Monday, July 12, 2010

Up yours, Reverend

As part of his continuing struggle for relevance pathetically-needed attention, Jesse Jackson has weighed-in on the LeBron James story:

He [Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert] speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave.

Really, Jesse? Did Gilbert send a baying pack of hounds and an armed posse after James? How many "slaves" were paid millions of dollars by their "masters"? How many "slaves" had contracts with free agency clauses in them?
These accusations endanger LeBron. His jersey is being burned in effigy, and he is being projected as a betrayer by the owner.

And this "endangers" James how? (BTW, it's also LeBron's fans who are calling him a "bum", a "quitter" as well as less flattering names. Y'know...the same fans who bought tons of branded merchandise which made him a very wealthy man. And unlike you, Reverend, he didn't have to shake anyone down to become well-off.)

Here's the definition of "effigy", you profoundly ignorant assclown:

effigy–noun, plural -gies.
1. a representation or image, esp. sculptured, as on a monument.
2. a crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposes of ridicule.

Aggrieved Cavs fans, including black folks, were burning jerseys, bobbleheads and other LeBron James merchandise. Which they presumably paid for with their own hard-earned dollars, making said merchandise their property to dispose of as they see fit.

To my knowledge, no "effigies" of James were burned, save in the profound depths of your delusions. (Much like your utter delusion of Dr. Martin Luther King - who, unlike you, was a civil rights leader worthy of respect - dying in your arms, you prevaricating scumbag.)

LeBron is not a child, nor is he bound to play on Gilbert’s plantation and be demeaned.

Guess LeBron must have been a "house Negro", as he lived in some mighty fine digs on Gilbert's "plantation".

Mr. Gilbert's statement is mean, arrogant and presumptuous.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Y'know, Jesse...for a guy whose entire career as a "civil rights leader" is based on a series of egregious lies (the fake bloody shirt, enforcing your early Chicago boycotts with the Blackstone Rangers - a violent criminal gang then-run by your half-brother - etc.), you've got a lot of fucking nerve.

It's rather unfortunate that James Earl Ray didn't murder you instead of Dr. King. America would probably have been better off.

So up yours, apology and no pie for you.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gwinnett County Deputy Michael G. "Cletus" Cummings

When first we met Deputy Cummings, he had recently arrested County Commissioner Charles Bannister for DUI. Only problem was that two Intoxilizer tests and a blood test proved that Bannister's BAC was .000.


Now we find that Deputy Cummings has a track record of DUI stop-related irregularities:

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy who mistakenly charged Commission Chairman Charles Bannister with drunken driving last week had misjudged DUI cases twice before.

A review of Deputy Michael G. Cummings' personnel file showed that he was disciplined for twice determining an impaired person to be sober while he worked for the Gwinnett County Police Department. Cummings resigned from the police department in 2006 to take a job at the Sheriff's Department.

On one occasion, he didn't catch that a driver who had caused a "minor accident" was intoxicated. On the other, he testified that a friend who tested at more than double the legal limit was not drunk.

At the time of both previous "errors", Deputy Cummings was employed by the Gwinnett County Police Department. So this bastard, who has (presumably) taken an oath to uphold the law at least twice, perjured himself and only got a three-day suspension? Hey, Sheriff Butch...why does this asshole still have a job with your agency? Since you and the Gwinnett Sheriff's Department demonstrably have no respect for the law, why the fuck should the citizenry?

Bannister's attorney, Alan Mullinax, said that the deputy's history is troubling.

"The whole believability and credibility of this officer is shot," Mullinax said.

No shit. And yet, he still has a job. Which involves carrying a fucking badge and gun. And the power to abrogate my civil rights.

As always, I'm sure that none of "Deputy Cletus'" fine brother officers ever noticed any problems with his ability to uphold the law. I'm confident that all three of these errors in judgment are the only instances of his malfeasance in his entire career. And look, he was caught at it! Hey...the system works!

Again, why the fuck does this incompetent moron still have a job in LE?

Bannister's attorney said he believes the arrest was politically motivated. He has asked the GBI to look into why the Sheriff's department deputies waited outside the bar for nearly an hour for Bannister to leave. Mullinax wants to know why the deputies never intervened to prevent Bannister from driving if they suspected he was drunk. He questions why deputies did not hand off the case to police, and why Bannister, 71, was asked to perform two field sobriety tests that are not recommended for someone over age 60.

Because cops all over this country are a criminal gang operating under the color of law and politicians won't do a goddamn thing to fix it. How about it, you "conservative", "law and order" politicians in Gwinnett...are you gonna get off of your fat, lazy and corrupt asses to actually do your goddamn jobs?

Of course not. Ergo, fuck each and every one of you. And your families, since you won't do anything about keeping my family safe from known bad cops.

Perhaps the next time one of you gets pulled over for no legitimate reason by some asshole with a badge, you'll wind up dead at the hands of the law you pretend to respect.

There'd be a little actual justice in that.

LeBron's not the "bad guy"

To the sportstards™ of NE Ohio:

The average Cleveland sports fan is a fucking moron.

Most of you haven't given an actual shit that your local "liberal", "progressive" leaders have been stealing your asses blind for decades. In large part by colluding with the union thugs (and their supporters) as well as the ethnic grievance mongers.

The high taxation and over-regulation so beloved by you brain-dead assholes have driven virtually every successful company from the area. But you haven't given a flying fuck about any of that crap.

Because the average Clevelander would appear to spend a significant fraction of their non-working time guzzling down brews, burgers and wings while obsessing about professional sports.

And now that the (apparently) one professional athlete on any of your fucking loser teams who is actually worth a shit decided to make a career choice based upon what's good for him instead of Cleveland, you villify him.

Fuck you, morons. Your cheering James on is not what made him a competent basketball player. His in-born talent and hard work did that. Your purchase of LeBron-branded shoes, jerseys, posters, keychains, etc., did not improve his ability to sink three-pointers. You weren't there in his backyard encouraging him to keep practicing when he was in junior high school. You didn't actually do shit for him except voluntarily fork-over your money like a chump for branded merchandise because you thought he was your sports savior.

He. Owes. You. Fuck. All.

If your pathetic life is so empty that you emotionally invest yourself in fucking basketball to the point where you brand him a "traitor", a "bum" and worse for accepting a better job, he's not to blame.

Rather, you are to blame. If the braindead lot of you had invested a tiny fraction of the energy you devote to sports into learning the countless ways your local leaders have been decimating your town for decades, perhaps Cleveland wouldn't be well down the road toward becoming the next Detroit.

So go ahead. Burn your jerseys, bobbleheads and other memorabilia. Act like immature fuckheads because someone chose career advancement over staying in a dying an effectively dead city.

Clearly, the collective lot of you never gave enough of a crap about Cleveland to elect more competent leaders who might make a positive difference in your day-to-day lives. And if you demonstrably don't give a rat's ass about Cleveland, why should LeBron James?

You are the "bums".

You are the "traitors".

Why not set yourselves on fire instead? And immolate your worthless civic leaders, too. That might actually make a teeny, tiny change for the better.


Friday, July 02, 2010

Sheriff Butch is a Sonofabitch

Being relatively new to Georgia, as well as Gwinnett County, I'm still getting up-to-speed on the local "players". However, a recent news story has told me everything I need to know about our county sheriff, Butch Conway and his department.

Earlier this week, one of Butch's thugs falsely arrested County Commissioner Charles Bannister on a DUI charge. According to the AJC:
Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway apologized Thursday for mistakenly charging County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister with DUI, and he scrambled to explain how his department mishandled the episode.

Bannister was exonerated three days after his arrest when a second alcohol test came back with the same result as the first: The chairman did not have alcohol in his system Monday night and was not driving under the influence when a sheriff's deputy pulled him over.

According to Deputy M.G. Cummings' arrest report:


You'd think that if "Hopalong" Cummings could smell such a "strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath", Mr. Bannister would have tested at a BAC of something slightly higher than .000.

While I'm not a betting man, I'm tempted to wager a sawbuck that Cummings used boilerplate language which appears in other Gwinnett Sheriff's Department reports.

From the AJC:
Two days after standing by his deputies’ actions, Conway on Thursday admitted that they made mistakes.

“Police and deputies are not infallible,” he said at a news conference at the county jail. “They made a mistake. That’s obvious on its face.”

The sheriff said he would investigate what went wrong. But Bannister's attorney and others say they want an independent investigation.

Well, Butch, you're welcome to call them "mistakes"; I call it them ginormous fucking prevarications. Cops tend to get pretty pissy when they think they've been lied to, as they believe it's "disrespectful".

I'd say the citizenry - who are your bosses, pay your salary and benefits and whom you are supposed to be serving and protecting (instead of trying to railroad to meet quotas which I'm sure you'd swear don't actually exist) - has a right to get way more pissy when they've been lied to by their employees.

I concur there needs to be a truly independent investigation.
Conway said he plans to investigate what happened. But unless he finds the deputies acted out of “animosity,” he does not anticipate disciplinary action.

Lying one's ass off under color of law and filing a false police report would indicate "animosity" as well as "venality" and probably "unfit for duty". However, with Butch's attitude, five'll get you ten that Deputy Cummings will, at the very worst, get an insignificant little scold tucked into his jacket which will not affect his career one iota.

After all, gotta protect everyone on the right side of the "Thin Blue Line".
Instead, Conway said additional training is in order. And he wants to install cameras in all Sheriff’s Department vehicles (there was none in the car that pulled over Bannister).

How about including "don't fucking fabricate shit" in your training, Butchie-boy? And I am absolutely in favor of cameras with audio in all department vehicles. As you LEO types are so fond of telling us "civilians", we've got nothing to fear if we haven't done anything wrong. (Which you and I both know is another colossal lie, but I rather enjoyed the irony of writing that.)

Between you and the fucking union, Sheriff, I'd say that Cummings doesn't have to worry much about any meaningful discipline. (Although you might want to send him to a good Otolaryngologist; he really ought to have been able to smell the stupendous mounds of shit in the report he filed.)
Alan Mullinax, Bannister’s attorney, said he has no evidence that “the sheriff’s fingerprints are on what happened.” But he called for an independent investigation.

Since Conway managed to somehow rally enough neurons to get elected, perhaps he was (barely) smart enough to "wear gloves" to avoid "fingerprints".
Among the questions Mullinax wants answered:

* Why did the officer say he detected a strong scent of alcohol when tests showed there was little or no alcohol in the chairman’s blood?

* Why wasn’t Bannister charged with a lane violation if the deputy saw him weaving?

* Why did the deputy administer sobriety tests not recommended for people of Bannister’s age (71)?

I wish Mr. Mullinax and his client good luck in getting to the bottom of this disgusting affair. And I hope they watch their backs. It seems clear that Cummings' was out to get Bannister on Monday evening; now that Deputy Liar has been caught-out and Butch has been publicly embarrassed, their buddies are likely to want in on the fun, too.

'Cause that's just how cops roll.