Today we’re telling the tale of a relative of mine.
Let’s call him “Uncle Billy.”
Yes, Uncle Billy is really an uncle of mine. The guy is in his fifties, he’s single, in his youth he participated in very objectionable behavior throughout downtown Detroit and the suburbs, he has AIDs, he’s never had a real job or actually worked for a living, and as you can probably guess, he’s lived off of welfare and probably a dozen other government benefits. Uncle Billy is a pimple on society’s ass. The guy is a social deadbeat whose purpose in life is to keep making his daily visits to the three gambling casinos in downtown Detroit and continue spending his welfare checks.
This isn’t an anti-gambling thing. If Detroit didn’t have its casinos, then the guy would keep crossing the border into Canada and gambling in Windsor, Ontario. If those casinos didn’t exist, then he’d be spending his welfare money on other garbage.
The guy is an embarrassment to the family and a complete waste of space. He’ll use his memory skills and memorize your credit card and driver’s license information, using that knowledge against you. I’m surprised he isn’t sitting in jail right now. If it weren’t for the fact that he’s still living at home with his mother (my grandmother), then the guy would either be A) dead, or B) in jail.
I kid you not.
Last week, Uncle Billy was visiting his mother while she was there for probably her tenth hospital stay in the past year alone. It seems like she’s being admitted to the hospital once every few weeks for a variety of reasons ranging from breathing issues to circulatory problems. Grandma is rather overweight and has been a lifelong smoker and drinker, and a person’s body can only handle so much of that crap. Sadly, her condition is only going to continue deteriorating as she chooses to do little to make the necessary changes in her lifestyle.
Uncle Billy was there in the hospital when he apparently began suffering from a heart attack. From what I understand, he was admitted and underwent some testing to determine the extent of his problem. As far as I know, no surgery took place when he was admitted. I live in Atlanta, so my information is being relayed from relatives. What I do know is that the following day we learned that Uncle Billy was going to need a quadruple bypass procedure to help fix all the clogged arteries around his heart. Uncle Billy weighs about 300 pounds, he’s been a smoker for the longest of time, his dietary program is mostly unhealthy, and the guy’s exercise program involves walking from the car into and around the casinos. Read more…
It’s been several days since the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, had the shootout with Boston cops and then put the city under siege and martial law until the surviving brother, Dzhokhar, was finally captured.
According to the media, the case is basically closed. The vast majority of news stories have painted the picture of two boys originally from southern Russia who came to America and later decided to strike back against this very country. They allegedly became “brainwashed” with a radical faction of the Muslim religion and carried out a personal jihad against the USA. The Tsarnaev brothers placed IEDs constructed from pressure cookers (as described in online publications), and detonated them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
It seems simple enough of a plan, especially when you look deeper into Tamerlan’s past including his mysterious trip to Russia that lasted for six months and the violence he’s used against his wife, a woman who was forced to convert to the Muslim faith. New articles online hint that Tamerlan Tsarnaev may also be the person behind a still unsolved triple homicide that occurred back in 2011.
2013 Boston Marathon bombing
It seems so simple: Construct pressure cooker bombs. Start a fuse. Place bombs amongst the unsuspecting crowd watching and cheering for the runners. Walk away. Flee with the masses when the bombs detonate. Avoid capture and live to strike again (failed for these two starting with the chain of events that began early Friday morning).
But to many people, there’s much more to the Boston Marathon bombing than we’re being told by the media and politicians.
Saudi Arabia connection
Let’s start with a Saudi Arabian named Abdul Rahman Ali Issa al-Salimi al-Harbi. Read more…
Today’s school shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was an evil event of an epic scale.
It’s horrible enough when a single innocent life is lost because of an evil person. When you multiple that by twenty-six (including TWENTY elementary school children), it’s no longer a tragedy or disaster. We’ve moved well beyond those terms. An event like this is simply indescribable.
We know that the parents, siblings and friends of those murdered today are in a living hell right now. A sudden death in the family is not easy to cope with, especially when it occurs to somebody so young with their whole life ahead of them. To have that life stolen because of somebody else’s actions is simply horrific.
As the parents and acquaintances are grieving in pain, some people are already getting back on the wagon for universal gun control. Not just assault weapons, but ALL firearms.
We heard sports commentator Bob Costas go on an anti-gun rant after Kansas City Chiefs’ player Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide on December 2, 2012.
We heard more anti-gun talk after the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting during the premier of The Dark Knight Returns on July 20, 2012.
And of course, we heard more anti-gun talk after Jared Lee Loughner tried to assassinate Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords on January 8, 2011.
Whenever major shootings occur, people jump to the conclusion that the guns are the problem and therefore guns must be removed from society. This is typically a knee-jerk reaction that normally doesn’t gain much momentum, but we’re seeing more and more people calling for such an action after more of these high-profile shootings occur.
The truth is that gun control laws aren’t going to do a damn thing about this problem in society. Read more…
As part of this past Tuesday’s polls in the 2012 presidential election, residents in the states of Washington and Colorado had an important matter on their ballots concerning the current War on Drugs — the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.
In the state of Colorado this was known as Amendment 64. In Washington this was Initiative 502 on the ballot.
And in both states, the legalization of marijuana was approved by a majority of the voters.
Of course, many details need to be worked out by the state legislatures before people can safely enjoy a joint without worry of being hauled off to jail. Following the approval of marijuana for medicinal use, this passing of marijuana for recreational use is a major step in finally ending the War on Drugs.
Wait a minute!
Ending the War on Drugs? Aren’t drugs evil? Aren’t all of us conservatives supposed to be supporting the War on Drugs because we need to protect society and tell people what’s good and bad for them to put in their body?
Before I go any further, let me tell you that I’m NOT a marijuana smoker. I don’t smoke anything for that matter, but certainly not marijuana. Some of my college days involved living next door to a marijuana dealer, and my neighbors today enjoy the occasional joint or two when they host social events. But I have not tried marijuana, and nor do I want to in the future.
Nor am I in favor of using any other drug such as cocaine, heroin, PCP, barbiturates, steroids, methamphetamines, or anything of that nature. I am a social drinker and enjoy my beer like the next guy, but that’s pretty much it when it comes to me using controlled substances outside of medical prescriptions.
Since I’m against using drugs, does that mean I’m for the abolishment of it for everybody else? Certainly not. Read more…
Attention politicians within the GOP!
What we saw yesterday in the elections was a clear sign that the Republican voters are still unimpressed with the choice of candidates. This current attitude of allowing “moderates” to act under the Republican name MUST END IMMEDIATELY!
John McCain’s weak stance and liberal mentality was a horrible choice back in 2008. Don’t forget that McCain was a Democrat for the longest time until he eventually switched political parties before running for president. His party didn’t leave him. His voting record and stance on issues showed that he left that party. Twenty-four hours ago, we watched Mitt Romney, another “moderate” working in the Republican name, lose the popular vote and electoral college to President Obama, a liberal radical.
There’s a pattern here. The Republican voters are tired of seeing these spineless moderates trying to appease the Democrats and still keep the conservative voters. I’ve got news for you, GOP. This current tactic still ain’t working. The Democrats are laughing at your picks and the voters aren’t buying it either. You’re just going to continue losing more elections until you find honest candidates with a proven record of true conservative values.
Here we are still in the doom and gloom of an economic fiasco that began years ago. Taxes are slated to rise again, the dreaded Obamacare is right around the corner, unemployment is high, spending and national debt are skyrocketing out of control, and needless to say, the economic outlook looks grim.
And according to the 2012 voters, the solution to these problems is . . . more of President Obama’s government? Read more…
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy came ashore near Atlantic City, New Jersey as a Category 1 hurricane.
Although the hurricane wasn’t packing very strong winds (at least, compared to what hurricanes could really do), the primary destruction from the cyclone was from the incredible storm surge. Unfortunately for the coastal residents and businesses stretching from Delaware to Connecticut, Hurricane Sandy came ashore at night during high tide, adding that much more water flooding the region.
Hurricane Sandy approaching New Jersey.
Another factor with Hurricane Sandy and its total area of destruction was a result of the storm’s massive size. As the storm closed in on the northeast coast, Hurricane Sandy had a diameter of about a thousand nautical miles. It wasn’t just a small area that felt the effects of the storm — it was the entire region of the northeast.
Hurricane Sandy making landfall in New Jersey.
Fortunately, residents had plenty of warning about the approaching storm. The computer models were fairly accurate several days in advance of the storm making landfall in New Jersey, giving people plenty of time to leave the area. Many of those who left the area would be completely shocked at the amount of destruction when they return home. Read more…
The current social uproar over Chick-fil-A’s recent funding of Christian, anti-gay organizations is quite a spectacle.
And it’s a major hypocrisy.
It’s quite ironic many of those people who preach toleration, kindness and acceptance of others are the ones screaming the loudest at Chick-fil-A’s recent anti-gay actions. Based on what I’ve seen on Facebook and other message forums, we’re not talking about mere screaming, but pure rage and hatred against the fast food company and those who stand and share similar beliefs. Take Rosanne Barr’s recent (and very hateful) comments against Chick-fil-A. She’s only wishing CANCER of all things on people who eat there. Hell, even the mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, heavily recommended that Chick-fil-A not try to open any restaurants in their city of “pride”.
That’s right. A city’s mayor boasting of its so-called “pride” refuses to accept a major fast food franchise because the company is sticking with its core values, and those values happen to be against same-sex marriage. Instead of recognizing Chick-fil-A’s obviously different values and still accepting them for who they are, welcoming the top-quality fast food chain to their city, the mayor is basically telling the company to stay home. They don’t want them BECAUSE of their beliefs. So much for being tolerable of others.
What’s next? Attacking Chick-fil-A locations at night and smashing their glass windows?
Let me get this straight.
A Christian-based company is being criticised because the CEO has the guts to stand up for his religious beliefs. What “society” is saying is that the private company should instead be protested, ridiculed and FORCED to accept opposite values, no matter how much the leader and founder may be against it. That’s “toleration” for you. Accept OUR beliefs or we’ll protest and harass YOU until A) you accept us, or B) you’re out of business.
Earlier today there was an Associated Press news article about how Pepsi Beverages had to pay $3.1 million in settlement fees from a racial bias case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Conducting criminal background checks and eliminating job applicants because of arrests and/or criminal convictions in their history. Doing so just happened to “. . . disproportionally exclude more than 300 black applicants.”
According to the news article, Pepsi, of course, is re-evaluating its hiring policy and looking at job recruits on a more “individual” basis. Never mind the fact that the news article claimed that “. . . the EEOC did not find any intentional discrimination.” The problem with the EEOC is that those people who were “disproportionally” excluded because of their criminal background just happened to be black.
We can’t have that now, can we?
Just because a person gets arrested and/or convicted of crimes, that shouldn’t have anything to do with telling an employer about a person’s character and if they would be a good candidate for the job, right?
And if a large number of minorities are excluded from jobs because employers look at their arrest records in addition to their skills, and not hiring them because of criminal and character issues, then the employers are being racist, right? Read more…
These days, political elections and the days leading up to the elections are a living hell.
Not from the mud throwing and sometimes slanderous TV commercials.
Not from the celebrities and talking heads endorsing and campaigning for their picks.
No, the days are horrendous from the never ending and harassing, yes, HARASSING, robo-calls reminding us that it happens to be voting day. And the phone keeps ringing over and over and over, ALL DAY LONG!
Today happened to be polling day for a run-off election for the primary for the election of a state representative next month. Yeah, I know, really exciting. At 10:45 in the morning, my dad was the fifth person to show up to vote at his polling station. Care to guess how many times today the house phone was called with recorded messages reminding my parents to get out and vote? At least ten times. Today!
TEN TIMES! And this was just a runoff election to see which candidate would win the primary and run for the state representative seat in the November election. At least ten damn phone calls with the same generic message telling them to get out and vote. Just this evening at dinner three more calls were received. Holy cow!
“Our records show that you may not have voted yet . . .”
“This is a reminder that you can vote today . . .”
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SOMEBODY NEEDS TO STOP THESE HARASSING POLITICAL PHONE CALLS!!!! Read more…
For those people living and commuting along Interstate 85 in DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties in metro Atlanta, the opening of the I-85 toll lanes may have continued to screw the regular rush hour traffic drivers.
Yes, screw them. Not help. Not assist. But continue to make the morning and afternoon commutes a living nightmare.
Sure, the drivers lost a lane a while ago when the furthest left lane became HOV only (carpool, buses and motorcycles only), but now it’s even worse.
Sadly, this toll lane project has been flawed from the start, and if the city planners actually think that this will help lessen the horrendous rush hour traffic problems, or even get its money back on the project, that’s another story.
As most of you probably know, the city of Atlanta ranks up there with the absolute worst of the worst in the nation when it comes to commute times to and from work. People live everywhere and work everywhere, and they’ll zig-zag along the city’s interstates and major roads, trying to find the quickest way possible to and from work. The problems with this being A) the city continues to grow, B) no road will ever have synchronized traffic lights, and C) many drivers don’t know how to drive efficiently, let alone knowing how to drive that well period. This city is just full of traffic nightmares whether it’s a work day or the weekend.
So what do the almighty city planners do to try to fix the situation? Read more…