Monday, January 16, 2006

I Just Dont Care

I think I may be able to get into trouble for some of the things I say on here. But I just dont care anymore. These Fascists have gone too far and I took the same oath they did to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, they didn't live up to their oath so IMPEACH them. They have violated the Constitution but they don't care. Make them care Congress. America is behind you. The loonies who think it's alright for the "President" to abuse power are in the minority. At least Censure and have a trial to find out whether or not he comitted an impeachable offense. That's why you are there. IMPEACH this unelected and criminal organization that has taken control of our government. This Cabal should govern no longer. IMPEACH. Do your fucking job Congress, or you wont have one next election cycle.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Troops Morale Hurt by President's Undermining of Democracy

Here's a post for all you brain-dead, flag-waving, red-state, lobotamized Coservative, Republican, Neo-Cons, and TheoCons, especially members of the Straussian Bush-Cheney Neo-Con deathcult. I'm going to try and not use any big words, but go ahead and pull out your dictionaries just in case you need some help, and dig in because its going to be a long one.

"Conservatives" keep spinning Rep. Murtha's comments by saying that he is hurting the morale of the troops. Well, I consider myself a soldier, not really a troop, because I am not officially in a Cav unit, but anyway, I've been in the Army since 1999. I'm a soldier, and I see what John Murtha says as the truth. I'm not signing back up, and almost everyone I talk to isn't, so when he says he wouldn't reenlist, he's following the sentiment of most of the people in my circle, maybe my circle isn't representative of the Army, I dont know. I just know 60-70% of the people I know aren't signing back up. It's sad but true. So, Rep. Murtha is expressing popular sentiment amongst myself andmy peers, and being honest with the American people and expressing his OPINION as someone who has served gallantly in the military for an extended period of time that he wouldn't enlist today. Fair enough. Didn't hurt my morale, as a matter of fact it boosted it, because if someone of his experience in the Armed forces sees the problems I do, 1) he's actually paying attention and listening and 2) he's probably going to work on fixing them.
There have been many reasons given for invading Iraq, it's gone from he was a threat to spreading freedom like it's Avian Flu and once it's in the air it infects everyone it's around, and apparently in Iraq has the same mortality rate, but I digress. So, we are there to institute a Free Iraqi State. OK, I'll buy that for a dollar. I like freedom, and my neighbors seem to like it, so, why the hell not? Just last week it came out that the Federal government has been spying on citizens private phone calls without warrants, not even the bullshit pseudo-warrants issued by the FISA that allow the government to moinitor your calls for three days to collect evidence to have probable cause to get a real wiretap warrant. So, the Federal government with the blessing of the executive is violating the Constitution, specifically the 4th Amendment. The President also had to be coaxed to sign a bill saying we wouldn't torture people, which would seem like a pretty American thing to not do. On top of that the government has been whiddling away our freeedoms bit by bit.
Now, the Murtha comment, I believe came out the same week as the wirtapping fiasco. I am now going to ask a question, in a mostly rhetorical fashion, what hurts the morale of the "troops" more 1) an elected representative of the people speaking his mind and opinion, which, seems to be a mostly true sentiment, or 2) the President of the United States colluding to violate the freedoms that we are supposedly fighting to spread around the world and institute in Iraq by our example, and therefore undermining our credibility on such matters in the face of an already seemingly impossible mission. Therefore, giving us no leg to stand on in the institution of a free and open society in Iraq, ergo making the mission in Iraq infinite.

Police State...

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Police Can Barge in Unannounced
The police are becoming willing participants in the creation of a police state. They have decided that the constitution is crap as long as the job gets done. I'm fine with cops, they keep law and order in society and have a pretty rough, scary, dangerous, and sometimes thankless job (that I can empathize with). The only problem is they are not above the law. They cant just go crashing into peoples homes in five man stacks without a warrant, and say that the evidence they found is justification, after the fact. That's like the Office of Pre-Crime in the movie Minority Report.
They may think they have the authority to do it, but we as American citizens must put them in their place. I would hate to condone violence against law enforcment officers, but if that is what it takes for them to get the point that they are not above the law, then so be it. My job, and the job of every American, is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, when people violate that document they become the enemies of freedom and our country and should be shown NO quarter; especially when executing such actions in a violent and hostile fashion.
It would be one thing if they knocked on the door and pushed their way into his house and started snooping, but they were doing it in a violent fashion, which is the most aggregious abuse of power to destroy the 4th Amendment.
This time they've been caught and it has been appealed to the Supreme Court, but what happens when search and seizure without and warrant, and without probable cause becomes the norm? Or has it already? What happens when you are automatically suspect just for being a citizen? Or are you already? Have your phone conversations been monitored or wiretapped? Are you on the governments No-Fly List or the No-Flay Watchlist? You dont know, do you? And there is no way to find out...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

"When I Dream about the moonlight...

...On the Wabash, then I long for my Indiana home."

Not really...when I get out of the Army I'm moving as far away as possible.