Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Time for Some Campaignin'
Like other things at Jib Jab this is a little strange but I like it.

Time for Some Campaignin' | Funny Jokes at JibJab
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Those people who want to express their religious beliefs on public property should enjoy the same rights that we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq.
Ernest Istook

I grew up in the late 60's and early 70's as much as I ever will and I remember the network news of that time. It was full of combat footage from the Vietnam War and coverage of protests all over the country, most notably from universities and other places of higher learning.

The establishment constantly blamed it on communist agitators who were employed by the Soviet Union and China to undermine the glorious struggle to bring freedom to the people who already knew that the government they had was one of the most corrupt that has ever existed. But, boy that war made a lot of money for the military Industrial complex and gave us lots of jobs to go with the double digit inflation and the large number of dead and maimed draftee's who came home to be ignored by the system, not to mention the ones who never came home.

There were a lot of incidences of police and National Guard violence during that time. The ones people seem to remember are the Democratic Convention in Chicago and of course the murders at Kent State, unless they actually got their melon cracked by a night stick they tend to forget the struggle.

There was a headline on The Huffington Post yesterday about the military barring photos of U.S. war dead and I got to thinking of things I've read the last few years that highlight the fact that the Government seems to have learned from the past. If you are an imbedded reporter with the military you are under their control and say or show nothing that they don't approve. Bloggers in the Armed Forces can't even post without review by supervisors. As a reporter if you make them look bad you are denied protection and more importantly to the reporters, access.

Back to demonstrations…
People seem surprised by this and wonder where the activists are today. Well, there still around but they have also learned from experience and do most of their protesting on the internet which is kinda scary when you consider how easy China has found it to get the big internet movers and shakers to suppress and block access to things they feel threatened by.
There are demonstrations still going on but, you have to get your permit and can’t vary from the proscribed purpose and that is defined by the local powers that be and their opinions, so you still may end up in the slammer.

During The Gumps last inauguration protesters were limited to one small area along the motorcade route and there were so many police between them and the street that you couldn’t even see them. Bush passed by and then gave his freedom speech after lip syncing the oath of office for the second time.

During the last Republican convention the FBI was and still is investigating protesters. The NYPD arrested if memory serves me over 300 protesters the first day and kept them in jail until the convention was over. They then released them and filed no charges as far as I have been able to tell.

Any time The Gump went out to drum up support for his raping of the people of the U.S. his audience was hand picked by his controllers. If you have ever seen him try to handle a question that is not prearranged you know he isn’t a Rhodes Scholar. Face it if his family wasn’t who they are he would have spent a lot of time on the short bus.

One of my favorite tasteless sayings is, “Hire the handicapped, they’re fun to watch.” but I never thought they would do it.

My other favorite saying that comes from my years running computers in the Air Farce is, “You have to be smarter than what you’re trying to operate.” And have had it applied to me more times than I like to admit. It also applies to the current administration though.

I am just rambling tonight but everyone is pissed that I haven’t been posting including me so I’ll take what I can get.

I ran across these clips that show how little has changed in the last 40 years. Watch them to the end and then go out and protest.

Note that the offical says he should have stopped the comments by police, not their actions.

This is such a cute protest.

Todays activists are so precious.
I think Canada is looking better every day.

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Friday, July 25, 2008
The Nature Of The Beast
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Saturday, July 12, 2008
I'm not sure I like being a Canna.
I automaticly ask Canna what?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and you enjoy letting people know that."
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Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Smart Blondes

A blonde woman is driving along a country road, out in rolling hills of the Midwest, when she sees some movement off in the distance. As she gets closer, she realizes that it is another blonde woman in a rowboat in the middle of a field rowing the boat like crazy.

She stops her car at the side of the road and gets out. She yells out to the blonde in the rowboat, “What the &$%# are you doing?” The blonde in the boat, obviously flustered, yells back, “I have got to hurry up and get home in time for dinner or I will be in real trouble!”

The blonde at the side of the road is aggravated. “I can’t believe this! You are out in the middle of a field in a row boat! It’s blondes like you that give blondes like me a bad name! In fact, if I could swim, I would swim out there and kick your butt!”

Yeah I know I'm in trouble now.

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