OMG! (Gosh) THIS IS HILARIOUS!

I was browsing over at WEIT (Why Evolution is True,) and in one of the usual Hili Dialogues was nestled this video. I just had to share in case you all haven’t seen it yet.

Do be prepared to possibly wet yourself, maybe a couple of times, because, well dammit this is too funny. It moves a tad slow, but the content is pure gold. I find myself wanting to move to Mexico all of a sudden.

Enjoy:

T- BONE

Literally, we just had T- bone steak for supper. Living high on the hog, I mean cow. Would you believe we found T- bone for sale today for $4.99 per lb? I almost threw my neck out slamming on the brakes. We got T- bone for $4.99 a lb at a time when you can’t buy hamburger for less that six bucks per lb.

I don’t know how the hell that works. I probably don’t even want to know how that works. But for today I am just glad it worked.

We were going to have burgers today (I grill, charcoal,) right now the way things are we only make one burger per person and toss a few hot dogs on the grill to make it stretch a little further. As the price of hamburger is insane and we aren’t exactly independently wealthy. You should know we won’t even do that very often. But when we can, we will.

So steak was a welcome treat. As you probably know steak ain’t exactly been cheap either.

The place we got it is a Save a Lot store. They aren’t usually known as a high end supermarket but we will shop there sometimes. Anywhere you can save a buck or two, seems like a good reason to stop in. And when the sign outside says T-Bone $4.99 per lb. in todays economy, you damn well stop.

Hope you all stay safe, stay healthy, and don’t piss off the cops 🙂

Oh… Another thing I just heard about. The pissant town S of me had a “Blue Lives Matter” parade today. Yeah… I only just now heard about it, didn’t know it was happening, and I’m damn glad I missed it. Y’all might have been seeing my ass getting roughed up by the cops on cable… Bastards. I swear the people here are as as stupid as the orange idiot.

 

ADDENDUM (I CAN’T BREATHE)

Well apparently there was audio I was unaware of, that gave prosecutors the confidence to raise the charge of 3rd degree murder, of George Floyd, to 2nd degree murder. I expect the manslaughter charge still applies as well if for some reason the prosecutors, and/or the courts fail in their duties.

With 1st degree murder requiring pre meditated intent, I was fairly sure that might be difficult to prove with what I saw (and can still remember about what little law was covered in high school,) which is why I felt 3rd degree was a reasonable, more easily provable charge. But hey I’m happy with a 2nd degree felony charge. Throw the book at all of those bastards.

…and never let them or anyone with the tendencies that they have shown, work in law enforcement ever again.

Let there be change from this.

I CAN’T BREATHE

This situation is just so messed up I don’t even know where to start. My very essence weeps at what I have witnessed. No fellow human being on this planet deserves such an indignity. Such a callous disregard for another human,  a police officer showing a downright hateful and sickening comfort during the act of the murder of a black man. The murderer a white man, along with his three accomplices.

Make no mistake, those other 3 men are just as guilty as the man who held his knee on another mans neck till he would breathe no more. If I and another three men robbed a bank and a person was killed, we would all face the charge of murder for that person. Just because these men are police, that gives them no shelter. They are all guilty, as none of them dared to intervene to stop the murder happening in front of them.

I believe the charge of 3rd degree murder as well as manslaughter was the right call. I do not really believe the intent here was murder (which is what 1st degree charge requires.) It is my feeling it was a case of inflated ego of a cop, who thinks because of his position of power, he feels free to abuse suspects. The kind of guy who gets off on roughing people up, because he carries a badge and a gun.

Warning! This narrative sounds like a B movie plot, but here we go…

Back in my youth (age 16 or 17, I don’t remember now) I was a victim of police brutality. I was set up by a damn narc. He gave me about a gram of weed supposedly a gift. He was curious about the route I would take home. Sensing no animosity or evil nature, I told him the way I’d go home. Well, lo and behold, way out in the country on a lonely road, there was a county cop. The two s.o.b’s pulled me over for no good reason at all really, except they knew I had a recent gift in my pocket. They searched my truck, then they came for me. I had the wee bit of weed in my pocket. I tossed in the woods as far as I could sling it. I knew this was some bullshit.

That’s when they attacked me. They gave me a good roughing up, beating me with their fists and batons. They handcuffed and put me in the back seat of the car. My glasses were knocked off of my face, and I asked one of them would they please pick them up. The reply I got was “what glasses?” Fucking bastard.

Well, they looked and looked for that wee little bit of weed, to no avail, and to my great satisfaction. They finally gave it up and started the drive to take me in. As we were under way they were up front talking shit about me, my family, just whatever, trying to get a rise out of me. I remained silent. It continued. One of them said something nasty about my mother, then said “ain’t that right boy?” (this is the south after all) I remained silent. Again, and louder this time he said, “I said ain’t that right…boy?” I remained silent. Remember we are way out on a country road well after dark…

The cop that was driving, and the main instigator, stopped the car. I was seated on the drivers side in the back seat with my hands cuffed behind me. They both got out, opened up the back doors, and the driver of the car went to town beating on my head and face, while the other prick whacked my feet and legs with his baton at the other end. I took a good licking there, lost a lot of hair, it was longer then. After they had had enough they took me in to the police station. Where they set about charging me with resisting arrest! EDIT: Oh yeah, I just remembered they charged me with resisting and Assault on on officer!

I was like, you have got to be kidding me! Neither of them had a hair out of place and I just had the shit kicked out of me, and they were charging me with resisting arrest. (and assault on an officer) Did I ever tell y’all how I really don’t like cops much?

So I know a little bit about the superman complex. It’s the “I’m a cop with a badge and a gun and you ain’t shit!” thing. I believe solely from my experience this is the case with George Floyd. An asshole of a cop with the superman complex, excercising his self appointed powers of brutality. Except this time it resulted in death. And except this time there were cameras rolling to document the scene.

I don’t know if race was an issue here. I don’t know the cop that did this to Mr. Floyd. He could be a racist as well an an asshole cop. All I know is I have seen first hand what cops can do when race isn’t a factor. With that said, I certainly understand that race is an issue, it has been probably soon after man left the savannah. And it is still an ugly side of humanity today. I get it. I condone peaceful protest wherever it may wish to do so. I wish I was close enough to a protest so I could join them. Even if this killer cop has no racial biases, it is still an issue of race. Because it just is, and has been for far too long. It can, and has to be both. Race, and an asshole cop with a superman complex.

Every bit of my being feels for George Floyd right now. The hell of it is this sort of injustice happens every day, to many people from all walks of life. Thankfully they don’t all end in the death of someone. There is something about cop culture that promotes this sort of behavior from our police. That something needs to be rooted out and gotten rid of. We need a police force that can protect and serve. Not a police force we need to live in fear of. A police force for all of us.

Dredging up this part of my past right now has brough forth some bad vibes. I think I’m going to put on some gloves and go hit the heavy bag for a while. I wasn’t ready to deal with this today, I don’t much care for cops. And less so killer cops.

This all better end in some convictions. It had also better start some serious reform in our police.

Ya’ll stay safe, stay healthy. And whatever you do, don’t piss off the cops.

One more thing, just in case anyone was wondering how a knee to the neck can kill. We all have carotid arteries on both sides of our necks. The knee on the neck is what’s known as a blood choke. You cut the flow of blood to the brain and the victim passes out, soon followed by death, if the choke isn’t released very soon after losing consciousness. I’m pretty sure a cop would know that…

 

EDIT: I was driving this morning and as I don’t care much for radio anymore I put over 300 songs on my phone, with bluetooth I have my own radio station. This song came up and I thought wow. It’s appropriate.

 

PUT A LITTLE RA IN YOUR LIFE

I don’t know if you guys know who Aron Ra is, In my humble opinion he is an atheist rock star. He has been on the front lines of religious stupidity for decades. He has a huge video library, and a ton of experience battling the stoopid we see every day.

Now he might look like a biker from hell, but he is a no nonsense atheist that has been doing this for a long time.

I gave his site a visit a couple days back, I don’t go there much lately out of pure laziness, or otherwise just too much to do and not enough time to get to it all. I dropped in and caught this wonderful post. I’d like to share.

This line really jumped off the page for me, “Thoughts and prayers are worthless. Two hands working accomplish more than a thousand clasped in prayer.”

…and that “Fourth” paragraph is exactly how I see it. Enjoy.

Atheist vs Religious Accountability

SOME LIKE IT HOT

Some like it cold. Some might not live long enough, to get good and old.

Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity and Heat Are Emerging Across the Globe

I can remember way back when I was a younger lad, Me and my pet dinosaur had a great time! 😉

Actually I was a deckhand for a time, working towboats for a couple of years, and while it was always hot out on the tow, with the sun beating down on all of that solid steel, it was often like walking through an oven, the heat at times was stifling. We went through New Orleans, on our way darn near to the gulf one time, and while I was there the heat was incredible. I mean stepping foot out on the deck from an air conditioned boat, you immediately felt the sweat pores open up and the water started flowing. A miserable, beat you down to the ground sort of heat. But we persevered. It’s what tougher than sensible, types do.

Then in my shell digging days, I’d come up from a dive on a day with 110 heat index, and all the water wetting the floor of the boat would be dry in like 10 minutes, the sweat pouring off my nose as I graded shell, the only thing that made it tolerable was knowing I’d be jumping back in the water soon. We persevere.

This was way before the global warming thing was a thing. I have to wonder now, with all of the threats facing humanity, what with Covid 19, and global warming with its intensifying weather extremes, hurricanes, tornados and such, and with those in charge looking the other way, greed and profit being the main motivators, just how much time does humanity actually have left?

There is only so much that we can persevere, after that we are just dead. And we will be taking an entire planet of life forms with us.

Hug the wife and kids, or significant other, every day. Enjoy what we have for what time we have left to enjoy it. Maybe we can turn this thing around, but it isn’t looking too good.

Y’all stay safe. Stay healthy.

SD

P.S. There is one lonely comment at the bottom of the link worth looking at.

MUSINGS…

This Covid 19 virus sucks! The numbers might be flattening a bit, but not really going down much except in a few places. I can’t for the life of me understand why people want to rush things back to they way they were, when the way they were, we may never see again. It might be a few years if we make it that far. This could be a paradigm change for society. I suppose we will see, those of us who live long enough. I only hope this wave of death and misery finds its way to our rear view. Sooner the better.

It occurred to me a few days back, as tens of thousands of elderly people on SSI  (Social Security Income) are dying, and it ain’t over yet… The response from our (R) gov’t is lethargic at best, and criminal at worst. And I had a moment where I realized this is a (R) wet dream come true. All of those old people dying off, and as a result losing their SSI benefits. Sure they can’t utter a word to confirm that notion publicly, but do I think they are a bit giddy about the prospect? Yes. Yes I do. Cutting or killing SSI is a priority for many R’s. Would they stoop so low as to just let people die to help achieve that outcome? I don’t know, you tell me. The (R) party is already lower than whale shit at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Does no one believe they can’t dig a little deeper?

The (R) party is the party of “kill the ACA”  “cut Social Security”  “loosen environmental protections”  “global warming is a hoax”  “cut food stamps and SNAP benefits”  “let the post office die if there is any chance of getting mail in ballots” and  “give give give to corporations and fuck the little people.” Oh yeah, and if you work at a meat processing plant the R’s are the party of  “Go the fuck to work! And don’t come crying to us if you get sick!” Nice people, Republicans… (sarcasm folks)

They sure as hell have convinced NO ONE (except those who think Faux News and Alex Jones types are legitimate news outlets,) that they are doing anything and everything in their power to stop, or even slow down this wave of death. In fact, as I write this they are doing EVERYTHING they can to jump start the economy, and an obvious result (to most of us,) it will undoubtedly wind up in more old people (as well a others) falling off of the SSI rosters due to premature death caused by Covid 19. Enhanced by the”golly gee willakers what can we do?” (R)  response to the outbreak. Oh happy day for Republicans across the land!

Maybe I need my tin foil hat adjusted. Or maybe I’m angling for the left leaning antithetical position of the aforementioned Faux News and Alex Jones. Trust me I don’t want the job. Maybe I’m just up to here with the antics and endless scandals of the (R) party today. Maybe as an observer of things in this world, I’m just calling it how I see it.

I can’t stress enough get out and vote come Nov. There is no other way out of this mess.

Y’all stay safe and stay healthy.

UGH, WHY CAN’T I JUST LEAVE IT ALONE?

I get on here to browse my reader and almost every time there is a post like this mixed in among my followed blogs, that inevitably grabs my attention.

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/8544970/posts/252747

This was my reply:

“That is the biggest pile of bovine excretement I have seen in a long time.

I see a lot of x + y = z, but nothing to back it up whatsoever. (an atheist) {x} (is content to say “evolution did it”) {+ y} {=} (and cease exploratory research) {z}

Just because you imagine something to be true, does not make it so. The entire post is an excercise in make believe. “I believe this is how it is so it must be true.” Unfortunately that doesn’t cut it with an atheist. We prefer to actually have facts and data in our hands to form an opinion.

Stick to religion pal. Atheism requires more work than just making shit up and claiming it to be so. You want to play with an atheist? Show your damn work.

Religion is the playground of “I believe.” So maybe you ought to stay in your sandbox and let the atheist ponder the facts… Unless of course you actually have some facts to show that your speculative strawmen are real? I’ll wait.” (end quote)

I kind of doubt my response will see the light of day. I can’t be sure but I think I have run into this guy before…

I’m off to the river. There be adventure out thar and I aim to find it. Y’all have a good day too. 🙂