Friday, January 09, 2015

Wait... So Cops Don't Have to Kill Everybody?

Richmond, California is not a paradise, not by any stretch of the imagination. And yet they've managed to go seven years without seeing a single person killed by the police, and six years without a member of the police even shooting anybody.

Contrast that with the national average: Over one person shot dead by police every day. And is crime rampant in Richmond, California ever since the police forswore the use of deadly force?

Nope. Read for yourself.

 Use of deadly force by police disappears on Richmond streets -

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Monday, December 29, 2014

White Woman Shoots Up Neighborhood And...

...well, you know how this ends, right? She pointed her gun at the police who showed up to talk to her and they merely took her into custody without either choking her or shooting her.

Astute readers will recall that 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police because he had a pellet gun, which he was not shooting at anyone. Tamir, of course, was black.

Woman shoots up Hixson neighborhood | Local News | Times Free Press:

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Two White Guys Shoot Up Wal-Mart And...

...and nothing happens to them, for the most part. They were not choked, they were not shot; they were taken into custody, despite the fact that both were drunk and both were actually shooting the guns within the Wal-Mart store.

Astute readers will recall that John Crawford was shot dead for merely leaning on a pellet gun. Crawford, of course, was black.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This Just In: Marco Rubio Criticizes Peace Treaty Between Israel and Egypt!

Marco Rubio is no fan of President Obama. Apparently, he's no fan of the Castro Brothers (Fidel and Raul, of course) and wants us to know that, despite the fact that 54 years of punishing isolation hasn't budged the Castro regime one bit, it just might start working any day now! But he's not done there, not by a long shot. No, he makes it clear that he doesn't like Pope Francis, not one bit! And not only that, but Jimmy Carter was a lousy negotiator. And what of significance did Jimmy Carter ever negotiate?

The Camp David Accords, which ended decades of war and bloodshed between Israel and Egypt, and which continue to keep the peace to this day come to mind.

Clearly, Marco Rubio is no fan of peace between Israel and Egypt.

Rubio: Cuba deal makes Obama 'worst negotiator' since Jimmy Carter | TheHill:

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

'Murrica! Fuck Yeah!

I've been learning a number of fascinating things about this country of mine, the United States of America, in the wake of the release of the Senate Select Committee's Report on the CIA's "Enhanced Interrogation" program. Among them are these nuggets:

  • Torture is "bad" if it's done to Americans by non-Americans, people like the Japanese, the Germans, the Chinese, or the North Koreans.
  • Torture is "good" if done by Americans to anyone -- including other Americans -- as long as some horrible event or possible event can be invoked. You can, for example, say "9/11!" and then proceed to beat, drown, and anally rape anybody you happen to have in custody.
  • Torture is awesome when it's done by fictional characters, like Jack Bauer. Not only is it awesome, but it always works!
  • If the United States of America makes a promise, we don't have to keep it. Because freedom. So if you want to wave that "Geneva Convention" in our face, go right ahead. We don't care! And why? Because we're awesome!
  • Killing American civilians is bad. Well... it's bad if somebody we don't like does it.
  • Killing foreigners -- especially foreigners who don't speak our language -- is awesome and we can do it whenever we want, because... freedom! And we can do it whenever we want, as long as we say something like "9/11!" when we do it. Even if they don't happen to have anything to do with 9/11. 
  • Killing innocent Americans on purpose is always bad. Always. Unless it's our own police who do the killing, of course.
  • Killing innocent foreigners on purpose is always good, especially if we can say something like "Oops! Sorry! Your wedding party looked like a terrorist gathering!" after we do it, or if we can claim that there was a bad guy somewhere in the area and that's who we were really after.
  • You can do whatever you want, as long as you post a picture of someone who has jumped out of the Twin Towers after the attack of 9/11. Anything.
  • The only elected official who has been tortured is a total pansy because he thinks torture is bad. Total pansy.
  • Elected officials who dodged service in the military because they had "other priorities" are Truly Heroic and Brave for advocating torture, for defending torture, and for saying that they'd be happy -- happy, I tell you  -- to torture again, because it was awesome! Or something.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

If you're a White Guy with a Gun...

So far this year, we've seen cops shoot a black guy in a Wal-Mart because he was carrying a pellet gun that he had gotten from a Wal-Mart shelf and was planning to buy.
We've seen cops pull up to a gazebo and shoot a 12-year-old black kid dead for the crime of, again, carrying a pellet gun.

We've seen a cop in Ferguson, Missouri shoot an 18-year-old black kid dead for giving him a hard time.

But a drunken white guy parading around with an assault rifle? They get multiple cars to the scene and they negotiate with him. Seriously.

Tense encounter between open-carry advocate and Kalamazoo police detailed in recordings, reports |

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

McCullough Charges Cop!

So... when a black cop hits a white person with a baton, he goes to jail. When a white cop hits a black kid with many bullets and kills him... well, you know the story.

St. Louis County Police Officer Charged « CBS St. Louis:

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Americans Don't Know How Good They Have it With Obama, Part 0.5

Apparently, our friends Up North have been watching the theater that is politics in America with something that can only be described as consternation. This article is from 2010:

The real problem with Americans and their disrespect for Obama—according to a Canadian - Quartz:

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Racism is Dead in America, Part Two Zillion

Charles Topher, writing for If You Only News .com spots a slight difference in the reactions to the photos of two different college graduates breastfeeding their infants while still in their caps and gowns. For some unfathomable reason, the reaction to one photo was filled with praise, while the reaction to the other was damning. See if you can guess what the difference was between the two women who were the subjects of these photos before you click on the link below.

College Moms’ Graduation Photos: A Tale Of Two Breasts (IMAGES) | If You Only News:

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Americans don’t know how good they have it with Obama

Time for a little perspective from one of our Friends Up North: Americans don’t know how good they have it with Obama:

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