Thursday, December 28, 2017

#ItsSoCold #Sketchbook

Clown #RoyMoore (@MooreSenate) refuses to accept he lost to #DougJones or accept the will of the people

Roy Moore is a reprobate. Now he refuses to accept the will of the people. He is claiming voter fraud. What a joke. The only fraud here is the may who calls himself Judge Moore. Well...Judge Moore doesn't want to follow the laws here. That's not surprising considering he is banned from malls in Alabama.

Concede now, you sore loser.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

#TaxScamBill truth #GOPTaxScam

Retweeted Selena Adera 🍩 (@Selena_Adera):

A rich white man, a working white man, and a Black Man are seated around a table. At the center is a plate holding 13 cookies.

Rich white man takes 12 cookies, then turns to working white man, and says:

"Watch out. Black Man is about to steal your cookie!"

The #GOPTaxScam

#TomBrokaw right to say the sycophants at Fox News are on #jihad to defend Trump

Fox News is the Russian propaganda arm of Trump. They aren't objective. They are idiots. They sold America out years ago. Now the are outraged Tom Brokaw used the word Jihad. It is hilarious. They can't stand that word. They hate Islam, so this word freaks them the heck out. Keep saying it. Jihad, Jihad, Jihad. Fox News declared Jihad. Fox News is Jihad.

Shout it out!

Happy #WinterSolstice in this, the longest night, after the #TaxScamBill

The shortest day of the year is today. Stonehenge will be full if it isn't already. Festivus is coming in a few days and Christmas after that. Tonight is the longest night of the year, and I suppose that's appropriate since we are "shrouded in darkness" these days with all the goings-on in America. That sounds cliche, but it's true. The Children's'Health Insurance Program won't get funding. Children will literally die so rich people can make more money. Medicare and Medicaid will be gutted. Social Security disability will be gutted. There are no good reasons for any of it. When children start dying because of this blame the Republicans in Congress; blame Trump; blame big business; blame the Evangelicals; blame the Russians; they are all the same, and they are destroying America.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

NO #NetNeutrality means you will have to pay more for less

No one wants it but the cable and internet providers. It means you will have to pay a la carte for everything. More will be paid for less services. Of course it comes on the heels of the disastrous tax bill. Great job, Congress, you've done another dumb thing. Are you trying to ruin the country further? Congress people, you are the true deplorables in the United States. Well...the president* and his band of merry men (and terrible women) are in the same category. Of course, the supporters of the president* are the worst ones possible. They are the depraved, gladiator-loving Roman rabble.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Banned from malls but not from the US Senate #RoyMoore

Roy Moore lurked around malls looking for teenage girls until they banned him. His predilections were not a secret to the people in Alabama. In fact, it was common knowledge. He dated underaged girls. That makes him a child molester. A child molester is going to be elected to the United States Senate. Now it is possible Doug Jones will win––I'm not optimistic. America is a cesspool these days. There appears to be no justice. Injustice flourishes in this fallen nation.

Moore also thinks slavery was a good thing. He hates other minority groups such as Jews and people in the LGBT community. He is the most wretched type of human scum.

Watch this election. Unless Doug Jones wins it will be a dark day in America. Actually it already is because Roy Moore exists and will likely win, but he's a symptom, a symptom of the people voting for him.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

#DonaldTrumpJr incorrectly asserts #attorneyclientprivilege to conversations with #DonaldTrump

You may be dumb, but you will never be Donald Trump, Jr. dumb. He advised himself to admit allegations about the e-mails he sent to Russian operatives. Yesterday he asserted attorney client privilege where it doesn't apply. Clearly he is hiding something, but attorney client privilege ONLY applies to communications between an attorney and the attorney's client. But would you really expect a nimrod like Donald Trump, Jr. to know that?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#Sketchbook #lawyerlife

#RoyMoore #DonaldTrump and #KimDavis are all part of the diseased American mind

Evangelicals support these morons. They prop them up as Christian heroes even though these are deeply flawed people. They aren't to be admired. Quite frankly, they should be abhorred by all of us. We should shun them. They are criminals as well as moral sleaze buckets. Regardless of party, all Americans shouldn't accept their shenanigans. We need to rise up against them at the ballot box, with our words, and with our protests. The fate of American depends on it.

Monday, December 4, 2017

#TaxScamBill is cutting the #mortgageinterestdeduction

The mortgage interest deduction is "going the way of Fat Sam" as my grandfather used to say. That means it is dying. It is basically dead just not officially. This will have a chilling effect on home ownership. Now those in favor of the "Tax Scam Bill" will tell you the standard deduction will be doubled. I doubt that. Even if that were true, I'm sure homeowners will still get screwed. There's no way 99% of the people in this country won't get screwed.

We have the best government for the people rich enough to buy our government. It is bought now more than ever.

Happy Holidays friends.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

#MattLauer had a secret button under his desk to lock women in his office

That's called kidnapping or false imprisonment. So much more is going to come out about this. It is so disgusting. We live in a depraved country. It is a sick world. People––men in particular––are reprehensible. Lauer is a predator. There is nothing redeeming about him. It appears NBC knew or should have known about this crap for years. It is inexcusable. The big question here is: when is President Trump going to face some consequences for his sexual harassment, and possibly rape, issues?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

#MattLauer situation is a mess

This Matt Lauer thing is a mess. I thought I heard about him having issues like this years ago, but maybe I'm wrong. I suspect there will be many allegations after this, and NBC wanted to get out in front of this.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Situation in America #tyrant #injustice

This is from a book on the Plantageneants in reference to King John.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Response to an imbecile #lawyerlife

That isn't true at all. This is part of the right wing's effort to discredit education so that they can dumb down the population. Why do you think the legislature keeps cutting the UNC system funding? Why do they cut spending for public schools? They want a stupid population, and, when people are education and successful, they try and dismiss their views as "liberal." Quite frankly, liberal views are better. They are more enlightened. Conservatism in the classic sense has its place, but the crap you guys espouse today is bastardized conservatism. It is mindless, jingoistic drivel based on lower level intellectual functioning. It appeals to a baser and more prurient need. This is ironic given this element's professed Christianity.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

#SylvesterStallone accused of raping a teenager in 1986

Wow. I'm glad all this crap is finally coming out. The truth needs to be told.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Throw away tin cans #WednesdayWisdom #pencildrawing

Avoid people who have no personality. Better yet: avoid jerks. What do you do when you see a tin can? You throw it away (unless you recycle--that's a whole other issue). Treat jerks and boring people the same way. Toss them out of your life.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bleary eyed day #pencildrawing #micropoetry

Sometimes it is hard to see straight.
And then you hit a tree.
And an elevator door.
Then it is even harder to see
that there's nothing there.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wells Law Legal Seminars, Tuesday, November 7th at Reynolda Manor Library from 2-5

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Forsyth Public Library (Reynolda Manor Branch) is helping to sponsor three free one-hour seminars throughout the afternoon on the important basics for estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and SSD and other damage claims. No reservations are necessary. For more information, follow the link.

#TexasChurchMassacre is MORE about guns than it is mental health

Without guns there would be no mass shootings. Of course mental health issues play a role, but without access to guns there would be no mass shootings. There are too many guns designed with one purpose: to kill human beings and to kill a lot of them.

Many countries have people with mental health issues. Their guns laws are strict, and they don't have mass shootings. What's the common denominator here? Guns are the problem. Until we recognize that unassailable fact, we will not stop these shootings.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

#SamClovis doesn't know science, and he has ties to the Russians

He is supremely unqualified to be the Secretary of Agriculture. He has one thing going for him: he's as big as a barn, but that's the only thing that cuts in his favor. Clovis has no background in science, and he's made bigoted comments about homosexuals. Now he's tied to the Mueller's Russian probe. Clovis needs to go back to being on the radio, which he certainly has a face for doing. Go home you traitor.

#ColoradoWalmart murderer is a white man so the right wing media is silent

The president and the right wing media are silent. A white man shot to death at least three people in a Colorado Walmart. He is a terrorist and not a lone wolf. But this doesn't fit into the president's narrative of the "other," who we should all fear. In reality, the "other" is a white man. White men are the most dangerous people in America. They do most of the raping, killing, and beating. Until everyone accepts this, it will go on happening.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

#JohnKelly is out of touch

Robert E. Lee wasn't honorable. He was a traitor, who owned slaves. The blame for the Civil War rests on the South, and the war was about slavery. Every other conflict flowed from that central conflict. The monuments need to go, and, if you are offended. I don't care. No one cares if you are offended over removing the monuments. If you don't like it, leave the country. How's that one feel?


Monday, October 30, 2017

#Manafort travels on, fulfilling #ManafortDestiny

#Papadopoulos singing like a canary

He's going to be more damaging that Manafort. Mark. My. Words. This guy's name will be known all over the world. He's going to deliver the goods on Trump. Trump's supporters must be crying in their cheap beers. Here's an artistic rendering of a prototypical Trump supporter now:

Happy #ManafortMonday to everyone #PaulManafort

Even a spray on tan can't save you from the G-men.

There will be more.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Don’t blame #Obamacare for your high premiums—blame Republicans and insurance companies

Republicans didn’t set up exchanges properly, which meant hundreds of thousands couldn’t get health care. This kept the insurance pool small. Smaller pools mean higher premiums. In the states where Obamacare was properly implemented, rates are reasonable. Of course the Republicans have no viable alternative. They never do. And they obstruct to everyone’s detriment.

Insurance companies charge whatever they want. They used this as an opportunity to jack up their rates. In most states a few companies have monopolies.

Trump’s cutting subsidies puts 500,000 out of the insurance market in NC. This will lead to rate increases next year.

Obamacare does work and will work over time. What we should do is provide universal healthcare through Medicare.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Lawyers have dangerous jobs sometimes #lawyerslife

The law isn't the safest professions sometimes because lawyers deal with human conflict, which is often raw and unreasoned. People say and do dumb things. Often the lawyer is on the receiving end of these kinds of shenanigans. As they say, it is a crazy world out there, and there are rough seas.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

#JohnKelly thinks this is okay

#SpenceratUF is trying to revive the bones of past hatred with new fire

Richard Spencer went to college at UVA, and we were in the same class. I don't recall him being active politically. Neither does anyone I know. His stances and his actions are disappointing and alarming. He organized and led the Charlottesville protest. He is trying to revive the dead bones of history with new fire.

Here's an artistic rendering of the dead beast he wants to revive:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dragon eyes are on you #inksketch

Eyes are on you no matter what you do.
You may think you can't be seen, 
but I know that to be untrue.
I should bust out and say boo.

Laugh and heehaw.
At your fall.
That's what I'd do.

Are #CTE cases the next big tobacco?

Possibly. It appears evidence was covered up, lied about, or both. The issue isn't so much the injuries as players weren't told about them. As a result, the injuries got worse, violence occured, and suicides occurred. Look at Aaron Hernandez, Junior Seau, and Dave Duerson. Hernandez likely killed several people. Seau and Duerson both committed suicide. These are just a few examples.

A lot more cases will be uncovered. Colleges and Universities are also fair game.

The old question what did you know, and when did you know it? At least to start, this is the key inquiry.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Blame #DonaldTrump and the General Assmbly's failure to set up health care exchanges for rising health care costs NOT #Obamacare

Health care costs are on the rise. In fact, they are skyrocketing. And why is this? Health care exchanges were never set up properly because North Carolina Republicans wouldn't set them up. As a result, the health insurance pool is not as large as it should be. In addition, Donald Trump signed an executive order cutting funding for health care subsidies. This means 500,000 people in North Carolina will be without health insurance.

In states were the exchanges were set up properly such as Ohio the cost of health insurance has gone down.

If Obamacare were fully implemented, all of our health insurance costs would go down. So don't blame Obamacare. Blame the Republicans for not setting up the exchanges and Trump for his most recent executive order that's laid waste to health insurance in America.

Monday, October 16, 2017

#BrainDrain #microstory #Inksketch

People don't get smarter over time. If you are born dumb, you will always be dumb.

Elroy didn't believe in turning his headlights on when it wasn't fully dark. He always said, "God will protect me."

At six in the evening on October 6th Elroy drove home. He went through an intersection. A driver turning right failed to see Elroy, and he pulled out.

"Oh God," said Elroy right before he plowed into the car. Elroy died instantly as did the driver turning.

Next day the paper quoted the trooper on the scene, "If he'd just had his lights on, and, if the other guy had paid attention, none of this would've happened. People are so stupid."

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Me too.

Because it's not a woman's problem. It's a man's problem. Because it should be men standing up against other men who sexually harass and assault women. 

If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too." as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Smash #Microstory #pencilsketch

"Look out, look out," Elroy yelled as he dove over a set of chairs. Glass shattered, and a minivan rolled to a stop on the tile floor.

No one was dead, and no one appeared hurt.

"Praise Jesus," yelled a voice from over in the corner.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

#BoyScouts are letting girls in...I knew I bought that overpriced popcorn for a reason

The Boy Scouts redeemed themselves a little today by deciding to let girls in. That's progress. It is very progressive. Perhaps the Girl Scouts will let boys in as well. Why not? The YMCA lets women in; the YWCA lets men in. It makes sense.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

#MikeDitka was likely been hit in the head too much during his playing days

Mike Ditka says black people haven't been oppressed in 100 years. What a moron, and he's clearly out of touch. My supposition is he was hit in the head too many times when he played football. In fact, I'm sure that's part of it.

#WorldMentalHealthDay and the need for better mental health services

Our mental health services suck. There's no other way to put it. We do a horrible job of treating mental health, and very few of us understand anything about it. Medications are not a panacea nor is therapy, and it isn't a one size fits all problem. The problems vary from person to person. Unfortunately few people can afford the necessary medications and talk therapy as well as the time necessary to exercise properly.

Of course, insurance companies and state governments would prefer not to treat mental health issues and instead refer people to hotlines as if that can solve the problem of someone with suicidal ideations.

Monday, October 9, 2017

@ESPN suspends #JemeleHill further solidifying its place as the insensitivity network

ESPN suspended Jemele Hill for speaking up for black people and for speaking out about oppression. You would think ESPN would applaud such things, but ESPN doesn't care about racial equality. They never have. They hired Rush Limbaugh as an analyst years ago, and then they had to fire him because of racially charged comments about Donovan McNabb. I suspect if Roger Goodell requires the players to stand for the pledge, ESPN will suspend or fire any analyst who speaks out against stiffing the protest.

Another view of #ChristopherColumbus the savage #ColumbusDay

#ColumbusDay should be abolished because Christopher Columbus was a genocidal maniac

He sold young girls into slavery. He was a rapist. He butchered and killed thousands of people, and he didn't even discover America. Columbus Day needs to go.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

All over North Carolina this week #lawyerslife

I've been in Fayetteville, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem this week. It has been a productive week, but it is tiring sometimes. The work is interesting, and it is nice helping people. It is rewarding to see clients get the benefits they deserve and justice done. Justice is still occasionally, although it can remain elusive.

We are in the midst of a warm October, which is one of my favorite months because of the mixture of warm and cool weather. Nature still feels alive and like it is trying to show itself one more time before the cold months come. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

#SocialSecurityDisability fully favorable decision from the bench

It is rare for an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to make a quick decision in a Social Security Disability case. By quick I mean less than a month. Rarer still is an announcement from the bench. Today a judge in Charlotte announced a "Fully Favorable" decision from the bench. That's very, very rare, and I don't think I've had that happen in Charlotte before; I've had it happen a number of times in Greensboro. Needless to say, my client was quite happy. He's had dozens of cancer treatments over the past year or so as well as substantial mental health issues. Sometimes good things do happen in Social Security Disability, though the wait is often long. Here, fortunately, the wait was relatively quick--a little less than a year.