*DaYUM! I accidentally walked in one mom and dad a few times when they were gettin’ busy and almost got my ass whipped, but one hiker is lucky to be alive after officials say they believe he interrupted two mating bears.
Dan Richman was probably accustomed to hiking alone in the Sierra Madre Hills of California’s Bailey Canyon area. But on this day a surprise was waiting for him. According to what he told KTLA, he was walking along a trail when he spotted a bear on its hind legs 50 to 100 feet away. He was pretty amazed because it was his first time seeing a bear in person. “I was pretty freaked out.”
But not so fast! When he turned around to leave he spotted a second bear. And this one was even closer.
Damn, What do you do when a bear is practically in touching distance? Apparently he thought yelling at it would scare it away.
The driver was at an intersection and noticed an odd shape jutting out of the front of an oncoming car. He initially thought it was a prop of some type, perhaps a Halloween decoration, until he noticed a head moving. Continue reading →
Yes, I said “nigger,” not “the N word” or “nigga” or “n****r” or some other version of the word that the overwhelming majority of media outlets routinely use in lieu of THE word. I say if we’re going to use the word, let’s use it.
Or more aptly…let’s not. Ever. In any form.
I remember when only Richard Pryor could get away with regularly using the word “nigger.” He even named one of his standup albums Supernigger and sold millions of albums in the process. My mother didn’t allow that album or any of Pryor’s others in our home, but when Mom was at work Dad howled with laughter to his contraband Pryor cassettes and 8 tracks.
*I’ve shared my home with a pit bull for seven years. If she’s at all indicative of the breed, they are the most misunderstood, maligned, lovable, loyal dogs in the world. Because of that loyalty, she will do whatever I tell her to do — even drop squirrels and feral cats from her jaws.In the hands of the wrong owner, she could have easily been trained to fight.
That said, a wholesale ban on pit bulls — which is exactly what had been proposed in Montreal, Canada — seems like a canine witch hunt to me.
The current city code does not include cats on its list of animals that need to be leashed.
I would think not!
Now, I’m more of a “dog person,” having only lived with one cat in my lifetime. (I don’t believe you “own” animals; you share a home with them.) Salem (he was named after the cat on the 90s TV show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) was one smart pussycat — the only one I knew who could fetch.
*Let me start with a disclaimer: I’m not even gonna front: I am probably the least political person out there. But at the same time and in the same breath I have always been a deep thinker; not afraid to speak my mind or give my opinion, which makes my being a writer no mistake. So when I sat front and center to watch the 1st presidential debate on Monday between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republic nominee Donald Trump, I did so against my liking, but knew that eventually I would have to hunker down and come to terms with the fact that, if you’re going to vote (and I am) you’d better sit your ass down and tune in to what these two candidates are actually saying.
Let it be known that I, not unlike many faced with making a choice in THIS election, am not head over heels about either candidate. I know that many people are voting for Hillary Clinton because they liked Bill. And many are voting for Donald Trump because they hate Obama.
It’s downright scary how frivolous and cavalier people given the power to vote have the potential to be…Kind of like many of the people given a badge and a gun.
Dead means gone forever.
Generally, by now, I have a clear-cut favorite . And if hate wasn’t such a strong word, I’d probably use it towards ‘The Donald.’ I knew immediately I would never respect a presidency he led. Actually, I thought his interest in running was a joke at first, and it was only after he was actually nominated that I realized it was not.
*The biggest political nightmare of Hillary Clinton’s lifetime could have occurred last night. During the first of three scheduled presidential debates, a different Donald Trump could have showed up: measured, informed, poised, articulate, and ready for the Oval Office.
Trump managed to hold it together for about 10 of the 90 minute, uninterrupted broadcast, although he gave viewers a hint of the misogyny he’d bring to the White House. After referring to Hillary as “Secretary Clinton,” he condescendingly said “Is that OK? I want you to be happy. It’s very important to me.”
Trump started by trying to attract voters in states like Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania who are frustrated by the loss of manufacturing jobs. He sounded almost semi-literate, but he quickly devolved into…Donald Trump.Continue reading →