Kankakee, Illinois, USA
March 18
That One
Columnist for Kankakee Daily Journal, Host of The Ron Jackson Coffee & Conversation Show Saturdays on WKAN 1320AM, or wkan.com, justrondering.blogspot.com. Public speaker(Youth, women in unhealthy relationships) Author of " How to Handle Your Man"

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DECEMBER 30, 2008 12:42AM

In the year 25 25 (things)

In no particular order:

1. Spent 3 years, 31 days, 20 hours, 14 minutes, 2 seconds in foster homes

2. My step dad is only person I wanna be like

3. Loved my mom but never liked her

4. I talk to only 2 of 8 living siblings

5. I… Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2008 8:48AM

Why not ban Christmas and all Marriage

This is a Fox News report:

COVINA, Calif. — Stinging from an acrimonious divorce, a man plotting revenge against his ex-wife dressed up like Santa, went to his former in-laws' Christmas Eve party and slaughtered at least eight people before killing himself hours later.Read full post »

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DECEMBER 26, 2008 12:09AM

When people give their life to Christ, does he regift?

Now that Christmas is over and you're pondering what to do with that unwanted gift, please consider the following.

When people give their life to Christ, what does he do with it? Obviously, he accepts it because once given, the givers have no life.

Immediately after that little transaction,… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 24, 2008 9:50PM

My Most Memorable New Year's Eve 1978-79

Disclaimer: Should I ever run for political office, be asked by John McCain to be his running mate, or be requested to participate in anyone's campaign, I will forever deny all or any part of the following.

December 31, 1978, Carlsbad, California. Me, a mere lad of just 21 in… Read full post »

Each year a few local organizations take children from area after school programs Christmas shopping.

This particular organization was a regional liquor association. It's a group of bars, taverns, saloons, pubs, liquor stores, restaurants, diners, etc... They had raised enough money throughout the… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2008 8:00AM

The real problem with OS

I just figured it out, this fascination with OS and its inherent problem.

Most of the great OS writers are stumbled upon by happenstance. Other times you will get an invite to check out someone's prose.

But the problem lies with the inadvertant finds. Just when I think I don't have… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2008 8:49AM

My grandson's performance agreement

This is the actual list of demands of my then 6-year-old grandson for a community performance


Anthony Sullivan

(Michael Jackson Impersonator)

Demands for his Thriller performance

Sat, March 1, 2008


Soldiers(semi-pro basketball team) Kickoff Party

At KankakeeRead full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2008 8:15AM

I knew John McCain was full of crap

If things had worked out differently, Sarah Palin would be on the verge of running this country in less than a month.

Oh, but it didn't happen that way.

Remember, oh, way back in September/October when John McCain said with full confidence that Sarah Palin was capable of assuming… Read full post »

There was a popular commercial that said, " You can learn a lot from a dummy."   It's true. I am so much smarter today.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI today.  Early reports are that the governor was conspiring to personally profit from the sale of the open s… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2008 8:08AM

Obama's got it easy.

Historic, yes. Precedent, yes. Difficult, no.

Much is being made of Barack Obama being the first non-white dude to be president. Unlike all the race barrier breaking heroes before him, Obama's task is much less daunting.

History is on Obama's side.

When Jackie Robinson broke the major league baseba… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2008 10:13PM

A 4 year-old's New Pledge of Allegiance

Think we haven't been Obamanized?

This is my granddaughter's rendition ofThe Pledge of Allegiance.

Just to make sure I heard it correctly, I had her do it a few times.



Obama of a nighted State of America

And to the replug it

Which it standsRead full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2008 7:37PM

Obviously then, I am better than God

This time of year lends itself to a lot of reconciliation. Stories abound about how suddenly siblings that haven't communicated in years choose this season to make amends. Guilt maybe? Or divine inspiration after watching a cryfest of Oprah?

Not me. When I am done with a… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 22, 2008 10:42AM

The 1st Pilgrim

The First Thanksgiving

My annual elementary school visit.

Oh, the questions they have.


How do you pee in that?

Is a pilgrim wife pretty?

Where is your boat? 

Do pilgrims dance? 


And the stories I make up.


Yes, we had Jello-o pudding and stuffing.

We played cops… Read full post »

"Mama got a good man now," my oldest sister and the only female I trusted at this point in my life said to my brother and me.

This was about two years after we had been placed in foster homes because Mama had a drinking problem. OK, it wasn't a problem, it… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 8:45AM

101 Words: A Young Choice

Now touch your bloody finger to his.

You’re in.

I’m in.

I belong.

Walking slowly home before it’s dark.

I’m finally a part of something. Someone cares.

There he sits. Watching Hee-Haw.

I sneak past him.

The voice beckons.

“Hey. Read your… Read full post »

Contrary to what you may think, the title was not chosen to attract attention. I found my crown in the toilet is the whole story.

It began June 7th of this year. While eating a delicious pulled-pork sandwich, I swallowed my crown. Once I realized what I had done, I quickly… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 17, 2008 9:01AM

Catholics are pro-Catholic, NOT pro-life

You may have heard about the South Carolina Catholic priest, Rev. Jay Scott Newman, who tried to start a second crusade by saying parishoners who voted for Barack Obama should be denied communion.

The priest said all those who voted for Obama should repent because of… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 9:53PM

Led Zeppelin Must Die

My grandson is almost seven years old and has been performing with his dad as Michael Jackson impersonators since he was three. Whenever he is not the "Gloved One," he also performs live as a rock-n-roll star.

His favorite song to sing and play… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 7:15AM

The Obama White House in blackspeak

"Yo, yo, yo, Ron. We in da house, my man." the jubilant brother said, as he put up his fist, awaiting my return dap. " Barack did it. You said it wasn't gonna happen."

"Actually, Rico(not his real name), I said I hoped it wouldn't happen because I don't… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 12, 2008 9:43AM

White folks say the darndest things, by popular demand

Actually, only one person suggested I share this, but I have always wanted to say something of mine was requested" by popular demand."

While going to college supported by the G I Bill, I worked for a L.A. Times newspaper distributor to supplement my lifestyle. Okay, I… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2008 9:39PM

Why Blacks supported Prop 8

March 2004

Ron Jackson

Gay Marriage reason blacks fail; White man off the hook

The White Man may finally get a… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 11, 2008 9:10AM

Post Election Ignorant Prophecies

It was the day after the world stood still. In other words, it was the 5th of November. A day I'll always remember. I stole that from the Temptations. Barack Obama was annointed the president-elect of the United States of America.

What does that mean? It means discomfort.

Contrary to the… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2008 12:23PM

Marriage is like baseball

California'a Prop 8 hate ban caused me to return to my achives.

I have long been an advocate of marriage.  From Brittany Spears's 55-hour union or marriages of death row inmantes, marriage is marriage is marriage.

This is from  July 2003.

 Marriage as we know it is a great in… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 10, 2008 8:30AM

Obama has already increased my taxes

For over ten years, my daily routine has been to buy both Chicago major daily newspapers, The Tribune & The Sun-Times. That's everyday, rain or shine.

Well, President elect Obama has already broken that streak and eliminated a few tax deductions. Novemeber 5th and 9th editions of both papers… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2008 9:57AM

She's A Maverick, by Tom Jones

Like the kid who cried and screamed, " Leave Brittany alone, " I am offering this send off to Sarah Palin to the tune of Tom Jones's "She's a Lady."

For those too young to remember or know Tom Jones, he was/is the coolest white guy God ever created.… Read full post »