28 July 2013

From a guy who knows...

Doug Giles, like myself, also knows what it's like to be a thug...and the consequences that face you when you are.

During my time of gleefully following el Diablo’s lead, I shot at people and had guns drawn on me. One summer night back in 1978, my buddies and I were ripping off a boat and were busted red-handed by the home owner who pulled out a pump shotgun, racked a round, but was unable to get off a shot because the direction in which I ran blocked his sight picture and I was able to get away.

If I would have been shot and killed that evening it would have sucked, but would have been a just punishment because my life choices put me in a direct path of destruction.

If I would have died of an overdose or from a crime that I had committed, I would hope to God that no one would stand over my casket and blame other people, or culture, or lack of education, or my neighborhood, or some other people group because that stuff was all on me. I would hope my life would have become a proverb, a veritable deterrent to aberrant behavior.

RTWT.  If this is the path you choose to walk, then the only one responsible for your incarceration, overdose or untimely demise is you.  "Society" didn't fail you--you failed yourself.


27 July 2013

Crazy talk

Who the hell would vote for these loons?

On reason and homo sapiens

I'm going to quote just the footnote of this post

* One of the most basic tenets of the political left is that is somehow wrong for there to be wealthy people. It’s not wrong that there exist super wealthy people. The world would be a better place if everyone, by todays standards, were super wealthy. And in fact by the standards of 1000 years ago the bottom 1% of the population in the U.S. have nearly unimaginable wealth. 1000 years ago all the richest king’s gold could not have bought a vaccine to prevent their child from contracting small pox. Nor could they have purchased a ride on a vehicle that could take them 50 miles in less than hour. Or gotten a valid answer to some of the toughest questions ever asked within a few minutes.  But almost anyone today can get that for a pittance if not for free.

Without that thin veneer of reason the people of the political left cannot, or in some cases will not, recognize that the poor are only temporarily, if that, improved by taking wealth from the rich and redistributing it. The situation of the poor is improved through the creation of more wealth.

This creation of more wealth was how our world today became so much better for everyone than the world of 1000 years ago. We created a trillion (just a WAG) times more wealth. Creating more wealth may increase disparity between the rich and the poor but in the long term the poor will be improved far more than if the wealth of the rich was taken from them. This is not just an assertion but a simple extrapolation of countless “experiments” run in hundreds of cultures around the world over hundreds if not 1000s of years.

This creation of wealth required a large population growth and a dramatic increase in the consumption of natural resources. Both the population growth and the consumption of natural resources were, and are, seen as catastrophic by the political left. Yet, humans are far better off for it.

RTWT, because logic is awesome.

26 July 2013

Props to Sheriff Mike Scott

Now, this is how you call hypocrites out.

I have been invited to the NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet and
have been asked to sponsor the event financially. I will not be doing
either but wanted to explain my concerns and the reasons for my
decision. Frankly, I believe the NAACP locally and nationally loses
credibility when it picks and chooses which issues it rallies around and
embraces what often appears to be a double standard relative to race and
ethnicity. I am citing two (2) local and recent examples of my concern.

Tragically, record numbers of young, black males have been gunned down
in the streets of Fort Myers in an epidemic of alarming proportions over
the last few years. In virtually every instance the killer was also black
and the majority of those cases remain open. Many more black citizens
have been injured and were lucky to survive similar circumstances. To
date, I am unaware of any appreciable attention or public outcry the
NAACP locally­ or nationally have afforded these issues in our own,
proverbial backyard. '

Conversely, you immediately inserted yourself and the Lee County Branch
in the matter of Trayvon Martin’s tragic death in a city hours from ours
and publically declared that matter to have been mishandled by the police
while expressing your intention to travel to Sanford sporting a “hoodie.”

Well done, Sir.

UPDATE:  I'm not going to say the response was predictable, but there are as-yet-undiscovered tribes in the heart of the Amazon jungle who could have seen this coming.

The feedback I’m receiving via email, phone calls texts and what we’ve all seen on [NBC2] Facebook posting, your Facebook postings right now are running about 75%-25% in my favor,” Scott said.

The NAACP says this debate is far from over. They are sending the letter to Governor Rick Scott’s office and the national office of the NAACP.

As for having Scott removed from office – Scott won his last re-election in 2012 with 66% of the vote. He also noted in an email Thursday evening that he’s been awarded the local NAACP’s top honor twice in his eight years in office.

All together now:  "WAAAAAAAAHHH!!!  RAAAACIISST!!!"  Guess the petulant children at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Race Baiters need a time-out.

23 July 2013


Why do people still fall for this?

“Government today is bigger and more unconstitutional than it was before the last election.”

If you could travel through time, you could make that statement in any of the last 100 years and you’d almost never be wrong.

“Voting the bums out” has proven to be a complete and utter failure as a strategy.

And yet, fools still think that by sending a different pack of shitheads and liars to Washington, they're going to get things done.  How's that been workin' for ya?

Stand up as a man, a household, a community, a county, a state, a region.  But don't think you'll ever get anything out of DC at this point but lies, oppression and tyranny.


22 July 2013

Motivated by hate

That description seems to apply more to Zimmerman's persecutors than the man himself.

Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of a family of four — two parents and two children — trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.

By the time police arrived, two people – including Zimmerman – had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff’s office said. No one was reported to be injured.

So, all you people screaming death threats, rioting and looting "fo' Trayvon..."

...what have YOU done for your fellow man lately?

21 July 2013

Larry Correia does it again.

This one small excerpt should make you want to RTWT.

I happen to look like a scary 6’5” Tony Soprano. I’m actually physically intimidating, and that is at 37 years old and years of desk job. When I was in my 20s I could bench press 365 pounds and was 270 pounds, 16% body fat, of Big Ugly. I usually had a shaved head and a goatee and I looked like my favorite hobby was punching things, which it was. I was a hundred times more physically intimidating that President Lady Parts on his best day. So I’ve been profiled tons, and I’ve had lots of women obviously assess me like I was a threat.

And I don’t think it is a bad thing at all.

Emphasis mine.  It's a long post, but entertaining enough that that shouldn't matter.

Uncle Ted speaks the truth

This is the most depressing part of the entire op-ed:

...Blacks kill more blacks in a weekend in Chicago than the evil, vile Ku Klux Klan idiots did in 50 years. Truly earth shattering insane. And not a peep from Obama or Holder. Tragic.

RTWT.  And pass it on.

20 July 2013

Selling their souls for a lie...

Read points 1-3 from Our Favorite Spitfire.  (Post in full follows)

5 Really Depressing Things and then Some Music

Posted by Ann Barnhardt - July 20, ARSH 2013 2:01 PM MST

1. The single most depressing thing to watch is the 36 hour news cycle of the populus. I can't understand it. I can't understand how it is that you people just collectively let massive, massive crimes go as soon as the media spoon-feeds you the next "big story". This has to be a function of the diabolical coupled with God withdrawing His grace. Memory is a gift from God. To choose to not use it, to choose to suppress it is a sin.

2. Um, yeah, it was reported about 48 hours ago (now outside the window, apparently) that the Obama regime has forced all of the Benghazi survivors to sign "non-disclosure agreements", which means all of those people were threatened with their jobs, and perhaps more importantly their PENSIONS, and thus they all, to a man, so far, have ROLLED OVER and SOLD OUT.

THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is why I fear the field grade officers and flag officers in the United States Military. I doubt there is ONE who would call bee-ess and go full bayonet charge if they were so much as threatened with losing their precious, precious pension. "I just have to make it x more years."

No, sweetie. You just need to make it through your Particular Judgment. Which leads to nausea-inducing point number three...

3. All of the FEDGOV pension money is totally being raided. I picked up on a Market-Ticker.org thread that the way the FEDGOV is keeping from "hitting the debt ceiling" is by raiding the TSP accounts, which stand for "Thrift Savings Accounts". Those are all of the retirement accounts of government employees, basically government 401ks. Yeah. The Obama regime raids the TSP accounts, leaves an I.O.U., and it washes out on the balance sheet since it is all "gubmint", and thus the "debt ceiling" is not breached.

Here is a citation on this practice from January.

These morons, including the Benghazi survivors, are selling out in order to salvage their precious, precious pensions which have zero chance of paying out, and the money **may already be gone anyway**. You can't make this stuff up. Centuries from now, you know what historians are going to look back and say? It will be something like, "These people were so bleeping stupid and PATHETIC that they deserved everything they got in spades."

4. Yes, my supernova analogy would have been so much better if I had assumed that the supernova resulted in a black hole, not a white dwarf. Yes. Absolutely. This is all going to end in a black, sucking vortex of subatomic carnage. What was I thinking? Must be the exhaust fumes from the Van Down By The River getting to me.

5. A reader sent in this quote from KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov. A full interview of Bezmenov recorded in the early 1980's (I think) is widely available on YouTube. The regime isn't censoring these things because the vast majority of people are too stupid to listen to anything that lasts more than seven seconds. But, I'll let Bezmenov sum it up. This is the KGB's definition of "ideological subversion":
"To change the perception of reality, of every American, to such an extent that despite the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their countrymen."

6. Now something pretty. Sigh.

19 July 2013

The dream is dead.


I got your "racism" right here.

Dr. Ossian Sweet could tell you a little about real racism...and about self-defense.

Dr. Sweet bought a home for his family commensurate with his status—the one at 2905 Garland. Ironically, the family selling the home—the Smith’s—was interracial, but Mr. Smith was so light-skinned that his neighbors assumed he was white; Sweet anticipated no troubles. Indeed, his wife’s parents lived in a white neighborhood. However, as soon as the residents near 2905 Garland learned of his race, trouble began. The Smiths were condemned for selling the home to a black and they warned the Sweets of the difficulties they would face. As soon as he purchased the residence, a block club was formed to keep him out. Dr. Sweet consulted other professional blacks who attempted integration, and realized that the Detroit police would likely offer little protection. Nevertheless, he informed the police of his intent to move into his new home. He expected trouble, so on his first night in this home—September 8, 1925—he asked his two brothers and a number of friends, including a federal narcotics agent, to spend the night with him. He and his friends prepared for hostilities by arming themselves with six revolvers, two rifles, a shotgun and, perhaps, as many as two thousand rounds of ammunition.

A crowd of whites gathered at the corner of Garland and Charlevoix on that evening, but there were eleven police officers present and no violence. Dr. Sweet still feared trouble would escalate, so he asked an additional three friends to join him for the evening of September 9. At some point, the crowd apparently became aggressive, loudly proclaimed that they would drive the Sweets out and began stoning the home. Dr. Sweet and the other armed men inside believed that the home was under siege, that they might be burned to death when the house was incinerated and that the Detroit police would offer no assistance. Shots rang out from the second-story dormer that you see. Instantly, one member of the crowd on Garland, Leon Breiner, was killed and another, Eric Hougberg, wounded in the thigh. At this point, police officers rushed the home and arrested all occupants, who were held without bail.

The city’s police chief demanded first degree murder charges but before going to trial, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People realized the fundamental importance of these events and came to Detroit to protect Dr. Sweet’s rights. Lynching was still frequently used in the South to kill blacks who were presumed guilty of criminal behavior or violating local racial mores. The NAACP feared that lynching would spread to the North and that blacks who did such things as moving into a white neighborhood would be killed. Spurning local black lawyers, the NAACP recruited former University of Michigan student, Clarence Darrow, to defend the occupants of Dr. Sweet’s home.


18 July 2013

It's true...God help us.

Tell me that the regime through the infiltrated "schools" hasn't created an entire society of people who refuse to think. Look around you. Your neighbors aren't just uneducated, they are now, in their current state, uneducable. Objective evidence means NOTHING. Reality means NOTHING. Truth means NOTHING. All that matters is SENTIMENT, and not just sentiment, but irrational, evil, immoral sentiment. So, switch off. Stop thinking. Just let "us" take care of you.
Take a look at every "We Be Trayvon" supporter out there.  Try to approach them with provable facts, logic and reason

Note results.

I fear Ann's right.

Dear Lord, have mercy on Your children.  Far too many of them really 'know not what they do.'

An unsung hero passes

RIP, Larry Grathwol.

Most people are also unaware of just what kind of fighter we had in Larry Grathwohl. During the Vietnam War, Larry was a member of a Hatchet Force unit of the 101st Airborne Division. This small force of 40 or fewer men was sent in to rescue other Special Operators in trouble and/or challenge the Vietnamese Communist forces operating in the area. They were among the toughest of the tough. Larry was an utterly fearless, dedicated patriot.

He carried that fearlessness and patriotic dedication into his undercover work, which started with the Cincinnati police – on a strictly voluntary basis while he held down a full-time job and tried to raise a family – and ultimately led to his work for the FBI. He testified before the U.S. Senate in 1974 about WUO operations, including naming Dohrn as the person responsible for a deadly bombing. Despite his unimpeachable testimony, Ayers and Dohrn were able to squirm out of convictions for their treason and murder on a technicality.

Most people are unaware that Ayers and Dohrn were under control of Cuban intelligence, along with fellow comrades Mark Rudd, Carl Davidson and others, during their Weather Underground days, according to declassified government documents. So Ayers was even more than just a communist terrorist – as though that weren’t enough. He was an active traitor working on behalf of our sworn enemies during wartime. WUO activities at the time included multiple bombings, plans to bomb passenger airplanes and plans to assassinate the President, Vice President, Attorney General and New York Governor Rockefeller.

There's more than one way to fight for America, and he found most--if not all--of them.

16 July 2013

McCarthy got nothin' on these folks.

Stop by Mr. Bidinotto's place for a sobering dose of truth.

How would you feel if you became the target of the enormously powerful federal government, which insisted on continuing to persecute you for something, anything, even your thoughts and emotions, and even after you were exonerated in a court of law of the alleged crimes?

How would you feel if hundreds of armed apparatchiks from the FBI and other police agencies were dispatched after the trial to continue to hound you, under orders of the chief law officer of the land?

How would you feel if he, acting under orders of his boss in the White House, dispatched investigators around your neighborhood, digging into your past, perhaps looking into your emails and social media (there are precedents), soliciting any idle rumors and unprovable claims about your attitudes, ideas, and temperament from everyone you know now or had ever known; from old lovers or spouses who might bear some grudge against you; from any past employer you ever argued with or who may have fired you; from any casual acquaintance who might want his 15 minutes of celebrity fame on an MSNBC show hosted by the likes of Al Sharpton, or perhaps in exchange for the promise of some government reward...at your expense?

Potentially, we are all George Zimmerman.

14 July 2013

"If I had a daughter..."

...she'd look just like this.

(Shamelessly ganked from the illustrious Borepatch)

And here we go...

Marooned in Marin reports that Oakland is rioting.  Of course, anyone familiar with Oakland knows that they'll take any excuse to riot, so it'll be interesting to see whether this spreads to reasonably levelheaded areas.  Meanwhile, MiM's commentary is worth a read:

This whole case and trial is a tragedy.  The Martin family does not have their son, Zimmerman will probably not have any semblance of a real life, having to shake off all the attacks he received.

And why?

Because certain people use race as a way to divide our nation for their own benefit.  If Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackass were real "Reverends," they'd have the humanity to realize we're all children of God.  Instead, they've done nothing but foment racial resentment so they can profit off of it.

The same goes for President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. They've both acted stupidly by inserting themselves into this case.

But none of these people will talk about the black on black violence in areas like Chicago, which occurs despite the strict gun control laws.  Because stoking racial resentment and division is more important.

And that is the tragedy.

True indeed.

13 July 2013


Also--and I'm gonna put it right out there--I WAS WRONG.

I was dead sure that Zimmerman was going to be found guilty, somehow, some way, logic, reason and evidence be damned.

I was wrong.  Praise God.


See, for those of you slower types, there's a big difference between what's supposed to happen, and what actually happens in this country.

We are ostensibly “protected” and “served” by a militarized police force that routinely kicks in our doors, shoots our dogs–and sometimes shoots us too–when we’ve committed no crime whatsoever, and forces us to submit to unconstitutional searches at roadside checkpoints whether we’ve done anything wrong or not. Our soldiers are sent to ungodly shitholes ostensibly to vigorously and proactively defend us by killing our enemies and destroying the infrastructure they use to attack us, but in reality operate under absurd rules of engagement that basically amount to “no shooting, no fighting, play nice” and are tasked instead with building tottering, corrupt “democracies” in “nations” whose demonstrated incapacity for proper, humane self-governance are the reason we’re there in the first place.

But such an incapacity for proper self-governance is by no means a seemly topic for people like us to talk about, seeing as how we’re ostensibly free to elect and re-elect the same sorry lot of candidates over and over again, choosing from a pool of “statesmen” who are in reality contemptible, dishonorable, amoral grifters shoved onto our ballots by one of the most corrupt electoral systems of all time–”talent” culled from an ostensible two-party system wherein both parties advocate for the same thing: bigger, more powerful, less-responsive government, more regulation and taxation, less freedom. If we don’t like the direction we’re headed in, we can ostensibly complain about it to the faceless, numberless, all-powerful bureaucrats who are without meaningful restraint or oversight, who will then report us to the agencies tasked with seeing to it that we learn our lesson and stop our whining. Or else.

Ostensibly, if our displeasure with the obvious malfeasance of our “elected” president–ostensibly answerable to the People he ostensibly governs rather than rules–becomes great enough, he can be recalled and removed by our ostensible “representatives,” all whom are horrified by the very idea of it and will therefore never, ever do any such thing. This system of “checks and balances” ostensibly guarantees that we will never allow into office a malign, malingering, stupid, shiftless, worthless, deceitful wrecker of exactly the tyrannical sort we now have roosting in the White House and shitting all over our Constitution, routinely ignored but ostensibly the “law of the land.”

RTWT.  A most detailed and sobering rant, indeed.

09 July 2013

The system at work

Still think that whole "work within the system" thing is viable?  Look how this Priest is treated when he dares challenge the Ruling Class...the same as how the person he speaks of was treated.  Removed without lawful cause or authority.

It's broken beyond repair, folks.  Get out the tar, feathers and rope--we've got a lot of work ahead of us.



The evil of the LSM

His Royal Majestic Graciousness, the Great and Powerful Emperor Misha I, May He Live For 10,000 Years, has posted a detailed examination of the culpability of the LameStream Media in either sending an innocent man to prison or sparking the upcoming race riots if this doesn't happen.

Just like it was no “accident” that Fast and Furious was wholly ignored by the Socialist OgabeMedia until New Media made it big enough that it couldn’t be ignored. It wasn’t “just” because they didn’t want to embarrass the Socialist Halfrican Extremist in the White House by reporting on his willful, knowing export of automatic weapons to Mexican drug lords, it was also because they knew full well that he did it because the Democrat Socialist Meme of the U.S. as the arsenal of foreign murderers wasn’t working, so he got his Federal Goons to do the job that law-abiding American gun sellers just wouldn’t do.

It is also no “accident” that the Socialist OgabeMedia have jumped to conclusions, without a single exception, when it came to nutjobs gunning down innocents, proclaiming every single incident as “yet another example of right wing extremist gun nut culture” until they were proven wrong. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

You can be wrong once or twice and admit you jumped the gun (pun intended), but you can’t be wrong every single time, making no official, public admission of fault, and claim it wasn’t deliberate.

Seriously, RTWT.  This guy knows whereof he speaks.  They're doing it on purpose, folks, so stop giving the LSM any benefit of the doubt.  They've far past proven that they don't deserve it.  At all.

08 July 2013

F*ck the "poor."

Yes, as a formerly-homeless person, I can say that.

Nicki can say it, too.  Both of us are the voices of experience.

That’s what my tax dollars are paying for, and by all accounts, the problem is getting worse, not better!

My parents worked menial jobs, and they worked hard until they knew enough English to improve their lot. We moved to a better apartment – this one without roaches – but I still wore clothing from other people’s trash, and I still didn’t know what a donut was.

And guess what! We made it! Without dependence on the state, and without handouts.

Outside of parental/caregiver neglect or anorexia, find me one person who's starved to death in America in the last 50-75 years.


"Poor," my ass.  Americans today don't know the meaning of the word.

The "Or We'll Kill You" test

A new blog I just found puts "The Law" into its true perspective:

If you talk about a law, and put “or else I’ll kill you” after the law in question, and it doesn’t sound reasonable, then we all need to sit down and have a long discussion about whether we really need that law, or not.

Don’t rape women, or else I’ll kill you.  Check!

Don’t steal (thereby taking away whatever portion of life that person spent earning the item you stole from them) or else I’ll kill you.  Check!

Don’t drive your car without a seatbelt, or else I’ll kill you…  FAIL!

Welcome Nothing About Everything to the rolls.

The hidden evil of unlimited wealth

The Good Captain has some insight as to why we really shouldn't have everything we want, on demand.

Therefore, in an ideal world (say like Star Trek where they have a replicator), resources would not be scarce, but limitless.  If you had unlimited oil or unlimited diamonds or unlimited chocolate, everybody's "wealth" would increase to a maximum level at minimal cost.  Standards of living would be unlimited and the only thing that would limit your life would be your mortality.  Ironically, in such a world, economists would be unemployed because there would be no need for them.

Of course, a scarceless, unlimited wealthy world is not feasible.  There is a limit to everything, not only including physical resources, but human time as well.  But there ARE instances of unlimited wealth and while economists may think that is the ideal situation or "goal" of economics, they  may want to rethink such an infinitely wealthy world. 

Understand there are instances of unlimited wealth.  I've seen it first hand.  And it was when one of the Saudi princes came to the Mayo Clinic.

RTWT.  There's serious wisdom here.

07 July 2013

That's odd...

...what are those railroad tracks doing under George Zimmerman's chair?

The motion was well-reasoned, and strongly founded on Florida’s case law. It was also doomed to fail before a Judge who has consistently denied reasonable defense motions out of hand, while rubber-stamping motions by the State that bear not the slightest relevancy to the facts of this case.

Emphasis mine.  When this man is unjustly sent to prison--yes, WHEN--what are we going to do about it?

The way to fix student loans

Which, of course, will never happen, since it makes too much sense.

The premise here is simple: treat students like actual investments. Banks and loan companies do this all the time with small businesses: they dictate terms and demand collateral. If you mess that up, you pay for it. If you walk in without the right answers, you leave with nothing minutes later.

Banks and loan companies could easily offer student loans based on where the student has been accepted (party schools have higher interest rates, whereas small, focused schools get lower interest rates because graduation rate is higher). Some community colleges might have the lowest interest rates of all.

Further, these lenders could declare certain majors off limits. Nursing, IT, engineering, and accounting? These offer low interest rates because employment rates are high with less turnover. Education is a break-even at worst. But good luck getting financed if you want a Master’s in Gay Literature: no one is hiring, which means no chance of paying your loan back. Sound cruel? Look into what lenders do to small businesses when they owner has no clue how business works.

RTWT.  What?  Expecting borrowers to show responsibility?  Why, that's just crazy talk.

06 July 2013

They're just compensating for something.

Like being all hung up on that 'survival' and 'safety' stuff.  Crazy broads.

Gun control is advanced mainly by those who are rapists at heart. They want to force their will upon other people. That conforming to their dictates makes the rest of us more vulnerable to other forms of molestation, including sexual, not only doesn’t bother them, it’s the intended effect. Gun control is advanced by predators who do not care who is hurt by their restrictions or how much government force they have to use to enforce those restrictions. And if you think I am exaggerating, look at how much less time a convicted rapist would serve in New York City compared to a person who merely owns and peaceably carries a sidearm for self-defense there.

Oleg just condensed a definitive answer to millions of rationalizations, excuses and lies into one paragraph.  Well done, brother!

Rafael Cruz gives us 12 minutes of wisdom

Who?  Senator Ted Cruz's Dad.



05 July 2013

What Third Amendment?

And I bet these same cops hang out after shift grousing about how "no one respects the law any more."

Can't imagine why...

 "As plaintiff Anthony Mitchell stood in shock, the officers aimed their weapons at Anthony Mitchell and shouted obscenities at him and ordered him to lie down on the floor.

     "Fearing for his life, plaintiff Anthony Mitchell dropped his phone and prostrated himself onto the floor of his living room, covering his face and hands.

     "Addressing plaintiff as 'asshole', officers, including Officer Snyder, shouted conflicting orders at Anthony Mitchell, commanding him to both shut off his phone, which was on the floor in front of his head, and simultaneously commanding him to 'crawl' toward the officers.

     "Confused and terrified, plaintiff Anthony Mitchell remained curled on the floor of his living room, with his hands over his face, and made no movement.

     "Although plaintiff Anthony Mitchell was lying motionless on the ground and posed no threat, officers, including Officer David Cawthorn, then fired multiple 'pepperball' rounds at plaintiff as he lay defenseless on the floor of his living room. Anthony Mitchell was struck at least three times by shots fired from close range, injuring him and causing him severe pain." (Parentheses in complaint.)

     Officers then arrested him for obstructing a police officer, searched the house and moved furniture without his permission and set up a place in his home for a lookout, Mitchell says in the complaint.

     He says they also hurt his pet dog for no reason whatsoever: "Plaintiff Anthony Mitchell's pet, a female dog named 'Sam,' was cowering in the corner when officers smashed through the front door. Although the terrified animal posed no threat to officers, they gratuitously shot it with one or more pepperball rounds. The panicked animal howled in fear and pain and fled from the residence. Sam was subsequently left trapped outside in a fenced alcove without access to water, food, or shelter from the sun for much of the day, while temperatures outside soared to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit."

RTWTIt gets worse.

Yeah, yeah, I know.  It's "just a few bad apples."  And I'm sure most of the SS and the KGB were real decent guys, too.  Funny how these "bad apples" keep finding each other and operating in groups, and there's not a single good cop on the scene to say, "No.  This isn't right."  Yeah.  Real funny, that.

I'm trying my level best to not judge people in groups...but shit like this is really straining my capacity for self-delusion.  If you really are a 'Good Cop,' you'd better stand up against this sort of thing in a vocal and public manner.  Else, we're going to see you as just another gang.  And when (not if) shit goes sideways in this country, you're going to find that you need us a lot more than we need you.

(HT the lovely and talented Erin Palette)

04 July 2013

BREAKING: It never ends!

The Massachusetts authorities fascist scumbags are jacking TJIC again.  On "Independence Day."  The irony has not gone unnoticed.  In the comments, from TJIC himself:

In the end they illegally seized my FID (just plan CAN NOT do it, but they took it and wouldn't give it back) and they illegally seized Jennifer's firearms. My lawyer was appalled but not surprised.

Jennifer and I have been talking about moving out of MA in 3-6 years.

We are officially looking for real estate tomorrow; I will not spend one more day than is necessary in this totalitarian hell hole.

About time.  Move on down here to what most people call Arizona...and what we call America.  In the meantime, here's a little dedication to the BPD on your behalf.

This time, nobody cares.

Mostly Cajun points out that pretty much every single complaint listed in the Declaration of Independence is happening right now:

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

By confiscating huge amounts of money in the form of Federal taxes and coffering them in Washington, the federal government can cause states to pass the laws it desires by the simple expedient of withholding tax dollars if state laws do not line up with Federal wishes.  How to you think that the entire nation ‘decided’ that a blood alcohol content of 0.08 was the limit for driving under the influence?  Or seatbelts are mandatory?  If states didn’t pass the laws, then they lost Federal highway dollars.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

Late-night sessions of Congress, anyone?

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

State governments like Arizona try to get a handle on the illegal immigrant problem only to have their laws struck down.

RTWT.  And what are we doing about it this time...?

Yeah, exactly.

03 July 2013

Psyops: The easily-"offended."

Marc MacYoung shows us why the screeching of the terminally-offended is really an attack, which well-mannered and civilized people often find catching them off guard.  It's one of those posts that'll make the little light bulb go on as you realize, "I knew there was something amiss here!!"

Play this one right, and you'll not only scare them away (although it will often manifest in their storming off in a huff) but they will steer clear of you.

Often such behavior results in absolutely nothing else happening. But even -- let's say in a work environment -- if the person runs off to tattle, you have a defensible (and articulatible) position.

Now granted this advice is predicated on the assumption that you weren't actually breaking policies, laws, or seriously screwing the pooch.

RTWT.  My own usual response to "I'm offended!" is "Sucks to be you."  But Mr. MacYoung's method might be a bit more diplomatic.

02 July 2013

Remember these names.

Andrew Ashcraft

Anthony Rose

Christopher MacKenzie

Clayton Whitted

Dustin DeFord

Garret Zuppiger

Grant McKee

Jesse Steed

Joe Thurston

John Percin Jr.

Kevin Woyjeck

Eric Marsh

Robert Caldwell

Scott Norris

Sean Misner

Travis Carter

Travis Turbyfill

Wade Parker

William "Billy" Warneke
These are the 19 men who died fighting the Yarnell Fire.  Every one of them died a hero's death.

Take a moment to remember and pray for those who stride boldly into hell on behalf of the rest of us.

May the Lord bless and keep your souls, gentlemen, and may He watch over your families and friends in this their time of grief.

(Crossposted at Cats, Cooking and Chaos, my family-friendly non-offensive blog)