BREAKING! Ambush assassination attempt on police officer at LAPD precinct station

It sounds like someone tried to ambush an LAPD officer at the San Pedro precinct station tonight.

Shots were fired, and some reports say the officer was grazed in the head.

The details are sketchy right now:

The man involved in the confrontation ran from the police station, entered a vehicle, and was chased by other officers to the area of 18th Street and Pacific Avenue where the man was taken into custody, according to an LAPD officer at that scene.

Hopefully the officer wasn’t seriously injured.

Other officials said it appeared the officer was struck in the head at the same moment a second officer was firing at the alleged attacker.

It happened just before 10:00 p.m. in or near the lobby of the Harbor Station, located at 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd. The lobbies of LAPD stations have often been closed to the public in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

I’ll update if there’s more information about this incident released tonight.

SooperPodcast #416!! Return of the Matt! Oooh chita!!

It is here! Some weirdo named Matt returns to the podcast, and he calls el Sooper a false idol, and there’s a looong Matt update. Matt tells us about the moskeeters, and also we talk about Trump’s likely Supreme Court pick and the liberal freak out, then el Sooper regales us with a quiz about Louisiana!! Ooochita!! You can’t fit THAT in your rectum. There’s a few pharmacy stories and then there’s a cleavage story, and also CPAP solar machines for the pioneers, then the minions mock el Sooper for pronouncing words the way they are spelt. Yes. Si. That happens. And then the MATT tells us about the great sinkhole of the salt mine and whirlpool. Thing. Wow! You have to go listen right now!!

If the audio player doesn’t load up in your browser, click HERE to go directly to podomatic!

Here’s the video of the event that Matt was talking about – it’s actually really fascinating:

And here are some of the interesting facts about Louisiana I was talking about here.

And here’s the story about Maren Morris’ cleavage. Very journalistic.

ALSO!! DON’T MISS the great great list of Podcast listener nuts!! They’re all here, mostly!!!

ALSO!! We now have a patreon – so you have to PAY to listen to the extra podcast, suckers!! HAHAHAHAH!!! Go there and give us money. We entertain you.

BUT Patreon members only get early access to the extras – you can go to the page right now and listen to extras from the prior podcasts!! WOW!!!

Like… the ORIGIN OF REBAR-FACE!!!!

AND… the GREAT GRATE KATCHUP DEBATE!! This is a good one.

SooperPodcast #415!! Slightlyslexic Cobra Kai Spiral!!

THIS WEEK we have no Matt yet again, sorry Matt fans. But we have a Jess, the connoisseur of after-school specials, and she tells us about how she almost killed this lady in the face!! Then el Sooper gets tossed into a nefarious baby boomer cobra kai philosophical spiral! Then she pre-undermines my nuance, which sounds gross, and then we talk MORE cuties, which is definitely gross. Then there’s some more QAnon amazingness and the flat earthers, also we visit the forest of ignorance with the purveyors of nuance, then el Sooper compares Disney movies to social media, and that goes crazy for a while. Also el Sooper talks about Joe Biden’s despacito moment, it’s great, or not so great, I don’t know just listen to the damn podcast already. There are bad words, sorry, I got very upset. OK GO!!

If the audio player doesn’t load up in your browser, click HERE to go directly to podomatic!

ALSO!! DON’T MISS the great great list of Podcast listener nuts!! They’re all here, mostly!!!

ALSO!! We now have a patreon – so you have to PAY to listen to the extra podcast, suckers!! HAHAHAHAH!!! Go there and give us money. We entertain you.

BUT Patreon members only get early access to the extras – you can go to the page right now and listen to extras from the prior podcasts!! WOW!!!

Like… the ORIGIN OF REBAR-FACE!!!!

AND… the GREAT GRATE KATCHUP DEBATE!! This is a good one.

Despicable: Scumbags chant ‘We hope they die’ and block ambulances after 2 LA officers are shot in the head

Late on Saturday night two Los Angeles transit officers were ambushed and shot in the head. Instead of rejecting the violence, Black Lives Matter protesters are reportedly approving of it:

Pretty despicable. Do you think the mainstream media will ask ANY Democrat politician if they support this disgusting show of approval for violence against police? NOPE.

UPDATE: SO I made a mistake. I need to apologize for posting an image of BLM protesters on this post earlier. From all we know those were just some scumbags on the streets, we don’t know that they were BLM protesters. That was misleading, and I shouldn’t have done it. The LA County Sheriff’s Office said they were protesters, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily BLM protesters. Now, I’m 99% positive they would align themselves with BLM, and I think Democrats should still be made to denounce this behavior at the hospital, but, I shouldn’t have misled readers.

[End Update]

Here’s someone else reporting the disruption from protesters at the hospital:

https://twitter.com/zerosum24/status/1305058970655219713

And another video of the disruption:

SECOND UPDATE:

Thanks to Bill O’Keefe for sending this to me. It’s a very clear video of who the protesters are:

SO they’re definitely some neighborhood scumbags who hate cops. I am about 99% positive they would support the BLM movement. But that doesn’t mean we should pin this on all of the BLM movement.

[End Update]

Here’s the video of the shooting:

It sounds like the two police, one male and the other female, are fighting for their lives in critical condition. Let’s pray they survive and recover.

SooperPodcast #414! The Jiggling Murder Plaques!

THIS WEEK we have the glorious return of Matt Dawson!! Yes he comes back after staring down a hurricane in the face!! But he’s not back for long. Then el Sooper and some short burd lady talk about the hoozy toozies and a hossenfeffer update. Then we discuss the price of phones and computers, and it’s better than you think. Also a cape thief update and all about them cuties at Netflix, and a little whataboutism, and the cow-murdering mosquitos, and the Bob Woodward craziness and also how the 2020 writers are complete hacks! Then I complain about plaques and why Mulan sucks!! WOW You have to listen right now!

If the audio player doesn’t load up in your browser, click HERE to go directly to podomatic!

ALSO!! DON’T MISS the great great list of Podcast listener nuts!! They’re all here, mostly!!!

ALSO!! We now have a patreon – so you have to PAY to listen to the extra podcast, suckers!! HAHAHAHAH!!! Go there and give us money. We entertain you.

BUT Patreon members only get early access to the extras – you can go to the page right now and listen to extras from the prior podcasts!! WOW!!!

Like… the ORIGIN OF REBAR-FACE!!!!

AND… the GREAT GRATE KATCHUP DEBATE!! This is a good one.

Mike Rowe says California’s ‘gig economy law’ is waging a ‘war on work’ in scathing criticism

Mike Rowe published a great post on Facebook explaining why AB5, the supposed “Gig Economy Law” in California is so terrible. It’s worth reading [I added emphasis]:

If you live out here, you probably know that AB-5 compels companies that hire freelancers to reclassify them as “employees.” This is way more complicated than it sounds, and there’s been huge pushback from Uber and Lyft, both of whom say they’ll leave California if the law isn’t repealed or amended.

Supporters of AB-5 claim that freelancers are treated unfairly by the people who hire them, and therefore require the “protections” that come with being an employee. Skeptics of AB-5 see the law as a transparent attempt by organized labor to gain more members. (Freelancers can’t unionize, employees can. Hence more employees = more potential union members.)

To be clear, I’m not looking for a fight with the unions, especially on Labor Day. I belong to a few myself, and I begrudge no one the right to join any union that will have them. In fact, many of those who received a scholarship from my foundation in the past, are working in union jobs today. Welders, steamfitters, pipe fitters, electricians, plumbers…a lot of people are happy to work as traditional employees under union rules. But many others are not. Many others are wired differently. They don’t seek or require the security that is often associated with being an employee. What they seek, is the ability to set their own hours, fund their own pension, pay their own taxes, and so forth. Well, those people just got shafted.

I say this, not a chronic freelancer who loved being an independent contractor, but as an employer who routinely hires freelancers today. Trust me on this, hiring employees is expensive and complicated, and I’m lucky to have a great staff of hardworking people who are great at what they do.But I don’t need any more employees. That’s why, from time to time, I like the flexibility of hiring freelancers when new projects come along that require more specialized attention. It’s good for me, and it’s good for them. But it’s crazy to assume I’m just going to bring all of those freelancers in house, simply because the state doesn’t want them to be independent. I’ll just spread the new work among my existing employees, or find an out-of-state solution, or do the work myself. And big employers like Uber and Lyft? They’ll simply stop doing business in California.

But the big point, in the spirit of Labor Day, is this – AB-5 isn’t just bad for freelancers who like to pick up a little extra cash driving in their spare time, it’s bad for thousands of other freelancers, too – retirees who continue to work as consultants, young parents who need flexible hours to raise their kids, nurses, physical therapists, lots of other healthcare workers, cameramen, writers, audio technicians, and in so many cases, the skilled tradespeople my own foundation helps train. These people aren’t going to gain new protections by becoming employees. They’re going to lose income and opportunity, because they’re not going to be hired at all.

Again, I’m not looking for a fight, but the politicians in Sacramento have most assuredly started one. They’ve waged a war on work. Specifically, a war on the freedom to earn a living outside of an employer/employee relationship. Obviously, that relationship works fine for millions of people who don’t wish to start every month staring at thirty blank squares, or any of the other risks that come with being an independent contractor. I get that. I’m just saying that most freelancers are not children. They’re grown-ups. They don’t need to be “protected” by bureaucrats in Sacramento from the risks they willingly assume. In other words, the gig economy is not the enemy of fairness, not everybody was cut out to be an employee, and Labor Day is not a just a celebration of organized labor; it’s a celebration of all work.

Here at mikeroweWORKS, we salute employees and freelancers alike along with apprentices and business owners – all men and women who have carved out a living by mastering a skill that’s in demand. Last month, it was our privilege to award over a million dollars to over 200 scholarship applicants who wish to pursue a career in the skilled trades. Whatever their classification, we wish them every success in their chosen field.

I edited out some of the first part of the post, since it’s so long, but it really is worth reading in its entirety.

And don’t forget, this isn’t just California. If Biden wins the presidency, the Democrats have promised to screw over ALL freelancers nationally with the same law!!

Here are some of my previous posts if you want to catch up on the issue: