Domestic Terrorism Over Dog Crap

A lesbian couple who felt discriminated against when their home owners association asked that they pick up after their dog are being accused of staging a hate crime against themselves.

Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin of Parker, CO were arrested and charged with criminal mischief and false reporting and Whitchurch is also being charged with forgery over an incident that took place last October. At that time the couple reported to police that someone had spray painted “Kill THE Gay” on their garage door. The following day they reported finding a noose hanging on their front door. The women reported to police at that time that they felt their “attackers” were their HOA and neighbors after run ins over unclaimed dog crap.

Whitchurch denied that they had staged their own attacks and said, “This is a fight I started. This is a fight I’m going to finish. This is a fight I’m right on, I have every right to live where I want to live.”

While I agree with the ladies that they have every right to live wherever they want, I also know that they signed a contract to live where they do and apparently letting your dog crap all over the place and not picking up after him is against the rules…go figure.

So now this community has been not only terrorized with the belief that there was some crazed hater among them, but they’ve also had a couple who vow to keep living there attack, slander and then demonize all of them by implying that a request to pick up after their dog equates to an attempt to run them out of the neighborhood.

Now to put things into perspective, were one of the neighbors charged and convicted of this act they would be charged with a hate crime and likely lose the house while doing their time.

I’m going to do my best to follow how this one ends but really the charges say it all.

Winds of “Change” Targeting Our Kids

Obama sets his sights on public schools as a new source for the holy grail that is increased federal revenue.

In yet another sign of Obama’s idea of stimulating “change” a Utah high school has been fined $15,000 by the federal government. Davis High School in Salt Lake City has been found guilty of a simple mistake that is likely happening all over the nation. Davis high, in compliance new federal babysitting laws, was careful to turn off the school’s lunchroom vending machines for each day’s lunch period but had been forgetting to turn off machines in the school’s book store.

I should apologize at this point for not opening with a cautionary disclaimer as I’m sure I’ve just offended most of you with images of high school students having soda readily available during lunch. But it gets worse…

As a result Davis High is being charged 75 cents per student for the duration of the offense. In an interview with Salt Lake City’s KUTV, Davis High Principal Dee Burton said all told, the massive $15,000 fine will more than consume all of the profits the school has earned on vending sales this year that would otherwise have funded their arts program.

Burton goes on to describe some of the inconsistencies in the federal program whereby students may drink soda and eat whatever in the cafeteria as long as it’s not purchased on school grounds during lunch period. Under the federal law schools may sell Snickers bars and ice cream due to their “nutritional value” and sugar filled sports drinks are still ok but not gum or licorice.

Among the many “unintended consequences” of this heavy handed federal imposition is the concern for the safety of mobs of students who are leaving campus in order to eat what they want before rushing back to school rather than going to the cafeteria for healthier choices as was the stated intent of the law. In addition, Burton says those valuable arts program funds generated by vending sales are falling fast.

Why must we beat ourselves to death with this utter idiocy over and over? The federal government is an absolute curse to nearly everything it touches. Based on their track record of success within the DoE alone this restriction is statistically more likely to increase childhood obesity than reduce it. The reason is simply because government feels the need to touch far more than was ever intended. From nearly destroyed Eco-systems due to environmental protections on non-native species to defunding educational programs  in an attempt to control what children eat, we’re always given some “aww shucks, we didn’t think that was going to happen” crap but I’m no longer buying. When you seek to create a one size fits all mandate on millions of FREE people you had better think long and hard about it and consider ALL potentially harmful side effects. Failure to do so says a great deal about you and your respect for your fellow Americans and their freedom. I think that we the people, the same people who sustain those who burden us with such useless nonsense, should expect our representatives to make a public apology and explain how we’ve come to such miserable, counterproductive consequences so quickly after passing this law. How else can we expect good laws until the ability to say, “It was a good law until the other guy messed with it” is taken from these clowns and someone is forced to admit a mistake?

The Media’s Race War: Getting Kicked and Taking No Names

“I think I saw something!” – “Huh?” – “Shhhhh.”

Once again I’m obliged to write on a shocking story that the media is refusing to touch. The story involves a clear hate crime and the Virginia newspaper for whom the two victims work.

On the night of April 14 two reporters for Norfolk, VA’s Virginian Pilot were driving home from a concert. At that same time a mob of an estimated 100 “young people” were doing whatever a mob of 100 young people might do on the streets at night. The reporters, Marjon Rostami and Dave Forster stopped at a traffic light near the mob. A young black man threw a rock at Forster’s car and Forster got out assessing the damage to his vehicle and addressing the man responsible. At that point about 30 of the mob broke off and came after Forster. Ms Rostami, still in the car locked her door as the mob took turns beating and kicking Forster. At some point Rostami reached out the window in an attempt to pull Forster back into the car. According to the police report, she was then beaten about the face and head at least a half dozen times by a young black man. Once she pulled herself back into the car Rostami attempted to call 9-1-1. On her first two attempts she got a busy signal but finally got through after which an officer was dispatched but did not arrive until after the mob had dispersed and witnesses had come to help the beaten and bloodied couple.

Now here’s where things start getting weird.

While not really the point of this piece, the reaction of the responding officer is worth noting. Rostami claims that while attempting to explain to the officer what had happened and being somewhat hysterical, the officer told her to shut up and get back in the car. By the victims’ accounts the officer comes off as incredibly dismissive of the entire incident. He told the couple that crowds of kids hung out in front of the nearby public housing looking for trouble. Rostami said that the officer said their assailants “were probably juveniles anyway. What are we going to do? Find their parents and tell them?” The officer classified the incident as a simple assault (Get that, a mob of young blacks attacks a white couple at a red light and it’s considered SIMPLE ASSAULT), gave the couple his card and told them to call later if they wanted to file a report. Both Rostami and Forster note that the officer took no names from any of the witnesses who had come to help them.

And here’s where it get utterly disturbing.

As I mentioned, this incident took place on April 14th. How, you may ask, have I not heard at least SOMETHING of this heinous act before today? Well, the simple answer is you’re not alone. This two and a half week old story didn’t break until yesterday. That’s right, two news reporters of all people are attacked and beaten by a mob and everyone goes mute. We finally got the story on Monday from Virginian Pilot reporter Michelle Washington, though even subscribers to the Pilot may have missed it. The story broke well inside the paper in the Op-Ed section.

Ms Washington’s take on the incident is one of outrage over “senseless teenagers who attacked two people just trying to go home…”. Ms Washington also takes issue with the responding officer as she writes, “…from the police officer whose conduct may have been typical but certainly seems cold…”. But she never comes closer to hitting on the two ton gorilla in the room than when she refers to Tweets posted shortly after the attacks. One of which said, “I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light”. Followed by a response reading, “I don’t, (do it for Treyvon Martin)”. Ms Washington’s simple response to the Tweets; “…from the Tweeting nitwits who think beating a man in Norfolk will change the death of Treyvon Martin”.

The Virginian Pilot has since published a response from its editor which basically states that due to the attack being classified by police as a simple assault, the Pilot opted to ignore it entirely as that would be their general course of action in dealing with a similar charge not involving their staff.

Now that’s a pretty slick defense for an inexplicable failure to inform the public but it does raise a few questions. What media organization would ever fail to report the attack of a couple of black employees by a mob of young whites? What media organization, regardless of their standard practice regarding “simple assault” would risk not reporting this incident and racial backlash that would surely accompany any other organization or individual breaking this story while they sat in silence? What news organization would consider a barbaric beating of a black couple whose only offense was stopping at a red light near a mob of whites a “simple  assault”? Find me that organization and I’ll show you a news agency known for it’s racially biased reporting.

As of Ms Washington’s publishing of her piece yesterday, both Ms Rostami and Mr Forster are back at work at the Pilot after each taking a week to recover. No arrests have been made, Ms Rostami admits to being fearful of being alone in her home and Forster wishes he had stayed in his car. Everyone loses except the animals responsible and the cancerous PC mentality that demands this type of thing be covered up and never discussed at face value.

As I’m posting this a Yahoo news search of the Virginian Pilot brings up one hit on Ms Washington’s original editorial and one hit on the editor’s response followed by thousands of totally unrelated hits.