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Monday, August 18, 2014

Martin World News

ITEM:  Rather than start with the fun stuff, I am briefly step back on my soapbox to touch on a trio of legit news stories.

Ferguson, Missouri.  So let's get this straight.  A young punk whose right to purchase drugs and malt liquor and perhaps Newports because he was strong enough to shake down a store owner is more important than the livelihood and health of said store owner.  This does not make said punk a "bad guy", just misunderstood.  Because he is black, he experiences stresses not common to civilized man and must be excused if he commits a crime or acts suspiciously enough for a policeman to notice.

A policeman, on the other hand, should always consult the Pope, a oijia board, and get signed letters from the boy's pastor (who the punk probably couldn't pick out of a one-man lineup) before daring to say so much as "Excuse me, might you be the bandit that pilfered money at the nearby store?"  And should he step past those strictures to actually do his job, he should expect the death penalty from the local African American Justice Society, and other cops should be obliged to take abuse, bricks, bullets, molotovs, and what have you being hurled at them with a smile.  And of course, the black community should be so moved by the plight of the young punk that, with all those same stresses being endemic to this poor, so-recently-enslaved community, they should be excused if they spend the next month tearing down every business they can find for the crime of being so bold as to provide them a service.  That about the situation?

Now, I'm not saying that the cop didn't do something wrong, I don't know.  I do know that community-wide stupidity has all but eliminated any chance at finding the truth or any real justice.  I do know that the supposed "national AAC" leaders, Sharpton, Jackson, et al, have predictably settled like vultures on the scene, stirring up people too blinded by their rhetoric to notice it is their bones those vultures have been picking clean all these years.  I do know that I have no problem whatsoever with what happened to the punk, and would have been just as content if he'd have ran from the store he robbed and got hit by a bus.  And I would say that if he were black, white, purple, green, or polka-dotted.  What I am is sick to death of black communities standing up for the worst of "their own" without fail, and playing the race card every time a punk gets caught breaking the law.  Laurie brought up that, "If the cop gets acquitted, it'll be worse than Rodney King with the rioting."  I replied, "If they riot, they should send in the National Guard and shoot every last one of them."  I might soften on THAT part later, but for now, that's how I feel.

Rick Perry.  So let's get this straight.  An assistant DA in charge of a department whose job is to check into the INTEGRITY of state government gets pulled over.  She blows a POINT TWO THREE-  enough to kill approximately five Scrappys- has to be strapped to a chair so they can take her statement without her oozing onto the floor.  And now, she is suing the Governor for vetoing funding to this department because that's an abuse of HIS power.

Seriously?  Is she still drunk, or just has alcoholic amnesia and thinks her arrest was just some friends gaslighting her?    I think Perry should give her department $1.50 and let her investigate herself.

Mo'Ne Davis.  If you haven't seen this girl pitch in the Little League World Series yet, you owe it to check her out.  How a 12-year old girl is so focused, so mechanically correct, so two-pitches-ahead of the batter is way beyond me.  I don't know if she's going to be able to beat the big bats of the Nevada team Wednesday or not, but she is something I have never seen at this level before- and I don't mean because she's a girl.  And anyone who answers a reporter asking, "How do you deal with the media attention?"  with, "I can always say no- that's my secret weapon against the media", is great in my book!

ITEM:  You see the latest promo poster for the BBC hit show Downton Abbey?

The series is currently set in the 1920s- which makes it rather amusing that there is a plastic water bottle on the mantle of the fireplace.  But the hardy lot that they are, they have turned the misadventure to the advantage of mankind.  They took a photo of the entire cast with water bottles and posted it on instagram- with just a little more.

A link posted with the Instagram photo refers clickers to the website for WaterAid, a British-based charity that works to get clean water to impoverished communities. 

See what I mean?  You don't like something? Blame slavery.  You attack someone, rob someone, throw a brick at someone, blame slavery.  Ignore the fact that everyone in your family tree is 150 years removed from slavery- or the fact that Professor Boris just assumes their are slaves in Prof. Miller-Young's family tree just because she's black.  But, as we have a woman in Congress who claimed a Native American exemption because her grandma was pregnant when they drove past a reservation, I guess this is one stereotype that blacks and liberals DON'T mind.

Professor Boris- But where are moose and squirrel???

ITEM:  As much as I hate to screw with a serious story like this one from the BBC, I just had to share with you my chuckle at "the rest of the story":

(Newly elected Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi said India had been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he made his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.
He called on parents to take responsibility for their sons' actions, saying parents must teach their sons the difference between right and wrong.

Mr Modi also pledged bank accounts for all and toilets in every school.

Wonder why Obama didn't try that one?

ITEM:  According to this e-mail, I'm somebody's soul mate:

I believe you are the one i'm searching for
I am miss zainab from the country Iran, your profile caught my attraction,
please reply to my email address (zainabhassan011 so we can
communicate easily to know each other the more, i promise to also send you my
photo for you to know me. Remember that distance, religion or tribe does not
matter in life but true affection is everything we need to live our life and be
Yours new found friend,
Miss zainab.

Okay, let's look this over.  The salutation Assalamu alaikum turns out to be not Persian, but Hausa for "dear"- and that means it's from Benin, and not Iran.  However, the e-mail is probably hacked from an Iranian lady named Zainab Hassan.  Who I am sure has been looking for a fat, 50+ Christian with no money or position all her life.

But if you really wanna have fun, how's this for irony?  If you put Zainab backwards (baniaz) into Google translate, you get Basque for "Bani".  So I says to myself, "If I take ate "az" off, will I find out what "bani" means?

Sure enough.  It was Romanian for "money.  Go figure.

Speaking of money, the old "UN trying to get your money out of Benin" trick has grown a new method:

From: Ms. Carman L. Lapointe.
United Nations Under-Secretary for Internal Oversight Services and Chairperson Scam
Victim Compensation implementation Committee

Dear Fund Beneficiary

(Blah blah blah, on to paragraph 2)

Having seen your file and my further questioning to the officials of the central bank
and ministry of finance as to why your payment is still pending reveals  the rot and
corruption in the system. The bank officials told me that the reason why you haven’t
received payment is due to your inability to pay for the required charges for transfer
of your funds into your bank account. When I asked them why they didn’t deduct the said
charges from your principal sum, I was given the flimsy excuse that you never authorized
them to do so. When I put the question across to them if they ever advised you that such
charges could be deducted from your principal fund,the answer I got was no. Now, if you
do not tell this beneficiary that such charges could be deducted from his or her
principal fund, how will he or she know that such options are available for  such

From my investigation I discovered that these bank officials deliberately refused to let
the charges be deducted from your principal fund because they want your fund to remain
trapped in the bank, while they continue to extort money from beneficiaries under some
flimsy excuse. (Blah blah blah, come to Benin, swear out an affidavit, pay NO money now)

Carmen Victoria Garcia Bitar
Personal Assistant to
Ms. Carman L. Lapointe.
United Nations Under-Secretary for Internal Oversight Services.
Reply to her private e-mail:(

I was going to lob off the "private e-mail"  But if you take a good look you'll see why I left it.  I mean, that's what MY personal e-mail would look like if I were a UN official.

ITEM:  Tha-tha-tha-that's all folks!


  1. Chris:
    I'm gonna take all this in NO particular order...

    -- Downton Abbey?
    When it comes to the BRITS...gimme DOCTOR WHO...ANY day.(or Top Gear).
    I-- India...the NEW socialist capital?
    -- Rick Perry - When LIBERALS say the indictment isn't worth a lick, THAT'S gotta tell you something...trumped up beyond reason...for NO reason. He acted per his job and was well within his purview AS governor.
    -- That Iranian letter - and I can;t rid myself of Russian sex med spams and Nigerian scams.
    -- Ferguson Missouri - Ah yes, the entitlement mentality of the low-information populace at it's "best"...or is that WORST?
    Yeah, it's ALL about race (or more primarily...color).
    And the REAL blame never settles where it truly belongs.
    (that would not be "PC")
    That's why the FWPD has walked on eggshells for years...thank Rusty for that, and with Garry there, it's more OF THE SAME.
    SO afraid of actually calling things (and criminals) for what they are...a very bad road to walk down for ANY civilized society.

    Excellent post...great commentary and I feel much the same, brother.

    Stay safe up there.

    1. And you and I know, the walking on eggshells only makes things worse.

  2. The irony of it all...except the water water. That's plastic, not iron. And that's pretty hilarious.

  3. I saw that girl pitch. She was amazing.

    1. I think she plays on Wednesday... Tomorrow.

  4. Hey, Miss Zainab sounds legit.
    Thank goodness you talked about Mo'Ne Davis. The world hasn't gone completely ass crackers. Yet.

    1. Yes, there are some positives in this world. Us old fogies have to step up our game and be positive for them.

  5. I am SO frustrated and disgusted at the Ferguson riots! Why they have little regard of their own town and destroyed others businesses and livelihood is beyond me. This was a punk that was shot - not martin luther king. Crazy!

    1. Al Sharpton in town is celebrated as "party time" by most inner city gangs, I'd wager.

  6. I saw on the news about the Ferguson thing and said to my husband I bet there is more to in then we know and I come here and read that there was more to it on the news here it just said a cop shot a black guy and people were upset about it and rioting.

    I love it when things like the water bottle are noticed

    1. If it gets all the way to you guys (which I'm not surprised 'cause it's all over BBC as well), there's definitely more to the story. And I just hit the highlights.

  7. Oh my gosh, Chris. You have hit a nerve with this one! I love how the media is referring to that punk as his street name, Gentle Giant, without a blink of an eye. Hello irony, how can these idiots not see that's how he earned his name? Does he look gentle as he shoves his body weight around to intimidate the store clerk? Does he look gentle as he throws gang signs in the pictures that aren't being tossed around the internet? Holy crap. This infuriates me.

    And, Rick Perry? Seriously? How can people not see Obama abusing his power every single freaking day? But, Mr. Perry is potentially running for president so let's slaughter him now before he actually announces it. Gah!!

    1. Get used to it... it's the only way they know how to play politics anymore.