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NYPD Aftermath

The photo below from this Vice News story about the NYPD shootings over the weekend speaks volumes about what New York City police officers are feeling right about now.

Asking For Protests to Stop After NYPD Killings Is Standing on The Wrong Side of History, also from Vice News, provides some interesting historical context as the relationship between New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio and local law enforcement worsens.

Classic Colbert

This 2006 video of Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is getting lots of fresh looks today after the final installment of the Colbert Report last night.

What a ballsy way to launch your career as only a political satirist from the left could do.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been canceled due to bad weather so he decides on other means of transport.

As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, “Shower Curtain Ring Salesman” and all-around blabbermouth, who is never short of advice, conversation, or bad jokes.

And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal…

This morning, a brief departure from the normal fare is in order to recall the 1987 John Hughes classic Planes, Trains, and Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Over the years, the viewing of this film on Thanksgiving eve has become a family tradition – this summary is provided to readers courtesy of IMDb and various fan sites.

Owen: I’m to drive you to Wichita to catch a train?
Del: Yeah, we’d appreciate it.
Owen: Train don’t run out of Wichita… unlessin’ you’re a hog or a cattle.
[Clears his throat]
Owen: People train runs out of Stubbville.

Cue the music – doooo, doooo, doooo.

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Police and the Use of Force

From this story at Vox comes the video below detailing the wide latitude that police have in the use of force in situations like the one in Ferguson, Missouri.

According to this item at the The Hollywood Reporter, recent developments have been a boon for CNN as people (like yours truly) who steer clear of the cable channel tune in at times like this for their 24-hour coverage (I can only take about 15 minutes at a time).

It really was pretty bizarre to watch the split-screen the other night when President Obama was addressing the nation as rioters were doing their thing.

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