Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Digby doesn't get it

Digby notes another young man executed by Taser -- he was riding a bike, and when he didn't stop for the cops, they shot him with a taser. He fell off the bike and the cruiser ran over and executed him. And of course Digby says, "gosh, it's nice that the media is finally catching on that these tasers are being wildly abused, maybe there will be public outrage!"

Utter nonsense. Not happening. There will be no general public outrage, any more than there is for the fact that the United States is the world's biggest prison state with more people behind bars than any other nation on the planet, because most of the people involved are those people. You know, those people, unseemly people who have the audacity to be poor, or brown, or have disabilities, people who aren't like us. It's the same thing that allowed Saddam Hussein to remain in power despite being a brutal dictator... sure, he was brutal, but he was brutal against those people, people who weren't good citizens, as long as you kept your head down and went along with things life in Saddam's Iraq was a lot nicer than life in today's Iraq... thus why the Iraqi government had to execute Saddam, because he was a threat to their power every moment he remained alive.

Monkeys. That's what we're talking about, mostly-bald monkeys with delusions of not being monkeys. Monkeys don't view any monkeys who aren't part of their own troop as having any value. Same deal with the Americans who don't get irate about cops killing brown people or poor people or disabled people because said people are "not like us". We were monkeys for 2 million years before civilization was invented, and the veneer of civilization is now starting to rub a little thin...

- Badtux the Avian Penguin


  1. Even people with federal disability payments and medicaid are losing eye care and, dental. Makes me wonder if they hope seniors will just quit eating or drive into a tree or something.

    Did you see this?
    Wheelchair user, 71, held for San Diego bank heist

    SAN DIEGO — A 71-year-old man could face a life sentence if he's convicted of robbing a San Diego bank while in a wheelchair.
    Peter Barry Lawrence is scheduled for arraignment today.
    Police claim Barry used a BB gun to rob the Chase Bank on Monday but he was spotted several blocks away and arrested. Lt. Todd Jarvis says he had the gun and cash in bags on his lap.
    Police say Barry told them that he wanted to go back to prison where he'd receive medical care.
    Records indicate that Lawrence pleaded guilty to a $3,000 bank robbery in 1997, and again in 1999 after he tried to rob another bank just days after getting out of prison.
    If convicted again, he could face life in prison under California's "three strikes" law.

    Heck, no wonder all I want to do is watch weird science fiction TV shows on Netflix.

  2. we live in a world where there are people that say tax cuts produce profit, torture produces accurate information and our constitution is not correct. It is getting to the point, already has, where when the someone who is most likely Republican tells me it is raining out I'm ready to go outside and get a tan. When they say that something is bad it is emperically good.

  3. I don't care who the cops kill, their just monkeys that are often asking for it. I've never given a cop a bad time, and never had any problem with one.

    I live by the accepted rules, when I get tired of that I'll start shooting.

  4. We live in a world where the hellish nightmare that is the U.S. prison system (Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch both condemn the many violations of fundamental human rights which occur in our prison system, such as routine and systematized rape of prisoners) is preferable to the outside world for some people. How hellish does that make life in America for those at the bottom of the totem pole? And how long are they just going to bend over and take it?

    - Badtux the Waiting-for-martial-law Penguin


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