Hot Cheetos? No Thanks!

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After watching a couple of videos about Frito-Lay/ PepsiCo’s treatment of their employees, Lady J and I have decided to pass on their products.

We come from a working class family that strongly advocates for equity, fairness and safety in the workplace.

And with that, we must move on from our favorite “Flaming Hot” chips to something new.

Sour cream and onion potato chips–I’m gonna miss you!

Check out this link from The Grio for more information.

If It’s not a HELL YES…

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Yeah… so I was recently watching a video and the discussion was about the fact that most of us are not living up to our highest dreams.

At some point during the conversation, everyone came to the agreement that most folks are doing what other folks have said that they should be doing–never questioning their own fundamental wishes.

After a bit of a lull in the video’s dialogue, one of the participants politely expressed her newfound philosophy on life:

If it’s not a HELL YES…It’s a HELL NO!



That’s it!

So I decided that if whatever I’m thinking about doing next does not excite me to the highest heights, then it’s an automatic and emphatic HELL NO for me.

Any thoughts?

True Dat: What Choo Know ‘Bout Sheep?

Matthew 25:31-46

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And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
Matthew 25:40

Today’s “True Dat” is coming to you live and direct from Wales (UK) via my dear friend, Roger at Writing Despite Computers and Programmes | Writing writing and more writing.

Roger reminds us about the Divine’s take on sheep and goats as described in the good book by Matthew.

Matthew 25:31-46.
31“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.

33And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

34Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
36I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
38When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
39Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
40And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

41“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
42for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
43I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’
45Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

46And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

TRUE DAT! or as Roger says, “That is true!”

Atlanta Child Murders: DNA Revisited And Timeline Extended All The Way Back To 1970

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All the way back to 1970?


Investigators in Atlanta are revisiting the Atlanta Child Murders. I mention in My Jams 1980 that these murders horrified Black parents and children in Atlanta, and, frankly, throughout Georgia–myself included.

If I’m being honest, I have never believed that the man that they arrested was responsible for all of those murders. Authorities linked him to two adults who were murdered around the same time and called that shit good.

Basically, after they arrested him, THAT was IT…

It seemed that they decided that he was probably the one who killed them all!

So they packed the whole thing up and were pretty much done with it…


Now, although they were finished with it, Black folks were most assuredly NOT!

Back in those days, we were convinced that the murderer had to be someone who could compel children to do as they were told.

To put it bluntly, we all thought it was a police officer working in concert with the KKK. Or, worse, someone who was one and the same.

According to the article linked below, cases are being re-evaluated in light of DNA testing advancements; and, the timeline for these murders is being extended all the way back to 1970 moving forward to 1985.

We were under the impression that the timeline began around 1980.

Just when you think we’ve hit rock bottom, there is always more American underbelly to explore.

It’s all in the stars, my dear.

The truth is being revealed…

Here’s the link:

REST IN PEACE to all of those babies, known and unknown.

Rambling Musical Commentary: And When She Smiles She Mesmerizes Me…


Contains adult language and adult situations

LadyG remembers 1985!

My last year of the carefree life!

And if you play any of these at your cook-outs this weekend give LadyG a shout-out!

Note: The titles of RMC posts are always based on a lyric from a song that was either popular at the time or was released in prior years and had an “evergreen quality.”

LadyG does not make edits on these posts, so enjoy all the gaps, studders, stammers, volume irregularities and stumbles you can find!


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