Thursday, February 21, 2008

St. Paul Police Order 230 More Tasers

A representative from Taser International shows
the companies latest X26 stun gun.
(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

St. Paul Police will be setting their phasers on "stun"

In Minnesota Public Radio reports on the St. Paul's Police request for more taser guns.

They say it isn't because of the upcoming Republican National Convention in September , which is expected to draw many protesters. To say that they aren't preparing for a confrontation of some sort is enough to raise at least one eyebrow.
Police spokesman Tom Walsh said the $210,000 purchase would allow every patrol officer in the city to have a stun gun.
I guess tear gas and rubber bullets are just too pedestrian these days. Gotta find some new fangled way to control those anti-Republican protesters.

If McCain doesn't succeed in uniting the party they just might need them indoors too. I can just see Huckabee and Paul and Keyes screaming, "Don't Tase Me Bro". (Yeah, they are still in the race). Then of course there will be all those unruly delegates who may end up voting for someone other than McCain.

It could get ugly.

But probably less ugly then the race riots..... er I mean "social unraveling" .... that are expected if Obama loses to Hillary via the super delegate shadow primary. I wonder if Denver police are also ordering high tech law enforcement gear, for The Democratic National Convention to be held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado August 25-28, 2008, they are already installing cameras, and asking for police help from other communities.

And that is what is called Political Mayhem.


Elisheva Hannah Levin said...


My daughter and I were talking the other night about the Superdelegates and the Democratic National Convention. She asked about 1968--some of my family were in the thick of things, being "Clean for Gene" (Eugene McCarthy). She had never heard of him. But the riots and police brutality in the Hotels (Gene's staffers were not hippies), wrecked any Democratic chance of beating Richard Nixon. Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko said it best: Congratulations Mayor Daley. Do you know what you've done? You've just elected Richard Nixon president. (This is not an exact quote, I am sure. I am remembering the column from a long, long time ago).

Anyway, my point is that this political mayhem will be in no way good for the country. If McCain wins because the Dems self-destruct, or if Obama or Billary wins because the conservadox wing of the Republican party do not vote, then we are all the losers. It is best if we get a president we can blame ourselves for, not one that we can blame on someone else.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Good post!
You are pretty witty.