Monday, October 7, 2013

Two Wheeled Thugs Got To Court

Most people that I know who ride motorcycles are law abiding citizens who follow and heed the driving laws. The recent attack on a New York man, his wife and his child, was committed by thugs. I knew this the moment I saw the video.

Reginald Chance, 37, (pictured below) was arraigned on gang assault charges related to the brutal beating of 33-year-old Alexian Lien on September 29. Although Chance did not participate in the physical assault of Lien, prosecutors believe his act of smashing in the SUV's driver's-side window with his helmet, as seen in the viral video of the incident, allowed the other bikers to remove Lien from the vehicle and beat him.

The New York Post reports Chance has a long history of run-ins with the law having racked up 21 prior arrests for charges that include gun possession and robbery.

Reginald Chance greets photographers in court

Earlier in 2013, Chance faced up to 25 years behind bars for both drugs and gun charges, but a judge knocked it down to misdemeanor marijuana possession and Chance was subsequently let off on 20 days of community service. His license was also suspended, which didn't stop Chance from participating in last week's Hollywood Stuntz ride.

Christopher Cruz (pictured at top), the motorcyclist who slowed down the SUV on the West Side Highway in Manhattan last Sunday, causing it to bump into him and setting off a high-speed chase and then the group assault of Lien, told ABC the portrayal of the story is unfair. Cruz is charged with reckless endangerment.

Edwin Mieses, the motorcyclist run over by the SUV as Lien sped away, suffered two broken legs, bruised lungs, and spinal fractures. Mieses is a good example of what can happen to thugs on motorcycles. They're easy to hit......!

The News As I See It: The government shutdown continues. Right now 33 percent of the government is doing absolutely nothing, which is not bad considering that before the shutdown, 80 percent wasn't doing anything.

This government shutdown thing is getting old. The national parks are closed, museums are closed and federal agencies are closed. Our borders are wide open though, so don't worry, the democratic party remains active and growing.

Obama has officially canceled his trip to Asia. He said he didn’t want to be in Indonesia not doing anything to solve the crisis when he could be in Washington not doing anything to solve it.

Actually, it's the perfect time for Obama to go to Asia. I mean, what better time to leave Joe Biden in charge of the country than during a shutdown?

At first people thought the government shutdown would last a day, maybe a week. Now people are concerned and experts are saying the shutdown may last as long as a Kardashian marriage.

Obamacare covers a wide range of services and medical attention. For example, it will even cover a DNA test to see if you're Frank Sinatra's son.

A new survey says one in three adults will be dressing up for Halloween. As for me, I'm not going to do anything. I'm going as Congress.

A man in Montana says the U.S. Treasury has reimbursed him after his dog ate $500 dollars in cash. That explains why today the Treasury got a call from some guy who said, "Uh, my dog Bo just ate $14 trillion."

This Date In History: 1765; The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England. 1849; Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40. 1949; The Republic of East Germany was formed.

1968; The Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from "G" for general audiences to "X" for adults only. 1985; The Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestinian gunmen in the Mediterranean.

1998; Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, robbed, and left tied to a fence. He died five days later. 2001; U.S. and British forces launched bombing campaign against Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan.

2003; California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place.

Picture Of The Day: Serenity.....

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I got new neighbors today. I hope they like my music as much as the last 9 families did. 2) I got thrown out of the zoo yesterday. Apparently you're not allowed to feed the the alligators. 3) I think that you should substitute Miranda rights for wedding vows, verbatim. 4) I don't appreciate my son's teacher circling all the wine stains on his homework. 5) Sex Education should require people to listen to a crying baby for 5 hours and watch the same episode of a cartoon over and over again.....and that's five !

Today's HoroscopeLibra - October 7th: Long walks, cold showers and playing with the puppies. All these will soon be a distant memory this week as you will receive a call to arms. Unfortunately, those arms belong to someone else, which could cause you physical pain if you accept the beckoning, luring embrace. Don't even think about those beautiful puppies.

Birthdays: My friend Gem - Happy Birthday Baby ~ 19XX, James Whitcomb Riley, poet 1849, Niels Bohr, atomic physicist 1885, Elijah Muhammad, black nationalist leader 1897, Vladimir Putin, political figure 1952, YoYo Ma, cellist 1955, Sherman Alexie, writer 1966, Rachel McAdams, actress 1976.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Morris Schwartz is dying and is on his deathbed. He is with his nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons, and knows the end is near.

He says to them, "Bernie, I want you to take the Beverly Hills houses. Sybil, take the apartments over in Los Angeles Plaza. Hymie, I want you to take the offices over in City Center. Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings downtown."

The nurse is just blown away by all this and as Morris slips away, she says to the wife, "Mrs. Schwartz, your husband must have been such a hardworking man to have accumulated so much property." Sarah replies, "Property? The schmuck was dividing up his newspaper route."

A young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his buddy, "Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!" Bubba replied, "Did y’all see who it was?" The young man answered, "I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pals Skippy and Wally for their contributions to today's stories.

The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.

He called her into his office and said, "Y’all graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I was to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?"

The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, "Everything but my earrings.”

A man in North Carolina had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait.

A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious that he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was.

The man replied, "I got a flat tahr." The passerby asked, "But what’s with the flowers?" The man responded, "When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither."

A senior citizen in Louisiana was overheard saying, "When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana." When asked why, he replied, "I’d rather be in Louisiana ‘cause everything happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the world."

That's it for today, my little Junebugs. Remember, don't make fun of old people. Making fun of some one's age is like mocking them for getting hit by a train because you're standing a little further down the same tracks.

More on Wednesday.

Stay Tuned !


Paula said...

Yeah I agree, don't make fun of old people.

jack69 said...

You have to hurry to beat that cowgirl Paula here. Enjoyed the read and you are SO RIGHT about the thugs. They know how to make a beautiful picture. I hope their luck has run out and they get to serve time with a tougher crowd.

I am glad Schwartz got his paper route straightened out before he died. although I did spit my red wine.
Thanks for the education and good read.