Somber Sunday…

This post is a sort of tribute to two heroes in Portland, Oregon. Most of you are probably unaware of, or even care about, the two men who gave their lives when they stood up to a mindless, inbred piece of racist filth on the MAX transit train on Friday evening. Friday, 26 May, marked the beginning of the Islamic holy observance of Ramadan, and two young Muslim women in hijabs were on the train, either heading to, or home from, a celebration of sorts. The asshole, who had a racist Facebook page just like James Harris Jackson and Sean Christopher Urbanski, the diseased pieces of white trash who murdered Timothy Caughman back in March, and Richard Collins III a mere two weeks ago. Again, this useless waste of air, space, and skin used a knife to take the lives of these men who took it upon themselves to defend two women who had done nothing but take public transportation on a Friday night in a city which is supposedly civilized, diverse, and “tolerant.”

54-year-old Rick Best, an Army veteran, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, a recent graduate of Reed College, are the two selfless men who were brutally murdered for standing up to hate. From CNN:

Dozens of people gathered on Saturday around a circle of flowers and photos to honor a recent college graduate and an Army veteran who were fatally stabbed on a Portland commuter train. The two men were killed after they intervened when a man allegedly yelled what “would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions” at two women on a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said.

A third victim, a poet, survived the attack, but is receiving medical treatment for serious injuries. A suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, has been arrested on aggravated murder charges. Federal authorities are trying to determine whether Christian will face hate crimes as a memorial with flowers and notes for the victims grows across from the train station where one of the men died. The victims’ families, friends and Portland residents gathered Saturday at a nearby grassy area. They shared a few words about their loved ones while others praised their courage.

Note, also, that the murdering scumbags in each of these cases utilized various social-media outlets to spread their filth and hate. This is one of the main reasons I choose to not use Facebook, and every single one of you who use it and don’t speak out against the mindless hate and covert racism that you see on those platforms on a daily basis, are just as culpable as those who actively spread the hate are. You think that ignoring racism, hate, and bullying will make it go away. You tell yourselves that you’re not like “those people,” when, in fact, you are exactly like them. It’s sad, and a bit pathetic, to see otherwise intelligent people shoving their heads in the sand or up the rectal orifices of shallow, self-absorbed twats. Doing the right thing is certainly never easy, and is almost always painful. It still has to be done, no matter the cost. Those two heroes paid the ultimate price for doing the right thing. I hope that their families, and the families of those two women, unite in the fight against hate-mongers and mindless, racist filth. Making an example of that disgusting murderer, Jeremy Joseph Christian, as well as filth like James Harris Jackson, Sean Christopher Urbanski, and their ilk is something that should unquestioningly be supported, spoken about, and fought for. Stop supporting hate. Stop making excuses for racists. Speak out when you see something wrong being done. I don’t see how asking others to unite against bigotry and bullying is complaining or whining. I’m asking for unity, not division.

Storms On the Shore!!!

Hey all! Sorry for the late post, but unstable weather has been causing minor issues with the electricity. Also, my computer has been giving me a hassle, which is what frustrated the hell out of me yesterday – dealing with the computer techs has been a major exercise in futility! They refuse to acknowledge that there is some flawed component in my computer, which is causing the crashing and freezing issues I experience while gaming – whether I attempt to record a gaming session or live-stream, or not. I’m currently using what is supposed to be our ‘backup’ computer, and it’s running far better than mine is! Guess what? It even records and streams gaming sessions just fine – so there is obviously an issue in my main rig.

I was all ready to post a spleen-venting, expletive-filled, post of hatred towards condescending douchebags…but, waking up to the sound of thunder this morning soothed my mood. I will do a post about my ineffective dealings with the computer techs, but will try to do so in an amusing way! I’ve been inspired by a couple of bloggers who inject much humour in their writings and posts, and wanted to try to put a funny spin on something that has been exceptionally annoying and frustrating. I do my best to have backup plans in case things go wrong…it helps to be prepared for any possible eventuality.

The morning thunderstorms were very nice to wake up to…although, I understand that while I was enjoying the flashes of lightning and feeling, and hearing, the roll of thunder, the coastal town of Manzanita, down in Oregon, had a fairly sizeable tornado! The remnants of a typhoon are the cause, to my knowledge. Still, I love thunderstorms and wild weather…I’m what you would call a ceraunophile, LOL!

The wind is starting to kick up again, so I’ll keep this post short and sign off. It’s going to be a wild weekend! Hopefully the power stays on…I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Also, I hope that I can get some nice shots of the ocean after tomorrow’s storm blows through! The waters will look awesome, I think; I stepped out on the porch earlier, after everything had finally calmed down, and just listened to the roaring of the ocean…it was nice.

Also, I wanted to note that tomorrow is the night of the Hunter’s Full Moon (in Aries, no less!), as well as the Perigean Spring Tide…the overcast skies will prevent me from seeing the moon, but its effects are definitely being felt!

Thursday Thoughts…1 October 2015

Well – ’tis a new month! October is here…the year is nearing its end. It sure has flown by; thankfully, I am taking it easy on myself and not putting too much pressure on not meeting some deadlines that I’d hoped to. Part of the reason is that I am facing more disruptions than usual lately…and no, they aren’t game-related! If only they were, LOL – then I’d just shrug and say, “Yep – I’ve been busy gaming and procrastinating!” But, that isn’t the case. More on that later…

I’m pleased to note that I have a total of 82 followers so far! I’d like to say “welcome” to all – as always, I encourage new readers (and old) to check out my ‘About’ page…that will give you a gist of what to expect from my little corner of the interwebs! I have an odd sense of humour and sometimes swear like a sailor, but I’m not a bad person just for having a bit of a foul mouth. I try to keep it in line, but I’m not going to mince words if I feel strongly about something. Anyway, nice to make your acquaintances; if I haven’t followed your respective blogs yet (those of you who have them), please have patience – sometimes I have a hard time finding them! Apologies, too, if it seems that I re-post more than I write, of late – I’ve been reading many more blogs, and many times have found some gems that I think are worth sharing. I also have another installment of my gaming fan fiction coming up…I will do my best to publish it tomorrow morning.

Since it is a new month, I figured I’d check out the news and see what’s been happening in the world lately – seems to be the usual. Politics and the Trump sideshow. Pope Francis visiting the United States, and having some sort of meeting with that hateful wretch down in Tennessee. The head of Planned Parenthood being raked over the coals and verbally slammed into silence at some hearing. More shootings – another seemingly in progress as I type this. An “active shooter” has been reported at Umpqua College in Roseburg, Oregon.

The girls abducted from the school in Chibok, Nigeria, have been away from their families and loved ones for 535 days, now…the days keep adding up. It’s a sad tally, no? That’s one thing I am hopeful for, every day: that they are returned safely and supported in their healing process…their ordeal is surely an unimaginable horror that only other victims could possibly understand.

I’m thoroughly enjoying Trevor Noah as host of the Daily Show – the writing is still great, and he’ll relax into his role as lead anchor as he takes a firmer hold on the reigns of the show. Larry Wilmore continues to entertain as he informs; I absolutely loved it when he had Ahmed Mohammed on his show! Stephen Colbert has been awesome, of course – his notable guests have included First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Lupita Nyong’o, author Stephen King, Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The interviews have been excellent!

Well, that’s it for now from me. On a final note, I finally got a webcam…apparently, those little contraptions are necessary for promoting things like books!

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WhiteWatch: PacNW Edition 2013

It’s been a while since I posted about the white-trash fucktards in my neck of the woods! After a bit of a lull, they’ve been actin’ up and actin’ out…so have fun with the latest insanity from the white criminals in the Pacific Northwest! On with the show…

Here’s a paedophile named Logan Storm. This former middle school teacher was found in possession of horrendous child pornography, yet was only sentenced to wearing an electronic monitor device. KGW Newschannel 8 reports:

“A former Beaverton teacher convicted of federal child pornography charges was arrested Monday after being on the run since January, according to a newspaper report.

The Oregonian reported Tuesday that 37-year-old Logan Storm was arrested in Mexico and was expected to return to the United States by Wednesday.

Storm was indicted for encouraging child sexual abuse in August of 2010, after images of child pornography were discovered on his computer, according to police.

At a January 29 hearing, a judge ordered that Storm be monitored electronically instead of being held until his April sentencing. The next day his monitoring bracelet was found at a Troutdale park.”

It’s becoming so commonplace I can’t even be shocked about it anymore…I mean, seriously – come on. Here is a predatory child-rapist who is obviously a high-risk recidivist – who in their right mind would let him walk around in public, even if he were to be gagged and bound like Hannibal Lecter? The only ‘cure’ for scum like these is a full-metal-jacket to the cranial cavity…end of fucking story!!!     👿

Next, this cretinous scumbag was released from prison on Friday, 8 March after serving several years for armed robbery. His happy grandparents threw a party for him and offered him a room in their Renton-area home for the night. KGW reports on how he repaid their kindness:

“SEATTLE — Police continue to search for a man accused of killing his grandparents, who had just picked him up after his release from a Washington state prison, hosted a party in his honor and offered him a room in their Renton home for the night.

Police say 26-year-old Michael “Chad” Boysen is considered extremely dangerous and has tried to obtain guns.

Boysen was released from prison Friday after serving several years for robbery. King County Sheriff John Urquhart says Boysen’s grandparents — an 82-year-old man and 80-year-old woman — picked him up from prison and hosted a family “welcome home party” for him that night.

The couple was killed later Friday or early Saturday at their Renton home. Friends of the victims have identified them as Robert and Norma Taylor.”

As of today, he was apprehended and hospitalised after a day-long standoff in Lincoln City, Oregon – we’ll see how long he stays jailed! He will supposedly be extradited back to the state of Washington once he’s released from the hospital, but since he’s white he’ll only get a slap on the wrist…maybe even an ankle monitor, eh? Ye GAWDS…I mean, seriously – the comments of some people being interviewed were as intelligent as the one that went “THIS isn’t THAT sort of neighbourhood!” One asshat in Renton basically stated that they were glad that Michael had left the area and that he was basically “someone else’s problem.” On top of that, all they said about the murderer was that he was “sick and in need of help.” Gee…how WHITE of you to say that!!! I doubt that you were that gracious when Aaron Campbell was shot in the back by Portland Police…no, someone like you would say he deserved it, even though he was a bereaved young man who wasn’t quite in his right mind following the deaths of his mother and brother in a week’s time. Such is the racist view, and such is the cushion allotted by the privilege of white skin.

This fucked-up moron thought it would be a grand idea to unload a can of Mace in a Safeway store on Wednesday, 6 March, with no thought for her fellow shoppers who might have respiratory issues. KGW has the story here:

“ST. HELENS, Ore. — Two people were arrested Monday in connection with the HazMat emergency that left 31 customers sickened and shut down a Safeway store in St. Helens last week.

Investigators believe the suspects intentionally sprayed Mace inside the grocery store.

About 100 people were evacuated from the store after several people started coughing and complaining that their throats hurt.  Investigators said 31 victims had to get medical treatment at the scene and one patient was transported to a local hospital.”

Stupid little girl must have forgotten that she ceased being a minor, in the eyes of the law, the day she turned 18 years of age…too bad, so sad!     🙄

Here’s an interesting end to a strange story that began in December of last year. Aaron Griffin of Beaverton, Oregon, violently attacked his estranged wife at a Shilo Inn, but a passerby intervened and halted the assault. More from KGW:

“CORBETT, Ore. — A man whose body was discovered inside a car in a Columbia Gorge ravine off Crown Point was the suspect in a vicious December attack on his estranged wife in a Shilo Inn motel, police said.

He was identified Monday as Aaron Bryce-Dolve Griffin, 34, of Hillsboro.

Griffin’s body was discovered inside a wrecked vehicle at the bottom of a ravine near Crown Point.”

The number of white criminals walking around free is staggering – yet, non-whites in general, and Black people almost exclusively, are blamed for every crime that occurs in this country! It’s so fucking tiresome…

Here’s another genius – she thought it would be hilarious if she let her 22-month-old child inhale marijuana smoke from her bong while taking a video of the whole thing! I guess some people will stoop to anything to drive traffic to their respective blogs, vlogs, and twitterpated tripe!

Finally, the winner of the week: one Scott Fandrich, who stabbed a man in the chest and stomach, in broad daylight! More of the story from KGW:

“Police were called just before 5 p.m. to the report of a stabbing at 11502 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp. A woman told police she heard someone scream, “he’s got a knife,” as two men struggled in the parking lot of the Starbucks.

Bystanders detained a suspect, later identified as 55-year-old Scott C. Fandrich.

Seeing he had a knife, the crowd backed off until one person grabbed a shovel and was able to hold Fandrich at bay until police arrived, according to police reports.

Police said 71-year-old Jerry Kush was stabbed five times in the neck and abdomen, he was taken in for surgery. Another man, 49-year-old Jerry Nehnevaj, was stabbed in the leg, he was treated and released.”

The moon wasn’t full on Monday, so I guess there’s been an uptick in the local use of methamphetamine and bath salts!

R.I.P., Yashanee Vaughn…

Her name was Yashanee Vaughn, and she was 14 years old.  She disappeared in March of this year; her body was later found in July, after her boyfriend, Parrish Bennette, led investigators to where he dumped her corpse.  He is in jail, accused of her murder, and his trial has been set for July of 2012.

Sunday, December 4th, would have been her 15th birthday.  Instead, her mother, other family members, and friends of hers gathered at Rocky Butte Park in Portland, OR, to remember the happy, lively, popular teen.

http://www.kgw.com/news/Family-and-friends-remember-Yashanee-Vaughn-135002643.html

http://northeastportland.katu.com/photo-gallery/crime/447794-remnants-roadside-memorial-are-lasting-reminder-yashanee

What disgusts me the most, I think, are the hateful comments posted after the story.  The vitriol against a young, teenaged girl is insane – it’s as if people feel that she deserved what happened to her, simply because her mother might be on public assistance; although it’s possible that the mother is actually getting Social Security, regardless, it isn’t illegal to be on public assistance.  There are also comments about how she is dressed.  Again, did she deserve to die for that?  I wonder if the people who made that comment would also blame a rape victim, and claim she deserves to be assaulted because she is dressed to go clubbing?  I didn’t see anything wrong with her clothing; I’ve seen girls younger than her dressed in far more revealing clothing, at the mall during summertime.  It’s ridiculous.

The sad thing, too, is that this girl died at the hands of a boy who was barely older than she.  All of the ‘why’ questions seem trite and stale – there are no easy answers; there is no easy means of tracing the backgrounds of each child to find out why this tragedy occurred.  There seems to be an epidemic of violence in our society lately, particularly against young children.  It’s crazy – something has to be done.

I’ll close this post with this song by P.O.D. – the relevance and importance of this song has not faded with time.  The message is still needed.

P.O.D. – “Youth of the Nation

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