Someone should check their water


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Texification of America

Texas, the land of guns and capital punishment. Now America is being Texified.

If I see a man of an ethnic heritage approach my car and I am afraid, may i shoot him?

Personally, I fear the police. Can I shoot them?

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Posted by Matsu on 24 March 2005 - 8:09am
I don't see

I don't see how either of these bills could pass, but these radical conservatives seem literally hell bent on making radical changes to society.

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Posted by media girl on 24 March 2005 - 9:54am
Rambonation of Florida

These are people who have fallen in love with their own mythologies. A friend who is a legal scholar suggested nations live out their mythologies in their laws.

It is ironic that the party of "law and order" would codify "lawless" acts and condone shooting others on suspicion.

There is a darkness that has descended on the nation--one of vigilante justice stemming form the top--attacks on nations we have a suspicion might do us harm--Iraq--or prisoners of war we have a suspicion might have "vital" information--Abu Dhabi Prison--or people who might be terrorists--suspending habeas corpus--and now this.

Lawlessness comes in small doses. Like a poison the body learns to endure, it is administered a bit at a time.

There is a classic story from science studies of two frogs. The first frog is placed into room temperature water and the water is gradually heated, bit by bit, until the frog cooks to death. It never notices until it notices nothing ever again.

A second frog is tossed in the same water with the cooked frog. The second frog reflexively leaps out.

Alas, the American people are the first frog and we are slowly cooking in the right wing juices that flow from its Rambo mythology.

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Posted by Matsu on 24 March 2005 - 10:11am