Monday, February 18, 2013

cold as a witches tit

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Cold as a witch’s tit in New York today, 18 degrees! And since it’s a federal holiday, practically everything is closed so no need to go outside…that’s my excuse and I’m standing behind it…

President Obama has declared a presidential proclamation citing February 2013 National Black History Month, commemorating and honoring the 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington. The groundbreaking march solidified the cause for justice and civil rights in the hearts and minds of all the brave folks who were a part of it.

“In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. from his “I Have A Dream” speech during the 1963 March On Washington. ♦

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The ever-kool, Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is demanding an apology from NRA hell raiser Wayne LaPierre for comments he made last week in an editorial for The Daily Caller about Super Storm Sandy giving Brooklynites an open invitation to pillage and plunder, reiterating his call for more gun ownership:

“We saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn . . . And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not be home at all.”

But Congressman Jeffries begs to differ:

“There’s reality, and then there’s Wayne’s world. In Wayne’s world facts apparently don’t matter. The reality is that the in week after Super Storm Sandy hit, crime went down.”

“Wayne’s world”… lol! So far, no word on that apology, and I wouldn’t hold my breath either Hakeem. ♦

violence against women picOn Sunday Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called for the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. House Republican lawmakers opposed revisions to the bill back in October 2011 because it had the nerve to suggest its expansion to include LGBT and Native American victims of domestic violence as well. House Republicans just can’t wait to be kicked out next year, can they? The VAWA presently funds programs for domestic violence victims. Is there really a need to emphasize ALL victims of domestic violence, you numbnuts!? ♦

Mayor Bloomberg is pissed about the rising incidents of iPhone thefts marring his record of NYC’s low murder rate in 2012. The free weekly paper, The Brooklyn Paper, chronicled iPhone thefts in the 35 neighborhoods it covers, and its police blotter recorded an increase in Apple product thefts by 3,890, with some of thefts resulting in its owner being killed. My advice on avoiding iPhone theft? Put the ish away and read a paper! ♦

 

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Amy Conton is a freelance writer and graphic designer living in New York, USA.

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