So, I saw this... and thought...
OMFG! If every person I was "rude" to, plotted to kill me, I'd be dead a million times over.
This is an example of poor and great parenting.
Poor, on behalf of the child and his friend that plotted to kill a girl in school for being rude...If you believe that "nurture and not nature" is to blame here.
And Good, for the parents of the 4th grader who actually saw something (the knife on the school bus) and said something!
Who knows what would have happened if he didn't speak up!
I remember being in the 5th grade, and thinking that the world was unfair, and that I was smarter that I actually was. But, I don't ever remember making a "hit list" and plotting to kill a classmate.
So, if it;s not Nurture at work here, and these kids come from good homes, with attentive parents, than Nature must be at work, correct? And if that is true, is it possible to reverse or correct this child before he turns 18 and is sent back out into the world, where he will find out exactly how "rude" people can be?
Things like this scare the hell out of me, because this kid grew up in America... No matter what you think about our government, our leadership, or our financial climate... It only takes one trip overseas to see how lucky we all are to be born here. Are we doomed, not only as a society, but as a human race when you see a child capable of something like this?
And just when you thought the world was ugly, I give you this!
A 2 year old, singing Pearl Jam! This is what good parenting looks like!
Dear 7 foreign college kids, trespassing after midnight around Boston's water source...
Are you looking to get shot? And I don't mean by the authorities...
I mean by the regular people living out by the Quabbin. We're all a little "jumpy" around here lately, for OBVIOUS reasons, and if you were out there for "legitimate" reasons, you're lucky the authorities found you first.
I mean, lets be real for one second... IF you were out there for a legitimate reason, out of the 7 of you college educated people NOT ONE said "Hey, maybe this isn't a good idea?"
Personally, I'm having a hard time thinking of a legitimate purpose for your late night hiking extravaganza, but maybe that's the cynic in me!
But, lets just say for fun, that is was an innocent "mistake" on your part... Use your f*cking heads, before you are wiped off of the face of the planet, and we all have to listen to your parents cry, and talk about how wonderful and smart you were. So smart, that you got yourselves killed for looking like trespassing terrorists in the middle of the night.
Innocent or not, you're on about a dozen government lists now. Good luck filing your taxes, or getting on a flight at Logan. That is if the people in charge of those lists actually talk to each other. Ooops, there I go again being a cynic! Or, maybe just a bitch!
And just when you thought evolution was put into reverse...
There is this. A five year old drummer playing Kiss, better than Kiss!
So, I saw this.... and thought to myself... Thank GOD I'm not one of the cool kids!
I was never part of the popular crowd growing up. I was into Sports, Band, Theater, and hung with the Metalheads among others... So I guess, I'm not cool enough to wear Abercrombie. GOOD!
While they make larger sizes available to men, because they are "athletic", they don't for women, because they don't want fat and ugly people wearing their clothes.
This said 2 things to me.
1. That athletic women aren't attractive. No muscular gymnasts, tennis players, or too tall beach volleyball players need apply.
2. That is you ARE wearing A&F clothes, you 'think' you are cool, and better than everyone else.
Never mind if you have a few extra pounds on you like the 'athletic' men who can get XL clothes...
Because I promise you that all of the XL A&F shoppers are not NFL Running backs!
And while I respect any companies right to sell what they want, and market it how they want...
If you are going to preach attractive and cool, get a better looking CEO than Mike Jefferies!
This guy couldn't get laid without his Black Amex card if he tried!
And just when you thought the douchebags were winning...
There is this!
Hey lady, in case you haven't noticed over the last 12 years... People don't have a lot of tolerance for screwing around on an airplane! People are tense, nervous, and paranoid being locked into a metal tube, surrounded by strangers, flying at 50,000', and 700 mph, and filled with jet fuel. They have a right to be a bit worked up! They don't need you acting like you're the star of a romantic comedy starring Kevin Costner, and your dumb ass during the flight!
You're lucky I wasn't on that flight...
I would have smashed your head before the flight attendant could get past the drink cart!
And just when you think the gene pool has all but dried up...
The Bruins put on a clinic, of what it looks like to play with heart!
OK, I saw this over the weekend, and I couldn't believe it. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, because these people (I refuse to call them kids because many of them are over 18) were small kids on September 11, 2001. To them, they think it's Pearl Harbor, something that their parents remember, but that is so far removed from their own reality. But, I cannot help but be offended, and pissed off that there are this many idiots, gathering together online, after the Marathon Bombing, with the united front of "He's too cute, and too much of a stoner" to be a terrorist. One girl said "I just don't see it!"
I tell you what honey... Come to Boston. You wanna see it? Go visit the Richard Family. You'll see more than you want to! Go sit down with Jeff Bauman, or Carlos Arrendondo, or any of the other victims, and witnesses of the Marathon Bombing.
What is so hard to believe? That Suspect #2, worked on explosives in his dorm room, at a college where he was getting financial aid? Or that he was involved with a premeditated attack on a group of civilians, on a State Holiday? Or that he was too much of a pussy to tell his bully big brother NO? Or that he could shoot at uniformed police officers, in the middle of a neighborhood? Or that he ran over, and helped to kill his own brother to save his own ass? Or, that he hid overnight, wounded, in a boat, trying to escape?
You know what I'm trying to figure out? Why someone who used this country as a life boat, and was given public assistance, financial aid, medical care, food, housing, and finally CITIZENSHIP, could so easily turn on that nation, and justify the killing of 2 women, and an 8 year old boy, and wounding hundreds of others?
I'm also trying to figure out what went wrong with you and your parents, that you think because he's too cute, or that he smokes pot that he isn't capable of evil? So, attractive people are good, and ugly people are evil? Pot smokers are good, and booze drinkers are evil? What the f*ck is wrong with you?
I have an idea... You explain the countless video angles to me, if #2 wasn't the bomber... How is he in the video, in the place of the bomb one minute and running away without his backpack the next. You said "I don't see it", well OPEN YOUR F*CKING EYES AND YOU WILL!
If you are the future of this country, we may as well just end it all now, because we are all doomed!
Come to Boston.... Or better yet don't. Because if I saw you walking down the street with your stupid tattoo, in honor of #2, I'd punch you in the mouth and knock your ass out!
And just when you think that the world is doomed...
You see this video from Astronaut Chris Hadfield, from the International Space Station.
He's one of the smartest people on Earth, and beyond, yet he still has enough of a sense of humor to want to use his unique position for something fun, like a music video. I wonder what David Bowie thinks of it?
It must be such a nice view from up there. You're far enough away to not see the evil that lives on the planet.
Bonus Zen, for anyone that loves fighter jets as much as I do!
Like I said yesterday, I will be blogging about what pisses me off, and what makes me think that we are all doomed...
And then, giving you some hope that maybe there is something nice about the Human race!
I'm pissed at the woman, who was "disgusted" by the protestors in Worcester, who didn't want Suspect #1 buried here. She said that it was "America, at it's worst"... To those people who think we should be "leading by example", and showing that we can rise above, and show "compassion" to the bombers rotting corpse... I ask you this...
Who are you trying to convince? The millions of people, living in the Middle East, being fed hatred disguised as religion? Because they don't watch CNN. They won't see, and sure as hell won't hear about how "humane" the Americans were.
You know what they will be shown? Pictures of how we "glorified the Martyr" by burying him with dignity.
You live in VIRGINIA!!!!!
I'm sure you would have had issue burying the Pentagon terrorists next door on 9/12/01!
You quoted Jesus, saying that we are supposed to "Love our Enemies", so why didn't #1 and #2 do that? Why did they opt to blow us up instead?
I'm glad you took him off of our hands! But, wasn't it supposed to be a BIG SECRET where that maggot was "laid to rest"?
So why did his uncle announce it to the world today?
I hate to tell you, but I predict that you haven't seen the "worst of America" yet, now that everyone knows where you buried a non-citizen terrorist, on American soil, marked or unmarked grave... And when it starts costing money to repair the damage done, by outraged and admittedly criminal Americans, you and his uncle will be the first one's asking for financial help to make the repairs. Sorry, my donations will be headed to the One Fund!
And speaking of September 2001...
Today, New York City got its tallest building status back!
The Freedom Tower was topped live on TV, and now stands a symbolic 1776 feet tall!
It may have taken over a decade to erase that scar on the skyline, but it is beautiful and gives me hope that we can recover from anything.
And finally, and as extra dose of Zen on this Friday...
I give you Boston!
Over the past few weeks, like many other people, I have been on an emotional rollercoaster. I have seen and heard things that have pissed me off, to my core. And then, a few minutes later, I see or hear something that renews my faith in humanity.
For some reason, when I post something positive online I get very little reaction...
But, when I freak out and let my temper get the best of me... I hear from so many people who either want to argue with me, or cheer me on!
So, I thought I would use this blog to show what is pissing me off, and making me think that the human race is doomed, and then show something that may just keep me from thinking that all humans are selfish, self centered a$$hats!
Today, I am so aggravated at the thought of Ariel Castro in Cleveland. He was collecting unemployment, hiding in plain sight, all the while torturing and abusing 3 young women just miles from their families who were desperate to find them. As the stories come out about the house of horrors that those women, and one child endured... News is also coming out, that Ariel is not the ONLY sociopathic Castro. I am still not convinced that his brothers aren't involved in some way, and it seems his daughter shares that family gene! Read that terrible story here! In the U.S., only murder cases are eligible for the death penalty, but to me... what he did was so much worse than murder. Ariel Castro, whose picture I refuse to post because we have all see it too much already, deserves to live the rest of his life the way those poor girls did. And unlike those girls, his life... should be short, very short!
And just when you think that a family could be so filled with evil, hatred, and all that is bad in this world...
Steven Tefft, winner of Season 2 of Spike TV's Ink Master, is just one of the many tattoo artists taking part in the Rhode Island Tattoo Expo May 10, 11, 12 in Providence RI. He called in today, to talk about his $100,000 prize from Ink Master, the RI Expo, and how not to be one of those people who end up with a bad, or stupid tattoo!
My love for our Armed Forces knows no limits! But, when I see something like this, after what our city has just experienced, my heart is forced to grow to make room for the love!
Thank you gentlemen, for your service, your sacrifices, your dedication, your love, and your support!
Anyone that knows me, or that has listened to my show, knows that my emotions are worn right on my sleeve. After the heartbreak that we all experienced at the Marathon on Monday, and the fear that we have been dealing with all week, today I had enough!
Suspect #2 had shut down our city, and I couldn't take it anymore! I snapped!
Now that Suspect #2 is in custody, here is the audio from my mental meltdown this afternoon!
I am so proud of you Boston, and so grateful for our first responders...
There are many ways that you can Support The Troops. You can send care packages, help the families while the soldiers are deployed, volunteer, and then there's running...
Anyone who knows me, knows that I will do ANYTHING to help our troops! And they are probably the only people that can get me to run a 9K!
Yup, it's about 5.4 miles... And for a DJ at WAAF, that's a LOT!
I know I can do it, because I've done it before!!!
But, I need your help to meet my fundraising goals!
I'm running for "My Guys"... Who will you run for?
Get the feeling of crossing Home Plate at Fenway Park, and help the Home Base Program!
They do such amazing work with our troops!
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program serves New England by identifying, motivating, and clinically treating wounded service members and veterans with combat stress and traumatic brain injury and their families. The Home Base Program serves the nation as a model for private-public collaborations as an educational resource about the invisible wounds of war that now effect an estimated 30 percent of those who served or are serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. We are also working on the development of new treatments for post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
In New England, an estimated 50,000 veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan are affected by TBI and/or combat stress. These invisible wounds of war are complex, individualized and extraordinarily challenging for all those affected. Families of veterans affected by combat stress and/or traumatic brain injury often need support as they seek ways to better understand and support their loved veteran. Many veterans struggle with the stigma associated with these injuries and may be reluctant to seek care.
Many veterans struggle with the stigma associated with these injuries and may be reluctant to seek care. While anxiety and distress may not be as obvious as the physical wounds of war, the scars are just as painful and deep.
Through a range of activities and events, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program informs and educates the community about combat stress and/or traumatic brain injury as we seek to mitigate the stigma and encourage veterans and their families to get the support and care they deserve.
Since the number of professionals specifically trained to diagnose and treat these injuries is inadequate to handle the growing demand, the Home Base Program also offers opportunities for health care professionals from across New England and beyond to increase their understanding of how to help veterans.
Dimebag Darrell was WAY ahead of his time. Dime was famous for getting you with fireworks, if you were brave enough to pass out in his house after too much drinking. I had the pleasure of drinking with him a few times, and he had a giant liver, and a hollow leg! There was no way that you were ever going to get the jump on him after smiling with a Black Tooth Grin! These videos are part of Panteras DVD's and are still hilarious! I just wish that social media had been there to catch his brilliance, the way that it is now! Imagine the possibilities...
These people have taken practical jokes to a new level, including fireworks!
So, judging by the news coming out of Worcester, it's ok to assault police officers? Well that's what a group of high school students and even a "parent" thought yesterday afternoon when 50 of them surrounded 4 uniformed officers and assaulted them, causing injury. Yup, you read that right, a "parent" too. I use quotes, because the proper definition of parent is "a person who brings up and cares for another". Well, when your child is attacking a uniformed police officer, and you jump in and help... you are not "Bringing up" anyone, and therefor you are not a parent. You are an a**hole!
Being in a crowd of 50 and surrounding a small group of police officers does not make you tough.
You know what makes you tough?
You are tough when you are a little girl in Afghanistan, and walking to school everyday when terrorists, your community, and even some in your own family do not want you to be educated!
You are tough when you save the lives of 36 fellow Marines while you are under attack in Afghanistan!
You are tough when you are a police officer who is surrounded, outnumbered, and ARMED, and you never take out your weapon to defend yourself because you are surrounded by KIDS!
So, to those students in Worcester I say this: The world is bigger than Worcester, and a hell of a lot meaner too. Since it's obvious that your "parents" are not going to teach you the life lessons that you need to learn, you are doomed to learn them the hard way!
Worcester, MA (December 10, 2012) - On Monday, December 10, 2012 at approximately 2:07 PM officers assigned to the Community Impact Division were stationed in the area of Hamilton Street and Harrington Way as North High School was letting out students for the day. The purpose of the officers' presence was due, in part, by an altercation on Friday, December 7, 2012 when a fight involving several students broke out when school was ending for the day. On that day an off-duty Worcester Police Officer was driving by the school when the students were getting out. The officer observed 3 students kicking and punching a person who was on the ground. The off duty officer stopped and exited his vehicle to break up the fight. The three youths then attacked the officer and beat him as well. Several police officers responded to the scene and disbursed the unruly crowd which now grew to approximately 30 students. The 3 aggressors were placed under arrest. Those arrested were 16 years old and charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace.
Today, as students were leaving for the day a 15 year old male walked by the officers and began to loudly yell profanities at the police officers present on Hamilton Street by Stratfield Street. This male was causing a disturbance for the neighbors as he continued to yell profanities at the police. At this time two officers approached this male and asked him to stop yelling swear words. The teen apologized to the officers and stated that he was on the basketball team and did not want to get into trouble. At this time, approximately 40 to 50 teens began to gather and surround the officers. The teens were ordered to stay back but they refused. The group started to chant to free the teen that the officers were talking to. The group continued to close in on the two officers. Fearing for their safety the officers called for assistance.
Several officers arrived at the scene and immediately ordered the crowd back. There were two main aggressors in the group, Mr. Emmanuel Natal, 18 years old and Ms. Jasmine Hudson, 17 years old. Ms. Hudson began to yell to the police that she did not have to leave while Mr. Natal pushed his way through the crowd clenching his fists and yelling and swearing at the officers present. At one point, Mr. Natal refused numerous orders to leave the area and attacked one of the officers by punching the officer twice in the chest. Mr. Natal was tackled to the ground by other nearby officers. Natal began to violently resist being placed under arrest. While this was taking place John Clough, 17 years old, jumped on an officer's back while they were securing Mr. Natal. Mr. Clough began to violently resist arrest and fought with two police officers. As a result, one of the officers broke his leg in two places when they all fell to the ground during the struggle.
A 15 year old male was now acting aggressive to a female officer at the scene. Two other officers encountered this male and were in the process of placing him under arrest when Ms. Hudson approached one of the officers and began to punch him in the face. At the same time, a 16 year old female began to punch the same officer in the back of his head. The nearby female officer pulled the 16 year old off of the officer and the teen began to pull the officer's hair and punch the officer in her face with a closed fist.
Ms. Hudson was physically subdued and placed under arrest. Meanwhile the mother of the 16 year old female, Elsie Rivera, 37 years old, got in between the police and her daughter and tried to separate the daughter from the police. Ms. Rivera began to punch the female officer in the arm to try to free her daughter while the daughter was still actively resisting arrest. Ms. Rivera was placed under arrest and her daughter was eventually subdued and placed under arrest.
Ms. Rivera and her 16 year old daughter were both charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace. The 15 year old male was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace. Ms. Hudson, Mr. Natal and Mr. Clough were all charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace. The 15 year old male who instigated this incident was not in the area when the crowd was eventually under control.
The police officer was transported to a nearby hospital by Worcester EMS where he will be treated for his leg injury; his injuries will keep him out of work for several weeks.