I posted a story about the Patriot Act II earlier, after Congress passed the law very quietly. Here is an article talking about the “coincidence” of Bush signing this bill into law on the same day as the US forces captured Saddam. The new law gives law enforncement agencies much more power. Now they can get search warrants without judicial oversight. Oh goodie.
Here that sound? It’s the sound of our rights being flushed down the toilet.
I don’t really believe most polls reflect real life, and my faith in the general American public is pretty shaky at the moment, but if this is anywhere close to being true, I am going to have to move to Canada or something. According to CNN, GWB is the most admired man in America, and Hilary Clinton is the most admired woman. Not, Bush only got 29%, which I guess is saying something. But does anyone else think it is sad that the most admired people in America are politicians? Not a great way to end the year, in my humble opinion. Oh well.I had to put this in humor, because I find it too funny.
I found a story over at CNN. Apparently, the billionaire George Soros has pledge millions to independent political groups “to ensure that the money spent on trying to re-elect President Bush doesn’t overwhelm the process.” And, of course, the Bush Administration doesn’t like this saying that he is catering to ‘liberal special interests’.
What I liked best was this quota by Soros, saying he was “deeply concerned with the direction in which the Bush administration is taking the United States and the world.” You and me both, pal. Click the link above to read the whole article.
Here is an article over on Slashdot talking about more problems with new electronic voting systems. Apparently, Diebold, the company that makes many of the electronic voting equipment, has installed uncertified software in all of the 17 counties that are using its services. Oops.
You can also check out the main story
over at Wired.
How possibly could looking at Rush’s medical files have any social redeeming value. Please
Some of the anti-Drug War advocates pussy foot around the issue by trimming at the edges like Medical Marijuana, treatment not enforcement, less police action & etc. All of which I think is just a pantie waist solutions. The dragon should slain by decapitation. When we stop treating the afflicted like criminals then the sick can seek out their own treatment. The link posted in READ MORE section has opinion similar to mine. The link immediately below are proposals that can give positive results NOW.
try this first
The story tells the relationship of this young man and his father to Elvis Presley. This story is not about Elvis. It is about a Lee County Sheriff in Mississippi who was proclaimed to one of the best to enforce our precious drug laws. Again I will say once more how are the drug enforcement agencies going to keep drugs away from our children when they cannot keep their own away from drugs. Sad
The Ranch Hand
A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good looking woman, and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching so she placed an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand. Two men applied for the job – one was gay and the other a drunk.
She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied, she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.
He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very well. Then one day, the rancher’s widow said to the hired
hand, “You have done a really good job and the ranch looks great. You should go into town and kick up your heels.” The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night. However one o’clock came and he
didn’t return. Two o’clock and no hired hand. He returned around two-thirty and upon entering the room, he found the rancher’s widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him.
She quietly called him over to her. “Unbutton my blouse and take it off,” she said. Trembling, he did as directed. “Now take off my boots.” He did as she asked, ever so slowly. “Now take off my socks.” He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.. “Now take off my skirt.” He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fire light. “Now take off my bra.” Again with trembling hands he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor. “Now,” she said, “take off my panties.” By the light of the fire, he slowly pulled them down and off.
Then she looked at him and said, “If you ever wear my clothes into town again, I’ll fire you on the spot!”
This is far more dangerous to our way of life than that old man you been seeing on TVDangerous
I have a little problem with the thinking of the author of the posted article. My ideas of the possession and use of drugs are stated in articles posted earlier.
I do not think Rush should go to jail for possession and use of drugs. I do not know why Rush is an drug addict. Neither do I know why I am an alcoholic, nor do the 19 psychiatrists, 13 physiotherapists and 21 medical doctors that have treated me for various ailments. The very best have told me that they could not treat my alcoholism. So I do not pay to much attention to politicians, preachers or other people telling me how to treat my alcoholism, neither should Rush.
Illegal or legal drug is mute for me. We must get our minds off the morale issue drugs and get to dealing with crime we can all agree upon. Robbing a bank is a crime. Being high on drugs does not make it a different crime. Drug dealers scare people. Disturbing the peace is a crime whether drugs are involved or not. Focus on the crime not the drugs is a beginning.From MAP