Thursday, February 28, 2013
Milwaukee Chief of Police Beats A Johnny Reb’s Ass
It’s always an exhilarating feeling to see a Johnny Reb, Confederate-sympathizer slime – even in drag as a U.S. Senator, get brought to heel by a Yankee official on a moral topic. That occurred yesterday as Milwaukee Chief of Police Ed Flynn swatted down Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (recall the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Ft. Sumter, SC).
Graham is Johnny Reb as Reb comes, and even his nasal S. Carolina twang nauseates most Northerners with whom I’m acquainted. Meanwhile, Chief Flynn has been called a “pansy” by my brother Mike (see his image here : http://www.brane-space.blogspot.com/2013/02/mikey-my-past-violence-shows-i-aint-no.html and judge for yourself whether his opinion is worth two ounces of his dog 'Reb's' lickspittle). This epithet was for Chief Flynn's sane stance on guns in Milwaukee. But, see, in Mike’s book everyone is a “pansy” who hasn’t been in at least 500 “bat or bottle fights” and “busted in at least 50 heads” or carries a Glock 9mm like he does. What Mike is really getting at is that he reduces all Yankees to “pansies” because his sorry-ass Confederate traitors got their butts handed to them 150 years ago. The pity of it is that the Union didn't finish the job, and allowed these miscreants to resurrect themselves in multiple forms 150 years later. So now we must deal with a half-assed Confederate clone party that still demands citizens work as slaves, elevate the Bible over science, and retain massive military spending to the detriment of social provisions!
But back to yesterday’s altercation .Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn urged Congress Wednesday to ban sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to civilians. He said in an emotional Senate Judiciary hearing on the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013,", including with many Newtown victims seated in support:
"I've wondered frequently in the past decade how many people have to get murdered in a mass murder for it to be enough. Is 20 babies enough to say these implements should not be so easily distributed?"
Chief Flynn appeared as a law enforcement figure who supports the legislation. He also made for a spirited, outspoken witness, and wasn’t afraid to interrupt the Reb blowhard Graham to challenge his arguments against the bill. Each time he did Flynn drew applause from members of the audience who support new gun restrictions.
Sadly, despite Sen. Dianne Feinstein showing a video of how rapidly assault weapons can fire, any ban faces strong opposition in the GOP-controlled House. True to their Southern-Confederate heritage, the GOOPrs are determined to keep their guns and bibles- even weapons that have no place other than in a legit war.
South Carolinian Graham joined other Republicans in arguing that the government should instead do more to enforce current laws, asking why it was that so few people who fail background checks are prosecuted for lying on their applications to buy guns.
"What kind of deterrent is that?'" asked Graham as he questioned another witness, U.S. Attorney John Walsh of Colorado.
At that point Flynn interrupted to object.
"How many cases have you made?" Graham asked Flynn, referring to people who failed background checks.
"You know what? It doesn't matter!" Flynn answered, saying background checks were accomplishing their purpose in those cases - stopping the wrong people from buying guns. He said prosecuting people for failing background checks was a poor use of limited resources.
Graham pressed ahead, asking Flynn again, "How many cases have you made for somebody violating a background check?"
Flynn shot back, talking over Graham at times, to the delight of the Newton victims' families:
"We don't make those cases, senator. We have priorities. We make gun cases. We make 2,000 gun cases a year. That's our priority. We're not in a paper chase. We're trying to prevent the wrong people buying guns. That's why we do background checks. If you think I'm going to do a paper chase, then you think I'm going to misuse my resources."
In his testimony, Flynn cited Milwaukee crime data and specific incidents in the city in recent years involving the use of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. He said that in less than three years, seven of his officers were shot with semi-automatic weapons.
Flynn testified: "Our nation's cities are enduring slow-motion mass murder every single year."
He has a point. I mean, it's mind boggling that a nation can be so hyper-reactive about terrorists (though it seems to excuse Luis Carrilles Posada) and enacts every manner of draconian law to "protect" us, but does nothing about semi-automatic weapons wiping out over 1,000 police officers, citizens every few years.
And he told senators: "It's time for Congress to pick a side. This time I hope it's law enforcement."
Flynn in his testimony demonstrated more cojones than all the Repukes in the Peanut Gallery did together, and showed them to be the true androgen-deprived clique – cuckolded by the NRA and whacko gun nuts.
Flynn did this Milwaukee-born Yankee proud, especially to see Graham pouting, pissing and almost crying after Flynn dominated his sorry, proto-Confederate ass.