Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Most of my previous posts at “Gary’s Police Blog” have been law enforcement related and I usually try to stay away from politics and other non-law enforcement topics. But, because of some of the latest vile comments by t.v. host (HBO) Bill Maher I just felt the need to express my outrage and disgust at this horrible excuse for a human being.

From what I hear Mr. Maher is an avowed atheist and proud of it. Okay, that’s his choice and here in America that’s his right. In addition to being anti-religion Maher also apparently has a real intense dislike for the new quarterback of the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow. Why? I don’t know why. Maybe he doesn’t like Tebow’s college alma mater the University of Florida and/or the Florida Gators. Maybe he doesn’t like the Broncos, or maybe he just doesn’t like professional football at all. I don’t know why this man obviously hates Tim Tebow so much, but I bet it has something to do with Tim’s unshakable faith in God.

What also seems very apparent though, at least to me, is that Mr. Maher’s dislike for Tim Tebow, plus his anti-religion attitude, has caused him to now cross the line. In a Christmas Eve tweet Mr. Maher poked fun at Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Tim and the Broncos had been beaten badly by the Buffalo Bills. Tebow threw four interceptions and Denver lost the game to Buffalo in a blowout, 40-14. Mr. Maher tweeted:

“Wow, Jesus just F___ed Tim Tebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler 'Hey, Buffalo’s killing them.’” (In an effort to avoid offending anyone I’ve removed most of the letters from the word that begins with the letter “F” that Mr. Maher used).

“Tebowing” is a new word you will not find in the dictionary. It is a word coined exclusively because of Tim Tebow, of course, and it means to get down on a knee and begin praying, even though everyone else around you will probably be doing something else. If you’ve watched any of the Bronco’s games that Tebow has quarterbacked you’ve probably seen him do this after he has scored.

Personally, I’d rather see a professional football player “Tebowing” than doing some of the other stupid things they do after they score a touchdown. I’m particularly turned off by the idiotic dances that so many of them seem to feel are necessary. I don’t mind the “Lambeau Leap” that I believe began with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field where they play their home games. At least those players are involving the fans when they celebrate a score, but these stupid dances that many other players do are disgusting. It’s as though they are saying, “Look at me --- I’m great.” So yes, I’d much rather see a Tim Tebow thanking God that some other conceited player thanking himself!

Many people who are upset with Mr. Maher’s comment about Jesus have called for a boycott of HBO, which is the home of his show, “Real Time.” A boycott may happen, but I doubt it will have any effect on HBO’s decision to keep this controversial individual on the air. Again, personally, I gave up HBO a long time ago, manly because I didn’t like some of their programming. Even if I had HBO I would never watch Mr. Maher’s show because I don’t like him and I don’t like the kind of man that he his.

I know he could care less, of course. Arrogant people like him usually don’t care what the common folk think about them. After all, they’re better than the rest of us, right? Yeah, right! I doubt it!

Gary P. Jones, Captain [retired]

Fort Lauderdale P.D. (1967-1993)

author of book: Badge 149 - "Shots Fired!"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder should resign!

United States Attorney General Eric Holder needs to resign --- now!!!!! But, if he doesn't resign then President Obama needs to fire him --- immediately!!!!! Anyone want to take bets on whether of not that will ever happen? Not me!

From a law enforcement point of view Eric Holder has been a disgrace. Remember the New Black Panther voter intimidation case in Philadelphia, back in 2008? Two members of the New Black Panther Party brandished a nightstick at a polling place, but Mr. Holder was responsible for his Department of Justice (D.O.J.) dropping that case, although there was sufficient evidence to prove that voter intimidation DID occur.

What about Mr. Holder's decision that we must give Miranda Rights to terrorists who are captured on the field of battle --- and in foreign lands? What about Mr. Holder's defense of civilian trials for terrorists captured on the field of battle? Mr. Holder supported this too, in fact, he has passionately advocated for this very questionable decision.

What about illegal immigration and Mr. Holder's D.O.J. filing lawsuits against individual states (like Arizona) that have tried to protect themselves and their citizens from the awful scourge of illegal immigration? This perverted line of thinking is just absurd.

Now we have the A.T.F. fiasco called "Operation Fast and Furious" which played such a direct role in at least one U.S. law enforcement officer being murdered.

Louisiana Rep. John Fleming (R) is just one of the latest elected officials now calling for Eric Holder's resignation OR termination. In a prepared statement Rep. Fleming said, "Attorney General Eric Holder is either withholding what he knows about Operation Fast and Furious, and the guns that ended up arming Mexican drug cartels, or he is incompetent for not knowing how the secret program worked." Rep. Fleming also believes that Mr. Holder's leadership at his D.O.J. has been an "absolute disaster." I couldn't agree more.

Even if we give Mr. Holder the benefit of the doubt, and assume he did not know about "Fast and Furious" beforehand --- he should have known. He is the head of the Department of Justice, the chief law enforcement officer in America, and he IS responsible for everything that takes place at the Department of Justice. That's how it works. President Harry Truman liked to say that "The buck stops here." Well Mr. Holder, that goes for you too.

Now, in an interview that appeared in the New York Times on Sunday an arrogant Eric Holder claims that the attacks against him by his critics are racially motivated. He said, "This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him. Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we're both African-American." How pathetic! Race has nothing at all to do with any of this. Competence, honesty and integrity do --- and these are all qualities that Mr. Holder apparently lacks.

At least 60 congressmen, two senators, four Republican presidential candidates and two sitting governors have reportedly demanded Mr. Holder's resignation. Seventy-five congressmen have reportedly signed onto a House resolution for a vote of "no confidence" in Mr. Holder as attorney general. Including both lists, that means there are at least 86 members of the House who no longer trust Mr. Holder to head the all-important Department of Justice.

It is time for Eric Holder to leave the Department of Justice!!!!!

Gary P. Jones, Captain [retired]

Fort Lauderdale P.D. (1967-1993)

author of book: Badge 149 - "Shots Fired!"