Friday, September 23, 2016

Ann McFeatters editorial 9-23-16


Interesting editorial from Ann McFeatters on 9-23-16.

Richard Sherman's remarks 9-21-16

  Richard Sherman is by far one of the most articulate football games currently playing the game.  In the following he discusses why it is important that we all consider what is happening in our country currently, not just on the football field, but in the streets and roads of our country.  Please consider his remarks.

RENTON – A fed up Richard Sherman delivered a message Wednesday about the need for change in the wake of two more fatal shootings of African Americans by police officers.
The Seahawks cornerback began his weekly press conference by mentioning Seattle’s Week-3 opponent, San Francisco, and said he would not take any questions. Instead, he talked about how the latest police shootings – of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla. and Keith Scott in Charlotte, N.C., whom he referenced but did not mention by name – are the types of injustices that have led NFL players to take a stand with pregame protests or demonstrations.
Sherman expressed his frustration that their messages are not getting across.
“Whether they’re taking a knee or whether they’re locking arms, they’re trying to bring people together and unite them for a cause,” he said. “I think the last couple days, a couple more guys have gotten shot and killed in the middle of the street. More videos have come out of guys getting killed, and I think people are still missing the point. The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason we’re locking arms is to bring people together, to make people aware that this is not right. It’s not right for people to get killed in the street.”
As has been the case with several previous police shootings of black men, Crutcher was unarmed (Scott’s family says he was as well, while officers say he brandished a gun). Sherman referenced that common thread while discussing work he does with youth in the community.
“I go out there and try to help kids and try to encourage them to be better and to aspire to more, and when you tell a kid, ‘When you’re dealing with police, just put your hands up and comply with everything,’ and there’s still a chance of them getting shot and no repercussions for anyone, that’s an unfortunate time to be living. That’s an unfortunate place to be in,” he said.
“There’s not a lot you can tell a kid. There’s not a lot you can … say to inspire a person when you say, ‘Hey, we need black fathers to be in the community to stay there for your kids.’ But they’re getting killed in the street for nothing, for putting their hands on their cars. And I think that’s the unfortunate part, that’s the unfortunate place that we’re living in, and something needs to be done.”


Here is the full text of Sherman’s message:
So today, obviously we’re playing San Fran and they’re a great opponent. They’ve got some weapons: Torrey Smith, Carlos Hyde. They’re running Chip Kelly’s offense. They do a great job. They’ve been getting yards, moving the ball, scoring points. But I’m not going to answer any questions today and it’s no offense to you guys, but I think the state of things in the world today is very interesting.

I think you have players that are trying to take a stand and trying to be aware of social issue and try to make a stand and increase people’s awareness and put a spotlight on it and they’re being ignored. Whether they’re taking a knee or whether they’re locking arms, they’re trying to bring people together and unite them for a cause. I think the last couple days a couple more guys have gotten shot and killed in the middle of the street. More videos have come out of guys getting killed, and I think people are still missing the point. The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason we’re locking arms is to bring people together to make people aware that this is not right. It’s not right for people to get killed in the street.

I do a lot of community service. I go out there and try to help kids and try to encourage them to be better and to aspire to more. And when you tell a kid, “When you’re dealing with police, just put your hands up and comply with everything,” and there’s still a chance of them getting shot and no repercussions for anyone, that’s an unfortunate time to be living. That’s an unfortunate place to be in. There’s not a lot you can tell a kid. There’s not a lot you can try to inspire, say to inspire a person when you say, “Hey, we need black fathers to be in the community to stay there for your kids.” But they’re getting killed in the street for nothing, for putting their hands on their cars. And I think that’s the unfortunate part, that’s the unfortunate place that we’re living in, and something needs to be done.

And so when a guy takes a knee, you can ignore it. You can say he’s not being patriotic, he’s not honoring the flag. I’m doing none of those things. I’m saying it straight up. This is wrong and we need to do something. So thank you guys, have a blessed day.


So you may not agree with Richard, but he makes many valid points regarding what is occurring currently.  


Robbing Peter to pay Paul




Debra J. Saunders is a conservative columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Syndicated by Creators Syndicate, her thrice weekly column is also carried by newspapers throughout the country and on townhall.com.

Debra's editorial - appearing in the Everett Herald on 9-23-16 - hits Trashmouth right in the pocketbook!  

In essence, Trashmouth does rob Peter to pay Paul, or in this case, he takes money from others, puts it in his "pocket" and then makes claims that he is the one paying charities with his own money.  He is now being looked at carefully, concerning monies given to his foundation and used to pay legal obligations - which is a violation of the law.  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kathleen Parker's editorial 9-22-16



Okay, so if you have been reading any of my recent posts - you know that I am pretty much anti-Trashmouth.

Kathleen's editorial of 9-22-16 clearly hits the nail on the head as to why he isn't presidential material. And why so many folks believe he isn't either.

I would just like to state that I was brought up in a Republican (very staunch) family, however, later in life I questioned what that party stood for, and became an Independent.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Quote of the Day-----Goodreads




A heart filled with anger has no room for love.


Joan Lunden


Joan Lunden (born September 19, 1950) cohosted Good Morning America from 1980 to 1997, reporting on five presidents and five Olympics and visiting 26 countries. But her interests have also remained close to home, where she supports women’s health and wellness initiatives and has written books on diet and nutrition, family caregiving, and how to create positive life changes. In Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival, the mother of seven chronicles her battle with breast cancer. 

Joan, thank you for this wonderful thought - there is one person running for a national office who certainly doesn't seem to live by this - he manages to create hate daily.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

quote of the day-----goodreads




If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.

Claude McKay


Jamaican poet and novelist Claude McKay (born September 15, 1889) emerged as a powerful voice of the Harlem Renaissance with the publication of two volumes of poetry, Spring in New Hampshire and Harlem Shadows, and the novel Home to Harlem. He not only experienced life in New York, but also in the Soviet Union, France, Spain, and Morocco. Ultimately he returned to America, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1940. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Thank you Seattle Mariners!




Thank you Seattle Mariners, for showing the world that athletes do care.