Saturday, November 04, 2006

You can't leave....

...but rest assured, you're still free! Just like Iraq!

That's funny, I don't feel very free, or great, or happy these days.

That's only because you haven't listened closely enough. DHS knows better than you, you're not smart enough to know what is best.

"US Citizens to be Required 'Clearance' to Leave USA"

“Think this can’t happen? Think again…it’s ALREADY happening. Earlier this year, HSA forbade airlines from transporting an 18-year-old native-born citizen, back to the United States. The prohibition lasted nearly six months until it was finally lifted a few weeks ago.
Please read the entire article, and take the time to at least browse the pdf at its conclusion.

If the future still doesn’t look bright enough, here is some more good stuff about the recent undermining of the Posse Comitatus Act. From the article, “Bush Moves toward Martial Law”:

"In a telling bit of understatement, the Senator from Vermont noted that "the implications of changing the (Posse Comitatus) Act are enormous". "There is good reason," he said, "for the constructive friction in existing law when it comes to martial law declarations. Using the military for law enforcement goes against one of the founding tenets of our democracy. We fail our Constitution, neglecting the rights of the States, when we make it easier for the President to declare martial law and trample on local and state sovereignty."

Again, please, if you have any love for country and your (vanishing) freedoms, take the time to read and be properly outraged. Inform others who do not yet realize what is happening underneath our collective nose. For those who immediately dismiss this stuff out of hand, please take note that all of this is documented and referenced. This move towards martial law was signed at the same time as the You Have To Let Us Torture People or The Terrorists Are Gonna Kill You Act Military Commissions Act, so why no public ceremony trumpeting the wonders of the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007, as well ? It is not wild lunacy; it is fast becoming more and more of a reality. It is a bitter pill to swallow, and continues to be with each day that passes, but the unpleasantness of the current reality is NOT a good reason to ignore it and remain willfully ignorant.

Or perhaps you would just like another dose of state-sponsored opiate.

It’s your choice, for now.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Temperature Changes

It's 65 degrees and I'm shaking like Nicole Ritchie being confronted with a plate of southern-fried food. It's a mundane thing, but a bit surreal when I think that I would literally have been shirtless in the same weather just seven months ago.

Acclimation, bitches.


Why are we, at this very moment, sitting on Iran's doorstep?

I'm sure it has nothing to do with the elections, or Karl Rove's oft alluded to pre-election "suprise." We're simply being prepared, by running "exercises" to ward off an imminent threat. Right? Never mind the fact that they are, at minimum, five years away from even one nuclear weapon. Never mind the fact that exercises such as these always seem to preclude another false flag event. Gulf of Tonkin, anyone?

Over the next few weeks, I wonder what the suprise could possibly be?

Suprise! We've begun Bomb the Brown People: Episode III.

Suprise! Another election was stolen, but we swear it wasn't us. Let's foster unity, not division. Hey, look over here, we're at war again! Oh no! Be frightened, the Brown People are coming! Never mind, look over here instead, we're declaring Saddam guilty. Execution Pay-per-View in two weeks. Tune in and begin the 9-11 healing.

Don't want to stay in your 'Free Speech Zone' because you're pissed off about the elections? We have a new series for you to watch, and perhaps participate in (if you're lucky) called Martial Law & Order. Hey, who said "martial"? It's social distancing and it's for your safety. Ripped from the headlines, indeed.

You know, you're right, it may all be bullshit and it could end up that nothing happens. We may be able to clear both Houses. The Dems may act responsibly (though I'm not at all confident thanks so much Nancy Pelosi) and begin impeachment proceedings immediately. But with only the words of the current wise and benevolent leaders to hold to, words that up to this point have been proven to be half-truths or outright lies (aren't those the same?), would you bet on it? I'm not a big fan of situations that are coin-flip, at best, and I'm sincerely hoping the same is true of you, as well.

If that coin lands on the wrong side, acclimation is gonna take on a whole new meaning..