I have no love for thieves, politicians, Presidents, or anyone who flagrantly disrespects the law. I don’t have a problem with thieves getting their comeuppance. When Joe Horn of Pasadena, Texas took his shotgun outside his house to shoot the two burglars breaking into his neighbor’s house, two burglars breaking the law, I have no problem. Unfortunately, Mr. Horn made the choice to break the law as well. He shot two unarmed men in the back trying to run from him. However, Joe Horn was acquitted for his crime when a Texas grand jury refused to indict him.
The two men Mr. Horn killed were two illegal aliens from Columbia. Some people feel that the fact that they were undocumented makes it okay that Mr. Horn shot and killed them. However, this was unknown to Mr. Horn when he pulled the trigger on his twelve gauge shotgun. The audio tape that was made when Mr. Horn called emergency operators recorded the altercation when Mr. Horn confronted the burglars. Not once did I hear Mr. Horn ask the men if they had any documentation. I cannot help but wonder if the fact that the two men he shot in the back are referred to as illegal aliens instead of undocumented foreigners has any bearing on the issue. The fact that the men were illegally here was simply a matter of circumstance. Besides, is it some people’s contention that foreigners are not entitled to protection by the law?
I have no problem with thieves getting their comeuppance. I don’t have a problem with murderers getting their just desserts as well. If Mr. Horn made the decision to kill two men by shooting them in the back then Mr. Horn made the decision to suffer the consequences of being a murderer.
Without question Texas is the single state within the union that enjoys a reputation for the highest rate of state sponsored murder. Texas has put people to death on the testimony of a single witness who is legally blind and “saw” the defendant and the victim struggle from a block away with an office building blocking the view. Texas will put people in jail for library book and jay walking violations. While Texas does have a reputation for being hard on some, Texas is very lenient on others. Texas is one of the most fucked up states when it comes to the disparity of murder charges and punishment.
In Texas, a woman with a daughter trying out for a cheerleader competition will hire a hit man to kill the mother of her daughter’s rival. The hit man she tried to hire was an undercover cop. The woman is on visual and audio tape saying that she wanted that woman dead and is ready to pay for it. The woman’s daughter’s rival will be so upset that she would drop out of the competition and the woman’s little girl would undoubtedly win. However, when the woman is busted, with intent and a videotaped confession, the most the woman suffered was a fine and six months of a ten year sentence.
In Texas, a woman with a cheating husband hires a private investigator to track him. When the detective finds the philanderer in the middle of philandering, the woman is called and shows up on the scene. While her husband is walking to his car in the parking lot of the hotel of the illicit rendezvous, the woman uses her high dollar Mercedes Benz to run her husband down. While the man is on the ground, she puts the car in reverse and parks it on top of him. The couple’s daughter is in the passenger seat watching her mother killing her father. But due to its application to specific circumstances associated with only the most reprehensible crimes, the death penalty is not even an option as punishment.
This is the same Texas that threw the book at a fourteen year old black girl who received a maximum sentence of seven years in a juvenile facility for shoving a hall monitor at her Paris, Texas high school. I guess the girl should have made sure she only shoved illegal alien hall monitors.
Texas is tough on crime, but only when there are special circumstances that allows the heaviest punishments to be handed out like the non white condition of the defendant. It isn’t any surprise at all that Mr. Horn didn’t even get charged. If anything is a surprise it is the fact that it took six months or so for a grand jury to determine that it wasn’t going to indict a white property owner who admitted on tape that he was going outside to kill two men who were never a threat to him or his property. He cocked his twelve gauge rifle and challenged the direct order from the emergency operator telling Mr. Horn not to engage or kill the men. He ran outside, hollered freeze, and shot two men in the coldest of blood. He is one of the most despicable of law breakers. He is a murderer. One day he will get his comeuppance.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
White In America
Once people read this coming post, everyone will have a better idea of what it means to be white in America.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Jessica Hardy points to fans as she celebrates her win in the Olympic trials prior to one of her blood samples testing positive for Clenbuterol, a stimulant that increases aerobic capacity and the flow of oxygen in the bloodstream. Of course Ms. Hardy claims she’s innocent and the testing process is in fact flawed.
Monday, July 28, 2008
John “No Affirmative Action” McCain
John McCain tells George Stephanopoulos that he is firmly against any form of affirmative action making him the savior of white male privilege. Mr. McCain wouldn’t just send black people to the back of the bus. He’d be happy to throw black people under his McCain Express.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The Dalai Lama Turns Down McCain
The Dalai Lama declines to give Republican presidential candidate John McCain an endorsement. Why the hell would a man of peace want to endorse a man who claims to be the greatest advocate of war?
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Obama On Downing Street
Barack Obama takes a moment from his Downing Street visit to speak to Britain’s press. President Bush wishes he could pull such crowds together.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Oil Spill On The Mississippi
Members of the Coast Guard attempt to contain a fuel oil spill in the Mississippi River at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana after a ship collision on Wednesday. All river traffic has been halted on a one hundred mile stretch of the river from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico. But people insist offshore drilling will be completely safe because technology has made accidents a thing of the past.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Exciting Times In The WNBA
The ladies of the WNBA start to mix it up on the hardwoods. Now if they can only keep this level of excitement on the court more men are bound to start watching!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This satellite image from NOAA shows hurricane Dolly churning in the Gulf Of Mexico. Hurricane warnings were in effect from Corpus Christi, Texas in the north down to Mexico’s Rio San Fernando. The Texas Governor has already declared fourteen counties disaster areas.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Obama In Iraq
Barack Obama takes a helicopter ride over Iraq to get a first hand introduction to conditions from General David Petraeus and looking rather presidential in the process.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Obama and Karzai
Barack Obama meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Sunday, the second day of his visit to Afghanistan that is meant to bolster the Senator’s foreign policy credentials and make him look much more presidential.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Bertha and Cristobal
This NOAA satellite image shows tropical storm Bertha still hovering over the Atlantic while Cristobal collects itself off the east coast. Bertha is now on record as the longest lasting storm for the month of July.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Phil Gramm Quits
You … are … the weakest link! Good-bye!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Nelson Mandela’s Birthday
Happy 90th birthday Mr. Mandela!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
McCain Follows Obama
John McCain follows Barack Obama to the NAACP. Unlike Barack Obama however, Mr. McCain did not utter a single disparaging word about irresponsible black people taking responsibility for conditions in the black community!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Buddy Have You Got My Dime!
A sign of the times. A picture of the people waiting in line to pull their money out of IndyMac. A clear sign that we are approaching depression era like conditions!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Living In America!
Soledad O’Brien is going to show all of America what it’s like to be black in this country! Isn’t that like Boxcar Willie telling me what it’s like to trade on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange? Only in America!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Inbev Will Own A-B
St. Louis, Missouri loses another one of its long lived institutions. Anheuser-Bush’s board agrees to the Inbev buyout and the company will cease to exist as its own entity. It was inevitable considering the company gave up majority control and went public decades ago.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Tony Bites The Dust
Former White House press secretary Tony “The Phony” Snow finally kicked the bucket. He succumbed to cancer. I’m sure his family mourns his loss. But why is his death being promoted as a loss for the country? Being the official spin doctor for the President is not honorably serving your country.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
King’s Children Fighting Over Money
Doctor King had a dream that one day his children would one day judge each other not by the content of the wealth of their inheritance but by the content of their character. Too bad his children are trying to dash that dream as they sue each other over their parents money.
Friday, July 11, 2008
McCain and Gramm
After Phil Gramm makes a rather insensitive comment about Americans being a bunch of whiners, John McCain bust out with his Popeye impersonation to lighten the mood.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Iranian Missile Testing
I’m sorry but Iran has just as much right to defend themselves as anyone else. With all the talk from the United States and Israel about a preemptive strike against Iran, who can blame them for trying to test their missiles.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Ford’s Model T
Today’s the 100th anniversary of Ford’s Tin Lizzy. With the way their sales are going lately I bet they with they were still making the Model T.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Anheuser-Bush Fights Takeover
Anheuser-Bush is fighting hard to resist a takeover bid from InBev of Belgium to protect the Saint Louis, Missouri based company. AB’s biggest problem is that it sold the company out years ago when it went public. People all over the country without a vested interest in Saint Louis now own the company. What makes ownership by InBev any different?
Monday, July 7, 2008
Michelle Obama Distorted
Trying to find information of Michelle Obama’s usage of the word “whitey” I ran across this fucked up touch up of Ms. Obama. I know it’s childish and not worth any attention but it pissed me off nevertheless. People can’t address the issues so they stoop to the assassination of Ms. Obama’s character to turn people against her husband.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Rene Marie Keeping It Real
At the Denver, Colorado State of the City address, singer Rene Marie was supposed to open the event with the National Anthem but instead sang Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, known as the Black National Anthem. One blogger wrote, “I want to know why I have to know what it feels like to be a black person in America?” But it is okay to force black people to know what it feels like to be white in America.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Jesse Helms Dies
I know it’s tradition not to speak ill of the dead. But I have to make an exception on this Jesse Helms…
Dead at last!
Dead at last!
Thank god almighty, he’s dead at last!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy Birthday America!
Happy Birthday America! And it would be nice if there were many more. However, it is a sure bet that the future America will be vastly different from the materialistic, narcissistic, do it by ourselves, irrational fear of socialism country that we currently enjoy.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Obama For FISA
Rumor has it that Barack Obama now supports the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which gives the federal government the right to tap domestic phones without a warrant. Cynthia McKinney for President is sounding better and better.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Juicy Passion Fruit
According to a Texas A&M study watermelon may have the same affect on the libido as Viagra. And for years people ridiculed the association between black people and this juicy passion fruit.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Military Records For President
If flying fighter jets and crashing were qualifications for President then Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, would have had it made. The fact that he was an impulsive, impertinent, narcissistic jerk that was directly responsible for his navigator being killed has absolutely no bearing on his character.