Friday, January 23, 2015

Solicitations and Such

I am more than Pro-Cop and Pro-Police, I am PRO-Police (Cop, Cop's wives, girlfriends, significant others...Cop's Moms, Thin Blue Line...etc.) Community.
You get the picture.
And I think I have been more than fair about posting anything and everything that people have asked me to share. As long as it edifies Cops, I'm in.
However---and this is a really clear warning here---do not mistake my kindness for stupidity. To the CLOWN who thought that it would be a good idea to post something in the comments about a charity that goes directly to the victim's families of the recent police shooting in NYC, I say:
STAY AWAY FROM HERE.
DO NOT, AND I REPEAT, DO NOT TRY AND COME THIS WAY AGAIN.
As far as I know, there is only one charity that has taken up the cause and done the right thing: The Tunnel to Towers Foundation. If you would like to read more about that, just click the link here:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/800k-donated-families-slain-nypd-cops-mortgages-article-1.2069016 
Either way, Blue Family, do not be swayed. If it doesn't seem legit, it's probably not. The fact that anyone would ever try and take advantage of this tragedy makes me sick.
That person should be ashamed. Either way, they have been removed.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ongoing Issues

There has been so much going on lately that I really don't know where to begin.
I got in late last night and just as I was about to tune into the 11 o'clock News, my husband barreled down the stairs and asked me to please put the news on.
"It's 10:58. It'll be on in two minutes." I didn't look at him at first, figuring he just wanted to tune into the latest DB news conference.
As he stood there with his arms crossed, fidgeting, he said: "Two more cops have been shot."
Pause.
"Bronx Cops."
As you know, my husband was a Bronx cop for his entire career before landing a job in his unit. He knows a lot of Bronx cops.
At first, the News was reporting it as "Breaking News," with little to no information, and we stayed tuned anyway, in the meantime watching the DB News Conference, where The Police Commissioner decided to tow the line and make a statement about how he felt the Officers that turned their backs at the second funeral were out of line.
Really?
I would like to think that Commissioner Bratton, felt...deep down, where we'll never know the truth...a secret sense of pride that his troops stood in honor of their fallen brother.
After all, he's a Cop's Cop...isn't he?
I would also like to comment on this once again: don't believe the hype. No matter what the Media, the Commissioner, or especially that DB Mayor has to say...the Officer's silent, respectful protest had NOTHING to do with politics.
Unlike the bloviating Mayor, the Police had one platform: those funerals. They don't get to be in front of a microphone every single day. And believe me when I say that it was an emotional reaction, as this new accusation of being union-motivated is beyond ridiculous.
Beyond the sheer ridiculousness of DB's wife wearing a pair of JEANS to a Police Officer's funeral.
Really, Ms. Classless?
Was that the best you could possibly do?
Because in all my years of going to wakes and funerals---some formal, some not---I have never opted for denim.
Never.
And now I think I've covered it all.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Second Funeral

My husband attended the second funeral today, for Officer (now Detective) Wenjian Liu. It was raining all day, on and off, misting, and then the fog rolled out as the city got warm.
The Big Story is how once again the NYPD as a whole turned their backs on the sad excuse for a NYC Mayor.
But I say the real story lies here, in a widow's eulogy:
She finished by saying, “I thank you, my extended family, my family of blue.”

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fight Your Own Battles

I am appalled, once again, at the lack of leadership in New York City at the present time.
This morning Fox News is reporting that the mayor (small M on purpose) urged the City's Democratic lawmakers and his political allies to get out in front of the Officer's statement and blast the Police Unions and the Officers themselves for turning their backs on him during the first funeral.
Really?
For a big guy, he's certainly acting like a wimp.
Fight your own battles, Big Boy!
For more on this, hit the link:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/31/de-blasio-aides-reportedly-urged-nyc-mayor-political-allies-to-blast-cops-for/ 

In terms of my husband, he will be working Operation Ball Drop tonight. He will be out in uniform for the first time in several weeks, so any and all prayers are appreciated at this time.
I will be home with the baby and the dog, a coconut shrimp in one hand, and a glass of bubbly in the other.
Make that white wine. I'm more a wine sort of girl.

 
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