Trump Says Baltimore Maryland Residents Are In ‘Hell’! True! And Sell-outs, Cummings And Sharpton Know Why!

It has taken Donald Trump to shine a light on Baltimore, MD that should have long since been in the spotlight over corrupt Black misleadership. While Elijah Cummings has been going after the Trump Administration for everything from collusion with the Russians to corruption and tax evasion, Cummings coonhead ass has been looking the other way over the shenanigans that he and others in the political arena in Baltimore have been engaging in. Cummings has learned how to play the game well; distract, distract again and deflect. And right out-of-the-gate, here comes Al SharpCON and crew shooting “You’re racist!” arrows at Donald Trump for stating the obvious about Baltimore’s Black misleaders. I would wager that every single Black politician in Baltimore is corrupt. Every agency headed by a Black person in Baltimore is filled with corruption from the state’s attorney’s office headed by Marilyn Mosby to the mayor’s office headed by Mayor, Jack Young and we ALL know that the mayor’s office and city council is ‘corruption headquarters’.

Again, Trump is absolutely right; billions of federal dollars have been poured into Baltimore and yet, Baltimore schools are rat infested, lack heat and air conditioning, lack textbooks and computers and so where did the money go? Into the pockets of the Black misleaders in Baltimore, that’s where. And now those same jackals are loudly exclaiming that Trump is just picking on Baltimore because he is feeding the frenzy of his rabid racist supporter base. They are already in a frenzy and so he has no need to feed a frenzy that has taken them over since our ancestors were dragged to this shithole. Those like Cummings and SharpCON and Black misleaders in Baltimore are trying to distract and deflect from the truth of Trump’s accusations. They don’t want to own up to the fact that they have willfully looked the other way over Baltimore’s out-of-control homicide rates, other violent crimes rates, appalling drug addiction rates, abject poverty rates, deplorable unemployment rates and a homeless epidemic that is on par with Los Angeles. Not to mention, nothing has been said by Elijah Cummings or by Al SharpCON about the fact that the NAACP is headquartered on Mt. Hope Drive in Baltimore, MD doing not a goddamn thing to mitigate the serious issues that have plagued Baltimore for decades. The NAACP has done absolutely NOTHING. Because hosting awards shows for the Blacks to showcase their cooning for the whites is not helping Baltimore in any way, shape or form, nor is handing Lifetime Achievement Awards to racist NBA owners as it did with Donald Sterling for being a stomp down, flaming racist.

President Donald Trump resumed his criticism of a prominent black congressman from Baltimore, saying Tuesday that people there are living in “hell” and that it’s a “corrupt city.”

Trump said billions of dollars have been stolen and called on the lawmaker, Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, to investigate the city. Cummings is chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which has been focused on investigating Trump and his administration.

“It’s a corrupt city, there’s no question about it,” Trump said of Baltimore. He said Cummings has an “iron hand” on city.

On Monday, Trump said on Twitter: “Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk, no action!”

What Trump said is SO true, it ain’t even funny. People in Baltimore are “living in hell!” And what has Al SharpCON’s sell-out ass done for Baltimore? Not a goddamn thing, but he sure knows how to turn a situation to his advantage. Pretend to decry Donald Trump’s racism over calling out the shit that goes down in Baltimore every day and get some ‘air time’ while trying to look like some sort of defender to Baltimore’s residents against racist Donald Trump. Al SharpCON sold out Black people, decades ago when he agreed to work for the FBI in its efforts to infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement in order to get dirt on the leaders of the Movement, namely Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Al SharpCON is no friend to Black people in Baltimore, Detroit, Los Angeles or any place else. His prime directive is to look out for his ass and only his ass and you have only to look around at what he has accomplished; being a snitch for the FBI and a coon for MSNBC.

And Elijah Cummings has not a goddamn thing to say for himself since what has he done FOR Baltimore? Not a damn thing. He used Baltimore to get where he is today and never once did he attempt to help even one Baltimorean out of poverty, drug addiction, homelessness, prostitution or gangs. He has done not a goddamn thing to reduce crime, homicides, child hunger and poverty, failing schools, a fucked up infrastructure that is failing daily what with streets blowing up or dissolving in sink holes. The light rail is out of commission more times than it isn’t. The metro transit system is a failed experiment. The subway stations are overrun with rats and yet Cummings is attempting to take Trump to task over his alleged crimes? Seriously??!! You fix up your own home before you attempt to get others to fix up theirs and Baltimore is the home that Cummings should to get to work on. But Baltimore has served its purpose and Cummings has no further use for Baltimore because it has already been the means to an end which is his exalted position as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Cummings loves to exclaim over how many years he has been in politics and that would be fine except for the fact that he has nothing to show for those years in Baltimore City.

Cummings has no moral leg to stand on when he gets to sermonizing over Trump speaking the truth about Baltimore. Those people in Baltimore ARE living in hell. They have been living in hell the entire twenty-three years that Cummings has represented them in the 7th district. There have been no improvements to the lives of Cummings constituents and so he most definitely needs to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up because I’m with Trump on this one. How about we take a deeper look into what irons Cummings has in the fire? How about we shine a light on the shit that Cummings has been doing because there is certainly no reflection on what he has been doing for the good of those whom he represents in the 7th district and so who has benefited from his representation? Ask the people of Baltimore. Oh that’s right, they did!

Robert, a 33-year-old security guard from West Baltimore, says he thinks Elijah Cummings is failing at his job.

“I just want to ask Elijah Cummings one question: What in your twenty years in office have you done for this city? This city is decaying and crumbling,” Robert said.

And Devon Temorgan, a 26-year-old Baltimore resident, noted that on Monday he was on his way to a funeral for a friend who was shot because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time in Northwest Baltimore. He said the city’s youth lacks guidance and have grown “uncontrollable.”

“A lot of people don’t have their fathers because they’re dead or in jail,” Temorgan told Newsweek. “It’s a dangerous place. It’s a beautiful place, but at the same time it’s dangerous.”

Cummings, answer the man’s question. “What in your twenty years in office have you done for this city?” “A city that is decaying and crumbling?” I’ll tellya, not a goddamn thing and yet other Black misleaders are crawling out of the woodwork, coming to Cummings defense even when they know the score. Black-assed motherfuckers who have so-called ‘made it’ are not our friends. They don’t ‘represent’ us. They turn their backs on us the minute they are thrown the scraps from the white man’s table and they got there by cooning for the white man. Black folks, know who your friends are and just because he/she is sporting a ‘Black’ face, does not mean that he/she is your friend. Our own ‘kind’ will throw us under the bus for the white man’s table scraps and Al SharpCON is exactly what he looks like; a relaxed haired, bloated head coon that got his fill of the white man’s table scraps for selling us out; in other words, snitching on us for the white man. And if he is taking up for Elijah Cummings, then Cummings is exactly what SharpCON is; a sell-out coon. The true Black warriors are either still in prison, in exile or dead and so you know that Al SharpCON and Elijah Cummings are on some bullshit time because no assassin’s bullet has found their tired old ass, nor are they cooling their heels inside a For Profit Prison, nor are they in exile in Cuba. If they were about something, they’d not be free to walk the streets pretending to give a shit about Black people and that’s for damn sure!

I want Cummings and SharpCON to ask these people what they are doing for them because photo ops just don’t cut it!

This man is a Baltimore citizen and most likely lives in Cummings’ district and yet, he is in Lexington Market, nodding on methadone, an opioid derivative What are you doing for this man Elijah Cummings?

What are you doing for them Cummings?

Here is a poor homeless man sitting in a wheelchair in Cummings district. This man is sick Cummings and so what are you doing for him? He wants to know!

What are you doing for them Cummings?

Another homeless man in Baltimore wants to know why Cummings hasn’t done anything for him in over 20 years as a representative of the citizens of the 7th district of Baltimore.

What are you doing for them Cummings?

A poor homeless woman walking around the harbor looking for Elijah Cummings to do something for her since she is one of his constituents.

Why is Baltimore looking like this Cummings? Because it shouldn’t since like Trump said, Baltimore has received billions in federal aid? What happened to the money Cummings?

There is row after row of this in Baltimore. This is what Elijah Cummings has done for Baltimore.

Where did the billions go, Cummings? Here?

Yeah! People should want to live there.

Or here?

Why didn’t Al SharpCON come here to do his photo op? His big pus head with its relaxed curls would look good against such a horrible backdrop.

Or here?

Urban blight. The roof on the far right building is gone. Cummings, here is a building in YOUR district that needs a new roof, new walls, floors; the whole nine yards. Now use some of those billions that the Feds gave you to fix up Baltimore. Can’t find it? Then let’s start an investigation into YOUR shenanigans. Why don’t we?

And Cummings, while you’re explaining what you’ve been doing FOR Baltimore for over 20 years, explain why there is the need for this methadone distribution truck to sit right inside YOUR district?

This is a methadone dispensary truck that’s sitting in Elijah Cummings 7th district because to get the heroin addicts off heroin, they give them the government’s version of heroin in the form of ‘methadone’. I guess this is what Cummings has been doing for the people in his district. Yeah! Good job, Cummings!

Yes indeed, I can speak on what is going down in Baltimore because I have lived there and Elijah Cummings name has never been on anyone’s lips at any time that I have lived in Baltimore. He has done NOTHING and I do mean ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY NOTHING for Baltimore. And so this is yet another time that I must agree with Donald Trump. Those people in Baltimore are living in hell, a hell created by useless Black politicians like Elijah Cummings and exploited for gain by con artists like Al SharpCON. Baltimore deserves better, but unfortunately, she won’t get it. Not with the likes of those jackals descending on Baltimore for political points in what is a game to them, but what to Baltimoreans is a life and death struggle in hell!

With Massive Protests Taking Place In Hong Kong, Paris And Haiti, People Are Asking, “Where Are The Massive Protests In The U.S.?”

Are you fucking serious??!!!! Why would whites protest when they’ve got it so good? What need have whites to take to the streets in protest of racism, white supremacy, white privilege, bigotry, prejudice, police brutality and hate when they benefit from that shit? Stop pretending that you don’t have a goddamn clue as to why there are no massive protests all across this fucked up shithole called, The Unites States of America. You fucking know why. What whites are going to stand up and massively protest a government they elected so that the status they enjoy in this country continues? What whites are going to go against their own damn agenda? What whites give a shit about what is happening to American descendants of slaves in this shithole? They are the reasons why what is happening to descendants of slaves in this shithole is happening. They set this shit in motion from day one and so have every reason in the world to make sure that what they set in motion continues. Don’t expect the whites to take exception to a goddamn thing that Donald Trump does or says because each and every white motherfucker over here IS Donald Trump. Donald Trump IS AmeriKKKa! He stands for exactly what this shithole has always stood for. The shit that’s going down now is nothing new. From slavery to the slave patrols to Jim Crow to ‘The War on Drugs’ to the school-to-prison pipeline to mass incarceration, we have suffered through it all and who do we have to ‘thank’ for that shit? Whites!

And so why am I fucking seeing blogs all over the place, questioning why since Donald Trump is embarrassing some of them, that there are no massive protests in the streets all across this shithole? You fucking know why. Whites are something else; sitting back pretending to give a shit over what Trump says and does which is exactly why they enjoy the status they do in a country they stole from the Indians and built up on the backs of my ancestors. You debased creatures are something fucking else! You’re an embarrassment to yourselves, but you cannot even see that because you are so used to the shit you do, you think it’s normal. Stealing, raping, pillaging, killing and everything in between has always been your calling card. You don’t even get off on owning every goddamn thing. That doesn’t even make you deranged psychopaths happy because if having wealth made you happy, why would you continue to shit on people to the point whereas you attempt to make as many people as miserable as you can so long as they don’t look like you. You sit somewhere with ALL that money can buy and still call us “Niggers!” like we’ve done something to you. You sit back somewhere enjoying all the riches that you’ve acquired off the blood, sweat and tears of someone else and that was handed down to you and still you must get your jollies off by pointing the finger and exclaiming how “those people live.” Why don’t you shut the fuck up and enjoy your ill gotten gains and leave “those” people the hell alone? Because you can’t. You are evil, personified and that evil must forever manifest itself, over and over again in making sure that some poor schmuck somewhere feels your wrath; is being sucked bone fucking dry just because their suffering is the only reason you white parasites live.

Then those of you who claim to have had some sort of ‘awakening’ enough to feel for some animals that are slated for human consumption still won’t let shit go. You call yourselves ‘vegan’ and believe that you have transcended racism, bigotry, prejudice and some more shit when it is quite clear that you are incapable of loving any damn human, animal or plant since it’s you debased creatures that are responsible for why everything is dying on this godforsaken planet that you fucked up! And then don’t even want to own up to the vicious and vile ass shit that you do. You’d rather sit somewhere on your privileged, debased ass and call yourselves, “berating me for stirring the pot,” when I have the nerve to call you worthless ass motherfuckers out on the vile and vicious shits you are! And I’m going to continue and so get the hell to posting more comments about my “pot stirring” because, apparently, your damn pale asses are burning the hell up in my “stirred pot!” and make sure you head to one of your quacks to get them to take a look at that suspicious mole on your pallid ass since my “pot” is burning your asses the fuck up!

According to Donald Trump, everyone in America who is not white is vermin and that is what ALL you whites think because wasn’t it you filthy fucks who decided that slaves dragged from Africa were only THREE-FIFTHS human? Indeed it fucking was! And so why are you pretending shock and indignation that Trump is still referring to descendants of those slaves as ‘vermin and yet I am attacked for “stirring the pot of animosity,” and for also “serving my own prejudicial victim-hood to my racist, grievous pleasures.” Oh lawdy,I am such a bad girl!

This beats all!

And the response to this from the blog author.

And of course, dude should not apologize, but it is crystal clear that I should. Yeah! Hold your breath and wait for it! There’d be two less racists to worry about.

And you are so right! You’ve no need to apologize to me for it would be worthless and meaningless but by all means, hypocritical VEGANS, apologize to the animals that you claim to love so dearly and are the reasons why you refuse to eat meat. Apologize to them for why those who look like you decided to mass slaughter them for human consumption. Apologize to the fish in the oceans for why you have fucked up and contaminated the oceans with your atomic missile testing. Don’t apologize to me for I know that I have always been perceived as nothing by the likes of you depraved monsters. But know this, your shit does indeed reek because even as you seek to call me out on my supposed “stirring the pot of animosity”, a pot which you motherfuckers filled to overflowing with a putrid concoction of racism, prejudice, hatred, corruption, theft, slavery, suffering, misery and death, you debased creatures believe that you are some deity, sitting above the shit that YOU do and how the hell am I “serving my own prejudicial victim-hood to my racist, grievous pleasures” when I don’t own a goddamn thing and so cannot deny you debased white motherfuckers..a loan, a house, a mortgage, an apartment, a car loan, a car, a bottle of clean water to drink or clothes on your fucking worthless ass backs? You own every goddamn thing and so how the fuck can I be racist? There is not a goddamn thing that I can deny your fucking asses and this you know. This just goes to prove what I have been saying ALL along in that whites are the dumbest fucks to ever slither and crawl all across this planet that they have fucked up and then want to turn around and tell others about how they “stir the pot,” about how they are “serving their own prejudicial victim-hood to their racist, grievous pleasures.” Seriously??!!! For real?!!! Yes indeed, you crazy ass motherfuckers did go there and no, I am not shocked. Nothing you debased monsters do shocks the shit out of me. I quite expect nothing else from the most despicable deviants to ever have been hatched.

But you’ve most definitely got some apologizing to do; apologize to those damn animals you ate before you so-called, “saw the fucking light!” And since I have been accused of “stirring” the goddamn pot, I sure as hell hope that I stirred a good pot of “Fuck You!” stew with this one! Now, chow down on that! It’s vegan friendly!

I Hate To Admit It, But Trump Is Right About Baltimore Being Rat Infested. He Should Know Because Jared Kushner Owns Hundreds Of Rental Properties That Have Failed Housing Code Standards, But Trump Is Also Right About Elijah Cummings

Now before you shoot the messenger, remember that I am quite often IN Baltimore and the shit that I have seen would curl your toes. In fact, this blog has more posts about Baltimore than I can shake a stick at. You can go here and here and here and here and here and read all about Baltimore. Now, what did Trump have to say about Baltimore, MD?

I was just in Baltimore last week. In fact, I put up a post about what I saw because what I saw made me mad as hell! And before anyone gets any bright ideas and gets to screeching and a hollering that I need to live in a place and not merely visit in order to write about it, I have lived in Baltimore, MD multiple times. The last time I lived in that city was September 2016 to August 2017 and I got out of there like the hounds of hell were chasing me; the crime is THAT bad.

When I used to go down to the subway station, big ass rats had practically overtaken the place. The so-called ‘World Famous Lexington Market’ has had to be shut down by the health department on at least two occasions for rat infestation. And the last one was recent. In fact, Lexington Market is so filthy, I refused to use the restrooms. But when I went back in April of this year, Lexington Market had been cleaned up and cleaned out. Most stalls were closed. The drug addicts had been sent packing as well as the Korean stall keepers. There were more Black stall keepers and I had not seen them since the mid 90s when the Koreans were running the Food Court at The Harbor Pavilions at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Black people were operating the stalls in Lexington Market. The whites decided to run the Koreans out of the Inner Harbor and by doing so, they ran the Black stall keepers out of Lexington Market by increasing the rents so that the Koreans could afford to open the stalls vacated by the Black people. Whitey parasite ass knows how to move us around like chess pieces on a board and that shit continues to this day. But I digress.

Even though Donald Trump cannot take the high road since we have all heard that migrants in southern border facilities are drinking out of the toilet, he is right in that Cummings should take his tired old ass back to Baltimore and figure something out because Baltimore is in decay and in decline. When we were there last week, we could not take the light rail to BWI airport because of a sinkhole in downtown Baltimore on Pratt Street. When I lived there, that same area had a street blow up and spew asbestos everywhere. Homicide averages are 300+ yearly. Drug addiction is off the charts. Baltimore has been declared ‘The Heroin Capitol’ of the U.S. Homelessness is also off the charts as is prostitution, gang violence and high school drop-out rates. You cannot pass by a person who has not been shot up or who does not know of a person who has not been shot up. The Department of Justice had to issue a consent decree because of rampant police brutality against Baltimore’s citizens. We all remember the Freddie Gray riots. So, Trump was not off base. In fact, he is not the only politician to expound on the evils of Baltimore, MD. Bernie Sanders did as well. But what Trump failed to say was that his own Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Ben Carson, is not doing his job since Baltimore, MD has the worst public housing complexes in America. Yeah Trump, focus on that! Your failed leadership has something to do with what ails Baltimore and so look inside your own filthy, stinking closet and clean it out! And throw yourself out because you’re garbage as is your HUD Secretary, Ben ‘had a lobotomy’ Carson.

Conditions in Maryland Public Housing Worst in the Country

Almost a third of public housing inspections in Maryland have resulted in failing health and safety scores. According to an analysis of federal data by The Associated Press, that’s the worst performance in the country. Old, rundown complexes in Baltimore are the main culprit. Federal and city data show that 22 of 37 Baltimore sites failed their most recent inspections.

And so that makes what Bernie Sanders said about Baltimore, all the more true as well.

But just a few years ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders — a candidate seeking the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination — took his own shots at Baltimore, a struggling Northeast city grappling with high rates of violent crime, drug abuse, poverty and political corruption.

“Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation,” Sanders said during a visit to the city’s West Baltimore section in December 2015, the Baltimore Sun reported. “You would think that you were in a Third World country.”

The independent U.S. senator from Vermont also referred to Baltimore as “a community in which half of the people don’t have jobs.”

“We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable,” he added, according to the Sun.

I don’t recall hearing a blow up after Bernie Sanders made this statement because what he said is absolutely true and in fact the public housing inspection report backs Sanders up when he said, “hundreds of buildings are uninhabitable,” including public housing buildings. What is not being said is the fact that politicians like Cummings are NOT doing a damn thing to mitigate the many societal ills that are plaguing Baltimore or her citizens. Even the NAACP is headquartered on Mt. Hope Drive in Baltimore and is doing not a damn thing to help anyone in that city of mostly Black residents. In fact, I never heard of one positive thing that the NAACP has ever done FOR Baltimore. Add to that the fact that not one, but two of Baltimore’s Black mayors has had to step down amid scandals and so again, as much as I hate to admit it, Donald Trump is absolutely right in his depiction of Baltimore.

And just to show you exactly how accurate his assessment is, let’s get on with it.

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There are two Baltimores; the one the tourists see and the one I see and so once again, despite the fact that I hate what Trump said about Baltimore, he did speak the truth as did Bernie Sanders. Elijah Cummings is too filled with a sense of political power and has long since gave up on improving the city where he got his start in politics. Baltimore’s Black politicians should be ashamed of themselves, but they’re not. The people of Baltimore deserve better than what they are getting and yet it took Donald Trump to point out the obvious in order for Baltimore’s politicians to spout useless rhetoric about what they are doing FOR Baltimore. They are not doing a goddamn thing FOR Baltimore. They have only used her to further advance their political careers and when she was of no further use to them, they discarded her like she was a worn out whore who has been on the streets for too goddamn long.

The whites want that city for themselves and they don’t care who they have to crawl over to get it. They don’t care who they have to move out of their way to get it. And make no mistake, even though the political face of Baltimore is Black, whites are ALL over that city like flies on shit! And as you can see from the pictures that I have posted, I have been ALL over Baltimore and so don’t fucking tell me that Trump is wrong because the proof is above. Baltimore is indeed, a tale of two cities and the neglect of one of those cities is appallingly shameful and you know which one I’m talking about!

So shut the fuck up Trump and Cummings unless you are going to help a city that is being allowed to die by design. Fuck both you motherfuckers!

I just had to add this!

Jared Kushner owns lots of apartments in the Baltimore area. Some were infested with mice.

In a now-viral tweetstorm on Saturday, President Trump characterized Rep. Elijah E. Cummings’s Baltimore-based congressional district as a “rodent infested mess” where “no human” would want to live.

His criticism rang with a particular irony in Baltimore County, where the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner owns more than a dozen apartment complexes that have been cited with hundreds of code violations and, critics say, provide sub-standard housing to lower income tenants.

Kushner Companies, which started operating in Maryland in 2013, has owned almost 9,000 rental units across 17 complexes, many of them in Baltimore County, the Baltimore Sun reported earlier this year.

The properties generate at least $90 million in revenue annually. Kushner stepped down as CEO of the company in 2017, when he became a senior White House adviser.

In 2017, Baltimore County officials revealed that apartments owned by Kushner Cos. were responsible for more than 200 code violations, all accrued in the span of the calendar year. Repairs were made only after the county threatened fines, local officials said, and even after warnings, violations on nine propeties were not addressed, resulting in monetary sanctions.

That bastard’s properties were cited for mouse infestations, mold problems and maggots. And even though tenants tried to file a class action lawsuit, a ‘white’ judge denied their request. It wouldn’t have made any difference because my cousin was involved in a similar lawsuit and for his pains received $724.15 and this was considered a ‘windfall‘ by the attorney that is suing for more of the class action settlement in Attorney’s Fees. Poor people don’t stand a chance against these goddamn worthless ass racist vultures! And don’t even act like you don’t know who Jared Kushner is. He is Trump’s son-in-law; married to that bitch daughter of his named Ivanka and so he has not a goddamn leg to stand on when screeching or tweeting about the living conditions of people in Cummings district and Cummings has nothing to say for himself because he knew about this shit and yet said nothing! I am TOO fucking through!

The City That I Love And Hate, Baltimore, MD Is Back In The News For ALL The Wrong Reasons, AGAIN!

As many of you may know, I have a ‘love/hate’ relationship with Baltimore, MD. I have lived there numerous times and just recently lived there in 2016, but left in 2017 because of the crime. However, just recently, I had to return to Baltimore because my cousin was kicked out of the only health ‘care’ system in this fucked up Hillbilly Hellhole and so Baltimore was the obvious choice since he absolutely adored his doctor when he lived in Baltimore. In fact, I recently posted pictures of a little mini-vacation to Baltimore. And so now we come to this!

Baltimore Mayor Pugh resigns amid growing children’s book scandal

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned Thursday, apologizing for the harm she has caused to the city’s image amid a growing scandal over her sales of a self-published children’s book series.

It was the latest blow to the leadership of a city that’s seen two mayors resign in scandal in less than a decade and a third one decline to seek another term after a riot over police misconduct and a soaring murder rate.

From what I have read on this latest political scandal to come down the pike against yet another Baltimore City mayor, this one basically is about a self-published book by former Mayor Catherine Pugh, titled, “Healthy Holly” that touts eating healthy and exercising as a great way for children to stay healthy, and that would be great except for the fact that the purchase of this book was used as a payoff for certain favors the former mayor is alleged to have given to at least two entities; The University of Maryland Medical System and health insurer Kaiser Permanente. The University of Maryland Medical System actually paid Pugh for 40,000 books that had not even been produced and this was done for the express purpose of receiving a lucrative city contract in exchange. Likewise, Kaiser Permanente made payments to Catherine Pugh for non-existent books during the period it successfully sought a $48 million city contract. And this is just the tip of the iceberg since the FBI raided Pugh’s home and office and hauled away countless boxes that allegedly contain documents pertaining to other entities that have also engaged in the payment for books not yet produced in exchange for lucrative city contracts.

Interestingly enough, The Baltimore Sun, the very paper Catherine Pugh once worked for is responsible for digging up the aforementioned, when at the time of the publishing of these findings by The Baltimore Sun, then Mayor Pugh called what the Sun was doing, “a witch hunt.” And even though Catherine Pugh took off running when it came to attempting to get a handle on Baltimore’s high crime rate, nothing seemed to work from quickly implementing a federal consent decree to attempting to reform the Baltimore City Police Department, which I personally think is beyond reform, to changing police commissioners in an attempt to try any new approach from an outsider in getting the homicide rate down. And yet, nothing seemed to work. In fact, one of the police commissioners hired by then Mayor Pugh was himself charged with federal tax offenses and is behind bars serving a 10 month prison sentence.

Baltimore is a complicated mess! Her so-called leaders bring more baggage than they cart away and meanwhile, the city continues to bleed both in terms of homicide victims and people leaving the city out of fear, which is what I did. And yet that city still has a certain charm; a pull that gets inside you and makes you want to come back. You know she’s bad for you, but you just can’t help yourself. I hate to liken it to a drug, but that’s almost what Baltimore is to me; a drug. When I leave her, I long to return. In fact, I get an attitude when I’m not in Baltimore and that attitude instantly evaporates when I see her skyline. She’s got a hold on me and this is why it pains me that yet another one of Baltimore’s mayors has ended her reign abruptly in scandal and disgrace. The people of Baltimore deserve better than that, but it would seem that they are destined for history to keep repeating itself. The city has many problems, I grant that, but it also has many ‘charms’, hence the slogan “Charm City.”

But as usual, I digress. Catherine Pugh should not be the only one to take the fall for this. Some folks at the University of Maryland Medical System and at Kaiser Permanente and other entities involved in this scheme also need to be brought to justice for their role. It would appear that when Black people engage with whites in underhanded shenanigans, the only ones who suffer any consequences are the Black people. I don’t know why people like Catherine Pugh and Sheila Dixon failed to understand the system they were caught up in in that when you play with the white devil, you are the ONLY one who is going to get burned. The whites always have the upper hand. They write the laws and they don’t apply those laws to themselves because I would be shocked to hear that anyone from the UMMS or from Kaiser Permanente or any of those other entities that participated in this has had the FBI come in and raid their homes and offices. Catherine Pugh did not commit this alleged crime all by her lonesome. She had plenty of help and you’d best believe the help she had is of the pasty-assed variety. Black folks, when are you ever going to learn? You don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of getting away with a goddamn thing because some white piece of filth is always somewhere trying to dig up any dirt they can on you while ignoring the dirt that those who look like them are practically buried under. Their shit remains buried while yours is sifted through with a fine tooth comb and displayed for all the world to see as though you are the worst thing walking. Those at The University of Maryland Medical System who purchased books that had not even been produced knew that what they were doing was wrong; the same with those at Kaiser Permanente and so why is the focus seemingly only on Catherine Pugh? Because of who writes the laws and who enforces them. And one thing you’d better be clear on, though there are many Black faces standing front and center in the political arena in Baltimore, whitey-pasty ass runs that city because if not, then why are so many Black people doing so poorly in a so-called ‘majority Black city’? Because it is ALL done by design.

Rents in Baltimore are through the roof while the housing stock is deplorable at best, practically uninhabitable at worst. Poverty is off the chain. Drug addiction is an epidemic as is prostitution, school drop-out rates, crime as in ALL crime especially homicides and the fucked up list is endless and yet nothing concrete to resolve these serious issues is being done despite the rhetoric from politicians. Baltimore’s people are resilient even as they are fed up and tired. What they put up with should be too much for any one to deal with and remain sane. The shit that I have seen would curl your toes and that tired ass National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) is headquartered in Baltimore and sitting on Mt. Hope Drive doing not a goddamn thing to bring ‘hope’ to ANY Baltimorean. That entity is as useless as a teaspoon of water on a raging inferno. That city is allowed to bleed. That city is allowed to deteriorate. That city is deliberately being used as a scapegoat for some whites agenda that if it is a predominately Black city, then just look at how those Black people live. That shit is going to get called out by me because I know the pain of Baltimore’s people and yes, they have had to harden themselves to the horrendous shit they endure so that the white motherfucker can sit back and gloat over all that he has set in motion.

But know this, Baltimore’s people are stronger than you think. They are not the type to give up so easily despite the white man’s shit shoved at them, daily. They are not like me who will turn tail and run when the going gets tough. They tough it out. Some give up and some turn to crime to survive and some walk the streets, homeless while hundreds of thousands of others grit and bear it and get up to face the hardship of suffering through another day in hell. This is happening in every major city in Amerikkka and it is being allowed to persist and get worse because pasty-assed parasites want every excuse to gentrify those cities just like what was done to Washington, DC. Go to DC now and take a look around. If you were there in the 90s, you will not recognize that city. It is no longer, “Chocolate City.” The whites have seen to that. And the reason Baltimore and her people are so neglected and pushed to the limit is because whitey parasite ass has got the same thing planned for Baltimore. But know this, white motherfuckers, the day you take over Baltimore is the day the last Black person in Baltimore is dead because they are not going to give it up without a fight and when you think that you are going to gentrify the area around Lexington Market, think again because when you bring in your preppy, yuppy, lah-dee-dah fancy-pants shit, those Black people are soon going to have your preppy, yuppy ass turned out. Your pale white ass is going to be some pimp’s whore and you’re going to be nodding on methadone and some more shit! And when you hear the news of that happening, come right on back here and tell me all about it because I know what’s going to happen. So continue to fuck with Baltimore. You’ll wish you hadn’t. That, I promise you!

Call Me “Crazy!” But I returned To Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Inner Harbor

 

I know! I know! I said that I would never, ever go back to Baltimore, MD, not after the horrific shit that happened to me and to my cousin, but the truth of the matter is that no matter how horrible things are for you in one place, they can be even more horrible in another place. And where my cousin and I live right now is even worse than Baltimore’s shit. In fact, the reason why we returned to Baltimore, MD is because of where we live now. He was thrown out of the only medical “game” in town and by that I mean that here in Lynchburg, VA, the only medical “game” in town is called, “Centra Health.” They are over every single medical office here in this city. They have the monopoly on the fucked up shit they call ‘health care’. Never come to this city if you want decent health care because these idiots will kill you and that is a fact! If someone actually did research on this shithole burg, they would find plenty of evidence to back up what I have just written about this fucked up mess they call ‘health care’ here in Lynchburg, VA. Hell! Even spellcheck is trying to check my spelling of this damn burg because, apparently, “Lynchburg” is not something that is ‘kosher’, since why would you want to name a city “Lynchburg” in the first goddamn place if you didn’t want to be perceived as racist as hell??!!! Of course, the word from the white parasites that run this shithole burg is that the first white parasite to set up shop here was named John Lynch and so “Lynchburg” was born. HA! Right! It’s because of all the lynching that went on is why this hole is called “Lynchburg.” They even had a lynching tree and the whites here cried all over the goddamn place when the lynching tree was struck by lightning and that was it for that fucked up tree. But as usual, I digress.

Since my cousin was thrown out of the medical system here, we had to go elsewhere for him to receive his medical care and he wanted to go back to his doctor in Baltimore, MD and so we went. In fact, this is our second trip to Baltimore. We went last month because he had a doctor’s appointment and we made another appointment for Monday of this week, but his doctor called us and told us that it would not be necessary for him to be seen so soon since he was doing well. She told us that we were still welcome to come and see her and just have a great time with her talking about our trip and our plans for seeing the sights in Baltimore. Now remember, his doctors here in Lynchburg lied about their reasons for denying him access to their facilities by stating that he “exhibited unsafe behavior towards staff,” and yet his doctor from when we previously lived in Baltimore, MD, not only welcomed him back with open arms, but was quite willing to have us just visit with her. So, who is the goddamn problem? Newsfuckingflash! It’s not my cousin or me! It’s this racist shit here in Lynchburg! And we can’t get out of here fast enough to suit us, goddamn it!

Here I shall post some pictures that we took on this latest Baltimore trip and I fell in love with Baltimore all over again!

Baltimore Inner Harbor by night is just lovely!

And this one!

Beautiful! Just beautiful!

 

And this one as well!

In the mid 90s when I lived here, I was always at the Harbor.

 

I also took a few day time pictures.

The Baltimore Inner Harbor by day

 

And another one by day!

Pretty tree by the harbor in bloom!

 

 

We stayed at the Days Inn Inner Harbor Hotel. It was okay, but I didn’t like the setup whereas the sink was outside of the bath/toilet area.

The tub/toilet is located behind the wall where the picture is and across from that is the sink. Not a great setup at all.

 

At least it had a fridge/microwave. But that was all it had to say for itself. I had some Wyndham rewards points to get rid of since I used to stay at the La Quinta in Bloomington, MN lots of times and now La Quinta is owned by Wyndham and my points switched over to Wyndham. I won’t be staying here anymore.

The microwave was fucked up because the tray didn’t fit and was always bumping up against the microwave.

 

And the decor of the room was not too bright.

I would not recommend Days Inn Inner Harbor Hotel.

 

The ‘motor’ or whatever in the AC/heating unit was carrying on something awful. The only reason we did not request a different room is because the unit that was in the hallway was carrying on equally as bad.

No frills here!

 

Or here!

I finally get around to showing you a picture of where the sink is, outside the bathroom proper. Seriously??!!

But I guess I should not complain!

I would much rather have been here than where the person in this next picture is.

We ‘humans’ find much to complain about and yet, when I went outside and down to the Inner Harbor, I encountered….well…see for yourself.

A homeless man in a wheelchair down by the Inner Harbor

This is exactly what I mean when I say that we ‘humans’ are some real shits when we can sit somewhere and whine because our hotel room is not up to our standards and then turn right around and pass by a homeless person, whose situation is much, much, much worse! And I am not leaving me out in this “we are some real shits” scenario because I pissed and moaned and threatened to go to the Front Desk and complain, but my cousin talked me down from the fucking ceiling. And it did not help that we gave the homeless man some money. He doesn’t need that. What he needs is some mental health care case management, a social worker, some health care and a goddamn roof over his head and I am pretty sure that if I had given up my hotel digs to him, he’d not have complained one goddamn bit! But I am a hypocrite for calling others out when I am just as guilty of being hoity-toity and think my shit don’t stink. It doesn’t because I eat healthy, but that’s beside the point! I am a shameless hypocritical shit for carrying on so about a hotel room when a man is sitting somewhere sick and some mo shit and is uncomplaining while ‘humans’ walk right on by him complaining about their phone needing charging or their fucked up hotel room or about they need their nails done. We are some real sick and twisted shits for not caring about people while we put our stupid asses above those who are the real and true humans who are suffering, mightily. Like this next woman!

A poor homeless woman at the Baltimore Inner Harbor at night.

Yeah! I’m caterwauling over the fact of my hotel sink being outside of the bathroom proper while this woman doesn’t even have a bathroom at all! Again, we gave her money, but what she needs is for people to care enough about others and do something about the seriousness of homelessness over concerning themselves over what’s not up to par for them like a microwave tray banging up against the inside of the microwave or about an AC/heating unit making some fucking noise. And again! I am including myself in this and to show you just how fucking hypocritical I am. I was just relaxing in a bar before heading to the Inner Harbor in order to witness that poor homeless woman slowly making her way around the harbor.

The money we spent on White Zinfandel wine and draft beer could have gone to a homeless person. And I should know better.

And so while we wined and dined, people were out in the streets, with no place to go and no one to give a thought for their well being. But there we sat, just a’swilling drinks while I complained about my room.

My third one! And remember, I gave up drinking til today. And you’ve probably been wondering why my previous pictures were tilted. This would be why.

 

I have said this before and I say it again, “I can’t make you care!” Hell! I am guilty of having a ‘no care’ attitude. But it needs to stop! I need to put the needs of others who are in worse shape than I am in, first. I need to stop with this ‘me first’ attitude. I need to step up to the plate because I am faltering. Yes, we live in a cold, cruel world of people who seem to be immune to the suffering we see all around us on a daily basis and that is a bad way to be. This is why folks shit is flooded out! This is why horrific shit is going down, daily! This is why folks……because we are treating each other like shit and that is going to come home to roost all on our ass! If we continue down this road, there is going to be no hope for us. Bet on that!

This Is Exactly Why I Got The Fuck Out Of Baltimore!!!! This Shit Goes Down Every Single Day!!

As many of you know, a couple of years ago, I left the Midwest and headed for Baltimore, Maryland. It was my hope to become a part of the solution as opposed to continuing to do nothing about the plight of Black people who have basically been abandoned since anything that counts towards achievements is null and void. Black people are being allowed to fail and it is deliberate. Black people are being pushed to fail and there is no greater evidence of that than in Baltimore, Maryland. And when I saw this article and the accompanying video, it just took me back to Baltimore and re-started my PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from having lived through not even a year in Baltimore.

Baltimore cop on paid leave after viral video shows him beating a man

A Baltimore cop was suspended with pay Saturday after a viral video showed him beating a man to the ground.

In the video, an officer is seen pushing Dashawn McGrier, 26 up against a wall. McGrier appears to push the officer’s hand away. The officer then repeatedly punches McGrier, who does not appear to strike back.

The punches continue until McGrier lands onto rowhouse steps before finally falling to the pavement. The officer then pins McGrier down. A second officer is present but does not appear to partake in the beating.

This ONE time, we cannot blame this shit on white KKKops! And white folks, don’t even start grinning because like I said, “This is only ONE time that we cannot blame this shit on white KKKops! I did not say, EVERY TIME!”

 

However, I will state this, Black cops are no better than white cops and many of them are just as bad and will fuck other Black people up just for the hell of it. I don’t know whether or not it is their intent to try to impress whitey pink ass or for some other reason; maybe they are just filthy ass dirty cops. But know this Black cops, there is not a goddamn thing  that you could do to impress whitey pink ass because he wrote the book on how to be a lying, deceitful, depraved, corrupt, soulless bastard who will turn on your ass in a New York nanosecond. You Black cops mean no more to a white cop than the Black folks that you beat up, kill or arrest because don’t think for a minute that if some shit was to go down between cops, that they wouldn’t shoot your ass and claim some Black suspect did the deed. It has certainly been done many times before. But back to the subject at hand.

The Black cop in the video is beating the shit out of another Black man. The cop even knows he is being taped because you can clearly hear the man who is taping this state that it is being taped. So, what does that tell you? It tells you that cops have been told that they can do whatever they damn well please and only be relieved of duty pending ‘no investigation’, so just sit back and wait for the public flak to die down, while receiving your full pay and then it is back to busting heads for the sheer joy of getting your fucking jollies off. That is how it goes, folks! That is the system. That is the setup.

If I had walked up to someone and beat them down like that, where would I be? Still in jail if I was unable to make bail and we ALL know this. But with cops? It’s a different story. They get to walk around free as a bird while getting paid for beating someone down to the ground and I saw no provocation, but then they don’t need any provocation. They’ve got those badges and a gun and the “I feared for my life” bullshit excuse that gets them off the hook every time!

When I lived in Baltimore for those few short months which seemed like an eternity, I witnessed this type of shit all the time to the point where it sickened me. The Black people in Baltimore are treated worse than animals being led to slaughter.  Healthcare in that city is a joke, but I am SO not laughing. The food is something to die from. Streets exploded sending asbestos into the air. The public transportation system is so badly managed, it is damn near useless. The bus drivers will not even get out of their seat on the public buses to use wheelchair restraints so that wheelchairs don’t rock back and forth. The people in the wheelchairs have to raise an arm to hold onto the strap above the wheelchair to keep their wheelchair from teetering forward or backward. I never saw such shit in my life. People were shot on buses all the time.

Entire neighborhoods are empty and the buildings are boarded up and then there are the neighborhoods whereas three buildings are inhabited and the rest are boarded up. Then there are those neighborhoods where a Korean liquor store and a Chinese take-out is on every corner and the people look like walking zombies.

And don’t even get me started on the Lexington Market area. A white cop walked by me who looked like he couldn’t have been more than 22 and who had horrible looking tattoos all up and down his arms and who was telling another cop that he will pull over every car with a Black person in it that has decals. He then parked his patrol car on the light rail tracks and when the light rail train approached, the guy driving the light rail had to blow the horn several times before this nasty piece of KKKop shit moved his patrol car out of the way. The shit I have seen and heard would curl your toes.

Lexington Market is filled with people who are nodding on methadone or who are swilling beer and liquor from a liquor store that is located inside Lexington Market. How convenient. I saw how the Koreans just stood back, gazing at their Black customers with looks of raw contempt on their faces even as they took their money and used it to feed, house, clothe and send their children to expensive schools and universities while the poor Black residents are being herded to prison or to Johns Hopkins for experimentation because I saw that too. I saw Black people being injected with anti-psychotic drugs. I even saw a Black nurse stand in line to get her injection. I saw a Black woman pleading with a Black receptionist to ask the doctor, “Why after all these months is she still getting injections? They hurt!” I saw not one white person in line for those injections and every single nurse or doctor that came from the back was white. Something is wrong with that. Something is seriously wrong that is going down in Baltimore, MD and in every city that is predominately Black.

I have never considered myself to be a conspiracy theorist, but something is most definitely NOT right. The only thing that I can say to Black folks is this, “Be on your guard at ALL times. Never think that what someone wants to do to you is okay. Ask questions. Know your rights and even if you are in a two-party consent state, tape the motherfuckers. Maryland is a two-party consent state for a reason; the reason being that the entire state is corruption central. You see, one-party consent states allow for you to tape conversations with just your consent. You don’t need the consent of any other party and so this allows for the politicians and the police in Maryland to get away with so much and they do because it is a two-party consent state. They can imprison you for up to 5 years for taping their ass in Maryland. I know, I’ve been there. I’ve lived there and I would never go back, ever! And I include in this blog, many of the reasons why!

The neighborhood I resided in was considered a ‘nice area’ but I am going to post pictures of what my bathroom ceiling looked like for three months and I was paying over a thousand dollars a month. This is what $1,300 a month gets you in Baltimore, MD.

This is right outside my dining area window. I was supposed to sit and eat and watch dogs shit or so I was told by management.

Again, right outside my dining area window.

I would expect all of the above if I was living in this section of Baltimore, Maryland. But I wasn’t.

Where that Korean guy is standing, there used to stand Black people selling food to other Black people but the whites didn’t want that and so they gave the Koreans the heave-ho at the Inner Harbor, raised the rents at Lexington Market, the Black stall keepers had to leave and were replaced by Koreans now selling ‘soul food’ to Black folks.

This is ALL you see at Lexington Market; Korean-run stall after Korean run stall. All selling some type of ‘soul food’ and Asian food to mostly Black customers.

Some of the Korean stall keepers gave me the ‘evil eye’. Most likely because they knew I was pointing out the obvious.

This Korean bitch actually told me to get away from her stall. And Black people actually give those skanks their hard-earned money? For the love of !!!

Black people otherwise known as descendants of slaves, wake the hell up! No one is our friend! Not even many Black people. Know who your enemies are and treat them accordingly and if other Black people are treating you like shit, they are your enemy as well. Believe me, I know how tough it is out there. I am living through this hell as well, so I know what you are going through. But it took me moving all across the country to finally know where I fit and that is back in my hometown. I know this town like no other and I have found where I can do the most good and that is why I know who my friends are and who my enemies are because I know these people like I know no others on this planet.

I have managed to come back to my hometown and start a volunteer agency of driving people to their doctor appointments and to churches to pick up food to keep them through the month and to drive them to the grocery store. We must get back to community involvement because our communities are what we are going to need when the shit really hits the fan. I have found a piece of land that’s dirt cheap and we are going to plant a garden and it is in a neighborhood that really needs some fresh vegetables. You can start small like I am doing and just go from there.

And finally, if where you live right now is kicking your ass, MOVE! Sometimes, you may not be where you want to be, you just might have to go where you NEED to be! Think about it!

I Had A Dream…..!

 

I had a dream the other night and in it was Dr. King.
I stared in awestruck wonder as my eyes began to sting.
The expression on his face was so solemn and yet so kind,
I wondered if he knew about the turmoil in my mind.
What could I say to him about the troubles we still know?
And I wondered if he knew about the debt that whites still owe?
I implored him with my mind to see history through my eyes
and this distorted world of whites who still hail him with their lies.
I wanted him to see the view from where we stand
beneath a concrete bridge and homeless in this land,
where Jim Crow still exists from when hatred was unleashed
and though he too was jailed, millions weren’t released.

Today, they’ll praise his name and say that things have changed
that they no longer burn a cross or watch a Black man hanged.
But we all know the truth in that lynching still exists
and I see the whip slice forward, there’s the echo of its hiss.
The view from where I stand is not from on a mountain top
as I look upon my brother, killed by a racist cop.
His blood still stains the ground and as I turn to Dr. King,
I extend my hands towards him for to him, I want to cling,
to beg him to come back to us, but he only shakes his head.
I then realize tis a dream and that Dr. King is dead!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2018 Shelby I. Courtland

As we, again, celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day which this year happens to fall on his birthday, we will hear from people who would assassinate Dr. King a million times over if they could. We will hear from the hypocrites who pretend to pay homage to a man who was not for corporations and who was against the mis-treatment of the poor and yet,  on the front page of every newspaper, magazine, television screen and any other type of news media, we will be bombarded with images of Dr. King and we shall hear his “I Have A Dream!” speech another trillion times and then, that’s it folks!

Not a thing has changed since Dr. King’s speeches, marches, protests and nothing will because simply posting a picture of him and recalling his words does nothing. If anything, things have gotten much worse.

For instance:

The University of Maryland Medical Center’s top executive apologized to a patient who was discharged and found on the street wearing only a thin hospital gown and socks outside its midtown facility, calling it an isolated incident.

“We take full responsibility for this failure,” Dr. Mohan Suntha said during a Thursday afternoon news conference. The hospital did not provide “basic humanity and compassion,” he added.

Hospital officials have not said what the woman was treated for in the emergency room or why she was left out in the cold near a public transit bus stop. Mohan said she received proper care while in the hospital and that the incident happened after discharge.

Translation!

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day as well as his birthday, just a few days ago, another Black woman was thrown out of a hospital by security, clad only in a hospital gown and socks. While she was wandering aimlessly around, with no obvious idea of what to do, another Black man decided to tape the incident because he was absolutely beyond horrified over witnessing this shocking event.

Because the event was taped and posted on Youtube, now there is an uproar about ‘patient dumping’ that seems to happen to mostly Black patients and the hospital’s top executive stated that this patient “received proper care while in the hospital and that the incident happened after discharge.”

Excuse me! But when did it become the norm to discharge patients in a hospital gown and socks in the middle of a frigid winter’s night? I can tell you that of the times that I have been discharged from a hospital, you had damn well better believe that I was not discharged in a hospital gown and hospital socks and told to “Suck it!” as this woman was apparently told to do! How many times have you seen a patient sitting in a chair being wheeled out of a hospital and to a bus stop by security while still wearing a hospital gown(open in the back) and socks? And if you read the article, it mentions that this happens more times than we know and especially to the homeless. Go figure!

And yet, we are really going to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy? Is this his legacy? Seriously??!! We really want to go there??!!! When Dr. King, along with his civil rights organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, decided to launch a campaign to highlight the many problems facing the poor, the result of that today is to put poor patients out on the street in the middle of a frigid winter’s night in nothing but a thin hospital gown that doesn’t even close in the back and a pair of hospital socks? But that is an acceptable discharge according to the hospital’s executive director? Because the hospital is responsible for you from the time you are admitted until the time you are SAFELY discharged. And being sent out in that condition, especially in a city like Baltimore, is anything but SAFELY discharged.

How is this even happening? It is happening because poor people are not even thought of as human even in a hospital. Read about Anna Brown and Barbara Dawson and then come talk to me about how Dr. King’s legacy is alive and well because these two women are dead since they were treated just as this woman in Baltimore was treated.

So, go ahead, post your blogs commemorating Dr. King and espouse upon his legacy as though that has any meaning whatsoever because quite obviously, none of us know a damn thing about how we are supposed to be treating each other and we don’t want to know. Can you imagine Dr. King, with a smartphone in his hand, more worried about getting the latest model over helping some poor, homeless and sick woman find her way? Do you think that Dr. King would give a damn about a Wi-Fi connection? How does that help feed the hungry? How does that clothe the naked, like this woman who was dumped out of a hospital in the cold? How does that help a single mom who is about to become homeless with her kids? A mom who just recently worked for one of the Sam’s Clubs that Wal-Mart just shut down without any warning whatsoever which means for those of you who want to blame the victim for their troubles, who is to blame when the company you work for closes its doors and you only find out that you don’t have a job when you report to work?

Yes indeed, let us cease and desist with all social programs because the poor should just die already as this is why we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day! Let the hypocrisy begin!

 

What Was I Thinking?

I went from this:

to this:

Indeed, what in the world was I thinking?

Going from this?

To This?

Oh hell nawwww!

 

Since coming to Baltimore, I have experienced more crazy shit than I can shake a stick at. I have never seen anything like what I have seen for the past 10 months, that’s 10 months. I cannot even survive a year in this hellhole!

As some of you may know, I have been carjacked, bus robbed, shot at and someone tried to break into my home. I was taken to the hospital twice and never made it out of the hallway into a room and my head was up against the restroom door. When I was taken back to the hospital, I was taken to the same exact hallway, placed on a bed outside the exact same restroom door, directly from yet another crime scene. And as out of it as I was, I thought the nurse said she was giving me Demerol, only to find out that she had hit me up with Fentanyl. That was the most horrid drug experience ever. I thought I was dying and yet it did nothing for the pain I was in from having hit my head over trying to dodge bullets by falling down a flight of stairs. Why they give people Fentanyl is a mystery to me because it only makes you high, but does nothing for the pain you’re in.

For anyone that is reading this, I am strongly advising that you STAY OUT OF BALTIMORE MARYLAND!!! Never even visit this place! My shit is being packed as I type this and the moving truck has been ordered! If you’ve ever thought to experience what hell is, it is here in Baltimore, MD! Never, ever come here! And as bad as it sounds, it is far, far worse!!!

I cannot believe that I was so naïve to think that I could come to this cesspool of filth, corruption and crime and make a difference. Again, I have no idea what the hell I was thinking, but I am soon to be outta here! I can’t leave fast enough!

Ducking and dodging bullets is NOT my idea of having a good time, nor is it entertaining. For the love of !!!!!

Sirens Are Our Lullabies!

Shots ring out every night
in this city gushing blood.
And in daylight, it’s the same,
awash in a crimson flood.

Sirens are our lullabies;
a crime scene, our parade.
We stand and stare at the dead,
then into a grave, they are laid.

None of it makes any sense,
Black men killing their own kind.
And I just make excuses
as though to reality, I am blind.

I blamed it all on poverty;
a lack of jobs and single moms.
And I threw in for good measure
that so many are bearing arms.

I thought I had all the answers.
Open a store or two in the hood
that catered to the poor,
but that won’t do us any good.

What is needed, I don’t know.
I throw my hands up in the air.
Our murder rate is off the charts.
And it would seem that we don’t care.

Another day, another murder.
And sometimes, more than one.
We’re just mowing each other down,
and hell, there ain’t nowhere to run.

More babies without fathers,
more mothers without their sons
because we have lost our minds,
 when to solve our problems, we use guns.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

‘Did you hear that?’: Amid Baltimore’s surge in killings, a faint cry in a locked car

BALTIMORE — No one saw the baby.

She sat in a gold-hued car with tinted black windows as her 26-year-old father lay on the ground outside, dying.

All eyes were on him, another fallen body in a city increasingly defined by them.

In portions of Baltimore, the strobe of police cars is as much a part of the landscape as boarded-up homes. But the pace of the killings this year has been stunning as the city struggles to recover from rioting in 2015. As of Friday, 124 people had been slain, including five on a recent day, making Baltimore’s homicide rate one of the highest in the country. It is more than triple Washington’s rate and higher than the homicide rates in New Orleans and Chicago, two places that have become national symbols of gun violence.

I came to this city, not with expectations of having everlasting fun, but with the hope that there was something I could do to help in a city that claimed my heart over a decade ago. And now, I am beyond frustrated. If I told you all that has happened to me since I’ve been here, you’d all wonder why I have not thrown myself into the nearest psych ward and wrapped my own ass in a wrap-around jacket. I have been carjacked, almost robbed at gun point on a city bus, my cousin was shot two months after arriving here and I am terrified to leave my own neighborhood. I am already preparing to leave this city. I have not seen anything like this. I guess when I was here before, I was young and fearless, but now that I am older and damn near completely incapacitated thanks to injuries, I look at things differently and I am absolutely horrified at what I see. This city is off the chain. I ask myself all the time, “What was I thinking?” And if you read the article, a statement by a former Baltimore planning director tells it all.

“People don’t realize it’s worse than Chicago,” said Otis Rolley, former Baltimore planning director and a onetime mayoral candidate. His 23-year-old nephew, Andrew Zachary, a former Marine, was the 15th person killed in the city this year. “This man was trained by the U.S. government and had the skills and ability to survive in a combat situation overseas but was unable to navigate the streets of Baltimore. And that is a scary, scary thing.”

There is no need to suit up and head to Iraq or Afghanistan to see some combat action, just come to Baltimore. You’ll get more ‘action’ than you bargained for, believe me! Baltimore is a warzone! Helicopters fly overhead, non-stop. Sirens are non-stop. It is not even safe to take public transit. It is not safe to drive. It is not safe to walk down the street. It is not safe to peep out your window. For the love of !!!!!

Real News!

 

President Donald J. Trump stunned Twitter today when he tweeted, “I would like to host Kim Jong Un at Mar-a-Lago soon.” Right on cue, Dennis Rodman tweeted, “Invite me and I will translate for you!” Not to be outdone, Trump tweeted, “No need for you Rodman, I speak Asian!” The staff at Mar-a-Lago has been instructed to ready the Oriental Room for Kim Jong Un. Special instructions have also been given to the chef. Special food items requested by Kim Jong Un include the Mar-a-Lago chef’s version of the Whopper, the Grand Big Mac, the Wendy’s Double Burger and two Sonic styled corn dogs. Kim Jong Un stated that due to sanctions against North Korea, he is unable to acquire these treats and he has always wanted to sample  American fast food. The poor man knows not what he is in for. And after eating these American ‘treats’, war WILL soon follow.

Now this is quite a turnaround from, “Kim Jong Un is a very, very bad hombre and North Korea has got to go ‘boom-boom’,” was Donald Trump’s response when questioned about what he intended to do with North Korea’s rogue leader before heading to a rally in Pennsylvania this past Saturday. Trump told his supporters that North Korea was a very real nuclear threat and that if diplomacy fails, a nuclear confrontation will ensue since all options are on the table. It has been reported that the North Koreans were keeping tabs on Trump’s whereabouts on Saturday via a spy satellite installed in space by the Syrians as the spy satellite was behind the Syrian regime’s victorious offensive against the 59 missile barrage leveled at them by the U.S. military. Only two missiles actually struck close to their targets. All others struck a nearby junkyard containing old Toyota pickup trucks that were discarded by ISIS members.

In other news, officials in Afghanistan changed their initial reports that 94 insurgents had been killed by the MOAB(Mother of All Bombs) to only 2 and that Trump ordered the MOAB to be dropped on camel corrals and chicken coops in the northern province of Nangarhar. Two shepherds; one who was in charge of herding the camels and one who was feeding the chickens were killed. Animal rights watch groups are crying “Fowl!” since this was in clear violation of the “Do Not Bomb Camel Corrals And Chicken Coops Agreement.” The ICC is expected to take the matter up next May. However, no one in Afghanistan is said to be holding their breath that anything will come out of this other than that more MOABs will be dropped on innocent animal targets.

A spokesperson for the Taliban announced that the U.S. military was in violation of its policies to end the drug trade in America by refusing to help them destroy the poppy fields in Afghanistan. The Taliban has accused the U.S. military of lying about its mission in Afghanistan. The Pentagon weighed in on this and was quoted as saying, “We are in no way attempting to stop the flow of opium from Afghanistan. Our mission is to see to it that not one Afghan citizen becomes addicted to opioids and the only way to insure this is to assign U.S military soldiers to guard the poppy plants and to make sure that when they are harvested, they are sent directly to the United States whereupon they will be burned immediately.” Meanwhile, a fierce battle is raging between the Taliban and U.S. soldiers over a Monopoly board game that was destroyed while both were fighting over the poppy fields in Bang-a-tart. A Clue game was flown in from Saudi Arabia in an attempt to get the two sides to forget about the destroyed Monopoly board game and to instead, focus on solving a centuries old crime of “Who shot the butler?”

Meanwhile, on the home front, malls and retails stores have been in the news recently for shuttering their doors by the thousands. The store closures are on pace to set a new record and this phenomenon has been blamed on Amazondotcom. It has been suggested by multiple economists that Amazon is simply stealing sales from brick and mortar stores since there are no poor people in America and rents have been on the decline for decades. However, a new problem has emerged; one that has upset Donald Trump, greatly. GM announced to Trump this morning via Twitter that “Big summer shutdowns loom for US auto plants as sales sputter.” As many of us had heard, Trump took the credit for keeping automakers in the U.S. But now, Trump is accusing GM of trying to make him look bad by claiming that sales are sputtering and plants are going to close for weeks on end this summer. Trump had this to say to GM a few minutes ago. “GM is trying to steal my thunder and I wont have it. Sell those cars!” GM had no further comment in response to Trump’s latest tweet. But a leading economist, Herbert Wreck told Real News that the car sales sputter is not really a sputter since people have been buying their cars on Amazondotcom and that Amazondotcom posted revenue in the billions last quarter on car sales alone. And thanks to Amazondotcom, the American economy is gaining traction and this will counter any suggestions of an upcoming economic downturn.

On another note, Pepsi is in the spotlight again. It would appear that on May Day, there were multiple protests all across the U.S. But in Portland, Oregon where protesters tried their best to mimic Kendall Jenner’s role in a recent Pepsi ad by attempting to hand the cops a can of Pepsi, the reaction that Kendall Jenner received from cops was not quite what happened to the protesters in Portland. One protester, who was dressed just like Jenner, extended a can of Pepsi to a police officer, who just completely ignored the ‘olive branch’ that was extended to him. Upon realizing that the police would not accept a heartfelt gift from the Kendall Jenner lookalike, the protester then threw the can of Pepsi at the police and a riot ensued whereas multiple cans of Pepsi were sent flying towards the police line in front of the protesters. Several people pulled out their smartphones in an attempt to reach Kendall Jenner to beg her to come to the protest and hand a can of Pepsi to the cops since it wasn’t working when others tried to follow her lead. Jenner was unavailable and sent Caitlyn Jenner in her stead. This switch appeared not to go over well with the police either and several arrests were made. Since the police had no idea which holding cell to place Caitlyn Jenner in, Jenner was released after receiving an admonishment from the police to refrain from participating in any future protests. Jenner agreed and left the scene in an unmarked Hummer.

Meanwhile, Pepsi protesters were loaded into police vans and hauled off to jail, charged with inciting a riot by insisting on giving cops Pepsi and for refusing to disburse when ordered to do so and for causing damage to a patrol car and several police uniforms. The protesters are calling on the Pepsi Company to pay their bail and for the damages caused by the Pepsi cans that were used in their attempts to befriend the police by asking them to enjoy a Pepsi with them instead of getting beaten and arrested by them while they were exercising their right to peacefully protest. Apparently, people do not understand that commercials do not reflect reality; especially Pepsi commercials featuring Kendall Jenner. No word as yet on whether or not the protesters bail and damages will be paid for by the Pepsi Company.

In local news, a new and daring act that would rival anything done by daredevil, Evel Knievel, two fools in Baltimore, Maryland hitched a ride on the back of an MTA bus and rode it around town and residents when questioned what they thought of this,  were aghast while others laughed and said, “It’s what I intend to do whenever I don’t have bus fare.” A police spokesperson weighed in stating, “We are still looking for these two and when we find them, they will be charged with being stupid, it carries a fine of $20.00 and two months probation. This should discourage others from attempting this foolish stunt.”

And so that, folks, is the ‘Real News’ for today. Stay tuned for upcoming segments of ‘Real News’ brought to you weekly.