Posts Tagged ‘People’
April 30, 2013
Going to start a new blog very soon that will be dedicated to spotlighting the growing culture of predatory violence in America. Every day that goes by we hear report after report of young urban thugs, young black mobs, attacking, killing, and robbing people at random. It’s not about race, it’s about culture.
Every excuse imaginable has been given for reasons why these punks continue to hurt and kill. “Oh it’s because of poverty.” Bullshit! How about having a respectable employed father in the house. How about keeping your baby mamma’s legs closed and your baby daddy’s penis in his pants. How about getting an education and stop listening to your boyz when they say being educated is being white. How about sterilizing some of those damn brood mares that keep unloading future young thugs on society at taxpayer expense. That, in and of itself is a goddamn crisis in America.
How about the fact that Rap music lyrics encourage these young black thugs to rob and kill because it’s cool. How many times have you seen a news report where an expensive car or SUV was found on the side of a road full of bullet holes with a dead black guy slumped over the steering wheel? Do you remember your first thought? “It was probably a rapper.” It’s an easy bet you can take that one to the bank.
Recently here in my home town of Atlanta, news reports came in about someone driving a $400,000 Maybach that was shot and killed while driving thru the city on Interstate 20. Well, @Talkmaster, Neal Boortz, nailed it in a Tweet as soon as the news broke that morning.
Guessing a rapper. http://shar.es/JXcMR
Most of us already knew, just from news report experience that Neal was correct, and he was.
I know that when we have a culture with no father figure or family structure these inner city kids wander into the streets looking for someone to bond with. It’s easy pickins for the older gang leaders to indoctrinate young lonely children. You have young black kids looking to gang bangers to be their role models and being part of a family structure. Gangs come in all races, but I’m talking about an urban nightmare right now that primarily affects a certain culture in our inner cities that just happens to be black. Look at the statistics before you start calling me a racist. Oh and it would help if you learned the true definition of the word before you tossed it around every time you got pissed at a white person. It doesn’t help you at all when you use words that you cannot define. It makes you ignorant and nobody takes you seriously.
Today I tweeted my Twitter pal, Neal Boortz, for an idea on a title for my newest blog, and like the @Talkmaster, he came through with a rather catchy title. Neal is also pretty sick of the predatory violence in America and has no problem laying it all out on the who and why, so I’ve decided to join in by putting the spotlight what the media refuses to.
Want a good idea of what I’m talking about? Just go and check out what reporter Colin Flaherty wrote in his article about the violence in Detroit.
Why doesn’t someone in the black community speak out about the obvious? Where are all the so called black leaders, and Hollywood celebrities at while this crisis is building? They seem to be very quick to judge George Zimmerman but what about when the obvious occurs? Not a word. Total silence on the matter.
I won’t be holding back, and I will not let the PC police get in my way. You’ll be seeing videos and whatever the hell else I can find that highlights the culture of predatory violence. It’s high time this subject came out of the hoody closet. I’ll take the abuse that I know is going to come. It will be nothing new to me. Like others before me, I’ve been called a racist. I am not. I just happen to be a white guy that speaks the cold hard truth, and nothing you say or do will stop me. -JRoycroft
Special thanks to Neal for giving me a catchy title for my new weekly topic.
@J_Roycroft “Yo! Imma Kick Yo Ass! Knowhutamsayin?”
March 30, 2013 – Ever run across someone who just couldn’t let go of the fact that they are either jealous or for whatever reason, don’t like you? Well, I have been going through that for a few years now.
Here’s the deal… There is a very small group of folks out there who take issue with the fact that my beautiful wife is several years younger than me. You know, I robbed the cradle kinda crowd. I bring this up today because I received another email from one of them reminding me of what a “creep” they think I am for marrying my Lindsay. Some people just can’t seem to get on with their lives.
The only reason I can come up with as to why this small group of prudes can’t seem to let it go is because they’re full of envy towards me. I have something that they have never been able to achieve in their own lives. Happiness.
Yep, I am one happy mother f*cker and it just bothers the crap out of those little jerks at just how happy we are together. They’re also envious because Lindsay gets to stay home with our kids while I head off to work every day. That’s right, they can’t get over me being able to support my family on a single income.
Occasionally I’ll get an email or a trashy comment on my blog from one of these jerks, and until now, I’ve always managed to find out who it was. I say until now because I no longer waste my time with them. I just don’t care anymore. I was always surprised at my findings, but I never divulged to anyone except my wife who it was. It’s always been a family member or a friend. Or should I say ex-friend. The former friend was confronted and has been tossed to the side like a bag of garbage, never to be seen or heard from again. The others have never been put on notice. They know who they are, and they should know that I know who they are. I consider myself above those losers and just choose to tolerate their very existence. My wife on the other hand is getting very sick of all this drama and is being hurt by it all. It hurts her because these comments are coming from people she knows personally. That’s all I’ll say about that. Message delivered.
Now here we have the most recent example coming from Lisa. Lisa has sent me a few comments and at least one email. If anyone cares to check, this comment came from a server located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Lisa’s email address is with cox.net. Doesn’t take much effort to figure out who these people are or even where they live.
Submitted on 2013/03/30 at 2:35 PM
You have a lot of nerve talking down to Christians and critisizing Sarah Palin. You of all people who live in sin with your too young wife. You support gays like maybe you are gay. You will die a sinner and so will that kid wife of yours. How long before you catch her in bed with your grown son? It is clear what the bible says about homosexuals:Leviticus 20:13 – “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”
Right now, somewhere, one of those little jerks is squirming on their miserable ass thinking about what a disgusting old fart I am for marrying such a young woman, and being blessed with two beautiful little girls with her.
Me? I’m sitting here with a very big smile on my face, grinning from ear to ear, knowing that for the rest of my life I’ll be waking up every morning to that beautiful young sexy woman that I married. By the way, some of your husbands are wishing they could have been so lucky. I know this because they told me so.
Life is good. -JRoycroft
March 9, 2013 – Tomorrow Queen Elizabeth II plans on signing a new charter that is designed to stop discrimination against homosexuals. The Queen will tomorrow back an historic pledge to promote gay rights and ‘gender equality’ in one of the most controversial acts of her reign.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘In this charter, the Queen is endorsing a decision taken by the Commonwealth.’ But he added: ‘The Queen does not take a personal view on these issues. The Queen’s position is apolitical, as it is on all matters of this sort.’
I say bloody good move on the Queens part. It’s about damn time those snotty old farts in Buckingham palace got with the times. -JRoycroft
Read full story here in MailOnline :
In her first public appearance since she had hospital treatment for a stomach bug, the Queen will sign the new Commonwealth Charter and make a speech explaining her passionate commitment to it.Insiders say her decision to highlight the event is a ‘watershed’ moment – the first time she has clearly signalled her support for gay rights in her 61-year reign.
The charter, dubbed a ‘21st Century Commonwealth Magna Carta’ declares: ‘We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.’
- Queen fights for gay rights: Monarch makes historic pledge on discrimination and hints that if Kate DOES have a girl that means equal rights to the throne (thisismoney.co.uk)
- Queen Elizabeth II to Sign Historic Pledge Against Discrimination Seen As Signal of Gay Rights Support (towleroad.com)
- Report: The Queen ‘fights for gay rights’ (itv.com)
- National News: Queen to sign equal rights charter (coventrytelegraph.net)
- UK News: Queen to sign equal rights charter (birminghampost.net)
- Queen to sign equal rights charter (standard.co.uk)
February 20, 2013 – How does 48 shots of espresso sound to get your day cranking?
Customer Beau Chevassus gave his order for “Quadriginoctuple Frapa” which amounts to a mocha frappuccino soy mocha drizzle matcha powder protein powder caramel brulee topping with strawberry, two bananas, caramel drizzle frappuccino chips, vanilla bean and 48 shots. It costs $47.30.
And that my friends is what Starbucks calls their most expensive cup of coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker so I really don’t care how much espresso they add, but I would be concerned about the mental state of the person who is sitting in traffic sipping on that one.
I know how edgy I get when my caffeine level rises to the top after a diet Mt Dew, but 48 shots of espresso and rush hour? That can’t be a good combination.
Right now I have this vision of Starbucks patrons squirming in their chairs, tapping their feet, teeth rattling while speed texting.
Irritable jitters anyone? – JRoycroft
February 19, 2013 – You gotta love those Brits.
Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel made some pretty derogatory comments about Kate Middleton during her lecture for the London Review of Books entitled Undressing Anne Boleyn. Her attack on Middleton included snide remarks saying that she looked ”plastic” with “dead eyes”.
She said: “I saw Kate becoming a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung. In those days she was a shop-window mannequin, with no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore.
“These days she is a mother-to-be, and draped in another set of threadbare attributions. Once she gets over being sick, the press will find that she is radiant. They will find that this young woman’s life until now was nothing, her only point and purpose being to give birth.”
For a woman that looks like an anemic whale, and goes out in public wearing beach towels, I’d say Mantel needs to invest in a nutrition plan and a mirror before commenting on other peoples appearances. -JRoycroft
- Kate Middleton attacked: Novelist Hilary Mantel throws verbal punches (Photos) (examiner.com)
- Cameron: Mantel was ‘wrong’ on Kate (bbc.co.uk)
- Middleton ‘shop mannequin’ dig outrage (nzherald.co.nz)
- Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel hits out at ‘machine-made’ Duchess of Cambridge in scathing attack (metro.co.uk)
January 22, 2013 – A little racist humor to give those conspiracy theory morons something else to bitch about.
January 2, 2013 – Remember that story about the poor lady down in Macon Georgia who said she needed assistance to pay for her heating bills?
We all took notice of the huge flat panel tv and the XBox in the background. According to her, the reporter got the story all wrong. Listen to Raymeica Kelley’s explanation when she calls a local radio station.
December 31, 2012 – (Updated Jan 1, 2012, 12:26pm) The new ROYCROFT REPORT for 2013 will have less politics, more variety, because quite frankly I’ve grown sick of both sides of the isle’s lies and blatant bullshit tactics. There’s a whole lot more going on in our little world than what is taking place in Washington. That’s not to say I won’t throw a bone or two out there when the opportunity merits one.
I’ve dropped the black theme, again, and gone back to something more simplistic, kinda like my life nowadays. Less is better as far as I am concerned.
Now that my wife, Lindsay, has begun work on her own photography blog, LindsayRoycroftPhotography.com, it means that I’ll no longer be posting her beautiful photos here. Of course I will post my own photos occasionally. You’ll have to visit Lindsay’s blog to see what she’s up do. It’s a work in progress, going slow right now, but should pick up once the holiday is behind us.
Lindsay is building her photography portfolio and working towards her dream of becoming a great freelance photographer some day. I think she’s already great, she just needs to get some exposure.
Happy New Year!
December 21, 2012 – Photoshopographer is a term used by the industry for those amateur photographers who feel a need to doctor everything they shoot with photoshop. These people have yet to master the art of photography. Here’s a clue, if you spend more time “fixing” or adding into your photograph with photoshop then maybe you should consider this- How do you expect to master your craft if you constantly rely on digital manipulation to create a better photograph? How do you expect to learn the proper technique of taking a really good photo if you keep masking your bad shots with added junk or excessive editing?
Atlanta based photographer Zack Arias once said, “If you find yourself out shooting a client and you’re sayin’ in your head ‘oh I’ll just fix that later in photoshop’ stop what you’re doing and slap yourself as hard as you can.” That statement has more truth than you can imagine.
John taught me nearly everything I know about shooting film and the proper types of film for different lighting. It didn’t take long before I had purchased my first Nikon film camera. It had a light meter, nothing else, fully manual. Intimidating at first, but once I learned how to use the settings I was in love with photography. I had a great advantage over most folks because I could get free film and print processing. Those days are long gone now.
My second mentor was a guy by the name of Bobby Scoggins. Bobby was a retired crime scene photographer for the Atlanta Police Dept. He and I worked together in the Bell and Howell microfilm lab for a few years. There, he taught me more about film science than I can remember now. My job was purely film technician. Processing black and white microfilm to exact standards and then performing methylene blue tests which we used as a redox indicator. I won’t bore you with that topic.
I eventually became pretty darn good at sports and street photography. Even today I occasionally have the pleasure of seeing some of my work hanging on office walls of a few of my customers around town. “Hey, remember this?” As one of my sons old baseball coaches grabbed me one day during a service call, and there hanging on his wall was that one money shot framed poster of his son throwing a fast ball off the pitchers mound. When someone you haven’t seen in 10 years still compliments your work, now that’s something special.
So now that I’ve gone completely off topic, let me get back to where I was with that photoshop stuff. Anyone can shoot a great photograph once in a while nowadays with the invention of digital cameras. I personally will never use photoshop, don’t like it or need it. I am perfectly happy with what I can achieve with my own abilities. No, I’m not some great photographer or even a professional by any means. I do however know how to use a camera and what exactly happens when I open the shutter. Most amateurs don’t know an ISO from an aperture or even what Rule of Thirds is. They set their $500 Dslr on auto or P setting and off they go. Then the next thing they purchase is photoshop. “Oh look at me, I’m a pro now that I can create something that I didn’t really shoot.” I call that Obamaphotography. “You didn’t shoot that!”
So my whole point here is this- Learn how to use your camera. You spent hundreds of dollars on a piece of equipment so why are you not learning how to operate it? Get that thing off of Auto and start experimenting with aperture and shutter. Go take some classes and see what you are actually capable of without relying on some expensive editing software to fix your mistakes. Learn to accept failure and move on. Everyone isn’t going to like everything you display, but at least it’s something that you created without editing software.
Oh, and don’t believe for a minute that we can’t tell what you did. There are plenty of programs available out there that will expose you for what you really are. I know, I use one myself. It’s still amazes me how many times people try to pass off original photographs only to find out at the click of a mouse that it has more editing than original content. Sorry folks, that’s not art, that’s being a Photoshopographer.
So stop with the radioactive eyes, the added in scenery, and for Gods sake, stop with that damn selective color!
Go study some of the great freelance photographers and photojournalists. Sure, there is a need in some cases for photoshop and other editing software. But, and it’s a big but, you are never going to master your craft if you don’t take ownership of your own abilities or lack there of. There is nothing wrong with some post processing, but please stop with the complete edit make over- You’re only impressing yourself.
Now go shoot hundreds of images and see just how great you really are. -JRoycroft
Please check out my wife’s photo blog. It’s a work in progress. Lindsay Roycroft Photography