18 05 2015

Camden, New Jersey


Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt to ease tensions between police and minority communities, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool of American criminal justice.

Obamalogic:  Militarized cops cause black riots. Also in the universe of Obamalogic, POW camps cause terrorism.

The EO itself and the policy change it represents, I don’t have a problem.  It’s just that the timing and rationale are wrong.  The Ferguson P.D. didn’t pursue and kill Michael Brown using an armored tank.

Also, this order only affects local cops, not Federal LEAs. I’ll get to that below.

“We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there’s an occupying force, as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” Obama said, nine months after an outcry over the use of riot gear and armored vehicles by police confronting protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Except hardly any of the gear that the multiple cooperating agencies used to squelch riots for three days after the initial riots on the night of August 10-11 were Pentagon hand-me-downs.  They were things that the LEAs purchased with their own budgets, and the kind of gear traditionally used to respond to riots.  So this was not an example of “militarized” cops.

In addition to the prohibitions in his order, Obama also is placing a longer list of military equipment under tighter control, including wheeled armored vehicles like Humvees, manned aircraft, drones, specialized firearms, explosives, battering rams and riot batons, helmets and shields.

I remember several years ago, a SWAT team attached to the U.S. Department of Education (Why does the U.S. Department of Education have a SWAT team?) used many of those things to do a raid on a house occupied by a father and his young son, because his estranged and absent wife, the kid’s mother, was suspected of scamming the Federal student loan program, and someone thought that both she and a paper trail could be found inside the house.  It was one of those early morning raids, (a tactic that we learned from the Soviet Union), and most embarrassingly, they dragged both father and son out of their beds and onto their front yard while the SWAT team searched the house for the documents and the woman, neither of which they found.  Embarrassingly, I said, because father sleeps au naturel.

The issue of police militarization rose to prominence last year after a white police officer in Ferguson fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking protests. Critics questioned why police in full body armor with armored trucks responded to dispel demonstrators, and Obama seemed to sympathize when ordering a review of the programs that provide the equipment.

The issue of police militarization rose to prominence last year because race pandering glibertarians like Rand Paul thought they had a hook to pander to blacks, to mash up a libertarian cause to race groveling.  “Police in full body armor with armored trucks responded to dispel” rioters, not protesters.

Future Tense

12 05 2015


Rasmussen polling on Jade Helm.  The interesting part:

But 45% of voters are concerned that the government will use U.S. military training operations to impose greater control over some states, with 19% who are Very Concerned. Just over half (52%) are not concerned that the government has an ulterior motive for the training exercises, including 26% who are Not At All Concerned.

What’s with this future tense?  There was one military exercise on American soil that did result in greater Federal control over states, it lasted from 1861-1865.  That ship sailed 150 years ago.

As far as Jade Helm itself, after absorbing some trustworthy sources, I now think that it’s about our “global force for good” formerly American military getting ready for third world urban operations, first in the actual third world, and maybe later in our third world cities.

Jade Helm

30 04 2015


I have had long standing doubts about the credibility of people telling me that it’s something I should worry about to the point of panic attacks and losing sleep.

I have never invested any credibility in the people telling me that there’s absolutely no there there.

Like many things, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

If anyone has a good chance to stumble upon the truth in the happy median, it’s going to be Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Whole Paycheck Feeds Guardsmen Bringing Peace to Bell Curve City Baltimore; Black Twitter Chimps Out In Reaction.

28 04 2015


Go to Twitchy.

The most common point of anger is that since the Baltimore Public Fool system is closed today, this means the students not in school aren’t getting their free lunch, therefore, Whole Paycheck should be feeding them instead of honky oppressors in fatigues.

I guess these kids don’t have parents and their parents don’t have EBT cards.

Besides, from what I saw yesterday, enough grocery stores were looted.


Money Bags

25 03 2015

San Antonio


One day, we’ll find out someone close to him is a Democrat donor or bundler.

Sgt. Pimp

11 03 2015

Killeen, Texas


A U.S. Army soldier accused of running a prostitution ring at Fort Hood, one of the largest Army bases in the country, pled guilty on Wednesday to 15 charges related to the accusation, officials said on Wednesday.

Sergeant 1st Class Gregory McQueen is expected to be sentenced as early as Thursday at the court-martial after pleading guilty to charges including conspiracy to solicit prostitution, adultery and dereliction of duty, the base said in a statement.

Lawyers said he could face up to about 40 years in prison.

He accepted a plea deal where several other charges were dropped, including abusive sexual contact.

A female soldier, who was not identified by name, said during testimony that McQueen approached her when she was a 20-year-old single mother struggling to pay her student loan bills, according to the report on TV station KWTX.

The witness said McQueen told her to take pictures of herself so he could connect her with high-ranking officers who would pay to have sex with her, according to the report.

I get it.  They don’t want us to fill in the blanks.

Filling in the blanks:


Simple Math

25 09 2014


Democracy + Egalitarianism + Empire =


So we’re invading the world with a military that looks like the world we’re invading.


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