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And now… A few words from J. Paul Olde Timey Canine:

It's time once more for the traditional posting of "MacArthur Park"


Time for your Friday Puppy Fix… Enjoy!

Meanwhile in the USA...

On Staying Alive Despite Being Black

On Staying Alive Despite Being Black

LeRon Barton on “The Talk”, and the sobering idea that murdering a black man is almost legal.

On April 7, 2015 the world witnessed the murder of Walter Scott by police officer Michael T. Slager. In the video, Slager is shown shooting Scott eight times in the back. He was unarmed, several feet away, and not presenting any threat of any kind. When it was over, I turned my head and thought to myself, “Another black man dead, another trending topic, just another day living in America. We are wild game out here and the main goal is to stay alive.”

Being a black man in America is to know a couple of things: America does not and has not ever cared about you in no shape or form unless you are dribbling a ball or making a music video. You are feared and you are despised. Every day I am reminded of this. From the glances of disgust, the clutching of purses, and being followed throughout department stores, I’m never allowed to forget what I am.

Malcolm X once said, “I live like a man who is dead already. I have no fear whatsoever of anybody or anything.” That’s how I think right now in today’s time. I have lived a good life. I joke with my girlfriend that my chances of survival have increased by 10% because I don’t drive, so I don’t have to worry about a cop pulling me over. What I do worry about however are the younger black boys. The ones that have yet to fulfill their promise. The ones that don’t know quite who they are or what they want to do. The fact these boys are seen as a threat worries me, because we know what happens then. They could be killed before they have even begin to live.

If you’re not black, I cannot describe to you what it is like to walk around like you have a bulls-eye on your back. The closet thing I can tell you is that you are living your life knowing that at any moment your number can be called. That’s it, time’s up. A cop sees you as an enemy, you’re dead, and he won’t even be charged unless someone is taping it. Being black means that killing you isn’t really a crime.

See more at: http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/brand-on-staying-alive-despite-being-black/#sthash.dEiEvrtM.dpuf

Since we're critiquing logos today...

I thought that I'd present mine to you guys, something that I slapped together a few months ago for my radio show:

The design idea was pretty straight forward, since the name of my show is "The House Fire" I chose to put a flame on a basic shape of a house. It features my signature colors of red and gold as well as variations of each.

The thing's done. This is what I'm using.

So tell me, you logo experts, what do you think? Good, bad, pretty or ugly, I'd love to hear it all.


One of my rules for discussing candidates...

Basically, when critiquing them, it's best to leave criticisms of their age, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation out of it.

Support or oppose them on their policies, language and behavior.

How a woman "looks" has no place in my debate points. Insulting someone based on their gender is just as bad as insulting them in either a racist or homophobic way, because that's sexist as well.

I'm not tolerating sexist language either, I'm calling it out. If others want to call the woman candidate that they despise an "asshole," so be it. But, if it's something that can't be said of a man, it shouldn't be said of a woman.

Sexism is a slippery slope into misogyny and misogyny has no place on the left. Leave THAT to the wingers.

Just making this point known.

Get him some bottled water, because Rubio just announced that he's running.

Big whoop.

Ponies Rock!

"Cheers, muthafukkas!"

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