Every day I wake up and wonder how the hell we got to this place: fewer than 90 days away from a presidential election with the two most reviled candidates in history as the major party nominees. One of them is politics as usual - in the worse sense of the term, and the other is a narcissist and loose cannon who could conceivably start a nuclear war over a perceived slight. I get that Hillary Clinton was nominated. She's gone through the steps and worked her way up the ladder. I don't like it, but I do understand it. But [...]
As the racial divide in this nation (and even among Dems) seems to be growing, I thought today was a good time to pull out a speech from Rev. Dr. William Barber. I spoke with him and about him often last year, after getting to see him speak a few times. We need a good dose of Barber-isms, so get ready. Also, Ted Rall with an update on his run-in with the LAPD that got him fired from the LA Times!
The "About LAPD" page at JoinLAPD.com tells us: In 1955, a contest was announced in the Los Angeles Police Department's internal magazine, BEAT. The contest involved devising a motto for the Los Angeles Police Academy. The motto needed to be something that would succinctly express the ideals to which those who serve as Los Angeles Police Officers are dedicated. The winning entry, "to protect and to serve", was submitted by Officer Joseph S. Dorobek and served as the LAPD academy's motto until, by City Council action, it became the official motto of the entire Los Angeles Police Department in 1963. It continues [...]