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Sunday Morning Cat Fights

These regularly staged Sunday morning events are designed for nothing more than sponsor based entertainment.  No need in naming these shows, you know their names.  They solve nothing, accomplish nothing and more often than not, veers off topic.   

Yes, It’s like watching a cat fight.  You watch with anticipation, taking in every detail. Waiting for a point when one side win or lose.  When its over, you can spew out all the details, talking points, one liners, hits and misses.  All the while, not realizing that there was no resolve, settlement or even a consensus. 

I find it peculiar that we only have two sides “democrats and republican”.  These two can not come to a decision.  It is as though they stage every move so as to keep us talking about the gaffs, talking points, hits and misses and not the issues.  

How can two sides be so diametrically opposed and be about making the country better?   How can  one side be so opposed to everything the other side is proposing.  It has to be a staged cat fight.  Now, if you saw two people fighting (for this example, let’s say women), over a garment in a clothing store.  You would automatically assume that it was spontaneous.   However,  Monday morning you read in the newspaper that the store had been robbed, you would then realize that the cat fight was staged, to distract you from what was really going on.   

Any one living in a home and making ends meet, make decision every day, week and month that enables them to stay in that home.   You would think that they would be more qualified to run the country than the politicians.  Instead of debating each other, a legitimate politician, a politician who is working for the people will talk to the people and get advice from the people.   The Politicians need to “ask somebody.”  

Each cat fight has a democrat and a republican.  There is no Libertarian or Independent.   If the fight is staged and always between the same two parties, the issues need not be resolved and they will never be resolved.  There should be the  three (3) element rule, not the two element rule.   There is the right, left and an illusional, middle.   The middle in politics is not a party, only an idealistic position often taken when some weak politicians, either don’t understand the issue or want to get re-elected.  

There need to be a recall election for any politician that Lie, misrepresent or do not uphold the oath of their office.  They need to be held accountable.  They need to be held to a higher standard.  

The two party system fuels the staged cat fights that we patiently watch every Sunday morning.

Occupying Wall Street?

Sometimes I think these modern day activist are nothing more than a preemption by big businesses to head off any real protest.   I find it curious that there is no real purpose.   And, even more curious is that people from several cities from around the country have “spontaneously” poured out to parks and city halls to demonstrate and “Occupy Wall Street” each with no defining purpose.  

If the “Occupiers” were really serious about their cause, they would hit them in their pockets by not do business with any company that’s on wall street. If they are upset with the bank bailouts, they should not do business with any bank that was bailed out. If they don’t like the auto bail out, they should do any auto business that was bailed out. Any business that was bailed out, don’t do business with them.  

If you really wanted to take out wall street, you would do it like filling a bucket with water, on drop at a time.  

The bail outs were implemented because in part, certain businesses were to big to fail.  So, get to the root of the problem, don’t do business with large conglomerates and their subsidiaries.   Don’t allow them to get “to big to fail”.  When two companies merge or one company buy out another, make it a point not to do business with that company. 

Case in point….when ma-bell broke up into little baby bells there was healthy competition and competitive prices, not to mention the innovation that has came about since the brake up.

If you don’t agree with businesses that get corporate tax breaks, don’t do business with those companies.

If the argument is that tax breaks create jobs, you should ask yourself “Where are the jobs?” that these tax breaks created and why is the unemployment rate hovering around 9%?

It would seem that silent boycotts would be the antidote of choice for “to big to fail” companies.   In the age of emails, cell phones and texts it would be easier to mount a campaign to bring any company to it’s knees or even destroying it without  “occupying wall street”.

I have to wonder if “Wall Street” is not behind this “occupy wall street” campaign.  If you lead a campaign, you can determine where it goes, or even if it goes anywhere at all. 

Events In African American History For October 06


1. In 1847, National Black convention met in Troy, N.Y., with more than sixty delegates from nine states. Nathan Johnson of Massachusetts was elected president.

2. In 1868, Black state convention at Macon, Georgia, protested expulsion of Black politicians from Georgia legislature.

3. In 1871, The Fisk Jubilee Singers an acappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University was organized to tour and raise funds for their college. Their early repertoire consisted mostly of traditional spirituals, but included some Stephen Foster songs. The original group toured along the Underground Railroad path in the United States, as well as performing in England and Europe. Later nineteenth-century groups also toured in Europe.

In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry.   In 2008 they were awarded a National Medal of Arts.

4. In 1896, H. A. Jackson received Patent for Kitchen Table (variations)

5. In 1896, K. Morehead Received Patent for Reel carrier

6. In 1896, W. D. Davis received Patent for Riding Saddles

7. In 1983, Wilma Rudolph inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame.

Events In African American History For October 02


1. In 1865, North Carolina amends constitution forbidding slavery.

2. In 1888, P. W. Cornwell received Patent for Draft Regulator

3. In 1965, Closing out an incredible year, Little Anthony and the Imperials launch their last Top Forty pop hit, “I Miss You So.”

4. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall sworn in as the first Black Supreme Court Justice.

5. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan appointed Edward J. Perkins ambassador to South Africa

6. In 1986, The U.S. Senate overrides President Ronald Reagan’s veto of legislation imposing economic sanctions on South Africa.

I-1183 Update: The Taxes

Washington already have a 9.8% sales tax and tack on the 17% shake-down that the State will collect from retailers for selling the alcohol, comes to almost 27%.  

Also:  The proponents of this initiative didn’t find it important to mention that competition will drive the price down.  That’s exactly what we need, cheap alcohol readily available at any retail store.  

Foresight:  The parking lots will turn into venues for consuming alcohol.  “Meet me in the “you name it” parking lot for a quick drink”

Don’t think that just because it failed “I-1082” the last time, that it will also fail this time.  You must get out and vote and vote no on I-1183.  

Washington State I-1183

At a time when domestic violence, drunk driving, teenage drinking and other alcohol related crime is at an all time high, why would anyone even consider making alcohol more easily available than it is now?   If Washington State want to get out of the alcohol business, the answer is simple, just stop selling it.  Close down the liquor stores.  

I remember a year or so ago, a college student got hold of some 4 loco.  Everyone was outraged. The stores were forced to stop selling it.  Psssst, FYI,  4 loco is nothing compared to vodka, 151 rum or gin

Now…We all know what happens when there is a liquor store one every corner.  We all know where all the corners are located that the liquor stores will be on. 

This economy is a mess.  When it improves and there is a economical sense of normality, there is going be a segment of the population left behind.

I wonder what the number of the initiative is going to be that ask for property taxes to be increased to put more police on the street, create task forces and increase special victims units to combat alcoholism, domestic violence and teenage drinking.

Who are going to be the so-called resident experts that are going to be called upon by the talk shows and news organizations to explain why these problems exist? 

Initiative 1183-Not a Good Idea

The proponents of I-1183 is seeing $ signs and is in a frantic move to expand the distribution of alcoholic beverages.    Initiative 1183 will allow liquors and other spirits, now only sold in state run stores, to be sold in grocery stores, mini marts, service stations and anywhere else that now is only allowed to sell beer and wine.   We know what problems that has caused.   We are now poised to allow the opportunity for alcohol to be put in the hands of juveniles.  

In 2001 there were 3,125 alcohol related collisions, in 2002 there were 3,272 and increase of 147 alcohol related collisions.  By 2003 the alcohol related collisions dropped to 3,070 a decrease of 202, in 2004 increase by 43 to 3113 alcohol related collisions.   In 2005 the total alcohol related collisions was 3228,  115 alcohol related collisions over the previous year.   Do the math, from 2001 until 2005 the Washington State Highway Patrol reported a total of 15,808 alcohol related collisions. 

Now here we are in 2010 making alcohol available from early morning 6-7am until 2:00am at any convenience store, grocery store, gas station or anywhere that presently sell beer or wine.    Well, I am cringing at the thought of making alcohol this convenient, but you had better believe if this initiative pass, I will be LMAO as the alcohol related collisions and deaths increase.  Making alcohol available in this fashion will breed more opportunities for armed robberies, hold ups and smash and grabs at gas stations and convenience stores. 

The aforementioned will no doubt stretch our Law Enforcement capabilities to it limits considering cuts it has suffered due to budget cuts.   It has to be known that teenage drinking, Alcoholism and domestic violence will increase.   Men, sons, women, daughters, infants and children fall  victim to our initiative.

Something to consider.  Now, a person injured in a car wreck, caused by a drunk driver,  has the right to sue the bar that sold the alcohol.    Will we be able now to sue the grocery store, mini mart or convenience store that sold the alcohol to the drunk driver? 

With all the shop lifting that goes on in these establishments, what kind of security is going to be put in place to insure that alcohol do not end up in the hands of juveniles?    

The advocates of this initiative is blinded by $ signs and deafened by the sound of K-ching, with no forethought.  However, there is an effort to strengthen Washington state DWI/DUI laws.   I wonder if these laws are going to contribute to the estimated 443 million dollars that is championed by the proponents of this initiative. 

With the rise in crime such as shoplifting and robbery that’s going to be facilitated by this initiative, any deposits to the states coffers will be drained by enforcement and criminal investigations.  

A little forethought and insight will eliminate any need for hindsight.  Therefore, break out the body bags, coffins, flowers and tissue. 

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