Saturday, March 25, 2017

Where Are You Getting Your Information...

"...from reality."

The "reporter" tries to ask him the question the same way that politicians are asked questions.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

I'm Really Busy...

I have so much real 'stuff' to do in my life I do not have time to blog. I know that my three part-time readers realize this, and have just had to make do. But I just had to respond to this.

It is not Trump's speech.

It is not Keith Ellison (Muslim) not standing to honor the wife of an American serviceman killed in Yemen.

It is this:

Soldier in Miami Takes Pictures of Illegally Parked Police Cars

I did not read the entire article, I will admit. Maybe I am wrong about the view of the person taking the pictures, or the article in general. But it is a basic misunderstanding, and contempt, and condescension, etc., etc. that just gets my blood boiling.

Why do we have parking laws?

Why is it illegal to park like the vehicle below?

It blocks the crosswalk - makes it unsafe for pedestrians to have to go around.

It is too close to a fire hydrant, makes it unsafe for a firetruck to have to work around in case of a fire.

Cities have "NO PARKING" all over the place - when cars can clearly fit, like the one above. Some cities, or in some areas of cities, they want to generate revenue for parking so EVERYWHERE is illegal to park, except in metered or paid spaces.

I will cut to the chase.  Why do we have police cars?

Police officers respond to emergencies. Police officers work shifts, and during those shifts they must respond to a domestic violence call, a subject with a gun, a vehicle accident, and yes, to barking dogs (but barking dogs can lead to murder).  Instead of measuring each instance on a case by case basis - typically police officers park in a place where they can get to their cars quickly, which is often in an "illegal" space.  Police officers often drive on the wring side of the road, they speed, they do not use their turn signal, they have sirens - they do many things that for a normal citizen would be considered illegal.  In most states - they are exempt from those moving violations if they are responding to a call. And, in most localities, they are exempt from parking laws.  

Now, this is not to say that they should not consider safety where they park, such as forcing cars to drive around the parked police car in to oncoming traffic. But citizens must realize that police officers DO NOT KNOW what they will have to respond to, and how quickly they will need to get to their vehicles and get them moving. 

I have heard people complain when cops that are in a restaurant have parked illegally. It is a known fact, that the more comfortable an officer is while eating, the better tasting the food, and the more the officer eats, the higher the probability the officer is about to get into something requiring running.

*Further, if there is a hose dragger reading this - police get the fire calls too, so if a fire truck needs to access the hydrant - the cop should know to move the car, or you may block it in.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

You Don't Say...

John Podesta: 'Forces Within the FBI' May Have Wanted Clinton to Lose

I am not sure where Mr. Podesta is getting his information, but how could anybody, let alone FBI agents, have wanted that woman to lose?

What is he going to say next, that some agents wanted Trump to be President? That some even want Hillary behind bars for her selling access to our government through the Clinton Foundation?


Besides. What difference, at this point, does it make...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Starting Today...

...are people really surprised that Make America Great Again won over I'm With Her?

The media has portrayed the inauguration as a failure, democrats are not showing up, nobody will sing, and it is mostly protesters. Just like the election - they got it all wrong. They are selling an image. They will continue to sell it throughout the day, looking for any acts of violence, any racism - and we know from Project Veritas - the Left will be the cause of any, and the media will look the other way.

No matter - its a great day.