[“Alleged” ] Lil’ Bastard Arraigned

[This text from: http://rochesterhomepage.net/ Video available there as well] The 14-year-old boy accused of shooting a Rochester police officer in the back of the head has pleaded not guilty.Tyquan Rivera pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault at his arraignment on Wednesday morning. He entered his plea at Rochester City Court.If found guilty, Rivera could spend a maximum of three and a half to 10 years behind bars, because he is a minor. That does not sit well with Mike Green, the Monroe County District Attorney.”Certainly when you look at a case like this if these allegations are true – 3 and a third years for shooting a police officer in the back of the head doesn’t seem appropriate to me,” said Green.Rivera is accused of trying to murder Officer Anthony DiPonzio on Rochester’s north side over the weekend. DiPonzio was shot in the back of the head while leaving what police describe as a routine call on Dayton Street.DiPonzio was taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he remains in guarded condition. That’s the most serious condition there is. DiPonzio’s parents, Tony and Joanne DiPonzio, were present at the arraignment.Rivera is scheduled to return to city court on Friday, February 6th for a hearing. In the meantime, he is being held without bail. [Man…. Ya shudda seen the video on TV… about a kazillion members of the several local/regional police departments were on hand for the arraignment, some marching in formation into the City Court Building. That show of support for the downed officer “done us proud!!” Another thing blatantly obvious is that the Lil’ Bastard [Oops!! “alleged“] truly has no regard for human life; his swagger and facial smirk personified that!! I find it shameful that if he’s convicted, the penal code will allow this junior punk [Oops!! “alleged“] back on the street before he’s twenty-one years old!!]

Economic “Engineering” OR Socialism?
[My comments on a speech obama gave yesterday, 02/03]
The economic crisis we face is unlike any we’ve seen in our lifetime. It’s a crisis of falling confidence and rising debt. Of widely distributed risk and narrowly concentrated reward. Pink slips have upended lives and cost the economy 2.6 million jobs last year alone.
A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe and guarantee a longer recession, a less robust recovery, and a more uncertain future. Millions more jobs will be lost. More businesses will be shuttered. More dreams will be deferred.
[obama: You allege that millions of jobs and many businesses will be lost without taxpayer help. I contend sir, that your socialist policies and beliefs are more the problem than the solution. The porkulus package you propose is more a reward for your friends and “big-money” supporters than an actual economic benefit. This porkulus barely acknowledges that small businesses even exist, let alone accord them the recovery funds they deserve based on their employment levels. I quote from the primary agency-the Department of Commerce-dealing with business of all sizes: {a small business is…} a business employing less than 100 people. Small businesses play a disproportionately important role in innovation as well as in the economic and employment growth in the United States. Sir, if you are to aid America in it’s recovery, you must climb down from your socialist “high-horse!!”]
That’s why I feel such a sense of urgency about the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that is before Congress today. With it, we can save or create more than three million jobs, doing things that will strengthen our country for generations to come. It is not merely a prescription for short-term spending – it’s a strategy for long-term economic growth in areas like renewable energy, health care, and education. [Can you explain to me the measurement criteria that will be used to determine the number of jobs SAVED? Please explain to the taxpayer why economic growth is necessary in health care and education. You proposed a crook to revamp health care… had he elected to pay his taxes and stay on the list, his programs most probably would have exponentially increased the health care expense with no appreciable upgrade in quality. Education…..?? Dollar-for-dollar, this would be the most wasted investment in American History!! The government at all levels has been “throwing money” at education for umpteen years with nothing to show for it but dismal learning statistics and graduation rates. I’ll give you that “renewable energy” thing… BUT ONLY if it is self-sustaining with minimal government R&D investment.]
Now, in the past few days I’ve heard criticisms of this plan that echo the very same failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis – the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can ignore fundamental challenges like energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive. [Yes, sir… tax cuts alone will not solve our problems. In conjunction with those despised tax cuts, massive cuts in federal government spending are necessary as well. Energy dependence can be eased by allowing off-shore drilling, opening more federal lands to exploration and drilling, using former military bases for refineries; I’m surprised your handlers hadn’t thought of these… Oh… sir….SIR: Would you remind your handlers and the rest of the politicians in the crooks and nannies….er….. nooks and crannies [sorry!] of Washington that those “federal lands” I spoke of….. they have about 305 Million co-owners!!]

I reject that theory, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change. So I urge members of Congress to act without delay. No plan is perfect, and we should work to make it stronger. But let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the essential. Let’s show people all over our country who are looking for leadership in this difficult time that we are equal to the task. [The majority of American voters indeed voted for change-I’m sure though, the change they voted for wasn’t the change in their pockets and purses!! In these early stages of the “Fluff Era” that you will continue to find more of the democrat tax cheats so their arrearages will pay down the Porkulus Package at a faster rate. At the current rate{$54,984-average}, I figger you gotta nominate about 547,113 tax cheatin’ democrats to political positions to be even. Now, THAT would be leadership!!]
At the same time, we know that this Recovery and Reinvestment plan is only the first part of what we need to do to restore prosperity and secure our future. We also need a strong and viable financial system to keep credit flowing to businesses and families alike. My administration will do what it takes to restore our financial system; our recovery depends upon it. And so next week, Secretary Geithner will release a new strategy to get credit moving again – a strategy that will reflect the lessons of past mistakes while laying a foundation for the future.
[You were busy with Bill Ayers when the current housing/mortgage crisis got it’s start with the “Slick Willie” administration. As reference, I’ll quote from The Village Voice, 08/08/08: “Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country’s current crisis. He took actions that—in combination with many other factors—helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their increasingly risky investments.He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a sweetheart lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no money down, and he legalized what a federal judge has branded “kickbacks” to brokers that have fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans. Three to four million families are now facing foreclosure, and Cuomo is one of the reasons why.” The aforementioned quote begs the question: Why must the taxpayer PAY AGAIN to bail out mortgages that were taxpayer funded at their origination?]
But in order to restore our financial system, we’ve got to restore trust. And in order to restore trust, we’ve got to make certain that taxpayer funds are not subsidizing excessive compensation packages on Wall Street.
We all need to take responsibility. And this includes executives at major financial firms who turned to the American people, hat in hand, when they were in trouble, even as they paid themselves their customary lavish bonuses. As I said last week, that’s the height of irresponsibility. That’s shameful. And that’s exactly the kind of disregard for the costs and consequences of their actions that brought about this crisis: a culture of narrow self-interest and short-term gain at the expense of everything else.
This is America. We don’t disparage wealth. We don’t begrudge anybody for achieving success. And we believe that success should be rewarded. But what gets people upset – and rightfully so – are executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.
For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis is not only in bad taste – it’s a bad strategy – and I will not tolerate it as President. We’re going to be demanding some restraint in exchange for federal aid – so that when firms seek new federal dollars, we won’t find them up to the same old tricks.
[Sorry sir, but I must correct you. The democrat party can barely tolerate wealth or success and their rewards. The party goes out of it’s way to tax those achievers out of existence!!]
As part of the reforms we are announcing today, top executives at firms receiving extraordinary help from U.S. taxpayers will have their compensation capped at $500,000 – a fraction of the salaries that have been reported recently. And if these executives receive any additional compensation, it will come in the form of stock that can’t be paid up until taxpayers are paid back for their assistance.
Companies receiving federal aid are going to have to disclose publicly all the perks and luxuries bestowed upon senior executives and provide an explanation to the taxpayers and to shareholders as to why these expenses are justified. And we’re putting a stop to these kinds of massive severance packages we’ve all read about with disgust; we’re taking the air out of the golden parachute.
[This ill-conceived compensation cap program makes as much sense as the on-going minimum wage legislation. While the minimum wage laws continue to reward mediocre performance, your cap program will do just the opposite-punish those who stand to gain from the excessive risks they take in the name of heading a successful organization. Although not a socialist policy, market forces have been known to succeed when they’re allowed to work. We, the taxpayers have funded this misbegotten conundrum known as the federal congress since the inception of the income tax in 1913. Can we expect follow-on legislation to cap and/or curtail the congressional salaries, numbers of staff, staff salaries, researchers, researcher salaries, funded lunches, haircuts, gym memberships, “fact-finding” excursions, federal vehicles, leased vehicles, drivers, housing, housing staff, tax evasion, tax interest forgiveness, tax penalty forgiveness-just to name a few?!?!]
We’re asking these firms to take responsibility, to recognize the nature of this crisis and their role in it. [The “Fluff Era” administration is dam’d lucky those same executives don’t come right back on you and your handlers; as mentioned previously, this crisis originated on “Slick Willie’s” watch!! You two, not only being “birds-of-a-feather,” are of the same party and same socialist mindset. You can start by capping “Slick’s” speaking fees at, say $10k-that’ll save someone $140k !!] We believe that what we’ve laid out should be viewed as fair and embraced as basic common sense. [I gotta tellya, Skippy… there ain’t a lick of common sense in any of this porkulus crap!!!]
Finally, these guidelines we’re putting in place are only the beginning of a long-term effort. We’re going to examine the ways in which the means and manner of executive compensation have contributed to a reckless culture and quarter-by-quarter mentality that in turn have wrought havoc in our financial system. We’re going to be taking a look at broader reforms so that executives are compensated for sound risk management and rewarded for growth measured over years, not just days or weeks.
We’ve all got to pull together and take our share of responsibility. That’s true here in Washington. That’s true on Wall Street. The American people are carrying a huge burden as a result of this economic crisis: bearing the brunt of its effects as well as the costs of extraordinary measures we’re taking to address it. The American people expect and demand that we pursue policies that reflect the reality of this crisis – and that will prevent these kinds of crises in the future.
[This “huge burden” you admit the American people are carrying is being multiplied many-fold by the ubiquitus socialist policies of the “Fluff Era.”]
Thank you. [….and my unborn great-grandchildren will CUSS you for the tremendous financial burden you are leaving for them to satisfy!!!]

Til Nex’Time…….