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Homeless......

This morning while on Twitter, I was engaged by a troll after I replied to something tweeted by Michelle Malkin.  During the course of the exchange the troll said something to me that gave to me pause.  I logged off Twitter and proceeded to think of the troll's comment to me.  I pondered should I reply and is there value in replying?  The troll asked me if I had ever been homeless.

It was a timely question for I am technically speaking homeless.  Unlike the troll, I don't blame Obama or even Bush for my current housing status.  It was my decision to walk away from a undesirable domestic situation.  In fact I walked away with a kid in tow.   I walked away from the situation knowing it wouldn't help my debt ratio decrease but I walked for my own level of sanity.

I am not living in the house where I paid off the mortgage but sleeping in a spare bedroom at the home of a friend.   I don't complain for even after I walked away from my domestic situation, I have slept in som…

When numbers matter more than facts

It is important for us to question the information we are given.   This morning after waking, a story of a police officer shot in Ferguson,  Missouri came across my Twitter TL.  My initial reaction was what thug saw an opportunity to make things worse.   After reading the story, I understood why people live in fear in America. Rather than report a police was shot in the line of duty near Ferguson,  the report was "Police shot in Ferguson".  The issue in Ferguson is getting the usual Mississippi twist.  The twist that says,  " See they are animals and should be gunned down in the streets. "  Sadly there are people who will read the headline ( sensationalism at best and institutional racism at its worst) without reading the story.  If done for clicks it is sad.  If done as earnest journalism,  we are screwed as a nation.  It is my hope we will have a return to actual reporting rather than rating grabs.  How Mississippi media plays the story:
http://m.wapt.com/nationa…

Seriously, WTF is Wrong in Florida

I am at a wondrous loss of ability to fathom what an 11 year old child was doing at a nightclub at 1 AM in 2014.  What is really going on in Florida?  I love to party. I am not knocking adults partying until whenever. However children out after 1AM, different story.  You may not see a bruise but an 11 year old in club at 1AM is abuse. I awoke this morning thinking wow I missed SNL again.  When I read of the nightclub shooting,  I thought maybe I am too strict.  I had jump my 17 year old ' s ass the previous night for being awake, in bed, at home, after midnight.   Kids need their sleep.   At 17 if you are not working,  you need to also be in bed after midnight.   Because of my work and political events, I have had my kids out after 9 pm on occasions.  I felt like a poster child for unfit parenting on those occasions.   I shake my head at the puzzlement that arises when children act out in violent manners.   It is not a puzzle.   We as parents and a society are at fault.  Nightclub…