The act of peaceful protest over what some believe to be a miscarriage of justice is a right. The acts of arson and looting are crimes. The latter has set back race relations thirty years. The L.A. Rams actions on Sunday didn't help matters.
The "Hands Up - Don't shoot"display by some L.A. Rams players before the Rams-Raider game Sunday showed the lack of knowledge of the Ferguson shooting. Accounts from both black and white witnesses show that Michael Brown neither raised his hands in surrender or uttered "don't shoot." I wonder what the NFL gesture is for a looting a liquor store?
I skipped happy hour in AREA 51 Friday as I haven't quite mastered the art of taking a brief nap in the afternoon. By the time I came out of my coma, finished and published my journal post, it was after 10:30 long after any potential happy hour prices and socializing had expired.
Fortunately, Saturday night turned out better as I hooked up with my friends Luly, Paul, Debbie and Yoli for drinks and laughs at Woody's Tavern. There was a pretty good Latin band playing and overall, the night was fun.
The News As I See It: America's number one asshole and race baiter, Al Sharpton, owes the IRS $4.7 million dollars in back taxes. If it were anyone else, they'd be behind bars. Yet Sharpton is a frequent visitor and advisor to Obama. Sharpton is, in fact, a moron, which shows you how Barry Soetero selects his pals.
When asked about his views on euthanasia, Sharpton replied, "Da youth in Asia are just like 'da kids everywhere else."
This Date In History: 1824; The presidential election between John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, and Henry Clay was turned over to the House of Representatives due to the lack of an electoral-vote majority. 1887; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in print in the story "A Study in Scarlet."
1955; Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her front-section bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. 1959; Twelve nations, including the United States, signed a treaty setting aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve free from military activity.
1997; Representatives from more than 150 countries gathered at a global warming summit in Kyoto, Japan, and over the course of ten days forged an agreement to control the emission of greenhouse gases. President Bush pulled the U.S. out of the Kyoto Protocol in 2001. 1998; Exxon and Mobil agreed to merge, creating the world's largest corporation.
|Race baiter "Podium Al" Sharpton is truly an opportunist|
Picture Of The Day: "See, what happened was, I know you told me not to get dirty and I know you told me not to play in the mud, but what really happened was, my friend Spike......you know my friend, Spike?,......Um, well he was runnin' and he accidentally fell in the mud and I had to pull him out, 'cause I was afraid he was drownding, so I had to saved him, but I wasn't playin' in the mud......"
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Contrary to popular belief, Taco Bell is not a Mexican Phone Company. 2) Getting older is like a walk in the park where no one picks up after the dogs. 3) Wal-Mart announced plans to open its first retail stores in India and China. Tags on clothes and stickers on items will read, "Made Here." 4) How can I be sure I've succeeded if I can't remember what I was trying to do? 5) I don't want to change the world, I just want to toilet train it......and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Scorpio - December 1st: Your brother is heavy, no matter what the song says. The oil in your lamp of life should keep burning 'til the break of day. Then again, it could spill over and set fire to your shoes. Romance is definitely in the air this today, although you may find it clouded by other emotions like your constant worrying about your brother's weight. He's fat, get over it.....
Birthdays: Marie Tussaud, modeler in wax 1761, Walter Alston, baseball manager 1911, Minoru Yamasaki, architect 1912, Mary Martin, singer, actress 1913, Woody Allen, actor, writer, and director 1935, Lee Trevino, golfer 1939, Richard Pryor, comedian, actor 1940, Bette Midler, singer, actress 1945.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: An angry husband, sitting next to to a sympathetic pal in the bar, said, "My wife's a damned liar!" His friend asked, "How do you know?"
The husband said, "She didn't come home last night and when I asked her where she'd been, she said she'd spent the night with her sister, Shirley."
His friend replied, "So?" The husband replied, "So, she's a liar. I spent the night with her sister Shirley!"
An elderly couple went to the clinic and asked to be tested for HIV. When the counselor asked why they felt that they should be tested at their age, the old man said, "Well, we heard on TV that people should be tested after annual sex!"
|Uh, lady, I think you're wearing your Mickey Mouse jumper wrong|
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart. The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart. His wife asks, "What do you think you're doing?" The husband says, "They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans." His wife demands, "Put them back, we can't afford them." So they continue shopping.
A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket. The husband says, "What do you think you're doing?" His wife answers, "It's my face cream. It makes me look sexy and beautiful for you when we're making love." Her husband retorts, "So does 24 cans of Budweiser.....at half the price."
Earl and Bubba, two good ole boys from Dixie are quietly sitting in a boat fishing, chewing and drinking beer when suddenly Bubba says, "I think I'm going to divorce my wife - she hasn't spoke to me in over two months." Earl spits, sips his beer and says, "You better think it over - women like that are hard to find."
That's it for today, my little elves. Remember, don't make old people mad. They don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss them off.
More on Wednesday.
Stay Tuned !