Opposite End Of The Spectrum___Behaviors

Hate it when folks just can’t do the job, never had an original thought of their own, and don’t have a plan. They don’t know what the hell they are talking about, and absolutely don’t know the answer? Why do people pretend like they know? We know and so does the whole world know they don’t know a D..n thing. They break out in the “I will get back to you later” message. Here we go with the PUT OFF TURNED OFF SYNDROME. It would be so nice if the person or persons can say, “I don’t know.” Is it really so hard to say these 3 little words? Instead, they lay back in the cut, fold their arms and pretend like you are the dummy for not knowing and asking them the question. You are the dummy if you think they will give you an answer or tell you the whole TRUTH and nothing but the TRUTH. Do you think you will be judged as STUPID for not knowing? You are STUPID for pretending you know. What happens when your cover is peeped? BUSTED! Please feel free to ask all the questions you want.

Never failed to use your common sense. It is absolutely okay to reach back and evaluate your life lessons and compare and contrast them to what is transpiring today. Never let any WHITE KNIGHTS ride in on their horses and tell you to dismiss common sense, your life experiences, and look at the evidence. They just told you to be STUPID. If you don’t have common sense and you are brilliant have a BRO or SISTER break it down in layman’s term. The nonprofessionals are truly the professionals when it comes to street smarts. These are the people with LIFE LEARN LESSON SKILLS. They went out into the world and got their A.. kicked, dusted their A… off, and they know not to do that SH… again. Most important of all they have learned the big lesson of the day. If it happens to them it could happen to you or anyone. Consequences are dealt with the hand of the ones who cheat, lie, and are full of deceit. Through failure, it will punch the clock of success if you keep trying even at the smallest goal to get it right. The Opposite End Of The Spectrum is not trying to get it right.

When you INTENTIONALLY fail and try to take others down the KEYSTONE PIPELINE you have a hand full of consequences to deal with. Go with what you know and have lived. To all the men who can never have a baby stop trying to deny the rights of women to make their own decisions. To the BROTHERS who never passed a kidney stone through their PENIS maybe you need to reconsider leaving women rights alone. It can get messy and painful but it will never compare to women having a baby. This will give all the men the opportunity of RETHINKING the RAPE issue and let women decide what choices they need to make for themselves and their bodies.

Was this an out-of-body experience to actually witness people doing wrong and they knew it was wrong? How is it possible to balance a budget when you work with people whose mind is not balanced? WHEW! On The Opposite End Of The Spectrum, we have had some crazy A.. Behaviors. On the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART, those minds which are imbalanced and suffer from a chemical imbalance get put out into the pastures, drugged up, and jailed. What a treatment plan! Whenever things get out of sort and a person doesn’t understand right and wrong it has nothing to do with their pride. Hell, they don’t know and they need to be taught. Is it INTENTIONAL? NO! Take a look across the street and we will visit with some arrogant/over-confident FOLKS. On the Opposite End Of The Spectrum, they call it HUBRIS. This DUDE up next owned every word definition under the thesaurus.

Let’s scope out LITTLE RICHIE RICH. Hey! On the Opposite End Of The Spectrum, this pretender lost the election and was very cocky. Talking about a V.I.P. he never told the TRUTH about himself or his taxes. How VAIN was this? What a hand! The shuffle was on and he never stopped using his cards of consequences. His riches remain intact but along the way, his CREDIBILITY has no impact. There goes his IMAGE. PRIDE! Forget about that. This DUDE wore his PRIDE on his shoulders. He still tried to go to lunch and sit in THE CHAIR. He did get served in more ways than one. He is definitely not a good model for LIFE SKILLS/SOCIAL SKILLS because he had neither of the 2 skills. He failed to learn and his wife blamed the man who sits in THE CHAIR for LITTLE RICHIE RICH failures. What did he learn? Nothing! He is still out trying to give advice. Don’t take it.

WOW! Take a peep at the DUDE flashing his wiener around. Is he full of himself or just disgusting? On the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART, it was understood when Sammy whipped out his wiener and began to have a display day. It was understood when Derrick whipped out his wiener in public and wanted to pee immediately. They were both corrected and given redirections. Although they struggle with their disabilities, appropriateness of one’s behavior is always addressed. Right and Wrong is a big TIME conversation. WEINER is not on the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART. What is his D… problem? There is plenty of room.

Then we have FILNER on the ROOF. Just another typical BOB whose trying to reach out a little bit too much. Finger fascination! BOB is just trying to learn how to really reach people especially women. He is a.k.a GROPESTER, a.k.a BE ALL YOU CAN BE HUMAN ASSAULT SEX WEAPON, a.k.a. GRANNY SNATCHER and has rolled the dice 19 TIMES and counting. Is this HUBRIS or is BOB FILNER the new keyword for SEX OFFENDER? This is some pretty embarrassing behaviors for government officials. What is up with these mayors? What is up with the BOBS? Hold Up! I’m missing my WATCH. BOB has it. No! Get out of here! What would BOB McDONNELL want with a waterproof TIMEX? This DUDE has sunk to an all TIME low. I get it now. It started with the TIMEX and moved up to the ROLEX. Hey, I want to share the love. In Kansas City Missouri, city councilman MICHAEL BROOKS got busted for SEXTING. What did MICHAEL expect? It sure wasn’t blackmailing that lead to a police investigation. Come on MICHAEL BROOKS! Your constituents in Districts 5 is feeling really betrayed. The Opposite End Of The Spectrum fries small fish too.

LIFE LEARN LESSON teaches you if it didn’t work for CHARLES MANSON, JOHN GOTTI, TED BUNDY, AILEEN WUORNOS it sure wasn’t going to work for WHITEY BULGER. AILEEN would straighten the men out. These are the big TIME fish players who all got caught in the end. WHITEY BULGER relationship with his trusted friends, the FBI still got him TIME. What a relationship! The FBI, an agency who gave themselves all A’s and never is wrong. Does this sound like our Congress? The REPUBLICANS can take a bow. Screw conflict of interest. The FBI has kicked it up two notches and added the GARLIC. The Opposite End Of The Spectrum__Behaviors keeps on keeping on. Who can get writer’s block with a crew like this? I wonder what the small TIME players are thinking? You D… Skippy! It is not JIFFY. All of the MISBEHAVING PLAYERS will go down in the end. WARNING! WARNING! DANGER! DANGER! Will Robinson. Doctor Smith behavior is nothing compared to THIS MOMENT IN TIME. I guess Doctor Smith is no longer the future screw-up. He doesn’t look too bad after all.

I haven’t talked about this group in a very long TIME. Whenever CONGRESS or the REPUBLICANS was brought up and their ideologies it was hard for me to separate the APA (American Psychiatric Association) from the 2 government agencies and the FBI. It can get real tricky and fancy on the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART. Check it out! Over here on the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART, we have an APA. Yes, the AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION and their 36,000 members get together, publish their books, journals, determines who is crazy and the severity of their craziness. The APA has this codebook used nationwide for diagnosing a disorder. The APA does it by testing or evaluating what a person can or cannot do to see what your strengths and weakness are. They go to the drawing board to see what type of plan they can set you up with. They go back to the drawing board to adjust or modify the plans when things begin to look as though it will not work. What hotel and luxurious accommodation will the person receive? You mean to tell me all they got are jails and no triage facilities. This doesn’t sound too good. Can I get some real help around this place? What are you stuck with after all that tweaking of the program? Do you walk away with a big fancy label that will stigmatize you for life? Later to have the APA come back and snatch your label away and shove you under a different umbrella. NO CAN DO!

Well, on the Flip Side Of The Chart you have staunch advocates who said they were not playing that game. Toni Atwood and Simon-Baron-Cohen, King Pens of Asperger made it clear to the APA to take their circus tent and move it to another town. Same stale old game but the players have changed. The game remains the same but it is TIME to step to the plate and change the rules. The new crew has to move forth with a new conversation. The DUDES on the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART made it clear they would not be swept under the rug. The APA can take their umbrella and shove it. Everyone should be treated equally, tested, and diagnosed properly. People who were diagnosed with the fancy names wanted the BS stopped because they knew the APA did not have their act together. WHEW! Baby Bring It! How are you going to tell people who need to be on the list? Have you checked out the list lately? Do you see your name on the list? EXACTLY! When you get your SH… together come back and tell me about my SH… BOTTOM LINE the PLAYER will no longer be PLAYED. The PLAYER will show you what he got and what he truly stands for. The PLAYER is coming after you. You have held the PLAYER up long enough. Does this sound familiar? It is an ERIC HOLDER MOMENT.

We will run this baby to the OPPOSITE END OF THE SPECTRUM and check out the BEHAVIORS. On the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART, the body language is out of sync. WHOA! On the Opposite End Of The Spectrum, they call it FURTIVE MOVEMENT. What will a person try to hide if they may not want someone to know they are not societies most acceptable? Stop and Frisk here I come. On the Opposite End Of The Spectrum, it is all viewed as Dysfunctional Behavior no matter what is caught on tape. On the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART, you pick up your fancy name and 3 more diagnoses. Next, you are tagged for Americans Most Dangerous. On the Opposite End Of The Spectrum, you no longer need a gun. Hell, a slab of concrete will do. Even though you were the victim, dead, and being a child did not matter. The Opposite End Of The Spectrum put their precious guns before the children and accepted the loss as just a loss. On the same spectrum Women are viewed as second class citizens they are being rubbed off the chart.

It has been a rough and a mind-boggling journey. Many rivers and valleys have been crossed. The trip was worth the pain, aches, and heartbreaks. The FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART is not the psychotic bosses. Hail to the Opposite End Of The Spectrum. You kicked A… and you have won all of the crazy mo-fo debates.

Hard Yard University__Commencement Day

Today is a very special day for many of the young men and women going forth into the world. It’s very frightening not knowing what you will be up against. It gets more complex when there is no VALIDATION of who you are, what you can achieve, or who you may become.

There is greater complexity when you have an extraordinary mind, unique abilities, with multiple learning styles and multiple intelligence. Different learning styles need to be incorporated. You were BORN WITH and will continue to LIVE WITH these unique abilities.

Your struggles in school were difficult and your education is based on UNTRADITIONAL METHODS with many ACCOMMODATIONS. The school of today is slowly RECOGNIZING every child cannot be taught by TRADITIONAL methods. TRADITIONAL METHODS, logical and linguistic, hinder your learning. The world is not a TRADITIONAL PLACE and you will make many changes in your life adjusting and readjusting those ACCOMMODATIONS suited for your LIFESTYLE. Change and Adaptability are difficult for many. It gets really hard for some folks. WEE-DOGGY! I know that sounds strange.

Now you young folks of today would say YO-DIGGITY NO DOUBT. I’m getting there. This was taken from an old guy name JED CLAMPETT from the BEVERLY HILLBILLIES. JED was a 1% who had NO SENSE about money. He struck oil and moved next door to SPEAKER BOEHNER, and Mitch McConnell. Things haven’t been right for these guys since JED came to town. BLACK WALNUT, BLACK GOLD, BLACK IS THE NEW PINK, BLACK FRIDAY, BLACK ME, is very disturbing to the GOP. The BLACK GOLD spikes their GREED and their NEEDS are always placed above others.

The HILLBILLIES we are dealing with today care only about themselves, and TAX CUTS for the RICH. Let the POOR BE POOR, to hell with jobs and infrastructure, and screw the MIDDLE CLASS. Ask the GOP, REPUBLICANS, TEA PARTY, the PRETENDERS/CONTENDERS how they really feel.

The bottom line, you might not have this label that society has bestowed upon you if they had stepped up their game and had become more flexible, adaptable, and willing to change. In the mainstream, you were considered to be a “BRIGHT STUDENT”. In SPECIAL EDUCATION you were labeled as “DISABLED”. The RIGHT WING may not have been labeled HILLBILLIES if they weren’t so “DOG-GONE CONSERVATIVE.” WEE-DOGGY! UNDER the BUSH ADMINISTRATION you were an ENDANGERED SPECIES, a TAX CUT, and you would be LEFT BEHIND. The schools continued to force down the throats of the students who sit here before me repetition, book-based learning, and they used many types of examination to pressure students for review and reinforcement. The teachers were forced to lie to keep from educating the DISABLED. You were viewed as broken and damaged. You were cast aside and you were ON YOUR OWN. I’m proud to say, “YOU ENDURED IT and MADE IT” through all the changes even though you were not properly ACCOMMODATED.

You suffered when you showed perseverance and impulsive tendencies. It was a toss-up between RICK PERRY and NEWT GINGRICH. You were bullied and made fun of because of the many blunders due to the lack of expressive-receptive language. MITT ROMNEY, RICK PERRY, NEWT GINGRICH fought hard over this characteristic/trait and pulled MICHELLE BACHMAN’S hair out of her head for beating the GANG of THREE. You were accused of harassment because you were unable to understand boundaries. You did not understand how to initiate conversation. Once you got started you did not understand how to end the conversation. You needed someone there to cue you in, to cut you off, and say to move away from the individual so you would not look as though you were “CREEPY”.

HERMAN CAIN was at the top of his game on this one. HERMAN was disqualified because he “CHEATED” in more ways than one. He knew exactly where he was standing when he was talking to his accuser. He demonstrated the height of the lady and compared her height to his wife. Now he knows where he stands. OUT THE DOOR. He was disqualified from the DEBATES and the PRETENDERS RACE. He really is “CREEPY”. You have difficulty identifying with figures of authority. People think of you as arrogant, disrespectful with implosive/explosive behaviors. NEWT GINGRICH and DONALD TRUMP have a TUG-OF-WAR over this characteristic/trait. You were taunted and teased because you lacked organization skills. TIMING was off and you could not be TIMED TESTED, pushed for deadline dates, and had problems with EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS.

CONGRESS is the LEGISLATIVE BRANCH they ROCK this characteristic/trait. They have nothing on you and they own this one. You were ridiculed for your clumsiness, coordination, and you had to try really hard to participate in sports. Any type of competition or debate would manifest your TRUE BEHAVIOR. Debates are not a format that you can handle due to the inability to stay focused. RICK PERRY is the KING. In one of his debates, he proved this to be a straight-up FACT. RICK PERRY exceeded with flying colors. He got into a Debate that set him up for failure due to the way he processes information,  the organization of the information, and the amount of TIME he had to process the information in. Once the environment becomes overstimulating and distracting, the attentional deficit kicks in. All of the PRETENDERS/CONTENDERS DEBATES are held in a large arena. If the question is given with any abstract language then the answer can become “OOPS, I MADE A BOO BOO!”

It is hard for some of you to think creatively or abstractly. I now understand NOT to ask the question in the format of CAN YOU IMAGINE, WHAT IF, IF YOU WERE ME, PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE IF YOU WERE IN MY SHOES. It is hard for you to keep track or switch gears. You are truthful by NO-FAULT and people hate the TRUTH, the questions, and the questions you challenge them on. RON PAUL is a fine example of TRUTH-BY-NO-FAULT. He sticks to his GUNS.

Yes, today you have become MASTERFUL EDUCATORS. You are the TRUE PROFESSIONALS and TRUE TEACHING TOOLS. YOU WILL SURVIVE. It is NOT to say that you are incapable of learning strategies and coping skills to help with the multiple deficits you have in your life. It is NOT to say you are entirely incapable of controlling your behavior once it has manifested. It IS to say you can go out into the world and LAUNCH your LIFE with the continued teaching of the APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS, SOCIAL SKILLS, and LIFE SKILLS given the OPPORTUNITY. You have a jump-start on those who have not been tested. It is very hard to deal with the unknown.

You were once UNRECOGNIZED. You are NOW RECOGNIZABLE.

In 1869 HARVARD COLLEGE was the first in the UNITED STATES to bestow the highest distinction of honors to their graduates. From the period of 1872-1879 based on your grade point average of 90% or better the highest Latin honorary distinction of SUMMA-CUM-LAUDE was awarded. The LATIN honorary distinction of CUM-LAUDE graduating with honors was also awarded during this TIME period. IN 1880 based on your grade point average of 80%, the LATIN term magna-cum-laude was bestowed. Today, I look upon this entire class as VALEDICTORIANS. I know we can all sing together. There was a TIME when we would say we cannot talk at the same TIME. Even this has changed with the HUMAN MICROPHONES dishing out the microphone checks.

It has taken your NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER with UNINTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS to POINT OUT and have others PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the INTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS of the GOP, CONGRESS, REPUBLICANS, TEA PARTY, BLUE DOG DEMOCRATS and those members of the BLACK CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS with their own agendas. In life, we are sometimes given the worse scenario to rule out the characteristics and traits of the most common diagnosis. If you had no clue why the WORDS did not match the RESPONSE and ACTION of the INDIVIDUAL, YOU DO NOW. It is the POWER of APPROPRIATE WORDS that if given to the individual which will IGNITE the APPROPRIATE RESPONSE and ACTION, to keep the individual from being listed on the CHART of STUPIDITY. Worse scenario, when there is no INTERVENTION the individual is ranked high on the IGNORANT LIST.

Whenever there is BLUNDER it is to be CORRECTED and REDIRECTED IMMEDIATELY. No corrections or redirections of the PRETENDERS/CONTENDERS dialogue were made when they had their BLUNDERS and the audience clapped. No corrections or redirecting took place when the PRESIDENT was CALLED a LIAR. No correction or redirection was given to MITCH McCONNELL, JOHN BOEHNER, ERIC CANTOR, PAUL RYAN, MICHELLE BACHMAN, ALAN WEST, JIM DEMINT, SARAH PALIN and many others in the GOP. Today they will graduate with honors in the areas of OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE and INEQUALITY for WE THE PEOPLE and OUR NATION.(MAGNA-CUM-LAUDE) Take a closer look at the BEHAVIORS of BILL O’REILLY, SHAWN HANNITY, ANN COULTER (WHO HAS HER OWN BLACKS), STEVE DEUCY, GRETCHEN CARLSON, BRIAN KILMEADE, ERIC BOLLING all at FOX NEWS. Today they will graduate with honors of INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS(CUM-LAUDE).

You wonder why NEWT GINGRICH is out of control, has explosive/implosive behaviors, something just doesn’t add up and many others who display INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS. He has plenty of role models. Take a look at the environment and what the people ACCEPT as ACCEPTABLE. The UNINTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS with neurological deficits want to COMPLY because they are tired of being punished, isolated, and labeled as being UNACCEPTABLE. The INTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS purpose is to destroy and break down the EMOTIONS and the SELF-WORTH of the individual.

It took the WORD APPEASER to put the INTENTIONAL BLUNDERS at the top of the IGNORANT CHART. It took MARTIN BASHIR LESSON WITHIN LESSONS to show the INTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS of MITT ROMNEY. ED SCHULTZ played sound bites to demonstrate how the PRETENDERS/CONTENDERS all jumped on board. They failed to do any research. It took those very sound bites from ED SCHULTZ’S SHOW to demonstrate the dignity, grace, and respect the PRESIDENT of our NATION displayed to give credit to the TROOPS. GOP did not get the message because they are so busy trying to APPEASED the 1%. In the paper, it was printed in BOLD TYPED LETTERS, THE GOP JUST DON’T CARE by ROLAND MARTIN. It was RACHEL MADDOW overhead sign that displayed the WORD BLUNDER. I knew it was “COMMENCEMENT TIME”. This would be the making of another LIFE MOVIE, “INCEPTION 2.”

CHA-CHING! We all have come so far. We have higher mountains to climb and roads to travel when looking at the BEHAVIORS from the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART. It has been a challenge but we must continue to LOOK “OUTSIDE OF THE BOX” and be DIVERGENT THINKERS.

To the GRADUATING CLASS of 2012, those who sit before me diagnosed with NLD SYNDROME, hold your heads up high. You are a HUMAN LIFE beyond the SYNDROME and the DIAGNOSIS. Today you will graduate with the highest honors.(SUMMA-CUM-LAUDE)

NLD SYNDROME has opened the eyes of many. You have sung SMOKEY ROBINSON’S song, POINTED OUT. The traits/characteristic of NLD SYNDROME has brought CLARITY to many and CLOSURE to others. It made the DEMOCRATS, the MEDIA, attorneys, parents, and people all over the WORLD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION. It is truly an HONOR to be in the PRESENCE of the graduating class with NLD SYNDROME. It took everything that you were unable to do, struggle with, being ostracized, and punished to call out the GOP, REPUBLICANS, and the TEA PARTY.

This is not a DEFICIT. This is NLD SYNDROMES GREATEST STRENGTH. You have revealed to the WORLD who are the COWARDS, who showed WEAKNESS, who DENOUNCE POLICIES, and who OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE AND EQUALITY FOR ALL. YES, WE CAN understand and can distinguish INAPPROPRIATE INTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS. It took some TIME but we have chosen to continue to LEARN and LEARN MORE. The BEHAVIORS of RUSH LIMBAUGH, GLEN BECK (A.K.A. HAROLD HILL), RUPERT MURDOCK and the FAST 5, the GREED of the BANKS, and the 1% demonstrated denouncement of PROGRESSIVENESS. They did not CARE.

At this TIME, can I have the entire class of VALEDICTORIANS please stand(everyone rises). I have been accused of being a SOCIALIST, MARXIST, and I’m definitely not the FLAVOR OF THE MONTH. I’m not a bragger but I’m PERSISTENT. I have been told NO every step of the way.I have flaws. I’m HUMAN. I’M FOR THE PEOPLE and the needs of the PEOPLE come FIRST. Today is the first day of LIFE’S NEW CHALLENGES. You were born with many NEW CHALLENGES. You were rejected many TIMES because of the CHALLENGES. You must always remember never stop trying, there will always be CHALLENGES.

To diminish the CHALLENGES you must not deny that you have been CHALLENGED. You can never stop CARING about the OPPOSITION of the CHALLENGER. You must study the COMPOSITION of the CHALLENGES placed before you. You must rise above your CHALLENGES and your CHALLENGER. Once you have address your CHALLENGES, whatever you have been CHALLENGED with or whomever you have been CHALLENGED by will lead you on a path to CARE FOR OTHERS. LIFE IS our GREATEST CHALLENGE. THIS IS HARD YARD UNIVERSITY. THE CHALLENGES IN LIFE CAN MAKE THIS YARD HARD.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Got No Time To Be Disabled

Scene:  Trevon, a young man going to school in the urban school district, has agreed to meet Smokelbg at an outside cafe for lunch.  Trevon talks about his life in the city. He tells how he views the educational system and what he thinks of being disabled.

Smokelbg:

Hey Trevon!  I’m glad you showed up. You had me worried. I thought you might have changed your mind.

Trevon: I’m always late. Three weeks ago I got fired from my job at Wendy’s. If I had been reading your blog, I could have told the old dude that I had a disability. Knowing him, he would fire me again. My mama says black folks are always late. They will be late for their own funeral. I would call it the haters-late disability.

Smokelbg:

Why would you call it that?

Trevon:

They’re mad and sitting there complaining about you being late. They didn’t get up and leave. That’s all they had to do.  All they want to do is run around and tell everybody you were late.  Hater!  Do you believe all that stuff you write?  Man, that’s a lot of stuff. I started not to go to your site.

Smokelbg:

Why? The deal was I tell your story and you read the blog.

Trevon:

It didn’t have nothing to do with the deal. The last time I got on a website it looked like a giant video game. I couldn’t follow what they wanted me to read. I started pushing buttons and then I couldn’t remember what the person wanted me to do. You think that is a disability too?  There is so much stuff written on your blog that sounds like what my friends, family, and my enemies all say.

Smokelbg:

Yes, it could have something to do with your attention span. You might get easily distracted.

Trevon:

It could have something to do with where I live. There is so much going on around me that I must have people watching my back. Yeah, you call them grand guardians. I like that name.

Smokelbg:

The purpose of the grand guardians is to make sure the person that is disabled doesn’t get taken advantage of.

Trevon:

Well, that wouldn’t be me. I will do them before they could do me. That is just the way it is done. Survival lady.

Smokelbg:

What about your enemies?

Trevon:

My enemies used to be my friends and now they are haters.

Smokelbg:

It doesn’t bother you to have these haters?

Trevon:

Too many people in your business can get you killed.

Smokelbg:

What are you doing that can cost you your life?

Trevon:

Who said you had to be doing anything?   Last month my friend was getting gas at a service station and he got shot at. I have gone to at least three to four funerals within two weeks time. You know where I stay? You can empty your garbage without thinking about it. I might be the one that is taken out for garbage.

Smokelbg:

What do you plan to do to after you graduate from school?

Trevon:

Hold up, who said I plan on graduating?  Back up for a minute. I got to find a job because my old girl( mom) is on my case about moving.  I will soon be turning 18 years old and she wants me up out of there.

Smokelbg:

What if you are not ready to be on your own? What if you needed added support?

Trevon:

It doesn’t matter, you gotta go.

Smokelbg:

Tell me how your day starts before you go to school?

Trevon:

Man, I got to listen to my old girl go off about the bills, how my daddy left her in a bind, and I was going to be just like my no-good daddy.  Aunt Martha, my dad’s sister, broke up the marriage between my dad and the old girl. How can somebody break up your marriage just because the sister doesn’t have anything to do with the old girl?   The old girl is a drama queen.  My dad was smart when he left. He got tired of hearing all that noise from the old girl. I will be glad to get up out of here. I can’t take too much more in this house.  All this takes place before I can even eat breakfast.

Smokelbg:

I take it that you and your mom don’t get along.

Trevon:

The old girl got some issues. Her whole family got some severe issues.   I would hate for something to happen to me. Just the thought of the old girl’s family getting any of my kids scares me to death.

Smokelbg:

Do you have any kids?

Trevon:

Noooo. I don’t want any.  I wouldn’t want to bring them up around here.

Smokelbg:

What’s your day like at school?

Trevon :

When I go to school,  it is social time. I mostly hang out. As soon as someone does something crazy, then it is black you are under attack time.

Smokelbg;

What does that mean?

Trevon

The school rounds up everyone who was in the area and goes through their list. You know I’m on the list for BD (behavior disorder). The funny thing is everybody has got a problem in the city. You call it a diagnosis. Man those words are tight.

I know I’m going to act up at some point. It’s too crowded in the classroom and they got me sitting too far back. I get angry when it is cut up time and I’m out.

Smokelbg:

Have you told your mom the problems you are having in school?  I’m sure she would want to come and talk to the teachers and help fix the problem.

Trevon:

You really believe your own stories. The old girl is the problem.  We don’t connect like that. Why do you think I work?  It sure is not to help pay bills. Ole girl is on that end.

Smokelbg:

Can you explain that to me? I’m not quite sure….. There are several things that come to my mind when you say that.

Trevon:

Well, in this neighborhood there is only one answer. She’s whacked and on crack. This is her way out of the neighborhood. Yeah, my mom as you call her(getting really upset). You know what,  I’m not going out like that. When old girl gets low it ain’t pretty.

Smokelbg:

Let me know if you want to finish another day.

Trevon:

You are not getting out of this. I had to read all those crazy stories and that was the deal… (lifts his head and smiles). I’m good, it’s okay. Whenever I talk about old girl it …..

Smokelbg:

Hey, you want some dessert?

Trevon:

Sure, you know you are paying. True Dat.

Smokelbg:

Which one of the stories do you like?

Trevon:

I like the football stories. I’m really into sports.  I like the Darlene Dyslexia story because I  kind of feel I do some of those things as far as reading and pronouncing my words that way. The St. Patrick’s Day story is it.  This is the neighborhood I live in. Catrina Schizo ain’t nobody but Aunt Jackie.  I love me some Aunt Jackie. She is out there.

Everybody in this neighborhood has got some kind of label.  Where did you get all those fancy doctors?  I’m lucky if I go to the dentist and get my teeth pulled. I never heard of no neuro…..whatever.  Stuff like that must cost a fortune.  See people in this neighborhood got to be on guard all the time. Those doctors don’t understand that we ain’t got no time to be disabled. As soon as we get disabled then we get taken out of the box. We look crazy to them because the people in this neighborhood know this is the only way of surviving. This is our way of keeping others out and protecting ourselves. We know who belongs and who don’t. It is time for  Trevon to shed this label because I want more.

I just wanted to tell you that you were not going to get any better education in the burbs than in the city. Remember, you are black and under attack and that’s whacked.

Smokelbg:

Trevon, I appreciate you for all of your time. This has been a true eye opener for me and I really learned a lot today. I sincerely want to see you make it and fulfill your dreams.

Trevon:

This ain’t no dream. This is Trevon coming at you live and raising the hell up out of here.

Smokelbg:

I was really concerned about Trevon and how he viewed being disabled, his school, and life.  Here is something that I found very interesting to help validate Trevons theories on labeling people.

Advisory Alert: Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General

Chapter 4 Adults and Mental Health: Schizophrenia

Overview:  Cultural Variation in this section 2nd paragraph it discusses clinicians misinterpretation and misdiagnosis of patients of diverse backgrounds. This is due to the norm of emotional expressions, social behavior, and cognitive style is address by professionals who are truly qualified to do so. See Chapter 2 and Center for Mental Health Services[CMHS], 1997. One finding is that African-American patients are more likely than whites to be diagnosed with severe psychotic disorders in clinical settings (Snowden & Cheung, 1990; Hu et al., 1991; Lawson et al., 1994, Strakowski et al., 1995)

The interpretation of the overdiagnosis of psychotic disorders among African-Americans is reviewed as clinician bias. Find out about other cultures. Go to http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter4/sec4.html#course.

Super Bowl Flare Up NLD

We are counting down the days to the Superbowl. Emotions are running high. Our tempers are flaring up. Americans go berserk when competitive sports are involved.

Can I have a spotlight down here, please?  I just need to take a closer look at some of the players.  Thank you.  Maybe this will shine the light on why our team players are having these outbursts of anger, and explosive behaviors.

Leroy, get over here and stop acting like you own the team.  I know you don’t do well with criticism.  You upset a few of your teammates when you get loud and you were in their face.  Don’t be upset if they change the color of your shoes. You look like a Demanding Diva to the coach and the owner.

Let’s get one thing straight.  Leroy is not emotionally disturbed.  He has some negative behaviors but he is not a behavior problem.  In the Sunday paper, it had Leroy Syndrome painted as an arrogant a-hole.   He is not arrogant and he wasn’t having a bad hair day.  Leroy Syndrome is NLD.  Leroy does Leroy.  He does himself.  Leroy does have other special interests.

It appears that Leroy may have a know-it-all attitude.  He has trouble with authority figures and has a problem with identifying who is in charge.  So coach Asperger, just explains to him in a nice calm voice that the team is not his.  Sorry Coach, I forgot you have the same problem with a loud voice.  We will find someone else to do it.  Leroy does better with praises than with criticism.  Tell Mike Ditka this is good for Leroy’s self-esteem.  What is wrong with positive feedback?  We all know Leroy needs a lot of praises.

Bring that bucket over here.  Is that the understanding bucket?  That’s the wrong bucket.  Get it out of here!

Tell Dwayne and Boo Boo don’t get mad.  I know he talks loud.  The other players Asperger,  Autism, and ADHD talks loud also.  He did not mean to sound threatening.  Leroy has a right hemisphere brain disorder.  He is unable to comprehend changes in voices and body language.  The non-verbal element of his speech is disturbed.  Leroy doesn’t have rhythm.  Literally.  That’s in his voice and tone of his speech.  He can’t read the facial expressions which play a part in his loud voice.  Calmly say to him, lower your voice.  He just needs to be cued in.

Leroy would you tell them that those tennis shoes are not your lucky piece charm.  “Yes, I have a hard time adapting to change and the coach did not let me know ahead of time.”  Leroy, is there anything else you would like to tell us?  “Well, the shoes are important to me.  I have a difficult time with what is relevant or irrelevant.  I talk off task or get away from the subject.  When people don’t explain themselves and they ask me did I understand, I say no.”  Well, you heard it firsthand from Leroy Syndrome.  This will help you understand why people tell you NO.

To the owner, you have a manual on how the game is played.  It is time to get a manual on Leroy Syndrome.

This one is dedicated to Barack and Michelle Obama.  Understanding NO is important.