Month: December 2014

Another Series on Netflix that is promising

It’s call Black Mirror. A British show – the first episode is called “The National Anthem”.

A demand is made that the Prime Minister fuck a pig in order to secure the release of a princess. I don’t know if they intended it but I hollered and laughed through much of it as the PM had to ACTUALLY FUCK the pig. It’s at the end the twist is shown.

I might watch another episode – Netflix says it tries to be an Outler Limits/Twilight Zone clone. I don’t recall either of those series being particularly funny.

And I hate to say it – WordPress new dashboard sucks.

People are Stupid Part II

So this relates to this post wherein I mused on the general lack of good sense inherent in the population at large.

Today we attended the 3rd Annual Cookie Challenge at Fete in Providence.

And again I noted the throngs of people – all clumped up. Had there been a fire they’d all be dead. They would stand there like dolts and at the moment too late try to get out.

I can see the bodies piled like cord wood. Seriously that’s how stupid people are.

A new series I’m digging: Salem

So apparently WGN out of Chicago is in the production game now. One of their properties is called “Salem” and it’s available on Netflix.

A synopsis: It starts in the mid 17th century town of Salem, Massachusetts. The governor of the town is one George Sibley. And Mr. Sibley is an asshole – he brands a big old F on poor Isaac’s forehead which stood for Fornicator.

And then there’s Mary Sibley – the witch and her past and current love Captain John Alden.

Then there’s also a new preacher one Cotton Mather. Who I actually find myself liking – I mean he consorts with whores, and is more a scientific believer than anything.

But it’s Cotton Mather’s father, one Increase Mather – he’s a real witch hunter and a fucking asshole. One of those holier than thou types. Now daddy Mather banishes Cotton’s love Gloriana – a whore. And Cotton isn’t having any of it. I can fully see him murdering old  Increase Mather sooner than later.

The story also makes me realize there is no way I could have lived back then. I don’t suffer fools gladly – nor does the good Captain John Alden.

My recommendations for reforming police

This was just posted by a friend on facebook. It’s a link that contains an hour long video of the Congressional Black Caucus saying that the violence by police on unarmed black men is appalling. Of course it’s appalling – same as how I’m appalled.

So with that in mind I have a few things to recommend. But before I do I must commend President Obama for the body camera initiative. All police should be required to have the body camera and to wear them and record all official police business.

I’d be happier if say the video from said body cameras went immediately to a cloud based storage but that’s beside the point.

Part I – Change the police

As above the body cameras will go a long way. But another change. Let’s finally dispel the notion that someone who’s too intelligent would get bored with police work and leave after all that training. Stop with turning away high scores on the Wonderlich test.

Then another thing – annual recertification on civil rights for all police. That would help.

Part II – a federal solution

Form a division within the Department of Justice that is several teams that include coroners, ballistics experts, and investigators.  Anytime there’s a shooting of an unarmed person – a team would be sent to investigate. The team would have the final word whether or not to charge the police officer, above and beyond what and state or local law provides. That way the onus is taken off the local level and onto the federal level.