Saturday, October 3, 2015


I may not be doing it right. I've been cooking beans all dang day.



Chris Mintz, who was hospitalized after being shot in a classroom at Umpqua Community College there.
Former Soldier Who Tried to Block Gunman Has a History of Service


Chris Mintz, an Iraq war veteran and father, was shot several times through a classroom door as he tried to stop a gunman at Umpqua Community College.

Posted: 02 Oct 2015 09:45 PM PDT
A Florida cop was fired after he recorded himself repeatedly tasering a man inside his home who had his hands up.
The video was recorded from the very same taser Zephyrhills police officer Tim Claussen was using on Lester Brown.
“You just made it a lot worse on yourself, Mr. Brown,” Claussen told Brown, who was accused of shoplifting from a nearby department store.
“Why,” said Brown, lying on his stomach, “cause I’m in my house?”
The incident took place September 9. Claussen was fired Wednesday. He had been a cop for 10 years.
Zephyrhills police said the tasering was unjustified. They said they came across the video during daily reviews.
According to the Tampa Bay Times:
The Zephyrhills Police Department fired its officer amid increasing national scrutiny of police conduct and how officers use force to subdue suspects — particularly black suspects.
Claussen, 36, is white and Brown, 42, is black. Police officials, however, said race was not a factor in the incident.
“We didn’t see any evidence that it was racially motivated in any way,” Capt. Derek Brewer said.
Nor, the captain said, was Claussen fired out of fear that the incident might spark public outcry. Over the past year, police use of force against blacks has incited protests across the country with activists accusing officers of unequal treatment and racial bias.
“We recognized that there was an issue and that’s why we acted quickly,” Brewer said. “Given the circumstances of this incident, I feel like it was the right decision.”
Although police said they found five stolen clothing items worth $112.97 on him or on his property, they asked the state attorneys to drop the charges, which is a rare move but maybe they believe Brown has suffered enough.


Bush and the party of less government gave us the legacy of being frisked, scanned and humiliated every time we board a plane.  I think fingernail clipper manufacturer lobbyists  got to them to confiscate them all so we would have to buy more.  Many people want more of that I guess. Strange behavior.

Siri just told me I sucked at Words with Friends. I didn't think that was allowed.


Posted: 02 Oct 2015 02:35 PM PDT
In today’s India, secular liberals face a challenge: how to stay alive.
In August, 77-year-old scholar M. M. Kalburgi, an outspoken critic of Hindu idol worship, was gunned down on his own doorstep. In February, the communist leader Govind Pansare was killed near Mumbai. And in 2013, the activist Narendra Dabholkar was murdered for campaigning against religious superstitions. …
Earlier this month, a leader of the Sri Ram Sene, a Hindu extremist group with a history of violence including raiding pubs and beating women they find inside, ratcheted up the tensions. He warned that writers who insulted Hindu gods were in danger of having their tongues sliced off. …
I’m not sure how “liberal” communists — even India’s communists — are, and I can’t speak more broadly about the criticisms of India’s politics in the Times essay. But the incidents that the opinion article cites are very troublin



Jeb Bush Declares War on Stuff

“Make no mistake: I will not sit idly by when stuff happens if there’s stuff we can do about that stuff,” Bush told supporters.








Saturday night dinner. Something is definitely missing My guess is it's a wife. (Donald Trump and old people are exempt from being politically correct).



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