Sunday, August 31, 2014

Back in 5...

Off to smoke cigars with my best friend.  Back in 5....

Please visit the blogs listed at the left.  They are wicked smart.

Why cigars?

Because all blog and no play makes Karl a dull boy...

And all this talk about those m*****f***ing cockaroach Liberals Progressives Communists screwing up America makes it difficult to enjoy myself.

Sunday Tab Clearing

These all deserve their own post, but time is not cooperating.

Via Glenn, Government to Track ‘False, Misleading’ Ideas on Twitter.

Remember all the times the Liberals Progressives Communists laughed at us when we feared unintended consequences from their policies?

Via Free North Carolina, Walmart Shakes Up Primary Care—and the Whole System.

Despite the Glorious and Free ObamaCare, the private sector is not giving up.  $40 clinic visits.  No insurance necessary.  A hearty Ushanka Tip to Walmart for showing how it can be done.

Via Silvio, Communism's Victims Deserve a Museum.
Supporters of a museum dedicated to the estimated 100 million victims of communism worldwide hope to break ground on the National Mall on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Why are there so few Democrats and liberals among them? 
Softball question.  Because Democrats and Communists are one in the same.
From Stalin’s gulags to the Cambodian Killing Fields to Mao’s famines, there is not a single communist government in history that was not both tyrannical and left horrifying death and destruction in its wake. According to the Black Book of Communism, regimes inspired by Marxist-Leninism are responsible for some 100 million deaths (and counting), making communism the 20th century’s most fatal ideology. 
Nope.  Here are the killing efficiency numbers when all murder is considered:

America: On track to out-kill the Nazis and Communists combined!

Abortion Numbers source.

Which event does American society expect us to rank #1 as the worst atrocity ever?
The Holocaust of 1945, in Europe?
The Gulags and killing fields of the last century in Russia, China, or today in North Korea?
Or the ongoing dispatch of America babies?
 Hitler was a piker.  If you want people killed, vote Democrat.

Via 90 Miles, an excellent (AND GRAPHIC) video on the recent history of Islam and the West: 5 Minutes That Will Completely Change The Way You Look at Islam Israel Palestinian conflict.

A related image we found on the interwebs:

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Afternoon Cigar

Rocky Patel Sun Grown

I have many pressing priorities, but like our dear leader, I decided to ignore them all and play a round of golf.  Unlike him, I followed the game with more Gold Standard studies and a smoky cigar.

My game was rich in diversity as I shot birdies, par, bogies and double bogies.  Not to be outdone by our dear leader, I even participated in my own version of "free stuff" and left a couple balls on the course for other, less privileged, golfers.

I'm finishing James Rickards' latest book, The Death of Money.

Image from Diann:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No Bucket For Me

Captain Capitalism posts a video on the topic. In the description, he writes:
White people doing gimmicky things to make themselves feel better while never solving the problem!

 A FB Comrade posted this info today:

Want to dump ice water on your head and tell me that I am a poor sport for not doing it? is my issue:

ALS research:

Jane H. Gilbert – President and CEO – $339,475.00

Daniel M. Reznikov – Chief Financial Officer – $201,260.00

Steve Gibson – Chief Public Policy Officer – $182,862.00

Kimberly Maginnis - Chief of Care Services Officer – $160,646.00

Lance Slaughter - Chief Chapter Relations and Development Officer – $152,692.00

Michelle Keegan – Chief Development Officer – $178,744.00

John Applegate – Association Finance Officer – $118.726.00

David Moses – Director of Planned Giving – $112,509.00

Carrie Munk – Chief Communications and Marketing Officer – $142,875.00

Patrick Wildman – Director of Public Policy – $112,358.00

Kathi Kromer – Director of State Advocacy – $110,661.00

Couple THAT with the money they spend on "Lobbying" and "GRANTS" that have no effect on ALS research and then toss in the whole  “You are not cool with using aborted babies as ingredients" thing..and I hope you can see that while I think the videos are funny.  I just wont make one.

No doubt the ALS folks look at all publicity as good publicity.  I hope they raise a ton of cash and finally cure the disease.  Nobody should suffer with the technology and knowledge that is dedicated to beneficial pharmaceutics and higher profits. 

BOTH are noble causes. 

Maintaining a charity perpetual income machine and filming videos, not so much.

Here is my bucket...

and how I use it...

And if you're interested in really doing something important, where your charity dollars are treasured and produce real results, check out our donate link at the top left.  Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is helping escaped North Koreans trapped in China make their second escape to South Korea and freedom. 

PJ O'Rourke Interview

Nick at Reason interviews author, columnist and self-identified Libertarian PJ O'Rourke.

I began reading PJ's books in the early 90's when I was just starting to become politically aware.  What a great way to enter the topic of politics!

One of my criticisms of Libertarians on the drug debate is that their argument ignores family values.  They will find me nodding in partial agreement that prison sentences for non-violent offenders are high, or that pot isn't a threat to society.  (it was yesterday)  But they will always get a solid "Nyet!" from me on changing the policy, because as a parent I refuse to send the signal at the national level that pot is ok.

Libertarians are always quick to - correctly - urge states' rights when solving problems.  It is my opinion they would enjoy some recruiting gains if they acknowledged that there is another, higher entity that deserves to weigh-in on policy matters: the family.

PJ says something similar in this interview.  I'm sure others will hear it differently, but by bringing up his two daughters when drug legalization comes up in the interview, he indirectly presents the same opposition.  And don't think of him as a prude as you do me.  Just read the dedication in his book, Give War a Chance!  I read that 10 years ago and I still remember the contact high....

Also, Nick asks PJ for ideas on how to increase the popularity of Libertarianism.  I think PJ hits it dead center: if there was a way, it would have been found by now.  He says the movement has plenty of smart people who could have developed a winning strategy if there was one.  I fully agree.

Last, I appreciated PJ's subordination of social issues to other political issues.  That gay marriage or drug legalization are FAR LESS important than national security and other challenges.  Debate with as many Libertarians as I have, and you'll get the sense that many Libertarians have one volume setting for all issues.

Remember, PJ recently published an article sharing his observations of the movement.  The best, and most enlightening line, for me:  "If we marched we'd go in all different directions."

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Tab Clearing

Bloomberg: Russia Forces its Popular Bloggers to Register - Or Else

Comrade Davis Aurini and friend, Jordan Owen, are seeking funding for a new documentary to fight a movement within the gaming community.  Their video: The Sarkeesian Effect.  Captain Capitalism posts an explanation: Zoe Quinn for Non-GeeksPledge Here.

MoonBattery: Venezuela to Require Fingerprinting to Buy Food.

Saboteur365: Tit-for-Tat: Here’s the Home Address of the CNN Reporter Who Broadcast Officer Darren Wilson’s Home Address.

Monday Morning Cigar

Zhukov and I smoked Rocky Patel Edge Sumatras yesterday at the range. 

One more trip to the range before he heads back to school.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"F*ck you, b**ch! You owe us!"

If this story of a Walmart charity event yesterday depresses you, please blame Mr. B.  He's the one that told us about it.  I'm not ashamed to admit it had me crying for America...

If, for some odd, sick or twisted reason this story leaves you unfulfilled, please see our related post from earlier this year titled: EBT: Is It Enough?

Some select quotes from Lonely Libertarian's Walmart visit:
Now, I'm extremely charitable, I'll give the shirt off my back and the last buck in my pocket to someone who really needs it. And I don't expect drippy gratitude, a "Hey, thanks!" is good enough. But when I give someone something, the last thing I expect is hostility. And that's just a small fraction of what I witnessed at Walmart this morning.

I'd been there about 5 minutes when three Walmart workers finally showed up to stop the three kids who were opening packages of notebook paper and throwing them at each other.

Walking into the bathroom was one of the saddest and most disgusting things I've ever seen. It was trashed, stank, and there were feminine products and feces clogging all the toilets. There was one woman standing at the sinks, crying, dressed in Salvation Army gear. She wasn't talking to me, but I could hear her saying, "It wasn't supposed to be like this, they're so ugly, it's just so wrong."

You know, I have an idea that hasn't been tried.  Walmart should do a reality TV series.  Take video and audio from their stores - ideally from the checkout stations - and have a non-threatening non-judgemental type (someone not like me) critique the behavior of selected scenes.  They could call the show "MANNERS."  Or, "OBAMA'S AMERICA."  The host could use actors to re-create the scene, but show how civilized people would be expected to behave, dress, etc.  Sort of a human civilization make-over.

I'd like MANNERS to tell us how each customer paid.  They could also interview other shoppers and ask for opinions on common everyday topics such as government assistance for:  food, rent, education, child care, healthcare, transportation, job placement, job retention, etc.

Here is how I see the MANNERS concept being discussed in the board room:
DIRECTOR A:  We could make millions on this show, and maybe shame people into better behavior.  What do you think?

CEO:  Are you crazy?!  We'll scare everyone from shopping at Walmart.   Did Target come up with this idea?

DIRECTOR A:  No, we got the idea off of some obscure blog.  But think of the money!  We'll have the only show that attracts both the respectable crowd and the, uh, um....

DIRECTOR B: The EBT crowd.

DIRECTOR A:  Right.  Say, where did you hear that?

DIRECTOR B:  From some obscure blog.

CEO:  Ladies and gentlemen of the board... not on my watch.  What is the next item on the agenda, Mary?
MARY:  The status of the cease and desist request for PeopleOfWalmart.
CEO:  Right Mary.  Thanks.  Folks, my mother keeps sending me these email messages full of horrible pictures from our stores....

Again, my apologies.  I try to keep Ushanka an upbeat and fun place.

Does this help?

UPDATED 8.25.14:

I completely forgot about our own charity efforts here at Ushanka.  Be sure to see our Hat Give-Away videos from Dayton and Cincinnati!  

You'll not only see the spirit of giving.  You'll see the spirit of taking too!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ferguson in Videos

First, Bill Whittle with analysis of the "epidemic of racial violence":

5:00 minute mark:
Open encouragement of black rage at an area that does not exist but reverses the daily outrages that do exist is what defines modern progressive-ism.  It is the politics of envy, anger, entitlement, lawlessness, violence and bald faced lies

MSNBC's Chris Hayes should "Lean Forward" next time he is within rock-throwing range of his show's target demographic.  Watch as the "journalist" is hit by a rock as he stands within his protected, gated area. 

Do you notice Chris won't take a step towards the "victims" he chooses to interview?

Ferguson was a zoo one week ago.  Which side of MSNBC's cage was the exhibit?

Best for last!  Race shake-down pro Jesse Jackson gets some constructive criticism from 'his people' while waiting at a McDonald's drive thru:

Are you going to march with us or just sit in the car?

When are you going to stop selling us out, Jesse?
Ya, WTF Jesse?

No Rising Tides in California

California: the drought in pictures:

Lake Oroville in 2011:

Lake Oroville today:

Wikipedia - A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats:
The aphorism "a rising tide lifts all boats" is associated with the idea that improvements in the general economy will benefit all participants in that economy, and that economic policy, particularly government economic policy, should therefore focus on the general macroeconomic environment first and foremost.
Logic suggests the 2014 drought may still exist if California's state legislature were all Republicans. 

Is it wrong to suggest they try anyway?

Source: Imgur

Our Bankrupt Culture

Comrade Davis weighs in on modern culture and why marketing is not aimed at you. 

Ask yourself as you watch: Do you agree this majority exists in the US?

10:10:  "The culture is for the fat, stupid morons that don't think."

10:50:  "Saying 'I don't own a TV' is no longer a point of bragging.  It is just common sense.  I don't own a TV because there is nothing on it for me."

Davis' blog: Stares at the World

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weekend Reading

Over three weeks of selected articles on topics of collapse, foreign policy, death, decline and Libertarianism.  Basically all the worst parts of the bible.

Bret Stevens:

All of Obama's failures on the world stage are linked to his ideology.
And these are just the predictable consequences of the path we’ve been taking under Obama. What happens if there’s more bad news in store? If Vladimir Putin were to invade one, or all, of the Baltic states tomorrow, there is little short of nuclear war that NATO could do to stop him, and the alliance would stand exposed as the shell it has already become. Or...
David Horowitz:

Did you know over 500,000 people have been killed since Obama's re-election?
When Obama was re-elected in 2012, the very first thought I had was this: A lot of people are going to be dead because of this election. How disastrously right I was. Since their assault on George Bush and their sabotage of the war in Iraq, Obama and the Democrats have...
Mary Wisniewski:

A liberal media type tries to explain Libertarianism and the Tea Party.  Another fail, this time by mixing religious and conservative value types with Libertarians.  This is 'pro-Libertarian' in the sense the author wants to blur positions and encourage Libertarians into spoiling elections for Republicans.
...nearly 60 percent of libertarians oppose making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion, while 58 percent of Republicans and those affiliated with the Tea Party favor such restrictions...
Christopher Caldwell:

A review of Wilson, a Scott Berg biography.  Obama wasn't the first totalitarian elected to the Presidency.  Quoting author Robert Nisbet:
I believe it no exaggeration to say that the West's first real experience with totalitarianism—political absolutism extended into every possible area of culture and society, education, religion, industry, the arts, local community and family included, with a kind of terror always waiting in the wings—came with the American war state under Woodrow Wilson.

The Justice Department worked with a network of 250,000 informers...
Jon Gabriel:

A response to Obama's weak effort at saving lives in Iraq.
The Obama Doctrine is to ignore problems until they metastasize into vast international crises, then react with an ineffective spasm of concern. In this, the President has been consistent, be it Libya, Egypt, Boko Haram or Ukraine. The truly serious situations get...
David Harsanyi:

David responds to a NY Time Magazine article about the  Libertarian movement.  His analysis is thorough, but would be called anti-Libertarian by... Libertarians.
Beating back people who stand in the way of gay marriage to make room for people who stand in the way of religious freedom and free association doesn’t exactly feel like a victory on the liberty front.
So maybe the more apt political question should be: how do libertarians and social conservatives coexist? That hasn’t happened yet. Until it does...
Millennials aren’t libertarians. They’re socialists who want to buy legal pot.
 David Stockman:

An interview with the former Reagan Director of OMB posted at ZeroHedge.  You may know one of my pet peeves is the gratuitous use of adjectives and metaphors by the sky-is-falling crowd.  But, I do appreciate concrete numbers as David offers here:
...when you take the balance sheet of the Fed from $900 billion to $4.5 trillion in less than 70 months, and when that pattern is replicated around the world, that is a train wreck in slow motion.  The only issue is, when does it hit the wall?  The answer to that question...
Ol' Remus:

Despite my pet peeve (see item above), I am a big fan of Ol' Remus.  He spins a good yarn.  I've come to believe what he says about the next bubble burst will come true.  My reasoning: we've over-extended ourselves (debt, QE, zero interest rates, etc.) during this time of peace that we will not have any tool left to grab. 
But still it goes up. One day it won't. The crash will be 2008 on afterburner because no one trusts anybody, no one honors anything, no one believes anything. The flash-crash will look stately by comparison. It'll be like being pushed out of a tree in the dark—pain and terror every inch of the way.

A fresh and welcome perspective on the oft-predicted coming "collapse."  Mutant Zombie Bikers:
If you dropped Topeka or Spokane into any of those places, there would be a militia, posses, a big wave of hangings, and shortly afterwards a thriving city-state, probably inclined to start conquering the savages nearby and exerting their influence in ever-widening ripples, because that's how we roll, going back to…
Sara Noble:

Sara posts the cartoon version of Hayek's The Road to Serfdom made by Mises.  Good article.  Good imagery.
Obama has another name for government over-regulation and over-taxation. He calls it economic patriotism.

It’s merely socialism in disguise.

Fred On Everything:

I'm a big fan of Fred.  When I find I disagree with him, I also find it difficult to argue against his conclusions.  A great writer with great articles and great books.  One of the best perspectives out there.
In all the things that once marked civilization, the United States has become a desert, a waste of self-satisfied, pampered, arrogantly ignorant sidewalk peasants. This is curious...
Ol' Remus:

Another one from the Woodpile Report.  Ol' Remus makes a good argument for not voting.  (We share his frustrations, but his advice is something we strongly recommend against!)
People don't form governments to be threatened, defrauded, lied to, defamed, robbed and abused. This stuff will stop only with a repeat of the transformation that rocked the world in 1789, on the first day of Constitutional government. Voting hasn't worked for a very long time and it doesn't work now. Unless the serial treachery of the past is undone, it isn't going to work in the future. Stop collaborating. Resist. Not voting is an act of resistance and resistance works. Collaborating with your abusers doesn't work...
PJ O'Rourke:

Let's finish on a fun note.  Whether you're pro or anti Libertarian, you'll appreciate this self-identified Libertarian's reaction to a recent Libertarian conference. 
Making fun of each other’s views is a libertarian sport, but not a blood sport. I remember from my leftist days a lot of screaming and yelling and indignant gettings-up and walkings-out at our meetings…

At the core of libertarian belief is the free market. But now everybody believes in that too, including Communist dictators in China…

What would be a good yard sign for a libertarian politician?

Vote for _______

He Can Give You Less

If we marched we’d go in all different directions.

We could host teach-ins. But what we’d teach is Econ. 101 and I doubt attendance would be large.

We could hold sit-ins...

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Michael Brown Recap Recap

I waited a week to post my thoughts on Michael Brown.  Now, just 24 hours later, it is a whole new story.  "Big Mike" Brown and the criminals roaming the streets in Ferguson aren't worth my time with these posts.  They just aren't.  I've scraped stuff off the bottom of my shoe with more redeeming characteristics.

The autopsy report is in.  Big Mike was a pot head, and he took 6 shots to the front.  Some of the shots to his arm went into his chest.  This suggests the eye witnesses who said he was shot from behind, and who said his hands were up are... wait for it.... also pot heads.  A FB comrade suggested the only other alternative: Big Mike was shot with those "boomerang bullets..."

More autopsies.  Because one is not enough.  I suspect autopsies will continue until the desired results are found.

The National Guard is coming in.  I have to disagree with this move, however I admit I know very little about the scope and scale of criminal activity.  In my opinion, the police are far better trained for this type of situation.  I trust them more with level-of-force and shoot/don't shoot discipline.  On the plus side, it won't be the weekend warriors that responded to the LA Riots.  These are all veterans of the War on Terror.  Better trained.  Better organized.  Better equipped.  Better led.  I hope the Governor does the right thing and issues ammo, despite Mr. B's concerns.  Bottom line: if the Governor wants the unrest and looting to stop, all he has to do is authorize lethal force. 

Eric Holder is getting involved.  No doubt this is a great distraction from that whole 'Contempt of Congress' thing back in DC.  What I suspect this move does is exacerbate the situation on the ground, and extend the civil unrest for another week.  The thugs on the ground, specifically those Black Panther losers, know they will have a sympathetic man overseeing the situation.  Who would gain if the Ferguson unrest would spiral out of control?

Ron Johnson (above).  The Highway Patrol captain who was selected to oversee the crowd control this weekend, and who did a good job, appears to be a recipient of Affirmative Action.  I say this because it was in poor taste to apologize to Ferguson citizens EBT parasites for the actions of the Ferguson police officer who was attacked by Big Mike.  A professional wouldn't do that.  And flashing gang signs on the street isn't the community outreach the few remaining Missouri tax-payers expect from a civil servant.  (Moonbattery)  Again, a professional wouldn't do that.  The more people of authority who demonstrate bad judgement, sympathy and empathy with the criminal class, the longer this unrest will continue.  The only problems in Ferguson are those where someone is making the conscious decision to break the law. 

More thoughts:

Fred sparks some interesting conversations in his post: Burn, Ferguson, Burn.

Ol' Remus shares some thoughts in his post: The Ferguson Missouri Spectacle.

The final tally for this past weekend in another Democrat city: 7 Dead, 29 Wounded.

Stats Update:

We know 70% of black children grow up in a single-parent household.
I've heard Big Mike was raised by his grandmother, so zero parents in his case.  Watch for more info on his parents to come out.  It won't help their case.
We know 80% of low-income children in 4th grade do not read at a 4th grade level.  (aecf)

And now we know 80% of black people say the Ferguson shooting was racial. (Newsmax)

Yep.  I think these three stats are interwovenlyconnected.

UPDATED 8.19.14:

Comrade Tam takes us back in time, when civil unrest was handled by men:  The Good Ol' Days.

UPDATED 8.21.14:

A former St. Louis police officer, Chief Ed Delmore, adds to my criticisms above of Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson at Law Officer.  Via Second City Cop.
Captain Johnson, your words during the day on Friday helped to fuel the anger that was still churning just below the surface. St. Louis County Police were told to remain uninvolved and that night the rioting and looting began again. For much too long it went on mostly unchecked. Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch tweeted that your “hug-a-looter” policy had failed.

Boy did it.
Political Correctness and Affirmative Action may have led to Johnson's seniority in Ferguson last week, but those liberalisms don't stand the test of THE INTERNET.

Democrats: It Is Time For An Intervention

Found at one of our favorite blogs listed on the blogroll at the left.

I'll add the link to the source if I can find it again.


A hero, currently unnamed, exists in our midst.  This post is dedicated to him.

US Army Major General Greene was killed in an assassination in Afghanistan on August 6th.  Fourteen others were injured in the attack.

We learn today at Free North Carolina that there is another story from that day.  A story of heroism.

UK Telegraph:
A British Army colonel's life was saved by a US soldier who jumped in front of an assassin's hail of bullets, it has been reported.

The US Army reservist, who normally works for Apple, the Silicon Valley-based electronics company, was shot six times as an Afghan assailant opened fire on a group of high-ranking officers at a military training academy earlier this month, The Sunday Times said.

The reservist, who has not been named, used his body as a shield to literally "take a bullet" for the senior British officer, and was hit twice in the leg and once in the shoulder, with a further three rounds stopped by his bulletproof vest.

Details of the act of heroism were revealed in an American casualty report, the newspaper said.

It describes how the reservist returned fire with both his rifle and sidearm.
MG Greene was laid to rest at Arlington on August 14th.  Our dear leader couldn't make it to the funeral of the most senior military officer lost in the War on Terror.  Probably better.  The general's family was there.

Check back soon.  I look forward to posting the soldier's name, photo and status as soon as they are known.

Cold As It Gets, by Patty Griffin

Found at Sipsey Street Irregulars, with full lyrics.

To the end of the Earth, I'll search for your face

For the one who laid all of our beauty to waste

Threw our hope into Hell and our children into the fire

I am the one who crawled through the wire

I am the one who crawled through the wire 

This song was on her 2004 album, Impossible Dream.  I'm shocked to hear it for the first time today.

iTunes link

Smart Girls Say "NO" to Communism

Recently found at one of the blogs in our blogroll:

I'll post a link if I can re-find it.

Budget Cuts at Huffington Post

Budget cuts are the only explanation for this tweet from "journalist" Ryan J. Reilly who, by the way, has "has covered federal law enforcement and legal news since 2009" according to his HuffPo profile.

Comrade Diann responds at All The Right Snark with these two:

U/T: IOTW and ATRS, our comrades in the business of mocking the left.

UPDATED 10 mins later...

Comrade Doug has some good ones too, including:


A FB Comrade shares:

UPDATED 8.19.14 2:30pm:

My caption for the photo above:
If I had a daughter, she'd look like that girl.

This one a combo effort by hat owners Chuck and Diann:

And this one shared by FB Comrade, and hat owner, Jeremy:


And something I threw together:

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Michael Brown, Feguson Missouri

It was a week ago when Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson Missouri.  Here is the recap, with a bunch o' links and pics.


Here is who shows up when a white police officer shoots a black man:
Looters.  The media calls them protesters, but the only things they are protesting are the locks on Ferguson businesses.  Oleg at The People's Cube calls it Spontaneous Marxism.

Race hustlers.  The tired ol Jesse Jackson and FBI snitch Al Sharpton.

New Black Panthers.  Because. Hate.

Anarchists.  Straight from Mommy's basement with any reason to wear a bandana over their faces.

Communists.  Because it ain't civil unrest without them.

Libertarians.  Rand Paul speaks out about the militarization of police.
Anybody and everybody who has something to gain by civil unrest is in St. Louis.


The looters in Ferguson have violated our agreement.  See my February post: EBT: Is it Enough?

I've been waiting to hear from black conservatives for their take.  Check out these videos by David Carroll and Mr. Williams (Dr of Common Sense).

I waited because I no longer jump the gun to defend the police.  I've been numbed by the dog shootings, armored personnel carriers, and this week the standing around while property damage is occurring.  (This is difficult for me, a former MP.)  But in the end it was, indeed, the police officer's right to shoot an attacking robbery suspect and drug user and gang member who was going for the officer's gun.

I waited to learn more about Michael Brown.  Was he a misunderstood young man who was in the midst of turning his life around?  Maybe he had dreams of becoming a doctor. 

From Comrade Diann:


Michael Brown died a thug's death, with his pants around his hips and his ass in the air.

While it might not have been known at the time, Mr. Brown was a suspect in a robbery just ten minutes prior to his death.  Here is the video of the robbery that the Obama administration told the Ferguson Police not to releaseThis was reported on Friday...

...Which means, EVERY "protester" on the streets of Ferguson after Friday afternoon was there for reasons other than the police targeting and shooting an innocent black youth.  Three possibilities come to mind: 1) to hurt or kill cops, 2) anarchy, or 3) free stuff.

Speaking of the looters.... The first batch of 32 that were arrested were all from areas outside of Ferguson.

Michael Brown stole cigars.  The looters stole hair extensions and burned down a Quicktrip gas station.

On Saturday night, the first night with an imposed curfew at midnight, the Black Panther group held a march and chanted "Death to Officer Warren."  They warned they could not guarantee anyone's safety on Saturday night.   The drizzle started around 11pm, and all but 100 or so "protesters" quit and went home wet.

Michael Brown sucked at rap.

As of tonight (Sunday) at 9pm, 32 people have been shot in Chicago over the weekend, with three dead.  Do you know their names?

Jesse Jackson was booed in Feguson.

Al Sharpton was heckled for being an FBI informant.

Another from Diann:


It appears you will get the same thing whether you:
A) protest when a white cop shoots a black thug, or
B) vote for "hope and change."
You Get Nothing.
You Served Your Purpose.