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Supreme Court upholds jail strip searches — even for minor offenses (WHAT?!)

In the news today? The Supreme Court ruled that those arrested for even minor arrests are subject to strip search. In case this doesn’t really sink in, let me just lay the story out for you. It started when a man in New Jersey was mistakenly arrested because of an outstanding warrant stating he had unpaid court fines and strip searched at the station twice. In case you still missed the point here, think for a second. The man was falsely arrested in front of his entire family because of a warrant that wasn’t even valid and was forced to strip naked in a room with other men doing the same.

(Right) Albert Florence

Albert Florence (Right) was mistakenly arrested and forced to strip in the police station twice.

The severe violation of the fourth amendment at work here is just astonishing. We’re fed quotes about “justifiable suspicion” while, in reality, we’re just being smacked around by government pimps at this point. Reasonable expectation of privacy is just that. Reasonable. We’re expected to bow our heads and keep our mouths shut while the whole idea behind the constitution is stomped so deep in the ground, it’s likely to have more influence on China than our own country.

The very core values that make America what it is are at stake, here. Throughout the history of this nation, we’ve been bombarded with  government instilled confusion and misdirection in an effort to keep us blindly follow our so-called “justice system.” The question is, when will enough be enough? When do we finally lift our heads and use our voices?  The line just keeps pushing us back, and no one has the audacity to step over it. We just keep shuffling back. I say, enough is enough. In this case, there is a black and white. The only gray comes from the prison cells we’re being ushered into.

One of the most telling aspects of this whole story? The majority rule on this came from conservative  Republicans on the bench. In an increasingly embarrassing election year, the Republicans are consistently making a statement that the rights of American citizens are less important than the Tea Bagging political agenda. If we’re slaves to our government officials as it is, we may as well be able to acknowledge when they’re cramming it up our proverbial backsides. Don’t let them get away with this. Tell Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. where they can shove their “reasonable suspicion.”


Kony 2012, Trayvon Martin, And Other Things That Don’t Make Sense

There are things going in this country that simply baffle one’s mind. It’s not necessarily what’s going on that troubles me, but how we deal with it. Things have always been bad, and they always will be. The problem I have is where this information goes. It’s the channels that are flooded with absolutely ridiculous nonsense once the tiniest inkling of information surfaces. If you don’t get what I mean, you’re probably in the same boat I’m in when I read the news. Have no fear, though. Unlike most, I will attempt to explain myself. Please. Read on.

Kony 2012

I'm socially conscious... On Facebook.

First off, Kony 2012.

The whole idea behind Kony 2012 is, basically, good. Raise awareness. The problem, however, lies within the attitude of Americans, and really, the world in general. Let me put it this way. Has hitting “Like” on Facebook led to world peace yet? No? Didn’t think so. Being aware only really matters if you use that knowledge in a productive way. Posing pictures and videos, while ranting like you know anything about or have ever cared about the children of Uganda, does nothing but make the whole thing into a fad. Into a Twitter trend. How about writing some letters to the Uganda government? Better yet, how about making a trip overseas and personally lending a hand to the anti-Kony effort? A big portion of the country CAN’T do this, and an even larger portion simply will not. Why? Because they’re fat, comfortable, self-righteous idiots who think everyone cares what they have to say. The real truth is, people care about what you DO. Start DOING and stop SAYING.

Trayvon Martin

(Left)Trayvon Martin (Right)George Zimmerman

The death of Trayvon Martin.

Alright, be wary of what you choose to read from here on out, because I’m bound to draw some aggressive comments. The problem is, this is how I feel, and I will not be apologizing for it.

Okay, so the basic rundown of the whole Trayvon Martin case is that George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, follow this 17 year old kid because he was a “suspicious person,” and upon catching him, allegedly shot and killed him. Now, I used the word “allegedly” very loosely, because in my spectrum of view, there’s no question he shot this kid, and I don’t think that’s really the issue, anyway. The issue, which predictably has civil rights activists such as Al Sharpton up in arms, is the claim that the so-called “justifiable homicide” was race-related. I don’t see this as being the case at all, and I’m honestly amazed this view hasn’t come up for debate yet. George Zimmerman is just a neighborhood vigilante on a power trip. The neighborhood watch? What a joke. What can they really do? Make a citizen’s arrest? They’re just in a position to get themselves hurt, anyway. What I find ridiculously overlooked is that Zimmerman had called in almost 50 previous incidents. The guy is a wannabe Batman. In this case, race is not the problem. Over-ambitious do-gooders are the problem.

Mitt Romney

Seriously, America?

Mitt Romeny

There isn’t a whole lot of introduction needed for this walking fiasco of a politician. Anyone who’s even remotely paying attention to our possibilities for the presidential election knows what’s not to get about this guy. I mean, comparing Romney’s so-called campaign “tactics” to an Etch-A-Sketch is an insult to Etch-A-Sketch. I don’t know if Republicans are putting something in their own water or what, but things just seem to be getting more and more ridiculous. I won’t go into any specific divulging opinions on his politics, but that’s just because I don’t want the headache that goes along with talking about it. The one thing to keep in mind here, is, regardless of what the right-wing propaganda-driven news networks want to report, it’s highly likely Obama WILL be re-elected. The track history of presidential terms speaks for itself. Like it or not, Obama will probably see the end of his second term. Then, maybe, we’ll get some real available options.

Cat Survives Fall

Seriously, why is this news?

A cat survives a 19-foot fall.

Quite simply, why is this HEADLINE news? Are you kidding me? I know we need the occasional distraction, being as simple as we are, but has there ever been a more blatant attempt at pulling our attention away from the real, massively growing, unsolvable problems with our country? I thought it was bad enough when the whole “LOL Cat” trend kicked off a while back, but this is taking it to a whole new level. Gas prices are rising steadily, idiots are trying to invade the white house, we may be going to war with Iran, but it’s okay. The cat survived. Every time I see a the word “cat” mentioned in an article or news item, I literally cringe in my seat. They’re inescapable, it seems.

So, for now, we’re swimming in a world of social retardation and I feel like my floaties are running out of air. We’re better than all this as a people. Smarter. Probably. It’s time to move on and pay attention to some real issues with our country for a change. Stay tuned for part two. There is plenty more junk out there on the internet.

Also, if you disagree or agree with anything I said, please feel free to drop a comment. Keep in mind, however, if you talk to me like an idiot, expect to be treated like one. As I said, I apologize for nothing I have to say.

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