The “Other” America

Governor Jerry Bushy Brow Brown welcomed Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to Los Angeles by saying that ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME IN CALIFORNIA. Unless, of course, they are from Vietnam, then the Governor isn’t so keen on them coming here.  The Mexican President also referred to America as “the other Mexico” during the event.

An eyewitness account of the Stockton Bank Robbery has opened up some new details that we did not have before. The first thing that caught my eye was that the ROBBERS WERE IN THE BANK VAULT FOR 15 MINUTES before they took their hostages.

The new CNN AUDIO TAPE OF THE FERGUSON SHOOTING seems… well.. iffy at best. There are so many obvious questions that it almost seems unfair to point them out. First off, why did it take so long for this tape to come out? What was the “video chat” that was going on when the tape was made? Who is it that did the analysis? Where was it recorded? Is it time stamped? Is there a recording from the other end of the chat? The whole thing seems too pat, too convenient and very questionable.

The inevitable has happened, as the ALS Ice Bucket challenge made its way to the point where I have been asked to accept the challenge. As I said on the air, the answer will be no. Not because I don’t understand the issues with ALS, I do. I lost one of my four best childhood friends to ALS. As I stated before, I have limited resources, and what I give goes to non-profits that I both believe in and support. In my case, it is the United States Submarine Veterans, but in no way to I feel the need to compel anyone else to participate in whatever manner they choose. Keep in mind that according to the ALS Association, ONLY 28% OF FUNDS RAISED ARE SPENT ON RESEARCH. Given that the ALSA will collect over $70 Million this year, for a disease that is not in the top 20 of deaths in North America, one can understand why I choose to support with my time, talent and treasure, other issues that I believe I am more able to have a direct impact upon with what I have been given.

A whole lot of hand wringing this morning over an “accident” that KILLED FOUR PEOPLE in Patterson. While we do not have the autopsy results yet, what we know is sufficient to draw some preliminary conclusions. Four people, two men, two women, in a Lexus late at night, traveling at extremely high speed on a country road. The car flies over a canal crosses, leaves the road and hits an electrical tower. This is not so much an accident as it is a miracle that they didn’t kill some innocent person driving the other way.

Despite claims that “time is running out” (for the planet), the PLASTIC BAG BAN WAS NOT ABLE TO GAIN THE 41 VOTES it needed in the State Assembly. The bill is, of course, ridiculous and will do nothing to save anything except money for the people who paid the Legislators to vote for the bill.


Posted on August 26, 2014, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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