The problem is

“Due to gentrification and the progressive future outlook for Inglewood, many people are complaining about $1700 rents for one bedroom apartments.”

     Back in 1997, I started working 7 days a week full and part time, for 5 years, while driving a 1987 Mazda 626. When that ordeal was over, then Mayor, Roosevelt Dorn advised me to buy property in Inglewood NOW.

     I did that in 2002 and my mortgage is not negatively affected by gentrification, the stadium or rent increases.

When gentrification makes me an offer we can’t refuse, we will take our equity and perhaps purchase a villa, on the island of Jamaica.

    They tell me that I am heartless and arrogant for that position, but I say, if THEY still feel that way after they complete their 5×7 quest, we can sit down and talk about it. (…and quit parking high end leased vehicles in front of somebody else’s apartment.)


 It took us 227 years to arrive at this point in presidential history. Many political battles were fought and won. Many man hours were spent gnashing teeth and ringing hands to arrive at a social-economic balance that America could live with both at home and abroad. We took our time to research and develop tarrifs, taxes, regulations and reforms that seemed most likely to support our safety and goals. Now we are just tearing up treaties and bulldozing ideals at the whim of a single individual. He is a bull in a china store. We are like sheep going to slaughter, not knowing which service or product is likely to be recalled next. Without regulatory oversight and  defenses, business has decided to recover expenses and stop testing on lab rats, in favor of real time testing on their customers. At the same time, the bully is building an idealistic and biased court system that is bent on removing tort controls so that when a business is caught testing a dangerous product on the public, they but only apologize, without fear of pesky lawsuits that used to bring them to justice.

I went long, but the danger is real.

I Call It Volatility

     I’m sure that trumplethinskin will claim that the FED’s qualitative easing was a liberal affirmative action policy designed to get the black guythrough eight years.

Now that he is in charge, and his wise regulatory easing and hands on management of U.S. domestic and global relationships has been successful but the Fed is still under the influence of Obama era far left liberals, intent on slowing his progressive agenda with out of date conservative interest rate imposition.

     He would say that but somehow that last part seems counter intuitive

Could Tesla become the 21st Century Edsel?

With their stock under increasing pressure due to unfavorable tweets and behavior by Elon Musk, the FCC has filed suit against the high tech auto company.     There are threats hanging over the popular car maker, asking for Musk to step down.

This move along with competition in the electric car market, and Tesla’s own failures to turn out new models as well as a profit may ultimately make Tesla a footnote in. The history books.

A Shooting In Dallas

Innocent until proven guilty. You take your victims as you find them. Both common cliches used to amplify or deflate legal jeaprody.

     In the state of California, I am not allowed to use deadly force against a burgler, outside of my home unless he turns violent. If I were to advance the “Oops, I thought he was in my apartment” defense around here, the DA would be within he rights to charge me with some level of murder because I have to take my victims as I find them.

     But in a less advanced society like Texas, Ms. Guyger can argue that she had a right to defend her property – even if she chose the wrong apartment and therefore the wrong victim. She can further argue that she had a right to use deadly force immediately because she was an off duty sworn officer.

     Since I have not heard that she identified herself as police when she walked into this man’s darkend door, shouting commands and simultaneously using deadly force, I am not sure that she can hide behind the cover of authority.

     Suppose Mr. Jean had decided that Ms. Guyger was threatening his life and left her laying for dead in his doorway. I find it hard to believe that his story would even be considered.

     At best I am prepared to charge the police department for poor training. If she is to be considered off duty, for her own safety, she shouldn’t be allowed to walk around in full uniform, slinging a gun. Proper training should have taught her that when approaching a potential crime scene, while off duty and without backup, she should call her department dispatcher with her badge number and have on-duty officers directed to the scene. With proper training and a mindset to save and protect lives, since she had time to take cover, she could have taken advantage of the opportunity to move away from the scene and place her self out of harms way. The need to stand her ground would have been temporarily eliminated. The department may also be complicit as having coached her as to how to describe and file a self serving police report, designed to absolve an officer of guilt by misdirecting the facts.

   We have to do better, and we should start now.

Click the link and take a look at the Stand Your Ground legalese down below.



is a pretty fair idea, if you want to hold on to a decent car for 6 to 12 months. But if you just want to get around and make some part time UBER money for a month, while your car is in the shop, or you have a new job that doesn’t start for two more weeks, A $550. non-refundable start up cost is non-reasonable, and barely fair.
I could go for it if that “Deposit” would cover me for maybe 12 months, should I decide to pick up another car in a couple of months after a short term initial use and return. But it doesn’t. If I want to roll for another couple of weeks – I have to re-initialize the startup with another $550. Maybe if I could reinitialize for an additional $100, I could hang or if the start-up cost was pro-rated to accommodate a shorter term. Then it would be fair.

Psychotic Paranoid Schizophrenia

Psychotic Paranoid Schizophrenia

A person who has a condition on the schizophrenia spectrum may experience delusions and what is commonly known as paranoia. These delusions may give rise to fears that others are plotting against the individual. People with paranoia often have an extensive network of paranoid thoughts and ideas. This can result in a disproportionate amount of time spent thinking up ways for the individual to protect themselves from their perceived persecutors. It can lead to problems in relationships and at work.

The Sky Is Falling

     We have arrived at the point where we can no longer accept the word of any one.  We distrust our enemies and political opposition. Now at least some of our allies have been cast as suspects. Trump however maintains a totally unbreakable grip on the minds of his disciples. We have never been so alone among friends.


Paul Ryan and Mitch McConell are both trying to man up against King Trump’s threat of tariffs:
Lies. The only thing they are responding to are threats of retaliation from Great Britain to impose reciprocal tariffs on Harley Davidson and Kentucky Bourbon. Now Ryan’s constitutions in Minnesota (Harley country) and voters loyal to McConnell (Bourbon country) are starting to grumble about job and revenue loses.
Just wait until the NRA and the state of Alabama start raising prices on their prize winning Remington AR-15 weapon. King Trump will back track faster than a rat facing down a spotted owl.
When man plans, GOD smiles.

If not collusion, perhaps coruption

Why does he always think that everything is about him?
Based on the recent rash of indictments against Russian entities, it appears that the Mueller investigation is focused squarely on criminal activity, as it relates to election fraud and interference. That was the stated goal and that goal made no mention of TRUMP. He is only tangentially involved, apparently as a willing pawn and beneficiary of Putin’s anti-American goals.
Mr. Trump continues to flail against the wind, “Fighting back” against his own imagination, claiming that there has been no collusion, when nobody has made that charge. He calls it a witch hunt and Mueller has taken to task nearly twenty witches thus far – including a couple of Americans, that are pleading out.
Unless Trump knows something that Mueller is yet to reveal, “this ain’t got nothing to do with you JT” (to steal a phrase from the 5 Heartbeats movie).

We need you to focus on stacking your administration and the courts with biased, wife-beating, unconfirmable snakes, until your name is called.