Sunday, August 17, 2014

JNS Blog Acknowledges St. Anthony For Helping Me Recover My Lost Keys...

Image found on CatholicCulture.org, which hopefully doesn't mind me using it
and linking back to their website, (if they do I'll remove it) blog post by John Hoff

I acknowledge the miraculous helpfulness of St. Anthony, yesterday, in the finding of my lost keys. 

Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony, look all around. Something is lost which must be found...

Plus I will add this saintly intervention is particularly miraculous due to the fact I am not Roman Catholic. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

JNS Blog Brings Back Open Thread "Free Speech Friday" Which Is Kind Of Strange, Because It's Saturday...

Creative stock photo, summer 2013 Dad and Alex road trip, blog post by John Hoff

Like Mike Myers used to say on the SNL skit "Coffee Talk," go ahead and...

Talk amongst yourselves. 

Here, I'll give you a topic...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

JNS Blog And Don Allen Of IBNN Reach Tenuous "NOMI Blog War Cease Fire" Agreement And Try To Hammer Out Possible Long Term Truce...

Creative stock photo, (my duffel bag, it has been a few places) blog post by John Hoff

JNS blog breaks the self-imposed silence caused by a direct hit from a "First Amendment Chill Ray" to announce a metaphorical cease fire agreement has been reached with Don Allen of IBNN blog.

Click here for an article referencing what have been called the "NoMi Blog wars." The article is from February of 2011 but the vicious "Blog Wars" have been ongoing all this time, pulling in many participants, and have even moved into the new territory of North Minneapolis Facebook forums such as North Vent and North Talk. 

By email and text message initiated by IBNN blogger Don Allen earlier today, my former friend Don Allen is asking Johnny Northside for certain things and he is promising certain things in return. The conversation is...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sadly North Minneapolis Has Become Accustomed To Violence And Crime. But When A Tiny Baby Was Shot In The Head, We Were All Left Speechless! Exclusive Update As Baby Isaac Early Turns One Year Old (GUEST BLOG POST BY JORDAN NORTH YES THE GIRL WONDER HAS SURVIVED THE FIRST AMENDMENT CHILL RAY! THIS PARENTHETICAL COMMENT IN THIS HEADLINE IS BY JOHNNY NORTHSIDE, STILL WITH SOME MINOR BLOGGING LIFE FUNCTIONS!!!!)

Blog post by Jordan North


Baby Isaac, at the ripe old age of one has had more tragedy and triumph than many of us have in a lifetime. He was shot and still has the bullet lodged in his head. He made a miraculous recovery that surprised doctors and specialists. At the very same time he was in a hospital struggling for his life, his big sister was in the hospital, doing the same.

Sadly a few months later, she...

FIRST AMENDMENT "CHILL RAY" STOPS JOHNNY NORTHSIDE BLOG IN ITS TRACKS!!! TROLLS AND EVIL DOERS SEEMINGLY RUN RAMPANT AND TRIUMPHANT! OH, NOOOOO, IS THIS THE END FOR JNS BLOG? AND WHAT OF BLOGGER JORDAN NORTH, THE GIRL WONDER? WHERE IS SHE? IS SHE STILL ALIVE? CAN ANYBODY SAVE FREE SPEECH IN THE BLOODY, TROUBLED STREETS OF NORTH MINNEAPOLIS? PAYPAL BUTTON, PAYPAL BUTTON, HELP HELP HELP...

Image found at this website, click here, go there to support what they're doing after
learning of it here, gee, hopefully they're cool about me using the picture if not I'll
find a different one, blog post by John Hoff

What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been 

For an unknown period of time, the many readers who depend on this blog or at least enjoy reading this blog won't see new stuff published unless a guest author seizes the helm of the U.S.S. Johnny Northside and writes something. 

Click here for an editorial that explains as well as I can explain. 

Now this is the part where I tediously mention the PayPal button to the right. I hate sounding like a televangelist. HATE IT. But like my mom says, "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition."  

Since 2008 this blogger has lived like a... 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

(TEMPORARY NON-CONTROVERSIAL BLOGGING RESTRICTION IN PLACE) A Reader Chimes In With An Idea About How Maybe Johnny Northside Could Blog Without Actually Writing Anything, JNS Blog Responds With A List Of Ways How "If It Bleeds..."

Photo, blog post by John Hoff, CENSORSHIP DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!!!! 

Click here for editorial explaining (to the degree I can explain it right now) why this blog is "chilled" in its free speech. Readers and supporters are directed to the PayPal button to the right to help me eventually achieve a thawing spell, or so I hope. 

In the meantime, I recommend my frustrated readers go to North Vent Facebook Forum for a pep-inducing addictive fix of North Minneapolis information and opinion. (For now, wait until THAT forum is chilled, too, and I can totally see the writing on the wall) 

But I am being careful over there at North Vent too, because I am CHILLED. Mostly I am just pressing the "like" button now and then. 

But recently my "$10 Johnny Northside donations fun rider" (who is getting this second ride for free, I guess, what a bargain!) gave me some feedback by email on this odd First Amendment situation, as follows...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

(TEMPORARY NON-CONTROVERSIAL BLOGGING RESTRICTION IN PLACE) You Must Be At Least $10 High To Get On Board The Johnny Northside Donations Fun Ride...

Stock photo, child at a North Minneapolis Islamic learning center,
circa 2008, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for editorial discussing the current status of this blog. Readers are directed to the PayPal button on the right to help support a First Amendment defense of this blog. 

Yesterday I received a THIRD cash donation. And don't think I don't realize what's up, oh, yes I do...

Monday, August 4, 2014

(TEMPORARY NON-CONTROVERSIAL BLOGGING RESTRICTION IN PLACE) Donations To Defend First Amendment Rights Of JNS Blog Are Trickling In, Meanwhile Allow Me To Comment On A New Trend In Personalized License Plates...

Photo, blog post by John Hoff

This blog is under a self-imposed non-controversial blogging restriction due to being chilled in its First Amendment rights. Click here for editorial discussing the situation with my readers, to the degree I can discuss it. 

As of several minutes ago, I received a second cash donation of support. I do not know if I'll be able to publicly acknowledge each and every donation, but for now I'm trying. 

Pictured above, the pending end of Western Civilization as...

(TEMPORARY NON-CONTROVERSIAL BLOGGING RESTRICTION IN PLACE) Death Of The Warnke Willow, Part One Of I Don't Know How Many, Settle Back For An Exciting Urban Lumberjack Tale!!! OK, Actually, It's Not That Exciting And I Will Totally Understand If You Go Get Your News On North Vent Facebook Forum, Instead...

Photo, (circa June 21, 2013) blog post by John Hoff

This blog is under a temporary, self-imposed "non-controversial" blogging restriction. To support and defend this blog and hopefully one day get things back to normal, please use the PayPal button on the right side. Click here for editorial.

Now then.

While murder ravages my neighborhood, allow me to turn aside from all THAT and present the dramatic, possibly six part series on cleaning up a tree in my front yard...

Sunday, August 3, 2014

(TEMPORARY NON-CONTROVERSIAL BLOGGING RESTRICTION IN PLACE) JNS Blog Gratefully Acknowledges Cash Donation Received To Defend Free Speech, You Know Who You Are...



Source of photo unknown, but floating around the internet, no assertion of
copyright assumed; meme lettering added by John Hoff, blog post by John Hoff

Tonight, in response to a request for donations to support the free speech of this blog in the midst of an Arctic cold spell of "chilled" First Amendment rights, I have quickly received a cash donation... 

(TEMPORARY NON-CONTROVERSIAL BLOGGING RESTRICTION IN PLACE) JNS Blog Publishes Mainstream Media Link To Last Night's Triple Shooting, Publishes No Other Information Though In Possession Of Some Info...

Stock photo, inoffensive general image, blog post by John Hoff

Readers, please note the PayPal button to the right. I am soliciting donations for a First Amendment defense of this blog. See previous editorial on this topic. 

So last night there was a triple shooting in my neighborhood. Click here for a link to a mainstream media report. This is the kind of thing I normally report on, discovering and disseminating new pieces of information about a matter of public concern. 

But this blogger is adding no further information to the news report about the triple shooting even though, yes, I have some info and I would normally publish that info... 

(TEMPORARY NON-CONTROVERSIAL BLOGGING RESTRICTION IN PLACE) Joshua "Josh" Taft Sings The Song That Got Him Banned From Downtown Savannah, Georgia, "The Bullet" By The Devil Makes Three...


YouTube embed and blog post by John Hoff

This blogger is soliciting funding via PayPal for defense of the First Amendment rights of this blog. See PayPal button to the right. All blog posts published "for the duration" of my "temporary non-controversial blogging restriction" will have this solicitation for funds but I can't offer readers more explanation at present. 

I'm not blogging about North Minneapolis right now. Readers who have been with me since 2008 can see how serious that is. 

Now then, when I wrote yesterday about how I wouldn't write anything controversial for a while clearly I meant nothing controversial about North Minneapolis and my usual blogging subjects. So (as Monty Python used to say) NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!!!!!

In the video above you can see...

Saturday, August 2, 2014

JNS BLOG FIRST AMENDMENT FORK IN THE ROAD EDITORIAL: Welcome To The New And Temporarily NON-CONTROVERSIAL Adventures of Johnny Northside! It Is The Long Hot Summer Of 2014 In "Murderapolis" But This Blog Is Chilled, Chilled Like A Chili Dog...



It is an unspeaking stone face. Note how he does not speak. Note how the flowers are closed and not in bloom except one flower, which is past blooming. Let us contemplate this image. 

I've Been Searching My Soul 

I never watched or followed the television series "Ally McBeal," which (so I hear) was about a young lawyer trying to find her way in the world. Yet the show had an impact on my life, sort of. 

Somehow I came into possession of a CD with the movie soundtrack, and I liked it so much I would play it over and over until I about wore it out. The songs, all the songs, became a part of me. And I especially liked the Ally McBeal theme song by Vonda Shepard, which was so pretty it still gives me the shivers...