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Monday, May 4, 2015

#coptopics

My new coin phrase for the serious side=cop topics and transformed into the land of Twitter and Instagram= #coptopics. I'm getting jiggy with techknow. That's another coin phrase for tech knowledge, or social media know how. I do not even pretend to be able to keep up with Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder, and all that other jazz. Besides, who has time for that?

So...I am going to talk about cop topics. That's all good except there isn't much new.

I, who have nothing....


We interrupt this broadcast to give you a little Candace who took Ben E. King's masterpiece and made it contemporary with the old still shining through...



Police are under fire each day as our country is making some serious changes of face. It concerns me we are moving to a very dangerous time of civil unrest. It may be reminisce of the 60s with defined contemporariness (that is a word) which leaves me with queasy.

It is Police Week, which leads up to one of the most honored days...marking Police Memorial Day on May 15th for the 34th annual law enforcement memorial for the blue line. It is a big hoopla...that is a big deal (in case you didn't know what hoopla  meant) in law enforcement and a very well done national commemoration in honor of fallen comrades. My flags are out in full force and stay up.

I noticed there is a new Blue Line American flag. What do you think of that?

I don't know what to make of it. I'm still on the fence. I like the thought of honoring the police officers, but at the same time the American flag is the American flag. I'm not fancy (for my only personal tastes and home decor) on any type of spin on the good 'ol red, white, and blue. I like traditional. I think flying a separate blue line flag is better with the American flag by itself, higher of course. It is just me. I know that response will get a lot of boo hiss.

Speaking of American and good 'ol stuff....May I just say, Rest In Peace, Ben E. King. Loved his music, forever more. I grew up with it, so it brings back childhood memories of good and living on the ranch, fishing, and riding in the truck with dad-windows down-no AC back then-jamming out. And how many movies has Stand By Me been in? I don't know...but it is a classic great song.  There were many moments late at night when I patrolled in residential areas that I would put on the classics and jam out to oldies. King pretty much dominated the music play list along with the other King-Elvis. Until the end of time, this will be one of my favorites...


In the national news, we are hearing about shootings and crazy assed people going off in public. WTF, over? I don't know if I will ever "get used" to the violence in the news. Never before have I longed to go back to the 70s and 80s of innocent times just to savor the peace. Or could I get a rich benefactor to buy me a nice spread out west in Buffalo, Wyoming in the wilderness equipped with a well built log home and hot tub? Is that too much?

How about this ROCKET SCIENTIST?


Not the sharpest crayon in the box.

So what do you think of the charges against the 6 officers in Baltimore? Here is an article on it from ABC News.  Do you think the charges are appropriate or did the prosecutor over charge the police?

The social media challenge to stomp on the flag. Grr. I am so disgusted at the lack of respect from Americans. It's no wonder we are sliding down the scale from powerhouse to nincompoops. I am sure the other nations waiting to take our place are glowing with big smiles at the deterioration of our country and how nincompoopitis is taking over in an epidemic wave across the nation.

Ok. Now I have succeeded in making myself irritated. Tomorrow-gardening news.

4 comments:

lotta joy said...

Honey, as I read your post I was angrily thinking: "Before she hits 'publish' another cop has been shot" and it pisses me off in more colors than red, white, and blue.

Momma Fargo said...

I found out about that after I published. RIP Officer Moore and Chief Simpson. Grr. Yes, I'm mad too, lotta joy!

dennis hodgson said...

Hi Momma

I was looking at one of my old posts from 2010 on which you had kindly left a comment, so I thought I'd check out whether you were still blogging. May I congratulate you on keeping it up.

I'm not sure why I didn't follow you then, especially since all but one of the blogs I did follow have since been abandoned, but I've signed up now. I guess I have a lot of catch-up reading to do....

On this post, the thing that caught my attention was your eulogy for Ben E. King. Stand By Me was indeed a great song, and it came out at a time when I was listening almost exclusively to black music. I didn't mention it in my essay on black music of the sixties, although perhaps I should have.

Congratulations again on persevering when others have given up.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
I think the police deserve a "form" of the American flag, and it isn;t red, white and blue, so maybe it's okay to use a version, as long as it's not OLD GLORY...right?

As to the war of police...well, if people don;t stand WITH the good officers out there who CHOOSE this profession, we're going to wind up with a lot LESS of them to hire.
THEN< w are all really screwed up the butt.

Good post.

Stay safe down there.