This is footage from the body cam of the female officer. The cops wanted to talk to the guy. This is how fast it can happen.
Below is from the male officer’s camera:
It would appear that Greece has voted “no”, or for those of you who aren’t following along, Greece has voted to tell Germany, “Fuck you Fritz, we aren’t cutting spending! Now give us more money you fucking Nazis.”
They don’t want more austerity so, instead, they will prove that “too big to fail” is a myth.
Meanwhile, panic sets in as Shanghai Composite drops 30pc, $3.7 trillion wiped of China share market despite crackdown.
Pay attention. This will be a graduate course in macroeconomics.
It’s a beautiful Sunday morning in America. My ride to Church today will be on streets that are littered with the remnants of last night’s fireworks. When I get to Church I will be greeted by the sight of Veterans from our congregation who are still able to, they will be wearing their military uniforms as the rest of the congregation will be sporting patriotic attire. Even I will be wearing my colors. The colors of the Division I served in are the Red, White and Blue of the All American Division. My Corcoran Jump Boots are spit shined to a high gloss. I do stand a little taller when properly adorned.
Today is God and Country Day at North Jacksonville Baptist Church. This is the first time I’ve actually done anything special to observe it besides show up and run a camera. This year I suspect that Pastor Herb has a very special message for this day and I invite to join us via live stream. Last Sunday Pastor Herb delivered a Sermon for the ages in the wake of the recent Supreme Court rulings, a message I wish the entire Country could hear. This Sunday I am looking for another encouraging word. Yeah, I might be standing tall and looking good today but in my heart I am in mourning. I need some encouragement and I know that I can find it in God’s house. You are welcome to join me.
Our worship service begins at 10:45am East Coast but you can find streaming content of pre-recorded services here all day.
If you manage to catch our live service you will be able to check out Little Miss Texas decked out in her dress blues in the choir loft. Grrrr… Me likeee.
Have a beautiful Sunday.
First published on July 4, 2013.
From our Founding Document, the Declaration of Independence.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Does this still apply? Or did a new covenant arise out of the Civil War that invalidated the words above? Will a man be prosecuted in America for just advocating the words of the Founding Document and advocating for the “duty” to throw off a government such as the one described? Is the United States Government, ipso facto and by definition, never “such a government” no matter what its actions? Is to advocate the principles of America’s Founding Document to advocate treason?
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
Every single poll I have ever seen has shown that a majority opposed the passage of the bill creating Obamacare and every single poll I have seen since has called for its repeal. Yet Obama has stated again and again that he will veto any bill of repeal placed before him.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He arbitrarily refused to enforce the duly passed and signed Defense of Marriage Act. He uses executive orders to create laws, seize wealth and undermine rights. He has seated appointees (NLRB) without the consent of the Senate as required by the Constitution and ignored court orders mandating their removal. Just this week hs Treasury Department announced that it is arbitrarily opting to enforce the employer mandate of Obama’s signature legislation during 2014.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
Obamacare resolutions were passed at midnight and on Christmas Eve. He has broken his promise to provide time for bills – even those of thousands of pages – to be read before they are signed into law makinging resistance to specificities impossible. The sole purpose, of course, is fatiguing Americans into compliance with his measures
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners…
He refuses to enforce much of immigration law and gives the states no say in their inhabitants.
First Published May 19, 2009.
The Executive Administration and Legislative Branch, which has subordinated itself to the Administration, have created genuine cause for alarm among the People undermining the Rights to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them. Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to petition the Government for Redress in the most humble terms and to declare the causes which impel them to such petition.
The Administration has absorbed and continues to absorb ownership of large segments of the private Sector denying rightful owners their protection under the law and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
The Administration dominates the Executive and Legislative branches and is preparing to control the Judiciary as well and, in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution has subjected the States to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving its Assent to their Orders and Acts of pretended Legislation.
The Administration threatens to deny the People the right to keep and bear arms in the defense of their homes, farms, shops and businesses.
There are certain July 4th videos that stand out and become a favorite to enjoy year after year. This is one such video. Due to some of the language used I must embed the video below the fold. Some may think that the person shooting the video is using the Lord’s name in vain but I think it is a result of a Mother’s instruction to call out to God when you are scared. The person in the video is not so frightened as to quit shooting video and run, however.
I don’t know who the people in the video are but I hope they are having a safe 4th of July…
Amazing Grace – Condoleezza Rice & Jenny Oaks Baker
Her name, Condoleezza, derives from the music-related term con dolcezza, which in Italian means, “with sweetness”.
Out of a field of more than a dozen candidates for the Presidency there are only two who understand the media and how they must be handled.
Donald Trump is one. He has been saying what he thinks and, in spite of the criticism from others – including other Republicans – he’s standing by his comments.
We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” – George Orwell
Despite all the gnashing of teeth from the Left over Donald Trump’s comments about illegal aliens and liberals’ deliberate attempts to distort what he said, his controversial comments about Mexico are absolutely correct.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. …They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Trump’s advantage is that he doesn’t care whether people, especially people in the media, like him. He is determined to say exactly what he means. He is taking the campaign into areas where the others are afraid to go.
The other candidate is Ted Cruz. Here he tells Glenn Beck a basic truth. The media are not nice. They hate Republicans. Get used to it. His frankness makes Beck uncomfortable but he’s right.
Both of these men understand the media. Neither will be trapped by them the way Sarah Palin was by Katie Couric.
A few days ago Couric interviewed Cruz. It was almost an hour long but Cruz repeatedly frustrated the ‘Perky One’.
Both Cruz and Trump have dealt with media before, both have a message they want to explain, and neither will be drawn into areas where interviewers want them. They are both far smarter than those doing the interview and can steer them wherever they want. Both are giving free lessons to the other candidates on how to deal with antagonism. Will any of the others learn from them or are they, as Cruz says, too afraid?
… taken SERIOUSLY!
(The WWE actually had nothing to do with the production of this video… really.)
There are several movies that are uniquely suited to Independence Day weekend. None are available on the net to present here but these are movies that most everyone here has seen more than once. Tonight I am breaking protocol by presenting a documentary in lieu of a scripted Hollywood theatrical production. It gives us a picture of the Father of our Country from a young age. It tells the story of how the French and Indian War set the stage for the American Revolution.
Looking back at how this all happened is for me a whole lot more uplifting than looking at or writing about where we are now. With that I will close my remarks. Our Friday Night Flight takes us back in time to the years prior to declaring our independence from England…
You get embarrassed… and it’s funny… and it sells…
The Independence Day Weekend has begun!
Now for a word from entertainers who don’t understand entertainment and who take themselves far too seriously…
How much of this do we agree with? The discussion is here. Here are the first three of nineteen points:
The premise is as follows: The average American pays over 59% of their income in taxes: income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, gasoline taxes, utility taxes, etc. We all know that government is too big and too intrusive in our lives and businesses. Here are some practical ways that you can “starve the beast” and reduce the amount of taxes that you pay to the government.
1) Take the maximum allowable exemptions on your W-4 form and delay the tax you are paying on the income. Keep the money set aside, so that when tax time comes, you will have the funds available (and avoid paying interest & penalties).
2) Grow as much of your own food as possible. Then, shop at farmer’s markets & produce stands for as much of your food as you can. This keeps your money local and diverts funds from Big Ag, which then uses your money to lobby Congress for more of your tax dollars.
3) If feasible, change your heating & cooling system to a more efficient system that reduces the amount of utilities you need to purchase. If this is not feasible, then focus on energy savings via insulation, upgraded windows, caulking, solar shades, sail shades, shade trees, etc. Reducing your energy consumption will reduce the amount of utility taxes that you pay.”
George Takei made some money by playing Sulu, the navigator who got the spaceship lost in space. Now he thinks he has opinions that people want to hear.
Takei has twisted the words of Justice Thomas. Here is what he actually wrote:
Human dignity has long been understood in this country to be innate. When the Framers proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” they referred to a vision of mankind in which all humans are created in the image of God and therefore of inherent worth. That vision is the foundation upon which this Nation was built.
The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.”
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