Sunday, July 27
Due to Technical Difficulties and lack of any kind of customer service or IT assistance, I am forced, after all these years, to have to remove Live From Bikini Bottom from Blogger. I will also be removing Black History Facts; I have not yet made a decision on where their new home(s) will be. I am very disappointed that I have been unable to get any assistance from Blogger about this issue. Just so you understand what's happening, this whole paragraph is being typed into the Title line of a New Post. That's all that appears on the page when I try to write a new post! As a matter of fact, I see the page appear properly but then it refreshes and there is nothing but this line. Blogger is the only place I have had this problem, and I'm tired of waiting for answers that do not seem forthcoming. I'm sorry too, I've enjoyed being here.... Anyway, please bear with me as I choose a new home and get both blogs back up and running. One Love and Blessings to All!
Saturday, June 14
This is an update I found from May 18 on the condition of the beaten truck driver who accidentally hit a child and stopped to see how the boy was. (As he should have.)
|Beaten father & grandfather Steve Utash|
Monday, April 7
That's why, when I see that someone has been hit by a car and the driver stayed, I think that should carry a lot of weight when it comes time for that person to go to court. Not that they should go free or anything, after all, they only did what they were supposed to do in case of an accident. However there are so many who don't that I think it makes those who do just a bit more special.
This is why I find this story so difficult to understand. Even if it was a hate crime, done because of his race, accidents happen! The man was willing to stop his vehicle and get out to try to help the boy (who as it turns out wasn't even seriously hurt!) and was apologizing, so what was the reason for this?? Stupidity, in my book. Blind hate of a man because he had dared to accidentally sideswipe a child who ran out into the street while playing, straight into the path of the man's vehicle. Stupid.
Here's a video on the arrest:
Posted April 5, 2014 on Newsy.com
And here's the USA today story from April 3, 2014 on the accident and the beating.
If you want to donate to the fund to help the driver, Steve Utash, with his medical bills (he has no insurance) there's a GoFundMe page for that purpose.
Tuesday, April 1
Geoff McGrath, 49, Seattle, Washington
By Miranda Leitsinger
Tuesday, March 25
Access to proper healthcare should be available to everyone regardless of age, gender, or race. Had 19-year-old Sophie Jones received the proper treatment, she may not have died from cervical cancer. Sophie Jones was denied the smear test that could…
Saturday, March 22
|Susanne Atanus, Republican candidate|
A Republican candidate who believes that God dictates weather patterns and that tornadoes, autism and dementia are God's punishments for marriage equality and abortion access won the GOP nomination to challenge Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) in the Chicago-area 9th Congressional District.
Susanne Atanus, of Niles, Ill., garnered 54 percent of the vote in her Tuesday win over David Earl Williams III.
"I am not in favor of abortions, I am not in favor of gay rights," Atanus told the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper, in January.
She blamed natural disasters and mental disorders on recent advances in LGBT equality and legal abortions.
"God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions," she said. "Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it's in our military, it will weaken our military. We need to respect God."
Atanus also reached out to the Windy City Times, an LGBT publication, in an attempt to explain her views.
"Everybody knows that God controls weather," she told the news site in January. "God is super angry," she added. "Gay marriage is not appropriate, and it doesn't look right, and it breeds AIDS."
Jack Dorgan, chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, and Adam Robinson, chairman of the Chicago Republican Party, both condemned Atanus' comments and distanced the party from her candidacy.
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Sunday, March 16
|Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria on March 15, 2014 where several people were killed.|
Saturday, March 8
Friday, March 7
Wednesday, March 5
– Anonymous, "An Account of the Boston Massacre," (1770)