About Me

I used to be a UNIX systems admin, but got tired of the corporate games. Now I work for myself. I'm still good with the computers, though (grin).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So how clear can I make the argument that police are out of control? This video is unarguable.


Nuff said.


God bless

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Well, I have been quiet on the presidential race until now. I don't have much to say except to state that I find Sarah Palin to be a breath of fresh air in a fetid political cesspool.

John McCain is, well, boring, passe even. Pass the salt, please, this man is bland.

Palin is Emeril's Essence for the Republican ticket. Dynamic and aggressive, she stands firmly on her beliefs and dares the lamescream media to give her a target to shoot.

I believe she has good aim. Time will tell, but I doubt that her appeal will be found wanting. I wish she was my mother. Or my wife. I admire her.

Is it possible to have her and McCain swap positions?

Wouldn't that put Hillary into spasms?

OK, enough politics. Jon Burge, Chicago's very own Torquemada, has been indicted on perjury charges. Couldn't have happened to a more apt target. Should not have taken so long, though. Too bad we couldn't have Daley indicted as a co-conspirator.

I'm not going to do a bad cop of the period this time. I don't have the time to sift through all the candidates. For a list, just do a Google search on police brutality, or look to the left of this blog for stories under my "what I am reading" area.

Unabashed plug section: Go read eric's stuff at blacktygrrrr:


He is worth the read!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

There have been a lot of cases of people dying after being tased repeatedly. The rationale for these tasings is "compliance." This is remarkable because the taser is intended to assure that a person have no voluntary movement for a short period of time. How can this be a "compliance" tool if the person being tased is rendered incapable of compliance? The really ironic thing is that the repetition of the tasing is based on the idea that it will force compliance.

First, you tie rocks to their feet, then you shoot them because they don't float. Absolutely bizarre. And irrational.

But the police know everything, and the rest of us are ignorant rubes, at least that is what they want you to believe.

Tasers are not compliance tools. They are torture devices, intended solely to render someone helpless. Once helpless, compliance is not a choice. Repeating their use on a subject simply makes no sense. Either it has the desired effect, or it doesn't. If not, the level of force used is inappropriate. It's that simple.