"He's not a great bookkeeper...."
If that's not the lamest excuse for stealing I ever heard. Judge, it's not theft, it's just creative accounting! What a complete load of horse manure.
The Feds, I guess, forgot the cardinal rule of politics: no black politician or public figure, is EVER guilty of anything whatsoever. If they're standing there, holding the gun in one hand, and the dead body in the other, they will say "I didn't do it."
Never has that mindset ever been more on public display than watching President Obama deny knowing anything about what goes on in the federal government. Just as Obama encircles himself with children when looking for public support, Brooks carries his grandson to the press conference. He reminds me of Gene Talmadge: "Yes, I'm stealing, boys, but I'm stealing for YOU."
Tyrone Brooks AND Roy Barnes are full of crap.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 17:26
@Anonymous Dude: So, the British, who essentially laid the foundation for Iran's oil industry, were supposed to sit idly by while the Iranian government nationalized the oil industry, and basically stole their assets? You can look at that more than one way. Without the British presence, Iranians would still be roaming the desert, playing footsie with their camels. By nationalizing the oil production facilities, the Iranians basically stole something they did not pay to erect. Was BP compensated in any way? Without the influence of western nations, and the desire for oil, these countries of the middle east would still be just as they were a thousand years ago.
Works both ways, doesn't it?posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 16:06
@Ben Had: AS I SAID.....nothing has to "provoke" Muslims. They have been fighting each other over there for thousands of years. Why don't you "man up" and say what you're alluding to. Have the guts to state your opinion, instead of dancing around everything. Until then, you have no credibility.
Radical Islam is not a religion. It IS a force bent on spreading Sharia law across the globe, and destroying Western civilization. It's unfortunate that we now have a president that sympathizes with them.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 15:37
Okay...we have one more instance where the bottom-feeding trash of this hijacked belief system have taken someone's life in the name of this so-called "religion" of Islam.
Islam has three ways of dealing with non-believers:
1. convert them
2. enslave them
3. kill them
This isn't about anything that America has done or not done. These people riot and kill people in their homelands just because it is Wednesday, or because the sun comes up. They don't need an excuse. They are a lawless, repressive society that wants to rule the world, and force their beliefs on everyone else. If all the Muslims suddenly vanished from the face of the earth, how much terrorism would we have then?
We need to quit tap-dancing around and trying to paint a smiley face on a turd for the purpose of political correctness. These people hate us, and they hate Western civilization.
I'm not making excuses for Christianity, either. They have their violent past, and they have radicals who sometimes commit horrible acts....BUT.....for the last 50 years, the Muslims have been responsible for way more terrorist acts than the Christians ever thought of doing.
One thing I noticed: it didn't take David Cameron but about two seconds to recognize that this act was an act of terror committed by radical Muslims.....unlike our own President who had to think about it during the Boston bombings. I guess since Cameron wasn't raised in a Muslim household, didn't go to a Muslim school, and doesn't have some basic sympathy or affinity for Muslims, it was an easy call for him. Maybe Obama needs to go to Great Britain and apologize for a while. Maybe he can convince them to like us again. (barf). What a loser.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:29
@catman: rude, my ass.
Let's review: Hill kills his girlfriend almost 20 years ago, by shooting her eleven times, and is sent to prison. While in prison, he kills another inmate by beating him to death with a board with nails in it. After sitting in prison for a few years, now we're supposed to believe this guy's got the IQ of a turnip, and he's not responsible for his actions.
I don't care how stupid or mentally deficient you are, everybody understands that you don't kill someone. The people who do it just don't give a damn.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:02
@2dollar: I'm with you on this one. I think there's more here than being told. Also....18?? Dude, you're an adult in the eyes of the law. Handle it yourself.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:01
Where else is this slimy booger-eater going to get a job EXCEPT in politics? Come on....who would hire this weasel? Can't you imagine the conversation: YOU HIRED WHO??????
The truth is that the political arena is attractive to those with narcissistic personalities. These people tend to believe their own press releases after a while, and are totally oblivious as to what their constituents actually think.
Pervy behavior crosses both party lines, but the old saying is usually true: "When a Democrat gets in trouble, he has his pants down. A Republican gets caught with his hand in the till."posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:49
Being forced to sit naked on a block of ice for a while might be appropriate.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:41
@PaleRider: you forgot about "wasted money"....posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:39
@jo15765: you're probably right.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:35
Mentally disabled, or just playing the system? Which is it?posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:30
@mikayal23: If I sound a little on the racist side, you don't understand the definition of racism, my friend.
At any point, have I said that blacks were genetically inferior to whites? THAT is the definition of racism. You and others equate any criticism of the behavior of blacks or the programs which cater to them as racism.
Fact: the Great Society programs created an atmosphere and a culture that has greatly contributed to the condition our society is in now. Those programs destroyed the two-parent black family, and did serious damage to the work ethic of low-income people. How many times does someone say "I can't work, I'll lose my check"? The reason we have so many illegal immigrants is because those Americans who used to do the manual labor jobs will not do them anymore, and if they do, they do such a sorry job that employers would rather hire a motivated immigrant. They work harder, do a better job, work for less money, and it's not like herding cats trying to get them to work.
With regards to forced integration, the belief at that time was that combining the schools would raise the academic level of the black students. What happened in reality was that no effort was made to close the academic gap between blacks and whites, and we're still making excuses for it today. Standards have been lowered time and again, so that those who couldn't make the grade can graduate. We have gone from stressing achievement, to falsely inflating self-esteem. We don't teach the ability to solve problems, we just try to get them to pass tests so that funding isn't cut, and when that doesn't work, we change their answers and cheat to make it happen. Teachers were no longer able to discipline their classes, and have become glorified baby-sitters and paper pushers in the process.
I'm old enough to remember this country before the welfare programs of the Great Society were created, and old enough to remember the condition of our schools prior to forced integration. The concepts of both programs may have been admirable, but the implementation of both programs has been an unqualified disaster.
But, you go ahead and ignore the problem by criticizing the messenger. That approach seems to work well for the left.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 08:31
@gman129: "Restitution" is always part of a probation agreement. When the offender re-offends, the probation is cancelled, and so is the restitution. They don't have to pay another dime.
When I questioned a district attorney about that several years ago (at the top of my voice), he told me that "he wasn't a collection agency". I informed him that he wasn't much of a district attorney, either. Now he's' a judge. I guess incompetence always rises to the top.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 13:13
@JackP32: I thought that damage to public property already was a misdemeanor. The bad part is that in order to get rid of the Occupy Everything people, you have to restrict everyone.
I have a better idea: instead of having this law, next time the Occufart folks show up for a demonstration, have Pilgrims Pride pull one of those tractor trailers up next to the demonstration loaded with chickens in those coops. Demonstration over....everybody leaves.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:30
Breaking news: Brooks will claim this entire incident is based on his race. Film at eleven.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:23
[quote][b]gman129[/b] - I hope he is prepared to repair the fence he has damaged because of his stupidity of driving while impaired. Blacksmiths will be required to repair the ironwork, they are difficult to find, and they don't work cheap. Masons will also be required for the repair, and I remember they don't work for a song. He should be made to pay every dime it takes to get the fence returned to the way it was the moment before his vehicle damaged it.
He could work helping those rebuilding the fence.
The liability insurance will take care of the cost of rebuilding the fence, assuming they accept liability. If not, expect the driver to get off with a slap on the wrist, and maybe some "restitution", which, trust me, is never paid.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:56
@THX1138: I will admit that most mass murderers and serial killers tend to be white, BUT black crime in this country costs us an overwhelming amount of money, based on what we spend to try them in the court system, incarcerate them, and the economic impact to their victims.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:30
@E.J.: It isn't simplistic thinking, it's the truth. Those programs made it too easy to sit back and collect a check, and that dependency mindset has created the problems we see with that culture of failure today. Why attempt to succeed, when you know there's a check coming every month?
Forced school integration resulted in a lowering of standards across the board, because the blacks were not on a par with whites as far as achievement, and in many cases, for good reason. Nothing was done to close that gap, but we have spent 40 years making excuses and lowering standards. Those policies have given us a populace that has no skills, no problem-solving ability, and a huge dependence on government programs. Sounds almost like it was a plan, doesn't itposted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 10:00
I think Perno is a stand-up guy, but you are judged by wins and losses. Good luck in future endeavors.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:04
Already do. Upon careful consideration, you'll agree that it's reflected on the test grades of their child. [/quote]
....or the length of their prison sentence.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:39
[quote][b]Bellehowell[/b] - @NativeDan: Right, 'cause white people don't have a lick of violence in the entire history of their race.
We might not be crime-free, but it does seem that whites commit fewer crimes as a percentage of over-all criminal activity in this country.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:14
What do you mean by "initiate"? And are you saying that it is the male child that is the problem, not the female child? If so, why is that? It seems to me that if everybody waits until a boy comes of age to do anything about him, then it is about 12 to 16 years too late. Parenting starts at birth and even at conception.
I agree with you on this. Waiting until a male child..or ANY child, is in their teens to try and teach them to behave is WAY past time. Parenting starts in infancy.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:10
The policies of the Great Society, and the forced school integration of the 1960's and 1970's planted the seeds that have grown into the problems we see today. Thank you, LBJ and the Democratic party for helping to produce, subsidize and maintain this culture of failure.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:05
When are we going to start evaluating and scoring the students and their parents?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:07
@HankRearden: I think the two are tied together. The decline in standards is tied to the planned ignorance of the people, and the idea that someone else is responsible for you is a direct result of the planned welfare state begun during the Johnson administration.
You'd have to "fix" both problems simultaneously to correct the problem. I don't think it's too late, but it won't happen overnight, and it won't happen as long as we have an income redistributionist in the White House. It took us almost 60 years to get to this point.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 08:40
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