Anyone else thinking we should start scheming, conniving, er planning for another blog shoot?
It’s been a while since we’ve had one — six months or so. And to make sure everyone understands — this isn’t just a ‘have to blog to attend’ or a “Dallas Blogger” — anyone in the area, going to be in the area or willing to come to the area is welcome as are commenters, readers, bloggers, friends of the same.
Important details to consider
I know we can use my range again but think we should try for some place with fewer restrictions.
I normally try to keep the language, including anything I link or embed, on this blog PG-13. Sometimes though it is necessary to break that guideline. This is one of them. I’m posting the video, unedited because I want all the sounds to be heard, clearly and without any indication that the sounds were altered.
Foul language is used by Sharkeisha — the female thug –and others in the video. Please listen to the video anyways. Watch it carefully.
The anti-rights cultists want to call this “just a fist fight”. It wasn’t.
It was a vicious beating, an assault without warning. The smack of that first roundhouse is quite audible isn’t it? And the viciousness of the first kick is stunning; I wonder if a District Attorney would view it as attempted murder. Given how defenseless the victim was, I couldn’t see how anyone wouldn’t fear for their life or great bodily harm in that assault. And that is one teen female attacking another; now imagine one or more adult males threatening a physical assault.
If you have the stomach for violence, go to World Star HipHop and look at some of the ‘fight’ videos. Some of them are fist fights; some are recordings of one sided assaults like this one. Watch a few and see what type of world the Anti-Rights Cultists want you to live in.
Look at some of the “Knock Out Game” videos going around and see what type of world the Anti-Rights Cultists want you to live in.
I don’t understand the mindset of those people; they would rather live in a world where the strong or the many prey on others undaunted by the prospect of effective self defense.
So, I’ll make this a question for the anti-rights cultists; why do you think violence like this will stop / be reduced if we ‘make guns harder for criminals to get’?
”It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”
And does anyone else wonder what all that money was spent on if security is such a problem?
But on CNBC, Kennedy disputed those claims, saying vulnerabilities remain on “everything from hacking someone’s computer so when you visit the website it actually tries to hack your computer back, all the way to being able to extract email addresses, users names—first name, last name—[and] locations.”
Wonder if we can get one of those “Enter at your own risk signs” hung up on the entrance to the website.
Every notice how solid things seem in memories?
Rock solid foundations of our childhood (1st, 2nd and current for some of us) often aren’t a deep as we remember. For years, it was Thanksgiving at our house; usually a handful of G.I.s that couldn’t go home for the holidays joining us. Then later it was Thanksgiving at Aunt Mary’s house; with a huge crowd of family around. And so it goes, change. For years now, Thanksgiving has been at Nana’s house; with a huge crowd of family around.
For years it was running around with the cousins, getting into trouble, playing video games and eating too much. Then for years it was watching the kids running around, trying to get them to stop playing video games and eating too much. Lately, it was watching the kids chasing the grandchildren around, trying to keep them out of trouble, from playing too many video games and still eating too much.
This year things were a lot different at Thanksgiving. We went out to eat. Yes, we were one of those families. 16 of us at Cracker Barrel for lunch. And I’m sure this Thanksgiving will provide lots of memories.
Of people getting there at 10:00 a.m. to get on the waiting list…
Of being told until all the members of the party are together, no one gets on the waiting list….
Of a very crowded store area; full of people waiting to be seated…..
Of getting everyone together and being told of a 45 minute wait for a table….
Of waiting a while longer…
Of getting our table — oh, wait tables ! Not all of us are sitting together; 12 at one table 4 at another….
Of mediocre service..
And most importantly
Of how little any of those really mattered.
Nana was out of the hospital and moving around.
Family gathered together and talked.
A meal was blessed and a family blessed by the meal and companionship.
People were missed; family was scattered about the state and country but they were on our minds and in our hearts as we gathered.
We weren’t alone; Cracker Barrel — much maligned retail establishment open on the holidays — provided lunch and dinner to a huge crowd. Even more they provided a huge service; a holiday meal for those who couldn’t or didn’t want to cook. A place to gather with a few or many, to realize they aren’t alone in the world or their situation.
I saw people waiting patiently and politely (how much different from the crowds on Black Friday in some cases).
Will this be the new normal or will we gather again at a home; I don’t know. I do know the location isn’t as important as the company. And the company isn’t as important as the attitude; it is about Thanksgiving after all. While some things may drift, I hope to be steadfast in the important things; faith and family.
(Might want to watch your volume on the video)
Sometimes it is tougher then others to be thankful….but it is well; as tough as it is to say some days.