Hold on real tight, it’s gonna be alright.

Here’s the thing. HRC won the popular vote as of this morning. But that’s not the point. DJT won the electoral college and those are the rules. She has been gracious and instead of whining about it being unfair, she went and walked her dogs. That being said, when your guy wins have some compassion. Take a moment to go back in time. AIG just failed. Lehman Bros is gone. Your home lost 50% of it’s value. Gas is $5 a gallon and you’re unemployed. The stock market was around 8800, your 401k was devastated. How did you feel in 2008? 2012? Be honest with yourself. The other side feels just like you did back then, whatever that was. Right now many of Trump’s supporters are acting like a bunch of frat boys on spring break. Screaming “get over it” at the other side is not how you heal. Healing takes time. It’s too soon. Have some compassion. It’s not about the loss, it’s about the future. Trump promised to deport their friends and bar their family from entering the country. There are people who have been here 30 years that are terrified. There are people whose married status is now in danger. He promised to end the ACA which will take away their health care. He ran on the slogan “Make America Great Again”. When did he think America was greater than it is today? Was it before we allow the faggots to marry? Was it before we let the colored people drink at the same fountain? Was it when women couldn’t vote? When was America great? When everyone spoke English? Was it before the dirty Irish got here? Or the stinking Italians? They didn’t speak English. Was it before the Jews took over all of the banks? Which racist axiom is it? I just kind of need to know, because if it was during Prohibition I’m going to need more booze. It has much less to do with Trump and much more to do with his actual words which has led to his perceived positions. If you had asked me six years ago about this match up I would have chosen Trump over Clinton. Trump’s own words and actions changed my mind about him. Truth be told if Weld had been at the top of the ticket I would have gone to that ticket. I’ve heard more than once that Trump isn’t going to do what he promised during the campaign. Great. What is he going to do? Did he communicate with you telepathically? What does this countries future look like? Because if he’s not going to do what he said he’s going to do, then what is he going to do? I promise you, I’ve never had a politician telepathically communicate their position on anything to me so I’m a little concerned about the pathology that goes into supporting a guy whose positions you don’t agree with. But let’s talk about the protesters. Don’t like protesting? Then I know you were up in arms over the Tea Party protests over TARP right? Or do you just not like when people protest that you don’t agree with? I don’t condone violence and I don’t condone the destruction of property. I hate the rent-a-mob that spoils every bay area protest, they are anarchists not aligned with anything the normal people protesting care about. I will drive 30 miles to stay out of the fray in Oakland without complaining because it’s their right to protest. It is the American way. For those of you who forgot history, that started way back in 1773 in Boston Harbor. That being said, I am personally giving this situation the benefit of the doubt. That didn’t work out very well for anyone in 2000 but we don’t have a choice. I know Trump is a guy who had made bad decisions in the past, we’ve heard about a bunch of them. In the past he could just file bankruptcy or get a divorce and move on. If he blows it this time, we all go down with him. So I am standing with President Obama who wisely said that this new administration has to be successful, because we all depend on their success. Every one of us. So let’s hope he’s successful and this country continues to move forward and not backwards.

 

I can’t change your mind, you can’t change my color

I am raging this fine Sunday morning.

Goddammit.  How many more negroes have to die before white people figure it out?  Two more this week.  This week Charlotte Mecklenburg shot a man with traumatic brain injury.  The father of seven.  Killed him dead.  If that wasn’t outrageous enough Tusla police shot and killed a pastor.  A pastor whose father taught him to put his hands on the roof of the car when the police were jacking him up.  Did your Dad teach you what to do when you are being jacked up by the police?  Thought not.  Terrence Crutcher was a pastor and a father of four.  A God fearing man.  A good man.  Shot him dead.  Like a dog in the road.

If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention!

Imagine, it’s Saturday night and your son is going to go out with friends.  What do you say?  Don’t drink and drive, just because they’re doing it doesn’t mean you have to, remember who you are and do the right thing, be respectful to the girls you meet, call if you need a ride home and oh yeah, don’t get your ass shot by the local PD.  If you are white in America you don’t have to say the last part, but if you are a black mother in America, every single time your son goes outside you have to worry if some trigger happy jackass of a cop is going to shoot off your son’s ass of that night.

What has been happening is outrageous and wrong.  It only stops when white people say “Enough!” and stand with our fellow Americans of color.  If you saw the video of Terrence Crutcher being murdered, you could hear the officer in the helicopter say “looks like a bad dude, too. Could be on something.” How the hell does he determine that from a freaking helicopter?  Because Crutcher woke up black in America.  And that cost him his life.  And four children no longer have a daddy.  Because Crutcher was a family man, a Godly man, a gospel singer and now that “bad dude” is a dead man.  And the cop in the chopper should be disciplined as well.

There is no justification for this.  None.

This bullshit that “I was in fear for my life” is just that.  Bullshit.  A total cop out and we must not accept this as an answer.  That’s the canned answer for every single police screw up.  You know what?  If you’re such a chicken shit, get another job.  You are not cut out for policing.  Your job is to “protect and serve”.  When you are murdering unarmed citizens, you are doing neither.  You are oppressing Americans of color and you are putting other cops in harm’s way with your incompetence.  Go home, you are incompetent and do not deserve the shield.

Until we stop with the bullshit wiggle words and have the hard conversations, this shit just won’t end.  We have to support Kaepernick and his protest, because if he was not in the NFL and wasn’t as recognizable as he is, he knows and you should know, he runs the risk of being shot by the police.  We have to all take a knee.  We have to stop saying stupid shit like “blue lives matter” or “all lives matter”, and start paying attention.  We need to start thinking about what the nice African American lady at work goes through when her son walks out the door every day.  When her husband stops for groceries on his way home from work.  When he takes a different route home because he’s helping some old lady from church get something down out of the attic.  When he goes to pick up their kids from school.  Will her loved one be next?  White people don’t go through that.  So yeah, black lives matter.  And us white people need to figure it out.

He said kill them before they grow

And it’s time for me to weigh in on some bullshit.

It’s football and that means Not For Long if you don’t get out there and execute.  It also means a whole bunch of bullshit.  First off, taking everyone off the field when someone has a boo boo?  Bullshit.  Crabtree’s penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct?  Bullshit.  And Kaepernick?  #ISitWithKaep.  Yep.  Why?

Example:  I might have gone out and got a little tore up Friday night.  I took the Uber home.  Then I needed an Uber the next day to get back to my car.  A very nice black man picked me up.  I had to look twice because he looked a lot like Shaq.  Only about a foot and a half shorter.  And I so did not want to be pranked feeling like crap.  We started talking about football.  And drinking.  He said it was smart to take an Uber for $10 and save $10,000 in fines.  He is working on his Class A license.  He was a very good driver.  I said “Yeah, I’ve had enough troubles with the police, I don’t need to take chances.”  Then we started talking about the draft.  Yeah, I got Big Ben.  And Le’Veon Bell.  And by the way I picked up Kaep.  He looked at me.  Oh hell yeah I did.  With all the bullshit he started, he can’t be a piker this year.  He has to play his balls off.  And by the way, I am with Kaep.  He looked at me over his sunglasses.  Yes I am.  Do you know why?  No.  Well, here goes.  If you and me are in two different cars doing the exact same stupid thing driving down the road, which one of us gets pulled over?  He’s quiet.  You, my man.  We both know that.  And that’s wrong because I’m probably doing more stupid stuff than you are.  I have more tickets than you probably ever will and I’m the one they need to look at, but they won’t.  They’ll pull you over.  Now, if a cop was getting ready to go on break had already called in and I drove by all by myself and there was no one else on the road, they’d pull me over and they have over the years, but if it’s between you and me, you’re getting popped.  And that my friend is why I am with Kaep.

Now most white people don’t think like that.  And I know it’s an uncomfortable position, but it’s a hell of a lot better than being shot by a cop.  People think that it’s ok for Kaep to protest, just not like he is, because it’s the National Anthem.  Well, that sounds good but it wasn’t the national anthem when my mother was born.  Or my father.  There were lots of songs used intermittently including America the Beautiful and My Country Tis of Thee and Hail Columbia.  I prefer the latter.    The thing is, there’s this little issue with Francis Scott Keys’ lyrics.  You know, third verse same as first…except it ain’t.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

He is celebrating the death of the slaves that the British co-oped for the battle.  Which, if you’re black, ain’t that comfortable either.  If you’re white you’re probably sitting there saying “We don’t sing that verse anyway.”

The thing is, unless you’re extremely empathetic or have walked in their shoes, you don’t know what someone else’s journey is like.  And to that end, I’m with Kaep.

So I’m begging you please man, don’t call the policeman

And now, something horrible happened in Dallas.  I have to say, it was just a matter of time.

This little gem was taken from a post when Eric Garner was killed back in 2014:

Here’s the deal and I’ve been talking about this for months.  Everyone talks about how few Realtors are actually good at their jobs.  About 10% will really rock your world.  Another 10-15% can do a decent job.  The next 60% are just average.  They don’t do anything amazing but they don’t screw up fantastically either.  The last 20% are thieves, liars and cheats.  Completely incompetent.  Think about the field you’re in.  The same thing is true.  It’s true for lawyers, it’s true in the military, it’s true for every other field out there.  Including policing.  The problem is cops have guns and interact with the general public.  So their screw ups are magnified.

The post was entitled “They have the authority to kill a minority”.  Damn.  I hate it when I’m that right.  And then when someone who is in the business actually agrees with me.  Goddamn.

Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II have the blood of the Dallas cops on their hands.  Jeronimo Yanez has the blood of the Dallas cops on his hands.  If they don’t violate the human rights of innocent black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling are just fine and went to work yesterday.  And five Dallas cops went home to their families last night.  It’s on your hands.  And for the love of all things holy, you asshats trot out that “I was in fear for my life” bullshit and this country is going to erupt.

You can’t keep shooting black men and not expect the community to rise up.  I think we are on the verge of a 1968 riots situation.  I think the frustration level is that high.  And I think it’s fixin’ to boil over.  A lone gunman did a terrible thing in Dallas Thursday night.  A cop did a terrible thing in Falcon Heights last Wednesday.  Two cops did a terrible thing in Baton Rouge.  And it needs to stop.  If the police community does not address this problem with vigor, we are headed to a race war.  And we deserve it.

 

I’m a sniper with a hell of a scope

I’m going to vent my spleen today.  And with good cause.  The bulk of the white population of this country really does not understand what the black experience is.  And if I see one more white twat on Fox News talking about it, I might just lose my mind.

In the Bay Area we’re pretty integrated.  My friends are every machination of the rainbow.  But here’s the thing, if  you’re Filipino/black like one friend of mine, you’re black.  If you’re Japanese/black, you’re black.  If you’re white/black you’re black.  And you’re now at risk.  That’s right, perfectly innocent people who have some melanin in their skin are at risk.  Every one of them in America today.  And last night we got to watch it play out live on Facebook.

Philando Castile and his girlfriend and her 4yo daughter were driving down the road, minding their own business when a St. Anthony’s cop pulled them over for a broken taillight.

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The big problem, besides they shot and killed a man for following instructions?  The tail lights worked fine.  He told the officer he had a gun, the officer told him to produce his identity.  Conflicting instructions by a cop.  Like that’s never happened before.  Their adrenaline rushes and they give conflicting instructions.  We pretend like they’re trained to the nines but they ain’t.  And he pumps at least three shots into the man.  In front of his girlfriend and her 4yo.  That cop shot him like a rabid dog.

This must end.  As far as I’m concerned the police state in this country needs to be dismantled.  They’ve proven over and over again that they cannot properly due their job without shooting the brown public.  Enough.  Enough.

Must have a code that you can live by

For every cause there is an effect.  The Turtle is struggling with that right now.  You let hate flourish and you end up with Donald Trump.  Melania is upset that her husband is being compared to Hitler?  “He wants to help America.  He wants to unite people”  She doesn’t get it.  He didn’t start out killing Jews.  He started out blaming Jews for what was wrong with Germany.  And that united Germany.  Now do you get it?  Oh well it was worth a shot.

More cause and effect.  We have a particularly selfish streak in our society right now.  We don’t compromise, we want what we want and the hell with the rest of you.  You know, the guy in traffic that shoots all the way to the front even though there’s a big freaking fire engine blocking off two lanes for a huge accident, just to pick up a few car lengths when he merges at the last minute?  Or shoots up the Fastrak lane only to switch out because he doesn’t have a Fastrak?  And jacks up the whole traffic flow?  But that’s what he needs right now and the hell with the rest of us.

I had a perfect example of this last Sunday night.  We managed to get great spots at the Fillmore for the Acoustic for a Cure concert.  James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Melissa Etheridge, John Mayer, Tommy Lee and Pat Monahan.  It was the floor and there was no seating.  This dude about halfway through the show pushed in front of me and just stood there.  He was slightly taller than me and blocked me out.  I said “Keep moving dude.”  He just stood there.  I repeated a little louder “Keep moving dude”.  And I wasn’t the only one.  He says “Wow, not a very friendly crowd”.  Dude, we’re plenty friendly when you’re not a douchebag.  Here’s the deal, you act like an ass and get bent when we call you on it.  You self entitled little prick.  Check yourself.  And do us all a favor, if you can’t, wreck yourself.

Yesterday in traffic, little douchebag, plenty of places to merge.  Not this self entitled little jerk off.  He waits to the very front and jacks up traffic at the 580 split.  Then he gives the driver who let him in a little wave like “Hey thanks”.  Jerkoff.  The thing is, little douchebag, what if someone behind me doesn’t notice that you’ve stopped traffic because you think you’re better than everyone else?  What if I get rear ended?  Wouldn’t be the first time that scenario ended like that.  And now I’m hurt because you think you’re better than the rest of us.  You put me in harms way for a couple of car lengths.  You suck and should just go die.

PEOPLE!  Listen up!  You are part of a society.  Act civilized.  Be considerate.  Check yourself before your wreck yourself.  Don’t make me quote Ice Cube.  Dammit!

 

 

And nothing but the truth so help your black ass?

I’ve been super busy, selling a shit ton of real estate.  However, I have finally gotten pissed enough to take time out of my busy day to rage.  And rage I will.

Y’all know I don’t like it when the police shoot dogs.  Nine times out of ten it’s unwarranted.  Now the police have been shooting negroes for years but now it’s just getting out of hand.  They’ve been shooting good negroes for no reason.  How am I going to get my house clean and my cotton picked if the police keep shooting all the negroes.

Stop.  Wait a minute.

https://youtu.be/L_Hgh7sPDLM

I think the NFL is blocking the youtube, but really.  Go watch it again.  Beyonce didn’t do a goddamn thing.  Yet there are some white people racists who are all up in a wad over this.  It’s stupid.  Very stupid.  And it shows who you are.  Rudy Guiliani?  We know who you are.  Faux News?  We know who you are.  And now the rest of you, we know who you are.

Beyonce is a little pissed off.  Or sassy.  Take your pick.  Yeah, her husband was a drug dealer way back in the day.  He made it off the streets.  Give a young black man a different opportunity and he will take it.  Jay-Z took the road that got him a half a billion dollars in the bank.  How’s that old F150 treating you and your trailer Mr. Racist Puke?  I don’t care that he dealt back in the day.  I care that he got through it.  I assume if you care so much about drugs you didn’t vote for GW because of his coke snorting past.  Oh, no, you voted for him because he seemed like a good guy to sit down and have a beer with…right.  He’s an alcoholic you jackass.  So Jay-Z is Satan for dealing way back in the day but the white Congressman’s son with the drug problem can be President?  Tell me about how you aren’t a racist again…

Here’s my take.  Beyonce is a powerful, beautiful, talented woman that your racist little pukes can never have.  And she makes it clear you can’t have her.  And you’re threatened by that.  Instead of screaming how she’s disrespecting the police, check yourself.  Because you are the problem.

While you’re checking things, check this.

29 shots by SFPD.  Cenk crushes it.

Enough is enough.  This needs to stop.

The police are escalating and the people are escalating.  And the NRA is escalating.  And this shit needs to stop.  Next up…a rant on Trump and xenophobia, complete with Nazi parallels.

Oh what the hell.

Sing the rain on the roof on a summer night

It’s time.

I haven’t got off a good rant in a while.  Let’s do this!

The precipitating factor was a comment on Kid President’s facebook page.  His comment was “We need to live in a world with fewer selfies and more #otherpeoplies”.  Cute for sure.  Although my selfies with Bill the Dog make this world a better place, but I digress.  Someone commented “We need less ‘I’m offended’ and more ‘I’m listening’.”  On it’s face that sounds great.  Except for one thing.  Some shit is just goddamned offensive.

I’m not listening to these assholes.

^That is a Getty Image apparent taken by Spencer Platt originally found on theroot.com

That is offensive and I’m offended.  I’m not listening to those assholes.

This?

^Image Reuters via the japantimes.com who must thing we are a bunch of ass clowns.

Not listening.  And extremely offensive.  And embarrassing.  I’m embarrassed that jackholes like these clowns get a vote in this country.  They aren’t civilized.  Sorry.  They aren’t.

I generally agree with the General but ok.  If you want to round up the radicalized Muslims then you need to round up the radicalized white supremacists as well.  A Muslim shot four but how quickly we forget about that little shit that shot nine in a church last month.  His ilk were out in their hoods and robes last week in South Carolina.  Are they any less dangerous to America?  No.   And they’ve done a lot more damage over the years.  Oh, but it’s ok because they’re white?  No, it’s worse because they’re white.

How sweet the sound

Well this was a good week to be an American.

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I gotta agree with 2001 Britney.

I am quite shocked that this SCOTUS arrived at this decision.  I thought the court was so loaded by the Bush’s that it could not arrive at this decision.  48 years after Loving v. Virginia they finally righted another wrong.  Well some of them.

Oh the irony!

Thanks Obama.

Speaking of irony, enjoy this little gem.

There should totally be some accountability for that one.

Next up, the confederate flag.  Last time I said the conversation would get confused.  Didn’t see the confederate flag thing coming, but seriously, why?  Take it down.  I’m part German.  I don’t fly a Nazi flag as part of my German heritage.  It was a horrible part of my heritage’s history, just like slavery was a horrible part of US history.  Take it down.  We all have a lot of bad history.  History is the past.  We make our future.  It should not involve racism, bigotry, or hate.

It really was quite a week.  The Boston Marathon bomber was sentenced this week too.  The Charleston shooter should get the exact same thing for what is essentially the exact same crime.  They hated a people that weren’t like them and they killed them.  They should both swing.

And finally, Obama.  If Presidential retirement ever gets old he should preach.  Seriously.  He tore it up yesterday.

He certainly doesn’t have a singing career in his retirement but he sure can preach it.

 

 

What it is

There are no words for how pissed I am at the right wing douchebags right now.

Nine church going Americans lie dead and these assholes are deliberately confusing the conversation.  They are doing it because they don’t want to face the fact that we are the only civilized nation that has this kind of gun violence.  The rest of the world is asking what the hell is wrong with us.  And I have to concur.  What the hell is wrong with us?

Rick Perry, total asshat that he is called it “an accident”.  Hey jackass!  Was it an accident the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th time he reloaded?  WTF?  WTF?  Not an accident.  A deliberate act of terrorism against black people.  Period.  It has nothing to do with Christianity.  I has everything to do with hate, racism and guns.  He hated black people.  He was a racist.  He killed them with guns.  Period.  End of story.  Everyone else?  STFU.  Period.

Oh I know, one of Rick Perry’s flying monkeys said he “misspoke”.  Bullshit.  Bullshit.  Did I say flying monkeys?  No, he’s the guy the follows the elephants in the 4th of July parade and scoops up the elephant shit.  That’s who said he misspoke.  Sick of it.

And seriously, what the hell is he talking about?

And Jeb Bush?  Arguably stupider than his idiot brother.  We don’t know if racism motivated white supremacist shooter?  Who we?  You got a turd in your pocket?  Any thinking person knows that a white supremacist is motivated by racism you ass clown!  You, are way too stupid to run this country.  Way too stupid.

Donald Trump.  STFU.  Seriously.  I bought the property from some Chinese guy?  STFU.

Who else?  Who else wants a piece of me this morning?

Until each and every one of us calls out racism, bigotry, sexism, prejudice of every kind when we see it, this nation will not change.  The thing is, it seems to me we are heading back to the 30’s.  At what point do we start segregating buses, lunch counters and water fountains again?  That seems to me to be exactly what Rick Perry, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump want.