*With the recent massacre in Orlando, discussions about gun control are at an all-time high. People are fairly passionate, I have friends who are polarized on the issue, and I lean towards the “there’s no place for guns in a modern, civilized society” camp. Others say that responsible gun owners have a place in modern society.
I’m sure members of James Baker’s family are having second thoughts about that.
Baker used to own a gun shop in Amelia, Ohio. His former shop used to hold regular firearm safely classes.
*Some cruel asshole decided to tighten a 6-pound chain around the neck of a one year old pit bull named Roxanne, and set her loose. The poor thing was found wandering the streets, her head swollen to the size of a watermelon from dragging the heavy chain.
The chain is reported to have made up more than 10 percent of the pooch’s body weight.
Rescuers were doubtful if the dog would even survive, but she was taken to a vet who cut the chain with heavy bolt cutters and was then immediately rushed into surgery.
But where there is a will, there is a way. And this little doggie had nothing BUT will! She not only survived the terrible and cruel ordeal, she survived BIG time.
Just look at the joy and gratitude in her eyes!
And if the cruel son-of-a-gun reads this, once you get to hell, I hope you rot there!
Watch: Angry Elephant Charges at Former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger
This bad-ass elephant could give a damn about the man who played the role of Terminator. During an African safari, the former Governor rode around in a jeep to get a look-see in the large mammal’s territory and came up on one who was obviously not in the mood to be gawked at.
He came at the jeep with a fierceness!
The former politician and actor, who seemingly didn’t even break a sweat, laughed and said on Instagram, “I couldn’t have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie!”
*Hell! I guess this makes me “devil’s advocate,” but I doubt the offer to speak on this landed in my lap accidentally. I speak for many when I say sincerely that our hearts continue to ache over the senseless death of little Lane Graves, 2, who drowned as a result of being attacked by an alligator as he sat playing in his playpen near the water at Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon in Orlando. His precious little life had merely begun before it was snatched away and our world is all the worse for it.
After all, many of us are still having overactive heart palpitations over the near-death experience of little Isaiah Dickerson, 3, who, only last month, fell into the pit where a gorilla named “Harambe” lived at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Onlookers watched in horror as the beast at one point seemed to be undecided about what to do with the little “one of them” who appeared in pictures in the initial stages of the drama to look up at his hugeness, with his little hands touching the beasts arms, before it took the kid and dragged him through the water like a rag-doll.
The public was outraged when ultimately, the beast had to be killed to spare the life of the child.
But before we go forward, let me say this. Final results notwithstanding,the “pink elephant in the room” shows the only differences between these two precious human lives was race. The bigger difference was reactions from the media and an angry public. Continue reading →
*Police in Houston report that a 3-year-old boy went out of the front door of his home, opened the front door of the blue VW Passat that sat in the front yard, and climbed into the back seat.
No one knew he was there until it was too late.
Children getting accidentally left behind in hot cars are a growing danger. We’ve read the horrible stories about busy parents rushing around and forgetting the child in the car. A hospital CEO was rushing around to meetings and forgot her 7-month old child in the car. A Ridgefield, CT mother is living with guilt after her 15-month-old daughter was found dead in a hot car.
But this story is a bit different, though just as fatal.
Little Evan Trapolino was trapped in the car because the childproof lock was on and he couldn’t get out. After the child was discovered, family members called 911 and tried CPR.
Neighbor Marlene Gonzales told the media, “I just seen when they were bringing the baby outside in the bed of the ambulance.”
Evan was taken to LBJ Hospital, but pronounced dead soon after. Houston police say his family believes he may have gone into the car to get a toy. The family noticed he was missing after about 30 to 45 minutes.
Its hard to believe this sad story could get any sadder. But it doesn’t stop there.
Robenia Brooks, who has known the child’s mother since she was a toddler, told Eyewitness News his mom recently found out she had stage four breast cancer.
“You’re fighting death, and then your child dies too? Man that’s hard,” she says.
Brooks says she hopes the people who see what happened to little Evan take a step back before they judge: “This is a whole lot for the family, and no one should judge them until they know them. They’re some good people.”
*I’d hate to believe, after the fatal attack on little Lane Graves, that an employee at Disney once referred to an alligator on the property as a “resident pet.” But according to David Hiden, the father of a little boy who he saved from a potential alligator attack on Disney’s property last year, that’s exactly what happened.
Mr. Hiden told CNN News-Live that his son had a “close call” with a gator last year. In fact, he said that when his son was playing near the water, he looked out and saw two alligators making a bee-line towards him. That’s when Hiden says he jumped into motion; grabbing his kid, and running around the property looking for a manager.
But Hiden, who had video and photos of the gators, says he was shocked and couldn’t believe her response. Continue reading →
*Although this is in no way good news, we can only hope that it will serve to provide some level of closure for Matt and Melissa Graves; whose 2-year-old son, Lane , was fatally attacked by an alligator while the family vacationed at Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon Resort in Orlando, Florida, this week. The family hails from Elkorn, Nebraska.
According to Sheriff Jerry Demings, the body of the child was found ‘completely intact.’
While talking to the media outside of the Disney location in Orlando, sheriff Demings fielded questions from the media. One reporter asked the sheriff if the child had been doing something he should not have been doing and the sheriff responded, “I don’t believe this child was doing anything that any other 2-year-old wouldn’t do.”
Demings said the child was in a playpen near the water.
Nick Wiley, the executive director of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservative Commission was asked what will be done moving forward. He responded that they will take precautions to ensure “this will not happen again.” Continue reading →
*Ugh. An overflowing trashcan filled with maggots. Raw meat. A non-functioning toilet clogged with human waste. And flies. Flies. And more flies. I repeat: Ugh. Now add to this eleven children ages 2 to 14 living in this. And 6 of them suffering from a bacterial infection caused by them eating poop.
Good Lord, there are good people out there who would give anything to become parents and cannot.
And then there’s Tyree and Takuya Fluellen.
The couple had been on the radar of police and county children’s services for nearly a year, after the authorities responded to a report about unpleasant odors coming from the apartment where they lived. They were charged in July of 2015, but managed to take the children and slip away when the authorities arrived at the home. Continue reading →
*Police in Belleview, Ohio say three women who felt the female McDonald’s employee that serviced their order was working too slow decided to beat her up.
Yes. These heifers saw the employee standing in the parking lot after work, waiting for her ride, when they assaulted her.
Local police posted mugshots of the three women on Facebook, and the pictures are getting strong reactions. The women, Ashley England, Mary Jordan and Sammie Whaler were arrested on Wednesday and charged with assault, and one of the women, England, was also charged with theft after she took the employee’s glasses.
I’ve certainly been in restaurants where my food took longer than I wanted depending on my degree of hungry. But for the life of me, I don’t know what it would take for me to actually be so unsettled about such a thing that I would WAIT for the person who serviced me OUTSIDE and then BEAT THAT PERSON UP!
I apologize in advance to those reading this, who I am about to offend…
But these bitches need a life!
They actually didn’t have shit else to do. So they waited…hours maybe… until the employee GOT OFF WORK and then beat her up?