Saturday, June 25, 2016

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (6-25-2016)

A man in Rhode Island has a big beef with a local restaurant that called him "fatty" on the receipt.

Dillon Arnold was eating at All Stars Bar & Grill Tuesday night when it came time  to settle his bill.

“I was signing my slip,” Arnold told WJAR TV. “I didn’t really pay attention to it yet, and then I just happened to read it and I saw it in the corner and I was like, ‘Wow,’ and my heart just dropped.”

On the receipt where Arnold’s name should be was this word: “Fatty.”

Imagine what would have been on the receipt if he was a big black dude!

Restaurant owner Antonio Ambrosio told WPRI-TV that he requires servers to put the customer’s name on the check.

“Writing the name personalizes their visit. And yesterday an employee wrote the word "fatty" on their check,” Ambrosio said.

Ambrosio is very familiar with the employee who handled the order: It’s his 18-year-old son, T.J..............

Arnold posted a photo of the offensive receipt to Facebook where it quickly went viral.

Both Ambrosios attempted to apologize via the Facebook post.

Antonio Ambrosio wrote: 

“We sincerely apologize for your negative experience last night. It was very unprofessional to say the least. We take full accountability for what occurred and would like to make it up to you. Please call me so I can offer you something for the inconvenience. This should not have happened and my staff will be dealt with right away.”

Ambrosio also fired his son and said theteen is also forbidden to eatat the restaurant.

T.J. did reach out to Arnold on social media to apologize.

“What I did was immature and I acted without thinking about the consequences. I acted in a way that was rude, childish, and totally inappropriate. Due to my actions, I was terminated, rightly so,” he said.

Ambrosio has also offered a $50 gift card in an attempt to entice Arnold back to the restaurant.

So far, Arnold’s not biting.

“I’d rather just not go there,” Arnold told WJAR-TV. “It’s just so embarrassing.”

Some people are just DUMB. There's no explanation for it, and no excuse. Unfortunately, and I don't mean to offend Floridians when I say this, there seems to be no shortage of dummies in Florida.......

Two Florida men learned the hard way that it’s best not to brag about your alleged crimes on social media.

Raderius Glenn Collins, 18, allegedly posted a Facebook Live video in May under the name Collins Raderius in which he and two friends flashed stacks of money and boasted that “we got a safe.”

Police used the video to arrest Collins as well as 27-year-old Marcus Terrell Parker for two alleged burglaries. A third suspect remains at large. 

The video is still online, and in a June 13 post, Collins blamed Facebook for “snitchin.”  

The men were accused of stealing a safewith more than $500,000 in jewelry from one home, and jewelry worth more than $10,000 from another home, according to NBC Miami. 

The suspects were not only lousy at being thieves, they were even worse at cutting deals for stolen goods.

“The jewelry that they sold was valued at $500,000, but they sold it and got $1,300 each.

Police said they recovered the jewelry and other items, and that the men may have been involved in more crimes.

“These men have committed crimes throughout the county,” Village of Pinecrest communications manager Michelle Hammontree said. “They happen to have been arrested in Pinecrest but there’s cases open in the county for them as well.”

This guy’s got more than just one stroke of luck. 

A man who happens to be named Larry Gambles recently won the $1.3 million Lucky Day lotto in Illinois. What’s more, this is the 65-year-old’s second time winning and he even used the same exact numbers he did the first time around. 

“I can’t believe they paid off again!” Gambles said of his special numbers in a press release. 

According to the statement, Gambles has continued playing those numbers ever since he won big. 

“Nine years ago, I won $50,000 playing the numbers from the jerseys of my high school basketball team,” he explained in the release. “I’ve been playing the same numbers ever since.”

When he went back to the Harvey’s Corner BP, where he bought the ticket, and saw that his tactic actually came to fruition, his family was understandably shocked. 

The two-time lottery winner has some sweet plans for the money, which involve sharing the winnings with friends and family. 

Gambles isn’t the only one who’s reaping the benefits of those lucky numbers, either. Harvey’s received a $10,500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. 

With two wins under his belt, Gambles has some advice for those looking to experience a little success with the lottery. 

“Pick your favorite numbers and stick with them,” he said in the release. “It worked for me!”


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (6-18-2016)

This is the best idea ever!!!
It's a tale of two tax brackets.

A Wisconsin lawmaker wants wealthy Americans to pass drug tests just like welfare recipients in order to cash in on hefty tax breaks.

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) proposed a bill, called the Top 1% Accountability Act, which would force taxpayers who bring home more than $1 million annually to get tested for drugs, or else settle for less than their $150,000 itemized deductions.
Of course it will probably never happen. But the idea is awesome!

"We're not going to get rid of the federal deficit by cutting poor people off SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.) But if we are going to drug-test people to reduce the deficit, let's start on the other end of the income spectrum," Moore told the Guardian, explaining that the way the super rich receive tax breaks is not unlike other public assistance.

Dustin Diamond was arrested again for failing drug test

The bill is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Congress, but Moore hopes the novel legislation will at the very least "engage the wealthy in a conversation about what fair tax policy looks like," she said.

At least 15 states have passed legislation that requires drug testing or screening for people who rely on public assistance, including SNAP.

States have started applying onerous requirements for welfare recipients since federal welfare reform in 1996.

Opponents of welfare drug-testing say it's a double standard and a form of policing poor people who rely on public assistance.

"Why aren't my Republican colleagues calling for drug testing for wealthy CEOs and oil company executives who receive taxpayer subsidies?" Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said in February in response to an attempt to pass federal legislation to drug test food stamp recipients."Why is it that they always pick on poor people? It's a lousy thing to do."

Proponents of forcing welfare and food stamp recipients to pass drug tests to get benefits say it will save state money by getting drug abusers off government aid.

Moore told the Guardian she was inspired to author her new bill when she heard Speaker of the House Paul Ryan give a speech in front of a drug treatment center in Anacostia, a predominantly black neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

"When he stood in front of a drug treatment center and rolled out his anti-poverty initiative, pushing this narrative that poor people are drug addicts, that was the last straw," Moore said

Authorities say an “abnormally large gator” was pulled from a southwest Florida neighborhood’s storm drain Monday following calls to the sheriff’s department about a foul smell.

In a statement, Lee County officials say they determined that the odor was consistent with a decaying alligator. What they found beneath the ground, however, was described as highly unusual.

Inside the 4-foot-wide catch basin, Department of Transportation officials reported hooking an 11-foot-long gator, one they were photographed hauling out of the Whiskey Creek neighborhood with an excavator.

Lee County’s DOT says they typically handle one to two dead alligators in storm drains a year but rarely ones of this size.

“DOT generally is alerted to such situations by reports of odor coming from a catch basin or when drainage is backed up for no obvious reason,” the county said in an emailed press release.

Lee County DOT Director Randy Cerchie called it business as usual.

“This was an abnormally large gator, but removal is part of what we do,” he said in a statement.

County spokeswoman Betsy Clayton told the News-Press that the gator likely entered the storm drain through the pipes.

The big question: How did it get in? The county describes the pipes leading to the drain as only about 14-inches by 24-inches.

“We don’t usually see gators that big because our pipes are not that big,” Cerchie said.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, female American alligators rarely grow larger than 10-feet in length. Males can grow much larger, however.

The largest gator ever found in the state was 14-feet, 3 1/2-inches in length, the FWC reported.

The Lee County gator’s body was hauled away in a dump truck to a DOT site that’s designated for dead animals, and there it was buried, the county said.

Easy come, easy go, easy gone...

Servers at a Thai fusion restaurant in Edgewater, Colorado thought they’d hitthe jackpot on Monday when a customer dropped a $1,088 tip in cash for a $60 meal.

But their elation sadly didn’t last for long, as the diner returned to the Thailicious eatery the following morning to ask for the bills back.

It turns out he'd drunk a little too much alcohol and had mistakenly stuffed the cash inside the checkbook, The Denver Post reported.

Thai-born Anantatho, also known as Bee, immigrated to the U.S. with her husband, Surachai Surabotsopon, five years ago. She said she was “disappointed” for her staff.

Luckily she'd told her employees to keep hold ofthe money and they were able to pay the man back immediately. He ended up leaving a still-generous $40 tip, and Anantatho is confident that she dealt with the awkward situation in the best possible way and that the man will return as a customer.

“It’s just the way it is,” she said............

$1000 what $1000?!?!??


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Gay On Gay Crime..Black On Black Crime

Phrases have certain connotations, indications and purposes, and there is one that I have always found to be particularly annoying. "Black on black crime". It has always seemed to me as if this phrase has always been used as a minimalizing, marginalizing method to signal that it is "those peoples" problem. 

As the details continue to unfold regarding the gunman who murdered more than 50 people in a gay club in Orlando last weekend, new information has come to light. There are reports that the perpetrator was gay himself. He was known for frequenting "Pulse", the club where the shooting occurred, and exploring gay dating sites. This is not the first time that this has happened, it is a well known fact that men who commit violent crimes against gay people are often "wrestling" with who they think they are. They're either gay and in denial, or have gay tendencies that scare them to death so they deem it appropriate to destroy those things that represent what they feel and are ashamed of feeling. As a result, they commit horrible crimes. But these crimes are never called gay on gay crimes. They are called hate crimes. Hate crimes are worthy of mass sympathy, mass empathy, and national cries for tolerance and justice. Black on black crimes are worthy of pity, disdain, and head shaking, and finger pointing. With little or no understanding of what it is like to be part of a group of disenfranchised people. Of course, there are no excuses for those who commit violent crimes against anyone else. I just find the application of phrase interesting and quite telling.

With that being said, I can guarantee you that neither the gay community or conservatives will allow this tragedy to be classified as a gay on gay crime. The gay community knows that labeling this tragedy a hate crime will give their cause more traction, and the conservatives know that they cannot blame terrorist groups if this massacre is labeled a gay on gay crime.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (6-11-2016)

Teaching your children the importance of being self-sufficient by working hard and saving their own money is truly the best gift you can give that keeps on giving.

A teenager from Memphis, Tennessee has exhibited that gift and paid for his college education in full. According to Q13 Fox, a local Memphis news source, 17-year-old Kevuntez King (pictured) started selling newspapers on Sundays when he was 12-years-old.

Kevuntez’s goal was to raise money to secure a college education for himself in a country like the U.S.A., that in systemically sound fashion, aggressively denies poor ethnic minorities the ability receive their formal education for the purpose of living the American dream.

The “American Dream” is basically the ability to attain a good education, work a great job, and earn the money sufficient enough to pay for building a household that affords you the ability to take good care of your hopeful spouse and children in the long run.

The first step of course, is to gain a degree from a good university. Achieving this feat could possibly afford you the opportunity to get a good job out of college that will pay you a salary capable of granting you a genuine mid to upper middle-class lifestyle.

Kevuntez wanted to accumulate this for himself without using the government or academic scholarships to pay his way. “I just stay away from the negativity and try to always be positive,” Kevuntez told a local media source in an exclusive interview.

There are apparently people who have been using black hair sheen to cook. For real. 

A London-based student named Coral brought attention to the phenomenon in a tweet that went viral this week. While attending a barbecue at a friend’s house, the 20-year-old came across a spray bottle of ORS Oil Sheen Spray curiously placed in a kitchen cabinet: 

When Coral confronted her friend about using the hair sheen as cooking spray, he was in complete denial and insisted that the spray was just olive oil.

He said that he bought the olive oil spray at his local Walmart where he found it in an aisle next to the cooking oil...............

Why is the oil sheen next to the cooking oil....only wal mart in huntsville



An accused drunk driver may have had a few too many belts — including thechastity device around his private parts.

When Tennessee Highway Patrol officers pulled over Curtis Eidam on suspicion of drunk driving, they quickly realized it wasn’t going to be a typical DUI stop.

The 35-year-old was wearing “some kind of red mesh see-through hose” with a ribbon tied in his goatee and “some kind of little skirt,” Bobby Joe Higgs, an investigator for the Anderson County District Attorney General’s office, told the Knoxville News Sentinel. 

Oh, and a chastity belt around hisprivate parts — though they didn’t notice that until later. 

Police said Eidam smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes. Eidam allegedly admitted drinking four or five shots in the preceding four hours, according to news station WATE.

The breathalyzer supported that: Eidam’s blood-alcohol level was .117. 

During the stop, officers say they also noticed a handgun in the center console.

But it wasn’t until they took him into custody that they say they found out about that aforementioned chastity belt.

Eidam mentioned that he needed a key that was in his vehicle because it unlocked the chastity device hewas wearing, according to an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Eidam said one key was in his car and the other was around the neck of his driving companion, who officials noted was visibly intoxicated but did not arrest.

They djd manage to retrieve the key, thankfully.

For those not in the know, a chastity belt is a garment or device worn around the pelvic area that designed to prevent a person from having sexual intercourse. Death and Taxes explains the rationale behind the devices:

“In modern times, there are typically two reasons chastity belts are purchased. The first is by fanatical Christian parents, looking to literally lock down their children’s masturbation habits, and the second is for pleasure (denying purposes) in a super freaky BDSM relationship.

Eidam was charged with driving under the influence and possession of a handgun under the influence.

He was taken to the Anderson County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court July 12.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

White Privilege Got Him Just 6 Months For Rape

This story goes out to those who don't believe that white male prevailege exist.

It is an inevitable part of American culture. With evidence that is undeniable. White male privilege. What male privilege is carte blanche. You have the right to doing whatever you want whenever you to without applicable rules. Being white and male in America is like having the key that opens a door to another planet. One in which your life is valued more than all others and there are no consequences for your crimes. No matter how heinous and dispicable they are. You've all heard this story in the news. A young white boy is convicted of rape and is only sentenced to 6 months. We've all heard his low life fathers infamous sound bite making a ridiculous defense for his rapist offspring, and if your like me you got angry, you were mad. But unfortunately you were not shocked at all.

The father of a former Stanford University athlete convicted on multiple charges of sexual assault has said his son should not have to go to prison for “20 minutes of action”.

Just a week or two ago authorities  investigated an African-American family because their 3 year old son accidentally fell into a gorilla cage at the zoo. But no one investigates this obviously incompetent father for attempting to excuse the behavior of his rapist son.

Brock Turner, was a swimmer at Stanford University, which is the same university that the judge in this case attended, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

The 20-year-old from Dayton, Ohio who was convicted of three felonies, including assault with intent to rape, faced a maximum of 14 years in prison.

But Turner was expected to spend only three months of a six-month sentence in county jail after the judge, Aaron Persky, said positive character references and lack of a criminal record had persuaded him to be more lenient. Prison would have a “severe impact on him”, the judge said. I guess this judge has no idea that prison has a severe impact on everybody who finds themselves there. Especially if you lack the right complexion for the protection.

The 23-year-old victim gave an emotional speech at the hearing, an abbreviated version of a 12-page impact statement submitted to Judge Persky before the sentencing hearing.

She recounted going to a party on the evening of 17 January 2015 and waking up the next morning in hospital with no memory of the night before. She also told of the invasive exam she underwent to collect evidence and the “excruciating” interrogation of the court trial.

“I thought there’s no way this is going to trial; there were witnesses, there was dirt in my body, he ran but was caught ... Instead, I was told he hired a powerful attorney, expert witnesses, private investigators ... That he was going to go to any length to convince the world he had simply been confused. ...

Ladies, beware of Brock Turner. None of you are safe as long as he is free.


Monday, June 6, 2016

Is Muhammad Ali Everybody's Hero?

Now that Muhammad Ali is dead he has been dubbed "America's Hero". The same America that would not serve him a cheeseburger while wearing the Olympic gold medal that he won while representing her. The same America that labeled him coward and stripped him of his heavyweight championship title because he refused to be inducted and fight in a war that he felt was unjust. This is the same America that has the unmitigated gall to label each and every muslin a terrorist based on the actions of a few extremists, despite the fact that Ali was an avid follower of Islam. It seems as if hypocrisy has become and perhaps always was "as American as apple pie".

It is apparent to me that as long as a black man is no longer considered a threat he can be labeled a hero by society a large. But "The Greatest" will always be one of my heroes, and he was always one of our heroes. He was the first black man outside of my house that made me believe that it was alright to be unapologetically strong, bold, and brave. Ali made me understand that it was okay to give up paper for principles, and he showed millions of us that there was nothing wrong with being black and proud in public.
They're saying that Muhammad Ali transcends race. But that is pure nonsense. This phrase is often used to lay claim to a legacy. People love to pretend that they empathize, sympathize, and support legands after history has glorified their narrative. "The Greatest" did  not transcend race! He represented his people! African Americans who were and continue to be discriminated against, disenfranchised, and disemboweled by a system that was not designed to be all inclusive. Muhammad Ali was, is and always will be the greatest fighter of all time, and he never needed gloves to do it.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

MY Heroes!!

Just When You Thought You Heard If All News (6-4-2016)

28-year-old single mother of three boys graduated from UCLA with three degrees.

A packed house at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion cheered for Deanna Jordan Friday night.

“I needed for my sons to see there was a legacy that preceded them with college. I am the first in my family to go to college,” Jordan said.

Jordan grew up in Compton. After high school, she got pregnant at 18. She had her third son at 22.

“I had him and in the hospital I remember thinking, ‘I’m 22, there’s no future unless I can create one,’” Jordan said.

After two years at West Los Angeles Community College and three-and-a-half years at UCLA, the department scholar is graduating with two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s in African-American Studies.

“She had limited time, plus she took the initiative,” said Dale Tatum, a UCLA lecturer.

Jordan also founded the Compton Pipeline Taskforce—she and UCLA volunteers work on academics at Compton schools, including Carver Elementary, where she attended.

“I saw the difference in how my boys were in school in Brentwood and then how schools were in Compton where I came from,” she said.

Jordan credits family support and UCLA for making her dreams a reality.

“You can’t really succeed unless you fail, and I failed a lot of times, but it was my persistence and my willingness never to give up,” she said.

Jordan, who also works in the Compton mayor’s office, plans to take a year off before she heads to law school. She plans on becoming a district attorney.

He could have been free for the cost of a cup of coffee, or a McChicken sandwich.

A Queens man spent nearly five months at Rikers Island — from November 2014 to April 2015 — without knowing his bail was just $2, according to records and his lawyers.

Aitabdel Salem, 41, who was acquitted of bail jumping at a Manhattan Supreme Court trial last week, had been jailed on $25,000 bail for attacking an NYPD cop who was arresting him for stealing a coat at a Zara store in the Flatiron District on Nov. 21, 2014, court papers show.

Although Salem didn’t know it for more than four months, he caught a lucky break when prosecutors could not get an indictment. He was ordered released on Nov. 28, 2014 on the police assault arrest.

But he still had dollar bails set on each of two minor offenses — that included tampering and mischief charges — so he could not have been freed without first paying the tiny amount.

Better watch what you do around kids or they just might call the police......

Robbie Richardson, a 6-year-old Massachusetts boy, recently called 911 to complain that his dad had run a red light. 

“He tells me, ‘Hey dad you just went through a red light.’” Robbie’s father, Michael Richardson, told CBS Boston. “And I said, ‘No Robbie, you can go through that one as long as you stop and there’s nobody coming you can go.’ He says, ‘No you can’t. That light was red.’ So we get into the car wash and he says, ‘I’m going to call the police.’”

Robbie kept his word. When they got home, he called 911. The Quincy Police Department released the call on YouTube.

“My daddy went past the red light.,” Robbie said. “He has a black truck. He was in the brand new car, my mommy’s car.”

“And then what happened?” the dispatcher asked. 

“And he had to go to the car wash and then he went past the red light.”

That’s when the police asked to speak with Richardson, who apologized. 

Dinner must’ve been awkward that night.

“Everyone follows the rules, but not daddy". Robbie told the Boston Globe, adding that if it happened again, he wouldn’t call the police. “I’ll call the eye doctor so he can fix his eyes.”

Not surprisingly, Robbie wants to be a police officer when he grows up......


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Who Was Wrong?!

couldn't go outside of the gate on Moffat street until I was 12 years old. Okay, I'm exaggerating a little. But I am not far off. I grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn in the 70's and 80's, decades before gentrification. Needless to say, it was a very different neighborhood back then, and my parents knew that there was always the proverbial guarilla outside of the gate. The guarilla could have been crack, a stray bullet, a speedy car, a bad influence, or a neighborhood knucklehead. My point is, they did what they had to do to protect me from these beasts. They made sure that I didn't slip away and fall into A guarilla cage at age 3!

By now we've all heard the story about a little boy slipping away from his mother at the Cincinatti zoo, falling into the cage that was home to a rare silverback guarilla, and the guarilla being shot and killed even though he posed no immediate threat to the child. Of, course pandemonium ensued and continues because some ratical animal rights activists believe that animal life is more valuable than human life. This has always been unfortunate, and reeks of fanaticism. But the fact of the matter is, had this mother been watching her 3 year old, there would be no story. She should at least be fined. However there is no need for a days long massive investigation. I kinda makes you wonder if this whole thing is being dragged out as a convenient smoke screen, or distraction. We need to move on and focus.