Sunday, December 01, 2019

How citizens deal with the homeless issue in their neighborhood

[VIDEO] I'm sorry I missed this although this blogger doesn't live in San Francisco. This story aired on their CBS affiliate.

A neighborhood there put up some large boulders on a sidewalk to prevent homeless people who allegedly are not only dealing drugs, but also using them from sticking around on their block. The residents grew frustrated when the city didn't appear to be taking swift action on this issue. These boulders were ultimately removed by the city sometime after this story.

A tough problem that requires a really tough solution. Seen a number of stories about this since visiting LA's Skid Row in 2016 to take a bus to Las Vegas, Nevada about how out of control the homeless issues has become in California.

Aside from the attempt at humor with this by one of the anchors referring to this as a "bolder solution", check out the comments to this video. They're hilarious! 😂

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy indigenous people day???

[VIDEO] Mark Dice talks about the liberal/progressive attacks on Thanksgiving.

I see they even want to rename Thanksgiving Indigenous People Day. Really? I thought that was to be the new name for Columbus Day which I wouldn't have a huge issue with. Get it together people what days do you want to rename we can't have multiple holidays with the moniker Indigenous People Day...

Anyway we should know from grade school the history of today's holiday. Pilgrims landed in New England (Plymouth Rock?) and had a feast with the Native American Indians at least to give thanks for those indigenous people helping those European colonists.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Why Black voters don't support....

[VIDEO] Speaking for myself I always thought of Pete Buttigieg the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana as a lower tier candidate. I could automatically assume he won't even get close to the Democrat nomination let alone the presidency. Though think about Bill Clinton in 1992 or Barack Obama in 2008 you just never know they weren't really expected to make it and they had.

With that being said Buttigeg is a gay male and it was noted by a prominent South Carolina congressman James Clyburn that sexuality is an issue for older Black voters. Sexuality isn't reason for myself it's mostly I hardly know anything about him and his position on the issues.

Tim Black was a guest on The Hill's rising program today talking about this topic.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

#SurvivorSeries watch along

[VIDEO] Something for you all to enjoy during this year's Survivor Series. A regular featured I've noticed from WWE's YouTube channel and probably their other social media accounts as well. It's cool to see those who aren't participating in this year's PPV come out and share their observations of what's going on at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois - not Chicago Michael Cole...

Saturday, November 23, 2019

#NXTTakeOver Wargames

[VIDEO] Tonite is the nite from the former Rosemont Horizon aka Allstate Arena in suburban Chicago, Illinois is NXT TakeOver Wargames. Of course tomorrow nite is WWE Survivor Series where all three brands of the WWE - Raw, SmackDown, and NXT - will feature on the PPV Sunday.

What you will see here once its posted is the pre-show for the latest NXT TakeOver which will be no more than a half-hour. Then at 6 PM we see TakeOver Wargames where not only two teams of four women will compete we will also see the men compete in this brutal match as well.

For the men the Undisputed Era draped in all the championships in NXT will face off against Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, with another teammate to be determined during TakeOver. And the main event will be a triple threat  between Pete Dunne (former NXT UK Champ) vs. Killian Dain vs. Damian Priest for #1 contender for the NXT championship where it will be defended the next nite at Survivor Series.

Also former Universal Champion Finn Balor will face off against Matt Riddle.

Can't wait. there appears to be one match during the pre-show which you will be able to watch above as well. That's according to the Wiki article.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Survivor Series: The Montreal Screwjob

Survivor Series is this weekend and I'm choosing this time to remind you of the Montreal screwjob from 22 years ago. That notable event happened at Survivor Series on November 9, 1997. Amazing how the time flew by since then.

Short story Bret "The Hitman" Hart held the WWF Championship going into this match and his challenger "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels had a brawl for a number of mintues before their title match. Michaels used Hart's finisher The Sharpshooter which is how Michaels wins the title. What makes this a screwjob is that Hart never tapped or submitted the referee Earl Hebner just made a haphazard attempt to see if Hart would submitted and then he rang the bell.

Wrestling is a work or scripted but this was a shoot doublecross. WWF owner Vince McMahon didn't want Bret Hart to be champion as he was about to go to WCW and McMahon figured out how to get the belt off Hart. Wrestling may be a work, but in that business the championship belts especially these main event titles such as the WWE Championship or the WWE Univerisal Championship really means something as the face of a company like WWE.

Errr WWF = WWE the initials changed by 2002 got it.

Anyway I will refer to my post from back in April of this year for you to get the story of the "shoot doublecross".  It's amazing that there are some who might debate whether this was a work or a shoot. That this was all scripted!

Here's a brief video about it from WWE. [VIDEO]

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Howard students can't name a war the US had fought in

[VIDEO] I'm sorry to have missed this video from Campus Reform from the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC (a prestigious HBCU).

Found this via Marathon Pundit where I commented that HBCU students shouldn't be insulated from the significant events of the world. It turns out I was a tad off base.

Many of these students don't believe any war fought by America is justified. Some cited the Civil War - it helps that Howard was created after the conflict which freed the slaves. Otherwise many of these students are really just anti-war.

The 2nd World War comes up but many students can't even justify why we must fight the evil regime of Nazi Germany at the time.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Missing CAU student Alexis Crawford found dead #AUC

It's not often I post any news from the AUC but I saw an ig post from the profile AUC Cam and it shared some sad news about a missing student from Clark Atlanta University. Here's some details from ATL's 11 Alive news:
Atlanta Police confirmed that missing Clark Atlanta student Alexis Crawford has been found dead.

In a news conference Friday afternoon, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said Crawford was found dead in a park in DeKalb County off of Columbia Drive. Police said they were led to her body by one of the suspects.

Officers are now securing arrest warrants for Jordyn Jones and Barron Brantley. Jones is Crawford's roommate and Brantley is Jones' boyfriend, police said.

"While a motive has not been clearly established, the department did take a police report from Alexis Crawford on October 27, and this is a few days prior to her being reported missing. In this report, Alexis described unwanted kissing and touching from Barron Brantley," Shields said.

"The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking," she added. "And to Alexis' family, our hearts go out to you. I am so truly sorry that we could not provide you with a better ending."
Wow! A college roommate and her boyfriend are suspects in this unfortunate case. I ache for the family of Ms. Crawford I hate to see news of foul play such as this.

AUC Cam post below

Thursday, November 07, 2019

What happened after WWE Crown Jewel?

[VIDEO] Wrestlelamia discusses the latest news on what happened in Saudi Arabia when WWE talent attempted to flight to the next town for another TV taping.

The situation after last week's Saudi Arabia PPV WWE Crown Jewel has gone from some form of international intrique involving another government to just more internal disarray within WWE. We hear that Vince McMahon left his talent in Saudi Arabia while they were held in a "hostage situation". We also heard about McMahon being owned money to his contract with the Saudi Arabian gov't for WWE events there and even him cutting off the feed of the PPV to Saudi viewers.

As far as that "hostage situation" we heard the delay was due to mechanical problems and some military police was involved. We heard a lot of superstars weren't happy with this situation. Whatever the story it was enough to keep those talent who were expected to be at FOX Friday Nite SmackDown in Buffalo to have missed the show. Which resulted in NXT talent being utilized for SmackDown instead which also helped make this the highest rated SmackDown since the move to the FOX network.

Who knows what the truth was and at least from what I can tell it was handled badly by WWE's PR with a release stating WWE talent weren't passionate enough to make it to SmackDown on Friday nite. I'm sure for most wrestling fans this is something that might be looked at for a while yet.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Is predictability the key to good blogging?

John G. Shedd Public School: Is predictability the key to good blogging?

I posted this to the Shedd School blog earlier this summer. I as a policy atttempt to post at consistent times there and at The Sixth Ward. Not that I heard much feedback on it, but at least anyone who continues to read the blog will know when to see the latest post.

Unfortunately I don't always follow that rule. Sometimes I don't always have a post on the ready and sometimes the post comes later than I'd like.

So often when I do find the opportunity to post here most of the posts here are random and perhaps for a time that needs to stop. Another thing is what can I post here that'll interest people.

A lot of posts have been wrestling and although I consider this blog a hobby, never mind the ads I installed here last year, I've posted about whatever interests me at any given moment. Perhaps I'll get back to some of the things that got this blog noticed.

Meanwhile unlike a lot of things I've done online over the years I want to put some thought into it and then execute. And at least for here it means post more consistently and predictably.

Meanwhile over at Shedd School blog I shared a video about a man's trip into New Orleans. Check that out when you get an opportunity.