Justice Denied …. “⚖️ ‘Awesome YouTube Find – Quite Apropos’ ⚖️ …. “!!


~~April 10, 2021~~

JUSTICE DENIED

I’ve been watching – for a ling time. I’ve been educating myself about this topic. There’s a policeman in my family – we don’t see eye to eye, the relationship is considerably strained.

I don’t understand the logic.

Day in and day out we see more and more videos documenting the actions portrayed by those supposed to protect and serve. The majority of these examples are directed at people of color, African Americans, minorities and under-represented groups.

HortyRex©

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Police brutality in the United States, the unwarranted or excessive and often illegal use of force against civilians by U.S. police officers.

Forms of police brutality have ranged from assault and battery (e.g., beatings) to mayhemtorture, and murder. Some broader definitions of police brutality also encompass harassment (including false arrest), intimidation, and verbal abuse, among other forms of mistreatment.

~~SOURCE~~

http://www.britannica.com

~~Published September 6, 2020~~

This song reflects my concern about police brutality, racial profiling and the killing that just seems to go on and on. It’s essential to hold everyone accountable for their actions and that includes police.

~License~

Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

#JusticeDenied #AwesomeFind #YouTube #QuiteApropos #MossHenry1 #PoliceBrutality #BlackLivesMatter #IllegalUseOfForce #AgainstCivilians #RacialProfiling #SenselessKillings #UnarmedBlackPeople #KillingBlackBodies #WhiteSupremacy

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

potzer


Right on target!! … “Potzer, it turns out, is a great insult. It doesn’t mean somebody who’s merely incompetent. It doesn’t mean somebody who is simply an amateur. It means a bungler, somebody who’s not as good as they think they are, a wanna-be who’s really a never-can-be but doesn’t recognize it. A potzer may have a rudimentary understanding of a particular skill set, but is ill-informed, clumsy at the actual skills necessary, and confused about the point.”

gregfallis.com

Years ago, when I lived in Manhattan, I was noodling around Washington Square Park and saw a couple of chess hustlers nearly come to blows. Not over a game of chess exactly, but because–wait. Yes, there are actual chess hustlers in NYC. Anything that can be hustled is being hustled in NYC. A good chess hustler can make a couple hundred dollars a day, playing tourists and chess enthusiasts for, say, three to five bucks a match. Mostly you’ll find them hustling in the parks–Washington Square Park, Central Park, Union Park.

Okay, back to the almost-fight. It wasn’t over a chess match. It was almost a fight because one chess hustler had called another a potzer. A small crowd had gathered; I turned to the guy next to me–another chess hustler–and asked him, “What’s a potzer?” He gave me a look that basically said, “If you have to…

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Walking. With very faint, very human(s).


So true, right? … Joy Harjo: “If all events are related, then what story does a volcano erupting in Hawaii, the birth of a woman’s second son near Gallup, and this shoulderbone of earth made of a mythic monster’s anger construct? Nearby a meteor crashes. Someone invents aerodynamics, makes wings. The answer is like rushing wind: simple faith.”

Live & Learn

Michael Ondaatje: “Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human.”

5:55 a.m. 340 consecutive days. Like in a row. Morning walk. This morning, Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk. Dark Sky: 48° F. 96% cloud cover.

I walk.

6:01 a.m. Up ahead. Tall, lanky, young and solo. Hat pulled down over his ears. Shoulders sagging, heavy step. Not looking at skyline, head bowed. I stretch my gait to trace his steps, shoes sink in wet sand at low tide, my step, shoe size, almost a match. Ember from his cigarette glows in twilight, he flicks it away, and tucks both hands deep into his pockets. Mary Oliver: “When one is alone and lonely, the body gladly lingers in the wind or the rain…anything that touches.

6:13 a.m. Runner, unmasked, aggressively approaching in my lane on sidewalk. Shouting something, lips moving…

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Leslie Odom Jr. – “🎼 ‘Speak Now’ – Official Music Video – ‘One Night in Miami’ 🎼 …. “!!


~~April 10 , 2021~~

SPEAK NOW

I watched the movie ‘One Night in Miami‘ … I’ve been on a road of self education related to topics about Black Americans, the civil movements, their history in this nation and much more.

I wanted to see the movie’s director’s work – Regina King. It was amazing.

Then I saw Leslie on ‘The View‘ and it all come into focus.

There’s a reason for this song, there’s a reason for this movie.

I encourage you to watch it and listen to this song.

HortyRex©

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Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. recently made waves when he played Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami.

The film, which tells the fictional story of a night shared by Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay), Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke, features a brand new song that Odom composed specifically for the movie’s score.

The song is called “Speak Now,” and its message is clear.

As Soul Bounce writes, the song “calls us to action on the chorus by asking us to raise our voices as we listen to those around us.” The publication also notes that with lyrics like “Listen, listen/To the message of hope in the whispers of ghosts/Listen, listen/For the children will grow on the seeds that we sow,”

Odom definitely calls to mind Sam Cooke’s own legendary hit, “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, he noted that the song is about making the most of the time we have:

“Listen, your time is precious and you’re not guaranteed a lot of it, so speak right now in this moment. Use your life, use everything that you are given, to make a change and to make a difference right in this moment.”

~~SOURCE~~

http://www.thelist.com

~~Published January 20, 2021~~

“Speak Now” by Leslie Odom Jr. Composers: Leslie Odom Jr., Sam Ashworth

#LeslieOdomJr #SpekNow #OneNightInMiami #Movie #OfficialVideo #SamCooke #CallToAction #RaiseOurVoices #ListenAroundUs #MakeMostOfTimeWeHave #TimeIsPrecious #MAkeAChange #MakeADifference

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

Giggity Island


M’gawd, can’t wait for this one to fall!! I’m from FloriDUH, I know!! Dare we hope? … the story that keeps on giving!!
“What wasn’t weird about this is that Gaetz gave his little pity-party speech at a Trump resort (when they do this, they basically give Donald Trump money). What is weird is this was an event by a women’s group. OK, a Women for Trump group … but still.”

claytoonz

Cjones04122021

Congressman Matt Gaetz spoke at an event Friday night in Florida where he attacked the “lying media,” and “decried” the smears against him, the “wild conspiracy theories,” and “distortions” of his personal life. He continued to claim these investigations are from an extortion attempt against him from a Justice Department official who hasn’t worked there in over 25 years.

What wasn’t weird about this is that Gaetz gave his little pity-party speech at a Trump resort (when they do this, they basically give Donald Trump money). What is weird is this was an event by a women’s group. OK, a Women for Trump group…but still.

Matt Gaetz is being looked at by the Justice Department over accusations he slept with a minor and flew her across state lines and put her up in hotel rooms just for that purpose. He’s also accused of paying other women for sex. Matt Gaetz’s…

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Happy Caturday …. “🐈‍⬛ ‘Kitty’s Posing – Early Morning Light’ 🐈‍⬛ …. “!!


~~April 10, 2021~~

IN THE OLD PLAYROOM

This is Kitty.

As it says below, a cat will do what it wants and when it wants to.

Yep, there’s nothing you can do about it!!

HortyRex©

#HappyCaturday #TodayISCatruday #TodayIsSaturday #MyBlackKitty #InTheOldPlayrooom #EarlyMorningLight #WillDoWhatItWants #WhenItWants #NothingYouCanDo #MyBlackCat

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

Faces of Afghanistan


We ALL are one!! … “In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself
solely as an individual. You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a
cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody. You are part of something bigger than yourself. – Khaled Hosseini … “

Steve McCurry Curated

Kabul, Afghanistan

A landscape might be denuded, a human settlement abandoned or lost, but always, just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur. They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind, irrepressibly optimistic and proud.
The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer

Nuristan, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

Pol-e-Khomri, Afghanistan

Yet even at their most turbulent, the Afghans have tended to impress travellers withtheir dignity and hospitality
as much as their fierce independence.
– William Dalrymple, author of
Return of a King:The Battle for Afghanistan 1839–42

Baghlan, Afghanistan

Parwan, Afghanistan

Pol-e-Khomri, Afghanistan

Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself
solely as an individual.
You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a
cousin to somebody,an uncle to somebody.
You are part of something bigger than yourself.
– Khaled Hosseini

Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

Pol-e-Khomri, Afghanistan

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

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