and viciously assaulted.

Well guess what… Persky will soon sentence El Salvador immigrant Raul Ramirez, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to an offense similar to Turner’s, and, he will give Ramirez three years.

See, what happened was this… Ramirez confessed to penetrating his female roommate with his fingers for five to 10 minutes… only stopping when the woman broke down hysterically crying. So… with what I am assuming was a public defender… upon has attorney’s advice, he agreed to a plea deal where he would plead guilty to felony sexual penetration by force and get the minimum sentence… the three year sentence.justice is blind

Now, I’m sure his case had nothing to do with that other case… I mean nothing to do with the fact that this was a relatively poor immigrant… a brown immigrant… and the other dude was a young white boy from an affluent white well do (Guess that’s redundant, huh? Fuck it… it gets my point across…) family… or…  that the judge was from the same school… Stanford… that the white boy was from when he assaulted the defenseless woman.

Nope… money and influence had nothing to do with this immigrant getting a harder sentence than some rich white kid.

Bullshit… that’s what justice in Amerika is … Pure D Bullshit…

If, ya got money and your lawyer can go behind the scenes and dicker with some good old boy judge then ya’ll will get more justice, than, if ya’ll be poor and not able to have some fancy pants influential and deeply experienced lawyer dude who knows how to work the system and knows how to get to see who they need to see to get shit done. Who knows how the system works because, frankly, he is a part of the system.

That’s the real justice system in Amerika…

And… brother and sisters that ain’t justice that’s just bullshit!

Understand this… I ain’t asking that this Ramirez dude get a lesser sentence… he’s freaking lucky he got only three years for what he did to his victim. I’m asking that the white rich snot get a similar punishment… a fair and equal under the law punishment.

I’m just asking for some justice…

I don’t think you know the meaning…

Have ya ever seen  the movie… The Princess Bride?

It may not be everybody’s cup of tea but I liked it… a lot. It’s a tad schmaltzy but it’s still a neat little movie that makes ya laugh and maybe even shed a tear… I did anyway… and I’ve seen it more than once… more than three times, in fact…

The reason I bring this up… there’s a character in the movie… called Vizzini… who kidnaps the titular Princes Bride… with the help of two somewhat bumbling but still quite capable cohorts who each in their own way are talented and skilled, partners in crime. Their names and what they do in the movie is not important at this time… Vizzini is…

Here’s why… the physical resemblance between the character Vizzini…who was played by Wallace Shawn… and the honorable (cough, cough) Judge Persky is quite amazing…

Here… check it out…

 

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Ya think?

Not that looks mean anything one way or the other.. but… when I made the connection in the looks department, it reminded me of the character Wallace played… in the movie… The Princess Bride… Vizzini…

Here’s the thing…

Vizzini is full of himself. He’s smart but the problem with folks who know they are smart and then lord it over everyone else is that… sooner or later… they will fall prey to their own vanity and whatever so-called intelligence they have will eventually fall prey to logic and proportion and simple common sense… and maybe even a smattering of some real dad-burned son-of-a gun real old fashioned justice…

Let me set the scene…

Vizzini and two cohorts have captured Buttercup… the soon to be forced into marriage with an evil Prince Princess Bride… they get into a boat and start heading form the shore of one kingdom, over a body of water, to another kingdom where the  evil prince is waiting for Buttercup. However…the Dread Pirate Roberts… aka the Man in Black…  is soon on their trail… or wake, as the case may be… he follows them in another boat

He slowly begins to gain on them… one of the cohorts looks back through the mist and fog and says he thinks someone is following them. Vizzini  says inconceivable.  A little later the other cohort says I think some one is following and he is gaining… Vizzini, of course, says inconceivable. This goes on for awhile with Vizzini always saying inconceivable…

They land on the shore and begin to travel to meet the evil prince and they come to a very high, steep. almost sheer cliff…. one cohort, who has impossible strength, grabs all three… the Princess Bride, Vizzini and the other cohort and then grabs hold of a freaking huge and thick rope and begins to climb the cliff…inconceivable

The other cohort says… someone is still following… Vizzini says inconceivable.

They get to the top of the cliff and someone says he is climbing the rope. Vizzini says cut the rope…

A cohort does so… then… looks down and says… he is climbing the cliff… Vizzini says. “He didn’t fall? inconceivable…”

One of the cohorts says… to Vizzini… “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

And, that is Judge Persky in a nutshell. The man has no conception of what the word justice is and what it means to dispense it…

He says it… knows the book meaning… probably, even thinks and believes that he’s a man of justice but he just ain’t… he’s just another pawn in the game.

Justice?

I do not think it means what he think it means.

Coffee and…

16 - 1If, you’re in Geneva Switzerland in the near future, ya might think twice before you give an answer to the question,  “You want cream with that?”

Seems this dude over there wants to open a new coffee shop that gives ya’ll a little extra with that cuppa coffee in the morning… or the afternoon… or… even at night. Might be a real eye opener at night…sorta cure what tails ya’ll, if ya’ll be feeling down and maybe a little peaked.  Hell… for that matter might be a REAL eye opener in the AM, too.

Seems the dude wants to open up a shop that sells ya that cuppa joe and a little side action, too… the place will be called The Fellatio Café. Yep as in some head…skull… blow job.

All the “t’s” and all the “i’s” have yet to be crossed but sex for sale is legal over there and it appears all the necessary guidelines are going to be met…hot coffee

When asked by a local media source, a spokesperson for the place said it will be very user friendly and “In five or ten minutes, it’s all over.”

Hmmm… I like my coffee hot and black..  and…I drink it slow and easy and comfortable. I kind like my sex the same way…

Besides that all I get for my $61?  Come, on… whoops… wrong choice of words, maybe?

Soooo, if, ya’ll be in Geneva in the future… and ya’ll got an extra $61 sitting your pocket… (Hell. ya should have it or else why ya’ll as be in Swiss land in the first place?)..  ya might wanna check and see if the Fellatio Café  is open and doing business.

Ya know, just drop in for a little coffee and…

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Another thousand words…

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This week’s gratuitous pictures…

 

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Briana Evigan (29) is an American actress and dancer…

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