Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

It's been a little over a year since I started this blog, and I've had more readers than I expected, and one steady commenter (what's up, Doom Finger?) and all in all, it's been quite a year.

I've written a couple of essays that I'll be posting soon, as well as my own song for the revolution (as soon as I can figure out how to get a good recording of it) called Lysander's Ghost that I'm pretty excited about.

I hope everyone out there has a merry Christmas. I know I will. My wife got me this shirt.




Sunday, December 16, 2012

Defying Science Through Legislation

Crazy exists. It is an element in nature. The Sandy Hook massacre only proves this, to a horribly disgusting degree. Of course, after horrible tragedies like this, the morgue dancers come out in full force, misreporting, misinforming, and opinionating all over the place. During the initial chaos, I heard that two men (then two brothers, then just one of the brothers, but the wrong one) had opened fire at an elementary school where his girlfriend (then his mother) was a teacher (now they're saying he killed his mother in her house and stole her guns, so why the hell was he at the school?), killed her and an entire kindergarten class. He also killed his father, who would later release a statement about how sorry he was for his sons actions (since, no, he's apparently not dead).

Then there are the nannies, who think that that the man who illegally stole guns, illegally took those guns to a school, and illegally murdered 20 kids and 6 adults, could have possibly been stopped by just one more law.

We need to stop looking at motive. Crazy has no motive, no grand inspiration. If anyone's motive needs to be discussed, it should be that of the teacher who hid her classroom full of kids in the bathroom, said, "I just need you all to know that I love you very much," before sacrificing herself to this lunatic. I want to know what her motive was, what drove her, and how we as a society can create more of her.

We cannot legislate a change in human evolution. When legislation is used to try and combat human insanity, often times, the most dangerously insane people control the legislation. Crazy will continue to exist, laws and regulations be damned.

We could look at the warning signs, but according to everyone who knew this guy, he was a walking red-flag. I don't bring this up to say "nobody tried to help him," but to say, "some people are beyond help." I don't think there is anything anyone could have done to prevent this., aside from being lucky and quick enough to shoot him first.

I don't think that these tragedies can be avoided. It's part of our earthly experience. The only thing we can do is arm ourselves and be vigilant.

Stay safe.
Ghost

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It feels like dying

Having Celiac Sprue disease fucking sucks. I cannot stress this enough. I don't eat out, not even at friend's or families houses. I can't. My body can't take it. I'm scared to weigh myself; I don't want to know what I'm wasting away to.

I suppose I should explain what this bullshit is: Long story short, if I ingest 3 molecules or more of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, my body declares all out war on itself for about a month. I'm talking about a single, solitary crumb, a grain of flour for Christ's sake.

And for about 3-4 weeks, it's nothing but stomach cramps that render me immobile, simultaneous constipation AND diarrhea (you don't even know how to imagine that, do you?), vomiting, involuntary anorexia (because eating ANYTHING during this time hurts worse than starvation), even more stomach cramping, and to top it all off, I don't have a fucking clue what did it to me. I know I sure as shit didn't eat a piece of bread or drink a beer or something stupid like that. Could have been a crumb under my fingernail (I have a bad habit of biting them), could have been a cross-contaminated fork or some bullshit.

Because the thing is, I'm not allergic to gluten. I don't swell up right away or immediately start puking. See, that would actually be preferable, because then I could say, "okay, I'm never fuckin eating THAT again," but that's not how it works. Anywhere from 24-48 hours after I get glutaminated (that's my word, but feel free to use it), I'll start having the stomach cramps from hell. But I don't know which one of the things I ate in the 2 days prior that betrayed me.

I was born with this, but wasn't diagnosed until 2 years ago. Doctors said I wasn't too far from irreversible damage. Now for some technical jargon: inside your intestines are these little tree like things called villi. They're the things that absorb nutrients and vitamins and all the shit that makes you healthy. When they did the endoscopy on me, the doctor said, "it looks like someone clear-cut your forest." All my villi were gone. But the body is an amazing thing, and they assured me, as long as I didn't ingest anymore gluten, my intestines would repair itself.

The problem is, every 3-4 months or so, some crumb or something gets in my system. I got glutaminated somewhere around Thanksgiving, and I still haven't recovered. I've spent most of this week either on the toilet, or crumpled up in the fetal position begging for a quick death.

I'm not joking about that last part. I've been depressed and suicidal before, and this is nothing like that. I'm happy with my life, and ending it is not something I've contemplated in well over a decade. But when it feels like you're dying, when every breath, every sip of water, every waking moment hurts, you start to think, "fuck you, death! If you're gonna do it, just do it already!" I don't want to die, but holy fuck, this pain is intense. I just want it to end.

*I am not suicidal. I promise. This just sucks.*

edited to add: I usually weigh around 145-150. I'm down to 119. I've lost over 20 pounds in 3 weeks. Also, this is my favorite shirt.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Music for the revolution

***Fixed the links***
Songs have a great ability to move people and also make them think. So here's some great songs for the soundtrack to the revolution:

Thrice:
The Lion and The Wolf
This is a great song about how there is no difference between the democrats and republicans. The lion's claws are sharpened for war, the wolf's teeth are red...
Firebreather
An awesome song about freedom. Tell me, are you free?
The Arsonist
This is probably my favorite Thrice song. I think maybe all that's needed is flint and hardened steel, because I don't think that anyone of them believes the revolution's real.

Demon Hunter:
Thisis the Line
Metal-as-f**k, this song melts faces. Which side are you on?
We Don't Care
Patrick Judge is a Guitar God. Nuff said.

Parkway Drive:
Sleepwalker
Not one more step in the name of progress... Just bodies through the teeth of the combine.

Boy Sets Fire:
Release The Dogs
Blowback, patriot act, and the line, "hands tied with pleasure, now we're choking on their cum." What more could you ask for?
Requiem
Why waste our time on bended knee, choosing not to be free?

Muse:
Uprising
They will not force us, they will stop degrading us, they will not control us, we will be victorious.

Stavesacre:
We Say
This is my favorite band of all time. I once drove 500 miles to see them play in a middle-school gym.
Future History Of The Broken Hearted
Guilty of treason, so un-American, just don't call me blind.

Well, that's it. I'm gonna get some sleep.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Why Romney Lost

I've been avoiding this post for a while, because honestly, I can really only say why he lost me. I can point out that everyone seemed to want Anyone But Mitt, but then everyone in the republican primaries voted for Mitt. I didn't understand it. The few republicans I know who voted for Romney in the primaries all said the same thing, "yeah, he's not my favorite, but he seems the most electable." You see how well that worked out.

The biggest reason I can think of that Mitt Romney lost the election, was that the republicans nominated Mitt Romney. Republicans ran the guy who lost to the guy who already lost to Obama. And yes, I know Ron Paul also lost to McCain, but at least you could define a difference between them. What exactly was the difference between McCain and Romney?

For that matter, what's been the differences between the Bush's, Dole, McCain, or Romney? The only difference was Bush 43's original candidacy of peace. And even then, he lost the popular vote.

Romney lost because republicans don't ask who is best, they ask who's next.

Oh, and because he's kind of a pussy. I don't mean that as an attack on his manhood. Ann seems happy. I'm saying when he failed to show even an ounce of spine or righteous indignation and just played the media's game, he can't have won many votes. If he would have looked at Crowley when she lied about what Obama said after Benghazi and simply said, "Are you willing to stake your reputation as a journalist on that? Because when the folks watching this right now at home jump onto google, you're going to have a lot of explaining to do."

The republicans failed to harness the anger that the government has been creating among the people. Instead of riding a wave of populist anger against big government, bailouts, and this crony capitalist system, they tried to seem reasonable and calm. When Obama called Romney out for "not having a plan," Romney's first line should have been, "Let's talk about your plan, Mr President. The plan that got ZERO votes. Not even your own party wants to adopt your budget. Just because you don't understand basic economics doesn't mean the basic economic approach I'm suggesting isn't a plan."

Republicans tried to elect a door mat, who ended up getting less votes than John McCain (hey, just like when they ran against each other!). Gary Johnson had the strongest libertarian turn-out in history.

I know that a Ron Paul nomination would have made the neocons stay home and not vote, because he's too consistent and doesn't want a new war started every two fucking years. But now it's clear that the establishment needs to make a decision: do they drop the neocons and truly advocate for limited government and free markets, or do they keep losing elections appealing to the warfare/corporate welfare crowd and give up on libertarians?

My suggestion is to adopt the platform of liberty, and stick to it. I know they won't, and that's why Republicans will go the way of the Whigs. And they deserve to.

Some things to be optimistic about:
1) The shitty economy will be entirely Obama's.
2) Hey, at least Romney isn't president, right?
3) The main stream media will finally die, as their credibility plummets lower than Congress's approval ratings, OR
4) The media will actually start doing their jobs.
5) Yeah, I was just kidding about that last one. But you can be optimistic in their inevitable deaths (ratings, not literal).

Anyway, that's my suggestion. Let the neocons vote 3rd party for just one election, and see what happens. If republicans became the "get the government off my body" party, they could change everything.

But they'd rather keep Bill Kristol than Rand Paul. Bill Kristol, by the way, thinks the republicans need to get the young people. The same young people who supported the candidate that Kristol said should leave "his" party.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Oregon's Vote By Mail

Everyone I know who doesn't care enough to vote gives their ballot to someone else to vote for them. We may have a lot of ballots being sent in, but only a few people are voting.

This scam needs to end.

Friday, November 2, 2012

I'm sorry. I couldn't do it.

I could not vote for Mitt Romney. After the last debate, I am convinced that there will be virtually no change in a Romney Administration. I voted for someone with absolutely no chance of winning, but for the first time in my life, I know without a doubt that I voted correctly.

The first vote I ever cast was for George W. Bush, and he fucked us. I strongly considered voting for Howard Dean (on the anti-war side), but when John Kerry got the nod, I held my nose and voted for Bush again. Then after Paul lost the primary, I convinced myself that McCain and Palin would rediscover the constitution and lead accordingly. Hearing McCain speak recently, I'm glad he lost.

That feels strange to write, but it is true, nonetheless. During Obama's reign of destruction, we watched as he carried out extreme versions of the Bush Doctrine. On the left, I heard, "where were you for the last 8 years?" And on the right, "if Bush did this, there would be an uproar!" Obama has a secret kill list which he uses to assassinate American citizens without due process, the authority of NDAA to indefinitely detain American citizens without a trial, he's waged illegal wars, expanded the War on Americans (also known as the War on Drugs) and extended the provisions of the Patriot Act. Please tell me again why conservatives hate him? Please tell me exactly what McCain would have done differently?

Romney will continue all that. How do we know? Because that's the easiest goddam campaign on the planet: "Barack Obama thinks he has the right to decide that you, an American citizen, are guilty of a crime and can be executed without a trial. I think that's wrong." But he won't say that, because he plans on utilizing that kill list, expanding it, and doing God-knows-what.

Before you say "a vote for Johnson is a vote for Obama," let me just shut you up real quick: Mitt Romney never earned my vote, and in fact, never even tried to win my vote. Earlier, I was considering it, but then I witnessed the third debate (or as I called it, the Presidential Agreement).

Financially, this country is fucked. Forget the handbasket, we're on a greased-up pole to hell. 16 trillion dollars is far too large a hole to climb out of. Sure, with Romney as president, it might be easier to find a job, but the dollar that you earn won't be worth dick. They only chance we have to restore fiscal sanity in this country is full blown collapse. Until Americans wake up and realize that goods and services are not free and can never be free, then the only hope is economic suicide. Like when you catch your kid smoking cigarettes, and you make him smoke the whole carton so he never touches them again, so too will it be with the Americans who actually believed that something can be had for nothing.

But collapse is coming. It is imminent at this point. With new wars in Syria, Iran, expanded wars against American citizens, an out of control federal reserve, the NSA's Stellar Wind program, endless czars and bureaucracies, scandals and cover ups... This shit doesn't come cheap.

How is Romney going to reduce the deficit when he won't cut offense, er, I mean, defense spending? Closing loopholes (or as you and I call them, "tax deductions") and defunding NPR are good baby steps, but 16 fucking trillion in the hole? It's unfixable.

I just hoped we could have a little freedom while it collapsed.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Presidential Agreement

This wasn't a fuckin debate. I heard the words "I agree" more than any other phrase.

No matter who wins, Four More Wars.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Why Anarcho-Capitalism pt II

Well, someone else says it better. Here's Doug Casey beating me to the punch. I hadn't read that one before my last blog, and if I had, my post could have been "here, just read what Doug Casey said." He sums it up rather eloquently.

I literally screamed "Yes!" when I read this part. It is the solution to the government: Voluntary Subscription:
The Mormon Church, for example, exerts a very significant amount of regulation of the private behavior of its members. I'm not a Mormon, of course, but I've lived in predominantly Mormon communities, and I have to say they tended to be cleaner, nicer, safer, etc. I'd say the Mormon religion exerts more control over its adherents than any state's laws have ever exerted over citizens – but those regulated like it. They believe they benefit from it, and most important of all, they are physically free to leave any time they want.

Not so for the state. This is why I've said in the past that the state is not a necessary evil but merely necessarily evil.


Read the whole thing.

There's a debate that's been going on for decades: have more people been killed in the name of religion than by atheist dictators (Stalin, Mao) throughout history? I think we've been asking the wrong question. Have more people been killed by governments than by individuals?

Hitler didn't kill 6 million Jews with his sidearm. He had a government full of people willing to take orders. Roosevelt didn't round up the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants in his wheelchair. He had an army willing to take orders.

Government is not a necessary evil, it is necessarily evil. Well fuckin said, Mr Casey. Well fuckin said, indeed.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Why anarcho-capitalism?

Recently, a friend asked me how exactly I went from law&order neocon to anarchist. "You've never been arrested, or even in trouble with the law. Why do you hate cops so much?" It's a good question, so I thought I'd share my answer here.

Simply put, this isn't about me. This is about the reality of the situation. This is about logic and reason. This is about true liberty. I was asked to define the limits of liberty once for an essay. My essay was one sentence long: my liberty ends where your liberty begins. As long as what I am doing doesn't harm anyone else, liberty dictates that I should be free to carry on.

I don't believe in utopia, and I scoff at man's feeble attempts to create it. As such, I see Marxism as the worst possible outcome for humanity. "To each according blah blah blah" falls apart as soon as you do the math; there are over seven billion people on this planet. How do you feed everyone? How do you get 7 billion people to share equally? Force. If your utopia requires force, your utopia has failed.

That's why I'm a capitalist. I never understood begrudging a man for having more than I did. Even when I was a struggling musician, I never hated the famous musicians who enjoyed success at a level I could only dream of. Instead, they inspired me. Even when I saw some shitty band like Nickelback make it huge, I didn't hate them for making it. I questioned their fans taste in music, but I didn't hold a grudge against Ramen-Head (I don't care enough to google his name) for being successful.

So why, then, do I hate cops? Because the police demand some things they lost and refused to re-earn: trust, respect, honor, and loyalty. In Montana last Tuesday, police threw a flash-bang grenade into a room with 2 sleeping children. A 12 year old girl received 2nd and 3rd degree burns as a result. The chief there has the balls to say that they did their homework. And of course, they'll be doing all their homework while they investigate themselves for gross incompetence. Anyone want to wager a bet as to what they'll find? I've got $20 on "they followed procedure and acted accordingly. Lets give these brave men some medals."

We don't have a police force for the police. "Internal Affairs" is a fucking joke. It's amazing that cops and the mafia have the same term for the guy who gets the guts to do the right thing. Rat. The Brotherhood is the biggest gang in the country. If they want your turf, they will fucking kill you and take it.

When shit hits the fan in this country, which it will real soon, don't expect to see any of the "some good cops" out there. They no longer exist. They've been eliminated by a corrupt system that only wants the most brutal, the most oppressive, the most power hungry men it can find. And these are the men who will crack your skull open like a fucking egg for breathing sideways. They're just waiting for the go ahead. Hell, some of them aren't even waiting.

They've drawn a thin blue line in the sand. They aren't on your side anymore.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Time crunch links

I'm getting kind of busy with school and kids and life in general, but here are some links. First and foremost, if you don't already read Lew Rockwell's page, bookmark it now. That site is a wealth of information, with new essays 6 days a week.

For example, there's this piece, by Christian Light. He points out the distinct difference between anarchists and communists, being that anarchists do not believe in utopia on earth. We acknowledge that there will always be bad people, and we don't try to force a change in human evolution that is unattainable.

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What does it take to fire a cop? Via Will Grigg, all it takes is doing the right thing. This is why I hate the "brotherhood" of police officers. I've said before that I would love to believe that there are good cops on the force, but it is painfully clear that the few good cops are systematically a) expelled, or b) converted. The second one is the most prevalent, because its easier to look the other way than to stand up for what's right. Once you willfully allow evil to prevail, you're an accomplice. For 20 years, they tried to convert Regina Tasca. May history view her as the Rosa Parks of law enforcement.

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In another 20 years, they'll finally admit he was right all along. Or who knows? Maybe supporting al Qaeda in Syria will turn out better than it did in Afghanistan and Libya. Since they only hate us for our freedoms, surely they must be absolutely loving us now, right?

Who would have thought that in an election year with double digit unemployment, gun walking scandals, illegal war, a ballooning deficit, a federal reserve printing press creating Monopoly money, a murdered ambassador and a cover up so bad, not even the progressive media won't even buy it, who would have thought that the most important issue, the one that affects every American, rich or poor, black or white, democrat or republican, would be the one issue no one is talking about? Sure, we're starting to talk about free speech in the wake of the Muhammad video, but what about the rest of our civil liberties?

How in the world does a top NSA person say the words "turnkey totalitarian state," and besides an article in Wired and on ZeroHedge, the only ones talking about it are the Alex Joneses of the world. A recent poll says that over half of Americans are okay with police drones patrolling our skies. Terrence Moonseed summed it up nicely: "this surveillance will enforce laws you no longer consent to, but by then, it'll be too late to protest, too. And anything you've said, typed or browsed can and will be used against you!"

Well, that's it for now. Take care of yourselves.
Ghost

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Oliver Wendell Holmes: Censorious Fuckstick

First and foremost, Read The Whole Thing. Ken is a damn wolverine when it comes to free speech.

I, like everyone who enjoys free speech, have heard the "shouting fire in a theater" argument ad naseaum. "...there is a good reason why we have an exemption to the free speech protection by the First Amendment when we say you cannot shout 'fire' in a crowded theater," says Arianna Huffingandpuffington, one of the free-speech-for-me-but-not-for-thee cunts who would have loved to live under the tyranny of Woodrow Wilson.

Why Woodrow, you ask? Because the case Holmes was offering his opinion on had to do with the Espionage Act. That's right, the same law that, if it were still in effect, would have seen Huffington jailed during the Bush years, is what is being defended when someone invokes the "fire in a crowded theater" trope.

Now, in the wake of a bunch of barbarians being barbaric, we are hearing "fire in a theater" daily. Someone made a shitty D rate movie that not even the actors had seen, and so we have a scapegoat. Did anyone in the middle east even see this movie? I doubt it. Yet somehow, this obscure YouTube video caused the deaths of an ambassador and other Americans.

No, this definitely wasn't a planned attack, or anything. The administration told us so. It's not like they had advanced warning, and oh yeah, it was the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Surely, it was an opportunistic attack that used the protest as cover.

Except the Libyans say there was no goddam protest. And the alleged leader of the attacks in Libya was released by this administration from his comfy cell at gitmo.

This attack was planned. The administration had warning. The people at the embassy knew they were in danger. The administration did nothing to protect them. The attack happened on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, with protestors shouting "We're all Osama, Obama!" It had nothing to do with a stupid fucking movie. And if it did, if a stupid fucking YouTube video could drive these fucking savages into a murderous rage, well, that's all the more reason to annihilate them out of existence.

But we all know the video isn't the problem. As Ace Of Spades said, "For some reason, I suspect if I were to say something like "I wish the crazed, homicidal Tea Partiers (who haven't killed or hurt anyone) would kill these traitors to the Constitution," their attitudes about violence over free speech would change pretty damn quick." It has become uncomfortably clear that the death of our last remaining freedoms is imminent.

Of course, Ace is wrong in one aspect: If there was a call to violence over these censorious fuckwads, they would only say, "See? We need to limit free speech. After all, Oliver Wendell Holmes, champion of free speech, said you can't yell fire in a crowded theater..."

Unless, of course, there's a fire. That fire was started when Holmes denied Schenck, Debs, and Frohwerk the right to speak. These men were all socialists, and their only crime was speaking out against war and conscription during Fuckrow Cuntson's Espionage Act.

The fire has been set. The exits have been blocked. We're about to burn alive. "Fire." Someone has to say it.

One final note, Rusty at Jawa has some cathartic advice. My favorite lines:
If the Muslim world wishes to join the 21st century, I wish them all the luck in the world.

But if they don't? It's not my problem. I just don't care anymore.

I don't care about nation building in Afghanistan anymore. I don't care about the Muslim Brotherhood being in power in Egypt anymore. Let al Qaeda take over Tunisia. I. Just. Don't. Care.


Now, I could be a complete asshole and say, "well, you could have supported Ron Paul," but I think I'll just be happy that more and more people are waking up to the message of "leave me the fuck alone, and I'll leave you the fuck alone."

Added Bonus: Cracked's 5 terrifying supreme court decisions. From Kelo to Eugenics.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Coming soon: Blasphemy Laws!

Oh, if only I were being a hyperbolic alarmist: Dept of inJustice's Perez can't rule out future blasphemy laws. Click that link, and then tremble for your country.

This nation has become a parody of its once great self. Land of the free, we're told. Maybe at one time, we were. Maybe. We certainly aren't anymore. We've allowed ourselves to become complacent with the shackles at our feet. We've dutifully bound our own hands and stitched our own lips.

"We are days away from fundamentally transforming America." - This Fuckin' Guy (as Ace calls him). Mission accomplished, fucker.

I can't stand Romney. Don't agree with him on probably 50-65% of his issues. But This Fuckin Guy has got to go. Some people think he would be a lame duck if wins reelection, but his abuse of Executive Privilege, Executive Orders, and probably the Executive Bathroom, coupled with his administrations blatant disregard for the constitution and the rule of law seems to favor a prediction of tyranny.

Where are people to escape to now?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

And here's the proof:

A few blogs back, I talked about the unnecessary laws and how they are being used to arrest anybody they want. Now we're seeing it play out in real time. We saw it with Brandon Raub, and now we're seeing it with "Sam Bacile."

Freedom of speech is on the verge of death, and the supposed defenders of it are all too happy to witness its demise.

Et tu, Brutè?

Everyone please forget that this was an abject failure at the highest rank in government, this was caused by one of you rabble rousing serfs. And since you're all too stupid to understand when you are abusing an inalienable right, we're just going to have to take that right away from you.

Have you had enough yet?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bring them home. Now.

With the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya, the two revolutions supported by this administration, and the What The Fuck?! news that the Marines weren't allowed to use live ammo to protect the embassy, is it time to end our contemptible nation building?

I wish we had a president with balls. Someone who would get on international television and say, "Are you fucking kidding me? This wasn't a government movie, it was a private movie made by people in this country who enjoy the unalienable fucking right to free speech! This is why everyone hates you. Grow a fucking pair an stop being a bunch of pussies. There are 7.4 billion people on this godforsaken rock, chances are, you're not going to agree with all of them. Killing those you don't agree with is not acceptable, and beyond that, we will reign hellfire upon you for your insolence. You have 24 hours as a nation to deliver those responsible. When someone in this country commits violence against a mosque or even an individual Muslim, that person is brought to justice. If you refuse to comply, we will consider this an act of war. 24 hours, and we turn your entire country into a glass factory. Get your fucking shit together. Stop being fucking cavemen. You can be better than this. However, if you choose not to be better than this, than you will cease to exist."

But we don't fight wars to win them anymore. If this country isn't going to be truly imperialist, then we need to get the hell out. If we aren't going to take over these countries and actually run them, and colonize them as the British Empire did, then don't expect backward savages to change. Let them fight amongst themselves.

I'm done policing the world. We don't do it effectively, and it always seems to backfire. We overthrow democracy in Iran and inadvertently create a theocracy. We fund a terrorist organization to fight off the soviets in Afghanistan only to have that same organization orchestrate the most heinous terrorist attack on US soil in history. We prop up a puppet dictatorship in Egypt only to back a revolution against it, so that that revolution can attack our embassy.

We need to fix America before we go forcing the rest of the world to follow our failed example. We don't condemn free speech or apologize for it. We fight for it, and we die for it. The neoconservatives always say of the flag-burning hippies, "you know a soldier died for your right to free speech??"

What now?

How many soldiers are dying for your right to be looted at gun point? How much of our blood and treasure has been spent "spreading democracy," the one thing our founders all agreed was a fucking wretched idea, while our government circumvented our bill of rights?

Do I have to go on again about Stellar Wind? Because I fucking will. It's a base in Utah the size of 5 Capitol buildings, meant to store all your electronic data, text messages, emails, google searches, amazon purchases, blogs, phone calls... If you use any means of modern communication, they will store it. If you have an Xbox Kinect, they can use the camera to spy into your house. Or they can just turn on the camera on your smart phone and see whatever's going on. The new TV's coming out where you can just wave at it or talk to it? They'll be using those, too.

People who jerk off to Orwell should never be in charge of anything.

But back to my main point, bring the troops home. Close down the embassies and fuck the Bush/Obama Doctrine. We refuse to learn from the past and we deserve every ounce of misery that befalls us until we do. Cut every penny of foreign aid, close all the bases and embassies, open up the markets for domestic production, and engage our allies in free trade. Until we have our own house in order, he have no business "spreading democracy" around the globe.

Let those seeking freedom find their way to our shores and send those who would seek to destroy it adrift.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Get. Used. To. It.

4 words. These 4 words have been bugging me for a couple of days, and I've been trying to figure out how to word it, so here's my attempt.

I blog a lot about cops being abusive assholes and how the courts almost always seem to say, "well, he's a cop, so... Let's just say he's innocent." The reason I do, is because of those 4 words: Get used to it.

I don't know about you, but I hear these 4 words a lot, and the whole idea disgusts me because the defeatism it contains at its center. "Politicians are corrupt. Get used to it." "Sure cops can get a little violent sometimes, but their job is dangerous. Get used to it." Pretty soon, (around this time next year) you'll be hearing, "Yeah the government is tracking everything you say and do, but it's for your own good. Get used to it."

I'll never get used to the idea of getting used to it. It doesn't make sense to me, especially in a country founded on the premise of individual liberty.

The problem is, we got used to it. The cops and military got used to just following orders, no matter how reprehensible and contrary to the idea of America they were. That's how Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt were able to round up dissenters and Japanese Americans. We love to say "This is America, it can't happen here," completely neglecting the fact that it already has. Ron Paul gets mocked for not liking the idea of a border fence, because it could potentially be used to keep people in instead of out. Not 6 fucking months later, there's the Expatriation Act, where you have to forfeit a chunk of your already taxed income if you chose to move out of the country.

And we're getting used to it. We got used to an intrusive TSA after 9/11, and we're going to have to get used to them strip searching our 3 year olds in a back room because they might have a bomb. We got used to cops using force to bust bad guys, and now we don't seem to even flinch when they use force against the good guys. We got used to Presidents using drones to kill bad guys over seas, and now we're getting used to Presidents killing American citizens without a trial because fuck you, you don't get to know why.

How much are we willing to get used to? How can the "slippery slope" argument be so ridiculous when you're already 3/4 of the way down the slope?

And, just because it's not really a blog post without a link, here's a brilliant song about Big Brother, via TheAgitator.

And I'll leave you with a quote. "The sky is falling, but no one will lift their eyes to see. The sky is falling, but no one will care as long as it lands overseas." - Dustin Kensrue

The Obama Religion

Is now accepting Fast Offerings.

For those of you who aren't very religious, a Fast Offering is when you skip a meal, and donate the money you would have spent on the meal to the Church (Mormons practice this monthly).

Now, you should do that for Dear Leader. Honestly, we should probably get used to eating less...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Let's repeal the 19th amendment!!

I'm kidding, of course. While I'm not a republican, I am a capitalist, so I fall on the right side of the political spectrum. And I, for thousands, am tired of the "war on women" bullshit.

And I say bullshit, because that's what it is, bullshit. They can't say war on abortion, because not every woman agrees with abortion. They can't call it a war on birth control, because no one is actively trying to ban birth control. They can't call it a war on rape victims, because of Bill and Hillary.

Stouty Weasel gets it. And lets be honest, these fucking jackholes get it, too. They know the right doesn't hate women. This is how pathetically fucking desperate they are.

And to the "liberal" "feminists," we're on to you; you don't want women to think individually for themselves, you want them to conform to the way you think. You don't want equal rights, you want majority rights. If you had your way, the penis-carriers would be enslaved for all eternity.

That's all for now. I'm not gonna waste anymore of my time on this war. I really only blogged this to link weasel.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Domestic Terrorists

This one probably won't win me many friends, but we have reached a tipping point. We have a government that, for decades, has been murdering civilians without due process. We know Obama approves of political assassinations, as witnessed by the executions of Anwar Al-Awlaki and his son.

But do we know where Romney/Ryan stand on killing Americans? As Vox points out in this article, that's the easiest campaign on the planet: "Obama wants to be able to kill you, I disagree with that." But we don't know if he disagrees, because no one on the left will ask Romney a question that would make Obama look bad, and no one on the right wants to take the chance that they'll alienate constitutionalists.

We have a police force (mobile link) that is absolutely out of control. I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I've absolutely had it with these pricks abusing their authority, terrorizing the populace with constant violence and illegal imprisonment.

Are we really the "freest country on earth?" We can't possibly be when we lock up more citizens than the most authoritarian regimes out there. Can we even pretend to be free when we've put an expiration date on privacy? It's September of next year, by the way. The Program, Stellar Wind brings us inches away from a turnkey totalitarian state.

The domestic terrorists are not only the Timothy McVeigh's who blow up buildings through some misguided sense of "purpose;" they are also the ones who kick in your door when you've done nothing wrong, and terrorize you and your family, inflicting violence against innocent people, with no concern for the rule of law.

In the words of The Big Lebowski, "This aggression will not stand, man!" The violence against us is only going to get worse unless someone makes a stand. People like the officers involved in Law Enforcers Against Prohibition. People like Radley Balko.

To accept this illegitimate authority of government over us is collective suicide. If the rule of law no longer exists for the president, congress, the court, the cops, and the tax collectors, then why do we continue to abide by it? Why should we keep obeying, when obedience says you have no right to life?

In speaking of the war on drugs, Penn Jillette made the sobering statement that this is not a goddam joke. Yes, it's fun to laugh at the hypocrisy of President Choom Gang raiding more pot dispensaries than Bush, but these are people's lives. Had Obama been busted, as a black man, with his pot, or his "a little blow," he would have done hard fucking time, and he wouldn't be president now.

This isn't a joke. These laws, the power these fuckers are assuming, the authority we blindly give them, they will be the death of us. And when they start keeping track of everything you do and say (Stellar Wind), and using drones to patrol your neighborhood, freedom will be gone forever.

The tree of liberty is dying of thirst.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The coming anarchy

Usually, when people think of anarchy, they picture assholes with bandana covered faces smashing the windows of a McDonalds because "Fuck Capitalism, man!" The problem with those girl-jean wearing little pricks is that they aren't anarchists; they're hardcore communists and socialists. "But ghost, what's the difference?" you ask.

For one, they believe that somebody should just take it from those who have and give it to those who don't. These arrogant shitstains think they are the modern day Robin Hoods, stealing from the rich, and... Keeping what they steal. The legend of Robin Hood was about a man who stole BACK from the GOVERNMENT what the GOVERNMENT had stolen from the PEOPLE.

The anarchy I speak of will be much quieter, much more subtle, and far more destructive. It will start when people begin to open their eyes to the separate set of laws that govern you and govern them. When people hear about Brandon Raub and all the bullshit he's had to face this last month, and then they hear about this douchebag, one has to wonder where the FBI is on this one... I'm going to go out on a limb and say that our inJustice Department doesn't investigate this fully without a full media uproar.

We could look at Gibson and Martin guitars; both used the same type of wood in their guitars, but Gibson's were the only ones raided by the Feds with over a million in property seized. No raids or warrants on Martin, a democrat donor. After 2 years of no charges and no chance of their property being returned, Gibson finally gave up and pleaded down (what I personally like to call "prosecutorial blackmail") just to put this bullshit behind them.

But this, this is what will send people over the edge. People talk about the need for police, and how if citizens are armed, more innocent bystanders will be needlessly gunned down. To that, Eric Peters and myself would like to ask, "What now, motherfucker?" They love to say that the Colorado massacre would have been exponentially worse if the citizens in the theatre had been given a fighting chance and the ability to shoot back. Well, with police, it is exponentially worse. Did you click that link? You should. A woman calls 911 to report a masked man acting suspicious. Cops show up and see unmasked female homeowner, who says, "I'm the homeowner," which is when the cops shot her.

We hear these stories all the time; Cops abusing authority to steal money, abusing authority in minor traffic stops, not to mention the drug war and all the violence and death associated with it, and of course the wrong-house raids, which of course, have a tendency to end in dead citizens, dead dogs, or dead cops.

When the population begins to understand that the laws that are being passed have nothing to with safety, and everything to do with control, anarchy will come. If you're a grown ass adult, and you choose to risk your life not wearing a seat belt, that should not be just cause for police to stop you, search you, arrest you, and steal your shit. The only reason it's against "the law" to drive without a seatbelt is because police needed another reason to pull you over. There are so many laws on the books, that cops don't even know when someone is not actually breaking the law.

We've all worked for some bullshit corporation that has bullshit rules that they don't ask everyone to follow, right? Have you figured out why? It's so, when they decide they don't like you anymore, they can "justly" fire you. That's why we have so many laws. It's not to keep us safe, it's to give the tax collectors a reason to stop you, harass you, and steal your property.

Anarchy is coming. Not because we want to smash windows and steal what we want, but because we are done recognizing flawed authority. They are human beings, flawed as we all are. If every man is flawed, how can any man assume authority over another? Why do we let them? We can all live by decent morals and ethics without jackbooted thugs threatening us.

The anarchy that's coming will start with non-compliance. Why should we follow the laws that law enforcement refuses to follow themselves? Thomas Jefferson is rumored to have said (I don't know, I wasn't there), "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."

Every day, more people are waking up and saying "Fuckit." Soon, it will be the majority of us. And what a glorious day it will be.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Legitimate rape

Todd Akin is a moron when it comes to anatomy. This much is clear. But people (mostly wymmins) are upset about his use of the term "legitimate rape," and how rape is rape is rape. First of all, can I point out the obvious? An "illegitimate rape" would be like when a woman like Crystal Magnum accuses the Duke Lacrosse team of rape when no rape occurred.

There's also a term called "forcible rape" which progressives are trying to tar Paul Ryan for saying. Again, the obvious: statutory rape is not forcible. It is considered rape because the age of the minor involved, and the law considering that age to be below the age for informed consent. But it is not forced. There's also rape by fraud, where you promise something (in the old days, marriage) that you have no intention of following through on, or by tricking someone into thinking you're someone you're not (like crawling into bed with someone else's wife).

But honestly, why are progressives NOW so upset about these terms? When Occupy Rape Street was going on, ultra lefties like Olbermann and Gore denied it, and in the case of a statutory rape charge, Olbermann said that it was consensual, therefore not rape.

Hold on a second... Just a few months ago, Olbermann was challenging the legitimacy of rape charges, yet Todd Akin is the scumbag for saying "legitimate rape?" No, my friends, Todd Akin is a moron who has shown himself to be too uneducated to hold elected office with any kind of power (maybe dog catcher. Maybe).

Tawana Brawley was not legitimately raped. Young scared girls who don't want to get grounded for two weeks and lose their iPhones cry rape when daddy finds out they've been getting freaky. My daughter's friend pulled that stunt, and lost my daughter's friendship over it. "She was willing to completely destroy the life of a man she claimed she loved just so she wouldn't lose her car. I don't need friends like that." Smart kid.

And yes, stress and trauma can cause a woman to miscarry. It's not the body's way of "shutting that whole process down," it's just something that happens. So yes, I say again, Todd Akin is a damn moron.

But are we really going to allow them to feign this abject disgust over the words "legitimate rape?" For fuck's sake, Roman Polanski drugged and raped a 13 year old girl, and Whoopi Goldberg says, "well, it wasn't rape-rape." Yes, it's fun to laugh when these fucksticks get their panties in a wad, but we're letting them drive the narrative.

I think maybe republicans should all take a page from Michael Baumgartner, and tell every inquisitive reporter asking about Akin to go fuck themselves.

And Mike Huckabee, seriously, you're a loser with a loser's sense. You're part of the new republican branch, the socially conservative, fiscally liberal branch. You belong in the democrat party, along with McCain and Graham. Stop propping up losers. Akin is this years O'Donnell, a power hungry fame whore who could only possibly win by accident.

So, to recap, Akin sucks, but don't let the left get away with fake outrage. Call them on their bullshit. Ask where Al Gore stands on the occupy rapes. Or Elizabeth warren. Or Barack Fucking Obama.

Take these fucks to task.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Not supposed to work on the Sabbath

So, here's some links:

Serve your country, lose your rights. This right here is some bullshit.

Reason #3,647 we have failed as a species. Because we haven't even learned from Nuremberg.

Why do we obey? I mean, besides "because they have guns..."

To protect and serve... Making sure no dog goes unkilled, no child unhandcuffed, and above all, making sure those handcuffed children sit next to their dead dog for an hour or so. Would you be surprised if I told you they were raiding the wrong house?

You are 8 times more likely to be murdered by police than a terrorist. 8 times. 8. Times.

Well, that's all for now. I'm gonna go eat some cake.

Friday, August 17, 2012

That being said...

Obama must be stopped. I'm pessimistic about a Romney/Ryan administration, but I don't know for certain that they will bail out banks/corporations, engage in cronyism, destroy civil liberties, engage in more nation building/world policing or any of the other hang ups I have on this ticket.

But I know for certain that Obama will. I have no doubt that a second Obama term would feature political prisoners if not outright assassinations (via drone, of course). And how do I know this? Because American citizens are already being assassinated. Forget Anwar al-Awhatever-his-name-was. Sure, he was technically an "American Citizen," but he had reportedly renounced his citizenship, so he didn't really deserve due process, a fair trial, and a humane execution. No, forget all that and think about his 16 year old American son, who was killed in a drone strike. Or, if you could care less about nationality, think about the innocent "collateral damage" when President Gutsy runs air strikes over funerals.

Do I believe that Romney/Ryan will circumvent the constitution when it suits their needs? Of course. Every modern president has. Do I believe we'll be involved in more conflicts than we are now? Well, if the peace-loving democrats keep doing it, why wouldn't the republicans who actually run on the World Police platform?

That. Being. Said.

We have Justin Amash. Rand Paul. We have a slew of fresh meat republicans in the house and senate who actually give two shits about the constitution. We can hold their feet to the fire.

If the Tea Party holds a rally during a Romney administration, he will be more apt to heed our warnings than Obama. And, we'll be less likely to be imprisoned for raciss hate crimez.

Is it more important to slow down the train than it is to turn it around? No, of course not. But turning it around isn't a viable option. We've only got two choices. Yes, I could vote for Gary Johnson. I could also throw my feces into the wind and chant "Chaka Khan!" ten times as fast as I can.

Do I support Mitt Romney? No. I'm an anarchist at heart. I don't believe any human being has the authority to tell me how to live. Make kind suggestions, sure. Otherwise, leave me the fuck alone.

But is Mitt Romney a better choice than Barack Obama for president of this failed experiment we call America?

Economically, the answer is a resounding yes. Especially with Ryan on the ticket. Even more especially with Joe Biden remaining on the ticket.

We've got to choose between Coke and Pepsi when all we really wanted was a Dr Pepper. Do we stomp our feet and yell at the waiter that they should serve Dr Pepper, or do we put on our big boy pants and say, "Fine, just give me the coke."

... And that's when Michael Bloomberg shows up and says, "no, he'll have the water."

I think this metaphor has gotten off track.

The point is, unless Gary Johnson's polls jump to over 20%, I'm probably going to end up voting for the guy who makes me less terrified.

I do so holding my nose, and I encourage no one to follow me. But after seeing what the Palace Guards have let this President get away with, and how no one seems to care what this guy does, I don't see a second Obama term ending.

And honestly, the more they try to make Romney into the tax-cheating-steel-worker-firing-steel-worker-wife-killing sonuvabitch who's "gon' put y'all back in chains," the more I like him.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Romney/Ryan

... Or Why We Fail To Learn

Paul Ryan is definitely smart, but he's also a big government republican. No Child, Patriot Act, Part D... He was a go-along republican under Bush.

The conservatives love him because of the Ryan/Wyden plan, which proposed a balanced budget in about 40 years. Rand Paul had a budget proposal that would have balanced the budget in 5, and his father's plan would have done it even faster.

Republicans and Democrats both rejected the proposals. They are two wings of the same bird, and less power is not something they seek. Under Romney/Ryan, we should expect the following:
*bailouts
*wars
*expansions in the militarization of our police forces
*cronyism
*expansions in the federal govt for health care, education, the pentagon, etc
*the complete obliteration of the 4th amendment
*the dismantling of the 10th amendment

Under Obama, we have enjoyed the following:
*bailouts
*wars
*expansions in the militarization of our police forces
*cronyism
*expansions in the federal govt for health care, education, the pentagon, etc
*the complete obliteration of the 4th amendment
*the dismantling of the 10th amendment

Remember, The machinery is already in place. And the machine doesn't care which party is in control, because they control both parties. Privacy will die, because we didn't wake up in time.

My buddy says, "They're never going to wake up, are they?" They'll wake up. They may be in a gas chamber when it happens, but they'll wake up.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gay rights?

First, read this. Did you read it? Okay, good, because this shit is getting out of hand.

The first point I want to make is that when you talk about gay rights, you lose. Why? 97ish% of the population is straight. What you want to talk about is "equal protection under the law." Gay marriage should never have been an issue because the government shouldn't be involved in marriage in the first place. Like Doug Stanhope said, "If marriage didn't exist, would you invent it? Would you say, 'baby, this shit we got going on is so awesome, we've got to get the government involved! We can't just keep this commitment between us, we've got to get judges and lawyers in on this shit!'"

No, you wouldn't think of that. The government should not be involved, and I shouldn't get any special considerations from the government for happening to find someone who's willing to put up with my shit. The fact that so many people are begging the government for the freedom to allow them to enter into a contract with another adult is disgusting. It's even more disgusting that the jingoists continue to insist that "This is 'Merica, the freest nation on earth!" No we're not.

Now to the nitty gritty. Stop being dickheads. Seriously, stop with the Dan Savage bullshit, the Chik-Fil-A bullshit, the "h8r" bullshit. Some people are just uncomfortable with changing the definition of marriage. They aren't advocating for your deaths, they aren't forcing you into slavery or even into Bachmann's Conversion Camp. Yes, there are a few people who legitimately hate you, just as there are legitimate racists and child molesters. The majority of the people you will encounter in your life will not be those people, but when you do meet them, you'll know it.

When your body is hanging from a 40 ft crane, just twitching out your breaths, and you hear the multitude of people cheering, that's when you'll understand what hate is. That's what your brethren have to endure in the middle east. Their coming out parties include giant fucking rocks being hurled at their heads. That's fucking hate.

The word you're looking for is "disagreers," but I'm not too sure that's a word. The point is, it's not hate. It's a political position we disagree with. Are we to be like MLK, winning hearts and minds with passionate and reasonable thought, or like Dan Savage, who calls Christian teens "pansy asses" because they'd rather not listen to him.

I have a Christian republican friend who I've been trying to convince to become a libertarian (he now hates cops and refers to them as "tax collectors"), and I almost had him convinced on gay marriage, and then Chik-Fil-A happens.

You're raising awareness for your cause in the same manner as the Westboro Baptist Church. Sure, more people know about you, but you're not exactly winning hearts and minds.

Or does that technique work? Did Dan Savage change some minds when he called those kids pansy asses? Or has he become the very thing he hates?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Something must break

Wow. Just wow. Cops beat a man with Tourette's for amusement.

And cops pepperspray a man in a wheelchair. For videotaping them. Because they're above the law.

Drug your child, or we'll call in the fuckin tank. This won't get better when the government takes complete control of health care.

Cops are useless, but not harmless. and just so you don't forget that, they'll kick it into your handcuffed ass.

Or they'll just shoot you in the head. While handcuffed in the back of the squad car. And they'll call it a suicide.

Back when I was young, I liked this shitty punk band called 90 Pound Wuss, and they had a song called Something Must Break(video here) and I heard it again today. Thought it was appropriate.

Their freedom comes with chains, and their protection leaves all of us afraid. The tree of liberty is getting thirsty...

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Batman Massacre

First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and the victims of this psycho's rampage. I hope you find the comfort you need, and that healing finds you quickly. I can't begin to comprehend the pain you must be going through, so I won't pretend to.

To the media/politicians, stop trying to figure out who's to blame. We know who's to blame already. His name is James Holmes. It's not gun laws, the tea party, occupy wall street, video games, music, movies, or a degenerating culture teetering on the edge of the abyss. Ok, maybe it's a little of that last one. But the entirety of the blame rests on this douchebag's shoulders.

Just like that Brevyik (or whatever the fuck his name was) guy that slaughtered the youth camp, or the psycho that gunned down a dozen people in Arizona, or those two dipshits at columbine, or whatever other tragedy that occurs, you assholes are always looking to push your stupid fucking agenda, whichever one it happens to be. Just stop. Let the grieving at least bury family members before you start dancing on their graves.

Because that's what you're doing. You are dancing on the graves of people whose only crime was wanting to see how the new Batman movie ends before the dickwad in their office gives away the ending. (Don't fucking ruin it, either. I already got a sitter so The Mrs and I can go.) And for that, you dance on their graves, blaring your trumpet to be the loudest fucking prick on the overcrowded plot.

If I point out that this has nothing to do with politics, then you say "Well, I'm sure the toxic nature of my opposition isn't helping..." No, mother-fucker. The word you're looking for is "affecting." As in, it didn't affect the outcome one way or another.

You realize that this is the reason everybody hates you, right? You elitist scum dance on the graves of peasants, not for justice, but because it suits your specific ideological masturbation fantasies.

Killing people in a crowded theater is already a crime. Obviously, another law was not going to stop this clown.

Can we let those suffering have one damn day? At least one day to process the fact that their loved one is forever gone? Or should we start calling it "morgue dancing"?

I've never been more disgusted in a group of people in all my life. If you had any shame left, you wouldn't be journalists and politicians.

Go to hell,
Ghost

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cops shoot suspected psychic

Because when you pound on someone's door at 1:30 in the morning without announcing yourselves as police officers, by golly, that peasant should have known they were cops anyway.

Did I mention they were at the wrong house? That seems important. So, they go to the wrong house in the middle of the night, pound on the wrong door, fail to identify themselves, and open fire on an innocent citizen for not knowing they were cops.
"It's just a bizarre set of circumstances. The bottom line is, you point a gun at a deputy sheriff or police office (sic), you're going to get shot," LT John Herrell said.


Here's an idea, fucker: if you pound on a door in the middle of the night without announcing yourselves as cops, expect to be staring down the business end of a frightened homeowner's shotgun, capice?

But no, he should have turned his psychic powers on and then he would have known, "oh, these kind police officers must have the wrong address. No need for this pistol. Surely, this couldn't be a home invasion at this time of night..."
In what civilization is this not considered murder?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

And what a glorious day it will be

Read the whole thing. I mean it. Read the whole thing. I knew I wasn't the only one.
Just a taste:
Just like the poker player who’s been fleeced by all the other players, and gets one mean attitude once he finally wakes up to the con? I’m betting that more and more of the solid American middle-class will begin saying what Brian and Ilsa said:



Fuckit.


Fuck the rules. Fuck playing the game the banksters want you to play. Fuck being the good citizen. Fuck filling out every form, fuck paying every tax. Fuck the government, fuck the banks who own them. Fuck the free-loaders, living rent-free while we pay. Fuck the legal process, a game which only works if you’ve got the money to pay for the parasite lawyers. Fuck being a chump. Fuck being a stooge. Fuck trying to do the right thing—what good does that get you? What good is coming your way?



Fuckit.

The time is coming. Which side are you on?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A couple of good reads and some thoughts

First, from Lew Rockwell's site, The Creation of a South Park Nation. Pull quote:
Nowhere are "imaginary crimes" more prevalent in this country than in so-called sex crimes, be they rape, sexual assault, or child molestation, and no other set of "crimes" requires less proof for conviction. For all of the wistful talk of "revolution," Americans need to understand that a legal revolution already has occurred, as Congress, the courts, and the executive branch have teamed up to wipe out what once was called "due process of law."

Now, these next couple of pieces tie together in a weird way. Well, this week, it came out that when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered, the border agents were forced to use bean bags in the face of automatic weapons (that had been supplied by our Department Of Justice). Now, another document says that the border patrol should run, hide, or if they're really threatened, throw rocks. Yes, the people who are supposed to be protecting this country from foreign invaders have to throw rocks at them. Meanwhile, our police forces are murdering mentally disturbed people with all the discretion that a cartel leader would have. That is, when they're not murdering dogs. Or murdering dogs while informing a family of their son's homicide.

This is what it has come to. We give more consideration to human traffickers than we do to our own citizens. You have a better chance surviving being a drug mule across the border than you do surviving living next door to a guy who sells pot and the police decide to raid the wrong house.

At least the border patrol can't shoot first. The only question I have is why the fuck would they want to come here anymore?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Medical Marijuana

I am currently a patient of Oregon's medical marijuana program for chronic pain. I would like to take some time to talk about the lies, the questions, and the failure of the American war on drugs.
The Lies
1. "Over 40,000 people are using medical marijuana in Oregon. Surely, most of those must be frauds."
I'm sure there are people who lie to doctors to get pain medicines. Does that mean we stop prescribing Vicodin and percocet? Of course not. People will always game the system. However, it is much easier to get a prescription for Vicodin than it is to get a medical marijuana card. Walk into an ER, complain of a tooth ache, and 9 times out of ten, you're walking out with at least 2 opiates and a prescription for more. Go to a "weed doctor," and the first thing you have to show is documented medical history, at least two doctors visits that are 90 days apart but not more than a year old. Then, you have to pay the state a bribe (that's what it's called when you pay the government for the priveledges not afforded to the rest of the masses) of $120, then you get to wait 3-4 months for your card. Then you can legally buy weed at whichever dispensary hasn't been shut down by the Feds yet. So is it possible that some are faking it? Sure. I've never met any of them, but hey, "they must exist." When I walked into the weed doctor's office, I felt like a fraud, because I didn't have it nearly as bad as the rest of the people waiting in that office. And I am constantly in pain.
2. "These people (dispensaries) are just trying to make a profit off marijuana."
Some California assembly person or committee chair or whatever she was actually said that. Apparently this woman has never heard of something called the free market. Hell, I'd be surprised if she had ever once considered the profit margins of the company that makes Vicodin. Let me break it down for you: if they don't make a profit, they don't stay in business. If they don't stay in business, it falls back to the black market. The whole point of the medical marijuana program was to get the people who actually needed it away from the black market. To get the sick and dying off the front lines of the drug war. I'd like to see how this bitch would handle picking up her scripts from Rite-Aid. She must have conniptions at the profits those stores make.
3. "They make a marijuana pill that doesn't get you high."
This one isn't exactly a lie. They do make Marinol, a chemical pill that removes the euphoric feeling that thc delivers. So why am I including it in the lies? Because no one, NOT ONE of these assholes has ever complained about the way pain pills make you high. Are they going to remove the euphoric feeling that Morphine gives you? No? Then shut the fuck up. It's classic misdirection.

The Questions
1. "Why don't you just take pain pills?"
Why don't I stop taking a medicine that works and is non-addictive, and start taking addictive opiates that have so many side affects, it would crash blogspot if I tried to list them all? Well, aside from that sarcastic response, let me tell you why: aside from chronic pain, I also live with Celiac Sprue Disease. If 3 molecules (like half a crumb) of gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, gets into my body, I spend the next week or two glued to a toilet. In other words, my insides are fucked up enough as it is. Taking pills that cause liver damage, constipation, and intestinal damage isn't on my list of things that "make me feel better." Also, they're highly addictive. Someone very close to me lost her daughter to the foster system because of her addiction to pills.
2. "What about your kids? Do you want them to know you're always high?"
Honestly, if the schools would stop lying to my kids about marijuana, this wouldn't be an issue. If people would stop lying to my children about the addictiveness, crime, violence, and gateway drug nonsense, it wouldn't be an issue. And it isn't an issue with my kids. They know I take medicine, they know it smells bad, and they know that after I smoke, I'm more able to play with them.
3. "What about people driving stoned?"
What? That's still a crime. Driving intoxicated is against the law. Just like driving while on Vicodin is against the law. Should that stop doctors from prescribing it? This is just an all around stupid argument.

The Failed War On Drugs
Right now, 1 in 6 people in prison are there because of possession of marijuana. That's not even including all the other nonviolent drug offenders. That's just for weed. Our last 3 presidents have admitted to smoking marijuana, and the the current and previous presidents were coke heads. Yet we treat someone smoking a joint like the scum of the planet. Heroin is cheaper, stronger and more readily available (and if you can't find a dealer, there's always the emergency room for all of your opiate needs) than before the war on drugs began. Even though more white people use drugs, more black people are in jail for drug offenses than whites. If that isn't evidence of systemic failure, than maybe Fast And Furious is. See, in the governments quest to end drug trafficking into America, they decided to arm the drug cartels with thousands of automatic weapons. Over in Afganistan, the first thing the Taliban does when it takes over a province is burn the poppy fields. Contrary to what the propagandists would have you believe, the Taliban are actually hardcore religious fanatics who despise anything that makes the body unclean. So our troops are over there protecting the poppy fields. The Taliban aren't using heroin to fund their crusade; we are.
The war on drugs is about control, power, and of course, money. It's about eliminating the competition. It's about giving police another reason to arrest you. It's not about protecting you. And we are seeing that goddam slippery slope in action: Nanny Bloomberg's soda ban. If the government can dictate what you are allowed to ingest, then there is literally no limit to what they can't control. We've sacrificed liberty for safety, and we lost both. Truly, we deserved neither.

Monday, July 2, 2012

What's the point now?

With the nomination of Willard to be the republican nominee, many conservatives, who aren't actively trying to purge the party of differing views like Bill Kristol is, pleaded with the constitutionalist wing of the party (affectionately referred to as "Paulbots") to vote for Romney. "Yes, yes, we know you disagree with him vehemently on foreign intervention and civil liberties, but think about the supreme court nominations! Do you really want two more Kagans and Sotomayors?"

No, no I don't want more Kagans and Sotomayors on the bench. They are rubber stamps for big government and expansion of powers, and they view the constitution with an obvious contempt. But do we need another John Roberts? And how did we get stuck with Roberts, Kagan, and Sotomayor? Spineless republicans capitulating to a rabid leftist crowd.

Why should I waste my vote on someone like Romney, when I can vote third party and use my vote to send a message to the GOP: "you still don't get it." I can't speak for the rest of you, but for me, smaller government means smaller government. The word "limited" actually has meaning. When the fuck did we actually become Europe, where our only choices are more of this government or more of that government?

Conservatives are righteously indignant about Nanny Bloomberg's soda ban, yet yawn indifferently when people are actually murdered by police during drug raids. Liberals bitch and piss about "keeping the govenment out of my uterus!" then creates legislation to put the government into your uterus, lungs, heart, bowels, ears, mouth and throat.

So please, tell me. What the fuck is the point of joining either side now?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Eric Holder needs to go

And in my humble opinion, he should face jail time. I could list all the times Holder has failed to operate as an agent of the law.

But Fast and Furious takes the cake. It obviously goes all the way to the top. This is corruption at its worst. We have, at best, a department of justice so inept, it allowed over 2,000 weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. At worst, we have a department of justice who deliberately moved over 2,000 guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in order to create a false narrative that 95% of firearms used by Mexican drug cartels originate in American gun stores in order to strip Americans of their right to bear arms. The result? Over 300 dead Mexicans and at least 2 federal agents, Brian Terry and Jamie Zapata.

Eric Holder has lied repeatedly to congress and the American people. And with Obama asserting Executive Privilege, we know this goes all the way to the top. At best, all involved should be unemployed. At worst, they should be in prison. No one is above the law in this country. No one. It's time we remind them of that.

The Tree of Liberty is getting thirsty.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Trust me. I'm with the government.

From Reason Magazine, here's some proof that Eric Holder is lying about how he handles medical marijuana dispensaries. At this point, with fast and furious, this, Gibson, voter ID, it would be much easier to list all the times the Atty Gen has told the truth. It happened once. He said, "I, Eric Holder..." everything after that was bullshit. If I'm running a presidential campaign, Eric holder is in every other ad.

The Oatmeal is being threatened with a lawsuit for asking someone to stop stealing his shit (or at least give some attribution). And Mr Oatmeal is handling it quite nicely.

Aaron "Worthing" Walker free! This isn't a left vs right thing, it's a free speech thing, in which some leftists are trying to use lawfare to silence conservatives.

A hero is born. Some bleeding hearts may disagree, and while I may be against capital punishment (and really, only because I don't trust the government to implement it judiciously), I have no problem with this sort of vigilantism.

Via Radley Balko, just another instance of cops killing your best friend. It's only a matter of time before we extend Castle Doctrine to include pets. Here's an idea, you fascist fucking pigs: if you want to go onto someone's property without a warrant, knock on the fucking door! If we don't answer, that doesn't give you just cause to trespass, let alone destroy private property, it means you have to walk your fat lazy donut munching ass around the property. And how many times do you need to shoot a fucking dog, anyway? Was it still snarling at you an trying to bite when you unloaded your clip into it?

Happy Fathers Day. Peace, Love, and Cheap Urinal Cakes,
Ghost

Monday, June 11, 2012

Please join me in welcoming...

Gigi Larin (last name omitted) to the world! My wife was a surrogate for a lovely couple from New York named Josh and Joseph. This beautiful baby girl came was born today, June 11th at 2:36PST.

It's been a truly amazing experience to be a part of. My wife and I are blessed to have 5 children of our own, and to be able to help give that gift to a couple who needed our help was, again, simply amazing.

Mrs Ghost is recovering nicely. Josh and Joseph are already making great parents. Get used to not sleeping, guys. ;)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pro-choice my fuckin ass

Read the whole thing. I would be outraged if I wasn't suspecting this already.
So why would feminists be against a male Pill? According to the doc, their answer is that they don’t want the decision to have a child or not taken away from women. In other words, they believe that men having decision-making power over their own reproduction is tantamount to taking that reproductive power away from women. The male Pill, in a twisted feminist’s mind, is akin to outlawing abortion or the female Pill.


Yup, pro-choice feminists are perfectly happy as long as men don't have a choice. If you watch the video at the link, and I strongly suggest you do, you hear the real reason why femibitches are against it. "What if a man lies and says he's on the pill?" What? These cunts have no problem when some psycho lies about taking her pill or "forgets," but the sheer possibility that a MAN might do the same thing that thousands of women do every fucking year, and these harpy whales have conniptions.

They scream about a war on women because we're trying to slow down their jihad against men.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Playing catch up...

I haven't blogged anything for awhile, so I figured what the hell, eh?
A few things on my mind:
1. Rand Paul endorsing Mitt Romney. Now, I'm a big fan of Paul's and not so much of Romney's, but seriously, why are Ron Paul fans so pissed about this? Of the two choices, Romney is the better choice. Yeah it sucks, but our guy didn't win. You want to admit defeat and cower in your bed until the system collapses? You want to declare liberty dead because one individual didn't conform to the collective (in this case, libertarians) thought? You're on the wrong side. We don't call people traitors for expressing an opinion (at least, we aren't supposed to). Grow the fuck up.
2. This right here. I don't have the legal funds to mention this guy's name, so read that, be outraged, and do something about it.
3. My gay friends: please understand that the left hates you. I don't say that with the loaded rhetoric of calling someone a homophobe; rather look at the insults they choose to use on twitter or Facebook or whathaveyou. Fag. Cocksucker. Homo. Buttfucker. Visit Lee's site and read the comments. The left loves viewing anyone to the right of Mao as closest-case self-loather, because it makes them easier to hate. Do Klansman call people racist as an insult? No. It's not an insult to them. N****r-lover is an insult to them, so they say that. Likewise, when you use a word as an insult, it's because you think there is something insulting about the connotations. If I say, "Joe is such a fag. I can't stand that fairy prick." You can tell from that statement that I despise both Joe and gays. I can't believe I still have to explain this to people, but almost every damn day. I know that republicans aren't exactly gay friendly, and some are downright hostile (Santorum) to them. But seriously, leftists demonstrate hourly how much they hate you.
4. Turns out dogs can sense evil, but unfortunately aren't bullet proof. But hey, at least it wasn't a a peasant's dog. This time.
5. Ok, seriously, fuck the police. This is getting ridiculous. It's only a matter of time before a cop gets shot and it's deemed self def-uh... A matter of time has apparently arrived.
6. The private sector is doing fine. And unicorns fart magic rainbows filled with the smiles of every child.
7. Just celebrated my birthday. Mrs. Ghost is about ready to pop (Monday is the due date), and summer is upon us, but I'm going to try and blog more.
8. This guy. he's also spent a fair amount of time on He Who Shall Sue If You Mention His Past, and also all things free speech. So pop in there and for some good reading.
9. Nein! Du bist eine purpur shildcrita!
10. Why libertarianism is better: it's harder to be hypocritical when you don't tell other people what they should do.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The greatest evil facing man...

As I see it, is the collective. I'm not going to link a bunch of examples, because we all know what I'm talking about. What's the first thing you think of when I say Catholic Priest? If you answered "boy-fucking," congratulations, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

The problem with the priests (aside from the boy-fucking) was the cover up; the same with teachers unions, police, government, or any other group of people that willfully covers up shameful deeds in order to make sure the collective is not damaged.

This whole situation with the Zimmerman/Martin shooting in Florida has brought out the absolute worst in people. Trayvon Martin's mother said recently, "they killed my son, now they're trying to kill his reputation." What's this "they" shit? Did George Zimmerman have a mouse in his pocket? No? Ok, so it was one man who shot your son, not "they." The worst part is, it kills all the sympathy I had for the poor woman and makes me think, "well, now you're part of the problem."

Now suddenly there's an epidemic of young black men being gunned down by men who aren't black. We've got the usual racist shitfuckers out screaming "no justice, no peace!" worthless cunt stains like Spike Lee and Rosanne Barr trying to stay "hip and edgy" by putting innocent people's lives at risk, Al Sharpton being... Well, just being... Just stirring the pot, hoping someone is going to snap and we can finally get some white blood in the street.

Except that already happens, twice as often as the other way around. Now, I'm going to break 2 shocking pieces of information, so, hold on to your joystick: 1) when one person kills another, the chances of it being because of their skin color are very very very small. Ask anyone in law enforcement, and the motive for murder is usually money or sex. That's not to say that it never happens, but, just like serial killers, it's not happening as much as Hollywood wants you to believe.

When was the last time these mother fuckers were on the right side of history? Tawana Brawley? Duke? Bernie Goetz? Crown Heights?

The Klan is a retarded inbred joke of itself and has absolutely no political power outside of affecting the local price of Budweiser. But the NAACP has political power. Al Sharpton, for some goddam reason or another, has a mouth piece on one of the highest rated networks containing the letters NBC. And these mother fuckers just keep stirring the pot.

And 2) (bet you thought I forgot about 2, am I right?) I am not responsible for every other white man or his actions! You know what that's called? When you see a white guy and you think "he's just like that cracker that killed trayvon"? It's called racism, dipshit. And seriously, "white Hispanic?" If you couldn't hear the dog whistle then, you're fucking hopeless.

I don't want to believe a race war is coming. I'd like to believe that the majority of every race is intelligent enough to see through that bullshit. But we have a media that is just tie-me-to-a-chair-and-zap-my-balls-with-a-car-battery excited to see it happen.

They're all racists. Everywhere you go, you can't escape. Racists. Everywhere. Look out behind you!! (racists). Gotta fight back against the racists. And it's easy to tell them apart, too. Just look at their skin...




Racists.

We are not a collective. We are individuals. I'm not the same as every other dego/Irish mix, nor am I to blame for his actions. Likewise, I won't treat every black man I meet like the guy who raped my sister, or treat every Asian guy I meet like the guy who robbed my brother, or treat the Latino man that I meet like the kid who beat the ever loving out of me in school.

We all have assholes in our collectives. When we fail to root them out, when we fail to expose them and denounce them as the rapists, murderers, child molesters, thieves, kangaroo poachers they are, we've poisoned the tree. When the catholic church decided to shuffle priests around, when the teachers unions transfer child fuckers to other schools, when cops lie about who they saw raping the prostitute, it makes us not trust any of them.

We must as individuals, stand for every individual's rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not just life, liberty, and happiness for our particular group. If your group doesn't want that, fine. Stay the hell away from the rest of us.

If hate crime legislation were a real thing instead of the joke it is, Al Sharpton would be in fucking jail.

Resist we much.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Well, privacy, it was nice knowing you

From Zero Hedge, of course.

It's long. But read it. We lose all privacy next September.

Pull Quotes:
Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks.... Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.”... The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013." In other words, in just over 1 year, virtually anything one communicates through any traceable medium, or any record of one's existence in the electronic medium, which these days is everything, will unofficially be property of the US government to deal with as it sees fit.

And as former NSA operative William Binney who was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician, and is the basis for the Wired article (which we guess makes him merely the latest whistleblower to step up: is America suddenly experiencing an ethical revulsion?), and quit his job only after he realized that the NSA is now openly trampling the constitution, says as he holds his thumb and forefinger close together. "We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state."

“Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.”

And then there's this.

Again, long, but, if I'm reading this correctly, the president is assuming control of, I don't know, everything?

All of that is fine and dandy, now can we get back to talking about important things like free birth control, singers who say fuck, and how mean men are.

Fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck

Of all the things we could be talking about, Cee Lo Green sang the lyrics to his own song! The horror!

This PC bullshit is pissing me off today. Women want equality, but we have to talk to them differently then men, in kind of "separate but equal" that is in no way equal. Oh noes! Rush called a lady a prostitute! You know what, ladies offended by that? Grow a fucking pair. Be a man, goddammit. If someone calls you a cunt, call him a dickless painty waste and move on with your fucking life.

The only thing that pissed me off about what Rush said, is that now we have to listen to this harpy feminist bullshit for another 6 months. There's a war on women! Never mind the 18 foreign and domestic wars we have going on, there's an invisible war on your uterus! Jack booted thugs are going to steal away your pills! We're all going to be forced to use the rhythm method and plastic shopping bags, sealed up with duct tape! Someone stop the war on women!

Fuck you. Grow a pair. Welcome to the real world. No one gives a shit about your hopes and aspirations. No one cares if you got tied down with a child and never got to backpack across Europe. And no one, not even the people who are pretending to right now, no one gives a shit that someone called you a mean name. You're not a martyr, you're a worthless pawn.

And so help me if you're one of those people deeply offended by Cee Lo Green... It's a word. A goddam word. It can't make you bleed. It can't hurt you. It's a word. And that's why, in this country, we have the freedom to use words however we see fit. Cee Lo wrote a song about a girl (probably similar to the fluking retard) he didn't much care for, and chose to use the words "fuck you" to convey his displeasure.

You censor happy control freaks only make the problem worse. If your objective is to keep kids from hearing these awful words and knowing what they mean and how to use them in context, you probably want to avoid loud sustained alarming sounds like a constant beep, that seem to scream "Hey, there's a bad word over here! Pay attention to the words around it, and let's see if you can guess what it is!"

Fucking cunts.