Our good deed for the day

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Superman and I drove in to work together this morning.  We’ve been doing that a lot lately.  It allows us to take the HOV lane without getting stopped for violating that heinous, stupid, immoral, unethical regulation and to sleep in somewhat, since I usually wake up at 0345 (and when we carpool, I can actually sleep in until 0500).  Having him in the car also helps me stay awake on days when I’m just exhausted and nodding off at the wheel, and to laugh a bit when he road rages and screams at the assmonkeys on the road.

Well, we were on Rt. 7 heading West this afternoon after he picked me up, and we slowed.  Then we stopped.  Then my boy began to swear… until we saw two very dirty, very pudgy little dogs running around on the road.  Traffic had slowed and was trying to avoid them, and the little dogs were running across the road, trying to avoid getting hit.  A lady on the right side of the road had stopped and was trying to call the little furry duo to her, while another Good Samaritan stopped on the left side of the road, trying to help. 

All of a sudden, his entire demeanor changed. He pulled over to the left side of the road.  The little dogs had by that time made it to the middle of the road – to a grassy median, which was filled with mud, because it had just rained.  He hopped out of the Jeep and ran up to the pups.  He called them over, and they ran to him, as if they had known him all their lives.

The lady who pulled over on the left side put two leashes in my hand.  Apparently she carries them around with her just in case.  Superman grabbed one pudgy pup, and I snapped the leash on the other.  Traffic had started moving by then, but he was fearless.  He stopped traffic and ensured we all crossed the road safely to the lady who had pulled her SUV over to the right side of the road.  The dogs happily trotted next to us, and the cars waited until we passed.  The lady with the SUV told us she lives right next to the shelter and promised to take the hapless two there.  One of the dogs actually had a tag on his collar, with the owners’ address and telephone number, so we were hoping she’d make the call before dropping these little guys at the shelter.

We loaded the muddy, wet dogs in her car, and Superman stopped traffic again so we could cross back to our vehicle.

It was good to know I was with someone who cared enough about two small, defenseless creatures to stop and help.

It was good to know that I was with someone who was willing to take definitive action without hesitation.

It was definitely good to know he was assertive and skilled enough to stop traffic and get us and the pups safely across the road.

It felt good to do something nice.

“based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law”

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Lemme ask you something:  if you went to the polls on Election Day and saw three members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (“self-defense,” my ass – wielding a weapon at the polls, “watching” the voting in progress in paramilitary garb certainly doesn’t qualify as self-defense in my book!), would you be intimidated? 

I am not afraid to admit that I would be, and so were others, including one civil rights activist who saw the voting rights crisis in Mississippi with his own eyes half a century ago.  I report – you decide.

Voter intimidation is illegal.  It’s also immoral and interferes with the people’s right to freely elect their government. Can anyone honestly look at this video, and claim there’s nothing to the voter intimidation claim?

Well, apparently, the Obama “Justice” Department did exactly that. Three Black Panthers were accused of voter intimidation.  An individual who witnessed voter intimidation first hand during the 60s confirmed it was “the most blatant form of voter intimidation” that he had seen.  The intimidation was captured on video.  But somehow…


Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and
ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther
Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters
at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to
documents and interviews.

[…]

The career Justice lawyers were on the verge of securing sanctions
against the men earlier this month when their superiors ordered them to
reverse course, according to interviews and documents. The court had
already entered a default judgment against the men on April 20.


A Justice Department spokesman on Thursday confirmed that the agency
had dropped the case, dismissing two of the men from the lawsuit with
no penalty and winning an order against the third man that simply
prohibits him from bringing a weapon to a polling place in future
elections.

The department was “successful in obtaining an injunction that
prohibits the defendant who brandished a weapon outside a Philadelphia
polling place from doing so again,” spokesman Alejandro Miyar said.
“Claims were dismissed against the other defendants based on a careful
assessment of the facts and the law.”

Mr. Miyar declined to elaborate about any internal dispute
between career and political officials, saying only that the department
is “committed to the vigorous prosecution of those who intimidate,
threaten or coerce anyone exercising his or her sacred right to vote.” 

[…]

People directly familiar with the case, who spoke only on the condition
of anonymity because of fear of retribution, said career lawyers in two
separate Justice offices had recommended proceeding to default judgment
before political superiors overruled them.

Voter intimidation, efforts to hide and protect those doing the intimidating – all for the benefit of Teh Anointed One… all courtesy of His Mighty HopeandChangitude.

This is beyond appalling.  These political hacks claim to want justice?  They don’t want justice.  They want to protect their corrupt Chitown Messiah!  And in the process, they set these foul pieces of racist, socialist shit free.

The civil suit filed Jan. 7 identified the three men as members of the
Panthers and said they wore military-style uniforms, black berets,
combat boots, battle-dress pants, black jackets with military-style
insignias and were armed with “a dangerous weapon”and used racial slurs
and insults to scare would-be voters and those there to assist them at
the Philadelphia polling location on Nov. 4.

These militant fucks apparently have no problem with voter intimidation and keeping the competition too scared to vote its conscience… as long as their guy is the winner.

Would you like to know what the Obama Administration is protecting?

We believe our people should be exempt from ALL TAXATION as long as we
are deprived of equal justice under the laws of the land and the
overdue reparations debt remains unpaid. We will accept payment in
fertile and mine rally rich land, precious metals, industry, commerce
and currency. As genocide crimes continue, people’s tribunals must be
set up to prosecute and to execute.

The “Jews” were given
reparations. The Japanese were given reparations. The Black, the Red
and the Brown Nations must be given reparations. The American white man
owes us reparations. England owes us reparations. France owes us
reparations, Spain and all of Europe. Africa owes us reparations and
repatriation. The Arabs owe us reparations. The “Jews” owe us
reparations. All have taken part in the AFRICAN HOLOCAUST and the
slaughter of 600 million of our people over the past 6,000 years in
general and 400 year in particular. We know that this is a reasonable
and just demand that we make at this time in history.

We want freedom for all Black Men and Black Women held in
international, military, federal, state, county, city jails and
prisons. 

We believe that all Black People and people of color
should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have
not received a fair and impartial trial. ‘Released’ means ‘released’ to
the lawful authorities of the Black Nation.

We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace.
And, as our political objective, we want NATIONAL LIBERATION in a
separate state or territory of our own, here or elsewhere, “a liberated
zone” (“New Africa” or Africa), and a plebiscite to be held throughout
the BLACK NATION in which only we will be allowed to participate for
the purposes of determining our will and DIVINE destiny as a people.
FREE THE LAND!

This racist, self-entitled, deluded, twisted, violent band of animals is what the Obama administration is protecting.

And yes, this administration is without a doubt protecting these fucksacks.

To support its evidence, the government had secured an affidavit from
Bartle Bull, a longtime civil rights activist and former aide to Sen.
Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. Mr. Bull said in a
sworn statement dated April 7 that he was serving in November as a
credentialed poll watcher in Philadelphia when he saw the three
uniformed Panthers confront and intimidate voters with a nightstick.


Inexplicably, the government did not enter the affidavit in the court case, according to the files.

And the Department of so-called “Justice” spokesman has the balls to claim that all was copascetic?

The department was “successful in obtaining an injunction that
prohibits the defendant who brandished a weapon outside a Philadelphia
polling place from doing so again,” spokesman Alejandro Miyar said.
“Claims were dismissed against the other defendants based on a careful
assessment of the facts and the law.”

Nothing about the three defendants’ blatant violation of the Voting Rights Act.  Nothing about their blatant attempt to scare those who they believed would be voting against a… ahem… particular candidate. 

Still think this is the change you were looking for?

AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT
:  It’s interesting that when I did a Google search for the story, it was hardly a blip on the media’s radar. A whole 16 stories at 0830 on Saturday morning.

Just curious

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If I, as a while girl, proudly billed myself as a member of a group called “The Race” that promotes special privileges for white folks and said publicly that a “wise white woman with the richness of her experiences  …would more often than not
reach a better conclusion than a black/Latino/(insert minority of the day here) male who hasn’t lived that
life,”
would you all call me a racist?

And in other news…

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DC’s Attorney General is still a loathsome, putrescent enema nozzle.

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles said presidential and other
motorcades will be exposed to high-powered arms fire if the District’s
gun laws are stripped out by Congress.

“The proposed Ensign Amendment, which among other things, would
prohibit the District of Columbia from enacting legislation on
firearms, would have a serious public safety impact for the entire
region,” Nickles wrote in a recent letter to D.C.’s nonvoting
congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Obviously, it’s only DC’s gun ban that kept assassins from killing the President and other VIPs!  If it wasn’t for that gun ban, there would be snipers on the rooftops taking aim at motorcades on a daily basis!

Nuff said.

When pizza is outlawed…

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only outlaws will have pizza.


The crowded bar and nightclub scene on 18th street has had a recent spout of violence, including a shootout that killed a man, and injured two police officers.


D.C. Councilman Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), who represents the neighborhood, tells WJLA-TV that the ‘Jumbo Slice” pizza joints that populate the strip are part of the problem.

Please someone outlaw Jim Graham!  He’s obviously too stupid to exist.

Davy Crockett on sympathy and spending

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It has often been said that “If you’re young and a Republican you have no heart. If you’re old and a Democrat you have no brain.”  I have always maintained that the concept of having a heart should have nothing to do with government.  My friend Rick and I would piss off numerous people who tried to justify increased government spending by tugging at our heartstrings. 

For the record, I feel horrible about the families who lost loved ones in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.  I bleed for the loved ones of our military heroes who were injured or died in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I ache for the friends and relatives of police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty.  But do I think it’s the job of the government to hand over taxpayer dollars to the survivors?  Hell no!

And no, I’m not being heartless.  I would and do gladly give to charities that help and support the families and loved ones of our heroes.  And so do millions of other Americans.  It is not the job of Congress to dole out taxpayer money to the survivors.

Superman reads a lot.  He’s probably one of very few people in my life who reads more than I do and is incredibly knowledgeable about history, politics, law, and current events.  He also believes as I do on the subject of sympathy and government spending.  And he sent me this today.  It’s a speech Davy Crockett made on the very same topic I’m discussing right now.

Mr. Speaker — I have as much respect for the memory of the
deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as
any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for
a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I
will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money
as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it.




We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in
charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the
public money. Some eloquent appeals have been made to us upon the ground that it is a debt
due the deceased. Mr. Speaker, the deceased lived long after the close of the war; he was
in office to the day of his death, and I have never heard that the government was in
arrears to him. This government can owe no debts but for services rendered, and at a
stipulated price. If it is a debt, how much is it? Has it been audited, and the amount due
ascertained? If it is a debt, this is not the place to present it for payment, or to have
its merits examined. If it is a debt, we owe more than we can ever hope to pay, for we owe
the widow of every soldier who fought in the War of 1812 precisely the same amount.

[…]

Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much of our own money as we please.
I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one
week’s pay to the object, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount
to more than the bill asks.”

Sympathy should never be the basis of the government passing any type of legislation, especially legislation that redistributes taxpayer money to those for whom we’re supposed to feel sympathy.  It’s not the government’s job to perform acts of charity.  Need should never be the basis of wealth redistribution.  And yet, that is exactly what we’re seeing day after day as Congress passes more laws to give away money that belongs to taxpayers to those ostensibly in need.

Americans are some of the most generous people in the world.  We come together to help our own. We give away billions of our own dollars to help those in need – VOLUNTARILY.  And yet, we’re condemned as “selfish” when we protest the use of our tax dollars to “help” those for whom legislators feel sympathy.  As Shakespeare once wrote, “The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.”  So it is today.  We, as Americans, are naturally merciful and sympathetic.  We help because it’s the right thing to do, and when Congress appropriates our earnings for those who have earned the legislators’ sympathies, they’re telling the rest of us that we’re not generous enough and not merciful enough to give as an act of charity.  They’re telling us that they know better than we do who deserves our sympathies.

Government coercion and increased taxation have always been the killer of charity.  What right do elected leeches, whose only goal is to amass power over others, have to tell the most generous, altruistic people in the world that they know better than we do who deserves our sympathy and generosity?

Weekend Fun

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Superman and I had another one of those fun weekends, where it rushes by so quickly, you turn around and it’s gone.  We originally planned to drive to Maryland for a shooting competition, but decided to stick around the area instead.  There was lots to do.

I dragged him to a movie – something he hadn’t done in a while.  Unfortunately that move was Angels & Demons – a book by Dan Brown I absolutely loved, and a book that Ron Howard and his commercialist idiot studio mutilated beyond recognition.  It was crap.  I was pissed.  Superman hadn’t read the book, so he didn’t hate this movie as much as I did.  I hated every minute of it.  I hated the fact that the studio went all PC and made the assassin into some kind of Slavic nerd, instead of the Middle Eastern terrorist he really was.  I hated the fact that they altered the plot so much that the meaning of the novel was lost.  I won’t give you any spoilers here, lest you haven’t read the book, but if you have read it, I urge you NOT to go see the movie, because it sucked.  It sucked on so many different levels, that I ranted and raved about it for hours afterwards.  It sucked not just in the realm of character development (there wasn’t any), but because it completely missed the point of the novel.  It was crap. 

Nonetheless… despite the horrid movie, we still had a great weekend.  The first thing we did is buy Lagniappe a doggie bed.  I got an email this morning about just how much Lagniappe loves his new doggie bed.  He’s happy on it.  He snoozes on it.  He’s content, and doesn’t get all neurotic about not being able to sleep on the bed with Superman.  Happy dog.

  

  

We cooked.  It was phenomenal.  Hot, flavorful, yummy chili.  Homemade guacamole that was so good, we devoured two large bowls of it!  Corn on the grill. Fantastic.

He also took me skeet shooting for the first time in my life.  As many pistols and rifles as I’ve fired, I’ve never used a shotgun.  Ever.  So it was my first time for that too.  I got about 50 percent of my targets.  Not too bad for a newbie, I think. 

And then we went flying.

Yeah, he’s a pilot too.

We flew over Harpers Ferry, where we hiked a month or so ago with Lagniappe.

It was a bit hazy, but my zoom lens did the trick.  I still got some incredible photos of the rivers and mountains of West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia (yes, you can see three states from the air)

  

  

We flew over his neighborhood, over his church, over the river and a fish farm (I had no idea anyone could farm fish like they do cows, but apparently that is the case.)

     
And we did it all while Superman sang the theme from Firefly into the headset. “You can’t take the sky from me!

Weird, but fun!  Only problem was that I had consumed an enormous amount of juice and water before the flight, so after about an hour, my bladder was screaming that it hated my guts, and I wasn’t going to pee inside the plane.  So we had to come back down.  Bathroom awaited!

Once we landed, and I made a beeline for the ladies’, SOMEONE decided it would be funny to tell me that the bathrooms in that particular building were inop, and that I was better off using the bathroom in the main airport building.  He then proceeded to tickle me on the way in, just to make it worse.  He’s certainly lucky I like him.  I did get a few choice bitch slaps in, however.

We spent the rest of the day yesterday just relaxing.  We watched Torchwood and had some quality chill-out time with Lagniappe.  The rest was much needed and appreciated, and I’m all ready to get back to work tomorrow,.

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