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People Rachel Hates

By Wyatt Earp | October 20, 2006

I spent the whole day trying to think of people I hate and I couldn’t come up with many specific names, or at least more than one you all would recognize. But there are certain types of people…

People who want to commit suicide but try to get someone else to do the hard part… the killing

Whether it’s “suicide by cop,” someone who gets so drunk they drive half-blind on the wrong side of the expressway, or someone like this teen in Atlanta who texted a countdown to her ex-girlfriend right before she drove her car into someone else’s (killing a mother of three), I have some advice: find a shrink, get some meds, check into a hospital, but leave the rest of the world out of your own inability to cope with life.

Don’t leave a police officer with the memory of having had to kill you, or innocent families devastated by the loss you selfishly forced into their life. There are plenty of people in the world who have been through hard times in life and found a way to cope. It can be done.

If you refuse to believe that there is help out there for you or hope for things to get better, don’t drag innocent people into your path of self-destruction.

People who sue when their family member was killed after being tasered

You’ve seen the articles. Guy was drunk and lunged at a cop or guy was acting rabid and grabbed a knife. Guy gets zapped with a Taser. Guy dies. Deaths by Taser don’t happen often, but when they do, it always seems to get a lot of attention in the press and are inevitably followed by a lawsuit.

Of course, the lawsuit usually claims the guy was stone cold sober, was asleep, or was hugging his three-legged and blind pet bunny Fluffy while clutching a bouquet of daisies. The witness accounts seem to have vanished into thin air when the lawyer was spinning the tale of woe and grief writing the lawsuit.

I see it this way: the police are trained (correct me if I’m wrong) to use the least deadly force the situation allows. They consider the place where the altercation is taking place (things like how using mace in a bus is a bad plan). Then they act. There’s no way to tell if someone is off their anti-psychotic meds or has a heart condition in the split second between when attacked and responding to the attack.

Maybe the people who hire the lawyers should think of what would have happened if the cop with the Taser had only had a gun… Or maybe the guy with the heart condition shouldn’t have lunged at the cop.

And where would a PIH be without a reference to:

Ted Kennedy, undermining Republican presidents since 1983

According to the new book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, written by Paul Kengor, a political science professor at Grove City College,

…(Sen. Edward) Kennedy proposed that Andropov make a direct appeal to the American people in a series of television interviews that would be organized in August and September of 1983, according to the letter.

“Tunney told his contacts that Kennedy was very troubled about the decline in U.S -Soviet relations under Reagan,” Kengor said. “But Kennedy attributed this decline to Reagan, not to the Soviets. In one of the most striking parts of this letter, Kennedy is said to be very impressed with Andropov and other Soviet leaders.”

In Kennedy’s view, the main reason for the antagonism between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1980s was Reagan’s unwillingness to yield on plans to deploy middle-range nuclear missiles in Western Europe, the KGB chief wrote in his letter.

“Kennedy was afraid that Reagan was leading the world into a nuclear war,” Kengor said. “He hoped to counter Reagan’s polices, and by extension hurt his re-election prospects.”

I’m sure as he remembers it; he was trying to negotiate better trade relations so he could get a better price on vodka.

Someone tell me how a state that keeps re-electing this git is not ranked worse than Arizona on the “Stupidest States” list.


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