A few months ago, my wife reported to me that a dude hit on her. She made it clear immediately that she was flattered but not interested. My response: “Well, I can’t fault his taste!” and we had a good laugh about it. Guys, if a someone hits on your wife, and she’s not leading them on and makes it clear she’s not interested, what’s the problem? That you have a hot wife who’s faithful to you???
A few months ago, my wife told me that a guy hit on her. She made it clear that she was flattered but not interested, so no problems for me at all! My response: “Well, I can’t fault him for his taste!” and we got a big laugh out of it. Guys, if you wife is hot enough that guys are hitting on her, and she never leads them on and makes it clear she’s not interested, what’s the problem? That you have a hot wife???
He was the Batman I grew up with, and even though the show seems campy and goofy by modern standards, the lessons I leaned from that show—to stand up for what’s right, to defend those who can’t defend themselves, and that evil must be fought—will never go out of style.
@Tarredandfeathered“White Murders are frequently classed as “Accidents” when the killer has even a halfway “Reasonable” story.”
“frequently”? Care to give some statistics by an unbiased source?
Just to clarify, are you saying that there is NO disproportion of young black males and violent crime? That the ENTIRE explanation for that stat (3-4% of the population, over half the homicides) is that they just happen to be arrested more often? Really? If that’s not what you’re saying, then what exactly was your point?
And if it’s somehow ALL due to racism, then why don’t we see comparable statistics for immigrant blacks (say, from Jamaica or Africa)? Is Sheriff Bubba prejudiced against African Americans but an actual African immigrant is OK? Is he prejudiced against blacks but not against Asians? Is he prejudiced against young black men but not against older black women? Do we see comparable crime statistics for Indian immigrants? Strange how Bubba is only prejudiced against young black males.
According to U. S. Census data, blacks make up around 13% of the population, but according to according to Bureau of Justice Statistics, they commit around 52% of the homicides. When you consider that it’s only around half of those who are male, and even a smaller portion ages 16-25 (we don’t have a lot of grandpas doing this), you have around 4-5% committing more than half the murders in this country, the vast majority of the victims ALSO being black. But by all means, let’s totally focus on the anecdotes of police officers who fired upon someone with absolutely no justification. That’s REALLY what we need to be concerned about. #BlackLivesMatter, but only when they’re killed by a white cop. When they’re killed by another black, not so much. http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf
@LizardPriest Are there racist cops? Yes. I’m actually in favor of cops wearing cameras, both to protect the innocent or to prosecute the guilty. But this narrative that white people with guns are just looking for ANY excuse to gun down a black kid for NO reason is poison. It is slander. And the author of this vile cartoon is adding to that. @bgerard: Yes, because “racist” means “following the actual physical evidence.” Got it. Thanks for reinforcing what I just said. Appreciate it.
To dtroutma:Yes, I’m quite aware of conservative thoughts and thinkers. I’ve been a conservative for decades, and am very familiar with thinkers like Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Dennis Prager, Jonah Goldberg, Kevin WIlliamson, Mark Davis, Victor Davis Hanson, Ronald Reagan, and a whole host of others. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I MIGHT even be more familiar with them than you are. Are YOU aware that George Will, is opposed to capital punishment on principle?He’d actually agree with the writer of this comic strip on this point. But he’s in the distinct minority among conservatives. So yes, I’m familiar with conservative voices and thinkers and representatives. I’m not a huge fan of Cruz or Boehnner, but I’m not aware of any specific statements on capital punishment which they’ve made. Would you care to cite something that they’ve said which would actually be similar to what this author is presenting as a conservative viewpoint?
Obviously this comic strip is trying to present a narrative which establishes that Michael Brown and people like him are just innocent victims of trigger-happy racists. Yes, because Michael Brown’s death had absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact that he 1) Reached into the police car2) Attacked and struck Officer Darren Wilson3) Tried to grab the officer’s gun4) Was shot while reaching into the car5) Fled from the officer6) When ordered to halt, turned and charged the officer. Every bit of the above facts were established by blood spatter, DNA sampling, and the autopsy (which definitively proved he was shot in the front, never in the back). This comic is vile. I only read it to see how leftists think. The very fact that readers have already commented in support of it really bolsters my opinion of those on the left. Thanks, much appreciated.
Response panel by panel:Panel one: Conservatives do NOT say that government cannot do ANYTHING right. We believe that there are a few things that private citizens can’t do (like prosecute crime or conduct wars) which we delegate to the state. It has a limited number of jobs it’s supposed to do, and when it does the jobs it’s supposed to do, it does them fairly well. Panel Two: I’ve never heard a conservative claim this. I realize that nuance is hard to present in a cartoon, but this is a gross simplification of what we actually believe. When it does what it’s supposed to do, it does a much better job. Panel Three: Government systems are a result of flawed human nature, so of course they’re going to produce flawed outcomes. Does it TOTALLY screw things up ALL the time? No. We don’t claim that. Panel Four: Again, let’s bash that straw man one more time. Pro-death penalty advocates don’t simply say “The system works” We say “It’s a flawed system, but it’s the best we have in a flawed world. So we have to weight the pros and cons of a death penalty, and we come to the conclusion that it helps more than it harms. By making laws and attaching certain punishments to certain crimes, society makes a statement about what it values. If you commit the ultimate crime, you get the ultimate punishment.”