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That Sounds Like Abuse










Children need their asses beat more often“….Dumb ass poster

Um, NO….no they don’t, but you do!” Ronnie

I don’t know why strangers feel the need to tell other strangers what’s wrong with their kids, houses, finances or society. Actually, if you get the good kind of stranger, for small additional price, they’ll even tell how to fix the aformentioned issues. Honestly, if one half these people were truly as perfect as they made themselves out to be, they wouldn’t need a Scanner group to pontificate their opinions on politics or society. “My mom beat my ass when I was a kid” I’ve seen more times than Grease 2, and my response to that is usually, “That sounds like abuse you’re bragging about“….a simply whack job on the hinny isn’t abuse, but the “go get your own switch” of yesteryear is…We’ve learned a lot since the 50’s….we’ve learned that kids beaten by their parents grow up to be the serial killers of the 80’s, we’ve learned that resentful children make horrible spouses, and we’ve learned that leaving bruises, welps and scars on children’s bodies is evil…That Sounds Like Abuse….just stop. I have intervened…..Sorry you got your ass beat, but I don’t spank my children often…..Oh and far as schools spanking….are you serious? Put your hands upon my child, and I’ll help you find your true calling in life….

I went to school one day with bruises up and down the backside of my body. From the back of my neck, to the bottom of my calves I was battered….I was 10. I’ve been abused, I had the physical scars, and posses the mental instability to prove that while I am on this side of crazy, I will never….ever do to my kids what was done to me. The problem with physical punishment, is that it can be taken over the line. Once you start hitting something, the power to stop, is almost never within your control. It is too easy to lose it, and cause real damage to a child. Then before you know it, you’re crying while putting peroxide on their switch sores, telling then how sorry you are and that it will never happen again. I don’t even know why, our founding forefathers thought it would be correct to take objects and beat kids with it…..Really, kids are naturally curious, hyper individuals whom don’t settle down easily……why would you beat a kid for being a kid when there are so many other ways of making them behave? More to the point, why would you tell strangers that the reason “their” kids are bad, is because you DON’T take an object and beat them with it…..?

And so, NO….I am not a liberal, but I don’t put my hands on my children, and Merrill and I go toe to toe on this constantly. There are days if I spanked Duchess’s ass once, I’d spank it all day. I am almost convinced that she has ADHD, but she’s also 4….so there’s going to be some winding’s up….and then the descent as we go to bed….”My kids need to be afraid of me“…..No, what your kids need is to respect you, because they’re going to make BIG mistakes…if they fear you, they won’t come to you. My daughter, Princess, got out of line ONCE….ONE major time, while living at home, she did consort with the pooch, but we didn’t spank her, instead she didn’t see the light of day for 6 months….Even a loving God, who could smite the hell out of if He wanted, doesn’t want us to Fear Him….That Sounds Like Abuse…The next time you try to fix society, or a people you’ve never met, with your blanket catch-all phrase, “Children need their asses beat” remember that children need discipline and structure, but the word BEAT should never be included in your opining of what a child needs…..it’s can oxy-moron. I don’t spank my children, but I do mess with their heads! My daughter turned out to be an amazing kid, my son is very well-behaved, and Duchess? Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Thursday.


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The Human Condition

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Well. That didn’t take long”…Ronnie responding to a comment on a post.

I think the one thing people “my age” can agree on is that in life, there are no absolutes. Inasmuch as we try to make everything black and white, we can’t, because even people aren’t black and white. Take my Princess…her whole life she “thought” she was of Hawaiian descent, because her father had told us he was a big deal Hawaiian dude, but when the Ancestry DNA (shout out) came back she was English/Irish (no surprise), but African and Asian as well; which is pretty cool. So even as we struggle to define The Human Condition, we must certainly realize that black and white often wade into shades of yellow and gray…and to hold a person to an absolute is just like holding an egg yolk within a teaspoon….So what I’m really trying to say is, stop trying to pigeon-hole an argument through your worldview, free your mind and the rest will follow, and oh yeah, don’t make a Scanner page where your opinion matters freeze a thread…Your ridiculous opinion only matters….until an Admin gets pissed off…..Sometimes the ones who get butthurt are the very same ones who call butthurt….well no. That’s all the time….all the time.

A 15yr old Danville Little Sister committed a horrible crime. She stabbed a man in the back, while he was trying to break up a fight, and in that crime, she committed murder. Ten years ago, I was the same person pontificating that at 15 they’re old enough to know better (they are), and charging them as an adult is proper and righteous….but now, I’m not so sure. My personal opinion, (and the only one that matters rights now) is that prosecutors didn’t have a choice here. Charging her as a juvenile at 15 only guarantees her a 3-5 yr sentence. Hence, she is at the Blackjack of ages, where one must hit on 15, lest one receives a light sentence. I agree, her crime calls for swift, severe punishment. She ruined and destroyed lives, her own included, but at 15…think about it….we’re not the sharpest knives in the drawer. Although able to look as if we can make decisions, quite often, our brain is still very premature, and we work more off the luck of the impulse choice, than we do good, clear, rational thought….Should she be punished? Yes…Is she an adult? No….Did she commit a big girl crime? Yes…Is she a big girl…NO….But you have some who are total, complete assholes and try to get their shots in….because MERICA….where you get to be a dick….because the Constitution. I get to be an ass too….

And so, The Human Condition mandates that we tie things up into nice neat little packages, because to have anything else, would be ridiculous. I get it. I need order in my life, almost to the point of being obsessive about it…and so our crimes need to be committed by adults, because the thought of sending a child to the chair recoils our spirits….but she is just a child. Not old enough to drink, smoke, pierce her ears, serve in the military, she must….attend school….CHILD! While we all struggle to define our criminals, I find it, somewhat amusing that the very page that touts itself as a place to opine our racist views, gets butthurt…and shuts down commenting when racist views are opined….Irony is a bitch. Now I get it’s a page, and I get it’s not the real world and I get that racism is bad (okay?) but this is another example of black vs. white….”Your opinion matters” is only sincere…..until your opinion pisses off the Admin….which…GIGGLE. I think when the ideal for the page came up, some had no idea that to offer Free Speech, that is the free exchange of ideals, would be way more Nefariously Evil…than they realized, and so now, many posts are culled (and they should be), deleted (ditto), and many…that should be culled, are not. Sigh…gonna miss Danville. The Human Condition.….is like porn, in that not all seeing it believes it offensive….when Black and White morphs into shades of Yellow and Gray….you often find that the outside is nothing like the inside….Perhaps we should all take a step back and realize that our views are sifted through the colandar of our experiences, and that there may be a chance, we’re wrong….but write that on your own page….not a group page, and certainly don’t give me credit. I’m already getting banned as it is. Good thing I’m going to California. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.


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Small Town Politics

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I was born in a small town, and I live in a small town. Probably die in a small town, Oh those small communities

John Mellencamp


Everyone knew we had moved back in with her, but it was a small town so……My mother, had come back home with 4 extra mouths to feed. I imagine the conversation went something like this:

“Did you hear about Lillian? Her daughter’s back…and she brought 4 kids with her”

“No. What happened?”

“Well, Betty told me that Wilma told her, that her husband went to buy bread one day, and never came back. Left her with 4 kids to take care of”

“Oh you don’t say!”

“Yes, now she has to work to support all those kids. Tsk…tsk…tsk”

So yes, she had more at home to feed now, but she was a trooper, and only complained once a day (smile). She was an amazing woman, who raised amazing kids…I’m a lot more like her than you all think. So everyone knew who we were…so what…it wasn’t a bad thing. My grandmother’s supervisor, actually went out of his way to make sure my grandmother got the H.D. Lee specials (I’ll never wear those things again) and the extra hours, while the hunters split their catch with her…people chipped in..Small Town Politics mandates that the town, take care of it’s own….I love Lebanon for that. Small Town Politics.….Our city needs to accept that Danville isn’t a baby anymore.

A man in Danville became Facebook famous, when his investigative reporting led him to a liquor drive through store and the “Brown Bag Special“. Until yesterday, I had no idea what it was…but apparently, the Brown Bag Special is a lighter, a crack pipe, and a Brillo Pad wrapped up in…you guessed it…a Brown Bag. Part of me respects the capitalism that this business pursued, in finding a nitch…then filling it…of course, that’s the wrong attitude right? A debate raged on among the FB Attorney’s and Ministers, whether the Brown Bag Special sale was illegal or not, and if not illegal, certainly IMMORAL……”Morals are subjective. What’s right and wrong to you, may not be right, nor wrong to me“. I wrote that…I stand by it……mostly because of the HUGE crime wave on the East End of the city…hell, if you’re breaking into cars, your morals may be different from mine! Just Saying.

Small towns used to be hotbed of morals. Actually, we had so many morals, we had to give parades to throw then out. Morals, only applied on Sunday however, and if you don’t believe me, send your kid to a church lock-in, then get back with me…better yet, go meet with your local councilman…see if you don’t walk away with a lighter pocket…I did digress. With Saturday picnic’s and Sunday naps, anyone who was anyone understood that MORALS was the priority. Businesses, unless important to the upkeep of LIFE, were closed on Sunday’s…families ate together….Dukes of Hazard was gleefully watched (damn they looked good in those jeans), then discussed verily on the landline located centrally in the home. Morals…it was right to share, and wrong to steal, but we have a new society now. A society that says, “You cannot judge me for anything I do“… This new society, is almost like the squirrel that put his butt up to the glass and SHOOK IT at the cat taunting, “Na Na Boo Boo“. This new society, has no problem throwing down at a county fair (then again, we’ve always done that), nor HOLLARING the “Eff” bomb, from across the park…at the Demo Derby…..I’d have enjoyed the fight, were my kids not there…some people just don’t care…do they?  Small Town Politics….predicated on morals….a communal agreement understood long before we arrived….but morals aren’t morals anymore, and what we need to do, is figure out the middle ground. Can we exist side by side in this community, or is it really like the Highlander in which there can be…and will be…only one? Yeah, I don’t know….but I know this…our leaders need to realize the city has hit puberty….We are like the teenage girl who got her menses, and acting like a total bitch. Small Town Politics...Everyone knows everyone…..I dunno….Maybe…we should try praying! Or a good lock-in…those things were super fun. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Monday.







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The Politics Of D.C.










“Excuse me”

“Pardon Me”

“Beg your pardon”

“I’m so sorry”

I have a friend, a Libertarian, who may just find this post, to be acceptable.


I don’t always bounce my column ideas of Merrill, but when I do, I’m not disappointed. Traveling back, or should I say “Mugging the Interstate” from our final visit to the downtown D.C. area, I was struck by the sudden thought that no one, and I mean no one, was killed while we were at the museums. Not that I’m mad, after all, murder and mob actions do tend to ruin a family vacation, and no, I’m not making light of violence. It’s just that with all the media attention centered on racism, and what not, I thought that maybe…without the Government protection and Media hype, when left to our own devices, we’d be more apt to kill each other. It was THAT, that I discussed with Merrill traveling west on I-70. The Politics Of D.C. I don’t think we’re quite doomed yet.

As an experienced married woman, trust me when I tell you that nothing will kill the spirit of a male parent quicker than family vacations. Oh sure, we want the memories, and in 20 years, we’ll think back and realize that it wasn’t as bad as we thought, but there’s no Nesquick after dark, when you’ve just tried to cram in not one, but two Smithsonian visits in one day. As we walked into the museums, we were searched, then given the green light to enjoy all the historical memorabilia the museums had to offer. The kids and I have been…twice actually….so we knew, before we brought Merrill along, exactly what we wanted to show him, and what we felt was safe to skip, but after the crowds, the noise, and the crying I remembered that in the chaos was order.…nothing seemed amiss. Aside from Duchess being a complete jerk, it all went so smoothly that I could have forgotten, that I was in D.C.; which for the record, is way too crowded for its outdated infrastructure. Here’s my point…

Without the micromanaging of the Government and it’s Hype Man the Media, The People (that is society), left to its own devices, were downright decent. The government didn’t mandate which direction we had to view from, how far to stand from the exhibits, what to like and not like…Hell, past the security screening…we were able to stand next to each other, and share the space, like we were all sensible adults. Without the Hype Man, we were unable to ascertain who the Trump supporter was, who was gay, who was rich, who was poor and who was on welfare. The Politics Of D.C. simply stated that we, when given the opportunity, got along. So….maybe we only need the Government to ensure the tranquility…..maybe we only need the media to forecast the weather….maybe (GASP) we only need the hype….to sell tickets….to the hype. I’m encouraged by what I experienced this week…I’m thinking that maybe, just maybe, the end is not as near as I feared, and I think this because….we all said “Excuse me” when walking in front of each other. I even had the parent of another “Duchess” give me the, “I get it” eye…as we passed each other’s tantrum throwing brat. Hmmm, methinks that perhaps, our parents raised us right after all. Now, I must go. It’s been a long week, Duchess did not get a nap today, we’ve packed and frankly, I’m ready to get home. The Politics Of D.C…… Left to our own devices, we’re decent human beings….but don’t tell the government, nor the media that one smart-ass Countess figured out their game…..I may just have to change my name before I come back the next time. Be Blessed.

Remember you set The Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show Grace and Mercy to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday….Danville, I’m coming home baby.



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We Never Had






We never had that growing up” Facebook Poster

Um, yes….yes we did“….Me


I can’t believe I’m this old, and in a few years, I’ll be even older and may be the very one mulling over the Good Ole Days and how my youth was raindrops and roses. When we look at some of the choices our youth have made, we forget that those same youth (In spirit) existed in our younger days as well. I know me, conceived of the 70’s and raised in the 80’s can never EVER say, “We never had” because we did….Hell, we glorified it….but whatever it is, that has the older generation upset, it started with them, and not me, so “We Never Had“, yes you did….and I can prove it….

It wasn’t my generation that swore that Rock and Roll was going to cause Satan worship, and lead to the impregnation of anyone who listened to it, nor was it my generation that insisted that Rap music was going to lead to joblessness, and violence….I didn’t….It wasn’t my generation that raised the generation that would spit in the face of the Vietnam soldiers returning home, AND it certainly wasn’t my generation that made Jane Fonda feel comfortable enough to give aid and comfort to the North Vietcong during the war. It wasn’t my generation that glorified mobsters to celebrity status, and gave Capone the worship he needed to continue his reign of terror in Chicago, and if you think Danville is bad, try living in some of the neighborhoods in NY during the immigration(s) of the earlier century. Daniel Day-Lewis did a movie about it….watch it. My generation didn’t create, nor push the drugs that are killing my generation, and the generations behind us now. Drugs like heroin, cocaine are tearing up our families…killing our babies…..but we….we cannot take the cred for that poison….

We Never Had…..yes well, we didn’t start the fire either, but I concede that it’s only going to get worse from here. Fights that used to take place with fisticuffs and switchblades, are now being fought with guns and cowardice. Our gangs and weapons are worse, our scores never get settled…..but…….I could talk about the movies of the 60’s and 70’s; which glorified gang life, I could talk about the free sex, and the “Do what you want” mantra that led to the belief we can’t correct, nor even comment on behavior, after all…what is “bad”? It started when families broke apart, mothers were abandoned to raise children alone, when we devalued our men…..It took generations to create what we in Danville are experiencing today…..and it will take generations more, to correct it. Now, I gotta go. I’m taking the kiddo’s to Baltimore…gosh darn it, we’re going to be a family today….Stay tuned for tomorrow’s, “It’s The Parents Fault” where I will discuss how the village ruined the child, by never allowing the child to be accountable. We Never Had.…yes you did have, because you started it…..now we have to live with the monsters you created. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Tuesday.


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My Thoughts











“Yeah, I get that a lot“. Me responding to an acquaintance who admitted she thought I was a bitch…when she first met me.


I’m actually a nice person, sorta. I’m sorta a nice person, but I can’t help some things, or I can help them, and just don’t want to. Annoyance at my city, for what I perceive to be a lack of understanding, has finally reached a boiling point inside of me, and since I can’t come right out and address people one by one, I thought I’d write it here….where no one would read it….then I won’t get into so much trouble, and be banned off the local gossip pages. My Thoughts……Yes, this isn’t going to go over well at all.


  1. The flowers in Downtown Danville, were provided by a grant or something. The City did not purchase the flowers. I repeat, The….City….DID NOT…purchase the flowers. Now, can we at least agree that the city did not purchase the flowers? As long as we’re on it….
  2. The City cannot divert the grant money it received for the Downtown Beautification Project (the flowers) to fill a gap in the budget. I like the Fire Fighters too, but Grants don’t work that way…I mean they do for the assholes in Springfield, but here in Danville, if a Grant pays for it, that’s all it can pay for. Now, can we agree that the grant for the Downtown Beautification Project, cannot be spent to fill gaps in the budget? Let’s raise some taxes, get some additional revenue going, then we can pay for the services Danville is demanding.
  3. You’re mad at a Mayor for allowing Chicago residents to move to Danville, but what you fail to realize is that this is America. We can move anywhere we want. I do not have to write the Mayor, or Governor, or Council of any city (yes I know) in any state, or township and ask permission to move to their community. One, the Mayor cannot grant that permission, and two, (again) it’s America. So, let’s review. Chicago residents, are American, and can move to any community they see fit. They don’t have to ask us, we don’t have to approve them. And as long as we’re on it….
  4. Section 8 can be used anywhere in the country. It is a HUD program, that’s Housing and Urban Development, and as long as the resident qualifies, and the landlord qualifies, both parties may come together for an agreement to move in. The Mayor cannot give, nor deny, permission for the Section 8 recipients to use what the Feds approved.
  5. Ah “The Sign”…This one is a little longer, but I’ll try to go slowly. There was a sign in Chicago several years ago, a billboard really, encouraging the recently displaced residents of the now defunct Cabrini Green’s housing complex to move to Danville. Some ill-informed citizen, spread the rumor (and still does) that our current Mayor, put up the billboard in the hopes of receiving kickbacks and to just generally screw with the lives of the citizens of our esteemed town. What really happened is a company, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, the managing agent and property owner of Vermillion Gardens and Green Meadow (a Section 8 Apartment complex), had some vacancies in their housing complex in Danville. Now, with Section 8, an empty apartment is money lost, so they took advantage of the demolition and encouraged Chicago residents to move here….and move here they did. Danville did not need to give permission, the Mayor (not Mayor at the time) did not receive any kickbacks, Chicago did not pay any kickbacks, and Aliens (as in ET) are not disguised as Chicago residents moving here to probe us. Seriously people, give it a break. You’re just being ignorant now.
  6. Gambling has been gambling for several years. We don’t have to have a casino to gamble. Just take a quick drive down Rt. 1, or go grab a beer at any fine beer establishment, and you will find the slot machines. Will a casino increase revenue? Maybe…but we have slots and poker already in our fine town….Personally, I want the Riverboat, and I’d appreciate it if you’d stop forcing your values on me, BUT if you insist on continuing to push your “morals” on me, I’m going to talk to you about my faith, my opinions, my values, and my dog….and I swear….I’ll do it.
  7. Yes, there is crime everywhere. If you think your little corner of the world has been violated, take a walk to Terre Haute, and let them introduce you to Meth. The crime rate has not increased because of race, color, religion nor Chicago, but because Springfield has made employers the enemy of the State…and frankly, there are no manufacturing jobs anymore, I know…I know…the good ole’ GE/GM days, but friends….they’re gone, and you can thank NAFTA…via Clinton…not Trump for that. What do you want? Stop voting blue, or go to Indiana….now they have some jobs.
  8. One stat, from a page created to opine, does not a fact make. Sorry folks, I know the stats fit within your worldview, I know you want to believe it so you can waive it in the Mayor’s face while calling him vile names, but that’s now how any of this works. Per capita means just that. If you have 10 people in a town, and 8 commit crimes, then yes, your town has an 80% crime rate, however, Chicago and St. Louis trump all day ya’ll…all day, and frankly, our crime has increased (see #7), but to take an OP-ED piece and flail it like Gospel just makes you look foolish. Do your own homework…come back….then we’ll discuss the Scientific evidence behind Essential Oils curing cancer. It’s true…I read it on Facebook.
  9. Our Mayor is not an idiot, just overwhelmed, but good to know that you’d rather call him an idiot than help. Love that 1st Amendment. Oh, and the whole National Guard thing……Um, Scott can’t do that….the Governor has to do that….and really, be careful what you wish for….very…very….careful.
  10. I’m embarrassed, ashamed, sad and a little angry, that this community would be so quick to be so judgmental. First, you do not get to decide who is…and is not…a citizen, or resident. You hate Trump for trying to keep the “illegal aliens” out, but are the first ones to get on a Scanner page and approve a Chicago ban….I don’t get you. Now, before you get all jackwaded on me, understand I was making a comparison, not an endorsement of Trump’s Wall, but you don’t get it both ways. You cannot decry what our President is doing, to try to reduce crime (his words), then pontificate a borderline racist comment to keep another American citizen out of what is NOT your city. STOP….you’re embarrassing yourself.

So, My Thoughts. I’m going to have to stop getting all bent out of shape when I read hypocrisies. I always wondered what it was that was going to destroy the human race, and I now know it to be FEAR. Mob actions, by an otherwise “decent” group of people. Hmmm, I think I get how the Holocaust started…Good people became crazed with fear, while others sat back and did nothing. Yep, we’re going to hell…and the thing is…there’s nothing we can do to stop this. Danville is just a snapshot of a much greater problem, and frankly, Trump had nothing to do with it….He’s just a poster boy for a society afraid. Lord, please….have mercy on our souls. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Monday…..


Disclaimer: I have no problem with people from Chicago….I have a problem….with criminals.



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Pray For Danville








SMH“….Ronnie reacting to the news of yet another shooting in Danville.

I’m not saying a word“…Danville resident, commenting on crime in the city.


Merrill and I plan on moving in a year. We’re just waiting to see if I’m going back to school in August or not. I’m not sure…..I’m tired, my body and mind weary, and I sigh, realizing that I have to study for the NCLEX, otherwise, this hell will be for naught. Maybe I’m afraid…ya know? After all, fear is a powerful motivator. Fear….it’s what makes good folk evil….fear is what allows the devil to roam….fear is what’s killing our citizens….fear is what’s giving the Mayor ulcers. I get that the Mayor has the face of nefariousness…..I’d hate him too if he wasn’t a friend, but fear has made the good citizens afraid to admit to being on his side, mostly because fear has turned the Danville citizenry into a mob of bullies… Yes well….you don’t bully ME into a corner…Pray for Danville, because FEAR has paralyzed the city. It’s YOUR FAULT Danville…Blame the Mayor all you want, but someone, somewhere knows/knew something……..Don’t blame him for your inability to STAND.

The Mayor is the face of Danville…so he’s also the bane of Danville. Last week a sweet young man, not a gang-banger, was shot while standing in his yard…his 12 yr old sister found him. Everyone asked, “Why him?”, and while I agree, I’d have to ask, “Why not?” Why is this boy special? Evil doesn’t care….Evil mandates that bad things happen to good people, and if you know who did this….you’re enabling EVIL in our city….I gotta ask, how long before Evil comes for you? Another man was shot over a traffic incident, and last night, someone took a bullet to the back of the head….that’s three shootings, two deaths (so far), and it’s only May. I once stood and argued with a wall, “What are you doing?” Merrill asked me….”Talking to the wall” I said, “Because you won’t listen“….Danville won’t listen…Physics teaches us that an object in motion, will stay in motion, until acted upon by a force….Crime is the object, Evil is the force.

And so, a little boy named Devon was killed last summer. Shot in the head, while playing basketball….you never get over the loss of a child…another mother in Danville, knows that now. Banning guns, enforcing a curfew, marching in the streets? It’s just teaspoons from the ocean….if you want to elicit real change in this city, Danville must accept two truths:

  1. The only thing evil needs to continue is for good people to be terrified into silence….and do…NOTHING.
  2. Stop blaming. It’s your community…it’s your streets, it’s the life of your children….you are in charge….Blame only enhances the crime.

Pray for Danville. We’ve had two car jackings, numerous break-ins, assaults, and now, MURDER….but know this, if I SEE something, if I KNOW something, if I even think for one second you’re involved in some nefarious sh*t…I’m calling. I’m telling, I’m doing all I can to get you off the streets, because know that you will not bully me, you will not intimidate me, you will not silence me….I hope my good brethren in Danville feel the same. Pray For Danville….It’s not the Mayor’s fault, it’s your fault….how many more children will die, before fear, becomes strength? Take out your Trash Danville….all crime needs, is for good people to do nothing but bitch…..SMH. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Sunday.


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Please Jesus










“It starts with a one man one woman family. Instilling values into your children” Poster on FB. She has the right to her opinion.

It Takes A Village To Raise A Child“….Um, NO. It takes you shutting the hell up and giving families a chance to figure it out.

Where were YOU?” Ronnie….screaming to Sweetness


For any of my more liberal friends out there, the ones whom I love and adore, but who also get on my damned nerves with your “perfect parenting” and whatnot…let me take a moment to warn you of what can happen when you become too comfortable in your “I have all the answers” approach to parenting. Princess grew up to be some banker (or something) and is now dating a very “nice” young man and is settling in properly….so I’m a good mommy, and I am, but not because of what they do…but because of how I react to what they do…My 10yr old baby decided he didn’t want to live here anymore, so he packed a bag and left home without anyone the wiser…when you spend a frantic 30 minutes looking for your baby, with your Spirit making Jesus calls every 10 seconds…let me know how your “Its the Parents Fault” agenda works out….Kids, regardless of anything you may or may not do, make bad choices, so suck it judgemental asshats…..Please Jesus.…..united we conquer, divided we assign blame.

This this was not the Prodigal Son returning home. When I saw him walking over the hill I ran toward him, and I ran toward him, not because I wanted to do the slow mo run that all happily reunited families do, but because the Spirit inside me wanted to beat his ass…. I was going to HURT him. The only reason I did not beat his ass was because his father had jumped in the middle…and pulled me away. Later, I heard his dad say to him, “Um, I’m the only thing standing between you and death right now“. A mommy fear, is different. It’s what happens when terror, meets relief, and you have a bunch of hyperactive cells in your body, that NEED to beat someone…..but I didn’t….and that alone makes me an outstanding parent….

It easy to assign blame when your only contribution to the problem is a keyboard and an opinion. Good parents, (of which I am), cannot possibly prepare for the day their children snap…and make bad judgments. My son was mad because we MADE him practice the trombone, and when he wouldn’t I took away his Nerf Guns (I hate those things). In a moment (he would later regret) HE MADE the decision to pack a bag, and walk out of the house…one more time for the cheap seats…..He Made That Choice, it had nothing to do with what I am as a parent. Please Jesus…the last thing good parents need is for a judgmental, know-it-all idiots to get behind a public post, and pontificate their opinions on perfect parenting…..Dig?  I AM a good parent. My son’s very stupid decision to leave was based more upon his frustration with the guidelines under which he lived, than anything I did or did not do…so stop the judgment, and arm-chair quarterbacking, and blame assigning because you’re not helping….Gotta go. His decision was impulsive, and he’s lucky it was temporary. Can we just stop all the hateful rhetoric? It doesn’t take a village to raise a child, it just takes a few to shut the hell Up…so that we can get to the real root of the issue. I think it takes you minding yours, while I handle mine….but thank God for Free Speech…because that’s exactly what good, struggling parents need…more judgment. Sigh. There’s a reason we send them to war at 18, because at 40 they wouldn’t go…they’re going to make their own choices, all we can do, is pray for them…and ourselves….Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your MOnday.


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Tainted Love

There is a storm brewing
There is a storm brewing









A county of 80,000 people should NOT be having these kinds of big city problems”. Ronnie

If I ever get around to getting that RN, Merrill and I are moving. I’m serious. I was reading some statistic that noted a resident of Danville has a 1 in 4 chance of being the victim of a crime, and when you consider what the crimes are these days, that’s not comforting. So Merrill and I have made the decision to move and go live life on someone else’s Yellow Brick Road, except their road may be tainted too. Tainted Love…I’m not so sure it IS better somewhere else, but DC looks nice.

The people of Danville have a love/hate relationship with their mayor. I am a little biased, because he’s been one of my closest friends for two decades…I do get angry when I read the unintelligent bash him with information that had to come from the Enquirer. The truth is, our mayor is not a crooked man, just an overwhelmed man, with a citizenry ready to storm city hall with pitch forks and torches, but I’m not sure even they KNOW WHY. I suppose many really don’t understand that these problems didn’t simmer over night. Not willing to pay another red cent toward taxes, a decade ago, they demanded Scott pull a rabbit out of his ass with nothing but some shoe string and ear wax…then when he couldn’t, they turned on him and now, his legacy will be nothing more but trying to make it out of office with some of his wits still about him. It’s a thankless job that I don’t envy, but every now and then you gotta wonder who the real assholes in this city are. The crooks, in which nothing is personal, or the uneducated who’ll do all they can to slander the name of a good person? I’m going with the latter over the former, mostly because many of them don’t know what that means….

He wanted a riverboat. Long past the point of financial desperation, he sought to do anything that would bring revenue to the city he loved. Other cities our size have riverboats, and while the statistics are out on the effectiveness of gambling revenue on a city, it may have helped, but crime has now overtaken our city like slow-moving lava from Pompei, and no one wants us. Dig? We need action now….except I’m not sure if anyone knows that Illinois is broke, and there is nothing Scott can do about it. All the citizenry lamenting about the days of GM/GE don’t get that manufacturing is SOUTH of the border, the US border, not the county border, and that decision wasn’t Scott’s to make…get it? Scott cannot bring in manufacturing to Danville, any more than I can bring Gucci to shoot at the mall. The state has a very unfriendly business climate, choosing years ago to serve Satan rather than the voting block of downstate.  If Scott had any choice he’d hire more policemen and firefighters to kick the bad guy’s ass, but the State isn’t giving the city it’s share of the tax pie. Scott is not crooked, did not advertise to Cabrini Green, did not get checks for Section 8 enrollees (that’s just stupid), is not sacrificing cats at midnight, did not offer to sell Danville to the Sheiks, Did not shoot JR, and did not break up the Back Street Boys…..but as long as your God Blessing Christian Heart gets someone to blame it’s all fair. Tainted Love….This didn’t happen overnight, it will not go away overnight, but anyone who thinks they can do better should try. Just don’t be crooked like the last few contenders….you know who you are….the last thing Danville needs is a Chicago mini-me trying to strong-arm the citizens into an opium den for sex and if that offends you…Good. You’re probably stupid anyway. Politics it’s all good, until it isn’t. Personally I’d be firing right back….but that’s just me. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Tuesday.


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The Mayor Is An Idiot










Well what do you expect when all they do is spend money on downtown flowers, and people to water them. The mayor is an IDIOT!”…Well the 1st thing we do, when accusing anyone of misappropriating funds or being stupid, is to make sure we KNOW what we’re talking about, and not look stupid ourselves! Danville residents give me heartburn….

Prologue: Our murder, rape, robbery, suicide, drug overdose, car jacking, dog theft, and jaywalking rates have exponentially increased. Our crime rate has become on par with cities much larger than us. In our anger, we have lashed out at our Mayor, and anyone defending him. It’s become a free-for-all with citizens accusing the Mayor of everything from possessing Magical Powers to kill people with his mind, to downright theft of city funds. “Where is the money?” they shout with anger and pitchforks….I for one, am tired of the crime. It’s just a matter of time, before being in the wrong place at the wrong time makes me, or a member of my family a victim of a crime, HOWEVER, I am even more tired of the blame….In a car jacking incident at Wal-Mart, (a car left running with two children in it, while the mother went shopping), a Wal-Mart employee made note that there was a car running idle, with kids left alone…on her Freaking Facebook Page….she did not call police, she did not report her observations to her Supervisor….the car was then carjacked…..I’ll let that sit and percolate for a moment. The Mayor Is An Idiot.…I don’t think so, but I could be wrong.

For those Facebook Bloggers who like to watch late night television and opine, the problem…or the answer….seems to revolve around our Idiot Mayor, and his ability to piss off the masses, by doing absolutely nothing. It seems, that many years ago, the Mayor put up a billboard in the South Side of Chicago, welcoming all whom read it, to a new life in Danville, where the flowers smelled nicer, the people were less racists, and the taxes were lower. I’d say he was batting three for three lies right there! The Major also promised to pick me up a gallon of milk from the store…I’m still waiting….

So, there are two principles that one needs to understand before going into politics:

  1. You can please all of the people, some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot please all of the people, all of the time, especially those in Danville.
  2. An object in motion, will stay in motion, until acted on by a force….

Clamoring for his resignation, Danville, like all other cities in Corruption, is held hostage by Chicago. If Chicago say’s “Jump” the rest of Illinois says “Screw you”, but we have to jump because nothing gets done, without Chicago’s okay….get it? Chicago keeps voting in corrupted politicians. Understand this one concept, the law say’s that pensions must be funded, before any other line item is addressed, including payroll, so as much as I hate it, we are going to have to let some employees, like the Firefighters, go…Because Unions and Illinois go together like a Peanut Butter and Nutella Sandwich….Danville…you did some of this with your votes for State Government…..BLAME YOURSELF! The citizenry has made it clear that they are not going to be taxed another red cent…so cuts have to be made……There is only so much the Mayor can do…Pensions come first; which is ironic since Illinois hasn’t funded a pension in ten years.

About The flowers….The precious flowers that grace our Downtown and Hospital areas, were not purchased with precious tax monies. They were purchased with a grant, and the upkeep is not by Maintenance, but by volunteers. No public tax monies were spent… on the freaking flowers. Can we STHU about them NOW? Do some research….The Mayor did not put up a sign in Chicago. When the public housing unit, Cabrini Green, closed…. the FEDS, via the Sections 8 Voucher program, assisted the displaced residents to seek housing elsewhere in the State. The Mayor at the time, Jones, inherited the original mess….not the current Mayor, but we shouldn’t let facts get in the way of our right to speech. The Section 8 Voucher program, is a federal program…they, nor us….can discriminate if the individuals meets all criteria. Our Mayor is not consulted…..There was no sign….in Chicago…welcoming residents to Danville. If you have proof of it…please share…

He has made mistakes, but this is not the Droids You Seek. Without opining on the Riverboat too much, it is at least a step into addressing the declining tax base….it will bring more jobs….it may help our situation…..but understand that as long as we live in a State of Corruption, we are at the mercy of Chicago, and the corrupted politician’s they elect. I want an annexation. I want to be separate….Tax money comes from the State….if there is any hold-up in funding…(i.e. the budget crises, and the stand-off) Danville will not receive her righteously earned share….this is not the Mayor’s fault, but since he is the head of the city, I get why he gets the ire…So The Mayor Is An Idiot. Fair enough, but some of the previous admin, like in the Obama defense, is to blame here. I don’t hate the residents of Chicago…I hate the city of Chicago, I hate the politicians of Chicago….and I’m not happy with those who’d rather update their FB page, over reporting children left in a running car. At least the carjacker did the right thing. He dropped the children off at the curb, before taking off in the car…and anytime you praise the actions of a carjacker, you know you’re going to hell in a hand basket. SMH….this isn’t Scott’s fault, but Justin Case, it is, I’m moving….Indiana is 5 min away….Think I’ll become a Hoosier for a while…I mean…U of I….I of U..tomato/tomatoe. Who knows, I may look good in Red/Cream….and even I vomited in a my mouth writing that, a little bit. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Snow Day….

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