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Idiot Murderer Sentenced to Life for Killing Unarmed Teenager Over Loud Music

October 17, 2014

Today, murderer Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison. Here he is crying like a pussy when he was found guilty.
michael-dunn-on-stand

Back in November 2012, he killed 17 year old Jordan Davis. When Dunn pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store, he heard loud music playing from an SUV. Next, he looked at his fiancé.

“I hate that thug music,” he told her.

Dunn asked the black teens in the SUV to turn the music down. The music was turned down. Yet, Davis said turn it back up, and it was. Then, Davis and Dunn argued.

Then, idiot Dunn fired numerous shots and killed an unarmed Jordan Davis.

I am sick of the Michael Dunn’s in this world. These arrogant racist shits think the world revolves around them. When they can’t have their way, they act stupid.

Plus I’m sick of people bad mouthing black music.  After all the negstive talk about “thug music”, white people are declared the kings and queens of it.

Iggy and Macklemore

A idiot in my hometown enjoys badmouthing rap music.  Just like Michael Dunn, he calls it “thug music”.  Also, like Michael Dunn, dude owns a nasty history of violence against women.

I am so happy justice found its due. Michael Dunn received his just desserts.

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Controversial Martin Luther King Jr. Flyers

January 12, 2014

Recently, DJ Iceman posted a promotional flyer on FaceBook, a flyer he expressed outrage over. The flyer contained a Photoshopped Martin Luther King Jr. sporting current bling-bling attire.  Then, the words Freedown 2 Twerk was added.

Free 2 Twerk MLK Flyer

I’m sorry. When I saw this, I laughed real loud. It wasn’t funny. Yet, still, I couldn’t help laughing.

DJ Iceman posted another flyer involving Bling-Bling Dr. King.

MLK Bling Bling Flyer

Searching Google, I found yet another flyer, an even worse one.  This one contained strippers and the n-word, plus the b-word aimed at women too.

Bad Bitch's MLK Flyer

The graphic designer apologized for the last flyer.

Seriously, these flyers show bad taste.  Dr. King fought and died for the dignity of African-Americans.  Using his image to promote dirty fun tarnishes Dr. Kings legacy. (I still find the images funny, tho.)

Conservative Memes Comparing Phil Robertson’s Bigotry with Miley Cyrus’s Twerking

December 22, 2013

Recently, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson made comments many find offensive. For those of you unfamiliar with Duck Dynasty, it’s a reality show featuring a family who gained riches from creating products for duck hunters. Based in West Monroe, Louisiana, the viewers see a family were the males sport long beards.

In a recent GQ interview, the interviewer asked Phil Robertson what does he consider sinful.

Phil answered this, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

Also, these are his views on black people before civil rights: “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

Views like this earned Phil a suspension from A&E, the cable network broadcasting Duck Dynasty.

I’m sure many readers were already aware of the story I just described. Yet, here’s something amusing I later saw on Facebook. Conservatives are now posting memes comparing Phil Robertson’s comments to Miley Cyrus’s twerking. I guess twerking is just as harmful as a guy aiming obvious bigotry towards other people. If one can’t spot the bigotry in Phil’s words, you are a goddamned idiot who probably still believes in George Dubya Bush’s weapons of mass destruction. Just like a female friend pointed out, Miley Cyrus did not go around using the bible to condemn other people. Yet, here are the memes comparing Phil Robertson’s views with Miley Cyrus’s twerking.
Phil Robertson and Miley Cyrus meme

Miley Twerking and Phil Roberston meme

Trayvon Martin’s Death Flashbacked My Teen Years

December 31, 2012

Note: With my new iPhone, I traveled my old stomping ground to illustrate this story.

When I first heard the details of the Trayvon Martin killing, my mind flashed back to Fern Park, Florida.   There I lived in St. John’s Village Apartments.

St, John's Village/Magnolia Groves

St. John’s is now called Magnolia Groves.

For those who have been living on a deserted island, 17 year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead by 28 year-old George Zimmerman.  Trayvon Martin was coming from the store.  George Zimmerman claimed self-defense for killing an unarmed kid.  This happened in a gated community in Sanford.  Sanford exists a thirty minute drive from Fern Park, and is my hometown.   George Zimmerman is half-Latino and half-white.  Trayvon Martin was African-American.

Trayvon Martin being a 17 year-old African-American inspired my flashback.  Starting at 17, I liked to walk around at night.

Fern Park at Night

I rarely stayed out late.

Sometimes, I went to the store.

Store in Fern Park

 

As Trayvon possessed a taste for Skittles, my taste leaned towards Red Hots.

Red Hots

 

Of course, I had my run-in with cops.  I was a young black male, already assumed guilty before I received  a fair trial.  My most memorable incident happened at this spot, located near the store.

Spot where cops harrassed my ass.

 

Mind you, Fern Park isn’t the hood.  It’s the sub-urbs.

I was nineteen at the time.  Wasn’t doing a damned thing but taking a walk.

A cop car pulled up and stopped  in front of me.  Two white cops stepped out.  Both were middle-aged I think.  One held a huge flashlight, huge enough to knock me in the head.  In a friendly manner, they asked for ID.  Then, they called my driver’s license in.  I behaved because I kept visioning the flashlight knocking me in the head.

After learning I wasn’t a criminal, the cops  soon let me on my merry (and scared) way.

Months later, I just happen to run into a paralegal.  After telling him about my incident with the cops, the guy told me my civil rights had been violated.

This is why I flashback when I think about Trayvon Martin.  He reminds me of my own teenaged years.  As of this writing, I’m forty-three.  Thinking about my teen years, I sometimes wonder if what happened to Trayvon Martin could have happened to me.

 

Fern Park at night. Abstract.

 

 

 

Embarrassing Photos and US Law

November 12, 2012

Understandably, some folks hate photographers.  These low-lifers photograph unflattering images and post them on the Internet.

Recently on Facebook, a friend posted an unflattering pic of me.

Photo by Chris Mendez

The painted ladies wasn’t the problem.  The problem was my underwear sticking out of my pants and my belly showing.  Yet, because the photo became a Facebook hit anyway, I left it alone.

After name-tagging one of the young ladies, Facebook removed the photo and sent my friend a message about violations.  I couldn’t comprehend the tagged person complaining, especially if she’s on Facebook advertising herself as a burlesque dancer.  For all I know,  it could have been one of her Facebook friends or one of my Facebook friends who reported the photo.

Usually, when someone hates a Facebook photo I posted of them, they either untag themselves or they ask me to remove it.  Understand, people’s employers, clients and family members look at their Facebook page.  One time, a teacher asked me to remove a photo because of the way she dressed in it.  A risque photo may have cost her to lose her job.

Yet, let me explain something about photography and US law.  Anybody out in public is fair game to photograph, no matter how embarrassing.

Even booty pics won’t get you in trouble.

Now, let me explain what will.  After taking photos of a burlesque show, some idiot photographer decided he wanted to sell the pics.  Without permission from the performers, his ass qualified for a court appearance.  In other words, the dancers could have sued him.

Also, what if he took the same photos and used them for an online article titled City Sluts?  Yep, another qualification for a court appearance.

Now, if you posses photos of an anti-gay politician, post it online and name the article Hypocrite Cocksucker, I can’t see you getting in trouble.  Why?   Because there’s truth the anti-gay  politician is both a hypocrite and a cocksucker.

If  someone posts an infamous pic of politician Michele Bachmann and label the article Deep Throat,  I can’t see them getting in trouble for that either.

So, when you photograph your event and others, keep my article in mind.

Before I end, let me stress that I am not a lawyer. There are websites that can explain this better than me. 

Also, anyone who wants to contribute about the law on this blog, they are free to do so.

Obama 2012: The Dark Knight Returns

November 7, 2012

Election Night happened during my DJ gig at Little Fish – Huge Pond, located in Sanford, Florida.

My first time playing vinyl on Tuesday nights, I turned on the stereo system I received as a Christmas present back in 1991.  Check out the dust.

First, I played classical music, sounds that played surprisingly well with the election action on the bar’s television.

After playing three records, I played these albums: Chuck Mangione’s Love Notes, Madhouse’s 16  (an 80s jazz project by Prince) and George Benson’s In Your Eyes.   No one complained about the music, either.

Because everyone were Obama supporters, people cheered when he won.

As most Downtown Sanford bars were nearly empty, Little Fish still attracted people.

During his campaign, Mitt Romney possessed the audacity to appear in Sanford.


Knowing the racial climate over the Trayvon Martin incident, he chose to show his mug in the city.

I’m damned glad Obama won. All the GOP knows how to do is stir up bigoted white people and make the rich wealthier.

That talk of “Taking Our Country Back” annoyed me too.  Take it back from who?  Also, why is it just their country and not everyone else’s?  I am so sick of certain Americans behaving as if they’re entitled to everything.

Not only did Obama win the electoral vote, he won the popular vote too.

The Dark Knight has returned.

Fun With Photoshop Elements

July 24, 2012

When I bought my Canon Rebel, Photoshop Elements came with it.  About two years ago, I bought one of those For Dummies books and finally taught myself the program.  Not because I really wanted to. No, I learned it because I was sick of relying on real graphic artists to make event flyers.

This event tanked. Bombed! Went to shit! Only five people showed!

Besides flyers, I use my skills for other things too.

I grabbed a quote from Bill Maher’s book The New New Rules.

The following is reference to the Colorado mass murder at a movie theater.

I ain’t an expert. Still, I have fun.