Saturday, November 03, 2012

Some weeks are better skipped

This has been quite a week.

Beginning Monday about noon, it has been taken up by the emergency room, and trips to the doctor and surgeon in the Big City an hour and a half away.  And there will be more trips next week and a surgery next Friday- when I have to be there by 5AM.  And then there will be more trips to The Big City the next week.  I wish gas prices were a lot lower.

The medical problem isn't mine (it's my daughter's mom's) but since she doesn't drive, and since I should be concerned ...

So far I have managed to keep writing and posting in between being gone large chunks of the week, but no guarantees for the next week.  Fortunately, Blogger lets me schedule posts ahead of time so no one notices when I'm gone.  I still have some written and scheduled for the next few days.

Plus, my sister, whom I haven't seen in 12 or 13 years, is supposed to be moving here from Los Angeles, with her girlfriend.  The last we knew she planned on being here yesterday.  But, after supposedly picking up the rental truck (which my parents sent her the money to rent) Monday, and running into delay after delay, no one has heard from her since Wednesday evening.  She has never been very good about answering calls or texts in a timely manner, but this is ridiculous.  Is she avoiding everyone now?  Did she get cold feet?  Did her girlfriend balk about leaving California?  Mechanical trouble?  Did they get hijacked?  The truck was supposed to be turned in by opening time this morning.  Did she even get the truck?  I know my parents are worried.  So am I.  But I'm also suspicious.

UPDATE: The sister has been found.  They are only one state away- they say they had packed the phones and just dug them out.  Should be here before morning.

UPDATE #2:  My sister and her girlfriend are finally here.  Safe, sound, and exhausted.  I am also exhausted after helping unload the truck.  But I'm very happy they are here now.


Known by your enemies

How do you feel about people who rape women and then murder them?  If you are like me you probably don't care much for them, and celebrate when one is killed by his intended victim or a rescuer.  Right?

But why do you assume the murderous rapists are bad guys?

Do you think you should become a homicidal rapist for a year so that you can see things from their perspective?  Would this change your mind... and should you change your mind?  Does anyone actually think this way?

Well, apparently some people "think" this way.  On my post about the disgusting religion of "Officer Safety" one brillyunt thinkur had this to say:

"You are obviously clueless about anything but your poor insecure feelings that some Officer must have hurt. I consider you below contempt. Why not go and be an Officer and get back with me after a year of experience. Sometimes one needs to be educated to know how little he knows."

Boo frickin' hoo.

How many times has this been demanded of me?  I have lost count.  Seriously.

I have to have been abused by a cop before I can be opposed to abuse by cop?  A close friend or relative must first be murdered by a cop before I can know that this is wrong?  I have to then become an aggressive authority-crazed Taser-jockey before I can have an opinion about their disgusting acts and the harm they cause?  I have to become one of them to understand how "wonderful, kind, honest, hardworking, necessary, and misunderstood" they are?  I have to have experience in imposing counterfeit "laws" on people for the "official" duly-elected or appointed mafia before I can know it is wrong to punish or kidnap people for doing things that do not violate any other individual in any way?  No, I don't.

I can be just as offended by other people being terrorized and murdered.  It is called "empathy".  And being ethical.  It doesn't have to be personal.  I can't imagine being one of those who only recognize evil when it is attacking them.  What is wrong with people like that?

I know... the commenter is either a reaver or a cop-sucker, and his opinion on cops means just as much as the opinions of the Manson cult concerning their guru.

Still, it is revolting to suggest that I would ever lower myself to become a cop.  A sheriff, maybe, but a type this commenter would soak his pants over.

Homicidal rapists are the bad guys strictly because they violate the Zero Aggression Principle.  Cops are the bad guys for the exact same reason.  And more.  Not only do cops violate the ZAP, they also steal as an integral part of their "job"- they would lose their "job" if they didn't commit these evil acts.  Then they demand you thank them for violating you.  Scum!  I can't become a cop because I have pledged to myself and to my neighbors to not do these things, and to never help LEOs do those things, either.

If this draws fire from some particularly twisted statists, so be it.  It is an honor to have certain kinds of people as my enemy.