Unfortunately these days, law enforcement deaths have been happening all-too-frequently. In the past 24 hours alone, 11 officer have been killed. In 2010, line-of-duty deaths rose 40% from 2009 statistics, and 2011 is getting off to a rocky start. I am praying for all of our law enforcement officers out there, as well as our first responders, firefighters, and anyone else who runs to the face of danger while the rest of us are running from it.
Glenn, I agree with you that we should find out how to donate to donate to local LOD death funds to help support the families and children of the fallen. God knows America owes her public safety professionals every bit of gratitude we can muster. And we must forever shun those violent extremists, left or right, communist or anarchists, who still target LEOs (or as they still call them “pigs,” which is totally disgraceful).
If you do nothing else this weekend and this upcoming week (hell, for the rest of your lives while you’re still standing), please see how you can help with families of fallen officers, and as important, when you see an officer, make a concerted effort to shake their hands, tell them how much you appreciate them, and implore them to be sure and wear their vests.
Today’s Glenn Beck show was a very somber yet thought-provoking one. Living, breathing, sentient beings are turning against one another, and for stupid, idiotic reasons. Since when did we think it was good for the Republic that we be fighting amongst ourselves, instead of uniting together again like we did on 9/11 & 9/12/01?
Unfortunately, our priorities are all fouled up. The man-on-the-street interviews done by many TV hosts show the sad state of intellect and knowledge that is going to be the death of this country if we don’t wise up.
Glenn makes a great point about this very subject. Why is it that “The Jersey Shore” has record-breaking ratings for MTV, yet most of the viewers of these shows cannot name many elected officials when shown their photos? Why do we ALLOW ourselves to become so focused on the “Entertainment Tonight” shows of the world, yet refuse to pull our heads out of our asses long enough to at least pay attention to some of what’s going on in the real world?
Joe was one of the heroes who held douchebag Jared Loughner down while awaiting the arrival of the police. And guess what else? Joe is a registered gun ower and carrier, and as he ran out of the Safeway, he heard all the people screaming “SHOOTER! SHOOTER!” He first thought about shooting him with his (lawfully-carried) gun, but when he saw the dirtbag was being held down already, he realized no lethal force was necessary at that point, and that he could contain the prick until the cops came.
Joe Zamudio is a TRUE HERO and a true patriot! He is an American who did what he felt necessary, and is a legal gun-owner who carries, but when the decision time came, he knew he didn’t need to use his weapon. THAT, my friends, is what a responsible gun owner and carrier is like. I wonder how soon it will be before the wussy Sheriff will come after him because he had a GUN that day?
However, since Mr. Johnson said it so succintly, I will just say “…what he said.”
He’s also correct that the Sheriff may be issued a gag order by the courts if he doesn’t shut his stupid trap. He’s an official who is ACTIVELY part of this investigation, and he’s making public statements about his opinions on motive? He must recuse himself when the trial does eventually happen.
I have been trying to calm myself down to write about this story ever since I first heard about it because truthfully, I was madder than a wet hen. I didn’t even know if I could put into words how I felt, or how every single thing about this is so wrong in so many different ways. And to top that off, as far as I know, nothing ever happened to the “pastor” of this church who tried to trap the white Police Sergeant.
Then one day last week, Glenn Beck got ahold of this story, and on his show that night, he explained exactly how I felt about this whole charlie-foxtrot of a situation. He also managed to display the requisite manner and amount of outrage of which this entire scenario so deserves. So, without further adieu, I will let Glenn explain why we are all ticked off about this.
Sadly though, because of the PC society in which we live, this “pastor” and the Parks Dept. employee at this community center will probably get away with every damn thing they did. And I won’t be surprised if they try to pull this crap off again!