Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New York's Finest, The Thin (Skinned) Blue Line

Now choke yourself. Goddamn it, with MY hand, numb-nuts! Don't pull my fucking hand over there! I said choke yourself; now lean forward and choke yourself! - Marine Corps legend R. Lee Emery and Vincent D'Onofiro famous Boot Camp introduction scene in Full Metal Jacket (1987)
As New York's Whiniest continue their spectacle of entitlement and petulance, the New York Post is reporting Police Union Leaders have convinced the Thin Skinned Blue Line to engage in a work slow down. According to the Post,
overall arrests down 66 percent for the week starting Dec. 22 compared with the same period in 2013, stats show. 
Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587, during that time frame. 
Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent — from 4,831 to 300. 
Even parking violations are way down, dropping by 92 percent, from 14,699 to 1,241. 
Drug arrests by cops assigned to the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau — which are part of the overall number — dropped by 84 percent, from 382 to 63.
From invoking the Stab-in-the-Back rhetoric to Disrespectful protesting at Funeral of a fellow Officer, the New York Police Department has put a permanent blemish on their Shields, which will take years of hard work to erase.

It's hard to see whom exactly the NYPD think they hurting with this work stoppage? The reaction to the drop in citations and the declaration Officers are making arrests "only when they have to" has been 'Super! keep up the great work'.

Now, perhaps the Officers are trying to bring Mayor de Blasio to heel by cutting off funding for the City Budget, but such a tacit admission that Police Departments, including the Nation's Largest, have been filling City Budget Holes on the backs of the Working Class probably isn't the message the NYPD wants to be sending.

Of course, the NYPD, as a monolithic organization, probably doesn't care what anyone thinks. But, the interesting phenomenon has been the sudden tack by the American Right back towards unwavering support for "Law & Order". Meanwhile, Right-Wing violence, up to and including murder of Police Officers, is coddled and encouraged in America.

Conservatives, of course, don't give a shit about individual Cops but, what they do love is exerting Power and Authority, especially the type traditionally enforced by Police Departments over their enemies.

Police Departments have always been the guardians of the 1%, the enforcers of the plutocracy, with specific goals of keeping the Working Class in line and incarcerating or killing minorities.

Law books are replete with "crimes" designed to nickel and dime the Poor and Working Class to make them pay for their own incarceration, with "fines, fees and costs".

Besides the constant threat of arrest and imprisonment for minor offenses, the Working Class faces the full power of the American Justice System while the 1% are free to swindle Billions and even escape unscathed because of their Affluenza.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Conservatives don't give a shit about Cops

Conservatives don't care about Law Enforcement Officers. All conservatives care about is using each and every situation to advance their fascist agenda and take over of the United States.

Do you recall all the right-wing outrage over the murder of 3 Pittsburgh Police Officers by a Staunch Conservative angered over the Coming Obama Gun Ban? Or the 2 Alaska State Troopers killed by a Right-Wing Soverign Citizens son? Or the ultra-conservative war game playing nutjob who killed a Pennsylvannia State Trooper? Or the 2 Arkansas Cops killed by Soverign Citizen? Or the IRS agent killed by the Grover Norquist Anti-Tax Crusader who flew a plane into the Texas IRS building?

Of course you don't, because the Conservative Media squealed like petulant children and proclaimed each of these incidents was actually President Obama's fault.

Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism is coddled and encouraged in the United States. The Media is scared to correctly report that Conservatives are one of the most dangerous threats facing America today.

In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security correctly pointed out that President Barack Obama's election would lead to a rise of Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists. This is exactly what happened. All manner of conservative terrorist groups arose, the Oathkeepers, UnConstitutional Sherrif's of America, the III Percenters, for instance. All these groups have threatened to murder any Government Offical or Police Officer who dares to implement laws, which they deem Unconstitutional.

The indignant screams from the Conservative media caused the DHS to retract their correct conclusions. And sadly, once the Obama Adminstration gave into their tantrums, it only emboldened Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists to conduct their campaign to undermine and subvert the Nation.

But, Conservatives can never resist Waving the Bloody Shirt and they have two more bodies to use as building blocks to construct their evil edice of a Neo-Feudalist Wage Slave State. Conservatives reveal in blood and use death to enforce their values of Oppression, Intolerance and Slavish Obediance to the Rich.

So, now in-line with their values, Conservatives have finally found a Union Boss with whom they gleefully agree, in Patrick Lynch of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

Lynch's inflammatory rhetoric of blaming Mayor Bill De Blasio has been discussed at length at several excellent websites, but, having worked the job for almost a decade now, I can guarantee whenever you see a man with the combed back hair-do Lynch is sporting, that man is a slime bucket.

Conservatives support Police Officers who kill Black Men because right-wingers believe every Black Man is a potential criminal. It's the same pathos which explains how Conservatives support the killing of innocent Muslims, including children, because they see every Muslim as a Potential Terrorist.

Thus, the only Unions supported by Right-Wingers are Police Unions, as long as those Union Leaders vehemently defend Officers who kill Black Men and blame Liberals for America's woes.

What has become clear is Police Officers are just another partisan issue for Conservatives. Any deviation from what they deem the proper use of the Law and Police (i.e. Killing Black Men, incarcerating minorities, beating liberal protestors, and crushing Unions) is "Unconstitutional" to the American Right.

And an entire media industry now exists to swaddle conservatives in a incestuous cocoon of comfortable lies and partisan bullshit as they shamelessly use the dead to advance their Agenda.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Will Justice denied in Ferguson and Fox News Propaganda lead to an all-out shooting war with Police? (Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism Alert)

The miscarriage of justice in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island could be the sparks of a new Police/Race War in the United States.

The Two Brooklyn Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were murdered by a criminal who broadcast his intentions just after shooting his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore, have sparked a furious backlash amongst conservatives.

The NYPD and Police Unions are apparently blaming NY Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Faux News and the right-wing on-line community also place the blame on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama. The spectre of anti-police rhetoric by liberals is also listed as the cause of the officers deaths.

It's never the wrong time to punch-a-hippie and Blame the Left for everything wrong in America.

Of course, that there was actually rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct in Ferguson by Bob McCulloch and his assistants can never be the cause, because liberals.

All killings off citizens by their goverment i.e. the state need to be investigated thoroughly by an unbiased agency. That clearly did not happen in Ferguson, where the SA’s office provided instructions to the grand jurors in direct contradiction with USSC ruling in Tennesse v. Garner (1985) and allowed the fabrictions of a lying crazy woman, Witness 40, to be introduced as "evidence".

But, don't expect Faux News to try and bring calm to this situation. This ghoulish race-baiting organization exists to gin up hatred and blame President Obama for everything. The more violence and discontent which embroils the Nation the better Faux News likes it.

It’s especially ironic or cruelly hypocritical for Faux to blame Mayor De Blasio as one of their employees Mike Huckabee, while as Arkansas Governor personally went out of his way to free a man Maurice Clemmons, who murdered 4 Seattle Officers.

Of course, when the right-wing domestic terrorists Jerad and Amanda Miller, who had demonstrable ties to the Cliven Bundy Insurrection, murdered two Las Vegas Police Officers and another man, the Conservatives response was to blame President Obama.

But, focusing your energies on rebutting or calling out the right-wing lies is a sysphiean task, for conservatives are wimps who cry and squeal like 2 year old children denied candy when their lies aren't accepted.

The real despicable truth of the deaths of the Police Officers is conservatives will shamelessly use their deaths to advance their disgusting agenda. Conservatism is an edifice built upon the corpses. A Flordia LEO, Charles Kondek was also murdered over the weekend but, don't expect Right-Wingers to know his name because their I Blame Obama Facebook feeds haven't cycled around to them yet.

Republicans use the dead to advance their agenda of Oppression, Intolerance and Adulation of the Rich and that is exactly what is happening now.

Update:
The sudden swell of concern for Police Officers by conservatives is so much bullshit. Right-Wingers only support LEOs if those Officers are killing unarmed minorities or beating up and pepper spraying peaceful leftist protestors.

Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists have murdered Police Officers at an alarming and increasing rate since President Barack Obama took office.

Just don't expect the murderous attacks by Right-Wingers on Police Officers to ever be broadcast by Mainstream Conservative Media. The job of the Media is to always make Right-Wing arguments seem reasonable and to hide the flaws and evil intentions of Conservatives at every opportunity.

Conservatism is Terrorism.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Obama and Pope Francis freed Cuba

"I've hurt you... And I wish to go on... hurting you." - RepubliKhan, Star Trek II
Nothing angers American Conservatives more than success. Right-Wingers embrace failure and proclaim it to be a Wild Success. They still claim W's Iraq Fiasco was a stunning success.

It's been 55 years since a Republican President did anything for the American people or championed any successful policies. That was President Dwight D. Eisenhower. But, it's also been 55 years since President Ike instituted sanctions and an economic embargo on Cuba. And they haven't worked.

But, the reason Conservatives supported the failed sanctions against Cuba was because they enjoyed hurting Cubans. Recall that during the Bush/Cheney debacle in Iraq, Bill O'Reilly, Faux News and every warmongering chicken hawk conservative did not care, whatsoever how many, innocent Iraqis died because to conservatives every Iraqi was somewhat complicit with Saddam Hussein. So, it doesn't matter to conservatives how many innocent Cubans have been harmed by the failed Embargo.

Of course, Cuban expats have reasons to hate Fidel Castro. Fidel's enemies were dealt with harshly. But, it's not as if Awesome America was not in league with brutal regimes while we condemned Castro. The Shah of Iran and Augusto Pinochet in Chile were at least as vicious and oppressive as Castro's Cuba, if not more than so.

But, conservatives love harming people as a way of changing their minds and attitudes. This is why we find conservatives so supportive of torture. It doesn't matter if Torture elicited real intel it's the infliction of pain with which they agree.

But, fortunately for the United States and President Obama we have friends around the world to offset the homegrown domestic traitors of the Republican Party. So, with the aid of the Canadian Government and Pope Francis' Vatican, President Obama has normalized US-Cuba Relations.

Pope Francis, whom conservatives hate, was instrumental in brokering the deal, having personally contacting both President Obama and President Raul Castro and (along with Canada) hosting critical meeting between the delegations.

The opening up of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba is another brilliant Foreign Policy victory for President Obama, which is yet another reason conservatives are so apoplectic.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Republicans love when Veterans kill Themselves

The only Veteran a conservative loves is a Dead One. As we see by the actions of the Republican Party, Veterans are seen as a useless drain on the Plutocracy. Thus, once again as Conservatives disrespect Veterans and use the Awesome Power of Government to ensure Veterans receive sub-standard shoddy care when they come home in the hopes the Veteran commits suicide.

Republican Senator Tom Coburn used a procedural maneuver to block a vote on the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act because The Republican Party doesn't care one whit about Veterans. Republicans view Veterans in the same light as any other American; only useful if they advance the interests of the Plutocracy and the Conservative Principles of Oppression, Intolerance and Adulation of the Rich.

By and large, since Vietnam Conservatives have studiously eschewed Military Service. The soft, flabby Republican chickenhawks haved cited all sorts of other priorities for why they couldn't seem to serve, whether it was seeking 5 or 6 deferments, rotten luck because too many minorities had filled the spots, numerous cases of college football knee injuries and asthma, or they choose to "serve" in France instead of French-Indochina. And in at least one case, a Conservative Hero literally shit his pants to avoid Vietnam so he could stay stateside instead and rape little girls.

But, like White Privilege conservatives rest on unearned laurels and consider themselves Pro-Veteran because of jingoistic flag waving, Toby Keith and Bruce Greenwood "songs", and their unwavering support of the Military Industrial Complex.

Republicans don't care about Veterans. Republicans love War. Republicans bask in the glow of waving the Bloody Shirt and talking about Freedom while seated on their expansive derriรจres from the comfort of their offices. Republicans love the Trillions of Dollars and thousands of lives they feed the rapacious War Machine. Republicans could not care less for individual military members and Veterans,
"I didn’t use the word troops, I used the word military, and I think [giggles] they refer to the same thing." - The Military-Industrial-Complex are people, my friend! - Mitt Romney
In reality, Republicans are grave robbers and fakes who have no right to speak for the dead. - Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Pantheon of Second Amendment Heroes Grows (Whites Only)

A White Mass Murderer has gunned down 6 in Pennsylvania, if he had been a black child with a toy pistol I'm sure the killing could have been stopped. But, because the killer was white, with the whiter-than-white name of Bradley William Stone, every deference was allowed in order that his precious Second Amendment Rights could never, ever be infringed.

Thus Bradley William Stone will join the American Gun Nut Pantheon of Second Amendment Heroes.

Yet, Gun Humping Fanatics still claim the Second Amendment exists so they can defend themselves from criminals and Government Tyranny.

And a segment of American Society is facing violence from the Government, thus the NRA would seem to be the prime organization to speak out and lead the fight against Government violence.

Except the NRA and Gun Nuts have been conspicuously silent of late. It's because the NRA supports the violence directed at Minorities.

The Second Amendment, Open Carry Laws, the NRA and Right-Wing groups like the Oathkeepers are not for minorities. They are protections to allow White Males and Females the freedom to gun down anyone who upsets them.

An Open Carry Texas Lunatic used her Second Amendment Rights to murder her ex-husband and step-daughter, "Sometimes removing some people out of your life makes room for better people," Open Carry Texas activist and Second Amendment Hero Veronica Dunnachie.

Austin Martin, an 18 year old student at Middlesex High School in Saluda, Virginia had four loaded guns, several knives and more than 600 rounds of ammunition, in his car. Martin was arrested because the commendable Middlesex Sheriff's Department did an exemplary job in stopping another Mass School Shooting.

But, whatever intel the Sheriff's Deputies unearthed which aided them in stopping another White Mass Murderer, it's not unusual that a white 18 year old was treated differently than black 18 year old, Michael Brown.

As the killing of Michael Brown by the unindicted murderer Darren Wilson, the Oathkeepers descended upon Ferguson. To stand with the Protestors? To voice their displeasure at the Violence of Police Officers? To defend Americans against the Paramilitary equipped shoot first, don't ask questions later Tactical Cops?

Nope. To MURDER suspected looters. To kill minorities without trial, without evidence, for alleged property crimes. Thankfully, the St. Louis PD made them get out of their snipers posts on rooftops.

But, the Oathkeepers like all Right-Wing Domestic Terrorist groups (e.g. Republicans in Congress, Faux News Viewers, anyone aligned with the Tea Party) wholeheartedly supports violence by the State when it is directed against Minorities.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Reclaiming Democratic Values, Championing the Working Class and Making America Great

Most liberals have convinced themselves the disastrous Right-Wing Tea Party policies and outright appeals to hatred and bigtory would send the American Voter fleeing away from the Republicans.

Coupling this with the inevitable march of demographics, Liberals have been blissfully congratulating themselves on their Future Ascendancy and electoral dominance.

But, the belief in Demographic Destiny is a pipe dream. In much the same way Karl Rove spoke of Republican 100-year Reich, the Democratic Party has exuded smug Hubris that all they need do is exist in order to win Elections. As Tim Donovan at Suffolk Resolves wrote, There is no Demographic Destiny.

So, despite Democratic Congressional Candidates winning more votes in 2012, in the aggregate, and the overwhelming support for Center-Left referendums in 2014, Liberals and Democrats are faced with Republican control of the US Senate and Republican dominance of the US House, State Legislatures and Governorships.

But, besides their Hubris and the cashing-in on future voters the Democratic Party's downfall also stems from the free reign the gave to the Republicans to woo the working class white male.

Now, why would the faux populism of the Republican Party appeal to working class white men? There never has been a more implacable foe of the Working Class than the Modern Republican Party.

One of the key beliefs, which I have believed as well, was that Republicans had duped Working Class Whites into voting against their Own Economic Interests. But, is that true? But, is that how the Working Class White Man and Woman sees it? The answer is obviously not.

The perception by the White Working Class is they have been betrayed by the Democratic Party and the new Platform focus on gays, blacks and women.

There is a lot of hindsight going. The PPACA (Obamacare) legislation was beneficial to white people (no caps on lifetime coverage, no pre-existing conditions, for instance) but, because the Conservative Internet Fart Bubble was allowed to frame the rhetoric as Death Panels and welfare for black people, Working Class whites don't see the Democratic Party as their Party or even their ally anymore.

While the Republicans are committed to eliminating the Social Safety net and reducing the vast majority of Americans to Wage Slavery and Corporate Bondage, the white working class sees itself ostracized, shunned and abandoned by the Democratic Party.

It's not true but, as always perception is truth. So, while it's impossible to not see that Republicans are fanatically determined to destroy the Progressive Gains of the 20th century, Working Class people are focused on the now and the immediate future.
Long-term unemployment, millions of foreclosures, crippling personal debts and bankruptcies, the evaporation of savings and retirement accounts, and the crumbling of the country;s infrastructure are taking place as billions in taxpayer subsidies, obscene profits, bonuses and compensation are doled out to the corporate overlords. - Chris Hedges, Death of the Liberal Class, pg.181
Since 2007, after George W(orst President Ever) Bush and the Republican Party crashed the economy the Democratic Party had an opportunity to pivot towards Economic Populism and reclaim the Will of the American People.

But, the Democrats have been caught by the trap laid by the Plutocracy. Unless you are a Senator like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren it's hard to ignore that Money = Campaign = Victory.

Occupy Wall Street offered the Democratic Party another chance to pick up the mantle of Champion of the Working Class. Which is why Plutocracy moved so quickly to undermine and destroy it.

So, the Democrats did not offer any help to people struggling to pay bills, keep their house, take care of aging parents, raise kids, work longer hours and pick up extra jobs. And the White Working Class was forced to choose the least-worst candidate and they are increasingly choosing Republicans.

There is a way to reclaim the white working class and win elections, while also inhabiting the moral high ground and providing the American Voter a government they know is looking out and seeking to protect them.

Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren are the strong voices promoting Left-Wing Economic Populism. They are devoted to helping the Working Class, safeguarding the Social Safety Net and restoring the American Dream.

Senator Warren has said she is not running for President but, Bernie Sanders has stated if enough Americans, if enough of the 99%, are willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with him he will take on the Koch Brothers and the 1%.

Again there is no Demographic Destiny. If We, the People stand together we can reclaim the Democratic Values which made this Nation Great in the 20th Century.

But, We must act because as Tim Donovan wrote at Suffolk Resolves,
Whichever party first grabs the mantle of economic populism will earn the support of a rising generation fed up with the politics of the moment, a generation wholly unsympathetic to the broken, ineffectual Reagan consensus that’s still so dominant today.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Representative Cynthia Lummis and the Republicans blame Obamacare for Everything

Now that the Republicans have resurrected the granny starving Paul Ryan Path to Penury and are adamant they are empowered to destroy Obamacare it time to recall the right wing health care plan:
If you were wealthy you'd be healthy 
But if you're poor and sick 
Do us a favor and die quick
Or... So I thought. But, it turns out that Obamacare is so pernicious and so evil that even Multi-Millionaires whose wives are Congressmen are being killed by it's odious grasp.

Here's the story of Congressman Cynthia Lummis via CrooksandLiars. Congressman Lummis recounted her late husband's brush with Obamacare Death Panels during the oh so important Hans 'Yippee KiYay' Gruber Investigation.

Lummis stated she and her 65 year old husband Alvin Wiederspahn were some how having problems figuring out if they were covered under Obamacare. The Late Wiederspahn was having chest pains but, decided to ignore the advice of his physicians and decline the tests they recommended because Fuck Obamacare! Well the chest pains the late gentleman was experiencing for months turned out to be a warning sign of Myocardial Infarction, which sadly took the man's life.

"My husband was having chest pains at the time that he was told we were not enrolled in Obamacare, and come to find out, he didn't have all of the tests that he was advised by his physician to have. So on October 24, a week before the election, my husband went to sleep and never woke up."

So what's the take away? Don't ignore warning signs of a potential serious condition? Take better care of yourself and your heart health? Always take your doctor's advice and undergo every test?

Nope, the morale of super rich Congressman Lummis' story is her previous Free Government Healthcare was better for her and her husband and then That Man came into the White House and Ruined Everything!

It's actually unbelievable that Lummis and Wiederspahn didn't undergo the tests knowing that in reality any bills and procedures would be covered when the minor admin snafus were worked out.

But, Republicans don't ever take any personal responsibility. And they most assuredly don't take any responsibility for fucking up Government Bureaucracy. Republicans believe Government doesn't work and once elected they sabotage whatever they can in order to make that belief come true. It's actually their core mission statement once they're elected.

But, in the epistemically closed Right-Wing Internet Fart Bubble this is massive proof of the Obamacare Death Panels.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Torturous Bush Presidency was a Cabal of War Criminals

"We also have to work, though, sort of the dark side, if you will. We've got to spend time in the shadows..." - Dick Cheney

Sunlight is the best disinfectant. The US finally released a report on the Torture used at the behest and urging of the Bush/Cheney Regime shedding light on one of the most heinous, unconscionable crimes of the 21st Century. Of course, We, the People and the rest of the World have known for over a decade the Bush/Cheney Regime requested, created, oversaw and protected the Use of Torture or as it euphemistically became known as "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques".

Right after 9/11 Dick Cheney told the Nation and the World, the New American Policy was Torture. Who would be tortured? Anyone. Everyone. Innocence and Guilt were non-factors. Bush and Cheney wanted Torture.

Whole sections of the Executive Branch were devoted to making Torture Official US Policy, the Justice Department was co-opted into crafting "legal" arguments for the efficacy of Torture and the rescinding of the "quaint" Geneva Conventions. White House officials made repeated Sunday Talk Show appearances hinting at the dozens of plots stopped by Torture. Jack Bauer would save Fox America through Torture. Torture was the Universal Panacea of the Bush White House.

But, Americans have known since the Philippine Insurrection, that Torture is wrong. Until 2001 and the Bush/Cheney Regime and their duped or willing accomplices. A Harvard Student Research Paper found that when Americans learned of the Abu Gharib scandal suddenly Bush Torture Lawyers began to push the notion of "Harsh" or "Enhanced Interrogation" methods to their media contacts and the Media stopped calling referring to The Bush Regime's War Crimes Torture and began to pretend as though there was a hotly contested debate about what is and what isn't Torture. Thus, we magically invented "two sides" of the Torture issue.

The report is just the latest reveal of the brutal War Crimes committed by the Bush Regime. And those war crimes were enabled by the worst Traitors in American History: Conservatives.

So, while Torture doesn't work it was successful,
"The United States of America is awesome, we are awesome. But we’ve had this discussion. We’ve closed the book on it, and we’ve stopped doing it. And the reason they want to have this discussion is not to show how awesome we are. This administration wants to have this discussion to show us how we’re not awesome." - Andrea Tantaros
Awesome?!? What childish drivel. What codswallop. Either Awesome Tantaros and many conservatives are lying or they don't have the courage of their convictions. Torturing people under the rubric of the Global War on Terror was either harmless Frat Boy pranks or an invaluable tool which stopped hundreds of Terrorist Attacks, saved thousands of lives and led to the kill of Osama Bin Laden.

But, besides giving Cheney Sadistic Thrills Torture doesn't work. Anyone who supported or voted for John McCain should know Torture is not useful in gaining information and gaining information through coercion is not only futile but criminal.
The clearest example of an interrogation practice that will void a confession is the infliction of physical force or pain upon the person under interrogation, because it is an incontestable fact that harm of this nature may produce a confession of guilt from an innocent person. This is also true as regards indirect physical harm - for instance, an unduly prolonged continuous interrogation, especially by two or more interrogators working in relays or the deprivation of food, water, or access to toilet facilities for an unreasonable period of time. A threat of physical harm may have a similar effect --- the extraction of confession from innocent persons. - Fred E. Inbau
Unless, that is, you actually believe that all those woman tortured by the Inquisition were, in fact, really Witches.

George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Yoo, Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, Ari Fleischer, Liz Cheney, Monica Goodling, Jay Bybee and hundreds of others in the Bush Cabal are War Criminals. Indeed the worst of sort of war criminals for they, safely ensconced in air-conditioned state-side offices, far from the battlefield, coldly crafted Torture memos and policies. Clear cut criminal intent not influenced by the heat of the moment or fear of imminent danger.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Conservative reaction to Eric Garner is Ridiculous

"It's the laws we live by get over it." - Bernie Kerik on Faux News

Rightwingers only support the Rule of Law when that Rule is being used to oppress Minorities, Leftist Protests, and Unions. If the Rule of Law is being used to arrest or bring a conservative scofflaw to justice? Well, then it is the Rule of Law which must go for Conservatism is Never Wrong and Can Never be Wrong. Hallelujah!

The reaction from the Americans Right has been as ludicrous as it's been heartless. Everything and anything else is responsible for Eric Garner's death.

The odious Sean Hannity and Racist Limbaugh made the focus Cannabis, with Limpy proclaiming New York Cops just "walk by or drive by" when they see somebody "blowing a joint".

Recall that the with the murders of Trayvon Martin* and Mike Brown one of the key pieces of evidence, which was highlighted and repeated over and over and over by the Right-Winger Blogs and Big Media liars, was that each had smoked Marijuana.

Cannabis use has always been a Justification for killing Blacks.

Faux News paraded out all sorts ready to blame everything from Garner's weight or asthma to his refusal to submit. On that last point in Illinois Law a citizen has no right to resist arrest even if that arrest be unlawful. Of course, as the #CrimingWhileWhite hashtag has shown and as I can attest from working in Cook County I've seen "white" people get away with outrageous behavior, disrespect and active resistance and not even get an additional Resisting charge.

The protests against the miscarriage of justice has Zero Conservatives participating. Laura Ingraham summed up why conservatives are absent from protesting because "our people are working and have to support their families." She goes to claim protesting isn't the nature of conservatives.

The real reason is simple, conservatives support the killing of Black people by the Police.

Of course, Ingraham is correct that right-wingers don't "protest" instead they threaten violence, proclaim a Second American Revolution is needed, and walk around armed ready to express "Second Amendment Remedies".

Conservatism is Terrorism. And that is why Eric Garner is dead; because America is controlled by Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who ensconce into law the reduction of voting rights for minorities, who use the courts and legal system to ensure the Working Classes are denied justice,who routinuely use the Police and Paramilitary Private Security Companies to threaten any who protest the rampant destruction of the Nation by Corporate Monsters.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Again, Conservatives love when Cops kill Black People (Eric Garner)

"We understood we couldn't make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue...that we couldn't resist it." - John Ehrlichman, White House counsel to President Nixon.
There is no indictment for the Police Officer who killed Eric Garner by a choke hold. The killings of Eric Garner, 12 year old Tamir Rice, Mike Brown and so many others are just the latest deaths which highlight Right-Wing beliefs in America today.

Conservatives love when Black People are killed. Now, that outright lynchings are no longer authorized, conservatives have taken to unwavering support of Police Officers murdering blacks by proxy.

Of course, every now and then a Right-Wing domestic terrorist decides Cops aren't killing enough "Thugs" and tries to take matters in his own hands;
[A] man driving a Town and Country minivan drove through the intersection and accelerated through the crowd. One woman was seen crouching on the hood of the minivan as the van continued forward. She fell off as the vehicle rounded a curve.
Protesters chased and then surrounded the minivan, and the driver waved a black handgun at them. At one point, protesters broke out the van’s back window. The van was dented, and police recovered a rock from the back seat. Police took the driver, a 57-year-old man, into custody.
Obviously, each of these incidents and subsequent deaths is unique and deserves careful review and investigation but, what comes through each and every time is that conservatives support the killing of blacks unquestionably.

Now, you might argue that Senator Rand Paul and the fake libertarians over at Reason Magazine have denounced and decryed the killing of Eric Garner for instance but what they've done is use the killing to denounce Government and Regulations. Reason which exists to justify, defend and succor the Plutocracy got the closest to denouncing the killing of Garner in a column by managing editor J. D. Tuccille, but at the last moment Tuccille has to veer into blaming the cigarette laws and government regulations.

Now, much to their credit some of the writers and commentors over at Reason found the inconsistencies with Wilson's Grand Jury Lies and McCulloch's ridiculous defense of Wilson odious and criminal.

But, according to Libertarians the important take away is that Government is the problem, the deaths of Black People are incidental. And this highlights the key issue; American Society does not value Black Peoples Lives. At all. Conservatives go beyond just devaluing black people and dehumanize and criminalize their very being.

Senator Rand Paul could not blame the racist right-wing culture from which he takes so much because as soon as he does that, the grift is over for him. So Senator Paul is reduced to echoing the Libertarian argument of blaming cigarette laws and not the prime cause; Conservatives.

To Conservatives the crime Mike Brown, Eric Garner and the many others killed by Cops are guilty of is: Unforgivable Blackness.