"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Okay, folks, watch out the fireworks are about to start. I'm fixin' to climb up on my soapbox and do some ranting.
I have had it
. Enough is enough. Want to know what pushed me over the edge? Well, this was it. Auburn University Theatre Banner Causing Controversy
What the hell is wrong with people? A freaking banner for pete's sake. About a damned play that's been on Broadway, and in the movies for years. Some wimp assed hypocrite is afraid his gandson will see it and ask questions? If a kid in high school doesn't know by now what a whorehouse is then it's high time somebody sat him down and explained it to him. Give me a freaking break.
I am sick and tired of the zealot hypocrites on the religious right telling the rest of us how we should and should not live our lives. Trying to monitor what we see, what we read, how we live, whom we have sex with, and even how we should freaking think! If you want to be a pseudo-Christian, go right ahead. Live your life of lies, hate and deceit. But don't you try to force your damned uptight lifestyle on me. Or my children or grandchildren, or my friends and family. If I want to divorce my husband and marry Suzy down the street that's MY freaking business. Mine and hers. Not yours. Do you hear me? It's none of your damned business. If I want to watch XXX rated movies that's my business. If I want to read XXXX rated magazines that too is MY business. What I do in the privacy of my home is my damned business.
If even half the jerks who want to monitor and rule every aspect of our lives weren't such hypocrites it would be one thing. Problem is their not. Most of them lead lives of quite desperation. Hiding their sins behind closeted doors.
While I'm on a roll here, let me add, anyone who doesn't think that the recent onslaught on gays is just a guise, a means to an end, then your a fool. Do you know what their ultimate goal is? It's to eventually repeal the rights of women and minorities. If they can shove gays back into the closet, shut them out of having normal happy lives, then guess who they'll go after next?
The fact is the people in power right now want a country ruled and dominated by rich white men. It's not about having higher values, and morals. It's not about being good decent Christian people. It's about POWER. They want all the POWER. They want to legislate and dominate.
All the koolaid drinking ostrich people
, better put down the koolaid, and pull their collective heads out of the sand (or from up their asses) and pay attention to what is going on in this country. Because if they don't, we will be living in a country more communist than the Soviet Union ever thought of being. A country run by rich white men, who are religious nuts. Is that what you really want? As for me I've had it. I'm not taking this crap anymore. Get out of my face, my mind, and my life. I'm taking back what belongs to me!
Thursday, June 16, 2005
When Mr President? Bin Laden, Taliban chief 'alive and well'LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN)
-- Taliban leader Mullah Omar and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden are both alive and in good health, a senior Taliban military commander has told Pakistan television.
"He is still our commander and we are still getting instructions from him," Usmani said, adding that Omar was "alive and well."
"The rumors of his illness have been spread by our enemies," Usmani said."Make no mistake. The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts
.(President George W. Bush on Sept 11, 2001)
Here we are some three and a half years later and we are no closer to finding and punishing Bin Laden. All we've managed to capture is a good many men that might possibly have been connected to Al Qaida or other terrorist organizations. Instances of terrorst attacks continue to go up rather than down. The death toll for U.S. troops is close to exceeding 1700. With untold thousands of Iraqi deaths.
We're still not sure exactly why we entered into this ungodly war. It depends on who you talk to and what web of lies their spinning this week. We know now that the claims of WMD's was greatly exaggerated. We know that the plans were being made way back months before and there's a strong probablity that the so called intelligence was being shifted and altered to fit the cause
. There's a man being nominated for a post at the U. N. who's probably responsible for a good bit of that altering of intelligence reports.
Meanwhile, the administration claims it was all about freeing Iraqi's and spreading democracy. While here at home the repuglican party is doing everything within their power to make ours a country run by ONE party. They not only want to control the Presidentcy, and Congress but the judiciary and the media as well.
So, Mr President, I have three questions. When can we expect to see the capture and punishment of Osama Bin Laden? When will you be able to give us some idea of when our troops can begin coming home. Last, when can we expect to see a little more democracy here at home?
My inquiring mind would really like to know.
ps: Oh, and could you answer these yourself, and not put the Prince of Avoidence, up there to give non-answers to the questions he can't deflect or ignore?
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
I Pledge Alligence to the Flag...
Today is Flag Day, a day set aside to pay tribute to the U.S. flag and the principles of freedom and liberty for which it stands. So I thought I'd share a few interesting pieces of flag history that you may or may not have known.
The first flags weren't flags at all - they were tall wooden or metal poles with a special carving on top. The first metal flag "flew" over what is now Iran 3,000 years ago. The first fabric flag was probably silk and made in China.
America's Continental Congress adopted the United States flag 228 years ago today, on June 14, 1777. It had 13 stripes and 13 stars. In 1885, B.J. Cigrand, a teacher in Fredonia, Wis., arranged for his pupils to celebrate "Flag Birthday" on June 14. The idea spread from state to state. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed a national Flag Day in 1916. Harry Truman established it as an annual observance in 1949.
When lowered, no part of the flag should touch the ground or any other object; the flag should be received by waiting hands and arms. It should then be folded neatly and ceremoniously. The flag should be kept clean and mended. A worn and tattered flag should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.
The United States Flag Code 36s 176(k) states: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."
Traditionally this is done on Flag Day.
Here are a few links to site's with tribute's and poems ...
I Am The Flag
The American Flag
Monday, June 13, 2005
Is the White House headed for the red-light district? Two pornographers will be among the guests at a Republican fundraising event at the White House, this week... "Last week, Carl Forti, communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, explained ... that self-described pornographer Mark Kulkis and his date, porn star Mary Carey, will be attending the two-day event, 'The 2005 President's Dinner and Salute to Freedom,' next Monday and Tuesday because their money is just as good as anyone else's."
When I first read this I was skeptical to say the least. I mean after all the bruhaha over being the party of good, decent, upstanding, Christian's
. The party that was elected because heartland American wanted to get back to old-fashioned morals and values. Surely they wouldn't. Naw, they couldn't. But then I read that last line again, and that pretty much explained it all.
To think this is the party that whined and bitched about the Lincoln bedroom being rented out to political contributors. And lets not forget how bent they got over oral sex in the oval office (like that was the FIRST time it ever happened). One shiver's to think what might
be happening in the Lincoln bedroom after this little soiree.
On top of that, Russel Crowe's invite was retracted after his phone throwing
incident. Now, I'm thinking with his money, Crowe could have made a much larger contribution than Ms Carey. In dollars that is. I reckon Russel shoulda looked more like this...
Now, I personally don't have a problem with Ms Carey and her
manager attending republican events. Be they at the White House or at the Lincoln Center. What I do have a problem with is republicans claiming their the party of higher morals and values. Yet they want to be able to take any
body's money for their party too. Buck up boys and girls, you're either the party of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, or not. You can't have it both ways.
Pardon me if I find this all to be a bit hypocritical.
ps: Incidently Ms Carey says that "despite her racy occupation, she's still a Christian, and has her own aspirations of winning the presidency in the future."
Anyone want to venture a guess as to which party she'll run under?