Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What did the riotinng in Ferguson accomplish?

Many people without jobs today, who used to work at the businesses that were burned down.

Many businesses no longer in business - so folks who used to use those businesses are just out of luck.

I had a whole long post to write but I'm just not in the mood.

There should be a lot of dead looters today. Instead there's people laughing in their homes drinking the alcohol they stole and watching the TVs they stole, and crowing about how them being thieves has somehow brought justice to Michael Brown...

Frankly, I do blame Obama and Holder for this...talk about enflaming instead of calming. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

I hope every torched business does not re-open

It was announced early this morning that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri had reached a decision whether or not to indict the police officer accused of shooting unarmed big-as-a-truck teenager Michael Brown and killing him.

Instead of announcing it at around 10 am when they made their decision, they waited until about 7 pm tonight or so, giving certain individuals in Ferguson plenty of time to gather and plan their looting opportunities.

When it was announced that the police officer wouldn't be indicted, the taunting of the police officers began. The police were instructed to keep a low profile, leaving plenty of businesses defenseless and letting looters go in and take whatever they wanted, plus set fire to the buildings.

In a city with a large police presence, the fact that there was so much destruction of Ferguson is inexcusable. All the looters - regardless of race (for I have no doubt a few whites decided to get in on the act and make off with liquor and TVs too) should have been shot on sight.

Shoot a few of 'em, and the looting would have stopped.

As it is, several businesses have been destroyed, and it is my fervent hope and wish that the owners of these businesses take their insurance money and move somewhere else to re-open and start afresh.

I sincerely hope that the burned-out buildings be boarded up and allowed to sit there forever. When the citizens of Ferguson wonder why they have no place to go buy clothing or food, they can remember 24 November, the day they let mob rule take over the city.

The "protests" weren't only in Ferguson, of course. Apparently 1,000 people marched in Manhattan, too, chanting, no justice, no peace.

Of course, they are referring to their brand of justice, where one black man killed by a cop in a decade is an atrocity, and racism, but 40 black people shot and 3-4 killed every month in Chicago doesn't deserve a mention. One really wonders where the outrage is on that score.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

These next 2 years are going to be... interesting

I see President Obama still remains bound and determined to cripple the US - we have plenty of "emissions" controls in place, unlike the Chinese...in 10 years are we going to be running around in put-put buggies that won't run during winter time (I speak of electric cars), everyone stuck in their own town because they can't afford to travel anywhere else?

Scary thought - the tourism industry will die - jobs will die... I don't want that to happen.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

So, we'll see what the Republicans can do

The Republicans took control of both the House and Senate during the mid-term elections.

What this should mean is that the American people don't want Congress working with the President - otherwise they would have elected Democrats.

(But, remember the midterms where Bush lost everything to the Dems? I didnt hear Rush on that occasion saying, The American people have spoken. It's time we started working with the Democrats.)

I don't really think the American public knows what it want...

I do know that I don't want Obama passing Immigration "reform" by executive fiat... which I think he is going to try to do.

Meanwhile there's Obama care.  How much money has been wasted on implementing it...and now the Republicans are going to try to repeal it... w hat happens to those who have already signed up for it?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Get a Grip, You Stupid Cowboys!

I missed much of the Cowboys - Cardinals game, but they've been showing the highlights (or should I say lowlights?) as I wait for the Denver Broncos - New England Patriots game to come on.

Romo was not playing, backup QB Brandon Weeden was in. And the guy was having troubles.

Did his teammates - in particular his wide receivers- rally around him and calm him down and tell him when and where to throw the ball since he was having trouble with the routs?

Why, no they didn't.

Instead they'd come off the field and bark at the poor guy. Bryant twirled a finger around his head, presumably demanding that Brandon Weeden think, another guy threw his mouthpiece at the bench and swore.

I'm sure that was great for Weeden's morale.

Frankly, you've got to blame the offensive coordinator. Whenever a backup quarterback is put into the mix, you have to simplify things. The guy hasn't been with the first team taking reps, has he? In fact he probably hasn't taken any reps at all. Call short passing plays, let him get his feet under him before you start running the long routs with the big name receivers - yes Dez Bryant I'm talking to you - who demand the ball a certain number of times each game whether they are open or not.

Romo will apparently play next week... not sure what will happen to Weeden...hopefully - but not likely - he'll take his teammates to task during the press conference and thank them for holding him up and being there for him... umm...not.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"The dark guy in the middle"

Political correctness, and cowardly businesses, have really gotten out of control.

There's a black hockey player named Subban.  (Is it okay for me to point out he's black? The rest of the story depends on people knowing that he's black...)

He scored a winning goal, and a photographer took a picture of it, and apparently wrote the caption.

All the other players were white, surrounding Subban in the middle. The caption said that Subban was "the dark guy in the middle."

And the Canucks are beside themselves, apologizing that such a caption should never have been written, let alone published.

And I'm like, what on earth is the big deal?

If you've got all white guys in a photograph, and they're all unknown, you identify them by their numbers, sure. But if you've got all white guys, and one black guy, isn't it ridiculous to say, "Subban is the guy to the left of number 64," (if Subban's number wasn't visible, which it wasn't.)'

What on earth is wrong with saying "Subban is the black guy in the middle"?

Perhaps it's that he was called "dark" rather than "black" that caused the Canucks to start apologizing all over the place, but geez, that's hardly bad, either.

The fact that a major sports franchise like the Canucks feels it needs to apologize and grovel for something that is just common sense is very scary.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland votes to stay in the UK

How much time and money was wasted, I wonder, by people campaigning to have Scotland leave the UK.

What does Scotland have to be unhappy about, and couldn't it have been fixed by spending the "let's form our own country" campaign money on whatever was causing the problems?

Politicians are politicians the world over. Scots politicians (I think the Scottish want to be called "the Scots," not "the Scottish") want the power that would come with ruling in their own government, whether than sharing the role with English politicians, I guess...

But just think of the expense that would have arisen if some of those Scots folk had got their own way... elections for new members of Parliament, would they have dumped the monarchy or started up their own? would people need passports to travel from England to Scotland - of course there'd be opportunities for income such as selling Scottish passports and Scottish stamps...

That's one thing I missed on my last trip to Europe, many years ago now.

I used to love getting my passport stamped as you went through customs... I was on a bus tour through Europe and never once had my passport stamped as we went through Germany, Czech (but not Slovaki) and some other countries I don't remember, and which I can't check by looking at my old passport because it was never stamped by them!