Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The State Of Georgia Now Allows You To Pack Heat At Church. Yes, Church.

I grew up in the South. There were plenty of things about growing up there that I now appreciate in retrospect. The family-centric culture. The polite people. The slow, leisurely pace of everything. of course, there's plenty that I hated about growing up there as well, and that's why I'll never return, ever, ever. Stories like this idiocy are precisely why I'm keeping my black a$$ close to the Mason/Dixon.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday signed legislation significantly expanding gun rights in the state. The bill, described by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm as "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history," expands the scope of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry firearms.

The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship.

Democrats resisted the proposal, although they conceded it would pass in the GOP-dominated House of Representatives. They argued that allowing guns in more places will not make society safer and may lead to more deaths.

Under the bill, school districts would now be able, if they wanted, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions. The bill also eliminates the fingerprinting requirement for renewing weapons carry licenses.

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the legislation prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of licensed weapons carriers and repeals the state-required license for firearms dealers.

Colin Goddard, who survived the 2007 campus shooting at Virginia Tech, told Georgia Public Broadcasting he's alarmed by a provision that waives criminal prosecution of felons who use illegal firearms in the act of self-defense. “The stand your ground expansion is truly a new type of stand your ground as we know it,” Goddard said. “To expand it in such a way to remove all carrying or possession offenses is really unprecedented.”
Note to self: next time we're driving to Disneyland, make a detour through Tennessee.

Question: Just how badly is this going to eventually end? Do any of these "regressive" new laws make logical sense to you?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What Can The President Do About Chicago's Violence Problem?!?

Yesterday here in DC, a bunch of niggers had the unmitigated gall to engage in a gunfight at the entrace to The National Zoo.[1] Two people were injured, albeit not critically, in a display of Extreme Niggardry that overshadowed what's historically a day that black families visit the Zoo, a tradition that stemmed from the White House's exclusion of people of color from its annual Easter Egg Roll.

I couldn't help but think about the irony here. We now have a black family residing in the White House and hosting that very same Egg Roll, yet a few miles (and one day) away, the traditional Eastern Monday event at the Zoo where people have gone for years out of necessity is pockmarked with typical Negro violence. No, this isn't the first time Negroes packed heat at the Zoo (it also happened in the early 00's leading to the event being momentarily cancelled) but it definitely seemed a bit weirder this time for some reason.

All that said, DC's weekend shenanigans pale in comparison to what happened in Obama's native Chicago over Easter, and many are now calling for the President to step in and do something.
President Obama may have gotten our troops out of Iraq, but the gunfire in his hometown of Chicago is still earning it a searing nickname coined by young people who live there.

Chiraq.

On Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city, six of them children.

Five youngsters under the age of 15—four girls and a boy—were shot in a playground where they had gone after Easter services at a nearby church.

Witnesses agree that a car pulled up and one of the occupants asked the youngsters if they were in a gang. There is some dispute about whether the youngsters even got a chance to say no before the people in the car started shooting.

The most seriously wounded, 11-year-old Tymisha Washington, was listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. She is expected to survive.

And this bloody Easter weekend was preceded by a weekend in which 37 people were shot, four of them fatally. FBI Director James Comey happened to be in Chicago the following Monday, and he ascribed much of the violence to the gang culture so deeply ingrained in the city. But Comey had little to say about what Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy recognizes as the core problem.

The war that now demands the president’s attention is the one in Chiraq.
I don't have any idea what the solution is to Chicago's specific, deeply engrained issues with urban crime. At a time when big city crime nationwide is at the lowest level in decades, Chicago (and to a lesser extent Philadelphia) is the outlier. Negroes are shooting each other like it's GTA: South Side, and there's no end to the bloodshed in sight. What's clear is that few politicians give a sh*t. Not the GOP, who doesn't care about these people because they're already voting for Democrats anyways. And not the President, who had no issue exploiting using the parents of Hadiya Pendleton as a backdrop for his ill-fated post-Sandy Hook push for increased gun control, but otherwise portends domestic crime is a state/city issue. Besides, those people already are voting for Democrats anyways. And they don't really donate much to political campaigns either. So yeah, basically f*ck them.

Ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away, but I don't have the answers either. My best idea would be calling in the National Guard and policing these communities with tanks and armed militia. Of course, that wouldn't be a lasting solution, because those resources would cost money, and in this political environment, any money spent specifically to benefit black people (even in life and death matters like this) won't fly. Let's not forget the outrage from many on the right (and left for that matter) when the President recently created his My Brother's Keeper mentoring program that was mostly funded with private donations. So nah, bump that.

Beyond that, who knows? Tighter gun control won't fix much here. Nor will the inevitable "task forces" and "blue ribbon commissions". Basically, Chiraq, absent an act of God, it prolly just screwed for good.

Question: What, if anything can be done to lessen the serious issue of inner city crime?

[1] If you have an issue with my use of the word nigger to describe people dumb enough to shoot into a crowd of children assembled at the Zoo for a day of family unity, then that's on you, not me.

Monday, April 21, 2014

AB.com Monday Open Mic.

I know what you've been saying.... "Breh, where the heck is the blog?" Well, it's back. I've been over my head at work, then off on Spring Break with 3 Kidz, but I'm back now and the blog should be back on its normal grizzly shortly. Anyways, here's some stuff for you to chew on in the interim...

Michelle Obama’s planned attendance at Kansas high school graduation sparks criticism - You can't tell me with a straight face that this doesn't have something to do with race. Sorry.

American wins the Boston Marathon - Of course, he's of Ethiopian/Somali descent, so expect a bunch of people to talk sh*t about this, because America.

Obama: 8 million have signed up under ACA - So does this make ObamaCare a success or not? I dunno.

Judge finds Chris Brown’s bodyguard guilty of assault in altercation with fan - We don't get many "Hollywood" style stories here in DC, which is the only reason this is notable. It's great to see weedcarriers take their charges like a man.

Some Megachurches Are Giving Out iPads, TVs to Easter Attendees - Recycling those tithes, I see...

Racist Easter Eggs Alarm Virginia Parents - Damn.

Boondocks Set to Return Monday Without Aaron McGruder - I'll watch anyway, but the 3rd season of this show already jumped the shark.

Question: What's on your mind today? Drop some links, start a convo.

NBA Playoffs Open Mic.

My favorite team won its first playoff game in 6 years last night. So yeah, I'm pretty happy today to put it lightly. Here's the highlights, not that you care unless you live in DC or have family members named Wall, Beal, Ariza, Gortat or Hilario.



Good times, good times.

This has the be the most wide-open playoff field I've seen in awhile, with high seeded teams losing a majority of the games this weekend. Indiana looks cooked, the Dubs look like they might have the Clippers figured out, Portland's up on H-Town already, and of course my Bullets stole Game One on the road. But of course, one game does not a series make. So we'll see.

Today though.... today is a good day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

AB.com Tuesday Open Mic.

I'm on the road (again) so new postage might be infrequent. Bills gotta get paid and whatnot.

Anyways, here's your blank slate. Fill it with something.

Question: What's on your mind today? Drop some links, start a convo.