One of the things that I noticed around the Montgomery County courthouses is how heavily equipped the local cops were. Given the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, more and more people are noticing the militarization of policing in America.
Don’t get me wrong. I think police officers should have access to whatever they legitimately need to do their jobs, but I’m uncomfortable in places where the beat cops are better equipped than the average soldier or Marine on a day-to-day basis.
After all, unless they get drafted or enlist, the members of police forces are civilians.
UPDATE—Most soldiers here in America don’t wear a full set of combat gear most of the time.
HuffPo has a piece quoting Barney Frank as saying:
But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people.
Read the whole thing.
One of the latest bits of BS coming out of the Democrats spin machine is that Ted Cruz is responsible for the House not voting on the Border Bill. They’re trying to paint Senator Cruz as unsympathetic to immigrants.
Ted Cruz was born in Canada.
I support Israel in its existential battles with enemies dedicated to its destruction. Israel is the only country in the region that is recognizable as a democratic state. It is at war with totalitarian thugs. In such a struggle, I support the democracy against the thugs.
Some folks seem to favor Hamas. Over at the Justice Through Music Project website, they’re headlining a video by Op-Critical called My Eyes.
In 2010, JTMP teamed up with musical-activist band Op-Critical and made the music video “My Eyes” criticizing the use of disproportionate force the Israeli Defense Force always uses against innocent Palestinian civilians. Four years later in 2014, the video still is relevant and needs to be reposted in light of the hundreds of civilians recently being killed by the IDF in the Gaza Strip. … Watch “My Eyes” below, and contact the Israeli embassy in DC and tell them to stop responding with such disproportionate military force in civilian areas.
If you can stomach the singing, you can watch the music video on YouTube.
Hamas has brought about the situation in Gaza. I’ve been amazed by the restraint the Israelis have shown. If I were going to call their embassy, it would be to offer my support.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) says that the Democrats never tried to impeach George W. Bush.
Katherine Miller notes over at BuzzFeed that Rep. Lee was a cosponsor of H.Res. 1258 back in 2008. The title of that resolution was Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.
It sure seems that way—but only as a fundraising scam to solicit donations from the party faithful.
The Republicans don’t seem to have much interest, and think that can be explained in two words: President Biden.
The Washington Examiner reports that Sandra Fluke’s biggest campaign contributor in her run for the California State Senate is Sandra Fluke. While she has raised more total money than her competitor,
If you remove family donations and loans, Allen has raised $330,141. Removing the same from Fluke and she’s only raised $278,859.01.
Read the whole thing.