The thoughts of a writer.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

This Says Volumes!


"Not Moving Forward"

If you tell me that you are "not moving forward" with my application, does that mean that you are moving backward? Because that is what it sounds like.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pete for President: The Alternative Candidate

Because you said you wanted an alternative candidate—even if it wasn't a good one.

Yeah... that's Dave back there. He's Pete's running mate. I told you it wasn't a good alternative; but there you go.

Vote Pete for President in 2016
Because you could do worse...

This advertisement was produced by the Pete for President Phartknocker Team.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CuTRis Wins Presidential Debate

Post debate analysts say that CuTRis won last evening's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (sniff)—even though CuTRis was not present and did not answer any questions. Although not actually being at the debate and having not answered any of the questions, CuTRis is still considered far more likeable than either candidate—and so has taken a sizeable lead in the polls.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Raptor Release


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Thursday, September 22, 2016

New Wireless Tacos!

Wireless Taco by CuTRis Industries

Are you sick and tired of having to plug your taco in? Then you should try the new Wireless Taco from your friends at CuTRis Industries! You won’t be disappointed! Go anywhere—eating your taco without the need for cords and wires trailing after you!

Get yours today!

Wireless tacos must be used in compliance with the FCC. Void where prohibited.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Police Shooting Victims Similarity

Of course every incident is different, but I keep seeing a common theme in police shootings of unarmed people. The people who get shot don’t seem to be following directions. Despite the continued push to make us believe that only Black men are shot by police, says otherwise. What I see in most of the posted videos, is police with guns drawn; and the person who gets shot not getting down on the ground with their hands in the air. Instead, they seem to be continuing to move toward some other objective.

If someone pulled a gun on me, I would try to run away; unless I knew it was a police officer. Then I would be very careful to follow directions to avoid agitating the officer pointing the gun at me!

But from my work in county social services and also in schools, I learned that there are people in our society who do not think that anyone can make them do anything and they persist in that belief regardless of the outcome. In fact, life has become so cheap in some communities, that some people don’t seem to care one way or the other if they kill someone or die themselves.

So the protesters are not going to solve this. Looting and burning adds fuel to the controversy—as do the people who act like this is strictly a racial thing. It isn’t. Most of America does not care what color you are if you have lots of money. In order to get money, you need to learn how to follow rules, work hard and get a good education. There are certain communities who have not yet "bought in" to these ideals; and so they can never get ahead. I believe, it is these same groups that cannot follow directives from authority figures—even if a gun is being pointed at them at the time.

So the yelling and the protests are merely an undisciplined reaction to a larger problem that is almost completely being ignored. As I have said before, if Black lives really matter, then someone should try to address the statistically much higher number of Black deaths caused by other African-Americans. So much effort is going into reacting to police shootings and almost none goes to address the real issues. The irony and the tragedy is that this direction will only make things worse until people learn to accept the truth and invest in real solutions.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"Muslims Get Out" sign in Lonsdale

To everyone who is offended by the redneck who posted the "Muslims Get Out" sign outside of his restaurant, you all have provided him with national free advertising by paying so much attention to it. If you don't like it, you should eat somewhere else. I saw the guy on TV and he loves the attention and free advertising.

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Driving Primer

It seems like everyone who drives is supposed to already know this; but I see people driving every day who don't care enough to follow some simple rules. So here they are,

1. When it is dark (or raining) TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON.

2. When an ambulance, police car or firetruck comes behind you with lights flashing PULL OVER AND STOP. Then when they pass, go back into traffic NORMALLY. Don't try to beat everyone else.

3. When a vehicle is coming toward you WAIT UNTIL IT PASSES instead of pulling out in front of it.

4. Put your phone down.

5. At a Stop Sign you should actually STOP.

6. When waiting at a traffic signal, WATCH THE LIGHT instead of doing other things—so you know when to go.

7. Avoid honking and changing lanes every 4 seconds. This increases the likelihood of causing an accident.

8. Try to keep your vehicle within the lane you are driving in.

9. Slow down. Speed limits are not simply suggestions.

10. Control your anger. Driving a car is not combat.

11. Allow cars that are signaling to merge. Driving is not a competition.