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Friday, November 9, 2007

Hill Of Beans

Hillary Clinton kills kitties. It is on Fox News that she put out hits on Kathleen Willey's cats because she testified against Bill. Kathleen Willey is flogging a book to the Freepers that make that claim and more. If you think the Clintons are Satan incarnate, then this looks like the book for you.

When it comes to Hillary Clinton, some folk just come unhinged. Both left and right hate her with a fire that cannot be quenched. I have read over the years that Hillary is or was: a lesbian, an abortionist, a murderer, a traitor, a communist, a Red Chinese spy, not an American citizen, paid by George Soros, in the pay of al Qaeda, a serial killer, a genocidal maniac, more dangerous than North Korea and Iran combined. And that was just one of the thousands of Hate Hill pages available on the innerweb.

Killing kitties goes too far. She must be stopped. Click the headline for the story or cut and paste:

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Horror.....the horror.

According to ABC news a gang of drug dealers tortured a victim of a marijuana deal gone bad with piping hot cookies. The picture in the article looked like Tollhouse chocolate chip, but I think it was a stock pix. Ok. They also paddled his bum with a fraternity style paddle, and poured pee on him. Those Sigma Chi gangstas is whack mad thugs.

As a fan of cookies, I propose the judge throw the book at the dealers. Abuse of cookies isn't punished nearly enough. To be sure, marijuana dealers always have fresh baked cookies at hand, so watch your ass.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Libertarians: The Short Course.

I've subscribed to "Reason Magazine" for the last ten months mostly because I really wanted to give the Libertarians a fair chance. I was willing to forgive their adherance to a philosophy that is at its core is anti-human. Denying the collective cultural nature of humankind is reminiscant of the Marxist's denying the value of the individual. Libertarians have the advantage of not killing millions in the furtherance of their cause. At least not yet, but the Ayn Rand wing has potential for great evil.

Libertarians would be great for advances in arts and sciences up to the point when science delves into basics and there is no obvious aplication. There are plenty of places in the world that have pure Libertarian societies. I just wouldn't want to live in any of them. Somolia comes to mind. No taxes. No public schools. Everyone has a gun. Everyone is religious. Infrastructure is built and maintained by private intrests. Property rights are absolute. No environmental laws.

Ideologies that try to shove any process as complicated as an economy through a key hole of ideology is doomed to fail, but I don't think Libertarians have any intent to rule. I just think they are pissed off by having to pay taxes for the most part. Reason magazine seems to think the general populace is a mass of retarded sheep.

I really gave the Libertarians a fair shot at converting me to their side as professed by their published political mouthpiece. It's no sale. Anyone who thinks something as complex as a modern economy can be funneled through a keyhole of ideology is doomed to fail. Libertarianism eschews the collective nature of society and the expression of this nature as government.

Aye Caramba!

Mexicans are gonna get your Momma, your precious linguistic heritage, and job (in that order). When millions of Italians landed on the East coast at the turn of the 20th century they were the scourge of the earth. When the Irish invaded in the mid 19th century they inspired the "Know Nothing" party that burned catholic Churches and slums. No Irish need apply was a coda to most "Help Wanted" signs. As a percentage of the total population, both of these immigrant surges were roughly the same as the current Mexican influx, both legal and illegal. Statistics are hard to nail down exactly, but steamship passenger numbers are available.

I can make a cogent case that free and easy immigration is the sign of a great nation, and nativist paranoia is a sure sign of decline. The truth is that the fastest growing parts of the country are also the most polycultural, mostly new Spanish speaking migrants.

We dealt with the Irish gangs and Italian mafia, we will deal with the urban latino gangstas. So lock up Yo'Momma, take a course in Spanish, and hire a few of these hard working folk.

Wake Up And Smell The Ozone

Tesla coils as musical instruments! The unit on the left has a little insulation leak at the base.
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In Junior High, I knew when I was on the outs when few would eat lunch with me in the cafeteria. I was blooming into pubescence, my body was undergoing some pungent changes, and my personal hygiene was suspect. By High School I had figured most of my problems out, leaving my odd personality to protect me from fellow teens. Today most of the nations of the world won' eat lunch with the USA. As the big bully we have our stooges, (Poland, Portugal, Romania, etc) who will put their trays on our table, but we make the cool kids nervous and, while polite, they won't stand by us before class. Things haven't always been this way. After September 2001 our friends stood up for us because a snotty little nobody with a tremendous chip on his shoulder brought a gun to school and shot us in the back. As soon as we recovered, and not understanding who the guys that attacked us were, we chased them out of their house, and had them on the run. Our long time allies supported our efforts for the good of all. At this point the Jr. High analogy breaks down.

How far we have fallen. We now have secret prisons, torture, closely controlled borders, abrogation of our rights of habeas corpus, and violation of the first, fourth and fifth amendments to the constitution. These are the things that The Soviets, Fascists and Nazis did. These travesties were the things that separated us from the villains. We didn't torture Germans to get information about troop movements, even though it would save American lives. We had dozens of Nazi submariners in custody, but we didn't water-board them to get information about the wolf packs. We indicted and jailed Japanese torturers for using the same techniques we now use. The Soviets and Eastern block pioneered sleep deprivation coupled with beating and other psychological techniques. This sort of thing defined what it meant to be a bad guy.

I propose De-Bushification after January 20, 2009. A truth and reconciliation board should be available to those who want to come forward and unburden their souls. For the balance of the stonewallers, fair trials that they denied their victims would be on the menu. War crimes and other Nuremberg offenses should be reserved for the true criminals in the administration. Cheney front and center. We must not use this time to even political scores. That was their policy.

We must restore our reputation as the beacon of freedom and enlightenment. Our very survival depends on it. Rome kept its monopoly with brutal repression, and few regretted their fall when they went broke supporting the empire. Bullying is only effective for a few years, Love and respect is forever.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Real Contract With America

Never let it be said an effective idea for one side won't work for the other. The '94 Republican's Contract With America was a cynical bag of unobtainable promises that got a gang of ultra righties elected. All we need to do is remove the "Con" from the Contract, eschew the focus groups and go for '08 in a big way. Unfortunately Pelosi and Reed's heads have to roll.

Owing to the leadership of the Democratic Party in both houses nothing is going anywhere. Pelosi and Reed are classic minority leaders thrust into majority leadership, and they aren't equipped for the job. The whole "please don't hit me, sir." ideology has got to go. Dare I say, we need our Newt. We need a list of reforms that the House and Senate candidates can run on. End the war. Balance the budget on the backs of the super rich. Create new employment and industries. Health care for all. Restore America's moral leadership by prosecuting torturers and mercenary murders. No more picking unnecessary fights. Restoration of national service for all.

It's going to take a revolt among the Democrats to replace their leadership, and get back on track. Otherwise we'll get another decade of closely divided government that may well be ruled by Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Texas Leads The Way

I spent the first third of my life in Texas, mostly within cat flinging distance of Dallas. I was not politically sophisticated, but I learned the rules early. The Democratic party has been replaced by The Republicans. Same guys actually, just the labels changed when the Democrats decided segregation was unacceptable. The D's are making a comeback in the cities, but that only goes so far in State politics.

The classic career politico Good Old Boy land commissioner is looking to unload a bit of West Texas Big Bend country that is owned by the Texas State Schools. Like most public lands it is undeveloped, and the US Park Service wants to add it to the bordering Big Bend National Park. The commissioner won't sell it to them because, he says, the park service won't allow loaded handguns in the parks. Coincidentally the Bubba with the high bid ($70 an acre) on the property operates a waste disposal company. West Texas is well within cartage distance of San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and even, using rail, Dallas Fort Worth and Houston. Can I be the only guy that smells a rat, but that's Southern politics.

With the rush to privatize we can expect a lot of this sort of sweetheart deal, not just in the states, but for federal lands.

Turn Yourself In

I've done it. I emailed the FBI, and told them I couldn't be trusted, and am probably disloyal to President Smirking Chimp. I confessed that I harbored a deep disrespect for all employees of the American Enterprise Institute. I cannot be trusted to vote for the appointed and anointed by god. I have told and enjoyed jokes at the Republican Party's expense. I giggled when I heard that J. Edgar Hoover was a raging queen.

In the early '50s there was another period of government sponsored reign of fear. The brave spoke out, and were punished. Those who wouldn't knuckle under were blacklisted. To have lived through that era without being blacklisted is nothing to brag about. Those who cooperated with the fear-mongers are scorned to this day.

I'm sure I'm at least on the no-fly list by now, but my objective is to be questioned by a homeland security thug. Please make it a Blackwater goon. Please.