From Tiny Seeds….

| May 13, 2020

 

Some updates on what’s going on in various places are here. All are worth a read. People are not taking lightly the strictures inflicted on them by people of varying degrees of abuse of power.  It is plain that Americans in general are not going willingly into the gulags, after all.

Cops stand down when this USMC vet does a bit of speechifying about life and liberty in Sacramento, CA.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/05/05/watch-cops-appear-to-stand-down-after-marine-vet-calls-them-out-for-harassing-protesters-id-rather-lose-my-job-than-my-soul-n388371

And in addition, Seattle’s head cop is suspended for objecting to people being arrested for going to church, engaging in social contact, etc. It is very likely he’ll get fired.

https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2020/05/12/greg-anderson-seattle-port-police-coronavirus-liberty-constitutional-rights-fired-leave-terminated/

In Illinois, Pritzker isn’t quite that bad, but he gets his boxers in a bunch when a bunch of teens have a crowded house party. Considering everything, including the overcrowded crowd of 150 teenagers in one room, I can’t say as I blame him for his reaction to that. But so far, no one has been arrested or shot by cops for doing normal things, like leaving the house to take a hike in the forest preserves or go to the grocery store or the hardware store to buy a 10.5 inch cast iron griddle for pancakes. The cops have mostly been out looking for drive-by shooters – that sort of thing. And there are more people who are pushing to reopen businesses, as was originally, planned, instead of waiting until mid-June. If you want to follow what’s on in Chicago or northern Illinois, just type “WGN news live” into your search block. The links will come up quickly, and if you have time for four hours of news stories early in the AM, get a cup of coffee or other beverage.

In Texas, the AG Ken Paxton has told three Texas counties and two mayors to ‘back off… right now.’ https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2020/05/12/dallas-county-judge-tries-to-limit-attendees-at-church-services-but-texas-ag-ken-paxton-isnt-having-it/

Paxton’s threat soon came after.

“In addition, unlike the governor’s order, which respects the robust constitutional and statutory rights protecting Texans’ free exercise of religion, a local order that unlawfully tramples religious freedom exposes the county to legal liability. The federal and state Constitutions and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act ensure that Texans can worship freely exercise their religion according to the dictates of their own consciences, and not limited by the overbearing government action,” wrote Paxton. – article

And then there’s the issue of government handouts making it more attractive to not work than to be useful and earn your way.  https://pjmedia.com/columns/john-stossel/2020/05/13/youll-freeze-in-the-dark-n390275

“When government programs “take care of us,” they kill off some of the best of life and make us much less productive. They don’t even make people happy.  If we keep giving the state more power over our lives, we will freeze in the dark.” – article

Freeze in the dark? Yeah, when the power goes out and the power company sends a text acknowledging the alert and that they have crews out at all hours repairing the damage, I do not know anyone who wants to freeze in the dark. We take that for granted, rather a lot.

And in NYC, May’r DeBlasio set up a snitch line to get people to rat out others over ignoring “The Rules” but it is blowing up in his face.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2020/04/21/response-to-mayor-de-blasios-snitch-tipline-is-disgusting-it-should-also-restore-your-faith-in-america-n385226

From the article:  Only a moron would not have anticipated a robust negative response to this. But that’s just what New York elected for mayor.

The New York Post was practically invented to cover this story.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s critics let him know how they really felt about him ordering New Yorkers to snitch on each other for violating social-distancing rules — by flooding his new tip line with crank complaints including “di*k pics” and people flipping the bird, The Post has learned.

Photos of extended middle fingers, the mayor dropping the Staten Island groundhog and news coverage of him going to the gym have all been texted to a special tip line that de Blasio announced Saturday, according to screenshots posted on Twitter.

There’s more at the link, and a lot of it is filthy. It’s also hilarious. – article

That’s your weekly summary of “what’s on in CV19 Land”.  Looks like the Tree of Liberty is not dead yet, no matter how those self-important dorks think it is. Make sure it gets plenty of water and fertilizer. Neglect will kill it for sure.  Never ever take it for granted.

Girl, gun, and gun dog

 

 

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    Hey, Steve Balm posts up a Feel Good Story yesterday, and now you’re putting up pics of gun girls? My rice bowl is shattered!

    Great post, Ex. Refreshing to see Americans acting American. “Your right to swing stops at the tip of my nose.”

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Thank you, and I believe the movement will grow over the next few months.

      Newspaper this morning has Fauci saying ‘no vaccine, no nothing, ain’t over ’til I say it’s over’. It’s almost like he wants it to not end. What a rotten attitude.

      • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

        EX I think Fauci is over cautious this time around because of the beating he took during the early stages of the HIV/AIDS epidemic where he became the face of the government and thus received all the hate for dragging his heels to push for treatment protocols.

        I believe that experience has made him a very cautious man ever since and extremely over protective in these cases where once again we know so little due to the Novel nature of this outbreak.

        I believe he wants it to end, but I also believe he’s looking to avoid recreating his early experience with HIV/AIDS situation.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        That’s entirely possible, VOV.

        The noon news had a report on the use of two antiviral drugs which, used together, reduced the inflammation and potential cytokine reaction, and tests using that method are now being run. I’m in favor of whatever will get us back to “normal”, whatever that is.

        Hope you’re doing well where you are.

        • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

          Thanks we’ve been a little preoccupied with all that’s going on, I’m still here lurking. I hope to write a few pieces moving forward but things got crazy for a bit…

          Good to see you back to your regular form and posting regularly.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Thank you.

          I want to see everything get back to normal.

  2. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Found over at Ace of Spades: http://ace.mu.nu/

    The Babyon Bee weighs in: Let my people go!

    https://babylonbee.com/news/podcast-let-my-people-go/

    Epic!

  3. gitarcarver says:

    And in addition, Seattle’s head cop is suspended for objecting to people being arrested for going to church, engaging in social contact, etc. It is very likely he’ll get fired.

    Anderson is not the “head cop” in Seattle.

    Secondly, the department, like many departments and the military, has a policy of not allowing unauthorized statements while in uniform.

    Anderson’s statement, made in uniform and in a Port supplied police car clearly violated that policy.

    All he had to do was to take down the video and record the same message out of uniform. He could have even put the audio over other images and he would have been fine.

    His message in the video is a good one. There is little doubt about that.

    But when we have police defying rules and policies, there is a line that has been crossed.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Because nothing bad happens when police obey any orders they receive, right?

      He made an unequivocal statement “ain’ gonna” and challenged others to do likewise.

      It loses most of the “oomph” if he does it out of uniform.

      • gitarcarver says:

        Are you saying that the contract and agreement Anderson signed was not legal or lawful?

        That would be the contract to which he agreed, right?

        It loses most of the “oomph” if he does it out of uniform.

        So in your opinion, it is acceptable for police to violate their own policies if there is a “wow” or “oomph” factor behind it?

        There was a simple out here. Take down the video and redo it. He can identify as a cop in that second video so the “oomph” is still there.

        Instead, he said “you’re not the boss of me.”

        How many orders has Anderson given to civilians and demanded their compliance? What would happen if they said “we aren’t going to listen to you or comply with your directions?”

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          He was effective in throwing the brownstuff flag.

          It may cost him, but bless him

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I think that you two missed the real point, which is that the PD chief acted on impulse because he’s fed up with his “boss” and the whole fear-filled control freak attitude.
      He may have been hasty in saying what he did, but I do get his response to what he was told to do, which was abuse people.

      • gitarcarver says:

        Once again, Anderson, the cop in question, is not the Chief. He is a regular cop and SWAT team member for 10 years.

        He may have been hasty in saying what he did, but I do get his response to what he was told to do, which was abuse people.

        He wasn’t told to do anything. He was responding to what he was seeing and hearing in other jurisdictions – not at the Seattle Port Authority. (In fact, at the 7 minute mark of the video he says that his command structure believes as he does and not asked him to do what he is worried about.)

        Anderson’s remarks shows that he thinks “rights” are absolute. They are not. In society, they cannot be. Your right to speech does not extend into my bedroom at 3 AM because you have “freedom of speech.” (Look up time, place and manner restrictions.) Your “religious freedom” does not extend to sacrifices of virgins on public property.

        In what we are facing now, the Supreme Court has allowed that certain restrictions or lessening of “rights” is allowable. While Anderson quotes the Declaration of Independence (which is not law) the SCOTUS in Jacobson v. Massachusetts quotes the general welfare clause of the Constitution (which is law) in saying state governments can take measures to limit the spread of infectious and deadly diseases.

        Up until now, the depth and breadth of those measures have not been questioned but courts are starting to say they are. (See the Kentucky case in regards to drive in churches for example. The ability to issue the order was legal – the breadth of the order was not.

        Anderson is not a bad guy and I certainly understand his points. I would argue that he is late to the “rights” party. We have seen officers abuse the rights of people with illegal orders for years now. Everything from illegal searches, use of force, the right to film, etc.

        In fact, there are three cases in front of the Supreme Court now looking at the “qualified immunity doctrine” which allows many of the actions against the rights of citizens. Justice Thomas is very happy to see the cases as he has wanted a review for a long time.

        Bottom line is that while Anderson’s comments resonate with many, they lack the nuance of the state of the law. (Which is different from the laws of the state.) People have latched onto his comments because they agree with them and not because they are completely right. Furthermore, it is clear that sites are pushing the narrative that he was fired for what he said, rather than the circumstances (ie the uniform and police car) surrounding his comments.

        In this forum I have seen people go nuts over military people making political statements while in uniform and rightfully so. That’s no different than what Anderson did.

        His ideas are correct in the broad sense, but not in the nuanced reality of law. His complaining and others whining of his dismissal from the Seattle PAPD is no different than someone saying “I know what the rules are, but they don’t apply to me.”

        Make the dang video out of uniform. That’s all that had to happen.

  4. The Other Whitey says:

    How ironic that this bullshit from Red China just might kick off a renaissance of American Constitutional liberty.

    • Cameron says:

      Exactly what I have been thinking. I sometimes refer to these current events as “The Re-enlightenment.”

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Most people have had enough, they’re saying so and that includes me!

    • Slow Joe says:

      Pleez.

      The quarantine had not started and you were already complaining that you had enough.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        We were curmudgeoning before it was cool.

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          Maybe if we could just get up a nice volley ball on the beach contest…or something. Or a night on the town…in aviator shades and Hawaiian shirts. Is Hawaiian shirt raciss?

  6. 5th/77th FA says:

    I trust none of these talking heads, including Dr. Fauci and in particularly Bill Gates. Bernie and the rest talking about a vaccine “free” to anyone. NO THANK YOU! As nasty as this bug is, Imma still of the opinion that is a Chinese Communist plot, aided and abetted by the domestic enemies of our Country. This whole thing has gone from a control of the spread of the virus to control of the people.

    I was planning a cross country road trip this June and I really want to make it. May be the last one I can ever take. Kudos to the other Patriots that are beginning to #Resist #Revolt #Rebel.

    Thanks for the linkys Ex, it will keep me busy for awhile. Speaking of busy and having more spare time, what with Steve posting up FGS and you providing some gunz girl pics, maybe AW1Ed and Mick will have a chance to catch a movie soon. I hear that there is a sequel to one they have been anticipating coming out on Blu-Ray. Is the Thursday are for cooking segment going to include a recipe for preparing water fowl? Asking for a Roh…er er “friend.”

    • SFC D says:

      Is that recipe for goose a la canape’?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Waterfowl? Are you referring to roast goose?

      Hunting season ain’t open yet, 5th/77th. But if you want to roast a whole turkey, I can provide that recipe. Pheasant season is some weeks away, as the chicks are barely feathered out yet and still following the adult birds. If you’re gonna shoot pheasant, make sure you get all the bird shot pellets OUT of the meat. There is nothing worse than getting one of those in your slice of roast beast.

      I do have a few easy, quick recipes to post on Thursday.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Maybe we’ll keep it on ice…man. Have a guy named after a 1970s compact Ford drive it up. Should be good for the gander too, right?

    • Fyrfighter says:

      %th, If your road trip brings you through Colorado, give a yell, first round is on me!

    • AW1Ed says:

      Swimlane. You. In. Stay. Good doggie.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Bwaaahahahahahahahahahahahagaspgasphahahaha gigglesnorthahahahahahahahahahahahahahastopmeImmakillingmyselfhahahahahahahahahahahaha#whattooksolonghahahahahahahahahahahahahaweloveyouhahahahahahahahahahahahapantpantheeheehehehehheeheeheeheeheeheesnickerwhewhic

        Tanks Fyrfighter, I appreciate that Brother, and everyone after that will be on me. Hoping I can keep this put together, the original plan was started back in July of ’17, before my strokes. Drive from Georgia, straight across ‘Bama, Missisip, bottom corner of Ark, Moe, in to KS to the Nw corner of NE at Ft Robinson NE, week there and then up just a ways into the Black Hills of Dakota where Brother is. Spend a week then meander back a slightly different way, avoiding all major cities, KC, St L, Memphis, Nashville, ATL, B’ham, ect, and going as much as possible on state or US Hwys and only crossing over interstate hwys. (A) Can I make the drive with my lady friend’s help. (B) Is enough facilities gonna be open to get food, fuel, hotels ect, including Ft Rob itself. (C) Are travel restrictions and or the threat of quarantines be lifted for driving thru. (D) Is my house/fur baby sitter still going to be available for that 3 weeks. May not even know some of these answers till the middle of June. May even be a last minute flight into either Omaha (family NW of there) or into Rapid City.

        DAMN a buncha Chinesecommunist Originated Virus Infecting Disease of 2019. Open my Country back up and nuke the bastards who caused this crap from orbit…it’s the only way.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Watch the birdie!
      Geez, I crack myself up.
      Maybe we should stop letting our egos write checks our bodies can’t cash.

  7. JTB says:

    Whiskey’s Governor got bitch slapped too..!!!

  8. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    “I aim to misbehave.”

    – Malcolm Reynolds