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Normal things that happen every day.

STUPID PEOPLE

Some people just don’t realize how bazaar and stupid their idea of how safe a certain pet is even when they have young children in the household

This Chicago couple were proud owners of two piranha fish and a pitbull dog. They also had a daughter who is eighteen months old with a love for investigating the unknown.  This does not make her unlike most children her age.  In this case while the parents were doing something else and not watching closely she evidently put her hand into the piranha tank which was home for the two Piranhas.

Children this age don’t know very much about danger.  She knew the dog and it’s size was much larger then the fish and the dog she did not harm her, gave her the confidence needed to put her hand into the fish tank.  Well upon doing so one of the fish bite part of one finger off.

Her screams alerted her parents and they immediately took her to the hospital for medical attention, where the tip of her finger was found inside one of the fish.

Accidents such as this should make people that keep dangerous pets, be it animals, fish, birds or whatever, to take extra precautions to make certain contact cannot be made with them.

PARENTING AND IT’S PITFALLS

Parenting is a job that should never be taken lightly. Today there are young girls that have barely entered their teens, that are giving birth to babies when they are still children.  These same girls have never had a serious talk with their mother.  Mothers are too busy to explain the pitfalls of motherhood and the person that fathered the child is nonexistent.

 

While there are many forms of contraception that are available for these males and females to use. men and women do not take advantage of them.  Generally the male that she is associated with uses the excuse that it does not feel the same when you use a condom, so he convinces the girl not to insist on his using one.  That is when she get pregnant.

 

We are alway complaining about deadbeat fathers, but it should be the state that takes action against fathers that don’t take care of their obligations.  In a way I don’t like the state paying welfare money to a woman that has three, four, or five children out of wedlock, or without any assistance from the father or fathers.  What the state should require is when a woman becomes pregnant and goes to a doctor, that doctor should be required to have the woman give the name of the father.  If the woman is going to keep this doctor, that doctor should be required to have that father come in and fill out a State  form of responibility.  There are jobs out there but lazy people won’t take them.  The job won’t always pay what the worker really wants buy it will take some of the pressure off of the state and it can and will have people working.

 

When that woman enters the hospital to deliver, on the forms at the hospital she must enter the name of the father.  That father must show where he has substantial employment or income to supply assistants to keep the mother off the welfare rolls.  The father is required to make child support payments to the court and then there should be incentives that will induce the fathers to pay on time.  If there are not incentives that father will not take care of his obligations. 

 

There are a lot of privileges that are thought to be rights that aren’t.  These privileges can be taken away, such as the renewal of Driver’s Licenses can be withheld and just like men that are requird to pay child support, that don’t if they apply for certain jobs and a background check shows that they are in arrears with their child support payments, they are arrested and released only upon paying those arrears.  It may seem a little one-sided that a men looking for employment is arrested because he hasn’t paid his child support and is arrested while looking for a job, but there are lesser paying jobs that he could have had while seeking a better job that would have helped him take care of his obligations.

 

 Another possible solution is to require those unemployed fathers to take jobs that are available in the cities that are hard to fill such as maintenance jobs, where a portion of their pay goes to paying their back child support.  There are many things that are open that can be filled by unemployed fathers.  The mothers are receiving welfare checks and a portion of that money could be used to pay the fathers to do street repair work.  That would stop the double payment of welfare and hiring a company to do the work.

 

Our government can do many things that are unpopular when they put them into effect, but after they are enacted and people see that they are helping the budget crunch.  We are doing too much complaining about how money is spent by the city and state, but when solutions that can help are suggested and they are not tried, we do not complain about that.  Writing or calling our elected officials should be able to light a fire under them and at the same time get rid of so many unwed women that are getting pregnant on the welfare roles and so many deadbeat fathers.

A CASE FOR LONG HAIR ! ! ! !

The boy from Denham Springs High School with long hair, who was suspended because his hair was too long to suit the principal and the ACLU backed the principal up, so in the process the boy was suspended.

This is a rediculous action by the school. What they should be asking is how long has this practice been going on? I for one do not like the majority of the things that the ACLU does because I think they are detrimental to us.

They can take a mole hill and turn it into a mountain.  The ACLU has done so much to eliminate things that were once natural and common place, and that were changed because a small group of people did not like what was happening. Just as one commenter stated, the ACLU is the main reason we have so much crime today.

Who was the idiot that thought up the “THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION” ? Did anyone think of tarring and feathering him/her? That is what should have been done.

Now back to this students long hair and his being suspended for it’s length.  Just as Muslim girls have the right to wear their hair covered, if his religious beliefs and culture states that he should wear his hair this way, I think that he should be accorded the same freedom of expression as the female Muslim.  If he were Muslim, would he be permitted to wear a beard?

Those people that are saying it is wrong and want him to go against his religion is wrong. Do they tell a Jewish boy he can’t wear his little cap (the name of it is unknown to me)?  Do they stop the Muslims from praying at the time their religion says they should pray?  The answers to these question is no they don’t, so why restrict Seth Chaisson?

I have to agree that a lot of the stuff that the ACLU is doing and are doing is good, but at the sametime a lot of the things they are doing, they should keep their noses out of.

They have aided and made possible many needed changes in the work place. They have clamped down on big business and made them do things they never would have done without the ACLU. But most of the kids I grew up with got spankings and I don’t know one that was truly injured. I know that there were children that were abused and I know that there are still kids that are being abused, and as long as there are people walking on this earth, there will be children that will be abused. But who was it that decided that a child that was getting a spanking and not being abused should have the right to call the police on his or her parents? Children are going to rebel and time-outs will not make a child do right.

Many years back the federal government stopped assisting people in teaching young adults discipline when they cut out the draft. That was one thing that the government had established that was teaching young men how to live good respectful lives. It gave them a career and did their best to keep the majority out of jail. True enough there were some that slipped through the cracks, but the most made it out and became good citizens.

So to those that complain about the ACLU, I can hear what you are saying but I can also say that I am not a religious person but if you ask me, you have a right to serve whomever you want in whatever way you see fit and no one has the right to try and stop you. And speaking for young Seth Chaisson, I am sure that his way of serving his God did not just start. And the people that are talking against his way of serving, ask yourselves how would you like it if they would place a ban on your making the sign of the cross on your chest, I can remember not too many years back the Catholic Church did not want it’s members reading the Holy Bible. I don’t know if the ‘Catholic Church still has rules against it but at one time the church did not want it’s members being Masons, but the priest could be a thirty-third degree mason, (I think that is the degree).

So why be a bigot? I ask that question. What does hair have to do with learning? Where did lice enter into the picture when long hair is concerned, don’t girls have long hair. Every girl with long hair does not have lice. Lots of girls with short hair have lice. Check out the boys and girls that have body lice, (better known as crabs). Should everyone shave their pubic hair. I think that just about covers the complete subject. Enough said………Forget the ACLU……..

ANDY ROONEY AND PRAYER ! ! !

 

Andy Rooney says:

I don’t believe in Santa Claus, but I’m not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don’t agree with Darwin , but I didn’t go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what’s the big deal? It’s not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts.  They’re just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it’s a Christian prayer, some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America , a country founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches  outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect — somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn’t be offended. It wouldn’t bother me one bit.

When in Rome ….

But what about the atheists? Is another argument.

What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We’re not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that’s asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don’t think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world’s foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.

God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long. It’s time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn’t care what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It’s time we tell them, “You don’t have to pray; you don’t have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don’t have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him.  That is your right, and we will honor your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!”

God bless us one and all…Especially those who denounce Him, God bless America , despite all her faults She is still the greatest nation of all.  God bless our service men and women who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

Let’s make 2010 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions. And our military forces come home from all the wars.

Keep looking up.

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MOVING FROM BLACK TO BROWN

This posting will be short and not so sweet. We have been besieged by law enforcement officers making traffic stops of blacks just because they were blacks and not for something they had done.

Well I am strictly against illegal immigration, but when it come to stopping people of latin heritage just because of their looks, it is racial profiling.  The problem of illegal aliens is mainly a national and federal problem but the federal government has failed in their job of controlling our borders. 

I have always spoken out for the use of the military in controlling the borders and keeping illegal immigrants out.  Many of our Marines and Solders do nothing, day in and day out.  These same forces can and should be used to police our borders.

This new law in Arizona is bad because that line between legal and illegal cannot be seen, so how do you distinguish between the two?  What is the factor that makes a person reasonable in thinking another person is in the United States illegally?  What makes Officer John Doe fair in meteing out the law and Officer Jane Doe prejudiced in stopping people?  Does one officer have a big “P” on his or her forehead?

Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona must have known the storm of protest that she would get by signing this law. 

In signing it she has pushed more Latinos to register to vote.  She has pushed President Obama to react and I am certain the judicial system will have a loud voice in this controversy. 

I do think that it will be repealed.

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ANDY ROONEY & RELIGIOUS PRACTICES

Folks, this is the year we RE-TAKE CANADA and AMERICA

Andy Rooney says:

I don’t believe in Santa Claus, but I’m not going to sue somebody for
singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don’t agree with Darwin , but I
didn’t go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his
Theory of Evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because
someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what’s the big
deal? It’s not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts.
They’re just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant
safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it’s a Christian prayer, some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada , a country
founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book,
Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what
would you expect — somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish
prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim
prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone
pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn’t be offended. It wouldn’t bother me one bit.
When in Rome …..

But what about the atheists? … another argument.

What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We’re not going to
pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that’s asking
too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit
the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell
thousands what they can and cannot do. I don’t think a short prayer at a
football game is going to shake the world’s foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our
courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us
to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us
to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are
telling us to cease praying.

God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long. It’s time we tell that one
or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn’t
care what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It’s time we
tell them, “You don’t have to pray; you don’t have to say the Pledge of
Allegiance; you don’t have to believe in God or attend services that honor
Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right; but by golly, you
are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and we
WILL WIN!”

God bless us one and all…Especially those who denounce Him, God bless
America and Canada, despite all our faults We are still the greatest
nation of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect
our right to pray and worship God.

Let’s make 2010 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back
as the foundation of our families and institutions. And our military forces
come home from all the wars.

Keep looking up.< /B>

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RESPECT !

What is the price that you require for respect? Do you ask for it or do you demand respect? If you feel that you are being disrespected do you voice your opinion? Do you feel that women are being disrespected more and more? Well if you answered “yes”, to the last question you are not alone in your thinking.

Let’s take a look at some of the disrespectful things men do on a regular basis to women and around women. Women are not canines so why do they accept men referring to them as female canines. This practice is done in front of them, in talking about them, on recordings made by men and some women. This word is demeaning, and women should voice their displeasure in being referred to as such. If you don’t know what I am referring to, the word is, “bitch”. Wikipedia defines the word in literally, non-slang use, bitch is a term for female canines, particularly amongst dog breeders. It is also a common English profanity for a woman that typically carries denigrating or misogynistic overtones—such as resemblance to a dog. It is also used to characterize someone who is belligerent and unreasonable, or displays rudely intrusive or aggressive behavior.”

Now let’s think about the slovenly manner in which young men dress and appear in the street. If the younger crowd of black men think they look good with their pants sagging way down below their butts to the extent that their underwear is showing for all to see. Women should let the man that they are with know, that to be associated with her, respect is of the utmost importance.

Most young men don’t realize the origin of the saggin look and don’t know that it is from many years past. It was the intent of slave owners to demoralize the field workers by forbidding them to wear a belt as they worked in the fields or at any other rigorous job. In addition, men in prison wore their pants low when they were ‘spoken for’. The other reason their pants looked like that was they were not allowed to have belts because prisoners were likely to try to commit suicide. And, saggin’ pants prevents you from running. Thus the name saggin was conjured up and if you reverse the spelling it would be “niggas”. Not only is it humiliating, but is also degrading, and any young lady that has any pride would not be caught with someone . Not only do the above reasons apply to boys or men wearing their pants down below that butts and showing their drawers, but it makes them waddle like ducks and walk bowlegged.

Now let’s move on to something that women have more control over. It is their own body. If a female is interested in a man she should inquire about his status as a father. Does he have any children and how many? Is he married or has he ever been married? If he has fathered children is he taking care of them? Is he giving child support to the mother? If he isn’t supporting the mother why isn’t he? These are all pertinent question that should be answered prior to having sexual relations with any man. You may wonder where I am going with this. If you are concerned about your future and welfare with a person, these are some of the things that should be important to you. These are some of the things that show the worth of that person you are intending to be interested in. If he is not supporting has children what makes you think he will support the ones that he will possibly have with you? Is he marriage material? If he can faithfully answer these questions, then give him a chance.

WHO IS YOUR TEACHER – - – - – FIRST

We don’t usually think of my idea of who is your first teacher. Most people will name their kindergarten teacher or their first grade teacher – - but – - if you think hard enough you will come to the conclusion that your first teacher was your MOTHER. Not your father because he was out working and making life pleasant for the family. 

Mother Dear generally has influence over the children first and foremost and good ole dad has time to play on the weekends.  Mom has more influence over the girls and more of her traits rub off on the girls.  In this day and age we don’t think of mom teaching the girls the fine art of cooking and housekeeping.

So what do the girls pick up from mom?

These young very impressive girls get a triple dose of ATTITUDE. 

My reason for writing this post is to let all of you African-American males know what we may have had to contend with.  Something that is all powerful and is something that has been passed down from mother to daughter from the beginning of time.

In the animal world and the insect world the females of the species are always the most ruthless.  Take for instant the male Black Widow Spider, when he gets that amorous urge and goes looking for a fair lady spider, he is putting his life on the line, for the lady has a penchant for dining on her lovers.

Now getting back to the human race, Afro-Americans have been mistreated for so long and the women have suppressed their feeling all that time.  They have expressed it to their families, but to a greater extent have held it inside.  They show a little bit sometimes when problems get the best of them.  

Our females have an attitude problem that goes back generations.  Men have you ever wondered why we have so much trouble with our females.  They are taught to be mean and they push us to be mean.  Pay attention sometime, men get along fine until a woman gets involved, then all hell breaks loose.  They will play men until a man feels as though he has been neutered.  He is pushed until he has to poke his chest out and as I say, “Sell Wolf Tickets.”  When that happens, along comes someone that buys that ticket.  Now what do we have?

Well we have two people that are primed to be killed.  Have you ever paid attention to a group of men sitting around a BBQ Pit or just hanging  out?  As long as there is no woman involved, they are laughing and joking.  No one is even considering getting in an argument.   And nothing will happen, as long as the Black Widow  does not show up.  But if she comes on the scene and there is one guy that she doesn’t like and that man is having a good time along with her old man, be careful young man.

Now let’s get back to the teacher part of this post.  Momma has let her true feelings come out at home.  Daddy gets the raw end of the stick because he is a family member.  As the saying goes, “You always hurt the ones you love.” 

The women don’t mean to hurt the ones they love but they have been trained so well in not letting anyone get the best of them.  They don’t know it but the smallest thing sets them off.  They are impatient and hate to wait.  They blame everyone for their short comings.  These things they learned from their mothers, who got it from their mothers and so on back.

So when your ole lady is giving you hell, don’t blame it on her.  You know who to blame it on.  Oh, by the way, they do pick up some of that nasty attitude from her sisters in crime, simply because one family does not hold all the secrets so they do cross family lines.

Have a great day.  Watch out for that Black Widow……

BUSINESSES ARE COMING BACK

Isn’t is wonderful, big business is coming back to St. Bernard Parish. Have we not learned that the very large businesses aren’t always the best businesses. They do not help a parish that has a limited number of people living there.

A parish such as St. Bernard has small areas where people live with Mom and Pop stores. These small stores can’t compete with the large stores and their low priced goods. They (the small stores) buy there products by the case and not by the train car load.

When WalMart purchases products from China or India they buy a ship load and what that Mom and Pop store may pay for a case, WalMart will purchase for 75% less.

Sam Walton’s children don’t care anything about the people that live around their stores or the employees that work for them. They do not help the communities where their store are located. All they care about are the millions of dollars that Super WalMart store.

Most of the large chain stores are just like WalMart. They have to make their investors happy. If they don’t turn a profit, they give the CEO a stupid large bonus and kick his butt out.  The name of the game is increase the bottom line or your bottom won’t be around very long.

Now just consider, St. Bernard Parish does not have enough businesses in the lower area to employ all of the people that live down there, so a  large portion of the population has to travel north to Chalmette or New Orleans to work.  Now thinking of all those people in Chalmette and New Orleans going home.  Do you  think they are going to wait until they get to lower St. Bernard Parish and pass up the larger stores that have the lower prices?  I don’t think so…..  

The people on the parish council tell you that business is coming back just because the larger stores are building.  Well that is not the case, the large stores are driving the smaller stores and businesses away.

And just like it was done in Slidell,  it makes no difference, the parish council will do what they want and give permits to the giants, to hell with the little man or woman……

Cullie

DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH ?

I ask this question because it is one that I often wonder how many times a day it is asked.

Why would anyone ask this question you say?  Well it is because whenever you call a company in this day and age it is on your mind when you call a company for service on a product  you have purchased and the product is giving you a problem.  You know that you are going to have trouble the instant your call is answered and a computer voice ask you to press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish.

From this point it only gets worse.  Upon getting a human, that person starts out by asking your name, which is mispronounced.  Then you have to go through a series of number checks, which you cannot understand.

I made several calls to Hewlett-Packard while having problems installing a new printer and they have codes for the technician that is assisting you, such as TC for Tampa Bay, but that technician is located in India.  Why would they give a technician that is in India, a code for Tampa Bay? 

I am sure that these people know what they are doing, because if they didn’t HP would not be using them.  But the simple fact is, they speak English in the proper manner and we here in the  US don’t, so it is hard for us to understand.  I had to keep asking them to repeat what they had said.  After a few times I would get it.

Today I had to call HP again because I wanted to correct another problem that I had, but prior to being transferred to a technician I made it known that I would like to speak to someone that was located here in the states.  They connected me to a lady that was in Michigan and I was very satisfied.  Got my problem taken  care of quickly.

I know that complaining about something like this will not make them bring those jobs back to the states, but it gives you some satisfaction knowing that you have voiced your opinion.  And they do record your conversations.

I find that if you are being called regarding a bill, they don’t have someone that speaks English as a second language call you.  That is because when they want their money, they don’t want you to misunderstand anything.