Welcome to the LAST weekend of 2014, nicely crammed between the last two holidays.
How convenient is that?
And as the last weekend of the year, we're going to make this short...and sweet.
The Hoosierland weather today will see a slight warm-up to the upper 30s, with plenty of sunshine in tow.
But don't get all that comfy with above freezing temps, as we're due to slide back into the freezer next week.
Now, go pour a refill of your morning beverage and let's get this final Friday show on the road...
*** First out of the door is more about the beating of that confinement officer at the downtown jail.
Here's the story link:
"felt" he was disrespected?
You're sh*tting me, right?
Uh, I really hate to break it to this thug-ass punk, but HE is the one with "respect" issues...not everyone else.
SO damn typical of his kind, because the "respect card" has even replaced the venerable and time-worn RACE card, although they still both do play well together.
When it comes to respect, you have to remember that RESPECT is typically something that is...EARNED.
And shooting people doesn't garner the respect many falsely believe it does...it DOES instill fear into people, however.
I've talked about respect often (here), and a search of the archives will provide more than ample views on the subject.
What I will state emphatically, is that people such as Boykins will ALWAYS demand respect...while never showing any towards anyone else.
Sorry again, but respect just happens to be one of life's TWO-WAY streets, in that YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT TO GET IT.
It's nothing you can go out and purchase.
And what this snot-nose aborigine needs is a good healthy dose of disrespect from someone waiting and wanting to kick HIS ass, and bust HIM the hell up. Fortunately for society, he may get the opportunity sooner than he could imagine.
And that's where poetic justice comes in, even when standard justice falls short.
This teen only gets charged with felony battery when he SHOULD be charged with attempted murder of the officer...just tack on ANOTHER 65 years on his current sentence of 65 years...with NO possibility of parole. THAT should make life better for residents in THIS city.
If Boykins think that everyone around him will treat him like gold and respect him when he NEVER deserves OUR respect, he's sadly mistaken.
If anything, Boykins (this boil on the ass of society in Fort Wayne) HAS earned our SCORN...and DISGUST...but NEVER our respect.
This "person" has NO place in anything even remotely resembling a normal society, and we all are better off without his presence.
He SHOULD have been beat bad enough (by responding officers) to have his jaw wired the hell shut.
And, we won't even get into the OTHER 25 or so inmates who refused to step in when that officer was being beaten.
If anything, they ALL deserve their own special place in hell.
*** As this years winds down, it's hard to look back and NOT find something to recall, that illicit SOME response in all of us.
|Yeah, it's been one of THOSE years!|
The big ticket ride for me has been this whole usurping of our nation's Constitution, in lieu of some socialist-progressive agenda, designed to "fundamentally change" the face of this country. History shows us that such changes in our past have NOT come without a good measure of problems, which in some cases, continue to plague us to this day.
We have seen solid evidence that BIGGER government serves fewer people, and with mediocre results.
We have discovered that the federal government cannot run a business, such as a railroad, and definitely not healthcare.
We have heard lie after lie, and were supposed to just take it all in stride,as if we could never see the folly in the government to produce two wrongs in orde rto make a right...as if that EVER played out in the way they intended.
We have seen a nanny-state, politically-correct agenda thrust upon the people of this country, certainly without their consent, all for their "betterment"...or so we're led to believe.
WE, THE PEOPLE who should be telling ALL those civil SERVANTS that THEY do not run "our manor", but rather...THEY work for US, and in OUR best interest, not theirs.
We have seen banning of words, and even opinions in some instances, as if to be of free-will and speech is NO LONGER one of our freedoms or liberties.
|And not a traffic cop around|
There is a saying that goes: "Three ways in - Six ways out."
This is a method for infiltration and extraction from any situation that has a risk-assessment of eleven (on a ten scale).
You ALWAYS have more ways OUT of a situation than those that got you INTO it...
(it's also referred to as having a "Plan B"
The same can be applied to our nation, and the trouble that looms over all our heads.
Perhaps more of us should take heed of that saying...we might be needing it sooner than we think.
*** Lastly today, it is fast approaching the NEW year, and hopefully, a new way of looking at things, not only in our own lives, but in our nation and how we are to proceed.
Each of us has a job to do, and no matter how small it may seem, we are all part of a bigger picture.
This is exclusive from whatever vocation we pursue.
We have a rare opportunity to exact reason from folly, and order from chaos, IF we make our voices heard often and long enough.
We are the true and proper caretakers of this country, and our government best get used to THAT.
|All it takes is for ONE to fall...|
"A people should never fear it's government; a government should fer it's people."
That means that we have the ability to CHOOSE those we wish to run this nation...and NOT our lives.
If we choose incorrectly, we will know it soon enough.
But, if we choose wisely, we can have a nation that the Founders would be proud of, instead of ashamed of.
It also means that if our government cannot, or will not RESPECT US, they'd best fear us.
Therein lies the lesson for the rolling year.
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.