2004 Pontiac Grand Prix – New Battery – 06/25/17

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix – Putting in New Battery – 06/25/17
So no the battery doesn’t just slip-in-and out like a fine tuned whore without first loosening the stabilizer bar screws and taking one out to slide the stabilizer bar over and then taking off the fusebox compartment box and then totally removing the battery hold down clamp to finally get the battery out. I definitely went up 22 points on the butchness scale (2 points for actually stating the parts correctly)!


Celebrating Pride is more than just celebrating with one’s own “kind”

Proud to live in my neighborhood and be who I am. Now it wasn’t this way when I first bought my house and moved on the block in 2005. I was called many a name, threatened but I made claim that I now lived here and I was now a part of the hood. I made a great home, awesome yard and lawn, always out doing something in the yard and garden. Cleaned my sidewalks, swept my curb and smiled and chatted with the watching neighbors. I got rid of the neighborhood drug house who ruled the street before I moved in and started a block watch. I stayed and a couple others of my “kind” moved in as well. They also made a great home, tended to their homes, yards and gardens and live their lives just like everyone else on the street.

Today, I see nice lawns, gardens, neighbors chatting, neighbors sitting on their front porches (something not really observed before) and overall a friendly quiet street. I chat with my neighbors daily about the weather, life, the street, families, etc. My point here is that I am proud of who I am but most importantly I’m proud that people see me as a strong neighborly person in the neighborhood who by the way happens to be gay.


Amazon buys Whole Foods

Quite an interesting move and game changer especially with the new trend of grocers store picking customer groceries and having them ready for curb side pickup or home delivery.

With everything and anything being ordered online with fast two-day delivery, myself being very guilty of this; I still prefer to do my own grocery shopping and buying my clothes at a grocery and retailer where I can see and touch both. There still is that thrill of the hunt in finding something on clearance or sale!



Pride Flag

Seems adding two colors to represent a specific group changes the universal theme of the rainbow flag of being inclusive to all regardless of anything. Additionally the flag represents states of mind not groupings of people.

Red = Life
Orange = Healing
Yellow = Sunlight
Green = Nature
Indigo = Serenity
Violet = Spirit

Regardless, the LGBT movement has seen many a symbol during the years and I’m sure will see many more iterations.

Myself, I’ve always related to the rainbow flag the best as it is seen in nature, everyday life, makes millions of colors and by those virtues instills that being gay is a normal product of life.

Nonetheless, Be Proud of who you are and if that means creating a symbol of that, then by all means do so.



Stanley E Thornburgh – Dad

So proud of my Dad and his many career accomplishments from serving his country, to helping veterans while working for the State of South Carolina, to the many veterans volunteer organizations he’s commanded or worked upon retirement. A week early for Father’s Day but I honor my Dad everyday!



Trump Health Care Act

Health insurance by definition should be available to all and shouldn’t preclude you based on age or pre-existing condition. Insurance is about spreading the risk amongst an entire grouping of people. To start creating separate “pools” for the elderly, people with pre-existing conditions, people with cancer, or other life challenging conditions is outright discrimination.

Next we will allow employers to access your health records as a condition of employment to determine how expensive it would be to manage your health while you are employed with them. I warn you allowing this health care act to go thru like this will start this journey.

Here is a listing of major pre-existing health conditions:
AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, ADD, addiction, Alzheimer’s/dementia, anemia, aneurysm, angioplasty, anorexia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism, bariatric surgery, basal cell carcinoma, ipolar disorder, blood clot, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral embolism, cerebral palsy, cerebral thrombosis, cervical cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, congestive heart failure, COPD, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, DMD, depression, diabetes, disabilities, Down syndrome, eating disorder, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, glaucoma, gout, heart disease, heart murmur, heartburn, hemophilia, hepatitis C, herpes, high cholesterol, hypertension, hysterectomy, kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney transplant, leukemia, lung cancer, lupus, lymphoma, mental health issues, migraines, MS, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, nasal polyps, obesity, OCD, organ transplant, osteoporosis, pacemaker, panic disorder, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sickle cell disease, skin cancer, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stent, stroke, thyroid issues, tooth disease, tuberculosis, ulcers.

Don’t mess with something unless you can make it better. This current bill fails and is outright false in stating that premiums will go down – read the fine print: Premiums will be less for young healthy adults but will be cost prohibitive for less healthy populations. Health Insurance keeps costs down by including a healthy population of people in the pool to assist with less healthy people. That is what health insurance is and is imperative in keeping an overall healthy society. Failure to follow this model will place a tremendous burden on our elderly and people with health issues.

You might as well just start screening everyone in the womb and terminate any “unhealthy’s” and if you are old or have a health issue or “pre-existing” condition you are shipped underground to die. Then health care will be affordable to all!


Gearhearts Property Petition for no liquor license

I myself am not in favor of a drive-thru at this location as the layout will only cause traffic chaos. I’m not too concerned about liquor as it is accessible everywhere around the school and Buckeye Ranch that the petition’s author appears to highlight. The issue really is the traffic congestion that will be caused. The W. Broad St first block corridor has become and will continue to become business preferred real estate especially if a community wants to promote and bring business to the area; after all where are you going to put it otherwise?

Personally if one community is so concerned about liquor in their neighborhood then they should just petition for the entire area to be “dry”. I would like to see all of W. Broad become dry especially extending east of Hague. Personally living north of W. Broad St, I’m sure the business would be up and running with no concern whatsoever because that is how things are done between Hague and Wilson. As a side note I especially love how the signers won’t display their name. If you don’t want to have something then back it up with your name.

Well, what’s one more liquor carryout? Stating that this establishment is too close to the school or Buckeye ranch is no different than the gas station on the corner or the carryout on N. Hague and Steel or the Julian Foods carryout further west or the two gas stations on Sullivant and S. Hague Ave. Not to mention liquor access on just about every 3 blocks east of Hague Ave. The petition is flawed for this reason and will never carry. It should have been written to make the area dry.

I post the petition link here anyway to promote their cause but again just make the area “dry” already to stop all future concerns that the primary issue of this petition seems to focus on.


I post the petition link here anyway to promote their cause but again just make the area “dry” already to stop all future concerns that the primary issue of this petition seems to focus on.