More Random Junk

There is another notice hung up by the mail boxes saying that today the manager will be coming into our apartments again to look anything that the construction people need to finish up on. I thought they used that same reason for the last 2 or 3 times they wanted to come in. I think it’s getting a little ridiculous. Furthermore, all of the people living in the building agree. I don’t believe most of what AEOA tells me, and I really don’t have a lot of love for management companies as it is. Let’s see what happens with this.

It’s cold as hell outside again this morning. I went over to Holiday for donuts this morning and damn near froze on the way. The girl on duty this morning was just getting things turned up as I was getting there.

I went to Target yesterday and bought an Alexa Show unit. I plan to add a few light control modules, but that won’t been for a little while.

Hopefully today will be a little more exciting day than the last few days. Here’s keeping my fingers crossed.

Just a few random thoughts

Well, the kids woke me up at 3:00 am this morning wanting to be fed. They used to wait until at least 6 to wake me up. I wonder where I lost control over this aspect of my life. For quite some time the kids woke me up at 6 am. Not one minute before or one minute after. They woke me up at 6 on the nose. I have a wrist watch that receives the time signal from the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado. According to it’s manual, the watch is supposed to be completely accurate to one billionth of a second a year. The only things I know of that are more accurate than this watch are Misty and Johnny’s stomaches.

This was the third night in a row with only 3 hours a night sleep. For a long time I took Ambien CR to get me to sleep. Now, all of a sudden, rhe insurance company will no longer cover Ambien CR. So the doctor prescribed a new sleep aid called Belsomera. OMG!!! He should have told me that I was going to have major nightmare for the first 3 or 4 or even 5 nights. I literally kicked Misty off the couch. I launched her across the room. Johnny was the smart one to sleep up on the back of the couch. He was out of my reach.

Then, to add insult to injury, the guy who ripped off my Iphone and my jewelery, actually came back 2 nights in a row trying to play games with me. He said that he could return the jewelery, and he acted like he had it in his pocket. After a while he tells me that the jewelery is at some police impound area, and that he had to go pick them up. I told him to go get them, just to see what he would do. He went off to the police department then he didn’t come back for 3 days.

Yesterday this guy showed up at my door, and he was really kinda pushy about trying to get inside. I told him that I wasn’t going to let him in. Told him that I was done playing games. I said either return my property and leave. He took off again and I haven’t seen him since. Can’t say that it hurts my feelings any. I’m not going to get my jewelery back which is not a big deal. One of the wrist watches he took was a Fossil chrono style gold toned watch valued at around $169.00 retail. The other wrist watch and the two rings he took weren’t worth $8.00 together. It was cheap junk jewelery.

The last few days were just plain boring. All of my favorite channels on cable tv are showing 24 hour marathons of Star Trek Voyager. I like the show, but I don’t want to watch it 24/7 on 3 channels for 3 full days. So, I watch what I can find. The news is pretty much nothing but Trump and the Russians. Hillary Clinton is another major pain in the ass that I would like to see go away forever. Trump won, Hillary lost, end of story, learn to live with it.

Such is life…

The Trump Presidency

I’m directing this post to those pathetic snowflakes who are suffering from severe Trump Derangement Syndrome. You’ve whined and cried because Donald Trump was elected. You’ve even screamed at the sky. Did it help? Somehow I doubt it.

The fact of the matter is that Donald Trump was elected as the President of the United States, and it’s time to put all of this behind you and get on with your lives. Enjoy. President Trump is doing a great job handling things in DC. Oh yeah, one more thing. Please, please, please quit horrifying your kids with all of this anti-Trump bullshit. They are too young to understand that their parents are having a totally ridiculous nervous breakdown over absolutely nothing.

I’m getting really tired of all of this false press that is being heaped on our President, the most recent being that President Trump is mentally ill and not fit to command. Nothing could be further from the truth! Our President is completely sane. Just look at what has happened so far.

  • The gross domestic product was revised upward to 3.3% according to the Commerce Department. President Obama never had one single year of his presidency with a 3.0% GDP.
  • Unemployment is at a 17 year low according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • 261,000 new jobs were created in October of 2017.
  • Manufacturing jobs created are up to 8.7% according to the National Association of Realtors.

Furthermore, yesterday the stock market closed at over 24,000 points. This was a first in the history of the stock market.

I am a Trump supporter. One evening I was sitting around with some friends when I made a prediction that made several of them laugh at me. I said that I had no doubt that Donald Trump would run for president. These guys didn’t believe that I actually said it. Three months later, Trump announced his intentions to run for President. When I predicted that Trump would be elected President, I think they really thought I was crazy.

It’s been almost a year and the markets are in better shape than they have ever been. Need I say any more? The Trump Presidency has been good to us so far.

Sexual Harassment: The List

I personally believe that many of the women who are coming out with these harassment claims are being paid in order to eliminate those who don’t want to go along with the party line that the elite are pushing. You may ask what to Hollywood producers and writer have to do with this? Actually, they have a great deal to do with the crap that American are being spoon fed on a daily basis. Have you noticed that many of the programs that are coming out today (ie, How To Get Away With Murder, 24, 24 APB, etc) are not only portraying events that have actually happened, and a few of them have actually predicted events.

I borrowed this list from a site called The Morning Call. I did not compile this list myself.  It was the most complete list of the harassment offenders I could find.

Entertainment

Celebrity chef John Besh: Accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. He has stepped down from the company he founded.

Singer Nick Carter: Accused by pop singer Melissa Schuman of raping her approximately 15 years ago. Carter has denied her allegations.

Comedian Louis C.K.: Accused by five women of sexual misconduct. Planned release of film “I Love You, Daddy” halted. Netflix special canceled. He says the allegations are true and has apologized.

Cinefamily executives Hadrian Belove and Shadie Elnashai: Accused of sexual misconduct. Movie theater shut down in the wake of allegations due to crippling debt.

Actor Richard Dreyfuss: One woman alleges sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.

Film producer Adam Fields: Accused of offering a promotion to a woman at his former employer, Relativity Media, in exchange for sex. He has denied the allegations.

Director-producer Gary Goddard: Accused by one man of sexually molesting him when the man was 12. He denies the allegation.

Casting employee Andy Henry: Admitted to urging women to take off their clothes during coaching sessions in 2008 while working on the “CSI” series. He was fired by his current employer.

Actor Dustin Hoffman: Accused by woman of sexual harassing when she was 17. He has apologized for his behavior.

Actor Robert Knepper: Accused by one woman of sexual assault. He denies the allegations.

Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg: Accused by 19 women of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching. The “Supergirl” and “Arrow” showrunner has been suspended by Warner Bros. Television Group. He told Variety he has made comments on women’s appearances and clothes “but they were not sexualized.”

Pixar and Disney Animation chief John Lasseter: Accused by several women of unwanted touching and has announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence. He has acknowledged some “missteps” with employees and apologized for any behavior that made workers uncomfortable.

Actor Jeremy Piven: Accused by three women of sexual misconduct. He denies all allegations.

Filmmaker Brett Ratner: Accused by at least six women of sexual harassment. Playboy shelved projects with Ratner and Ratner stepped away from Warner Bros. related activities. He denies the allegations.

Comedy festival organizer Gilbert Rozon: Accused by at least nine women of sexually harassing or sexually assaulting them. Rozon stepped down as president of Montreal’s renowned “Just for Laughs” festival and apologized “to all those I have offended during my life.”

Producer Chris Savino: Accused of harassing up to 12 women. Fired from Nickelodeon. He has apologized for his behavior.

Actor Steven Seagal: Accused by two women of rape. He denies the allegations.

Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons: Accused by model Keri Claussen Khalighi of coercing her to perform a sex act and later penetrating her without her consent in his New York apartment in 1991. Simmons has disputed her account, saying the relationship was consensual.

Actor Tom Sizemore: Accused of groping an 11-year-old actress in 2003. Utah prosecutors declined to file charges, citing witness and evidence problems. He denies the allegation.

Actor Kevin Spacey: Accused by at least 24 men of sexual misconduct or assault. London police reportedly investigating two sexual assaults. Fired from “House of Cards” and replaced in Ridley Scott’s completed film “All the Money in the World.” Massachusetts prosecutors are investigating one allegation. His former publicist has said he is seeking unspecified treatment.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor: Two women — an actress on his show “Transparent” and his assistant — allege sexual misconduct. He denies the allegation, saying in a statement that he has “never been a predator — ever.” Tambor said this week he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series.

Actor George Takei: One man alleges sexual assault. He denies the allegation.

Writer-director James Toback: Accused by hundreds of women of sexual harassment. Beverly Hills police investigating complaints. He has denied the allegations to the Los Angeles Times.

Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner: Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.

Producer Harvey Weinstein: Accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or sexual assaults, including rape. Fired by The Weinstein Co. and expelled from various professional guilds. Under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologized for causing “a lot of pain” with “the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past.”

Actor Ed Westwick: Accused by two women of sexual assault. The BBC pulled an Agatha Christie adaptation from its television schedule and halted production on a second sitcom starring the former “Gossip Girl’ actor. Los Angeles police are investigating. He denies the allegations.

Media, publishing and business:

Billboard magazine executive Stephen Blackwell: Accused of sexual harassment by one woman. He has resigned from the magazine.

Penguin Random House art director Giuseppe Castellano: Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. Penguin Random House is investigating. Castellano has not commented.

New Republic publisher Hamilton Fish: Multiple sexual harassment allegations. He has resigned from the magazine.

Journalist Mark Halperin: Accused of harassing about 12 women while at ABC News. Book contract terminated. Fired from job at NBC News. He has denied some of the allegations.

Artforum publisher Knight Landesman: Accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and sued by one woman. He has resigned from the magazine.

NPR news chief Michael Oreskes: Accused of inappropriate behavior or sexual harassment by at least four women while at The New York Times, NPR and The Associated Press. He has been ousted from NPR.

Amazon executive Roy Price: Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. He resigned from Amazon.

PBS and CBS host Charlie Rose: Accused by several women of unwanted sexual advances, groping and grabbing women, walking naked in front of them or making lewd phone calls. He has apologized for his behavior, but has questioned the accuracy of some of the accounts.

New York Times White House reporter Glenn Thrush: Accused of making drunken, unwanted advances on women. He disputes some of the accusations but has said he had had a drinking problem and apologized for “any situation where I behaved inappropriately.”

Webster Public Relations CEO Kirt Webster: Accused of sexual assault by one woman. Firm renamed and Webster is “taking time away.”

Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner: Accused by one man of sexual harassment. He says he did not intend to make the accuser uncomfortable.

New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier: Accused of sexually harassing numerous women. Removed from the masthead of The Atlantic magazine. He has apologized for his behavior.

NBC News booker Matt Zimmerman: Accused of inappropriate conduct by multiple women at the network. He was fired from NBC.

NBC “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer: Accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. He was fired and was not immediately available for comment.

Garrison Keillor, former host of “A Prairie Home Companion”: Says he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of what the network called improper behavior.

Politics

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel: Accused of sexually inappropriate comments and behavior toward a number of women, Bittel resigned. Meanwhile, Democratic state Sen. Jeff Clemens resigned after a report that he had an extramarital affair with a lobbyist, and Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala is being investigated by the Senate over allegations of harassment and groping. Latvala has denied the allegations.

Former President George H.W. Bush: Accused of patting seven women below the waist while posing for photos with them in recent years, well after he left office. The 93-year-old Republican has issued repeated apologies through a spokesman “to anyone he has offended,” with the spokesman noting that the former president uses a wheelchair and that his arm sinks below people’s waists when they take photos with him.

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.): Accused of sexual harassment toward staffers in his office, and has settled one claim of harassment. He has denied the allegations, even the one he settled.

Two Minnesota state lawmakers: Democratic Sen. Dan Schoen and Republican Rep. Tony Cornish — said they would resign after they were accused of misdeeds that ranged from groping colleagues to persistent unwanted sexual advances and sexting.

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon: Accused of inappropriate advances on two women, the Conservative resigned. Sexual harassment and assault allegations have also emerged against a number of other U.K. political figures. Labour Party legislator Carl Sargeant is believed to have taken his own life after harassment allegations cost him his post as the Welsh government’s Cabinet secretary for communities and children. He had asked for an independent inquiry to clear his name. Also, Labour Party member Ivan Lewis has been suspended over an allegation of sexual misconduct; Lewis disputed the account but apologized if his behavior had been “unwelcome or inappropriate.”

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.): Accused of forcibly kissing Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden while rehearsing for a 2006 USO tour; Franken also was photographed with his hands over her breasts as she slept. He also has been accused by three other women of touched their buttocks. Franken has apologized, though hasn’t admitted to groping or other inappropriate touching. He has acknowledged that some women felt that he had done something offensive during their encounters. He faces a Senate ethics investigation for improper conduct.

Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover: Stepped down as speaker this month after news surfaced that the Republican had settled a sexual harassment claim from a GOP caucus staffer. Hoover denied the harassment allegation but said he sent consensual yet inappropriate text messages. He remains in the Legislature.

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R.-Ala.): Accused of sexually assaulting two women decades ago when they were teenagers; about a half-dozen other women have accused Moore of inappropriate conduct. The former state Supreme Court chief justice denies the allegations. He has rebuffed pressure from national Republican leaders to step aside; the state GOP is standing by him.

Johnny Anderson, a staffer for Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards: The deputy chief of staff for programs and planning resigned to avoid becoming a “distraction” to the governor. Accused of sexual harassment, he denies any wrongdoing.
Sports

International Olympic Committee member Alex Gilady: Accused by two women of rape and by two others of inappropriate conduct. Gilady denied the rape accusations, said he didn’t recall one of the other allegations, but acknowledged a claim he’d propositioned a woman during a job interview 25 years ago was “mainly correct.” He stepped down as president of an Israeli broadcasting company he founded. The IOC has said it is looking into the allegations.

Former South African soccer association president Danny Jordaan: Accused by former member of parliament Jennifer Ferguson of raping her in 1993. Jordaan denies the accusation.

Isn’t this starting to get a little ridiculous?

Bosnia war criminal dies after taking poison in court

A Bosnian Croat wartime commander has died after swallowing a lethal dose of poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on Wednesday after losing an appeal against a 20-year prison sentence. 72 year old Slobodan Praljak shouted that he was not guilty and gulped down poison upon hearing his sentence at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague on Wednesday.

Question: How did he get the poison into the courtroom.  Didn’t they search him before bringing him in?

MSNBC’s Morning Joe caught in the Act

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” tried to fool viewers into thinking Friday’s pre-taped show was live and host Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski even discussed their Thanksgiving meals – even though the holiday hadn’t occurred yet when they taped the show.

Brzezinski opened the show by saying, “Day after Thanksgiving… I’m stuffed,” while Scarborough nervously laughed as if he knew the engaged-to-be-married co-hosts were being dishonest.

The big question here is, if they would try to fake their post Thanksgiving show, how much of what they report can we really believe?

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I realize that this is two day old news.  However, I find it difficult to believe how many people I’ve talked to who had no idea that this actually happened.

A Life Lesson Learned

So here we are. It’s Monday morning and I survived the weekend. Better yet, I survived the Thanksgiving holiday. Don’t ask me how, but I did. I not a big fan of holidays. I don’t go anywhere for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I spend the time here, by myself with my kids. I don’t make a big meal for holidays. This year I went down to Subway for a turkey sub, and I bought a small package of slice turkey at the deli which I give to the kids. I figure that if I should have my Thanksgiving, they should too.

I’ve always been one of those people who learns the lessons of life the hard way. Last May I turned 55 years old. Over the years I’ve never really thought about getting older. For the most part, I don’t feel older, There are a few lessons that I wish I had learned much earlier.

Case in point. About three years ago, one of my best friends Tony passed away. Before he passed, he introduced me to one of his friends named Jheri. Jheri seemed like a nice enough guy. He was always helping Tony out with food, and other little necessities of life. After Tony passed, I didn’t see Jheri for quiote some time. Then one day, right out of the blue, Jheri showed up on my doorstep. He told me that he was going through some tough times. He was homeless, sleeping on any couch that he could find. I let him sleep in my recliner for about a week, then I told him that he had to find other accomodations because I had to consider my lease. He seemed to be good with that. Jheri came around nearly every day for almost a month. During that time, he cleaned my apartment from top to bottom. He cleaned the bathroom nearly every time he used it. He also started bringing food and other little gifts for me. I didn’t really suspect anything, so I just went on with life as usual.

One day, Jheri just quit coming around. I thought that I might have said something that offended him. Then I started noticing things missing. A 1920’s braille wrsit watch that was a keepsake that belonged to my great grandmother, then there was a necklace that belonged to my grandmother. I also noticed a wrist watch missing, along with a ring that that I’ve had since I was 16 years old. Yep, he had ripped me off big time.

Several week after he stopped coming up to my apartment, I ran into him coming out of the grocery store. I confronted him. He was wearing the watch and the ring that he had taken. I told him that I wanted them, but he didn’t want to give them to me. I finally told him that that if he didn’t hand them over, I was going to take them by force. He finally handed them over. He was also carrying a very expensive Swissgear backpack that I paid over $80.00 for. He had that full of food and he refused to hand it over. He walked away, got on his bike and road away screaming curses at me the whole time. I definitely put my trust in the wrong person.

Several weeks later I went riding past the public library on my bike when I saw Jheri sitting at the outside table at the end of the building. I confronted him once again. He actually acted like he didn’t know who I was. He told me that if I really thought he ripped me off, I could take him to court. Of course, he probably already had the loot sold.

Finally, I learned the truth about Jheri. Besides being a thief, a liar, and a con man, Jheri was also a level 3 sex offender. Chances were pretty good that the reason he was homeless was because the people who really knew him were afriad to let him into their homes. They knew not to trust him as far as they could throw him. I wish I had known what I know now a whole lot soon.

And so ends the problem of letting the wrong people into my home. Well, not exactly. Just a couple of days before Thanksgiving, I met a guy named Kyle. He was homeless, just getting by by the skin of his teeth. I should have known better. Just like Jheri, Kyle was just too damned nice. A guy who doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of is offering to buy me groceries, sodas, and all manner of snack foods. Without going into a ton of dull and boring details, Kyle took me for an IPhone and charger, two rings, two wrist watches, two knives, and a tube with $10.00 worth of quarters that I had set aside to do laundry. No, I obviously didn’t learn the first time.

Kyle was friends with a guy who moved into the apartment just down the hall from me. This guy was one who I would never let into my apartment for any reason whatsoever. When he first moved in he wanted me to let him tap into my internet, and he caught me several times to let him use my phone. I finally came right out and told him “we are neighbors, but we are not friends! You don’t need to ask me for anything!” So far he has kept his distance from me since then.

Fox Mulder from the X-Files was right when he said “Trust no one”. From now on I know enough to say no and walk away when someone starts getting sickeningly nice to me. I should have seen throught both of these guys immediately, but I didn’t. Incidents like these will never happen to me again! I know better now.

Enough said…

Al Franken still hasn’t denied grabbing women

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has waded into the murky waters of trying to apologize for inappropriately touching women — while asserting that he didn’t intentionally do anything wrong. And yet Franken hasn’t denied any of the accusations against him, leaving the door open to the possibility that he is a serial groper.

In one week, reports have surfaced of four women accusing Franken of inappropriately touching them. Three women have said that while he was campaigning or was a sitting senator, he grabbed their buttocks while they posed for photos. (The two most recent accusations came from anonymous women who shared their stories with the HuffPost in a story published Wednesday.)

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