BALTIMORE!: A Rant

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Man Man!! Where to begin! Please if you happen to know me personally, read this in my yelling Drew voice.

I hate repeating information and by now I’m sure everyone is aware of what’s going on in Baltimore currently. The sad thing is a whole lot of people don’t know what has caused this “sudden turn of violence.”

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So what I’m going to do with this post is state my various rebuttals to comments I have heard on the news, Facebook and twitter.

Oh and please excuse my language this might get ugly….

“Those thugs…”

  1. Those “thugs” are children. The same ages as these children hereuntitledlll

Yes something does seem different huh?

Oh and these thugs “tore up” their neighborhood too. Where’s all the disdain and disgust for them?

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  1. “…Tearing up their own neighborhood”

How many people actually owned buildings that were damaged last night?

But more importantly when’s the last time you’ve seen Baltimore? The REAL Baltimore not that bullshit Harbor??

Well I was there not even a month ago. And literally every other house is boarded up and abandoned. So what exactly are they loosing??

NOT A FUCKING THING!! BECAUSE THEY DONT HAVE SHIT!

They don’t have anything! Except their lives and that’s not even guaranteed between drugs, violence and police. So why not tear shit up to get your point across…It’s not like our peaceful protest have been successful thus far.

Oh and FUCK CNN!

Wooo Saahhhh okay I’m calm

Okay I’ll leave you all with a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King…

“It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard.”

Transgender Children: How Young is Too Young?

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About a month ago, I was reading an article about Ryland Whittingon on CNN’s page. I have provided the link so I won’t get into too many details but at the end of the article I couldn’t help thinking “wow this child is only 7, that’s a lot to deal with at a young age”

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be tough. I chose Legos over dolls and wanted to play basketball instead of dance. I even hated my name because it was too feminine. But eventually I grew out of it and out of my tomboy phase.

I’m not saying this is the case here, but these parents are moving a bit too quickly in their decision to address their daughter as a boy.

Hear me out

This child is 7. Seven! I don’t even remember “decisions” I made when I was 12 let alone 7. What happens if when Ryland starts puberty and decides he wants to be a girl again? I’m assuming he will become a girl.

I’m suggesting that maybe waiting a child is at least in middle school before making these drastic life altering decisions. The parents are looking into blocking puberty and “administering cross-hormones”. That is a HUGE deal!!

They are making it almost impossible for Ryland to change his mind.

If these are decisions that are left up to the person then what’s wrong with waiting until the person is mature enough to make these decisions??

Anyway here’s another article about the benefits of making these decisions while children are young. I just disagree.

Thoughts?

Working a 9-5 Job is Considered Corny: The Dame Dash Theory

A few weeks ago, Hip Hop mogul Dame Dash did an interview with the infamous breakfast club.

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During this interview Dame suggested that men who don’t own their own business aren’t real men.

Yes those were his exact words.

Thus the theory of Dame Dash was born!

You sir! With your fancy government job and 401k plan are not a real man.

Yeah right…

Anyway eventually the hype had died down and I decided not to discuss his dumb ass but then I got on twitter this morning looking for inspiration.

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Oh boy Passport Cutty never lets me down. (Keep in mind she was referring to criminals when she said this)

So the conversation heated up quickly. It became 9-5ers Vs. Entrepreneur vs. Random (Bartenders, Herbalife etc)

I’ll just go over each party’s stance briefly:

9-5ers (this includes me): Mentioned the need for stability, benefits, etc.

Entrepreneur: The need to pursue their happiness and provide a future for their children

Random: I honestly don’t know, maybe the need to sleep in? (No Shade)

 

Now I am not knocking one or the other. I have a deep fear of not being able to contribute to my household and take of my family. My happiness comes second to that.

My dream has always been to be a writer. Just to write. Real simple. See I can write (via this blog) and still enjoy career success via my 9-5.

Some people can’t do that. I honestly feel sorry for people who risk everything on their dream just to have it not work out. That has got to be the worst feeling. Especially if you have a family to take care of.

In the end, people are going to make the decisions that they feel are best for them. I just want everybody to think logically while making these decisions.

 

 

 

 

At Home Lush Spa Day

I have been so stressed lately! My vacation is a little over two weeks away and I needed some immediate relief. So I decided to have an at home spa day! Mainly this just consisted of a hot bath but I used Lush products to enhance my experience.

Well they were all Lush expect these bath salts from CVS. I always use Lush Bath Bombs so I decided to try some of there other products this time. Plus my body was sore from Bikram Yoga that I did on Saturday.

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1st up is the Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. I LOVED this!!! My favorite product and it made my skin so smooth and soft! Also (which was kind of weird) it felt so good putting it on while I was in the shower. I felt like the women in that hair shampoo commerical. You know the one where they’re moaning while washing their hair? Yeah it’s all that. Oh and it’s infused with Vodka that you can definitely smell.

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2nd I used this mint sugar lip scrub. I enjoyed the minty flavor but I felt like I could have gotten the same effect from a DIY lip scrub. The good part is you don’t have to wash it off you can just lick it off your lips.

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Lastly I used their Cupcake Face Mask. I have been having a lot of breakouts lately and the sales lady made this suggestion. I didn’t notice any immediate results but I do like the cold sensation that I got when I first applied it. (It has to be refrigerated)

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This is me wearing the face mask and the lip scrub.

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I will be buying more of the body scrub and maybe even the face mask. Not really sold on the lip scrub however. I’ll try Bath and Body Works next time.

$15.00/Hour A Discussion on Minimum Wage

Moneeeyyyyyyy!!

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That’s what we’re going to talk about today! These protest going on to raise minimum wage to $15.00 a hour. I have had mixed feelings about this for a while now. I’m not sure if somebody who works in fast food deserves $15.00 a hour.

But see there is my first problem. I don’t know what it is that they do or how hard it is. All day on twitter I’ve seen people say “You shouldn’t get paid that much to flip burgers” But my question is why not?

I’ve never worked in fast food but my first job was at a sandwich place named Cosi. I worked my ass off at Cosi for my lil $7.25 an hour. I was a high school student at the time so that was perfect money for me! But what about the adults I worked with? How were they getting by on such low wages? Most people’s response is: Get a better paying job.

Well Duh!

When I graduated from college in 2010, I could not find a job for anything!! I mean internships, teaching, secretary jobs NOTHING. After 6 months, kohl’s finally gave me a shot. For anybody who has student loans knows what happens 6 months after you graduate.

 

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But I was only making $7.50/hour and barely getting 40 hours. If I didn’t have my parents to lean on I would have been homeless. Seriously, there is no way that anybody (even with the most frugal of lifestyles) can survive on $7.50. Especially in the DC area. I thankfully had a degree so that provided some more opportunities for me later on, but what about people who don’t have a degree?

Now of course, working in McDonalds you’re not going to be able to drive a luxury vehicle and live in a huge 4 bedroom house. But you should at least be able to provide the basic necessities for your family.

That’s not asking too much at all.

 

Being Mary Jane Season Finale Recap 4/14/15

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Okay, 2 hour finale last night which actually was just 2 episodes put together but whatever.

What I don’t like about finales is that they feel like they always have to leave with a cliff hanger. I HATEEEEE cliff hangers! Anyway on to my list!

  1. Mary Jane’s Ugly Black Woman line went suppeeerrr viral and social media lit up! I enjoyed this story cause that is exactly how it would have happened. Of course SNC (The network she works for) jumped on it and promoted her to prime time! I was not surprised when the HBIC came in and told Mary Jane to pause her black agenda! If I were Mary Jane I would continue it anyway because they are just going to replace her when the hype calms down.

Next she has what was supposed to be a romantic evening with Sheldon but I’ll save that whole story for the end….

  1. Kara goes home to visit her parents and finds out that her dad and his gambling problem have cost them the house! This guy! has already SOLD the house to someone he owes money too and has been paying him rent SMH
  2. Ummm since when does Mary Jane’s oldest brother have another daughter other than the cute little mixed girl and Neicy??
  3. Okay so the Lisa and David thing wasn’t as bad as I thought but Lisa sure is as trifling as I assumed her to be! Hmph She clearly has some mental issues because how can you be in love with a man this long who has shown 0 interests in you other than letting you give him head?? She is thee definition of THIRST!! It’s unfortunate for Mary Jane to find out how she did but I’m happy she knows now.

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And Lastly…

These 2 episodes were clearly the Sheldon and Mary Jane because we got ALOT of them last night.

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After her promotion she goes over Sheldon’s house and he has a Moroccan dinner set up with candles and music etc. Instead of her being appreciative like she should, she calls him corny and insults him. SMH stupid stupid stupid. She’s clearly insecure about him previously dating young girls because she throws it in his face a few times.

But her friend Mark gets her together real fast! He tells her she was wrong and she needs to apologize if she wants that relationship to continue. She does via text and he takes a whole 24 hours to respond and when he does he says “Thank You.” lmao

She in return pops up at his house. Mary Jane is crazy! He sends her ass right back home though. Then her alarm goes off and she gets scared and asks to stay at Sheldon’s.

When she gets there, he informs her that yes they are indeed in a relationship. But we knew this was too good to be true…

She gets a call about David’s dog dying and as a result of David being on her mind again she pees in Sheldon’s bed.

Yes. Pisses in his bed.

He handles it way better than I could have. He immediately knows it’s because of her feelings for her ex and tells her to call him.

Of course as we all can predict this is where it all falls apart. Mary Jane is a child mentally and Sheldon is a grown ass man. Whenever they argue she’s rude, insulting, and immature. Eventually she pulls him down to her level as well.

In the midst of this childish ass fight he reveals that not only does he not want kids or to get married, he doesn’t even want to live with the woman he is dating. Of course she’s upset and leaves. Granted he knew what she wanted from jump and he should have said that that’s not something that he wants. Be honest and let her decide if that’s how she wants to live her life. But he thought he could change her. Smh

 

The end. Oh then she overhears David and Lisa’s convo via butt dial and crashes her car into a tree.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (The Boston Bomber) and Why I Think He Shouldn’t Get the Dealth Penalty

FILE: Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Indicted FBI Release Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Yeah I know you’re already mad that I even titled this post that but hear me out.

 

This man and his brother killed 3 people and injured hundreds more. Do I believe he is a horrible person? Yes. Should he pay for his actions? Yes. But how is killing him righting any of these wrongs?? It certainly won’t bring back any of those people, nor restore any body parts.

 

I believe that he is sick in the head and should spend the rest of his life in jail to be tormented by his guilt and face the consequences of his actions.  This man wants to die! Why should he be granted peace when so many others aren’t?

 

When I proposed this to my aunt last week, she replied “Oh so you’d rather have your tax money pay for his wellbeing the rest of his life”.

 

Yes. Yes I would.

 

In Atlanta, school teachers and officials are serving actual prison time for cheating on test. Yes my tax money is paying for nonviolent offenders to spend time in jail.

 

There is something so wrong with our judicial system. Maybe we wouldn’t have to resort to killing someone who committed a crime if the system wasn’t too busy on sending people to jail who don’t belong there.

 

I’m not even going to start on the statistics of black men in jail for various minor incidents.

 

Maybe it’s the Christianity in me. I just don’t believe in murder. Period.

 

“We kill people who kill people because killing people is wrong”