Chamblee54

White Trash Tinkle

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 20, 2017

Good Luck With That

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 19, 2017


display of a link on this page does not indicate approval of content ~ n word ~ JON OSSOFF FOR CONGRESS ~ The challenges of providing unbiased care to biased or racist patients ~ Democrats Have A Slight Edge In The Georgia 6 Runoff ~ self righteous bigot ~ Mark S. King: Those offended by #NoJusticeNoPride should learn LGBT history ~ No Justice No Pride protestors disrupt Capital Pride parade ~ US-Led Forces Now Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Syria and Iraq ~ Joy Reid just went on a tirade against Bernie Sanders and his supporters ~ Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness Someone posted a list of British profanity, “officially ranked in order of offensiveness” Some poets take this as a challenge. ~ moby ~ 5 transgender tropes ~ maxwell house coffee ~ Drupageddon ~ Black Men Aren’t Safe in Mississippi! Man Was Hung In His Own Yard, Plus A Severed Head & Burned Torso Sends A Message After reading the linked article, and a couple of the related articles, I am not certain that this is racism. And I see a problem in hollering racism at inappropriate times. ~ drug test kits ~ The Double Standard of Diversity ~ diversity talk ~ Hours after officer Yanez is found not guilty in fatal shooting of Philando Castile, marchers close I-94 ~ 74 Seconds: The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez Minnesota Public Radio has a series of Podcasts about the Jeronimo Yanez trial. If you want to move past the rhetoric, and find out a little bit about the trial, these podcasts are helpful. It should be noted that these podcasts cannot be downloaded, or paused. Go to the bathroom, and make sure your coffee mug is full, before you start to listen to an episode. ~ I quit reading when I saw this It’s simply false that the mere presence of a gun makes the encounter more dangerous for the police. ~ Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted Despite Forensics That Contradicted His Case ~ cosplay drama ~ risk The last story on this podcast is “Praying for Time by Christopher Fox” It starts at roughly 39 minutes in. A young man takes a massive dose of drugs, in a suicide attempt. He is somehow saved. At one point, his father drives seven hours, one way, to spend fifteen minutes in the hospital room with him. It is a very powerful anti suicide story. The first story on this show is by Conyers resident T.S. Madison. She is always an experience. ~ Decoding the Georgia special election ~ Why The Georgia Special Election Matters ~ THE MORNING BEACON: BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION The Washington Free Beacon’s morning email lays out everything you need to know about the world of politics, foreign affairs, and national security right in your inbox. ~ “With a couple of days to give thoughtful consideration to the event, offended parade attendees flooded comment sections online, which is of course the perfect place to make your privilege most widely known.” Mr. King’s remarks reek of privilege. If you go to the comments here you will see a variety of concerns. ~ Bullies are sick people. You should not put well in front of bullies in a sentence. ~ this is the *top story* on my feed ~ Exactly who is NJNP, who is funding them, and what is their motive? Did progress with AIDS happen because of ACT UP, or in spite of them? ~ No I don’t think activism of the NJNP style is the answer. Mr. King had a snide, privileged take on the issue. The comments in the Blade were much more wide ranging. ~ I am not smart enough have a right answer. No police at Pride? Good luck with that. A large event like Pride requires police presence. Saying that these tactics work? Really? Maybe it will convince corporate sponsors to skip the event, which would be the end of large scale pride events. The list goes on and on. What Mr. King does not go into is the financial backing of NJNP. Some blade commenters think it is the NAACP. Their take is that this is more anti police than anything else. BTW, there were no arrests for NJNP. ~ it is important to make conservatives out of liberals with as little violence as possible ~ I just got a phone call encouraging me to vote for Karen HanDEL. It placed great emphasis on her reputed opposition to abortion. The opponent, liberal Jon OssIFF, is said to be a pro abortion extremist. Him, and his followers, support having no restrictions on abortions. ~ Facebook should find a new designation for social media contacts ~ Which meaning of common do you want to use? Is it not unusual, or was it look down your nose, lower class common? ~ “The accusation of cultural appropriation is a secular version of the charge of blasphemy.” ~ thank you for providing the money quote in a copy friendly manner the meme monger behind the paywall deserves a round of emoji applause ~ Alex Alexandroid Hunley you are a brave man. You have questioned the custom of talking about racism at every opportunity. ~ please quit using that vulgar @JonOssoff slogan that joke is getting very very old please don’t tell me what to vote off ~ rules of four This is similar to the “four way test” of the rotary club: Is it the TRUTH?//Is it FAIR to all Concerned?//Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?//Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? The link above is about the start of this test. It is an interesting story. The concept of what is ethical, and what is not, changes over time. ~ Brown is a mixed color, and does not go well with the primary, and secondary, colors in the current rainbow flag. (Someone may be able to phrase that better) Putting a brown stripe next to a red stripe is ugly. A purple stripe could flow into a black stripe. That would not be as ugly as the Philadelphia proposal. This is aside from the philosophical issues here. Those can be debated forever. My feeling is that the current flag works very well, and does not need to be changed. ~ The Philadelphia Pride flag looks like it was designed by a committee. ~ While we are adding *lines* to the rainbow flag, we should have a white one, for powdered drugs. ~ POC groups together many people who have little in common. It is *problematic* ~ I just got a robo call. Pat Boone wants me to vote for somebody. ~ “That’s the term they want.” Maybe the ones you have heard from, but I don’t think anyone has done a survey of *they” My second point is hispanic people.This is either the largest contingent of POC, or a close second. Hispanic people are incredibly diverse. The one thing they have in common is the use of espanol. Am I to believe that this population of spanish speaking people has chosen a word in english to describe themselves? I find that very, very difficult to believe. ~ FYI the original version can be seen if you click Edited. If the deleted comment was still up I would click Like. ~ 1- That does not happen to me, but WordPress can be weird. I just logged on with Chrome, which does not have me signed into my WP account, and there was no problem. I don’t know the browser, or device, you are using, though. 2- I don’t know. The officer was on alert because of the robbery. When he passed Mr. Castile, they made eye contact, and Mr. Castile gave a “deer in the headlights” look. He was pulled over for a broken tail light. The officer smelled marijuana. How does that relate to the officer, (Mexican father, Hispanic Texas mother, born in USA) and his inter relations with an african american man? Like I say, I don’t know. My post was an attempt to get past the rhetoric, and look at the trial. IMO, the prosecution made some strategic mistakes. Since I was neither at the scene of the shooting, nor the trial, I cannot say whether the race of Mr. Castile had any bearing on his demise. ~ If Donnie is not adopted soon, he will be put to sleep. He is not housebroken, and needs his shots. Can you help rescue him? ~ I am so tired of this election outside $$ vulgar slogan “vote your ossoff” karen handel people outside district telling me what to do yuk ~ @joshgreenman If only someone had warned us about the character of Donald Trump. @chamblee54 Demoze were too busy screaming racist They forget that not everyone cares about that issue ~ @ProfessorKD_ A lot of this “rape culture” stuff is a slap in the face to actual rape victims. @kjb1968 Same with the Hitler, Nazi and racist accusations at people you disagree with politically. ~ 1-please don’t tell me what body part to vote off 2- what district do you vote in? If not #GA06 then this is not appropriate ~ A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. Oscar Wilde The Critic As Artist 1891 ~ You do not have to have an opinion on everything. ~ There was a heated discussion on Fox News this morning. “You asked me a question about what the President’s tweet was.” These are strange times. ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Jeronimo Yanez

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 17, 2017


As you may have heard, a jury acquitted Jeronimo Yanez of charges related to the death of Philando Castile. Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Mr. Castile, made a dramatic facebook video immediately after the shooting. There has been outrage on social media regarding the verdict.

PG is not a lawyer, nor did he sit on the jury of this trial. Justice is not a popularity contest, determined by who is shouting the loudest outside the courtroom. PG wanted to learn a bit about the trial, and why the jury came to the decision it did. This post is about that trial.

No opinion will be given as to the guilt, or innocence, of Jeronimo Yanez. The decision of the jury should be respected. They heard the evidence and arguments. The jury deliberated for 29 hours. At one point, the jury appeared to be deadlocked, with 10 jurors wanting acquittal, and 2 wanting to convict. Sources report that the holdout jurors were white. The final jury was 10 white jurors, and 2 black jurors.

Minnesota Public Radio has a series of podcasts, 74 Seconds: The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez. These shows provide more information than facebook posts. Here are a few key episodes: Trial, Day 5: The dashcam and Diamond Reynolds, An update on the trial of Jeronimo Yanez, Trial, Day 6: Yanez’s partner testifies, Trial, Day 8: The prosecution rests, the defense begins, Trial, Day 9: Jeronimo Yanez takes the stand.

Officer Yanez says that he saw a gun in Mr. Castile’s hand. The people who handled the body disagree on how far down in Mr. Castile’s pocket the weapon was. Miss Reynolds says, at various times, that Mr. Castile was reaching for his driver’s license, and unbuckling the seat belt. Neither the facebook video, or the squad car dashboard video, gives any information on these points.

The dashboard video was shown in the opening statement by the prosecution. This video was shown again several times during the trial. The prosecution felt this helped their case, or they would not have shown it. In PG’s IANAL opinion, showing this video repeatedly may have been a strategic mistake.

The defendant does not have to testify. In many cases, the defendant does not. Officer Yanez testified in this case. He told his story… he saw Mr. Castile with a gun in his hand, and made the split second decision to fire. Officer Yanez was the man who had to make a decision, fast.

Officer Yanez gave an interview to investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) after the shooting. “Prosecutors told jurors at trial that Yanez used “it” several times instead of “gun” or “firearm” in the interview recorded the day after the shooting, proof that he never saw Castile’s gun. But prosecutors didn’t play the audio recording during their three-day case, which is the common practice. They tried unsuccessfully to play it during the defense’s case in an attempt to catch Yanez contradicting himself. Leary (Ramsey County District Judge William H. Leary III) denied the move.”

This post is not a comprehensive review of all the issues in this trial. Many of the issues… marijuana use, gun permits, racial identities … are explored in great detail in other locations. The podcast linked to above goes into great detail, and makes an effort to be fair to all parties. Angry opinions, and incendiary rhetoric, are widely available. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

Euphemism

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 15, 2017

It Pays To Advertise

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on May 8, 2017

Confederate Memorial Day

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on April 24, 2017

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Today is Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia. It is an ancient question…how to honor the soldiers from the side that lost. They were just as valiant as the Union Soldiers. Considering the shortages of the Confederate Armies, the Rebels may have been just a bit braver.

The issue of Federalism is a defining conflict of the American experience. What powers do we give the Federal Government, and what powers do we cede to the States? The Confederacy was the product of this conflict. The Confederate States were a collection of individual states, with separate armies. This is one reason why the war turned out the way it did.

This is not a defense for slavery. The “Peculiar institution” was a moral horror. The after effects of slavery affect us today. Any remembrance of the Confederacy should know that. This does not make the men who fought any less brave.

It is tough to see the War Between the States through the modern eye. It was a different time, before many of the modern conveniences that are now considered necessities. Many say that the United States were divided from the start, and the fact the union lasted as long as it did was remarkable. When a conflict becomes us against them, the “causes” become unimportant.

The War was a horror, with no pain medicine, and little that could be done for the wounded. It took the south many, many years to recover. The healing continues in many ways today. Remembering the sacrifices made by our ancestors helps.
This is a repost from CMD 2010. Pictures are from the The Library of Congress.

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6th Congressional District

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on April 17, 2017


Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is having a special election tomorrow. The previous representative, Tom Price, is taking a job in Donald Trump’s administration. The 6th District is one of the few political races going on now, and is getting national attention.

The race is a circus. Jon Ossoff is the Democratic leader, and seems assured of a place in the run off. Eleven Republicans are riding the clown car. Rosetta Stone, and the other companies who print Republican mailers, have sent PG an inch thick stack of propaganda.

Typical of the more-conservative-than-thou approach is a mailer from Keith Grawert. “Jon Ossoff: Nancy Pelosi in Disguise” “Just another vote for the Nancy Pelosi liberal elite” “…being bankrolled by Nancy Pelosi and her liberal allies” That last charge may have a bit of truth. Jon Ossoff has raised $8,320,693 for his campaign, far and away the spendingest candidate in the race. The leading Republican money dude is Dan Moody, with $2,025,263. The job pays $174,000 a year.

@realDonaldTrump “The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” 10:31 AM – 17 Apr 2017

You can’t have a modern election without robo calls. PG makes it a matter of policy to #nevervotefor such players. Justin Hill has made two such calls, with one featuring Newt Gingrich… who has gone from Speaker of the House, to the speaker on the robo call. Keith Grawert and Bruce LeVell have made robo calls. Last, but not least, is a heart string tugging, anti abortion, message for Karen Handel.

Most polls show Karen Handel going into a runoff with Jon Ossoff. This is good news, and bad news. Karen Handel has a lot of negatives, and should be beatable. The bad news it that the 6th district is heavily Republican. This is a district where 53.7% approve of Trump’s job performance. The opera is not over until Karen Handel the fat lady sings.

After the Susan B. Komen meltdown, PG posted a link to Red State, Karen Handel is an idiot. That site responded by giving PG a computer virus, 601 Database redigestation error. This is how the conservative movement does things.

If you live in the 6th district, be sure to vote tomorrow. The clown show will be mostly shutting down. The runoff will be sometime in June, by which time the political landscape may be completely different. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

Porcine Squealing

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on April 17, 2017

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Driving While Human

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on April 7, 2017



What follows is a repost from a few years ago. The thoughts are current. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. Esther Bubley took the pictures in April, 1943. “Washington, D.C. Jitterbugs at an Elk’s Club dance, the “cleanest dance in town””

This is written as the Sunday morning worship hour winds down. In church facilities across America, preachers scream about sin. Very few will consider the sin of dangerous driving. And yet, this is the sin that can change, or end, your life in an instant.

There is a lot of label mongering in public spaces. Liberal, conservative, and racist are three of the most popular. None of these labels deals with driving courtesy. The SJW and the KKK are united in their lack of concern about safe driving. With that in mind, here is the top nine.

1- Find another way to show how bad you are. This is mostly a masculinity thing, but it just might apply to a few ladies. Driving hard and fast is the easy way to prove your toughness. All you do is push the gas pedal. You don’t have to go to the gym, have lots of sex, or go into battle. Just drive fast, and with no concern for your neighbor.

2- Slow down. There is no need to go so fast. When you go somewhere, allow yourself enough time to get there. The faster you drive, the less reaction time you have in an emergency.

3- Stay far enough behind the car ahead of you to stop in an emergency. This will be less stressful for the person in front of you.

4- Pay attention to the road. This is where cell phones, and texting, becomes a problem. You should be focused on the road ahead of you, and not what your phone mate is telling you. Your minutes will be just as good when you get to your destination. Are people really brainless enough to text and drive?

5- The three rules of the workplace apply here…. show up, stay awake, and don’t kill anyone.

6- Keep your car in good condition. The tires and brakes are key items, but also keep the engine running smoothly. Sometimes you need to accelerate.

7- Keep your temper. Driving while angry is a cause of many accidents, especially when combined with alcohol or religion.

8- Use your turn signals.

9- Show concern for the well being of your neighbor. Use common sense.

The Canon Of Saint Euthanasias

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 26, 2017


During the council of nicea, many of the scrolls were in disrepair. Many fell into pieces, and were assembled into the an order of sorts. One night, some of the scribes got together, and decided to just copy the pieces in the order that seemed right. Some wine may have been used. This text was recently found, and was leaked to a western source by the vatican janitor that found it. While it doesn’t have the coherence of the bible, as eventually published, it does have a crude beauty. … a little child shall lead them a false witness that speaketh lies a proud look a lying tongue abideth faith hope charity be born die plant cast away stones embrace refrain from embracing feet that be swift in running to mischief gather stones together get lose keep cast away hands that shed innocent blood he that soweth discord among brethren heart that deviseth wicked imaginations i became a man i put away childish things i thought as a child but when i understood as a child i was a child i spake as a child kill heal break down build up lie down with the kid the calf like the ox the sucking child shall love hate war peace of his loins faithfulness the girdle of his reins the wolf also shall dwell play on the hole of the asp pluck up that which is planted rend sew keep silenct speak righteousness shall be the girdle the cow and the bear shall feed the young lion the fatling together their young ones shall lie down there is a time to these six things doth the lord hate we see through a glass darkly weep laugh mourn dance together the lion shall eat straw with the lamb the leopard yea seven are an abomination unto him

The Ides Of March

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 18, 2017


March 15 is the Ides of March. It was a bad day for Julius Caesar. More famous people met their maker on March 15: 1937 – H. P. Lovecraft, 1975 – Aristotle Onassis, 1998 – Benjamin Spock, 2001 – Ann Sothern, and 2014 – Bo Callaway. Others were born with one week of winter remaining: 1767 – Andrew Jackson, 1926 – Norm Van Brocklin, 1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1940 – Phil Lesh, 1943 – Sly Stone, 1947 – Ry Cooder, and 1959 – Fabio Lanzoni.

Progress on the @WernerTwertzog sonnet continues. 24 couplets have been rhyme fitted. This is enough for 3 proper sonnets, with 3 couplets left over. The next step is to separate out the couplets with long lines. These can be assembled into a sonnet, that will have smaller letters in the graphic incorporation. … Terrible Sobriety, the first of the twertzog sonnets, is on the air.

Call Me A ‘Purist’ Again turned up on facebook. The first paragraph is so entertaining … there in no need to read the rest of the piece. “More and more I run up against vagina hat-wearing keyboard warriors of the McResistance dismissing progressive rebels as “purists,” “purity ponies” and “purity progressives,” the idea being that if you don’t want to vote for Democrats who actively facilitate corporatism, warmongering and ecocide, you are somehow being unrealistic and unreasonable.”

This monolog is not working. It is three days later. The next chore is a writing contest, Week 4: Write for 5 right now. The picture is a lady, 23 ducks, and one dog. They are going somewhere. The other picture is a restored car, in the entry to a garage. The garage is somebody’s painting studio. Maybe that is where the ducks are going.

When looking for the contest, PG googled five minute timer. There are several devices for marking the passage of 300 seconds. If you start to type five minute into google, the suggested results are timer, journal, funk, fudge, heaven. Something called the online stopwatch will be used.

That goofy lady has done it this time. I tried to tell her that if you feed one duck, then all of his friends will expect you to feed them. But did she listen? No. She thinks that just because I am a dog, that she is not supposed to understand the common sense advice I give her. I am getting tired of these parades, but, unless I can find another meal ticket, then I am stuck with the lady. I should have wagged my tail faster when that gay couple was looking at rescue dogs. But no, I had to play it cool, and now I am trying not to step in duck poop. Does she even know where she is going? The garage-painting studio is over there, and ducks are not allowed inside.

Click This Little Button

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 3, 2017

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The first day of march, in the year of our drumph two thousand seventeen, sees PG moping through. A dreaded dental appointment was cancelled at the last minute yesterday, and is on track for tomorrow. The options are another root canal, to finish the one botched by another dentist, and getting the tooth extracted. Neither option is agreeable. Sometime the best course of action is to create a graphic poem, and write about it. When the going gets tough, the tough take notes.

The text for this production is from a cross examination of Oscar Wilde. The father of his bf called Mr. Wilde a somodite, and Mr. Wilde sued him for libel. The matter did not end well. Mr. Wilde tries to defend himself against charges of committing unnatural acts, which is a bit like a fish saying he does not know how to swim.

“The destructive life of a Mardi Gras bead” was on facebook. PG was looking for a Wilde source, and got distracted. The Salon piece was typical environmental consciousness. While the story about Chinese labor, and plastic waste, is probably a little bit true, it pales in comparison to the other things being done to planet earth. There was a lovely comment: “This reads like the ramblings of someone who decided his white savior thesis in advance then went to find quotes to support it.”

The poem was finished, and greeted with rousing indifference by the innertubes. Numerous detours were made while en route to the destination. If any of them merit attention, they will be noted. One quote was copied, maybe on facebook, maybe on twitter, maybe on facebitter. “petty can be clever or funny, it can advance careers and give the satisfaction of revenge, but never mistake it for a virtue”

PG was greatly amused by his thought, and decided to share it with the world. ” is the love baby of #facebook and #twitter called #facebitter?” When he clicked on twitter to post this… “Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon. العربية Dansk Deutsch English English UK Español فارسی Suomi Filipino Français עִבְרִית हिन्दी Magyar Bahasa Indonesia Italiano 日本語 한국어 Bahasa Melayu Nederlands Norsk Polski Português Русский Svenska ภาษาไทย Türkçe 简体中文.

It is now two days later. PG pulled a bunch of tweets from TextsFromLastNight. Mixed in with texts about mardi gras antics were links to what could charitably be called clickbait. These are meme collections at the TFLN website, like 23 Greatest Things Ever Spoken To A Guy’s Member. If you go to the page, you will be greeted with a popup ad: “Quick! While no one’s looking Click this little button for TFLN texts and updates We also send dope emails”

The clickbait was separated from the other material. The text was broken into iambic pentameter, with rhymes assigned when appropriate. The best fourteen lines were assembled into a sonnet. Willie is shaking, and peering from his grave. The four lines that did not make the cut are today’s poem. Since it is so small, we can include it here: awesome peeps who made new friends, things you text that can ruin a top chef, server spills his worst customer blends, topless midgets who do not give an eff.

#KeepTwitterPositiveBy is the top non sponsored trending item at the moment. There was a tweet about enforced positivity. (spell check suggestion: positivity) PG was going to copy it, but clicked on the wrong spot, and lost it forever. Such is life.

Leftovers is now on the innertubes. Pictures were performers from the L5P Visual Arts Alliance. The size is a new standard, 720×666. The other standard, golden rectangle 720×447, is still available. The new standard was used first for portraits, mostly soldiers from the War Between the States. It is the standard width, with a satanic height. 666 is a fun number. The highest prime is 37, multiplied by 3x3x2, or 18. For some reason this number is credited with being the number of the devil.

The Library of Congress is the source of today’s photographs. Russell Lee shot the pictures in April 1942. “Los Angeles, California. Japanese-American evacuation from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Japanese-American child who will go with his parents to Owens Valley.

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