I have been watching the confrontations between the police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. To quell the protests, rioting and looting, the authorities involved have tried various efforts with the protesters, including reasoning with them, tear gas, rubber bullets, bean bag projectiles, curfews, arrests and calls for calm by the usual suspects Jessie and Al.
Nothing appears to have worked, I think there is one thing that may make the protesters scatter back home or wherever they came from: Throw job applications at them and see how fast it quiets things down!
The protesters in Ferguson expect the public to believe that the policeman who killed “Big Mike” shot him while he was on his knees with his hands up. Such a cold-blooded murder by a white cop of a black youngster surely would attract the attention of our first black president and his black attorney general. After the dust-up with the Harvard professor and the local cop who arrested him, ALL law enforcement officials know that any impropriety would be met with the swift arm of the law led by Eric Holder. Either the Ferguson cop was extremely stupid, or black thugs are expecting cover by the administration.
I would never say things simply out of the motive to irritate anyone with thoroughly disgusting things. That is not the goal of my “drumbeat.” Rick Perry’s political enemies are trying to make him step down as governor. I hope he wins. But the big issue is: This could hurt his goal for president. I think that’s what the Democrats did to Sarah Palin, who is not a conservative but a socialist in her political record. That’s documented. We only hear her message. This evil attack to destroy Perry is what they have in mind. They want to put him out of the game completely.
I hope all is well, and I enjoyed your column about former President Nixon. I couldn’t help but notice that the same Travis County that indicted former Rep. Tom DeLay is the same one that went after Rick Perry so soon after he sent the Texas National Guard to defend the border.
It’s strange how the Stateman.com article featured on Yahoo News failed to mention the party affiliation of any of the district attorneys or other participants, save for the governor – or if any ... continue reading »
I mostly agree with what you wrote about Nixon’s legacy. I offer these two points, one of which somewhat opposes one of your statements and one that addresses an accomplishment you omitted.
1) When you wrote that Nixon “abused his executive powers in a way even Obama hasn’t done,” that is arguable, at best. BHO used his executive orders to violate his oath of office when he refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act; the actions he took on immigration viola ... continue reading »