I have carried a weapon all my life. We took our guns to school begining in the 5th grade. Kept them in the cloak room. I had nice pump action 22, Pilling had a lever action 30-30. We made zip guns In high school metal shop. Then I carried a side arm for over 30 years on the job. I never once used that expression.
When was about 13 or 14, Andrews got his RC airplane caught on a tall tree and we tried to shoot the branch away. That didn't work. I stood skid of a neighbors helicopter and tried to snag the RC with a hook on a rope. The rotor blast blew it down. That was really fun
Likely nothing will go weong. After the shift we would transfer our firearms to an off duty holster and we would all meet up at a watering hole owned by a retired FBI agent for 'one'. We would tell war stories, show scars, someone would make popcorn and order a pitcher. There is no such thing as 'one' after work.
We knew some Judges who would go to some of the strip clubs and get tanked. They too were often armed.
Nothing happened because we were all well aware of the power we carried and our responsibility to use this power wisely.
This alone will attract ACCPD and GSP from 12 counties. Oh well, better have them at the Krispy Kreme than out on the roads and highways.
Years ago before the dawn of time in a galaxie far away, I studied Journalism. We all wanted to be the hard hitting reporter who uncovered scandals in government. Our professor pounded into our heads that the journalist was constitutionally protected and a scoundrel would never pick a fight with a journalist because we purchase ink by the barrel. We were taught that the journalist is the "watchdog on Government." Now we have most journalist in bed with government, literally. The White House Press twit is married to a network report. The media did not vet this candidate, nor look deeply into his background and hold his feet to the fire.
Ahhhh haaaaa, There he is. Thanks. This is very interesting.
Now we learn that the FBI operated a child pornography website. The Feds continued to operate a child porn website after arresting a suspect. They suspected his computer was a server for worldwide porn and then inserted a virus to infect tens of thousands of other computers. They continued to operate this porn site without court order or legal authority.
Some will support this tactic stating any unconstitutional act should be employed to identify and arrest child pornographers. But we have strong evidence that our IRS took steps to suppressed the vote by targeting conservative groups,mthe head offmthis operation has taken the 5th. .We know the NSA is listening to everything we say. We know the IRS will have access to our very private personal health information and now the FBI is into child porn.
Enough is enough, Time to say 'STOP'. This isn't the change we voted for.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:10
And...this just in, to make matters worse for Hillary the Candidate, is that she will soon be a grandmother. Good for the family and we are real happy for them and wish them the best, but 'Grany Hilary' will not go far in politics.
Hmmmmm. I find this survey rather odd because U.S. Grant was considered one of the worst Presidents. He was a brilliant General but a bad President, often drunk. He did not make the list?
Ditto for Al Gore.
I strongly supported Hillary when she ran against Obama. I felt she was clearly the better choice...then. I believe history has proven me correct. I thought it was very telling in a Q&A following a speech before a woman's group, she was ask to list her greatest accomplishments as Sec. of State. She was flummoxed. She stammered, hemmed and hawed, then voiced some verbiage about world peace. She carries so much baggage, from the snafu with the "reset button" with Russia to Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Israel, and so on. There is also the little issue of $6 billion missing from State under her watch. We also have the issue of her age and the state of her health which I believe is a serious issue. But, like she said, what difference does it make.
@Lets Get It Together:
There is no rational meaning to this statement. It was a stupid statement which we can add to good ol' Joe's other stupid statements. He makes one ashamed to be a Democrat.
Well said. I would think former President Carter would be thrilled with the present administration because Carter is no longer the worst President in the modern era. BTW, did you see Carter came out yesterday opposed to the Keysrone XL Pipeline? It took us a long time to recover from Jimmy Carter. I believe we are beyond the ability recovery from this administration. The damage has been too great. .
How fortunate we are to have VP Biden who is just a heart beat away from the Presidency. We all remember his famous off-script words of wisdom most recently when he spoke at the first anniversary of the Boston Bombing. When speaking in Boston he told those injured physically and mentally that their suffering was,'worth it." People were open mouth at this statement. We also need to know where the billions of missing money is from the various stimulus programs. Our VP was tasked by out President to keep trackmof where the money was spent. Joe is the gift who keeps on giving.posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:23
Yes we should. The ACA was passed with all Democrat votes. No Republican voted for this plan. We voted and passed the ACA and now we must stand behind our vote and plan. We must reject the recent Huffington Post story highlighting people harmed by the ACA, those who needed surgery but their Doctor nor Hospital were approved by the ACA. Huffington Post was wrong when they reported on people who needed to pony-up thousands of dollars out-of-pocket and face bankruptcy in advance of any procedure because of the ACA mandates. All Democrats running for office must embrace the ACA and our President.posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:06
Leggings? Really? They are distracting to boys??? Will we soon reach the point where girls must cover themselves head to toe? We vacationed years ago on the Island of St. Martin. School was out that day and there was a group of boys and girls ranging in age from about 12 to 18 on the beach that day. They were the most well behaved group of kids, no horsing around, no posturing, no untoward activity. When a girl or boy got up to run into the water nobody took notice. All the young people were totally nude, no swim suit, no bikini not a stich of clothing on. The young people seemed so at ease with each other, I wonder if we are doing things correctly. I think not.posted @ Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:47
True, the political class are bottom feeders and not without fault. But we don't put politicians in uniform, we do not give them weapons nor the power of arrest. We can vote the politician out of office. We do not allow politicians to pull people, our sons or daughter's over at the side of the road in the dark of night. A USDOT study several years ago indicated the vast majority of vehicle stops were for minor regulatory offenses. We need to reconsider the powers we have relinquished.
The officer had the tools to make the arrest. The officers did as countless officers have done in the past, used his strength and training to overcome resistance. I believe more departments should train officers in "come-along" holds. I have taken football players to the ground with a simple wrist twist or finger bend. I question if the resistance demonstrated by the suspect reaches the level of a felony. This charge will likely be dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor.
We see stories every day of sworn law enforcement officers engaged in criminal activity. I was keeping track but the task was overwhelming and I stopped. Yet we continue to give them the authority to pull people over on a whim or on pretext for minor regulatory traffic infractions. Now we have this guy indicted for bribery. Would you want him pulling over your daughter on a dark street at night? We must begin to remove such powers from these people.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 17:22
Of course business is lagging as well it should be. Didn't the governing 'wizards' of this island install invasive video surveillance cameras? Remember Tybee, you need me more than I need you and as a law abiding freedom loving person I have everything to hide from you.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 16:24
LOL. Thank you for your research. You missed the point I was trying to make but I appreciate the time you took. I believe that I can spend my money better than government. I believe the past several years proves my point. I will always side with the private investor than with the government tax man. We can see graphic evidence that investment money will flow where it is appreciated and where it is taxed less.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:32
Yes, thank you. Clapper did indeed lie to Congress and to the Americsn People. Why has he not been held in contempt? Why does he still have this job. There are far to many liers in Washington.
What??? I was at school yesterday and a TV was on to Fox and this was a part of their news cast. It is the job of the media to be 'the watchdog of government', and if facts are a little shakey or if this news is true in a specific context, it is the job of media to inform. The media should not be in bed with government.
Socialism is a great system, until government spends all the people's money.
NO! The reason Capital Gains are taxed at a lower rate is because of the risk factor. When you invest in a company, or a stock there is no guarantee of a reward. Indeed, the risk you could lose money is very great. Investment is critical for growth. Risk takers are critical to move along new products and services. The government needs these risk takers so they encourage investments and offer a lower tax liability to encourage risk. This is another example that lower taxes encourage growth.
Thank you Sgt. for your service. Your story caused me to think back to my career as an officer, Sgt. and later a Lt. Traffic safety was my field for many years and I still conduct research on this subject. It was only after I became aware of federal law (Highway Safety Act, Title 23 USC, MUTCD) and engineering guidelines (ITE) that I realized all the traffic citations I issued served no useful purpose other than collecting revenue for my jurisdiction and the Court. In the early 1980 we set the standard for DUI enforcement but today some bright young officers must formulate a new plan to focus on the chronic offender. We also need to focus our attention to DUI as an addiction. Put the radar, Lazer and ticket book away and think outside the box.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 08:53
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more