Are you ready for some football! Maybe not if you are a federal, state or local law enforcement officer. Off duty law enforcement officers will now be prohibited from carrying their firearms into all National Football League (NFL) stadiums under a new League policy.
It’s hard to imagine a more target rich environment for a madman or terrorist group than the crowds that gather for America’s other great pastime. An attack on an NFL game wouldn’t have to be as sophisticated as the one imagined in the 1977 film, Black Sunday to successfully spread terror and damage the way of life that we’ve come to cherish. A mass casualty attack on an NFL game could now be accomplished by an individual or group wielding edged weapons as we’ve seen with a number of high profile knife attacks in firearms restrictive zones over the years. Yes, there are still on duty and contracted police officers stationed at games but why would you give up a trained, sober (you’re not drinking if you’re an off duty cop carrying), ‘undercover’ and free security presence embedded with the crowd. After some of the shenanigans that have taken place over the years at NFL games you’d think that the teams would be distributing pairs of tickets spread throughout the stadium to various law enforcement groups just hoping to get more trained, ready peace officers into the stands.
We know that the sheep live in denial; that is what makes them sheep. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world… many of them are outraged at the idea of putting an armed police officer in their kid’s school. Our children are dozens of times more likely to be killed, and thousands of times more likely to be seriously injured, by school violence than by school fires, but the sheep’s only response to the possibility of violence is denial. The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their children is just too hard, so they choose the path of denial.
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
Andrew’s Note: I love pulling historical quotes and thinking about them in contemporary terms. Murrow could have easily been discussing the current state of our national debt, our public spending addition, the erosion of freedom or the rise of the surveillance state.
You know, I’ve always been against young folks, including my daughters, using the ‘n- word’ and ‘cracka,’ although I used it when I was younger. But we understood that wasn’t trying to make a race statement, that’s just the way some of y’all talk, though we kind of tell y’all not to.”
Rev. Al Sharpton via Sharpton Absolves Jeantel On N-Word
Andrew’s Note: It’s past time to encourage a little civility and stop encouraging racial divisiveness through racial epithets, the promulgation of a hyphenated American status (vs just fellow Americans) and the perpetuation of the race industry. Logic informs us that members of the race industry have no vested interest in lessening racial divisions or moving the rest of society to a post racial world.
A human group transforms itself into a crowd when it suddenly responds to a suggestion rather than to reasoning, to an image rather than an idea, to an affirmation rather than to proof, to the repetition of a phrase rather than to arguments, to prestige rather than to competence.
Dr. Jean-Francois Revel, French Essayist, Resistance Fighter and Reformed Socialist
Pretend you’re in high school for a minute and let’s have a party. Let’s invite our friends and the kids our age in the neighborhood. We’re going to be careful though and just invite people we know are level headed and won’t make trouble because we don’t want any police calls to the house. Also, we have to limit the number of party goers so that we have enough bratwursts, beverages and party favors for everyone.
Unfortunately, because we’re having the party in our backyard it’s just too easy for party crashers to waltz in and help themselves to our limited number of bratwursts, beverages and party favors so let’s get together a group, oh let’s say a gang of eight of our friends to develop a plan for dealing with the party crashers.
Our little gang of eight friends that we’ll let all the party crashers stay in exchange for a promise that they won’t break any more rules in the future (just because they broke rules to crash the party doesn’t mean they won’t follow our other party rules now that they’re here, right?) and an agreement that we’ll really, truly secure the property to keep any additional party crashers from coming in at some point in the near future (at this point all the party crashers get on their cell phones and tell their buddies not to wait and crash the party before it’s too late).
I live in a post-racial world…I can’t wait for the rest of the world to catch up…
Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.”
Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that “we need to pursue this further” and “work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.” Soumakian and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the students’ actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations.
since when is chanting “USA” racist…seems to me that if anything, “USA” denotes the whole melting pot idea…
A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination.
The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation.
“I was infuriated. I didn’t understand why they would include or exclude certain groups,” said parent Nicole Cox…
What’s going on our schools? The only U.S. institutions that have been integrated longer than our schools are our military services. Let’s teach our children to treat each other with respect and not grant or deny favors based on race. I’m not sure how “USA” is anti-Hispanic or why the Principal of Mission Viejo Elementary only wants to tutor children of certain races… but it seems to me that we need to focus less on being hyphenated Americans and more on being…just Americans.
And if you and you talk to most people, they mean well but they don’t have much of a breadth of education, of knowledge, of understanding of what the real issues are and, therefore, they listen to pundits on television who tell them what they’re supposed to think and they keep repeating that and pretty soon they say, ‘Oh, well that must be true.
When in danger
or in doubt
run in circles
scream and shout…
just don’t go messing with my constitution.
Herman Wouk as amended by Andrew J. Jackson
The 5,000 members of The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that work(ed) for Hostess never learned that you Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You.
Hostess Brands is Closed. We are sorry to announce that Hostess Brands, Inc. has been forced by a Bakers Union strike to shut down all operations and sell all company assets. For more information, go to hostess brands.info. Thank you for all of your loyalty and support over the years.
No one wants to take a pay cut, but because the Unions refused to accept an 8% short term pay cut and make other concessions those Union members and another 13,500 (18,500 total employees not including lost jobs in Hostess’ vendors network) Hostess employees are now out of a job. I don’t know about you but I’d rather have 92% of the salary I’ve gotten used to (or 82% or 72%, etc.) than 0%…at least that way I’d have time to search for a new job if I felt I needed/deserved more income.
In addition to the 18,500+ workers joining the ever growing ranks of the unemployed (look at the real numbers, not those massaged for pre-election public consumption) there are now 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers and 570 outlet stores idled. Continue reading
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Andrew’s Note: Maybe we could rephrase this as ‘it is difficult to get a populace to understand the dangers of entitlement economics when such a huge percent is dependent.’
Andrew’s Note: Today’s article is on the creating an Intellectual Prepper Paradigm and having the intellectual honesty to face your own blind spots so that you can think clearly and take care of yourself and your family.
At a dinner with my daughters a few years ago I posed a question to them to assess their knowledge of the world, their education and world outlook…I already knew how intelligent they are. The question I asked them is:
Are all cultures equally valid? Continue reading