RITTENHOUSE VERDICT AND THE AFTERMATH

In one of my blarticles, I wrote that I didn’t think that Rittenhouse should have been charged with murder. The jury came back and found him not guilty. I think that is the right decision. I understand the feelings of half the population that felt otherwise, I mean two people are dead and one was injured. How is it that no one is responsible. Sometimes, the people responsible are the people that were injured. I know that might seem callous but it is the unfortunate truth. I try and put myself in Rittenhouse’s shoes and thought what would I have done if people started to chase me and wanted to take my gun, what would I do? Especially if I couldn’t outrun them. Defend myself seems the most likely scenario. The truth is I would never be in that situation because I would never go to a riot with a gun but that isn’t illegal in Kenosha. The outrage should be at the circumstances. How is it that a person that can not legally buy cigarettes, can’t legally buy alcohol, and in some states can’t legally drive by himself, can open carry a weapon? The government has deemed that people of his age at the time of the incident aren’t mature enough to make those decisions but they think they are mature enough to carry a weapon that can end someone’s life. Rittenhouse was and maybe still is, undoubtedly, immature and little bit of a dumb dumb but the law that allowed him to carry a weapon wasn’t his fault. It’s the fault of older people who should have known better. Right now is the perfect time to have perspective and attack silly laws like that one. It isn’t the time to pile on an immature dumb kid that saw to many war movies. Use what your given not what you don’t have. Use the circumstances of how this could have happened in the first place, not a verdict that was fair, even though sad. I know some might disagree, but piling on this kid is just going to turn off what leverage you might have. Be smart so this doesn’t happen again. Pass laws that would stop this from happening again and use this case as the reason or example why.

So funny, not the incident, but the fact that he can’t even vote or join the military without his parent’s permission, but somehow the laws in Wisconsin allow him to open carry. Crazy.

THE CRAZIEST DREAMS

Do you ever just wake up and you had a dream where someone is asking you questions and you’re answering them but it’s actually another person that is answering them for you? You ever feel like a dummy that is caught in the middle of an investigation where the people investigating get away with the most atrocious shit because they are the ones that answer their own questions about the crimes that they committed? I guess if you put the people that commit the crimes in charge of investigating the crimes you can bet that there will never find out who did it. That brings me to Dulce Alavez, still can’t find who did it huh. I wonder why. And it wasn’t the Police. Lets be honest here, the only reason that such a tool would exist is so that the people that wield it can get away with stuff. It’s made to silence whistle blowers and people that have information against the people that have such capabilities.

OVERTHINKING POLITICS

The frenzy behind all these analysts over thinking why the Demos did so poorly is cracking me up. They’re coming up with crazy answers and off the wall remedies and blaming everything and every one while scratching their heads as to why the Repubs did so well. I think if you look at history, the Repubs always do well on off election years and there is a simple answer, Demos don’t care about politics like Repubs do. Repubs live and breathe politics…. and guns, Demos live and breathe parties and marijuana. The sentiment in off years, that would be any year that there isn’t a presidential election, is simply I don’t give a crap, last year was a pain in the ass. That Murphy won is more of a testament to Murphy, as no Demo has won NJ twice in a row in a long time, or maybe the obscure name of his opponent, than it is any Demo failures. Demos have won the popular vote since Mary Poppins was jumping off of roofs with umbrellas. The problem is that these news pundits don’t get how normal people just don’t care about politics, almost not at all, at least in the Demo side. Repubs are different, they live and breathe politics…. and probably gunpowder, explains why some they are so crazy and combustible. Demos are more in the realm of, I have to vote again, I just did that shit last year. I get how people whose whole lives are politics wouldn’t understand and they think that’s what Demos think about, they don’t, that’s why your shows aren’t the top rated shows but the Repub political shows are. Stop overthinking and find a way to make all elections in the same year. That will be the only way Demos win.

Inno(ld)vation

Innovation is like a mathematic equation, as time goes by, innovation replaces items quicker. As science starts rolling, like the debt clock, it starts to exponentially grow faster, where what was invented last year has now been replaced by something new and faster. I think that might be the motto for Apple’s IPhones. As electric vehicles start replacing gas powered cars, Hydrogen is already being talked as about the next revolution 5 years down the line. As electric charging stations become more readily available, someone is going to come up with the idea of integrating photovoltaic materials into the construction of the body of the car so the car recharges itself while parked and driving, at least during the day, making charging stations obsolete in about 10 years. Crazy ideas spurn ingenuity that makes things cheaper and good for the environment and economy. If you don’t pay for recharging or gas, then you have money to spend on unnecessary shit, btw, the name of the new chain store I plan to open up.

UPDATE: So… I guess there is an automaker that does that. Did not know that until after I wrote the article. The Sono Group.

SHARED NEWS:

‘You can’t help but notice’: World Series showcases dearth of Black players By Curtis Bunn

A very interesting article…. It was very insightful except for one little error….

“As the World Series plays out this weekend between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros, the glaring lack of Black players on both teams, and MLB in general, is not lost on Grissom. The Braves and Astros each have one Black player on their World Series roster: Terrance Gore of Atlanta and Michael Brantley of Houston. Most MLB teams had two or fewer Black players, and three had none at the start of the season. About 50 percent of the league, meanwhile, is made up of Latin players”

Let me help you out a little….

“As the World Series plays out this weekend between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros, the glaring lack of Black players on both teams, and MLB in general, is not lost on Grissom. The Braves and Astros each have one Black player on their World Series roster: Terrance Gore of Atlanta and Michael Brantley of Houston. Most MLB teams had two or fewer Black players, and three had none at the start of the season. About 50 percent of the league, meanwhile, is made up of Latin players

An unnecessary statistic. It gives the allusion that they are somehow being favorited or that the owners are of Hispanic descent and the players are not there because of their talent, otherwise the article was great.

GUN LAWS AND CONCEALED CARRY

The Supreme Court is taking up a case of concealed carry in the State of NY, one of the strictest states for carrying a weapon outside the home. This case will decide how people across the country can carry while in public and that decision will have ramifications across the country, I’m aware I said it twice. This case is not an easy case to decide and I don’t envy the Justices because no matter what you do or decide, you will have detractors. The left will cancel you, while the right will, well, maybe, riot and take over your court. This is definitely a lose lose case. No one will be happy with the outcome as one side will say that you didn’t go far enough and the other side will just say you got it wrong, that’s why I’m confused that they took it up in the first place. The best solution, in my expert legal opinion, which is equivalent to a drunk person trying to pee into a shot glass, I might get some of it in but most of it is going on all over the woman’s shoe next to me while she slaps the shit out of me, would be to kick it back to the State and let them make the decision for their borders. If people don’t like the decision, their are other borders to live in. This case is fraught, fraught I say, with pitfalls and backlash. Personally I believe that choosing who can and who can’t carry concealed is crazy because sometimes that is based on more factors other than stated. Money, in this case large donations, has it’s privileges. No bureaucracy is ever 100% legit. There is always a little corruption.

Plus, carrying concealed is kinda crazy. Florida is a perfect example of that. People get this courage that they never had before and they start to want to be defacto law enforcement. Looking for problems to solve. This is going to sound bad, but I am ex-law enforcement and in 20 years I carried concealed, while not working, maybe a total of five times. Excluding that one year after I retired. Never needed it. Didn’t even like to carry it while not working. Sounds crazy right. Like the young man doing somersaults at the party and dropping his service weapon that accidentally shot someone in the leg, I felt like it took away from my time with my family. Just the fact that I had it with me, felt like a burden. I understand for some it makes them feel empowered, but that’s the wrong kind of empowerment.

On the other hand, if you are going to allow concealed carry, then let everyone carry concealed. Like I stated prior, sometimes it’s bureaucratic nonsense that allows some people to carry and some people not to carry. Or maybe we just let elderly people carry concealed, those that hit retirement age, 67, and let them be the Wild Bill Hiccups of our generation as they squint through their reading glasses an unload a barrage of gunfire after you parked in their handicap parking spot. Their the ones that get assaulted the most. Or how about if everyone just kept their guns in their cars and houses and didn’t carry at all. The fact that you think that you need to carry concealed says a lot about your confidence in your fellow human beings, doesn’t it.

One thing is for sure, looking at history to decide whether to allow concealed carry is the wrong way to do it. They didn’t have cell phones in Wyatt Earp’s time. And I’m here to tell you that wireless technology might be more dangerous then guns. The technology out there these days should be considered when ruling on cases like this. People seem to get a little crazy around those wireless technology based items. Last thing anyone needs is a plethora of people that all of a sudden become “allergic” to wireless devices and go unhinged. Everyone knows what I’m talking about, thumbs tingle, palms itch, feet vibrate, noses twitch… It’s going to be a mad mad mad mad world, loved that movie, out there if you start to mix weapons with wireless technology. No… I say let each State decide for themselves. That’s the safest way not to let this snake bitten case come back and bite you in the ass, because they will blame you the first time someone goes unhinged and it will start to erode your credibility.

HOW THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD JUDGE ABORTION

I don’t know how the Supreme Court is going to handle the current challenge to abortion, but, in my legal opinion, which won’t get you a cup of coffee even if you have the money to pay for it, the male judges should recuse themselves. I wouldn’t want to be the person telling a woman what she can and can’t do. If the ruling only affects women, shouldn’t only women be the judges? A man telling you what your duties as a woman are…. feels sort of 19th century. Most likely won’t happen.

TO ANYONE THAT READS MY BLOG

Here I am in all my splendor, if splendor were to mean blahhhhh….

I started this blog because of a rumor. It wasn’t just something that I dreamt of. Someone said that I said something which I did not say but somehow was said that I said it… which I, would like to make clear, didn’t say. Fact is, I can’t even remember what was said, but I didn’t say it. I think that’s the webster definition of rumor. I set out to set the record straight. In doing so, my blog morphed into something uncontrollable that has a whole 55 viewers, yay. Recently, I have received some criticisms of my blarticles. That’s fine. My blarticles are my way of coping with shit I don’t understand. I, by no means, state or even wish that you take what I say as gospel, it isn’t. I have never claimed to be perfect, I’m not, or even right, there’s a 50/50 chance that I could be completely off, that’s if their are two sides to the story, if there’s more, I’m screwed. If my blarticles, which are meant to be amusing at times, serious at other times, are causing you discomfort or to feel upset or angry, then I suggest that you tune out. There are way better things to read. Subscribe to your local newspaper would be my suggestion. I subscribe to the Washington Post and the NYT. The reason is because these entities are there to present unbiased facts, so you can make informed decisions. My blog is more the therapeutic writings of a sane man, some may disagree, but who is not all that smart. I’m wrong, sometimes, probably more often than I realize, but I have no problem admitting that. What I don’t understand is anyone getting upset, I’m a blog, not even a recognizable one. Death threats are unnecessary, as are marital proposals by the same dudes. This brings me to my next point. I was married to a beautiful woman and maybe one day I will remarry a beautiful woman. If this also upsets you or makes you uncomfortable or creates hate in your heart, I suggest that you once again tune out. This blog is never a referendum on someone’s sexuality but at the same time it seems taboo to say you are straight these days. I’m straight. Just ugly. But still straight. Dumb as fuck sometimes, but still straight. Which I believe might be the definition of the straight guy. I urge you, if any of the listed above items give you problems, please tune out, I can’t force you to do it, but I don’t understand why you would stay. Being angry at someone that doesn’t even know you, well, it’s crazy. I will say that my circumstances make me who I am now, somewhat a person looking for reform in a broken system, maybe they will make me something different as those circumstances… age, I think that my be the best word for it.

IMO: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

Qualified immunity only applies to suits against government officials as individuals, not suits against the government for damages caused by the officials’ actions. Although qualified immunity frequently appears in cases involving police officers, it also applies to most other executive branch officials.

A lot of people mistakenly believe this only applies to law enforcement, it doesn’t. It applies to anyone working for any government entity in the U.S.. It could be doctors, scientists, lawyers, groundskeepers, some federal contractors… as long as you derived your pay from a government agency, State or Federal. The problem with qualified immunity is that judges, who are also covered by this doctrine, have to see a violation of your rights for it this doctrine to be nullified and even then it’s a tough obstacle to get by if it doesn’t somehow state it explicitly in statutory or constitutional rights. I believe here is where an ipso facto doctrine should be made or invoked or placed into law. If the constitution was made to get rid of tyrannical behavior, then ipso facto, I like that word, it sounds funny, anyway, the ipso facto… anything that can be seen as illegal even though not clearly stated or defined should not fall under qualified immunity, or why did you make that freaking document, the constitution, in the first place. You know there is such a thing called the “spirit of the law” which means you do the right thing. Even if if the rules don’t explicitly say you can’t do something, because maybe it’s a new technology and it hasn’t been litigated yet, but you know it’s wrong, then doing it should end your qualified immunity, the reason why is because you are either a dumb dumb and shouldn’t be in that job, no malice, or just an evil asshole that should be in prison, with malice. Either way, qualified immunity is being tested but the problem, again, you are asking the government to hold itself more accountable, it’s going to be tough to do.

Ipso facto…. funny word…. latin for I’m drunk and can’t say is that a fact… right? No. It means by that very fact or act. In this case, by that very fact that the constitution was made to end tyrannical behavior, it should not be used to excuse it.

WTF: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY AND HOW MUCH CAN YOU HAVE

Not one of the home movies mentioned below / This is stock image from google/ any resemblance to anyone is unintended.

This WTF is truly unbelievable if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s completely true. I’m at home with my son, who was 12 at the time, spending time over my house after school before I have to take him to his mother’s house. He is on my computer, on his child protected account, while I was cooking dinner for both of us and watching some TV. I then get this image on my phone of a porn site, just popped up on my phone and I then look at my son, who was doing his homework and a porn site pops up on his account. He just sat there viewing what looked like a lady with big boobs. He doesn’t see me but I walk up behind him and say “what are you doing?” He looks up at me and says, “It just popped up”. I start to laugh because he was staring at these boobs and I say “let me see”. I then notice something unusual, as I scrolled through the images, I notice that these pics were of home movies, still shots. I know this because me and my ex-wife once decided to make our own movie, where both parties were aware and consented, just in case it needs to be said, and it had gone missing and lord and behold, their we were, unmistakable. This freaks me out a little so I keep scrolling and see another home movie still shot, of a young boy, mid teens probably, about to perform fellatio on another male, seemingly over 18, couldn’t really tell you. They were all home movies. I start to look for URL’s, website addresses and where could this have probably originated from but their was nothing that indicated the origin. I then check my son’s account settings and his settings were set to child, no adult content allowed. The young boy, who was pictured, was actually someone from the neighborhood and the guy, seemingly someone that thinks that a mouth is a mouth. This was reported to the U.S. Attorney’s Office as well as the State’s prosecutor’s office. Never heard from them again but I will still see these people that were pictured in those videos from time to time. The question that I obviously have is who would have a compilation of home sex tapes, I have a good idea who took mine, and how could qualified immunity protect you from showing that to a child or having a compilation of those home movies, some explicitly and undeniably illegal! Still have the computer for forensic testing. Just saying……