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What Is Proper Justice?

13 June 2013 2 comments

I was reading my local paper and ran across this piece…….

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a Vancleave resident told police her 16-year-old daughter came home and told her the man had allegedly touched her inappropriately.

The Mississippi Press reports Richard Leon Fairley was arrested by Jackson County investigators Tuesday and charged with molestation/touching of a child for lustful purposes.

Investigators say Fairley is a friend of the 16-year-old’s family and that Fairley allegedly exposed himself to the teenager.

Fairley made an initial appearance in Jackson County Court, where Judge T. Larry Wilson set bail at $25,000.

If convicted, Fairley faces up to 15 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

I am an uber-liberal, actually I am more radical than that but I will accept that title, I am against the death penalty as we have it today…..not against it totally just this mamby pamby lethal injection BS….if you are going to take a life then make it count….not just letting the person go to sleep…….

Sorry I digress…………the story above made me think of how to handle people like this…….castration will not work!  Why?  The equipment made be useless but the desire is still there and if the desire is there…they will find a way to act on that desire.  The first offense, when convicted, lock them in with the biggest rapist in the yard and let them have their way…..if that does not slow the offense then start with the little finger on the left hand and cut off a joint for each offense…..they will stop or soon will have no hands to work with anymore…….

This person is sick!  He needs to be removed for ALL human contact……….

This is the face of a child molester!


Typical GOP Male

4 June 2013 2 comments

There have been a wealth of idiots speaking on women and most of them are members of the GOP……we had the all male panel on FUX that blames the decline of the American family on more women are becoming the family bread winner……even the GOP women are just as out of touch…..a GOP congresswoman stated that women do not want equal pay……even the governor of Mississippi is in the dumbass camp……

At a Washington Post Live event on child literacy, the host asked Bryant, “How did America get to be so mediocre?”

“I’m going to get in trouble — do you want me to tell the truth?” Bryant replied. “I think both parents started working. And the mom is in the workplace.”

“It’s not a bad thing, I’m going to get in trouble,” he added. “I can see the emails tomorrow. But now both parents are working, they’re assuming their careers. That’s a great American story now that women are certainly in the workplace.”

“So, it’s the mother’s place to teach them to read?” the host wondered.

“No, no, but I think there was that loving, nurturing opportunity that both parents had a little bit of time,” the governor explained. “My dad was a reader, he was a mechanic. So, he didn’t go to college, but he was a reader. But he had a little bit more time with me, and today’s society, parents are so challenged. Not just the mom, but the mom and the dad. They’re working overtime, they’re trying to balance both of them in the workplace.”

So America is becoming more mediocre because women are working….seriously?  It is all the women’s fault….has nothing to do with draconian measures that Repubs promise will save the country from itself……

Bryant is your typical GOP politician…good hair, old, and very misogynist…….they need to just keep talking their silly antiquated issues….they are insuring that they never win another national election……..without change they are dooming the party to the fecal pile of history…..

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I regret that I have neglected my state blog for so long……I will try to fix that oversight…….I hope to find many followers and will try to keep it civil…….chuq

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New Ideas Of State Reps

8 February 2010 Leave a comment

I got this email recently from the Progressive States Network and thought I would pass it along to the readers….some of the ideas are pretty good and innovative and some are just dumb….

Job Creation Opportunities During a Recession

Kauffman Foundation – The Economic Future Just Happened
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation – 2008 State New Economy Index
Kauffman Foundation – Better, Faster, Cheaper: The New Bootstrap Job Creator”

State Venture Capital Funds

National Governors Association – State Strategies to Promote Angel Investment for Economic Growth
NASVF – U.S. State-Supported Venture Capital Funds

Encourage Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Pennsylvania Economy League – A Continuing Record of Achievement: The Economic Impact of Ben Franklin Technology Partners 2002-2006
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration – Construction Grants Program Impact Assessment Report
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation – 2008 State New Economy Index
Batelle and the Association of University Research Parks – Characteristics and Trends in North American Research Parks

Strengthen Industry Partnerships & Clusters

Keystone Research Center – Pennsylvania’s Industry Partnership Strategy
Steel Valley Authority (SVA) – Early Warning and Layoff Aversio
Seattle Foundation and SkillUp Washington –  Creating Stronger Workforce Partnerships In Manufacturing
National Fund for Workforce Solutions – The Principles of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Their Implications for Public Policy
National Governors Association – Cluster-Based Strategies for Growing State Economies

State government needs all the help it can get….but unfortunately politics is NOT always the best for the state…just the individuals that play the game……

Could Religion Explain It All?

25 January 2010 Leave a comment

No I am not talking about the meaning of life….Or existence of God…..or how old the earth is…..or any of that mind numbing stuff….what I am talking about is the relation of religion to other issues in the South….

A new Gallup Poll shows that Mississippi is the most religious state in the Union…….

A new Gallup Poll, based on more than 350,000 interviews, finds that the Magnolia State is the one where the most people — 85% — say yes when asked “Is religion an important part of your daily life?”

Joining Mississippi in the top “most religious” states are other notches in the Bible Belt: Alabama (82%), South Carolina (80%), Tennessee (79%), Louisiana (78%), and Arkansas (78%).

The top ten are as follows:

Mississippi: 85%
Alabama: 82%
South Carolina: 80%
Tennessee: 79%
Louisiana: 78%
Arkansas: 78%
Georgia: 76%
North Carolina: 76%
Oklahoma: 75%
Kentucky: 74%

With all that said I decided to do a little research into other issues and situations that may have a correlation in this story.

For instance the ten most religious states, 9 are in the South…….in the same list all 10 of the states are some of the poorest in the nation….the ten states in the religious list…all of which are on the bottom of the “smartest” state list….and now for the biggie, at least for me….the 10 most religious states are the dumbest and the poorest and in the same vain the most Republican….that is right…these 10 states voted overwhelmingly for John McCain in the last presidential election…..

Makes me think of a quote from John Stuart Mill, “I am not saying conservatives are stupid, but most stupid people are conservative”…….

First let me say that in my opinion these stats are contradictory and fly in the face of logic…….

What conclusion can one draw from these stats?

I can understand the correlation between poverty and religion….when you have nothing religion is a comfortable place to hide….and I can understand the lack of education would make religion attractive as an answer to your problems….this is where I have a hard time understanding……I cannot understand why a state that is so poor would be so republican….my only thought on that is that the state GOP plays the religion card more readily than the Dems and the lack of education would make it easy to fool the people into believing anything they wish to paint for them……..

The conclusion that I can draw is that the lack of education and poverty make religion a comfortable place for the people to hide…because of this comfort politicians can use these things as a way to mold the people of the state into citizen that the politicians want……

Better Education Means Better Jobs

22 January 2010 Leave a comment

Recently at an economic forum some interesting points were made:

The governor also talked about the state’s graduation rates and the need for more work-force training. High school graduation rates, Barbour said, might improve if students were directed to career paths early in high school.More education, generally, translates into people with better paying jobs with more disposable income that would translate into increased tax collections.

You would think that if that was the attitude that the governor and the legislature would be gung-ho on educational bills, right?

Fixing Mississippi’s Economy

18 January 2010 Leave a comment

State after state after state is reeling from the results of the recession……mostly because they have cut taxes to the bone….a promise to get elected……and now the revenues are NOT there……almost all are scrambling to find money for the few services left in the state’s budget….

A report in the Clarion-Ledger:

With the economy continuing to deplete tax revenues, Gov. Haley Barbour said the state is considering some kind of credit assistance that would help small businesses without duplicating programs offered by banks and other agencies.

As the governor and others talked about how the lack of credit is forcing some businesses to close, Jerry Host, president and chief operating officer of Trustmark National Bank, reminded those gathered that the country’s economic problem is complex and needs a multi-faceted solution. Just as other businesses have not gotten expected contracts, Host said banks also are missing anticipated income because businesses have canceled expansions that would have required loans.”The return of a healthy economy is not just dependent on bank lending, it requires the recovery of consumer spending, which in turn increases revenues and leads to healthier businesses – large and small,” Host said in an e-mailed statement sent after the meeting.

The governor repeated his commitment to attracting new jobs as another method of replenishing lost taxes.

Okay there is just so much wrong with this whole approach……first, cutting taxes to be elected is why the state is suffering with low income….second, the state is notoriously always the worst state for employment….none of these “job creation” schemes has panned out in the past…..why would it in the middle of a recession?…….third, “replenishing taxes” cannot be done by cutting more taxes or giving more tax breaks….I have said the demand is the answer liquidity means NOTHING to anyone…..

One question….why are churches tax exempt?  Sorry…I digress…..may I suggest that a new way of thinking about taxes should be considered……why not try Land Value Taxation (LVT)?…….this would be a good way to generate new taxes and if done corrctly all other taxes could possibly be eliminated……

But sadly….NO one in Jackson has the guts let alone the cajones to even consider this…their longevity in the legislature could be in jeopardy…God knows we cannot live without their worthless, do nothing butts…..(in case you missed was sarcasm)…..