Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dorothy Bland: I was caught ‘walking while black.’ Police chief: No, officers were doing their jobs

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An African American woman gets questioned by police, and immediately plays the race card.

Watch the Video Here

Sadly, this type of reaction from people is far to common. I used to hear it all the time: “You are stopping me because I am <Fill In The Blank>“, to which I’d usually respond, “No, I’m stopping you because you did <Fill In The Blank>.

The woman in question is Dorothy Bland, dean of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism and the director for the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. She called it “racial profiling”, and went on to say “I refuse to let this incident ruin my life.”

Read Her Side and the Police Chief’s Response Here

Folks, police have not only a dangerous job, but a very difficult and arduous one. This video is a perfect demonstration of how people cry abuse when the officers are guilty of nothing more than simply doing their jobs. But hey, I’m just a cop.

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Mom’s Sign – “Responsible Parenting” Means Handing Out Allergen-Free Treats to Trick-or-Treaters

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According to an article in SheKnows.com, there is a mother whose son has allergies and thinks it is appropriate to post this sign in her neighborhood.

“MY SON HAS SEVERE ALLERGIES AND COMES HOME EVERY YEAR DEVASTATED THAT HE CAN’T EAT ANY CANDY HE’S COLLECTED AT YOUR HOMES WHILE TRICK OR TREATING. DON’T EXCLUDE MY CHILD OR ANY OTHER CHILD FROM THE FUN.

THIS HALLOWEEN, PRACTICE RESPONSIBLE PARENTING AND DO NOT DISTRIBUTE CANDY CONTAINING NUTS OF ANY KIND, GLUTEN OR DIARY.

BE MINDFUL OF EVERYONE’S CHILD – HERE ARE SOME TASTY AND ALLERGY-CONSCIENCE SUGGESTIONS

  • Carrot Sticks (fun to eat, healthy and easy on the teeth)
  • Smarties
  • Necco Wafers
  • Lifesavers
  • Brach’s Lemon Drops
  • Raisins (But stay away from Rasinettes!!!!)”

First of all, the fact that this woman’s son has allergies and comes home “devastated that he can’t eat any candy” is HER PROBLEM! I’m sorry that that HER SON can’t eat the typical candy that most children can. Perhaps she should try to turn it into a character building experience rather than chastise other parents with kids who don’t have allergies. I am pretty certain that, should her neighbors chose to honor her nonsensical request, there will be many, many more “DEVASTATED CHILDREN” who are upset because they have nothing but carrot sticks, Smarties, Necco wafers, Lifesavers, Lemon Drops, and Raisins to eat! Why doesn’t she practice “Responsible Human Behavior”, and not be so narcissistic. The world doesn’t revolve around YOU and YOUR SON Ma’am.

Second of all, what gives her the right to judge other parents? “Practice Responsible Parenting” she writes. Who is she? Why doesn’t she take responsibility for her child, and let other people take responsibility for their children. Stop DEMANDING accommodations be made for you, and stop judging others for not capitulating to you.

In my opinion, all she had to do was change her wording. All she had to do was make people aware of her sons needs, and politely suggest that perhaps parents could offer options. But to make demands, I’m sorry, she loses all my respect. But hey, I’m just a cop.

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Third Republican Debate: My Person Take

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I enjoyed last night’s debate. I thought that CNBC did a better job than CNN with the Republicans, but I still think Anderson Cooper was the best moderator in any debate in this election cycle to date. While the moderators last evening didn’t ask many questions of the candidates that lead them to attack each other (it was done), the questions they asked were just ridiculous. It all started with “What is your biggest weakness?”, which is just a moronic question in my opinion. It didn’t end there however.

  1. HARWOOD: Mr. Trump, you’ve done very well in this campaign so far by promising to build a wall and make another country pay for it.  Send 11 million people out of the country. Cut taxes $10 trillion without increasing the deficit. And make Americans better off because your greatness would replace the stupidity and incompetence of others. Let’s be honest. Is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?
  2. HARWOOD (to Governor Kasich) : I’m about to ask you about this.
    That is, you had some very strong words to say yesterday about what’s happening in your party and what you’re hearing from the two gentlemen we’ve just heard from. Would you repeat it?
  3. HARWOOD (to Governor Kasich): Well, let’s just get more pointed about it. You said yesterday that you were hearing proposals that were just crazy from your colleagues.
    Who were you talking about?
  4. QUICK: Senator Rubio, you yourself have said that you’ve had issues. You have a lack of bookkeeping skills. You accidentally inter-mingled campaign money with your personal money. You faced (ph) foreclosure on a second home that you bought. And just last year, you liquidated a $68,000 retirement fund. That’s something that cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and penalties.
    In terms of all of that, it raises the question whether you have the maturity and wisdom to lead this $17 trillion economy. What do you say?
  5. QUINTANILLA: Governor Bush, daily fantasy sports has become a phenomenon in this country, will award billions of dollars in prize money this year. But to play you have to assess your odds, put money at risk, wait for an outcome that’s out of your control. Isn’t that the definition of gambling, and should the Federal Government treat it as such?

These are just some of the questions that I believe, more or less, tried to paint them poorly, rather than get them to give their positions. Question one, really? A moderator calling Mr. Trump a “comic book version”? Question two, getting one candidate to attack others. Question three, again, trying to get one candidate to attack other candidates. Question four, again, really? You are questioning a candidate on why he liquidated a personal retirement fund? I’m sorry, I find these questions to be out of line, but as Senator Cruz and Rubio pointed out, it’s all about mainstream media carrying water for the Democratic party. Question five, speaks for itself, and Govenor Christi said it best: “Carl, are we really talking about getting government involved in fantasy football? We have — wait a second, we have $19 trillion in debt. We have people out of work. We have ISIS and al Qaeda attacking us. And we’re talking about fantasy football? Can we stop?” Let me move on to how I personally think the candidates did.

In my opinion, I think that Senator Rubio had the best performance last night, followed closely by Senator Cruz. I reluctantly give third place to Governor Christi, with Ben Carson finishing a close fourth.

I think Senator Marco Rubio stood out as being bright, articulate, and well versed. I like his optimistic view of the country. I thought he hit a home run when he said Bob Graham, a Democrat, missed over 30 percent of his votes, John Kerry missed close to 60 to 70 percent of his votes. Barack Obama missed 60 or 70 percent of his votes, and yet the paper that criticized him didn’t criticize any of those other candidates. He said “So this is another example of the double standard that exists in this country between the mainstream media and the conservative movement.”, and I believe he was absolutely correct. He hit another home run in my opinion, when defended himself against Jeb Bush by saying “The only reason why you’re doing it now is because we’re running for the same position, and someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you.” Bush looked like a fool.

Senator Ted Cruz, my personal favorite, also had a very strong performance last night. His comment about his tax plan, of which taxfoundation.org  said, “These changes to the tax code would increase the incentives to work and invest and would greatly increase the U.S. economy’s size in the long run, leading to higher incomes for taxpayers at all income levels.” They also gave another explanation here It was music to my ears. His comment that “This is not a cage match” explaining how the moderators attacked Republicans was brilliant and spot on. When he said about the Democrat debate, “That debate reflected a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.”, I cheered. He was right.

Governor Christi is not a favorite candidate of mine, which why I said I “reluctantly” give him third place. But he earned it. He did well last night in my view. He didn’t attack his fellow candidates, looked straight into the camera, talking directly to the camera, and his comment showing how ridiculous the questions were when he commented on the fantasy football mimicked what I am sure most people watching the debate were thinking.

Dr. Ben Carson is a brilliant, soft spoken, and decent man. He showed that again last night. His continual insistence on refusing to attack his fellow candidates also demonstrates this. He is passionate about what he believes, and not afraid to speak his true beliefs. I respect that. He really is, in my opinion, the most “unpolitician-like” candidate I’ve ever seen. He comes across as genuine, calm, and resolute. All traits I admire about him. He is the current front runner, and all he needed to do last night was not make mistakes. He accomplished that in my view.

Now, all the rest:

  • Mr. Donald Trump – I thought he handled the comic book reference very well, without going overboard in his retaliation. Perhaps he’s learning how to be more civil. Overall, I am not a big fan of a few of his positions, and generally speaking, I find him extremely Un-Presidential. He lacks charm.
  • Governor Jeb Bush – Had a horrible showing last night, and his attacking of Marco Rubio was just in very poor form. He tossed a soft ball to Rubio, and Rubio hit it out of the park: he is floundering in the polls, and he’s getting desperate.
  • Governor Mike Huckabee – Seems like a very decent man, and had some good things to say last night, but I just don’t see him moving up in the polls.
  • Mrs. Carly Fiorina – Had a strong showing in the second debate, but I don’t think she shined last night. She comes across as a little pushy to me. No where near as pushy as Trump, but many times she just starts speaking when not addressed. She did speak well, and is well spoken.
  • Senator Rand Paul – I think Rand Paul is probably brilliant, and probably has a lot of good ideas. Unfortunately, I think when speaks, people just don’t understand what is saying, hence he makes no connection with most voters. He has a very loyal following of people who do get him, but I don’t see him moving up in the polls.
  • Governor John Kasich – I didn’t like him attacking his fellow Republicans. He seems like a career politician, who seems desperate to show everyone what he has done. While he doesn’t come across as arrogant to me, like Mr. Trump, I don’t like his style.

Senator Cruz, more or less, summed up my opinion perfectly last night, when he said, “The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate.” But hey, I’m just a cop.

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Let’s See If CNBC Pits Republican Against Republican, As CNN Did

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Third Republican Debate Tonight, 8PM EST, on CNBC

CNN asked questions designed to lead the Republican into attacking one another, like these:

  • Asked Mrs. Fiorina, Would you feel comfortable with Donald trump’s finger on the nuclear codes?
  • Governor Bush, would you feel comfortable with Donald Trump’s finger on the nuclear codes?
  • Senator Cruz, Governor Kasich says that anyone who is promising to rip up the Iran deal on day one, as you have promised to do, is, quote, “inexperienced,” and, quote, “playing to a crowd.” Respond to Governor Kasich, please.
  • Asked Governor Kasich, Did Senator Cruz just play to the crowd?
  • Asked Senator Paul, Governor Walker says that President Obama should cancel the state dinner because of China’s currency manipulation, and because of China’s alleged cyber attacks against the United States.Is Governor Walker right?
  • Governor Walker, Senator Paul seemed to suggest…that canceling the state dinner would be rash, and reckless.

And on and on and on. It went on for three hours. Then, of course, for the Democratic debate on the same channel, CNN, Anderson Cooper said, “I’m always uncomfortable with that notion of setting people up in order to kind of promote some sort of a face off.” It was fine for CNN’s Jake Tapper to do precisely just that for the Republicans, but for the Democrats, nah.

Can’t wait to see what the questions are like this evening.

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FBI Head Says Law Enforcement Less Aggressive, Obama Administration Disagrees

 

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FBI Director James B. Comey stated that the additional scrutiny of law enforcement, as well as movements such as “Black Lives Matter”  has made police officers less aggressive:

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The Obama administration disagrees, as reported in the New York Times:

“The evidence we have seen so far doesn’t support the contention that law enforcement officials are shirking their responsibilities,” the White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, said in response to a question about Mr. Comey at his daily briefing. “In fact, you hear law enforcement leaders across the country indicating that that’s not what’s taking place.”

There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever, that Mr. Comey is correct.

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Carson Takes Lead In Polls

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According o today’s  New York Times:

Ben Carson has taken a narrow lead nationally in the Republican presidential campaign, dislodging Donald J. Trump from the top spot for the first time in months, according to a New York Times/CBS News survey released on Tuesday.

Mr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, is the choice of 26 percent of Republican primary voters, the poll found, while Mr. Trump now wins support from 22 percent, although the difference lies within the margin of sampling error.

The survey is the first time that Mr. Trump has not led all candidates since The Times and CBS News began measuring presidential preferences at the end of July.

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Survey Reports College Students Favor Speech Codes

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It really seems like the world is being turned upside down to me. Just about every day I read or hear something that boggles my mind, like Glamour magazine naming Jenner ‘Woman of the Year’, or that college students favor speech codes. Let’s talk a little about the latter.

When I was in high school, my teachers always played devil’s advocate. They would initiate a conversation in the classroom, and then usually argue the opinion that was in the minority. I specifically remember Brother John in my private Catholic high school debating pro-life students. Here he was a Catholic brother, in a Catholic school, giving arguments in favor of abortion. It wasn’t just Brother John either, most of my teachers did the same thing. They taught both sides of issues, and encouraged intelligent, civil debate. This not only taught me the benefits of listening to other people’s views, but it hammered home the notion of the First Amendment and it’s importance to our free society.

Fast forward to 2015, and we have college students in favor “trigger warnings” being given by professors when students are in “danger” of being offended. I don’t even know what to say. People actually believe they have some sort of “right” to “not be offended”. They have been indoctrinated into believing that if what someone else has to say “hurts your feelings”, then you have a “right” not to hear it. It really boggles my mind. From the Wall Street Journal:

To put some numbers behind that perception, The William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale recently commissioned a survey from McLaughlin & Associates about attitudes towards free speech on campus. Some 800 students at a variety of colleges across the country were surveyed. The results, though not surprising, are nevertheless alarming. By a margin of 51 percent to 36 percent, students favor their school having speech codes to regulate speech for students and faculty. Sixty-three percent favor requiring professors to employ “trigger warnings” to alert students to material that might be discomfiting. One-third of the students polled could not identify the First Amendment as the part of the Constitution that dealt with free speech. Thirty-five percent said that the First Amendment does not protect “hate speech,” while 30 percent of self-identified liberal students say the First Amendment is outdated. With the assault on free speech and the First Amendment proceeding apace in institutions once dedicated to robust intellectual debate, it is no wonder that there are more and more calls to criminalize speech that dissents from the party line on any number of issues, from climate change to race relations, to feminism and sex.

This is what is being taught in many colleges today, and it’s frightening. The notion that you can not speak your mind or your heart because what you have to say offends people, for me, goes against what I believe to be one of the fundamental rights of American citizens: free speech. You send your child to college, and they get initiated into the “Political Correctness Club”. One-third of students couldn’t even identify free speech as a Constitutional amendment, and they are in college! Simply amazing, and very disheartening. But hey, I’m just a cop.

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‘Make Sure That the Person Who Made That Film Is Arrested and Prosecuted.’

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From National Review:

“Charles Woods, the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, said Clinton told him when his son’s body returned to Andrews Air Force Base, “We will make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.”

It was not until September 21 that Hillary Clinton uses the words “terrorist attack” to refer to Benghazi. So for the first ten days after the attack, we have a series of private comments from Hillary Clinton sounding quite emphatic that this was a terror attack, and then a series of public comments that blame it on an angry mob reacting to a video.”

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Sword-wielding man kills 2 in Swedish school attack

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CNN Reports: A masked man wielding a sword or a knife killed a teacher and a student in an attack Thursday at a school in Trollhattan, Sweden, before police fatally shot him, authorities said. 

A man in his twenties walked into a school, and started attacking people. The death toll as of this writing stands at two, with two others wounded. I refuse to turn this into a “guns are not the only weapons people use to kill other people” diatribe. The problem isn’t guns. The problem isn’t swords. The problem is people. People who have a warped, sick mind, and choose to savagely murder innocent people.

We need to stop blaming inanimate objects, and start addressing the real problem: why are people doing this? We need to take a cold, hard look, and try to find some answers. Is it purely a mental health crisis, or are there other causes? Is it a break down of the family? Is it that the younger generations have been so desensitized to violence?  Or is it that we have become so self-centered, so narcissistic, that our personal “curiosities about killing” outweigh our moral obligation not to hurt innocent people? I don’t have the answers, and sadly, I’m not sure who does.

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REPORT: Limitless Immigration Creating Permanent Democrat Majority

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According to a new editorial at Conservative Review, Democrats benefit substantially more from immigration than Republicans.

Highlights:

  • Over the past 18 years, the U.S. has admitted over roughly 700,000-800,000 citizens into our voting population every year, with a few years reaching 1 million.
  • Between 1989-2013, the U.S. has admitted 25.3 million legal permanent residents.
  • During a comparable 25-year period at the height of the Great Wave, from 1900-1924, only 16.8 million green cards were issued. The current wave has been 66% larger than the Great Wave in terms of green cards issued.
  • While the immigration wave of the modern era was 66% larger than the Great Wave, the “naturalization wave” underway is 329% greater.
  • 3.52 million immigrants have been naturalized in California since 1996, roughly one-fourth of the total naturalizations nationwide.
  • According to a 2012 survey, current immigrants favor Democrats over Republicans by almost 4-1.
  • A number of critical states have doubled or tripled their immigrant population over the past few decades, which in turn has helped Democrats create a “blue firewall” in the Electoral College.

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