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A Conservatarian Summer

Tina Trent Wrote: Oct 13, 2014 2:42 PM
"but it was also indiscriminate" Exactly how was police response to rioters "overmilitarized" and "indiscriminate"? Be specific. Be sure to explain precisely how you think police are supposed to respond to being threatened with murder, driven into hiding with threats of lynching, showered with bottles, and shot at -- while also trying to quell rioting and looting and dealing with the daily carnage created by St. Louis' dangerous, armed criminals. And let us know about your qualifications as an expert on policing and crowd control. According to the latest infantile, fact-free libertarian claims, police are now not supposed to use tear gas to dispel looting and property destruction; they are not supposed to wear protective gear when they are being threatened with death and physically assaulted by a crowd; they are supposed to remain outgunned when dealing with well-armed criminals; they are not supposed to used armed vehicles to put a stop to rioting and mass property destruction -- even though armed vehicles actually enable police to use less force. Optics over reality -- or the truth. Several of the highly publicized complaints about abuse of media echoed by the professional libertarian anti-cop activists were suspicious. They were also blown out of proportion. If you're going to wade into a crowd of rioters and deceptive, highly-trained, professional protesters, you have to accept the consequences. And, it's not about you: it's about public safety. Radical "cells" bent on violence, and all looters and rioters, know to embed themselves in larger peaceful protests in order to push the police to reacting and to keep the police busy as they wreak havoc and steal. The police are still responsible for the safety of those radicals, looters and rioters -- as well as the rest of the public, property owners, and store owners. The least these armchair critics can do is explain their accusations fully enough so they can be addressed by people living in the real world.
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A Boat-Rocker For Congress

Tina Trent Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 4:49 PM
Bongino's positives include courage, intelligence, conviction. Rare stuff. I wish candidates like Bongino and Allen West would move to more winnable districts. We can't allow this sort of talent to go to waste because of gerrymandering. There would be tremendous excitement about West if he returned to Georgia, where his parents were educators. Bongino could go far in a better district.
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Rand Paul and the Gutless Generation

Tina Trent Wrote: Jul 14, 2014 11:31 AM
Yes, and when he comes out with a real record of resisting amnesty, I will perhaps consider him as someone I might vote for. But he has lied and changed up too much on this issue, fun desert parties with the 1 - 2% that is libertarian voters notwithstanding.
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The Intellectual Poverty Law Center

Tina Trent Wrote: Jul 07, 2014 9:24 PM
Even when I was on the Left, I knew they were a bunch of deeply corrupt race-haters-for-profit. And they are still being empowered to act as an arm of our DOJ, a real crime that should be discussed openly. They are given disturbing latitude to dictate what is and isn't hate crime, and their sleazy "hate group" lists (really political enemies lists) are used by federal officials in investigations. If there was one principled conservative in the legislature, he would at least try to sever this disturbing relationship between our criminal justice system and these hate-for-profit clowns.
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The Intellectual Poverty Law Center

Tina Trent Wrote: Jul 07, 2014 9:14 PM
True, but their activists have a presence there -- I dealt with them frequently, always trying to squeeze information so they could shill it for cash -- and the Center for Democratic Renewal, a wannabe SPLC with an intertwined pedigree and research activities, was based in Atlanta. What is that Chesterton saying about not being able to pick your neighbors?
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The Intellectual Poverty Law Center

Tina Trent Wrote: Jul 07, 2014 9:10 PM
The SPLC had nothing to do with "ending lynching.". One would think a criminology professor would know something about crime history. Lynching was ended decades before the SPLC was founded.
Squishy puppets. We should use that.
I've had students who attend far less expensive community college and work and actually support their families while following the law. Note the resentment, lack of gratitude, and presumption that there will be no limits on benefits and aid to illegal immigrants. Then call your congressman and senators and tell them no immigration legislation with this lawless administration in power and no real effort at border control. Then do it again tomorrow. The real dreamers are those whose livelihoods have been diminshed by lawlessness. And nobody has their back, except maybe you.
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