Ken Mehlman
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Jul 28 Ken Mehlman commented on The Morning News: Obama Electrifies the DNC, Capitol Hill Man Arrested for Throwing Batarang.
About the whole housing thing, declaring something a right instead of a commodity doesn't magically create enough of it to go around. In practice, giving everyone the 'right' to housing involves investing great power in government bureaucracies that then spend lots of tax dollars inefficiently building lots of crappy public housing that nobody wants to live in.
Jul 27 Ken Mehlman commented on The Morning News: Sanders Speaks to Washington Delegation at DNC, Charges Dropped in Freddie Gray Case.
They broke his neck? Multiple witnesses have reported hearing Freddie Gray banging against the inside of the transport van. It is entirely possible that he broke his own neck.
Jul 27 Ken Mehlman commented on The Morning News: Sanders Speaks to Washington Delegation at DNC, Charges Dropped in Freddie Gray Case.
Another thing that's happening with the Freddie Gray case is that 5 of the 6 officers who were charged are now sueing the State's Attorney and the state bar association ethics committee is investigating the State's Attorney and two of her deputies. Prosecutors aren't supposed to charge people unless there is evidence of a crime.
Jul 22 Ken Mehlman commented on Here's What Happened When RNC Attendees Met an Actual Muslim.
There's crazy shit in everybody's holy book, the difference is a lot of Muslims still do the kind of crazy shit that Jews and Christians stopped doing hundreds of years ago. Is there any non-Muslim country where you can still get the death penalty for committing adaltry? Count the countries where gay sex is still a crime, how many of them are Muslim?
Jul 19 Ken Mehlman commented on Our Editors Made Us Tinder at the RNC, So We Spent 10 Minutes Talking to a Libertarian Torso.
Wow, can straight guys really be as, um, direct as Champ was and get any pussy? I know times have changed, but still.
Jul 16 Ken Mehlman commented on Military Coup in Turkey.
I guess I'm glad the coup failed. In the long run democracy and civilian control of the military work better. I hope winning this one doesn't give Erdogan a swelled head and acentuate his authoritarian tendencies.
Jul 14 Ken Mehlman commented on Look At These Frighteningly Militarized Police in New York.
The cops in the video weren't militarized, not even a little bit. They were police in riot gear. Do you think soldiers go into battle holding clubs and yelling "move back?"
Jul 10 Ken Mehlman commented on Five Concrete Things You Can Do to Make Black Lives Matter.
@72 Google 'is the Baltimore Police Department making fewer arrests?'
Jul 10 Ken Mehlman commented on Five Concrete Things You Can Do to Make Black Lives Matter.
I think the proper question to ask is whether the frequent confrontations between police and poor African Americans that sometimes result in a black person becoming dead are necessary for the preservation of public order? I believe that the answer is yes. The surge in Baltimore's murder rate following a drastic change in police behavior would seem to support my view.
Jul 9 Ken Mehlman commented on Five Concrete Things You Can Do to Make Black Lives Matter.
@29 There's little doubt that the BLM movement has driven up the murder rate in Baltimore. Baltimore is the only place where the local prosecutor did what the BLM folks wanted. The BLM movement may not have driven up crime nationally, but that is because it has not, so far, been widely successful in terms of influencing public policy.