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mcgeo52 comments on Jun 14, 2020:
This is the same department where 57 officers quit their assigned unit in support of the two officers who shoved the 75 year old man to the ground.
Yet another black man found hanging.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 14, 2020:
One black man committing suicide by hanging himself from a tree is hard enough to believe. Two of them, this close in time and distance, is not a coincidence. I'd love the able to examine the two ropes.
Voter Suppression This video explains the repubs continuing effort to suppress the vote.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 14, 2020:
They know they can't win if there is a large turn out. They don't give a damn about anything except holding on to power. Do the math. It's not complicated.
“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 14, 2020:
Very appropro.
I busted a gut on Pence's description, an open letter by Tommy Lee: "An Open Letter to the ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 14, 2020:
But can he please explain how he really feels?
Yet another black man found hanging.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 14, 2020:
From the open mic I hosted for almost 4 years, this seems appropriate. https://youtu.be/tgmdiLtao_I
NFL will recognize Juneteenth as company-wide holiday, Goodell says | Sport | The Guardian
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 13, 2020:
I’m wondering if maybe there is something going on behind the scenes here. The NFL has a huge contract with the US military. It is basically for PR for the armed forces. Think fly overs, honoring the troops, active duty soldiers surprising family members by appearing at a game. They have had lots of experience with this kind of thing. I don’t think I’m going to far out on a limb here to note that our country is at a pivotal point regarding race. The most successfully integrated part of our society is the military. Just wondering if anybody from the military has been having conversations with the NFL? And now that I think about it, I wonder about NASCAR, too.
New York Criminalizes Use Of Chokeholds [npr.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 13, 2020:
Hopeful signs of a cultural shift.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 13, 2020:
Having survived complete lack of any physical contact with another person since March, I doubt I will ever underestimate the power of a touch again.
$1 to $1.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 13, 2020:
**A Proposed Partial Solution** Originally posted on Facebook on June 6, 2020 Abuse of power by police is a systemic problem. And, while it impacts people of color disproportionately, it effects all of us. Any rational person would agree that we, as a society, need to address the issue. According to the police what we are seeing is a few bad apples. If that is so, what are the good apples doing about it? In reality, what can they do about it? In the case of Derek Chauvin, there was apparently not much they could, or would, do. He had 18 prior incidents on his record. Why was he still a cop? As I see it, this isn't a single issue. It's not just about the "Police Culture." Nor is it just about the unions making it hard to fire bad cops. Nor is it just about civil service making it hard to fire bad cops. It is a complex problem to which all of the above contribute. Maybe it's time that we take a serious look at civil service laws. What if we modified the law so that a group of an employee's peers could petition for that employee to have their employment terminated? We could obviously require cause, and also make this subject to review by an independent board to prevent abuse of the procedure. While this would not only apply to police (think bureaucrats and teachers) in the case of police we could choose to have the process run through the union. To make this work we would need to give the union an incentive to cooperate in culling the bad apples. There is currently a bipartisan bill in Congress to eliminate qualified immunity for police. Why not add a clause to it that would make the union partially liable for any civil judgment against an officer? In short, let's give the police the means and incentive to police their own. Will this completely solve the problem? I'm not willing to make that claim. But 1,004 people were shot and killed by police in the US in 2019. What if we only cut that number in half? Would that be a bad start? Please feel free to comment and share.
No-Knock Warrants Banned In Louisville In Law Named For Breonna Taylor : Live Updates: Protests For ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 12, 2020:
It’s a small step, but the fact that it is in the right direction is big. Very big.
Reminds me of a few people. [youtu.be]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 12, 2020:
Great satire!
Big news out of Buffalo, New York.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 12, 2020:
Pardon me if I am a little skeptical, but at least they are making the right noises.
Trump Rally-Goers Must Agree Not to Sue if They Contract Coronavirus The New York Times reports...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 12, 2020:
This is for a rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth with the speech being written by Stephen Miller. That's not a dog whistle, it's a full brass section. Did the website with the hold harmless agreement mention anything about dress code? Or are sheets and hoods optional?
Chicago Cops Hung Out Inside U.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 11, 2020:
Thom Hartmann is proposing that cops should have to carry malpractice insurance. I think that's a good idea.
Accurate sign
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 11, 2020:
That’s one he will go down in history for.
Trump campaign demands CNN apologize for poll that shows Biden leading
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 10, 2020:
This one qualified for a Facebook group I run, *Let's See The Onion Top This*.
NASCAR bans fans from flying the Confederate flag at races
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 10, 2020:
Happy Wednesday!
Trump orders fleet of icebreakers and new bases in push for polar resources | US news | The Guardian
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 10, 2020:
With any luck? How about, "With any justice..."
How about a dose of dawwwwww, [youtube.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 10, 2020:
Great CGI, and a welcome break from other things happening right now.
This has to be unprecedented, doesn't it?
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 10, 2020:
Makes Trump an expert on dealing with crime. Duh.
IBM's CEO said the firm will stop offering facial recognition software to law enforcement and called...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 10, 2020:
Heard this today on the radio while I was out on my weekly grocery run. To say I was pleasantly surprised is two understatements.
My town in Wisconsin (92% of the population are white people), Confederate flags, and racism.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 9, 2020:
Where are you planning on moving to?
LOL! Someone posted this in Trump's Twitter feed. 😂
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 9, 2020:
Thank you, @SeaGreenEyez. This made my evening.
Ring Captures Images of a Missouri Cop Running Over a Fleeing Suspect With His SUV These idiots ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 9, 2020:
What? You want cops to read?
John Oliver tells cops they probably shouldn’t use excessive force to convince people they’re ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
I know that police departments routinely turn down applicants who are too smart. I didn't realize it was this bad.
Minneapolis City Council members announce intent to defund and dismantle the city's police ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
I am hopeful that will happen here in Long Beach ( a slightly larger city than Minneapolis, BTW). We have had thousands of peaceful demonstrators in the streets this weekend demanding defund and dismantle. City Council Members are making favorable noises. The LBPD has had a good relationship with the activists up until this week. They have been the guys who blocked traffic for the marches and made sure no troublemakers caused problems. Those are the decent cops. This week the protesters got to see some of the other cops (picture attached). In Long Beach we don't view excess force by the police as a racial issue. Our cops are equal opportunity killers. They murder black, brown, and white people. Before I get too hopeful, I have to note that a report just came out that the Police Union has contributed $500,000 to the Mayor's campaigns over the last 5 years. As you can see, this picture from Long Beach got world wide attention.
The article said it was not disclosed as to why the swabs were scrapped.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
There would only be two reasons to scrap the swabs. Either they failed QA or they were contaminated. I'm wiling to bet these swabs were scrapped before they wasted any time on them in QA. Not only have I worked in clean room environments, but I had some very interesting conversations with my father who was one of the leading experts on clean rooms for manufacturing microelectronics (at least three orders of magnitude more strict than an operating room). My best guess is that it took them almost a full day to get that room back to where they could resume production.
Four days ago Bubba Wallace, NASCAR's only African American, called out the others in his "sport" ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
I never dreamed I would live to see the day that the President of NASCAR would stop the cars to call out the country on racism. Not only that, but it was broadcast live on Fox Sports. It's a small ray of hope, and right now I'll take what we can get.
It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
A very clear statement of his beliefs.
Trump's Partner in Crime Shows How a Religious Fanatic (Associated with Opus Dei) and a Sociopath ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
I'm just gonna leave this here. https://tips.fbi.gov/digitalmedia/9880c4aa92fa2a5
Santa Cruz Deputy Killed, Another Wounded In Ben Lomond Ambush by Gunfire and IEDs – CBS San ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
"Carrillo has been stationed at Travis since 2018 and was member of the 60th Security Forces Squadron, a base spokesman said."(1) Obviously a card carrying member of Antifa. (1)https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/06/07/steven-carrillo-alleged-santa-cruz-mountain-gunman-may-be-connected-to-oakland-federal-officer-slaying/
If they can't assault and murder in broad daylight, they'll just take to doing property crimes.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
If anybody can get hold of any video showing the cops slashing tires, please use this link to report it. https://tips.fbi.gov/digitalmedia/9880c4aa92fa2a5
Colin Powell, on the Lying Birther: [rawstory.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
But how does he really feel about that liar, Trump?
"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 6, 2020:
And our job is to keep reminding people that others are human.
Some brilliant mind over at FoxNews decided to do a segment on how well the stock market does after ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 6, 2020:
But Fox isn't racist! They don't cater to racists! Really! Yeah, right!
Can Americans say "coup" correctly? Silent P?
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 6, 2020:
Never seen that tape from the Moscow hotel room so I don't whether or not the P is silent.
This is why I don't believe the PR move by police to kneel with protesters or other disgusting photo...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 6, 2020:
One tried to at least check on him. One of the other cops pulled him away. As long as the cops tolerate any bad cop, there are no really good cops.
Eisenhower's farewell address included this warning: " In the councils of government, we must ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 6, 2020:
A lot of our problems can be traced to our failure to heed his warning.
this has to become a classic ....[agnostic.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 6, 2020:
Put me on the jury. I'd vote for acquittal on the grounds of self defense since Trump retweeted, "The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."
A comparison:
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 5, 2020:
DC Mayor/City Counsel has 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' painted on the road to the White House in HUGE Yellow...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 5, 2020:
Love it.
[yahoo.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 5, 2020:
Does the Fox News commentator realize that he is basically calling for a 1st Degree Murder charge?
What sane, reasonable human can consider this ok?
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 5, 2020:
“Two Buffalo police officers were suspended without pay Thursday after a video showed authorities knocking down a 75-year-old man during a protest, Mayor Byron Brown said.” Authorities knocked him down? Authorities on what? How to be bad apples? Yes, there is a systemic problem in this country and it’s not just the cops.
Family of 6 found dead in garage San Antonio Texas, Suicide
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 5, 2020:
He was military, so he had job security. Makes me wonder what else was going on?
If Trump Goes Even Lower, We’d Better Be Prepared | The New Yorker
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 5, 2020:
Scary stuff. If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend *In the Garden of the Beasts* by Erick Larson. It is about the experiences of William Dodd and his daughter, Martha, when he was US Ambassador to Germany from mid 1933 to December 1938.
Though I am 180 degrees from them kudos to the Republican insurgency.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 4, 2020:
Trump is just the symptom. Are they really serious about solving the problem? Are they ready to clean out the Republicans in the Senate who have enabled Trump? What about the ones in the House? Are they ready to take the licenses from Rupert Murdoch and remove his propaganda channel from the airwaves? Are they ready to reinstate the fairness doctrine that Reagan got rid of? Will they be willing to give up right wing talk radio? If they are serious, I'll be happy to work with them.
[queerty.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 3, 2020:
But at least Hitler knew the right thing to do in a bunker.
This is the current president of the USA, an insult to all that is good in America, "THE DEVILS ...
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 3, 2020:
I'm an atheist but that doesn't mean I would go around insulting the Devil.
Houston police chief rips Donald Trump’s violent rhetoric: 'Keep your mouth shut' - AOL News
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 3, 2020:
This is one cop that I respect.
I knew Bunker Bitch was coming with this Lie about Friday Night.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 3, 2020:
And that’s why they turned off all the lights in the White House? Was Donnie playing with the fuse box during the “inspection”?
Way to Go!: [dailykos.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 3, 2020:
There is a cop that I respect.
Mr. Bunker Mentality Runs Scared!: [rawstory.com]
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 1, 2020:
At least Hitler knew the right thing to do in a bunker. Just sayin’.
On Friday Night Corporal Bone Spurs became first president to actually use the White House Bunker.
mcgeo52 comments on Jun 1, 2020:
Donnie’s hero, Hitler, knew how to use a bunker. Just sayin’.
With the Covid Lock Down continuing to stretch on into infinity, this could be a good side hustle.
mcgeo52 comments on May 31, 2020:
I can see where there could be a demand for that service.
Hypocrisy of Mike Pence
mcgeo52 comments on May 31, 2020:
I will post here what I said on Facebook.
For those of you not nerdy enough to know what kaiju are, he's talking about Godzilla.
mcgeo52 comments on May 31, 2020:
Last year Las Vegas was invaded by locust. Cicadas will be coming to other parts of the US in the next few months.
“If you’re reading this .
mcgeo52 comments on May 31, 2020:
My grandmother used to say, "If you are well enough to complain, don't."
Trump ally Stone must surrender to prison by June 30, won’t need to go to quarantine site - ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 30, 2020:
Can you imagine how much fun he'll have in prison with that Nixon tattoo on his back? Wonder how many of his fellow inmates would just love to screw Nixon?
Yep.
mcgeo52 comments on May 30, 2020:
Just imagine if Bernie Sanders were President. The Secret Service would be shitting bricks because he would be out there with the protesters. Actually, if Bernie Sanders were President this shit would probably have never happened.
Sometimes my heart is warmed by the Judiciary.
mcgeo52 comments on May 30, 2020:
He's out of appeals. I'm out of fucks to give about him crying. Sometimes justice prevails.
Putting the Twit in Twitter
mcgeo52 comments on May 30, 2020:
Exactly! Brilliant cartoon!
Chicago Mayor Tells It Like It Is
mcgeo52 comments on May 30, 2020:
Can I get an amen (or something else that means approval)? This meme is as accurate as it gets!
mcgeo52 comments on May 30, 2020:
Trump can bluff, bluster, and bullshit all he wants. There is no Executive Order he can issue regarding social media that can be enforced. Apparently Donnie wasn’t paying attention in Civics class when they taught the First Amendment. The government cannot tell the owner of the press what they cannot or must publish.
Trump has given them permission to be open too
mcgeo52 comments on May 30, 2020:
I have an app on the first screen on my iPhone that simultaneously records what is happening and streams it to the ACLU's server. Worst possible case they take me and my phone out; the ACLU has the video documenting what happened.
[theweek.
mcgeo52 comments on May 29, 2020:
As someone from California I think one of the few choices worse than Klobuchar would be Kamala Harris.
It's hard to believe but I was there and saw it with my own eyes - Walter read the news and people ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 29, 2020:
I remember the only two times that I am aware of when Uncle Walter made any kind of editorial comment. Both times he made it very clear that they were editorial statements. Many of you probably remember his February 27, 1968 comment about the war in Vietnam: “[I]t seems now more certain than ever that the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate . . . [I]t is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could. This is Walter Cronkite. Good night.” The other one, that you probably don’t remember, but I doubt I will forget happened a year and a half earlier on August 1, 1966. Charles Whitman had taken a rifle to the top of the Tower at the University of Texas and shot and killed 14 people. I was very much aware of what had happened because my grandmother had called us in upstate NY from Austin and spent five minutes telling us about being at the lunch counter in Woolworth’s across the street fom the campus and hearing the shots. [For those who don’t remember, a five minute long distance phone call was a really big deal in the ‘60s.] That evening Walter Cronkite reported the story. Then he swung his chair 90 degrees, faced the other camera, loosened his tie, set down his pipe, and stated that what would follow was a personal comment. He then told about when he was the editor of The Daily Texan, the campus paper at UT, that he had written an editorial against building the Tower, and went on to say, I”m sorry it has come to this, but I told you so.” He then tightened his tie, picked up his pipe, swung his chair back around, and went on with the news. BTW, my father was a student at UT when Cronkite wrote that editorial and confirmed that the editorial said the administration would regret building the Tower.
Less of a dog whistle and more of a bull horn.
mcgeo52 comments on May 29, 2020:
Donald Trump isn’t exactly Mr. Subtlety.
Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 29, 2020:
Living in California I am much more familiar with Harris than most of you. About the best I can say for her is that she wouldn’t be quite as bad a pick for VP as Sarah Palin.
George Floyd was accused of trying to pass a fake $20.
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
The most just thing that can happen to the four cops involved is to be thrown into prison, and turned out in general population with the guards' backs turned.
Yep that's him.
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
Thank you for pointing out his better qualities.
Trump executive order would challenge Section 230 protections for Facebook, Twitter and Google - The...
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
Yeah, take it to court. Better yet, since Trump declared war, just withdraw (his accounts) and declare victory! Shut down his social media accounts until he rescinds the order.
Finally a wig that fits trump
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
Perfect fit all right.
What a clown. I wish Twitter would shut down his account
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
Trump can bluff, bluster, and bullshit all he wants. There is no Executive Order he can issue regarding social media that can be enforced. Apparently Donnie wasn’t paying attention in Civics class when they taught the First Amendment. The government cannot tell the owner of the press what they cannot or must publish.
Trump to Executive Order Against Social Media Companies
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
Trump can bluff, bluster, and bullshit all he wants. There is no EO he can issue regarding social media that can be enforced. Apparently Donnie wasn’t paying attention in Civics class when they taught the First Amendment. The government cannot tell the owner of the press what they cannot or must publish.
I don't know if there is anyone from PA on here, but I was in tears watching this.
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
Fortunately the Pennsylvania Attorney General is a Democrat. There may be justice.
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
..or even by those who are working for or serving him.
They're starting pretty early with the conspiracies for when trump loses! Saw this on FB and loads ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 28, 2020:
The fraud was done by a Republican. So was the fraud in the 2018 election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. That was so bad that the court threw out the election. I guess the real reason the Republicans are against mail in voting is that they keep getting caught when they try to cheat.
The Real Objection To Vote By Mail [sheilakennedy.net]
mcgeo52 comments on May 27, 2020:
I would think the Republicans would favor vote by mail. Maybe it's the fact that they got caught cheating in the 2018 race in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina that has got them so against mail in voting.
On a serious note .
mcgeo52 comments on May 27, 2020:
Good to have you back.
I MUST tell you all something! I'm a cell phone person.
mcgeo52 comments on May 27, 2020:
Thanks, but you are far better looking than I am.
Found a delightfully detailed future front page for the NY Times...
mcgeo52 comments on May 27, 2020:
"Ex-President Trump Refuses Inauguration Ceremony. Flees Capital [sic] in Disguise." If it is obvious that he has lost and will be replaced as President, I would not be surprised to see him leave the country before the inauguration.
History, it's a harsh mistress.
mcgeo52 comments on May 27, 2020:
I hope there is no violence, but if the herd needs thinning...
This HAS to stop.
mcgeo52 comments on May 27, 2020:
Glad to hear you are home and well enough to post. Not sure if elevating your blood pressure helps fight the virus. Looks like you are being the test study. As I posted elsewhere, the civil law suits on this need to start going after the officers' pension funds. That would put a stop to this shit in a hurry.
[thenation.
mcgeo52 comments on May 27, 2020:
If Biden really wanted to unite the party he would drop out and endorse Bernie Sanders.
😢 Another Eric Garner.
mcgeo52 comments on May 26, 2020:
The civil lawsuits need to start going after the officers' pension funds. That would end this shit in a hurry.
Really? You mean he lies? I'm shocked I tell you, shocked. [huffpost.com]
mcgeo52 comments on May 26, 2020:
Lets hope so friends
mcgeo52 comments on May 26, 2020:
Over 100,000 dead. If Trump had not destroyed everything Obama left in place to prevent this, what would that number be?
I truly think when we start disrespecting Indian burial ground, it will be the beginning of our ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 26, 2020:
The burial ground and the cacti mean nothing to the idiot in the White House. Unfortunately they probably mean about as much to many of his followers. I'm wondering if it is worth staying in this country? Of course now you can't get a passport.
You may have heard of Shelley Luther, the woman sentenced to jail for contempt of court for opening ...
mcgeo52 comments on May 26, 2020:
My nephew lives in Irving (a suburb of Dallas) and told me about this a week ago. Thank you @glennlab for posting a source that I can cite.
finally explained ... [agnostic.com]
mcgeo52 comments on May 26, 2020:
Don’t forget that he did a better job than Trump.
Some religions ban pork...
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2020:
One is a fascist pig, the other is an intelligent animal.
How much you wanna bet that Trump will unveil his own portrait before leaving office?
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2020:
I never thought a racist like Trump would miss an opportunity to hang a black man.
Please help Kentucky get rid of Mitch McConnell!! Mike is a Great candidate! [rollingstone.com]
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2020:
Looks very interesting. I will be watching that election.
YES! GOD BLESS ALL AMERICANS, ONLY BELIEVERS THAT IS!
mcgeo52 comments on May 23, 2020:
If the herd wants to thin itself, I can't stop them. I just hope we are smart enough to maintain safe practices so they don't take us with them.
Why to wear a mask.
mcgeo52 comments on May 23, 2020:
Too many Karens. Not enough signs.
I'm gonna say the quiet part out loud.
mcgeo52 comments on May 22, 2020:
They might have a case against the mother. They definitely have a case against the cop. Unless they charge and convict him they should drop the charges against the mother.
So Precious, out of the mouths of babes. :D
mcgeo52 comments on May 22, 2020:
This is a classic!
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mcgeo52 comments on May 21, 2020:
Wouldn't be surprised to find out the F@@@@@ is typical Republican projection. Maybe he just couldn't spell "Sincerely" so he left it out of the signature.
I live on a world, and try to live in a world, with a bunch of fucking idiots.
mcgeo52 comments on May 20, 2020:
I realized years ago that 49.99% of the population is below average. I had pretty much adjusted to that until the advent of social media where they get the opportunity to flaunt their ignorance and stupidity.

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