Road Rage “Crazy”


I’m hooked on those you tube Road Rage Videos. Most of the images are caught on dash cam. The details on some of these are extremely sharp with some of the cameras allowing the driver to capture clear images of the license plates .

What I find fascinating is a lot of the owners of these dash cams are often in the wrong. Giving chase, blocking the other vehicles and putting and  themselves and their passengers in harms way.

The testosterone level is often beyond a million plus. With men and women engaging in reckless violent behavior.    Most acts are unintentional, its a momentary oops, with the driver in the other car overreacting.  One man attacked the car behind him with a baseball bat breaking the windows with a family inside the car BECAUSE he believed the car behind him was following him was following to closely in a 15 mph zone.

 

My advice is to ignore your ego. Turn around and drive in another direction. If they follow you ,call the police. If the traffic comes to a stop, stay in you car. Do not speak. We don’t know his state of mind of if he is carrying any weapons. At the end of the day. Your ego will be fine and you will live another day

This video, contains footage of a man ramming his SUV into a car here in Sacramento near the W X Freeway

Please Be Safe

CityFella

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season Premiere Recap: Vanderpump and Dump


   

By: Brian Moylan/Vulture.com 

The women of Beverly Hills are wasting no time this season. None at all. After several lackluster years where I had to rename the show Rich Women Doing Things, the rich women come right out of the gate doing a lot of things, but mostly yelling at each other and wearing enough yoga pants to cover all of the targeted Fabletics ads in your Instagram feed.

The very first seconds of this season show an explosive fight between Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, and Lisa’s husband, a 90-year-old scarecrow that was once given a name but has since forgotten it. We don’t get much substance behind the fight, other than the fact that Kyle thinks that Lisa did something that Lisa claims she didn’t do.

At one point, Kyle says to her, “Maybe you care more about your image than you do your friendships.” Whatever the specifics of the matter, this seems to be the general criticism of Lisa that has been lobbed against her by various people over the years, including Brandi Glanville (say her name three times and she shall appear) during the “bring the tabloids on vacation” scandal, Lisa Rinna with that whole Munchausen’s thing, and Dorit last season when Lisa got mad at her and Kyle and stormed out of a restaurant.

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Norway universities criticized for overuse of English


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The Language Council of Norway (Språkrådet) says it is concerned about the amount of English used in courses at Norwegian universities and colleges.

 

A number of classes at higher education institutions across the country are taught entirely in English, reports broadcaster NRK.

The council said that using too much English could be damaging both during studies and for life after them.

“We are particularly concerned for new students who find that almost their entire program is in English. We are not convinced about the learning benefits, as it’s not certain all students are good enough at English,” Ole Våge said to NRK.

“It is a big problem if only English is used in education. The vast majority of people will be working in the Norwegian labor market afterwards,” he continued.

Våge said that classes taught in English were beneficial but should not be prioritized at the expense of Norwegian.

“It is completely natural to use both Norwegian and English. But we have seen that some classes are using solely English reading material,” he said.

Norwegian students themselves are less critical about the amount of English used in studies, according to NRK’s report.

Mats Johansen Beldo of the Norwegian Student Organization said that English was not excessively used at universities and colleges in the Scandinavian country.

“No, we students don’t think it’s a problem. Books in English are good and provide the academic input we need,” he told the broadcaster.

University of Oslo Deputy Rector Gro Bjørnerud Mo said the Norwegian was the primary language of classes at the university, and that the amount of English actually used in classes varies between programs

“We monitor closely language policies and the balance between English and other languages in our course catalog,” she said.

The Local, Norway

Warren: Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ by 2020


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(CNN)-President Donald Trump might be in jail by the time Election Day comes around, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren said on her first full day of campaigning as a declared presidential candidate.

“By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be President,” Warren said to voters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, gathered at the Veterans Memorial Building. “In fact, he may not even be a free person.”
The moment marked a notable shift in tone for Warren, who has been reluctant to take on Trump directly by name since she announced her exploratory campaign on New Year’s Eve.
Warren elaborated on those comments to reporters at an event in Iowa City, pointing to the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election by special counsel Robert Mueller.
“Well come on. How many investigations are there now? It’s no longer just the Mueller investigation,” Warren said. “They’re everywhere and these are serious investigations, so we’ll see what happens.’
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Picture Vs Policy: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Does the picture represent the man?


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So quick we are to judge. Who needs facts or details? One blip ,one bump and your career in over.   When my children were growing up, I would tell them its not what your say, its what you do.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was young when he took a picture in Blackface standing next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan costume.   Both pictures are offensive to this blackman.     As difficult as its seems, there are people who are  racially tone deaf, even in 2019.   Usually individuals who live in mono,environments ( Megan Kelly comes to mind )  because these individuals have limited contact with people outside their communities, they are often shocked when they are called insensitive or racist, because they work with people of color.

There is a difference between working and socializing and this is where I struggle with the Governor, who graduated from a predominately black high school.   He reportedly has strong personal ties with blacks in Virginia.  So the picture is not only a shock to the black citizens of the state, but a surprise to his black friends.

As a flawed human being I try not to rush to judgement.  Throughout my life as a flawed human being, I have made some poor decisions in my youth and as an adult.  When he took the picture nearly 35 years ago, he wasn’t thinking about the impact that picture might have on his personal and professional career.

The Picture ,was published February 1, 2019 on the website  Big League Politics   . Big League Politics was founded by former Breitbart News Employees and is considered a far right wing conservative website.

Is the picture a representation of who is Governor Northam is? 

In Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial election, Ralph Northam received an estimated 87% of the black vote, 67% of the Latino Vote and 61% of the women’s vote.  He was supported by many groups notably  the Latino Victory Fund and Planned Parenthood and support by many black political organizations,  most are now asking the Governor to resign.

His Positions:

The Governor supports a $15.00 minimum wage and is against a state constitutional amendment enshrining right to work legislation. That would allow employees in unionized workplaces are banned from negotiating contracts which require all members who benefit from the union contract to contribute to the costs of union representation. 

Northam “has called for phasing out the grocery tax on low-income people and ending business taxes in struggling rural areas.

The Governor as a record of supporting Abortion rights, ( Planned Parenthood supported him in his election campaign)  He is against a bill called the Repeal Act that would allow third trimester abortions to be performed if a single physician determines that there is any physical or mental health risk to the mother. Currently, Virginia law only allows third-trimester abortions to be performed in the state if three physicians determine that continued pregnancy would be “substantially and irremediably” harmful to a woman’s health.  This bill is supported by many Republicans and may be a topic in the 2020 Presidential Campaign.  

Northam has proposed making it free for students to pursue a community college education or apprenticeship in a high-demand field (such as cyber security and early childhood education under the condition that they commit to a year of paid public service. He opposes public funding for private schools. (wiki)

In February 2017, Northam cast a tie-breaking vote in the state Senate against a bill to ban sanctuary cities in Virginia

In Washington Post, Article Titled  “Anger and sadness as African Americans in Virginia consider Northam’s fate”

In conversations at churches, salons and coffee shops, African Americans disagreed about whether Northam must resign, but all voiced a sense of betrayal. In public office, Northam worked to expand Medicaid, the health program that serves the poor, and he helped to restore voting rights for felons, a policy that helps many black men. Many in the black community saw him as an ally, and as one of the good guys.

It’s a real slap in the face. You pretend to be my friend, and you’re really not,” said Thomas Parham Jr., as he arrived for worship Sunday at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Old Town Alexandria. It’s one thing, he said, to encounter a racist public official. It’s almost worse when it’s someone perceived to be an ally. “I’d rather know where you stand.”

The Democratic Party Image

What is disconcerting about this controversy. is the Democratic tidal wave against this Governor.  Not based on his record, or actions or public statements but a silly misguided picture taken when he was in medical school.

Governor Northam is no Steve King the Congressman from Iowa. Who, for more than thirteen years has on record said:

 “Mixing culture will not lead to higher quality of life but a lower one.

 He wanted to make English the official language of Iowa.

He sued Iowa for posting voting information on an official website in Spanish, Laotian, Bosnian and Vietnamese.

King suggested shocking (via electricity) immigrants who climbed the wall.its successful in containing livestock

One the house floor, he said Profiling was an important component of law enforcement.

Suggested paying for the border wall with federal dollars coming from welfare, food stamps and Planned Parenthood

January 2019:  Steve King was stripped from all committee assignments after bipartisan condemnation of his remarks on white supremacy (A theme of his for the last 10 years)

From my chair in the balcony, the Democrats want to demonstrate they unlike ,the GOP they walk the talk.   I am reminded of Minnesota Senator Al Frankel who admitted and apologized to sexual misconduct when he was a citizen in 2006, his apology was accepted.  However when other anonymous woman came forward. he denied the accusations.  Members of his party demanded he resign without a full hearing.

In his resignation speech he made comparisons to Republican politicians, saying he was “aware of the irony” that President Trump remained in office despite the comments Trump made in the Access Hollywood tape released a month before his election, and that the Republican Party supported Roy Moore‘s Senate campaign despite the many allegations of harassment and molestation against Moore (wiki)

 

Self Inflected Wound

Governor Northam may have been flying solo (without council) when the news broke Friday Afternoon.  A good publicist would have advised and prepared him before appearing on camera.  However, as bad as Friday was, Saturday was a tsunami of bad press.

On Friday, he was almost there.  He apologized for the pictures and went on to say  “I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused. I am ready to do that important work”.  Someone, from his office might have spoken to the press, touting his record, his reputation with the black community and the suspicious timing of the picture,

Over night, they may have linked release of the picture to the date of his comment regarding his position on the Repeal Act  and reminded the press of his reputation. 

But that didn’t happen!  Flying solo, taking a page out of Donald Trumps playbook.  He said, that may not be me?  and like the 45th President of the United States, he was unable to stop himself.  He admitted, “Blackfacing” in the past AS Michael Jackson.  A talent contest that he WON, after practicing the moon walk!

The “State” of Virginia 

Should the Governor resign, the Democratic Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax would become the Governor.

Sunday, February 3,   Patrick Howley of the conservative website  Big League Politics . reported Vanessa Tyson, a professor of politics at Scripps College, said she was sexually assaulted in 2004 by a campaign staffer who was now up for a “VERY BIG promotion” in Democratic politics. Howley, who was also the first to obtain the Northam yearbook photo, noted that Fairfax was a campaign staffer for presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004 and that he was now poised to become governor of Virginia. 

It is reported, she brought her 2004 story to the Washington Post and another media outlet.  Both outlets investigated the story and found no corroboration and did not publish the story.

In the State of Virginia, if the Lieutenant Governor is ineligible, it would fall to the Attorney General, Mark Herring a Democrat. If he for any reason can’t serve,it would fall   to the Speaker of the House of Delegates would be next in line to take the role. The Virginia House is currently controlled by Republicans and Speaker Kirk Cox would be the interim governor.

Slow Down The Train……

The Democratic Party and the citizens on Virginia, should slow the train down. Dont solely judge the Governor on this picture.   Judge is life from there forward. What has he said?  What has he done?   Then look hard at the coincident via Big League Politics before rushing to judgement.

Wouldn’t you want someone to judge you on your complete body of work rather than one picture or a single incident.?

CityFella

 

Facebook Mother of the Year


Thirty three year old Caitlyn Alyse Hardy was arrested on Wednesday by the Sumter County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office after seeing a video on Facebook of Hardy pouring water on face of her nine month daughter.  The video was uploaded on Jan 26.

“Payback for waking me up all kinda times of da night”

Was the the caption on Hardy’s Facebook page along with emoji’s of a baby and smiling face with tears of joy.

In the video, she was laughing as she poured water on her child as she slept in her crib.  Her child woke up after the second dousing.

The Sheriff’s department charged Hardy with cruelty to children and the department has notified the county’s social service department.

Real Housewives of Atlanta S11 ep13: “Eva Chops Up Marlo in Tokyo”


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For weeks, Eva Marcille has been throwing amnesia shade. She throws it and forget it sorta doing an Urkel (did I do that?) or the other hand Marlo has done nothing but throw shade at Eva. She said Eva had “no character,” called her “basic,and criticized her fashion sense”

Last night, Marlo size elevens stepped on Eva tiny toes for the last time! Eva, chopped up Marlo into bite sized Reese’s pieces. The two argued on the bus in front of company (the Japanese Tour guide Aya and the bus driver) for nearly 2 hours.   Was it childish? Yes!  Action not becoming two adult women? YES!  Was in the best representation of American Black women in Japan?  NO!    And I was there for it.!!!!! 

“Excerpt’s from the bus Battle”

 EVA: “My security does not lie in labels,” . I’ve been in fashion for years.”

MARLO:  “I wear runway to runway to runway,”  “I wear designer. My toothbrush is designer.”  “Everything you wore on the runway is in my closet.”

EVA: “Because your OLDER than me.   “You can’t fit into nothing on the runway now,”

MARLO:  “Respect you Elders”
EVA:  ” I’m a grown ass woman married with two kids”
MARLO:   “With two baby daddies”
EVA: And you fit it in when? Never! January of never!”  “The way your ass is set up, you could never model. You wanna work for plus size? Stop. I don’t know where you’re getting these plus-size fashions from.”
MARLO:  Your Mama!
Eva, wasn’t having it, she stood and look like she wanted to throw down!
EVA:  ” I am so sincere” “Don’t do that”  “You betta save that mama shit for Shamari
SHAMARI:  ” No the fuck you don’t!” “Don’t bring me up in this shit about my mama-you got the wrong one!
Eva told Marlo to tack that lace front back down! and at one point called her wig a hoodie!

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YESSSSSSSSSS!

The episode began where we left off with Tanya Sam fighting with Nene over her comment about finding someone to get married to.   Tanya is closest too Nene and was caught up in her feelings as she thought Nene was disrespecting her relationship with Paul.     Tanya, later brought up the incident with Eva, who basically told her she was over reacting.     Now one things is clear,  Nene does have issues with Tanya. Tanya suggested Nene shop has lower quality during a fashion challenge with Marlo and that comment isn’t sitting well with Nene.

Nene and Gregg are going at it.  Being a caretaker isn’t an easy job and with Gregg not responding to her, it was making her crazy. Her anger and frustration is spilling over into other aspects of her life.   Last night, she was fighting with production.

Not TODAY baby! 

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Nene’s troubles are not over this day as she is about to feel the wrath of Aya, the tour guide.  On the first day she told all the ladies that lateness was a form of disrespect in Japan.  Even after the warning, these ladies were constantly late getting on the tour bus.

 Will a full itinerary, the ladies are still late getting on the bus.  But TODAY was not the day, Aya ignored Tanya and Eva and told the bus driver to go.  Cynthia called Nene, to explain. Nene said, she didn’t care.  But from this point forward something tells me Nene will be on time. As Aya was “Reclaiming her time!”

The ladies visit Tokyo’s Red light district, and do karaoke.  Kandi was disappointed  because she was hoping to get some ideas from the girls of Japan.  But the Red light district, like a lot of Japan was very clean and there weren’t any trashy girls in sight.

Inside, the ladies are having fun.  They find the Xscape song “Understanding”. In her Confessional, Nene threw some shade about Kandi’s singing.  Kandi later said “Isn’t this the perfect song for us to sing with all the arguing?” “This song brought us all back together with perfect harmony.”

One of the best scenes ever,was with Shamari and her sons who were very fussy and crying on the phone.   7000 miles away, Shamari quiets them in song.

Next week more drama in Tokyo

Do you think Eva Slammed Marlo?  Was it too much or not enough?

CityFella

 

Last Week

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