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Anti-Trump T-shirt

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:13 PM (7 replies)

Anti-Trump tshirt

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:05 PM (6 replies)

For some reason

This Spanish song by Bacilos

reminds me of this Mamas and Papas song

Probably because it has a similar beat and theme. Bacilos won a Latin Grammy for Best New Group and later broke up for about 10 years but got back together this year with a new album.

By the way this group is composed of a Colombian, a Puerto Rican and a Brazilian who met at The University of Miami.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon Sep 2, 2019, 09:58 AM (0 replies)

Wild Uber situation

I'm a substitute teacher and since I don't get paid much and don't get paid at all during the summer I drive for Uber to make ends meet.

A few days ago, I went to pick up a rider on the west side of Houston and the ride was for "Kristina". I got there and a guy comes up and he says he's my rider and I ask him who ordered the ride and he said Kristina so I let him in.

We were about to leave and all of a sudden the door opens and the guy says something like "Hey, what's going on" and I looked back and he was being handcuffed and dragged out of the car. I noticed that the car was being blocked by a vehicle.

I was about to cancel the ride and get my $3.75 cancellation fee. The officer came up and told me not to cancel the ride. He said they had ordered the Uber because it was the only way they could get him to come out of the apartment. They told me to go ahead and take the ride without a passenger, that it was on them and they would give me a tip. This was a trip toward my destination so I asked them if I could change the destination to closer to my house. I didn't set it to exactly my house, put the address as the grocery store near me. They also showed me a gun that he had. They did give me a tip as promised.

The officers were wearing shirts that said Fugitive Investigative Unit. I asked them what the guy did and all he said was that he missed a court date.

Not really sure how I feel about this. I'm pretty sure I don't like the idea that they would involve me in this but it happened so fast that neither me not the passenger know what was happening until it was all over. I don't think they should have gotten me involved in this. What if the guy had seen it coming and pulled out the gun and started shooting.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:57 PM (29 replies)

My abuser died today

Today my sister told me that my cousin died of pancreatic cancer.

I really don't know how to feel. I had wished him suffering and it happened.

When we were both 12, he got a tape recorder for Christmas. We were playing around and he said f*ck on tape and then erased it and dared me to, I did but he wouldn't erase it. He said if I didn't do what he wanted he would play the tape to my mom and dad and grandparents. For 2 years there was a lot of unwanted touching but no intercourse because I told him I didn't want to get pregnant and that stopped him although he tried to convince me to let him do anal.

When I was 14, I told him no more and to just play the tape because I would rather get the punishment for saying a bad word than continue letting him touch me or worse. He played it at Christmas in front of all the adults in the family and the tape had degraded so much they didn't understand it or know it was me.

Now I'm sitting here feeling like crying and not knowing how to feel about his death and the suffering I wish on him.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:59 PM (55 replies)

UK Bookmaker now sees Elizabeth Warren as favored to win Democratic Primary


Elizabeth Warren has overtaken Joe Biden as favorite to win the Democratic Party's 2020 primary, according to a leading British bookmaker. Biden, a former U.S. vice president and senator for Delaware, is leading the polls, but has generated headlines recently for repeated gaffes, a foible of his.

Warren, the current U.S. senator for Massachusetts, is polling around third or fourth place depending on the survey in a wide and diverse field of more than 20 candidates.

The bookmaker Ladbrokes said it now has Warren at 9/4 favorite to win the Democratic nomination in 2020. Biden slipped to 11/4. Joint third are Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent socialist, and the party's California Senator Kamala Harris. Both are on 6/1.

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Aug 17, 2019, 03:38 PM (21 replies)

Colores, colores by Bacilos - great Spanish song addressing racism

Bacilos was a Latin pop band based in Miami. They won Grammy awards for Best Latin Pop Album in 2003 and 2005 and numerous awards throughout South America. The group broke up in 2007.

Their song Colores, colores has been used high school Spanish classes all over the country, so there are many, many videos of the song on YouTube with photos and lyrics (often with a few spelling errors). It works well with upper elementary students too. This is one example of a student project, but you will find many more.



On October 2017, the band decided for a reunion and released their latest hit, "Por Hacerme el Bueno". In August 2018, the band released their fourth studio album "¿Donde Nos Quedamos?".
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Aug 11, 2019, 11:56 PM (1 replies)

Active Shooter at Cielo Vista Mall area in El Paso

No details. Just heard it now on MSNBC. They said it was at a Walmart that is next to the mall.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Aug 3, 2019, 01:46 PM (101 replies)

I guess it's because I'm white!

Today I was sitting at the McDonald's and this old white woman ( she mentioned that she was 80) sits down next to me.

I said hello and she was nice at first. I mentioned that there was another shooting and she said "Well, that's what happens when we start having all those people coming over."

I said "I don't think this has anything to do with people coming over. What are you trying to get at?"

She said "Well, did you hear about that Japanese guy that is running for president?"

I let into her. I said "First of all Andrew Yang is an American citizen. He was born here."

I also said "He's a Japanese-american" and then I thought about it and looked it up and he isn't even Japaneses, his parents were from Taiwan"

She said "Well, all I know is what he said in the interview. Did you see the interview?"

I asked her what channel it was on and she said Channel 26 - local FoxNews affiliate.

I said "Well, that's your first mistake, watching FoxNews. You're just an racist old lady."

At that she got up and said "It's great that we live in a country where be both can have our own opinions."

I said "Yes, you can have your own opinions but you don't get to have your own facts. What you said is just not true and you are just a racist old lady.

I guess it's because I'm a 60 year-old white lady that makes racists think that I will agree with them when they are being racists but they have another thing coming because I don't put up with people being racist in front of me.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:01 PM (5 replies)

I have a challenge for everyone!

President Trump posted pictures of a trashed out neighborhood in Baltimore and said that no one would want to live there.

I challenge everyone, particularly if you live in a Republican district or city, to go out and take some pictures of trashed out places in your district to shows that this is not just in Democratic districts with Democratic representatives.

I live in the Spring Branch neighborhood in Houston, which has some really nice areas and I'm pretty sure I can find some awful looking blocks in my neighborhood which elected Dan Crenshaw (R) last year.

We could figure out some good memes to attach to them.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Jul 28, 2019, 03:33 PM (10 replies)
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