This week, my wife was notified by her employer that the vaccine is voluntary. However, if she refuses to take the vaccine and is either exposed to or catches COVID, she will not be permitted to take sick leave during her two week quarantine and MUST take the time off WITHOUT pay.
This is how they will enforce the vaccine mandate- they will make it impossible to participate in society without it. Unless you are an illegal immigrant. Then you are good to go.
My sister just got a letter in the mail from the US Census Bureau, claiming that she had to take the “American Community Survey.” The letter gives her 48 hours to take the survey by mail, online, or by calling some woman for a phone interview. The claimed penalty for refusing to answer is $5,000. There is an even larger penalty for lying.
The questionnaire is 28 pages long, and asks questions like how much you make, what your rent payment is, and what time you leave the house to go to work.
Fuck that. No one has been prosecuted for refusing to answer since 1970. Look, I will answer to tell you how many people live in my house, as the Constitution requires, but that is it. If there is a penalty for lying, that must mean that you are comparing my answers to some database somewhere. That tells me two things:
You already have the answers.
You plan on using the answers to incriminate me, which is a violation of one of those Amendments you keep ignoring.
So, no. I will take my chances with you ignoring me. Or maybe I can get an attorney. I don’t know if you can rely on the courts any longer, and I am sure that the ACLU isn’t interested.
I have some inside information on this one. Some of the people involved are people that I personally know. I know them pretty well, actually. Back in November, a Kissimmee Police officer (that I don’t know) was at a party and got pretty intoxicated. Some people that I do know were at the party knew that he was too drunk to drive and begged him not to drive. He left anyway.
Nearly 20 miles away, he called 911 to report that he had been carjacked by “four dudes” who “pulled him the f*ck out” and took his truck. His truck was found in a retention pond just down the street. The cop was soaking wet from the knees down. A search revealed that the keys to the truck were found in his pocket.
Now at this point, most people would be in trouble: DUI, filing a false police report, etc. Heck, there are members of the Trump administration that got YEARS in prison for lying to the police. What did this cop get? He got a ride home from other cops.
So who are the bad apples here? Certainly the Kissimmee cop who was DUI for 20 miles, got in an accident, fled the scene, then called 911 and filed a false report of a carjacking to cover it all up. What about the Orange County deputies who let him call his buddies for a ride home? The Orlando police who failed to report it? The Belle isle cops who didn’t report it either? The Kissimmee cops who gave him a ride home?
Was this a case of a “few bad apples?” Or is this yet another example of the “thin blue wall of silence” protecting their own?
This isn’t the first time this Department has had a scandal like this. Not even in the first time this year, nor the past two years. Just another bad apple.
The amounts are staggering. Across the state, Florida’s 17.7 million drivers pay $410 million to $540 million a year in traffic fines. Miami-Dade county revenue police officers write nearly 700,000 traffic tickets a year.
In 2004, someone stole a $200 check from my mail box, forged it, and deposited it in their bank account. I went to the OCSO office and gave them a copy of the cancelled check with my forged signature, the signature of the thief, and his bank account # printed on the back when I filed the police report. I was told that there was not enough manpower available to investigate the crime. I passed three cops on the way home, all writing tickets. There is no profit for the police department in actually solving crime.
A couple left for Hawaii for Valentine’s day. Aware of the COVID testing requirement, she got tested swabbing her own nose in the parking lot of a Walgreens, he got tested at the Mayo clinic.
Well, it turns out that the Mayo clinic hasn’t applied or paid Hawaii to be a ‘trusted partner’ so the husband was not allowed to stay Hawaii and had to fly back to Los Angeles. He is hoping to get tested and return to Hawaii in time to spend Valentine’s with his wife.
I want to take a minute to go over the article that reports the police officers who pepper sprayed a 9 year old girl. They have a 9 year old CHILD in handcuffs. There are at least 7 police officers at the back of this patrol car, and the CHILD is already in handcuffs. The child is upset, and is freaking out, asking for her dad.
They are being rough and aggressive to a child. To any of you with experience dealing with children: Is this how you deal with an upset child? What would happen to a parent who used pepper spray as a method of controlling or punishing a child?
Pepper spray isn’t supposed to be used as punishment. Cops are supposed to punish people.
The officers who lost their patience with a child to the point where they used a weapon on an inconsolable child do not have the patience or temperament to carry a weapon. Fuck these cops. This absolutely infuriates me. Tell me again how there are only a few bad apples. Are you seriously going to tell me that there were 7 bad apples that just happened to be in the same spot?
Seeing this is enough to make me want to cheer if I ever hear about a Rochester cop getting killed. If there are any good cops who see this- why do you not call out the bad apples? If you know that cops are acting like this in your department and you aren’t doing anything about it, you are just as guilty as they are.
I generally support cops. Most of us who are not active leftists do. That trait is being used against us. That is why I can no longer support articles like this one from William Lind.
Mr. Lind makes the claim that we should support the police, because they are “on our side.” I submit to you that the only side the police are on is the side that pays them their pensions. If that means they have to take your guns, so be it. They got their guns, and they get their pensions.
I know what you are thinking- “Those stories are all cops from other states. I know the cops in my area. They would NEVER do that. The cops I know are good guys.” Just ask yourself- if the cops in your area were given an order, would they refuse to obey, even if it means being fired and losing their pension? I’m betting they would stomp you into the ground, if the choice were between doing that and having to lose their special police power. That is the essence of a police state. You can’t have a police state without police to enforce it.
Watch this video where a woman is arrested for not wearing a mask. No one is near her, other than family. There is no danger. The cop chose to cause and escalate this confrontation, even though there is NO benefit for requiring a mask in this situation (even if you believe masks work, there was no one near her) other than demanding compliance for the sake of compliance.
So, no. I don’t automatically support the cops. I don’t automatically hate them. However, I can clearly see a time coming where I won’t have that luxury. It will be time to choose.