Sunday, July 14, 2013


I read a couple hours ago that George Zimmerman was acquitted.  I was worried that the jury would be unduly influenced by the idiot-box media and the bias of the judge, so my first reaction was relief.  My second sentiment was that Zimmerman had to endure a year which included the scornful machinations of his own President's administration along with those of the grievance industry.

I think it a testament to his character for holding up so well against that year-long tidal surge.  Is he a hero?  Well, maybe not directly to me, but certainly to those in his community.  He'd been involved in his Neighborhood Watch program for some years, not just that night.  And, he'd apparently never shown any animus toward anyone because of their skin color.  I think he just wanted a safe, crime-free neighborhood, and was willing to look critically at a person and situation as being possibly criminal.  And, I think he was right about the criminal.

There is no question in my mind that the dead guy was a thug.  Perhaps he wasn't plotting to rob someone, and perhaps he hadn't already mugged somebody.  But this fact remains: Zimmerman did not pick the fight and he didn't start it.  He was armed, and (duh) knew he was armed.  He didn't have to get into a fist-fight.  All he really had to do, given the onset of confrontation, was to again call the cops, who were standing by to rush in and do their duty (ok, sorry...I threw up a little in my mouth, there).  In reality, though, that was his reasoned expectation, flawed as it may have been regarding the LEOs.  But, back to my point, as he was armed, there was really no reason to engage in a fist-fight.

At some point, we all have to be willing to look critically at our world without fear.  Such as, "hey, that guy dressed the exact same way as a muslim terrorist, might just be a muslim terrorist, so I'm going to keep my eye on him" -Juan Williams.  Okay, I'm paraphrasing.  But it's the exact same situation.

Do I feel sorry for the dead guy?  Yes and no.

I am not sorry that he picked a fight with a citizen and got shot dead for it.

I am, however, very, very sorry for his supporters that they have no better hero in life than him.  I am sorry that so many people want to hate Whitey so bad, that they'll stretch the definition of Zimmerman's ethnicity well beyond the bounds of sanity, and threaten riotous racial vengeance over the perceived "injustice".  Professional victimhood run amok, I say.  I am sorry that the dead guy's family weren't concerned enough for his well-being previous to that fateful night, that they'd steer him away from his thug-life ways.  I am sorry that thug-life, itself, is glorified in parts of our subculture.  I'm sorry that folks that identify with the dead guy, racially, are so screamingly stupid, that they can't or won't see through the manipulative tactics of the Jesse Jackson's & Al Sharpton's & Rachel Maddow's of their world.

The dead guy should have fought for a world without the soft bigotry of diminished expectations, instead of contributing to those expectations.  Lesson: if you chose to look like a criminal, and act like a criminal, don't be too surprised or disappointed if you're treated like one.

And if you want to organize your hatred, consider the real source of your predicament.  Here's an analogy...

The Department of Wildlife here in North Carolina, confronted with deer overpopulation, introduced coyotes to the habitat.  In a brilliant move to "balance" the populations of wild turkeys, again in their infinite wisdom, introduced new species of rattlesnakes.  The method to their madness?  Control nature through "managed" conflict.  Most of the political class (and most notably Obama, Holder, & Company) believe it's in their best interest to tweak the chaos of conflict.  They love, love, love it when the peasants are pointing their pitchforks at each other, rather than at them.

Who benefits from your hatred?  Certainly not Whitey.  And certainly not blacks, either.  Only those in the race-baiting industry and the ruling class realize any real profit from the strife.  You would-be rioters might consider the very real possibility that we're actually on the same side!

If you want to organize a violent march protest on your real oppressors, show up at the White House in Washington, DC.  Tell the occupiers there that you're tired of them keeping you around just for your stupidity and manipulability.  If they gave a damn about you, or the dead guy, they'd be honest with you.  But they're not.  They're using you like so many coyotes and rattlesnakes.  If you want to honor the dead guy, and like him are tired of being so disrespected, then turn your ire on those who purposefully cultivate it.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Feeling Particularly "Free" These Days?

Having just finished a project in SC on this past Wednesday, July 3rd, I considered going to the coast for a few hours to do some boat items.  Things that were on the "could do" list, but not the "must do immediately" list.

But before I departed the Palmetto State, I heard about TN highway patrol partnering with Department of Jackbooted Thuggery Homeland Security to conduct "DUI Checkpoints" in the Volunteer State.

There was no mention of similar "checkpointing" in NC or SC, but a trip northeast and then west, would have been 4 hours more driving than the 4 hours to just get home.  So, I opted for the path of least resistance, that is, of least potential conflict.  You might say I was domestically terrorized.  When confronted with bullying force, my standard operating procedure is to respond in kind, so it's probably a good idea I curtailed my travel plans.

How bad can it be?  Well, you tell me...

Currently, that video has some 2.3 million hits on youtube.  I wonder what the outcome would have been if the citizen had refused to open his door, or pull over into the "detainment-but-not-detainment" area.

Here's another video, also from COPBLOCK.ORG.  If you can get past the title of the video, and watch the whole thing, please tell me if you could answer "never."

As the narrator says, "asking fascists to not act like fascists, has a pretty poor track record throughout history."

The 4th Amendment reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

It's in their best interests (your Government's, that is) to have you trade your Freedom for perceived security, but is it in your best interest?

Historically, I have a fine respect for cops.  But, I'm just not convinced that they have any respect for me.  And to answer the question posed in the title of this piece?  No.  Not so much.

Here's an idea: stop early and spend a few minutes videotaping the next time you come to one of these blatantly illegal checkpoints.  Enough citizen-journalists, with overlapping evidence, and this crap ceases to exist.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dear Paul Ryan

I tried responding to you, Congressman Ryan, but my email was returned as undeliverable.  Apparently, you'll solicit and receive my monies, but not so much my concerns?  Presumably, you sent this because I'd given your group my hard-earned folding money in the past.  You wrote:

Jeff, President Obama and his Left-wing allies will stop at nothing to win back the House and put Nancy Pelosi back in the speaker’s chair.

We cannot let the Democrats do this.

If Democrats take back the House, we will continue to see bigger more intrusive government. We must continue to hold the President and government agencies, like the IRS, accountable for their gross abuse of power.

I need your help to stop Pelosi today.

Our June 30th fundraising deadline is critical – every dollar counts, and will help us keep the majority and Pelosi out of the speaker’s chair.

With only four days until the end of the fundraising quarter, every dollar counts. We are so committed to stopping Nancy Pelosi that we will match every contribution that we receive before June 30th.

Contribute $100, $50, $25 or what you can to help us keep the majority and Pelosi out of the speaker’s chair.

Thanks, Paul Ryan

Since the pachyderm party blocked my reply, you'll just have to read it here at ST&L...

Hey Paul, If you really want to "match me," do so by growing a pair.