Closing Thought–28Apr21

It is NO secret that FOX News’ Tucker Carlson is a moron.

I understand why MSNBC had the good sense to cut this babbling buffoon lose…..when he gets on his lame soap box he proves every time what a screaming d/bag he truly has become.

His newest diatribe is about people who have the good sense to wear maks to help save them from the morons that refuse to mask up.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson raged against the idea of wearing face masks on Monday night, telling his viewers to openly mock those they see wearing masks outside.

“Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart. Call the police immediately. Contact Child Protective Services. Keep calling until someone arrives,” Carlson said.

“What you’re looking at is abuse, it’s child abuse, and you are morally obligated to attempt to prevent it.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/tucker-carlson-parents-forcing-children-wear-masks-reported-child-abuse-2021-4

Watch the shirt video enclosed in the article.

Now if I were told to remove my mask my first response would be “f*ck you”….then if more was needed I would reply….”my mask comes off when you and your ilk learn to manage your stupidity”.

Then I would say please make me….I have a lawyer on speed dial and I will own you and everything you have….so please grow a set and make me.

Hannity must be pissed that he is no longer the lead crazy on FOX.

Carlson is the prime example of just how far down the idiot hole the Right and its pundits have traveled….

Yet another example of how you just “can’t fix stupid”.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

The State Of The Union Address

A short history lesson…..

Soon Pres. Biden will making his first SOTU address to a joint session of Congress…..since traditionally the first year of a presidency is not a SOTU address…we will call it a joint address to Congress…..call it what you like but it will be a SOTU address.

But why?

Why does the president make these speeches every year?

Is it something they must do or is it just a way for them to look like they actually care about the country?

The State of the Union address can trace its roots back to the Constitution. Article II, Section 3, Clause 1 of the Constitution says that the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”

“From time to time” leaves the question of frequency open to interpretation, but George Washington helped cement the State of the Union as an annual event after he gave the first State of the Union address at Federal Hall in New York City in January 1790.

Since there wasn’t much of a blueprint for Washington, he praised the 1st Congress’s work and outlined a brief legislative plan for the upcoming year: He wanted to work on the army, build post roads, and develop uniform systems of currency, weights, and measures. In December 1790, Washington gave his second State of the Union address and firmly established it as an annual event—and the tradition that it take place near the end of the year. Until 1934, the State of the Union was usually in December or November. This would change to the beginning of the year after the 20th amendment moved the start of Congress up to January.

….but that does not mean that every president has made such a speech….

No. You’ll notice that the order from Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution doesn’t say anything about a speech; the president just has to keep Congress informed of what’s going on in the country. When Thomas Jefferson took office in 1801, he decided that the idea of showing up before Congress to deliver a grand address sounded like something a monarch would do, so he decided to bag the speech. Instead, he wrote down an annual message and sent it to Congress, where a clerk read it aloud to the legislators.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29811/brief-history-state-union

In his speech tonight what can Biden possibly say that he has not already said?

I mean we have daily presidential updates….so what can he possibly give us tonight?

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

So You Want Police Reform

The big debate these days is that of police reform….especially since the conviction of Chauvin….and yet since then at least three African-Americans have been needlessly killed.

You say that you are disgusted by all the police violence and deaths and you want change…..then get off your ass and work to that end.

American police culture apparently teaches how kill and not how to ‘protect and serve’…..and that needs some serious attention if it is ever to get solved.

If that is your aim then YOU need to force the change that the authorities seem unwilling to provide……don’t give it lip service time to stand or sit down and STFU.

I have made my thoughts known on this and what could be done on many occasions…..

8 Point Plan To End Police Brutality

“De-Fund The Police”

Is It Police Reform….Or Defund….Or Abolition?

Read those three post of mine….and then let me point out a few more things that could be done…..

1) Employ more oversight

2) Improve data collection

3) Address racial bias

4) End qualified immunity

5) Change use-of-force policies

6) Demilitarize the police

7) Defund the police

8) Abolish the police

9) Initiate broad systemic reforms

I am not advocating some of the these policies….but before you decide for yourself please read the article in Vox….they explain each and every part……https://www.vox.com/22396400/defunding-abolishing-police-among-ideas-derek-chauvin-verdict

I hear that recruiting practices are to blame….not the training…..I disagree….apparently the training teaches to go to the gun before anything…..that is training….recruitment needs to be tighter….but training is the real problem….if a cop cannot disarm a person with a knife without killing them then the training lacks substance beyond the gun.

If you think that real change will come with the leaders then you are in a delusional state.  Reality contradicts that belief.

YOU can make the changes society needs but not if you sit by and let the powers that be make the decisions on this……if you do sit by then nothing will change.

A change in the police culture can only be achieved by the local population.

Local, state, and federal governments in the United States should move beyond superficial changes and fundamentally rethink public safety by reducing the scope of policing, investing in community services, and ensuring abusive officers are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. A detailed description of the pervasive problems with policing is included in the report, along with “14 Recommendations for Police Reform.”

The 29-page report, “A Roadmap for Reimagining Public Safety in the United States: 14 Recommendations on Policing, Community Investment, and Accountability,” proposes shifting investments from policing to social services, affordable housing, schools, community-based healthcare systems – especially mental health and voluntary drug treatment – and local economic development. Redirecting resources from policing to services that effectively address underlying societal problems, along with establishing effective, independent oversight of police, would limit harms by police and improve public safety.

You most let your voice be heard at all levels, city, state and national…..go to city council meetings and force the agenda you want…..go to the county supervisors meetings and do the same…..work on the state and national level with your representatives….force the issue.

You say you want change….then by god make that change….you and only you can make these social changes….

If the politicians will not change or listen then….TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!

Get Involved!

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”