Friday, January 05, 2007

Up Against The Wall, MuthaFucka!

Jefferson Airplane - We can be together

I cannot tell you the anger I am feeling now. Both as a result of the Post below and the fact that Bush will likely escalate the War rather than listen to his Generals, his Party, his Advisors, his constituency - We The People.

Not since Nixon have I felt so angry at my Government. Not since Nixon's pardon have I felt so betrayed by my Government. Not in 30 years have I actually considered the possibility of We The People marching on Washington, D.C and taking back that which is ours through strong and peaceful protest.

And not in 30 years have I listened to this song.

We Should Be Together.

We can be together
Ah you and me
We should be together

We are all outlaws in the eyes of America
In order to survive we steal cheat lie forge fuck hide and deal
We are obscene lawless hideous dangerous dirty violent and young

But we should be together
Come on all you people standing around
Our life's too fine to let it die and
We can be together

All your private property is
Target for your enemy
And your enemy is

We are forces of chaos and anarchy
Everything they say we are we are
And we are very
Proud of ourselves

Up against the wall
Up against the wall (motherfucker)
Tear down the walls
Tear down the walls

Come on now together
Get it on together
Everybody together
We should be together
We should be together my friends
We can be together
We will be

We must begin here and now
A new continent of earth and fire
Come on now gettin higher and higher

Tear down the walls
Tear down the walls
Tear down the walls
Won't you try

The Time is coming.

The Time is coming to send a very, clear, distinct, LOUD message to those who claim to represent us.

The flame of the '60's Rebellion that I had long since thought was dead is Alive again within my breast!

And George W. Bush is feeding and fanning the flames.

For 5 long years now, as I have watched you lie us into an unjust, illegal War, with no plan for the aftermath; as I have watched you strip away our Rights and trample our Constitution, the very Constitution you swore to uphold and defend, as I have watched thousands of young Americans die or be maimed because of your misguided ego; as I have watched you fatten the purses of your Corporate cronies at the expense of the American Working Family and Senior Citizens; as I have watched your assault on Middle-class America, the small ember I thought was dead has flamed anew. With each passing criminal, treasonous act, you George W. Bush have fanned those flames into a raging conflagration! I will take no more. You will listen! You will listen to the lawful citizens of the United States of America! The citizens you swore to represent! The Citizens you work for!

Tear down the Walls! TEAR DOWN THE WALLS!

We Should Be Together!

American Partriot Institute!!! I would like to schedule a Round-table discussion. If this is agreeable please e-mail me at for the date, time and place. This discussion will be private to members of API and specific invitees only.

The Time for useless "talk" that only falls on deaf ears is almost passed.


Resident Scholar
American Patriot Institute

Statement May Allow Gov't to Open Mail

I don't know about you but I've had enough of Smirky the Chimp trampling all over the Constitution. Don't tell me impeachment is off the table Nancy, or you may find yourself out of a job next time around!

I'm reprinting the entire article to save you the trouble of linking through.

I don't know about you, but newly elected Senator Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania is about to get an earfull from me!


Statement May Allow Gov't to Open Mail - NEWS -

Statement May Allow Gov't to Open Mail
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer
1 hour ago

WASHINGTON - A signing statement attached to postal legislation by President Bush last month may have opened the way for the government to open mail without a warrant. The White House denies any change in policy.

The law requires government agents to get warrants to open first-class letters. But when he signed the postal reform act, Bush added a statement saying that his administration would construe that provision 'in a manner consistent, to the maximum extent permissible, with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances.'

'The signing statement raises serious questions whether he is authorizing opening of mail contrary to the Constitution and to laws enacted by Congress,' said Ann Beeson, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. 'What is the purpose of the signing statement if it isn't that?'

Beeson said the group is planning to file a request for information on how this exception will be used and to ask whether it has already been used to open mail.
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said there was nothing new in the signing statement.

In his daily briefing Snow said: 'All this is saying is that there are provisions at law for _ in exigent circumstances _ for such inspections. It has been thus. This is not a change in law, this is not new.'

Postal Vice President Tom Day added: 'As has been the long-standing practice, first-class mail is protected from unreasonable search and seizure when in postal custody. Nothing in the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act changes this protection. The president is not exerting any new authority.'

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who guided the measure through the Senate, called on Bush to clarify his intent.

The bill, Collins said, "does nothing to alter the protections of privacy and civil liberties provided by the Constitution and other federal laws."

"The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and our federal criminal rules require prior judicial approval before domestic sealed mail can be searched," she said.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized Bush's action.

"Every American wants foolproof protection against terrorism. But history has shown it can and should be done within the confines of the Constitution. This last-minute, irregular and unauthorized reinterpretation of a duly passed law is the exact type of maneuver that voters so resoundingly rejected in November," Schumer said.

The ACLU's Beeson noted that there has been an exception allowing postal inspectors to open items they believe might contain a bomb.

"His signing statement uses language that's broader than that exception," she said, and noted that Bush used the phrase "exigent circumstances."

"The question is what does that mean and why has he suddenly put this in writing if this isn't a change in policy," she said.

In addition to suspecting a bomb or getting a warrant, postal officials are allowed by law to open letters that can't be delivered as addressed _ but only to determine if they can find a correct address or a return address.

Bush has issued at least 750 signing statements during his presidency, more than all other presidents combined, according to the American Bar Association.

Typically, presidents have used signing statements for such purposes as instructing executive agencies how to carry out new laws.

Bush's statements often reserve the right to revise, interpret or disregard laws on national security and constitutional grounds.

"That non-veto hamstrings Congress because Congress cannot respond to a signing statement," ABA President Michael Greco has said. The practice, he has added, "is harming the separation of powers."

The president's action was first reported by the New York Daily News.

The full signing statement said:

"The executive branch shall construe subsection 404(c) of title 39, as enacted by subsection 1010(e) of the act, which provides for opening of an item of a class of mail otherwise sealed against inspection, in a manner consistent, to the maximum extent permissible, with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances, such as to protect human life and safety against hazardous materials, and the need for physical searches specifically authorized by law for foreign intelligence collection.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Chief Seattle's Message

Got this a while back from my friend and Union Brother, Henry Duys, also known as Gravedigger, due to the fact that he drives a 1966 Pontiac hearse, (hey, gotta be a little strange to claim friendship with me).

Anyway, my Brother spadoman left me a comment this morning that kinda tore me up, through no fault of his own, let me add.

So I thought I would post this for him, to kind of help reconnect his soul to the Mother again.

In doing so, I have found that I actually helped myself.

Now I know there is debate about this particular speech, whether or not it is accurate. That really doesn't matter. It is the "feeling" I am connecting with, not the actual words. The words are only the medium.

So, don't "read" it, "feel" it.

Maybe it will help you reconnect too.


Chief Seattle's Letter

'The President in Washington sends word that he wishes
to buy our land.
But how can you buy or sell the sky?
the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own
the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water,
how can you buy them?

Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. Every
shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in
the dark woods, every meadow, every humming insect.
All are holy in the memory and experience of my

We know the sap which courses through the trees as we
know the blood that courses through our veins
. We are
part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed
flowers are our sisters. The bear, the deer, the great
eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the
dew in the meadow, the body heat of the pony, and man
all belong to the same family.

The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers
is not just water, but the blood of our ancestors.
we sell you our land, you must remember that it is
sacred. Each glossy reflection in the clear waters of
the lakes tells of events and memories in the life of
my people. The water's murmur is the voice of my
father's father.

The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst.
They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you
must give the rivers the kindness that you would give
any brother.

If we sell you our land, remember that the air is
precious to us, that the air shares its spirit with
all the life that it supports.
The wind that gave our
grandfather his first breath also received his last
sigh. The wind also gives our children the spirit of

So if we sell our land, you must keep it apart and sacred,
as a place where man can go to taste the wind
that is sweetened by the meadow flowers.
Will you teach your children what we have taught our children?
That the earth is our mother?

What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.
This we know: the earth does not belong to man,
man belongs to the earth.
All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

One thing we know: our God is also your God.
The earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator.

Your destiny is a mystery to us.
What will happen when the buffalo are all slaughtered?
The wild horses tamed?
What will happen when the secret corners of the forest
are heavy with the scent of many men
and the view of the ripe hills is blotted with talking wires?

Where will the thicket be?
Where will the eagle be?
And what is to say goodbye to the swift pony and then hunt?

The end of living and the beginning of survival.
When the last red man has vanished with this wilderness,
and his memory is only the shadow of a cloud moving across the prairie,
will these shores and forests still be here?
Will there be any of the spirit of my people left?

We love this earth as a newborn loves its mother's heartbeat.
So, if we sell you our land, love it as we have loved it.
Care for it, as we have cared for it.
Hold in your mind the memory of the land as it is when you receive it.
Preserve the land for all children, and love it, as God loves us.
As we are part of the land, you too are part of the land.
This earth is precious to us.
It is also precious to you.

One thing we know - there is only one God.
No man, be he Red man or White man, can be apart.
We ARE all brothers after all."

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

War Memo Proves Bush Rushed To War

War Memo Proves Bush Rushed to War? The Daily Show

What have we, as a nation, come to, when we have to get the facts from a show on Comedy Central?

While it's funny, it's also true.

With that in mind, below you will also find truth. And there is nothing funny about it at all.


Sacrifice? Keith speaks to Power

Olbermann on Bush's Sacrificial Surge & Accelerate Plan

This runs almost 11 minutes, but it's worth every second!

Needless to say, those on the Right still drinking the Kool-Aid are very, very upset over this. Especially the fuckin' chickenhawks!

Well, as an old Marine Corps Captain of mine used to say, "Tuff Shit!"

(Sacrifice? How about the Bush twins headin' to the sandpit! Or Cheney's kids?)

Seems they are very upset with Keith for bullying their Hero, George W. (What? Me Worry?) Bush, who after all served his country during the Viet Nam Fiasco!

Guess they have a point of sorts. The Photo to the left clearly shows George W. Bush "serving" his country in the Texas Air National Guard.

It should be noted here that during the time the Pres-idiot served, the Viet Cong did not launch one successful attack against the Great State of Texas!

Whut? I'm being rediculous? Yeah, right. About as rediculous as the knuckleheads on the Right claiming that since 9/11/01 we haven't been attacked by Al Queda again!

What they forget to mention is that 9/11 happened on Bush-boy's watch and like some crazy cowboy, drunk on Mezcal in a Tiajuana ginmill, Bush and his posse of pussies yee-hawed us into a war against the wrong country for the wrong reasons on the wrong advice and keeps us there wrongfully against the will of the people he was elected to serve! (There's that "service" thing again!)

By the way, as you watch this video, check out John McCain! What the fuck is up with this guys chipmunky cheeks?

Oooooohhh, I get it! That's where Bush keeps his balls! Suck a little harder John, the Religious Right isn't quite "coming" around to you yet.

So kudos to Keith Olbermann! The only guy in the mainstream media who has a pair of balls.

Like Fixer said a couple of days ago. I'm sick of the Right Wing Whackos. It's time to give the Defense a rest and hit them with the long bomb downfield! Time to bitchslap the turds into oblivion!


Post Script: Below is a reply I made to a comment posted on the Discussion board relating to Keith Olbermann's "Special comment".


Message #27401/03/07 09:24 AM

Serviceman, I'll give your opinion some weight, since at least you are serving, which is more than I can say for the chickenhawks who normally support Bush's fiasco. As a former Marine who also served his country 35 years ago, I have to disagree with you. Mr. Olbermann, myself and now, the majority of Americans, only want you and your fellow service people out of harms way. There are 58,000 + names on a Wall in Washington DC that stand as mute testament to a failed Government policy. 58,000+ who lives were wasted, for what? So the US wouldn't lose face? Better go listen to the late President Ford's speech again.

Tell me, Serviceman, what are your objectives? What is the overall strategy for accomplishing these objectives? What exactly is your mission in Iraq? How and when will it finally be accomplished? Oh, wait, I forgot, the Pres-idiot already declared it accomplished! Why, then, are you still there?

Son, you have been abused by an ungrateful Administration, (hell, they cut the VA's budget for dealing with head trauma, the #1 injury now sustained by our troops). They didn't send enough of you to hold the country. Those Generals who asked this Administration for more troops were relieved of duty. You still don't have all the equipment you need. Why are guys STILL buying their own body armor?

You are in the middle of a Civil War between two fanatical religious factions, undermanned, under-equipped, outnumbered and out-gunned. While your efforts are heroic and we at home are proud of you, those of us who have gone before you have realized the untenable situation you are in and we want you out. Believe me, we know your pride and willingness to serve. We have been there ourselves. Ask yourself this, who besides you and your families is making any sacrifice? Who? If we are really on a "war" footing, why aren't we cranking out materiel as fast as we can? Why aren't our industries being made to produce more armor, more flak jackets, more weapons? Why isn't there a draft? If we're serious about fighting the "War on Terror" shouldn't we approach it the same way we approached WWII, rather than the lame way we are doing now, as we did in Viet Nam?

We will no longer tolerate right wing moonbats who have never served, like Limbaugh and O'Reilly calling us traitors or worse. It is time for THEM to STFU! It is time for all the young College Republi-cons to Shut up or Suit up. Ever ask yourself why the Bush twins aren't serving with you? Wanna know what Republi-cons really think of your service? Go Here.

The hypocrisy must stop and we will no longer sit back and let these cowardly imbeciles spew their garbage without a fight.

Keith speaks truth to power and it's about goddam time somebody in the mainstream media did! Keith is not against you and neither am I. If you must spend your life in defense of our nation, then let it be in an effort to bring the real villain to justice - Usama Bin Fergotten.

Do yourself a favor son, turn off Fux News and follow the links here. Stop drinking the Kool-aid, get the facts. Then get home safe. Hopefully you will see the light.

Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas


Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year?

Time to Reflect as Iraq Toll Hits 3,000 - NEWS - US NATIONAL -

Time to Reflect as Iraq Toll Hits 3,000

By ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer
Mon Jan 1, 4:12 AM

(A man who identified himself only as Dave sits among the gravestones of U.S. military who died in Iraq at Arlington National Cemetery, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 in Arlington, Va. October, it was a particularly bloody month for U.S. troops in Iraq with 105 American deaths. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg))

ARLINGTON, Va. - Perhaps no place illustrates the toll of the Iraq war more vividly than Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. In this 'garden of stone,' in ruler-straight rows, rest one-tenth of the Iraq war's American dead, whose number has reached 3,000."

Read this story and then tell me it's worth it. Tell me Bush and his whole cadre don't deserve to be put on trial for lying our nation into an unjust, illegal war against a country that did nothing to us.

Tell me that 3000 young Americans and countless Iraqis did not die for the twisted ambitions and misplaced loyalties of the Neo-Conservatives and the Likudniks.

Then see if you can tell me to have a "Happy New Year."


Post Script:
Here's how Fixer at Alternate Brain sums it up:

" I welcome 2007 in with hope it will be better than 2006, I just wanted to remind the people, the American citizens who continually voted to enable the thieving, lying, morally bankrupt administration and rubber stamp Congress that runs this nation, how they were played for sheep."

Couldn't agree with you more, Brother.

Further Update: 3000 has a name, at the Huffington Post: