BOB’s back! Last chapter. Titled: Not A Shot Fired.
BOB’s concern back in 1997 the same as the concern of many today. Government has to change. People deserve better.
The question is how to accomplish it.
Violence not the way. BOB’s suggestion “diversion.” Whatever that means. Will take a bit to analyze the concept.
Voting the key. However, candidates must be controlled. They must obey the will of whoever. Not sure yet what whoever is. Additional analysis required.
BOB says forget a third party candidate. Never works. BOB says of third party candidates, “Nothing more than a fart in the wind.”
BOB asked Bob Smith what he thought. Deep thinking Bob said, “M & M’s.”
“Chocolate candy?” BOB exclaimed. “Have you totally lost it? You’re to take over the entire government with chocolate candy?”
Bob responded, “Calm yourself. It’s the money and the media stupid.”
That is how far we go today. It will take several more writings to tie M & M’s, money and the media together. Plus some other Bob Smith sage thoughts.
Understand as we go through the last chapter that Bob considered government officials assholes.
Yesterday, a lazy sunday for me. Did nothing. Watched some golf and old Judy Garland movies.
Went out about 6. To the Rum Bar. Lauri bartending. George and Art, Ingrid, and a former Syracuse law professor and his wife who worked administration at Syracuse. They left and Donna and Terri came in. Donna and Terri had earlier been to 801. Terri sang karaoke.
We had a drink together. Terri in good spirits. She reminded me to pick her up at 1 today to take her to the eye Doctor.
The ladies wanted to have dinner. I was not that hungry. They were. I opted out. Told them I was going to stop at Sandy’s Cafe on the way home for a Cuban sandwich. They went I don’t know where.
Terri e-mailed me very late last night. She had just left the hospital. They were getting ready for bed at 10:30 when Terri complained of chest and back pain. She wanted to be taken to the hospital.
Terri had a heart attack 3 years ago. Prior to the onset of her cancer problems.
Donna reports no heart attack. Kept Teri overnight for precautionary reasons. Terri was resting well when Donna left.
I am waiting for Donna’s morning hospital report.
Tonight, Dueling Bartenders at Aqua. My two Virginia lovelies that I met last week e-mailed and said they would see me there tonight.
Gillian and Rozalyn. I cannot wait to hear the exploits of their Key West week. The girls intended to raise hell. Gillian was anxious to go topless at Garden of Eden.
Giuliani kept saying on Meet the Press yesterday that “truth isn’t truth.” I read somewhere this morning that after Trump was jailed, Giuliani could visit him and say to Trump “prison isn’t prison.”
Note, I do not expect Trump to go to prison. Impeached, yes. Jailed, no.
We don’t send former Presidents to prison. Though Trump keeps suggesting his Presidential opponent Hillary Clinton should be jailed.
Entitlement to rights can be taken a step too far. Not every one claiming rights is entitled to them. I refer specifically to prisoners. People in jail.
They are somehow organized and on the move. A Nationwide Prison Strike is scheduled to begin August 21 and end September 9. Seventeen prisons involved.
The prisoners consider themselves slaves. For example, they work for next to no wages. On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner led an uprising of slaves. Ergo, the August 21 starting date.
September 9 has significance in prison history. September 9 will be the 47th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion.
During the strike, the prisoners will refuse to perform any type labor, they will engage in sit-ins and hunger strikes, and demand major reforms.
Ten demands. Included being paid the prevailing wage in their State or territory.
Prison type slavery, being required to work for nothing or next to nothing, is part of the 13th Amendment. The Amendment allows for “slavery or involuntary servitude…..as a punishment for crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”
Other demands include access to rehabilitation programs and an end to “death by incarceration.” Death by incarceration a life sentence without possibility of parole.
The prisoners wish to be “valued.”
Enjoy your day!