NO ONE DESERVES TO BE SHOT IN THE BACK.
I say this from personal experience.
Boy, that didn’t take long. As the amateur but harrowing video of the shooting of Oscar Grant gets played worldwide, the push back by the police begins. Apparently there’s no peace for the dead as his arrest record has been released. I already predicted this. The outrage at the behavior of the police is what counts, not the imperfections of the victim. Looking at the video you can clearly see Police Officer Johannes Mehserle fire his weapon and the reaction of those surrounding Mr. Grant. You can hear the crowd that was detained at the station recoil in horror. Again, this is not about Mr. Grant this is about seeking justice. Already there’s speculation (and a way of earning jury pool sympathy) the officer may have reached for his taser but pulled his gun instead. Whatever! That indicates serious incompetence! Nice try though. At the very least the officer should be fired. I see a definite payout. Tourism is one of San Francisco’s biggest cash cows and this is NOT a good look.
HE HAD A KEY MADE ONLY TO FIND THEY’D CHANGED THE LOCKS!
Roland Burris showed up for the party but his name wasn’t on the guest list. Harry Reid and ’em don’t have a leg to stand on for trying to block Senator Burris. Blago appointed him and as long as he remains Governor it’s his right to do so. Reid will either follow the rule of law OR deal with a primary challenger and likely Presidential smack-down shortly. If Reid wants to start applying an extra set of rules then the Democrats are in even more of a mess than usual. I’m certain the LOCKSMITH has already been called!
This was the ONE opportunity for this party to not only emerge victorious in an election year but to get it together once and for all. The Republicans are still trying to figure out where its nose is. This of course proves it’s not about political party but about the idiots and crooks who are running things. We the people have got to be active in this process. VOTE THEM OUT!
DOES FEINSTEIN REALLY WANT SOMETHING TO CARP ABOUT?
What is she, the Queen of England? News has surfaced that Obama wants Leon Panetta to head the biggest spook agency in the world. Just remember it might not be his only choice. Panetta has no intelligence experience whatsoever – but is on record for opposing torture. Remember Obama didn’t have any experience either. I have no idea if Panetta is the best choice but we’re getting Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State when (if) confirmed. Whether we like it or not. So Feinstein is supposedly not pleased about this selection.
Could it be this might affect the business dealings of her husband, Richard Blum who is heavily invested in the Military Industrial Complex? She is yet another Old Guard Democratic party member who rubber-stamped everything Bush wanted and is one of those “liberal in name only” politicians. The profits and unfettered power is very enticing I’m certain. I’d welcome some SERIOUS public scrutiny into all of her associations and how qualified she is for her new position as Committee Chair of Intelligence.
GAZA DEATH TOLL ISN’T GIVING ISRAELIS PAUSE.
There’s nothing like a little bad press to make you dig in your heels! I remember when it was the PLO. Today it’s HAMAS. Tomorrow will this be over? There’s an expression: the hate that hate breeds.
Shrub is ending his days picking his nose somewhere in a corner – and preparing pardons! Blair House wasn’t booked either.
Israel told Obama F-U before he even got to swear in. Once he’s President he promises to have plenty to say. I’m more concerned about what he’s going to DO because I’m one of those rabble-rousers who expect my government to be effective and address my concerns.
Meanwhile Black men are killing each other off and terrorizing women and children unfettered. Guns, drugs and apathy do NOT MIX! Where’s the protest and outrage for THAT?! It can’t just be reserved for when cops use excessive force and kill civilians.