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So I should be more adult than this but.

I’m not

I want to save this because the end tickles me terribly….

 

 

Earlier this month I received this email from an acquaintance aka (Conservative Southern Republican who mistakenly thinks she is Bipartisan) about Obama and the ACORN issue. It was just as bad as her Obama is a Muslim terrorist e-mail… which was just racist and wrong.

 

 

Anyway me being emotional and all over recent events (and the fact that I’ve been to exhausted to successfully play with myself before falling asleep the past few nights) responded in kind to her email by basically calling her out as being a rumor monger…

she “resent(ed) the accusation that (she is) sowing the seeds of partisanship.”  and challenges me to an open debate.

 

I’m lolling my ass off. 

 

I mean come on… I am not running for president. 

 

I’m totally insane and game. 

 

Anyway blows are exchanged.

 

Bipartisan my ass!!!

 

Come on now take a look at yourself hun… admit it damn’t.  It’s okay just admit it.  You are a Conservative its okay.  Don’t be scurred fucking own that shit!

 

Lol

 

Anyway she laid down her proverbial king on the chess board with hateful snarkiness

 

 

As the mother of a 6 month old boy, I understand being busy. That said, I have counter arguements and talking points for almost everything you said, and though normally I relish the opportunity to engage in long winded debates, to do research and write well thought out responses, I just don't have the time to continue this discussion any further. It would be different if I thought anything I could say would make a difference, but I feel any more time on this matter would be an acedemic exercise in futility. Based on your previous responses, I doubt it would do any good, and frankly I would rather spend time with my son. I have many more things I would like to say, but I just don't see the point. Maybe we can continue this discussion at another time.

 

“academic exercise in futility” I love it!!!  Condescension hates kindness so I respond

 

 lol I  whole heartedly agree!!  We have very different view points and everyone knows that a "man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still"

Maybe it would be best if we refrained from politics being the passionate, opinionated and verbose women that we are.

Are you still writing?
Six months already?

May your house and family be blessed

 

 

I have yet to hear a reply ;)


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so this election is huge.
like really
seriously
it's fuckin huge

Recently I have been receiving e-mails from some one I know talking all kinds of crazy.  I got sick of it when she started spouting off about the ACORN issue.   Five  or six months ago she sent me an e-mail saying Obama was a Muslim terrorist.... and thats just racist and wrong.

So I asked her what she thought the country needed to survive.  And she sent me a long e-mail that I hesitate to post here but boils down to Nationalism and Patriotism.


So that got me to thinking what I really thought this country needed and where I stood on things. And this whole thing beneath may bore you, or may make you think I'm crazy but its where I stand...
 

 

I am proud to be an American.

I preface my words with that because what follows can be taken as if I am not.

Yes patriotism is a wonderful thing but not blind flag waving.

 

I have been called anti American, anti- patriot, communist, socialist

Because I can not ignore how this country is inhibiting my freedoms, how this country is lying to us, how this country is not providing it's people with the basic needs of food, fresh water, health care,  how this country is creating policies that destroy the middle class, destroy the freedom of speech, destroy the freedom.  How this country blatantly blurs the line between church and state.   How this county is not controlled by its people but by the lobbyist of Big Oil, FDA and Pharmaceuticals.


I believe it is time that we move past ourselves, get over ourselves and use the power of this nation to not only bring unity within but unity without.  The focus is not on the global economy but OURS.  WE are the weak link because of our spending on this war and our corporate policies.  If we crash the rest of the world goes with us and that is why the world is involved.  Ever dip the dollar takes is a blow to the ruble, pound, forint and yin.

 

We are the new Rome and everyone does want to be a Roman.  But Rome fell because it became corrupt, because it spread to far, because of it's decadence, because it became intolerant.  We face the same dangers

National Pride, Nationalism was the fuel the Nazis fed upon.   And it was our Nationalism, Separatism and Isolationism that allowed the Germans to commit atrocity after atrocity unhindered.  The Nazis believed that being German meant very specific things. And the people of the current administration and the McCain set  believe that being American means very specific things that I as a Pagan Bisexual Healer can not abide by.

 

We didn't become sovereign on our own the French saved our asses from the British.

We can't stay sovereign on our own either.  We need the help of the world just like we need to help it.

We need to stop "outsourcing" jobs to other countries bring those jobs home so everyone can have work.

We need to not be selfish with our money.  Taxes are what run this country.  If you have more, give more.

We need to seek truth, challenge our law makers, challenge corporations, rebuild our school systems to create thinkers not sheep and inform ourselves of our government actions.

In the end we are one country out of many.  We cast great ripples out in to the world. 

 

We are all sharing this world.

So yes I am a citizen of the United States of America

I am proud to be so

 

But first and foremost I am a citizen of the World

The politics of America the false democracy, the corrupt republic, the uncontrolled capitalism is not just affecting us.  It is adversely affecting the world.  I can not support a campaign that does not support the world. 

We as Americans are diverse, we are of many races, creeds, religions, backgrounds social and economic and that is what makes us great.  We are the great melting pot.

 

 

Lady Liberty says:

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

It is a cry to the world, a cry of compassion, selflessness, tolerance, vigilance and I believe these are needed to heal this country and to heal this world.
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We really have to stop doing this at work
you can't whip me into a lusty mindless  frenzy with your lengthy verbal passionate discourse and leave me here writhing in my seat so unfulfilled.

If we ever meet in person i'm throwing the panties at you.


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Okay I've gotten out of the loop for a while as far as what was happening in our government because quite frankly it pisses me the hell off and I already have high blood pressure.
anyway
here we go

Earlier this month Bush signed a new Terror Interrogation Legislation
The Military Commissions Act Of 2006

I have decided to do something a little diffrent with this one... There is a great vid that one of my friends posted that says it all for those of you that aren't in the mood for a good read.*** yes it is an opinion*** But I think it carries across seriousness of this.
Below that are snipets from various article and a link to the Act itself. Hopefully the Supreme Court finds this whole nasty business unconstitutional







And for your reading and surfing pleasure:
The Military Commissions Act Of 2006
you can read the whole thing here if you are into that sort of thing

" it specifically bars detainees from filing habeas corpus petitions challenging their detentions in federal courts. Bush said the process is "fair, lawful and necessary."

for those of you who didn't pay attention in Latin class or watch enough NYPD Blue, Reno 911 or whatever
habeas corpus
Lat. "you have the body"
Prisoners often seek release by filing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. A writ of habeas corpus is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether or not he should be released from custody.



not bad enough for you read the complete list

* Strip the US courts of jurisdiction to hear or consider habeas corpus appeals challenging the lawfulness or conditions of detention of anyone held in US custody as an "enemy combatant". Judicial review of cases would be severely limited. The law would apply retroactively, and thus could result in more than 200 pending appeals filed on behalf of Guantánamo detainees being thrown out of court.
* Prohibit any person from invoking the Geneva Conventions or their protocols as a source of rights in any action in any US court.
* Permit the executive to convene military commissions to try "alien unlawful enemy combatants", as determined by the executive under a dangerously broad definition, in trials that would provide foreign nationals so labeled with a lower standard of justice than US citizens accused of the same crimes. This would violate the prohibition on the discriminatory application of fair trial rights.
* Permit civilians captured far from any battlefield to be tried by military commission rather than civilian courts, contradicting international standards and case law.
* Establish military commissions whose impartiality, independence and competence would be in doubt, due to the overarching role that the executive, primarily the Secretary of Defense, would play in their procedures and in the appointments of military judges and military officers to sit on the commissions.
* Permit, in violation of international law, the use of evidence extracted under cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, or as a result of "outrages upon personal dignity, particularly humiliating or degrading treatment", as defined under international law.
* Permit the use of classified evidence against a defendant, without the defendant necessarily being able effectively to challenge the "sources, methods or activities" by which the government acquired the evidence. This is of particular concern in light of the high level of secrecy and resort to national security arguments employed by the administration in the "war on terror", which have been widely criticized, including by the UN Committee against Torture and the Human Rights Committee. Amnesty International is concerned that the administration appears on occasion to have resorted to classification to prevent independent scrutiny of human rights violations.
* Give the military commissions the power to hand down death sentences, in contravention of international standards which only permit capital punishment after trials affording "all possible safeguards to ensure a fair trial". The clemency authority would be the President. President Bush has led a pattern of official public commentary on the presumed guilt of the detainees, and has overseen a system that has systematically denied the rights of detainees.
* Limit the right of charged detainees to be represented by counsel of their choosing.
* Fail to provide any guarantee that trials will be conducted within a reasonable time.
* Permit the executive to determine who is an "enemy combatant" under any "competent tribunal" established by the executive, and endorse the Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT), the wholly inadequate administrative procedure that has been employed in Guantánamo to review individual detentions.
* Narrow the scope of the War Crimes Act by not expressly criminalizing acts that constitute "outrages upon personal dignity, particularly humiliating and degrading treatment" banned under Article 3 common to the four Geneva Conventions. Amnesty International believes that the USA has routinely failed to respect the human dignity of detainees in the "war on terror".
* Prohibit the US courts from using "foreign or international law" to inform their decisions in relation to the War Crimes Act. The President has the authority to "interpret the meaning and application of the Geneva Conventions". Under President Bush, the USA has shown a selective disregard for the Geneva Conventions and the absolute prohibition of torture or other ill-treatment.
* Endorse the administration's "war paradigm" – under which the USA has selectively applied the laws of war and rejected international human rights law. The legislation would backdate the "war on terror" to before the 11 September 2001 in order to be able to try individuals in front of military commissions for "war crimes" committed before that date.

Link to Source of above article

This Bill also broadens the definition of "unlawful enemy combatant to include anyone who has "has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States." This sounds all good fine and dandy until your ass gets picked up right. You don't have to make bomb threats baby... you can just speak out, have a peaceful demonstration, post a blog...
so in essence
I say
rat bastard mother fuckers
with two very enthusiastic middle fingers up
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Fascism a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government. fascistic (f-shstk)

For those of you not keeping up with politics...... SHAME ON YOU!!!!
but heres a little blurb to keep you savvy
house approves bill on terror detainees

For those of you who don't like reading long articles I will summarize:

*WASHINGTON - The House approved legislation Wednesday giving the Bush administration authority to interrogate and prosecute terrorism detainees (terrorist are not just Jihad... the can also be defined as gang members, hookers, activists, members of greenpeace etc.)

*The measure also provides extensive definitions of war crimes such as torture, rape and biological experiments — but gives Bush broad authority to decide which other techniques U.S. interrogators can legally use. The provisions are intended to protect CIA interrogators from being prosecuted for war crimes. (open season)

*language (that)would give the president wide latitude to interpret international standards of prisoner treatment and bar detainees from going to federal court to protest their treatment and detention under the right of habeas corpus. (they own your ass)

*The bill also gives the president the ability to interpret international standards for prisoner treatment when an act does not fall under the definition of a war crime, such as rape and torture.

* Lawmakers shrugged off multiple disruptions from citizens watching the floor debate from inside the Capitol. (no one is listening to the voices of the people... the citizens of America.... ie the ones they want to "protect")

Alright kiddies so why would something so drastic be so important to Bush and his coporation


hmm lets think
oh yeah
A year or so after 911
some guy from Canada was held in a super secret prison and tortured for two years before he was let go
cnn version
observer version

there was no evidence against him
he is understandably pissed

not to mention our behavior goes against the Geneva Code written by the United Nations
an organization we had a heavy hand in creating
Geneva Code on torture
oh yeah

wait
that mean that Bush can be tried for committing war crimes right
lol

So lets hope that the U.S. Senate has bigger balls than the House
and that this does not pass into law

On second thought fuck hoping
get your azz out there and exercise your right to disagree by writing to your leaders and educating your peeps about this
before its to late.


Beside if the did it to that poor innocent
just imagine what they can do to us "citizens"
all they have to do is declare you a Terrorist
sounds a little like Nazi Germany doesn't it?

And PS
before anyone thinks I'm not a patriot.... think about what happens if this is passed into American law and then somehow passed in the UN what would happen to our brothers and sisters on the front lines?

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