Thursday, January 21, 2010

This is definitely not a stellar moment for the San Diego Police Department.

“When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe.
~Mary Frances Berry

Most police serve their community and do a fine job. But occasionally there are police who take upon themselves to go beyond upholding the law. At the recent Jets vs San Diego Charger football playoff game an over zealous Jets fan, William Carroll of New York, was arrested for cheering for his team. The attached video shows the fan cheering and then being arrested by the police while the fans, many of them San Diego fans, insisted that he didn't do anything wrong. He was charged with being drunk and disorderly but was refused a breathalyzer test. The police say he refused to leave after being asked three times. Carroll said he was asked once to leave but refused because he did nothing wrong. It seems that an off duty cop nearby texted the police that Carroll was drunk and disorderly, presumedly he didn't like the Jets fan cheering the Jets.
It is an injustice and they need to be called out on it. Injustice weather it be towards, gays, women, minorities or based on religion is wrong and when it is committed by the police is an even greater wrong. It was a sporting event, people cheer, people yell and that is what is expected but to arrest him for overzealousness is the hight of hypocrisy and a stain on the character of the San Diego police and community. The man may have a law suit against the San Diego police for false arrest and imprisonment. Fortunately a video exists of the abuse by the police of their powers. This is definitely not a stellar moment for the San Diego Police Department.

Jets fan arrested in SanDiego for cheering too loud for the Jets

Alert! Assholes at large, more crap from Fox, made up white only, News

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Let chaos rule, power to the people

"The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men."
~ Plato

The Republican win in Massachusetts is not so much a Democratic failure but a uninformed belief that small government will some how fix the ills of society. Maybe it's a good idea for government to get out of the way completely for the people to wake up. Let the corporate vultures in health care, oil and gas, banking have their way. Health care abuse would raise to new heights, corporate decisions would become the de-facto death panels. If you or a member of your family get seriously ill and need expensive care to keep you alive, the health company would have one answer, Denied! Who are you going to turn to? the government, no way, The Republicans and tea baggers wanted smaller government and wanted them out of your health care, so your fucked. What can you do? Basically you can die, and that is exactly what you will do. Smaller government brilliant, in the complex world in which we live with intersecting interests and a complex infrastructure, smaller government is moronic and morons tout it.

How about government getting out of the way of big oil and gas. Great idea, the United States would end up having pollution problems like China. The oil and gas industry would would pollute everything and make America a garbage dump. There are parts of China today that have lived without regulation and it is an ecological disaster. The China Sea is virtually dead, and any fish that you could catch are toxic. Villages, towns, and cities have high rates of cancer, respiratory illnesses and a host of other disabilities that effect everybody from children on up. It would happen here. I am reminded of Love Canal, and the devastation caused to the land in West Virginia due to coal mining. No government regulation and oversight and the United States would become an ecological disaster and our cities would start to look like third world cities.

Banking is another great area to keep government out of. In fact the bankers pray for it daily and pay off congress to make it happen. If the banking fiasco of the last two years was anything to go by; less government will have us all on bread lines. The banking crash of 1929 was just such a crash. No government oversight, no regulation, banks could do as they liked. Of course the government did impose regulations under Roosevelt. But recently we have repealed those regulations under successive Democrat and Republican administrations and we have seen where that has led. But hey take off the fetters allow the banks to do as they please and they will destroy this country. You will be paying 90% interest on your credit card debt and the banks will own your ass forever.

Yes smaller government, get out of my health care, maybe we should get the government out of social security also, cancel it. It might upset the old folks, but hey they want government out of their health care so screw em. In fact get the government out of everything. No more post offices, close them. No more schools, close them, No more social security, no more regulation on any businesses. 'No more nothin' . Lets just close up congress. Let chaos rule, power to the people. Headlines

Whistleblower Reveals How Health Insurers Can Game New Insurance Bill - Movement Dispatches and Climate News

The Latest Challenge to the Clean Air Act, and how you can help.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hate media personalities Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and televangelist Pat Robertson were repudiated by President Bush

“Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”
~Arnold Toynbee, (English Economic Historian and social reformer, 1889-1975)

Republican Scott Brown's senate campaign in Massachusetts generates ugliness. One of Brown's supporters screamed "shove a curling iron up her butt" in reference to his Democratic opponent Martha Coakley. It has become a dirty campaign. Brown's campaign seems to have galvanized the nut cases and maybe that is what the Conservative Right has become, ugly crazy people. This is when the Democrats, Liberals, women, moderates, people of color and the young people have to get out and send a message that the forces of intolerance, racism, corporate interests and special interests can't have it all their own way.

News Hounds

Fox News Trots Out "Presidential Historian" To Discuss Massachusetts Senate Race, Without Noting Her GOP connections


Hate media personalities Rush Limbaugh, Fox's Glenn Beck and televangelist Pat Robertson were repudiated by President Bush who supported President Obama's swift aid to Haiti. I guess the voices of hate got their wires crossed. The backlash has been loud and clear. People all across America are responding to the catastrophe with their dollars and their prayers. The purveyors of hate and intolerance underestimated the decency of the American people and have come under an avalanche of criticism for their callousness and hate.

Haiti still in need your help, with millions homeless, untold tens of thousands dead, and violence and terror threatening to explode help is desperately needed. To make a difference you can donate to Doctors Without Borders.
or call 1 888 392 0392 Any amount of money will help. Just $10 will make a difference.

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