Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cute Animal Pic of the Day

Shell finally decides NOT to Wreck the Arctic Environment.  (For now, at least...)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Insure The Police

No, this isn't a toned-down version of an NWA rap from the late '80s.

Insure The Police / Committee For Professional Policing (CFPP) is a Minneapolis organization pushing for a change that's long overdue.  CFPP wants every Minneapolis police officer to be required to carry personal, professional liability insurance.

In order to drive a car, you have to have liability insurance in case you cause an accident and/or injure someone through your own shitty driving.  Why shouldn't this same reasoning apply to a law enforcement officer who has the ability to kill or main every civilian he/she interacts with?

If you're a driver who's had too many violations or caused too much misery to others, at some point your insurance premiums will skyrocket to an exorbitant unaffordable rate, and/or your insurance carrier will flat-out refuse to insure you.  You're off the road.  Problem solved.  Take the bus, Asshole.

And using this same free-market personal-responsibility approach (Conservatives, are you listening?), a power-crazed trigger-happy cop who has generated too many brutality complaints will no longer be able to obtain his required liability insurance.  Problem solved.  Ah, the invisible hand the marketplace.  Sorry Biff, you'll have to find another line of work.

This may not be a perfect solution, but it beats the shit out of the current situation:  No matter how mean, stupid and hot-tempered a cop is, and no matter how many gazillions of dollars the local police department (i.e. your tax dollars at work) has paid in legal costs and medical compensation to Officer Inbred's victims, Officer Inbred stays on the force.  He just goes on about his daily routine, getting raises and promotions right on schedule, safe inside his little bubble of unaccountability,  while his victims are forever disabled and local taxpayers are being bled dry.

There are exceptions, but the above scenario is pretty much the norm.  

I don't think the majority of decent honorable police officers deserve to be stereotyped, blamed, (profiled, if you will) because of the few sickfucks who wear a police uniform.  But the growing public fury and backlash are inevitable when the proverbial bad apple keeps getting protected and shielded from any possible accountability.

I hope the Committee For Professional Policing is able to bring about this long-overdue reform in Minneapolis.  And after Minneapolis, hopefully other American cities will catch on.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Slower Intellects Keep Right

In traffic, as in politics...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Shocking New Video Incriminates GOP

Friday, September 18, 2015

Why Republicans Don't Believe in Evolution

And now, an even scarier thought:  Who will be the GOP's next De-Evolution specimen after Donald Trump?

Any guesses?

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Whitman County (WA) Prosecutor Denis Tracy: Worse Than Kim Davis

Whatever you think of Kim Davis, at least she had the integrity to stand up and say she was going to willingly violate the law.  She went to jail and didn't care if she became the world's laughingstock.

Same with pharmacists who refuse to sell birth control pills because it violates their religious beliefs.  Yes, they're assholes and should be fired for refusing to do their jobs.  But it would be even worse if one of these pharmacists said “OK, here are your birth control pills” and handed the woman a bottle of placebos instead.

And that brings us to Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy (hereafter referred to as Kim Davis without the balls).  If Denis Tracy had Kim Davis' balls, he would have come right out and said “I think chasing a wolf in your vehicle, and then shooting it and having orgasms while you watch it die, is the manliest thing I've ever heard of, and I will not prosecute Jonathan Rasmussen even though he's a pitiful ball-less coward who has broken the law.  Send me to jail if you must.

But NOOOOO.  Instead, Prosecuting Attorney Denis “Dude, Where's My Nutsack?” Tracy pretended to go through the motions of prosecuting Jonathan Rasmussen for chasing a wolf in his vehicle, catching up with it and shooting it.  This is a crime punishable by a $5,000 fine and up to one year in jail.  But instead, Denis Tracy gave Jonathan Rasmussen a stern lecture, said “Bad boy!  Don't let this happen again [wink]” and gave Jonathan Inbred Rasmussen a suspended sentence and a $100 fine.

You may remember the movie Cape Fear, where Max Cady, a rapist who had escaped from prison, was determined to get even with his defense attorney.  He had found out while in prison that his defense attorney had purposely thrown the case.  When he cornered his attorney, he said he didn't have any grudge against the prosecuting attorney or the judge.  “They were just doing their jobs.  But YOU...

If anyone in or near Whitman County thinks Denis Tracy is beneath contempt (and deserves to have a real-life Max Cady stalking him), perhaps they could pay him a visit and “talk to” him [wink] about it.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Police Profiling and Brutality: Enabled by a Bone-Stupid Stockholm-Syndrome-Afflicted Public

Hot-tempered under-trained police officers will continue to profile, harass and beat the shit out of anyone they choose, with no consequences whatsoever, until the public starts demanding changes.  If yesterday's online survey in our local newspaper is any indication, don't hold your breath.

John Q. Public seems to think everything is just fine the way it is.  About 52% answered No to the question:

Do you think the New York City police officer who took down a retired tennis star in a case of mistaken identity should lose his job?


Sunday, September 13, 2015

When a chickenhawk's chickens come home to roost

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Celebrity Boxing Match: Ted Cruz vs. Mike Huckabee

Coming soon to Pay Per View.  

Two horny Teadogs were fighting over a mate.  Mike Huckabee got the girl Photo Op with Kim Davis.  Ted Cruz got his ass kicked (figuratively) and didn't even get to go to the Jesus Party.

OK, you two badasses, save your white-hot fury for the boxing ring.

Who do you think will win?

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Thomas Edison: Rabid Environmentalist Who Hated Freedom


Saturday, September 05, 2015

Happy Labor Day 2015

Brought to you by Labor Unions.

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Great Wall Of America

Tom Toles