Friday, November 28, 2014

Buddy, can youspare a dollar to earn your angel's wings?

Crowdfunding is the new way for small and mid-size entrepreneurs to fund their ideas. Instead of going to a bank and having to go through the whole application process, they go to a crowdfunding site such as Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundMe, put up their ideas, and receive pledges.

It's more than just business ideas, of course. GoFundMe for example also does charity work - to help people pay medical bills, for example. is a new blog that showcases a variety of campaigns on the crowdfunding sites.

The idea is to "connect micro-investors to entrepreneurs."

My idea is to develop a core (and even a corps) of of a thousand or so micro-investors who can afford to pledge $10 a month to help back these entrepreneurs.  They'll choose ten campaigns each month that appeal to them, and pledge $1 (or more of course.)

If we can put together  a core group of a thousand people (and continue to build on that) all these worthy campaigns can get money towards their goal, and our core of microinvestors will earn plent of angel's wings.

There's a website for this:, which publishes a video crowdfunding magazine that showcases three campaigns in the same niche, per week.

The first issue has been published at YouTube and features two graphic novels and a comic convention in Detroit.

So if you'd like to become a micro-investor and help out, check out the crowdfunding websites on your own, or subscribe to the blog, or bookmark the website, and let's start helping people, $1 at a time.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Why publish the cop's home address?

I was channel surfing a few hours ago, and stopped on the Hannity Show just long enough for Hannity to say that the New York Times had published the home address of Officer Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown after Brown had attacked him.


What do they expect people to do with that information?

Don't they realize that their are hundreds of 100-IQ individuals in Ferguson who will go to this guy's house and burn it down?

Is that what they want to happen?

It is extremely said that all of the media seems to be on the side of Michael Brown, and says that the "fix was in" despite the fact that it was a jury of people - including 3 blacks - who voted not to indict Wilson?

And where is the justice in these psychos n destroying the businesses, many of them belonging to African Americans, and destroying property that belongs to people, including African Americans?

Does no one see the irony in the fact that none of these looters has been shot yet? Despite the fact that each and every one deserves it?

There's something so wrong in this's like we're living in the Twilight Zone where evil is praised and good is damned.

As I said a couple of days ago, I hope the people who have had their businesses destroyed by these rioters never rebuild. Let the folks in these neighborhoods sit at home, wishing they could order pizza...but oh, no they can't the Little Ceasar's has been burned down.

And they can't go shopping,  because they've burned down their neighborhood stores...

Idiots, one and all, and the media that aren't condemning their actions are culpable as well.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What did the riotinng in Ferguson accomplish?

Many people without jobs today, who used to work at the businesses that were burned down.

Many businesses no longer in business - so folks who used to use those businesses are just out of luck.

I had a whole long post to write but I'm just not in the mood.

There should be a lot of dead looters today. Instead there's people laughing in their homes drinking the alcohol they stole and watching the TVs they stole, and crowing about how them being thieves has somehow brought justice to Michael Brown...

Frankly, I do blame Obama and Holder for about enflaming instead of calming. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

I hope every torched business does not re-open

It was announced early this morning that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri had reached a decision whether or not to indict the police officer accused of shooting unarmed big-as-a-truck teenager Michael Brown and killing him.

Instead of announcing it at around 10 am when they made their decision, they waited until about 7 pm tonight or so, giving certain individuals in Ferguson plenty of time to gather and plan their looting opportunities.

When it was announced that the police officer wouldn't be indicted, the taunting of the police officers began. The police were instructed to keep a low profile, leaving plenty of businesses defenseless and letting looters go in and take whatever they wanted, plus set fire to the buildings.

In a city with a large police presence, the fact that there was so much destruction of Ferguson is inexcusable. All the looters - regardless of race (for I have no doubt a few whites decided to get in on the act and make off with liquor and TVs too) should have been shot on sight.

Shoot a few of 'em, and the looting would have stopped.

As it is, several businesses have been destroyed, and it is my fervent hope and wish that the owners of these businesses take their insurance money and move somewhere else to re-open and start afresh.

I sincerely hope that the burned-out buildings be boarded up and allowed to sit there forever. When the citizens of Ferguson wonder why they have no place to go buy clothing or food, they can remember 24 November, the day they let mob rule take over the city.

The "protests" weren't only in Ferguson, of course. Apparently 1,000 people marched in Manhattan, too, chanting, no justice, no peace.

Of course, they are referring to their brand of justice, where one black man killed by a cop in a decade is an atrocity, and racism, but 40 black people shot and 3-4 killed every month in Chicago doesn't deserve a mention. One really wonders where the outrage is on that score.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

These next 2 years are going to be... interesting

I see President Obama still remains bound and determined to cripple the US - we have plenty of "emissions" controls in place, unlike the 10 years are we going to be running around in put-put buggies that won't run during winter time (I speak of electric cars), everyone stuck in their own town because they can't afford to travel anywhere else?

Scary thought - the tourism industry will die - jobs will die... I don't want that to happen.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

So, we'll see what the Republicans can do

The Republicans took control of both the House and Senate during the mid-term elections.

What this should mean is that the American people don't want Congress working with the President - otherwise they would have elected Democrats.

(But, remember the midterms where Bush lost everything to the Dems? I didnt hear Rush on that occasion saying, The American people have spoken. It's time we started working with the Democrats.)

I don't really think the American public knows what it want...

I do know that I don't want Obama passing Immigration "reform" by executive fiat... which I think he is going to try to do.

Meanwhile there's Obama care.  How much money has been wasted on implementing it...and now the Republicans are going to try to repeal it... w hat happens to those who have already signed up for it?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Get a Grip, You Stupid Cowboys!

I missed much of the Cowboys - Cardinals game, but they've been showing the highlights (or should I say lowlights?) as I wait for the Denver Broncos - New England Patriots game to come on.

Romo was not playing, backup QB Brandon Weeden was in. And the guy was having troubles.

Did his teammates - in particular his wide receivers- rally around him and calm him down and tell him when and where to throw the ball since he was having trouble with the routs?

Why, no they didn't.

Instead they'd come off the field and bark at the poor guy. Bryant twirled a finger around his head, presumably demanding that Brandon Weeden think, another guy threw his mouthpiece at the bench and swore.

I'm sure that was great for Weeden's morale.

Frankly, you've got to blame the offensive coordinator. Whenever a backup quarterback is put into the mix, you have to simplify things. The guy hasn't been with the first team taking reps, has he? In fact he probably hasn't taken any reps at all. Call short passing plays, let him get his feet under him before you start running the long routs with the big name receivers - yes Dez Bryant I'm talking to you - who demand the ball a certain number of times each game whether they are open or not.

Romo will apparently play next week... not sure what will happen to Weeden...hopefully - but not likely - he'll take his teammates to task during the press conference and thank them for holding him up and being there for him... umm...not.