I guess if we kick out all U.S. military and militia, people will really feel safe. If we rip the seat-belts from our vehicles, throw away all first aid kits, close down the hospitals, get rid of the fire extinguishers, then by never seeing those things we’ll never again have to be reminded that bad things happen, except when they do.
Or we could all jump off a cliff into the ocean. Either way we’d need to be hypnotized the same.
[Now it should be noted that this was in reference to an email about this incident. The TL;DR version is as follows. Parents go into PSH over a police officer dropping his child off in uniform, thus armed.
Ry, rightly pointed out, "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." Though I must say that the stupid is going to evolve into an epic Darwinian moment. Sadly there will be collateral damage involving children outside the gene pool of the idiot suffering from Peterson Syndrome.
With regards to the idiots and their PSH, I think this line/scene from Hunt for Red October puts it best. -B
[For full context you probably need to go watch “End of Watch”. Which is honestly a comedy with some emotional strings of brotherhood tied in.
Also know that Jefferson feels about the same way I do about cops. We don’t hate them, we under stand their purpose, but a decent number of them seem to sign away their independent thought when putting on the badge. The best example is the speech at the beginning of the movie. There are a lot of cops that feel exactly like that speech instead of saying, “That law isn’t right and I shouldn’t be enforcing it.” They don’t see themselves as the check and balance they should be in the system.
Well I was chatting with Jefferson about some other things and mentioned I was watching the comedy on his recommendation. I made a comment related to the end, I’m not going to spoil it, and the above was his response.
I couldn’t stop laughing until I started coughing. –B ]
My immediate thought was that was a whole lot of porn and bitching across the internet. I then someone asked me why I said wow. To which I informed them of the 1.1 exabyte estimate and immediately followed it with the quote above… It seems the prudent comment to make.
If you don’t understand why I would think that would be a prudent comment to make, I give you:
*It’s my blog and I can quote myself if I damn well please!]
The same threat of “terrorism” was used to justify the no-pedestrian, no-stopping zones near the venue. The police laid out their logic: they had “no specific intelligence” regarding a terror threat. However, in recent incidents, such as Boston and Woolwich, there had been no intelligence prior to the attack. Therefore the lack of any threat of a terror attack fitted exactly the profile of a terror attack. The lack of a threat was a threat. Welcome to 1984.
Prosecutorial misconduct. Well folks, this one is a hot button of mine. Ask the average citizen, and they are totally unaware that such a thing ever happens. After all, prosecutors are honorable people who are committed to ethics, justice, upholding the law, and to helping protect the public by ensuring that the ”bad guys” are sternly dealt with, and if necessary, isolated from society, or even put to death.
[Yup, many seem to think prosecutors are some how infallible or some how looking out for the best interests of society, victims, or any number of things. They’re only actually looking out for one thing, their careers. I’ve had numerous other people come into my life recently who have had their own experiences with the local prosecutor, not to mention a run in from the prosecutorial side.
Nothing says stand up guy than saying there’s not enough evidence to pursue charges against someone for committing a crime even though they posted pictures of themselves committing said crime on Facebook. *No this is neither a joke or exaggeration. A man broken in and vandalized a property and took pictures of himself trespassing on said property as well vandalizing it. The response of the prosecutors office was, “Not enough evidence to prosecute.”*
Remember that the next time you think the law will somehow provide justice. Because as I’ve said before, “there is no correlation between the law and justice”. Not to mention the prosecutorial motto, “It takes a good prosecutor to convict a guilty man, it takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent one.”