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one way to have fun with sheep.

WAPO whites more confident that police treat blacks fairly.


WTF is in the water .... something is seriously wrong ....

The image of America’s police departments has been tarnished in recent months, with shootings and chokings of unarmed black men sparking nationwide protests charging racial bias.


An NBC News/Marist College poll released Sunday found 52 percent of whites saying they have a “great deal” of confidence that police officers in their community treat blacks and whites equally. That is 11 points higher than in a September NBC/Wall Street Journal poll asking the same question (albeit using a different polling firm). It also clearly exceeds levels of trust seen in a series of Pew Research Center and USA Today/Gallup surveys dating to 2007, as well as another NBC/WSJ poll conducted after the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995.


There’s been no such boon in confidence among African Americans, though. Just 12 percent express a great deal of confidence in local police’s equal treatment of blacks and whites -- a number that is squarely within the 10-to-17-point range in previous surveys. Only one-third have at least a “fair amount” of confidence in their neighborhood police, compared with 78 percent of whites.
One possibility is that whites broadly believe white police officers had good intentions in recent deadly altercations and sympathize with them following protests and accusations of racism. National polls are consistent with this view, especially before the acquittal in Eric Garner’s death after an officer put him in a chokehold.


But another possibility is that whites do see major problems in recent police shootings in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island, but don’t see them reflecting negatively about their own neighborhood’s police. It’s easy to see how a “this doesn’t happen in my town” logic could bolster whites’ faith in their own police force, who might seem much more competent in comparison to departments embroiled in accusations of racism. (It's kind of the same way with your local congressman. While Congress as a whole is generally held in very poor repute, people are much more forgiving of their own member -- and almost always reelect him or her.)

more at the link.

a question about Detroit.

I see where they are about to exit bankruptcy and the city council and mayor
will regain control of the city.
they "shed" 7 billion of the 18 billion they owed. I can not find
what they did to "shed" 7 billion.

wow even RW thinks the cop is guilty.

was listening to the radio last night
at work and Mike Savage was outraged that the cop got away
with it. "look at the video, how can you not bring an indictment.

FWIW I work nights, so my listening choices are C2C or Savage
or music that promises to lull u 2 sleep.
NPR comes in spotty.

also Management has the TV locked on Fox 24/7.
and they thought the cop should have been indicted.

So even RW folks think the cop is guilty.

One Dem I am really liking alot lately is Senator Warner of VA.

He is really taking to the VA and making clean up their act.
Personally it would not hurt my feelings to see him run
for president.

been a busy day ... using up leftovers.

Turkey Potpie in the oven.

Turkey Salad in the fridge.

Turkey Spectacular ready to go in the freezer for later.
(made with wild rice, cheese, french cut green beans.)

the rest of the bird cut up and ready for
open faced Turkey sandwiches
and white bean chili.

and preacher no baked cookies on the counter to snak on.

Does anyone have any experence with primary arms red dot sights.

I am liking one of their sights. a hundred bucks.

a friend e-mailed those to me, I had to share. :D

1. He said to me: I don't know why you wear a bra, you don't have
anything to put in it. I said to him: you wear pants don't you?

2. He said to me: shall we swap positions tonite? I said to him: that is a
good idea, you stand by the stove and sink and I will sit on the couch
and do nothing but fart.

3. He said to me: what have you been doing with the grocery money
I give you? I said to him: Turn sideways and look in a mirror.

4. He said to me: why don't women blink during foreplay?
I said to him: we don't have time.

5. He said to me: how many men does it take to change a roll of
TP? I said to him: IDK it has never happened.

6. He said to me: what do yo call a woman who knows where her
husband is every night? I said to him: A widow.

7. He said to me: why are married females heavier then single females ?
I said to him: a single female comes home from work, looks what is in
the fridge and goes to bed. A married female comes home from work
looks are what is in the bed, and goes to the fridge.

I hope you smiled at least once.

just in case you need a reason to cry.


A video showing a father singing the Beatles' "Blackbird" to his dying newborn son after his wife died following a C-section is being watched around the world.
On Nov. 8, Lennon James Picco was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks. Hours later, Lennon's mother, Ashley Picco, passed away in her sleep. She was 30-years-old.

According to the YouTube video, Lennon's lack of movement and brain activity was a concern for the doctors and nurses at Loma Linda University Hospital in California, which is about an hour away from Los Angeles.

During Ashley's pregnancy, she would often feel Lennon moving to music. Lennon's dad, Chris Picco, asked if he could bring his guitar into the NICU and play for his dying son.
Several hours a day, Chris played music for Lennon during the last days of his life.
Baby Lennon passed away on Tuesday.

Chris wrote this Facebook post after the death of his son:
"Dear friends, family and supporters; it is with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write this. My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in his daddy's arms late last night. He was surrounded by family, friends, and the best doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the world. He was dressed in an outfit that Ashley bought for him, with little guitars on it, and wrapped in a blanket made by a dear friend. I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him. His mommy would have been so beyond joy to see him and to hold him, touch him, bathe him, sing to him -- as I have had the privilege of doing. I have been so blessed and honored to love him before he was formed, to cherish him while mommy carried him, meet him face to precious face, and hold his perfect little body while we said 'goodbye for now.' There are no words, but I wanted to keep you updated, as your love and support has meant more than anything in the world. All you need is love."


my wife is a teacher (1st grade)
the parents of one of her students
gave us a plastic garbage bag full of
Pecans. so we have been shelling Pecans
for the last 4 hours. Have put a dent in the bag.
and I am done for a while. this weekend will finish
it up.
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