Posts Tagged ‘Family’
November 3, 2013
At last I can report that we have finally found our new home back in our favorite city of Newnan, Ga.
If you are a fan of the TV series, “The Walking Dead,” then you are likely to know that the city of Newnan is one of the locations used for the filming. It is not at all uncommon to see film crews in and around the small towns in Coweta County Ga.
Friday will be the day we complete our 3 month search for a house. Immediately after closing we will begin the tiring task of relocating, permanently.
The school, which has always been our main concern, was the primary factor in our decision to move into the chosen neighborhood. We currently home school our girls but will be enrolling them into a highly recommended government school. Of course, as responsible parents, we will be closely monitoring what the school teaches and we will be heavily involved in school activities. My wife will also involved within the school. Should there be any questions regarding the quality or integrity of our girls teachers, we have the option of a local Charter school or even returning them to home schooling. We will be the ones in control of our girls education, not the government.
We decided it would be a great idea and took our little girls trick or treating tin our soon to be neighborhood and got a first hand experience on what our new neighbors were like. We also used it for an opportunity to introduce ourselves. We have no complaints and expect to be very happy there.
Our new home, which is actually several years old, comes with a brand new central heating and air unit, new roof, and huuuuuge wooded back yard for the girls and our weenie dog, Sadie.
We are in the process now of shopping for new furniture as we want a fresh start with new goodies inside.
Updates to our new home, which will be an ongoing project over the next few months, will include new bamboo floors, updated kitchen, new appliances, and a new washer and dryer. We are still using the same “scratch n dent” washer/dryer I had before we got married and is way over due for replacement.
We were talking the other night about how excited we both are that we finally can call somewhere home. After being married 6 years and being apartment dwellers most of that time, we both feel like our lives together are starting on new path. Our little girls finally have a permanent home where they can make new friends that they can grow up with.
With all the freedoms and liberties being taken away from us by our corrupt and Fascist government, the Roycroft family will not be held back from achieving our American dream nor will it stop my children from living and achieving their dreams. -JRoycroft
By the way, if you think for one minute I am going to post an actual pic of my new home then you must be bat shit crazy!
October 13, 2013
Today is my brother Stan’s birthday, and I would like to dedicate some space just for him.
I was awakened early one morning on January 20th 1959 to the sounds of my dad cussing at my mom…”Damn it Irene, what the hell do you mean you think forgot to take your birth control pill?!” On October 13, 1959, Stanley Roycroft was born.
I’ll save all those embarrassing stories and secrets about him for when they can be used in my favor. Don’t mess with big bro!
Hey Stan, remember that time in New York, back in ’66, when mom and dad went out for the night and we scared the living hell out of Wayne? (My youngest brother) Do you remember the look of terror on his face when you faked falling down the stairs, with ketchup smeared all over your face, and he thought you were dead? How funny was that?
Or, how about the time when we had the olive eating contest and I stuffed yours and Wayne’s olives with hot chili peppers?
Then there was that classic evening when me and cuz Larry snuck into the basement when Mom and Dad left you to watch Wayne. We turned off the power to the house, in our elaborate plan to scare the pure hell out of you, only to be surprised by them coming home early that night and Dad cornering me in the backyard armed with his .38 snub nose mistaking me for a prowler.
What great memories I have of being big brother. It’s a damn wonder I’m still here to talk about it.
Other famous folks born on the same day:
- 1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
- 1845 – A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution that, if accepted by the U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state (Fuck Texas)
- 1947 – Sammy Hagar, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Montrose, and Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)
- 1963 – Chip Foose, American automotive designer
- 1963 – Scott Andrew Mink, American murderer (d. 2004)
- 1973 – Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist
Best wishes to my little brother, and I hope your future brings you all the happiness you deserve.
“May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you!”
Happy birthday Stan, I love you man! -JRoycroft
It’s been about three weeks now and still haven’t found the house that we are looking for. So many obstacles to work around. Which, oh by the way is why I haven’t spent much time here complaining about the state of our Republic.
Actually it’s getting rather old posting about the corruption because it’s all so predictable, isn’t it?
So the house search takes center stage-
Our biggest problem is coming into this thing a little too late. Right now it’s a sellers market in Atlanta which means we are in heavy competition with investors. They are our enemies right now. In one day we had a list of twenty houses to look at. A list created by my wife the night before. By the end of the following day only three houses remained available. That ugly “Pending” or “Under Contract” notice appeared on all the rest.
It’s a frustrating process but we will eventually find the right home.
Our obstacles? Location, schools and neighborhoods.
So today we are heading back out to look at houses with our realtor again. Our goal is to get as far away from the culture of violence as possible. That means at least 45 miles outside the city limits of Atlanta. It also means moving into a highly rated school system. As much as I despise government schools, we will be the ones correcting anything our children may be exposed to from their educators. Hopefully our children will have like minded teachers who believe in our Constitution and understand that we do not live in a democracy.
We weighed our options with home schooling, private schools, and charter schools. Since we are going to be living in a rural area away from the corrupt politics of Atlanta, we believe we will be safe placing our girls in a government school. If it doesn’t meet our standards then we have the other options.
We are the ones ultimately responsible for raising our kids, not the government.
So those are two major issues that limit our search areas. The third is finding a quality neighborhood. One that will increase in property value and free from sexual predators and all the other creepy things parents fear.
So the search continues. Updates to follow. – JRoycroft
(Updated 3:41pm est) What is wrong with our society? So what if Paula Deen used the N word? It’s perfectly acceptable for Jay Z or Kanye to use it, along with every other rapper. Oh but wait, she’s white and rich. Thats the key right there. You find some rich white person, preferably famous, and now you have a million dollar lawsuit and a corrupt race pimp like Jesse Jackson after you.
If the word nigger is so damn offensive to black folks, including Jesse Jackson, why do they continue to use it? Why is it acceptable in their culture? This bullshit about some offensive word is nothing but an excuse for a certain class of black people to jump at the chance for media exposure and big bucks. You have no idea how many times I heard the N word being used when I worked in the inner city welfare projects. Even I, a cracker, was called the N word more times than I can remember.
People like Jesse Jackson and that other race whore Al Sharpton feed on this crap. They themselves have said the N word. It’s ok though right? It’s perfectly acceptable for blacks to call each other the N word. Just don’t let a white person get caught saying it. If it’s unacceptable so be it. The rule should apply to everyone.
There are way too many blacks out there that refuse to leave the plantation, so at every chance they’ll use that chip on their shoulder to get revenge. It has nothing to do with equality. NOTHING! Throw a race pimp into the mix and you fuel the ignorance.
Sure words hurt, but when you selectively target an individual that said something stupid, twenty damn years ago, admits and apologizes for it, it’s time to forgive and move on. Forgiveness. Now there’s a word that some of you need to use more often. You can forgive someone that commits an act of murder on a family member but can’t find it in your heart to accept an apology for ones ignorance? Why so much hate? Why do some of you live for the moment when you can yell racist? Do you even know the definition of the word? Stop sounding dumb and stupid and for the sake of your own self respect, stop following and listening to radical black racist leaders. For once in your lives try thinking for yourself. When you hear someone use the word nigger just accept the fact that there are now and will always be some dumb, ignorant people among you. Just don’t be one of them and don’t condone it’s use by being selective. If the word is truly offensive, and not just an excuse, then stop using it yourself.
There are no perfect people out there. We’ve all said things that we later regret. As long as there are people that look for an excuse for their own failures in life or refuse to lose that imbedded hatred fueled by the Jesse Jacksons of the world, there will never be an end to racism. It works both ways folks. It’s not just a white thing. There are plenty of black racists out there too. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are racists. The only thing that differs between those two and people like David Duke are skin color. Their motives are the same. I can honestly name more black racists than I can white ones today. All living and all working to divide us. Some are even given a pass by our own government. The Black Panther Party comes to mind.
Now as far as Food Network cancelling her contract, that’s their business decision. Deen will have to live through this storm, and she will. Paula Deen is a survivor and I seriously doubt that a handful of bigots is going to stop her from moving on with her career. By the way, nothing Paula Deen said, that I’ve heard, was racist. Bigoted, yes, but not racist. Learn the difference.
I will start worrying about what Paula Deen said when blacks stop using the word and get a grip on their culture of inner city violence.
Update: I would like to ad this comment from another blogger.I failed to mention this very important part of the Paula Deen story.
“The case is actually (or should have been anyway) based on sexual harassment and while I agree with most of your post, it is only fair to note that the woman who behind these claims is not Black. She is a vindictive wench (Caucasian) who threw the race card into the deal merely for added effect and Deen’s hard earned dollars, lots of Deen’s hard earned dollars. I also do not understand how this opportunist in her attack on Deen was allowed to get away with playing the race card in the first place, not because she is Caucasian, but because the tactic made it even more obvious what this woman’s endgame was intended to be. In addition to setting out for Deen’s money, she set out to destroy the woman, something of which, I pray she fails. The judge should have disallowed race once mentioned. As for those who might be offended, especially, Black folks, GET OVER IT. I have heard worse from Black folks in rap music and on the streets of New York.”
That’s right. I am gonna take a ride on a Greyhound bus this coming Sunday so you folks might wanna say a prayer for me. Have you folks ever seen the class of people that hang out at the bus station? Just damn! Believe me, it isn’t a pretty site. In fact, the Atlanta Greyhound station is just a couple of blocks away from the city jail, go figure, and sits right smack in the middle of urban outdoors-man central. That’s “homeless bum” for you folks that aren’t from around here.
You ask why in the hell am I taking a Greyhound anywhere? Here’s the deal – My wonderful wife is still out in Oklahoma where she and my little girls have been for the past 3 weeks while Ive been in Huntington Beach, Ca. on business. I drove them out there to spend some quality time with her family and then flew to Ca. from Tulsa. She has the SUV so she doesn’t have to deal with rental cars and what-not. Besides, we always drive when going to Oklahoma because it’s a great family adventure and a lot cheaper than any other option.
So … while I was stuck dealing with business out in Huntington Beach, my Queen was enduring multiple tornadoes and hanging out near underground storm shelters. Being born and raised in small town Oklahoma, she loved every minute of the potential for disaster. Given the opportunity, I have absolutely no doubt that she would be first in line to ride with a storm chaser. It’s one of those Okie things I suppose. Fortunately she and all her family, including those in-laws, made it through the many warnings and twisters safe and sound. What?
In relation, here’s a heart warming story about a school teacher that lost her home during the Moore tornado, and how her students came to her rescue. My wife happened to grow up next door to this lady and also went to school in small town Wagoner, Oklahoma with her.
It’s a long haul between Ok and Atlanta for a mother, a two year old, a four year old and a weeny dog all couped up in loaded down SUV. I’m thinking that my Queen Lindsay is gonna have her hands full if she drives all the way back with whiny kids and a yappy dog. So, for a change, and some degree of adventure, I’ve decided to meet her half way. My bus ticket is gonna cost me a grand total of $21.50. That’s $19.00 for the seat and $2.50 for fees. WOW, what a deal! Of course I’ll need plenty of hand sanitizer for the ride which will be another few bucks, but hey, can’t beat that deal anywhere.
I will be boarding a Greyhound Bus early Sunday morning and should arrive sometime around 3pm in Memphis, where I will meet with Lindsay and drive my family back. You’re probably asking why the hell did I not fly them out there and back? After figuring what it would cost to fly my family, and a dog round trip, rent her a van for 3 weeks – you do the math.
I remember growing up as an Army Brat riding the bus across country with my mom. So, I’ve decided to take a trip back in time and go go Greyhound and leaving the driving to some old guy that’s seen more miles than Mick Jagger’s #%*. Yea, I know this is not going to be the fun bus adventure I had back in 1959 but at least it might make for a good blog post.
Call me crazy, but I’m a guy that misses those days when fun meant foot chasing down a crack-head and hoping like hell he fought back. This is definitely going to be something different to write about.
I’ll be taking pics and notes from start to finish on my great Greyhound adventure. Stay tuned and check back with me next week to see if I survived what is sure to be one interesting 7 hours of pure unadulterated hell. I hope to God I don’t come home with head lice. -JRoycroft
June 9, 2013
Next time someone tries to use the excuse that age is slowing them down, tell them about my brother, Stan, who is 53 years young and just finished running the Goliath Mud Challenge 5K down in Tyrone, Georgia.
This wasn’t just a 5K run, this race included obstacles. Oh, and by the way, he stopped smoking many years ago and couldn’t have done this with a cigarette in his mouth.
From Stan’s Facebook page he proudly announces:
“Open Men” I finished 52nd Overall and in my age group “50 to 54 I finished 2nd Overall. My start time was at 52:33 and my finish time was at 1:46:38 which is 54 minutes and 5 seconds I will never forget! — at 2013 Goliath Mud Challenge 5K, Tyrone, Georgia, June 1.
Words cannot describe how damn proud I am of my brother for all the hard work and dedication he put into this great achievement. Stan is further proof that you can accomplish anything you want in life if you put in hard work and dedication.
Congratulations Bro! I love you man! -JRoycroft
June 3, 2013
Everybody knows that there is a cultural rule that says if you are married, you must engage in a commonly known practice of poking fun at in-laws. I am guilty. It’s as American as apple pie and George Wallace. Of course I’m referring to my Twitter friend, @Mr George Wallace, the funniest comedian alive. Sorry George for stealing your tagline, “I be thinkin.”
Ya’ll go buy a damn George Wallace T-Shirt or go see his Vegas Show!!
Apparently my Twitter stalker, I call her that because I am the only person she follows, has made a point to go out of her way to prove to everyone how much I must hate my wife’s family by showing everyone my Tweet.
The Tweet reads:
“Made it to Oklahoma with in laws. Please, someone shoot me!”
That Tweet was re-tweeted by a few folks that have a sense of humor. Something my stalker obviously has none of. Get a clue lady, that Tweet was a joke. It’s the same joke about in-laws that’s been traded for hundreds of years now.
I can only guess that this lonely little outcast still holds a grudge against me for being honest and out spoken. Long story and no I won’t go there again. That bullshit goes back a ways and my best guess is that she must secretly have a crush on me. I mean, why else would someone keep drawing attention to themselves by invoking my name in trashy rumors? -And why am I the only person she follows? Does her husband even know that? It’s kinda creepy when you think about it.
I happen to love my in-laws and would do damn near anything for them. If I hated them then why would I drive for 13 damn hours with two crying kids and a weenie dog with bad breath several times a year to come visit them. We don’t all agree on politics and that’s fine. Some of them are liberals, I’m a Libertarian. Hey, nobody’s perfect. It’s a beautiful thing to have a family as diversified and dis-functional as mine. It makes for great conversation and gives the family outcast food for rumors.
Don’t get me wrong here, everyone talks about family behind their backs, it’s human nature. If you try and tell me that you never did that, well then I’m calling you a liar. You know you did! My problem is when you put forth conscious effort to intentionally cause harm and turmoil between family members, then you have crossed the line. That’s not something you really want to do with me and my family. The end result will not be worth the effort, and it most certainly won’t gain support from the rest of the family. It only hurts you and your own family. If you don’t like me that’s fine, I’m ok with that. However, I would suggest you back off. You’re making yourself look like some sort of pathological creep. Hey, if I’m your husband, I might seriously consider sleeping with one eye open. Ya knowhutamsayin?
I sorta live in an Archie Bunker, “All in the Family” kinda world. They all know about my blog, and of course they all know about my Twitter feed. They all know what an asshole I can be and what a really nice guy I am at heart. Of course they all know by now how I allegedly “robbed the cradle”. Inside joke folks. They all know what I’m talkin about, because I continue to receive comments and emails from those anonymous prudes.
It’s the price I pay for being outspoken and honest about my feelings and opinions. Sorry folks, but that’s the way I role these days. When you get to know me you soon understand that I am honest with my feelings and beliefs. There is no mask over my head. So with all that being said, I hope I’ve cleared the air about my relationship with those darn in-laws. I truly love them all.
And to my Twitter stalker, Kharma can be a real bitch. -JRoycroft
May 31, 2013
Here we go again with the total asinine response of government school officials. The Washington Post reports that a little five-year-old from Dowell Elementary School in Lusby, Maryland was questioned by school officials for over two freakin hours after he showed a friend his cowboy-style cap gun on the way to school. The plastic, orange-tipped cap gun his parents bought him at Frontier Town, a western-themed adventure park. The little five-year old was so upset he reportedly wet himself. The list of previous incidents of this nature is now so long that it has prompted Maryland Sen. J. B. Jennings to introduce a bill to stop such idiotic over reactions being played out over and over again in schools.
Sounds to me like the idiots at the Dowell Elementary School in Lusby, Maryland need to GROW THE FUCK UP!!! -JRoycroft
- Days after another kindergartner was punished by school officials and forced to apologise for bringing a tiny miniature lego gun onto a school bus.
- In March, a 7-year-old boy from Maryland was suspended for unintentionally biting his pop tart into the shape of a gun.
- A third grader in Michigan was reprimanded by school officials when he brought a cupcake to school with a plastic toy soldier, holding a gun, on top of it.
- A ten year old Virginia boy who was arrested for taking a plastic toy gun to school was forced to deal with a potentially permanent criminal record over the incident.
- A student in Florence, Arizona was recently suspended because he had a picture of a gun on his computer.
- A six-year-old kindergartner in South Carolina was suspended for taking a small transparent plastic toy gun to school for a show and tell.
- A five-year-old in Massachusetts who faced suspension for building a small toy gun out of lego bricks and play-shooting his classmates.
- Reported incident that erupted when a discussion between two children about a toy nerf gun caused a lock-down and a massive armed police response at two elementary schools in the Bronx.
- Long Island high school was also placed on lock down for 6 hours in response to a student carrying a toy nerf gun.
- The nerf gun was once again the deadly weapon of choice as a university campus in Rhode Island was placed on lockdown, causing panic and minor injuries when a stampede to flee the building ensued.
- Teacher at Malden High School in Massachusetts who glimpsed sight of a “gun”, alerted police who rushed to the scene only to discover a neon water pistol. School officials then vowed to track down the suspect who brought the toy to school using surveillance cameras.
- A South Philadelphia elementary student was searched in front of classmates and threatened with arrest after she mistakenly brought a “paper gun” to school.
- A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his elementary school, also in Maryland, for making a gun gesture with his hand and saying “pow”.
- Two 6-year-olds in Maryland were suspended for pointing their fingers into gun shapes while playing “cops and robbers” with each other.
- A couple of second grade students at a Virginia elementary school were recently suspended for two days after violating the school’s “zero tolerance” policy on weapons when they pointed pencils at other students and made gun noises.
- In Oklahoma, a five-year-old boy was also recently suspended for making a gun gesture with his hand.
- A 13-year-old Middle School seventh grade student in Pennsylvania was also suspended for the same hand gesture.
May 23, 2013
Well it seems that poor little Trayvon Martin wasn’t that little do no wrong school kid the media and race baiters want you to believe.
George Zimmerman’s lawyer has released some photos that were found in Trayvon Martins cell phone that tell a different story about him. Martin’s cell phone had photos of someone holding a semi-auto hand gun that appears to be taken by the person holding the gun. Probably Martin. There are also photos of marijuana plants, several of them. These are not photos that good, law abiding teens have in their phones. This also shows that Martins parents didn’t know much about their own kid, or didn’t really care enough to know what he was really into.
Trayvon Martin is dead because George Zimmerman shot him. We all know that to be true. What these cell phone images show us is that Martin was involved with guns and illegal drugs. He was a young thug that got shot by someone probably acting in self defense. If you ask me, I think the better man walked away alive that night. Society is better off. -JRoycroft