Welcome to Blocker's Blog, a place where you will find ideas and opinions that hopefully will make sense. I'm not here to piss anybody off, unless they need pissing off. I will voice opinions on current events, pop culture trends and observations about everything from comic strips to movies.
Right now (Mon. Sept. 6 @ 10:30 p.m.) on the news it seems protesters are forming at 6th & Union in the Westlake District. They are angry because officers from the Los Angeles Police Dept. shot a knife wielding man who reportedly lunged at them earlier today after ignoring their shouts to drop the knife.
Even though protesters claim the cops could have acted with more restraint, these kids are mad about something other than the death of that chump. After all, the locals called 911 to complain about this fool in the first place. No, these guys are out there protesting what they feel is a hostility toward illegals as a whole. Los gringos aren't so simpatico anymore.
I'd be pissed off too if I busted my ass to walk up here through the searing desert, trying to elude La Migra y coyotes trying to hold me for $2,000 ransom, only to get up here and there aren't any jobs, childless women or reasonably priced beer.
It's all gone. The only thing left are cops, lunatics and slumlords wanting rent. And it ain't gonna get better anytime soon. Welcome to America. Good luck. My advice is to travel light, use your wits and don't pay any attention to statistics. Keep a low profile and pay attention to your instincts--and the cops if you've earned one's undivided attention.
If you're an American who thinks we're being invaded, chill out. Go to East LA and order a No. 7, or go to Valley Boulevard and get a hot bowl of Pho. This ain't 1964 any more. And that's a good thing--just ask a black person. Yep, cracker. It's time to turn off KKK-FI and roll down your window. Hear that thumping bass from the lowrider in the next lane? Listen to the lyrics. They can't sing, but the rhymes are pretty clever if not overtly violent.