By golly, GWB would have been right there in Ferguson, directing things like it was a major movie production.
Landgrabbr, I understand what you are whining about, but it's funny what people take notice of in the news and what it takes to rile some people up.
A lover killing his neighbor with whom he had an affair with just doesn't quite seem to grab people's attention the way a potential race related killing does.
I remember last year, when the baby was killed in his stroller on a street in Savannah or Brunswick, the exact town escapes my memory. The mother and the baby's father were suspected at one point, because stranger killings of children are so rare.
That one was however on the level and two black boys stood trial for the murder of that white baby boy. "Where was Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson when that was all going down," was all I heard from my conservative family members and acquaintances.
"Why didn't Barack Obama get on national T.V. and exclaim that that white baby boy could have been his son?"
I have to admit, that people had a very good point to make there.
What captures people's attention varies from day to day. A dead Marine's wife, although pregnant and found in a drain pipe, is not sensational because we as a nation have become desensitized to many murders.
Michael Brown's death became national news due to the possibility that he was gunned down in an unusual and cruel manner by a cop.
As the past week and few days have passed, eyewitness testimony has once again proven to be the least reliable method of getting to the truth.
That too has been a focus of this case and why it has captured national attention.
Maximyth wrote: "Legalizing pot like illegal immigration will simply create more Democrat parasites on the guvment welfare tit like Alprova."
Mr. Pathological Liar, if you have a job and If you pay any taxes, which is certainly a matter of debate, I'm not costing you a dime, but you get back to me in about ten years when what I put into the system runs out, if I am still alive, which I plan to be.
Jackie, the little whiner wrote: "Legalize the sh!t out of it, Shamed. I don't care. Just don't give me the baloney that it's harmless."
Another dumbass who hasn't ever tried it. Y'all are a funny bunch. You can Google crap all day long, but this is one issue where one really needs to experience it firsthand to have a clue what it is all about.
Pot is harmless, oh stupid one.
I have never heard or read of a man killing another while high on pot. I have never heard or read of a person who was high, involving themselves in a fatal accident on any highway. People do not die in hospitals from any effects of pot use. People do not overdose on pot.
By the measures above, pot is indeed harmless.
If you were an adult, capable of understanding adult issues, then you would not be guilty of posting a purely ignorant statement.
Z-man, you really need to try some pot. You type a different tune every day.
You're going to pop a vein any day now.
Nobody as keyed up as you are will live a long life.
There is allegedly a photo of the cop with facial injuries starting to float around.
I honestly don't know what happened that day, and it's not looking like anyone else knows for sure either, but I have a sneaky suspicion that officer Wilson is going to skate free, and if he does, that which has gone on this week will look like playground antics.
Dr. Michael Baden is playing both sides of the fence, with one exception. He believes that the six shots were excessive force.
He does not believe the two men tussled or struggled at all, which contradicts the officer's unofficial story.
There is no good way for this one to play out. Thanks to the delays in getting reliable information out there, it all looks like a cover-up.
If the officer is arrested, booked, and tried, but acquitted, riots will ensue. If he is not arrested soon, riots will ensure.
Clearly, Michael Brown was not the angel alleged early on in this, but there's little evidence he was a violent thug either. He had no record. None. He had smoked some pot, which again would not make him aggressive.
If, and I do mean IF there was a confrontation between the officer and Brown, it most likely involved some sort of disrespect coming from the officer.
I am having a great deal of trouble believing that Michael Brown rushed the officer, after being shot four times in his right arm.
Then the fifth shot was most likely the one through his eye and downward through his throat. Again, not fatal, but he is alleged to be still rushing the officer?
The sixth and fatal shot through the top of his head, makes sense only if the boy was kneeling or almost laying down on the ground.
When has anyone rushed someone with their head down?
The forensic evidence points to an angry officer, who decided to empty or almost empty his gun for some reason.
Fairmon, give it up.
You've never tried the stuff, and neither have most of those who have written regarding "studies" about pot.
If you want to know the truth about pot, I urge you to try some. You will not become hooked on it...EVER.
It will absolutely give you a temporary reprieve from whatever your troubles are. You will wake up refreshed and hungry and you will never suffer any ill effects of smoking pot.
Now this only extends to the real stuff...not any of this fake pot going around. I have no clue what is in that stuff or what it will do, but the real deal that grows out of the ground or in controlled growing chambers, is quite harmless.
Fairmon, the only way something like what you described, happened, is if they were imbibing something along with the pot.
Pot alone, no matter how high one gets, does not cause anyone to become aggressive. It just doesn't happen.
Maximyth wrote: "Ibshame...it is well documented in the annals of medicine that people have different reactions to pot, some very violent and unstable."
Cite the study. You're lying and you know it.
"Brown may very we'll have had a psychotic episode of schizophrenia or paranoia."
That is physically impossible with pot. Pot is a downer. It also has euphoric properties. It does not cause psychosis at all.
"And Alprova...if your lazy disabled ass is healthy enough to support Clay and your Democratic radical lefty liberals all day you could stop feeding at the guvment disability pig trough and get a job at Amazon customer service taking calls and typing on the computer. Get a job and pull your own 240lbs for a change."
Thank you Sir for your concern, but my future is all set. I don't need to work, but I still have a profitable purpose in life.
Fairmon wrote: "Dang alprova there you go again. People react to pot the same as they do alcohol depending on how much consumed."
You're another who has never tried it, have you?
"Some get silly, others talk incessantly, some are lovers and others get meaner than hell and want to fight and some get very quiet and withdrawn."
Sir, I've been around a great deal of pot smokers, and not one has ever...EVER...been aggressive in the least sense of the word.
"To make a statement that no one gets violent using pot indicates you haven't been around many people that have over indulged with a mood altering substance."
You're wrong, as usual. I do know, from what you have typewritten up there, that YOU have never, ever tried pot.
Such ignorance would not exist otherwise.