My question is why in the world does the Chattanooga Police Dept. need 33 acres for a firing range anyway? They train to hit targets no more than about 25 yards away at most, so why isn't about 4 acres or so sufficient for that? If they are so bad with a handgun that they need a 30 acre buffer zone, then they shouldn't have guns.
Yup. I have always thought that this is an absolutely terrible way to treat a horse. They should screw that damn platform to the bottoms of the trainers shoes and make THEM walk around with them on for a couple weeks and see what they think of them then.
Fred Fletcher will have to do a whole lot more to convince ME that he is trying to change the Chattanooga Police. For decades their brutal, totalitarian methods of law enforcement have persisted with little or no limitations put on what they can and cannot do when dealing with the citizens of this city. I and many others have been abused and bullied by these complete Neanderthals and nothing short of a set of very strict regulations concerning what they CANNOT do to the people they are supposed to be protecting will satisfy me.
Mr. Latta is right. Again although I have absolutely NO love for cops, I'm coming down on their side here. These lazy, sorry excuses for civilized humans come in here illegally and mooch off this country without having even the respect to try to learn the language. I have worked in convenience stores, dept. stores, etc., and I KNOW what a pain in the butt they are. Not even a cop should have to put up with them blabbering that banana republic gibberish at him. I have ABSOLUTELY no problem with any of them who have the respect to learn the language, get a visa, and go through the steps required to become a citizen and I'll do anything for him or her that I would for any other citizen, and be proud to have him/her as a neighbor. But as for the rest of them, No speakuh da English, then go back where you came from.
So Wilson wasn't hurt. Really? Takes quite a bit of force to fracture an orbital socket, and he sure didn't do that to HIMSELF.
I'm normally NOT on the side of the cop. In fact, I have a LONG history of friction with cops. I utterly despise them. But they're human and the thug that beat on Wilson and forced him to shoot deserved EXACTLY what he got. And you can CLAIM Wilson had a "history" all you want and it means NOTHING without proof. Show us the proof.
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Oh please! I don't normally agree with this particular individual (handle Rickaroo)but in this case, he is pointing out a simple truth without couching it in Politically Correct terms. War does make monsters out of all of us. If we have a disagreement here at ALL it would simply be that Rickaroo may think that we should not stoop to the level of our enemies. That is his opinion, and I don't have to agree with it to respect it. Napalm is indeed barbaric, but it's one hell of a weapon and IMHO when you are in a war with people who are bent on your destruction, you must use EVERY weapon you have, regardless of what other people think of it. As to Mr. Cook's column, manipulating language is what he does for a living. All I can say about that is this week's effort was definitely not up to par for him. It's sad to see any writer sinking into the pit of Political Correctness, but it seems that it's happening to everyone and not just him. Political Correctness MAY destroy us long before these 7th century fanatics do. I wish that Political Correctness did not force me to leave out or censor words that fit the situation because Dewey's definition i.e. "Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a T-*-r-d by the clean end." fits this situation very well. I can't help wondering what people would think if they knew that the term "Politically Correct" originated with a genuinely evil person named Leon Trotsky.
How can anyone miss who the barbarians in Gaza are, and who the civilized people trying to defend themselves are? Just ask yourself who the ones are who are using people to defend their missiles, and who the ones are that are using missiles to defend people? If you can't see who's who from THAT then there is NO HOPE
Small country, the size of New Jersey, surrounded by Hostile, Jew hating Muslim countries. Israel is David, the perpetually angry Muslim world is Goliath.
I have to agree. This is a stupid cartoon. And Clay Bennett is a stupid cartoonist. Also, he's bigoted and crude. I don't believe that being an Army brat accounts for as many schools as he's been in, or as many publications as he's worked for. As bad as he was,
Bruce Plante was better than Bennett.
Alprova: let me ask you a question. Actually a couple of questions.
1. Do you believe in the justice system in this country at all?
2. This man "Jack the Dennis" is supposedly a convicted sex offender. Is the reason you keep reminding everyone of that
because you don't think we get it, or do you just want to
3. If you DO believe in the justice system and what you say about
him is true, then I can only assume that he's done some time in
prison. If so, then why can't everyone just let the man pay his
debt and stop punishing him and leave him the hell alone?
Pure individual freedom is what makes a society civilized. If you feel that you cannot trust your neighbors to behave in a civilized manner and that you must have a "government" which is nothing more than a hired dictatorship which promulgates millions of "laws" intended to make people behave as you wish them to, then you have already failed at your attempt to organize a "civilized" society.
Our forefathers realized from the start what you are just now learning, and they planned for it with the 2nd amendment. It's too bad that it gets in the way of your efforts to make a mindless slave out of everyone else isn't it?