Skullduggery Is Great Work If You Can Find It

25 10 2016



Hmm, thinking about his Maine house.

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the house burning down — When it’s viewed as a circumstance that originated at my hands with my premeditated intent, then it would be criminal arson.  But when it’s viewed as an accidental fire, then I’m not guilty.”

Lie Upon Lie

4 10 2016

Downtown; Ferguson


Just like “hands up don’t shoot” turned out to be a big fat lie when examined in light of physical evidence, so too were the stories of these plaintiffs.  Ferguson must have tragic dirt that forces people to make shit up.

Gender Not So Fluid

1 10 2016

Baton Rouge

New Orleans Times-Picayune:

Dancers sue to overturn Louisiana strip club age requirements

Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in strip clubs be at least age 21 is unconstitutional. The lawsuit comes about a week before state officials have said they’ll begin enforcing the new law in strip clubs statewide.

Identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe I, II and III, the three dancers say the law will rob them of the ability to express themselves with erotic dance, in violation of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.

They also claim the law unfairly targets women, citing a prohibition in state law that defines strip club performers as “entertainers whose breasts or buttocks are exposed to view.” That definition, the dancers claim, applies only to women and “does not prohibit the same conduct by men” who are between the ages of 18 and 21.

Men don’t have breasts or buttocks? We have breasts, it’s just that ours are flat, at least for most of us.

Also, what’s with this linking physical anatomy to gender? We’ve lived under World War T long enough to know better. Otherwise, transphobia.

Much of the lawsuit takes aim at the idea that the law is gender discriminatory, which the dancers say is in violation of the Constitution’s equal protection law. Citing comments by legislators, the law seeks to bolster its gender discrimination argument by saying legislators knew the law was aimed at young women because state Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, and others said the law was aimed at protecting young women.

Maybe so, but I don’t see anything facially wrong with the law, at least not from this telling of it, that would sufficiently draw the ire of the Federal judiciary. And I don’t think that the paucity of actual or possible instances of disallowing 18-20 year old men from stripping is good enough for the plaintiffs.

A consistent argument among supporters of the bill during the legislative session was that it was designed to ensure that people under the age of 21 aren’t exposed to the lure of prostitution through adult nightclubs. The author of the bill, state Sen. Ronnie Johns, is quoted in the lawsuit as saying the bill is “strictly an anti-human trafficking bill.”

Politician named Johns wants to cut down on the lure of prostitution.

To look at this the other way, while I don’t think the law is facially penumbrally discriminatory such that it trips intermediate scrutiny, I also don’t think the defendants (the state) should ride into court with the “penumbral to human trafficking compelling public interest” argument hitched to their horses. Even if stripping is penumbral to prostitution, which it isn’t, prostitution is not penumbral to human trafficking.  (Note:  By “penumbral,” I mean in the legal-constitutional sense, not the sense of actual on-the-ground reality.  Because in reality, there is a very slick conveyor belt between stripping, prostitution and human trafficking.)

That said, we know why this law was enacted. It’s because many politicians are the fathers of daughters, and it’s just an age old truism that fathers are defensive and protective of their daughters.  It’s why middle aged men are weaponizing the Obama White House to in turn weaponize college administrators against college men with their kangaroo tribunals.  Instead of middle aged men beating young men with sticks to stay away from their daughters, they’re now doing it vicariously using intermediaries.

Black Monopoly

22 09 2016



Mass. High Court: Blacks Have Special Right To Run From Cops

Black men may have a legitimate reason to flee Boston police during investigatory or “Terry” stops, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday.

The court found that systemic racism in the Boston Police Department may be considered in conjunction with a suspect’s decision to flee from police during a stop.

We all thought the board game of Black Monopoly would look like this:


Instead, it means that players get a virtually infinite supply of these:


Old Pain Burning

25 08 2016

Jefferson City

SCOMO’s ruling on the Bazell case is causing some curiosity.

This state has always had a rough relationship with stealing laws.

Though I don’t see why some of the people upset with it are actually upset.  Aren’t these the same people who constantly worry about overincarceration?  You’d think that fewer felony crimes on the books would make them happy.


22 08 2016

Downtown; Florissant

When you boil the legal and SJW psychobabble away, all he’s saying is this:

Black people get what black people want, everyone else go fuck yourselves.

However, it’s all a moot point anyway; the FFSD is already 78% black, and you can probably surmise the trend.  All I’m worried about is how far this MUH DISPUT IMPAK madness is going to metastasize in the Federal judiciary before someone puts a stop to it.  Remember, murder being a crime has a disparate impact on black men.

Taking the Black Bodies Metaphor Literally

24 07 2016

Gulfport, Mississippi


“The families decide.”  And that’s the key to the vacuousness of their lawsuit.  The families, presumably a big percentage of those are black (remember, the state of Mississippi), decide on the funeral homes.  They can read the news just like anyone else, who lazy and sloppy black mortuaries can be with the remains of the recently departed.  But then I say that, and I realize that these kinds of lawsuits, as vacuous as they are, often don’t work out that way — I can see the Federal courts ordering a forced racial balance body distribution system, where the number and racial composition of remains are balanced out between black and white funeral homes.  The Federal courts have in the past involved itself in far more trivial matters for the purposes of racial balance, so why not this?

“Funeral directors have long served as pillars of black communities in the United States.”  I don’t know if I would brag about that.


When segregation was strong, Hartwell said, the coroner “would call the black funeral homes for the black body, white funeral homes for the white body.” But these days, the coroner “calls the white funeral homes for everybody, almost exclusively,” he added. “That’s just wrong.”

Hide this paragraph from Ta.  Then again, hide this whole article from Ta; he might get off on it.