Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Racism at Good Day L.A. v. Racism at Chick-fil-A

December 13th, 2011

GoodDay LA,
Hello. I write to point out a bit of irony on your show. Not that I am defending anyone, mind you, but regarding Jillian’s comment this morning about how racists are seemingly being continually exposed in the modern work place: Surely when one reaches the high powered position of ‘Order Taker’ at the Chick fil-A fast-food counter, society should not stand for any such powerful individuals displaying any politically incorrect viewpoints or inappropriate jokes, no doubt! Yet it is apparently perfectly acceptable for one such as Jillian (a white female) to announce to the world on your television show of how she would openly refuse to date any ‘white men’ or ‘white guys’ merely because they are white – as she has repeatedly stated over the last several years on your show. As I have contacted your show on a matter such as this previously, I suppose the lesson to be learned from your show is that the inappropriateness of any racism is merely dependent on the nexus between the source and the target of any expressed racist viewpoints. Nevertheless, I agree, it is interesting how racists are continually being exposed in the modern workplaces across our nation. Thank you for your time.


Chick-fil-A: Employee mocking Asians no reflection on company.

See also:
An Open Letter: Continued Racism on Good Day LA, Fox 11 Los Angeles

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lady Bugs and Bees

December 6th, 2011

During the last few summers or so, it seems that I regularly have been visited by a somewhat continual stream of lady bugs. While I have never understood if there was any karmic, metaphysical, or earthly significance to the matter, nevertheless, I found it all to be kind’a cool. :)

Of late over the last several months, however, it seems that the stream has mostly been that of bees apparently coming before me to die. I don’t understand if there is any significance to this latest phenomenon either. But…, as to my concern, let’s say it’s starting to freak me out a little.


PS. FYI, currently, I am in a region where bees are still out and about at this point in the calendar year – but not too many lady bugs, as far as I can tell.

Worth noting for posterity: Approximately a couple of years back, in response to a televised news story attesting to the dire straights of the bee population – especially in the United States, I contacted a bee expert at University of California at Davis. While the professor was apparently quite open, intelligent, and cordial in his conversing with me, he seemed to be at a loss, more or less, as to what is happening to the diminishing bee population. While the professor - as I recall - put forth no concrete answers to the question at hand, he didn’t seem to be overly receptive to my hypotheses on the matter either. As a result of the bees I continually witness dying right in front of my eyes, on my parked vehicle, and on the sidewalks, I can only surmise that possibly some metaphysical force could be at play in that maybe I am to begin to focus more of my attentions on the plight of the bee population. Maybe such seems logical despite of the illogic of it all?


Follow on January 18th, 2014

It’s been happening again for a few months now, at least with the bees.  Odd though that I saw a television show the other day that proffered that it was extra-terrestrials killing-off the bees to do away with the human race on earth.  (See:  “Unsealed: Alien Files”; at  http://www.unsealedfiles.com/the-alien-files )  I don’t know about all that, but….  It’s all both interesting and disturbing at the same time, nevertheless.