September 3rd, 2008

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Should we work on helping them find forgiveness???

As we all know, Past is Prologue. In the current comedic rerun of 'that 68 chicago show' as it gets refiltered through a Hunter S. Thompsonesque Nixon's The One! 72 RNC, played out as an off-off broadway street performance in the only state that Fell to The Crushing JackBoot of Mondale-FirarroIsm, a precursor of the current Islamo-Fascist-Zionist-Communist-Papist-Mormanist-TheyThemThoseTypes, we do have a wonderful panorama of paranoia in americana.

Ah yes, The Land of Mary Tyle Moore, as the medium of redemption, freeing us from the dark night of The Sixties.

In this unpleasant case, there is the grand comedy of the 1988 RNC Konklave - in which Party Leaders Tom "No Retreat, No Surrender" DeLay, and his side kick, the soon to be Veep, Dandy Dan Quayle, deal the crushing blow to the evil liberal media by making it clear that they would have served in vietnam, but the government was giving all of the good billets to the Minorities. A point that some of us noted might not be the clarion call to action that it was being pimped out to be.... Oh how wrong we were.

Here we are twenty years on from that, and the Great Heroes, who are at this very moment, suffering the pangs of guilt and remorse, at least as equally as badly as Dandy Dan, and Terrorizing Tom, are also distraught that the evil One World Blue Helmetted government has been giving all of the gooder billets to the wog, gays, and Women!!!

Hum....

Should we visit the amusement as those nice kids from Hoosier Land woke up, on the 20th anniversary of the Chicago Police Riot, and had to deal with the actual flow of the actual american history, free standing from the Mythic Legends about how the Valiant Fighting Forces had turned back the Dirty Stinking Hippies, and, I am sure, no major novel embellishment, The Vietnamese Flying Saucers, that had come to destroy our white christian america. Hey, it makes good copy, so I am not going to argue with why one group of 4-F draft dodgers felt a compelling need to stomp the crap out of a bunch of dirty stinking hippies, including vets fresh back from vietnam. Nope, not me. I can empathise with the dire need to stop the crap out of dirty stinking hippies because the government is giving all the good billets to minorities.

Those things happen.

Again, and Again, And AGAIN!!!

So what will it really take to stop this cycle of guilt, and guilt mongering????

To help those who really wanted to be great war heroes but the government was giving all of the good war billets to welfare queens....

What will it take to help these Coulda Been Ah Contender Sylvestor Staloneanista I am The Law! manifestation of the america that could have been...

Clearly what we need is a Tax Deductible Charity that will provide meaningful therapy and more heroic than thou pariotism, so that they can all be winners in their very own Special Olympics Of War!!!

YES, boys and nonPersons, you tax deductible contributions to "bring our home bound home war heroes home" could mean the difference between helping transition home guard elements into a useful and productive lives as actual citizens of the republic.

More importantly, it may break the cycle of angst, fear, and the need to play act as if we were more at war...
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Biblical Truth Arrives In Texas...

Now folks, please, remind me about anti-intellectualism in american life:
The Bible's history and literature will be required to be taught in public schools in Texas under a new law that has been clarified by the state attorney general to mean exactly what it says.

"This is a huge victory for the people of Texas and, I think, for people across the country for academic freedom," said Jonathan Saenz, a lawyer for Liberty Legal. "There are 1,300 references to the Bible in the works of Shakespeare alone. Over 60 percent of the allusions studied in [advanced placement] English come from the Bible. Students are going to be better academically and culturally when they hear about the Bible."
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And Chisum said the legislature specifically addressed the Bible, not the Quran or any other religious writing, because "the Bible as a text … has historical and literary value."

"It can't go off into other religious philosophies because then it would be teaching religion, when the course is meant to teach literature," he said.

[ cf Texas to teachers: Bible will be taught ]
So the state of Texas will be engaged in Persecuting True Believers by teaching the bible as mere literature, and not as the one True and ONLY King James Bible that jesus used?

Now don't get me wrong here, I think it is a Lovely Ideal that the Godless Apostate America Bashing HEATHEN are going to be cramming some God Forsaken SIN DRIVEN ModernSeXular Humanist interpretation upon GOD's One True and Only White Christian Americans, but... that could be a bad thing...
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Are YOU doing your Part To Be Terrorised????

Think of all of the hard long hours that go into terrorizing a civilian population for reasons of national security, and strictly domestic partisan politics. Are YOU doing your part?
Yet even in this group of committed people, one woman stood up during the question-and-answer session and said, "I want to get involved in writing emails to members of Congress urging them to cut off funding for the war and other things, but if I do that won't I end up getting put on a 'watch list'" or something?"

I told her the short answer was yes, she probably would. In George Bush's and Dick Cheney's America, no one is safe from such spying, and even from harassment, as witness Tom Feeley, the man behind the website Information Clearing House, who had armed men invade his house at night and threaten his wife complaining about his First Amendment-protected effort to publicize important stories on the Internet.

[ cf The Land of the Silent and the Home of the Fearful ]
Don't think of this as merely selfishly self imposing your own sense of Fear and Terror upon yourself.

NO!!! Think of it as a civic duty that makes your friends in the Homeland Guard feel more like their staying out of the combat zone is still a critical and strategic reserve that we just have to have in these times, and that their actual deferment from following their ideological alignment into action has not been in vain!!!

Remember, FEAR NOW! FEAR OFTEN!!!

And keep on being fearful until the Terrorists are all on government contract grants as welfare queens of the monolithic nanny state.

The alternative would be to try to find real employment, and real lives for the Homeland Guards....
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Dude, where is my Great War Hero???

I mean, like, uh, who was the person who vetted the Sarah "O'Conner" Palin, for Veep, as the great killer of the evil monsters of stuff...
The Washington Post Dan Balz (along with a lesser known ABC article, published last Friday), just blew the lid open on an assumption many of us have been feeling for days now.

John McCain did not vet Sarah Palin at all!

She was not subjected to a background check request or personal interview till Wednesday (the day before he chose her) in Sedona (aka Barbequeville).

The McCain campaign still refuses to say when Palin handed in her exhaustive questionnaire, nor will they (at this stage) answer anymore "vetting" questions.

Wow!

[ cf WashPo: McCain Lied. Palin 1st Interviewed Day Before, Never Vetted ]
Helpful advice to those playing along at home.

Politics, and national government is not a That Seventies Show Stoner Game.

PUT DOWN THE BONG and walk away from your busted ass national agenda...

Buttons are NOT TOYS!!!
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The vindictiveness of old age...

... leaving some of the "oh that will hurt" off the table, while allowing a creative discussion of possible forward looking ideas...

So that your team mate will get the experimental awareness that comes from finding out, well, that was not as much fun as it could be, but at least it is still a learning experience...
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We are So Getting Gooder at this...

I remember, years ago, when the news of torture in Iraq first came out, I wrote an article entitled US Finally Treats Iraqis Just Like Americans. The point was that abuse and rape is so rife in US prisons and jails, that waterboarding and stress positions are really only embellishments. To an outsider it is evident that the US police and prison system is out of control.

So when I read that police in St. Paul pepper sprayed a jailed woman over her entire body, then refused to let her wash it off—I'm not surprised. When I read that a number of prisoners were on a hunger strike to convince guards to get medical care to an anemic women who had passed out, I'm not surprised.

'Cause here's the truth. Shoving people around can be a lot of fun. And being a cop or prison guard lets you do it almost as much as you want to. As a practical matter, brutality and abuse of power almost never leads even to a slap on the wrist, let alone being fired or criminal charges. Don't piss off the really important people (of whom there are fewer and fewer every year) and you can be a petty tyrant to anyone else you please.

[ cf The Deeply Broken American Police System ]
What if accidentally invading Iraq, building up the GitMo Complex, and the public release of the presidents support for torture were not mistakes?

Get Your Freak ON:



Do YOU?
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Dangerously Talk Geek

One day, a disciple of another sect came to JHW and asked him, "Mommy, why does it hurt when I think in terms of creating test code to test the exception handling in our TestSuiteFactory code???"

I must go catch the airship.
Steam Punk My HyperVentelationPort...
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Hum...

If the surge really worked, then why is McCain talking about the need for a draft? And the fact that we will be there for the next hundred years?

More importantly why is the current administration afraid to leave, or set a time table for discussing the possibilities of leaving????

Or is the SurgeTasticallism one more Unwed Pregnant Teenage Daughter that everyone supports as a clear and compelling proof of the value of Abstinence Only lifestyles...

In case you haven't heard about it, the vets for freedom has put out a new TV advert to wonder why it is that Obama does not believe the surge worked.... Could the problem be that the so called vets for Freedom are not sure why it is they are even asking the question to so limited an audience?


I don't mean to be callous about this, but, uh, Who's Daughter's Trustfund got ripped off to pay for this so called vets for freedom advert???
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More Reason to Bomb Someone...

Tequila could become a thing of the past as Mexico appears to be turning its back on the cactus-like plant from which the country's national tipple is made, in favour of more profitable crops.

Spaghetti is the latest victim of biofuel boom
Biofuels 'could cause serious water shortages'
Biofuels: the sweet smell of power

America's increasing demand for ethanol has caused global commodity prices to spiral upwards and encouraged farmers of blue agave, the origin of tequila, to switch to more profitable cash crops, such as wheat and corn.

[ cf Tequila endangered by switch to biofuels ]
You see...

The radical extremists are extreme!!!

And must be stopped.
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Pausable Cause of Pallin Vetting Put Forth....

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have linked a chemical found in everyday plastics to problems with brain function and mood disorders in monkeys -- the first time the chemical has been connected to health problems in primates.

The study is the latest in an accumulation of research that has raises concerns about bisphenol A, or BPA, a compound that gives a shatterproof quality to polycarbonate plastic and has been found to leach from plastic into food and water.

The Yale study comes as federal toxicologists yesterday reaffirmed an earlier draft report finding that there is "some concern" that bisphenol A can cause developmental problems in the brain and hormonal systems of infants and children.

[ cf Chemical in Plastic Is Connected to Health Problems in Monkeys ]
It could happen.
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The Yippies Are Back!!!

God, if there is anything I hate about the Dirty Stinking Hippies, it is their failure to understand that in the war against Terrorism, we do not need to know that the Evil Doing Evil Doers should be transported to nations where the cost of torturing them is cheaper.

So why should the tax payers be forced to fund these Media Events to help drive down the cost of the lack of reality TV shows?
In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism. Monica Bicking, Eryn Trimmer, Luce Guillen Givins, Erik Oseland, Nathanael Secor, Robert Czernik, Garrett Fitzgerald, and Max Spector, face up to 7 1/2 years in prison under the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum penalty.

Affidavits released by law enforcement which were filed in support of the search warrants used in raids over the weekend, and used to support probable cause for the arrest warrants, are based on paid, confidential informants who infiltrated the RNCWC on behalf of law enforcement. They allege that members of the group sought to kidnap delegates to the RNC, assault police officers with firebombs and explosives, and sabotage airports in St. Paul. Evidence released to date does not corroborate these allegations with physical evidence or provide any other evidence for these allegations than the claims of the informants. Based on past abuses of such informants by law enforcement, the National Lawyers Guild is concerned that such police informants have incentives to lie and exaggerate threats of violence and to also act as provacateurs in raising and urging support for acts of violence.

[ cf BREAKING: RNC 8 Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism" ]
Look, I get it.

I am all in favor of the need for tradition, and traditonal family values. And that if we do not have our own states sponsored terrorism here, then the US Military might have to drag it home with them from overseas....

But please. Hello, kiddies. Abbie Hoffman is DEAD.

It is too late to vet your 4-F card by trying to play act as if civil disobedience is Terrorism.

We get it!!! The GUILT of hiding out in america, when one could have been a highly paid torturer at Abu Graibs, or Basra, Or those fun places in Afghanistan, and our other friends in the region, is, well, a deeply emotionally traumatizing moment in all ProWarWannaBe's...

But is denaturing the values of 'terrorism' really going to work as a compensation for lacking the personal courage of one's convictions to follow one's rhetorical devices into the Danger Zone!!!

I mean, hello....

If these were real terrorists like 'The Dirty Bomber' whom the bush administration held incommunicado for years, and would finally flop over as a simple Federal Criminal, facing none of the charges that were all a part of the Media Feeding Frenzy about why he had to be held incommunicado... and the Fed's made their charges stick, even without the majik special sauce of the super sekret special torture driven evidence....

So, uh, why not deal with the real crimes.

It might helps as a step towards really dealing with the real guilt that so many of the ProWarWannaBe's are all so seriously suffering with...
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God Don't You HATE It when a simple abuse of power just goes piddling away???

I mean what is the point of becoming the God Queen of the North, when you can't even Suppress Folks the old fashion way, as if you were sipping mint juilips on the veranda of one's Plantation Mansion:
Don't look now, but on the night of the biggest speech of her life, Sarah Palin's story on Trooper-Gate may be in the process of falling apart.

The Washington Post has obtained emails sent by Palin to then-Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, which show Palin complaining about the fact that trooper Jim Wooten -- who was embroiled in a family dispute with the Palins -- was still employed. The emails don't explicitly show Palin pressuring Monegan to fire Wooten -- but they do appear to undercut Palin's claim said that she only ever discussed Wooten with Monegan in the context of security concerns for her family.

[ cf New Emails Suggest Holes in Palin's Trooper-Gate Story ]
Now, is it me?

Or is she just not working out as being the Next Unindicted Co-Conspirator Number Two????

I mean if you can't even repress the police in one's own police state, can we really leave her in charge of protecting us from the little old ladies who might dissent against the government policies?

America seriously needs to ask if this is whom they want to be the New Dick In Town...
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Why The Radical Left Wing Main Stream Media Hates Freedom...

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin attempted to quietly have her daughter Bristol get married before news of her pregnancy leaked out, the NATIONAL ENQUIRER is reporting exclusively in its new issue.

Palin planned for the wedding to take place right after the Republican National Convention and then she was going to announce the pregnancy.

But Bristol, 17, refused to go along with the plan and that sparked a mother-daughter showdown over the failed coverup.

[ cf PALIN WAR: TEEN PREGO CRISIS ]
Ok, that makes this officially OVER THE TOP....

It is clearly past Post Surrealism when one is dealing with the National Enquirer as a part of the vast monolithic radical left wing extremist anti-war press...

Maybe now is a time to start working on establishing a National TQA (Total Quality Absurdities) programme so that volks will be able to have a national standard for quality absurdities....