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calendar   Sunday - March 13, 2005

In Memoriam

Imagine, if you can, 13,000+ law enforcement personnel - a parade of peace officers four across and stretching over 1.5 kilometers or about a mile in length. Dominated by huge numbers of many in scarlet tunics and Stetson hats.

This was the Memorial Service parade on Thursday March 10th, 2005 in Edmonton Alberta, for four members of Canada’s national police force. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables were ambushed and murdered by one James Roszko near Meyerthorpe Alberta on the morning of March 3rd, 2005 while guarding a farm building where a warrant had been served for stolen property and the subsequent discovery of evidence of a marijuana grow-op.

The RCMP to many people is an image of the ‘Mounties’ in a scarlet tunic and Stetson hats on horseback. Nothing could be further from the truth today. They are the FBI, CIA, State Troupers, Highway patrol and general Law Enforcement Officers all rolled into one. I would suggest visiting their site.

Not since 1885 have so many RCMP constables been killed in one incident. It was a fitting tribute that so many police officers and officials traveled from all over the world to attend this memorial service. Many traveled thousands of miles at their own expense to attend.

Those who fell were:


Reg. 48064, Cst. Peter Christopher SCHIEMANN, 25, was born at Petrolia, Ontario, and joined the Force at Stony Plain, Alberta. Upon completion of training at Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, on November 27, 2000, Cst. Schiemann was posted to K Division, Alberta, namely at Mayerthorpe Detachment, where he worked in General Policing and Highway Patrol.

Reg. 48568, Cst. Lionide Nicholas JOHNSTON, 32, joined the Force at Lac La Biche, Alberta, where he was born, and graduated from Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, on April 17, 2001. Cst. Johnston was posted to K Division, Alberta, namely at Mayerthorpe Detachment, where he worked in First Nations Policing and General Policing.

Reg. 49673, Cst. Anthony Fitzgerald Orion GORDON, 28, was born at Edmonton, Alberta, and joined the Force at Red Deer, Alberta. Upon completion of training at Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, on October 15, 2002, Cst. Gordon was posted to K Division, Alberta, namely at Whitecourt Town Detachment, where he worked in General Policing and Highway Patrol.

Reg. 51874, Cst. Brock Warren MYROL, 29, was born at Outlook, Saskatchewan, and joined the Force at Red Deer, Alberta. Upon completion of training at Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan, on February 7, 2005, Cst. Myrol was posted to K Division, Alberta, namely at Mayerthorpe Detachment, where he worked in General Policing.

I had spent last Wednesday afternoon prior to the memorial service with a friend who had recently retired from the RCMP. He had been physically ill when he heard of the shootings. He talked, and I listened, as he told me of this last one above who had just graduated from the training depot and had not even received his first paycheck. Another one left behind a
wife, a small child and another on the way who won’t know its father.

But another important reason for writing this is to thank the many hundreds of Peace Officers who attended from all over the U.S. You know who you are. Your presence did not go un-noticed. As we were with you after 9/11/01, so too, were you very much with us at this time. Again, THANK YOU.


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Posted by Dan D   United States  on 03/13/2005 at 07:03 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - March 12, 2005

The Manhunt: A Personal Note

First of all, I have a confession to make. I was up most of last night talking to friends and e-mailing back and forth with those same friends. Almost all of them are residents of Northeast Atlanta where the manhunt was concentrating. From 1998 to 2000, I lived in Alpharetta and worked in Duluth. I have literally dozens of friends in that area and I cannot tell you how afraid they all were last night. I could hear the fear in their voices on the phone and read it in their e-mails. One former co-worker, a young lady who is an excellent programmer, literally burst into tears while I was talking to her. Make no mistake people, when an extremely dangerous killer like Nichols is on the loose and no one knows where he is, everything comes to a halt as parents keep their children indoors and nobody goes out shopping or to a movie. It was lockdown time in Atlanta last night. Guys I know were cleaning their guns and keeping them close by .. just in case.

A further complication for me was when I heard on Fox News that Nichols was a computer techie and Unix Administrator. You all know that is my field of work and most of the people I talked to were techies like me. I wracked my brain to see if I could recall ever working with him or around him. Fortunately, I wasn’t able to make any connection. No one else that I talked to was either. They all lost sleep last night though. This is no way for a civilized soociety to live. No way, no how.

I spent most of the night researching the Supreme Court decisions that led to this horrible outrage against the peaceful citizenry (see related post below) and was outraged at what I found. Between that and our server going down here and the work to rebuild yesterday’s posts and the constant phone calls and e-mails, I have not slept at all. I am bone tired and angry as hell. I would have preferred that Nichols had been gunned down in a blaze of gunpowder and lead with his body so perforated with holes as to be rendered unidentifiable by even his mother. In lieu of that, I recommend we give him a fair trial .. then take him out and hang him .. and leave the rotting corpse to dangle in the wind in front of the Fulton County jail for the buzzards to pick clean .. in full view of the other prisoners.

And while we’re at it, let’s get some of these pansy-assed lawmakers to get off their damned high horse and stop coddling criminals. Give us back our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness .. none of which are currently available to us when armed and dangerous criminals are roaming the land, felons are given life sentences and then paroled after seven years, the death penalty is forbidden in quite a few states and courts bend over backward to protect felons while victims receive no protection whatsoever. Even worse, the politicians want to take away our guns and rob us of our last defense against these felons who the courts, in their righteous zeal to protect the madmen in our society, allow these killers, rapists and thieves back on the street at the drop of a hat .. or some bullshit technicality.

It is our lawyers, judges and politicians that have let it come to this and if we want to take back our country and live in peace we have to start cleaning out that judicial system right away. Not next week, next month or next year. Now. Call or write your Congress-scum today. Urge them to change the laws. Throw out Miranda. Give the police back the power they need to protect and serve us properly. Stop trying to take away our private firearms. Apoint judges to the bench who will be tough on criminals. In other words, do the damn job they were appointed to do .. protect the people they serve.

DAMN! I’m headed to the range to work off some steam. I have a new scope for my Winchester 30-30 (Model 94) that I need to sight in. I wish I had been in the SUV taking Nichols to the Federal Jail in Atlanta this morning. The exchange would probably have gone like this ....

ME: Hey, sport! How do ya like my shiney pistol here?
NICHOLS: umh ....
ME: Wann take a closer look at it?
NICHOLS: errh ....
ME (holding pistol out): Here, go ahead grab it.
NICHOLS: uh, no ... I think I better not ..
ME: Aw, c’mon sport! Go fer it!
NICHOLS: naw, man I uh ....
ME: What’s the matter, puss? Ain’t you got any guts, shit-fer-brains?
NICHOLS (getting angry): Hey man, who you callin’ ....
ME: BANG! Oops! Hey, lieutenant! This guy just tried to take my gun.
LIEUTENANT: Is he dead?
ME: He ain’t breathin’ ....
LIEUTENANT: Better make sure ....
ME: BANG! BANG! BANG! OK, Lieutenant. Now I’m sure.

- The End -


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/12/2005 at 01:47 PM   
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Got Him!

The manhunt is over. Brian Nichols has been captured. Unfortunately, it seems he may have killed one more before surrendering.

ATLANTA — After a two-day massive manhunt in Atlanta, Ga., suspected courthouse triple slayer Brian Nichols is in federal custody, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms told FOX News on Saturday.

Nichols, 33, was taken into custody in north Atlanta after a tense hostage situation at an apartment complex in North Atlanta.

Hours earlier, a U.S. customs agent was discovered shot to death about 16 miles away. The dead agent’s stolen pickup truck was located outside the complex where the standoff took place.

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It would not hurt my feelings if he “commits suicide” while in jail. Preferably by shooting himself in the head six times.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/12/2005 at 12:25 PM   
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Blame The Supreme Court

If you want an explanation for the shootings at the courthouse in Atlanta yesterday, look no further than the US Supreme Court. Based on SCOTUS decisions (cited below) a defendent on trial may not be bound, shackled, gagged or even appear in prison clothes as it might prejudice the jury into assuming guilt by seeing them in this condition. Prisoners on trial must be allowed to change into civilian clothes and must not be bound when on trial. This is what caused the deadly shootings in Atlanta yesterday.

The prisoner, Brian Nichols, had just changed his clothes in the changing room and was being led out to the courtroom (with no handcuffs or leg chains) when he overpowered the lone female deputy, took her gun and shot her before storming into the courtroom and shooting the judge and court reporter. It seems to me the courts are determined to be the cause of their own demise. Therefore, I cannot fault the deputy or any of the law enforcement officers in the courthouse yesterday. The real fault lies with a judicial system that pampers the criminals and denies the general public any protection against these felons.

Illinois v. Allen , 397 U.S. 337 (1970) - the Supreme Court decided that defendents on trial may not be shackled or gagged as this imparts a feeling of guilt to jurors.

Trying a defendant for a crime while he sits bound and gagged before the judge and jury would to an extent comply with that part of the Sixth Amendment’s purposes that accords the defendant an opportunity to confront the witnesses at the trial. But even to contemplate such a technique, much less see it, arouses a feeling that no person should be tried while shackled and gagged except as a last resort. Not only is it possible that the sight of shackles and gags might have a significant effect on the jury’s feelings about the defendant, but the use of this technique is itself something of an affront to the very dignity and decorum of judicial proceedings that the judge is seeking to uphold.

Estelle v. Williams, 425 U.S. 501 (1976) - the Supreme Court decided that prisoners on trial must not be forced to appear before the court in prison clothes and must be provided civilian clothes as it might prejudice the jury against the defendent.

Identifiable prison garb robs an accused of the respect and dignity accorded other participants in a trial and constitutionally due the accused as an element of the presumption of innocence, and surely tends to brand him in the eyes of the jurors with an unmistakable mark of guilt. Jurors may speculate that the accused’s pretrial incarceration, although often the result of his inability to raise bail, is explained by the fact he poses a danger to the community or has a prior criminal record; a significant danger is thus created of corruption of the factfinding process through mere suspicion. The prejudice may only be subtle and jurors may not even be conscious of its deadly impact, but in a system in which every person is presumed innocent until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, the Due Process Clause forbids toleration of the risk. Jurors required by the presumption of innocence to accept the accused as a peer, an individual like themselves who is innocent until proved guilty, may well see in an accused garbed in prison attire an obviously guilty person to be recommitted by them to the place where his clothes clearly show he belongs. It is difficult to conceive of any other situation more fraught with risk to the presumption of innocence and the standard of reasonable doubt.

And even now, in Drope v. Missouri, the Supreme Court is debating whether a prisoner may be shackled or bound during the penalty phase of the trial.

Now you know ....


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/12/2005 at 12:05 PM   
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The Making Of Useless Politicians

After the heinous assassination of the judge and security guard in Atlanta yesterday we now have conservative groups out there professing to “protect us” by introducing legislation that criminalizes the taking of an officer’s gun.  Sorry, but they are wasting politicians’ time.  Yet the politicians themselves, useless turds that many are, will probably waste a lot of taxpayer money arguing the merits of this legislative proposal.

Laws are already on the books about “assault on an officer,” “intent to commit harm,” “theft” and God knows how many others.  Many states already have 1-0-20-Life laws when it comes to crimes with guns.

Just exactly is this going to stop anything?

What purpose does it serve other than “feel-good” politics?


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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 03/12/2005 at 08:13 AM   
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calendar   Friday - March 11, 2005

Clear The Bench

The manhunt is on ....

Note: the scary part is this guy is a former computer techie and Unix administrator. Sort of “Geeks Gone Wild” if you may ....

ATLANTA - A man being escorted into court for his rape trial Friday stole a deputy’s gun, killed the judge and two other people and carjacked a reporter’s vehicle to escape, setting off a massive manhunt and creating widespread chaos across Atlanta, police said.

Hundreds of officers in cruisers and helicopters swarmed the area in the search of the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Brian Nichols. The suspect, a former computer technician, had raised alarm a day earlier when he was found in court with two handmade knives hidden in his shoes, prosecutors said.

The rampage led to chaos around the city, with schools, restaurants and office buildings locking down amid fears that the suspect might strike again. Nichols’ mug shot was plastered all over TV screens, and highway message boards issued descriptions of the stolen vehicle.

Late Friday, police reported that the car had been found in the same downtown parking lot that it had been stolen from. Someone working in the area discovered the vehicle, Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said early Saturday.

“He went from one level of the parking lot to another, apparently,” police spokesman John Quigley said early Saturday. “We don’t know if any other cars are missing. I don’t know if the person took public transportation or took another vehicle. There’s lots of options.”

Quigley said authorities were reviewing surveillance tapes for leads.

“Mr. Nichols is considered armed and extremely dangerous and should not be approached,” Fulton County Sheriff Myron Freeman said. “We are not going to rest until we find him.”

Nichols got the semiautomatic pistol by overpowering the female deputy while he was being led down a corridor in the Fulton County Courthouse, Assistant Police Chief Alan Dreher said. After shooting the deputy in the face, the suspect then went to the courtroom, held about a dozen people at bay for a short time and shot and killed Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes and court reporter Julie Brandau, authorities said.

A $60,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of Nichols.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/11/2005 at 02:51 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 10, 2005

The Hildabeast, Blacks, Elections and Felons

On Tuesday I posted about the problems recruiters are having getting Black men to enlist. (third story)

One of the reasons for this is that so many are in prison.  Are they discriminated against in having such large numbers incarcerated?  Nope.  They just commit more crimes.  Shootings, drugs, rapes, attacks, etc.

We also know that Blacks tend to predominantly vote Democrat.

What’s the tie-in?

The Hildabeast (or Shrillary) wants to pass legislation making easier for felons to vote.

I don’t know about you but I’m willing to bet good money that most criminals are democrat.  Something about the way they are wired internally makes them more amenable to breaking laws, depending on others to support them (jails), and possess a wanton disregard for societal norms.

Who’s joining the C**T from NY?  The F**KER from Massachusetts (oh, and have we ever mentioned he served in Vietnam.)

Read this to find out why Clinton and Kerry want a FEDERAL law to allow all felons to vote rather than let states decide.  It’s all partisan politics.


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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 03/10/2005 at 06:47 AM   
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calendar   Monday - March 07, 2005

GROSS Miscarriage Of Justice

This is absolutely, completely, entirely wrong in many ways.

A CONVICTED rapist is given a lighter sentence because the judge felt:

“the man was a renowned professor who did “important work” with victims of stroke and brain injuries.”

WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?!?!

Do we all of a sudden have a shortage of professors in this country who do this sort of stuff?

At what point do we allow exceptions like this?  If he were one of only three astro-physicists alive studying a way to move an asteroid about to hit the earth, I’d say, “sure, go ahead, give him a lighter sentence but he’d have an ankle bracelet and a penis collar both tied to a GPS to monitor his location and be required to phone in his location every hour while at work.  After work---back to the slammer so he could be someone else’s butt-buddy.”

This reminds me of the policy in place in Antarctica:  if you are involved in a fight you are fired and sent home on the next aircraft-----unless you are a member of an elite trades class.  But if you are a janitor, warehouse person, cook, driver, admin pukes, you know, the expendable class, then you’re OUTTA THERE!!!

So........under what conditions should THIS buttwipe have been given a lighter sentence?  And what about that judge?


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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 03/07/2005 at 06:32 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - March 06, 2005

So How Harmless Is Marijuana?

Oh, man!  This one is going to generate a shit-storm of comments, I’m sure.

More and more people are seeking help for their marijuana addiction.

You can look at this two ways:  marijuana REALLY is not a “harmless” drug.

--or--

We’ve bred such a bunch of panty-waisted weaklings in our society who now run to counseling because their neighbor’s leaves are blowing into their yards and they can’t cope with the stress of an unkempt lawn that something like an illicit drug has them “guilt-freaked.”

I say this because the Substance Abuse and Mental Health weenies say:

“We have no way of knowing why there are so many more going for treatment. The data just tells us that there are.”


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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 03/06/2005 at 08:37 AM   
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calendar   Friday - March 04, 2005

Render Unto Caesar

Sorry gang, but I’ve been working on my taxes today .... and I’m still not finished. This may take all weekend. I’ll blog when I can. Right now, the IRS has my number (zero). Federal and two state returns to fight my way through - moving expenses, IRA contributions, medical expenses, professional dues, charitable donations .... hmmmmmm, “subtract Item 89 of FOrm 1040F from Item 32 from Form 40Z and divide by the quotient of the right angle declination of Item 4 of Form 86F, then copy amount to Item 99 of Form 2199G and perform advanced calculus on the figure to determine the maximum wavelength of a quark, substituting the figure obtained for Item 77 of Form 1490V” ....ARRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Break out the TurboTax and the “Special Tax Perpetration Kit” (see below) ....

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/04/2005 at 03:49 PM   
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Gaming The System

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/04/2005 at 09:00 AM   
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Bound To Irritate Some Of You

Having read this article about New Haven police using technology to coerce scofflaws into paying their taxes, I find myself in agreement with their tactics.

I just don’t see how, if a person refuses to pay the taxes they owe, that person should not be held liable.  I am tired of the excuses, “I forgot” or “it slipped my mind.” Yet 90% of those same fuckers would not forget to buy a lottery ticket or, if owed money by the government, they would not forget to demand it be returned to them.

Sure, letters could be sent demanding payment.  Bill collectors can come to the door.  But sending them to jail does not solve a thing.  However, nothing grabs a person’s attention and makes them comply with their civic obligations more than towing away their vehicle.

I like it.


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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 03/04/2005 at 07:50 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 03, 2005

Why Homosexuals Should Not Adopt

nce again, a deep rooted “feeling” that homosexual adoption is very wrong seems to be justified by research into foster children abuse.

Why is it we must insist on doing things we inherently know are so fundamentally wrong?  And then when studies come up supporting our “misgivings”, those things we can’t really quantify but know, internally are an abomination, we still continue to allow it?

When you have over 30% of foster kids abused by homosexual foster parents, something is terribly, horribly wrong. 

Why?  When you consider that only about 3% of the population is homosexual, then what you have is one group of people committing 10 to 11 times more crimes than any other group.

Oh, and incidentally, adoption groups do not ask sexual orientation when matching up adults to kids.  Wouldn’t want to piss off the homosexuals, would we?

One more thing:

The agency would not say whether the information would lead to a change in policy.


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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 03/03/2005 at 07:00 AM   
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calendar   Monday - January 24, 2005

My Dander Is Up!

I read this and became VERY angry. 

Here we have a prisoner, eating, sleeping, drinking and living at taxpayer expense who now wants a sex change operation.

Where the fuck does “it” get off demanding this?

If I were the prison warden I’d turn this Bozo over to some of the “Bubbas” in the prison and they’d have this shithead “changed” in no time.  A razor is all that’s required.  Maybe a needle and thread, too.  Two slashes to cut off unneeded parts and a slash to make a slit.  Boom!  Done!

Sew up the bloody bits, throw away the “dick’n’nuts” (better yet, fry them up and serve it to pansy boy--that way the prison saves money on food) and PRESTO! ChANGE-O!!  All done!

Who’s with me?


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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 01/24/2005 at 03:17 PM   
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