A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Militarizing local police
is a good thing

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:SurferLad, 8/25/2014 9:35:17 AM

One of the more useless fall-outs of the Obama Era -- in addition to him fomenting the cancerous distrust of vital national institutions and offices -- is the trumped-up call for national debates and discussions about virtually anything controversial. [Snip] The latest national debate concerns the so-called militarization of local police forces, growing out of the intense media scrutiny of one local department in Ferguson, Missouri. Well, we´re here to make it a debate. It´s a great idea to have state and local police departments armed way beyond the firepower of any conceivable opponent.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 8/25/2014 9:37:59 AM     (No. 9979861)

My butt it is!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: yuban, 8/25/2014 9:52:22 AM     (No. 9979895)

When it comes to protecting my family and property I want the police to be armed to the max. I do not want it to be a fair fight. I will always error on the side of the police, not the thugs. Good article.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: dadofboys, 8/25/2014 10:12:58 AM     (No. 9979929)

In my mind the militarization of local police is very much a modern form of "quartering soldiers" in our midst and also a form of standing army that the founders would not have approved of.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/25/2014 10:16:17 AM     (No. 9979937)

If it wasn´t for the vast "entitlement" mentality that obama and all libs are constantly fomenting, nobody would need a militarized police.

People who have a job and go off to work don´t get out of bed at 2am to riot.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/25/2014 10:23:31 AM     (No. 9979943)

Really?.
Unless there´s an armed invasion of the country, what good is all that military equipment in the hands of police departments?
If they used it against civilians it would become Tiananmin Square II, so they don´t. Thankfully.

Does it help to have the Boys In Blue look like they´re taking Mosul?



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/25/2014 10:48:48 AM     (No. 9979974)

When this "revolution" that everyone keeps talking about comes, it won´t come from the likes of you and me. It´ll come from the Ghetto Dwellers when there isn´t any more Other People´s Money to fund the EBT cards.

When the Takers finally break the Makers, the Takers are going to be a bunch of hacked off people, and you know what happens when "those people" get angry, don´t you? [Ferguson come to mind, anyone?]

When the Ghetto Dwellers get hungry --no more money for chips and dip to snack on while watching the giant flat screen, they are apt to come for what´s in your larder --because you prepared.

Do you want the cops armed with night sticks and six-shot revolvers, or do you want them armed with the equipment that can keep the Ghetto Dwellers contained?

I get more racist with each passing day, but that´s the way I´ve come to see the world I´m living in.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/25/2014 11:33:39 AM     (No. 9980053)

I don´t like the idea of the police being militarized. If you need military-level support, call in the National Guard.

But I do understand why the police want it. Sadly, the bad guys -- especially the gangs and bad guys supported by the drug cartels -- are getting more and more militarized weaponry.

Our world is just getting worse and worse by the day. It sure would be nice to have a president that would help slow that down -- but we don´t. We have a president that is just speeding up the quick flush of our society...



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/25/2014 11:34:45 AM     (No. 9980055)

Bad comparison. Night sticks and 6 shot revolvers aren´t usual SWAT team gear. More likely to be AR-15s, and gas.

Even in Flat City the cops wouldn´t use vehicle mounted 50 cal machine guns on the crowd.

It may be all academic, as there aren´t enough cops to protect us all. Many of those cops will be at home protecting their own family.
We need to do the best for ourselves.






  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 8/25/2014 11:58:28 AM     (No. 9980128)

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Ben Franklin

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley, 8/25/2014 12:29:16 PM     (No. 9980199)

We have seen what heavily armed police do with their military equipment. They strut around and look tough, but then wont even respond to calls for fear of being the next protest victim.
When it hits the fan, I prefer that I and my neighbors be more heavily armed than any likely adversary. We already are. Plus we don´t hold our guns sideways; a real plus for accuracy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 798426




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "SurferLad"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "SurferLad"



GOP´s Cory Gardner: 6 years Obama stalls
the Keystone pipeline for nothing
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/20/2014 9:37:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Candidate Cory Gardner gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks Hello — I’m Cory Gardner — Representative for Colorado’s 4th Congressional district. Growing up in a small town on Colorado’s eastern plains, I learned that communities work best when people of different backgrounds, who may sometimes disagree, pull together and look out for each other. That’s what my parents and grandparents were about, and that’s what I strive to do for Coloradans. [Snip] I know many of you would agree with me that Congress and the President could learn a thing or two from places like my home town.

   

 

B-G1


 
Obama: Sees no ISIS plots
on the homeland
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/20/2014 9:12:56 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s weekly remarks Over the past week, the United States has continued to lead our friends and allies in the strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As I’ve said before, our intelligence community has not yet detected specific plots from these terrorists against America. Right now, they pose a threat to the people of Iraq, Syria, and the broader Middle East. But its leaders have threatened America and our allies. And if left unchecked, they could pose a growing threat to the United States.

Obama talks more ISIS; No U.S.
combat troops, you understand
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/18/2014 9:43:54 AM     Post Reply
Seeking to change the ISIS narrative from "we have no strategy" to "we can do this," President Obama visited the headquarters of CENTCOM and Special Ops in Florida Wednesday and said: "I´m not here to give a long speech." (It was 2,700 words in length.) Once again, the commander-in-chief placed great emphasis for his immediate and global audiences on what he is not going to do: "As your Commander-in-Chief, I will not commit you and the rest of our Armed Forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq."

9 Top Questions for the
Benghazi Select Committee
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/17/2014 9:46:39 AM     Post Reply
The long-awaited House Select Committee on Benghazi begins its historic open hearings today. The chair is Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a no-nonsense former federal and state prosecutor now in his second House term. The 50-year-old Gowdy´s challenges include herding GOP colleagues in a coherent investigative direction while combating the anticipated pre-election obfuscations and complaints of Democrats eager to protect President Obama and his wannabe successor Hillary Clinton. But the committee´s most important duty is ferreting out credible answers to thousands of questions about the deadly night of 9/11/12.

America´s Newest (and Long Overdue)
Heroes: Bennie Adkins and Donald Sloat
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/16/2014 9:29:06 AM     Post Reply
Good afternoon, and welcome to the White House. More than four decades ago, in early 1970, an American squad in Vietnam set out on patrol. They marched down a trail, past a rice paddy. Shots rang out and splintered the bamboo above their heads. The lead soldier tripped a wire -- a booby trap. A grenade rolled toward the feet of a 20-year-old machine gunner. The pin was pulled, and that grenade would explode at any moment. A few years earlier, on the other side of the country, deep in the jungle, a small group of Americans were crouched on

Poll: Americans don´t believe Obama
will defeat ISIS; Now what?
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/15/2014 9:17:05 AM     Post Reply
Sowing distrust and discord among Americans has served Barack Obama well politically during his 68 months in office. But now as the former community organizer faces ISIS and the worst foreign policy crisis of his ineffective presidential tenure, that distrust and division has circled around to bite its master. After his nationally-televised address Wednesday and a tepid Friday fundraiser talk justifying his belated actions, a new poll reveals that a large majority of Americans says it lacks any confidence he can accomplish his stated goals of beating the brutal new terror group.

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
GOP: States under attack
by Obama administration
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/13/2014 11:45:34 AM     Post Reply
House Candidate Andy Tobin gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks: Hello, I’m Andy Tobin. I serve as Speaker of the Arizona House, and I’m the Republican candidate for Arizona’s First Congressional District. [Snip] I’m running for Congress for a simple reason: our state is under attack from the federal government. Day after day, the powers-that-be in Washington try to bury us in more regulations and more havoc. This has to stop. Not just here, but everywhere people are working harder only to have Washington take more of their money and more of their freedom. How do we restore the balance of power for hardworking

Obama: Today´s terrorist
threat is ´more diffuse´
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/13/2014 10:33:06 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s weekly remarks: As Commander in Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. And I’ve made it clear that those who threaten the United States will find no safe haven. Thanks to our military and counter-terrorism professionals, we took out Osama bin Laden, much of al Qaeda’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and leaders of al Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Somalia. We’ve prevented terrorist attacks, saved American lives and made our homeland more secure. Today, the terrorist threat is more diffuse, from al Qaeda affiliates and other extremists—like ISIL in Syria and Iraq.

Tardy Obama talks tough on ISIS.
But can anyone really believe him?
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/11/2014 9:11:39 AM     Post Reply
Finally! Barack Obama spoke like a president Wednesday night. In his long overdue national address to Americans on the terrorist threat of ISIS, he spoke with clear purpose, well-crafted phrases and reasoning that made sense to attentive ears. He listed specific actions to degrade and destroy these masked murderers. He looked firm, resolute and determined to address this foreign threat that has frightened his countrymen. [Snip] Unfortunately, these 1,985 well-spoken words of Obama’s come in the context of a presidency that’s been degraded and virtually destroyed by his own actions -- and inactions.

Unconfirmed reports of Obama sightings
in White House draw crowds
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/10/2014 10:05:46 AM     Post Reply
Conan: A very unusual day here in LA. It rained briefly for 10 minutes. Hospitals are still busy treating the moist. Fallon: President Obama made a surprise visit to Stonehenge the other day. Even crazier, today he made a surprise visit to the White House! Conan: Reno is celebrating itself now as the world´s divorce capital. Also the city is planning an exhibit at its Children’s Museum called: “It’s All Your Fault.” Conan: More Ray Rice fallout. He’s been taken out of the 'Madden NFL 15' game. A company spokesman says, “Violence against women doesn’t belong in 'Madden 15.' It belongs in 'Grand Theft Auto.'"

What Obama´s ISIS speech
will say -- about him
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/9/2014 9:39:12 AM     Post Reply
President Obama was not trying to be funny when he informed NBC´s newest TV host that the presidency involves an element of theater. No kidding, Barack. But it came out hilariously from the guy who gave his 2008 nomination acceptance speech with a backdrop of fake Greek columns -- in Denver. [Snip] “Part of this job," Obama told Chuck Todd, "is also the theater of it. Well, it´s not something that always comes naturally to me." (Nationwide laughter.) Obama´s entire presidency -- every one of the 2,963,520 minutes of it -- has been about show biz.

   

 



 
Obama seeks donations to combat
-- wait for it -- cynicism
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 9/8/2014 9:27:18 AM     Post Reply
The fact that Barack Obama is still fundraising at a record pace nearly two years after his final legal election isn´t surprising. Nor that his people are doing it while the boss traveled abroad dominating TV news through predictable photo-ops with other NATO leaders. All while ISIS continues its appalling slaughter in Iraq and Syria and Russia´s Putin prolongs his armed absorption of Ukraine. After all, no Democrat candidate in their left mind who´s interested in actually competing come Nov. 4 wants to be seen anywhere near this guy. [Snip] So, Obama´s self-assigned job these past two years is raising



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Michelle Obama: Americans ´Take for
Granted´ How Much Barack Has Improved US

48 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 10:49:59 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House. “Just think about how different our country looks to children growing up today,” she said. “Think about how our kids take for granted that a black person or a woman can be President of the United States.” She also praised President Obama for changing history on gay marriage and the Supreme Court. “They take it for granted that for the first time in history, there are three brilliant women serving

After Declaring War on Tea Party,
Karl Rove Frets GOP Estab Candidates
Not Getting Enough Donations

48 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/20/2014 10:02:02 AM     Post Reply
After declaring war on the Tea Party and often showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Republicans to record gains in the 2010 midterm elections, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate this year because of the lack of enthusiasm for his establishment-approved candidates. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rove notes that even though Obama´s "job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican... each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is

ISIS fighters terrified of being
killed by female troops

47 replie(s)
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/20/2014 5:10:13 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Kurdish fighters battling ISIS desperately want more guns and armor, but they already have a secret weapon: The fanatics they’re fighting fear that if they get killed in combat by a woman, they won’t go to heaven. “They have many female battalions, as you know who fought very bravely,” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who chairs the House International Relations Committee, told The Post of the Kurds. Royce, who met this week with the foreign minister of Kurdistan, cited recent reports of young female Kurdish troops “laughing” at ISIS forces they had turned back. “These ISIL soldiers apparently believed that if

Retired Head Of Marine Corps: Obama’s
ISIS Strategy Doesn’t Have ‘A Snowball’s
Chance In Hell Of Succeeding’

40 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/20/2014 5:31:37 AM     Post Reply
The man who was the top Marine general from 2006 until his retirement in 2010 says President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail. “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps during the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama administration, said at the Maverick PAC Conference in Washington, D.C. Friday, according to a source in attendance. Maverick PAC has described itself

Rare respiratory virus spreads to 22 states
35 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 6:10:55 PM     Post Reply
That rare respiratory illness sickening children around the country continues to crop up in new places. It has been confirmed in 22 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, appearing in three states where it had not been previously: Georgia, Michigan and Washington state. These children are facing an uncommon enterovirus strain. While enteroviruses in general are quite common, this particular strain — enterovirus 68 — has not cropped up terribly often since it was first identified in 1962. It can cause severe breathing problems, a particular danger for children who may suffer from asthma or other

Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change
‘Makes You a Member of the Flat
Earth Society’

33 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/20/2014 12:06:12 PM     Post Reply
Shawn Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat. “The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.” Donovan, who formerly ran the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, is now in charge of the arm of the executive branch

Security breached:
Intruder gets into White House

26 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Josh Lederman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/20/2014 7:41:42 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

John Kerry: US At War With
The ´Enemy of Islam´

25 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 3:17:20 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria. (Video) Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.” So its official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam. However, strange bedfellows arise if the Obama administration so chooses to uphold Kerry’s claim that we are at war with the enemy(s) of Islam. The following displays that Secretary

Au revoir, ISIS fighters: French
jets kill dozens of jihadists,
destroy munitions facility

25 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2014 11:59:30 PM     Post Reply
The French did for President Obama on Friday what they refused to do for his predecessor — they joined the fight in Iraq. Two Rafale fighter planes armed with laser-guided bombs “entirely destroyed” an Islamic State munitions depot and killed dozens of ISIS fighters, making France the first coalition country to make good on its promise to battle the murderous militants. “Other operations will follow in the coming days with the same goal — to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities,” French President Francois Hollande vowed. The French famously said “non” in 2003 when President Bush

Rice Bolts During Intense Press
Questioning Over Obama´s Syrian
Air Strikes

23 replie(s)
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 5:22:52 PM     Post Reply
(Video)Friday during the White House press briefing, National Security Advisor Susan Rice abruptly left in the middle of a question after confusing reporters with her announcement President Barack Obama was going ahead with air strikes in Syria. When reporters began to grill Rice about whether the president had already given the authorization to the militarily to bomb in Syria, Rice kept repeating they would not be releasing information on the timing of those air strikes. Reporters continued to push with several trying to explain their question is if the president has already given authorization. Laughing uncomfortably Rice exited the room

Susan Rice bolts from podium,
unable to answer reporters´ questions
at White House press briefing

23 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 9/20/2014 9:17:30 AM     Post Reply
The National Security Advisor of the United States did something astonishing yesterday. In the middle of a reporter’s questioning, she bolted from the podium of the White House pressroom, saying, “Nice to see you,” fleeing a situation she evidently was unable to cope with. The question that caused Ms. Rice to flee was a fairly simple one: whether or not the president has authorized the bombing of targets in Syria. Rice responded multiple times that the timing of strikes would not be released, but that was not the question at hand, and reporters pressed her on whether her boss had authorized

Scott Brown riding an
anti-Obama wave in N.H.

23 replie(s)
Boston Globe, by Joshua Miller    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/20/2014 12:51:40 PM     Post Reply
SALEM, N.H. — Voters have soured on President Obama. National and statewide trends favor Republicans. And here in his new home state, Scott Brown’s truck is gaining speed. Analysts and recent polls have found Brown closing in on US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic incumbent he is vying to unseat, in a race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive. Once largely dismissed by critics as an unlikely second act in a state he moved to only last year, Brown’s Senate bid is increasingly seen as a plausible path back to the US Capitol. Observers see a race that may be largely determined

   

Post Reply   Close thread 798426





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS