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  • in reply to: BP Protest Thursday, June 17th 2010 #378967

    Klablut
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    Wish that all of these small business owners would lobby BP to stop the lies, stop denying media access and stop throwing away evidence. It is BP’s present day actions that cause others to turn away not just because of their stupid decisions that lead to this catastrophe.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riki-ott/from-the-ground-bp-censor_b_608724.html

    in reply to: BP Protest Thursday, June 17th 2010 #378966

    Klablut
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    greenhouse1014 wrote >>
    You really want to make a difference? You really want to show you care about the environment and what happens to the people in the gulf? Get your ass down there and leave our small business owners alone. Put up or shut up I say.

    Oh yeah, everyone has the money and time off to just take off to the South. Good idea.

    Protest is about the least effective means of promoting change.

    Tell that crap to the civil rights protestors.

    in reply to: Boycott Skully’s; Forget BP #378631

    Klablut
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    Trixie wrote >>
    Did I really just read through this whole thread? There is NEVER a need for pushing and shoving to get patrons out of the bar.

    Exactly the point. And at least one other poster has had a similar experience with shoving and another with rudeness. I have no allegiance to or anything against this establishment but it seems many do on here and want to belittle his experience for whatever reason. Drinking in a bar?!? How dare he – you must have been drunk and asked for it.

    in reply to: Boycott Skully’s; Forget BP #378609

    Klablut
    Member

    sound familiar?

    AUSTIN

    Police: Bouncer charged after patron pushed, injured

    A Lucky Lounge employee was charged with aggravated assault Saturday night after being accused of pushing a customer onto a concrete staircase, according to an arrest affidavit.

    The affidavit said 28-year-old Kenneth Blank was one of several bouncers escorting Kyle Cox outside the bar on West Fifth Street about midnight Saturday.

    It says Cox was being “corralled to the back door of the bar as he walked backwards.” Cox was then pushed onto a concrete flight of stairs, where he hit his head and was knocked unconscious, officials said. He was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where he was told he had a subdural hematoma, or bleeding in his brain, and had a laceration on his head, the affidavit said.

    It also said surveillance video from the bar showed Blank pushing Cox outside with both hands.

    Blank was not in police custody Sunday night. His bail was set at $10,000. If convicted, Blank could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

    in reply to: Boycott Skully’s; Forget BP #378607

    Klablut
    Member

    No one shld have a right to physically manhandle or push you out of their business unless it is in self defense or defense of the property or other customers. What if he would have been injured from being pushed? It sounds like Skully’s has more to worry about than just being caught serving or having someone drink after hrs.

    in reply to: Where do you live? What do you love/hate about your neighborhood? #372859

    Klablut
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    catnfiddle wrote >>
    Grandview Heights
    Pros: Good library, lots of fun things to do all week long, amazing rec center, Grandview Hop (I wish they’d change the name to “Stroll”), Jeni’s, curbside trash / recycling, quiet streets, good schools, multiple coffee shops.
    Cons: You get what you pay for so the taxes are high, the library isn’t connected to Columbus Metro, the weird feeling of being a suburbanite.

    Don’t worry about being a suburbanite neighbor. We are a lot closer to downtown, the Shorth North, German Village etc than many peeps who live in Cbus. I fell in love with the area, not the fact that it is “Grandview Hgts.” I kinda wish it was in Cols. so my prop. taxes would be lower and the “Israeli/Palastine border” i.e. Goodale Blvd would not be full of cops 24/7. They kinda make me nervous that I could be pulled over for blinking.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372555

    Klablut
    Member

    I know that this is not a laughing matter for many but this thread could use some humor. Poor Dora

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372554

    Klablut
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    foxforcefive wrote >>
    I read the first two pages of comments, and then had to post…people that say that the AZ law only targets one specific group of people are partially correct. It is targeting ILLEGAL ALIENS, not Mexicans. Lots of illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico come into this country from Mexico, including countries that support and harbor terrorists. Calderon recently made comments saying that anyone can get into Mexico simply by filling out a form. Once they are in Mexico, how easy is it to get into the US? Ask the estimated 500,000 other aliens that come into the US illegally.
    If the Feds don’t like the law, maybe they should do something about it. Like secure our borders.
    Is it so crazy of an idea to have law enforcement officials actually enforce laws?

    Enforce laws yes, not act like de facto I.C.E. agents. Many police depts do not have the resources and manpower to take on this added burden. I have read that some officers fear that Hispanics will now not call the police to report crime and will not work with them to resolve matters. You are right though – fed. gov. needs to step up and politicians need to stop being cowards about this matter. But I am giving this a rest. People seem to have entrenched opinions. Oh well.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372513

    Klablut
    Member

    I find it somewhat odd that people will spend so much time and energy behind a lame and knee-jerk reactionary bill. Even Jeb Bush, Karl Rove, Lindsay Graham etc have questioned the law’s validity and the fact that it may violate constitutional rights. The bill that passed and was signed by the AZ governor gave police the right to stop and question anyone seeming to be “reasonably suspicious.” It was not until someone in law enforcement sued and the uproar was heard that this was changed. Now we are supposed to believe that this was not the intent of the bill that was debated and signed by the governor? Any cop can make up a charge to question or harass someone on the basis of race. The porous nature of the Mexican – US Southwest border is a national security nightmare. Something needs to be done. This is not the answer.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372512

    Klablut
    Member

    cory wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>

    Tenzo wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    I like Mike on this. Az should suffer the consequences of their bigotry and stupid law(s).

    Stupid democracy. We should be able to tell them what to do. Send in the red coats.

    So, this travel restriction seems largely symbolic.

    No no it’s not. They say YOU shouldn’t do something. They never said THEY wouldn’t do that same thing. wadya think, everyone gets to make their own informed choice or something?
    pfffffft

    Oh please – AZ has every right to make any kind of law it sees fit unless interfering with the civil rights of it’s citizens. The right of an individual, group or another government to speak up and take a stand against an unjust law is the hallmark of democracy. Every American shld be against a law that asks “papers please.” It was only after initial outcry that the new Hitler, err new Gov. Brewer amended the law to add the person must commit another crime first before asking “papers please.” You know like, OFFICER: You ran a stop sign. BROWN-COLORED CITIZEN: No I did not. OFFICER: Papers please.
    In a bad economy, blame the minorities. Heck, it worked wonders in Germany. It is almost a decade after 9-11 and the fact that our borders are porous is a travesty but so too is this law.

    Well Shit dude, what do they say to YOU when you get pulled over?

    I dont get pulled over while driving while white – yet. The issue is with harassment of every day citizens. What constitutes a “reasonable suspicion” if it is not race, the always popular “I’m an Illegal” t-shirt?

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372511

    Klablut
    Member

    cory wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    …and the fact that Americans from European descent are calling some people “illegals” in a land that used to belong to Mexico is well a whole ‘nother story all together….

    Maybe we should just give back all the land Europeans stole from the people who were here first…

    Nah – that is a bad idea Cory. Who needs history and facts when sticking to one’s talking points and Obama b.s. about hiding his birth certif. is so much easier?

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372447

    Klablut
    Member

    rus wrote >>

    Nitsud Regnifloh wrote >>
    a man, who was jaywalking, was asked for his ID the other day. is that “papers”? if so, i see nothing wrong with it.

    Yeah, I’m kinda missing the problem here.

    The point I was trying to make is that some people who may look like “illegals”, may be pulled over for a non-reason and asked for their papers. Many people are upset about this law because of racial profiling/harassment – that is the issue. And to say that it is not in the bill will mean that it won’t happen is wishful thinking.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372444

    Klablut
    Member

    Snarf wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    …and the fact that Americans from European descent are calling some people “illegals” in a land that used to belong to Mexico is well a whole ‘nother story all together….

    the whole “well the land actually used to belong to mexico, blah blah” argument is totally ridiculous, you know that right?

    Absolutely. It is not an argument against a state’s law because it has no merit against the law. It was just an observation. If I didn’t believe in a karmic universe where what you put out or how you treat yourself or others comes back to bite you on the arse, then I would think that it would not matter.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372441

    Klablut
    Member

    Snarf wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    …and the fact that Americans from European descent are calling some people “illegals” in a land that used to belong to Mexico is well a whole ‘nother story all together….

    the whole “well the land actually used to belong to mexico, blah blah” argument is totally ridiculous, you know that right?

    Absolutely. It is not an argument against a state’s law because it has no merit against the law. It was just an observation. If I didn’t believe in a karmic universe where what you put out or how you treat yourself or others comes back to bite you on the arse, then I would think that it would not matter but I do.

    in reply to: Drudge Report Sets Targets on Mayor Coleman #372432

    Klablut
    Member

    rus wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>

    rus wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    You know like, OFFICER: You ran a stop sign. BROWN-COLORED CITIZEN: No I did not. OFFICER: Papers please.

    You really have a problem with a cop asking for a drivers license at a traffic stop?

    If you think that will be the only time an officer asks “papers please”, you are sadly mistaken.

    Just using your example.
    Why wouldn’t you expect to show your drivers license at a traffic stop?

    re-read the post kind poster.

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