(Courtesy/Poem) Just Sitting In Morristown Tennessee

Just Sitting In Morristown Tennessee 

 

Two years wasted here in Gatorville U.S.A.

Poor paying work, then my health went away

Low wages, a safety net I could never get made

Can’t work while you’re ill, so the job went away

States broke, no help at all for white single males

Gotta move on when you can’t pay your own way

 

 

Put your thumb in the air, hope for the best and pray

Can’t stay if you can’t work, here they’ll throw you in jail

Can’t go south, only the jail cells name would change

Lose all you’ve worked for if your health fails you here

Thumb pointing north, hopefully I’ll find a friendlier place to live

 

 

Caught a ride through the Tomahawk let out up in Choo-Choo Tennessee

Now walking north thumb in the air headed toward the Cavalier State

Families roots up in the Blue Ridge, about five days walk from here

Two day’s of walking toward K-town, feet, back, and chest are on fire

Back roads you gotta walk, blue light specials ruin your day if you don’t

 

 

Now in a place called Morristown, another step I just can not walk

Parked my back against a pole that say’s Cumberland and Main

Pulled out my harmonica, trying to take my mind off of the pain

People here seem friendly, several gathering round to hear me play

Wasn’t long before the police came doubted was for the music to hear

 

 

Figured if I was lucky they would just tell me to get up and go away

Shocked the life right out of me when they asked if I had a place to stay

They got me lined up with a shelter, with a bag of groceries along the way

They checked, no warrants, just a man down on his health and luck

Treated me like a man, told me that here is a place I’m welcome to stay

 

 

This town has lots of true Christian folks, they’re not just one in name

If they know that you’re trying, they will help you when you’re down

They helped get me a furnished room where now my head I can lay

Now have some food in the cabinets and some extra clothes on the bed

Central Services, a Church and Goodwill helped, kindness on display

 

 

Within two days I had a job, now in a Bluegrass Band five nights a week I play

On Sundays I play piano at the Church, giving back a helping hand I give my way

No comparisons to how I was treated when my health went out in the Sun Shine State

I’m not to far from Dollywood, beautiful Smokey’s just to the south so pleasing to see

Here even when you’re down and out, if your willing to get off your butt they will help

Some of the finest Christian people you could ever meet, here in Morristown Tennessee

Pair charged in explosive device at elementary school; planned to shoot cops, start race war

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE TRUSSVILLE ALABAMA NEWS)

Pair charged in explosive device at elementary school; planned to shoot cops, start race war

(TO ME, THIS STORY IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE BIAS AND PREJUDICE OF AMERICA’S MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS. I WATCH NETWORK NEWS ALMOST EVERY EVENING AND I NEVER ONCE HAVE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THIS STORY FROM THOSE NETWORKS. IF THIS HAD BEEN A WHITE COUPLE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE MAIN TOP ISSUE ON THEIR PROGRAMS FOR SEVERAL DAYS, PLAYING IT UP THE BEST THEY COULD. I JUST WANT TO SEE AND HEAR NEWS THAT IS HONEST AND UNBIASED WITH NO SPIN AT ALL. RACISM IS RACISM AND IT IS IGNORANT AND EVIL NO MATTER WHO IS INFECTED WITH IT, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR RACE OR SKIN COLOR HAPPENS TO BE. THIS IS JUST MY CRITIQUE OF THIS EVENT, IT IS NOT PART OF THEIR STORY LINE.)(TRS)
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Zachary Edwards and Raphel Dilligard (Trussville Police)
By Carol Robinson | [email protected]
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on November 23, 2016 at 12:31 PM, updated November 24, 2016 at 7:08 AM
A convicted felon who claims he wanted to shoot cops is behind bars in connection with the explosives device planted outside of a Trussville elementary school.

Authorities today announced state charges against 35-year-old Zachary Edwards and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard, both of eastern Birmingham. They are charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and making terrorist threats, said Trussville police Capt. Jeff Bridges.

The warrants were issued this morning after the week-long probe by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Trussville police, the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Edwards claimed to be a member of the Black Panthers and the Black Mafia, but authorities have not yet confirmed his reported associations with any organized group. “My guys believe this individual to be a very dangerous person,” said Dave Hyche, ATF’s assistant special agent in charge in Alabama.

Lawmen responded en mass to Magnolia Elementary School on Wednesday, Nov. 16, after they received a 911 from a woman who reported seeing a Hispanic male place the package on a pickup truck that belonged to a school cafeteria worker. The package was a box with wires and timer attached.

“When we first saw what we had, we knew this was something to take serious and we put on the full-court press. It disturbed us from the start,” Hyche said. “I’ve never seen such a well-orchestrated and rapid response.”

Hyche today said the children and staff weren’t in any danger from the device, and even if it had been in working condition, it was on the far side of the school where there was no glass.

ATF, FBI on scene of suspicious device at Trussvile school

ATF, FBI on scene of suspicious device at Trussvile school

Teams of lawmen responded to Magnolia Elementary School after a device was found on a car in the school parking lot.

The first break in the case came when investigators were able to trace that 911 to a cell phone that had once been owned by Edwards, said Hyche and Bridges. The 911 call was actually placed by Edwards, who disguised his voice to try to sound like a woman.

Also, the timer – a stopwatch – used on the device was determined to have been sold at Wal-Mart, and Hyche said investigators then analyzed all 18 recent buyers in the area. They quickly eliminated those that would have a legitimate reason for needing a timer – like a track coach – that ultimately led them to the store in Irondale where a woman – later determined to be Dilligard – was seen on video surveillance buying the timer.

Edwards and Dilligard were taken into custody Tuesday evening at their home in the 7700 block of Fifth Avenue South.

Once brought in for questioning, both gave confessions. Edwards admitted to planting the device, and said his plan was to get all police officers and first responders in one place so he could shoot them. “I guess he doesn’t like cops,” Bridges said.

Edwards also talked of using the incident as a diversion so he could commit crimes elsewhere –  such as robbing a bank – while the police were tied up at the elementary school, but backed out of that plan.

“Probably because of the overwhelming response to the area,” Hyche said. “He wanted everybody in one place so he could kill cops. He made it clear to our guys he wanted to commit acts of violence. This arrest probably did stop something bad from happening.”

He discussed starting a race war, but authorities didn’t elaborate on what he said.

The device – which was disabled in nearby woods – did contain gun powder. “It was painstakingly put together and it also had most of what you need to make a bomb,” Hyche said. He said, however, that there was no way the device could have detonated, but he didn’t elaborate.

Hyche said numerous tips came in to the ATF tip line, many of which named Edwards as the person who left the device. “It was someone who knew him, and was afraid he was going to do something,” he said.

Edwards has a lengthy criminal record, including a 2000 conviction for second-degree assault. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with three to serve in that case.

Both suspects are awaiting transport from Trussville to the Jefferson County Jail. Hyche said the investigation is ongoing and they could also face federal charges.

Updated at 2:06 p.m. to include information from a 1:30 p.m. press conference.

Is Donald Trump The Grownup Version Of An Affluenza Poster Child?

 

Most all folks here the States have had the un-pleasure of finding out that there is actually a word for a spoiled-brat other than spoiled-brat, it’s called affluenza. So, someone whom has this dreaded disease is a person that is given a huge excuse for accidentally killing people it seems. Could this be a product of 21st century parenting? Did this generation invent such creatures? No, we all know that here in America today the parents are not allowed to actually parent their own children within their own home and this has led to a rise in youth violence pretty much seen across the map. But can a good parent actually have a child described as a affluenza child? What will this young man in Texas face now that he is back home from his vacation? Will his mom now get a little jail time? What kind of person would allow his own Mom to do something for you that you knew would get her arrested and put into jail? These are all just questions, I’m just saying.

 

Now let us cast our thoughts to one Mr. The Donald, movie star and very successful businessman whom is a leading Republican in this current debate cycle. I have never met Mr. Trump, I have never done any business with the man and I do not claim to know him. But, how many of us have an opinion of him at all? Is our opinions of him valid? I have to admit that my thoughts of him in  the past has been that he is a very egotistical person and that he is a hardball player in business. Now that Mr. Trump has put himself front row center on our T.V. sets I have learned a few more things about him that I didn’t know. I have learned that he has got a huge immaturity side of himself. I have learned that he seems to have little clue on what is written in our Nations Constitution and Bill of Rights and that did surprise me. I learned that Mr. Trump has little (okay, no) clue when it comes to Scripture. This I am glad for in that he is cold. Dr. Ben Carson on this issue is hot. And most definitely (in my opinion) Ted Cruz is luke warm. If you are questioning of what I am speaking about you can find out at Revelation 3:16.

 

So, in your opinion do we have any spoiled brats standing at those debate podiums?  I was reading a few days back in an article on-line where Ms. Hillary is supposed to be financially worth 59 million dollars and that Mr. Trump is supposed to be worth 4.5 billion dollars. Ms. Hillary was not born into big money so she couldn’t have qualified to be a affluenza poster girl. I am not saying that she wasn’t spoiled or strong-headed but being poor or middle-class disqualifies a person. The Donald, he was graced enough to have been given more money at his college graduation from his Dad than most Americans will make in their lifetime. But, does that make him or any person an affluenza child? No, Mr. Trump by his own actions and words (in my belief) shows that he was a younger version of this young man in Fort Worth Texas. Whose fault is it when overgrown children misbehave? It is no crime to be successful and or to be very rich as long as you got there honestly. If you are at your goals now or are just starting toward those goals, what are you honestly teaching your kids along the way? Who knows, maybe your kids will grow up to be another billionaire businessperson, or, maybe you helped get them bent over in a Mexican jail.

My Surprising View About Kentucky Clerk Ms Davis From A Fundamentialist American Christian

 

As most wired folks in America know a young Christian lady named Ms. Davis (who is the Head County Clerk in an eastern Kentucky community) refuses to obey/submit to the American Supreme Court ruling telling her to issue marriage license to gay couples. Ms. Davis recently served six days in jail for not obeying the law of the land concerning the issuing of those marriage license. Ms. Davis says that her Christian faith and belief’s prevents her from issuing those license. I do admire Ms. Davis for standing up for her beliefs and standing up for the teachings of the Scriptures (Jewish and Christian). I believe that this country was built on Christian faiths but the Founding Fathers of this Country decided to not make it an official ‘Christian country’ but instead to write a binding Constitution for all its people. They had the option of a ‘State Religion’ type set up like they had in Great Britain where many had migrated from. They chose instead to leave one’s own faith (or lack of any) up to the individual person. In doing this they made the Constitution as the law of the land, not the Bible, not the Quran or any other ‘holy book’. We as Christians are appalled when we hear of places where the cruelty of Sharia Law is forced upon all the people of the land but even with the love and kindness of Christianity as the law of the land they knew there would be unending religious strife. They chose to go with the Constitution and in Ms. Davis’s case I believe she has to also.

 

The job that Ms. Davis is employed in is an office that she is required to obey the Constitution, her job is not to enforce her opinion on issues but to enforce and obey these man-made laws. When she or anyone else that work in those type office positions refuse to obey the law sent straight to them from the Supreme Court they must be fired at once. My wife tells me that she can’t be fired because she was elected by the people. If there is no escape clause written into Kentucky state law allowing the State to remove such elected officers that would be a bit surprising to me, that would seem stupid even for Kentucky. If another person was elected to this type office and they were of Islamic, Hindu or Buddhist beliefs and they were only allowing marriage license to people of their faith how would we all feel about that tweak?

 

If I were a person in Ms. Davis’s position I would have resigned the day the Supreme Court came out with that ruling. I believe that if all people of faith in all of these job positions had mass resigned that would have sent a clear message of faith that could be respected by most folks around the country. Instead Ms. Davis is coming off like a bit of a comic book character to the unfaithful and as a character to be mocked. Ms. Davis (in my opinion) comes across most of the time like she is mad, seldom smiles, there is no shine in her eyes. Why do you think that the main stream media dug into her background looking for dirt? Ms. Davis they say has been married four times and they are using this as a slur toward her character. Did all three of her first husbands die and or cheat on her? I don’t know I haven’t checked into her personal history, like us all, that is between the person and God Himself, I am no judge, don’t want to ever be either. But the reality of this situation is that Ms. Davis must obey the law in this matter or be removed from the county payroll, she is not doing the job that she was hired to do and the people should no longer have to feed her.  We all have to do our jobs we are being paid to do, if we don’t or won’t do them the one backing our pay check has every right to fire us. In this case the county is going to have to fire her or imprison her, I hope she chooses being fired instead of spending the rest of her term in a jail cell.

Ms Sandra Bland Issue: D.P.S (Department of Public SAFETY)

 

There are a lot of different thoughts, beliefs, and opinions floating around the media outlets about this horrible outcome to a young woman’s life. I am not speaking at this time of the events that ended up in this ladies death or what may have, or not have caused Ms Sandra’s death. Well, except for the very first decision the Texas State Trooper made. The decision to put on his lights and pull her over, because she didn’t signal when she changed lanes? This is where I have a huge issue with this particular Trooper. I am  pretty sure that he doesn’t give one rats hoot about what you or I think, that is his option, to have his opinion. But, we the people that he is supposed to be serving have a right to our thoughts and opinions as well. He made his thoughts public by his actions.

 

If Ms Sandra Bland not using  her signal is totally the truth as to why she was pulled, not lets say, she didn’t signal and thus cut another car off short causing a real safety issue. Then I would totally agree with pulling her and maybe then even having a (little) bit of an attitude toward her unsafe driving. But just straight out pulling a car, any car, over for not using their signal is beyond hypocritical. Also in a case like this one where the Officer can see that it is an out-of-state car with a woman driving alone, why the hell would any mature adult male scare the living daylights out of her by pulling her over like that? Did he think it would be funny to act like a Macho Duck sorta like a Daffy with an attitude, steroids, and a Star?

 

I know that some folks are screaming at me how the Trooper had every right to pull her over, and yes he did have the right to. For a minimum of three things I am calling this Trooper out on for his actions. 1) The reason I mentioned above about the immaturity of scaring a single out-of-state female for such a small thing. 2) I say not signaling is a small thing because that is how about 98% of all the Drivers of Marked Police Cars in every state drive themselves! Thus the theory that it must be a small thing in that industry, not using signals. I spent over thirty years behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer unit driving all over the lower 48 states many hundreds of times. I had well over five million accident free (non-chargeable) miles behind the wheel. When you spend your life driving for a living being out on the road for 340-355 days a year, safety is everything. This is the place Trooper that I am calling you an hypocritical person. Mr Trooper, do you always and I do mean always while in your cruiser use your signals? Even if by chance you try to play the Saint and say you never ever fail to use them legally, I will even give you that possibility.  But where you can be cut any slack is that you never pull your fellow Officers over and arrest them for it do you? If not, then you are a fraud posing as a Badge. 3) Now back to the thoughts about safety. Think about it everyone, in a case like this the Officer is pulling over someone to the shoulder of the roadway which is always a dangerous situation for the Officer, the car occupant, and every single vehicle that is on the roadway that must now as best they can maneuver around the activity on the shoulder. This also means that many people now had to change lanes and the left lane isn’t always empty. Once all the traffic shifts to the left, then after passing the Trooper/Cruiser all that traffic had to shift back to the right again. Now do you possibly see why I have such an issue with Ms Sandra being pulled over in the first place? Remember Texas State Troopers are call D.P.S. Officers, Department of Public Safety.

Dammit Bill (Cosby): A Sickening Probability America/Wired World

 

This sickening situation that has been unfolding more and more in the news lately about Bill Cosby has many sickening issues involved within it. I have refrained from putting pen to paper on this particular issue until more confirmed news became public. Just a few moments ago I completed watching and reading an NBC article dated today, July 22, 15. I was already more than a little nauseated by previous reports in the news this past year or so, this report along with some of the others just seems to confirm the worse.

 

Here is the disgusting thought that I am posting this post today about: For decades now tens of millions of people of all races have invited him into our homes, to our families living rooms: A serial rapist, a total predator in every sense of the word. About the only thing this man hasn’t done is kill and eat his victims. I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION AND THAT IS WHY IS THIS man WALKING AROUND AS A FREE MAN? WHY IS HE NOT IN JAIL?—-I never yell like that, sorry. But dammit Bill!

(Courtesy/Poem) Just Sitting In Morristown Tennessee

Just Sitting In Morristown Tennessee 

 

Two years wasted here in Gatorville U.S.A.

Poor paying work, then my health went away

Low wages, a safety net I could never get made

Can’t work while you’re ill, so the job went away

States broke, no help at all for white single males

Gotta move on when you can’t pay your own way

 

 

Put your thumb in the air, hope for the best and pray

Can’t stay if you can’t work, here they’ll throw you in jail

Can’t go south, only the jail cells name would change

Lose all you’ve worked for if your health fails you here

Thumb pointing north, hopefully I’ll find a friendlier place to live

 

 

Caught a ride through the Tomahawk let out up in Choo-Choo Tennessee

Now walking north thumb in the air headed toward the Cavalier State

Families roots up in the Blue Ridge, about five days walk from here

Two day’s of walking toward K-town, feet, back, and chest are on fire

Back roads you gotta walk, blue light specials ruin your day if you don’t

 

 

Now in a place called Morristown, another step I just can not walk

Parked my back against a pole that say’s Cumberland and Main

Pulled out my harmonica, trying to take my mind off of the pain

People here seem friendly, several gathering round to hear me play

Wasn’t long before the police came doubted was for the music to hear

 

 

Figured if I was lucky they would just tell me to get up and go away

Shocked the life right out of me when they asked if I had a place to stay

They got me lined up with a shelter, with a bag of groceries along the way

They checked, no warrants, just a man down on his health and luck

Treated me like a man, told me that here is a place I’m welcome to stay

 

 

This town has lots of true Christian folks, they’re not just one in name

If they know that you’re trying, they will help you when you’re down

They helped get me a furnished room where now my head I can lay

Now have some food in the cabinets and some extra clothes on the bed

Central Services, a Church and Goodwill helped, kindness on display

 

 

Within two days I had a job, now in a Bluegrass Band five nights a week I play

On Sundays I play piano at the Church, giving back a helping hand I give my way

No comparisons to how I was treated when my health went out in the Sun Shine State

I’m not to far from Dollywood, beautiful Smokey’s just to the south so pleasing to see

Here even when you’re down and out, if your willing to get off your butt they will help

Some of the finest Christian people you could ever meet, here in Morristown Tennessee