Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Programming Continues

Sometimes I just want to beat my head against the concrete in front of my home. You just have to read this headline:

Mexico arrests Zetas member accused of piracy



Is he running around shouting "Avast!" and "YARRRRRR!!" in Spanish?

Does anyone know how to say "Avast!" and "YARRRRRR!" in Spanish?

If you read the article.....he's accused of stealing music. A guy affiliated with one of the most violent drug cartels in Mexico, affiliated with beheadings, government corruption, murder, mayhem and drug trafficking is being accused of being a MUSIC PIRATE!

And charges are being filed associated with attacks in which grenades were used.

Uh.... Shouldn't it be he was arrested for the attacks using grenades, and then have the music piracy tacked on?

Or has somehow the corporate machine managed to place its interests and profits above the lives of the common citizen? I heard that....stop snickering!

Or is someone trying to get people to believe that piracy is more a threat to civilization than a group of rather violent, but well dressed, businessmen?

Well, there you have it, folks. No one can take down the drug cartels. Not several governments and their militaries. Not bounties and contract killers. But by God, if you **ck with the RIAA and Lady Gaga, all hell is going to rain down on you.

I need a drink.

Is it too early?

2012 Presidential Race: Shoe Shine Boy vs. Used Car Salesman

Some time back, Obama was pictured as a shoe shine boy kneeling before Sarah Palin. There were other images as well picturing him kneeling before various captains of industry. I think the photos were disingenuous and were attempts to deflect the populace away from the real people sitting at Obama's shoe shine stand.

Illegal aliens.

Chinese government officials.

Bankers and monied elite.

Wall Street insiders.

Just look around at the large criminal enterprises flourishing in this country often masquerading as legitimate business enterprises, some which were once paragons of America's "can-do" spirit and ingenuity,  and you've got a pretty good idea of who gets a spit polish from Barack.

The bailouts, preferential treatment, failure to prosecute for fraud and other criminal activities. Obama is more than just someone out there polishing the shoes of the criminals. He's more like a Pilot Fish keeping the sharks clean and tidy so that the public at large isn't alarmed by the predators preparing to eat them. I'd just like to see him in black and white stripes like the fish all wear. I wonder how well he would do as a fish in prison.

I have to tell you, I'm extremely disappointed in the two Pauls. Especially Rand Paul. I guess like Paul of the Bible, he "has seen the light" and converted and become a true believer. Ron hasn't, to my knowledge, openly endorsed Romney, but hasn't distanced himself from Rand and his statements. Ron's silence speaks volumes.

So, it looks like Romney is going up against Shoe Shine Boy.

Romney looks like a Used Car Salesman. He sounds like a Used Car Salesman. His pitch is about as genuine as a Used Car Salesman's. He exudes all the charm and wit of a Used Car Salesman. If he's elected, someone is going to have to put a sign above the urinals in the White House reminding him the white cake in there isn't a breath mint.

The product that he is offering America has been sold to us one too many times. Like all before him, he's promising a Bentley and delivering a Yugo.

In four years, America will be tired of the Yugo and will gladly purchase the used Fiat offered by the next guy.

And it will go back and forth like that, just as it always has. Fiat for Yugo and Yugo for Fiat.

Meanwhile, the salesmen are walking off with your wealth while everyone fights over which car is better.

In case you didn't know, the Yugo is a Fiat



Friday, June 15, 2012

If you're doing nothing illegal....

The old refrain goes something like, "If you're not doing anything illegal, you have nothing to worry about". Usually, this adage has been applied to those who objected to the increasingly abusive and intrusive police powers that have grown as the Orwellian State has come into its own.

Sometimes it sounds like I'm anti-cop. I'm not. I prefer to not have to resort to disturbing them, because it brings me to their attention. Most of the ones I've met are guys who want to do their job, go home to their families, and have a beer. Nothing wrong with that. It's very American. I approve of all things very American.

However, with the labyrinthian legal system and the myriad of conflicting laws, statutes, codes and interpretive opinions of these missives penned by addled drunks, drug addicts, frauds, spouse abusing, self abusing criminals we laughingly call "representatives", it's a good idea not to render justice on one's own without the servants of a woeful, gavel swinging pantheon of chimps in black dresses on one's side.

After all, it is all about how the reports get written.

In defense of cops, I understand that when the system hands you tools that make your job easier, it is difficult to give them up.

How many of you know what a "power trowel" is?

If you don't here's a photo:

This is what it replaces:

Can you imagine doing a concrete pour like this and having to use a hand trowel to finish it off?

So, yeah. You'd have some guy who would pour a 5 x 5 pad and whip out the power trowel. That's abusing your tools. Some cops do that too.

So now, the people of Indiana, in response to police and the State abusing their tools, has passed a law that allows people to defend themselves against abuses of power.

NRA-Backed Law Spells Out When Indianans May Open Fire on Police

I guess if you're doing nothing illegal, you have nothing to worry about, right Officer?