Once Is All It Takes

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

 

The situation in Ferguson has brought up a few points that few people are paying attention to at this time……and could most likely not give damn in the last place…..that would be the running total the cops give the media daily of the number of arrests.

I have heard that the US is a place for second chances….do you believe that manure?  It is not!  Though the idea makes great news fodder for the MSM…….Americans punish people for their digressions of the past….especially when it is about an arrest that someone may have had in their past……

(Newser) – Whether you were charged with a crime or not, an arrest at a young age could haunt you for life. And that’s something that should concern quite a few of us: About a third of American adults—some 77.7 million people—have criminal records on the FBI’s database, and they can be very difficult to wipe clean, the Wall Street Journal reports. Just half of those records are up to date, meaning they might not include information on charges being dropped or never levied.

“There is a myth that if you are arrested and cleared that it has no impact,” says a Georgetown law professor. Not so, as the Journal reveals in several personal stories:

  • Precious Daniels, 39, of Detroit, was arrested over disorderly conduct in a 2009 protest. The charge was dropped, but when she applied for a Census Bureau job, the Bureau noticed her arrest. She was unable to prove she hadn’t been convicted because, she says, the courthouse said it had no record of her case.
  • One Jose Hernandez was arrested for sexual assault in 2012; thing is, he was the wrong Jose Hernandez. Charges were dropped, but he still had to pay $22,500 in bail and hire a lawyer to have his record expunged. “Needless to say, that hasn’t happened yet,” he says. His family is still paying off loans related to the case.
  • Barbara Ann Finn, 74, ran into trouble when she applied for part-time school cafeteria work. The school district in Maryland said her fingerprints matched FBI records. It’s unclear why, but she has a theory: In 1963, she was with a friend who was shoplifting. Finn was taken into custody, released, and “never thought any more about it.” Documents show she wasn’t charged, but she hasn’t been able to have the record expunged because—as in Daniels’ case—local officials can’t seem to find it.

Click for the Journal‘s full story.

With our form of “justice” you are not innocent until proven guilty only in the minds of mental midgets…..when arrested you are paraded before the press as a convicted person and it stays with you throughout your life…yes even if you are proven innocent.

Take a person that is arrested as a child pornography….they are paraded to the press who runs story after story on the subject and the person….and then when the person is found to but not guilty nothing is written or broadcast on their behalf……the person is screwed for the rest of their life.  The person may be innocent but the community has convicted them and that is where it is at.

So one arrest is all it takes to destroy a person and their chance for a normal life.

And we call it JUSTICE!

2014 Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon #15

Here we go again……..another edition of the B3……the words of the mindless……and the thoughnts of total MORONS!

1–Remember Tancredo as a Congressman?  NO?  He was one of those babbling toads on the Right….well he is no longer in Congress but that has not stopped his brain dead comments…..this one is on the Right’s fave topic du jour…impeachment……

Former congressman Tom Tancredo once again called on House Republicans to vote to impeach President Obama, writing this weekend in WorldNetDaily that the GOP should “call the White House’s bluff and proceed with impeachment.”

He warns that if Republicans are “afraid to challenge presumptuous dictatorial behavior,” then “the war is already lost and we should all stock our ammunition shelves and join a militia.”

Just another media whore looking for that 10 minutes.

2–Bryan Fischer of the American Family Assn…….a group of hypocritical twats has something to say about the people of Iraq……

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is outraged that the U.S. is intervening in Iraq to stop ISIS, who has been attacking Christians and other Muslims throughout the country.

Fischer believes that President Obama only intervened to stop the extermination of the Yazidis, who practice an ancient religion yet are considered by ISIS fighters and others to be “devil worshipers.” He began today’s edition of “Focal Point” by railing against Obama, saying the president only decided to launch airstrikes in Iraq in order to defend “devil worshipers.”

“They go after devil worshipers and all of the sudden the entire weight of the United States government is sent in there to relieve them and to avenge them,” he said. “Those are the Yazidis.”

You just cannot make up this much hate and stupidity….now can you?

3–Do you remember Cliven Bundy?    I had wondered if he is any kin to Ted Bundy….sorry for the digression.  Any way this total moron has been talking with God….again.

Cliven Bundy, who recently told a meeting of the Independent American Party, a Third Party to the right of the GOP, that his standoff with the federal government over his refusal to pay grazing fees was part of a spiritual battle against government tyranny:

“If the standoff with the Bundys was wrong, would the Lord have been with us?” Bundy asked, noting that no one was killed as tensions escalated. “Could those people that stood without fear and went through that spiritual experience … have done that without the Lord being there? No they couldn’t.”

Bundy also cited personal inspiration from God in establishing his course of action.

“The Lord told me … if (the sheriff doesn’t) take away these arms (from federal agents), we the people will have to face these arms in a civil war. He said, ‘This is your chance to straighten this thing up,'” Bundy said.

Sorry but my God has better things to do than pay even the slightest attention to a dick wad like Bundy.

4–Did you know that Lincoln was a commie?  Well he was according to that trash mouth idiot Walter Kennedy……

Did you know Abraham Lincoln was a Marxist? Oh yeah, his whole goal was to impose socialism on America, destroy states rights and limited government, and oh by the way, attack “religious values in America” in order to supplant God and put government in His place.

Yes, hardcore neo-Confederate Walter Kennedy had a chat with Kevin Swanson, who told his flock that “history is important” right before chopping it into little pieces by presenting us with the wholly mythical “churchgoing, freedom-loving Southern slave-owner,”

I love these morons on the Right that try every angle to re-write history…..they make my job too easy….maybe I should send them a Kwanzaa card in December……

5–If there is anyone and believe me there are many, on the Right that needs to be slapped so hard he losses a day is Rush…….he had his say on the death of Robin Williams…….

“He had it all, but he had nothing,” Limbaugh opined. “He made everyone else laugh, but was miserable inside.”

“It fits a certain picture, or a certain image that the left has,” he continued. “Low expectations and general unhappiness and so forth.” On the issue of “survivor’s guilt,” Limbaugh said, “That is a constant measurement that is made by political leftists in judging the country.”

Limbaugh is a disgusting lump of shit that deserves NO peace for turning this tragedy into something political for his ratings….and anyone that agrees with him is an even larger lump of disgusting shit.  Did I cover that well enough?  is there any doubt what I think of the sack of manure Rush?

6–This is my fave……illustrates the ignorance of f*cking toads on the Right!

Then there is thee Right’s favorite child molester, Ted “fucking” Nugent…….this time he is not making some moronic gun statement….no this time he has advice of Native Americans……..

After a group of Native Americans protested outside a concert by Ted Nugent, the late-1970s rocker verbally lashed out, calling them “stinkyass unclean dipshIt protestors” and calling for Native Americans to be “rounded up and shipped back to wherever they came from!”

“They need to just shut up and admit WE WERE HERE FIRST! Nobody asked them to come to America! They got a problem with a successful, happy, white American, they should just go back where they came from!” he added. “Hell, it’s past time these pussies were ROUNDED UP AND SHIPPED BACK TO WHEREVER THEY CAME FROM! I’ll even donate the shipping crates!”

What can I say?  Another disgusting ignorant toad on the Right that does not have enough brains to pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel.  He said that if Obama got re-elected that he would be in jail shortly after….I AM STILL WAITING!

This idiot is as worthless as a turnip…which is not fair for a turnip is edible and therefor not useless….cannot say the same of pedophile Nugent.

7–Since 2008 economics have been bad for most Americans….that is those that actually create something at their job, at least the lucky ones that still have a gig to go to…..it seems that Nebraskan congressman Lee Terry is whining about his pay…….

Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) is fighting pressure to agree to a pay cut for members of Congress, instead complaining that the $174,000 annual salary was already frozen.

This is not the first time Terry has complained about his salary. In 2013, during the Republican-led government shutdown that furloughed up to one million American workers, many members of Congress gave up their paychecks as a symbolic gesture. Terry refused at first.

Despite voting to prolong the shutdown, Terry explained to the Omaha World-Herald why he especially needed to keep collecting a salary. “I’ve got a nice house and a kid in college, and I’ll tell you we cannot handle it,” Terry said. “Giving our paycheck away when you still worked and earned it? That’s just not going to fly.” The comments blew up, forcing Terry to backtrack and agree not to collect his salary until after the shutdown ended.

All I can tell this yutz is if he is looking for sympathy to go to the Oxford dictionary and look between ‘shit’ and ‘syphilis’ and he will find it…..that is the best I can do for this douche.

8–It seems that a Mississippi Tea Party member is asking God for help……..you REALLY need to read this one!

According to a report in the Jackson Free Press, at the start of a speaking event in Flowood, Mississippi, hosted by Johnson, Nicholson delivered an opening prayer in which he asked Almighty God to do what Almighty God apparently does best: To “be violent against” establishment Republicans who disagree with Tea Partyers over how best to achieve their mutually agreed upon goals.

“We ask for your blessing upon the conservatives in this state, that they might stand strong and firm,” reportedly began Nicholson’s prayer. “Father, we even ask for you to bless our enemies, and Lord they are truly our enemies that head the Republican Party and the whole political establishment.”

Nicholson’s idea of “blessing” one’s enemies, however, is a bit strange. He continued:

We’re asking, Father, for two things. We’re asking, Father, that you would expose them, set division amongst them, set them one against another, bring confusion and fear into their camp, into their thinking, for the purpose of pulling them down, for casting them down out of their high offices and reducing them, Lord, to having no power in this state. So, Lord, that you might raise up and seek the righteous in the positions of power that this state might once more be a state that honors you in all that it does.

Father, we’re asking that in all of the tribulations were asking you to bring upon them, that it would work change in their heart — that you would use it to bring true Godly sorrow, that they might truly repent for their iniquity and their wickedness, for that they would be restored to you, that you would have honor in the state of Mississippi for the great works that you’ve done in correcting and purifying the government and rescuing and saving the worst of us.

The more these religious types talk the more the idea of Christianity becomes non-existent.

9–I just love the conerv asswads….you know the ones that are just horrified that there is a black prez and of course he is somehow working against the US……a/holes like Rick Wiles…….

Rick Wiles is pretty sure that President Obama is a “foreign plant” who was put in office by Saudi Arabia in order to destroy America. But maybe it wasn’t Saudi Arabia after all, as yesterday on “Trunews,” Wiles and right-wing documentary filmmaker Joel Gilbert wondered if President Obama — along with his entire family — secretly works for the CIA, Great Britain, or Russia, or maybe all three, who knows!

You have to pity these people…their whole world went to shit when the country elected a black guy as president.

#15 comes to an end…..but never fear their are a wealth of morons in the weeds and all of them cannot wait to open their mouths and shove their feet into it…….and I will be waiting and watching……#16 will not be far behind….see you there.

It’s Those Damn “Outside Agitators”!

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

 

How many times will the trooper in charge run up to the closest microphone and decry about those outside agitators?

Do you, my readers, know how often that has been used to explain violence in the streets?  NO?  Well, let me help.

First of all….who are these “outside agitators”?  Define the word “outside”.  I get the agitator part but the ubiquitous “outside” is baffling, at least to me.

Let’s look back at those “outside agitators”…..

The year is 1886, Chicago, during a peaceful labor demonstration a bomb was thrown at police and the resulting gun fire killed several people police as well as civilians.  The subsequent arrests netted 7 or 8 anarchists all convicted of the deed.  “Anarchists” was the term of the day for “outside agitators”.

Fast forward to the labor movement at its height….this , at its zenith 1900-1920, where there were demonstrations and violence was used to silence the labor movement….of course, because of the rise of socialism in those years, the corporate bosses blamed most of the demonstrations and violence on the socialists or what we call “outside agitators”….

Time to hit the fast forward button again…..the tear is mid 1950’s until 1965……this was a movement to give minorities mostly blacks the right to vote and to end segregation……the demonstrations were oft times violent and people died…the southern governments blamed all the protests on “outside agitators”…mostly, according to those perpetrating the violence, were commies and other “agitators”…….

Now slow move forward….the year is 1960’s….some call it the students protests others say it was an anti-war protest….both are correct…..some were looking for social change and others , especially vets, were there to protest the war and its results on people both Americans and Vietnamese.  The biggest and most violent protest was the one in Chicago, again, in 1968……what started off as a protests against the Dem convention being held in the city broke into massive protests and violence….and once again the problem was blamed on “outside agitators”……

There were many other occurrences through the years and most of the most violent ones were explained away as the work of “outside agitators”.

My point is that it is a catch all to explain when security breaks down into violence…it is seldom that the police have lost control of the situation….but rather it was because of all those “outside agitators.  The police seldom if ever admit to their on incompetency…..so it must be the work of “outside agitators”.

Here is a novel idea….the police should just fess up and admit that they were incompetent in dealing with the situation.  If they cannot do that then maybe explain just who these ever present “outside agitators” really are…..

Another thought…..they have calm right now in Ferguson….maybe you should STOP using the terms guns and Molotovs and concentrate on the positive.

Thoughts?

 

Greedy Little Sh*ts

My readers know I do not post much on sports….for one I think most athletes are spoiled little brats with little redeeming quality other than running….but I read a piece the other day that made me just shake my head in disgust…….so I guess I am the archetypical American….football is a sport that is nothing more than a diversion from daily life not some altar to be worshiped at…..

(Newser) – Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna: One of them will headline next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, and it might just come down to whoever is willing to shell out for the privilege. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL, in notifying each act that they’re the finalists under consideration, is also asking if, ahem, they might be willing to toss some post-halftime show income or “some other type of financial contribution” the league’s way. The NFL isn’t commenting on particulars, and a rep would say only that its commitment is only “to put on the best possible show.”

Though the Journal notes that the idea met a “chilly reception,” it’s an interesting gambit: Last year’s show hauled in 115.3 million viewers, and artists such as Bruno Mars and Beyonce have successfully used their performances as a springboard for concert tours—often putting tickets on sale virtually as the curtain goes down. CD and MP3 sales often see a boost, as well, though it’s tough to gauge exactly what that windfall might be. As for who might be inclined to cough up, the Verge notes that all three acts are well-established cash cows and don’t need the exposure the way an up-and-comer might. That said, Rihanna is currently recording her first album since 2012, and, well, if she happened to time its release fortuitously, might have the most to gain.

We all know how strapped the NFL is for cash…..(don’t bother….it was sarcasm)…..I mean look at what they pull in for ads placed during the Super Bowl….but now they are pushing the limits of their profit making apparatus.

But we will see which ‘star’ is truly a entertainer and which are in it for purely egotistical reasons…..

Forward To The Past

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

 

Ever get Deja Vu…..all over again?

The other day I awoke at my usual early hour and after looking around I thought I may have stepped through some unforeseen time vortex…….and as usual the first thing I do is turn on the news…..and there is where my mind starting racing around trying to decide what was what…….

There are protests and civil unrest on the streets of America…….the Middle East is on fire……voters are having to fight for the right to vote……hostages being help in the Middle East including journalists…….Russia and the West are in a standoff…..Russian troops have entered into another country to quell anti-Russian sentiments……poor people being disenfranchised……black people confronting police………WTF?

I will admit it….I was and am a Doctor Who fan….but I never thought real time travel was possible….but watching the news that day the only explanation I had was that I had somehow stepped back in time to the 1960’s.

What has happened?  And is it possible that American society can get it right this time?

After looking in a mirror I noticed the grey hair….so logically speaking……either I imagined the time vortex or the grey hair went with me……

My trip….forward to the past.

There Is No Right Or Wrong

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

 

Let’s return today to that magical land of Gaza.  In war there is NO right or wrong……just death and destruction.  WQe were fortunate that we had a couple of days when the violence and destruction was at a minimum but all that has been taken to the crapper….it is on again!

Let me pause here and insert…..before some well meaning troll tries to jump down my throat….may I suggest you read the whole piece before you attempt that jump.

Onward and upward!

I have looked at both sides of the conflict…..and yes I am sympathetic to the Palestinians…….for reasons that are personal and I shared once and will never do that again……but since I do analyze situations I want to talk about the reasons for the conflict.

 

First, MSM lets the Israeli government have pretty much a free platform to sell their response to the issues at hand….my problem is they are given softball questions to answer that let their talking points fill the airways.  Not once have I heard a journalist ask these people a few pertinent questions.  Like….you say the tunnels are used to attack Israeli civilians….then if so how many attacks have been carried out in the past 5 years?  Or you justify the deaths in Gaza saying it is in response to the rockets fired….how many Israeli civilians have been killed by these rockets in the past 5 years?  Soldiers killed in the commission of a military operation are not civilians.  I would like to hear a good honest answer to those two questions….but of course there is NO way they will answer them.

The Israeli government spokespeople always come back to the tunnels and their intended use……the problem is it is all BS….as proven by CNN and NYT…..

The Israeli site +972 has blown that propaganda completely out of the water. A well-researched article in Hebrew that it translated from an educational worker near Gaza states that the tunnels do not appear to be targeted at civilians and they come out more than a mile from any kibbutz, let alone the kindergartens.

In short, the tunnels fear was hysteria, drummed up by the Israeli government to heighten war fever, and then purveyed by the New York Times and CNN.

The piece at +972 — which is headlined in part, “In reality, every tunnel so far has been used against military targets alone” — was published in Hebrew on “Local Call,” and written by Emanual Yelin, who lives in Be’er Sheva and is said to work near the Gaza border. Yelin is a full-on Israeli patriot, but he has no truck with the lies and propaganda disseminated around the tunnels.

The disgusting thing is that the MSM continues to allow this lie to be told and used as a justification of killing civilians.  As late as today on BBC America an Israeli government official used the lie again.

Now the Palestinians…..whoever is firing the missiles into Israel are cowards….I will agree with the Israeli government on that point.  Hamas needs to get a grip on the factions that are doing this if Hamas statement that they do not know who it is….they want to govern then they need to take control of that one situation.  Once they do that then there is NO excuse for the killing and the destruction.

Now let’s look at the destruction…….is it truly in search of Hamas leadership?

I have been watching and reading most everything I can get on the war and I have made my analysis…….in my thoughts it is all about the destruction of the Palestinian infrastructur3e of a would be Palestinian state…..look at the targets…hospitals, schools, power generation, roads, water supply and sanitation……all aspects of a state’s infrastructure.  Let’s not forget the terror that the constant threat of attack brings.  And how about the attacks on fishermen or the lack of food through the Gazan wall…..another attempt to hurt the economy and the infrastructure.

Personally, I think Israel is shooting themselves in the butt with their constant attacks on Gaza.  Why?  I will let journalist Dan Glazebrook tell my readers……

………………as many commentators have noted, even if Israel were successful in its stated aim of destroying or weakening Hamas, this would only result in even more militant groups emerging, perhaps even Al Qaeda type groups such as ISIS, gaining support from a traumatised population by promising revenge attacks and uncompromising armed jihad. Whilst many have argued that this would somehow be against Israel’s interests, the reverse is likely to be true. Groups such as ISIS have played a key role in facilitating US and British policies in the Middle East in recent years, by weakening independent regional powers (or potential regional powers) such as Libya, Syria and now Iraq. They would likely have the same effect on Palestine, and would certainly set back the prospects for the emergence of a Palestinian state: they would never countenance, for example, unity with Fatah, and would rather serve to provide a permanent pretext for savage Israeli attacks which Western Europe and North America would be obliged to support. Moreover, if Gaza became an ungoverned and ungovernable disaster zone – which is what Israel is in the process of creating – there would of course be no question of its gaining sovereignty over its territory, and even less over its waters and gas reserves. Israel would remain free to bomb at will, just as the US and Britain remain free to bomb at will in the failed states they have created in Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Iraq.

This constant warfare in the name of security is not going to end well for either side of the conflict….the Palestinians need to tighten their control over the actions of the fringe groups…..and Israel needs to be more forthcoming with their reasons for their ever present attacks…….

To me the Israelis are using every attempt to destroy and part of the area that could be the corner stone of a Palestinians state….so any commitment to a two state solution is disingenuous at best.. and at its worse…..a LIE!