Vote, again

OK, so I hope that the folks that think like me are going out to vote, otherwise we are in for a long ride on the inflation train.

Yes, another long ride on the Inflation Train.

James Michael Payne
March 11th, 1960 – November 8th, 2022
James Michael Payne was an extraordinary man who touched many lives and accomplished so much in his sixty-two years on this earth. Above all else, Michael was a devoted and loving husband and father as well as an exceptional provider. He was born March 11th, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri, which he would tell you makes him a southerner. Despite his southern beginnings, he primarily spent his childhood in Wheaton, Illinois. Michael had great taste in music, often discovering artists before they became very popular. His siblings credit him for providing the soundtrack of their childhoods. His love of music remained a constant throughout his life. As he got older, he switched from playing music out loud to using headphones. Although, he still played his music at full volume and on repeat, so his wife and children always knew what songs he was into at any particular time. His family remember oftentimes even if he was listening to something with headphones, he’d stop you if you walked by, and say “Hey, come listen to this!” with a big smile on his face.
Michael was a very accomplished man both academically and in his career. From 1979 to 1981, he attended College of DuPage. He then went on to go to DePaul University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce in 1983. Inspired by his beloved grandfather Clifton Caryl’s career as a lawyer, Michael set off to DC for law school. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a Juris Doctor in 1986. Michael worked as an attorney for the FDIC for 37 years, only retiring when his doctor was shocked that he wasn’t already retired because of his health problems.
In 1987, Michael married his great love Carla Jo Payne (nee Bergstedt). Michael said when he first met Carla, he felt like he knew her already. The two were happily married for thirty-five years. They had their first child, Damon Clifton, in 1990. Then in 2000, they had their second child, Vanessa Violet.
Michael was an extremely generous man, known by many of the staff at the local restaurants for his tipping habits. Family recall going to dinner and hearing the wait staff happily call out, “Mr. Michael!” before bringing him whatever his favorite drink was at the time. He enjoyed taking friends and family out to eat, but he’d also on occasion buy lunch to bring to the bartenders and waitresses at Hooters (his local watering hole as he called it). Michael spoiled his family, taking his wife and children to many plays, concerts, and the Renaissance Festival over the years. He provided for his wife and children first, only in his last few years did he purchase some fun things for himself. Even then, he often shared anything he got with his family.
Michael was a brilliant man and incredibly well read. He knew many of the often forgotten parts of history. As a child, he was a part of an experimental reading program where he developed the ability to read extremely fast. He reminisced once about how he shocked some friends of his by reading Stephen King’s Pet Sematary in only two hours on the beach. He enjoyed reciting poetry for his family. A favorite of his to recite was “Tommy” by Rudyard Kipling. “It’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that!” he’d perform.
There was always an ease of conversation with Michael. Friends often remarked that he would talk to anyone. He had many stories that his family had grown accustomed to hearing on repeat, but those stories never seemed to get old. He enjoyed asking people where they were from and recommending restaurants. He also had a great sense of humor, which could be described as “dirty” or “sick.” We are still unsure of how we are supposed to honor his final request of being shot out of a canon.
His stories, his jokes, and his long chats will be dearly missed. All his family have said after his passing is that we wish we could talk to him again. No words can truly describe how great of a man he was nor how great his loss will be felt by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Carla, his daughter Vanessa, his son Damon, his mother Ann, his brother Jeff (Bernadette), his brother Chris (Dorothy), His sister Mary Ann Lux (Brad), his nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, his dogs Tigger and Roo, and countless friends.
A memorial service will be held at Tom Wages Funeral Home on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM. There will be a viewing beforehand from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. We welcome everyone to speak at the service if they’d like to and please bring your favorite Michael story as we plan to share many.

Researched a little more about the abortion status in most states and it seems like after row versus Wade was turned over a lot of states went back to the laws they had whatever that first supreme court judgment came down I think it was in the 60s or maybe the 70s? It seems that eight states currently have abortion outlawed because of it and maybe states are talking about raining in the amount of time that you can get an abortion. Currently it seems like six weeks for some reason is a measurement since that’s when the heartbeat is created I’m not so sure if that makes any sense. Currently Georgia is at 22 weeks which might seem a little big for me but it’s certainly a lot better than six. I would say at least 12 which puts it in the first trimester if you don’t know by then that you’re pregnant and decide to do something about it you’re foolish. Almost all have something to least take care of rape medical reasons and incest but at this point that’s kind of unclear. I personally think that they should have some sort of recommendations for that or those situations before they can not allow abortions. I don’t believe that not allowing anyone to have an abortion makes sense so long as they don’t curb them from going somewhere else to get an abortion. That would seriously break quite a few constitutional amendments in my book.

I question a lot of things now things like whether or not you should be able to claim an unborn baby on your state income taxes especially in states that don’t allow you to have abortions because they consider the embryo to be a person. There’s a whole Lotta other things but whatever

The Supreme Court ruled today that the New York law that doesn’t allow you to carry concealed carry a gun is against the second amendment. This law I think has been there since 1913 absolutely crazy. What’s really funny is that essentially it just makes it so criminals will have guns and no one else will and it’s not like that for a very long time.

In other news the Senate is poised to put in some small changes to gun ownership essentially extra background checks people under the age of 21 won’t be able to purchase a weapon and I think more money for schools and security and weird stuff like that. Mental health concerns are trying to be considered. What’s interesting about all this is this is come about because we’ve had two mass shootings in the last year that have total about 32 people. Actually only two people were involved 32 people lost their lives. If you look at the mass shootings definition and how many people of died per year for the last 10 years it averages about 40 people year . What’s really crazy about this is there are things that kill people especially children like domestic violence accidental deaths but none of that is important. What’s important is to get guns out of peoples hands and not allow us to protect ourselves or protect ourselves from our government which is the true reason why the second amendment was created.

Went over to the Reptile Shop over past the Mall of GA.

Porcellio scaber White Out
Scientific Name: Porcellio scaber
Common Name: White Out Scaber
Origin: Worldwide
Adult Size: 18mm / 0.71 in
Reproduction rate: Fast

TAMPA — The majority of Florida fans have already moved past 2021, ready to see what the Billy Napier Era delivers.
But as Orlando resident Lee Corso might say, “Not so fast, my friend.”

The UCF fan base has a very different view of Thursday night’s Gasparilla Bowl here at Raymond James Stadium. The Knights (8-4) and their fans see this matchup as an opportunity to make a statement against the big, bad Gators (6-6).

29-17 Florida loses, they are really shitty this year.

Marcellus sinclair



Marcellus Fernandez Sinclair AKA “FOOTS” was born on July 16, 1960, in Jacksonville, Florida to the union of Mercedes and Archie P. Sinclair. He attended local schools and graduated from Ribault Senior High School in 1978.

After high school, Marcellus matriculated to the University of Florida where he attended for one year, pledging Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity before leaving to pursue job interests and assist his family. He dedicated himself to the task of assisting his mother in raising his deceased sister’s five juvenile children. He had various jobs during this time as he debated with himself as to whether to continue his education. Eventually he would decide with gentle prodding from friends and family, to continue his education, graduating from Jacksonville University Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in general studies on May 6, 2000.

This degree served to open several new doors for his working career. Marcellus worked for Sprint as a customer service representative (Jacksonville), Caremark, as a customer care supervisor, USA 800, CVS, Truman Medical Center (All in Kansas City, MO)  and lastly UF Health of Jacksonville as a Customer Service Representative.

Marcellus prided himself on his volunteerism. He would support various philanthropic causes in any way he could, either monetarily or giving his time and energy. He was proud of the citation he received from TV channel 12 WTLV in 1995, being selected as one of the “12 Who Cares” award recipients for his efforts in hospice care.

Marcellus developed several passions during his time. He enjoyed watching classic cartoons. He loved football, primarily the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Gators, but he had a soft spot also for the Jacksonville Jaguars with whom he became an initial booster. He was a train fanatic, if you wanted his undivided attention, show him, or take him to see a train. He loved tasty food, both eating, and preparing it. You were in for a treat if he elected to cook dinner for you because like everything else, he put his heart into it. He could suggest and lead you to some of the better eating establishments in town based on his own experiences. He also loved all genres of music including classical, country, blues, jazz, and R&B.

Marcellus was a marvelous communicator and genuinely enjoyed meeting and interacting with people. He never met a stranger. His friends and acquaintances included individuals from all races, genders, ages, and levels of society. Meeting him would leave a lasting and memorable impression on those fortunate enough to experience it. If Marcellus was your friend, you probably received a call from him from time to time just to check on you with that initial greeting “This is Marcellus” to start the conversation. If you were family, you were automatically on a call rotation for updates on what was happening in his life as well as the status of other family members. He took it upon himself to love those he met. He cared unconditionally and without reservation. His pleasant, bubbling, magnetic personality and inviting smile will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mercedes Kittles Sinclair; father, Archie P. Sinclair; brother Martin D. Kittles; Sister, Brenda L. Kittles Sanford and Nephew, Isaac Sanford Jr.

Still here to carry on his legacy, his brothers, Acosta F. Kittles (Mary) of New Orleans, LA; Edward C. Kittles of Cincinnati, OH; Thaddeus E. Kittles (Angela) of Bowie, MD. The nieces and nephews he helped nurture Michael D. Sanford; Darrell “Chain Chain” Sanford; Christina Sanford Edwards (Joe); and Bernadetta Sanford Dixon. Several other nephews, nieces and an enormous quantity of relatives and friends.