Sunday, January 29, 2012

Violence and stupidity

Got a couple of news stories here that caught my attention:

2 men shot in Visalia mall

Gunfire broke out early Friday evening at the Visalia Mall, sending panicked shoppers running for safety, two men to the hospital with bullet wounds and police on the hunt for the gunman."I was just scared. I wanted to get out of the place," said Joshua Melgar, 29, of Visalia who has having dinner with family members, some of them children, when he heard shots in the north end of the mall fired shortly after 6:50 p.m.

So, what we have here is a fine example of just how well our gun control laws are working.  The innocents here are helpless and can only hope to be overlooked by the shooters.  This was a gang related incident, by the way.

Cop shot and killed while resisting arrest

A Santa Maria police officer suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday by a fellow officer as he was about to be arrested, authorities said.
The officer, who has not been identified, was near the end of his shift at a DUI checkpoint when supervisors arrived after 1 a.m. to detain him, Police Chief Danny R. Macagni told reporters at an afternoon news conference. There was a struggle, the suspect officer drew his weapon and fired his gun; a fellow officer then shot the suspect in the chest, Macagni said.
“He chose to resist,” Macagni said. “He drew his weapon. A fight ensued. He fired his weapon. And one of my officers that was there also discharged his weapon and the officer was fatally wounded.”
The suspect officer, who was married and a four-year veteran of the department, was pronounced dead at Marian Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery. No one else was injured.

So, these guys are the only ones professional enough to be allowed to carry guns?  Seriously?
A man who we trust to protect and serve the community is screwing a teenager and then when he's getting arrested, chooses to go down shooting.  Wonderful.

Good shot by the cop that put that bastard down, though.  Nobody else got hurt or dead, so it turned out ok.
That right there is a fine example of forethought by the electric or phone company.  That pole is blocking both my fucking driveway and my back gate.

They'd better get the old pole replaced and get my driveway unblocked tomorrow or there'll be fucking hell to pay.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Long time no see.

I haven't seen one of these outside the movies in a long time. (Click to embiggen)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Self Defense WIN!

I know most of you have probably heard by now of a certain woman in Oklahoma who was forced to kill a home invader in self defense.  Said woman was defending her 3 month old baby, with the cops on the phone, and her back to the wall.  I'm posting about this now to address the morons who seem to believe that she did the wrong thing.  Some folks believe she did NOT do the right thing by standing her ground and shooting the knife-wielding maniac dead.  They believe she should have RUN AWAY from her OWN FUCKING HOUSE.

Where to even BEGIN on this utter, complete, fuckwitted bullshit?!? Jesus fucking christ, it's not like one's own home is public property.  She's got the rights there, not the knife-wielding stalking motherfucker! Why in the bloody fuck should she retreat from her own goddamned home?  Not to mention the complete lack of data she had on the conditions outside.  What was she supposed to do, carry her baby out into the night at a run and hope they didn't have someone watching the back?  What if they would have? She would have likely died raped and mutilated by those bastards.  Instead, she stood her ground, ended one of the useless wastes of oxygen, and scared the other one off, and saved her and her child's lives in the process.

Some people ask about the rights of the attacker to live.  What right does someone have to live when they enter a home without permission and with the intent to do harm to those inside the home? Even if they don't enter with a specific desire to do harm and just an intent to steal property, then so what?  It's not like every burglar is going to say "Oh shit, someone's home, I'd better run away and leave these fine folks unharmed!"
Not only that, but humanity has yet to show proof of telepathy.  Therefore, we can't read minds, so we have no idea what a intruders intentions are.  Some folks say "let them take what they want / do what they want and it'll be ok."  Clearly, these folks haven't been through the trauma of being home invaded and having their lives threatened.  If they had, I'm sure their attitudes would be quite different.

I sincerely hope this poor lady will recieve the help she needs.  Fuck the knife wielder and his partner.