Thursday, August 17, 2017

#HoosTogether #HoosforLove #Charlottesville


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

American reluctant taxpayer



He fusses about paying too much in taxes, but does he even pay his taxes? 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#TransRightsAreHumanRights

I am disgusted by the actions of President* Trump today. He disqualified transgender people from serving in the military. There is no reason why other than an appeal to an ignorant and bigoted group of voters, the same voters who elected him.

Trump is a pig, and so are his voters.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

These are your #BoyScouts #BoyScoutsJamboree

They booed President Obama while led by President* Trump.

The Hitler Youth convened.

Here is a scruffy exemplar.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

police officer who murdered #JordanEdwards #BlackLivesMatter

#OJSimpsonGrantedParole

Justice is served.

Let O.J. out #OJSimpsonParole

It is irrelevant what happened in 1995, and he was acquitted. Therefore, whether or not he murdered someone, is not relevant to separate criminal convictions in Nevada from 12 years later. He's been in prison for 9 years for stealing his stuff and assault. That's enough. He's served his time. The man is 70-years-old. He looks better than last time (2013), but he's a shell of what he once was. He's paid his debt. Let him be with his family and try and make something of the rest of his life.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

#ChrisChristie happy not to be #DonaldTrumpJr


Denizen of a glass house #microstory #inksketch

Elroy loved to pass judgment. And he knew everything and nothing at the same time.

"Lazy people are the problem with this country," he said. He was nursing a beer in the bar at the local country club.

But Elroy took off every winter to go sport fishing in Florida. His gut provided the perfect perch his fishing reel, and he could pull in a marlin like no other.

After a big day, Elroy shouted at Dirk, another fisherman, across the bay, "Quit dumping your garbage in the water."

"I already have a picture of you dumping at least fifteen beer cans into the water," said Dirk.

Elroy checked Dirk's Instagram. The picture had gone viral.






Reality is a man laughing at you as he falls into the abyss #pencildrawing

Real #Tonka truck, and #Transformers to follow

I didn't know Tonka made anything but toys. How bizarre. It pulled up beside me yesterday, and I thought I imagined it.

Monday, July 10, 2017

#MondayMotivation is slow moving

Monday is 1/7 of the work week, and it is the most dreaded day for many. It is difficult to get readjusted at times for some of us especially those of us with babies. They can wear you out while making you feel alive at the same time.

I feel sluggish today, and this feeling is exacerbated by my not drinking as much soda or coffee. I'm still searching for my driving motivation for the day. I hope it will come soon.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

#ChrisChristie all over the place these days





The ear hears, and the the hand avoids #micropoetry #Inkdrawing

Sound can be your friend.
By telling you what's around the bend.
Heavy steps often reveal.
Horrors that are concealed.
When the monster pounds the ground.
Make sure you get away from that hound.

Maybe #Destro isn't so bad when you have #CobraCommander in charge #inkdrawing

Cobra Commander is a jerk. He whines and fusses, and he's impulsive. His plans always fail, and then he blames everyone else for it. He always brings the world to the brink of destruction. Sound familiar?

And then there's Destro, who never gets a chance. He's the one with honor, but he's always second in command. Why not give the dude a chance? He can't be worse than Cobra Commander.

We have Cobra Commander.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Is filming someone and posting it online without their consent and commenting on it legally actionable? #cyberbullying #harassment

Today I saw a post on Facebook by a person, who filmed a woman at a local restaurant. The woman was allegedly trimming her nails at the restaurant. The poster identified the restaurant in the post and talked about how "unsanitary" the woman was. Then hundreds of people joined in and mocked the woman and disparaged the restaurant. The video was shared many times apparently without the woman's consent. Is this legally actionable?

Possibly. The restaurant may have potential legal claims for an unfair light tort claim, defamation, and other claims.

The woman may have grounds for the tort of appropriation if the poster makes any money from the post or if the woman suffers and "injury" (disparagement).  She also may have claims for defamation, harassment (if she is made aware of it), intentional infliction of emotional distress, and possible cyberbullying .


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#Sketchbook nonsense




The #Netflix show #ThirteenReasonsWhy is inaccurate from a legal standpoint

Clay's mom is a lawyer, the lawyer for the defendant school. Clay is a potential witness. In fact he's a key witness for the plaintiff as he's talked about in the tapes; he's listed in the tapes; he knew about the poem, which was distributed in the English class; he talked to the guidance counselor and gave him the tapes;  and he played a role in Hannah's suicide or so she says. There's no way on Earth Clay's mom could continue to represent the school. If she did, this would give the plaintiff's lawyer all kinds of grounds for appeal were this to go to trial.

I read the book too, but there is nothing about a legal case in it. It was added to the show, and I think it took away from the show. But it was put in because people wanted to believe Bryce would somehow be held accountable. He likely wouldn't have criminally, but he may have been civilly. I'm still not sure he would have, though.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Watch out for him #microstory #inkdrawing

He killed a man once, but the evidence didn't prove it. People near him die mysteriously, but we all know he killed them.
 

Monday, June 26, 2017

If #Obamacare is repealed by the GOP #HealtcareBill, then #Medicaid won't survive

The cuts are drastic and deep, especially to Medicaid. I'm not sure if you've seen the statistics, but 47% of all births in the U.S. are covered by Medicaid. Many of these won't be covered if there are $800 billion in Medicaid cuts. That's not all that far from a trillion dollars. The Trump people are denying there are cuts.

20% of all people in the United States rely on Medicaid for their medical care. These are the most vulnerable people in our population.

1.4 million seniors rely on Medicaid to pay for their assisted living. Many of these seniors will be kicked off Medicaid under the new health care bill.

This is only the beginning of this cruel bill that only benefits the rich.

If you see these two coming, run #microstory #pencilsketch

They are coming for you.

And their victims never live to tell.

They shot a man a man to death just last week, and the D.A. declared it a clear case of self-defense. But the man had no gun.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Not the kind of lawyer you want to be #pencilsketch

The kind who doesn't do anything but play golf when he's at lesisure. We all know that type. Don't be him.
 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The disabled shouldn't be dragged away #HealthcareBill

Today police dragged disabled people out of their wheelchairs in Washington. And what did they do? They dared to protest in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. God forbid people not want to be excluded from health coverage due to preexistibg conditions or to have huge cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. So the solution is drag them off, but that won't silence them. It won't silence those of us who oppose these Geatapo tactics.

Raise a hand up against the lunacy.

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

How is this truck safe? #roadhazard

Its tires are too big. Its cab is too high. It tears up the road making our taxes higher. It shouldn't be street legal, but it is.

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

#MichelleCarter found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for telling her boyfriend via phone to, "Get back in," his carbon monoxide filled truck

Carter, who was 17 at the time, told her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy to, "Get back in," his carbon monoxide filled truck. Prior to the call, Roy sealed the windows with duct tape; he connected a hose to the tail pipe; and he fed it into the window where he filled it with carbon monoxide. Then he called Carter after he stepped out of the car. He told her he was trying to kill himself with carbon monoxide. When he asked for her advice,  she told him to, "Get back in." He got back in the truck, and police found him dead the next day. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carter was tried in front of a Massachusetts judge. The judge justified the ruling by saying:

 “She admits in subsequent texts that she did nothing, she did not call the police or Mr. Roy’s family,” Judge Moniz said. “And finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction: ‘Get out of the truck.’” From New York Times article.

This judge relied on voluminous online correspondence between the two in making his ruling. It certainly sends a message to people, and it should cause many to rethink what they say online, on the phone, and in person. Whether or not this message will continue to resonate remains to be seen.

Live tree among the stumps #inksketch