‘It’s 2017!’ Atlanta Waitress Furious When Guest Hands Her Menu with Swastika Drawn on It (Watch)

*Every time someone mentions to me how sick they are of L.A. because of its high cost of living; and adds they are moving to Atlanta because they can get more bang for their buck I tell them, “Go right ahead. It’s still Georgia!” Since I grew in the segregated south, I must admit: I’m traumatized. I don’t trust living there ever again.

I don’t get to visit often, even though that’s not the reason. I have family there that I would love to see more often. But honestly, it just dawned on me today after speaking with my brother about a possible visit next Fall, I would even be skeptical eating in a southern restaurant not staffed with Black folk in the kitchen.

Now, I find this report. A man at a restaurant in the Buckhead area of Atlanta hands his African American waitress a menu with additional content drawn on it.

A swastika.

Pretty bold, huh? I hope you’ll join me in hoping she spit in his food!

According to what waitress Shelley Sidney shared with Georgia news station WSB-TV, the incident occurred last Thursday while she was waiting on a private party at Antica Posta in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

She recounted it as the most “blatantly hateful thing” that she has experienced. 

I get to the last person in the party, and they give me a menu that has a swastika drawn on it,” Sidney said. 

Making bad matters even worse, Sidney thought she was doing the responsible thing when she immediately shared the incident with her boss, owner Marco Betti.

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This Beautiful Labrador Rides the Bus to the Park — Alone — Every Day (Watch)

*Anyone who has taken the time to recognize, knows how smart dogs are. I marvel at what they actually understand when a human talks to them. According to statistics, dogs have the ability to understand at least 165 words — generally simple commands like sit, walk, ball. I know our dogs go nuts the moment we say the word “walk.” So much so that we now have chosen to spell it out instead: W-a-l-k. This way, we figure, our girl dog (who we often have to remind that contrary to her belief, she IS still a dog) will be less stressed from hearing the word that is not always followed by the action. Just because we say the word does not mean you are going on one.

We were safe for awhile. But now I swear she has learned how to spell too.

I recently became aware of a story that reiterates this domestic animal’s ability to learn. Eclipse, a dog that is a cross between a black Labrador and a Mastiff, takes the bus every single day to the park so she can run and play.

No joke. No lie. We’ve got the video.

She’s a big deal in Seattle, and is often a talking point for many of its radio stations. But each day on the bus she undoubtedly runs into a good Samaritan who doesn’t know her story; thinks she is lost and attempts to help — until the bus driver lets them know, “she’s fine. She knows what she’s doing.” Continue reading

Kids And Their Brutal (But Funny) Honesty…Take A Look At Some of Their ‘Wrong’ Test Answers

*OMG. I dare you to say you’ve never LOL at some of the things your kid may have said in absolute innocence. I came across the funniest examples of some of their test answers recently. I can only imagine the teacher correcting the papers. They may have got the answers wrong, but they sure did provide that teacher (and now us!) with one good laughs.

Take this one.

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Whoa! Girl Is That You? See What Cast of Orange Is The New Black Looks Like in Real Life (Watch)

*‘The animal. The animal. Trap. Trap. Trap ’til the cage is full. The cage is full. The day is new. And everybody’s waitin’– waitin’ on you and you’ve got t-i-m-e! I know you can hear the music in your head, and image those all-too-real faces of imprisoned women flashing across the screen. Fans of the hit show and original Netflix offering, ‘Orange Is The New Black’ know what’s up. We don’t care what anybody else says, ‘OITNB’ is still one of the best shows on TV! The writing, acting, camera work, story lines, all exceptional.

OK, it went through a dud season. But following the powerful Seasons 1 and 2, our expectations were through the roof so of course by the time Season 3 rolled around we were all like: Is THAT all you got?

But baby, have you binged your way through Season 4 yet? They made up for it. 

I don’t know about you, but when I get to know some of these TV characters — and let’s be real, the women on this show are some real characters — I want to learn more about the person behind the actor. I become interested in what they really look like. What do they sound like when they talk? How do they explain the building of their character and if they are anything like the character they portray? Are they really acting?

I mean, if home-girl is a lesbian in real life, is it that much of a stretch to play one on TV? Would I ever be able to look at Uzo Abuba as anything other than “Crazy Eyes?”

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‘Yeah, He Dead. Buddy Gone’ — Teens High on Weed Laugh as They Watch Man Drown (Watch)

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*A group of four or five teens ages 14-16, high on marijuana, stood at a Florida lake and mocked a man screaming for help before he finally drowned. There they stood, all of them laughing, as one of them videotaped the scene on a cellphone.

We hear different voices. One asks, “He got in the water?”

Another responds: “Yeah he just got in.”

Then they start taunting him, all of them laughing as they scream, “Git out the water you gon’ die! “You’re a junkie!” “I see a gator coming towards you!”

The video is disturbing as hell. The thought that human beings can have such low value for life; that they would just stand there and not only watch someone suffer, but laugh as it happens. I’m not even going to blame their response on the fact that they were high from marijuana because weed doesn’t make someone behave this way.

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All You Need is Love: Compassionate stranger offers loving arms when boy with autism has meltdown on flight

Rochel Groner comforts young boy with autism on international flight.

*Bentzion Groner must be so proud of his wife right now. But then again, this is not the first time he has witnessed her acts of compassion. Groner and his wife, Rochel, had already endured a three-hour delay on their flight from Belgium to Newark, New Jersey. As you can imagine, everyone on board was understandably uncomfortable. This was especially true for a young boy with autism who, hours into the flight, had a very traumatic meltdown.

Groner wrote about the incident on a blog.

“About an hour into the eight-hour flight, one of the young passengers, a little boy with autism, started to have a meltdown. His cries were heard throughout the plane, and you could feel the tension among the other passengers.”

The little boy, seen being cradled above by Rochel Groner, cried for 15 minutes. It was then that Rochel knew she had to help him. Continue reading

Corpus Christi residents ‘shocked’ when more than money comes out of ATM machine (Watch)

Officer Richard Olden showed up on the scene

*“We have a once-in-a-lifetime situation that you’ll probably never see or hear about again,” this is what Corpus Christi (Texas) police officer Richard Olden told a local Fox affiliate

And boy was THAT an understatement!

Although the bank itself had been closed down, people were still able to use the functioning ATM machine. So just imagine walking up, putting your card and code in, and getting your money…

…along with a note that says, “Please help.”

Sidebar: Is this a good time to tell you how the old show ‘Candid Camera’ (I’m dating myself) played a joke on me? 

Well one after another, each person who got the note thought it was some kind of prank. Looking around for the culprit(s), each one shook their head and walked away, probably laughing.

The notes came out from the receipt section of the ATM.

“Please help,” one note read. “I’m stuck in here and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss.” Continue reading

Beware: Heartbroken mother believes her infant’s death is because someone with meningitis kissed her

*A heartbroken West Des Moines (Iowa) mother is warning others against allowing people to touch your baby. We all know how hard this is — to say “please don’t touch my baby”  because people see this adorable little one, and they want to hold her, kiss him, or play with their tiny little hands. But such moves can prove fatal for infants whose immune systems have yet to develop. This is what happened to one little girl, according to what her mother, Nicole Sifrit, shared with CNN affiliate WQAD. Shane and Nicole Sifrit, the proud new parents of a week old infant named Mariana, took the baby to a wedding and soon after noticed she stopped eating and wouldn’t wake up.

“Within two hours she had quit breathing and all of her organs just started to fail,” Sifrit told WQAD.

Omg. This is an absolute nightmare for any family with a new baby!  Continue reading

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