Good for her for refusing to show ID, walking away and putting her mistreatment out there as a victim and witness. Bully cops, shame on them. I wonder how many non-famous black people had this shit happen in the last 24 hours and just had to live with it as a regular day. » 9/14/14 10:23am Yesterday 10:23am

True story: Unbeknownst to us, my co-workers and I at a large internet technical support call-in center were scheduled to get laid off on September 11, 2001. We ended up spending that day and the next dealing with huge volumes of irate customers from the east coast (some within a couple miles of Ground Zero) who… » 9/10/14 2:26pm Wednesday 2:26pm

This is sad but ultimately not a horrible way to go, quick while a bike ride in a park with your loved one. Probably literally did not know what hit her. Preferable to the way most of us will croak, tubed up in a hospital, in pain, or choking on our own spit as an oldster in a nursing home. Her family stays and… » 9/07/14 10:57pm 9/07/14 10:57pm

People leave out how exhausting it is to worry about money. Say you hit it big long enough (decent salary, benefits, a dependable car) long enough to buy a house and try to improve things. If one tiny thing in that equation goes south you are left scrambling. All that's left is fear and the guilt laid upon you by… » 9/05/14 10:14pm 9/05/14 10:14pm

I am not trying to be funny, but I remember a scene in the HBO "John Adams" where Abigail Adams primitively vaccinated her children with the draining smallpox pus from sick and dying smallpox sufferers laid out in a wagon. Maybe this works? » 9/05/14 10:03pm 9/05/14 10:03pm

Look how close the house is to the road. If only little Adolf would have escaped the nursery and toddled out the door directly in front of a giant running horse and wagon. A heroic horse that would have hit him and dashed his diabolical brain upon the bricks. If only... » 8/31/14 4:16pm 8/31/14 4:16pm

Years back, we started feeding a baby squirrel after his mom got torn up by a dog. We called him "Nutty," not because he liked to eat peanuts (which he did), but more so because of his giant squirrel testicles. We tried not to make him human friendly for his own protection, but he figured out the source of the… » 8/20/14 1:28pm 8/20/14 1:28pm