Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff-An Interesting Read

Sean Penn is the author of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, a novel about a man and his many jobs that take him on adventure after adventure through a life full of twists and turns. Although the book is considered to be fictitious, the reader can draw some similarities form it and the real world and even the author.

But Penn has inked a novel that creates different meaning for different readers, and you can take what you want out of it since there is no right or wrong way to read his book. It is an enjoyable read and definitely an escape from the world and the hustle and bustle of our own daily lives.

Penn even includes a poem at the end of the book that again could be related to reality and that has stirred up much controversy and talk since the character in which the poem was written could be compared to our modern day president. Penn’s book may not be for everyone, but it is nevertheless an interesting read and full of carefully set up scenes and colorful characters.

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff was originally an audiobook that he narrated in 1996 that he wouldn’t admit entirely to writing himself. He accredited the book to a man in Florida by the name of Pappy Pariah. The book’s out there but that’s perhaps the draw of it and people can’t seem to stop talking about it. It is anything but a dull read and really gets the reader thinking and asking questions.

Bob goes on adventures in the book such as helping Hurricane Katrina victims and even being hired as an assassin yet he stills seems to live a fairly mundane life at times.

Penn is a man of many different interests and has done many different things with his life. He is also an activist at heart and the book reflects on many of the issues of the world whether intentional or unintentional. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is definitely not your average read and makes for an interesting conversation starter.

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Lacey and Larking Talk About What Happened To Joe Arpaio

Even though there have been multiple presidential pardons that were considered unusual and controversial, the most recent one has in effect cause ripples throughout the nation because of its effect on the social discourse we live in. President Trump granted his first pardon to America’s strictest sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Joe Araio.

While his reputation carries a sense of notoriety, his most vengeful acts all stem around the wrongful imprisonment of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the owners of Village Voice.

It was 10 years ago that Maricopa County Selective Enforcement Unit agents arrested Larkin, the CEO of Village Voice Media, and Lacey, the executive director.

On the same day of the arrest, they published an article that discussed a particular poll being conducted by the grand jury against Village voice media publication, which is the Phoenix New Times. Unknowingly of them, it was them that the grand jury had been investigating.

It could be said that the investigation was fueled by Arpaio’s frustration with the frequent coverage concerning his excessively aggressive law enforcement tactics he used from the moment he obtained his seat in office in 1992.

The infamous Tent City, along with various cases brought against women, immigrants and inmates had been the top of the conversations for different publications who decided to report on it. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

While the sheriff appeared before United States District Judge Murray Snow and which it was declared that Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of immigrants he detained, most of these situations were addressed out of the public’s sight or knowledge prior to 2011.

13 years ago, a lawsuit filed against him brought those case back to the surface in which case Arpaio was finally charged for violating the rights of immigrants, especially those of Latino background.

Nonetheless, the more he remained defiant against the charges while proceeding with profiling Latinos, the more attention the issue gained from reporters.

This is when Lacey and Larkin began investigating the circumstances in which case they exposed the dirty work of Arpaio to the nation. On multiple occasions, they wrote about instances he wears involved in which field confrontations between them and Arpio’s department.

As a result, these two men were arrested after being specifically targeted by a dedicated prosecution team that formed the grand jury reporting on Phoenix New Times .

After 24 days in prison, Lacey and Larkin were released and immediately filed a lawsuit against Arpaio the lawsuit, which would reveal additional information suggesting violations of malpractice and corruption, was quietly settled for $3.7 million.

About Jim Larkin

Jim Larking attended Arizona State University, but he dropped out in 1972 in order to join Michael Lacey and serve as the CEO for the Phoenix New Times.

This weekly campus publication existed to give voice to the ultraconservative voice of anti-war students who often protested. By focusing on the advertising side of the publication, Larkin was able to expand its’ circulation while growing the audience through expiration of various political and social issues in which allowed the paper to gain more prominence.

Larkin, with his partner, created the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund, which they funded with the $3.75 million they received from the Maricopa County lawsuit.

About Michael Lacey

As the executive editor of the Phoenix New Times who was born the son of a construction worker, Lacey dropped out of college in 1970 from Arizona State University in order to respond to local media coverage published about the antiwar protests that took place on campus.

After running the publication for four decades, Lacey and Larking sold their business to company executives in 2012. At that time, Village voice Media Holdings the company they so, had garnered 56 million online viewers, 9 million readers of their print publication, and had accumulated dozens of journalistic honors, which includes the Pulitzer Prize.

After the sale, Lacey now runs a website called Front Page Confidential, which aims to protect the first amendment and the right to free speech.

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Michael Lacey, Pure Math Expert

Michael Lacey’s accomplishments in the field of mathematics have been recognized by institutions around the globe. The Full Professor and Associate Chair for Faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology has presented in such countries as Sweden, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, and Mexico along with several others. In the United States, he has presented at many Ivy League schools such as Yale and Princeton.

Across his career, he has given hundreds of presentations and is highly sought for his expertise. He has also been published more than 100 times and has had millions granted for research to his department.

He has been with the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1996. He began as an Associate Professor before he was granted the position of Full Professor in 2001. His career advanced further with Georgia Tech as he was made Associate Chair for Faculty for the Department of Mathematics in 2017. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

Prior to the Georgia Institute of Technology, he was an Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Bloomington. He was at this institution from 1989 to 1996. His first positions after college from 1987 to 1989 were at Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina.

His Ph.D. was completed under the guidance of Walter Philipp at the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1987. His guidance was also given for the development of Michael Lacey’s thesis over Banach Spaces, named after the Polish mathematician that originally studied the concept. Lacey also offered a solution related to empirical characteristic functions related to the law of the iterated algorithm.

After graduation, his research has had a lot of focus on harmonic analysis and to a lesser degree ergodic theory and probability.

Harmonic analysis involves representing functions as basic waves and is used in many fields such as neuroscience and number theory. It is his work in harmonic analysis that has awarded him with a large part of his research grants and contracts.

Learn more about Michael Lacey:

http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html
https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html

Larkin & Lacey Won’t Let Arpaio Rest Until He’s Behind Bars, But His Pardon May Put a Wrench in Their Case

While certainly not surprising, the formal validation of Joe Arpaio’s presidential pardon in 2017 was like a slap in the face to those who’d spent so long fighting his injustices. Earlier that same year, the former sheriff was convicted for contempt of court, with the possibility of a six-month jail sentence.

This conviction came about after Arpaio had ignored a court order following a lawsuit related to racial profiling. His pardon was issued by the president shortly before his sentencing.

Arpaio Walks

As an unjust close to the latest part of a long battle against Arpaio, the president’s pardon ensures that Arpaio won’t end up behind bars for his numerous transgressions.

This battle between the former co-owners of the Phoenix New Times and Joe Arpaio has been a long one, the arrest of Larkin and Lacey over 10 years ago acting as one of the pivotal turning points. Over the years, the pair had exposed numerous wrongdoings by Arpaio during his six-term run as sheriff.

However, Arpaio always had strong political awareness, and when the tides turned against him in early 2016, he made a move that, confusing at the time, ended in him being absolved of all crimes, and pardoned by the president himself. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/

Endorsing Trump before he had even secured the GOP nomination, Arpaio’s political gamble paid off more than he could have hoped for, and, as one of his first major supporters, Trump came to see Arpaio as a valued ally, and someone who was more valuable to his agenda as a free man. So while his bid for a seventh term ended in failure, Arpaio and Trump still had the last laugh.

A Conflict of Some Interest

In hindsight, the arrest of Larkin and Lacey seemed to be a long time coming. A constant thorn in the sheriff’s side since he began his career, the Phoenix New Times and their co-owners were one of the greatest threats to his power, and he knew it.

So in October of 2007, Arpaio sprung his trap, sending his men to arrest the two journalists during a raid in the dead of night. Larkin and Lacey were stuffed unceremoniously into cells. However, the public wouldn’t stand for such a blatant attempt to silence criticism, and their outrage was swift and vicious.

Less than 24 hours later, Larkin and Lacey were set free after an announcement that the case was to be dismissed. But Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were angered by their astonishingly thuggish arrest and filed suit, eventually walking away with a $3.75 million settlement, and a new goal: seeing Arpaio behind bars.

The Frontera Fund

The two journalists put the settlement to use rather quickly, establishing the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund in order to provide grants to organizations dedicated to preserving migrant rights, and protecting freedom.

Afterwards, they founded a new publication online, Front Page Confidential, a news site dedicated to exposing threats to the First Amendment and freedom of speech.

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