Friday, January 18, 2008

To Whom It May Concern:

There are a number of comments to my recent entries which very much deserve responses, but have received none from me so far. This is a problem. At first, I thought it was my computer, since I've been having a bit of trouble with spyware, or something like that. I get a lot of strange popups and at times, my computer runs very slowly.

I plan to take it in for a cleanup very soon.

'Pon further research, though, I've decided that this is not the reason I can't publish responses in my comment section. Today, I attempted to make a response to MK, using my computer at the office, and it wouldn't post there, either. Hence, I've decided this problem belongs to Blogger, not to me. I have a few more tricks I'll try, but meanwhile, A is A.

My response to MK's comment on my criticism of the nation's police is as follows:

Well, MK, As I've said before, the best justice is when the intended victim saves himself by killing his attacker, in self defense. True, even though we'd all agree that it's even better when we can avoid the confrontation altogether.

I have no sympathy for a criminal, whether they (cop or citizen) shoot him with a taser or with a gun--if they've caught him in the act.

What I don't like, is the cops using tasers and/or truncheons against a guy who's just not submissive enough.

We have to remember that a cop isn't a god. He's just a guy with a job--a job most of us would rather not do. He should be paid well. That doesn't mean that, by employing a police department, we've given up our right to self defense.

We have to force politicians, judges and police to understand this.

Until I get my comments page straightened out, I'll answer comments this way. Please bear with me.

The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men Gang aft agley....

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California


Michael said...

Very well said, sir!

Col. Hogan said...


Thanks....Btw, my difficulty seems to have mended itself. I'm back to my regular comment format.

MK said...

No worries CH, yeah true, they are not God and i'd love to be able to save myself by killing my attacker.

I guess things are a bit different in our respective countries, our police are so hobbled it's a disgrace. I remember recently seeing an incident at the Melbourne tennis tournaments, some spectators were carrying on and the cops intervened.

We say the thing on video, they were pushed, threatened, jostled, just about everything bar being kicked and punched. In the past we've seen crims and just ordinary scum making pig noises at the cops, taunting them and all that, let me tell you CH, i wish the cops took those rascals out the back and kicked their teeth out. We've even had a judge tell officers that the public is entitled to swear and insult them.