Friday, May 18, 2018

Another School Shooting

Today, a school shooting occured in Sante Fe, Texas.
Per the press conference going on now, there are about 10 people killed, with the possibility a police officer killed.
Pipe bombs have been at the school and off the campus.
One suspect has been arrested and a person of interest has been detained.
From the Gavel stone County Daily:  Galveston County Judge Mark Henry reports that nine people — eight students and a teacher — are dead in the shooting at Santa fe High School. Two people are in custody, one a suspect and one person Henry described as a person of interest. Police are investigating what they worry are explosive devices both on the campus and at an undisclosed place off campus in Santa Fe, Henry said. 
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center had received seven patients and Mainland Medical Center received two, officials said.
UPDATE: 11:10 a.m.
Two adult gunshot victims being treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch are in critical medical condition and a teenaged victim is in good condition, officials said.
A victim described as a middle-aged male was in surgery, officials said.
A woman described also as middle-aged had been shot in the leg, officials said.
A boy younger than 18, presumed to be a student, was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, officials said.
UPDATE: 11 a.m.
As many as 10 people, including two adults are dead in a shooting at Santa fe High School this morning, according to the Galveston County Sheriff.
Prayers to all those involved.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Of Course Journalists Should Be Licensed

President Trump implied that journalists should be licensed or at least held to to a certain to a specific standard.
Of course, said journalists are outraged because after all, they are better people than anybody else on the globe.
Let's look at some occupations that are licensed by most, if not all jurisdictions.
Doctor, nurse, CNA, physical, occupational and speech therapists, teachers and teacher aides, barbers, beauticians, bartenders, truck and taxi drivers, clergy (if they perform marriages), pharmacists, police officers, firefighters, EMT and paramedics, stockbrokers, fast food workers, child care workers, lawyers, business owners, drivers of any kind, CPA's and accountants, security guards, rail road engineers, pilots, social  workers, any juvenile who wants to work and the list can go on and on.
In fact, most jobs have some kind of government over site.
Except journalists.
Why are they so darn special?
License journalists.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Another Hypocrite Politician Bites The Dust

From Mediaite: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following the stunning New Yorker report on four women accusing him of physical violence.
The women — two of whom went public with their identities — all allege physical abuse and violence from Schneiderman, among the many many disturbing claims detailed in the New Yorker piece, including threats he made.
The women — two of whom went public with their identities — all allege physical abuse and violence from Schneiderman, among the many many disturbing claims detailed in the New Yorker piece, including threats he made.
One woman, who Schneiderman dated for nearly two years, claimed the former attorney general slapped her across the face violently, an assault which left her ear injured for months. Three others had similar stories about Schneiderman’s violence and abusive behavior.
In response to the report, Schneiderman denied he engaged in any non-consensual behavior and said he had been “role-playing.” Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had called on him to resign earlier tonight.
Will liberals in New York investigate the beat downs by another liberal.
And President Trump seems might tame compared to this New York thug.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Arizona Teacher Strike Over

From the Kingman Daily Miner:
Unable to convince Republicans to provide more cash for K-12 education, members of the #RedForEd movement told members late Tuesday to go back to work.
But not until Thursday. And not until lawmakers give final approval to the budget and teacher pay plan, now scheduled for later today.
Noah Karvelis, one of the organizers of Arizona Educators United, said the movement - and the strike that began this past Thursday - already has scored several key victories.
He said the Republican-controlled Legislature agreed last month to extend the 0.6-cent sales tax for education beyond its 2020 expiration date. That was not something that was even on Gov. Doug Ducey's agenda when the session started in January.
More significant, Ducey has agreed to an average 9 percent pay hike for teachers for the coming school year, with a 5 percent increase the following year and an identical increase the year after that. By contrast, the budget the governor presented to lawmakers included just a one-time 1 percent increase.
Karvelis said the budget still leaves the #RedForEd movement far short of its original goals.
But he said that it has now become obvious that this is the best educators will get, at least this year.
This whole strike was about politics, with the liberal teachers union taking on the GOP in Arizona.
There were no winners in this but the children of the State certainly lost.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Another Teacher's Perspective On Striking Teachers

A great article.
From Ajalonjoi:I'm an educator with a different perspective from what you’re hearing. I worked in public schools for 12 years, as an afterschool provider, teacher, administrator and more. I’ve taught in three states and now stay home to raise my kids. I don’t claim to be an expert in everything education, but I have my experiences, and don’t agree with what's happening. Let me explain.
1. WE CHOSE TO BE TEACHERS and knew it didn't pay much. Most of us don't pick this field for the money, but we are accountable for our choices. You can easily research pay scales, benefits, etc. for districts and states. We do our searching, make our choice and sign the contract. I had a professor spend an entire class explaining how he supported his family on a meager teacher’s salary, with sacrifices, but he made it work, and encouraged us to really ponder this before moving on in the program.
“But,” some argue, “the hours, all the hours and little pay don’t balance out”. I know the hours dedicated teachers put into their jobs, I've been there. We do what’s expected, then more because we care. I cried when I got my first paycheck, after deductions it wasn’t much more than what I made in college. In time though, I came to appreciate the other benefits of my job, like healthcare, retirement plan and days off....

YOU’RE EITHER WITH US OR AGAINST US in the fight to fund education.

Really??........So either I completely agree with your movement....or I hate teachers and kids? What if I am a teacher, what if I have kids, in the public schools? Why do things have to be so polarized, this is neither fair or realistic as life is not so black and white. I know many people who appreciate teachers and don’t’ like to see schools struggle, they simply don’t want to get taxed more. They’re struggling too, your parents, the voters, they want to keep money in their paychecks like you want to see more. Both are fair. I know small business owners who, between The Recession, Obamacare, and minimum wage spikes, are strapped. You can’t nickel and dime people because you think you have the moral high ground.
“Then tax the big corporations!” Remember things are not just black and white. Take my home state, Arizona. Many businesses have been relocating to AZ because of low corporate taxes, especially from their highly taxed neighbor to the West. Businesses bring jobs, growth and money, do you want that to leave?

And the list goes on.
Great article

Arizona School Strike Continues

For a fourth day, most schools in Arizona will be closed on Tuesday.
The teachers say they are fighting for the kids but not all school districts are closed. The Lake Havasu Unified School District is still open. Apparently, they must hate kids.
While teachers have demanded a 20% raise they also demand more funding for school districts but they refuse to give a number that will get the schools open.
AZ. Governor Ducey has pretty much caved into some of teachers demands. Can' wait for other State employees to go on strike and demand more money.
As time goes on, it appears that this strike is more about politics than money. Since there are no firm demands by the teachers, the longer the strike and embarrassment for the GOP who Occupy the governors office and controls both legislative bodies.
From News accounts, some districts are allowing teachers to take sick time or comp time. That's disgraceful.
Having been a teacher for 20 years, I find the behavior of the striking Arizona teachers disgusting.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Why Andrew Cuomo Will Never Be President

Gov. Andrew Cosmo is the governor of New York and is seriously considering running for president in 2020.
Well, he will never win because he gave clemency to a murderer who killed 2 police officers and a security guard.
From The Journal News: Nearly a year after she was denied parole for murder convictions in the 1981 Brinks robbery and killings, Judith Clark has been given a new chance to gain her freedom.
State Supreme Court Justice John Kelley ruled Thursday that Clark, 68, must be granted a new parole hearing within 60 days and a decision within 30 days of the interview, according to court documents. Clark was a getaway driver in the notorious Brinks heist in which two Nyack police officers and a Brinks guard were killed.
Clark has served more than 36 years of a 75 years-to-life sentence for two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree murder.
She was behind the wheel of a getaway car when gunmen jumped from the rear of a U-Haul van at the entrance to the state Thruway on Mountainview Avenue. Police Sgt. Edward O'Grady and Officer Waverly "Chipper" Brown were killed. Nyack Detective Arthur Keenan was shot and Officer Brian Lennon was injured....
Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted Clark's life sentence, allowing the once self-proclaimed revolutionary to seek early release.
Why do liberal politicians thinks it' acceptable to side with cop killers, terrorists and other thugs?
Say bye bye to your presidential aspirations, you moron governor.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Arizona Police Officer Murdered

From the Nogales Police Department twitter:
On 4/27/18, at approximately 14:41 hrs, NPD officers responded to the area of 2900th Block of N. Grand Ave, regarding an armed carjacking incident. Suspect was shot at the officer and was later taken into custody. Ofc. Jesus Cordova succumbed to his injuries. We for ask prayers.
RIP to Officer Cordova.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Tale Of Two DMVs

Yesterday, I had to go to the Laughlin NV and Kingman DMVs.
A couple of weeks ago I had my wallet stolen and lost my drivers license.
Even though I lived in Arizona for the past few years, having moving from Nevada, I never got around to getting an Arizona drivers license.
So, yesterday, I went to the Laughlin DMV in Nevada to find what to do.
There were 2 workers and 3 customers. Each worker was helping a customer and another customer was taking a written test.
One worker had the misfortune of having a customer getting something off the the customer's phone.
I was in the office for 45 minutes and this customer was still there.
The other worker worked and chatted to the customer for 30 minutes. After that customer was done the employee decided it was time to go filing.
However, when this employee called me, she was very helpful and nice and gave me the info I needed.
About 3 hours, I went to the Kingman DMV. There were bout  10 customers and 7 employees there.  I was in and out with my drivers license (paper copy) in 10 minutes. Maybe less.  The employees were nice and were efficient.
A tale of 2 DMVs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

F-16 Crashed In Lake Havasu, With Audio

An F-16 Air Force jet from Luke AFB in Arizona, crashed today at the Lake Havasu airport.
You can listen to the audio of the fire dept. here:
Ht: Havasu Scanner Feed

Monday, April 23, 2018

Arizona Teachers To Strike

I guess contracts mean nothing to teachers in Arizona as the teachers are prepared to have a stike starting on Thursday. 
From the Kingman Unified School District: 
Dear Parent / Guardians,
#RedForEd has called for a teacher “Walkout” for Thursday, April 26th. Their action is based on a State wide employee vote where 78 percent of the voters said “yes” to a teacher walkout. KUSD will close all schools except La Senita (Little Explorers) on Thursday, April 26th. It will be a work day for all of our school employees. We will utilize Thursday to assess the ability to reopen schools on Monday, April 30th. Employees will also be working on assigned tasks.
Our decision on whether to have school on Monday, April 30th will be made by 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 26th. If the walkout continues we will plan on key school events such as Proms, Senior Awards, Senior Trips, and Graduation to take place as scheduled. We will work with AIA and other school districts to participate in varsity sports. The City Recreation Superintendent Yvonne Cossio has offered child supervision programs to help parents.
We hope the State reaches an agreement with the teachers so that we do not get to the “Walkout” on Thursday. Please check for daily (Monday to Friday) updates on the KUSD website and KUSD Facebook. We will also conduct KUSD “One Calls” to parents of the impending school closure on Thursday.
Roger Jacks
Some points:
The teachers better not be paid during strike.
2. The school year has to be extended for as many days as the kids are out.
3. Why is this happening now? Weren't teachers underpaid when Obama was president? 
4. The KUSD has a very high rate of poverty.  How are some these families going to pay for daycare or take days off of work?
These teachers are supposed to be role models for the kids.  Oops, the teachers are acting just like the kids they teach.
I am former teacher in KUSD and the Lake Havasu school district, so I know what it is like to teach in Arizona and it is no different than teaching anywhere else.

Terrorism In Canada?

Ryder rental van. Check. High speed. Check. Crime scene over a block. Check. Thug threatened cops. Check. Young to middle dark skinned male. Check.
From Reuters: Police in Canada’s largest city initially said eight to 10 people had been injured but later said it was unclear exactly how many had been hurt or the extent of their injuries.
A Reuters witness said there were at least two bodies at the site of the incident.
It was not immediately clear if the incident was a deliberate act by the driver or a traffic mishap. It occurred at lunchtime on a sunny day and the sidewalks of the mixed commercial and residential area were full of pedestrians.
If it quacks like duck, looks like a duck and floats a duck, it most likely is a duck.
Update: The U.K. Daily Mail says at least 5 have been killed.
Update: Fox nes says 9 people have been killed and 16 injured.

Post Office Screws Up Again

The United States Postal Service is generally known for their efficiency and this is another reason.
From the Chicago Tribune:
The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies.
But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.
Federal court papers unsealed last week revealed an astonishing but ultimately bungled scheme to file a change-of-address form claiming that shipping giant United Parcel Service had moved its headquarters from a bustling business park in Atlanta to a tiny garden apartment.
Not only did the change go through, but it also took months for anyone to catch on. In the meantime, so many thousands of pieces of first-class mail meant for UPS poured into Apartment L2 at 6750 N. Ashland Ave. that a mail carrier had to bring in a tub to hold it all, a search warrant application filed in U.S. District Court disclosed.
Among the correspondence were letters meant for the company’s CEO and other executives, sensitive documents containing personal information, as well as corporate credit cards and tens of thousands of dollars in business checks, according to an affidavit from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service submitted with the warrant.
It wasn’t until the resident, Dushaun Spruce, allegedly deposited nearly $60,000 in UPS checks into his bank account in late January that UPS was alerted to the alleged scam, court papers say.
This happened for 3 months and no one from the Post Office caught on? 
Not the letter carrier? The person/computer who sorts the mail? The person entered the change of address form into the computer?
Government workers at their best. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sad Day In Florida

From the NY Post: Two sheriff’s deputies have been killed in Florida Thursday— gunned down in broad daylight — during a suspected ambush, according to authorities.
The cops were eating at a Chinese restaurant in the city of Trenton, about 35 miles west of Gainesville, when the shooter walked up and started blasting through a window, officials said in a statement.
The gunman shot both deputies dead and then took his own life. Officials said no one else was injured. The incident happened around 3 p.m.
The cops involved were deputies with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.
“As fellow deputies responded to the scene, they found the shooter deceased outside the business, and both Deputy Sheriffs where they died of their wounds,” officials said.
The same thing happened in Las Vegas a couple years ago a couple came into a restaurant and killed 2 cops and the reason was that they wanted to start a revolution: so it will be interesting to see what the motive was.
RIP to the officers, and prayers for the families, friends and colleagues. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

RIP Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson starred in one of my favorite TV show and passed away today.
From Fox News: Harry Anderson, famed 80s sitcom star best known for his work as judge Harry T. Stone on “Night Court,” has died at age 65.
The star was found dead in his Asheville, N.C., home on Monday morning at 6:41 a.m. an Asheville Police spokeswoman told Fox News. At this time, there is no official cause of death, and no foul play is suspected.
According to TMZ, Anderson’s son, Dashiell, says his father died of natural causes. The actor is survived by his wife and two children.
Fans may remember Anderson for his role in “Night Court,” but it was hardly his only acting job. After making a splash with numerous appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” he had a lengthy recurring role on “Cheers” as Harry “The Hat” Gittes. He later appeared as the original Richie character in the made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” which was recently remade into a movie.
Anderson is one of my favorite actors and I've watched every episode of Night Court at least twice.
RIP Harry and please don't try to make Heaven disappear.

Stormy Davis: Please Go Away

Stormy Davis, the slur and whore, who supposedly had an affair is after her 15 minutes of fame.
To the slur and whore: Your 15+ minutes of fame have expired a long time ago.
Only the hateful left care about you.
Everyone else thinks badly of you or have no opinion of you.
Now, please go away, you little husky, south and whore.

Another Unhinged Liberal Heard From

Liberals comprise about 30% of the United States but their combined IQ is less than 100.
From TMZ: 415
Maria Bamford fears nuclear annihilation and wants a judge to reign in Donald Trump before it's too late.
The comedian has filed legal docs asking a judge for a restraining order, claiming his incendiary comments about North Korea, Russia and the nuclear arms race poses such a danger it has caused her anxiety and depression.
She specifically cites Trump's famous comment, "I too have a nuclear button and my button works."  She also references Trump's perceived threat to Hillary Clinton when he talked about gun activists knowing how to deal with her. 
She's not asking the judge to muzzle Trump ... she just wants him to stay 1,000 yards clear of her.
Obviously the distance between Bamford and Trump will not deter a confrontation with Putin or Kim Jong-un. Maria's apparently taking advantage of the political climate to promote her upcoming comedy tour, which fires up Tuesday.!article/2018/04/16/trump-sued-by-comedian-nuclear-war-fears-maria-bamford/

Personally, I feel safer if Bamford is institutionalized and kept 1000 feet from all humans.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Global Warming Crazy Creates More Global Warming By Burning Himself Up

You can't make this up:
From the NY Post: A “green” activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the notorious “Boys Don’t Cry” rape murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in a grisly act of protest against the ecological destruction of the Earth.
David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.
He left the note in a manila envelope marked “To The Police,” recovered from inside a black metal pushcart he discarded at the scene.
So, you have a lunatic who makes a crispy critter of himself to protest fossil fuels, climate change and pollution. By burning himself,  he contributed to global warming,  pollution and smell pollution. 
On the plus size, we got rid of a lawyer, liberal and green lunatic all in 1 shot

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Illegal Thugs Sentenced Ford Murder

Another illegal alien thug is going to prison.
From Fire Rescue 1: The bus driver convicted of negligent homicide in January for a 2016 crash on Interstate 10 in LaPlace that killed an on-duty firefighter and two other men received the maximum 15-year prison sentence on Monday.
Denis Amaya Rodriguez, a Honduran immigrant who was in the country illegally, also was fined $5,000....
Amaya, whose attorney blamed the disaster on the company that hired him to drive the bus, told Snowdy that he never meant to kill anyone and didn’t feel guilty of committing any crime, but he said he would accept the judge’s decision.
“In my heart, I feel very bad for this moment,” Amaya, 38, said in Spanish. “It’s painful for me as well, even if (others) don’t believe it.”...
Several legal problems still loom for Amaya, who had previously been cited half a dozen times for driving without a license.
This thug doesn't believe he violated the law?  How about being in the country illegally?  If he hadn't been here illegally all 3 people would still be alive.
But this thug is typical of illegal alien law breakers, especially Dreamers.  They don't believe they are breaking the law by being here illegally.

Friday, April 13, 2018

That Was Quick

At the Pentagon, 1 hour after President Trump's address to the nation, the U.S. military has finished it's attack on Syria.
They hit 3 targets, all related to chemical weapons in Syria.
I honestly thought it would be more targets than this. I thought they may hurt Syria economical targets, like the country's airports, government buildings, sea ports and other targets.

U.S, France And Britain Attack Syri

President Trump is addressing the nation and world and said the United States, France and the United Kingdom is starting to bomb Syria.
The reason is the use by Syria, chemical weapons on different cities over time.
Trump also called out Iran and Russia for helping Syria and their dictator.
Reports are coming that bombs are falling in Damascus.
A dollar to doughnuts there will be protests tomorrow, if not tonight, by the liberal, Trump haters against this military attack against the butchers of Damascus.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Sadly Truth About Many Teachers

In the past couple of months, the have been strikes by teachers in West Virginia and Oklahoma, with those in Oklahoma still on strike after getting a $6000 raise.  Teachers in several other states are now threatening to go on strike.
I am a retired teacher who worked with the most severely disabled students. I worked in 3 states (Wisconsin,  Nevada and Arizona) and in large school districts (Milwaukee and Las Vegas) medium size  (Kingman and Lake Havasu, Az) and rural-Westfield,Wi.. I also did student teaching and volunteered at several schools including schools on Indian reservations and urban. Over my 20+ years I have met thousands and thousands of teachers, administrators and other school personnel.
So, here are some unless truths about many teachers:
1. No teacher is forced to work at any school district.
2. Teachers, especially now, can transfer from state to state with very few restrictions.  Most licenses can transfer between states and they would only take a class or two to get a full teaching license and you usually get 3 years to finish the classes.
3. Almost all teachers sign contracts telling them how much money they will make.
4. Many teachers won't make it in the private sector.  The exception would be specialist teachers like shop, military/first responders and teachers who actually worked full time in private sector for most of their adult life. I spent 16 years working in special education before becoming a teacher.
5. Many teachers are liberals.
6. Many teachers feel entitled.  See #5... enough said.
7. Many, if not most teachers a greedy.  If there is something free, there is a swarm with body slamming to get it, even if it is just pencils.
8. Free food, watch out.  Schools, especially elementary schools, get free from parents. When it is put out in the teachers lounge or office, watch out as it looks like pigs eating at the trough.
9. Many teachers are pigs. They depend on custodians cleaning their classrooms and teacher lounges and they leave the rooms and lounges in bad shape and then have others clean up after themselves.
10. Many teachers are really nasty. The sexual jokes, use of vulgar and racist language mocking students when in the office, lounge and in meetings is rampant. The mocking includes what a student looks like, behaves, smells, intelligence and other categories.

I have witnessed physical and verbal abuse of students by teachers no one was ever punished because administrators don't want investigations because it will make them look bad.

So, there are some ugly truths about teachers. Most are not the saints they pretend to be.

It's Still Winter

According to the National  Weather  Service  ( there are 16 states in the U.S. that have winter warnings, advisoris and watches, with more to come.
If April showers bring what do April blizzards and heavy snow bring?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

This Will Cause Many Nightmares

From the NY Post:  A fake porn video claiming to show Hillary Clinton engaged in a sex act has been traced back to a Reddit account linked to Russia.
The content sharing platform has confirmed that the “Rubinjer” account that was responsible for posting the content belongs to Russia’s Internet Research Agency.
According to NBC, “Rubinjer” is the Russia-linked agency’s most popular account. It received almost 100,000 upvotes before being shut down by Reddit....
The post in question – titled “This is How Hillary gets black votes” – linked to an animated GIF of the fake porn video on Reddit.
The same sex tape was posted at least five times to PornHub under the name “Leaked Hillary Clinton’s Hotel Sex Tape with Black Guy.”
The video was viewed more than 250,000 on PornHub.
Speaking on Russian TV last October, former IRA employee Alan Baskaev claimed the fake video had been created by the Russian agency’s “troll farm.”
If the Russian government helped make this video, this is a good reason to go to war. Not for embarrassing Hillary, she can't be embarrassed.
But for all the nightmares this cause of people imagining Hillary having sex.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Special Counsel's Investigation: Just About The Money

So, Robert Mueller and his gang of liberal thugs have now gone after President Trump's personal attorney by raiding the lawyer's office and home.
This is an outrage because you just don't raid a lawyer office's. Don't think President Trump.
Think of the average person accused of a crime, especially those wrongly accused.
The cops just cannot go their lawyer and take their notes, computers and any other evidence in their case.  Plus, there could be information about other cases.
Attorney- client privilege is the backbone of criminal justice system.
So, why is Mueller not trying to find collusion between Russia and Trump.
Simply put, it's about the money.  Mueller has hired lawyers, investigators, office staff, janitors, security, maintenance  people, rent office space and copy machines, purchasing office supplies etc..
There are a lot of mouths to feed and people making money left and right.
And the longer this "investigation" the more money people make.

John McCain Needs To Go...Now

I guess the brain cancer Sen. John McCain is really starting to really effect him.
From the U.K Daily Mail: The White House said Monday that it was 'outrageous' for Sen. John McCain to suggest that President Trump shoulders any of the responsibility for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's latest chemical attack.
McCain, the chairman of the Armed Services committee and a Republican like the president, said in a harsh Sunday statement that Trump had 'emboldened' Assad with his talk of a drawdown of American forces.
At the White House's daily press briefing, a reporter suggested that Trump essentially green lit the attack, pointing to McCain's response.
'Look we're still there. And I think that it is outrageous to say that the President of the United States green lit something as atrocious as the actions that have taken place,' press secretary Sarah Sanders rebuffed.
Sadly, McCain is my senator and as a conservative, McCain is an embarrassment to Arizona and the senate and quite frankly, to most of the United States.
Just resign, now, McCain.

A Big Horrible Oops

I cannot even imagine the pain and other emotions these 2 families are going through. 
From the Saskatoon River Phoenix: 
Two Humboldt Broncos players — one who survived Friday’s bus crash and one who died — were incorrectly identified as the other, part of a tragedy described as “unprecedented in Saskatchewan’s history.”
Xavier Labelle, an 18-year-old from Saskatoon, was initially identified as one of those killed in the crash. Labelle is alive, according to the ministry of justice on Monday. Parker Tobin, an 18-year-old from Stony Plain, Alberta, has now been identified as one of the 15 who died in the crash....
Saskatchewan RCMP issued a statement Monday on behalf of the provincial justice ministry on Monday morning, saying the “Office of the Chief Coroner apologizes for the misidentification and any confusion created by it.”
New information pertaining to dental records prompted the coroner’s office to review its list of those killed, eventually confirming that two players had been misidentified for each other, according to Ministry of Justice spokesman Drew Wilby during a Monday morning news conference.
Wilby acknowledged the difficulties faced by all of those with connections to the crash — and, in light of the incorrect identification, the families of Labelle and Tobin.
To not be at their son’s side right from the start would be incredibly traumatic,” Wilby said of Labelle’s family.
For Tobin’s family, Wilby said, “this is not easy news for them to digest.”
The families of Labelle and Tobin learned Sunday night that RCMP and the Justice Ministry would be announcing the incorrect identifications on Monday morning.
To have “this level of tragedy out of one incident,” Wilby later said, is unprecedented in the province.
I watched the vigil which was carried throught Canada and it was very sad. This very careless mistake was not known at the time but unless people read about the mistake they won't know about this horrible mistake. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Now, Sexual Assault Is A Health Code Violation

From the NY Daily News: A rookie cop whose dad is an NYPD chief avoided getting fired after an off-duty arrest for groping a woman at an Atlantic City casino, police sources told the Daily News.
The department’s handling of Officer Joseph Essig’s case raises questions among police sources who suspect high-ranking officers and those close to them are treated with kid gloves in discipline cases....
Just 15 months into his brand-new NYPD career — on Oct. 8, 2015 — Essig was arrested at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City on a felony charge of criminal sexual misconduct.
New Jersey authorities downgraded the charge to a health code violation. Essig pleaded guilty, was ordered to stay away from the victim, and paid a $1,000 fine.
The "Me To" movement must not caught on with the liberals in NYC and New Jersey.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Huge Fire At Trump Tower

There is a fire burning at The Trump Tower in New York City.
It was a 4 alarm fire confined to an apartment on the 50th floor but heavy smoke conditions above the fire persist.
4 people were hurt.  The Trump's were not home.
At this time, the FDNY is still conducting searches looking for possible injuries.

Tragedy In Canada

1 second. Most car accidents could have been avoided if a driver was slower or faster by 1 second.
In Saskatchewan, Canada, 15 coaches, players, volunteers and media were killed when a semi-trailer T-bone a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.
From the Saskatoon River Phoenix:
A 15th person has died after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi-trailer unit north of Tisdale.
RCMP initially said 14 people had died Friday in the crash, but on Saturday afternoon, police said in a news release that another person had died.
Fourteen others on the bus were injured, three critically. The RCMP initially reported there were 28 people on the bus, but corrected that number Saturday morning to 29. The driver of the semi was not injured.
This hit several different ways.
I used to play high school sports and also coached at different schools and have traveled hundreds of times on busses and we have had several close calls. 
I also lived in northern Montana and visited Saskatchewan several times.  It's generally flat and mostly farm land.  
I also have lived in small towns and a tragedy of this magnitude will have devasting effects on the town and in Saskatchewan. 
Finally, I have worked with young athletes and many of those injured have devasting injuries including paralysis. And then you will have emotional effects as well, such as survivor guilt for the rest of their lives.  The athletes were in great physical and mental shape and now their lives will be forever changed.  The same can also be said of the first responders and passerbyers who are mostly volunteers and saw death and destruction and that will haunt them forever.
1 damn second.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Let's Ban Knives

London is having a massive crime wave so far this year.  In fact, London has had more murders than New York City and the vast majority have been stabbings, though some were shot or were beat down.
Today was no exception as there were numerous stabbings.
From the UK Daily Mail: A 16-year-old boy was treated for minor injuries and arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit GBH. Another man remains in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
The Mile End attack was one of four stabbings across the capital on Thursday night, which left six people in hospital and five in police custody.
The first involved a teenage boy knifed in East India Dock Road, Westferry at 5.30pm, followed by the Grove Road attack and another teenager stabbed outside a HSBC bank in Ealing Broadway at 7.05pm.
Most of the victims are people of cover and also many of the deaths are related to gang activity and drugs.
Since these murders and other stabbings are knife related, we must ban and restrict the sale of knives.