Poor grammar. It's like nails on a chalkboard.
Pants that are too short.
Chewing with the mouth open.
Crooked bumper stickers. If its going to be on there forever... It better be straight.
Dirty fingernails. Ew.
Coffee breath. Hello... Gum, anyone?
Scattered papers. Stack them neatly!
Ok, so I admit, I have my compulsions, but there are a few things that I feel strongly about, that I don't think anyone can argue. (I mean, I'm sure someone can, but seriously?)
This morning on the radio, on my way to work, the discussion was about a particular NC Councilman, (cough Ed Robinson cough look him up cough), who is calling for the US Justice Department to investigate a police-officer-involved shooting. The details of this shooting are as follows:
Antoine James (suspect) was shot 3 times by Florence County Officer Alex Ussery. James alledgedly attempted to run the officer over during a vehicle stop. Ussery's report states that he stopped James' vehicle after witnessing his vehicle street racing another vehicle. As Officer Ussery approached the vehicle, James began to drive the vehicle toward the Officer. Officer Ussery then shot James 3 times. James was injured and admitted to a local hospital where he was treated, released, then released from police custody on bail.
Mhmm. So now, not only is this attempted killer out on bail, but Councilman Robinson is fighting to "uphold justice for the suspect." And that, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the elected representatives in our great nation.
So in the car this morning, I was listening to people call in and voice their opinions, which everyone is entitled to, obviously. So here is mine.
Our Police Officers, Firefighters, Medical Teams, and Soldiers
GIVE EVERYDAY OF THEIR LIVES TO OTHER PEOPLE.
Not one of the above listed heroes gets their own life.
They spend their days protecting, saving and sacrificing for the American People,
there are still cowardly, selfish, irresponsible fools out in America
who try to take the lives of these heroes.
And even worse than that, is there are representatives in this country who
SIDE WITH THOSE POOR EXCUSES FOR AMERICANS!
I support Officer Ussery. I support every Officer who has ever felt threatened enough to need to pull their weapon, let alone, need to use it.
These HEROES give EVERYTHING for us.
Its our turn to give something back.
As for our Soldiers, our Firefighters, and every other HERO out there...
If you can't stand behind them and give your support,
STAND IN FRONT.
Try doing their job or living their life for ONE DAY.
These men and women all have special places in heaven waiting for them.
God sees the good in them and their sacrifices,
and regardless of what happens here,
it all comes down to His judgement.
Live your life THANKFUL knowing that you can sleep soundly at night. Knowing that you can speak words that you want to say.
To Officer Ussery, and EVERY OTHER HERO,
Know that you have a whole nation behind you. Know that even if some politician wants to question your judgement, the rest of us don't.
WE SUPPORT YOU.
WE'RE THANKFUL FOR YOU AND ALL THAT YOU DO.
PS-In case anyone is interested, here is the link to the news release: