Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:53 am

ErikLaurence wrote:......................Gates was arrested as punishment for mouthing off. The cop arrested him, knowing it would be thrown out, to punish him. Cops do not have the legal right to mete out punishment....................If Gates was a white guy it also would have been thrown out too because there is no case here. No crime was committed and DA's don't like to try cases where they can't win. I mouthed off to a cop when I was 19. He arrested me. I committed no crime. It was thrown out.


Don't expect any favors from the cops if you mouth off. I was that kid at 16. They'd come to my house because some do-gooder complained about the party & I'd tell them to go F themselves, etc,etc. Well at 16 what you don't realize is you have to drive & leave your house! Don't ask why you've been pulled over for going 3mph over! Your still going OVER the speed limit!

Was it because I was black??? :lol: The old saying applies VERY WELL here: "YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW"



The last cop that pulled me over recently said, "looks like you had a good time years ago ...... 2 full pages....... nice work!"

I didn't get a 2 page driving record because I was nice....
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: ray in ma On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:28 pm

ErikLaurence wrote:What I find so troubling about your comment is you seem OK with, and accept that police abuse their power. That's the problem here. This has nothing to do with race. This has to do with cops who feel they are judges and juries as well as cops.

Gates was arrested as punishment for mouthing off. The cop arrested him, knowing it would be thrown out, to punish him. Cops do not have the legal right to mete out punishment.

That's the problem. That's why libertarians are siding with Gates.

I mouthed off to a cop when I was 19. He arrested me. I committed no crime. It was thrown out.


Please do not read into this, you obviously had a similar experience about the same age as I, and BTW I am on Crowley's side on this one. (I am not a fan of rouge cops but I do work with them on occasion)
We do not pay police officers to put up with B.S. they are there to maintain the peace so if you or me or Gates are dumb enough to mouth off, you should expect the consequences. I learned after 1 encounter “yes sir, no sir,” I don't think it has anything to do with abuses of power, I think is was a total lack of respect.

Let me ask you, if you were out at dinner or at a friends house how much crap would you take about someone going off on your mother before you would pop the clown?
If this was abuse of power he would have been arrested about a minute into the encounter.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:59 pm

ray in ma wrote:
ErikLaurence wrote:I don't think it has anything to do with abuses of power, I think is was a total lack of respect.

As I understand it (I may be wrong here), Gates followed the cop who was leaving, out of his house to the front sidewalk where he continued to give the cop crap about his mother, profiling, racism, yada, yada, yada. He got what was coming to him, unfortunatly they dropped the charges. I think Gates graduated Magna *censored* loudly from the Revered Wright University of hate management.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:32 pm

I am truly amazed at the number of people here who are perfectly willing to let the government walk all over them.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:00 pm

ErikLaurence wrote:I am truly amazed at the number of people here who are perfectly willing to let the government walk all over them.


You don't think there is a difference between what was reported to have happened to Gates and a random encounter on the street?

If the PD is responding to a call of a break in progress and they show up to find a person in the house, I don't find it unreasonable for them to try to figure out who that person is. And if the suspect begins verbally attacking me, I might start to wonder why.

I can't tell you how much I've gotten away with simply by pretending that I belonged where I was.

And let's face it, no one likes to be berated. I don't care if you're a cop or not. If you start giving me static, I WILL find a way to mess with you. I worked in retail for a long time. I would advise everyone NOT to mess with the people behind the counter. ;)

ESPECIALLY if those people handle your food. :D
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:43 pm

Meh, they should have given Joe Biden a full pitcher of real beer, at least then it would have been entertaining to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:58 am

What do you think Gates would be screaming if there was a break-in at his house, the cops came & there was an older man there that said thank you for coming officer but I live here & forgot my keys so had to force my way in. Then the cop according to Gates should have just said no problem sorry to disturb you & left?
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:58 pm

Black_And_Blue wrote:This Bud’s for you - take it or leave it
By Howie Carr
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 + Recent Articles Boston Herald Columnist


Here’s a modest proposal: Tomorrow night at the White House, everybody drinks the same brand of beer.

How America 2009 is that? It’s not enough to have the host provide the adult beverages. No, now all the guests have to get on the record with which beer they prefer, and please, hold the Milwaukee’s Best.

Barack’s a Bud man. You know, the No. 1 domestic brand, although he probably hasn’t gotten the memo that August Busch IV and Ed McMahon aren’t walking through that door. Some Belgians now own the Clydesdales and the Beechwood aging process.

Actually, now that I consider Barack and beer, the first brand that comes to mind is Schlitz Malt Liquor, especially when Obama gets near a microphone:

“Look out for the bull!”

As for Professor Skip Gates - he says he’s a Red Stripe man, surprise surprise. After all, it’s brewed in Jamaica, mon, which must appeal to his repeatedly self-proclaimed 44 percent African DNA. Don’t tell Skippy, but I think the Red Stripe brewery was founded by Germans, and I wonder if that “horrifies” Skip, the way his 56 percent white DNA does.

Skip’s fallback lager: Beck’s.

But didn’t the serial killer known as Whitey Bulger once serve Beck’s to a bunch of G-men after a double-hit? Got the feds good and beered up, and then found out what they knew. After Whitey poured them back into their Crown Vics he said, “Thank God for Beck’s beer.”

If it’s good enough for Whitey, how can it possibly be good enough for Skip?

Then there’s Sgt. Crowley, and we’re all disappointed in his pick - Blue Moon. Are you bleepin’ kiddin’ me, Sarge? That’s one of those beers you put a slice of fruit in. Surely you meant to say Blue Ribbon. Or you could have asked for Busch Beer. That way, they would have had a familiar target to blame if things go bad tomorrownight.

It used to be the host only had to provide one beer. Everyone would be happy, because it was the best kind of beer - free beer.

One final question: Remember when Larry Summers was president of Harvard? Back in 2002, Summers went after Gates’ pal, Cornel West, because of “alleged skepticism” over the academic rigor of his courses in Gates’ African-American studies department.

Irony of ironies, Summers now works for Barack Obama - as one of his top economic advisers. Will Larry Summers of Cambridge and Harvard be invited to the Cambridge-Harvard summit?

Given his relationship with Gates and his lack of PC, Summers only gets to the beer summit on one condition. Hey, Larry, BYOB.

Read & Hear what the owner of America's Oldest Owned brewery.
Had to say about the beer being served at the white house
Yuengling A True American Beer.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/07/31 ... heir-beer/
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:48 pm

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