Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ferguson, anyone else sick of the cop attitudes?

By now most of you have heard about the unrest near St. Louis in the suburbs, in a place called Ferguson.

It has been on the nightly news and the other media for days now and most of you probably think that it
won’t happen in your city, that it is just some sort of ghetto event.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

There is a little bit of Ferguson bubbling up in communities across this land, as folks discover the fact that the police have become militarized and with guns being their main tools, shooting first to kill has become their action of choice when a confrontation develops.

To me, that appears to be the case in Ferguson, at least in this footage below. Note the extremely short time, seconds, between the cops arriving and the shooting of Mr. Powell, dead as a doornail, followed by
handcuffing the corpse.

Look carefully, do you see a knife?

There is an interesting change that has happened over the last decade or so in the suburbs- while the
police forces have stayed lily white mostly, their prey constituents have become more black and latino.
Unfortunately their method of policing has had to adapt to a new reality and they have turned to the tried and true ways of dealing with minorities, busting heads and shooting the Hell out of anyone who causes
trouble.

You know, white folks have long assumed that this type of policing would never come to their neighborhoods but I am not so sure. I watched another video the other day where a cop manhandled a
disabled person, note his skin color.

One of these days, they’ll pick on somebody able to fight back.

Police all over the country seem to look upon the average citizens as guilty until proven innocent and that
they will make that determination, not a judge and jury. Never in my life have I seen or read so many reports
alleging police brutality or misconduct or what I feel are police lynchings of the public, like that shooting in Ferguson recently. Or Kelly Thomas, a homeless man killed by police in Fullerton, California a couple of years ago. By the way, the jury acquitted the officers in that case despite overwhelming evidence against the officers in a videotape made by a property surveillance camera.

What is to be done about this? Can we trust our government and community leaders to act to stop these
illegal police activities?

I don’t think so. This is something that we the people will have to take care of, individually or as a group action.

Let me bring up a couple of historical incidents of folks fighting with the cops and living to tell about it.

Sonny Liston, former Boxing champion, had at least 2 altercations with cops, leaving one headfirst stuffed into a garbage can. They didn’t shoot him and he ended up serving time for one of the assaults.

Pat Buchanan, the political commentator, as a young man had a run in with police, he thought he was disrespected by them and got into fisticuffs with them, and ended up getting arrested.

I am sure few of you have heard the following name, Sagon Penn. In 1985, he was involved in an altercation with San Diego police that led to him shooting and killing one, wounding and running over another, and wounded a civilian observer(ride along.) In two trials, he was acquitted of the murder and other serious charges, and the jury deadlocked on the lesser charges. There was no retrial. Both trials focused on police issues dealing with the minority communities- sound familiar?

Sagon Penn took his own life about 15 years later, I am sure that hardly a day went by that he wasn’t followed by police or haunted by his notoriety.

We as a people somehow need to put across to the police that we are not going to take being dissed anymore, not going to take being pushed around anymore, and we sure as Hell ain’t gonna take our cops acting as judge, jury and executioners anymore.

As Dr. King said, a man can’t ride your back if you stand up.

Morongobill

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A little trickle of contrarian views, strong views

Sorry about the lack of paragraphs, tried out Blogger's engine and it is terrible, next post I will use Windows Live Writer and it will look much more professional. Sorry for not redoing it now, my excuse is that I am on vacation and I'm sticking to it. Since the main stream media here can't go against their bosses, I might as well add my voice to the little trickle of alternative views available to those who doubt that this country is on the right course. Now if you believe that America should be minding the whole world's business and kicking ass and taking names as she goes, this blog is not the place for you. I know that there are a lot of folks out there who support my country right or wrong and nothing is going to change your mind, so I won't try. You are a lost cause, the coolaid has worked with you, the brainwashing has taken full effect. Don't let the backporch door hit you in the ass on your way out. But if you can think on your own and have started to see that the media supplied narratives don't seem to match what your eyes are seeing then stick around. Do you have your ringside seats yet for the coming hot war with Russia, the possible World War III? Not yet? That's alright, you'll be able to see enough of the action from wherever you are. Haven't heard about it or didn't know that anything was going on? You aren't the only one, considering how the media has been so busily distracting you with the latest Miley Cyrus butt cheek showing shorts photos! The media bosses and the government don't want you aware of the possible disaster ahead, they want you to be distracted and uninformed, hence the nonstop Miley and Kardashian show that passes for news these days, I'm telling you Walter Cronkite has got to be spinning like a top in his grave right now, from the state of his beloved news business now. For example, how many of you readers ever heard that the official policy of the U.S. government now is that a nuclear first strike is on the table? How many of you thought that MADD was still what the government believed in? That the U.S, Russia and China had enough nuclear warheads to destroy all life on earth and each other, so the nuclear weapons use was off the table? I just found out recently that MADD was no longer the policy, that first strike was, and judging by what I have been seeing happening worldwide as my country drone bombs once place after another, and sticks its' big nose into one country's business after another, goes from one foreign policy debacle after another- our government is a serial offender, a recidivist, nothing is going to work, it is too set in its' ways- somebody or something needs to grab Uncle Sam and slap him upside the head to get his attention, before the situation say in the Ukraine for example gets totally out of control and we end up in the fight of our lives with an enraged Russian bear! Has anybody else noticed that we are still in a recession or depression? Has anybody else noticed that Amerika really sucks at the empire business? Has anybody else noticed that we just can't seem to be able to build things anymore, except weapons? Oh, and don't forget that we buy a lot of parts for those vaunted weapons systems overseas; when the gun is turned toward the country that made the part do you think that it will work? Or will it have a trapdoor built in and some malicious code that will cause it to fail? How's that new Chevy doing? Got your recall notice yet? Relax, you will, after all everyone that they have made since the bailout is affected. Who'd a thunk that? This country has one foot on a banana peel and one in the boneyard, and our elites are pushing hard to complete the fall by getting us involved in a hot shooting war with Russia/China with the mainstream media complicit, pushing out the propaganda bull as fast as they can shit out it out. Where's that evidence, that smoking gun proof they supposedly had implicating Russia in the airliner shot down over eastern Ukraine? Don't hold your breath waiting for them to produce it. Hell, the Malaysian government is now insinuating that the Ukraine government shot the plane down with air to air missiles and cannon fire from the two jets they had flying nearby. While I am thinking about it, has any other liberal thought about just what a world of hurt that we would be in if that blowdried rich bastard Kerry had been elected president? To think, I actually bought the sales pitch and voted for him! Let me close for now by telling you the lesson that I have learned. Hilary damn sure won't be getting a vote from this old guy! The Clinton coolaide effect has definitely wore off here in Kalifornia! As for our Nobel Peace Prize winning president, he'll be the subject of a future post and I guarantee it will not be a fawning one.

Monday, June 9, 2014

End of the damn line

My last post regarding Russian President Putin’s comments on success being measured
by not firing your missiles has had a handful of reads. Remember now that we are in a very
dangerous time with the war tocsin being sounded at the highest levels in the governments of our
country and in Europe- as an example 2 B-2 BOMBERS just being sent to Europe and a U.S. Navy ship with nuclear first strike potential sailing into the Black Sea, plus fighter jets to NATO allies such as Poland etc.

On the other hand, my post with Prince playing the second lead of “While my guitar gently weeps” is going out the door like gangbusters- people can’t get enough of Prince. He’s a hell of a musician.

I ask you which do you think is more important in the grand scheme of things, averting a possible
World War III or Prince bending a few notes?

Better charge up your iPod while the power’s still on.

Keep listening to the jams while our so called “elites” lead us right into a hot shooting war with
Russia and China.

This blog is being retired right now. I have had it- keep watching the main stream presstitutes while the country gets flushed right down the f—king drain.

Don’t worry, I will keep the Prince link up.

MorongobillAngry smile

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

“Measure your success by non-fired missiles!”

Here is a video where Russian then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was at a Swedish Press Conference
and was asked about the NATO attacks on Libya and Khadafi.

Pretty good advice given here.

Contrary to all the hot air coming out of the Imperial Capitol in D.C., I think honest people
who think for themselves can agree that this is no “Hitler in the making” but a thoughtful
leader trying to think about doing what is right.

Folks,this is a preview of my new blog direction starting now. I have been filled with unease for a long time
about decisions made and the groupthink that led to the decisions emanating out of Washington.
I am alarmed; do those people like Obama and Company really believe all that Neocon bullshit
about America and Americans being the “Chosen Ones,” the “Exceptional Ones” and that we shall
determine who lives and who dies, on this planet?

They have truly gone insane in Washington and We the  People need to wake up to the new power reality
there.

We the People need to wake up and learn how the rest of the world views our government and its’ Jackboot
policies. Hint- they think we have all gone nuts and are drunk with power and yes, that absolute power
is absolutely corrupting us.

I plan on having lots to say on this and other related topics at this blog. The emphasis will change from desert issues to the new reality of life under the “Pax Americana” and how it is affecting this little blue orb
that is home to so many billions of humans and other species; the only home that we have and that needs
no further “fouling of the nest!”

A housekeeping note- there is no way for me to delete the followers so I will just keep that part of the site hidden. You will have to unfollow this site, through your Google Blogger settings. I am confident that you did
not sign up here thinking that one day you might attract the interest of one or two of the “Alphabet security
agencies” of the U.S. government! So this is your chance to bail out now. Same for the other sites that list
this blog and drive traffic to this site, drop me now and bail! No hard feelings and thank you all so much for the listing of my site at yours.

This is both a Democrat and Republican party issue as this has been building up since the Clinton administration at least, there is plenty of blame to dump on both parties. Although I am liberal in my politics,
I don’t turn a blind eye to so called liberals such as Obama, marching us straight away off to totalitarianism.

It is about time that I finally got my ass up off the couch and away from the television to start telling how
I feel about this trend to the American Gulag, whether anyone else believes the way I do or not.

There will still be desert trip reports when I get out that way but they will be rare, this place will be going off in a different direction, most likely with a new audience.

I have enjoyed having folks visit here and hope to see you again.

Here is a site that I would like to share with you as a parting gift. This blog is devoted to the situation in the Ukraine’s Russian language regions, which are now being attacked by the Kiev government. Check it out for an alternative to the propaganda coming out of the mainstream media which is being spoon fed from
Washington.

http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/

Morongobill

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cliven Bundy’s full video that has offended so many

I have written about this here and as comments to an article over at the Black Agenda Report.

There really isn’t too much left to say, my opinion is out there that in one 3 minute video he singlehandedly
managed to divide his followers and scare off a lot of “sunshine” friends to his cause. In other words, he
played right into the hands of mortal enemies such as Senator Harry Reid, and literally gave them the rope to hang him with.

I really fear that a federal response involving a secretly impaneled Grand Jury issuing indictments and a small army to serve them will happen within a couple of weeks, and likely resulting in much shedding of blood, and strongly advise Mr. Bundy to seek legal help now before it is too late.

Live to fight another day in other words. And may I suggest that treatment be sought for the severe case
of “boot in mouth” disease.

Here is the video and go over to the BAR link above for a contrary view and my comments on that view.

Watch the whole video and listen carefully. He does not utter the “n” word as was alleged by some.

Morongobill