Nothing to See Here… . Move Along… .

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Victim (left), One of the accused (right)

Al Sharpton et al have not gone to Baltimore city to support the victim in this case… .  The man on the left, above, was beaten by a mob of black teens just a couple of months ago.  Right outside his own home.  As some teens were fighting and ended up on top of his car, reports said, he went out to tell them to move away.

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Richard Fletcher, a 61-year-old Dundalk man, beaten.

As not too many others have noted, this story is not part of any narrative.  Some “national discussion.”  Not that it should be – but neither should many other cases be part of the daily news cycle.

“Teen Mob nearly beats man to death — for nothing.

Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and others were made into months-long national stories, dominating the headlines and airtime, despite the fact that both were criminals.

Have you seen even one nightly news broadcast about this racial savagery? I can answer that for you: you haven’t. Because a search of LexisNexis shows it has not been mentioned even once on any network broadcast at any time of day.

Why?  Because liberals want people to believe the only ones that are racist are white and conservative.  That narrative supports their agenda.  That’s pretty much it.  And that’s not my analysis or original thought.  Its about feeling entitled and power.  Its been said before:

“Yes, there’s a double-standard.  And until there’s full equality and the long slow process of racial healing is completed, the double-standard has to remain.”

Another point to make, and perhaps why I, a middle-aged white male – write this post – I’m tired of being called racist.  Even with the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality, it was suggested that we, as hetro-conservatives, are bigoted towards those of different sexual orientation.

Some victims are valued less than others socially and politically.  And nothing shuts down rational conversation or debate than throwing the race card.

Related:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/video-maryland-man-violently-beaten-by-group-of-teens/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1182923/Cell-phone-video-shows-gang-brutally-attack-Baltimore-man.html

If you like your health plan, or doctor, you can keep… .

3af3504eb4b42116770f6a706700817d_c0-137-2900-1827_s561x327“The Supreme Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature’s God on marriage than it can the law of gravity. Under our Constitution, the court cannot write a law, even though some cowardly politicians will wave the white flag and accept it without realizing that they are failing their sworn duty to reject abuses from the court. If accepted by Congress and this President, this decision will be a serious blow to religious liberty, which is the heart of the First Amendment.”

But SCOTUS did, today, bend those principles.

Should be interesting when some demand that churches perform same-sex marriages, bakers are asked to bake their cakes, or plan their weddings, etc., etc.  Yes, the Court said,

“…those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned…”

But we’ve heard that before… .  Yes?

So where do we go next?  I have no idea.  The Supremes crossed a line today, a point of no return, so to speak.  Opening pandoras box, there will be more litigation on this decision, perhaps more than ever before.  How does a supposedly conservative supreme court make this decision?

I and the courts will now have to hear and try property or custody disputes involving same sex couples when they choose to separate as well.  Guess that opens the stupid pool of opportunity.  One commentator said the Supreme Court made their decision because the trial lawyers were in bed with SCOTUS.  I can tell you that is not the case.  Family lawyers we’re here to say, either way.

Jacksonville Proposes Fines for Backing In… .

Slow news day…sorta.  Just a gripe on a story of local interest… .

541029819_5121c0f609JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For those who prefer to back vehicles into their driveways, a proposal pending before City Council would make it illegal to park their cars that way unless their license plate information is clearly visible from the street.

Seems these days, some seek to regulate everything.  Designed to address junk in peoples yard, introduced by a Democrat, this proposal is stupid.  Some city councilman probably annoyed at his neighbor.  And one that represents one of the most blighted areas of that city, apparently.

Proponents say it’s needed because city code enforcement inspectors face problems cracking down on abandoned vehicles because they need to get the license plate information in order to write a citation. If they cannot see the tags from the street because the car is backed in, they cannot go onto private property to get a closer look at the front of the vehicle.

If I’ve backed my car into my driveway, its because of convenience, for me.  Not you.  My car.  My driveway.  My property.  If you want to get licence plate info, get it some other way.

On a related note, when the friendly property appraiser comes by and asks if they can come inside and see what improvements you’ve made, you can politely tell them No.

There are other ways of addressing blight.

Text of proposal here:

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2015-06-24/story/jacksonville-council-looks-crack-down-backed-cars

Norway hones armed forces for Russia threat.

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Yes, but I wonder if it would make any greater difference… .  Hope so.

The first German troops to occupy Oslo entered the city brazenly, marching behind a German military brass band.

And,

Russia has taken to arguing that it is not fighting Ukraine, but America in Ukraine. The Ukrainian army is just a foreign legion of NATO, and American soldiers are killing Russian proxies in the Donbas. Anti-Americanism is not only the reason for war and the main pillar of state power, but also an ideology that Russia is trying to export to Europe, as it once exported communism.

Related:

http://www.thelocal.no/20150625/russia-rehearsed-invasion-of-norway

http://www.thelocal.no/20150410/defence-ministers-respond-to-russian-aggression

 

INFOGRAPHIC: Timeline of the Fight to Defend the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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from: http://www.outdoorhub.com

Pretty Nice Graphic.

Copied from:

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Trump and Univision

Apparently Trump has some contract with Univision for the Miss America deal.  Whatever.

Trump is a Buffoon.  But he’s a powerful man.  And yes, he has ideas.

And after the Trump/Univision snafu emerged, someone at Univision, a higher-up, posted this tweet:

Alberto-Ciurana-insta-trump-roofMistake.  A higher up in Univision speaks out in this fashion?  Think what you may about Trump.  But you’re going to allow your execs to do this?  Univision.   Speaks to the times.

But if I were Trump, lawsuits would soon ensue.

Oh boy.