Daily Archives: July 17, 2016

Bloody Baton Rouge

Another exercise in futility, but what the hell.

It started two weeks ago when a steaming pile of human feces named Alton Sterling, a career criminal well-known to the police, was confronted for selling bootleg recordings outside a convenience store. He was known to carry a gun. Police demanded he show them his hands, which he refused to do, keeping one hand behind him. Already on high alert, when he brought his hand around in a sudden motion the police fired to protect themselves. This dirtbag became an instant martyr for the cause of racial hatred and set off en epidemic of cop killings that continues today.

Of Course=> Obama White House sent Representative to Alton Sterling’s Funeral
The Obama White House sent three officials to robber Michael Brown‘s funeral in Ferguson. Obama sent more officials to Brown’s funeral than to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

Obama sent three White House officials to criminal Freddie Gray’s funeral.

The White House sent no one to NYPD Officer Brian Moore’s funeral.

Obama skipped Antonin Scalia’s funeral and went golfing instead.

Obama could not have made it any clearer whose side he’s on.
Twelve-year-old boy and three accomplices were arrested for plot to kill Baton Rouge cops last week
The boy, 12, was the fourth suspect to be arrested over an alleged plot to kill Baton Rouge cops
Police uncovered plot while responding to a burglary of a pawnshop where eight guns were stolen on July 9
One of suspects arrested at the scene admitted the theft was as part of a plot to harm police officers
Arrests were made following the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling
His death sparked Black Lives Matter protests across the country including in Dallas where five cops were shot dead
EIGHT GUNS WERE STOLEN.
PREACH TO US ABOUT “GUN CONTROL” SOME MORE, ASSHOLE.


OBVIOUSLY THEY COULDN’T PRINT A PICTURE OF THE 12 YEAR OLD.
THINK ABOUT THAT…..TWELVE YEARS OLD AND PLOTTING TO MURDER POLICEMEN.

THE BLOODLETTING CONTINUES
BREAKING: 6 Police Officers Reported Shot In Baton Rouge, 3 Dead, “Man Dressed In Black”, With “Face Covered”…UPDATE: Scanners Reporting 3 Shooters, 1 Shooter Dead, More Shots Fired…UPDATE: Police In Standoff With 2nd Suspect, Still Looking For A Third Suspect…


NOTED CIVIL RIGHT PIONEER DeRAY MCKESSON URGES WAITING UNTIL ALL THE FACTS ARE IN

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
Obama Statement On Baton Rouge: “We May Not Yet Know Motives, But…There Is No Justification For Violence Against Law Enforcement”

LGBT Editor, Think Progress, Zack Ford: Given Police Not Held Accountable, “No Surprise Some Are Taking Justice Into Their Own Hands”

Police Officer Shot In ‘Vicious’ Attack On Milwaukee’s South Side, Suspect Dead

A Milwaukee police officer was shot in a “vicious” attack early Sunday as he sat in his squad car while colleagues investigated a domestic disturbance call, an official said.

The suspected shooter, identified by police as a 20-year-old West Allis man with two felonies on his record, was found dead in a nearby yard, they said.

New Black Panther Party Forms Baton Rouge Chapter

The New Black Panthers arrived in Baton Rouge last Saturday to protest the officer-involved shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. Two videos of the shooting sparked national outcry and protests across Baton Rouge.

Patient, Worker Die In Random Shooting At Titusville, FL Hospital; Gunman Tackled By Unarmed Security Guards…UPDATE: Man Charged With Murder, Apparently Completely Random

Two women were fatally shot early Sunday at Titusville’s Parrish Medical Center in an apparent random shooting, the Titusville Police Department said.

A gunman shot an elderly patient and a hospital worker in her 40s at about 2 a.m. in a room on the hospital’s third floor, Titusville Police Chief John Lau said.
David Owens, of Titusville, entered Parrish Medical Center at 2 a.m. and used a handgun to shoot and kill 88-year-old patient Cynthia Zingsheim and employee Carrie Rouzer, 36, in Zingsheim’s room, Titusville police said.
The worker was sitting in the patient’s room when she was shot.

NO REASON,HE JUST FELT LIKE KILLING SOMEBODY

F. CHUCK TODD UNDERSTATES THE OBVIOUS
Todd: American Race Relations are Worst in 25-Year History of NBC Poll

The new poll reflects the increasing tensions felt by Americans after the massacre of police in Dallas and the killings of African-American men by law enforcement in Minnesota and Louisiana.

“A whopping 74 percent of all Americans say race relations are bad, and only 24 percent say they are good,” Todd said.

A separate poll showed African Americans particularly are feeling increasingly negative about the country, Todd added.

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Need Relief from Americus Destructus Baracki? Try Spending Some Time in Small Town America, in a Red County

But you better do it before Barack’s new HUD rules turn every small community into little Chicagos.

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A Beautiful Great Lakes Musky with a Message

Gruntington Post [Pentwater, Michigan] – Due to the overwhelming gloom that seemed to be gripping Americans around the normally happy time of the 4th of July week, the staff here at the Gruntington Post took it upon themselves to travel to the north woods in the Great Lakes region to find remnants of a cheerful America.  Of course, we had to purposely avoid vast areas of the lake country that are infested with Democrats, like the entire State of Minnesota.  Luckily, there are still lake beach communities around Lake Michigan that are majority Republican (and hence, happy, prosperous places) because they are populated by conservative refugees from the cities of Detroit and Chicago and Green Bay.

We ended up in the small coastal town of Pentwater, Michigan, mainly because that’s where we blew out a clutch on the Gruntmobile.  Unfortunately, getting your 15 year old Toyota Corolla repaired in the lower peninsula of Michigan is not always a friendly experience, this still being Ford, Dodge and Chevy country, after all.

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A Michigan Garage Beauty – NOT the GruntMobile

Still, it only goes to show you the lengths of sacrifice that we are willing to accept in order to bring the real story to our readers.  As you can see in the photo below of the deck at Gull Landing on Pentwater Harbor, we spent our downtime vigorously researching the local culture.  We left no local blues band unheard, no fried walleye platter uneaten and no extra-tall mojito undrunk in the service of our readers.

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Also, we faced considerable danger on a daily basis from the freshwater sharks that infest the waters of Lake Michigan.  This was necessary to experience the local flora and fauna and the unique character of the local brews that the natives there carry onto the beaches in rectangular boxes called “coolers.”  We found it all very intoxicating.

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West Shore Lake Michigan South of Ludington

After a while, all we could do is lay on the beach and stare up at the sky at the clouds.  I obsessed on this cloud for a while(below) because it looked, to me, like a T-bone steak.  But that might have been the beer toxicity kicking in.

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T-Bone Steak Cloud or Just Imagination?

We noticed that the locals along this part of the freshwater coast do a lot of boating in a variety of watercraft.  Many keep fit paddling long indian boats that the locals call “canoes” or “kayaks,” like the guy in the center of the photo below, and we did a fair amount of that, ourselves, until it became obvious that it was a lot of work.  A few mojitos later, and that pain was all a distant memory.

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Mears Beach

And what of the local politics?  We spent some time talking to locals, especially the mechanic who fixes all the local vehicles in town, it being too isolated here to have any large garages or dealerships.  Bruce and Nancy Maynard run their 3-bay auto shop at the edge of Pentwater, and they were good enough to take on our clutch job, even though it meant working the Saturday after the 4th to get us back on the road.  Bruce is an amazing master mechanic, a Vietnam veteran and a brilliant raconteur who spent 20 years running a shop near Aspen Colorado and worked on all the vehicles of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band while he was there.  He had the Colorado license plate and other paraphernalia on the wall of his shop to prove it.  He also took very good care of us.

I expected the area to be Mitt Romney country, and for it to be possibly hostile to Trump for that reason.  According to Bruce, that probably isn’t true at all.  He seemed to think there was a lot of openness to Trump as a candidate, and there was especially an enormous amount of hostility toward Hillary Clinton.  That was music to my ears, as you can imagine.

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Our Landlord for the Week Likes Trump Resorts. Interesting…

The conclusion?  Small town America still rocks in the month of July.  It’s good for the soul.  You should give it a try, if only for a week.  The rental rates in this part of the Great Lakes were surprisingly low, I thought, and were certainly much lower than comparable places in Florida, Gulf Coast or Mexico.

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Flags and Happy Families and Bars with Antlers

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West Shore Lake Michigan Harbor Sundown

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