#AceNewsServices says as most people know l believe in “Freedom of the People” so when l was offered this article by D.Andrews l was delighted and as you read you will see how his opinion of “Freed…


My non political blog for the month.It was back in 1973.

It was 1973 and i had just learned i was pregnant & in the 1st weeks. I decided to stop at a local pub for what i considered one last beer[I wasn’t showing at this point], meaning 1 last beer for good.

Two rules of thumb; you don’t drink or do drugs when your pregnant. It affects the baby and is extremely harmful.Period. One last beer in the first month was not going to do any harm although it might have been better to skip it altogether.

I sat on a stool quietly with no desire to necessarily  speak to anyone. A woman came in the door and sat on the stool next to me. I knew her from her being friends with a relative of our family;not particularly well. She struck up a conversation. It wasn’t anything i can recall but one comment stood out. She slid in some really nasty remark about my mother. To this day i have no idea why she even mentioned my mother.It’s a good thing i was pregnant because had i not been i was ready to get up and knock her off the stool.I have never hit anyone in my life. I have never had the desire to hit anyone before then and since then.In a 2 second thought i considered the ramifications and didn’t do it.I took a few more swallows of beer and left the pub. It was time to go home.

I decided to let it go and not say a word to anyone but one day,if we ever bumped into each other again,to confront her. What kind of person says anything unkind about another person’s mother to their face?  Strangely,I never saw her again. In fact,some years later our family relative-the one who was good friends with her-passed away unexpectedly.I was sure her friend would be at the funeral. She wasn’t anywhere in sight. I thought maybe i just didn’t see her but there was no mistaking it.She was not there. Maybe they had had some kind of falling out? Maybe the woman had left town years ago? I just never heard of her ever again.

My mother and i had issues when i was growing up. I have to say 99.9% of them were my doing. Yet,when it came right down to it I knew what a good person mom was and that she didn’t deserve to be cut down like that woman did to her. My parents were fantastic people who would give you the shirt off their backs if they thought you needed it. They bent over backwards for a lot of people ,especially family. Were they perfect? Of course not. They were good people with flaws like all of us.When that lady said that dreadful thing about my mom it was not only hurtful towards my mother,it was hurtful towards me. It cut right at my heart. It really is a good thing though that i held back and did NOT let the worst happen. An impetuous 20* yr old can make huge mistakes like that;fortunately the circumstances helped prevent it. A not so impetuous 60* yr old can look back and realize the better lesson was to find out what a parent really meant to them.

What i didn’t know at the time was how quickly the day would come when we would lose our parents and how much they would be missed. The phone call is so awful that you never forget. I know the exact day,time and where i was when it came. I would later call their number thinking if only they would answer(some things you do in grief ).I remember their number to this day. The comment the lady made-completely forgotten- other than it was hurtful.Would i ever ‘let her have it’ verbally if the opportunity had come up? Definitely not at the relative’s funeral-not the place for it. I have to say it might depend on how much time had passed between the time of the remark and the next encounter.In the larger scheme of things it doesn’t really matter.You can have a feeling,in the moment, that you want to inflict pain back. The truth is she had a moment in her life when she was a very small person.Maybe she didn’t even know why she said it. It might have been some grudge she carried for whatever reason.

I do know that I will always defend my parents. I won’t stand up and deck anyone though. How crazy would that have been? A woman who has to look up to just about everyone around her that even then i don’t doubt, had the other lady retaliated, it might not have been the best outcome.

What do i want the reader to take away from this story? Hopefully that you will care for your parents flaws and all. A friend of mine and I talked candidly about our family situations once. There were things i have never shared with anyone but her,not even my husband[and we share almost everything]. She’s always been trustworthy and non judgemental. She’s also Catholic and faced a very difficult situation of her own. She’s a very insightful person too-the main reason i like to talk to her about difficult situations. She said something that has stuck with me ever since. She pointed out the 4th commandment-Honor thy father and thy mother-and said,note that it does not have conditions. It doesn’t say if they’re perfect,saintly or flawless. My greatest loss was not taking that to heart as a youngster and having to wonder if i ever really made up for it later in life. I am never going to get that answer in this life.There are some questions like that. When we’re 18-21 we believe we know everything and have all the answers. When you’re in your 60’s you realize you have limits & will never have all the answers in your temporal life.

Final thought:say something nice to your parents today.Thank them?

Yes,we were crazy.1969. Yes,we all grow up.

*21 and 66 respectively

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and so would Ben Carson’s name if he were a liberal. – Mr. Erickson Rules!

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and so would Ben Carson’s name if he were a liberal.[“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and so would Ben Carson’s name if he were a liberal.]

According to Breanna Edwards, for Essence Magazine, “The Detroit School Board voted 6-1 last week to rename Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.”She goes on to say, “There was a time when Ben Carson was highly revered. His contribution to medicine as a neurosurgeon cannot be denied.

But ever since Carson found himself working with President Donald Trump (and opening his mouth about politics in general), that admiration has largely fallen by the wayside.”

(So let me get this straight; Ben Carson was chosen by The President to be a part of his Cabinet and head The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (something Detroit has no need of, I say sarcastically), one of only 15 executive departments…, and this somehow detracted from his accomplishments and lessened his admiration?)

(Let’s do a quick review of Ben Carson’s story. According to Biography.com, Ben Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan!!! His mother, though under-educated herself, pushed her sons to read and believe in themselves.

Carson went from being a poor student to receiving academic honors and eventually attending medical school. As a doctor, he became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33 and earned fame for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins.

In 2000, the Library of Congress selected Carson as one of its “Living Legends.” The following year, CNN and Time magazine named Carson as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. In 2006, he received the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP.

In February 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Carson the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He retired from medicine in 2013, and two years later he entered politics, and made a bid to become the Republican candidate for U.S. president. After Donald Trump was elected president, he nominated Carson to become the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development which, of course, he later became.

That’s a pretty impressive resume’, and an impressive life worth celebrating in all communities, but especially in the African American community.)So what did the Detroit school board do?

They voted last week to rename the Benjamin Carson High School of Science And Medicine.Brilliant. We certainly don’t want Black children, or any children for that matter, emulating someone like Ben Carson! Why, they might end up being self-sufficient and actually take responsibility for themselves!

You know…, all of that “conservative” and “racist” ideology!Hey! Maybe I can be of some help here! Let me respectfully submit some suggestions to the “honorable” Detroit School Board for potential school names.

How about the “Maxine Waters School for the Cognitively Challenged?”Or, “Michelle Obamas Culinary Arts for Public Schools Academy?”“Cory Booker’s Spartacus School of Self Defense?”“President Barack Hussein Obama’s Islamic Preparatory School?”“Sheila Jackson Lee’s School of Revisionist History?”“Elijah Cummings Alzheimer’s Research Institute?”Or maybe “Frederica Wilson’s School of Fashion?”“The high school isn’t the only building that is being slated for a possible rename, however.

Earlier this year the panel approved a new policy to commemorate, name and rename school buildings and facilities, giving the board the option to change a school’s name to honor ‘individuals who have made a significant contribution to the enhancement of education.’”

The Detroit News writes: “The board also can select another name under circumstances that include when a building is newly built or redesigned, where the name no longer reflects the current student population or ‘the community of the geographic area where the school is located requests a name change that more closely aligns with the history of the locality, or information newly discovered about the current name of the school is negative in nature.’”

Among those who want Carson’s name removed from the high school, however, is LaMar Lemmons, a board member, who claimed that residents “don’t support the [Trump] administration.”(I think Mr. Lemmons needs to be reminded that President Trump won the state of Michigan in the 2016 election, and it had been almost 30 years since a republican had won the state.)Last week, Lemmons told the Washington Post, that having Carson’s name on the school was “synonymous with having Trump’s name on our school in blackface.”

Carson, he contended, “is doing Trump’s bidding, and he has adversely affected the African American community in Detroit as well as the nation with his housing policies.”(Yes,

Source: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and so would Ben Carson’s name if he were a liberal. – Mr. Erickson Rules!


Dan Bongino should be no 1.He’s at 19? No way-we can do better.



time to wake up people.