Judge is asked to believe that in order to "defend himself and to remove the gun from his homicidal/ suicidal wife” Mark Thompson had to handcuff her, drag her across the floor, break two bones in her arm, break both of her eye sockets by punching her face repeatedly, crush her spleen to the point it had to be surgically removed, kick her up and down her body leaving multiple bruises.
Anyone believe him? I sure as hell don't. His department fired him, so it seems like nobody else does either. Wow. What a scumbag. He's using "police logic", where you beat someone to help them.
Police are 4 times more likely to commit domestic violence.
And if he was so innocent — why did he threaten to kill himself during the police standoff to arrest him? Maybe the cops should have beat him just as badly to prevent him from killing himself? Haha.
Wow. That IS a lot.
Wal-Mart hates its employees unionizing. They've gone as far as to close stores to prevent unionizing of its employees. We're not talking huge unions — we're talking one-store unions.
Basically, the existing union is dissolved because, while Wal-Mart stalled things for years, the labor laws have changed. Nice legal wrangling from a huge corporation that tramples on many rights just to give us slightly lower prices. (Remember the pickle story?)
She threw a sneaker at him and was charged with 3rd degree assault.
He pounced on her, kicked her, punched her, dragged her down by the hair, planted his knee in her back, and punched her a couple more times and was charged with 4th degree assault.
But the Justice Department has intervened, and will not allow his plea bargain.
This guy also shot a mentally ill man 11 times in the back during a traffic stop, and has been stopped for driving wile drunk and on prescriptions.
Let's hope he fries.
Yup. 40 years after the illegal 1967 borders that are still not recognized by international law, Israel is still expanding and stealing more land from the Palestinians. Terrorism or not, they wont ever stop, because religion tells them that God promised this holy land to them.
Phew! Finally finished converting my list of all concerts I've ever been to ( http://clint.sheer.us/media/concerts.htm ) into my songkick profile. It's completely redundant, but it's nice to have a social angle. Carolyn has created a profile and can simply go through my list and click "I was there" on the concerts she was it.
Songkick is pretty good. I'd recommend anyone who goes to concerts sign up at this site. I learned things about shows in the past I never knew. I forgot venues, I forgot dates. This site saved me in those cases!
June 30, 2009
June 30, 2009
PEOPLE: The two main characters/writers/directors are Rick Moranis (who most people know, tho this was his *debut*) and Dave Thomas (who’s surprisingly been in Weeds, The Simpsons, Arrested Development, King Of The Hill, Justice League, Mission Hill, That 70’s Show, Duckman, Animaniacs, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, SCTV).
QUIRKS: Technically a spinoff of SCTV, which laid the foundation for much of the comedy we watch today. (Larry David, Michael Richards, etc.)
POLITICS: Drink beer!
MORALS: Drink beer! Mind control is bad!
EXTRAS: Get the DVD. There’s an failed animated pilot for a Strange Brew animated series! Unfortunately they hadn’t caught on that they should probably sell this to AdultSwim, and not the “Saturday Morning Cartoon people”. If I was a trillionaire, I’d totally fund this. This series was eventually produced, and was quite funny!
BAD STUFF: Low production values and a bit dated. Some people might find the humor a bit corny. It’s not cutting-edge. Think of them as Cheech & Chong, but with alcohol instead of marijuana, and Canada instead of America/Mexico (yes I know Chong is actually asian. Have you seen his wife? Smokin’. And pretty funny.)
CONCLUSION: This is a great movie; an iconic classic. It should be as well-known as Cheech & Cong, Animal House, Revenge Of The Nerds, and other such “wasted”-comedy that was pouplar in 1983.
RECOMMENDATION: I consider this a basic film staple that most people would have seen. If you haven’t seen it — see it. It’s THE iconic 1980s beer-drinking caper comedy.
And if you saw it again, but can’t whistle the song that makes the hockey people go crazy and fight (I could)… It’s time you need to see this again.
ANECDOTES: The movie was a re-run to me last time I watched it, not in 2009, but in 1994, on the Virginia Tech campus. With Dan, and Chris Holm, among others. Beer was bonged (I did not participate in that, but did drink). Dramamine was taken to prevent puking (I never puke anyway). People had to vomit. I had to help them find the bathroom. This may have been the time people crawled under the seats, left the movie, and passed out on the hill by the ROTC dorm. I had the pleasure of watching Dan vomit into his mouth and then swallow it, since he was sitting in the movie seat next to me. I bet he would deny this. Then he walked around with a bit on his face. The best part was when he said Hi to girls that walked by. Good times! But Carolyn missed out, so she really needed to see the movie. Too bad it couldn’t be as chaotic as our glory days.
MOVIE QUOTE: Doug McKenzie: “Yeah. OK, well, uh, we found, uh, this mouse in a bottle of YOUR BEER, eh. Like, we was at a party and, uh, a friend of ours – a COP – had some, and HE PUKED. And he said, uh, come here and get free beer or, uh, he’ll press charges.”
It’s safe to say Beavis & Butt-head probably had some influence from this movie. At the very least, I would think Mike Judge a fan of Strange Brew.
COINCIDENCES: (The Girl Who Lept Through Time, Strange Brew) Two movies in a row where written on a chalkboard/wall is the phrase, “Time waits for no one/man.” So the Japanese translation changed “man” to “one”. Same difference. First coincidence of 2009!
June 29, 2009
What excuse did Tony Pirone given to the courtroom? That Oscar Grant (black) called Tony Prione (white) a "bitch-ass nigger" first — and he was merely "parroting" it. Twice. Before holding him down and having him shot to death.
Are there really people who are capable of believing such bullshit? A man was summarily executed in front of people while sitting down and surrounded by cops. Cops who used language that nobody in the public sector should ever use. (Or people in private, for that matter!)
Anyone who takes issue with me using it — It happened, and I'm not going to censor it, because the full weight of the situation needs to sink in. THIS HAPPENED, and it's fucked up.
At least it's one of the rare cases where an officer is actually charged with murder. But you can be damn sure that the only reason that happened is due to people's cell-phone videos. If they did this in a dark alleyway, they'd get away with it. 100%. These are some of the lowest scum in our society.
A good lyric website that automatically tries to load a YouTube video of whatever song you are viewing the lyrics too. This is how I found out a bunch of The Church videos were on YouTube [they weren't when I searched for them 6 months ago].
Yup. Running from the police is NOT a crime that carries the death penalty.
Police can only shoot if they feel threatened — much like civilians.
This guy was running away. Not a threat.
They say the police yelled "where's the drugs?" before shooting him.
No drugs were found.
So an "I love sodomy" t-shirt is grounds for arrest?
You gotta love what religion has done for sexual freedom over the past few thousand years.
It is a shame people are still being prevented from fulfilling their natural nature, due to obscenity laws made in the name of a god that doesn't exist.
How dare you open a parking lot on a day the sky fairy says you should not! START THE RIOT!
Now… these are riots caused by religious beliefs. Can the absence of religious beliefs cause riots like this? If so, how?
June 28, 2009
A seemingly (but you never know) official channel of videos from The Church.
Just in time for us to watch before today's concert :)
5 days? FIVE FUCKING DAYS?
Why is it that conspiracy to commit a crime gives the same sentence as the actual crime? If you just talk about getting cocaine, even with no drugs being found, you can spend SEVERAL YEARS in a federal penitentiary.
Yet when an officer tries to lie and get people put in jail for years — he only faces 5 days?
This pretty much sends a message to cops: Lie all you want when falsely arresting people. You wont really get in much trouble if you're caught.
As I've said before… Technology is an excellent enabler, but an even better oppressor. East Germany could not control the communications of their people nearly as easily as Iran… And we have the internet to thank for that.
Think twice before you support internet censorship in the name of porn, child porn, or identity theft. Having the government have final say over everything you read and do is NOT good. Let Iran serve as a lesson here.
No amount of good makes up for things like that. Amazingly, secular people don't run into any of these situations.
June 27, 2009
SecondLife isn't even necessarily an adult game — it's just a second… life-life-life. NASA, companies, many things have a presence in second life. There are adult areas, just like in real life. Australia is effectively saying that life is illegal when experienced on a computer.
Way to go. Internet censorship for all.
No children were hurt. He merely placed the heads of children onto the bodies of adults. How is that even pedophilia? Some people have young faces. Children do not have adult bodies. This is not explotiation.
One was Hannah Montana, lol. She's 16, which is old enough for consent in many states. (But not Tennessee.)
This has nothing to do with any exploitation of children whatsoever. This is pure thought crime — you thought something the government doesn't like, so you're going to jail.
Of *course* the government wants to control what you can see and read! I'd argue they all do; some just go farther. Internet blacklists are pushed out using child porn as an excuse, but the end result is censorship.
You gotta love the B.S. War In Iraq being used as an excuse!
Cat's out of the bag. Anyone who cares has those manuals. You can't put the cat back in the bag.
June 26, 2009
And it only took 5.5 yrs for justice. She's 18 now. She had this hanging over her her entire public school career.
No shit — strip-searching children for ibuprofen is just fucking ridiculous. Safford Middle School is full of assholes. Kerry Wilson should be fired, and move to Saudi Arabia.
Of course, SCOTUS reversed a lower ruling saying the officials who actually did this are liable. It's funny how "just following orders" was not deemed acceptable in Nazi concentration camps, but it's deemed acceptable in America. From the CIA agents or waterboarded people repeatedly, to strip-searching school officials, "just following orders" seems to be a valid excuse in America.
Thank yo ACLU!
If you shot illegally, and lied about it to the judge — you'd be charged and sentenced.
But when a cop does it? 20 day suspension.
And of course the Fraternal Order Of Police says he should be trained, instead of suspended?
So is the Fraternal Order Of Police, through their mouthpiece Paul Daragjati, are implying that a) cops aren't trained, or b) it's okay to lie? Do not donate to this corrupt organization!
You lie in official capacity? You should be fired. He should be charged with filing a false police report, too. Fuck you, T.O. Dudley.
This is the technological equivalent to your mailman opening up EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF YOUR MAIL, to make sure you aren't receiving illegal items in the mail.
This is the technological equivalent to recording EVERY PHONE CALL and running it by automated scans to see if you are talking about terrorism.
This is the technological equivalent of going into your library and removing books they don't want you to read.
But few will probably understand or realize this. Don't let the boogeyman of child porn and identity theft trick you into thinking internet blacklists are a good thing. They aren't. Ever.
One of my favorite punk bands, Screeching Weasel, did an Ramones tribute album. Actually — tracks 12 and 15-18 aren't Ramones coves.
Strangely, even though I'm a big Ramones fan … I tend to like Ramones songs better as performed by Screeching Weasel.
June 25, 2009
Buy their new album, Northern Avenger, at Sudden Death Records.