Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Oh the Embarrassment

How embarrassing is all of this? The American people should be hanging their heads in shame for allowing any of this. From the President all the way down to the kid having his ass beat by his mother on national T.V.

Since I’m originally from Maryland I feel like this rioting mess is happening at my back door. Essentially it is, since it could happen pretty much anywhere.

Here’s my take on this:

If this guy’s spine was ‘almost severed’ after being involved in a police scuffle or riding in the back of a wagon unsecured, the officers are 100% responsible. Unless this guy had previous injuries, which I’m pretty sure he didn’t if he was running from the police, then the officers involved in his arrest are responsible. The fact of the matter is the law should stand for both officers and citizens alike (and anyone else on this planet). You can’t be negligent. I’m not saying this scenario is exactly what took place, but if he was placed in the back of the wagon, cuffed and unsecured and broke his neck because of it, the officers were negligent and not simply negligent, but intentionally negligent. That’s a crime – in so many different ways. He’s a drug dealer, not a murderer. If he were a murderer would I feel different about the outcome? Yes – I would, but that’s another Oprah show.

I personally believe that all officers should wear body cameras, for their protection and the protection of those involved in arrests, traffic stops, etc. It would eliminate many of the questions that can arise from a situation such as this.

I am embarrassed by the Mayor of Baltimore, she gave these idiots permission to be criminals and to destroy property, she is PART of the problem.

I am in support of the Police Commissioner speaking of the embarrassment he feels by seeing what is taking place in his city.

Rioting, looting, burning and destroying property is simply an opportunity for criminals to get away with criminal activity. As you can see as these idiots break into stores – check cashing stores, liquor stores, cell phone stores, drug stores, convenience stores. Not just any store, but specific stores – that THEY shop in?!? They know they won’t be prosecuted. It’s part of the game that’s being played. Is it ok to break into someone’s store and destroy property? No, it’s not. It should be stated when something like this happens, if you begin or partake in illegal activity – busting out windows, setting fires, destroying property, etc. You will be shot. Two men at the doors, trained to shoot. Period. People at this point need a deterrent. Their destructive behavior needs to be stopped – immediately.

They have no idea the repercussions of their actions. All they have to do is drive around Baltimore and D.C. – after 50+ years, some of the destruction that took place during 1968 riots hasn’t been erased. This only cripples them and the people that own these businesses. The sad part is, their responsibility level is nil – that’s how criminals become criminals, there are NO penalties and if there are, they aren’t effective – obviously. If there is EVER a reason to use a gun, this would be it. Rubber bullets and beanbags now have a use, use them. They are missing their mark in law ENFORCEMENT. Common sense once again has eluded people.

And as much as I think that lady that was “smacking” her kid in the head in front of the TV cameras was hysterical, I’m thinking that she is just as much of a problem as her child that she’s whacking. She needed to teach him right and wrong long before he was able to stand out on the street in a hoodie becoming part of the problem instead of the solution. Smacking your child in the head and jerking him around on T.V. is not productive parenting nor should you be proud of it. It’s simply embarrassing and it shouldn’t be commended.

On the news now, residents and the community of Baltimore are coming together to clean up the streets. That is what people should be striving for and this is what they should want – for themselves, for their cities, for their children and their children’s children. It should be what they want to see, to believe in, to focus on. This is what the U.S. should be promoting and encouraging. Working together to make things better, to make people and society better. To make America and it’s people something they can be proud of. Isn’t that something we should all strive for?

Unfortunately this country has many issues that need addressing and until they are addressed properly with some common sense applied, these behaviors – by police, by criminals, by parents and by our leaders – will continue. It really is appalling to watch. Good luck America from where I’m sitting, you’re doing a fine job of embarrassing yourself. Get it together.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Sometimes I cheat when I bake.  I made these today and they were a hit!  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

1 box lemon poppy seed muffin mix
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs
10 oz. jar of lemon curd

For Glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
1 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
Juice of one lemon

Heat oven to 425*.  Line 12 muffin cups with paper muffin cups.  In a medium bowl, stir mix, milk, oil & eggs until blended.  Spoon about 2 tablespoons batter into each muffin cup.  Place 1 teaspoon (I put about a tablespoon) lemon curd on batter in each cup.  Top with remaining batter, divide evenly among cups.

Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool in pan on wire rack for about 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, sift powdered sugar and add lemon juice & vanilla and pour in enough milk to give it the consistency you want and drizzle over muffins.  (I also added a couple drops of yellow food coloring to the glaze.

Find the original recipe here: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/lemon-poppy-seed-muffins/364cf3d0-e0ad-4ace-8124-0c6462f11ce9

The P.O.S. Collection

This has been a hot topic all weekend and I, of course, just had to get in on it.  I have absolutely NO idea what’s wrong with people.  Who, in their right mind, thinks that THIS – any of this – is OK??  What type of person must you be?

First off, senseless killing, maiming or injuring of any type of animal should be illegal – period.  Whoever or wherever you are.  I could care less if it’s a common tree squirrel or an endangered rhino, if you hurt it or kill it – unless of course it’s an immediate threat to your well being – like you could DIE – then you should suffer the same fate as the animal you have injured or killed.  That should cut down on hunting some.  Swipe the weapon from you, hand it to the next guy in line and say, “good luck – hope you can run fast!”

I had a Facebook conversation with this moron about how big game hunting is big business and that I don’t understand and my head is in the sand and blah blah blah, but the fact is because it’s ok in Africa (and it’s NOT) and simply because it generates money (as I pointed out, so does drug dealing) does not make it A.O.K.  It just doesn’t make it ok.  It’s not ok to kill defenseless animals.  It’s not ok to not feed them or abuse them or chain them in your yard or torture them or sacrifice them.  If you think that it is ok to do those things, then you need to study the background of serial killers.  You need to be under observation and constant supervision, because there’s something wrong with you.

It makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to pass a farm that’s all muddy with sickly, emaciated horses standing around looking like they’d rather be dead.  It makes me sick to see a dog chained up or penned in a tiny pen…what is the point of this?  Why would you have an animal to put it in a pen or tie it to a tree?  Please tell me, what is the point of owning the animal?

Where is the compassion, the sensibility and sensitivity to living things?  The FB moron that I had the conversation with said, “so a human life is less important than an animal’s life” – that wasn’t directed at me, but I’m here to tell you, it depends on the animal and it depends on the human.  And yes, some animals are more important than humans, just all depends on the person and the animal in question.

That “thing” that shot the cat in the head with a bow & arrow and declared she was awesome.  Well, I’m gonna guess no one but psychotic assholes think she’s awesome.  And I’m praying that she will NEVER have the opportunity to touch another animal EVER.  The United States needs to lay the groundwork for other countries instead of saying “oh yeah, good job on killing that beautiful animal for NO reason”.

I would love to have someone give a reasonable explanation for killing animals, one that really makes sense and is logical in its explanation.  Clubbing seals because a coat needs to be made for Macy’s window is NOT a good reason, generating money for kids to go to school is NOT a good reason, because you can is NOT a good reason.

Here are the only good reasons that I could possibly think of:

  • the animal is a threat to the welfare of people
  • the animal is sick or injured and suffering
  • the animal will be used by those less fortunate for food or clothing

I have plenty of experience with animals and with the death of animals, some of my experiences are probably the reason that I feel so passionate about this.

I suppose I am happy about these people starting a shitstorm on the Internet.  It just goes to show that I’m not too far off my mark.  Good people don’t like people like this, good people don’t like murderers.  I only hope that each and every time some dumbass does this to an animal, they post it online and we all band together and come after them.  They should be the ones being hunted.  Get off our planet, we don’t want you here.

Turn It Up

TOVE LO

TALKING BODY

In bed, stay in bed,
The feeling of your skin locked in my head
Smoke smoke me broke
I don’t care, I’m down for what you want
Day drunk into the night, wanna keep you here
‘Cause you dry my tears
Yeah, summer loving and fights
How it is for us, and it’s all because

Now if we’re talking body
You got a perfect one, so put it on me
Swear it won’t take you long
If you love me right
We f*** for life, on and on and on
Now if we’re talking body
You got a perfect one, so put it on me
Swear it won’t take you long
If you love me right
We f*** for life, on and on and on

Love can be love,
Anything you want I’ll give it up
Lips, lips are kiss,
Bite me while I taste your fingertips
Day drunk into the night, wanna keep you here
‘Cause you dry my tears
Yeah, summer loving and fights
How it is for us, and it’s all because

Now if we’re talking body
You got a perfect one, so put it on me
Swear it won’t take you long
If you love me right
We f*** for life, on and on and on
Now if we’re talking body
You got a perfect one, so put it on me
Swear it won’t take you long
If you love me right
We f*** for life, on and on and on

Oh oh

Bodies
Oh baby make ’em bodies, we just use them for fun
Bodies
Let’s use ’em up ’till every little piece is gone
Let’s go! On and on and on
Let’s go! On and on (let’s go)

Oh now if we’re talking body
You got a perfect one, so put it on me
Swear it won’t take you long
If you love me right
We f*** for life, on and on and on
Ooh now if we’re talking body
You got a perfect one, so put it on me
Swear it won’t take you long
If you love me right
We f*** for life, on and on and on

We’re talking body
Put it on me
If you love me right
We f*** for life, on and on and on

Now if we’re talking body
You got a perfect one, so put it on me
Swear it won’t take you long
If you love me right
We f*** for life, on and on and on

I’m What?…Not Again!?!

Tech Addiction is Real

Did you say I’m addicted?  Um, what exactly does that mean?  Addicted?  Well, here is the formal definition.

Addicted: [uhdik-tid]: adjective

devoted or given up to a practice or habit or to something psychologically or physically habit-forming.
So what I have is an…

Addiction: [uhdik-shuh n]: noun

the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
So I’m addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, food and now my iphone?  Wow.  What gives?  Well, I’m also addicted to cooking, books, my kids and my better half.  I think I am also addicted to murder shows, Dawson’s Creek and the 70’s.  All of these things and many many more, influence me, good, bad or indifferent.  But addicted?  I guess I’m probably addicted to sugar too, I mean I have it in my coffee every day, and I make my bed every day so I suppose that has to be an addiction.  There’s obviously some chemical that my brain expresses after I make my bed that gives me pleasure.  There’s no denying it, at night especially when I’m tired, I pull back that soft comforter and see those crisp, white sheets, and I slide my weary mind and body between said sheets and that ultra suede velvety soft blanket, I’m sure that that chemical is released again, because shortly thereafter, I fall asleep.  That has to be an addiction of some kind.  I believe I’m also addicted to b.s. cuz everytime I’m online I seem to gravitate right to it.
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