The Strangest BrewA mix of politics, economics, libertarian ideals, general automotive info, entertainment of all sorts rounded out with some humor. Anything and everything can be a topic. The Strangest Brew, indeed…
It was a beautiful August Saturday night; high 70′s, low humidity and mostly sunny. A local restaurant on the main strip of our town (honestly it’s not that much of a strip) hosted a small car show. The owner of the restaurant is also the owner of the developed & undeveloped lots and mini-malls in the area that surrounds the restaurant. There is a rowdy bar a couple hundred yards away on the hill and the closest residential home is about 1/2 mile away (the ones visible below in the distance behind the trees on the left side). I cleaned up my MR2 and headed over with the family.
The proceeds from this particular get-together went to the Wounded Warrior Project. The majority of the cars fall into the category of hot rod, classic muscle cars and modern muscles cars. These small local shows are nice because these are real people who do the work themselves instead of paying someone to do the work for them. All enthusiasts are accepted and appreciated; even if you show up with a 25 year old car from Japan with only half a v8 powering it.
Some cars are nicely restored like this Plymouth ‘Cuda;
while others like this mid-engine Corvair with a v8 in the back seat are a bit more wild.
Around 7:15pm the burnout contest started. Kids and grandkids got excited as their dads and grandpas get their trucks and cars warmed up. This was to be done on the section of the privately owned road that connects the parking lots, all of which are owned by restaurant owner (who was also OK with his property being used for the burnout contest). There were staff coordinating it to make sure there was only one vehicle going at a time and that the area was safe before each exhibition of power.
I had seen this firebird’s engine compartment earlier and figured it would be a put on a good display; it didn’t disappoint.
Fun was being had in a safe manner by consenting people with a common interest on private property so the only thing missing was the friendly neighborhood storm troopers.
The thunderous burnout must have scared Officer Friendly because shortly a second car arrived:
2 weren’t enough to handle this riotous behavior of a middle-aged family man doing a burnout on a private drive so a third rallied to their position.
All this for a burnout; a burnout on private property with the property owner’s consent. There must not be any actual crimes being committed (crimes being someone rights being infringed). If the crime is so low that 3 cars can be spared to respond to a burnout contest on private property I don’t think the resources allocated to the police dept match up with the needs of the community. Then again it is the 30th of the month and quotas don’t fill themselves.
Why is it that these so-called public servants impose themselves on our lives? The staff and property owner even went to bat for the owner of the firebird.
The police officer’s presence and interference was unnecessary, unwarranted and unwanted. There wasn’t a single person there not visibly annoyed by their imposition. This was private property, no harm was being done to anyway and the closest thing to property destruction would be the heavy black marks left on the pavement that will persist until the next heavy rain. Why do these Dudley Do-Wrongs storm into wreck the day? Why is this driver likely being charged with reckless driving (or similar violation) and the LEO isn’t being charged with trespassing? Mind your own business. We are treated as children even when we are grown adults; we are not provided the freedom to simply be left alone from the harassing, meddling, do-gooding and revenue milking.
The third LEO did not even join his brothers-in-arms, instead he drove around the parking lot and grass field looking for violations for which to add funds to the local coffers. I wanted to investigate so I headed over and while doing so I stoked the fire a bit by loudly commenting that I wondered “…when the SWAT team was going to show up with tear gas to force everyone to disperse?” People agreed and wanted to know why they aren’t minding their own business, this was not racing nor was it on a public road.
In reality the tear gas wasn’t necessary; they got what they likely wanted, people started clearing out early and heading home before plaques/announcement for best of show and best burnout (obviously) were even awarded. Their presence was tear gas enough. Just another day keeping everyone safe from inhaling smoke from tires and clutches; it’s for the safety of the chil’run don’tcha know…
More and more car shows are mostly attended by people whose hair is dominated by grey and white. They remember the “good ole days” when a car represented a coming of age and entry into a new level of freedom. You actually felt as if you owned the car and could use it without being harassed by rules created for our own good. The cars here and at most shows have heart, character and uniqueness but lack V2V communication, bluetooth, GPS, blackboxes and a baker’s dozen of dashboard claymores.
Car ownership isn’t a strong priority among millenials, they have recognized car ownership for what it is becoming; indentured servitude with overburdened rules from the state that increasingly look to those who dare to exercise autonomy as prime suspects and that need to be taught a lesson, coerced and revenue milked.
The dog had gotten away from its owner and was likely scared, it nipped a person who tried to help it so the copfuks rolled up. The dog was detained with one of the lasso poles but then the copfuk felt the need to slit the throat of the detained Shar-pei right there on the spot in front of everyone.
It was so outrageous, commissioner copfuk doesn’t even try to defend this cops actions. This psychopath copfuk’s goose is cooked; it sucks that a dog unnecesarily died but on the positive side, this sociopath showed his true colors and it is likely future lives were saved by the fact he won’t be a member of the gang in blue.
Baltimore police officer charged with slitting throat of dog that had already been contained
By Justin George June 18 at 7:59 PM
A Baltimore police officer slit the throat of a dog that officers had already detained and now faces felony animal cruelty charges, the department said Wednesday.The department’s Internal Affairs division is investigating the incident, which police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere called “outrageous and unacceptable” at a news conference. Officials say they learned of the dog’s killing Monday, two days after it occurred.Other officers who witnessed the incident have been forthcoming with details, police say, but investigators are trying to determine whether any of them should have disclosed the incident immediately.The killing of the 7-year-old Shar-Pei named Nala came a day after a Baltimore police officer shot to death a steer in Mount Vernon after it had escaped a slaughterhouse and evaded capture for about 2 miles. That incident is also under department investigation, but officials have defended the officer’s use of force in that case.
In the case of the dog’s death, Baltimore police Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said there was no “viable” way to justify the veteran officer’s actions, which took place in the 700 block of Grundy Street in Brewers Hill.
“We have no words to describe this,” he said.
On June 14, police said, Nala got loose and bit the hand of a woman who tried to catch the dog. Palmere said the wound was superficial. Officers from the Baltimore police’s Southeastern District detained the dog and summoned emergency services officers to the scene.
The emergency services unit handles many duties including assessing barricade situations and providing police crime-scene lighting.
They also carry the long dog-control poles, which can lasso stray dogs safely, Lt. Eric Kowalczyk, a Baltimore police spokesman, said.
The Shar-Pei was detained with one of these poles, police said.
At some point, one of the emergency services officers then pulled out a knife and slit its throat, Palmere said. The dog died from its injuries.
“Officers were appalled by what they saw, as were other citizens,” Palmere said.
Rodriguez said no motive or provocation could justify the act. The dog poles are meant to keep animals safely at bay for detainment and the department had “gone through great lengths” to train officers on how to handle almost any situation involving dogs.
“There is no procedure or training that justifies this behavior,” Rodriguez said.
Police did not release the identity of the officer, who they said was being booked Wednesday afternoon. They did not disclose the owner of the dog, either.
My buddy sent this to me and I thought it was a joke but it is in fact true; it’s so ridiculous it almost had me clamoring for Common Core.
It’s bad when the vast majority of school options are from government priso-err… I mean schools and religious schools run by fundy nutjobs. My head hurts, save me Jeebus.
Remains to Be Seen
Claim: Image shows a fourth-grade science quiz about ‘Dinosaurs: Genesis and the Gospel’ from a South Carolina school.
Example:[Collected via e-mail, April 2013]
This seems suspicious – not just because of the content. The reading/sophistication level is not 4th grade, but I’ve been seeing it on Facebook.
Origins: This image purportedly showing a “4th Grade Science Quiz” hit the Internet in April 2013, showing a classroom test entitled “Dinosaurs: Genesis and the Gospel” and consisting of several true/false and short-answerquestions about dinosaurs and the Bible, which a student had all answered correctly in accordance with religious Young Earth creationism (rather than scientific) principles.
The title of the quiz is the same as that of a DVD produced by the group Answers in Genesis and hews closely to the material presented therein, including the admonition that “If someone tells you the earth is millions of years old, what should be your reply? ‘Were you there?’” and the reference to the Bible as “The History Book of the Universe.”
The image was of the purported quiz publicized in a post to Reddit’s r/atheism forum, made by a user who maintained that it was a real quiz given at a private religious school in South Carolina, and that he was shown the quiz by the student’s parent and took a picture of it with his iPhone. He declined to identify the school for now, stating that “I am not publicizing it since it is a small school and I don’t want any publicity that might reflect badly on the kid” and “I don’t want the kid to get in trouble, so I am keeping that under my hat until June when school is over,” although he did allow that the school was “North of Greer, SC.”
A few days after the Reddit posting, a reader wrote to us and maintained that the quiz displayed above belonged to his 10-year-old daughter, saying:
I didn’t know that this was being taught to her until we heard a radio commercial together about theDiscover the Dinosaurs exhibit was coming to the TD Convention Center [in Greenville, South Carolina].
The Commercial starts out, “After 65 million years, the dinosaurs have returned …” She commented immediately that it was only four thousand years ago. When I corrected her, she snapped back, “Were you there?” I have since taught my daughter differently, but I am sure she is confused now and plan to make sure she understands that teachers are people too and can be factually wrong.
The test showed up [at] home a day later to my disgust.
It’s a great school for Reading, Writing and Math. She is ahead of most of her peers and also is taking Latin there. But I now know to be vigilant for the rest of the year about her science teachings.
She will not be attending the school next year …
He indicated that he wouldn’t disclose the name of the school until the end of the school year in June, but he did forward us an image of the second page of the quiz:
We noted that there is a school, Blue Ridge Christian Academy, that meets all of the criteria described above: a private Christian Academy which is both in the Greenville area of South Carolina and north of Greer, which offers “science lessons [that] are creation-based,” and which includes Latin in its fourth-grade curriculum. Blue Ridge didn’t respond to our inquiry, but Ken Ham and Mark Looy of Answers in Genesis (AiG) confirmed in the AiG blog that the quiz did indeed originate with that school:
In South Carolina recently, a fourth-grade teacher at Blue Ridge Christian Academy (a nondenominational K–12 Christian school) showed students a DVD of a children’s program, in which AiG song-writer and dinosaur sculptor Buddy Davis and I are featured. In this DVD, we teach children the history of the universe from the Bible, with a special emphasis on teaching dinosaurs from a biblical perspective (as we do inside our Creation Museum). The teacher handed out a question sheet to the children to test what they learned from the DVD.
A friend of one of the parents who has a child enrolled in the fourth grade class posted the quiz sheets on the internet. The parent, like all parents who have children enrolled at this academy, had signed a statement, which acknowledged an understanding that sending their child to this Christian school would mean they would be taught biblical Christianity. The parent expressed dismay that his daughter was taught a biblical approach to dinosaurs. The quiz’s posting to the internet resulted in a number of atheist websites reposting the questions and answers, and many of them responded in rage and vehement attacks on the school.
The Blue Ridge Christian Academy has since closed due to a lack of funding.
Chesterfield police officer accused of recording restroom patrons, posting to porn site
Posted 1:22 pm, June 6, 2014, by Chris Hayes, Updated at 08:55am, June 7, 2014
CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – You or one of your kids may have appeared on video on a pornographic web site. A Fox 2 investigation led to the discovery of a police officer behind it. Videos of men going to the bathroom began spreading across the United States until Fox Files investigator Chris Hayes traced them to a gas station bathroom in Chesterfield.
With the help of police, we found an unexpected suspect.
It started with a hidden camera we discovered was at the Mobile On The Run on Clarkson, just south of the Chesterfield Mall. Video from a hidden camera showed people going to the bathroom and the videos were posted on a pornographic web site.
Our investigation started on the East Coast, where a man said he clicked on a banner that took him to the offensive porn web site. He noticed many victims wearing company shirts. That’s how we found victim Rob Cheney who told us, “When I saw myself pooping, I was just like you’ve gotta be kidding me.”
We asked Cheney for a list of places where he used the bathroom. He explained, “I had to think because you don’t document everywhere you go to the bathroom, so it took me awhile to pinpoint where it was.”
Fox 2 checked his list of rest rooms, comparing the online video to each bathroom. Then we found a perfect match, from the floor tiles to the drain by the toilet. Cheney just moved to the area and laughed, “Three weeks and I’m already on a poop cam pretty much. So three weeks and everybody’s seen me poop? That’s terrible. Hahaha.”
But we found no camera when we first discovered the bathroom. We took our investigative research to Chesterfield Police. Chief Ray Johnson held a news conference and said, “The Chesterfield Police Department has arrested one of our own officers, working from a tip from an investigative reporter Chris Hayes from Fox 2 News.”
The web site unexpectedly shut down during the investigation, but Fox 2 had already gathered intelligence needed to break the case. A key break involved a web posting of a St. Charles County man visiting the house of the possible suspect. The St. Charles County man went to the house for anonymous sex.
According to police, the suspect later admitted luring about 50 men to his Wentzville home, offering oral sex through what he called a gloryhole. He reportedly lured the men through a Craigslist ad, then secretly videotaped them entering his home and using his gloryhole.
Neighbor Kim Parker remembered talking to other neighbors during the police raid of Cerna’s home. She said, “We were discussing how we had noticed a lot of suspicious cars at all different times of the morning and evening, always with Illinois license plates, circling the area, pulling in the driveway and then shortly after pulling back out.”
The raid followed our lead involving the Craigslist add. And it netted the arrest of Chesterfield’s own officer, 33-year-old David Cerna.
Cerna’s reported website included an interesting discussion when someone posted “is this legal?” The response reads, “I’m not an attorney so I don’t know.”
Police Chief Ray Johnson described getting the phone call that his officer was the suspect. He said, “It was rather shocking of course and took a minute to sink in, but we realized the severity of it and just set out to deal with it immediately as we would with any other suspect.”
Chesterfield Police used our information to crack this case in less than one week. To the Department’s credit, officers did not hesitate to say they found one of their own officers. He’s a single man who has served on the force for six years. Cerna faces charges in St. Louis County for the bathroom hidden camera and charges in St. Charles County for videotaping men he reportedly lured to the gloryhole. He is no longer a Chesterfield Police Officer.
I am with the Judge; he should be impeached for this shit. We can be thrown into Pound Me In The Ass Prison if any of us mundanes are caught fishing without a license but Obomber can do this?
I don’t think it will happen, Obama (just like Hitler) has a cult of personality associated with him and it seems like the hoi-polloi just don’t care about all the scandals. After this fucker is out of the WH, he will need 2 presidential libraries, one of them dedicated to the scandals and improprieties he perpetrated.
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TO: Whom It May Concern
FROM: Dimitrios Karras, CEO Ares Armor
1014, Gun Violence Restraining Orders
DATE: June 1, 2014
I write this letter in absolute disgust at the state of affairs in our Country. I love my Country and I love my people. I love the freedoms we used to have; I love the liberties that we used to stand for. Politicians in this country seem to think that they rule us, that they are our “leaders” as opposed to being our servants. In their opinion you are not to be trusted. You are not to make your own choices in life. They want to tell you what to eat, what to feel, what to think, they want to tell you how to live your life. They want you to turn on your fellow Americans and be divided.
No matter if the boot on your throat is the left foot or the right foot there is still a boot on your throat. Any who think that the Republican Party stand s for their rights need to do a little memory recall and think back to who brought us the Patriot Act. They are all guilty. They are all insidious.
Just as the Nazi programs that encouraged children to turn in their parents, we have a wonderful new piece of legislation that is going to be rammed down the throats of an unwilling people. AB 1014, introduced by Nancy Skinner in California, will make it so that anyone can take the rights of any other person away simply by filing an affidavit with the court. If your neighbor doesn’t like you, all they have to do is go to the court house and fill out some paper work and you can kiss your second amendment and due process goodbye.
18101. (a) Any person may submit an application to the court, on a form designed by the Judicial Council, setting forth the facts and circumstances necessitating that a gun violence restraining order by issued. A gun violence restraining order shall be issued to prohibit a named person from possessing a firearm if an affidavit, signed by the applicant under oath, and any additional information provided to the court demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the court, the named person poses a significant risk of personal injury to himself or herself or others by possessing firearms.
The defense of ones person against an aggressor who comes to your home threatening you with violence is not only justified but is lawful. If this passes, it will pit law enforcement officers directly against law abiding citizens in a very dangerous way. I am begging you, for all of our sakes, please oppose this legislation. I have seen enough blood on the ground in my life. Please, do not let a “law” pass that will cause this sort of lethal conflict.
This “law” WILL cause kinetic engagements between law enforcement and law abiding citizens. It is of the utmost importance to stop this before blood spills. Dearest brothers and sisters, no more death! I implore you! No more. I do not want to see this in my own country. I am at wits end and am begging for you to really understand the implications of a law like this. Please. No more blood. No more blood.
Remember: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.
MILWAUKEE, WI — A young woman had her neck broken in four places after her vehicle was T-boned by a police officer who blew through a stop sign. Even though she was completely sober, the police charged with drunk driving and tried to shift the blame onto her instead of the party at fault. When evidence surfaced that showed her innocence, it was hidden and ignored. The deputy responsible was never punished.
Tanya Helena Weyker, 25, had never been accused of a crime, nor had she even so much as had a speeding ticket. Her life changed forever the night of February 20, 2013, when her Toyota Camry was slammed by a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy and was sent spinning into a tree.
“I was just driving straight and he hit me,” remembered Weykerin an interview with WITI. “It was just a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed.”
Deputy Joseph Quiles had broadsided her, mangling the vehicle and causing her life-threatening injuries. The crash was so violent that it broke her neck in four places. Her passenger suffered a ruptured spleen.
Ms. Weyker was in critical condition, yet the responding deputies did not miss the opportunity to manufacture reasons to ruin her life and lock her in jail. Quiles’s colleagues used Weyker’s “glassy” eyes as evidence of drunk driving, along with the claim of a “light odor” of alcohol.
“I explained to him my eyes were red and glassy because I was crying,” Ms. Weyker explained. “They made me into this criminal.”
On the police report filed by Deputy Scott Griffin, the alleged “victim” was recorded as fellow deputy Joseph Quiles. The report claimed that Weyker made conflicting statements and did its best to make her look like a criminal.
Charges and Injuries
To go with her terrible injuries, Ms. Weyker was slammed with 5 crimes:
Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed
Operating While Intoxicated
Operating with PAC >= 0.08 < 0.10
Causing Injury While Operating While Intoxicated
Causing Injury While Operating with PAC alcohol
Weyker miraculously survived the ordeal, but she had a tough recovery ahead of her. A month after the crash, Weyker was in desperate shape. She had drifted down to an incredibly low body weight of 76 pounds on her 5’6″ frame. She was so weak that doctors said she required a feeding tube.
Her condition was complicated by the fact that she was a cancer survivor since the age of 3 years old. As a child, doctors gave her so many doses of radiation that her spine began to curve, so they inserted metal rods into her back to keep it straight. She had been living with these rods for many years at the time of the crash.
Unable to work, crippled, and drowning in medical bills approaching $1 million — Ms. Weyker also had to pay for legal services to defend herself from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department.
What’s worse, the case wasn’t being dropped, even though the evidence was clearly on her side. The night of the crash, Weyker was in no condition to give a field sobriety test, but her blood was drawn during hospitalization. The test results came back proving that she had absolutely no alcohol in her system.
It is unlikely that such treatment would have occurred to the victim of any other crash that did not involve a police officer. With no tangible evidence for the charges, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy pushed the blame onto his victim to “protect himself and his department,” according to Ms. Weyker.
Deputy Quiles himself was found to have changed his story. In his official police report, he claimed to have made a complete stop at the stop sign. Yet a surveillance video captured from the nearby airport showed that Quiles rolled right through it, striking Weyker’s vehicle.
The department obtained the surveillance video only days after the crash — but it was kept hidden from Ms. Weyker and her attorney. Instead of revealing the evidence and dropping the manufactured charges against her, the department sent her threatening letters demanding money to pay for the accident.
Fortunately, the district attorney declined to pursue the charges against Ms. Weyker. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office seems to have an unaddressed integrity problem.
In a later internal investigation, Deputy Quiles was recorded admitting his own fault in the crash. Despite this admission — contradicting his original report — he is still listed as an active deputy with the department, WITI News discovered. He was never fired or officially disciplined for the fraudulent report that caused Ms. Weyker so much agony.