Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Your Government Will Kill You

I think most people have seen the video. There isn't much to add except that it does seem that a larger number of these cases are at least having some middling accountability - though it is still vanishingly small:

https://reason.com/2020/05/26/minnesota-man-dies-after-video-shows-cop-pressing-knee-to-his-neck-for-nearly-8-minutes/

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Your Government Will Steal From You And The Supreme Court Could Give A Shit

The Supreme Court has once again failed in its duty to protect the people from government overreach and again protects its agents from being held accountable for even the most egregious crimes. Qualified Immunity is a joke:

https://blog.simplejustice.us/2020/05/21/short-take-stealing-from-jessop-still-fine/

Monday, May 18, 2020

Your Government Doesn't Protect You - It Protects Itself

A coward of a police officer can hide while children are slaughtered (with three of his coward fellow officers) and get reinstated with full back pay after being deservedly fired. Should have been charged with negligent homicide...

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/497770-fired-parkland-deputy-to-be-reinstated-with-back-pay-union?fbclid=IwAR1QSA9ax_A0-gSr_MLdVioJ9JRTnYUnIC2i3FI2neXWHW0N3LfxlM07Uz4

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Your Government Will Fuck Up Pandemic Response

Probably this post will be ever expanding. There is equal opportunity blame to go around, so don't get all partisan on me!

Thanks Bob, for this timely blast from the past:

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/kaci-hickox-maine-nurse-quarantined-ebola-scare-sues-new-jersey-n449491?fbclid=IwAR0DFm3lQMx9GOWPaO2p06ZseYFIVnI67LeKFpwvWZnp49NIP4fQXtUh7wY

Overview from Reason:

https://reason.com/2020/04/27/for-better-health-find-a-cure-for-government/?fbclid=IwAR31rWq4p6PFTR1j0sVFDhHn58B_ZwDkXOtePXUbtay7cwIon7c4J2ghZsU

Drink Lysol? It amazes me how the President can make an incredibly stupid comment, get defended by Republicans and the Left will STILL exaggerate the shit out of it because they aren't satisfied with the already epic level of stupid demonstrated by using his exact words:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/us/politics/trump-inject-disinfectant-bleach-coronavirus.html

They used emergency supplies and didn't replenish them...all of them...yes, Obama too:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/03/fact-check-did-obama-administration-deplete-n-95-mask-stockpile/5114319002/

Partisan, but still a good timeline:

https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-federal-governments-coronavirus-actions-and-failures-timeline-and-themes/


Your Government Will Kill You

I think most people have seen the video. There isn't much to add except that it does seem that a larger number of these cases are at lea...