Bring Our Girls Home #MissingGirlsOfDC

Since the beginning of this year a number of mostly African American and Latina women/children have gone missing in Washington D.C.

Until recently these disappearances have pretty much gone unreported by MSM.

This is not alright.

There is currently a campaign on social media called Missing Girls DC to bring awareness to the missing.

The D.C. Police have also reached out and are using social media to shed light on these disappearances.

If you are on Twitter you can also follow the hashtag #MissingDCGirls for more information and news about the efforts to find these girls.

Below are a few links where you can find more information on these disappearances, and what is being done to locate them. I share these links  because they can say it so much better than I.

Map Shows Locations Where DC Teens Reported Missing in 2017 Were Last Seen

What We Know So Far About D.C.’s Missing Black and Latinx Teens

Lawmakers call on FBI to help find string of missing black girls in Washington

Washington D.C. Police Are Asking The Public To Help Find Over 10 Missing Black Girls

#SundayFunny – You Know You’re Old When …

 

You stop growing at both ends and start growing in the middle.

You can cough, fart, sneeze and pee at the same time.

You got to second base with a TSA screener.

“Getting any?” means sleep.

When Happy Hour is a nap.

When you spot that first gray hair…on your kid.

When you’re reading this and nodding your head in agreement.

City Girls Should Not Go Camping

I was recently reminded of an event that happened not long after we moved to Ohio. I need to preface this by saying that my husband (who was raised in the country) has always calls me a “city girl.”

Not too long after we moved to Ohio we purchased a pop-up camper and decided to go camping.

Up until this time I only had one camping experience, when I went to sleep-away camp as a child. When we arrived there it was announced the “first years” duty was to clean the bathrooms. The bathrooms that were merely outhouses equipped for more than 2 people at a time. I took one look at that, called my dad to come get me.. and I never looked back.

Fast forward to the day the husband and I decided to go camping. Oh, the pop-up camper was nice enough, air conditioner, stove, fridge, pretty much all the amenities of home except for one important thing – no bathroom.

The husband said that was easily solved and we proceeded to pick out a very nice campsite in a state park, that was directly across the little path from the bathrooms. No problem, I thought. . .That’s what I get for thinking.

We had a very nice evening, settled in and went to sleep.

Well .. it happened. I woke up in the middle of the night and had to go to the bathroom. Any woman of a “certain age” whose ever had a child will tell you, when that urge hits, it cannot be ignored.

I was going to wake up my husband to walk with me to the bathroom, but thought – its only across that path and the path is lite.. so off I went.

When I got there the lights inside, got set down, the lights were flickering bright to dim, one light was out which only added to the overall spooky effect.

I immediately thought to myself – this is how every single horror movie starts out – a woman, in the bathroom alone .. in the middle of the night.

Then I heard it. A howling. Then another howling, then another and I swore they were coming closer and closer to me.

That did it!

I cut it off in midstream and took off back to the camper, and by took off, I mean I ran! Pants half pulled up, ass cheeks flapping in the wind and giving any other campers who happened to be awake and looking – a second full moon of the night.

As I lay in the camper the rest of the night listening to every single sound of nature outside and trying desperately not to pee the bed, one thing kept going through my mind.

. . . . . . City girls should not go camping.

 

Cheerios Giving Away Free Wildflower Seeds #BringBackTheBee

Bee populations which are crucial for pollinating  world food supplies have been declining in recent years.

Because of this, Cheerios is partnering with Veseys Seeds, and are pledging to send out 100 million wildflower seeds.

You can get your free wildflower seeds by visiting the Cheerios website, they ask that in return you plant them in a bee friendly area.

#BringBackTheBees

Holly Briley

 

Mike Brown: Trading One Stereotype For Another

Holly Briley Recently film director, Jason Pollock released what some are calling a “highly edited” video from his documentary, Stranger Fruit that retraces the events of the 2014 shooting of Mike Brown.

In this video Pollock alledges Brown gives the store employee a bag of pot for the Cigarillo’s he was previously said to have stolen. Pollock also alledges this was part of a pre negotiated negotiated deal.

 

Jay Kanzler, the attorney for the convenience, who also happened to be in the convenience store when a new rash of protesting and gunfire broke out, disputes the events in the video, and goes on to state they have nothing to do with Brown’s later visit to the store.

Mr. Kanzler recently gave a press conference and during it released the unedited version of the tape in question, taking the watcher step-by-step through it.

 

In the end the questions remain:

1) Was Mike Brown simply carrying out a drug deal and not committing strong arm robbery?
2) Why does it even matter as the events in the store had nothing to do with his death?
3) And most importantly in my opinion –
Why are so many people willingly trading one stereotype of young black men for another one that is equally stereotypical?

 

Deric Lostutter: Intimidation By Proxy

Prior to Mr. Lostutter’s sentencing this past week for conspiring to illegally access a computer and making false statements to federal agents his sentencing memorandum said among other things “he seemingly cannot stop harassing others online.”

It goes on to mention how he clearly violated specific Court orders not to use the internet to harass others.. all within days of orders being set forth.

Now, it appears that he cannot stop harassing or trying to intimidate others after being sentenced. This time using his wife/her social media accounts to do so.

Yesterday as I checked into my Instagram account, I noticed I had new likes. Well imagine my surprise when it was none other than Jenny Lostutter (jenand_juice), Mr. Lostutter’s wife who had liked every single one of my pictures.

IG Visits


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As you can see by the time/date on the bottom right side of each screen shot, and the hours since she liked them this action occurred long after his initial orders to stop using the internet to stop harassing people and days after his court sentencing.

There is no reason whatever for them to like these pictures other than to let me know they were there.

So, Deric, now I know . . . as does the probation officer and prosecutor in this case.

Sunday Funnies: When Your Teacher Burns You On Facebook

Just when you think it’s safe to smack talk your former teachers, they roll in and clap back. . . hard.

Yepp. That’s a burn.

Small Children Interrupt Father’s On Air Video And I’m Just A Little Bit Pissed Off About It

By now you’ve probably seen the video of Professor Robert Kelly’s on-air interview with the BBC that he was doing from his home. If not, see video in question below.


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I’m not pissed off about or at the children interrupting him. Children will be children and anyone who has ever raised one or been around one for any length of time knows a closed unlocked door is an invitation to open to see what’s going on inside. To be perfectly honest, they were probably the most entertaining thing about the video. I’m not even really pissed about the way he tried to push his daughter back while she was standing beside him.

What I am pissed off about is the lack of outrage from pussyhat wearing SJWs for the wife who had to come in practically on her knees, wrangle up the children, and walk backwards out the door children in tow all while bowed down.

Where are you SJWs? Where are your screams about Patriarchy, Misogyny?

Ashley . . .Cher . . . anyone??

Where is Lena Dunham ripping off her clothes and eating rice pudding on the toilet in protest?!

Shouldn’t  Samantha Bee be chiming in right about now about how the dad has “Nazi hair?”

My God! Shouldn’t we be organizing a march or something!!

This brings me to why I’m just a little pissed . . . all of the “outrage” we’ve seen as of late from self titled feminist is nothing but manufactured. Manufactured for personal gain, to reignite failing careers or simply to pitch a public fit because they didn’t get their way on November 8, 2016.

If it were anything but, we’d be seeing more than one person blogging about the “outrage” of it all.

Again, I ask – Where Is The Outrage?!!!!

*Side Note to Professor Kelly: Locks. Get one and use it. 

Holly Briley

 

 

Rescued Is My Favorite Breed #AdoptDontShop #PawsUp4RescuePets

Holly Briley

Statistics show that approximately 7 million animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Approximately 2.7 million of them are euthanized.

That is 2.7 million animals who did not ask to be born, did nothing more than become unwanted, unusable,  or in some cases abused and neglected at the hands of their humans. Animals that if given the chance could be wonderful additions to the right family.

While I have always believed in adopting a pet versus shopping for a pet,and statistics aside, there is a more personal reason why I am so passionate about this issue.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with some pretty serious health issues which seemingly overnight robbed me of much of my life as I knew it. I went from being an active participant in many things, including the work which I loved to someone who at times couldn’t get out of bed because of pain, or if I did get up, had to return soon because of the pain.

To make matters worse, it was Winter. If you’ve ever experienced Winter “up North” you know the sun is rare and sitting out in it for any period of time isn’t always a possibility. So even on the days I felt good, I was pretty much stuck in the house with nothing but time to think on my hands.

To say I was in a bad place emotionally would be an understatement.

Then it happened. The little miracle I wasn’t expecting.

Sitting in the house with my husband one night during a pretty bad Winter snow storm we got a knock at the door. It was a little girl who at the time lived next door.

In her hands she had a tiny little Chihuahua dog who was shaking and covered in snow. This little dog had been tossed out by her owner .. a breeder who lived up the street from us. She was thrown out because he couldn’t use her for breeding due to her having a Luxating Patella. Since she couldn’t make him money, she was of no use to him.

After verifying all of this, the husband and I took her in. Her coat was dull and brittle, she wasnt house broken, had no idea what a toy was or how to play with one, and she was terrified of a water and food bowl.

The next several weeks were spent teaching her, hand feeding and watering her until little by little she got accustomed to eating from her food dish. She got her first toy and took to playing with it like a champ. She continued to thrive in every way and the luxating patella not withstanding, the vet gave her a clean bill of heath.

While caring for and teaching her, a funny thing happened to me. I stopped obsessing about my own health problems, started feeling hope and looking forward to the future. I still had some problems but they were no longer the first thing I thought of when I woke up or the last thing I thought of before I fell asleep at night.

I had another reason for ‘being’ and to keep on keeping on, and that reason’s name is Coco Mae Briley.

Holly Briley

Since rescuing Coco we have added to our fur family, and often joke that we’re one furbaby short of being a petting zoo.

While I love each and every one of our furbabies, and they are all spoiled rotten, Coco will always hold a very special place in my heart.

When she came to us, she needed saving. In the end though, she saved me more than she will ever know.

Deric Lostutter: From “White Knight” To Persona Non Grata

Holly Briley There was a time not long ago, Deric Losutter was considered by many to be a hero, a white knight of sorts.

While he still tries desperately to cling to those bygone days, his recent court appearance, and lack of public attention it garnered tells him – his 15 minutes may indeed be up.

Probably nothing signifies this more than his entourage, or lack thereof,  that was present after the his trial.

As reported by William K Murtaugh (@MURTITNESSONE on Twitter), who was there, he and 2 other, presumably paid for or there at the behest of Deric’s defense team, were the only ones in attendance.  Mr. Murtuagh writes about this on his blog – From The Desk of Murtwitnessone. You can read about his observations HERE.

Regardless of how Deric’s defense team wants to spin it, and regardless of how they want to label those of us who can see through Deric’s act to be haters, trolls, cyberbullies, etc. the fact remains – Deric has no one but himself to blame for where he finds himself today… or where he will find himself come May of this year.

There will always be those who defend him and who believe he is a “white knight.”

Then there those who know the truth of who and what he is . . . and who and what he is not.