Monday, September 15, 2014

The World According to NFL's Ray Rice

Ray Rice w/ wife, Janay Palmer - Atlantic City, NJ - May 1, 2014 entering
the court where he pleaded guilty to third degree aggravated assault.

This world is decreasing in morality day after day until the eventual realization that what used to be right is now wrong and what used to be shunned upon, is now accepted.  People are distorting the freedoms given to them according to The Constitution; just like false prophets of the Word of God taking Biblical verses out of context, so is the "civil rights" advocate who is using our freedoms as an American too extensively, reading into them in so many different situations that just do not make sense.

This whole scenario with NFL Commissioner Ray Goodell, defamed NFL Running Back Ray Rice, and his fiancee turned wife, Janay Palmer is completely ridiculous!  What was initially a criminal act of spousal abuse caught on camera, mind you, that deserves no respect and dignity as the culprit/abuser is also supposed to be a role model for the children and fans watching his every move--has now turned into a lawsuit by the abuser towards the one who originally sanctioned him, Ray Goodell!

I understand the reasons for "double jeopardy" being claimed since, yes, he was sanctioned two different times--once by the court system AND the NFL suspending him only "2 games" and then the second time by the NFL alone which indefinitely suspended him from the league and also exterminated his $35 million dollar contract.  BUT, I personally believe that the Commissioner did not see the entire video of the "abuse" inside of the elevator--it wasn't even released in its entirety until recently.  I initially tried looking it up and all I got to see was what everyone else saw, when Ray Rice pulled his "knocked out cold/unresponsive" then fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of the hotel elevator.

He wasn't able to clearly see any fault on anyone's part, though it is quite clear that something really bad happened inside of the elevator and honestly, how can a court go ahead and convict you of anything with partial video when you know they were able to obtain the entire video and NFL Commissioner Goodell had to have had the chance to watch it in its entirety.  So in that case, I understand the lawsuit and I guess he does have a point.  BUT, what I am really disturbed about is the fact that this "wife" of his, how is she a responsible, advocate for females across the world?  She is just another woman who is a victim of spousal abuse, violent abuse I might add, and continues to stay with that person despite the reasons.

That's really all I want to say.  I just don't understand why women's advocacy and women's rights groups are backing her up with this lawsuit against Ray Goodell, it makes no sense.  This world has truly lost itself.  My fiancee even said, "Maybe there are reasons for her staying..." - WHAT?!  What reasons, Angie?  Any woman who was just violently knocked out cold by her then fiance, who decides to continue her relationship with this abusive animal, well, power to you.  That is stupidity.  And any female rights groups that back her up are completely going against their original purposes of protecting the well-being of females all over the world.  You wouldn't see Turning Point siding with Ray Rice on this.  Turning Point is a women's shelter for those abused and it is a great place to safeguard women from abuse, at least it is here in PA and I'm sure in its sister shelters across the country.

To me, that is a real advocate for women's rights and protection.  Also, these highly-paid NFL players are supposed to be role models.  What kind of role model is a violent and abusive man who knocks his girl out cold and walks around with an expensive suit and a smile going to court and attempting cash in on his violent offense?  Not a man, an ape; an animal.  That isn't a racist remark, when  I call him an ape, I am referring to the stupidity and stubborn mindset of monkeys, apes, and cavemen from back in the day.  Ray Rice is an ape who speaks English and has lots of money.  Janay Palmer is just a trick who is staying with her abusive hubby just because of the money.  My fiancee wants a reason?  It's money.  That is the reason.

Is that what women have stooped to these days?  To succumb to violent abuse just because the abuser is wealthy?  I don't think so.  BUT, there are many who do and I feel sorry and sad for them but they are making their own choices in this sick, sadistic, and messed up world we live in today.

To view the FULL elevator video (courtesy, TMZ Sports): and make your own judgment.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trip: Brief Bio

Self-Portrait by Trip Walters. © TRIP WALT, INC. September 2014.

Good afternoon readers!  My name is Trip Walters III and I am a Blogger and Critic who loves reporting on current events and whatever craziness just so happens to be going on in the world and of course, the lovely United States!

I figured that since nobody really knows me other than my close-knit circle of friends and of family, I would use my first blog to write sort of a biography to better acquaint you with who I really am as a person and as a writer.  I was born and raised in South Orange, New Jersey, attended Columbia High School in Maplewood which sits on its northern border and finished four years in half the time, where I received a full Liberal and Creative Arts scholarship at 16 to earn my Bachelors at Seton Hall University.  Of course, though I was quite young, I felt it was a great decision on my behalf and in 2004 graduated highest honors of Magna Cum Laude with a 3.85 Overall GPA!  You may be asking, 'Why should I care?'  Well, this is a bio of my life so you really don't have to care, but I'm very proud of my achievements.

Over the next 10 years I ran a freelance journalism company, locally, and made a healthy salary with amazing benefits doing the things I love the most!  Then at 26, I founded TRIP WALT, INC. which is a company that basically was founded so that all of my creative writing projects and the like were copyrighted and secure under my name so that in any legal battle I would be covered.  But, I also have desired to extend the use of my company to publish other up and coming authors and journalists who want to make it in this world and better yet, in this Godforsaken economy under Obama!  So I have a few clients who aren't as known as I but I plan on changing that fairly soon as they will share some of their talents in reporting the news from time to time on my blog, Talk of the Town w/ Trip Walters.

In 2013, I entered an online college Kaplan University out of respect for a current professor there whom was a former collegiate classmate of mine at Seton Hall.  The Masters program for Journalism wasn't too bad so I decided to earn it and by 2014 I was awarded the degree with high honors, continuing my success as a student with a 3.75 Overall GPA.  I then began this blog, the first of any online presence other than when I tried Myspace years ago.  I do not have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of those other social networks.  I only ever enjoyed Blogger and now, Google+ because they are straight and to the point and for news and current events critiquing and opinionated reporting, it is perfect!  I do plan on in the near future to obtain a PhD in furthering my higher education.  Since I am clearly well-learned in personal study of addiction, heroin addiction, and addiction research, I was thinking that I may focus my studies for a Doctorate in Addiction Research and Psychology next.

During HS and as electives throughout my collegiate years, I have taken several classes in the social sciences division, such as Intro to Psych to Abnormal and Clinical Psych, Applied Skills in Human Services, Neuropsychology,  Psychopathology, etc. and so forth.  Altogether I have a decent amount of credits, almost reaching an Associates degree in that specific field and if I were to gain a Doctorate, with all of my current education and degrees, I was told that within 2-3 years, depending on my learning time and effort which not to be selfish but is faster than average, I should be able to accomplish my original dream!  I had a brother Thomas "Tommy" Walters who was a few years older than me and who died at 27 years old, in 2011, from a terrible heroin overdose.  So it means a lot to me to look into ways that I could possibly find a cure by working with other doctors in addiction.

So, in conclusion, as we subside from such a depressing paragraph that I just couldn't keep as the end of this bio LOL I will hopefully be giving readers inspiration to be themselves as people and as writers and journalists.  I was never the type to work for another person, I like having my own regulations and rules which basically do not exist.  Of course, there are rules and styles of writing and grammar but besides that, I feel that writing from the emotions, that it allows the truth to be read and understood rather than everything be based on metaphors and "he said/she said" type of drama!  I am not a fan of tabloid magazines or TMZ, I find all of that to be nonsensical and violating in nature.  What is it that drives these people to want to follow other people around and take pictures of them doing anything and everything, such as eating, walking, opening a door, tanning, crying, hugging, driving, exiting a vehicle, and then they go steps further to catch them in the nude, cameras up their skirts, and taking all of these disturbing pictures of their children!

If I were one of them, especially being a parent with kids who I am trying to protect and some weirdo with a camera was taking their pictures secretly and privately, I would knock him the fuck out; lay him out cold.  Done.  Fuck the court and the lawsuits that they attempt to throw on me.  How could a judge approve a lawsuit from a situation like that?  A guy who protects his children and family from a strange man with a camera taking their pictures!  How do I know if they are representing a company or not?  And then again, anyone can call themselves paparazzi  which I think is wrong!  So basically, anyone can take pictures of you and your family and you are not allowed to hurt them?  To protect yourself and your children with self-defense?  Why?  So, if a pedophile becomes a celebrity paparazzi or claims to be anyway, and takes pictures of my children (if I had them) in any manner of life, according to The 1st Amendment I am not allowed to protect myself?!?  Yeah right.  That is so fucking stupid.  Excuse my language but at the same time, I am going to warn you right now that I tend to use profanity way more than normal so if that offends you, then get off of my blog!

Also, if you have a problem or issue with my writing?  Get off my blog.  Nobody asked you to read it.  And I will be approving any comments or messages before they are displayed in the public because I do not put up with negative comments, offensive slander, and whatever else you call it--"trolling" and the new style of trolling called "flaming" (which sounds sort of gay, right?!).  Hope you enjoy and if not, I am not going to kill myself over it.  I will just post another blog.  Really, I am here to voice my opinion and the way I see things, the truth of every story that readers prefer to hear rather than a dense macabre of bullshit journalism like CNN and ABC News.  By the way, ABC Channel 7 (CA) had banned me from their message board on my first comment!  What the fuck is that?  Ridiculous.  Are they trying to be the first organization to disallow negative feedback.  I mean, on one side of the picture I am 100% supportive of that, especially on You Tube where there is absolutely no internet policing at all when it comes to comments and threatening, slanderous statements.  But I just want to say, ABC7 needs to read all of their comments before picking and choosing that day when they actually want to work about which comments to take down.

Have a great Sunday afternoon and night.  The sun is still shining bright over Northeastern PA and New Jersey, and I wish that it will stay like this!  It's so beautiful out.

References:1. ABC Channel 7.  Man sues after losing 5 toes while in jail.  2014 (Article that my comment was banned from).  Retrieved from: