Monday, April 20, 2015

COPS, POLITICANS AND OTHER SIGNS OF IMPENDING DOOM!

Yet again, another unarmed black man has been assassinated by the cops, this time in Baltimore in a highly suspicious way. As always, people watching taped the encounter as four bicycle cops arrest a black man, haul him into a police van, and by the time he reaches the prescient, his spine is severed, his lapses into a coma and dies. Yeah, routine right?
The cops haven't been charged, which is odd in and of itself, as they obviously beat this guy within an inch of his life, for a crime that hasn't even been mentioned, even though this happened four days ago. 80% of his spine was severed meaning he got quite a beating. This happened on almost the same day that the city of Baltimore agreed to a payout of $175,000 to the family of another black man killed by the cops under questionable circumstances in 2012. The Baltimore Sun reported that the city has paid out over $11 million in the last four years for this kind of behavior. When does being cop cross the line to storm trooper and how long do they think that the inner city is going to keep accepting this reality before they fight back?

It is only a matter of time before some enterprising drug lord decides enough is enough and starts ordering attacks on police officers, good or bad, and drives them from the neighborhoods. Technically, if they were very smart they could control these areas better than the cops like the mafia used to do in areas they controlled way back when. This is becoming an epidemic where everyday a new story erupts of some person of any color being roughed up or even killed by the police. When will the public say enough?

Body cameras need to be on every cop everywhere and any more stalling on this subject should be seen as villainous. Our police force is officially out of control where the average citizen, especially minorities, are being assassinated every day. If this was any other profession, they'd be drummed out of existence? Why are the police immune to this?
Then we have the Republicans running for President who almost everyone seems not too happy with. This past weekend I was with some Republican friends of mine who declared they hate everyone on both sides, something I agree with them on. Roger Allies, head of Fox news, recently said the exact same thing in an interview. None of them can win even if Hillary is their opponent. Too many will stay home because of their anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-Hispanic policies that will prove anathema to the general public. The country is moving further left not right guys and, much like George Wallace found out, being on the wrong side of history can demonize you long after you're dead.

It's also not helping that their hypocrisy is front and center this week. We have all heard the right scream about this plan not being paid for and how they could never vote for something like that. That is until this week when the House passed an end to the estate tax which is unfunded, will cost taxpayers almost $300 billion dollars over ten years, and only affect the 1%. And all that talk about family farms harmed came out to a grand total of 20 so far. WHHEEEE! More people went to the moon than that. So much for fiscal responsibility guys.

Scott Walker is doing such a piss poor job as governor of Wisconsin that his numbers have started to fall, no longer leading the polls as Jeb Bush now dominates, as if that was ever in question. Anyone voting for Bush is a true moron. The same goes for Hillary. Scott Walker presented a budget plan so heinous, which includes draconian cuts to the poor and elderly, that even fellow Republicans are not going to vote for it. This is the Koch brothers at work who want all the money for themselves and screw everyone else. Unfortunately for them, the public is not behind this and just like 2012, the right is going to have their flavor of the week, jumping from person to person, until they decide that Bush is the new Romney and we all know how that turned out. Bush has almost no chance of winning meaning unless we get someone to unseat Hillary Obama-style, which is entirely possible, Hillary will be president. Ugh! She is currently fighting a new book that claims she took money from foreign countries through her husband's charity and then gave favorable claims during her tenure at the State Department. Whether this is right wing fantasy or reality has yet to be determined. But know we will be hearing a lot more about this.
If this is the best we have, death cops and crappy politicians, the end comes soon. The stock market is rising high today, ignoring the fact that Greece is still a hair away from collapse and with it, possibly the world economy. But hey, Morgan Stanley had a good quarter and China announce a new stimulus program so all is well right? Hardly. Greece and the EU are miles apart and have until May 11 to come up with an agreeable plan. That would be like saying the Israelis and Iran have until then to make a peace deal or a nuclear war will break out. Which do you think is more likely? The same goes for Greece which has about a 90% chance of default and a possible contagion event which will rock the markets, devalue the derivative market, and possible destroy the world economy.

People better wake up and smell the world burning. There may be little time left and the politicians that are supposed to be able to prevent this are worse than ever.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK:ROBERT BATES AND TULSA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Two weeks in a row we have the police front and center, this time the accidental shooting of yet another unarmed black man, this time by a reserve deputy who was a hundred years old and still on the force. Cameras have exonerated several cops this week, including one brave officer who refused to shoot a guy who may or may not have a had a gun. That's the kind of cops we need more of and less elderly playing cop or with a shoot first ask questions later mentality. Let's see those runner ups.
10)TSA- It's been a while since these fuckwads have made the list but this week two were fired from the Denver airport for groping men because they thought they looked hot. This has always bothered me as if the screener is gay, isn't it sexual assault when they touch my junk? It certainly was here, when two conspired to find problems, when none existed, just so they could fondle people. We have also heard from whistleblowers that they also routinely pass around nude photos taken from scanners, that the scanners they use do not work and the entire system is a giant money grab that actually makes us less safe. Someday soon, some enterprising terrorist is going to figure out a way to plant bombs inside a person and then what? We are rapidly reaching a point where we will all have to fly naked after a body cavity search and multiple x-rays.

9)Worcester religious leaders- This week, religious leaders of central MA got together and held a press conference and claimed that racism in this area was out of control. Fair enough but when pressed for proof they clammed up and said this wasn't the time and place to discuss such things? Really? When exactly would be a better time than a press conference that they called? The best they could do was claim the internet was responsible for various levels of racism, which is true, but extends to all people, as black racism is alive and well there as well. This was a waste of everyone's time and even the most liberal reporter was put off by the whole thing.

8)Scotland- In yet another giant overreach by the anti-alcohol crowd, Scotland lowered the legal limit to such a low number that even having one beer with lunch would make you "too drunk to drive." In Scotland. This has led to a nosedive on profits for restaurants and is putting people out of business in record numbers while making no one safer as a result. No one who has one beer with lunch is drunk and this prohibition like mentality which is alive and well across the planet is going way too far and is doing more harm then good.

7)DEA- I fucking hate the DEA with the fire of a thousand suns. The agents I have met have been some of the dumbest people on Earth, still claiming that pot will kill you and no drugs should be legal ever anywhere. This week it turns out that not only were these ass clown going to sex parties thrown by drug cartels (WTF?), according the head of the DEA, they can't be fired because of arcane union rules. This is why nothing ever changes because the average Joe can be fired for any reason they like, but the powerful can't be fired for anything. This agency needs to go stat.
6)Aaron Hernandez- The former Patriot was found guilty this week of murder and sentenced to life without parole. This was once a star player making $40 million dollars on his contract with a mansion, women and respect. Now he will spend his life in a small room, at the moment less than a mile from Gillette Stadium where he used to play. I can only hope he can see it from his cell. This is what thug life gets you: nowhere fast. He is still facing a new trial for two other murders, allegedly stemming from a spilled drink at a bar, meaning the guy was a true kind of stupid. That outcome is irrelevant as he is already never getting out. Enjoy prison you idiot. You had it all and now you have nothing.

5)ISIS- These morons just committed another atrocity by blowing up the ancient city of Nimrud. This is a incalculable loss that is akin to the Holocaust in it's severity and needs to be addressed as such. How much more do we let these idiots get away with before we kill them in their sleep. And while the story by Judicial Watch about ISIS camps on the Mexican border have been thoroughly debunked, they still a clear and present danger to the world scale. It is only a matter of time before a group like this does something so heinous that the entire world looks at them and screams DEATH at the top of their lungs, probably not caring what Muslims they kill at that point. A world war is unlikely in that scenario as Russia, China, Europe and the US will all be united and, unfortunately, innocent Muslims will be targeted as well, leading to yet another Japanese internment-like scenario. The alternative would be dead Muslims in the street as the average human will panic and kill anyone they even think is Muslim. This will end badly if we don't get in front of it and bombing northern Iraq out of existence might be a good start.
4)Hillary Clinton- It hasn't been the best of weeks for the candidate. Her trip to Chipotle didn't go as planned with a photo-op, as she didn't talk to any employees there, or even shake their hands for that matter, or, leave a tip. Oops. Her logo is asinine as it has an arrow pointing to the right which is a stupid move for someone trying to prove she won't be worse than Obama, as if that was possible. She already has an uphill battle as she is taking money from Wall Street, foreign countries and Monsanto, which will hardly endear her to a public, like myself, who want a true progressive candidate (like Liz Warren. Please run!) and not like Obama telling us what we want to hear and then do none of it once in office. Her biggest obstacle may be a show like SNL which is going to hammer home her intense desire to become President which so far boils down to "isn't it time for a female president?" Yes and no. Being a woman is not a qualification in and of itself. Ideas matter and so far, yours suck. I would vote for the right woman (again Liz Warren please run. PLEASE!), but I will not vote for someone just because she IS a woman. Carly Fiorina is also a woman and running on the GOP side, and even less qualified than Hillary. Does that make her equal because she is a woman too?

3)Marco Rubio- The other candidate who is in the running this week, his candidacy is doomed before it even started. Many a GOP pundit is talking about his "fresh and new" ideas, which is funny as his plan involves the exact same boilerplate crap that voters turned down in the last two elections. He wants to take money from poor people and give it to the rich, end abortion as we know it, deny gay people fair rights, stop legal pot and stop illegals from coming here. So he has already lost gay, young, women and Hispanic votes and it's only a week later. Right now, whoever on the right gets the nomination faces a bruising in the national election regardless of who the nominee is for the democrats as their ideas as old, tired discredited crap that only wins them off year elections. Good luck. You guys are going to need it.
2)MSM-Our media lately has been just plain sad. They have failed to inform us about anything of any importance and, instead, have Ron Burgandied us to death. They have done a shoddy job looking into Robert Bates, with local news doing a better job, failed to look to far into the mysterious closing of five Walmart's who claim plumbing issues but have no permits to do any work and missed out on recent well proven conspiracies into the OKC bombing and the anthrax case. The government released a report from1995 that said that the bomb Tim McVeigh used could not possibly have caused the damage seen that got zero press anywhere. The head of the FBI's anthrax case is suing the government in District Court for a cover-up that includes framing an innocent man, Bruce Irvins, as well as hindering the investigation at every step. Shouldn't that be a big story? Nope, instead we get nonsense and infotainment. These guys suck at their job hard.
1)Robert Bates and the Tulsa Police Department- Why is a 73 year old geezer allowed to play cop in Tulsa? Because he paid them. That's the real story here whose records may be falsified, as local reporters have claimed. Bates shot a guy with his gun instead of a Taser which even by his own words seems off. His Taser was in his breast pocket, his gun in his back holster. As they were nowhere near each other, age obviously played a factor here as he got confused as old people sometimes do. Even retired police officers have said Bates was way too old to be doing this kind of thing and this is what happens when people do things beyond their capacity. This is a case of bribery and nepotism that resulted in the death of a suspect and eventually, millions in taxpayer dollars going to the family. There is no good reason this guy should have been allowed to play cop and is a program that needs to be stopped now. So congratulations Bates and the Tulsa Police Department you are indeed douche bag of the week.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

COP CAMERAS AND HOW THEY HAVE HELPED AND HINDERED THE POLICE THIS WEEK!

David Brooks said in an article this week that he has begrudgingly decided that all police should be outfitted with cameras after recent debacles have come to light. His concerns were for privacy and an illogical theory that this would make police more likely to write tickets as if they were being observed in real time. But the facts this week proved that cameras help both the public and the police from unfair or just criticism.
Two incidents were caught on camera that only the families or their lawyers involved are crying police brutality while the rest of us see a justifiable action. One, caught on live TV, involved a car chase in Houston in which an unarmed black man was killed after reaching for a suspected weapon. Now unlike other cases, like the South Carolina incident in which some douche cop shot a black guy eight times in the back, this one clearly shows the criminal evade police, strike two cars and then, once his car was disabled, get out and then stupidly reach back in for something. Police rightfully filled him full of holes. Only the most liberal are crying foul on this one.

A similar story took place Arizona where a police officer hits an armed criminal with his car sending him flying into the air. Other than the lawyer who was just shocked over this, everyone I know said good for the cop and I agree. Mario Valencia, 36, had been going on a 12 hour crime spree, had just stolen a gun from a local store and was firing it into the air as well as pointing it at officers following him. The suspect lived with minor injuries meaning Officer Michael Rapiejko did the job we want ALL police to do which is apprehension of a real criminal without lethal force by using whatever tools necessary. Video shows he grazed the guy when if he wanted him dead, he would have crushed him head on, which would have been an entirely other matter. This is what cops should be, not like the examples I am about to give below.
A Detroit cop, William Melendez was fired for beating an unresisting black man pulled over for running a red light. Allegedly cocaine was found as well, a crime the man said was planted on him, which is always possible, but Melendez was fired at least. Unfortunately, like many bad cops, he will probably wind up at some other prescient tomorrow.

This is from xrepubic.com to prove my point:

Incompetent cop keeps messing up, yet he keeps getting jobs as a cop. He is now on his 7th police department job.

He’s made headlines for using a taser on his partner – and he’s been caught on camera during an aggressive arrest. Now Highland Park police officer Ronald Dupuis is making headlines once again.
A new lawsuit has been filed against him – this time 2 women are accusing him of locking them up for 4 days without ever charging them with a crime.

Whether it’s an arrest caught on camera, shooting himself in the leg, or having to be rushed to the hospital after a police raid – Sgt. Ronald Dupuis just can’t stay out of the spotlight.

Now he’s accused of locking up Rhianna Turner and her domestic partner Kera Hill – without any evidence of a crime – for four days.

“My clients are completely terrified by any law enforcement,” says their attorney, Robert Morris.
Morris filed the lawsuit against Dupuis and the City of Highland Park. He says his clients’ constitutional rights were violated.

“Under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments, you don’t arrest people without some type of probable cause,” Morris says. “He imprisoned them for 4 days with also no probable cause.

How bad do you have to be to not get hired as a cop again? This ass should have been tossed years ago and is instead causing you the taxpayer to fund his stupidity. How long do we have to deal with this kind of boobery?

The icing on the cake for this kind of behavior has to be the case of Robert Bates, the Tulsa wanna be cop who shot an unarmed black suspect because he confused his gun for his Taser. The police there, as well as his lawyer have spent the last week defending their deputy program, plainly stating that Bates had thousands of hours of training as do all their reserve deputies. The only problem with that, is that none of that is true. Local investigators found that documents about Bates training were fake, supervisors removed, transferred or fired for failing to pass this guy and no paper trail of him even being certified to carry a weapon. WTF? The odder part is that this story has only appeared on CNN, which would make me leery except for the fact that the people they interviewed seem credible investigators and have documents to prove their point. If this is not the top story on the news tonight, know that your MSM is officially worthless as this is a BIG story.

Here's a link to that story from local news in Tulsa, which is doing a far superior job to the nationals on a daily basis lately:

 http://wtvr.com/2015/04/16/tulsa-sheriffs-employees-allegedly-forged-robert-bates-training-records/

Here's some highlights from that story:

Some supervisors at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office were told to forge Robert Bates’ training records, and three who refused were reassigned to less desirable duties, the Tulsa World reported.
Bates’ training has come under scrutiny since the 73-year-old volunteer deputy killed Eric Harris on April 2. Bates claims he meant to use his Taser, but accidentally fired his handgun instead.

Dylan Goforth, one of the two Tulsa World reporters on the story, said the paper starting hearing “almost immediately” from different sources that Bates’ training records had been falsified.

The newspaper said the Sheriff’s Office provided a list of the courses Bates received credit for, but did not give details such as the names of the supervisors who signed off on the training.

Ziva Branstetter, the other Tulsa World reporter, said she has been asking for the names of the supervisors involved.

“You would think the sheriff’s office, if in fact there has been no pressure applied, no falsification of records, that they would be forthcoming with these documents,” she told CNN’s “New Day.”

“We’ve asked for them. They’ve said they don’t believe they’re public records.”

This is the same bull that MA cops are trying to use, saying that they are not subject to FOIA laws as they are private companies which flies in the face of reason as they are paid with taxpayer money not private funds.
Now the Tulsa Police are crying foul over this saying the reporter won't name her sources, and who can hardly blame her on that, but at the same time makes it a he said/she said situation. That is until others start asking for the information, like Bates' certification paperwork, which Tulsa Police say they can't find. That's a big screw-up guys and makes the reporter look better than you. Other things, like getting the date he started as a reserve deputy, some say 2007, others 2008, the fact they can't find the woman who allegedly certified him and now supposedly working for the Secret Service like cell phones and computers do not exist, and the fact that even by their admission, Bates was 180 hours shy of the necessary needed to be deputized. None of this looks good and now it appears as of local police forces are being bribed by people to play cop, as Bates has certainly done, donating tens of thousands of dollars and equipment. Trained cops are bad enough. 73 year olds acting out a childhood fantasy is even worse. And why has no one asked why an elderly man was being allowed to do this? We don't allow six year olds to be cops so shouldn't that logic also be for anyone over 65? There gets an unfortunate point in one's life when you are too old to do things. I'm middle aged an even I am have severe limitation as to what I can do anymore.
The point of this is that regardless of body cameras, cops are being filmed 24/7. Some states like Texas are trying to ban that but the constitutionality of that has been overturned by every court in the nation. We are all being watched, cops included and that has both good and bad aspects as does it for the rest of us. Cops just have to wake to the fact that it occurring and there is now way to stop it so be on your best behavior guys. We will be watching and judging.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

THE RACE FOR 2016 BEGINS AND I COULD NOT BE LESS THRILLED!

This week, we saw the emergence of Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton, adding their names to Jeb Bush and Rand Paul as those wishing to run for President. So far, almost every Republican seems to be going to get in the race as well, as all the Democrats play rock, paper scissors to see who goes against Hillary, who at this point may very well be our next President. True, she is making some spectacular errors already but they nothing compared to what the GOP is doing which appears to be a model of how to lose an election.
Let's start with Hillary Clinton. She has a lot of baggage to overcome and a lot of strengths. She was First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State. Considering how piss poor John Kerry has been at this job (as if that was in doubt), that's small potatoes but still she was better at the job than him. However, she also to defeat the shadow of her husband, who was the best President we've had in decades and that's not saying much considering the competition and how bad he really was, her awful handling of email-gate and of course, Benghazi. The latter will not be much of an obstacle as most people tuned out of that bullshit years ago, but her personality, truth telling and ability to connect with the average person may prove troublesome.

Her ad campaign that announced her candidacy was weak at best, more of a psy-ops program than explaining why we would vote for her (look gays, a young, Asian girl, an old white guy, ugh!). Her new logo is dreadful, confusing some who thinks it looks like a hospital sign, and an inexplicable arrow in it that points TO THE RIGHT. This is exactly the kind of thing she needs to avoid lest lefties everywhere abandon her again, Obama style, when someone else eventually enters the race.
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Too me, she always seemed fake and plastic and evil. In other words, just like most politicians but not as good as hiding it. It was that kind of unlikableness that sunk Martha Coakley twice in this state and could sink Hillary again if anyone decides to go against a lethal Clinton political machine. I, and apparently everyone else, really wants that to happen. I am still hopeful that our first female President will be Liz Warren who will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into this race I fear. The only other three mentioned so far have been Martin O'Malley, Robert Reich and Bernie Saunders and, while I like all three, I do not know how much of a chance any of them have as they will labeled as "who dat?," "shorty," and "old geezer."
 
On the other side of the aisle we have a level of incompetence and ill advised campaign pledges so bad that most of these guys have lost and some haven't even entered the race yet. A recent Suffolk poll showed that the four most unpopular people in the race were Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. The most popular were Scott Walker, Ted Cruz (even split) and Ben Carson. The funny part is that I don't think any of these guys can win in a national election and even the MSM has taken notice.

Marco Rubio found that out the hard way when CNN actually did their job and questioned Rubio's support for anti-gay legislature. They correctly pointed out that the tide has turned on this subject and could be as third rail a topic as gun control has been for the democrats, which is why they abandoned that position after Gore "lost" in 2000. Every GOP candidate has come out against gay marriage, which means they face the wrath of the gay mafia who have successfully turned corporate positions against bigots in a big way. Gay people spend money just like anyone else, and even people like myself who are not gay, support them and not the people who don't. This is going to be a huge funding problem as no corporation is going to be giving money to an anti-gay candidate or else decide they want to go out of business. This gives whoever the democrat nominee is a huge advantage in money and ultimately the election. If your entire campaign is funded by bigots, big banks and billionaires, it is going to be impossible to convince people you have their best interests at heart.

Chris Christie went a step further today and announced that not only is he going after gay people, entitlement programs and expanding supply side economics, he also plans to reverse decisions to legalize pot in any state that has done it already. Why not just spit in the face of people who plan to vote for you, you fat fucking loser? There is a reason you are near the bottom of every poll and your unlikable status has you only trailing Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush. I have more of a chance of becoming president that this dick. Talk about misreading the tea leaves.
The GOP has a major problem and everyone but them sees it. Gay rights are an important thing to many of us who see it as a civil right issue just like equal rights for black people was in the 60's. How well did elections turn out for anti-black candidates back then? Not well if you actually read your history.