Republicans Doing Everything They Can to Alienate Future Generations

From their eagerness to discriminate against those icky gays, Fierce Backlash Mounts Over Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law, to their wish to outlaw all abortions – or at least make legal abortions impossible to obtain – How anti-abortion 'Heartbeat Bill' passed Ohio House. It is like they wish it was 1950 again.

I have to admit I haven’t kept up on the Indiana law, but does it single out gays and lesbians, or is there a more general loophole? Can Jews refuse to serve Muslims, or vice-versa? Will there once again be business who don’t want to do business with Catholics? Is it possible to refuse to serve people based on race? What constitutes a religious objection and what is straight up bigotry? Set the wayback machine for 1960 and you will find that most objections to mixed-race couples were couched in religious terms, so is that back on the table?

It is like the Republican Party is focused completely on keeping a Democrat in the White House. The only thing left for them to do is to nominate someone old and out-of-touch as their candidate in 2016.

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Boston Police Officer Shot – Still No Info on Shooter

I had wanted to write about this last night, but I have been waiting for information on the shooter to be released. Apparently that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Boston police officer wounded, suspect killed in shootout | Fox News.

The Boston police commissioner was quick to blame guns. But no one has said much about blaming the guy who shot the gun. In fact no one has said much about him at all, except that he is dead. Killed after he shot Boston Police Officer John Moynihan in the face, by the officers with Moynihan. John Moynihan is in a medically-induced coma.

One of the stories indicated that some group was already demanding info on the race of the dead guy, but that seems to have wound down given the fact that he shot first. I haven’t seen any mention of that this morning in any of the stories. But I expect demonstrations of some kind. Because the white, Irish cop must be to blame.

I give cops a fair amount of grief on this blog, when they do stupid and criminal things. But I don’t think they are all bad. I also don’t understand why anyone would want to be big-city cop in the environment that exists today.

And the powers-that-be in Boston can only think to blame an inanimate object. They can’t blame an individual – they don’t see individuals, only members of different classes. They can’t blame the dismantling of discipline in schools, or the War on (Some) Drugs™ or the Great Society or anything that might have been cooked up by the Left. Just the hunk of metal that must have had the power to control the mind of the punk who opened fire on a group of police officers.

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KD Lang singing “Hallelujah” from her 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel.

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Your Tax Dollars At Work (Or Off Work) – LA Edition

So what happens when you make it more financially attractive to be off-work on workers-compensation leave? A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD – LA Times.

It doesn’t help that state law has created a perverse incentive to stay off the job — sworn personnel get 100% of their salary and pay no state or federal taxes while on leave, meaning they can earn more money at home than at work.

Only in California.

When you ask them anonymously, in surveys, they say that most of the leaves are not justified.

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If You Break Into Homes, You Will Eventually Find an Armed Resident

The results are not surprising. Cleveland homeowner shoots and kills burglar, police say |

The homeowner confronted two men who broke into his Walden Avenue home shortly before 5 p.m. Cleveland police said he pulled out a gun and fired several times at both men.

He injured one of the intruders, who died later at the hospital. The other guy is still running.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

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NYC woman held in psych ward for Telling the Truth

If you are one of the 600,000 or so people that President Obama follows on Twitter, don’t say that in New York. NYC woman held in psych ward for saying Obama follows her on Twitter.

But the police didn’t believe her, and rather than looking at Brock’s Twitter account to see if she is among the 644,000 people the president follows, they forcibly committed her to a three-day stay in a psychiatric ward.

The hospital also didn’t check Twitter and refused to discharge Brock unless she would state that Barack Obama does not follow her account. After finally being released, Brock is now suing the NYPD and the hospital for falsely imprisoning her — and medicating her against her will — and then handing her a $13,637.10 bill

Just because you are right, doesn’t mean “The System” won’t grind you under.

I really need to start a “Cops Behaving Stupidly” Category.

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Stop and Frisk not just a New York thing

Chicago actually does more of it than NYC, though that is adjusted for population. Editorial: Huge number of stops by cops hard to justify | Chicago.

Chicago averaged about 93.6 stops per 1,000 residents from May through August of 2014, compared with just 22.9 in New York for the same months in 2011, the year police in that city made the most stops. And a disproportionate number of those stopped in Chicago were African-American.

I don’t expect anything to change. Chicago PD will continue to be Chicago PD.

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Calling 911 Is a Strategy, But It Doesn’t Always Work

In this case a woman was screaming for help. A neighbor called 911. Cops showed up much later are knocked on the door, which wasn’t answered. She died. Were Cops Too Busy to Help Save Murder Victim Loretta Barela? | Westword.

Reports cited a neighbor who was said to have made the initial 911 call upon seeing Barela at the front door of the residence. Barela was topless and screaming for help before Perea allegedly dragged her back inside.

That would seem to have been more than enough to pique officers’ interest. But the neighbor maintained that cops didn’t show up — so she called again at 2:45 a.m. to ask if they were planning to stop by.

Officers finally appeared after 3 a.m., but their investigation consisted of shining a flashlight and knocking on a door before they left.

It isn’t surprising that the criminal – the man killing the woman he thought he loved – didn’t answer to the knock from police.

The gun fearing idiots will tell you that guns are a danger to women with violent stalkers, but a gun may have been the only thing that could have saved this woman. It is clear that “the system,” the police did nothing.

Since you can’t sue the police, I predict this suit will accomplish nothing.

You have the right to defend yourself, but without the means, that right means little. If you have a violent stalker or a violent ex, you need a plan to defend yourself, because as this story indicates, relying on others to defend you is a losing proposition.

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Hand Wringing from PJ Media

Oh we crazy humans… but the real interesting stuff is in the comments. The kind of thing I wish I had written. Animals Kill. Humans Torture. Why? | PJ Lifestyle.

Our government is run by student council types. You know, the ones that thought being in the Model UN was resume enhancing.

The huge flaw in the Model UN is that, like the Miss USA pageant, everyone there is in favor or world peace. So they get together, make speeches about how gosh darned swell it would be to have world peace and vote Resolved: That World Peace is Really Keen.

And that’s it. Nobody at the model UN acts like Putin. Nobody at the Model UN invades another member’s house, kills his parents, rapes his sister and eats his dog. No Model UN member climbs over the backyard fence and steals the patio furniture before setting the porch swing on fire.

And so these clowns can’t process that some people don’t give a rodent’s nether regions for world peace. It’s a kind of self imposed stupidity that only very smart people do to themselves. And so their response to the invasion of the Ukraine, for example, is to roll their eyes and sneer that Russia’s behavior is, like, sooooo 19th century. They snort Ovaltine through their noses when the leader of their Mean Girls clique says “The eighties called, they want their foreign policy back.” They snicker and high five when President Urkel retorts to an observation that the US Navy is down to fewer ships than at any time since 1914 with a stupid remark that we also have fewer bayonets (a false claim, incidentally).

We’d have been far better off putting the kids from the short bus in charge than the Model UN types.

The original article is not so interesting. Because as several comments point out, it is flawed. They say animals don’t torture, but they have never seen a cat play with a mouse for no reason, other than they think it is fun.

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Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight – New Mexico Edition

Seems to be a lot of this going on. Homeowner shoots knife-wielding intruder | New Mexico News – KOAT Home.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of Santa Fe Avenue SW.

After the shooting, a woman called 911 to report that her husband shot someone who was trying to break in. When police arrived at the home, they found a body lying next to a 6-inch knife.

If you are trying to break into someone’s home at 1 in the morning, I think it is fair to assume you are up to no good.

The homeowner is not expected to be charged.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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