Sometimes the jokes just write themselves:

Vera Liddell, 66 stole a million and a half dollars worth of chicken wings from the Harvey, Illinois school district school lunch program. 

And no one knows where they went.

Now, if one were crass, one could joke about the demographics of the thief…. and the district from which the wings were stolen. But I of course, am too high minded to point out the race of the involved parties. Go to the link to see what she looked like. Nothing like stereotypes……

Say what you want about Amazon

I needed some contact tips for my spoolgun. (the design on it is kinda crappy…there isn’t enough cooling from the gas lens and sometimes when doing low wire speed jobs on thin aluminum the wire will melt into the tip and solidify when you stop and then you gotta replace the tip) and while they are a common Miller tip, they were unavailable in my town….the TSC had none in stock, the Menards and Home Depot had none in stock, and the local small business gas supplier also was out…he could get some in a week…..maybe. They were available at the welding supply store store (spendy!), but that is 40 miles away….

But in one day, I got what I needed from Amazon at half the price from what the welding store had. Same brand too.

The local places complain that Amazon is killing them, and of that I have no doubt. But not having stock on a common item caused folks like me to go elsewhere. I tried “Local” first.

No matter how you look at it

And no matter how the news shows it, using words like “disturbing” and “terrifying” and “graphic” to set the tone…..

It appears that Tyre Nichols coulda kept thing on a smoother path.

Apparently there is doubt as to the reason he was pulled over. But from that point, he escalated things. 

Fought officers, ran away, got caught, fought some more. Then some more. Then cried for Momma when he got beaten down. Chances are, none of the beating would have happened if he hadn’t fought and run, and fought some more.

I cannot speak to the kicks after (or as it was happening, it is unclear) he was subdued after running…..But there is no doubt that running and fighting the arresting cops (enough that they asked for backup) did indeed escalate things.

Seems to be a pattern with some black males. Fight the cops, struggle, and then something happens. Most could be avoided if they’d not play the stupid games.

Not exonerating the police, mind you, but it seems that the arrestees make their situation much worse. There is a lesson there.

Having said the above, I gotta wonder why the media is pushing this so hard…. It isn’t election time where the DNC folks need to rile up their Negro voters….I mean, it is pretty early for that. I cannot help but feel that if this had been a white dude or a hispanic, they wouldn’t be publicizing this. Someone is pushing this, organizing the “Protests”….But when they need it, they can always find a black make wo ran from police, fought and escalated things such that it ended badly for them to use as a focal point . And Social Media and the “News” organizations can do a lot to rile up segments of our population with half truths and twisted and sensational reporting….see the Kenosha riots and how they treated Mr Rittenhouse,  or painted George Floyd as all innocent….

I just wonder why they need an incident right now? What’s the end game?


Well, that was fun for me

Plus he had a sense of humor.


Was driving, and in front of me was a county cop. His brake lights weren’t working…he had a center light but not the ones on the corners of the car…so when we came up to the next stoplight, I flashed my lights at him to get his attention, got out and walked up to his window.

“Your brake lights don’t appear to be working, officer”.

He thanked me for letting him know. Told me someone else had already told him about it and he was en-route to the garage to have it looked at.

I couldn’t resist though: “Imna let you off with a warning this time young man” I said with as straight face as I could manage, “But get those fixed, ok? I don’t wanna have to give you a citation”.

He laughed out loud, thanked me for telling him and for “cutting him some slack”, and I went back to the car.

The light changed and he drove off.


Well, at least they aren’t crying ‘Racist Cops” this time….

So all five cops that were participating in the apprehension of Tyree Nichols are now charged with murder in his death.

Pulled over for Reckless Driving, speeding, and just plain being stupid, he then fought the cops and got a beatdown. He was combative with the officers after being pulled over, so much that backup was called. His beatdown lasted 3 minutes and ended him in the hospital, where he later died.


The original complaint specified ‘Racism”, until it was discovered that ALL FIVE OFFICERS involved WERE BLACK, just like Tyree.

Funny how that works, innit?

Act like a jerk enough that you catch the attention of the police, get pulled over,  combative, get “restrained and subdued”  get a beatdown get subdued and arrested. But at least it wasn’t “Racist Cops” this time…