Persons with special needs and their care givers are twice as likely to have encounters with police and other first responders than the ‘average’ citizen.
Just recently, a child with Down’s syndrome was subdued by TASER in a situation that could have been easily defused by the parent or care-giver. In another incident police arrested a woman who was in diabetic shock, pulled her from her ‘parked’ car, threw her face-down on the pavement, handcuffed her and treated her like she was intoxicated.
With the above in mind, the special needs community would like for you to know a few things.
NOTE: The Eggman had to write this for me because, as I say later, I have no brain, no muscles and no ability to reason or think. I’m neither good nor evil — Like most other tools, I’m a simple inanimate object.
I’m as much a part of Joe’s daily outfit as shoes or socks. In fact, Joe goes without his socks more often than he goes without me.
You don’t know me, or maybe you just don’t know that you do.
I am your neighbor, doctor, clergyman, nurse or just another nameless, faceless stranger in the crowd.
I have a state authorized, court issued permit to carry a concealed handgun.
I do so whenever possible.
The police [understandably] don’t want you to know many things, from interrogation techniques to their home addresses. The average LEO, however, does want the public to be more aware of some other bits of wisdom. Many are common sense, most should be obvious, a few are “Officer” Murphy’s Laws and a lot are hilarious! In response to numerous requests, I have just started a … Continue reading
If you have something that you want the Cops to know, leave a comment here and the better ones will migrate to the “Official” list.
Note: “You Suck” does not indicate the degree of thought and intellect I’d like to represent here, so if you have nothing constructive to say …
Live by the sword, die by the sword.” Do this until swords are outlawed. — Then die by the sword anyway. – Egg There are those who call for an outright ban on all firearms. Many still believe that the solution to the violent crime problem in this country is getting all guns out of private hands. Law abiding citizens with defensive firearms, however, … Continue reading
In this writer’s opinion, some form of ‘flat’ tax system is not only common sense, but efficient, workable and fair. If you make Ten times the money, you pay ten times the tax, period.
Add to this a National Sales/Consumption tax, and a mechanism by which the poorest American’s would pay neither, and 20,000 pages of confusing tax code can be whittled down to a Hundred or so easy to understand pages.
Frankly, it’s all in a word
I’d like to clear up something said by our friendly [?] neighborhood NSA leaker.
Snowden stated that he “had the authorities [needed] to tap anyone’s telephones…”
I have no doubt that he did.
Snowden did not have the authority to listen in to your phone calls, he did, however, have the authorities to do so.
Did I just contradict myself?
US-backed Free Syrian Army rebels are currently attacking and burning Christian churches, shooting Christians in the street, broadcasting ultimatums that all non-Muslims must be cleansed from the rebel-held villages, and actively killing priests.
This is who our current administration has backed to overthrow Assad.
What breaks my heart is when children graduate with diplomas in political correctness but can’t read them without help.
For the past Five Years I made a point to spend some time with a group of what I consider “average” teenagers at a local high school. These are middle class students, in what is supposed to be one of the better schools in the area. I am appalled by their lack of knowledge of things they will need when they hit the real world.
Here is what I found in my little unscientific survey of 100 (50 Boys & 50 Girls) randomly chosen students, in grades 10-12.
Only Two simple questions that I believe every candidate for office should answer before any others.
These answers will help determine whether their candidacy deserves further serious consideration.
Once we have your commitment that you do not place yourself above the people you govern, we can move on to other issues such as immigration, education, security and the economy.
Death sentences and bounties have been, and are still being placed on the heads of people who produce films, draw cartoons or commit other acts that either depict, defame or are critical of their prophet, Muhammad. Even this article could invite retribution.
How can the same government sanctioned radicals who drag beheaded bodies through public streets and sentence people to death for failing to renounce their non-Islamic faith, condemn others for intolerance?
We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional and other liberal, commie, pinko bedwetters.
Wake Up Democrats!
I’m far less worried about what happened to the Lincoln and Reagan Republicans than I am about where the Kennedy Democrats went. Where are the Democrats who cared more about the good of the nation than the purses and power of their party.
Help Them J.F.K. – They’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up!
Annie Wells Ingram As a child I only remember a few things that were classified as ‘absolutely forbidden’ to touch, get close to, or even vaguely think about. Aside from the obvious; buttons, levers and stuff in the car, truck or on power tools, daddy’s guns, and the oil furnace, there was a special category — grandma’s paring knife. Long after I was old … Continue reading
Scenario: No More Drug Problem.
For the sake of this hypothetical commentary, let’s assume that somehow, the problem with illegal drugs mostly goes away.
Whether this is through enforcement, social change, legalization or some yet to be discovered process is not relevant for this commentary.