Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When Will They March For This 9 Year Old?

From the Chicago Tribune: A 9-year-old boy was killed and at least seven others were wounded in separate shootings on the city's South and Northwest Sides, officials said.
The boy killed had been shot in the 1200 block of East 71st Street in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said. The boy was in a backyard near train tracks when he was shot in the chest, hands and arms, police said. The boy was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead, said police.
A resident on east 71st place described hearing six shots. He also said the sound of gunfire is very common due to the drug and gang activity in the area. Police with dogs were investigating the area nearby where train tracks were located.
The first shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. on the 3900 block of South Lake Park Avenue in the city's Oakland neighborhood. Two teens, ages 16 and 18, suffered gunshot wounds, according to Police News Affairs. The 16-year-old boy was taken in critical condition to Comer Children's Hospital in Hyde Park. The other teen was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, said police.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2-teens-critically-wounded-in-south-side-shooting-20140820-story.html
So, when will Al, Barack, Jesse, Eric and all the other racists/thugs come out and march and riot on behalf of the 9 year old?
And more from the Chicago Sun:
A 9-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in the backyard of an apartment building in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
Police responding to a call of shots fired in the 1200 block of East 71st Street about 4:05 p.m. found the boy shot multiple times in the backyard, police said.
He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death but did not have further details Wednesday night.
Rosetta Jordan, 81, who lives on the block, said her son, Eddie Jordan, 45, heard gunshots. Before going out to investigate, he ordered his 9-year-old son to the basement where he would be safe from stray gunfire.
She said her son found a “neatly dressed” boy lying in the backyard of a neighboring apartment building.
“I’m still shaking,” Rosetta Jordan said Wednesday evening. “It’s just so sad.”  http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/boy-critically-wounded-in-greater-grand-crossing-shooting/

A Tale Of 2 World Leaders (Or At Least 1 World Leader And 1 Idiot)

From Breitbart: U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron cut his summer vacation short on Wednesday, returning to London after the release of a shocking ISIS video showing the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley.In a statement on Wednesday, Cameron's office described the video of Foley’s execution as “shocking and depraved." The United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond addressed the possibility that the ISIS terrorist featured in the beheading video could be a British national.
"We're absolutely aware that there are significant numbers of British nationals involved in terrible crimes, probably in the commission of atrocities, making jihad with IS and other extremists organizations," Hammond told the BBC.   http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/20/David-Cameron-Cuts-Vacation-Short-Calls-ISIS-Video-Shocking-and-Depraved
And President Obama:
He gives a little talk and then goes golfing.
Details of the mission were revealed after President Obama spoke about the execution of James Foley and promised new strikes on Isis. In a stark contrast to the somber mood of his speech, the President then returned to his vacation and the golf course where he was pictured laughing and smiling with friends. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2730122/The-entire-world-appalled-We-relentless-Obama-vows-punish-ISIS-beheading-American-journalist-James-Foley-said-stood-stark-contrast-cowardly-killers.html#ixzz3AzyMmAmW
Vacation continues: Directly after the Foley press conference, Obama went to play a round of gold with businessman Glenn Hutchins (center) and Cyrus Walker (right), the cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett
We have 1 world leader who understands the serious problems of the world and then you have Obama who couldn't care less about the world problems, he just wants to go golfing.
Perhaps we trade Obama for another world leader, but we would probably get nothing for him.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Real Reason Why The Thugs Are Protesting/Rioting In Ferguson



If the media weren't involved and I believe provoking the riots and protests for the news headline of the day and the protestors and other associated thugs who want to be seen on TV and in the newspaper, the protests and riots would have lasted a day, if not shorter.
I realize the media have a job to do but they have to admit they love the riots and the police response because it looks good on TV.
If the cops were smart, they would allow 1 pool reporter embedded with the cops and that would be it.  Instead, they probably have more media than rioters, all looking for the money shot.

Guess What Arizona Diamond Back Visited Our school Yesterday?

It came slithering onto our baseball field, about 3 feet from the blacktop.  The kids were at recess when the snake was discovered.
The snake was gently captured and taken to the desert, far away from the school.... but not by me.
I've also had 2 bull snakes slither past my classroom so far this year.
I've also seen some huge bugs I've never seen before.
They forgot to mention this snake thingy during the job interview.

My Guess: Not Guilty

From the LVRJ: A drunk driver did not deserve “execution” by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.
David Barajas is accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012, minutes after Banda plowed into a pickup truck that Barajas and his two sons had been pushing on a rural road. Twelve-year-old David Jr. died at the scene and 11-year-old Caleb died at a hospital. Barajas’ truck had run out of gas about 100 yards from the family’s home.
Barajas’ attorney told jurors his client did not kill Banda and was focused only on saving his sons.
In opening statements Tuesday in Barajas’ murder trial, prosecutor Brian Hrach told jurors Banda made a horrible decision by drinking and driving,
“He deserved severe legal punishment, but he did not deserve a public execution,” Hrach said.
Barajas allegedly left the scene of the accident, retrieved a gun from his home and returned to kill Banda.
Sam Cammack, Barajas’ attorney, told jurors Barajas never left the crash site. Cammack portrayed Barajas as a father who was desperate to help his sons and was covered with their blood after he tried to perform CPR on the boys.
“When police get there my client is doing what he was doing the whole time, trying to save his children’s lives,” Cammack said.
Dashcam video of the crash scene played for jurors Tuesday after testimony had begun brought many in the courtroom to tears. Barajas kept his head down as the video was played.
On the video, Barajas can be seen kneeling on the ground near a roadside ditch where the body of his son David Jr. had landed. A woman can be heard screaming, “My babies. Why? Oh my God, please help them.” David Barajas’ wife, Cindy, and their infant son and 8-year-old daughter had also been in the truck. They were not seriously hurt.
Legal experts said the case will be difficult to prosecute given the lack of hard evidence: no weapon was recovered, no witnesses identified Barajas as the shooter and gunshot residue tests done on Barajas came back negative.
An even greater challenge for prosecutors could be overcoming sympathy for the father. Many people in the town of Alvin where the tragedy occurred, 30 miles southeast of Houston, have supported Barajas. Some have said they might have done the same thing in a similar situation. The trial is in the county seat of Angleton, Texas.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/texas-dad-accused-executing-drunk-driver-after-fatal-wreck
This case should never have been brought to trial.  Even if he did it, I think it was justifiable, in the heat of the moment, if the guy even did it.
For those who have kids, if you see your kids killed in front of your eyes by a drunk driver, are you just supposed to say, "oh let the cops and attorneys take care of it?"  Most fathers, if they could would off the thug that just killed your kids in front of you and I don't blame them.
And since this is in the conservative part of Texas, this case will be a slam dunk not guilty verdict.

Epic Baseball Meltdown


Monday, August 18, 2014

Idiot x2

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When you mix California and Madison, WI. together, you know you will have some thing crazy.  And if you have a Californian visiting Madison, you are sure to a unuseful liberal idiot roaming the streets of Mad Town.
From Madison,com:
A California woman who was kicked in the face by a giraffe at Henry Vilas Zoo says she plans to contest the $686 citation she received after the Saturday incident.
Madison police cited Amanda Hall, 24, of San Luis Obispo, for harassment of zoo animals after officials said she crossed a barrier to get near the pen of a 2-year-old giraffe named Wally.
“I was not trying to harm the giraffe. I just don’t think it’s fair,” Hall said of the citation. “I got hit in the face by a giraffe. I had to deal with all that. That was a lot of pain to deal with already. I don’t need a fine and this on my record. I don’t ‘harass’ zoo animals. I’m an animal lover.”
Hall needed at least 10 stitches below her lip , she told the Los Angeles Times. Efforts by the State Journal to reach Hall were unsuccessful.
Hall, who was visiting friends in Madison, disputed the police report that she climbed over one fence and was partially through a second fence when the giraffe injured her. Instead, she said, she easily stepped over a 3-foot-high, gate-like barrier and did not climb the second fence. She said the giraffe put its head through a gap in the fence and ate some grass out of her hand.
“He had some grass and nuzzled my head,” Hall said. “He licked me and then I got a kick to the chin. It was a shock.”
She said she grew up with animals and stressed that she doesn’t fault the zoo or the giraffe. Nobody is to blame for what happened, she said.
Hall, who planned to return to California on Monday, said she’d like to apologize to the zoo for “stepping over the line.”
“Obviously I won’t do it again,” she said. The barricade is “there for a reason. I just didn’t think twice about it. I just didn’t think it was a big deal.”
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/california-woman-kicked-in-face-by-giraffe-at-vilas-zoo/article_eb71c1e9-3731-5c40-b628-936b7793c8cc.html#ixzz3AoiZtcxW
No one is to blame for the incident???  Umm, how about you, you moron.
And you are going to fight the ticket because the giraffe kicked you because you have suffered enough?  Yeah, tell that to the judge.
Honesetly, she sounds like a spoiled brat who never was told the word "NO!"
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If They Demilitarize The Police, Then We Would Not See This..


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Just Wondering.. Why Do Cops Investigate Car Accidents?

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This picture in the LVRJ had me wondering, why police officers are the ones who investigate motor vehicle accidents instead of people in the private sector?
Just in this picture, at a scene of a motorcycle fatal accident in North Las Vegas, shows that least 3 (two motorcycle cops and an officer in the car) but probably many more, will be off the streets while they investigate this accident for several hours, probably around 4 hours and if it is the Nevada Highway Patrol, about 6-8 hours.
Why can't they hire traffic investigators who investigate these accidents and if there is a need for a ticket to be written or an arrest, then call the cops in, or have 1 cop on stand by in major accidents.
Cops spend hours investigating major accidents at the scene and more back at the station, taking them off the street while they cold be doing cop things.  Maybe it could reduce the number of cops and the overtime associated with these bad accidents.
Of course, the union hacks will say the cops are better at it but that is crap, as usual.
And they will say tradition, but cops used to ride horseback and they broke that tradition.
So, just putting it out there.

Still Funny After All These Years (Decades)


With The Open Border, They Can

From the Chicago Tribune: The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.
The video, which shows a photograph of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of snipers, featured a statement which said in English "we will drown all of you in blood".  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-islamic-state-message-to-america-20140818-story.html
So, who is going to stop them?  The Border Patrol?  Not with our open border that was burst wide open by Obama.
The Department of Justice?  Hell, they are sending a ton of manpower to Missouri for a cop shooting a thug.
Sadly, because of Obama's failed foreign policy, The Islamic state is quite wealthy by robbing banks and taking over oil fields and selling the oil, so they can finance their terror attacks in the U.S.

Palin Is Right

From Fox News/Sarah Palin:
Remember Barack Obama telling his followers to always "bring a gun to a knife fight"? Like good subjects do, his supporters in Texas obeyed. Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two counts of abuse of power. 
This ridiculous politically motivated “indictment” of Governor Rick Perry stems from the ugly thug tactics of the "politics of personal destruction" that the left is known for. They draw blood and leave scars on conservatives who threaten their political power, hoping the threat retreats and hoping his or her base of support remains silent in fear of becoming collateral damage.
First and foremost, today's liberals have no shame. Case in point: Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.
Lehmberg was busted for drunk driving with an open bottle of vodka in her car after a 911 call reported her endangering others while swerving erratically on the road. The D.A. was smashed -- three times over the legal limit. 
She was a nut job while in custody, disgracefully threatening law enforcement officials and lashing out violently. The D.A. had to be physically restrained. It was all caught on tape. The extent of the D.A.'s serious drinking problem was uncovered, evidence included her purchase of 72 bottles of vodka in just one store alone, in just over a year. It's reasonable to believe she imbibed elsewhere, too.
The appropriate and honorable thing for this powerful D.A. to do -- note, she's the county's chief law enforcement officer and her job is to decide which law-breaking Texans she wants to put in jail - is resign. Governor Perry asked her to do so, which any good governor would do. But because this D.A. is a hardcore Democrat in a hardcore-Democrat county, and Governor Perry is a Republican, Democrats rallied around her and she refused to resign.
Lehmberg's D.A.’s office runs the state’s Public Integrity Unit which prosecutes public crimes like government corruption. Texans were baffled that this clearly unfit official was running a unit with huge statewide importance and they lost confidence in this government oversight unit.
Governor Perry used appropriate tools under the Texas Constitution to urge Lehmberg to do the right thing, using line item veto power to defund the Public Integrity Unit until it could actually serve the public with integrity, under a leader who had integrity. 

According to reports, he reached out to alleviate the Democrats’ fears about her replacement by promising to select her right hand man for the post – essentially giving liberals their desired replacement. All he wanted was for this unfit public official to step aside.
The governor was doing his job in looking out for the people, but Democrats only care about Democrats, and drunk or sober, Lehmberg was one of them. 

Her liberal supporters filed an ethics complaint against Perry, defying commonsense and common practice by claiming he abused power when he publicly announced his intention to veto.
The Travis County D.A.'s Office, still under Lehmberg, convened a grand jury, and – surprise, surprise! – Perry was “indicted.” Remember, a grand jury indictment is not a criminal conviction. It’s the result of a one-sided preliminary hearing run by the prosecution.  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/08/17/gov-perry-indicted-everything-big-in-texas-even-this-bs/
It seems most of the liberals cheering this are the same ones who thought it was horrible that the GOP impeached President Clinton.
Palin is right, that this was a politically motivated indictment.

So, Why Aren't They Protesting In Obamaville?

From Chicago CBS: Seven people have been killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.
Two people were killed and another wounded in what police said was a “domestic-related” shooting in Roseland late Sunday.
The shooting occurred about 9:55 p.m. in the 400 block of West 104th Street, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said, citing preliminary information.
Two people were dead at the scene, said Greer, who added that the shooting is believed to be “domestic-related.”
A man was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Police found 26-year-old Kardeon Glover, of the 4100 block of West Grenshaw, with a gunshot wound to the head on the sidewalk in the 900 block of North Karlov about 1:15 a.m., authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A police source said the man had gang affiliations.
Two people were killed and a third was wounded in a shooting Saturday night in Logan Square.
The three people were in a vehicle in the 2300 block of North Springfield at 11:45 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. The vehicle then struck several parked cars.  http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/18/seven-killed-28-wounded-in-city-shootings-over-weekend/
Racist Obama is sending even more racist Eric Holder to snoop around Ferguson, MO because a cop shot a thug who robbed a store and beat it's owner/employee.
Why doesn't Obama send Holder and the FBI to Chicago?
Racist Jesse Jackson and, the Grand Dragon of Black leadership of Chicago is in Ferguson trying to raise money for his cause.  Why isn't he in Chicago?
In New York City, they had 15 shootings.  Racist/liar Al Sharpton, the Grand Dragon of Black in leadership in NYC, is in Ferguson race baiting.  Why isn't he protesting the violence in NYC?
Yeah, we have some kind of leadership at the top.  Just pathetic.
This is not what leadership looks like.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Queen Hillary

From the LVRJ: Hillary Rodham Clinton likes to travel in style.
She insists on staying in the “presidential suite” of luxury hotels that she chooses anywhere in the world, including Las Vegas.
She usually requires those who pay her six-figure fees for speeches to also provide a private jet for transportation — only a $39 million, 16-passenger Gulfstream G450 or larger will do.
And she doesn’t travel alone, relying on an entourage of a couple of “travel aides,” and a couple of advance staffers who check out her speech site in the days leading up to her appearance, much like a White House trip, according to her contract and supporting documents concerning her Oct. 13 speech at a University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation fundraiser. The documents were obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal through the state public records law....
“It is agreed that Speaker will be the only person on the stage during her remarks,” according to the May 13 contract the Harry Walker Agency signed for Clinton’s keynote address at the Bellagio.
According to her standard speaking contract, Clinton will remain at the event no longer than 90 minutes; will pose for no more than 50 photos with no more than 100 people; and won’t allow any press coverage or video- or audio-taping of her speech.
The only record allowed will be made by a stenographer whose transcription will be given only to Clinton. The stenographer’s $1,250 bill, however, will go to the UNLV Foundation....
Clinton’s contract allows her to invite up to 20 guests, including her staff, and have them sit together to be able to join the photo line.
None of the photos can be made public....
According to a May 31, 2013 email, Clinton’s standard contract usually includes:
■ Round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet “e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet,” plus round-trip business class travel for two advance staffers who will arrive up to three days in advance.
■ Hotel accommodations selected by Clinton’s staff and including “a presidential suite for Secretary Clinton and up to three (3) adjoining or contiguous single rooms for her travel aides and up to two (2) additional single rooms for the advance staff.”
■ A $500 travel stipend to cover out-of-pocket costs for Clinton’s lead travel aide.
■ Meals and incidentals for Clinton, her travel aides and advance staff, as well as all phone charges.
■ Final approval of all moderators or introducers.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/high-fashion-expense-hillary-travel
Usually, I would have no problem with this but Clinton has tried to put forth the notion that she is just common folk, which she is not, especially for most of her adult life.
I am also bothered her wanting no press or documentation of the event by the media or others.
So, Queen Hillary is who Democrats are falling in love with. 
Why?
Because she has a vagina?

The DA Behind The Perry Farce Indictment

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People make mistakes but this lady went way over the line with her abuse of the guards, her obvious drunkenness and denial of it.  Plus, she is a person in power to put people in jail and she acts like this.  She should have resigned but she chose not to and Gov. Perry did the right thing in vetoing money for her DA office.
Watch the videos and you decide.

Why Are There So Many Fires At Fire Stations?

If you read the web site, Firehouse, just about every month, there is a story about a firehouse burning down or is severely damaged.
Shouldn't the local fire station be the least likely place to have a fire?
From Firehouse: Leaders of the island's fire department are weighing their options after their main station was leveled in a devastating fire at the Commercial Block Building.
Fire Chief Robert C. Markert said that since the department leased space from the Thousand Island Park Corp., which owned the building, the staff is evaluating its next move.
"That's going to be the big decision over the next few weeks," he said.
Since the fire early Thursday morning, the department has been flooded with offers to lend equipment, though it has turned down many of them due to a lack of storage space.
"We don't need any more equipment," Mr. Markert said. "We need a place to put it."
The department has enough equipment at its station on County Route 100A to remain in service in a limited capacity.
In a note released Friday afternoon, Jefferson County Emergency Services Director Joseph D. Plummer called the outpouring of support for the department "the true meaning of Brotherhood!"
At least $800,000 in equipment, including a new brush truck, ambulance, fireboat, pumper and tanker, was destroyed, along with a wide range of equipment that was inside the station at the time of the fire.  http://www.firehouse.com/news/11648624/wellesley-island-fd-gets-offers-of-equipment-but-no-where-to-put-it
And this
An early Friday morning fire at Friendship Hose Company gutted the station's kitchen and bar, but spared firefighting equipment, including turnout gear and the station's rescue and squad vehicles.
Sunbury Fire Chief Ken Kipple said the fire is not considered suspicious, and the origin has been narrowed down to the kitchen on the first floor of the three-story station. The second floor, where the kitchen and bar was once located, sustained heavy fire and smoke damage. A two-story addition that houses the company's apparatus and a workout area sustained smoke damage.  http://www.firehouse.com/news/11647192/friendship-hose-co-loses-firehouse-to-flames

Oh, This Sucks

From the Las Vegas Sun: A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday.
The heavy-duty cleaner that ended up in the sweetened iced tea Harding drank Sunday at a Dickey's Barbecue in a Salt Lake City suburb was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar, which a worker later added into the iced tea dispenser, authorities have said.
Harding's breathing tube has been removed, and she was doing well without it, Guymon said in an email.
She had not been able to speak in days, nor had she been on her feet before standing briefly with the help of nurses, according to Guymon. "Everyone is more optimistic today," he wrote. "Any such sign of improvement is good news."...
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. said in a statement late Friday that it was an isolated incident and nothing like it had happened in the 73 years the Dallas-based chain has operated.  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/aug/16/woman-who-drank-iced-tea-lye-improves/
You go out to eat with your family and expect a good meal and you darn near die after drinking ice tea because someone accidently mixes lye with sugar.
That really sucks.

The Crazies In Fergeson

Demonstrators protest Michael Brown"s murder August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri
From Fox News: 
Police fired smoke and tear gas canisters early Sunday in an effort to disperse several dozen protesters who defied a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer last week. 
The Missouri Highway Patrol said that seven people were arrested and one man had been shot at the site of the protest in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said that the shooting victim was in critical condition and had been rushed to a hospital by protesters. 
"I was disappointed in the actions of tonight," Johnson said.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, who has taken part in demonstrations all week, told reporters that the police's tactics "were a lot better" than they could have been. French also said that he had attempted to convince people to honor the curfew, but some "didn't want to be told to leave."
French later tweeted, "I can tell you firsthand that some of the people that remained tonight were armed. Were ready for a fight. And wanted to injure police."
Hundreds of other protesters had left peacefully before the midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew took effect, but remaining protesters -- chanting "No justice! No curfew!" -- refused to leave the area.  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/17/police-try-to-disperse-protesters-defying-ferguson-curfew/
First, I would be willing to bet that 95% of those protesting, and the vast majority of those are Black have said nothing about Black on Black crime in their neighborhood.  Like most Blacks, they turn a bland eye to violence in their own communities, but if a cop shoots and kills a Black person, right after they rob a store and they happen to be a very large person who fought with the cops, then they get pissed.
Second, the only reason the big thug was shot is because he robbed a store, assaulted the store owner and then fought with the cops.  He is responsible for his own death, not the cops.  If he had stayed out of trouble and not fought, this shooting never would have occurred.  It also doesn't help that President Obama has encouraged the rioters by not supporting the cops who are handling the riot.
Finally, The cops are being directed by liberals, including the governor of Missouri.  They are letting the thugs run wild.  They need a longer curfew, arrest anyone and everyone who is out and hold them for as long as possible and completely block off the areas where the rioting is taking place with a very large police presence.
It is obvious that in Ferguson, there has been no strong Black leadership in the community.  Otherwise, people would have listened to them and I don't blame the community for being pissed by having outsiders come in and telling them what to do, like the governor.  Before the riots, when was the last time the governor had been in Ferguson?
In the end, these rioters/protestors/hypocrites just feed the stereotypes other people have of inner city Blacks.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Evils of Facebook

I teach in an elementary school in Northern Arizona.
Yesterday, a parent posted on her Facebook page that her son, who is in elementary school, came home and said the teacher slapped, hit, punched and pushed students in their classroom.
So, the first thing the parent did was to post it to her Facebook page.
Never mind that she did not call the school to find out if it was true or not.
Too bad that she didn't call the District office and talk to the folks down there.
Instead she posted the allegations to her friends.
Then she went to the school.
Then the student was questioned.
And like a bunch of cackling hens, they believed it, repeated the allegations and made suggestions, like going to the cops and CPS.
But it turns out that her son lied about everything.
And the parent didn't even apologize or say she was wrong.
This mother tried to ruin the career and life of a teacher because she believed her son, who apparently is a liar.
Just another example of the evil of Facebook and other social media.

The Football Headline Of The Week Will Be....

Gay football player, Michael Sam got a sack in the game versus the Green bay Packers.
Never mind he was playing against the Packers 2nd and 3rd teams.
Never mind that he pretty much was no show the rest of the game.
His supporters will say that this proves he is good enough not to get cut.
In reality, he hasn't proved that he is a NFL caliber football player.  Maybe he will in other games, but right now, he will be cut before the end of the pre-season.
Update: From ESPN: Sam Bradford, Aaron Rodgers shine in debuts; Michael Sam has sack
All of those months of injury rehab paid off for Sam Bradford, who showed no signs of a season-ending knee injury last November.
Aaron Rodgers looked pretty polished, too.
Bradford and Rodgers each threw a touchdown pass in their preseason debuts in the Green Bay Packers' 21-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.
"It felt great there," Bradford said. "No surprises. It felt really good."
Michael Sam played in the second half and got his first sack of the preseason, dropping Matt Flynn for a 10-yard loss in the fourth quarter to force a 49-yard field goal by Mason Crosby. Sam had a tackle earlier in that series and totaled two quarterback hits.
"I felt more comfortable, more relaxed," Sam said. "I know the speed of the game, I know how it is and it just felt right."  http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=400554722
From the Miami Herald:
Michael Sam has sack in Rams' 21-7 loss to Packers
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/16/4293557/michael-sam-has-sack-in-rams-21.html
From the Sacramento Bee:  Michael Sam has sack in Rams' 21-7 loss to Packers  http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/16/6633662/michael-sam-has-sack-in-rams-21.html
From the Washington Times: Michael Sam has sack in Rams’ 21-7 loss to Packers  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/16/michael-sam-has-sack-in-rams-21-7-loss-to-packers/
And the list goes on.
The media is so easy to predict with their liberalism.  They highlight a 2-3rd string rookie who is good but not NFL good and put him ahead of established stars and players who played much better than Sam.
Yeah, I'm sure there's no resentment in the locker room.

Friday, August 15, 2014

More People Die At Chess Tourney Than In The NFL in 50 Years

From the NY Daily News:
A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room, organizers said Friday.
A 67-year-old member of the Seychelles team collapsed and died during the final round Thursday of the two-week Chess Olympiad in Tromsoe, tournament spokesman Jarle Heitmann said.
Another player, from Uzbekistan, was found dead in a hotel room later Thursday, Heitmann said.
He said both died of natural causes. Tromsoe police said on Twitter there was “no crime” suspected in either case.
Heitmann said there was a brief moment of panic as emergency workers rushed to attend to the Seychelles player, as some participants apparently mistook their defibrillator for a gun and fled toward the exits.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/die-chess-olympiad-norway-article-1.1905390#ixzz3AWTOkSAM
On the other hand, the NFL has had only 1 on field death- Detroit Lion, Chuck Hughes, who died in 1971

Political Payback: Perry Falsely Indicted

Another play out of the Democrats playbook: Use the court system to beat up your political enemies.
From Fox News: Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted Friday for allegedly abusing his veto power during a dispute with a public corruption prosecutor over her drunken driving arrest -- in a case that could mar the potential 2016 presidential candidate’s political prospects....
The indictment came down late Friday, after a special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he threatened to veto $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit, which is run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's office. 
The governor wanted Lehmberg, a Democrat, to resign after she was arrested and pleaded guilty to drunken driving in April 2013. When she refused, Perry vetoed the money.
Mary Anne Wiley, general counsel for Perry, said in a statement Friday evening that the governor's actions were allowed under the law.
“The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution," she said. "We will continue to aggressively defend the governor's lawful and constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail.”
Perry's defense attorney David L. Botsford, whose $450-per hour fees are being paid for by state funds, said he was "outraged and appalled" at the decision.
"This clearly represents political abuse of the court system and there is no legal basis in this decision," he said.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/15/texas-gov-perry-indicted-for-coercion-for-veto-threat/
Austin, Texas is a liberal hell hole in Texas, where most liberals in Texas hang out, so it is no surprise that they were able to get a bunch of brain dead liberals to indict Perry.
More shame on liberals and Democrats.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Just Wondering

We have all these people, including our idiot in chief Obama, condemning the police in the shooting in St. Louis County, MO.
Have any of these useful idiots complained about the Black on Black crime in their city/neighborhood?
Racist Obama hasn't.
Have any of these rioting thugs protested a Black kid being murdered by a Black suspect?  Racist Al Sharpton hasn't.
So, when will these Black protestors start protesting Black on Black crime?
Just wondering.

Obama Shows His Stupidity Again

What's the difference between an adult with Down Syndrome and President Obama?
The person with Down Syndrome is smarter, has more class, uses more common sense and has more ethics than Obama.  And it is insulting to compare Obama to a person with
Down Syndrome because the person with Down Syndrome is a much, much better person than Obama.
hat being said, Obama makes an ass of himself again regarding the racial problems in St. Louis County, MO.
From LA Times: President Obama sought to calm the increasingly tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for "excessive force" by police or for looting or violence aimed at law enforcement.
Making a brief statement from Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, Obama said the police have a responsibility to be “open and transparent” about the events that led up to the shooting by a police officer of a black teenager in the city Saturday afternoon.
“Put simply, we all need to hold ourselves to a high standard, particularly those of us in positions of authority,” Obama told reporters.
Obama criticized police for their tactics and the arrests of two reporters Wednesday night.
“Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs and report to the American people on what they see on the ground,” Obama said.  http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obama-ferguson-violence-20140814-story.html
So, apparently, Obama, who is vacationing in some rich area in the Northeast, knows exactly what is going on in Ferguson, MO.
And he is sure the police are acting like thugs while the real thugs are shooting at them, throwing Molotov cocktails, throwing rocks and looting stores.
It is clear Obama is siding with the rioting thugs in St. Louis County, but that isn't a surprise since he sides with muslim terrorists every chance he gets.

Good

From the Arizona Republic:
The federal government sent letters this week to 6,600 Arizona residents who must clear up questions about their citizenship or immigration status or they could lose their Affordable Care Act health insurance next month.
The federal agency that oversees that federal health insurance marketplace sent notices to 310,000 individuals nationwide who must clear discrepancies by Sept. 5 or risk losing coverage by Sept. 30. These people have not responded to repeated attempts to reach them by mail, phone or e-mail, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
HHS said it has identified 970,000 people with questions about documents but already closed 450,000 of those cases. So far, nobody has lost coverage over questions about citizenship or immigration status, a spokesman said.
Another 210,000 cases are "in progress" with the expectation that they will be addressed by the end of the month, HHS said. The federal agency said it processes about 60,000 documents each day.
HHS said that questions arise when information listed in a person's marketplace application, such as Social Security or permanent resident card numbers, don't match the federal government's databases.  http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/08/13/immigration-status-jeopardizes-obamacare-coverage-arizonans/14026331/
These people should never have had health insurance in the first place.  One problem, of many, is that people should have proved they were citizens of the U.S. before they got the health insurance, not afterwards.  This program was for the citizens of the U.S. and no one else.
It should also be concerning that of the 450,000 cases they checked, they did not find 1 case of someone not deserving of the insurance because they were not citizens.  I find that very hard to believe.  So, I am sure, those 6,600 Arizonans who have questions about their eligibility, the Obama administration will find a way to keep them insured, whether they are legally qualified or not.

Boo And Hiss To Golden Corral

I like to praise companies that provide good customer service and products and I will also write about companies that have done me wrong.
Today, I write about a company that done me wrong.
On Monday, the family and I went to the Golden Corral buffet in Kingman, AZ for dinner.  We paid our bill of $71 plus tip and went to get our food.
As I approached the meat loaf station, in one of the front stations, there were 2 large puddles of water. 
My right leg went sliding while my other leg stayed put.  For an old guy, I did a pretty mean splits.  Of course, in the process, my muscles in my groin, back and arms did some nasty muscle pulling.
One lady, maybe the manager came up and apologized and then cleaned up the spill.  And that was it.
On Tuesday, I filed a complaint with Golden Corral's corporate office and I still have not heard back from them.
At least at the store, they apologized.
Golden Corral corporate...Nothing.
You suck, Golden Corral management.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

If You Don't Want To See Negative Comments....

Don't go on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the other social media sites.
From the Las Vegas Sun: Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages following her father's death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations.
The move came after at least two users upset the grieving actress by sending disturbing images and verbal attacks. In one of her last tweets on Tuesday night, Williams asked fellow users to report her alleged tormentors to Twitter managers. "I'm shaking," she wrote. One of the images was a Photoshopped image of Robin Williams purporting to be his corpse.
Well-wishers and fans online quickly rallied to Zelda Williams' defense, and the accounts of both alleged bullies were suspended by Wednesday. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, said the photo violated its policy and was "being actively flagged and removed across both platforms as it pops up."  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/aug/13/daughter-robin-williams-faced-online-abuse-after-f/
I'm sure some of the stuff posted to her were horrible and disgusting, however, you run that risk when you go on social media.
I don't do social media because of the comments posted on these sites and because I value my privacy.  Does anyone really care what I am doing or thinking at a particular moment?  I doubt it.
I'm sure the people who have big egos think social media is kind of cool, but I don't.
I report the news and hopefully it is entertaining for those who read these blog posts, but I don't report on my feelings or emotions as they happen.
Too bad those bad things were written to Zelda, but those are the risks you take when you go on social media.

Nevada Schools In The Crapper

From the LVRJ: It’s no secret Nevada schools are doing poorly, “remaining at the bottom of all those lists,” but that’s not the entire picture, said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga on Wednesday.
The truth is even worse than the statistics would have you believe, he added.
Student scores on state proficiency tests for 2013 show elementary schools average more than 70 percent of fourth-graders reading at grade level. About the same percentage test as proficient in math.
However, the National Assessment of Educational Progress tells a much bleaker story, reporting that only a third of Nevada fourth-graders are adequate in math. Only 27 percent of state fourth-graders are reading as they should, according to the annual exams commonly called the Nation’s Report Card.
The nationally administered test — also given in eighth grade — is a truer indicator of whether students are on track for college and career, said Erquiaga, in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s editorial Board....
However, many students take college placement tests but end up not pursuing a degree. If they are factored in, about 50 percent of in-state college freshmen are placed in remedial courses, according to Dan Klaich, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/education/education-reality-worse-numbers-show
Let's see why the Clark County School District sucks:
1.  The kids only go to school for only 5 !/2 hours a day.
2.  Right now, there are about 600 teacher positions open, meaning a lot of students will not have a regular teacher in their classroom this year.
3. There will be about 2000 new teachers this school year and probably more and it is very difficult to be a first year teacher, especially in the inner city schools where a lot of these teachers will end up.
4. Many of these teachers will be laid off when the number of students go down and CCSD loses money.
5. Many of the teachers are rejects from other school districts and several of them will be arrested for sexual abuse of a student.
6.  Many administrators are not qualified to be a principal or assistant principal and sometimes they get the job by sleeping with their future bosses.
7.  In the inner city schools, athletics are more important then education.
8.  Many parents really don't care about their kid's education, especially the casino workers.  There is at least 1 casino in Las Vegas that has a 24 hour day care, where many kids sleep at the daycare, in the casino and then go to school in the morning.  They rarely see their parent(s).
When you add these things together, along with other factors like a bad or no curriculum for the kids, you end up with a failing school district.

The Faces of Meth

Florida woman’s startling mugshots over the years includes latest for allegedly assaulting grandma for cash
I've seen worse, but damn.  Meth doesn't do the body good.
She is 25 years old and has been arrested 11 times in 3 years.

You Can't Take Them Seriously

St. Louis County is undergoing a race riot for the past several nights.
From the New York Daily News:
The suburban St. Louis town where an unarmed black teen was shot to death by a cop was a powder keg ready to blow Wednesday as angry protesters appeared poised to defy a police chief’s curfew.
Up to 500 demonstrators packed the main street in Ferguson, Mo., holding up their hands in surrender mode and chanting “Stand Up! Don’t Shoot!”
A team of police in riot gear and toting shields stood about 100 feet from the protesters, apparently ready to break up the crowd as soon as darkness fell.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson had declared a curfew at sundown after looting in the wake of Saturday’s deadly shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown prompted riot cops to fire tear gas to disburse the crowd.
“The whole damn system is guilty as hell!” protesters chanted at cops in front of the QuickTrip on W. Florissant Ave., a store that was looted and set ablaze on Sunday.
Police officers stood atop two armor vehicles pointing automatic weapons mounted on tripods at the demonstrators.
The tense standoff came after recordings of police radio chatter in the moments after Brown’s death where posted on the web Wednesday by a hacker collective.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/outcry-identity-killed-michael-brown-continues-article-1.1901745
So, the way to confront supposed police violence is to be violent?  And even worse, bringing in a racist, Al Sharpton?
Based on this, I have no sympathy for the victim or for the Blacks who live in St. Louis County.
And no, the cop's name should not be released as it is clear there a bunch of thugs who will track him down and kill him and his family.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Another Rich Union Thug

Just another reason why people should not join unions- they support the lavish lifestyles of union leaders.
From the Chicago Sun Times: Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teachers Union president now considering whether to run for mayor, has frequently railed against the influence of the wealthy.
“Why do people of wealth and privilege try to convince the world they have neither?” she said on Twitter last year. “Be honest that you don’t have a clue about poverty.”
She has ripped Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a tool of corporate Chicago, labeled him “Mayor 1%” and described herself as “not egotistical or rich.”
Lewis isn’t as wealthy as Emanuel, a multimillionaire who made his fortune during a short stint as an investment banker. But she makes more than $200,000 a year and has an ownership interest in three homes, records show.
That includes vacation homes in Hawaii and in the upscale “Harbor Country” area of southwestern Michigan, where Emanuel has a second home, property records show.
Lewis, 61, has said she has launched an informal exploratory committee in anticipation of a possible mayoral run in February’s election, when Emanuel will be seeking a second term. Last week, Lewis put the odds at “50-50” she will run.  http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/3-homes-200000-plus-pay-possible-mayoral-candidate-lewis/tue-08122014-855pm
Yeah, I'm pretty sure most teachers who belong to the teacher's union in Chicago don't have multiple homes with a $200,000 salary.
If you join a union, you support the lavish lifestyles of the head union thugs.
Just another reason not to join a union.

Another Reason Why People Hate Government

From the Rhinelander (WI) Northwoods RiverNews: A fellow writing the other week suggested that the stories The Times published about Paul and Alvin Sowinski focused more on the actions of law enforcement than on the conduct of the Sowinskis themselves.
To recap, the Sowinskis were on-again, off-again targets of law enforcement - mostly the state Department of Natural Resources - for nearly 20 years, during which time government special agents tried every trick in the book to catch the Sowinskis poisoning wildlife. They never really did.
That is to say, they set up surveillance cameras, they sent in an undercover agent, they planted dead animals and fake animal tracks to entice them to set out poison bait piles, they used mapping and aerial imaging programs, they searched the property multiple times without warrants, and finally they charged onto the Sowinski property with throngs of armed federal and state agents.
With all that, they managed to find one probably poisoned bald eagle, which might or might not have been poisoned at a bait pile, and a video of Paul Sowinski moving a dead eagle that - wait for it - was planted on the property by DNR agents.
To gain a conviction, and a misdemeanor conviction at that, they had to finagle a deal whereby Paul Sowinski confessed to disposing of another dead eagle he found on the property and Alvin Sowinski acknowledged poisoning an eagle - some eagle somewhere - with poison bait.
That was the sum total of what the government got after no doubt spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars and using firepower worthy of Waco or Ruby Ridge - all to confront a man and his father, the latter of whom, in his 70s, politely showed the amassed military force around the property.
Now, about that writer's suggestion that the focus of the story was the conduct of law enforcement, not the actions of the Sowinskis. We plead guilty as charged. That's because the government's behavior is the real story in this entire farce - its unwarranted, totalitarian conduct and what it means for America.
That's not to excuse any illegal activity. Far from it. But when law enforcement itself resorts to illegal activities - and we believe that's the case here - to try to substantiate other illegal conduct, that's far more dangerous to society than an elderly man allegedly trying to rid his farm of a few predators, even if he did it.
Some will argue that illegal conduct is illegal conduct, no matter the perpetrator, and that's true enough. But there's another point: If law enforcement can break the law to apprehend lawbreakers, then it's only a matter of time before they will break the law to apprehend law-abiding citizens. And it's not all that clear that the line wasn't crossed in the Sowinski case.
If law enforcement officers are not bound by the law, what is to stop them from framing innocent citizens whose political agendas they disagree with, or people they just don't happen to like? Nothing. What's to prevent them from planting drugs in a scorned lover's car? Nothing. What's to persuade them not to plant poisoned bait on an innocent farmer's land? Nothing.
Forcing law enforcement to obey the same laws everybody else must obey is the sum and substance of due process. Without the constitutional right to privacy and fairness, without the right of equal protection, without the right to live free from unreasonable search and seizure, there can be no confidence that the people the police are arresting are in fact guilty of anything illegal.
They could instead be political prisoners. And that's why the conduct of the DNR and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in the Sowinski case is so important.
For starters, the wardens searched the property multiple times without search warrants. As expected, DNR legal counsel defended those searches, saying "open fields" are not subject to Fourth Amendment protection - more about that in a moment - and that state law further gives wardens the right to enter private property without permission....

In 2007, for instance, after earlier surveillance cameras had recorded no violations in the wake of rumors and gossip, a DNR warden decided to go to the property to check out - wait for it again - more rumors and gossip.
That's right, according to the warden himself, no specific allegation or evidence sparked Pat Novesky's visit to the Sowinski property in 2007. Rather, he had a "hunch" about a sand pit after hearing "several nonspecific bits of information" over a period of several years. He targeted the sand pit because it was near "a large swamp that would make for easy disposal of animals and allow the bait to be covered by the canopy of trees preventing the dead animals and bait to be seen from above."
Pardon me, I just don't think hunches qualify as a "reasonable" justification to enter and search private land, especially when the intuition is based on idle coffee-shop chatter. The foundation of his legal reason for entry was about as solid as a house built on shifting sands.
So what did Novesky find at the sand pit? Nothing. His hunch was dead wrong, as hunches often are, which is why they shouldn't be considered as reasonable justifications to trespass. So surely Novesky turned around and left, correct? Nope. He kept walking, and walking, until he found a dead eagle and what he considered to be bait: a dead deer.
Was the eagle poisoned? Well, maybe. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife lab "concluded" after testing that the eagle had been poisoned, but that language is suspicious. A test would either confirm poisoning, or not, so why would there have to be conclusions drawn, unless the results were less than convincing and less than certain.

http://www.rivernewsonline.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=63393&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=145&S=1

For the most part, I support regular police officers who patrol the streets of our cities.
However, it seems, that many game wardens from different Department of Natural Resources around the nation are more like brown shirted Hitler youth who have nothing better to do than harass and punish law abiding citizens.

That Internet Thingy Is Hooked Up

Frontier Cable out of Kingman finally hooked up our Internet.
Poor guys, though.  They thought that they had a telephone line going to our house and they based that on a contractor who was supposed to do that.
Instead, the closest telephone line was 3 blocks away, so they had to hook up a line to our home, from 3 blocks away.  It took them 3 hours to perform the job.
Thankfully, Frontier kept their word and hooked us up instead of blaming the contractor and saying there was nothing they could do.
So, kudos to Frontier for the hook up and putting customers first.

Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

One of the funniest people of our time has died when he apparently committed suicide.
My favorite memories of Williams was when he improvised.  I also enjoyed watching in Good Morning Vietnam and in Mork and Mindy.
But he had his demons in him.
RIP funny man.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tony Stewart Hits Driver On Track

According to Fox News in Phoenix, Tont Stewart hit another driver that was out his car in New York state.
The news said the driver wad injured and there conflicting reports if Stewart hit the driver on purpose or not.
If it is determined he did it on purpose, there goes his NASCAR career.
I kind of doubt if he hit the driver on purpose, especially what he had gone through the past year with his broken leg he sustained in a crash last year.
But uf he did it on purpose, he needs to be arrestef for assualt.
We will see what happens in the next day or so.
Update: the driver involved had dird.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Just Some RandomThoughts

Today is the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation.  And every day Obama just laughs and days "Sucker".
I owe my elementary scool teachers from long ago. After teaching my first few days for the first time in elementary school, I realize I as a pain in the ass to my teachers.
I also think that there are elementary school teachets who are also Marine Drill Sargent eanna be's for the way they treat the little kids.
I think I have become a liberal by Arizona standards.
I live in the Kingman area of Arizona and it is great to leave the windows open at night without worrying about drug crazed intruders like those in Las Vegas and it is a lot cooler. The downside: Those damn roosters who crow at 5 am.
One reason CCSD schools suck: their students only attend school and are in cladses for 5.5 hours a day. Where I teach, almost 7 hours.
I have a new slot machine on my cell phone, Obama Slots. They have 3 Democrats and 2 GOP modern day presidents. Seems like KKK shows up a loy on the GOP presidents but theDemocrats steal most of your money.
Tiger Woods is washed up as a profedsional golfer.  His back will never allow him to be a great golfer. My bad back killed my golf game, so I know from experience.
Well, that's all for now. I am still waiting for that new fad internet to be installed at home.thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

News updates: August 6 2014

Apparently, here in Kingman, the Internet is a new concept.  I won't be able to get hooked up to the internet at home until August 12th because everyone must be clamoring for this new fad.
So, some interesting news.
In Tulsa, OK, a husband and wife police officer couple shot and killed their daughters nrw boyfriend.   Be careful who you date.
The Army finally got around to questioning the traitor Eric Bergdahl about why he deserted his post and his squad abd went to work with the Talivan in Afghanistan.  Gee, think it was about time?
A teacher from Iowa went on an all McDonalds diet and lost 45 pounds.
A driver in New York crashed his car while giving driving lessons to a python who was wrapped around his neck.
So, I will keep on doing these reports until I get this new fangled thing called the internet.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Moving Complete

After taking 10hours to fill a moving van, 3 trips to Kingman, AZ, dodging rhundwrstorms and a a tempermental daughter, muscles hurting all I can say about moving is:
It sucks.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back To Moving

Well, I just took a few minutes off from moving.
Took some sugar and caffeine and some pills for pain.
Now, back to the fun.
Oh, if you want some free beer this evening and you are by Horizon Ridge and Gibson in Henderson, stop by and help us move.
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You think if we ask those supposed homeless who hang out at the freeway entrances and exits and have signs that say "Will work for food" actually will work for food if I ask them to help us?
Ok, you can stop laughing now.
See you in a few days.

Greusome Paul George Injury

Don't watch the video if you have a weak stomach, have the stomach flu or can't see a horrible injury happen.
But the video needs to be shown, to show people the dangers of sport and that bad things can happen.

This isn't the worst thing that has happened, sports wise, in Las Vegas- Dan Wheldon dying in the Indy Car race a few years ago tops this, but it is in the top 3.
My thought on the injury is this- While George is a great athlete, you have to wonder if he was physically ready to play.  He just finished playing a long 82 game NBA season, where he logged a lo of minutes and then played in 2 playoff series after the season.  His body really hasn't healed from the long season, so I wonder if this is a result of the long season with little rest.
Then you have to wonder if the basketball stanchion was too close to the court.  even though many college and some pro games have been played at Thomas and Mack, for the high flying all stars, it seems like it was too close, especially compared to NBA basketball hoops.
He had successful surgery and will be out for an extended period of time.  and by NBA standards, he seems like a decent guy who just signed a $90,000,000 contract.  Best wishes for him.

Yeah, No Conflict Of Interest There

From the Las Vegas Sun:
Las Vegas Sun owner and publisher Brian Greenspun has joined the board of directors at Barrick Gold Corp., the world’s biggest gold-mining company.
Greenspun joined the board as an independent director.
He is Barrick’s first board member from Nevada, and his appointment was not linked to an investment in the company, spokesman Andy Lloyd said.
Lloyd said the board, as part of a “renewal process,” has taken on six new members since December, including former Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman J. Michael Evans, who joined Wednesday, the same day as Greenspun.
Nevada by far is the largest source of gold in the country, and according to Lloyd, accounts for 40 percent of Barrick’s global production.
“We just want to make sure our board reflects the interests of the company and where we operate,” he said.
Greenspun said he owns a few thousand shares of Barrick stock, and Chairman John Thornton asked him a number of months ago to join the board.
Greenspun said he and Thornton have known each other for years through their affiliation with the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C., think tank. Thornton is co-chairman of Brookings’ board of trustees, and Greenspun sits on the board.
“They’ve never had a Nevada director,” Greenspun said of the mining giant, “and they were looking for someone who can give them the Nevada perspective.”
His appointment comes as Barrick and other mining companies face a November ballot measure on whether to remove Nevada’s constitutionally imposed cap on mining taxes, potentially raising costs for an industry that has received constitutional protection from various taxes since Nevada became a state in 1864.
The Nevada Constitution dictates that mineral-extraction taxes cannot exceed 5 percent of net proceeds, or the minerals’ collective value minus certain operating costs. The constitution also bars any other types of taxes on minerals or their proceeds.
If approved, the ballot measure would lift those restrictions.
Asked for his thoughts on the possible perception that Barrick wanted Greenspun so he would sway editorials or coverage of the ballot measure, Greenspun said he has no concerns about any conflicts of interest between the Sun and Barrick.
“We may take positions different or opposite from what Barrick thinks is in its own best interests,” he said. “I am an independent director.”  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/aug/02/las-vegas-sun-owner-joins-barrick-gold-corp-board-/
Barrick didn'tpick Greenspun to join their board because he knows something about gold or is good looking.  They brought him on board so he can write editorials and order articles to be written that is favorable to the company.  Now, everything that the Sun writes or fails to write about gold and Barrick will be questioned.
Just another reason Greenspun is an unethical person.

Act 10 Labor Law In Wisconsin Legal

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Wisconsin Public Unions Surrendering
In a huge ruling that may have nationwide implications, the ACT 10 labor law in Wisconsin was found constitutional by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
From jsonline: The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday,delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in one of the three major rulings issued by the justices on union bargaining, election law and same-sex couples.
In addition to ruling Walker's labor law constitutional, the state's highest court also upheld the state's voter ID law and a 2009 law providing limited benefits to gay and lesbian couples, leaving liberals with one consolation to soften the sting of the two larger conservative victories.
"Our courts have continued to give deference to our Legislature and in all three of these cases, that is what occurred. And that's very important, because after all, that is what democracy looks like," said GOP Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, appropriating the slogan once chanted at the mass demonstrations against the union law.
The state court's decisions on the voter ID and domestic partner registry could still be overtaken by decisions in separate but related cases in federal court. But after more than three years of litigation, the court's seven justices on Thursday put to rest the last of the major legal disputes over Act 10, the 2011 law repealing most union bargaining for most public employees.
The decision was 5-2, with Justice Michael Gableman writing the lead opinion, which found that collective bargaining over a contract with an employer is not a fundamental right for public employees under the constitution. Instead, it's a benefit that lawmakers can extend or restrict as they see fit, he said.
"No matter the limitations or 'burdens' a legislative enactment places on the collective bargaining process, collective bargaining remains a creation of legislative grace and not constitutional obligation. The First Amendment cannot be used as a vehicle to expand the parameters of a benefit that it does not itself protect," Gableman wrote.
Rejecting arguments made by the Madison teachers union and Public Employees Local 61, a group of city of Milwaukee employees, Gableman said that public employees still had the right to form unions to influence their employers, but government officials aren't obligated to listen to them.
"The plaintiffs remain free to advance any position, on any topic, either individually or in concert, through any channels that are open to the public," Gableman wrote.   http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/supreme-court-to-rule-thursday-on-union-law-voter-id-b99321110z1-269292661.html
When this law was being passed, the liberals/public employees in Wisconsin acted like a bunch of tweeked out meth user like thugs with their rallies and thuggish and violent behavior.
Now, they have thrown up the white flag of surrender, like the pathetic losers like they are.
Now, other states may follow suit, which will be a good thing.

Moving Day

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Today marks my last day in Las Vegas as I am going to be moving down to Kingman.
The reason?  Raising 2 teenage kids in Las Vegas is dangerous, with gangs, drugs and shootings.
We live in a nice area of Henderson and in the past yea, we have had 2 SWAT incidents and police shooting.
Home invasions are not that rare in Vegas and driving in Vegas is a a dangerous nightmare.
Finally, working in the Clark County School district had become a nightmare as there are many unethical administrators, administrators who got their job by sleeping with other administrators, abuse and neglect of severely disabled students and the cover ups that with it.  Something bad is going to happen in CCSD and I don't want to be part of it.
So, blogging will be light for the next few days, until we get the internet in the new home.