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#StabTwitter

Posted in GSU photo archive, Holidays, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on October 31, 2017

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@tcarmody “In the 90s, everyone was stabbing men, or chopping off their body parts. I understand now that this was wrong, but it explains the context”
@KateHarding “I’m not saying it’s good or bad, but it was the Bobbitt age.”
@MadCondiment “Listen, I grew up in a different time when this wasn’t as frowned on”
@Buffaloexpat Also, it’s our natural instinct to stab. Maybe they shouldn’t be in the workplace if they can’t handle a little good natured stabbing.

@vgreenswallow Obviously they shouldn’t be in closed-door meetings with me and my knife.
@Buffaloexpat It’s a witch hunt! Every lady in an office who stabs a man is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend herself. That’s not right either.
@melkaye29 The knife was rusty. He asked me to clean it before the stabbing but it’s sharper with a little rust. I gave him $40 for a tetanus shot tho.

@lauralake3 So why dod they get drunk, then? What did they think would happen????
@lauralake3 And wearing their Dockers so tight across the ass, ant their sleeves rolled up. Of COURSE i feel stabby
@ShantiPixie Can we not just tell them to drink more responsibly? I mean, they don’t need to get *that* drunk.. Surely they have some level of blame in the situation?
@ameseh You know, when I pointed a knife at my intern a few times and he didn’t quit, I just sort of assumed he was okay with being stabbed.

@ameseh Anyway, this one guy in my office got a promotion bc he was our CEO’s favorite person to stab. I think these men know what they’re doing.
@BloomUtopia if an infection is the result of a stabbing, look at it as a gift from god. Don’t punish an innocent infection for the crime of the stabbed
@smoricebrubaker Is stabbing the accepted term now? My stars, who can keep up anymore! In my day we called them “knifely duties” and y’know, men were happy!

@MonterioMA If you can’t take the stabbing stay out of knife drawer. It’s just that simple.
@Adjunctcrayon She’s a leader in our church too! But I never saw any knives or anything.
@metasynchronic That’s just what HR wants you to say. We know you like a little stabbing at work. Makes the day more fun.
@annanotherthng I’m checking myself in to stabbing-addiction therapy then I’ll be ready for forgiveness and the second chance we all deserve.

@DavidOfromNJ “I now understand that stabbing may have caused pain. If anyone felt pain when I was plunging knives into them, I apologize.”
@ChristyLeeH You know what? If these men don’t want to be stabbed, they shouldn’t wear short sleeved shirts. I could practically SEE THEIR VEINS. Ripe AF
@DavidRickmann Women also need to stop sending unsolicited pictures of their knives.

@only_si_chuck Why didn’t they immediately report the ‘stabbing’ to our head of HR, Lizzie Borden?
@legallybae”Sometimes I just rub my hard erect knife on them without their consent that’s ok right? No? I’m truly sorry and in counseling”
@chamblee54 pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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Turn Off PG Lock

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on October 30, 2017

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many opinions ’bout white folks who dance ~ some look down their nose at the spectacle
we are having fun so we take the chance ~ so what if its not quite respectable
some people don’t like caucasian cha cha ~ no matter what we do or don’t wear
giggle and point and call our moves caca ~ we will have too much fun to care
jitterbug watusi macarena ~ suzy q boogie woogie mambo
pom pom jelly roll mosh pit polka ~ two step electric slide foxtrot disco
an opinion is often compared to a hole ~ lay down the beat and light up your soul

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Killed By Police October 29

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on October 29, 2017


This is today’s chamblee54 report on police killings, aka officer involved shootings. The source used to track these incidents is Killed by Police. This past week saw 19 people killed by police. Here are the links to this week’s incidents: 964 Jason Daniel Marble, 965 Nicholas Pimentel, 966 Johnny Bonta, 967 Samantha Nicole Hennard, 968 Dexter David Anthony Baxter, 969 Darius Miller, Jr., 20 970 Matthew David Palaita, 971 Ashleigh Bertucci, 972, 973 David Campos, 974 Sean Bohinski, 975 Brandon Uzialko, 976 Timothy Earl Jackson, 977 Antonio Levison, 978 James M. Davis, 979 Sanders Surber, 980 Charles Wallace, 981, 982 Danny Sanchez, 983.

The first incident reported this week saw a police officer killed. “Girard police officer Justin Leo, 31, was shot late Saturday night and later died at the hospital. The suspect has been shot and killed by police. BCI Special Agent James Ciotti said two Girard police officers were called to the 400 block of Indiana Ave. just after 10 p.m. for what he calls a domestic-related incident. According to Ciotti, everything seemed fine when the officers arrived, but as they were standing by the front door, the suspect opened fire and shot Leo. The other officer then shot and killed the suspect in response. Officer Leo dropped to the ground almost immediately after being shot. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for surgery, but later died at the hospital.”

Of the 19 victims, 17 were male, and 2 were female. (967, 971) 9 were white. (964, 965, 967, 968, 971, 974, 975, 979, 980) 4 were black. (969, 976, 977, 981) 2 were hispanic/mixed. (970, 982) For 4 of the victims, the race was not specified. (966, 972, 978, 983)

In 5 of the incidents, the victim fired at the police. (964, 967, 975, 976, 978) In 6 of the incidents, the victim displayed a weapon to the police. (964, 967, 975, 976, 978) In at least 2 cases, the victim fought with the police. (968, 974) 2 of the shootings involved a domestic dispute. (964, 966)

The Johnny Bonta case has a strange twist. While trying to determine his ethnicity, this came up: Johnny Bonta: Hate crime victim? The name of the victim, and the state, were the same in both incidents. However, the reputed hate crime took place in 2011. The 2017 Johnny Bonta is possibly native american, although this cannot be confirmed. According to the guardian, native americans suffered the highest per-capita rate of police killing in the United States, in 2016. (Incident 972 took place at the Standing Rock reservation, in South Dakota. The victim has not been identified.)

The video of the week shows Sanders Surber crashing a vehicle in a roundabout under construction. The police were chasing Mr. Surber, who allegedly stole a vehicle from a Walmart parking lot. It is interesting how many of these incidents involve Walmart parking lots.

3 killings are labeled suspicious. (965, 972, 973) It should be noted that this is not a comprehensive review, and that mistakes are likely. The links are public record. Readers are encouraged to do their own research, and draw their own conclusions.

Family Speaks Out After 27-Year-Old Man is Shot, Killed by Police After Chase in Stanislaus County “They could have tasered him, they could have done a number of other options, they could have chosen besides this. Now the whole family is devastated,” … She admitted to the family Pimentel was driving drunk and had bumped cars and refused stop for police. Avrek Law An investigation into the police pursuit and fatal shooting remains ongoing. But a number of questions remains. Why didn’t police officers use tasers or some other non-lethal option? The family deserves to know. The community deserves to know. No one is safe in a world filled with police officers that are quick to use lethal force. Our staff at the Avrek Law Firm were deeply saddened to learn about the car chase and police shooting that killed Nicholas Pimentel . Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they continue to mourn such an incredible loss. No person deserves to die over something like this. Unfortunately, the police often resort to lethal force even when it is not warranted.”

Man killed in officer-involved shooting on Standing Rock Reservation “The Bureau of Indian Affairs says just before 8 p.m., Monday evening, officers responded to a report of shots fired at a Fort Yates gas station. Officers spotted the suspect vehicle traveling west on Highway 24 and pulled it over. During the stop, one of the suspects exited the vehicle and walked toward officers with his hands in his pockets. He ignored officers commands to show his hands, and was shot. “

McDonald’s robbery suspect fatally shot by HPD officer in southwest Houston “Police say hours earlier, the robbery suspect used the scissors and screwdriver to threaten and rob workers at a CVS and McDonald’s. … Around 6:30 a.m. police say the suspect robbed a Southside Place CVS then rode a METRO bus to a McDonald’s on Bellaire Boulevard near the Chimney Rock Road intersection. Executive Assistant Chief Matt Slinkard said the man waited for customers to leave the restaurant, then assaulted the manager. “As the suspect exits the McDonald’s, still with the screwdriver and a pair of scissors, one Bellaire officer and two HPD homicide officers encountered that suspect,” Slinkard said. Investigators say the suspect stood in the middle of a busy Bellaire Boulevard, refusing to drop the screwdriver or scissors. Slinkard said the Bellaire officer and Houston officer both deployed their taser. The man was hit by one taser. Police say it had no effect on him and he continued to threaten the officers. At that point, the Houston officer shot him.”

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The photographer was Dorothea Lange.

Ben And Jerry Social Justice Warfare

Posted in Library of Congress, Race, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on October 28, 2017

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Uncle Hotep recently made a video, Ben & Jerry’s support for #BlackLivesMatter – Uncle Hotep chimes in. It seems like the fudge ice cream packers have a new flavor, Empower Mint™.

PG heard that, and remembered something he heard in church. The youth minister was preaching. America was in rebellion. Did you know that there is a car now, and one of the colors is anti establish mint? PG quit going to church soon after this.

As people familiar with AAVE (African American Vernacular English) know, white people and black people have different ways of pronouncing words. Take harassment. A white person might say huh RAS ment. A black person might say ha ras MINT. Arguably, naming a ice cream flavor Empower Mint™ is making fun of the way black people talk.

Ben and Jerry recently went on the social justice warpath. There was a tweet, and a website post, 7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism Is Real. Quotes were cited, statistics were regurgitated, and B&J boldly stated that america is not post racial. The frozen dessert consumer is encouraged to watch a video, take an implicit bias test, and talk to your kooky uncle.

The makers of Empower Mint™ are famously located in Vermont. According to the census bureau, the estimated population of Vermont is 626,042. This population is White 94.8%, Black 1.3%, Native American 0.4%, Asian 1.6%, mixed 1.9%.

Pictures for this repost are from The Library of Congress. The pictures taken in Daytona Beach, FL, were taken, in February, 1943, by Gordon Parks.

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Happy Deviance

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on October 27, 2017

Privilege

Posted in Library of Congress, Politics, Race, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on October 26, 2017







PG had heard the phrase “white privilege” a few times, and decided to ask Mr.Google about it. The top choice was White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. “This article is now considered a ‘classic’ by anti-racist educators.” It is four pages long, which might not break the attention span.

A document like this is almost impossible to read with an open mind. You are a member of a group, such as a white male like PG. There are a lot of things here which PG agrees with, a few his disagrees with, and a few that are dependent on the reader’s point of view.
The sentence that PG felt obliged to copy was ” I was taught to think that racism could end if white individuals changed their attitudes”. It is as if the attitudes of black people did not matter.
There are more headshakers in this article. In a list of privileges white folks take for granted, number 18 was
” I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to “the person in charge,” I will be facing a person of my race.”. That might have true once, but is not today.
Getting back to White Privilege (and ignoring the White Privilege Conference results), there are lots of people thinking about this subject. The University of Dayton contributes Defining “White Privilege”. In the text, the author mentions starting a site, Whiteprivilege.com. This site is currently under construction. It does give you the opportunity to buy “Privilege Car Insurance”.

A feature, What is white privilege?, compares every person with pale skin to the Palin family.
“White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because “every family has challenges,” even as black and Latino families with similar “challenges” are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.” This runs counter to line 21 of the Invisible Knapsack list, ” I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group. “
PG went looking for answers, and got more questions. He does not deny that being caucasian has advantages in our society. These advantages do not mean that one should lay down quietly and let black people get their revenge. We are all G-d’s children. You should be proud of who you are, without taking advantage of your neighbor.





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After publishing a feature about white privilege , PG thought it would be fair to look into black privilege. When you visit Mr. Google, some of his suggestions are black privilege checklist, black privilege furniture, and black privilege fact or fiction. The top result is a feature in American Thinker.
“Personally, I have never had a moment of white guilt in my life. Now this is a significant statement given that I am Jewish and from New York. I feel guilty about pretty much everything!”.
NPR has an audio file called Black Male Privilege? . It is downright fascinating.

Prof. LEWIS: I think youve unfortunately identified one of the central issues of black male privilege. So often, black men are used to being under attacked that when it comes to being accountable for the actions we may have, we quickly say, well, I couldnt possibly be doing anything wrong. Look at all the ways in which Im oppressed. Look at all the ways in which Im at the bottom of the barrel. What that does is rob us of an opportunity to actually build stronger community and it robs black men of a chance to actually take hold of the actions that they have so that we can empower the community.
MARTIN: What reaction do you get when you talk to people about this?
Prof. LEWIS: Among black women, in particular, I get a lot of amens and saying, thank for actually exposing this. Among black men, one of the most common ones I get is, well, this seems ridiculous. Its an oxymoron. How could black men be privileged? Its like jumbo shrimp. It doesnt add up. … And they say, you know, what did my black male privilege get me? Im unemployed. … : Initially, my first exposure was actually around the Million Man March. I felt that I was transformed by the Million Man March, and I thought it was one of the most powerful events ever. And I was having a conversation in class with a professor, Dr. Beverly Guy Sheftall, and she said that she couldnt support the Million Man March because it was very patriarchal and it put black men at the center. And I said, well, it doesnt always have to patriarchal. You dont always have to put black men at the center. And if she said, isnt it an amazing privilege to tell someone else what they dont have to take seriously? And that paused me for a moment. And I said, wow. What is it in my past that makes me say I can define what someone else would think of as important? (Here are more thoughts on this subject by Dr. L’Heureux Dumi Lewis )

Times are tough in the US of A. To an unemployed white person it is easy to say, what good has this privilege done me? And isn’t it a form of privilege to label anything you don’t like about someone as being due to privilege? Has privilege become a catch22 for anything you don’t like about a person?

This feature is not a complete recap of the google results for black privilege. There were a couple of white racist sites that are best ignored. Two wrongs do not make a right. This is a double repost. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. This is written like H. P. Lovecraft.














There is a lot of chatter about privilege these days. Where people used to talk about racism, today the buzzword is privilege. Chamblee54 has tried to contribute to the dialog (polylog) with recent posts about black privilege and white privilege. This is a repost.
One day recently, PG was exercising his vehicular privilege. The thought occured to him about another form of privilege. This privilege is stronger than race based privilege. In fact, many of the people, who whine about white privilege, benefit from this privilege. The president of privilege in America is Christian Privilege. (CP)
If you ask Mr. Google about CP, you get 3.6 million results. The first few give us plenty of text for this feature. A report about CP from About.com Agnosticism / Atheism has the traditional list of examples. The last few paragraphs tell more about the story.

A nonconscious ideology is analogous to the water fish swim in: fish don’t think of the water as wet because this environment is all they know — it structures their experience of life itself. Water simply is. Members of privileged groups don’t have to think about their environment because, for them, that environment simply is. They don’t have to be concerned about others’ opinions because it’s safe to assume that most think like them.
Those who don’t benefit from such an environment do have to think about it all the time because they are so susceptible to being harmed by it. For members of less privileged groups, what others think matters a great deal because their opinions and actions control access to the larger benefits of society. Fish don’t have to think about the water; mammals must remain conscious of it at all times lest they drown.
In most of the examples here, we can replace Christian/religion with male/gender or white/race and come up with the same results: examples of how our social, political, and cultural environment reinforce the dominance of one group over others. Male privilege and white privilege are closely related to Christian privilege because they have all been undermined by modernity and have all become part of America’s Culture Wars.
Christians realize that many of the above privileges are in decline. They interpret this as persecution because privilege is all they have ever known. The same is true when men complain about the decline of male privilege and whites complain about the decline of white privilege. The defense of privilege is a defense of dominance and discrimination, but for those who benefit it’s a defense of their traditional way of life. They need to become conscious of their privileges and realize that in a free society, such privileges are inappropriate.

A blog called Shakesville weighs in with On “Real” Christians and Christian Privilege . It tells the story of being asked not to identify Ann Coulter as a Christian. PG totally understands being embarassed by Ms. Coulter. There was a radio show once, with Ann Coulter promoting a book and PG listening. Some famous person was mentioned, and Ms. Coulter started to make jokes about what would happen to this famous person when he died. The line was that when he gets to heaven, he is going to wish he had been a Christian. This assumption that your ideas about life after death are correct, and universally practiced, is one especially vile example of CP.
The feature at Shakesville (which is easier to pronounce than Shakespearessister) is about how many people deflect complaints about bad behavior by saying “He is not really a Christian”. This is unsatisfactory on a number of levels. Many of the “good” Christians support “bad” Christians in their evil work. This excuse is one reason why PG prefers to say Jesus Worshiper to describe the members of this tribe. Shakes addresses this issue:
“Frankly, it’s hurtful to me when Christians address what happened to me by saying, “Those aren’t real Christians,” expecting me to salve their discomfort about the baggage of privilege by not disagreeing. People who would never in a million years think to try to console a victim of a hate crime with “All [white/straight/cis/abled] people aren’t like that!” nonetheless responded that way to me when I was targeted and threatened by droves of self-identified Christians.”
Shakes is a good writer. She says things much better than this slack blogger. Maybe we should just let her explain a few things.

Christianity has a 2,000-year history that has seen countless iterations of the religion based on countless interpretation of the text and shaped to fit countless times and spaces and needs in disparate cultures all around the world. Christians have done great things, and not-so-great things—and anyone who makes the personal choice to carry the Christian mantle associates themselves with a history that includes all the good stuff and all the shitty stuff, too. One can’t say, “I only associate with the good Christianity—not the inquisitions and the genocides and the warmongering and the colonialism and the institutional misogyny … racism, anti-Semitism…”
That’s all part of Christianity’s legacy, too—and it just isn’t intellectually honest to say, “Well, those weren’t real Christians.” Yes, they were. And so are the Christians who do shitty stuff today. They might not be the same kind of Christian as you are, but they are nonetheless Christians.
Christianity, at least (and especially) in America, is a privilege—and, like any privilege, it can be uncomfortable to face the ugly reality of what other members of a privileged class can do to non-privileged folks, even if you don’t do it yourself. I’m white, I’m straight, I’m cisgender: I understand the impulse to distance oneself. But as a white person, I am obliged to acknowledge that the history of white supremacy in America is one of slavery, of lynchings, of segregation, of sundown towns, of internment camps, of genocide, and of all manner of institutionalized racism. I don’t get to say (nor do I want to) that the KKK aren’t “real” white people. They sure as hell are.
That Christianity is a chosen privilege does not mean its members can claim a lower standard of rigorous self-examination. And it doesn’t mean that less privileged Christians, i.e. progressive Christians, can claim a lower standard, either, just because the more privileged Christians marginalize them. Poor whites don’t get to disclaim their white privilege just because they are further marginalized by their lack of wealth.
In fact, chosen privileges demand, if anything, a higher standard of self-examination, because one has a choice whether to participate in the privilege. But so often, the fact that Christianity is a choice is instead used to deny the effects of that privilege altogether—”I’m not one of those Christians; I’m one of the good ones!”






Man Trap

Posted in History, Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on October 25, 2017

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John Booth was an actor, and firearm enthusiast. He was a ruthless critic of productions that did not include him. When something displeased Mr. Booth, it was necessary to let people know about it. Someone told the actor that boo was short for Booth. He believed this, and was forced to find other ways to express his displeasure. This is a repost.

A play called “Our American Cousin” gave a performance in Washington DC in 1865. In act two of OAC, a lady called another lady “you sockdologizing old man-trap.” The crowd roared with laughter. Mr. Booth thought the line insipid, and looked for a way to express his anger.

When Mr. Booth was through with his commentary, he jumped out of the balcony. The riding spur on his boot caught a drape. Mr. Booth landed with all the weight on one leg. The leg was badly broken. It would have been less painful if Mr. Booth swallowed his pride, and said boo. Pictures for today’s entertainment are from The Library of Congress.

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Who Elects The Dog Catcher?

Posted in Library of Congress, Politics, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on October 24, 2017


@realDonaldTrump Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts…. Our ever tweetable POTUS sent this message out today. It raises an important question: what municipality elects the animal control associate? Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

What an elected dogcatcher reveals about small-town America is the result from The Economist. “You’ve reached your article limit Sign up to keep reading or subscribe now to get the complete experience.” For $12, USD, you can get twelve weeks of this publication. There is no guarantee that you will learn anything about dog catcher politics.

Is dogcatcher actually an elective office? Slate wrote an article about this, when all they had to say was no. The author: “Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.” This is a place where dog catchers are an important part of the restaurant supply chain.

A brief history of people who have actually been elected dog catcher The Washington Post tried a bit harder. They found newspaper clippings referring to elected dog catchers. Col. Tom Parker, the manager of Elvis Presley, was said to have been elected dog catcher in Tampa FL. There is also the story of Bob White. He assured voters that even though he lost both legs, he would be able to perform the duties of dog catcher.

Duxbury VT keeps coming up in this search party. They have a town meeting every year, and the dog catcher is chosen by citizen vote. In the most recent town meeting, “dog catcher Zeb Towne, who was nominated almost unanimously for re-election, despite a “no” vote from his wife that cause laughter to erupt in the room.”

Mystery Dot

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on October 23, 2017


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Killed By Police October 22

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on October 22, 2017


Here is the October 22 edition of chamblee54 looks at police killing of citizens. As always, the information is supplied by Killed by Police. This is a viewer supported service, and would appreciate any contributions. If everyone who talks about police killings contributed…

This report covers October 15 – October 21.There were no police killings reported on October 15. There were 16, all male, in the next 6 days. The KBP numbers are 948 – 963. Here are links to the cases: 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963

All of the killings this week appear to be justified. This is a quick opinion, fueled by the media reports shown. Further investigation, and possible litigation, by the appropriate agencies is needed. In one case, there is a video of the robbery, that preceded the killing. Police-involved shooting 10-16-17 Harford Rd./Glenmore Ave. The man got $26 in the robbery. The video does not show why the police felt the need to fire at the suspect.

4 of the victims were white. (950, 951, 956, 961) 5 of the victims were black. (948, 953, 958, 959, 962) In 7 cases, the race was not readily apparent from reports. (949, 952, 954, 955, 957, 960, 963) 911 calls involving domestic violence were made in 3 cases. (950, 957, 960)

In 2 cases, the victim fired at the police. (954, 956) In 8 cases, the victim displayed a weapon to police. (949, 950, 952, 955, 957, 958, 960, 963) In 3 cases, the victim fought with police. (959, 961, 962) In case 961, the victim stabbed the police officer. In 4 cases, the police used tasers on the victim, and the taser did not work taser not work. (949, 957, 960, 962) Apparently, this is more of a problem than some would have you believe.

Suspect dies after struggle with deputies, 962, is our Case of the Week. “A man wanted on several warrants died Friday after a struggle with deputies at the Marksville LA WalMart. According to Chief Deputy Steve Martel, deputies spotted Armando Frank, 42, who was wanted on several warrants, sitting on a tractor outside the store. When they attempted to arrest him, Frank resisted and was tasered by the deputies. He continued to resist and was tasered again before deputies took him to the ground. At that point, they noticed Frank’s breath was becoming shallow, so they called for an ambulance. Frank then died at the hospital, Martel said. … three deputies were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries that occurred during the struggle.”

Readers are invited to look at the links, and draw their own conclusions about these incidents. If you like, please leave a comment here. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The images were taken in Omaha, Nebraska, in November, 1938. The photographer was John Vachon.

Fabrication Heroes

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on October 21, 2017

Ten Twenty

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on October 20, 2017

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In truck driver shorthand, ten nineteen means “do I have any more stops?” The dispatcher either gives you somewhere to go, or says ten twenty four, meaning return to the base. Today is October 19, and it is time to ask the dispatcher where to go next.

There is a poem in production. There is a a troubled sticker picture, needing yet another design change. The trending topics are US soldiers killed in an undeclared war, and saying #metoo to indicate the experience of sexual harassment. It is unlikely that the troops will be called home, or that Donald Trump will grow up. The harassment thing will continue, with perps being more careful
in the future. As in all trending subjects, hypocrisy abounds.

This daily diary (diarette? diarheasses?) may be sporadically updated. The picture project… which needs a working title … is starting to show signs of activity. That is how these things work. You keep making changes until you get the results you like. Talent is knowing when to quit making changes.

The internet keeps changing. Killed by police, the new chamblee54 ongoing project, just posted three more incidents. After a while, we will check them out. Now, with “can of worms” showing signs of approval, giving me consent to work more, that should be the focus.

It is now ten twenty. In trucker shorthand, ten twenty means “whats your location?” Even with all the devices available to us, we often don’t know where we are. The picture is a can of worms. It is sort of ready to move forward. This best thing to do might be to let it rest for a day or so.

This seems to be going nowhere, or maybe we should put a space in nowhere and say it is now here. Here is a twitter battle from yesterday. For the record, it was during the Obama administration that US troops were sent to Niger.

@ShannonSharpe COS Kelly, you said somethings should be sacred. What’s the difference in you did and what Congresswoman Wilson did?
@chamblee54.@RepWilson outed a private conversation
@EmoNegro1
With the family’s consent, so maybe you need to attack this family instead of the Congresswoman!
@chamblee54 I am not sure the family consented Also, .@RepWilson could have been the cooler head, and not put the spotlight on a grieving widow
@EmoNegro1They consented when 1) they put the call on speakerphone 2) the family has confirmed Trump was an ass on the phone.
@chamblee54 so @RepWilson has no responsibility in this? she should have known that her big mouth was going to put the spotlight on the family
@EmoNegro1 TRUMP put the spotlight on the family by announcing he called the family! Trump is a roach, Wilson just shined the light on him!
@chamblee54 when did Trump announce the call? Wilson brought matter more publicity than it needed the last thing a grieving war widow needs is this
@EmoNegro1 The last thing a grieving war widow needs is a jackass shrugging at her husband’s death & using it to bash the previous president!
@chamblee54
two wrongs don’t make a right… @repwilson could have declined to answer questions about the call
@EmoNegro1 Cuz if Trump hadn’t been LAZY lounging on the golf course & then blaming Obama when he got caught, none of this would be happening!

Pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. ~ selah

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