Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Big Government, never a good thing.

First, the TSA, that billions of dollars boondoggle that claimed to have made air travel more secure, by restricting access to our airports, ports, and other places that the public used to travel. Yes, that TSA has been utterly defeated by a penetration of the Airport Security.

Charlotte International Airport. A sixteen year old boy snuck onto the airfield, of an international airport, and climbed into the wheel well of a Boeing 737. He was discovered in the backyard of a resident in Boston, where his body landed after it fell free of the wheel well as the airplane went in for landing.

Yes, all that security, and those billions of dollars. Those agents with their buck nekkid scanners, and feeling of everyones genitalia, utterly failed to thwart a teenaged boy with extensive experience dodging hall monitors from going anywhere he bloody well wanted on the airport. That's right, a sixteen year old kid just walked around the tarmac of the airport, and nobody noticed. Apparently all the security people were inside the airport lining up to get their chance to feel up the teenaged girls or boys, depending upon their particular fancy, that flew that day.

However, the Department of Homeland Security has not been idle. They have decided that you are their best source of information. So they've come up with an application for your iPhone. You can now get the Patriot snitch on my neighbors app. This makes your patriotic duty of informing on your neighbors who speak ill of President Obama, or the administration's efforts even easier than sending an email to flag@whitehouse.gov was. Big Brother needs you.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

US War Casualties

When it was George Bush's war the war casualties were updated daily. Now that it is President Obama's war no such news makes the cut.


It was a real shock to find out that combat deaths this year, 2010, equaled the total deaths from the years 2001-2008.

You read that correctly my dear friend. This year alone we've lost as many as we did during seven years of war.

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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

It's not my fault.

As any Cheating Boyfriend, Husband, Wife, or Girlfriend will tell you. You can't tell anyone you're cheating. Even if you don't, eventually, the truth will get back to the one you're cheating on. Someone will see you, and talk.

"I heard it through the Grapevine, not much longer would you be mine." Is the classic line from a true song.

Gossip is juicy, when someone is doing something wrong. What you are probably asking is what does this have to do with Conservative principals? Easy, we're on to Wikileaks.

Wikileaks is a clearing house of stolen, hacked, and otherwise sensitive documents. If they promised not to publish, if you paid them, then you could claim they were blackmailing you.

Since they just put on the internet, that which comes to them from those who stole it, the question is what crime have they really committed? Did they do the thing that the documents speak of? The cheating on your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend? No, they weren't involved in that. Did they tell someone else to break the law? No, at most they say. "Sure give me your documents, and we'll look at them and see if they are worth publishing."

So what is going on? Everyone is running around angry at Susan, because she saw you cheating on your wife, and she told your wife and started this firestorm. Why isn't anyone angry at the State Department for abusing the diplomatic process? Why aren't they angry at you for cheating?

So the cheating boyfriend, the United States, is angry that they've been caught, and publicly humiliated by the release of these documents. Yep, the husband is humiliated that Susan caught him doing the beast with two backs on the dining room table with the babysitter.

OK, time for a history lesson. Eisenhower told America that the U2 spy plane flown by Francis Gary Powers was just an atmospheric sampling plane, not a spy plane. It was a calculated lie. He thought he could get away with it. A few weeks later, when the lie blew up in his face, he looked like a damned fool, and while the American Public thought it was pretty clever of the American Government to spy like that, still started to doubt what was being said.

So now, nobody trusts the Government, and nobody should. Anything but the time of day is almost certainly a lie, and the time is probably something you'll want to double check.

So the Americans were caught lying, cheating, and breaking the rules, and they're outraged that Susan, or Julian Assange told the world when he found out.

Something comes to mind here. Something about cleaning your own house first, before chastising the other guy.

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