Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ah, one must have priorities, mustn't one?

I hear the call of the links...saying "Tee time...tee time...."
Finally, after a couple weeks of riots and looting disguised as peaceful protests the family of Mike Brown was able to lay their son to rest. Regardless of his alleged crimes and recreational use of pharmaceuticals, and regardless of police culpability or not, a family lost their son and my heart goes out to them in that regard. Truly, I hope you are able to heal and find peace.

However, just as I knew it would, the funeral was turned into a circus of near epic proportions. One simply cannot have a high-profile funeral in the black community without mandatory attendance by Jesse and Al, the Race Bait Media Whore Twins. Those two have managed to insert themselves into the mix in Ferguson because you can't let a good crisis go to waste and you have to be wherever the TV cameras will be. One must have priorities, after all.

And scattered in and amongst the 4500 or so attendees were celebrities who didn't know the deceased but felt the need to attend, luminaries like Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion/Snoop Whatever My Name Is This Week, Sean "Puff/Puffy/Puff Daddy/P-Diddy/Diddy/Whatever My Name Is This Week" Combs, the children of Martin Luther King, the parents of Trayvon Martin ( I guess to lend support to another family whose toddler was murdered in his bassinet by an evil racist white devil), relatives of Sean Bell (who was killed by the police in New York in 2006), TV personality Nick Cannon, noted race baiting former film director and NBA game attendee Spike Lee, miscellaneous Congresscreatures, and at least three representatives from the White House. Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Marlon Marshall and Heather Foster, an advisor to the public engagement office all attended. Of the three, at least Marshall had a connection to the deceased, having gone to school with Brown's mother.

Were these celebrities invited, or did they just invite themselves? If they were invited, who invites random celebrities to their child's funeral? And if not invited, what was their motivation? If it was to support the family I can applaud the altruistic intent but their presence is a distraction away from the solemnity of a family affair. If not, I shudder to think they attended just to get some TV time and press coverage. One must have priorities, after all.

The attorney who represented Trayvon's family, Benjamin Crump, is now of course representing the Brown family. What a shocker. So, the family's celebrity lawyer, a man who never met the deceased, speaks over his casket at his funeral as a means to introduce Al Sharpton as the next speaker, like a cheap carnival barker announcing the next act in the center ring. And what did he say? He took it in a racial direction and brought up the Dred Scott case, because one must have priorities.

It was 162 years ago, about 10 miles, Pastor Jones, from this great building where we say our final respects to young Michael Brown Jr. Maxine Waters, they say that it's still referred to as the old courthouse where the Missouri Supreme Court issued the Dred Scott decision, Reverend Jackson. And the substance, Reverend Al, of that decision was that a person of African descent could not, nor were they ever to be considered a citizen pursuant to the United States Constitution. Now, one could logically conclude, Bishop Jakes, that this follows the precedents set by the 1787 three-fifths amendment that said an African American was to be considered three-fifths of a man. But we declare here today, as we pay our final respects to Michael Brown Jr., that he was not three-fifths of a citizen. He was an American citizen. And we will not accept three-fifths justice. We will demand equal justice for Michael Brown Jr.! So with that legal reference, I bring to you one of the most influential civil rights leaders of our history, Reverend Al Sharpton.
Oh, please. The Dred Scott Decision wasn't exactly a shining moment in American politics but it wasn't what it gets made out to be. The southern slave states were counting their slaves, who had no rights and could not vote, as part of the population in the census to gain seats in Congress, since seats in the House are done by population. By counting the slaves on a three-fifths basis it cut the population of the southern states by 40% so that the North could keep the South from gaining too much power in Congress as they worked to abolish slavery by political and legislative means. It was a crappy compromise but it was meant to be a stop-gap until a better plan could be formulated.

And bringing up a legal reference before introducing Sharpton? You'd have been more honest had you brought up Tawana Brawley and a perpetrated hoax surrounding a false rape accusation. Sharpton said among his remarks that "We are not the haters, we’re the healers!". I just gotta ask, Al, how many bundles of hair weaves or cases of beer does one have to steal in order to heal? Were people throwing rocks and Molotovs and burning down stores and shooting at people out of love and not hate? You complained, "How do you think we look when the world can see you can’t come up with a police report, but you can find a video? How do you think we look when young people march nonviolently asking for the land of the free and the home of the brave to hear their cry, and you put snipers on the roof and pointed guns on them? How do we look?"... Would that be the video of Brown robbing the store, followed by eyewitness accounts of him attacking the cop that shot him, a cop who ended up in the hospital himself to make sure his face wasn't broken? Guns were pointed after the cops were pelted by rocks, after stores were robbed and burned, after chaos ensued, after bottles of flaming gasoline started to explode. Your protesters wanted Land of the Free Stuff. Stop being disingenious.

While the main circus was inside, outside the funeral at the sideshow people were selling t-shirts that proudly proclaimed I SURVIVED THE FERGUSON RIOTS OF 2014. 

How utterly classless and tacky. The reason for the riots ostensibly was a dead man and you're making a fast buck off that death and the aftermath of that death with a quickly printed shirt advertising that you survived. Well, I guess one must have priorities.

Meanwhile, police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an August 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed a white man who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters.

The young man was 20-year-old Salt Lake City resident and father-to-be Dillon Taylor. Taylor was leaving the 2102 South State Street 7-Eleven on August 11 with his brother, Jerrail Taylor, and cousin, Adam Thayne, when the incident occurred.According to police Sergeant. Darin Sweeten, police were called to the scene just after 7 pm. after receiving a 911 call of a man waving a gun in the air. When police arrived they spotted the suspect leaving the gas station with two other individuals.

According to Sweeten, the officers demanded that the suspect and the two others surrender. The suspect did not follow orders and was shot. Police have not confirmed whether or not the suspect had a gun or why he was shot. The two other individuals with the suspect (Jerrail Taylor and Adam Thayne) did comply with police.

Allegations have been made, however, that Taylor was a victim of mistaken identity and, perhaps, overly-aggressive policing. Reports say Dillon's brother and cousin claim they were on their way to visit his parents’ graves and that Dillon was surprised by the police presence. He was not aggressive, they said.

“He had headphones in, and he couldn't hear [anything], and then they finally surrounded him," Jerrail said. "They're like, 'Get on the ground,' and [he] pulled up his pants and [they] shot him."

Thayne believes police might have thought his cousin was reaching for a gun when, in reality, he grabbed his cell phone.

"I was in shock, because he was wearing a white t-shirt and there was blood all over it," Thayne said. "They ran up and handcuffed him. He wasn't moving."

A witness's video shows police yelling for the two men to remain on the ground as Thayne repeatedly screams that they have shot his cousin. The two men were taken to the police station, but released hours later without being charged or cited.

Police Chief Chris Burbank said the entire incident was captured on the body camera of the officer who shot Taylor.

“You will see on camera … the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Burbank told reporters.

He said the video, along with the officer’s identity, will be released at the “appropriate” time, adding it could be days, weeks or months.“It would be wholly inappropriate to take the most vital piece of evidence that we have and put it out to the public prior to the officer having some due process,” he said.

The national media, Attorney General Holder, and Barack Obama are silent. Where are the riots by the white community? Why isn't Salt Lake City on fire? Why isn't Al Sharpton crying that there is video of Dillon's death but no police report instantly for him to pass judgement on? Where were all the celebrities and politicians and activists and star lawyers and TV cameras? There weren't any. Because he was a white kid and you can't play the race card in this case.

Where are the White House representatives? Surely there will be emissaries from The Exhalted Obeezy? I mean, after all, right? Rappers and TV stars and movie makers and Congresscreatures? His family will surely get a call from the President? If Obeezy had a son he'd look like Dillon?

No? Why not? Oh....he was a white kid. That's right. Racism only works one way. And as for The Exalted One, well, hey, one must have priorities, right?

He called Michael Sam to congratulate him on being openly gay and drafted by an NFL team.Both he and Mo's twitter slaves tweeted out messages for him. Sam was cut from the Rams on Saturday afternoon, so I fully expect another phone call to console him. Priorities.

When Major General Harold Greene, the highest ranking soldier killed in a combat zone since Vietnam, was buried at Arlington last week the President played golf and Biden played with his navel lint. At least Secretary of Defense Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Odierno attended. One must have priorities.

And that was more people than the White House sent to rescue four good men in Benghazi. Instead they were left to die. Didn't Hillary & Co. pretty much watch them die live on TV via drone coverage that was being fed to the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA, the State Department? Oh, well, what difference does it make, right Hillary? If memory serves, Obama was at a fundraiser hours after the attack, followed by parties with Beyonce and Jay-Z. Because one must have priorities, mustn't one?

We died. The White House lied. #Benghazi

We've sent no one to Mexico to secure the release of Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, but we sent people to a funeral for a black kid in a Democrat district in a predominantly Democrat swing state, because one must have priorities. Oh, wait...we traded five Taliban commanders for one guy who walked away from his post willingly. Does that count? One must have priorities.

#MarineHeldInMexico #BringBackOurMarine

The White House sent no one to stem the tide of disease-ridden illegal alien children flooding in without parents, unless it was to welcome them with open arms taxpayer's wallets, because one must have priorities. At least Rick Perry called out the National Guard to try and deal with it on his own state's borders because, again, one must have priorities.

We are on the verge of ISIS sending terrorists here to kill Americans on our soil. I hope instead of golfing or attending fund raisers or fomenting racial division that our leadership does something about it before it happens. Priorities. Seriously....priorities.

Nice grammar and diction. I hope you're not crying for the police to save your ass when ISIS cuts off your head and rapes your wife and sells your daughter to a sex slave ring and forces your son to convert to Islam or be crucified. At that point your inability to command the English language will seem a little less important. But you got your face in the news. One must have priorities, after all, mustn't one? MUST have their priorities.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ferguson is just like MLK's protests? Seriously?

I don't recall Dr. King flipping over any cop cars.
Someone had the audacity to say that the riots in Ferguson, Missouri were just like the marches of Martin Luther King. Please, tell me how? Other than a massed group of black citizens protesting a situation with TV cameras rolling, I see very damned little to compare the two.

Look, by no means am I in favor of cops groundlessly shooting unarmed citizens of any color or background. However I'm also not exactly in favor of a six-four, 300-pound thug committing strong-arm robbery to heist a carton of Swisher Sweets (ostensibly to stuff full of weed) with said thug then refusing to get out of the middle of the street when told to by a cop, so that a confrontation ensues. This escalates into a fight for the cop's gun after Sir Thugsalot rushes the cop and hits him in the face so hard it was originally thought to have caused an orbital blowout fracture. He then rushes the cop a final time, intent on beating him to death, and ends up being shot. The kid's homeboy and robbery accomplice fabricates a story that he had his hands up and was saying "Don't Shoot" when he was actually charging the cop and saying, "What? You gonna shoot me?". Of course the public and media believes Thug #2, who already has an outstanding arrest warrant for Failure To Appear to answer charges in July of 2013 for an arrest on theft charges in June of 2011. In their eyes, a white cop just murdered an unarmed black teen in the street.

Oh, snap!!! An excuse to loot and riot? It's on like Donkey Kong! When blacks kill each other, it doesn't even make the news anymore. But add a white shooter to the mix and it's Free TV's For Everyone!!!!

After all, folks burned down Los Angeles over the Rodney King verdict. The media showed the final few seconds of video in the Rodney King arrest recorded by George Holliday (but not the beginning that showed King resisting arrest and charging a cop after a high speed chase while King was under the influence.) The cops used excessive force in my opinion to subdue him, in my opinion, but King was also at fault and not as innocent a victim as portrayed by the media.

Ultimately, several LAPD officers found themselves criminally charged. There was one mistrial and four were acquitted in a Simi Valley courtroom. The officers were tried a second time in Federal Court and two were convicted of violating King’s Constitutional Rights. They were sent to Federal Prison. Two other officers were acquitted a second time.

When this case was reported, the media chose to edit out the first three seconds of the tape that showed Rodney King rising up from the street and charging at one officer in a clear-cut violent assault. In self defense, that officer struck King with his baton. The jury saw that portion of the tape for the first time in court after it had been deliberately withheld from the public by the media. This short clip gave credibility to the officers, who testified that a major part of the battle with Rodney King occurred before Holliday turned on his camera.

But that was enough for Los Angeles to burn. Whitey had to pay. And pay L.A. did. In the end over 50 were killed, over 4,000 injured, and the monetary cost was over a BILLION dollars.

However,  when OJ Simpson was acquitted after a botched, effed-up circus of a trial for brutally murdering two white folks, no one rioted. In fact, there were threats of riots if OJ was convicted.

I fully expected Florida to be burned off the map when George Zimmerman was acquitted. After all the death threats and calls for violence, most of the nation expected it too. After all, a teen thug that the media portrayed as an angelic cherub was hunted like an animal by a guy who, while half Hispanic, was half WHITE....just as white as President Obeezy, but he's still black in their eyes.

So, the first victim of the rioters and looters was the local Quick Trip. You see, the rumor on the streets was that the Quick Trip was the store that called the PoPo after being robbed. I mean, how dare they call the police after a Strong Nubian Warrior extracted his reparations against The Man for years of keeping him down? So it gets spray painted with "SNITCHES GET STITCHES", and today is an empty burned out shell.

Don't mind my gun. This is a peaceful protest, yo.

Hope he had the keen foresight to steal a corkscrew too.

But justice had yet to be served. Turns out it was the Ferguson Market and Liquor that called the cops. So they shot out the windows and meted out retribution in the form of stolen alcohol, breffist of champions.

The window gets shot out, allowing access to the liquor store to blame for the riots. If only they'd just knuckled under...

Gotta have money for weed, since you can't loot it. So, loot the ATMs and cash registers. That's just simple Ghettonomics 101. Err'body know dat!

And of course nothing says JUSTICE quite like breaking into the local beauty supply store and carrying off armloads of hair weaves. That's just common knowledge. In da hood, err'body know dat!

Looting is hungry work, so stop by Sam's Meat Market and steal a few steaks. It's our Mike Brown Riot Sale; everything must go! Prices will never be lower, because it's FREE!!!! That frees up your food stamp debit car funds to be sold to others for cash so you can buy stuff you can't steal.

Savages, the whole bloody lot of them. I can understand some initial community anger and an honestly peaceful protest to address grievances like civilized rational human beings. However, the standard hoodrat response to being pissed off and not getting your way, especially when you've allegedly been wronged by The Man, is to riot and steal and burn down your community. After all, perceived wrongs can only be made right when you burn your neighbors out of their homes and businesses, and fill your domiciles with flat screens and cases of mawlt ligga, know'm sayin'?

The aftermath...
By bullying people into not talking to the police (ie: snitching) with threats of retribution, by committing acts of violence against neighbors and perceived adversaries alike with no regard to who gets hurt so long as it serves your purposes, by perpetrating and perpetuating a lie by calling yourselves peaceful protesters who have been wronged yet all the while throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks, and sporadically shooting as you steal and burn and pillage, you are no different than terrorist vermin straight out of the Third World.

And of course, here comes the Race Bait Brigade, with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson swooping in to get their faces on TV trying to be relevant. Neither of these clowns ever seem to be in church, and neither are reverential nor revered, and thusly I refuse to call either of them "Reverend". Hard to take Jackson seriously as a man of the cloth when he was shelling out four grand a month in child support for an illegitimate daughter he fathered in an adulterous tryst with a staffer. Sharpton first became famous for making a national case out of a false rape allegation and has been a media whore ever since.

Sharpton started flapping his clamshells immediately.  “I have never in all my years seen something as offensive and insulting as a police chief releasing a tape of a young man trying to smear him before we even have his funeral or his burial,” Sharpton said. “First of all, if this is the young man, y’all quit trying to exaggerate. That was shoplifting, not robbery… Robbery, you break in, stick something up. Shoplifting, you take some cigars. It’s wrong if he did it, but call it what it is.”

Actually, Al, shoplifting is punished as stealing in Missouri. Stealing consists of taking property that belongs to another person, without the person’s consent, or by means of deceit or coercion, and with the intention of depriving that person of the property. Shoplifters are subject to criminal penalties, including jail time and fines, as well as civil penalties. Had he simply pocketed a pack of cigarillos, maybe that would be simple shoplifting. But to shove around the clerk and take by force an entire $50.00 case of them, well, yeah, that's strong-arm robbery. You say they tried to smear him before he could even have a funeral? Well, the blood stains weren't even dry yet when you got there. The TV cameras weren't even set up yet. And as far as never in your life seeing something so offensive or insulting, how about helping Tawana Brawley ruin the lives and reputations of people by perpetuating a fabricated hoax for personal gain? Scumbag.

Hey guys, every weekend in Chicago blacks shoot each other by the dozens and I don't see you sashaying on in to save the day. Detroit is a combat zone. Last weekend there were shootings in every borough of New York City except Staten Island and you were silent. But now that no one in Missouri gives a rat's ass about what you have to say Sharpton is scurrying off to Staten Island (the borough where no one was shot) to lead a march because a black man died there while being arrested by a white cop.

Preach on, Brother Kermit! Preach on!

The family wasn't gonna be be happy with whatever autopsy results were going to come from St Louis County and so they went with a private autopsy starring celebrity pathologist Michael Baden, assisted by some clown of dubious credentials. And when those results gave no real information, the White House figured this would be a great distraction away from all of Obeezy's troubles, and so Attorney General Eric Holder has now waded into the mire to demand a federal autopsy. When the hell was the last time you heard of the Attorney General for the United States getting personally involved in a municipal case in a suburb of 21,000 people? Yeah, me neither.

Someone had the cherries this week in the news to refer to Holder as The Nation's Top Cop. What utter tripe. He's most assuredly not a cop. He's never been to a police training academy course to be certified as a law enforcement officer. Hell, as a Military Policeman 25 years ago I am closer to being America's Top Cop than he is. He's a lawyer, period. Oh, and a bureaucrat. Can't forget that he's spent 90% of his adult life as a government employee. Of course, the first thing Holder does is endear himself to the criminals of the city by saying he knows how they feel because as a black man he himself was hassled by The Man in his younger days.

Things were so bad at your Ivy League school.

This is the same Eric Holder who, as the US Attorney General, sold guns to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the death of dozens of Mexicans and at least one US Border Patrol Agent. I hold him personally culpable for the death of Brian Terry. This is the same Eric Holder who, as the US Attorney General, did nothing as the New Black Panther Party engaged in voter intimidation against white voters in Filthadelphia as their leadership called for violence against whites. The same Eric Holder, who as the US Attorney General, sat on his thumb while the White House made a scapegoat of a guy who made a very bad YouTube video that was blamed for the terrorist attack in Benghazi where Hillary Clinton and Lord Obeezy left four good Americans to die at the hands of Islamist savages. Meanwhile the guy who made the video was convicted of some charge or other and sent to jail for a year while Clinton rakes in millions from her book deal and Obeezy golfs as the world burns. The same Eric Holder who as the US Attorney General is letting tens of thousands of illegals stream across our borders. Shall I go on?

Other forces are at work in Ferguson too. Never ones to let a good crisis go to waste, the Democrat Party and George Soros have had the balls and bad taste to set up voter registration booths in Ferguson, likely promising more Obama Phones and other goodies to the hoodrats to sign up under the Donkey Party. The New Black Panther Party was there, whipping up mobs to chant for the death of the officer involved. And there are genuine communist agitators on the scene too, according to articles at The Missouri Torch website. And in the background of one photo taken at a protest riot, you can clearly see the words "ISIS HERE" on a t-shirt being used as a banner, referring to the same Islamist terror group beheading Americans overseas while Obeezy golfs, and buries alive or crucifies Christians who don't ascribe to their twisted religious bent.

Voter registration booth set up right next to where Mike Brown was shot. Stay classy, Democrats.
Are you asshats inviting them here or telling us they've already arrived?

These riots and protests have been going on nightly for over two weeks. By now there shouldn't be anything left to steal or burn so I suspect they should peter out soon. Then again, for many of the participants it's not like they have jobs to go to so this is exciting and fun. People have been coming in to town from other areas to riot and loot and get in on the action. When the locals couldn't control the situation, they called in the State Police, and a curfew was enacted that was not only immediately ignored, but was almost immediately lifted as some dunderhead claimed it had worked to effectively control the situation. And when the staties proved ineffectual at doing anything more productive than watching the pretty glow of the Molotovs,  Governor Nixon called in the National Guard, who barely had time to show up and tour the carnage before being sent home, having accomplished who-knows-what for the expense of having been deployed.

Ah, yes, Governor Nixon....a Democrat in a tight spot hoping to stay in office, so he opens his cake hole and calls for "a vigorous prosecution" of the officer involved, this before the investigation is completed or a grand jury has turned over an indictment. The officer has yet to be charged with any sort of crime, and the Governor is calling him guilty. What an idiot. He also had an attack of the Terminal Dumb and said that releasing the store surveillance video of Mike Brown robbing the store before he was killed "besmirched" Brown's character. No, you imbecile...robbing the store and then assaulting a cop besmirched his character. You're as stupid as Sharpton is.

At least he did the right thing in leaving St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough in charge of the investigation despite calls for McCullough to recuse himself because in 1964 his police officer father was murdered and because in 2000 he did not prosecute two officers involved in a shooting. The man has been the county prosecutor since 1991. That's 23 years. The city's defense attorneys have nothing but glowing accolades for McCullough as being tough but fair. I can't help but wonder if Nixon is just leaving him in place because he's a fellow Democrat. And of course, Democrat or no, the NAACP is against having him as prosecutor because he's white. That's par for the course. No shock or surprise there. Down with Whitey.

The Governor is also a bit flabbergasted at all the military-grade equipment that law enforcement was using in Ferguson. In fact, he said he was thunderstruck. I find this a tad hard to believe with any credulity since he is the one who helped local police departments obtain surplus military gear. Of course, all the snivelers on the Left who know absolutely fuck-all about what constitutes military vs civilian law-eforcement equipment said there were tanks on the streets of Ferguson and were boo-hoo all over the media about the militarization of the police.

Well, tell you what. Tanks have big cannons in a turret and ride on tracks. I saw a single MRAP-style armored truck in Ferguson coverage and a couple standard SWAT vans. And riot control gear looks pretty much the same for civilian cops as it does for Military Police. A visored plastic helmet, a plastic shield, and gloves. The idea is to protect your officers from harm against the rioters seeking to harm them. And when the rioters are throwing rocks and Molotovs and occasionally firing at people, you effectively have a combat zone on your hands.

This is, indeed, a tank.
That, friends, is not a tank.

The more I think about it, it's not so much the militarization of the police as it's been lately the policification of the military, turning a fighting force into a police peacekeeping force. And all you Democrats in power were cool with the police and Homeland Security getting this gear to keep all the Tea Party people in line, so STFU.

The Governor isn't the only political idiot frothing at the mouth in Ferguson. Local state Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal has been stirring the pot at every turn in Ferguson, possibly with an eye for higher office and what better way to endear yourself to local Democrats than by by re-tweeting racist tweets and sending F-You tweets to the white Governor (a fellow Democrat no less, but allegiance to one's race supersedes even allegiance to leftist ideology) for not doing enough to kill the white cop who's to blame.

The ignorant-assed media makes my skull ache. This guy from HuffPo has been catching grief for days now for mistaking earplugs for rubber bullets. I almost choked on my morning can of Kick Start when I saw this.

And really....way to spellcheck the town name.

Of course, the general public at large is kinda stupid too. This is a shining example. Put down the crack pipe.

If you haven't gotten it yet, kill yourself.

So spare me the sob story about how the peaceful protesters in Ferguson are just like the civil rights protests led by Martin Luther King. Last I recalled, Dr. King's marches were indeed peaceful affairs, free of Molotovs and looting and half-naked thugs with pants down past their asses. People were quiet and indeed peaceful, and wore coats and ties like respectable citizens. That sound you hear is King rolling in his grave at the antics of the people he worked so hard to gain civil rights for.