April 30th, 2007

yellow_elephant

Can We Just Outlaw Monday????

Ok, I should have checked my WeirdShitOMeter when I got a phone call this morning from mononeuron who misread his cellphone, and presumed that rather than the call having been missed last night at 20:00, that it was at 08:00 this morning, and that for reasons I am just starting to get my head around, there is this Wee Problem with the MacArthur Maze; eg
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Sunday and authorized free public transit rides today to help commuters deal with the massive gridlock expected from the collapse of a segment of the MacArthur Maze.

One of the Bay Area's most-traveled sections of freeway collapsed in a gasoline-fueled fireball near the Bay Bridge early Sunday, ensuring a commuter snarl and repairs that could take months.

The state of emergency declaration will speed state dollars to repair the blasted section of freeway.

[ cf Governor declares state of emergency ]
Thank GOD it is not like we are in turkey, where their religious wingNuts are opting for:
Amid a sea of Turkish flags, nearly three-quarters of a million people poured into the streets of Istanbul on Sunday to demand that parliament choose a president with no Islamist ties.

But the Islamist-rooted ruling party insisted that it would push ahead with the candidacy of Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, chosen last week as its standard-bearer in parliamentary voting scheduled to take place in the coming two weeks.

Secular opposition parties have mounted a legal challenge to a first-round vote last week by lawmakers, and Turkey's powerful military, which considers itself the guardian of this overwhelmingly Muslim country's secular system, issued a sharply worded warning Friday night against the accession of any leader who does not fully support secular principles.

[ cf Secular Turks draw a political line ]
Since, I Mean, Gosh, Golly, gee whiz, in america we are in the Most Holyiest Of Holy Wars Against the Evil Modern SeXular Humanists, and we know that they are EVIL and must be stopped....

Hum, what was it that they were telling us about Dangerous Religious Extremists learning to Drive Big Trucks, gosh, like
A gas tanker truck crashed on a heavily used overpass in the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, causing a large fire, which subsequently melted a 250-yard section of a major expressway just off of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge. As the 8,600 gallons of fuel burned, the heat of the fire melted the upper deck of the overpass, causing it to fall on the lower level.
[ cf Gas Tanker Crash Melts California Bay Area Overpass ]
oh me, oh my....

Mean While in The Cho Memorial Be All That You Can Be contest, this just in
AT least three people were killed, including the assailant, and shoppers fled when a gunman opened fire yesterday at a shopping mall in Kansas City, Missouri.

The rattle of gunshots sent shoppers scrambling for cover at the Ward Parkway Centre, a popular shopping plaza in the mid-western state of Missouri.

[ cf Three killed at malll ]
which is clearly more effective than the most recent San Antonio Womyn Clinic Bomber who soooo failed to get where he wanted to be.... And yet
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on three charges related to a pipe-bomb that was found near an Austin, Texas abortion clinic last week. The Austin Police Department has announced that Paul Ross Evans has been charged with use of weapons of mass destruction, manufacture of explosive material, and violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, the Associated Press reports.
...
Erik Vasys, a spokesperson for the FBI's San Antonio office, told the AP that authorities are still trying to determine if Evans had strong anti-abortion views.

[ cf Suspect Arrested and Charged in Attempted Austin Clinic Bombing ]
Hum....

What if the problem is whether or not folks can cope with the modern era? In this, I include the west, where we do have the concerns about whether we should just Abandon The Modern Era and return to the time BEFORE the Protestant Reformation....

Hum....

Or maybe we should just outlaw Mondays, and that would clearly prevent folks from having an unhappy day as they catch up with what is going wrong with the world...
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More Ugly Thoughts...

Hey kids, what if there was no 22nd Ammendment that would allow the President to just walk away from his second term oopises, and say, 'well it is not my fault'....

Would the current crop of Bush Bashers in the GOP, who are NOW all whining about how that Shrilll Hysterical Angry Radical Extremists Tree Hugger In Chief was always a Left Wing EcoTerrorist with his dangerous Klintonesta nation building policies of restoring the wetlands of Iraq, ( just breath, this sentance is still in flight at this time) is just more of the same old Failed Pre-911 Evil Liberal MultiCulturalist God Hating America Bashing Crypto_Commie Pinko Fag Fairey Fellow Travellors who just do not understand the God Fearing All American, all White Christian America, Way of life that God has called this nation out to be the Light Upon The Hill as the One True And Only Beacon of how a Free White Christian America Will Always be More Freer Than Ever Before, and that the Super Secret Patriot Act Powers would have prevented the Destruction of the Freeway in Oakland, if it were not for the Eternal Revolving Door of Justice that keeps allowing Terrorists to just walk away from their personal responsibilities, or would they be Majikally Supporting The President To Support The Troops, because ONLY the Bush Doctrine of being for us or against us, will stop the evil doing evil doers who are evil and doing and ERS!!!

( start rebreathing, and/or upgrade the Gils, since, well, let us be honest, JUST BECAUSE THOSE TYPES of Oxygen Suckers thought this was a great idea, doesn't mean that Evolution actually cares which bad design constraints are genetically replicated by the Idiocracy... )

I mean, seriously. Why should we not keep on staying the course?

It was good enough to win in 2004, when we ran the president against the Incumbent, Peace, Prosperity And Happineff, why should we allow the Wacko Wing of the GOP to get, well, all Wanky....

I mean, do folks really think that the mere constitution is that gooder an idea that we need to hold onto it, even if it means abandoning a War President, and hence stabbing the troops in the back???

Now I will confess, I do not expect that anyone has the Stones to go after the 22nd Amendment. But it does raise the dark ugly about how badly american politics has meandered since it was ratified in February 27, 1951. ( it was passed through congress in March 21, 1947. Ah yes, the wonderland, which is mostly darkest history for some, but gosh... Those where the Bestest Generation EVER that had won the Second World War, and that without having 'under god' addendum for the american pledge of allegiance. ( the gooder news is that while the Brown v. Board of Education ruling would not come out till December of 1954, we had already started the rescue of our white christian america by including the 'under god' bit, that summer... so that every0ne would understand that while the Evil Liberals were going to send their Bible Burning Blue Bellies to Persecute White Christian America with their GodlessNeff, and Unamericanism, at least on the patriotically corrector than though front, the good people got more God Language in the game, even if the Liberals did abandon the Bellamy Salute.)

Gosh, would this be a bad time to talk about the Bellamy salute which I think is just SOOO American, and gosh, don't we just want to restore it as a part of protecting ourselves from the Evil Doing Evil Doers, who are Evil And Doing, And ERS!!!

Ok, so I still like the part with the Flaming Daggers.... but I am Old School Like That....
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that pledge question...

Hum....

why do civilian's pledge their allegiance to a Rag, and the Territorial Area, for which it may wave?

while they ask the military to pledge their honor to defend the Constitution, and not the Rag, or the Great Leader, or the Rag Time Band of UnderGodders....

Hum....

makes me wonder.... Would folks really want to ask themselves why it was that Mark Twain was a part of the Anti-Imperialist Movement or would this be a bad time to wonder about
I am not finding fault with this use of our flag; for in order not to seem eccentric I have swung around, now, and joined the nation in the conviction that nothing can sully a flag. I was not properly reared, and the illusion that a flag was a thing which must be sacredly guarded against shameful uses and unclean contacts, lest it suffer pollution; and so when it was sent out to the Phillippines to float over a wanton war and a robbing expedition I supposed it was polluted, and in an ignorant moment I said so. But I stand corrected. I conceded and acknowledge that it was only the government that sent it on such an errand that was polluted. Let us compromise on that. I am glad to have it that way. For our flag could not well stand pollution, never having been used to it, but it is different with the administration.
( cf LOC: Mark Twain)
Or should we be banning Twain for his clearly Gay HomoZeXual Pirate Canadianism???

What if Americanism were not merely Rag deep?