‘Don’t Want No Trouble!’: Florida Gator Takes Leisurely Walk Through Yard (Watch)

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*We always hear the tragic stuff when an alligator is in the picture. But sometimes these crocodilians (I learned that word from Wikipedia) just want to hang. You know, take a leisurely walk around your yard to see what’s up on the other side.

Secretly, they may wish we would just stop fearing them, and allow them to just lay beside us on the ground as we enjoy our outdoor picnics. Hey, they may even want us to play a friendly game of ball. You know, you use your feet to roll it over to the croc, and then watch him skidaddle over and catch it in that huge mouth.

OK, I know it’s a stretch, but you’ve got to admit, I was on some kind of a roll!

Anyhoo, fun times appear to be what’s happening for the world-weary gator in the video below, shared by the Miami Herald

I’ve decided to name him Socrates, after the Greek philosopher. Why?

I dunno. Just felt like it. Continue reading

Judge Orders Parents of Dead Son to Pay Legal Fees of Alleged Suspects

Kenneth and Jackie Johnson with photo of son, Kendrick, in the back.
Kenneth and Jackie Johnson with photo of son, Kendrick, in the back.

*My god. Position yourselves people, because it’s going to be hard to wrap your brain around this one. Do you recall the tragic 2013 story about a teenage boy’s body that was found rolled up in a gym mat at Lowndes High School in Valdosta? Well the case was just closed and they were no closer to what may have been the truth on how Kendrick Johnson ended up in that mat. But here’s the thing: after all was said and done, a judge has now ordered the dead teen’s parents to pay the legal fees of the two brothers they suspect murdered him!

Kenneth and Jackie Johnson pointed to Brian and Branden Bell, saying they killed their son, and filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the brothers, who had alibis and witnesses to back it up.

In March, the Johnson’s withdrew their lawsuit.

The feds got involved and Michael Moore, former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia,  brought on lawyers and investigators from the Justice Department, District of Columbia police officers, U.S. marshals and the FBI to investigate. All of this personnel claim that nearly 100 interviews were done and, according to a statement by the Justice Department, “tens of thousands” of emails and text messages were reviewed, along with surveillance videos from Lowndes High School, where Johnson’s body was discovered on Jan. 11, 2013.

Still, no evidence to substantiate the parents claims of coul play. Continue reading

Shocking! Man Caught on Tape Trying to Kidnap Toddler (Watch)

Stephen O'Brien can be seen carrying a young child over his shoulder as he leaves a store.
Stephen O’Brien can be seen carrying a young child over his shoulder as he leaves a store.

*Parents, I hate to break it to you but, you’ve probably heard the saying, “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” Only thing is, it’s usually associated with something cute and gimmicky. Some scary movie or sales pitch. Unfortunately, that’s not the case here. Nut jobs are getting more brazen than ever these days. Only last week we heard about the Glendale woman who, in broad daylight snatched, or attempted to snatch two young children. Fortunately, two days later she was captured. Now some other fool has walked right up to a family in a supermarket and lifted their one-year-old child over his shoulder and walked out.

Let me say that again.

He lifted these people’s child up onto his shoulder and WALKED OUT!

And there is video to prove it below.

Before we go any further, I’m happy to report the kidnapper, identified as Stephen O’Brien, didn’t get far and the kid is fine, thanks to his dad who, after the shock of it wore off, followed the crazy man out of the store and  took his child back before alerting store employees to call the cops.

When you see the guy hand the child back, without further incident, watch what he does to the father.

W-E-I-R-D. Continue reading

‘Adam Newman’ We’re Sorry, But You Can’t Leave Y&R!

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Justin “Adam Newman” Hartley

*Look, I had no intention of going there today! After all, I’m sure many of you are thinking there are more important things happening in the world. We have ongoing news about the dangers of voting that man into office (he must not win!!!), this is the final day of the Olympics in Rio (and the U. S. is looking to bring home even more gold. Yippee!!); and the talk of threats about losing Obamacare and any number of other important events deserve our attention.

But sh*t, you’ll have to trust me on this one: those issues will still be there tomorrow. TODAY, there are dozens of Young & The Restless fans on the Electronic Urban Report (EURThisNthat) who watch Y&R, and have watched the show for decades, like me, and this is important to us!!! Race be damned! Have you heard the rumor going around that we are about to lose yet ANOTHER Adam Newman (Justin Hartley) …i.e. badass…i.e. wayward son of the most powerful man in the soap world, Victor Newman (played immeasurably well by Eric we-use- to- have-the-same-agent Braeden)?

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Eric Braeden is Victor Newman

Nuh-Uh. THIS CAN’T HAPPEN!!!

But as the source says, “All signs point to yes!” Now look, if you are a serious Y&R fan you know that the Adam Newman role is not for the weak. Because he is such a prominent figure on the show; one with any number of complex, ongoing issues (I won’t name them here, you know what this man has been through!), not just any actor can fill his shoes. It is not an easily replaceable character. Continue reading

Accio! New Harry Potter-ish Butterbeer M & Ms Coming Soon

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*In a world where racist megalomaniacs can have a legitimate shot at the Oval Office, and where Olympic medalists vandalize gas stations and fabricate muggings to cover it up, I take pleasure in pausing every weekend to nurture and celebrate the kid in me — that part of me that’s optimistic, joyful, and appreciative of the little things.

This weekend, the “little things” are very little — but I’m told they’re pretty darn delicious! 

First, let me get the uninitiated up to speed:

Every fall, a “limited edition” flavor of M & Ms comes out, just in time for the holidays. They are only offered at M & M retail stores and Target.

Can we put our hands up for Target? I am here to tell you that past seasons’ Cordial Cherry, Pumpkin Spice, and Candy Apple M & Ms brought me closer to God.

I’m not a huge M & M fan…except for the Peanut Butter ones. I avoid them as much as I can since I’m also trying to avoid the cardiologist.

Oh, yeah…and the dark chocolate ones. I refer to them as the Michael P Coleman variety: a hard outer shell protecting an endless well of deep, dark, decadent chocolate.

And then there are the peanut ones that I sometimes add to my salad,  just to provide a little protein.  Gee, maybe I AM a huge M & M fan… Continue reading

Would You Trust a ‘Robot’ to Drive You Around…Uber is Counting on It!

Uber's first self-driving car
Uber’s first self-driving car

*While many people are just now beginning to even trust riding in a car driven by a stranger, and are now getting pulled in by the convenience of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, something new and different is now being thrown in the mix.

The rideshare service with NO ONE in the driver’s seat!

You heard it right, our dear friends at Uber have decided to kick it up a notch and introduce its first self-driving automobile to pick you up and take you on your way.

Hey, Uber is a business. And what do businesses do? Businesses focus on the bottom line and try to eliminate expenses and make profits.

So although Uber has more than a gaZILLION drivers on the road, bringing their 2016 cash revenue — as in “how much do you have in the bank, homie?” to a staggering $4.1 BILLION according to Business Insider, it appears the company is now working towards eliminating the expense called human drivers.

First stop to test this innovative move: Pittsburgh! Continue reading

Gender is ‘Out’ — You’re Either ‘Student’ or ‘Scholar’ at Charlotte Schools

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*…unless you’re Transgender, that is.

Shakespeare once asked, what’s in a name? Well today’s unedited response might be, a whole helluva lot if it determines your sex! However, staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been told to no longer refer to students as “boys” or “girls.” Instead they must be addressed as “students” or “scholars.”

Well, I guess I get how this can now be so problematic. But I am sure these staffers are gonna need some time to acclimate to the new rule so I hope they won’t be tapped too badly if they slip up.

The new instruct, targeted to school principals and counselors, is actually to offer more support for transgender students, who, by the way, are to be addressed by their new, chosen gender.

Focus is also to be more directly placed on supporting these students; who may become the target of bullying due to their chosen role. And to this end, the staff has been provided training via a presentation entitled “Supporting Transgender Students.”

LifeSite refers to an opinion piece article by the Independent Journal Review (IJR) that says under the new guidelines a boy who dresses like a girl may go on all-girl overnight trips, literally sleeping with a girls team while “no one outside of those on a ‘need to know’ basis will know,” and “any school administrator who alerts the other girls without the consent of the student will presumably be disciplined.”

In other words, a student’s privacy usurps even a parent’s need to know; as included in the new list of guidelines is…

“A student’s transgender status is confidential.”

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Good Samaritan Allegedly Killed By Two Men He Helped (Video)

Deon Antonio and Michael Dupree-Tyler
Deon Antonio and Michael Dupree-Tyler

*Who’da ever thunk it? Here you are being a good samaritan, and though you don’t expect any awards or rewards, you also don’t expect to be killed as a result of your good deed. Yet, Chadwick Garrett is dead today. And North Charleston police spokesperson Spencer Pryor alleges his killers are Deon Antonio, 17, and Michael Odell Anthony Dupree-Tyler, 19. He had helped the two fellas haul their Dodge Durango out of a ditch.

They had the audacity to rob him first.

Garrett, who died around 11:35 p.m. at the scene near Durant Avenue and North Jimtown Drive, was identified by a Charleston County Coroner’s Officer.

The two men have since been arrested in Charleston, NC.

Rest assured, “Karma” is real and it will be served in due time.

And we wonder why people hesitate to help. The past year has served up too many examples of innocent people who, with outstretched arms, met their untimely death. Continue reading

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