This re defines the term “Doofus Libtard”.. Ridiculous.

Shopper Demands Hobby Lobby’s ‘Offensive’ Decoration Be Removed

Daniell Rider saw a decoration in a Hobby Lobby store which she felt was so offensive it needed to be shared publicly on Facebook.

Rider demanded that the store remove glass vases full of plastic replicas of raw cotton. She noted that African-American slaves harvested cotton, which lead to her making a negative connotation.“This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves.”

“A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘decor,” she added.

This Twitter user has the exact opposite advice after seeing Rider’s post on the display, encouraging everyone to buy the decor.

The 14,000 shares and counting have garnered some negative attention, including the 162,000 comments.

One Facebook commenter took notice of Rider use of the word “raw,” arguing “Please tell me, what are the clothes that you’re currently wearing made out of??”

“It’s ok to reap the benefits of a commodity, as long as you don’t have to see it in its raw form?? Seriously, get a grip.”

Not all disagreed with Rider’s perspective.

One Twitter user has said she is going to purchase raw cotton, but that it’s “different” when a white person does the same.

 

Dumbass alert

Minnesota college security guard who said he was shot by ‘suspicious person’ actually shot himself, cops say

A Minnesota college security guard who said he was shot by a suspicious person on campus Tuesday night was arrested Wednesday after reportedly admitting to police he shot himself.

Brent Patrick Ahlers, 25, a security officer at St. Catherine University in St. Paul has been charged with “filing a false police report, a misdemeanor,” The Star Tribune reported.

Ahlers told police he was shot in the shoulder by a suspicious person at a wooded area near the college. St. Paul Police placed the college on lockdown as officers investigated the area and looked for the gunman while Ahlers was treated for noncritical injuries.

Police said Ahlers admitted during questioning to bringing his personal handgun to work with him on Tuesday. Security guards at the university are normally unarmed.

Ahlers admitted he shot himself and said he made up the suspicious person excuse because he was afraid of being terminated from his job. Ahlers has been placed on a paid leave of absence Wednesday, a statement from the university said.

“While we are distressed and saddened that this incident occurred, we are relieved that no other members of the community were injured,” St. Catherine University President Becky Roloff said.

More foot dragging and kicking the can.. If the investigation is complete, why delay a charging decision?

H/T Blue lives matter

 

Investigation Complete: Prosecutors To Make Charging Decision In Justine Damond Shooting

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is under fire from a police union for comments he made about the police.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is under fire from a police union for comments he made about the police.

County Attorney Angers Police Union With Public Comments

Minneapolis, Minnesota – The case involving the police officer who shot and killed Australian woman Justine Damond in July has been handed over to prosecutors for possible charges, according to the prosecutors. The decision to charge the officer will be made by the prosecutor instead of a grand jury.

Officer Mohamed Noor shot Damond on July 15 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement Tuesday his office has received the case and “several senior prosecutors will now carefully review the case file to determine what, if any, charges might be brought.” Freeman has said he expects his decision to be made by the end of the year, the newspaper reported.

The Chicago Tribune made note of Freeman’s decision to bypass a grand jury.

“Protesters have long decried the use of grand juries in police shootings because they rarely result in officers being charged,” the Chicago Tribune claimed.

Freeman said that by making the decision to prosecute himself there would be more accountability and transparency, the newspaper reported.

Charges against Officer Noor seem extremely likely. Freeman is being presented with a homicide with no justification offered by Officer Noor, as he chooses to remain silent. It seems that Freeman will have little choice but to charge Officer Noor and we won’t hear the officer’s account of events until it’s offered by his defense at trial.

Freeman didn’t file charges against two officers involved in a November 2015 shooting of Jamar Clark. Police said Clark was trying to grab an officer’s gun when he was shot.

Damond’s shooting made national headlines.

According to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Officer Matthew Harrity, Officer Noor’s partner, said that the officers were startled by a loud sound and immediately afterwards Justine Damond approached the driver’s door. Officer Noor then shot Damond through the open driver’s window.

A police union took issue to Freeman’s response to a question at a community forum when a citizen asked him why Officer Noor wasn’t sitting in jail as a civilian would be after a deadly shooting. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Freeman said he couldn’t answer the question because he hadn’t thought about it that way.

Freeman knows, or should know, that the statement that a non-officer would be in jail is not true, because that’s not how the courts work. Even if a non-officer was arrested on scene, they would have been released if they weren’t charged.

Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, said in a column that ran in the Star-Tribune that Freeman’s response was concerning.

“For Freeman to say he cannot answer this question because he has not thought about it that way is concerning, because it shows he is not familiar with the fair treatment of either police or civilians,” Kroll wrote.

“The reality is that when any investigation goes on past the first 36 to 48 hours, people are not held in jail until a charging decision is made. After that decision, all citizens are entitled to bail or release on conditions.”

Kroll was also upset that Freeman told people at the meeting that the jury was wrong when it acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting of Philando Castile.

“That jury was wrong,” Freeman said while also saying Officer Yanez was a good cop who panicked, according to the newspaper.

Kroll said those comments were “simply out of place and requires an open and public apology. The law enforcement community must stand up and confront this sentiment, because it shows that Freeman has prejudged Noor’s case based on his myopic and uninformed opinion of the Yanez case. Was Freeman ever in that courtroom? Did he hear any of that evidence?”

Hump day humor. This is funny…

Cop’s Joke In Hot Tub Turns Into Drug Raid

Marin County Sheriff's Office raided a drug house after a drug dealer outed himself in a hot tub.

Marin County Sheriff’s Office raided a drug house after a drug dealer outed himself in a hot tub.

‘Crack Lab’ Joke Leads To Drug Bust

Mission Valley, CA – What started out as a police officer making a joke in a motel hot tub turned into a drug raid after somebody took him a little too seriously.

The incident began on March 26 at the Courtyard by Marriott when the suspect Andrew James Harris started a ‘friendly conversation’ with three off-duty Marin County Deputies in a motel hot tub, according to Marinij.com.

He asked them why they were there, and one of them said, as a joke, that their crack lab had blown up. The man apparently didn’t know that crack labs don’t blow up, but sensing kindred spirits, he told the three that he was in the drug business, too.

The three deputies were back in the motel hot tub, along with six more officers who were also there for the same training the next night.  Harris approached the group and said that he had something he thought they might be interested in.

He left and came back with an ‘eight-ball’ in a hat.  The female deputy told Harris that she was interested but didn’t have anywhere to put the dope because she was in a bikini but offered to talk later.  The deputies later told their instructor about the incidents, and he decided to continue and see how it played out.

The next day, the three deputies met Harris for a deal at a Starbucks parking lot, and introduced him to their instructor, who was acting as if he were a hippie from nearby Ocean Beach looking to score some LSD.  The transaction was completed, and Harris was paid $600 for four grams of cocaine and 50 tabs of LSD.

The deputies completed their training and went back to Marin County.  A second buy at the same location between the same narcotics detective/instructor and Harris resulted in $360 being exchanged for 3.5 grams of cocaine and 20 tabs of LSD.

The third buy was the charm for Harris, who was arrested when he tried to sell the detective 30 grams of cocaine and 100 tabs of LSD for $2,000.  Besides what he had brought for the sale, Harris also had in his possession $4,100 in cash believed to be earned by selling drugs.

After that deal, officers obtained a search warrant, which was signed by a San Diego Superior Court judge.

A search of Harris’ home led to the seizure of 180 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of Ecstasy, 90 tabs of LSD, 3 grams of psychedelic mushrooms, and several bottles and vials of what are believed to be anabolic steroids, a digital scale, $2,600 in cash, hundreds of tiny plastic baggies printed with designs, and a Savage Model 10 6.5-millimeter bolt-action rifle with ammunition were also seized.

Harris was initially charged on the state level, but those charges were dropped so federal charges could be obtained instead.  He has pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges, and is out on $30,000 bond.

The female undercover Marin County detective said that she had never seen anything so  ‘bizarre.’  She said “I work undercover on a regular basis and have never encountered anything like this.”

I wish more businesses had the fortitude to stand up for their beliefs..

A Dairy Queen Owner Posted This ‘Politically Incorrect’ Sign. It’s Creating A LOT Of Buzz.

“This restaurant is politically incorrect.”

Screenshot: CBS 58

Wisconsin Dairy Queen owner Kevin Scheunemann generated a lot of buzz — and a lot of business — when a “politically incorrect” sign he posted on his store door offended an out-of-towner who took to social media to complain.

“This restaurant is politically incorrect,” warns the sign Scheunemann posted some four years ago. The poster warns that they “have been known to say” things like “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Easter,” and “God Bless America,” and give away free ice cream sundaes to veterans on Veterans Day. The bottom of the sign, in large letters, reads: “In God We Trust.”

The owner first posted the sign after a customer complained about the Christian music he heard being played in the Kewaskum Dairy Queen. Instead of ridding the store of the music, Scheunemann felt it was necessary to post a warning to potential customers about their values, which revolve around “God and country.”

“I felt the sign was appropriate to hang in terms of being transparent about the views of the owner and staff supporting God and country,”

Read the entire story here:

http://www.dailywire.com/news/20871/dairy-queen-owner-posted-politically-incorrect-amanda-prestigiacomo

Do any politicians give a rats ass what the citizens want? I think not.

Exclusive: Paul Ryan Reportedly Says No Chance for Border Wall at Private Dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan, at a private dinner earlier this year, said he thought only “one member” wanted to build a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexico border, Breitbart News has learned from multiple sources with direct knowledge of the comments, including former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO).

The dinner, sources said, took place on the eve of the House’s passage of two relatively minor immigration bills at the end of June: Kate’s Law and sanctuary city reforms. The far wider reaching Davis-Oliver Act was tabled at the same time.

“Ryan told a group of Republicans he met with … that only one person wants a wall,” Tancredo told Breitbart News shortly after the dinner.

Tancredo took issue with the Speaker’s characterization of support for the wall within the House GOP. “Of course he means only one person in his entourage and of the leadership,” he told Breitbart News. “I know several people in Congress who want a wall and I know that there are millions of Americans who want a wall.”

Read the entire story here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/12/exclusive-paul-ryan-reportedly-says-no-chance-for-border-wall-at-private-dinner/

The prosecutor is sure taking his time..GEE, I wonder why? If the roles were reversed, someone would certainly be in jail if not already convicted.

Minnesota prosecutors to consider charges in case of Australian woman killed by police officer

Prosecutors are now deciding whether to pursue charges against a Minneapolis police officer who shot an Australian woman to death in July, officials said Tuesday.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office had received the results of the investigation into Justine Damond’s July 15 death and “several senior prosecutors will now carefully review the case file to determine what, if any, charges might be brought.”

Two weeks ago, Freeman said he expected to make a decision about the case by the end of the year, FOX9 reported.

Freeman said his office was using the same protocol it followed for the last three officer-involved shootings, upon a completed investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot Damond, a 40-year-old life coach who was engaged to be married, after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.

Noor’s partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, told investigators he was startled by a loud noise right before Damond approached the driver’s side window of their police SUV.

Harrity, who was driving, said Noor then fired his weapon from the passenger seat, hitting Damond.

MINNEAPOLIS SOMALI COMMUNITY SHOCKED BY POLICE KILLING , WORRIED ABOUT BACKLASH

During a meeting with Minneapolis residents Sunday, Freeman said the shooting of Damond “didn’t have to happen. It shouldn’t have happened,” the Star Tribune reported.

Freeman also told residents at the meeting his job was to determine whether Noor did something criminal, and whether there was enough admissible evidence to support a charge.

Noor was put on an accelerated police cadet program that required only seven months of training, a nontraditional route that aims to help those who have a college degree enter law enforcement. Some believe that program could leave officers ill prepared to handle real-world police scenarios.

In another high-profile police shooting, Freeman decided no charges would be filed against two officers involved in the November 2015 death of Jamar Clark — a decision that led to several protests in Minneapolis.

In that case, Freeman broke precedent with the standard practice of having a grand jury decide whether officers would be charged in police shootings and made the decision himself. Freeman said he would follow that same practice in the Damond case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

The world of incompetence.

Sadly, some 143 million Americans will lose some sleep over the likelihood their credit information was hacked by an intruder of Equifax.  Even more disturbing, many bankers have no frigging clue what the scandal is or how to fix it.  I spoke to one of my bankers today and they were dumbfounded as to the event or how to address it.  Sorry folks, but when you have no control over your credit score, management of personal information, or methods to control your personal information, you’re screwed.  Adding insult to injury, top management at Equifax sold millions of their stock before the released the “breach”.  Sorry, someone needs to go to jail…

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Equifax — The Inherent Liability of Data Aggregation

The company was breached, exposing 143 million Americans, and they waited over a month to tell us.

Business Review Board · Sep. 12, 2017

How safe is your personal information? Not very, based on last week’s news that Equifax, one of the three credit-reporting giants, had suffered a data breach impacting about 143 million Americans.

But it gets worse.

“The company said in a statement the unauthorized entry occurred mid-May through July 2017, as criminals “exploited U.S. website application vulnerability” to access files ranging from social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers,“ Fox Business reports. “Hackers also accessed the credit card numbers of about 209,000 consumers in the U.S. and other documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people in the U.S. Equifax said it discovered the breach on July 29, 2017 but did not publically disclose the information until Sept. 7, 2017.”

That’s right — the company waited more than a month to disclose the bad news. That was plenty of time for executives to sell off $2 million in company stock.

Consumers can find out if their data was compromised at a Equifax’s dedicated website. But beware the fine print. Consumers accepting the “free” credit monitoring and identity theft protection service Equifax offers as compensation initially had to agree not to be part of any class action lawsuit against the company.

Thus the lesson is the inherent danger and liability personal data aggregators create for the consumers in their databases.

 

Duluth is a utopian hellhole and this partially proves it.

I moved out of Duluth many years ago, mostly due to the ineffective, thoughtless politicians that pull the puppet strings and couldn’t give a damn about its residents, only their agendas.  Joel Sipress is one example.  If you were an elected “official”, would you ever even consider publishing a message like this?  You can sign a petition by going here:

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/censure-duluth-city-council-president-joel-sipress?source=facebook&

 

Censure Duluth City Council President Joel Sipress

THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL

At 11:44pm on September 9, 2017 Duluth City Council President Joel Sipress sent this unprovoked message to another resident of Duluth when the resident inquired about an outside nonprofit group failing to file a campaign report with the city of Duluth.

The Council President should be held to the highest of standards. Sipress’s language and threatening tone does not reflect the values and the professionalism we seek from our elected leaders. Please sign this petition asking the Duluth City Council to censure Sipress as well as asking for his resignation from the Council President position.

Censure Sipress

PETITION BY
Duluth, Minnesota

Oh joy.

The happiest state in the union is …

Follow your bliss to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Minnesota is the happiest state of the union, according to a new ranking from WalletHub. The runners-up were Utah, Hawaii, California, Nebraska and New Jersey.

Read the entire story here:  http://nypost.com/2017/09/11/the-happiest-state-in-the-union-is/