Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On Vacation

Went on little all expenses paid vàcay to Cape Canaveral FL ��.

God, after couple of decades in Orlando had forgotten how my soul yearns for the ocean.  Too old to surf; too young to die.

Cowabunga, bitches!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It all depends on your perspective




Thank goddess of irony for this video found on book of Face while watching my beloved Gators get pummeled.

To what depths must the FL Reptiles sink for Will Muschump to get fired?  Does he have pictures of AD Foley's secret trip to Vegas with underage hookers, cocaine nad deeds too terrible to contemplate much less mention?

Dammit. Gators got me watching the Seminoles!  And praying to your fuzzy feelgood Lord doesn't help.

I'm cursed, I tell you, cursed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rugby, a Beautiful Game Played by Some Ugly Forwards

Have long contended that American football allows much more violence by use of pads and a helmet; the gear allows use of body as a projectile to launch oneself at other players, resulting in greater impacts.

So the video here does not show anything condoned nor in any way shape or form allowed by the rules.

Nevertheless, I find it funny, even though punch like this liable to have killed me.  Wonder if I can find wheelchair rugby?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Drive By Funerals

You better mourn quickly however, because you only get 3 minutes after you role up to Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw, Michigan.

No word on whether reservations required.
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/09/funeral_home_offers_drive-thru.html

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rape Kits and a Lawful Society

We start with a few propositions in a lawful society, the most important perhaps that we agree to act under certain rules which cover our business and interactions with others.

We deem safety of individuals paramount and thus set up rules criminalizing actions which injure others.

Few actions can injure as much as rape.

Rape violates the very personhood of an individual, man and woman, and reduces the victim to less than human, a thing with no control of one's very self, in essence a slave to the whims and actions of another.  Any just society would consider that among the most reprehensible of actions deemed as criminal and thus subject to removal from a lawful society.

A just society than would investigate and punish accusations of rape.  One of the main tools in a rape investigations has collection of of DNA evidence, generally called a "rape kit."  Such collecting happens in a clinical setting and certainly also feels intrusive to the victim.

Think about telling a rape victim that a large percentage of rape kits collected have yet to get tested.  They certainly would fail to find our society just.

"To me, the rape kit backlog is one of the clearest and most shocking demonstrations of how we regard sexual assault in our society," [actress Mariska] Hargitay said in a statement. "A rape kit can bring justice, so often an integral part of a survivor's healing. Testing rape kits sends a fundamental and crucial message to victims of sexual violence: You matter." (emphasis added)  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/chi-new-data-rape-kit-backlogs-20141003-story.html
For instance in Las Vegas. only 16% of rape kits have gotten tested.  Sixteen per cent!  That only marks the most egregious example of the shocking pattern of neglect shown across this country, proving to some that we live in a patriarchal society where the aspirations and very lives of women matter little.

In Tennessee, 9000 kits remain untested, which actually makes an improvement, as reported in the Washington Post.  Of attacks in Seattle, Washington, authorities only managed to get 22% tested, also Wisconsin has 5951 kits untested.

Across the country, estimates put the number of untested kits at over 100,000, "some held for over decades."  That it fell to a private citizen, Hargitay, to bring attention to the widespread lack of testing of rape kits, remains unconscionable, especially view of the grave effects for survivors.

By accident, Hargitay got a role in a television crime drama often dealing with the crime of rape.  As she went on public appearance, survivors told Hargity of their travails.  Delving into the issue, found herself shocked--as should we all--that tens of thousands of rape kits remained untested all across the country.  So she founded an organization--A Joyful Heart--focused on helping people heal, not perpetuating their victim hood but helping humans rise above terrible circumstances.

Amen for Mariska Hargity.

And No More!




Friday, September 26, 2014

Washington, DC, Native Americans vs. NY Larger Sized Gentlemen

Channel surfiing actually as watching gladatorial game sickens me as purveyed by the Natural Fundamental Liars, portraying as sport men giving their bodies, their very life and limb to sell products for whatever huge companies buy the advertising time: Gatorade--screw Derek Jeter anyway, washed up pantload should have quit years ago.  God bless you suckers who bought scalped tick's to see "Jeets" ground out to short yet again for his last home game--sellers of high fructose corn syrups poisoning America as soft drinks, and the all important pushers of alcohol products, folks whose ads dupe us into believing drinking the right beer will bring us men a bevy of nubile young girls when the stark glare of reality shows alcohol consumption involved in many instances of domestic violence.

Crap, do you think the gladiatorial games of gore and yore had banner ads around the stadiums, "Drink Centurion, the manly lager to make yourself irresistible to the ladies!"?

Suspend Ray Rice?  Hell, they should make him poster boy for the NFL, drink bathtubs of alcohol and batter a female half your size to make you feel like a real man.

Also, ESPN suspends the man they made into an empire, Bill Simmons, for simply telling the truth about Roger Goodell; ye shall not bite the hand of those which made thee.  The supreme ESPN irony lies in the network claiming it has journalistic credibility.

The suits at ESPN wouldn't know journalistic credibility if it bit them in the ass, since they've supported the sycophantic circle jerk passing as journalism these days,

All this while the good ship NFL makes mountains of money while headed for the reefs of consumer apathy if not antipathy towards their product.  Disdain me, but I'm not the only one turning away.

Fie on thee, NFL and the minions, a pox on all your houses.

PS: Did the Washington DC Native Americans win?


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

21 Gun Salute

Not guns, literally, but 21 protest songs, each more important and effective than any gun, each speaking to a central root of the moral life, the innate desire--the need--to try and make life better for our fellow humans.  Often, that requires non-violent protest against entrenched power structures.

Catching sight of this collection of songs reminded me what an important asset and treasure Bill Moyers and his web site have become for modern  journalism, by providing progressive views and long form articles.





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Monday, September 22, 2014

Winning the War on Drugs




Finally, a war I can participate in!  Found at Steve Albritton FB pg.

Abbey Road Street Camera

http://www.abbeyroad.com/Crossing


And "Walk down the Abbey Rd."

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nasa News: Maven Rover arrives at Mars

For years now, the tea baggers and their preferred party, the Repubnorants, keep yammering and whining big government can't accomplish anything. 

Well, morons, NASA can go to Mars, with 1 Rover on the surface still exploring and now with MAVEN probe designed to study the Martian atmosphere arriving today.

Would it surprise anyone if the current thin atmosphere of Mars resulted from global warming eons ago?

Repubnorants actively fight science by, among other things, slashing the budget of the space agency.  Don't want to hear facts about climate change and melting of polar ice caps?  Slash the budget of NASA programs that study our Earth.

Dipwads.

Let's hope all those marching today actually vote.  


[NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach the red planet late Sunday night following a journey spanning 10 months and 442 million miles.

If all goes well, the robotic explorer will slip into Martian orbit for a year or more of atmospheric study. It's designed to circle the planet, not land.

Maven will be the first spacecraft to focus on the upper atmosphere of Mars. Scientists believe the Martian atmosphere holds clues as to how Earth's neighbor went from being warm and wet billions of years ago to cold and dry. That early wet world may have harbored microbial life, a tantalizing question yet to be answered.]
NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year

Picture courtesy NASA, view from Mars Rover, this is freakin' Mars, people.  Mars!  It's Mars, bitches!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stupid Crook News: "Famous" Jameis Winston

Hate to write about this, stupid, ignorant, impulsive, ill spoken kid, but just finally must.

Normally support athletes caught in the glare of the media spotlight 24 hours news machine and put under a microscope and glare none of us could survive.

Nevertheless, when a person accused of rape--helped out by a bungled investigation and lost cell phone video of the encounter, which the State University of Florida still has to investigate under Title 9 of of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which proscribes sexual violence on college campuses.  You may pull one over on a jock sniffing, bumbling, hick town police department, but you don't screw with the feds--jumps on a table in the freakin' student union and yells [freak] her right in the [slang word for female vagina starting with a "p" and ending "y,"] you should get arrested for sheer stupidity, if nothing else.

Screw him.  "Famous" Jameis my ass.  What a [slang word for male penis starting with "pr" and ending with a "k."]



Friday, September 19, 2014

Repubnorant

Hereby coining term "Repubnorant," combining Republican with ignorant to apply to those so willfully obtuse, so oblivious to science and the world as to get a medal combination of politics and ignorance.

Royalties expected and highly encouraged.

Inspirational Quotes

First, let me quibble.  Does it amount to a quote if you attribute it to an unknown author?  A quote comes from quoting someone directly and indicating that within writing by use of quotation marks,

Heard this phrase on American TV show Smallville: "In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure."  There spoken by Lionel Luthor, father to the infamous Lex Luthor, in in contest of the show it surely seemed said as if quoting and Lionel always dearly loved displaying his knowledge of classical literature.

A goog on the term found that exact quote at--where else?  There's an web page for that!--at Strength Quotes where they attribute it to Author Unknown.  That reveals thorough disregard for English lexicon which already has the very fine word Anonymous meaning of unknown authorship.

Further googing found this quote attributed to Heart Warrior Chosa, a cool Native American author of  Heart of Turtle island: A Trilogy (Book I: Seven Chalk Hills), a lady with many strands in her DNA, also a political activist,  an artist, and even a backwoods camping guide.

Found soul replenished in the Bible in the 25th verse of the 31st book of Jeremiah, "For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”  Maybe the Heart Warrior found inspiration in the Bible 'cause every writer borrows from it, Shakespeare one of the more well-known ones to do so.

Or maybe those words of hers sprang from the well-spring we all have within and seek but few can find and put voice to.

I usually eschew those type of quote collections, thinking them crutches for the weak willed to lean on: broke neck bitches, stroked out types, mere words people adopt to fool themselves, make them believe they will walk again.

After breaking my neck, my prayers seemed answered by recovering to walk again, one of the very small percentage of people who do.  Why myself and Adam Taliaferro but not Eric LeGrand?

Did the Lord not favour Mr. LeGrande's prayers.  Did He smite me down again because of my pride, the Spiteful Bastard.  Screw Him.

I might walk again, if anyone will finally listen.  Hell, I might need to save my pennies and move to Germany.  Or better yet, move to Switzerland as hear they have better welfare for broken bodied waifs like me rather than throw me into a scrapheap of a"Health and Rehabilitation Center, with others with no voice nor reason and without family and others whose family can't take care of them like my most addlepated roommate, Jeremiah.

Damn it, damn my luck.  Or maybe God doesn't care about my prayer.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
-- Tao Te Ching (from the aforementioned Great Quotes, which again does not reveal the Tao as also a collection of sayings)

"The Star Strangled Banner"

America was once the envy of the world. Now, it’s citizens have got socioeconomic inequalities comparable to places like Chile and South Africa.
Why?
Because the ultra-rich and corporations don’t pay their fair share of taxes anymore....

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello blog. Did you miss me?

Fun times, my getting a new tablet and trying to set a new Google password.  Jeez, used their recovery text msg option 1 too many times and got locked out until 17 September, fun times.

In the meantime, got a tube size increased on the catheter inserted through my abdomen into my bladder and now damn thing doesn't work.

That and a touch of pneumonia landed me in the hospital.  Plus my presence no longer desired at Carnegie Gardens/now doing business as Wave Crest Health and Rehabilitation am moving to Island Health and Rehablitation where will have to provide my own Television and receive little health care and no Rehabilitation.

Damn, have looked for a decade for somewhere in Central Florida that does Neuro Locomotor Training, which I read about but basically a fancy name for putting someone in a weight bearing sling and then manipulating their limbs walking on a treadmill.  That therapy leads to a host of possible positive things but no 2 people react the same way, and treatment not widely used in the States United of America, more widely used in Germany and the Scandinavian countries.

Damn, have I finally become a prisoner of Acronyms, land of capital letters and shallow characterizations, the most important in my life SCI for Spinal Cord Injuries?

Damn, after working all those years to recover and to work as a wage slave in America and achieve and maintain some degree of independence and now get stuck right back in a wheel chair and having to try to find a way back to independence.

Well, fuck it, back to the drawing board.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican, state of Delusional

Sure, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), consists of indiduals following a lunatic vand they all want to include Americans.  Since as an American that includes me, I feel perfectly fine blowing these misbegotten sons of goats to Hell or where ever their prophet Mohammed said they should go.

Screw them; bomb them; blow them into a bloody mist coating rocks in the desert.

Nevertheless, one ought not live in fear nor spew idiotic statements into making every American send money to the RepubliKKKan party, quiver in fear, and wet their pants, especially no such spewing from a sitting US Senator from SC, who shall remain namelesss; I'm looking at you, Lindsey Graham.

The Senator, obviously having binge on Supernatural and morning glory seeds, conjured up apocalyptic, delusional metaphors to laugh at:

Graham, like some other lawmakers, maintains that the Islamic State is poised to attack America and possibly wipe out humankind if it continues to expand its reach.
"They will open the gates of hell to spill out on the world," he said. "This is not a Sunni versus Sunni [conflict]. This is ISIL versus mankind."

Yup, versus all Mankind and Womankind and presumably transgendered kind, and truth, justice, and the American Way.

Lindsey, buddy, take you medications and try to calm down.  Su re they want to kill any Americans they can catch, but 'tain't worth getting all in a tizza about

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Escape from the Nursing Home @ The Piranha Club!



Fight Pediatric Cancer!

Fight pediatric cancer by entering drawing for 4 championship club box seats to watch a Florida Gator game.  Can't hardly get better than that!

Iffen y'all ain't Gator fans, enter anyway and give me the tix if y'all win.

Don't let the link less website throw you off.  It sez, "Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S.," and looked like a link but 'tweren't.  So, goog'ed on your behalf and found that statement stated at American Childhood Cancer Institute.

So come on ever'body, writing a check easier than ice bucket challenge.  Plus, this contest at least gives us poor folk a chance to watch Gators in luxury.

 God bless y'all.