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On the Bright Side..

May 23rd, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

H/T to Ailuromaniac (again)  :)

Rapture

May 20th, 2011 | 4 Comments | Posted in ramblings

If it happens, I guess I won’t have to go to work.

That would be nice.

And it begins

May 17th, 2011 | 3 Comments | Posted in Cry FREEDOM!, WTF

A few days ago I posted about the fact that Indiana’s Supreme Court essentially threw out the Forth Amendment.

Well, thanks to Stranger, we can now see the result of this monumentally stupid decision.

According to Newton County Sheriff, Don Hartman Sr., random house to house searches are now possible and could be helpful following the Barnes v. STATE of INDIANA Supreme Court ruling issued on May 12th, 2011. When asked three separate times due to the astounding callousness as it relates to trampling the inherent natural rights of Americans, he emphatically indicated that he would use random house to house checks, adding he felt people will welcome random searches if it means capturing a criminal.

Now, there are those that will say “If you’re not a criminal then you have nothing to worry about.”

Really???

How about this case then where the guy arrested was exercising a legal right and was still arrested and is now being charged.  Why?  Because the police in question didn’t like his attitude.

Fiorino said he sat handcuffed in a police wagon while the officers made numerous phone calls to supervisors, trying to find out if they could lock him up.

When they learned that they were in the wrong, they let him go.

But only temporarily. Fiorino posted the audio recordings on youtube, and now they are harassing him again:

A new investigation was launched, and last month the District Attorney’s Office decided to charge Fiorino with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct because, a spokeswoman said, he refused to cooperate with police… He’s scheduled for trial in July.

If one listens to the audiotapes, it’s hard to imagine how a reasonable person could charge Fiorino (and not the cops) for disorderly conduct.

Now, I come from a family of cops, I served as a MP while I was in the Navy, but if you think every cop out there is a nice guy who won’t go for a little bit of ‘screw you’ just because he doesn’t like something about you, your attitude, or whatever, then I have a bridge to sell you.

These are the kind of things that turn people against the government and against the law.  The laws are supposed to protect us from the abuse of government, not help enable that abuse.

Some good news

May 16th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in WTF

An update on a story that I first caught on Jennifer’s blog

It seems that after admitting on national television that she injected her 8 year old daughter with Botox, it seems that she has now lost custody of her daughter:

The mom who admitted on national television to injecting her eight-year-old daughter with Botox has lost custody of the child, according to a report on “Good Morning America,” as some doubt began to emerge Monday about her story.

Kerry Campbell appeared on the morning show last week, explaining how she administers Botox to help her daughter, Britney, compete in beauty pageants.

On Friday, the San Francisco Human Services Agency began investigating Campbell after an outcry over the interview.

“It’s pretty unusual for a mom to be injecting an eight-year-old with Botox and certainly is grounds for an investigation,” Trent Rohrer, from the San Francisco Human Services Agency said.

‘Pretty unusual’???  How bout “bat-shit wacko!”

While I hate to see a child taken away from their parents, or parent, in this case it is probably for the best.  No child should be injected with Botox for such a superficial reason.  I could see if there was some legitimate medical purpose behind it, but to do something like this just for a stupid beauty pageant???  To me, that is reprehensible.

Also, the story seems to get even stranger:

The Chronicle said, “As for the woman’s true identity and where she actually lives, that remains unclear — but apparently, she isn’t a Bay Area resident. How much of the rest of her story was on the level — the Botox, the child beauty contests — also is not known.”

So, it seems this won’t be the end of it.

Lifein.. Chinese???

May 16th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in America the beautiful

Someone from China landed here looking for a little patriotic music

More baby stuff

May 15th, 2011 | 2 Comments | Posted in pretty pictures, The Boy

Yep, another cute photo.  It’s just the way I roll