Category Archives: Politics

I See De blasio Is Off And Running

Mayor de Blasio’s SUV caught on camera running two stop signs and speeding just days after he announced crackdown on dangerous driving

It’s good to see that he picked up on Bloomberg’s message that rules are for the little people…


Insert Laughter Here.

Greenpeace crew members detained in Russian jails for two months over their open-sea protest against Arctic oil drilling are “close to shock” over their conditions, a rights activist said Tuesday.

The 30 detained are being held in pre-trial detention centres in the cities of Murmansk and Apatity, which are nearly 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) north of Moscow and above the Arctic Circle.

All but four of the activists are non-Russians from countries including Britain, the United States, Finland and Argentina.

Russia has jailed the activists from Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise protest ship without charge pending an investigation into alleged piracy, after several scaled a state-owned oil rig on September 18.

The activists have complained of cold cells and a lack of suitable clothing and food, said Irina Paikacheva, the head of a state-connected regional prisoners’ rights watchdog.

“Many of them are in a state close to shock,” she told AFP after visiting the prisoners. “They had never expected that they would face such consequences for their peaceful protest in a democratic state.”

The foreign detainees are struggling to make themselves understood since virtually none of the prison staff speaks English, she said. One of the activists has consulted a psychologist.

Several of the foreign nationals have been placed in cells with Russians even though this breaches Russian law, Paikacheva added.

A Polish activist is sharing a cell with four Russians, while one of the British activists has two Russian cellmates, both accused of robbery.

Several non-smoking activists also complain of being placed in cells with chain-smokers.

Greenpeace spokesman Aaron Gray-Block said in e-mailed comments that several of the detained activists “need prescription medication”.

“A number of others are taking over the counter medications such as paracetamol for problems such as mild arthritis and back pain,” he said.

A young Finnish female activist is a vegan and unable to eat prison food, Paikacheva said, adding that prison officials had denied her request for vitamins to be delivered to her.

Under Russian law, prisoners have to hand in their watches and wear shoes without laces. The Finnish activist lacks a thyroid gland and needs to take medicine regularly — hard to do without a watch.

“They had never expected that they would face such consequences for their peaceful protest in a democratic state.

Let that sink in.

“…detained in Russian jails…”

“…in a democratic state.


She’s A Zombie! Headshot!

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, (D) TX

“I stand here as a freed slave…”


An Open Letter to NC State Senator Tommy Tucker (R)

F&%$ you.

Why? Because he told a newspaper publisher during a discussion session on a bill:

“I am the senator. You are the citizen. You need to be quiet.”

So, let me reiterate. Tommy Tucker? F%$# you.


I just had to explain to someone the definition of ‘republic’; primarily that it does *not* mean ‘a democracy that elects representatives to serve as proxies in the government’.

This individual was berating people for not having paid attention in 6th grade civics class.


“… so we always tell people to comply…”

Um…F&%$ that.

Robbery suspect shot and killed by Dollar General Store manager; family speaks out

Choose to violate the social compact we all agree to live under, specifically by taking what doesn’t belong to you by threatening another person with a deadly weapon? Don’t be surprised if you wind up cooling to room temperature while no longer pumping blood.

Armed robber’s grandmother; “”I felt like he shouldn’t have done it. He should have left everything up to the police,” said Robinson.”

No. I won’t get into the stories of armed robbers who get what they want and then shoot their victims anyway; everyone reading this is familiar with numerous stories of that ilk. Always remember – when seconds count, the police haven’t even been notified yet and can do *nothing* for you.

“”It’s certainly not worth losing your life over $20, $30, $100 or so, so we always tell people to comply,” said Knoxville Police Department Spokesperson Darrell Debusk.”

See my 2 points above.


Another Politician Fails At The Internet

“I’m sorry if I offended anyone,” Salazar said in the statement. ”That was absolutely not my intention. We were having a public policy debate on whether or not guns makes people safer on campus. I don’t believe they do. That was the point I was trying to make. If anyone thinks I’m not sensitive to the dangers women face, they’re wrong. I am a husband and father of two beautiful girls, and I’ve spent the last decade defending women’s rights as a civil rights attorney. Again, I’m deeply sorry if I offended anyone with my comments.”

If there is a camera present – and there ALWAYS is unless you are in your own home – it can wind up on the internet, which is an archive. Never say anything in the presence of a recording device, or in an electronic medium, that you aren’t willing to have read out loud in court  or reviewed by HR. Oh, and politicians – we’re paying attention. If you say it in a legislative session (see camera remarks above) we’re going to hear about it.