All ya got is your word… WTF 3/30

Obama_SCOTUS_Many is the time I’ve heard the phrase “All ya got is your word”… or… “If, you ain’t got your word; ya ain’t got anything”…
In other words… if ya’ll go around saying stuff … or… promising stuff then ya best stand by what ya’ll said and follow through on it.
Because… yes it is true… in the end… all you really do have is your word…

The words of some folks and peeps in the news…

Something stinks in…

joe1On March 17, postal worker Glenn Grays was driving his mail truck in Crown Heights when an unmarked police car nearly cut him off and almost ran into his vehicle.  Grays acted like most NYC drivers…  hell like most folks would these3 days… if someone nearly caused an accident by their reckless driving… he shouted out some very unpleasant words… and… maybe even gave a middle finger salute. But that last part… the saluting part… is a guess on my part.

Turns out the car that almost rammed into his was an unmarked copmobile and it skidded to a halt… backed its ass up and then five cops… four plains clothes officers and a looey… jump out and they start in on accosting Mr. Grays as he is trying to deliver a package to its intended address.

Immediately the cops demand some ID…. Grays says it’s in his truck… the cops grab him and roughly handcuff and he is then placed in the rear of the  undercover copmobile which then drives off… which left the mail truck…  a federal vehicle with federally protected mail… unattended.

Grays was transported to the 71st precinct and after a prolonged period of time he was charged with resisting arrest… and released.nypd-arrests-us-postal-worker-

But reports say that at no time was he really resisting arrest.

Why they all know that? Them ubiquitous cell phones is how…

Most of the run in that Grays had with the boys in blue… NY’s Finest… the NYPD… was being recorded and voices can be heard asking why the mailman was being harassed and why was he stopped in the first place.

The videos show the cops demanding ID… Grays says his truck and its federal logos is his ID… then says it’s in the truck… then he is suddenly cuffed and led away…

On March 22, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams played a video of the incident and said, “They place handcuffs on an on-duty postal employee delivering the U.S. mail. If they would do that to him in his postal uniform, they would do it to any person of color in that community.”

Oh… did I forget to mention that Grays is Black? My bad…

Adams also added, “They issued him a summons in hopes of sweeping this under the rug. It is not a crime for someone to voice outrage after almost being struck by a vehicle… It is not a crime to state that you’re angry at someone who almost hit you. That is not a crime.”

In fact… some might say that it’s his guaranteed right under first amendment…

Additionally, Adams said that, the NYPD… the undercover cops specifically… could be in trouble for leaving the mail truck unattended… “I believe there were federal violations. Number one, leaving that truck unsecured. Number, two, interrupting the delivery of mail. There are clear NYPD procedures when you are arresting a federal employee. We don’t know if even those basic procedures were followed.”

Ummm… Destruction, Obstruction and Delay of Mail (18 USC 1700, 1701, 1702 & 1703)… which states… The Postal Inspection Service upholds federal statutes aimed at securing customers’ mail, including those related to the desertion, obstruction, delay or destruction of mail. Postal Inspectors demonstrate their resolve by implementing mail security processes to ensure that customers receive their mail intact and free from outside interference.mail tampering

And…

Assaults (18 USC 111 & 1114)… which states… The protection of Postal Service employees is one of our most important responsibilities. Inspectors promptly investigate assaults and threats that occur while postal employees are performing official duties or as a result of their employment.

Seems neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.. but he NYPD? Four cops and a lieutenant with a drive to be right and a belief that their shit don’t stink? That’s an entirely different story…

This is exactly what I have been talking about in the WTF columns…cops feel they are above behind around and behind and around the law… the law is what they say it is… they bust you and then you go to jail and have to have it all sorted out…spending your time and your money. Many times, especially if there are no credible witnesses… or, now, video from cell phones… the cops get away with their bullshit and ya’ll either need to pay a fine or plea deal down just to end it all and get on with your life.

That, my fellow citizens, is pure-D bullshit and plain-D wrong.

The blue wall in one form or another needs to be torn down… cops cannot be beyond the limits of the law… they are supposed to be the protectors of the law and not the dispensers of the law as they see fit.

Too many cops think… hell… they believe… the badge and weapons that they carry give them license to do as they please, and, if, you don’t oblige them and act and behave as they wish, then, they damn well will let you know, through threats and physical acts of coercion, that they are the law and you are to act according to how they want you to or suffer the dire consequences… including psychological; and physical humiliation, brutality that may result in hospitalization or death and ultimately the stain of an arrest record.

One more time that is pure-D bullshit and plain-D wrong…

Message to Dippy…

Back in April 2015 some brought a newly built house in Calexico, California as a drop off point for drugs that were being smuggled up from Mexico. The way the drugs traversed into the US of A were by way of a 415-yard tunnel that started at a restaurant in Mexicali and ended at the house in Calexico.  The tunnel was 32 feet underneath ground level and had electricity for lighting and a rail system.

Simply put …this was no small potatoes operation.

On March 7th law enforcement folks seized 1,350 pounds of ganja as a shipment was being brought into the country and found more bales of the wacky tobbacy within the tunnel… for a grand total that nearly surpassed 3,000 pounds… that’s about 1360 keys of the nefarious weed for you metric system peeps.Drug_tunnel_

The interesting part of this very large scale smuggling ops was that it was doomed to fail from its onset…

Why?

Because somehow law enforcement peeps had the smugglers under surveillance from the very moment they began construction of the tunnel in the fall of 2015.  Also of note… this is the first time that drug traffickers bought property in the U.S. specifically for hiding a drug tunnel.

Ya think that if some peeps could build a tunnel this elaborate to smuggle drugs into America then maybe they could also do it to smuggle in people? Like a bunch of so-called illegal immigrants type people?

Ummm… memo to The Trumpeter of Discourse… that wall? The one ya wanna build between Mexico and the good old US of A?  Ya know… the one ya wanna build to keep the so-called riff raff out? Maybe ya might have to rethink it?

Just saying, dude…

The joke…

Jose arrives at the Mexican border on a moped with 2 huge bags over his shoulders. The guard stops him and asks: “What’s in the bags?”

“Senor, It’s only sand.” replies Jose.

“Sand??? Well, we’ll just see about that. Get off!” The guard takes the bags, rips them open, empties them out and finds nothing in them… except sand. Detaining Jose overnight, the sand is analysed, but only to discover it is in fact simply sand.

Jose is released, the sand is put into new bags and placed on Jose’s shoulders, and he is let across the border.

Next day, same thing happens. The guard asks: “What you got there?”

“Sand,” says Jose.

A thorough examination of the bags again shows there to be nothing but sand, and subsequently Jose is allowed to ride across the border.laughingdog-1.gif~c200

For a whole year this continues until one day Jose doesn’t show up, and the guard discovers him in a cantina in Mexico.

“Hey, Amigo,” says the guard, “I know you’re smuggling something. For a year it’s driven me crazy. It’s all I can think about… between you and me, just what the hell are you smuggling?”

Jose sips his beer, looks up at the guard… smiles… and says… “Mopeds…”

Rudy being Rudy…

Fucking Rudy is being Rudy again… that’s Rudy as in Giuliani… Rudy Giuliani…

Say what?rudy

The former Big Apple mayor… and NYC asshole du jour… recently said that Hillary Clinton was essentially failed at her job to do anything to eliminate the terrorist group while she was secretary of state.

Giuliani said on Fox News “The O’Reilly Factor” that “She had her chance to do it… She helped create ISIS. I mean, Hillary Clinton could be considered a founding member of ISIS.”

Now then… I am not a big fan of Hills mainly because she has a tendency to obfuscate facts with how she presents her words in a very muddled manner… takes bunches of funding from big corporations and then has the cherries to say she ain’t beholden to them and frankly got our ass into wars in one way or another that we  had no business being in and thereby pissed away valuable tax dollars that could have… and should have… been used for other more important things like taking care of people in America who could use a helping hand… but… in no way shape or form could she ever be accused of being a founder of something even remotely that would be like a terrorist group.

Rudy is creeping ever so close to being the crazy addled old uncle that shows up uninvited at the latest family affair…

One more time Rudy…

Shut the fuck up because you never fail to prove the adage…

“It’s amazing how every time you open your mouth you prove you’re an idiot…”

While I’m handing out memos…

To Katt Williams… if’n ya’ll is gonna cold cock someone then you had best make sure you hit ’em so damn hard that they go down and then they stay the hell down.

Why I doling out this memo?

Because the ninny did just that recently… sucker punched some dude and the dude turned around and put him into a choke hold and threw his ass to the ground and was about to deal out a whole lot of whoop ass before some folks separated the two…Katt-Williams-and-Teenager-

And… Katt? Ya’ll may have wanted to save some face after all of that… but getting up off your ass and then trying to trash talk someone who was probably gonna give you a good old fashioned beating ain’t exactly the coolest look there is.

And while ya’ll been recently suggesting that the reason ya gets arrested so many times is because you’re black… and… maybe the color of your skin might have a tad to do with why ya’ll been getting into so many tussles lately… But truth? My opinion? From what I been seeing in the media… no ya ain’t… ya’ll been getting your ass busted  and trashed so much because you been acting fucking stupid.

If, your not part of the solution then…

Seen the bullshit Cruz and Trump been tossing back and forth at each other? The whining stupidity… “He started it.”… “Did not. He did.” … The asinine name calling?

Come on, ya’ll want one of these two idiots being the commander in chief of your country? Cruz goes publicly and says “Donald you are a sniveling coward…” blah blah blah… then the Trumpeter of Discourse comes back with “… he’s the one that started it,”…. blah, blah, blah….

This is kid stuff… this is ten-year-old stuff… hell… its kindergarten stuff. The elephants front runners are fucking looney tunes… really… this is what they have to offer us?

I am not one for just voting blindly for one party or another. I do firmly believe in voting the person and not the party… but pleaseeee…. The elephants for years have been blindly following a party led theme of obstructionism… they have voted almost to a person against anything that the donkeys …aka Obama… have tried to get enacted as law regardless of the law’s merits.

And, while there are decent and good elephants out there… there really are… really… they’re not all fucking looney tune assholes… still…

Let me ask ya’ll this… If any one of those good people who voted along party lines to obstruct any of the donkey backed laws did so just because it was what the party… the so-called elephant leadership… wanted… if they didn’t have the fucking balls… or the cherries… to stand on their own two damn feet and say “No my party is wrong and I can’t in good conscious vote that way”… then… why won’t they continue to sell your ass own the muddy and muck filled river at any other time in the future…

If, either Cruz or Trump gets the elephant nomination and all the elephants still are blindly backing a man they know in their hearts is wrong for the country… for we the people… then fergeddaboudit… it’s wrong… it’s dangerously wrong… and… I don’t want any of those elephants anywhere near being able to make laws that will decide the future of my country… and… my life.

When Teddy speaks…

Speaking of Teddy Boy Cruz-an for a losing…

Here’s what some folks had to say when he proclaimed: “For over seven years we have had a President who refuses to acknowledge this (terrorism /ISIS) reality…. We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.fight-terror-ted

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and the Mayor… Bill de Blasio… had a joint Times Square press conference where Bratton pointedly took umbrage with what Cruz said… “Hateful self-promotion and bigotry disguised as political profundity. The statements he made today is why he’s not going to become president of this country…We don’t need a president that doesn’t respect the values that form the foundation of this country.”

Bratton added that there are “peace-loving, law-abiding Muslim Americans in neighborhoods all over New York City… (who) should be respected like all other members of our community.”

And, if, that wasn’t clear enough… Bratton then made sure we all knew how he felt about the tougher than the rest Teddy boy’s words… “He doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about, to be quite frank with you. I took great offense to that statement. I have almost one thousand Muslim officers in the NYPD. Ironically, when he’s running around here, we probably have a few Muslim officers guarding him.”

Cruz dismissed Bratton’s comments, calling him and John Miller, the city’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, “Democratic political henchmen” under de Blasio’s command.

But…

When Teddy was confronted by news folks on “CBS This Morning” who pointed out that his comments had big ass problems with its logistical possibilities… the idea that America needs to spy on Muslim communities to weed out radical jihadists… he got a tad flustered… flustered because he got caught with his dinky in a trap called facts.cbstm

Norah O’Donnell, one of the anchors on the show, simply asked if he knew… “How many Muslims (there) are in America?”

Ted Cruz… now remember this guy wants to be our fearless leader… remember that… Cruz said he had no idea.

Would it be so much to ask, that a guy who wants to be the prez to have an inkling of how many Muslim folks might be in the country… especially… if, he wants to go around making sure all them folks were being watched over carefully? No? Maybe… at least… a ball park figure?

But… he admitted he didn’t know.

Norah told him… “There are three million Muslims in America.”

She then added… “Law enforcement is overwhelmed…It’s impractical what you’re suggesting. Also, it doesn’t suggest it would lead to anything. It’s more of a political point that you’re making.”

When the issue of Commissioner Bratton’s comments were brought up, Charlie Rose… another host of the show… asked… “… could (it) be because he simply thinks that patrolling Muslim neighborhoods is a bad thing to do in the interest of New York?”

Cruz stuck to his guns… instead of coming up with logical reasons for his strategy… he said it was all because Mayor de Blasio, Hillary Clinton and the President keep advocating “political correctness” instead of saying that ISIS is a bunch of “radical Islamists.”

But…obama

The Bamster… the sitting prez himself… probably said it most simply and bestest when he said…

“As far as the notion of having surveillance of neighborhoods where Muslims are present, I just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance, which, by the way, the father of Senator Cruz escaped for America, the land of the free.”

BTW…

Is it my imagination or does it seem like the Bamster just don’t give a fuck lately… like he’s got his swagger on… he’s cool and he ain’t afraid to show it no more…Obama Attends USA Men's Baseketball Game in Washington DC

I mean like… its fuck ya’ll this rodeo is almost over… like… it’s almost over and done run its course and he can tell the elephants… and everybody else… “Fuck you and the damn horses you all rode in on”…

Michelle, too.

The real reason there was a war on drugs…

Did ya’ll see where some dude… Dan Baum, a writer for Harper’s Magazine… says that when he was doing research for a book that he was writing about the politics of drug prohibition that one of Richard Nixon’s henchman… John Ehrlichman of Watergate infamy… said…

John Ehrlichman (left) & former President Richard Nixon
John Ehrlichman (left) & former President Richard Nixon

“You want to know what this was really all about? The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

What is being said is this… Prez Tricky Dicky Nixon launched the War on Drugs for one specific reason… regardless of what was publicly said… to fuck with and hopefully destroy two of his biggest political enemies… Black people and the anti-war movement people, especially long haired left wing hippie peacenik types.

This is also something that Michelle Alexander says is still being done within Black communities in her book “The New Jim Crow”

But ya wanna know something?

We… us left wing types… always did say back in the day that Nixon and his crew were waging a paranoid, irrational, discriminatory and racist war against Black people and us long haired hippie peace freaks…

This… what Ehrlichman said…  is not news to me… it’s just a reaffirmation of the reality of those times…

Truth? Ms. Alexander is telling like it still is…

Bernie’s word…

Recently Bernie Sanders… a Jewish man from Brooklyn… NYC… who happens to be running in the donkey primaries against Hillary… was asked a thinly veiled question about his Jewishness when someone phrased it like this… He was asked about his “spirituality.”Bernie-Sanders-Vermont

See America… though most peeps say religion is not an issue that matters when electing our reps to office… tend to like our Prez people to be sorta on the Christian side of things. That, way of phrasing the question… as a matter of spirituality… was meant to be a trap because  as I said… Americans tend to like their presidents Christian.

Here is what Bernie said…

“Every great religion in the world… Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism… essentially comes down to: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ And, what I have believed in my whole life… I believed it when I was a 22-year-old kid getting arrested in Chicago fighting segregation… I’ve believed it in my whole life.”
“That we are in this together… not just, not words. The truth is at some level when you hurt, when your children hurt, I hurt. I hurt. And, when my kids hurt, you hurt. And, it’s very easy to turn our backs on kids who are hungry, or veterans who are sleeping out on the street, and, we can develop a psyche, a psychology which is ‘I don’t have to worry about them; all I’m gonna worry about is myself; I need to make another 5 billion dollars.’
But, I believe that what human nature is about is that everybody in this room impacts everybody else in all kinds of ways that we can’t even understand. It’s beyond intellect. It’s a spiritual, emotional thing.
sandersSo, I believe that when we do the right thing, when we try to treat people with respect and dignity, when we say that that child who is hungry is my child… I think we are more human when we do that, than when we say ‘Hey, this whole world , I need more and more, I don’t care about anyone else.’
That’s my religion. That’s what I believe in. And I think most people around the world, whatever their religion, their color… share that belief. That we are in it together as human beings.
And, it becomes more and more practical. If we destroy the planet because we don’t deal with climate change … Trust me, we are all in it together, and … That is my spirituality.”

Mine too… Bernie… mine, too…

Either this guy is pulling one the greatest con jobs ever… bigger and better than any politician ever thought could be done… or even Madoff ever dreamed about doing… or… he is what his words say he is… A man who would be President who actually gives a fuck for we the people…

Another thousand words…

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This week’s gratuitous pictures…

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