Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Merle Haggard is a fucking idiot

Bush has outlawed blogging. Sounds sort of stupid coming from a blog that is till online, right?

I know this is from 2002, but I just saw it. Merle Haggard is a fucking idiot.
"We had more freedom and voice of opinion in 1960 in San Quentin than we do now on the street," he says. "We can't say anything now like we could back then. Little by little, we've allowed them to take our freedoms away. Prior to September 11, the U.S. was the last place without M-16s in the street, and now we'll join the rest. We were in better shape 24 months ago than now. Never before have I been afraid to speak out. In the last few weeks I have."
Of all the celebrity pronouncements and blather, this might be the stupidest I've seen. That is a stiff competition. This is like those idiots standing on the side of the street LOUDLY proclaiming their right to free speech has been taken away.

I can only assume that Mr. Haggard was taken away in the middle of the night to be tortured for his speaking against the government.

Seriously... look at his words. Anyone reading this rather be in San Quentin in 1960 or anywhere in America in 2006? This might be the stupidest thing I've ever read.

Watch this... George W. Bush is a stupid douche-monkey who likes to diddle children. Rumsfeld eats goat shit. Cheney licks the toilet seats in bath houses.

Know what's going to happen to me as a result of saying that. NOTHING.

That's me speaking "truth to power." Courage.

Everyone else is talking about it, I might as well, too

Immigration.

I know almost everyone is going to disagree with me. I don't care. I'm certain that my views have been colored from where I live and by my long time experience working in a restaurant, but I cannot get myself to care about illegal immigration.

I know lots of people do care. I'm not one of them. And the people who care, care A LOT.

I'm of the opinion that if someone is willing to travel 2,500 miles to work their ass off as a busser or to pick lettuce or whatever... he's exactly the guy I WANT in this country.

Here's what I do care about. I don't want our national security resources to be expended on chasing down guys named Pablo and Guillermo. I want them to be used killing guys named Ahmed and Muhammed. I don't want National Guard units being activated and used to prevent smuggling. It will be just as effective as we have been at preventing drugs from being smuggled into the country.

Yes, I'm aware that there is the possibility that terrorists could slip across our border. I'm also aware that if catching them at the border is the plan, then we are fucked. Kill them where they live, not where we live. Don't try to sift through a million gardeners that you happen to catch in order to find the man with the plan. Use the resources and kill that Jihadist piece of shit BEFORE he comes here.

I also find the arguments about national security to be terribly disingenuous when it comes to people talking about sealing the border. Wait thirty seconds and they will talk about jobs and whatever else. Their argument isn't about national security, it is about illegal aliens and the policy on THAT.

Yes, illegal immigration is a problem. It's a matter of priority. Car theft is a problem, too. That doesn't mean I want the national guard dealing with it.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Juan Williams brought me back

Ok, I think I have more stuff to say, so I decided to give this another shot.

I have Juan Williams to thank.

I watched Fox News Sunday tonight on Tivo. I had to rewind the thing three times to make sure I heard him right. I still haven't been able to find a transcript, but I'm certain I've got this close.

He actually argued that there should be an open debate about NSA/CIA programs like secret prisons, wire tapping of our enemies and other intelligence operations. Everyone think about that for a moment.

Why should we stop there? Why not have an open debate about nuclear missle design and where to deploy troops? As Juan argued, should we shut down a democracy just because there's a war?

I'm just astounded.

Thankfully Brit Hume was there to make a great point. Are we at war or aren't we?

Every single person who nitpicks these intel programs, everyone who whines about Abu Ghraib, everyone who bitches about Gitmo should be asked that question. I guarantee, for every one of those people asked, their answer will have a "but" in it.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Done, at least for awhile

I just don't have anything to say anymore. I may be back at a future date, but I may not.