|Officer Christopher Dorner|
LAPD officer Dorner was fired for refusing to change his story about a fellow LAPD officer kicking a handcuffed and helpless man in the face, as she is apparently known for doing. He tried and tried to stand up for the truth, he says, and for his rights. But did the truth 'out'? Did he win by virtue of being in the right? Did justice rise up and strike down the infamous Blue Wall of liars and criminals in LA's police department? No, none of that happened. Worst of all, this isn't something unique to LA. This is just how it is. The truth doesn't 'out' and standing up for your rights when you are 100 percent in the right does not in any way help you to win or to obtain justice. Officer Dorner, obviously carrying a lot of anger about every single wrong he had ever suffered throughout his entire life, snapped when confronted with the reality that justice doesn't prevail and that being right doesn't have a damn thing to do with who wins in a fight.
I wish that the criticisms and confessions Officer Dorner made regarding the LAPD and American police in general, referring to the American People as "enemy combatants" without seeming to even realize what he was revealing, would make some sort of difference, would result in a big uprising and required reforms of all law enforcement in the United States. Granted, some police departments, sheriff departments, whatever, have rejected the slide into tyranny and militarization, and good for those officers and departments that refuse to view American Citizens as enemy combatants. But many others have not refused or resisted in the least, and we need something done to reverse that.
I'd love to think that Officer Dorner didn't die for nothing, despite the many random ranting and outright stupid things he said in his manifesto in addition to all his revealing criticisms of the LAPD. It was ironic that he called for a ban on assault rifles while he bragged that he had several himself and was going to use them to fight the tyranny of an unjust and unlawful police department. It was all too typical of a gun-control supporter to own and enthusiastically use the very weapons he claims to want banned for everyone else. Clearly he wasn't a man entirely heroic and pure. He had some major flaws. Still, many of us hold out hope that his statements will result in some change for the better. Many of us do, but I don't. I don't believe that anything is going to change. At least not for the better. Washington DC has a no-longer-secret interest in growing the size and power of government at all costs. And in order to do that they need to expand the power of their Enforcers, the police. Clinton did it. Bush did it. And Obama is absolutely doing it. It's not just a partisan Republican or Democrats thing. It's an us vs them thing, a Big Centralized Government versus the American People thing, and the fucking Government is winning.
Danica Patrick set a record in qualifying for the Daytona 500 this weekend. Then she qualified for the pole position, becoming the first woman to do so. She's been close to winning some major races for years and no one doubts she's the real deal. But this achievement was a first. And of course our Marxist media, with its obsession of all things female, black, gay or transsexual, is going apeshit over this. To me, this achievement is inevitable and has nothing to do with men vs women, although our misandric media will make it out to be so.
In the old days, racing cars had manual brakes and manual steering and it took some real muscle to wrestle those death traps around the track at insane speeds. Racers invented seat belts, disc brakes, power steering, everything that makes driving a car easier to do, out of necessity. And now that they'd made it easier, it is inevitable that racing teams are beginning to transform auto racing into the mechanical equivalent of horse racing. There is just too much money on the line for some big fat guy to say "this is my multi-million dollar race car and I'm driving it!" We're long past that point. These cars cost insane amounts of money, even more than race horses. Winning means big, big money for the whole team. One of the realities of racing, moreso today than ever before, is that every pound of extraneous weight inside the car is a handicap for that car and that team.
It doesn't surprise me at all that Danica Patrick is doing well. She's got the guts and the competitive drive of a race car driver, but she's also a midget compared to some of the men she's competing against. She's tiny, 5 foot 2 inches and 100 pounds dripping wet. She's a feather in her car compared to most of the men out there. And that tiny size gives her an advantage. So I'm going to make one of my many Memphis Steve predictions. I predict that over the coming years more and more teams are going to seek out the smallest drivers they can find, either women like Danica or men like the jockeys riding race horses in the Kentucky Derby already. I don't know why it has taken this long. This should have happened long ago. There's too much on the line in modern auto racing for it to be any other way.
|Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius|
Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last week. And from the news reports, he was crying his eyes out like a man who didn't want to or mean to kill his girlfriend. So what happened? I don't know. But I know what I want to hear. I want to hear that this Olympic sprinter didn't shoot her at all. And if he did shoot her, I want to hear that he didn't mean to shoot her, that he didn't know it was her and shot her completely by mistake. And this is why he's devastated by her death. That's what I want to hear. I think that's what a lot of us want to hear. I hope he didn't mean to shoot her at all. I hope that this is all a total mistake. So many of our professional and even college athletes have let us down over the past few years. I don't want to hear that Olympic athletes are joining in the parade of disgraced scumbags who earn our admiration through amazing feats of athletic skill only to turn around and spit on us all with their low-class trashy behavior and worse in their daily lives.
|Barack Obama and Tiger Woods|