Yet, ACC has one dead cop (could have easily been two) who were not "militarized" while practicing their (I'm sure) mandated hug-a-thug policy when Hood was pulled over.
I'm quite sure you'd rather see dozens upon dozens of cop funerals instead of one more criminal being buried.
What is different, and what normal people fear, is the decline of any semblance of moral structure, where people - ALL PEOPLE - respect life, other people's property, and the rule of law. Don't like the law, then change it through the system in place. Congress, the state legislatures, county commissions and city councils meet regularly.
But please, don't hold up thugs - both were breaking the law and escalated matters - don't hold them up as idols and don't make them the poster children for what ever might be your grievance against society.posted @ Monday, December 15, 2014 - 16:18
@oldwarrior: That, or hold the game on Sunday morning when the thugs are all in church....... We can dream, right?posted @ Monday, December 15, 2014 - 15:59
Yes @cyou299: They're making an insane amount of money from all those non-customers that don't have two plug nickels to rub together. Sorry if profitable companies abhor you so. Maybe Obamacare has a pill for that.posted @ Friday, December 12, 2014 - 14:16
Hollywood. You're dealing with egos bigger than the mega mansions they stay in from time to time. That they bad mouth each other, then hug and smooch on the red carpet, then back stab one another, then make casting calls for each other's film and TV projects, that's just the biz. It's not unlike any other business, save for the commas in the paychecks.
And yes, that Sharpton is involved shows that it's not about ethics, morals or decency, it's about the money. Can't wait till they do a movie about that thieving crook. It'll be epic.posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 17:43
Not only the cops enforce the bureaucracy, so does Code Enforcement, the Health Department, DOL (elevators and escalators), OSHA, and a host of other agencies and departments. Ahhh, the hell with it, let's not make people obey the laws, or is that just the tiny ones.
Either way, if you fight the Code Enforcement, Health inspector, DOL inspectors, OSHA inspectors (all cops in their own right), the IRS...yeah, try it some time.... You'll end up getting the raw end of the deal.
None of us ~like~ the stinking laws, especially the little ones that say I have to drive 55 (you know you speed too), or those pesky stop signs we all roll through. I've had tail lights out, and the expensive car tells me and eventually I get it fixed, but the POS car doesn't, so it goes unnoticed for months maybe.
And the last speeding ticket I got I sat there and smiled and complied. Yeah, the ticket total was a chunk, but I thought, that's a half cent for all the other times I sped. Well worth it. And then I sped to my destination.posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 17:31
Plenty of time for arguing my rights and what they can or can't do and the injustice of the matter...in my own head ...after I've driven away
Plenty of time to file a complaint later, with the officers supervisors, city hall, county commissioners, or at the state level as appropriate. Fight at that time and you'll lose for sure. Fight later on, and you might just change things.posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:44
I watch MSNBC a lot but I watch it knowing that it is not pure news, it all has a political slant. Fox on the other hand claims to be "fair and balanced" and it claims to be news. That is my gripe with Fox because it obviously favors the right but won't admit it. [/quote]
All of the news is slanted. As news consumers we tend to believe what mirrors our pre-set beliefs. It takes a lot of reading and listening from a variety of sources, both US based and international news sources, to get close to the truth. Then again, you have to know that it's often times just what the players in the story want you to hear. So 94% true, laced with a good bit of created truths, less the omitted truths, and a dash of grey matter to muddy things up a tad.posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:34
The problem @AbidingDude: is that the lying doesn't stop when the party in power is replaced by another color. Red, Blue, purple even, it doesn't matter. They lie. The reasons vary, well, the audience varies, but the reason is the same. To keep us divided.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 16:12
What you should trust, and can trust long-lived companies to do, is to do what's best in the interests of the shareholders. And if that means taking manufacturing overseas to keep costs down, then they'll do it. Corporations are not going to lose money, lose market share and the like just to be "patriotic", because they have to compete in the local stores head-to-head with global companies, none of which are berated into moving their operations to the US to get US consumers.posted @ Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:40
While standing in line next election bring a good book to read, like "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy". It's a southern cookbook, right?posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 18:13
@PatrickD: Follow up? The ABH won't do that. Cut -n- paste seems to be the fodder they use to fill space between retailer ads. Follow up would entail someone actually doing, you know, reporting work.posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 15:43
@Swami-108: CAT moved operations "on-shore" to Bogart......but didn't like Bogart, so bribed the Post Office to upheave everyone's pre-existing mailing address and shuffle thousands of families and businesses around - just so they could have a prestigious "Athens" address.
Anyway, as I understand it, being a CAT shareholder and all, the product made here today is purchased primarily by US customers, so it made sense to on-shore the work closer to the buyers. Basically less of their equipment is having to be shipped overseas, where when the product was made overseas, the bulk of it had to be shipped back to the US.posted @ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:03
Is Dexter still at it? I thought he "went out of business" a year or so ago.posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 - 15:55
Wow. Bethel rents to (not) pay and an automatic handgun tucked in his waist. I guess if my housing was subsidized I too could afford an automatic handgun. As it is, I'm so broke paying TAXES that all I can afford is a semi-automatic handgun.posted @ Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:16
If we'd tax the illegals, they'd leave on their own accord.posted @ Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 18:42
You can reform the police all you want, but that's half the problem.
43 police officers died in the line of duty THIS YEAR from being shot to death. http://www.odmp.org/
Reform the police will not reduce the number of criminals willing - and able - to kill cops.
The community needs to protect the police instead of protecting the criminals. **See coverage of the Jamie Hood manhunt where the community protected Hood.posted @ Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 18:27
Take a look at the reasons that Brown's body remained on the street for that long. The community was out in arms (literally and figuratively) impeding the investigation, and to the point that the driver for the coroner's office felt insecure as he tried to collect the body from the crime scene.
This was a crime scene in the middle of an evolving war zone. The police had to stop several times to take cover from gunfire. "You didn't do your job" while under live fire. Really.posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 09:23
99 cents. Apparently.posted @ Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 09:17
Rap music. Saggy pants. Ebonics.
Ok, can I use my mulligan now?posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 14:53
As has been said by only a handful of people, the cure has to be two sided. That being that the community has to address the issues that unfortunately have become the norm. Shootings and other violent crime, drugs and gangs, dropping out of school, and a general disrespect for authority, even right down to children disrespecting their parents. As one said, taking personal responsibility for your future.posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:41
God help this place, because no one else is.
It just keeps getting worser and worser at exponentially faster speeds.posted @ Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:32
I hear your pain. Feel your query. And often have the same musings.
I've only met a few of the supposed workers from the alleged downtown location of the paper. As far as I can tell, the rest are bots.posted @ Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 09:56
Maybe, just maybe he was looking for some hot water, soap (we can wish, right?), a cot and a hot meal or three.posted @ Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 09:46
Not afraid of walking, but concerned about what lurks in the shadows.
Some of the edges of downtown are dangerous, probably at all times, more so at night or if you're by yourself.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:14
Such a wordsmith there @theold33:
If you're right or wrong, we'll just have to wait and see.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:08
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