Today I went to my PO Box and there I found a book. This book was called Rules for Renegades. One of my loyal readers sent it to me. But here is the magic. I was feeling very down about my life as a business person. If I had the ideal life I would take a chance as a writer. But you see I am scared shitless. What if I write a piece of shit that won’t get me on Oprah? Or worse it would get two whole stars in the people magazine?
There is a point in life we have to make and take chances. Everyone does. The hardest thing is to find the “where do I begin” and “what the hell do I have to say that people want to read about anyway?”
But what I really want to say is Kimberly W you brought tears to my eyes because no one has given me a more thoughtful gift. Marcianna I love you because you have always supported my jewelry and I love you for that. Tess Tee you make me laugh ’til I piss my pants. Kevin Hines calls me on weekends and we have conversations that shouldn’t be legal and I am sure we will be sharing a cell at GITMO.
I can’t name all of you but I want to tell you that everyday you read my blog is a happy day for me. I love you all. Thank you for making me smile.
Just when we thought politicians couldn’t become anymore dumber we get another one who comes out of the woodwork.
Arizona Republican State Senator Al Melvin is supporting the bill SB-1062. This discriminating law allows businesses to deny service to gay people based on the business owners personal religious beliefs.
Now it’s up to the governor Jan Brewer, to either pass the piece of shit or shut that shit down. But it doesn’t end there Folks! Al Melvin is running for Governor.
Anderson Cooper asked Melvon to site one instance where religious beliefs are under attack . However this bill attacks the civil rights of American people! Did we not have this same conversation when we passed laws to segregate blacks from restaurants. Are we going to ban gays from drinking from the same faucet?
When are we going to tell these politicians this is bullshit and its time to change! And the only way it will change is if we all grab our rainbow flags and march together. I’m talking about everyone, no matter your skin color, whether you are male or female, and most importantly all religions coming together in unity, in harmony, truth and love. This is called a REVOLUTION!
There is a difference between serving God and servitude. The dictionary defines servitude as slavery or bondage of any kind: political or intellectual servitude. People like Senator Melvin wants his lemmings to be in religious servitude, slavery which goes against the principles of our teacher, our Rabbi, our minister Jesus Christ who told us how not to live in servitude. But rather we should love each other as God loves us.
You don’t have to agree with homosexuality. You have the right to believe what you want in this country and as a veteran I stand on that principle. But I ask one question to religious warriors. Do you think God is too stupid to understand servitude verses service to HIM? Wake up politicians!
So in honor of the lessons of servitude let’s hear a little punk rock from Fishbone with our coffee.
Another great edible pipe from the Master!
Folks, I’m as confused by this verdict as you are. In fact, I’m just plain dumbfounded. Michael Dunn was found guilty 4 on of the 5 counts including the three counts of attempted murder against the other kids in the SUV. But somehow the jury couldn’t connect the very obvious dots to Jordan Davis the murder victim. I’m baffled.
I put a lot of weight into words, in their definitions. In my career outside of being an awesome doctor, words are valued. You got to know “good” English and street slang and where it comes from.
The word “thug” was used a lot in both the Martin and the Dunn trial. The word “thug” has been used to define clothing such as a black hoodie. Or “thug” rap as a description for a style of music. Thug has also been used to describe a lifestyle. For instance, it was Tupac Shakur who defined “Thug Life.”
Shakur gave value to the phrase “Thug Life.” He defined it as a social movement, people in the struggle. He even set up a code with laws that applied to the streets. For example, one of the rules was no “slinging to children.” (Thug Life Code)
It’s clear we will continue to go through cases like this one until Stand Your Ground is law is abolished, and until we get on the same page of how to define a thug.
It is that one day of the year in which we can share our love and our chocolate. Dr. Puffy just wants to take the time and let you know how much I love you.
Most of you have been long-lasting loves since the beginning. We have also had the joy of welcoming new people to the cult and we always show the love to them. So thank you my friends for just being you.
Jordan Davis in his ROTC uniform was shot over “thug” music by Michael Dunn
We’re currently on verdict watch in the Michael Dunn trial. But today let’s talk about the Stand Your Ground law in Florida and what it really means.
This law is a terrible law and needs to be abolished. Recently a case study was conducted and published in the Journal of Human Resources which examined states who adopted Stand Your Ground laws. What they found was homicide rates increased 8 percent in those states which had the law, that’s 600 more homicides per year. The rest of the nation’s homicide rates fell by 6 percent.
Stand Your Ground gives crime victims who defend themselves an advantage. The victim is “presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or bodily injury to himself” to use this law is a self-defense case. But isn’t the law redundant? I think so.
Although our justice system works on the premise we are innocent before proven guilty, it’s hard to use that premise in a self-defense case. Self-defense has to be proven. It can’t be presumed or assumed.
So why do we allow a law in which a presumption is the defense? In the case of Dunn he says a pack of black teenagers in the SUV verbally threatened him and he felt in danger so he whipped out his gun, which was near his nunchucks in the back seat, and he got into a police-stance firing into the SUV killing Jordan Davis. No weapons were found in the SUV or on the victims.
Stand Your Ground is racist and sexist law. Example, Zimmerman was acquitted in Central Florida after shooting Trayvon Martin, a black teenager whose death sparked national attention. Around the same time, Marissa Alexander, a black mother who claimed a Stand Your Ground defense, was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison after she fired a gun at her abusive husband, threatening him without injuring him.
Time to repeal this unjust law.
RIP Jordan Davis. Tonight we put it in the air in your memory.
Tupac Shakur- Thugz Mansion
Reeves shot Oulson over texting in a movie theater.
This video shows the minute Chad Oulsen was shot by Curtis Reeves for texting during a movie. Davis is a retired police captain and said he felt threatened by Oulsen and was only defending himself when he shot the man to death. Apparently, Oulson threw popcorn in Reeves face.
Reeves is also using Florida’s Stand Your Ground defense.
Photo by Kevin Hines. Thanks Kevin!
I have to share with you a couple of Justin Bieber junk simply because who could possibly go on with life without seeing the Biebs.
This is Biebs arraignment video in which he looks pretty fucked up but his hair looks the same despite a cop chase and hard night in jail.