Friday, November 30, 2012

Florida Man Kills Youth Over Loud Music

What in the world is going on in this country when a man feels justified in firing several shots into a car wherein kids were playing loud music?

IMAGE: Michael David Dunn, 45, is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Nov. 23 shooting at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station.
Michael David Dunn

Michael David Dunn shot and killed 17 year-old Jordan Davis as Davis sat in the back seat of a SUV at a Jacksonville, Florida gas station.  Dunn claims he saw a gun and felt threatened.  The police have not found the gun he says threatened him. To the credit of local law enforcement, Dunn was arrested the next day, after fleeing the scene with his girlfriend. Dunn fired at least eight rounds into the vehicle.

Strangely or conveniently enough, Dunn is positioning himself to use Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, which allows persons who feel threatened to use deadly force.  It is highly likely that Dunn will not get a pass using that defense, especially since there are witnesses to the shooting, no fight occurred between Davis and Dunn, and no gun was found in the SUV Davis was in.

This case bears watching, and will be followed up on in the next few weeks.

Once Again, Detroit's Mayor Unfairly Disses Detroit's Workforce On National Television

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing took another shot at Detroit municipal workers, this time on national television, stating city workers have a sense of "entitlement" regarding their jobs and benefits.

This from a guy who live in a house free from any mortgage obligation, who has a Cadillac benefit plan, who uses a car he neither pays gas or insurance for, and who has been caught lying to the same workers he condemns.

I was in the room when Dave Bing thanked city unions for working with the administration on coming up with more than $100 million in concessions.  He said he would present those concessions to City Council for approval.

One month later, Bing turned his back on those same unions by refusing to bring the contracts before City Council.  To this day, Bing has not instituted or initiated the revenue producing suggestions the city unions brought forward.

To make matters worse, he has laid off accountants who handle the city's money while at the same time fighting for contracts for the firm who used Bing's info to assert the city was broke.  No independent audit was done of the city's finances; Bing gave Ernst&Young what Bing wanted them to work with.

Bing knows he only has a year to do his handlers' bidding, and that he can't get re-elected.  Voter turnout will be different next year, and his legacy will be that he left the city in worse shape.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Election Drama Nearly Over....Or Is It?

Raise your hands if you are anxiously awaiting the end of the election season!

The print material is choking your mailbox and you probably would like to choke the next deep voiced political ad narrator; however, do not despair...we only have a few days left.

Thereafter, we will be assaulted with all the "pundits" breaking down every nuance of the entire election cycle...seems like that part of it will never end.

Following that, we will be told what will unfold over the next 60 days, the next 100 days, and the next four years.

Then it starts all over again as we will be enlightened as to what 2014 portends.

We just can't get away!