Tossing Salt Presents:
A Day of Dougie:
Bill Cosby, Mental Illness & Police Corruption
August 14, 2020
It’s finally Friday and I should be getting ready for work right about now, but guess what? I’m taking a break from my morning preparations to come and compose a literary masterpiece. Well, actually I’m just doing a “Day of Dougie” piece, but the other description sounds better. And for those of you that don’t know what a “Day of Dougie” is, it’s when I reach into the infamous “Magic Bag”, an old Crown Royal bag with over a thousand topics inside, and draw out three at random. And that is what I write about. No warning and no time to prep. It’s here’s the subject and go. Sometimes, it can be entertaining. Other times, it sucks! But it almost always makes for a fun read.
So I guess that I should quit the chit-chat and get to stepping, right? Before I get started though, I want to say one small thing. Booger! If you ever watched WKRP in Cincinnatti, you’ll get it. Now let’s get the bag and find out what the subject matter for today will be.
And from the bag, we draw out Bill Cosby, Police Corruption, and Mental Illness. And now that the topics are in place, let’s see what I can say about each. So are you ready? I said, “ARE YOU READY?”. Let’s do this…
He of the Jello Pudding & Fat Albert fame who also had a bad habit of drugging and sexually assaulting young women. I have mixed emotions about Mr. Cosby. What he did was and is crazy and illegal and I’m glad he was finally caught and brought to justice. But part of me wonders how many of these accusers were just women who were cool with it so long as they got paid, TV roles, something to their advantage, and then it became sour grapes when they decided to play the victim? I’m not saying he’s innocent, but I think there’s a lot more to the whole situation than we’ve been allowed to know.
But aside from that, Cosby is a funny man. He’s one of the best stand-up comics and storytellers I’ve ever listened to and the man is a comedy legend. Go listen to the story about chocolate cake for breakfast. Or the invention of basketball. Or any old CD or album. And admit it. You watched The Cosby Show on NBC back in the ’90s as well. Bill was the man. Who doesn’t relate in some manner to Fat Albert and the Gang? I feel for Cosby now. He’s nearly blind, has lost everything, and will probably end up dying in prison. But luckily for us, the comedy routines and stories, pre-scandal, will live forever. And politically correct or not, I will always be a fan of his talent. ‘Nuff said!
Yes, there are bad cops out there. That’s what this whole BLM protesting is supposed to be about. Well, that and looting and reverse-racism and trying to get rid of President Trump and destroy America as we know it in exchange for a socialistic form of government where everyone gets money for nothing and is entitled unless you’re white or Republican. Oops! What was I saying? Bad cops. Believe it or not, cops are people too and there are some bad seeds in the mix, just like everyone else. But 95% of the men and women in blue are actually good people doing a thankless job. And then there are cops like a former Scotland County Sheriff who was corrupted by the power or a former Detective who was just a lying prick. But the general argument that we’re hearing around the country right now, it’s just crap piled on more crap with 98% of the claims being made. I know some police officers. Some of my friends are police officers. And while they’re not perfect, they’re just doing the best they can to serve and protect. And we should all appreciate and thank them for that. I do. And so far as Antifa and BLM go, take your protests and shove them up your asses. If you don’t have anything positive to bring to the table, you’re part of the problem. And in this case, you’re just making things worse for everyone.
This is a tough world we live in and sometimes, it’s too much and our minds can’t deal or we can’t bend anymore and well, shit happens. Mental illness is a sad thing that can happen to anyone and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Hell, I know I suffer from anxiety attacks, severe depression, and a strong distrust of people and strangers. And it’s all part of who I am. I endure, I survive, and do my best, taking it one day at a time. That’s what we all have to do and some can do it alone, Others can’t and need help. Some get better and others don’t. It is what it is and it’s all a part of being human and being alive. There’s a reason for the season and we endure, we break, or we go into a limbo somewhere in between. Just know it’s not your fault. How you deal with it, that’s something that you can usually control, but we’re all different and react in different ways. Just don’t be afraid to ask for help if you feel you need it. You’re not alone. And that’s the bottom line because I just said so.
And there you go. I was going to use a quote that I found on Twitter for the “Mental Illness” topic, but it’s not appropriate and doesn’t fit. I’ll save it for later or hell, I’ll just share it now and ruin the mood. Yeah, that makes more sense. It’s about a certain group of people who are very obviously mentally ill and have major problems of the mind. I’m talking about those who suffer from being a Libtard. What is a libtard? I’m glad you asked. Here is the definition of libtardism.
Libtardism. Symptoms include hypocrisy, intolerance, narcissism, lack of common sense, and an overall nasty, demeaning disposition.
We can also call it being a Democrat or a Biden/Harris supporter. Or a Snowflake. Or the Mayor of Chicago or New York City. Talking about mental illness, these nut-jobs certainly fit the bill.
And there you go. A decent column all ruined by the last paragraph so people who don’t agree with me can get all pissed off. Yes, I can be an ass sometimes, but that’s why you folks love me. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. Use the comment box below, my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or find me on Twitter at @Doug28352. Let’s chat.
And now, I bid you farewell. Have a great day and if you have to go out, be safe, and watch out for the crazies. Take care and I’ll catch you on the flip side. And remember that every day is a good day, especially if it’s a Day of Dougie.