Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Curtain & Popcorn

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Tareece's comment concerning "Drop Gun"

"This shit is getting Deep Brock...

The curtain has been raised, and we're eating popcorn as people die around us"

Payback for Adam Kokesh?

Via Freedom's Phoenix

Concerning: Adam Kokesh body slammed, choked, police brutality at Jefferson Memorial

Adam Kokesh had his camera crew with him when he got to ask US Attorney General Eric Holder a question on camera. At 28 seconds into the video you might recognize the officer that body slammed Adam... a little Payback maybe?

Suits And Badges

Warning For Police Brutality Clip Art

Anyone who has ever worked with cops understands not only their tribal nature, but where they actually fall in the hierarchy of government power.

It isn’t where you think.

Government power, contrary to popular and media belief, lies not with the badges, but with the elected and appointed suits to whom law enforcement officers report and from whom their agencies receive budgetary allocations.

Even in those relatively rare situations (e.g., county sheriffs) where there is direct election of the chief law enforcement officer in a jurisdiction, that agency still receives its funding via other organs of state power (e.g., the state legislature, the county legislature, Federal law enforcement and highway safety grants, etc.).

So as you review recent events and feel justifiable outrage at the conduct of uniformed officers, never forget the following:

Police officers always act in precisely and exactly the manner that they are permitted to act by the suits, be they in the management of their agency, its chain of command leading to the highest elected executive branch official in that jurisdiction, in the legislative branches that fund that agency, or any combination thereof.

I say again:

Day By Day


Redleg v. Massad Ayoob

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This is taken from the comments section of the post
  • Adam Kokesh body slammed, choked, police brutality at Jefferson Memorial

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  • Redleg said...
  • And Ayoob continues to belittle those of us who question police abuse and excess here:
  • He calls those of us who disagree with him "Cop Haters" who "regurgitate Kool-Aid". I guess not a single solitary soul has made a valid point to him...and after his comments we are the ones regurgitating Kool-Aid?

    That last snark of his to Reg T really pissed me off and I left the following comment (posted here seperately due to length)...

  • May 29, 2011 7:45 PM

  • Redleg said...
  • Mas, here is some more regurgitated Kool-Aid for you:

    The links above (as well as the recent SWAT raid that many have been discussing) all must just be one more in a long string of “isolated incidents.” Of course according to you there is no problem here, nothing to see, so we should all just shut up and move along otherwise we are labeled “cop haters” with opinions unworthy of consideration because it is nothing more than regurgitated Kool-Aid.

  • Instead we must all show the proper level of deference and subservience to the exalted personages in blue or else. Heaven forbid there are those of us who are not in need of police protection and are tired of that being used as an excuse to continually extort more money out of us so that cops can get their next juicy pay raise or that nice 90% paycheck at 30 years in perpetuity while my brothers in arms get a measly 50% at 20 and frequently are unfit to get a second job after they complete their time because their bodies are so beat down.

  • And to add injury to insult, if the funding can’t be extorted through further taxation you can always shake us down through taxation by other means, namely fines. Here in California the cops are like sharks circling a bloodied and wound animal. I have seen more cops out writing tickets in the last two years than I have seen in my previous 40 years of life combined while patrols in seedier gang infested areas are neglected but what do I know…we are all just a bunch of bitter Kool-Aid drinking “cop haters” who have absolutely no justification for any of our opinions.

    Maybe you should get out and rub elbows with the hoi polloi a bit more and broaden your horizons (and your perspective) instead of drinking all of that cop Kool-Aid that you seem to have been imbibing in mass quantities at all of your tactical conferences.

    When I start seeing the majority of officers call out police misconduct and punish the abuser rather than resort to that blue wall of silence they will have my support, until then, me and a heck of a lot more like me have had more than our fill of the arrogance, pomposity, tyranny, and abuse. We understand that there are criminals and bad people in the world but we are tired of the “us vs. them” and “everyone is a perp mentality” that gets applied to peaceable citizens today just as frequently as it does to legitimate hardened criminals.

  • The use of SWAT teams for absolutely everything is just one more symptom of this national police sickness that cops have been infected with today. We get tired of hearing how officer safety is paramount and how them returning home safely at the end of the shift is far more important than the life of one innocent citizen. If the job is too dangerous or too stressful then find another one, no one forced any of you to serve and you weren’t drafted. Unless things change soon it doesn’t bode well for the nation.

    This messed up Orwellian nation that I have left to my children and my grandchildren sickens me and I hope they forgive me for allowing it to happen. But then what do I really know, I probably just drank too much Kool-Aid!

    Happy Memorial Day to everyone by the way! Let’s not forget all of those servicemen who lost their lives on foreign soil (including my uncle and my best friend) although I know their sacrifice pails in comparison to all of you cops.

  • May 29, 2011 7:47 PM
  • Redleg said...
  • It looks like he chose not to post my comment above yet he posted another much more incendiary than mine. Perhaps mine cut too close to the bone and had far too much truth for his liking?

  • May 29, 2011 7:50 PM
  • Your State: The Primary Unit of Political Allegiance


    It was easy for Robert E. Lee of Virginia and Zebulon Vance of North Carolina to take up swords in defense of their respective States, as both saw them as “their country.” To adhere to their State’s enemies would have been treason as delineated in the United States Constitution.

    Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
    North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
    "The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"
    Primary Unit of Political Allegiance:

    “Central to [traditional interpretations of the Revolution and Jeffersonian America] is the old reality of American political life that the State was the primary unit of political allegiance, the chief locus of political identity, and the level at which most significant political questions were decided in the Early Republic.

    It should be unsurprising that in the absence of television, radio, news magazines, national newspapers, air travel, interstate highways, the Internet, and even cheap postal service, and in a day when very few people went away to college, it was uncommon for anyone to “think continentally.”

    When Virginians argued about what a republic should be, then, their concern was almost never some Platonic ideal republic, nor even the United States, but their own Old Dominion.”

    (Virginia’s American Revolution, Kevin R.C. Gutzman, Lexington Books, 2007, page 4)

    Your State: The Primary Unit of Political Allegiance

    Students Suspended for wearing White T-Shirts

    Via Southern Nationalist Network

    Students banned from a Central Coast school for wearing a white t-shirt. On Wednesday, Soquel High School suspended at least two students. The students say it's because of allegations, they're part of a white supremacist group.

    "All the girls wore pink, all the sports guys wore tank tops," says Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly. "We were all going to wear white so that was the plan. Just wear white t-shirts to identify ourselves and look back and say that was our group of friends right there."

    Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly wore a white t-shirt for his senior class photo Tuesday. About 10 of his friends did the same. That decision may seem harmless. But Soquel High suspended Donnelly for three days because of it.

    Donnelly said the school told him people were offended and intimidated by his group, claiming they're a white supremacist gang.

    "I do think this is BS," says Donnelly. "I'm not a white supremacist in any way shape or form. If I did say white power, I would probably say it just as much as I say black power."

    He's not the only one upset.

    "I feel disrespected," says Soquel High Senior David Mine.

    Mine also wore a white t-shirt and was also suspended. He's missing out on finals and that could jeopardize his graduation.

    "I'm Asian," says Mine. "I don't see how I can be a white supremacist. I'm against it completely."

    The Obama Legacy

    Via The Market Ticker

    A Tip For Handgun Shooters.... You need proper armrests to shoot straight......

    Adam Kokesh body slammed, choked, police brutality at Jefferson Memorial

    Via Southern Nationalist Network

    "If you can watch this video without profound mortification, mounting to righteous outrage, then you don't understand what's going on or there is something else wrong with you."

    Billy Beck

    Confederate Flag Display in Millen, Georgia

    Confederate Monument and Flag Display, Jenkins County Courthouse, Millen, Georgia

    Confederate Flag Display in Millen, Georgia


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    I am completely unable to get Jose Guerena's murder out of my head.

    Maybe it's because I know I too respond to unknown situations in my home with a rifle in hand.

    Maybe it's because I know I'd damned sure respond armed and ready if my door were being kicked in. In fact, if my door were kicked in, it's safe to say my selector switch would not be on "safe" (spare me the range safety lessons and read on, please).

    That could have been me helplessly bleeding out on my own floor. That could have been my wife held outside as I died on my floor.


    If I hear "Freedom Isn't Free", one more time, I'm going to explode. Just shut up with it. Now.

    Our freedom was not won or lost in Germany, France, Vietnam, Guadalcanal, Iraq, or Afghanistan. Don't get me wrong, I'm not demeaning what went on in those places. I am not making light of the sacrifices of those who fought in those places, only emphasizing our utter failure as citizens. Stay with me here. Freedom isn't free, and we've sold ours, or worse, given it away. A soldier can defend liberty in faraway places, but it is not his role to defend it on our shores. That is your job, and it is mine.

    In this, we are abject failures.

    Our nation, our ideals, our liberty has been lost, in peacetime, at home, by us.


    Lynx and Rico

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    Primitive living skills are being lost as we get more into the age of information .
    You can’t eat information and it won’t keep you warm. See how Lynx and Rico
    use ancient ways to survive in modern times.