DesertExile: September 2006

26 September 2006

Gone to another site

From now on, I'll be at

02 September 2006

Another example of kissing foreign ass.

From now on. I'll be at

There are only three slaughterhouses left in the U.S. - two in Texas, and one in Illinois.
All three slaughterhouses are owned by a Belgian company.
These three slaughterhouses kill more than 100,000 horses per year - 100% of the horsemeatis sent to Europe and Japan for fine dining.
Horsemeat is not sold in the U.S. In fact, in some states it is illegal to sell horsemeat for human consumption.
These three slaughterhouses are a net loss for the U.S.
The Belgian owners operate these slaughterhouses at a loss to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. They ship all the horsemeat to Europe and Japan, and make their profits abroad.
These three slaughterhouses require more that $5 million per year in oversight from the USDA - even though 100% of the horsemeat is sent to Europe and Japan.
Bragging, "from the stable to the table in four days," healthy horses are stolen and butchered within hours. Horse theft in California dropped 34% when that state banned horse slaughter.
Nearly all of the horses arriving at these kill plants are in good to excellent condition.
American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Supporters! Click here for the complete list

In September, the U.S. Congress will vote on a bill that would make horse slaughter illegal in the U.S.Ask your Congressperson to support The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503).
Let's stand up for our horses and our American way of life!

Sorry, folks this is BULLSHIT. Some A-hole from Belgium is making(or losing--I don't care which) money by slaughtering horses so that some French A-hole can have some different meat? Or some Jap can have horse Sushi?

We don't kill our pets and eat them. We don't kill dogs or cats.

I wish I could get it, but Huell Howser has a series on PBS called California Gold. He has an episode illustrating that when WWII started, there was Cavalry at Camp Lockett, near what is now Campo, CA. Howser interviewed some of the Horse Soldiers , who trained for WWII, but were never used with their horses in battle.

Older men, now in their 70's would get misty eyed or cry openly when recalling their mounts.

If you have a horse, and get to know them, they are like your children. You wouldn't sell your son or daughter for slaughter, and once you have your horse for a month or more, you wouldn't let your horse be miostreated or killed for some Frenchie's appetite.

There is a specially hot place in Hell for those who kill or mistreat horses.

01 September 2006

Supervision by the Ignorant

The state Supreme Court said yesterday that police officers can keep job performance records private when appealing disciplinary action in civil service hearings, a ruling that all but eliminates public scrutiny of allegations of misconduct by law enforcement.

The 6-1 decision came in a case involving a San Diego deputy sheriff and The Copley Press, publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune. After a 2003 disciplinary hearing was closed at the deputy's request, the newspaper sought the records via the state Public Records Act.
Justice Ming Chin, who wrote the majority opinion, ruled that the records act can't be used to get documents otherwise shielded by police privacy laws passed by the Legislature.

Those laws hold that the personnel records maintained by the officers' “employing agency” are confidential and can be disclosed only in limited circumstances.

Public access advocates said the decision is a significant blow to efforts by the media and the public to monitor police misconduct and how governments deal with it.

“With this decision it is going to be very difficult to identify who an officer is in any situation where misconduct is an issue, or even where a controversy exists,” said Tom Newton of the California Newspaper Publisher's Association.

The association was one of several media and public access advocacy groups that filed legal papers supporting the newspaper.

But lawyers for police labor unions said the decision was correct because it simply enforced the strong privacy protections in state law that the unions – a powerful presence in the state Legislature – have been able to gain for peace officers.


As my father preached" Stop, and think how it looks from the other side"

What got me as an officer was that the General Public would not tell their: Dentist, Plumber, mechanic --how to do their jobs, but they all damn sure knew better than any cop as to how police work should be done.

Another aspect is that these snoopy bastards would all run for the ACLU if someone looked at THEIR work records! OH, MY GOD...Invasion of Privacy!