Sunday, April 27, 2008

50 bullets

That's what Sean Bell died from. Three detectives blasted away at an innocent man on his wedding day.

Now, I understand a police officer's need to protect himself, especially if he suspects someone is armed. But when someone hears the police yell "GET ON THE GROUND NOW!" and "HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM!" at the same time, what he hears is "
GHEATNODNSTWHHEEGRRIOCUANNDSNTOHWEM!!"

And apparently, the police are trained to empty their clips into someone, rather than take a shot or two to disarm, then re
ëvaluate the situation. One of them fired 11 shots. Another an impressive 31 shots.

When the detectives were acquitted of all charges, they praised their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. "This is the start of my life back," said the one who shot only 8 times.

Tell that to Bell.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Young, gifted, out of touch, elitist, and black

"Obama said the word 'bitter'...

...therefore I am President!"

Hillary Clinton--Yale Law School graduate, Senator of New York for over 7 years, First Lady of the United States for 8 years, and First Lady of Arkansas for 12 years before that--called Barack Obama--son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from America--elitist and out of touch.


"This isn't the kind of Crown Royal I had in mind."

The snarkiness just writes itself.

Quote of the week

"Whenever you combine a secretive compound, religion, and weirdos in pioneer outfits, there's gonna be some child-fucking going on."

-- Bill Maher, "Real Time", 11 April 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

China: Sword vs. Pen

China once again displays its contempt for human rights by jailing dissident Hu Jia for three and a half years.

Hu's writings are critical of the Red Chinese, who apparently don't like being taken to task for, say, torturing two people who had complained about their homes being seized illegally.

But they'll get away with it, like they've gotten away with Tibet and the forthcoming Olympic games. They own American debt, they make products for the American market, they have spies on American soil, and they have prominent American politicians in their pocket.

Most Favoured Nation, indeed.

They will always succeed because they have the stomach for brutality.