Aug 16, 2014

Furguson MO

I was just scanning some news and thinking about stuff before heading out on a beer run (it's been a busy weekend). Then I saw the following picture of Furguson MO.
Well, I'll be damned if it didn't remind me of this publicity still from the original (and only IMHO) Red Dawn...
What's more striking, is that there's even more firepower on the streets of Missouri than there ever was in that fictional little Colorado town.

It's funny, how some folks are surprised by the weaponization of the local police forces in the last ten years - and how they're only just now starting to blink about it. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) stepped up to a microphone and yelled "Told you so!" for about a half an hour the other day. What's extra stupid is that Rand Paul is now in the center of both sides of the discussion. Center.

Hopefully folks will re-examine the policies and the politics that got us to Furguson right now. But I'll go on and keep hoping for that... meantime, when the President of the United States asks why citizens need AR-15's in their homes, we all now have a legitimate answer. Look out your backdoor.

Aug 14, 2014

#Ferguson, or Hints from Hella-wheeze

Trending on Twitter right now - don't ask how I know, I just tune in every once in awhile anymore to get another beer out of the cooler - Palestinians are tweeting Ferguson with support and helpful hints on how to deal with tear gas.

Hints from Hella-wheeze

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