Category Archives: harassment

Let Prince Rest In Peace

      I figured I would jump on the Prince bandwagon here, as the nonstop media deluge is making it hard for me to focus on much else. As I write, it has been 3 days since Prince was found dead at his home at Paisly Park Chanhassen MN. Im sure we all know the story by now.

In only 3 short days, the media stories are starting to report what I feel are trivial details about Prince’s last days. Sure it’s a big story, and with somebody as famous as Prince, any little bit of information can and will be spun into something that is “news-worthy”.

One story that I found to be grasping at straws, is his shopping list for the Electric Fetus on Record Store Day 4/16/16 , link below.

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/21/prince-last-cd-purchases-at-electric-fetus

Apparently Prince bought the following CDs:

1) Stevie Wonder, “Talking Book” 2) Chambers Brothers, “The Time Has Come” 3) Joni Mitchell, “Hejira” 4) Swan Silvertones, “Inspirational Gospel Classics” 5) Missing Persons, “The Best Of Missing Persons” 6) Santana, “Santana IV”

What a scoop! I feel like I know the guy after seeing what “one of his last purchases” was.

Im sure that as time goes by, there will be more details about the last days of Prince that will come to light. Maybe we will finally find out what the last sandwich he ate was, or when he last went to the bathroom?

Whatever happened to letting somebody rest in peace? A cause of death would be an appropriate news story, but these inane details are tiresome.

Just a rant, RIP Prince..

 

 

Two Wrongs Don’t Make it Right

We need to learn that what is good for the goose in NOT good for the gander. As people may or may not know there is a viral video on the Internet that shows a bus monitor being harassed and verbally abused on the bus. As a result, a vacation fund was established for her, again on the Internet. It has collected $530,000 in only 36 hours. This is a wonderful outpouring. Once again, people rise to the occasion for wrongdoing. However, the children that made this video, and one innocent child, are now being attacked and harassed in turn. These children, where the oldest is approximately 13, are getting death threats over this incident. Yes, they did behave in a horrible manner. However, there is no reason for the public at large to form a lynch mob. Additionally, one of the children named, that also is receiving death threats, was NOT a part of the incident. In fact, he was never on the bus!
In this instance, calling people to action through blogs and video is not such a great thing. Most parents agree that if their child did something so ugly on a bus, the child would be punished. It really isn’t the place of the general public to “bully back.”