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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Has the world gone a little crazy while I  was 
busy making a living?

Where are our leaders?  Sigh.

The next time the government asks you to trust them on a particular matter, just point to Ferguson and say, "What was that again?"

Sesame Street told us Mr. Policeman was our friend, 

but what Cookie Monster failed to add was that was only if the color of our faces matched the policeman's.

Remember that time Ferguson police beat an innocent suspect and then charged him with getting blood on their uniforms?

Where was the govenor?  

He was interested in a place on the 2016 national ticket on a visit to Iowa and a trip to Colorado to huddle with major Democratic donors.

Where was he on August 10th when local businesses were looted and burned to the ground? 

The Police Chief was silent as to who shot the unarmed 18 year old,

lending credence to the suspicion the Police were covering up something.  Sigh.

A little common sense, a bit of empathy (covering the body of the dead man), and lack of white wash would have made all the difference.

Did anyone think to tell the public that under riot conditions, the right to assembly vanishes?

The looters and burners of businesses hurt the protests of police excesses not helped them by creating riot conditions.

The First Amendment guarantees only the right “peaceably to assemble.”

Why do you think Rev. King's non-violent protests, despite police brutality, won the day?  He gave them no LEGAL excuse for their actions.

There was idiocy on both sides -

Demonstrators gather in front of the QuikTrip convenience store that was burned down during the first night of protesting and looting as if to say "See what we do at night if we're upset?"

At a press conference held by Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal asks if she would be gassed by Ferguson police again. He tells her he hopes not.

A Twitter account affiliated with the hacktivist collective Anonymous leaks the personal information of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. 

The man identified is not even an officer with Ferguson or St. Louis County PD.

And Obama's lack luster speech?

It is the sad truth of politics that where a President leads his critics will less likely follow ... even if he is right and they know it.

The terrorists of the world must laugh at the footage of Ferguson being shown nightly.

Speaking of terrorists ...

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned what it called journalist James Foley's "barbaric murder by beheading" by the Islamic State,

which says his killing was retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Will anything be done by America?  Not enough.  And James Foley will still be dead.

Wash out your mind with little Hibbs, the Cub With No Clue:


  1. I am so saddened when I see what has happened in Ferguson. This is an all-too-common unarmed black man shot and killed by the police. When is enough enough???

  2. The whole thing is crazy. And the reports of what really happened conflicting. But the looting and rioting - that makes no sense.

  3. Sometimes I despair of people. Often I despair.
    And then I remember that there are good people, doing good things as well.
    They are just considered less newsworthy. Which is another reason to despair.
    Hope you are feeling better today. And resting.

  4. Where are our leaders, indeed. Sigh.
    Like EC, I also despair of the human race, but I suspect more so.

    And I also hope you are feeling much better. Are you?

  5. I can think of nothing to say to such exhibitions, Roland. It's depressing.

  6. A prime example of why I do not watch the news, or much TV at all. There is always fault on both sides, often weighing more heavily on one than the other. But fault sharing does not make it any less of a tragedy.

  7. Keith:
    Been out of it due to recovering from surgery most of the day. Sorry I am so late.

    Mankind's cruelty is never-ending it seems. :-(

    When blood is spilled and extreme measures taken, it only leads to more bloodshed. Shame.

    Elephant's Child:
    It is easy to despair when you look upon situations like these, isn't it?

    Gandhi wrote:
    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”

    Saying what I have of Ferguson has cost me followers. Sigh. I think that for so many the center does not hold. :-(

    I do not watch TV either. Why go out of my way to get depressed? Yet Yahoo and Twitter keeps me current on many things. And I am usually saddened by what I learn!!