Thursday, October 19, 2017

Please don't be so flabbergasted by Harvey Weinstein if you celebrated Hugh Hefner

It's been a bad month for decrepit old perverts and fat old perverts.  First, the infamous Hugh Hefner, pimp extraordinaire died.  A month later, a famous Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, killed his career by pimping out young Hollywood starlets.

Welcome to the culture we have created and wallow in. 

We have the feminazis to blame for our messed up culture.  They put the silly notion in women's heads to be somebody.  Women needed to leave their kitchens, drop the kids off at daycare, and be successful just like any man.

What the feminazis didn't tell women is they aren't like men and there are plenty of old and decrepit perverts waiting to take advantage of them.  As young women with stars in their eyes, they didn't know what a casting couch was nor did they understand that being a pin up girl meant a dead end career in the porn industry.

Thanks to the feminazis sending their daughters out into the world unprepared, it was inevitable old perverts would swoop down on them like a hawk swooping in on a bunny.  These aging baby boomers were raised on sex, drugs and rock and roll so all these young women looking to be a star were easy targets for the plucking.  For Hefner, the Summer of Love never ended.  For Weinstein, he missed the Summer of Love by a couple of years so he decided to make every year his summer of love.

Too many young boys and young men around the Hippie era of the late '60's to early '70s had no real male role models to teach them what it meant to be a man.  Uncles and Dads were passing joints around.  Aunts and Moms wore flowers in their hair and pretended they were equal to men.  Their sons grew up thinking men are supposed to have sex with beautiful young women instead of their wives.  Now, this isn't excusing Hefner nor Weinstein and their perverted lifestyles.  It only explains how we ended up with a bunch of old men perverts preying in Hollywood.

The feminazis have created a culture of confusing signals.  We're supposed to treat them as equals, but be understanding and accommodating towards them once a month or when they are pregnant.    We're supposed to treat them like one of the guys, but are reprimanded or even fired if we slap them on the ass in a team spirit high five.  They chastise us for browsing porn we call the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated and then turn around and ask us why we can't be more like the men in their dime store porn they call romance novels.  They cheer movies like Fifty Shades of Gray calling it sexy and titillating, but when we tie a willing girl up at a hormone driven drunken orgy called a college party, we're arrested and thrown in jail like some kind of criminal pervert. She says "yes", but we're supposed to know she meant "no".

They praise the decrepit robed one, but condemn the fat ugly one.  With such contradictory messages, how is anyone supposed to know what consent means?  The decrepit robed one showers young women with lavish gifts and free room and board in a mansion.  He's a hero.  The fat ugly one shows young women the cold vinyl casting couch, and he's a nasty pervert.  Maybe the fat ugly one should've showered them with lavish gifts and couched them in a five star hotel - on real leather.

No, Weinstein and Hefner are despicable perverts no matter how crazy the world is with their mixed signals.  The scary part is neither are unique in their monstrosities.  In today's world, neither are scary or unique at all.

Perverts are all around us.  Just ask any feminazi.

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Mattie Falshe: Up and coming town brayer of the conservative world.
Conservative Cacophony pokes fun just to poke fun.  Any semblance to persons living, dead, or dead pretending to be living is purely coincidental.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A month's journey circles back to the Talbot County Commisioners

Still only a light where the Union Talbot
Boys should be.
About a month ago, I began a simple quest to raise money for a memorial.

Ok, for those readers who may have missed the drama, almost a year and a half ago, the Talbot County Commissioners in Maryland voted to keep a memorial honoring Confederate veterans of Talbot County on the courthouse grounds.  At the time of their decision, they also ruled that a comparable memorial to the Union veterans from Talbot County could be built next to the current Confederate memorial in order to tell the whole story.

A year and a half later is where the story takes a sad turn.  The forces that wanted to tear down the Confederate memorial made no effort to begin the fundraising project of building a Union veterans memorial.  The forces defending the Confederate memorial made no effort to begin the fundraising project of building a Union veterans memorial.

Considering the emotions on both sides, I felt for sure the "community activists" involved in the dispute would immediately get to work building a Union memorial.  Obviously, all that feel good, heal old wounds rhetoric was just that - empty rhetoric.  Neither side desired to build anything.

With the latest round of anti-Confederate sentiment sweeping the country, Mr. Potter, president of the Talbot branch of the NAACP, reiterated, in no uncertain terms, the Talbot Boys needs to go.  Sadly, he has yet to see the importance of building a monument to the Union soldiers of Talbot who fought the Civil War.

Since neither side wanted to do something good for the community in the last year and a half, I decided to go ahead and start a project to raise money for the Union Talbot Boys.  To catch you up to speed, please review my two earlier letters to the Talbot County Commissioners on this topic: Why did the NAACP let the Yankees die and Maybe Union soldiers aren't welcomed in Talbot County.

After writing those letters, I received a couple of generic answers that were enough to send me on a quest.  Starting at my bank, I learned I needed to form a nonprofit organization to start raising money.  So I turned to the Small Business Administration in Salisbury to figure out how I could form a nonprofit.  They were helpful, but the help stopped at Internet links because the legalities of starting a nonprofit was beyond  the scope of their organization.

The SBA did, however, offer suggestions I hadn't thought of.  I turned to local organizations, all of whom were unable to help, but referred me to other organizations.  Eventually I found one organization, that couldn't help, but did make it clear that the Talbot County Commissioners needed to make a commitment to a Union memorial project.

That organization inspired me to write the following letter to the Talbot County Commissioners:

Dear County Commissioners,

I wrote you a month ago (13 SEP) about how a guy who works full time with a dollar in his pocket could raise money for a monument honoring the Union veterans from Talbot who fought in the Civil War.  For the past month I have been on a fantastic and eye-opening journey.

I could "go it alone", which means I need to form a nonprofit and start raising money.  While starting a nonprofit to raise the money is a possible option, it is an option far above my knowledge and resources.  To find an alternative option, I talked to about a half dozen organizations I thought might be able to help.  All of them were extremely helpful and bent over backwards to try to point me in the right direction, but all of them shared one concern in varying degrees.  Does the County support an effort for the new memorial and can they guarantee that if the money is raised, the land on the County will permit a second Talbot Boys memorial?

I reckon what I need to know now are two things:

  • Have you made a binding rule that a second memorial can be built and erected next to the current Talbot Boys and where could I find proof of that rule? 
  • If there is no binding rule that would convince key organizations and potential donors of the County's commitment to a memorial project, what do I need to do to get that commitment from you?

Most of the people I have talked to so far are reluctant to commit themselves in any way for various reasons, but (based on what I think I am hearing them say) I'm willing to bet that if they felt they had the County's support for the project, they would be more conducive to helping - and a Union Talbot Boys will be a few steps closer to becoming a reality instead of just an idea.


That letter got an immediate response from Jennifer Williams, President of the Talbot County Council.  She thanked me for my email and informed me that she was forwarding my email to the legal department to provide me with the legalities of monuments on the courthouse grounds as set a few years ago to allow the Frederick Douglass monument.

The legal department sent me legalese documents that afternoon outlining the Frederick Douglass monument process that set the standards for future monuments.  Unfortunately, I didn't get the county commitment I needed so I followed up the legal departmen't letter with my letter below:

Dear Mr. Kupersmith,

Thank you for the information and sending it so quickly.  Perhaps you or any of the County Commissioners would be so kind as to answer a question for me.
According to point 5, even if a monument qualifies to be displayed on the courthouse grounds, the administrative resolution, itself, does not create an entitlement for the monument to be erected, hence the need to draft the second administrative resolution specifically authorizing the Frederick Douglass statue.  Do I need a second administrative resolution drafted specifically addressing the Union Talbot Boys monument and, if so, how do I go about getting one done?

Given the current sentiments towards anything Civil War, I get the sense the people of the organizations I talked to would be more willing to help if the County would support the project being located next to the current Talbot Boys monument (as long as it met all the requirements as outlined in the administrative resolution you sent me).   Without such a County commitment, raising money for the monument will be a daunting task and may not gain the necessary organizational and community support it needs to succeed.  There will always be an underlying fear that a Union Talbot Boys monument may not have a home once it is completed and I don't think I need to tell you that people don't like spending their time and money on dead end projects.

Again, thank you for your time and I hope you can point me in the right direction of what I need to do next.

This may have been the last politician to have believed those words.
As of Friday, 13 OCT 17, the response was that I was probably correct in stating I needed an administrative resolution specifically addressing a Union Talbot Boys memorial and he (Mr. Kupersmith, acting county attorney) would get back with me as to the how and when such a resolution would be appropriate.

Yeah, I know.  Legalese to cover one's butt.

Best I can tell, the ball is in the County Commissioners court now.  A rich person could probably have the memorial built and erected by week's end.  A guy working full time with a dollar in his pocket might get it erected in a couple of year's time assuming he he can get some kind support from his elected officials.

TL;DR folks:
There's a second monument that needs to be erected in Talbot County.  No one wants to make the effort to get it built.  It's still in the works.

The whole Talbot Boys saga:
Maybe Union soldiers aren't welcomed in Talbot County

Why did the NAACP let the Yankees die?
On the road to irrelevancy
NAACP and Mr. Potter fighting to tear down the Vietnam War Memorial
Only time will reveal the true motives of Talbot Boys detractors
Final thoughts on the Talbot Boys
No to trash-talking our veterans
The Great Confederate Purge of 2015
The insolence of youth
An open letter to Talbot County
The first secession from the United States, 2015
Letter to the House in SC
The cultural cleansing

For your listening pleasure:

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

My Lord, how many genders can we invent?

Scout Schultz at Georgia Tech committed suicide by police.  Schultz identified as Lord knows what. 

Before you jump all over me for that last sentence, I get it.  Gender identity can get messed up and I can sort of understand how that can happen.  At least I think I have a pretty good handle on transgenderism, but what the heck is nonbinary and intersex, as Shultz self-described?  Aside from my spellcheck flagging "nonbinary" as being misspelled, nonbinary and intersex sounds like a phrase conjured up by scientists to identify the gender of an android.  Even so, I can handle whatever gender identity term one wishes to identify with.  But I draw the line when you start telling me which pronoun I should refer to you as.

No, R2, I don't know why they told us to get
lost when we asked them to refer to us as
nonbinary and intersex.
If you look like a boy and I call you, "he", you can correct me.  I'll be embarrassed, but I will try to remember to call you she.  If you decide you are neither a he nor a she, I'll never learn the half dozen or so gender neutral pronouns out there, so I am going to refer to you based on what you look like to me.  If you keep correcting me, then I'll refer to you as the gender-neutral pronoun, "it."  English is complicated enough without people in gender identity crisis inventing new words for me to learn.  He/she/it, him/her/it, and himself/herself/itself is a lot easier to remember than he/she/it/zie/sie/ey/ve/tey/e and...well, no, I'm not spelling out the rest. 

Right now I might be old school, but, over time, I may learn one or two of these new, gender neutral pronouns that makes me sound like I'm speaking German or Russian or something, but I'm definitely drawing the line at referring to you as they/them/their.  Despite what might be going on in your head, you are one person and I won't ever refer to you as many people. 

The story out of Georgia Tech is a tragic one.  Schultz, by all accounts, suffered from some serious mental problems.  Normal, well adjusted people don't write three suicide notes, call the police on themselves from a third person point of view (Schultz called to report a suspicious looking person wandering around campus), and set the conditions up for a suicide by police outcome.  But when we indulge in a mentally ill person's fantasies and begin referring to them by their inappropriate choice of pronouns, as CNN does in their article by referring to Shultz's pronoun of choice (they/them/their), then we have become part of the problem and not a solution nor source of help for a mentally struggling person.

If you refer to me in the comments, my preferred pronoun is "my Lord."  Back in the old days, "my Lord" had a nice ring to it.  You don't have to bow or curtsy, though.

For your listening pleasure:

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Which way did he go, George? Which way did he go?

Two major hurricanes in as many weeks with a third one looming out there.  What a catastrophic end to summer.  Fortunately, the third one, hurricane Jose, looks to be staying out to sea and not wrecking any havoc on land.  Hopefully, it's not to soon to lighten the somber mood summer left us with.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jury reform may have a sympathetic ear in a genuine statesman

A few weeks ago, I met with Delegate Adams to talk about my ideas for jury reform.  For everyone who has been following my saga of jury reform for the last two years or so, yes, meeting with Delegate Adams is a big deal. 

I admit, I'm remiss on knowing who all of my elected officials are.  It's a good day for me if I remember my boss's name and can put that name to the right face.  Apparently Delegate Adams won the 2014 midterm elections since he assumed his current role in Jan 2015.  I vote in every election so most likely I voted for him because I didn't know anything about any of the candidates running that year and party line voting is what I usually do when I know nothing of the candidates on the ballot.

Not a drunk redneck, but still
a native Eastern Shore man

Now that I know who he is, please allow me to introduce him.

Delegate Adams is a born and raised Eastern Shore man.  That might explain why sitting down and talking with him in a Dunkin Donuts was so natural and easy.  He came in jeans and a nice shirt, nothing fancy.  Heck, if I weren't on my lunch break from work, I'd have no problem suggesting we go to the local bar and shoot some pool while we talked.

He was a half hour late.  Now he could've made lame excuses or blamed his assistant for not entering the appointment correctly in his calendar, but he did none of that.  When he walked in the Dunkin Donuts, he shook my hand, introduced himself, sat down, and apologized for being late.  He pulled out his phone and showed the appointment as being entered correctly and apologized again saying that he usually meets people at the Dunkin Donuts on Nanticoke Road and he didn't read the appointment carefully to realize he was supposed to be on Tilghman Road.

Wow.  A politician who dresses like I do and accepts blame instead of passing the buck or making excuses.  Immediately, I felt like this was a man I could relate to.

He liked some of my ideas I had written and told me some probably wouldn't fly.  He obviously read my ideas because he talked about specific points I had made.  Then he asked me what I thought about increasing the per diem pay of fifteen dollars to like fifty, sixty, maybe seventy per day.   

"Would that help?" he asked.

Turns out, last year, as a freshman, he proposed raising the per diem pay for jurors.  From his testimony before the House, he proposed the bill in response to what his constituents told him.  You can view his testimony here.  (If the video does not start with the introduction of Delegate Adams, simply move the cursor to the 3:11:00 mark.)

Did he say constituents?  Whoa, that's me and you!

Ok, I got a little ahead of myself here.  When Delegate Adams talked about his proposal to raise the per diem, I heard it as a good start, but a lot more needs to be done.  My problem, of course, is that a nine to five employee is getting paid the per diem plus the day's pay from his or her company - and if the company isn't paying for the jury service, the employee always has a personal day available to take so that the week's paycheck isn't taking a hit.

Our farmers, watermen, business owners, and independent contractors (1099 employees) lose a whole day's pay.  The per diem pay offsets the loss, but the bottom line is their civic duty costs them a lot more than it costs most nine to five employees.  In some cases, maybe a very few, the civic duty could cost them their contract.  One's civic duty shouldn't cost more than anyone else's. 

As we talked about this contention of who's shouldering the bigger financial liability to honor one's call to civic duty, I offhandedly made the comment to the effect of, "You know how the government...."

Delegate Adams let me finish my sentence and then said something I haven't heard a politician say in many decades, at least not sincerely like Delegate Adams said it. 

"I'm not the government.  I'm your voice and everyone else's voice."

And I believed him.  The whole time I was talking, it didn't escape my notice he was taking copious notes.  One doesn't take notes unless one plans on referring to them later.  I could almost see him doing exactly what I would do.  Take the notes home, arrange them and jot some more notes down, and always be thinking what was said and how it ties in with what everyone else has said.

At the end of our meeting, which lasted almost half an hour, Delegate Adams asked me what I would want to see happen.  Again, a very pointed question that showed he was listening and wanted to serve me.  Over the last couple of decades, I have become accustomed to politicians (and government employees in general) telling me what I'm supposed to think and do.  His question threw me for a loop.  I realized in that instant I was talking to someone who knew his job description and exactly what that job description - public servant - meant.

I answered his question very simply.  If all I saw happen was real talk out of Annapolis about reforming the jury selection process, I'd be happy.  If we start accommodating the farmers, watermen, and the self employed now, accommodations for a radically different workforce of the future as machines take over more and more jobs will be much easier to make.

Remember how many times I have asked where all our real statesmen/women have gone?  I think I found one in Delegate Adams. 

But you know what he needs?  Your voice.

Let him know of your experience with the jury selection process and what you think could have made the whole process of carrying out your civic duty easier.  Somehow, I think he wants to hear from you.

Jury reform isn't high on your list of legislative goals?  What's wrong with you!

No, seriously, not a big deal.  But it is a big deal we have a born and raised Eastern Shore man who listens and he probably wants to hear from you.  Make him earn his paycheck and tell him what's on your mind even if it's not about jury duty.

Christopher T. Adams
Republican, District 37B, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, & Wicomico Counties

    House Office Building, Room 323
    6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 841-3343, (301) 858-3343
    1-800-492-7122, ext. 3343 (toll free)
    fax: (410) 841-3299, (301) 858-3299

TL;DR folks:
I met with our delegate, Christopher Adams, and talked about my ideas for jury reform.  What you need to know - your delegate is a born and raised Eastern Shore man who wants you to tell him what you want.  So tell him at the above contact information.  Tell him anything on your mind and if jury duty is one of those things, cool.

For your listening pleasure

Posted by Five Drunk Rednecks

Maybe Union soldiers aren't welcomed in Talbot County

Dear Esteemed Members of the Talbot County Council,

I wrote you last week regarding any efforts by any group in Talbot to erect a Union monument next to the Talbot Boys.  As of this writing, I have not received a reply from you nor have I been able to find any evidence of a Union monument project under way.

I truly believe Talbot County residents stand on the cusp of setting a powerful example of reconciliation the nation could follow.  Talbot citizens can show that regardless of one's feelings, emotions, and interpretations of our collective history, as a community, they can come together and ensure the monuments of the most hurtful eras can tell the whole story complete with all the gripping drama, pain, and gross injustices.  All of Talbot's veterans should be honored and the fact the Union soldiers have been neglected is a gross injustice.

There are two things I need to know from you.

  1. Are you aware of any group in the planning or fundraising stage to erect a Union memorial?  If so, I'd like to volunteer my time and/or money.  I don't have much of either, but I'm sure every little bit would help.
  2. If there are no plans in the works, what does a know-nothing guy like me with a dollar in his pocket need to do to get the ball rolling?
I envision a day in the near future where citizens of all walks of life will gather for the unveiling of the Union monument and share tears of joy and sorrow over that dark, but necessary, era of our history.  The story needs to be told and shared, not shoved off to some obscure museum or cemetery. 

And, honestly, even with the addition of a Union memorial, only one other thing would be missing to tell the whole story - a monument to the unnamed slaves who were instrumental in building the success of Talbot County since its founding.  Perhaps that monument should come after the Union monument is built although I believe it would be great if both monuments could be unveiled at the same time.

For your listening pleasure:

Posted by Five Drunk Rednecks

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Why did the NAACP let the Yankees die?

A little more than two years ago, the county next to me became a battle ground in the Great Confederate Purge of 2015.  Last year, in the final battle, the County Commissioners of Talbot ruled the Confederate monument known as the Talbot Boys would remain on the court house grounds.

They also provided that a space would be reserved for the other side of the story.  A monument honoring the Talbot citizens who fought for the Union that would be similar in size to the existing Talbot Boys monument could be erected to tell the full story of Talbot's involvement in the Civil War.  The monument, however, would need to be erected by private citizens who raised the money and who enlisted the artist to sculpt the monument.  Like the county did for Talbot Boys a hundred years ago, the county was not going to foot the bill for a new memorial honoring Yankee veterans.

A little more than a year after the Council's final decision, the forces wanting to tear down the monument has made no apparent effort to build a Yankee monument.  The forces that opposed the tearing down of the Talbot Boys has made no apparent effort to build a Yankee monument.

I'm tired of waiting for these so-called movers and shakers of our community to do something, so I wrote the Talbot County Commissioners to see if there's anything a drunk redneck with a dollar in his pocket can do.  Some might think community building and healing old wounds is accomplished through demolition and forgetting, but I think it's accomplished by building and never forgetting.

Below is the letter I sent to the Talbot County Commissioners tonight, and so, yes, this will be another ongoing story.

Dear Esteemed Members of the Talbot County Commission:

First, let me thank you for your wise decision a bit over a year ago to leave the Talbot Boys statue standing.  I had written you in support of leaving the statue on more than one occasion.  Thank you for listening, not only to me, but everyone, and making a wise decision.

After your final decision, you had left open the opportunity to erect a monument similar in size to the existing Talbot Boys monument to honor the many Talbot young men who served on the Union side of the Civil War.  I have patiently been monitoring the Save Our Statue and the NAACP of Talbot groups that were most vocal in their push for or against the monument in hopes one of them would take the Commission up on their open allowance for the dedication of an equal monument for the Yankee soldiers.  As of this writing, I fail to see any indication of an effort to raise money for a monument in honor of the Yankee veterans by either group nor anyone else.

This oversight of Talbot County to honor the Yankee veterans for over a hundred years is a slap in the face to every veteran past, present, and future.  Since the folks who were incensed at Talbot honoring Confederate soldiers haven't taken you up on the offer to erect a Yankee monument and the folks who fought to honor veterans, even the Confederate ones, haven't taken you up on honoring our Yankee veterans, I reckon someone needs to step up to the plate.

Are you aware of any organization who may at least be in the planning stages for a Yankee monument?  If not, what would I need to do to get the ball rolling?  I'm just one guy working a full time job, leaving me with little time and only a dollar in my pocket, but maybe if there's something I can do to get the movers and shakers of our communities off their butts, we can finally properly honor those forgotten veterans of the Civil War.


[real name edited for privacy]

TL;DR folks:
A Confederate monument was threatened to be torn down.  After hearing all sides a County Council voted to keep it.  They also compromised and allowed for a second, Yankee monument to be built.  The forces wanting to demolish the Confederate one in the name of "healing old wounds and building a community" has moved on to other rage of the day issues rather than build a Yankee monument. 

The whole Talbot Boys saga:
A month's journey circles back to the Talbot County Commisioners
Maybe Union soldiers aren't welcomed in Talbot County
On the road to irrelevancy
NAACP and Mr. Potter fighting to tear down the Vietnam War Memorial
Only time will reveal the true motives of Talbot Boys detractors
Final thoughts on the Talbot Boys

For your listening pleasure:

Posted by Five Drunk Rednecks