| Political Talk|| re: Ferguson aside, bad police out are out there - BigJim on 11/27/14 at 1:41 am|
[quote]Or if you're paying attention. You might think it's worse if you're paying attention[/quote]
If you just started paying attention sure. I think video recording on every phone and tablet helps bring awareness.
But if you think there is some giant wave of police misconduct that has som...
| Political Talk|| re: Ferguson aside, bad police out are out there - BigJim on 11/27/14 at 1:38 am|
[quote]Does that mean the never ending list of crimes by police is justified? Things can't change to make it better for everyone? I'm missing something i guess. [/quote]
Basic reading comprehension skills? :dunno:
Never said it was justified, never said things can't change for the better (i...
| Political Talk|| re: Ferguson aside, bad police out are out there - BigJim on 11/27/14 at 1:25 am|
[quote]In my opinion, what is happening to Darren Wilson is a travesty and it is disgraceful how the media and politicians are flaunting this case as WW3-Black vrs. White.
With that being said, there is a story nearly every day of a cop killing an innocent old lady, beating a suspect inches from...
| Political Talk|| re: Mike Brown's mother says Wilson just wanted to kill any black man that morning - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 12:23 pm|
A lot of people are saying a lot of stupid stuff. Of all of them, the one I am most likely to forgive is the mother of the dead guy....
| Political Talk|| re: Rep. Bill Cassidy involved in payroll fraud?? - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 12:22 pm|
[quote]Another Blog that I am not familiar with on the Cassidy--payroll controversy story.[/quote]
A decidedly left-wing blogger (he was the guy being dragged around in the TX democratic governor's race commercials) citing the original left-wing blogger just doesn't count for me....
| Political Talk|| re: Michael Brown's family church torched. Pastor blames...wait for it... - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 12:11 pm|
[quote]Guess we'll wait and see.[/quote]
This. I would like to think if a bunch of white supremacists torched a black church SOMEONE would have seen them....
| Political Talk|| re: Top Democrat sets off intraparty fury after saying Obamacare was a mistake - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 12:08 pm|
[quote]“The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed,” he added. “But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for an end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs — not for chang...
| Political Talk|| re: Next Steps after Ferguson? - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 11:45 am|
[quote]How does one go about accomplishing this goal?
If you don't have enough black applicants that meet the qualifications, how do you get more black police officers? Do you lower the standards?[/quote]
What does a coach do if he can't get enough offensive linemen? Does he lower his standa...
| Political Talk|| re: Next Steps after Ferguson? - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 10:57 am|
[quote]hmmm....hows about getting the black community to stop shitting in their own bed? just for starters....[/quote]
Would you do that through city ordinance or congressional action?
That's not really a step. That's a goal. How do we get there is the hard question....
| Political Talk|| re: Next Steps after Ferguson? - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 10:55 am|
[quote]So fire some of the white officers in Ferguson because they are white? [/quote]
Yes, that is exactly what I am saying. Fire all the white people and just fill them with random black people. That is the essence of my idea.
No, obviously not. But turnover happens. Proba...
| Political Talk|| Next Steps after Ferguson? - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 10:43 am|
Just thought a list of potential actions might be nice to try and compile:
-Get more black police officers. No excuses about lack of interest.
-Mayor should resign. Probably didn't even do anything specifically wrong. But unless he is particularly supported by the black community, it w...
| Political Talk|| re: Edwin Edwards says Graves hooked his brother-in-law up with lucrative listings - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 9:36 am|
[quote]That won't work, either. Y'all are studiously ignoring the Cassidy payroll story.[/quote]
You mean the internet blogger that complained that Cassidy was getting paid for doing work on the internet?
Yes, I am ignoring that story along with the T-P and the Advocate.
Again, wake me when...
| Political Talk|| re: Edwin Edwards says Graves hooked his brother-in-law up with lucrative listings - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 8:49 am|
[quote]No one is telling you to vote for Edwards. They're trying to show you who Graves is.[/quote]
??? So Edwards is just bringing this up out as a public service announcement?
Wake me when an investigative reporter does a story on this....
| Political Talk|| re: Germany to introduce legal quotas for women on company boards - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 7:16 am|
[quote]They're pretty rational, even when they're crazy.[/quote]
And as someone else asked "what is a non-executive board?"...
| Political Talk|| re: Why would a blacker police force help a situation like this? - BigJim on 11/25/14 at 4:07 pm|
[quote]Would black cops be less likely to enforce the law in black communities?
Or is the idea a veiled insult speaking the inability of black communities to understand the rule of law[/quote]
Are you serious?
It speaks to ethos and credibility. A lily-white department in an minority comm...
| Political Talk|| re: We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One - BigJim on 11/25/14 at 3:59 pm|
[quote]I can tell you why we sometimes see ourselves as black first:
Due to age old and systematic bouts with local, state, and institutional racism, various aspects of our lives were first regulated to our "black" blood. Look at the classifications slave masters made for mixed people's "quad-ro...
| Political Talk|| re: Craziest Articles After Last Night (Collection) - BigJim on 11/25/14 at 3:00 pm|
[link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ferguson-wasnt-black-rage-against-copsit-was-white-rage-against-progress/2014/08/29/3055e3f4-2d75-11e4-bb9b-997ae96fad33_story.html)]This isn't about black rage against cops it's about white rage against progress[/link]...
| Political Talk|| re: Rep. Bill Cassidy involved in payroll fraud?? - BigJim on 11/25/14 at 12:06 pm|
[quote]it looks like LSU bent over backwards to accommodate him as an official staff member a[b]nd pay him for doing....something on the internet...for 8 hours a week. WTF?[/b][/quote]
says the internet blogger......
| Political Talk|| re: Thoughtful article by Juan Williams on the need for black leadership right now - BigJim on 11/25/14 at 11:55 am|
[quote]Some television stations, too, have practically called for riots. They are so self-serving that some have identified them as fans of “Riot Porn.” They want the cheap thrills that come with stereotyping black people as violent and the high ratings that come with racial tensions. Their anchors ...
| Political Talk|| re: Several Eyewitnesses: Mike Brown charged Officer Darren Wilson - BigJim on 11/25/14 at 11:26 am|
[quote]You would think this evidence would be leading (on the news) everywhere....not so much[/quote]
Yes, one would think.
Unless one thinks the media are a bunch of jackals who feast on strife, of which their favorite flavor is racial strife.
Then one might think otherwise....