Saturday, December 27, 2014

NYC Police let Mayor Bill de Blasio know he's "dead meat" from now on...

Very dramatic and interesting statement by NYC Police.

This is very similar to the time that the NYC Police “went on strike” back in the 1970’s at the Yankee Stadium fight between Ken Norton and Mohammed Ali.   Norton won that fight, but the judges gave it to Ali and the police just stood inside and outside the Stadium as large gangs of kids and punks robbed wealthy people in limos and beat up on people and the police just let them do it, never lifting a finger to help or to do their jobs.   They wanted their higher pay and benefits and at that time I think it was Mayor Beam who was Public Enemy #1 to the police.  The city refused to support police and the police let them know it was a huge mistake.
Now it is this idiot mayor de Blasio who hasn’t really supported the NYC Police and they are letting him know it.   This is the worst relationship a mayor has had with the police since that time I mentioned above.  As far as I’m concerned, Mayor de Blasio is “dead meat” now.  There is nowhere to hide from the mess he has created.
Police all around the nation are in similar turmoil.  Without police having the full support of city management and the people, it is going to be a Hell on Earth in the US from now on.
Peter Stern

 From Fox News...
  • HUNDREDS OF POLICE OFFICERS outside the Queens, NY church where the funeral of Rafael Ramos was being held turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he eulogized the fallen officer who was ambushed last week along with his partner.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A few words on our legislators and on "political correctness..."

By "legislators" I mean those who serve in the US Congress, and those legislators at the State and Local levels.  They all seem to forget that they serve the people who voted for them and not merely for themselves and their very wealthy special interests.

We need more legislators who are middle road oriented and who balance our needs and objectives in an intelligent, rational and responsible manner.

We all have lost the art of compromise, which was very important to the men who developed our Constitution.  Balance is crucial in making our democratic Republic work properly, but we've tossed all of that balance out the window.

Legislators rather do nothing than to compromise and be reasonable with their perceived enemies on either side.  It needs to stop because we are committing national suicide.

In addition, being "politically correct" (whatever that is these days) is destroying what was great about our nation.  

Once upon a time we called a Christmas tree a Christmas tree.  It didn't matter.  Now all of a sudden we can't function without being "politically correct."  

I say throw "political correctness" out the window, along with most of our legislators.  We deserve better.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

President Obama not seeing clearly...

President needs better vision
Maybe the president needs to clean the White House windows to get a better view of middle America. Twenty million Americans are out of work, while thousands have lost their homes to foreclosure.
Hundreds of jobs are being outsourced to cheaper labor overseas or to illegal immigrants here.  Our children’s education has taken a back seat to the net profits of the corporate sector.  Most Americans lack affordable health care and too many are in debt for over-using credit cards to pay for their daily living expenses.
But we’re fighting expensive wars overseas that we can’t win.   American soldiers continue to die daily in Iraq, Afghanistan and other god-forsaken places throughout the world, while the needs and care of our veterans are not being met.

Never has an American president appeared so disassociated from the reality of the American people.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Obama on the Brink...

Obama’s Madness

President Barack Obama is psychologically disturbed if he really thinks Americans will buy into his immigration "reform" after he has screwed us over with his big financial promises to help us get our lives back on track, e.g., more and better paying jobs, the dismal and forced-through Congress Affordable Care Act, etc. 

And now he is pushing everyone's buttons regarding "racism" as a means to move for the military to takeover the job of police for law enforcement throughout the nation.

In truth, Obama may be the absolute worst President we ever had.  

The greatest Christmas present we could give ourselves is to impeach him before his term ends.  He has earned that action.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

"Peaceful" protests rage violently throughout our nation....

The Wilson/Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri was NOT racist.  

Rather it was arrogance and hostility by Michael Brown that initiated all the actions.  Brown was a bully and a thug and if the black community can't come to terms with that, then it needs to do a lot of soul searching into itself.  

Blacks need to take some responsibility for the actions that cause police to act the way they do.  A belligerent, aggressive and disrespectful Brown was responsible for his own death.  Police Officer Darren Wilson had every right to do what he did based on Brown's actions.

On the other hand, the issue in Staten Island, NY re: Eric Garner and Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo was a case of inappropriate police actions and the Grand Jury should have found the officer guilty of brutality and murder.  It was a grave error that the Grand Jury found Officer Pantaleo innocent of the charges.

While many blacks are trying to compare the 2 incidents in MO and NY as being the same issue of police brutality, it is an incorrect assessment and comparison.  

Mr. Garner was innocent of any wrong-doing.  He managed to cry out that he couldn't breathe... at least 4 times.  Daniel Pantaleo and other officers on the scene did not heed his cries.  Pantaleo was in fact guilty of murder and the other police officers were guilty as accomplices.
In conclusion, the violence now being perpetrated by many blacks and whites in the guise of peaceful protesting against police brutality does not aid their cause.  

The continued violence underscores the main reason why police act the way they do in hostile environments and they are justified to use rubber bullets, tear gas, and whatever else they need to protect and serve the majority of people... blacks and whites and people of all color who are law-abiding citizens. 

President Obama and his administration seem to support the recklessness and lawlessness so that future law enforcement will be done by the military and will be of Federal jurisdiction.  We are swiftly moving towards an oligarchical military/police state.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Why the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a., Obamacare bites the big one!

The ACA was rammed through Congress like poop through a duck!

Many people think they like it.  Many are liberals who think it's the greatest deal in the world for poor people, so they can afford to buy health care.

I'm here to tell you that the Affordable Care Act STINKS!!!

We were told the premiums would be significantly lower and they are NOT.
We were NOT told that out-of-pocket expenses would increase dramatically.
We were NOT told that yearly deductibles would escalate absurdly from where they were around $250 per year way up to a high of $15,000 per year, depending on what sort of coverage you want and what premium you want.
We were NOT told about all the hidden costs we would have to pay for services and that we wouldn't know about them until we are billed by doctors, hospitals, et. al.
The AFA is a terrible concept and it is failing Americans on most levels.
If you want to pay a small premium for poor coverage, it is possible to get a slight deal.
We were told that insurance companies must cover preexisting conditions; however, many people are finding that their preexisting conditions are either NOT covered or they must PAY MUCH MORE to have it covered.

Furthermore, health care providers are playing end-around games with patients and charging more for their goods and services, plus, the costs are rising every 6 months!
If Obama and Congress wanted to provide everyone with cheaper insurance they should have extended Medicare for all Americans.
People could have been charged the same amounts Medicare recipients are paying for the same Medicare benefits and affordable deductibles.
It's all a fight to pull-in the mighty dollar!
But, the health providers would throw a major fit.  They couldn't charge high premiums and deductibles; they couldn't charge elevated costs for medications; they would have to take in less profit under a Medicare for All program.
Medicare works well for most people on it; it is a proven system and they had it right in front of Obama's nose!!!
Health care was much better BEFORE Obama sold our nation a bill of goods.  It was cheaper and more affordable.

Both President Obama and his Obamacare have been a HUGE disappointment.  Interestingly, many people still don’t know it, but in time they will.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Police forces and our civil rights under attack

In general, people continue to be stupid.  While we are all guilty of stupidity sometimes, others are too often more adept at it

While black people and others have a legitimate "gripe" about what transpired recently in Staten Island, NY, the events in Ferguson, MO may not be as apparent.  In either case, people becoming violent at so-call "protests" across the nation really don't comprehend fully what they are doing and how it may affect our nation in the immediate future.

The police are not the enemy.  We need the police.  it’s a handful of them that are out of control at times.  It has always been that way and most likely always will be.  It’s the nature of the beast.

In addition, it is up to the black population and communities in our country to change the status quo and the image of black people by rising up from much of the actions and criminal activities going on in these communities.  Naturally many blacks are law-abiding and valuable citizens.  However, the public view is that all or the majority of blacks may be violent, aggressive, drug-involved, gang-related, government-aided and unemployed population.

If blacks want to change that view they need to get involved at the community level and start to promote the change necessary to build a different view, thereby, changing the national outlook on blacks and also how the police view them.  It is also a huge opportunity for blacks to provide a better future for their children and for generations to come.  The black community with the help of local police must work together and rid neighborhoods of criminal elements and inappropriate behavior.  That's the best way for change.

If these ongoing street “protests” continue to become violent and if the powers that be increase a tighter oversight over police actions, we will have not only a weakened and ineffective police force throughout states, cities, counties and towns, but we may be moving more quickly towards greater military involvement into our daily activities.  In that scenario there may be even more force on the American people and our civil liberties may vanish in the process.  And if we go that route we will move even further away from being a democratic republic than we already are.

The time for change in now, but it must be in an intelligent and peaceful progression.
Below is an article showing one instance of violent protest.  Others are brewing all over our nation.

Below this line I have placed links to some articles that are considering action and/or increased oversight of police forces throughout the nation.  Feel free to read and to share with others.  We need to remain informed.

"Time for honest conversation on racism says NYC mayor"

"Are police tactics the problem?"

"Police departments scrambling to reduce excessive force"

"Body cameras worn by police 'are no safeguard of truth' experts say" 

Two police officers injured as Berkeley protest turns violent

December 6, 2014: Police officers deploy tear gas against violent protesters in Berkeley, Calif. (Courtesy KTVU)
Two officers were injured Saturday night as a California protest over police killings turned violent with protesters smashing windows and throwing rocks and bricks at police, who responded by firing tear gas, authorities said.
Several officers were struck, but there were just two reports of injury, Berkeley police spokeswoman Jenn Coats said.  A Berkeley police officer received hospital treatment for a dislocated shoulder after being hit with a sandbag, while another sustained minor injuries.
The demonstration against police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York began peacefully, the latest of several in the Bay Area in recent days. But Coats said that a some protesters later broke away and began throwing rocks, bottles and pipes at officers.
Dozens of law officers from several surrounding agencies joined Berkeley police in trying to quell the unrest, which included protesters attempting to access Interstate 80 and stop traffic. A California Highway Patrol officer told KTVU that the protesters did not make it onto the freeway and only caused temporary delays.
She said several businesses on University Avenue were vandalized and damaged, including Trader Joe's, Radio Shack and a Wells Fargo Bank branch.
"A small splinter group from the original protests continues to march in Berkeley," Coats said in a statement issued shortly before at 11 p.m. PST. "Unfortunately this group has become violent and continues to throw objects, including rocks and bricks at officers."
She said officers attempting to get the crowd to disperse used tear gas.
"Several dispersal orders have been given, and the crowd has ignored the orders. In response to the violence officers have utilized tear gas and smoke in an effort to disperse the crowd," she said.
Police did not provide further details of any injuries or arrests.
"The total number of arrests and injuries is not known at this time," Coats' statement said.
KTVU reported that approximately 400 people took part in the protest march, which was planned to proceed from the University of California, Berkeley campus to Oakland's Civic Center. The station reported that officers closed two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations due to the protest, but later re-opened them.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The National Debt soars over $18T !!!

Moving on to some worse news...

Our National Debt soared over $18 trillion and underscores the inept planning of Obama and his administration and that of previous administrations.

Are we going to manufacture more money to overcompensate the the lack of fiscal restraint?  We are acting as poorly and absurdly as did the Adolf Hitler regime under Nazi Germany prior to WWII and the incredible over-inflation that plagued that nation and its resources.

We are following negative history more closely than we imagine.

Look at the ongoing and escalating internal chaos spreading around the US.  Internal unrest, high inflation, lack of good paying jobs, high numbers of illegal immigrants, power & control issues between Federal, State and Local Governments... it doesn't look good, folks.

When is this administration going to get serious about fiscal economics?  When do both Elephants and Donkeys start working together to put our nation on the best path for healing and resolving so many urgent issues?

Congress has no credibility with the American people.  It has a 14 percent approval rating.  Do we have to smack each member of Congress over the head with a 2X4 to get their attention???

Monday, December 1, 2014

disgusted about the Michael Brown case and following uprising...


1:52:59 PM on 1 December 2014

Don't know about how all of you feel about the Michael Brown case in Fergusson, MO, whereby this young black man [Brown] 6'4" at 245 lbs. was aggressive towards a [white] Fergusson police officer, Darren Wilson, who shot and killed him.  Many from the black community are up in arms about it because many are saying that excessive force was used, being that Brown supposedly was unarmed and had his arms raised in a law-abiding pose, but the facts don't really support the street views given. The street verdict was that the officer acted out of racism, that Brown was not resisting or acting violently.

In addition, the facts also highlight a video from a nearby store in which we see Michael Brown acting violently toward a clerk or owner of the store before he emerges from the store and is walking along with a friend before a police car calls out to them.  

See store video for yourself:

Then there is documentation that reports Brown fought the officer [still in the vehicle] and was wrestling with the officer who had his weapon drawn in defense against Brown.  The rest of the incident remains open to some speculation.
In addition, there was a report that Brown may have been under the influence of an illegal substance [drugs] and that the substance may have encouraged violent behavior towards the store clerk and the police officer.
In conclusion, the officer was cleared of any wrong-doing by a lengthy review and verdict by a grand jury, but many protesters refused to agree with the findings and began some peaceful and then violent protests throughout Fergusson, St. Louis, and some other towns and areas.  The violence did foster street mayhem in the form of store looting and setting fires to homes and stores.  Fights broke out and a man in his thirties was killed by 3 young teens with a hammer.
It has gotten ugly and even the Reverend Al Sharpton has become involved and perhaps inciting further protests throughout Fergusson and the nation.  It often seems that protesters are acting out emotions and/or violent and aggressive tactics and many do not seem to have considered the facts in the case that prompted a grand jury of their peers to file a not-guilty verdict.
Meanwhile, Officer Darren Wilson submitted his resignation from the Fergusson Police Force and despite the grand jury dismissing any guilt on his part, will not receive any severance pay from the department.

Everyone needs to watch this video of one black man's view:

See and hear Charles Barkley's view of Ferguson and the jury's verdict


I am disgusted by the methods used by many of the protesters who now appear to be comprised of blacks and whites and who are using the case to aggressively halt public traffic and protest without permits when needed.  The violence now continues throughout the nation and even this past Sunday 5 black pro-football players from the St. Louis Rams mimicked the raised hands which has become the outcry of the protesters and they did so in front of public television.  A police organization has requested that the players be punished and the movement of protesters does not seem to be subsiding, nor apparently do they recognize and/or accept the facts and videos provided to the grand jury, which has been made very public and transparent to anyone wanting to see the facts of the case.
You may view some of the articles posted on the case by looking around on the front page in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  here
Meanwhile, the real victims continue to be the citizens of Fergusson and St. Louis and other nearby areas, who fear for their lives on a daily basis.  The police has been mostly passive as per direction from the Department of Justice and President Obama.  The powers that be are NOT interested in protecting the citizen majority and in removing the reality-based fear for survival.
There are ways to protest and there are ways to incite people towards criminal behavior.  The verdict was given and if certain people don't agree with it then they should file an appeal like all the rest of us would need to do.  But the violence and inappropriate behavior will continue and we have not seen the end of it by any means.  The police must punish those who determine to be hostile and aggressive to persons and property and they also should not accept the disruption of public traffic in any area.  Protection of the public is paramount.
At least that's what I believe.  How do you feel?