Sponsored Content
« Mid-Morning Art Thread | Main | Woke Gender "Scholar:" Intelligence is Just "The White Man's Mythology" »
April 23, 2021

The Morning Rant

talking ape.jpg

I had written this before ace put up his killer "Knife Fight Goes Sideways" post yesterday, so I apologize for going over the same territory. I'm too lazy to just chuck it all and start afresh.

So on Wednesday, Twitter was aflame with yet another police shooting, this of a black, teenaged girl in Columbus, Ohio. Of course, she was attacking another teen-aged girl with a large knife at the time, which is plainly seen in the officer's body cam footage which Columbus PD wasted no time in releasing to the public. But that didn't stop Twitter's elite Second-Guessing Corps to offer their unparalleled expertise as to how the police could have successfully defused and de-escalated the situation.

Here are the suggestions I heard on Twitter, and I'm not making any of them up:

1) Do nothing, this is just kids being rowdy, and hey, kids get into knife fights all the time. So presumably, the cops should just stand around and watch. Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

2) The police officer should have moved in on the knife-wielder barehanded, with no weapon, and adroitly disarmed her using his tricky police jiujitsu skills or whatever martial art they should be trained in.

3) Instead of killing her, he should have neutralized her as a threat by shooting her in the leg.

4) The officer should have fired a few warning rounds in the air.

5) The officer should have shot the knife out of her hand.

Yes, Twitter was a cornucopia of stupid all day long.

Here are some more examples.

#5 is my favorite, though. I've heard that this question comes up a lot at trials and hearings because people have been fed a steady diet of old westerns and crappy action/thriller movies for decades. It's usually a gun, though. "Why didn't you shoot the gun out of his hand?" juries ask the LEO who has got to explain how shooting works for the umpteenth time. In a situation like that, the LEO is so juiced up on adrenaline, he's lucky if he can get a shot into the center mass of the target.

And of course it is precisely these sorts of loudly controversial events that bring out the brazen liars like cockroaches:


meme 20210423 07.jpg

I have had no military experience and only a minimal amount of firearms instructions, but even so, I know this is bullsh1t. No, they don't teach you to "shoot to wound" in any branch of the military. And the reason is because there's no such thing as shooting to wound. So this person has either (a) never served and is just making sh1t up, or (b) actually has served and is just making sh1t up. Either way, sh1t is being made up.

Because on the internet, there's no cost or consequences for lying your ass off. Just ask NBC.



"This is NBC News With Lester Holt..."

meme 20210423 11.jpg




And This Guy Probably Votes:

meme 20210423 08.jpg



At This Point, Why Even Bother Having A Police Department?

meme 20210423 09.jpg




meme 20210423 02.jpg



Contraband:

meme 20210423 06.jpg




meme 20210423 04.jpg



Quite Possibly The Scariest Words You Can Ever Read:

meme 20210423 10.jpg



Morgan Freeman, Like A Boss:



Not All Heroes Wear Capes:

meme 20210423 05.jpg

Story here.



Who Dis:

who dis 20210423a1.jpg

Photo 2
Photo 3 (leggy!)
Photo 4 (busty!)
Photo 5
Photo 6
Photo 7 (busty!)



For the 'Ettes:

who dis 20210423b1.jpg

Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4



Bonus Who Dis: Who Dis Couple?

who dis 20210423c1.jpg



Wednesday Who Dis: I did not know that Mariska Hargitay (pronounced Ma-REESH-ka) was the daughter of Jayne Mansfield, so I decided to have a little fun with the connection to the male who dis. Mom's career, however, was cut off so abruptly by her tragically untimely death, I did not find much to work with. I did discover, however, that Jayne had appeared in the 1962 film It happened in Athens with athlete turned actor Bob Mathias, who had won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1948 Olympic Games in London and then won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, thus making him the first athlete to win consecutive titles in this event. He was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1967-1975.



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Duck L'Orange:

duck lorange 01.jpg
(Click for bigger duck)

Duck recipe available here.

digg this
posted by OregonMuse at 11:18 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Weasel: "Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at July 03, ..."

Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u]: "A.H. Lloyd. Bought the NEOS from a gent who was m ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "remember that the holster you buy (hopefully leath ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "Browning Buckmark? [i]Posted by: Moron Robbie - ..."

Eromero: "CBD remember that the holster you buy (hopefully l ..."

RobertRef: "darknet sites dark market link ..."

Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd: "It's getting late, but I'll throw in another remin ..."

Moron Robbie - witness the Amber Heard presidency [/b] [/i] [/s]: "(holds envelope up to head) Browning Buckmark? ..."

Weasel: "Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 09:41 PM (qdW1 ..."

Ben Had: "A closing note--We have a group rate discount for ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: " Recent pistol acquisition. Beretta Neos .22 LR. N ..."

Weasel: "Nite Javems! ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64