Three Stories

Three stories caught my attention this week.  First up:

 Brad and Angelina. 

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Honestly, I must admit that I’m surprised that Brad and Angelina made it this far after Angelina’s illness.   And I always figured that she’d be the one to bail; not Brad.  Continue reading

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Naming a New Supreme Court Judge

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While my heart goes out to Justice Scalia’s family, it is my fervent prayer that President Barack Obama does go ahead a name for a new Supreme Court Justice.

Given the slap in the face that the Republicans gave President Obama, and the people of the United States, by implying that he did not have the where-withal to name a replacement for Justice Scalia, that when President Obama steps up to the podium to announce his choice, that before he does, he has the Marine Corp Band play ‘Hail To The Chief.’  Thereby reaffirming to the world that he is the duly elected President of the United States of America.

Click on the image above to hear Hail To The Chief.

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen – Master Of The Day Of Judgment
Dancing With The Fat Woman

 

 

Racial Blaming

Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz

By now, we’ve all heard the shocking news about Fox Lake, Illinois Policeman, Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz.

I must say that listening to that broadcast concerning former LT. Gliniewicz, I was reminded of Susan Smith who murdered her two young sons and blamed and unknown Black man.

Susan Smith murdered her two sons and blamed an unknown Black man

I don’t usually give compliments to the Police but I find myself sobered by the way the Illinois Police handled the Gliniewicz case. They, like the Police in Susan Smith’s hometown, kept a level head and did not go headlong into the night arresting every suspicious Black man and hauling them and subjecting them to needless harassment and interrogation.

Good job guys.

Now for the bad part. This case does, however, point out the very real need for more Police Training.

It is sad to say that they, the Police, never suspected the criminal in their midst. It makes it really hard, for those of us who are the victims of crime, to believe that they’re capable of catching the other bad guys out there.

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
STALKED! By Voices
OneThreeThirteen
Dancing With The Fat Woman
https://24thehuntforrednovembe.wordpress.com
https://thoushalteatdust.wordpress.com

The Free State of Jones is Ruby Sanders

Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

It was a slow day at work and I was toiling away on the ending (one that my readers won’t hate, hopefully) of the new ebook, ‘Jared Anderson,’ and to give myself some inspiration, I decided to look at some Matthew McConaughey photos.

And guess what I came across.  Yes, that’s right a picture of Matthew McConaughey dressed as a Confederate soldier for should I say, deserter, in the new film, The Free State of Jones.

Matthew’s character plays a Civil War deserter who marries a black slave girl.  I wonder where, Gary Ross, the films director and ‘writer’ got that idea.  Could it possibly have been a Best Selling ebook by the name of Ruby Sanders and it’s sequel, Jared Anderson.

Of course, neither that ebook or my name are anywhere on the credits for the films.  Just as they were never mention on the film, ‘Flight.’ aka, Flight 404 staring Denzel Washington.

My question is, what does a girl have to do to get credit for her work?  Frustrated unpaid writer.

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
STALKED! By Voices
OneThreeThirteen
Dancing With The Fat Woman

PS  I’m sure either OneThreeThirteen or Dancing With The Fat Woman are going into production somewhere in Hollywood under another writer’s name, perhaps John Gatins.

Bobbi Kristina At Rest

If there was one thing that I learned in 2014 with the suicide deaths of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams and now with the 2015 death of Bobbie Christian is that, having money and fame are no guarantee of happiness.
So, whenever I start thinking of myself as being well off, I remind myself of the Bible scripture Zechariah 11:4-7

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What happened to the World in World News Tonight

Is it me?  Or has ABC’s World News Tonight omitted the ‘World’ part of the News.   Since the death of Peter Jennings and the takeover by Disney it seems that ABC’s World News Tonight hopped aboard a Disney Theme Park ride and forgot to get its ass off!

To me, ABC has gone positively medieval broadcasting the World News as though the sun revolved around the United States.

Now, I’ll admit that I haven’t watched a lot of ABC’s World News Tonight broadcasts lately, but the few I have watched were themed around middle class white American (this week, the floods in Texas, the tornadoes and storms in Kansas and Illinois focusing on white suburbia); people who have gotten themselves into unfortunate situations (like falling or being pushed off a cliff, standing trial for murder, or acting out on planes);  celebrities (Bruce Jenner and the Kardashians), and ending with an uplifting story about someone doing something noble and/or heroic which in my humble opinion was designed to leave us with a positive cheerful attitude about the state of the World.  Except, there’s nothing about the rest of the World, and what’s happening in it, in their News broadcast.  Except, maybe once or twice a week, there’s something about ISISL.

By contrast, BBC’s World News covers Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America, the Middle East, Germany, Indonesia, Europe, and of course the United States.

This not an ad for or an endorsement of BBC World News, but simply wishful thinking hoping that ABC World News will put the ‘World’ back in their broadcasts.  Then perhaps, middle class American can answer the question, “What the hell is Fifa?”

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
STALKED! By Voices
OneThreeThirteen – Master of the Day Of Judgment
Dancing With The Fat Woman
https://rubysjared.wordpress.com