Archive for July, 2017


Video Intermission: Jay Z and Linkin Park “99 Problems”

The year is ninety-four, in my trunk is raw
In my rear view mirror is the mother…….’ law
Got two choices y’all, pull over the car or
Bounce on the Devil, put the pedal to the floor

And I ain’t tryin’ to see no highway chase with Jake
Plus I got a few dollars, I can fight the case
So I pull over to the side of the road
Son do you know why I’m stoppin’ you for?

‘Cause I’m young and I’m black and my hat’s real low
Or do I look like a mind reader sir? I don’t know
Am I under arrest or should I guess some mo’?
Well you was doin fifty-five in the fifty-four

License and registration and step out of the car
Are you carryin’ a weapon on you? I know a lot of you are
I ain’t steppin’ out of s…, all my papers legit
Well do you mind if I look around the car a little bit?

Well my glove compartment is locked, so is the trunk in the back
And I know my rights, so you gon’ need a warrant for that
Aren’t you sharp as a tack, you should try out
For lawyer or somethin’, somebody important or somethin’

Child I ain’t passed the bar, but I know a little bit
Enough that you won’t illegally search my s…
Well we’ll see how smart you are when the canine comes
I got 99 problems, but a b…. ain’t one, hit me


In the interview video below Bennington describes in an interview earlier this year what it was like to live in his head. Incredibly interesting discussion thread in the comments section of video.

Description of YouTube video from publisher:

“In this video from an interview in Feb ’17 shows Chester Bennington expressing his cries for help. Hindsight is 20/20. At the time the interviewer and fans alike joked at his comments. Looking back, it’s clearly not a joking matter. Mental illness is a very serious issue, that is not to be over looked. It can take all forms. People you know may be going through similar situations. So next time you have someone pour their heart out to you, really listen to what they are saying. It may be a cry for help….. This is not a promo for WakingUpDad or …. I am simply posting this as a long time fan of Chester and the group Linkin Park. I am just as shocked as everyone else and searching for answers as to why. In the video he clearly is telling us. We just didn’t listen. RIP Chester Bennington. You will be missed. Prayers to his family, wife and kids.”




I can’t seem to find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence)
(I’m convinced that there’s)
(Just too much pressure to take)
I’ve felt this way before so insecure

Crawling in my skin
These wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real


Judicial Candidate Robin Fuson Falls About the Place (Video)

By Haydee Oropesa

Hillsborough judicial candidate Robin Fuson recently posted video footage on his facebook page which captured him falling while walking into the courthouse entrance. When I saw it (replayed it a couple of times…he he) on his timeline I enjoyed myself a good laugh. Says something good about him that he can share that and poke fun at himself.  Although, I do think this is one of the most stylistic and near perfect falls I’ve ever seen. He gets a 10.  Robin is running for Hillsborough circuit seat group 25.  I’ve known Robin for a significant time now and like him lots. Robin is very affable, laid back, and even-tempered. He has vast experience (24 years practicing) as he has practiced as a former prosecutor and currently as a defense attorney.  I endorse Robin Fuson for Circuit Judge Group 25.  Read more about Robin on his campaign Facebook page.


Brief Break from Blog Break as Congrats and Well Wishes are in Order

I received wonderful news yesterday.  Eric Hernandez messaged me yesterday to relay the incredible news, he has been accepted into law school down in south Florida and will begin this fall.  Eric I love you like a son and I am immensely proud at the young man you have become.  You have a beautiful heart and I am amped that after all of your perseverance and challenges, you have stayed the course and are reaching your goals.  Congrats also on the birth of your baby girl, seeing the warmth and love you display towards her is so beautiful.  May God continue to bless you and I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things He has in store for you.


Congrats are also in order for Claudia Echeverri George.  An amazing attorney, person, and friend.  You are a blessing and it is no surprise that you are thriving professionally.  I celebrate your success.  Love you and may God continue to bless you and your amazing family.  Besitos.  Check out Claudia’s new commercial.  It’s the Spanish version.  The English version is in production.


Back to my blog break……

Proverb of the Day

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32



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