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The “Other” America

Governor Jerry Bushy Brow Brown welcomed Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to Los Angeles by saying that ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME IN CALIFORNIA. Unless, of course, they are from Vietnam, then the Governor isn’t so keen on them coming here.  The Mexican President also referred to America as “the other Mexico” during the event.

An eyewitness account of the Stockton Bank Robbery has opened up some new details that we did not have before. The first thing that caught my eye was that the ROBBERS WERE IN THE BANK VAULT FOR 15 MINUTES before they took their hostages.

The new CNN AUDIO TAPE OF THE FERGUSON SHOOTING seems… well.. iffy at best. There are so many obvious questions that it almost seems unfair to point them out. First off, why did it take so long for this tape to come out? What was the “video chat” that was going on when the tape was made? Who is it that did the analysis? Where was it recorded? Is it time stamped? Is there a recording from the other end of the chat? The whole thing seems too pat, too convenient and very questionable.

The inevitable has happened, as the ALS Ice Bucket challenge made its way to the point where I have been asked to accept the challenge. As I said on the air, the answer will be no. Not because I don’t understand the issues with ALS, I do. I lost one of my four best childhood friends to ALS. As I stated before, I have limited resources, and what I give goes to non-profits that I both believe in and support. In my case, it is the United States Submarine Veterans, but in no way to I feel the need to compel anyone else to participate in whatever manner they choose. Keep in mind that according to the ALS Association, ONLY 28% OF FUNDS RAISED ARE SPENT ON RESEARCH. Given that the ALSA will collect over $70 Million this year, for a disease that is not in the top 20 of deaths in North America, one can understand why I choose to support with my time, talent and treasure, other issues that I believe I am more able to have a direct impact upon with what I have been given.

A whole lot of hand wringing this morning over an “accident” that KILLED FOUR PEOPLE in Patterson. While we do not have the autopsy results yet, what we know is sufficient to draw some preliminary conclusions. Four people, two men, two women, in a Lexus late at night, traveling at extremely high speed on a country road. The car flies over a canal crosses, leaves the road and hits an electrical tower. This is not so much an accident as it is a miracle that they didn’t kill some innocent person driving the other way.

Despite claims that “time is running out” (for the planet), the PLASTIC BAG BAN WAS NOT ABLE TO GAIN THE 41 VOTES it needed in the State Assembly. The bill is, of course, ridiculous and will do nothing to save anything except money for the people who paid the Legislators to vote for the bill.


Charity at the Point of a Gun

So a Tampa ubiquitous green themed coffee shoppe had a “record” setting 378 PEOPLE PAY IT FORWARD YESTERDAY. Not sure how I feel about these things. I rarely have the means to pay for somebody else’s order, so I am pretty sure that I had been #2 in the line, it would have ended there. I wonder how many of those 378 people felt similar to me, but also felt the peer pressure of a perky barista telling them about the number and how great it would be if instead of the $2 cup of coffee they wanted they paid $12 for the person behind them to have a Gianta coffaccino frappe with whipped cream and a double shot of vanilla espresso. What I am saying is that somebody got hosed on this deal. Combined with the uncomfortable and pushy ALS ice bucket challenge, it has me asking what happened to charity being a private thing instead of being shamed into giving to somebody else’s idea of what I should support? For the record, my charitable giving goes to the USSVI, and while I might ask people to support a project or event, it would never cross my mind to shame or embarrass anybody into supporting the causes I support. Things like this Tampa story make the news, but I wonder how many people it made feel oogy?

Shocker… a poll shows that Black and White America SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY when it comes to race and the Police. Rarely do these polls serve any purpose except to exacerbate the divide by “proving” that it exists in the first place, as if you needed a poll to tell you that. Little, if any, effort will be expended into finding out why the two side see things differently. Talking heads will tell us it’s because of whatever pet theory they have for explaining the “racial divide” in America, while the underlying problems go unaddressed. It’s all about creating the story, then covering the fallout. I guess one of the questions that needs to be asked is how come there are no camera teams combing the mean streets of Staten Island?

I had questions about the report from the beginning, especially after the video of the immediate aftermath came out, but now it is reported that officer Wilson DID NOT HAVE A BROKEN ORBITAL SOCKET bone. That does not mean that Brown did not attack him or that he suffered some facial injury, but the degree to which that injury occurred is far less than was being reported.

Remember Bell, CA? The people there were running a parasitical relationship with the local illegal immigrants. Turns out that FERGUSON MAY HAVE HAD THE SAME KIND OF SCAM going on, using the Municipal Court to rack up more than $2 Million in fines and fees from the 22,000 people who live there.

Giants fans were understandably upset earlier this week when the Chicago Cubs grounds crew appeared the intentionally screw up the tarping process during and after a rain delay. The Giants even protested the game – a rain shortened loss – and won the protest. They replayed the game yesterday, the Giants lost (good), but now it turns out that there may have been more than chicanery going on. It may be that the CUBS ARE CHEAPSKATES and cut their grounds crew back to below minimum staffing in order to save a few bucks. That’s an even better reason to have upheld the Giants protest, since the pennant race shouldn’t be decided by a mediocre team with more than a management problem.

Here come the moral equivalency arguments over the PLRI killing each other. In this case, SHI’ITES ARE NOW ACCUSED OF MASSACRING SUNNI’S in central Iraq. This conflict has been going on since long before there was a western democracy, and it isn’t going to stop because of the Presidents’ Noel Peace Prize

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