Been Busy

I got tied up at work and in a meeting yesterday.  I meant to do some blogging when I got home but just couldn’t find the strength to push out some free ice cream.  I’m pretty exhausted still from the long meetings I had the past couple days so I may not get around to writing any posts tonight.

In the meantime here’s some videos that are well worth your time.  The first of which is explains in detail why I felt “Fake It” was fitting for Wednesday’s ear worm.

CATO nails it as they oh so often do. (via RNS)

The second I found initially via Joe.

I have nothing to add to that video.  It was short, quick, concise, and nails the truth on the head.

I’ll try and throw up an SSCC tonight when I get home, I do have a stack in my notes currently, but I’m not sure I’m going to want to sit in front of my computer.

SSCC #247–Dona Ana County

Stephen Slevin was arrested in August of 2005 for driving while intoxicated, then thrown in jail for two years. He was in solitary at Dona Ana County Jail for his entire sentence and basically forgotten about and never given a trial, he told NBC station Tuesday night.

Go read the whole story.  It is down right despicable and is a prime example of a Title 18.242 violation.  This story also strikes a personal chord with me as it is reminiscent of a story from my father.

“He was driving through New Mexico and arrested for a DWI, and he allegedly was in a stolen vehicle. Well, it was a car he had borrowed from a friend; a friend had given him a car to drive across the country,” Coyte said.

So if all of those statements were true, why didn’t they place him on trial.  There’s a reason my dad when traveling would avoid New Mexico.  If he had to drive across the state he would stop at the border, piss on New Mexico, and drive non-stop to the other side.

You see when my dad was fresh out of the service after his first hitch he decided to travel to California.  He stopped in a rest stop to catch a nap before continuing on.  He awoke to a New Mexico sheriff tapping on his window.  The sheriff runs my dads information.  It comes back with a hold.  Not positive for warrants, not indicating anything illegal, just hold this individual until further contact.  The officer promptly slams my dad to the ground, hand cuffs him, and throws him in the back of his squad car.  They toss him in a jail cell and then proceed to rip apart his car.  When I say tear apart, we’re talking some reassembly required.  After my dad was sitting in the jail cell for 2 hours and he hears the phone ring.  The conversation he could hear went like this:

“Yes we have TOMM, he’s sitting in a jail cell right now.”

“Because someone said to hold him so we assumed he’s in trouble.”

“Oh he hasn’t done anything wrong, we just heard to hold him.”

“Well we’re holding him against his will now.”

“We will let TOMM go immediately.”

So it ends up that was the NCIS making sure my dad wasn’t being held against his will.  The hold was to ensure that my father hadn’t been kidnapped or otherwise being pressured for secrets.  They tossed my dad out of the jail cell, left his car ripped apart, and left him to put it back together.  That’s a sign of some really honest hard working cops there.

Obviously the state of New Mexico likes this behavior otherwise they would publicly flog individuals responsible for the types of atrocities committed against Stephen Slevin.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 247: The entire Dona Ana County Jail force

Because deprivation of rights doesn’t exist when you are the law.

Ear Worm Wednesday (1/25/2012)

There’s no reason I picked this song, none, what, so, ever.


Don’t believe me that the TSA is a criminal enterprise sponsored by the state?  Or do you think my comment was off base that the higher ups are only upset when their employees are caught?  Well think again.

The couple contacted TSA to see if security cameras are in place to prevent employees from taking people’s belongings after they go behind closed doors. LaFlamme said she was told no.

A TSA spokesperson told us out of security concerns they couldn’t disclose that information.

Now it wasn’t the smartest idea to put money in your checked baggage, but if you can’t transport valuables in your luggage what is it there for?  Seriously, I remember when I could have a hard suitcase with my own lock that no one else had access to. 

Now you have a bunch of thieves watching x-ray machines for cash and valuables.  They have a stamp from the government that allows them to steal from your bag and the government does nothing to prevent the thefts.  Anything they could do they discount in the name of “National Security.” 

This coming from the same agency that labels me a domestic terrorist.  Yeah, still think we need this crooked agency around?

State Sponsored Criminal Count 246: John Doe

Because when you provide people the opportunity to commit a crime, they wouldn’t do it because they’re honest hard working government employees right?

Starbucks Appreciation Day take 2


Sebastian, today, called for another Starbucks Appreciation Day.  I have created a public event on Facebook to help get the word out.  Feel free to join and invite more people.

Thank Starbucks for following local laws and not discriminating against citizens exercising a constitutional right.

The National Gun Victim’s Action Council, an anti-rights group, is planning a boycott of Starbucks because the company does not discriminate against gun owners and those who exercise their right to carry a firearm for self defense. Starbucks respects local laws and does not create their own rules to disarm law abiding citizens

The company should be thanked for their continued respect of local laws, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Let Starbucks know we appreciate their stance and they should not bow to the wants of any anti-rights organizations that are truthfully in the minority.

SSCC Honorable Mention–Volusia County Beach Patrol

A former Volusia County Beach Patrol captain was found guilty Thursday by a jury of solicitation to commit perjury for telling a young woman to lie to authorities during an investigation of sexual activity with teen girls within the agency.

Well the good news is, he was caught, fired and convicted.  However he’s still not getting nearly the punishment he should.  It’s another instance of hiding in plain sight.

State Sponsored Criminals: Jecoa Duane Simmons and Christie Rancourt

Because when you’re a cop, you can have whoever the hell you want.  The law isn’t for you, it’s for everyone else.

SSCC #245–The TSA

Hey, we’ve come back around to the same agency that started it all!

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker at Miami International Airport was charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing from passengers’ bags and hiding the items in a special constructed pocket added to his uniform jacket.

Well how big of a pocket could he actually make?

A police spokesman said Pujol stowed the stolen goods in a secret jacket pocket that was big enough to conceal a laptop computer.

He got the job and manipulated the uniform just so he could steal from the public at large.  He did it with the state seal of approval too.  Yeah higher ups may get angry when he’s caught, but overall they could care less.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 245: Michael Pujol

Because what the American public is to a TSA employee is nothing but a shopping center for free stuff.

via Weer’d.

SSCC #244–Harrodsburg

Jason Elder, 31, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree rape, 49 counts of third-degree sodomy and 97 counts of first-degree sexual abuse. All of the charges involved one girl, who was 14 at the time.

This is another cop who was hiding in plain sight amongst his prey.  This seems like a pretty light sentence given the severity of the crime and the number of counts.  I wonder if the judge was worried about the ex-officers safety.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 244:  Jason Elder

Because when a predator is placed amongst children what do we expect to happen?  Doubly so when he mascaraed as a good guy.