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Trouble Comin’ Every Day

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Zappa uttered those words in a song almost fifty years ago referring to a conversation he had with ‘Wild Bill the Mannequin-Fucker’ about the Watts riots that were taking place then. Public unrest-I mean the really metal type attitude that gets people in the streets throwing rocks and trash and setting fires-takes a lot of heat and time to build up pressure, but if pushed, it will erupt.

 The presidential trail for 2016 is getting crowded and before you know it, we’ll all be inundated with horrible ads and meager accusations that the media will heighten to ‘shocking’ standards. My hands down money man for the Republican party seems to have faded into the background and only time will tell if Chris “The Big Man” Christie can overcome the mud being thrown at him. Ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush (1999-2007) got smacked bad in the early primary listing, falling below Mike Huckabee.
Fucking Mike Huckabee? Come on, Jeb, call it. Every small contender has left you in the dust-take the hint and realize no one wants another Bush in the White House.

 People continued thrumming the airwaves and broadband hunting the latest testimonies, footage and opinions on the riots carried out in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12th. Freddy Gray, a 25 year old African American became the catalyst for the country to be forced into confrontation of racial issues that continue to being the 300 lb. syphilitic elephant in the room. Regardless of which side of that fence you stand on the fact remains that a lot of citizens-Americans-out there feel the unjust treatment of black people needs to be hammered out of our Law Enforcement modus operandi at the very least.

 Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is getting a long hard look from more cerebral Democrats but the uncertainty rides on who noses ahead for the Republicans. Carly Fiorina threw her hat in the ring so now the attack begins at her doorstep from the opposition, as well as from competing contenders on the GOP bench. Both parties have a big bench but a majority of those names will fade back to the point we have to look them up online to remember exactly who ran for 2016. I think the Republicans are standing back to see if this is ‘THE’ woman to take down all hope for Hillary Clinton. The last time they attempted the female appeal to voters, we ended up with Sarah Palin. Then they gave us Michelle Bachmann.

 The problem with the ‘mob mentality’ a crowd takes on is it’s unpredictability. Past riots have rarely been studied close enough to gather data on how a crowd will react; and perhaps that’s a good thing because once they can predict crowds of disgruntled citizens reaction, then we truly are fucked. The aftermath of a riot is always a shameful display of human emotion, litter and fire, destruction and wounds. The scene in Baltimore came on like a flash fire and now almost three and a half weeks later everyone seems calm enough to discuss things; investigations have taken place and actions are being taken.

 I still don’t know enough about Ben Carson to know if he can make the home stretch of the race. Carson, a former director for neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, looks pretty sane and intelligent coming out of the gate and maybe that’s a fresh approach the GOP will take with it’s support of a candidate. The other parties, the other affiliations (i.e. Tea Party, Green Party), aren’t true contenders in the Presidential bid; they are stumbling blocks there for people frustrated with the two choices they are given and too stubborn to realize a third party candidate hasn’t got a prayer. The Machine is too big to deconstruct or modify with new human firmware to allow a third party behind those closed doors.

 It may be a long hot summer this year. I don’t think Baltimore will be the end of protests for 2015-2016. The ripple from Ferguson, Missouri resurfaced in Maryland and there seems to be a lot of cleaning up to do, both in the streets and behind the doors of our Justice system/Law Enforcement. Good officers are victims to the actions of bad ones and I truly hope they can stand the heat and know they are appreciated. Time will quell some of the tension but it will continue to rise it’s head again and again whenever the public tolerance of corruption caves in….let’s hope one of these candidates wins, and works on that.

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