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Thursday, September 27, 2007

More outrages

In Georgia, a 60-year-old woman was arrested, strip-searched, deloused, and put in prison clothes for daring to ask why Georgia Transmission Company workers, including one off-duty police officer, were on her property. The rat-bastards claim she was threatening them, but exactly what threat does an unarmed 60 y.o. woman pose to several men? I hope she wins substantial punitive damages as a result of her lawsuit against those cocksuckers and gets a permanent injunction against them putting towers on her property and on that of her neighbors.

Second, Al Gore is from here. Yes, Tennessee has announced that they will start roving across their various borders to catch people who bring more than two cartons of cigarettes into the state. According to this article, bringing 3 to 24 is a Class B misdemeanor, with a maximum punishment of 6 months in jail and/or a $500 fine, and 25 or more is a fucking Class E felony, with a penalty of 1 to 6 years in prison. Both are eligible for property seizures under their contraband substances laws. I can just see it now, two guys on a bus trip to prison, "Hey man, what they got you for?" "Armed robbery. You?" "They busted me for making a run for Marlboros in Mississippi. Didn't steal 'em, bought 'em with my own hard-earned money. Six years. Can you believe that shit?" FUCK!!! Critics have accused Tennessee of making moves towards a police state, and frankly, I can't agree more. If anyone belongs in prison, it's Tennessee Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr. Jesus fucking CHRIST!!! Putting people in prison for buying legal substances? I hope he ends up in prison, and I hope he drops the fucking SOAP. GODDAMNIT!

The older I get, the more tempted I am to support anarchism, and only the realization that devolving to that would be a case of the cure being worse than the disease keeps me firmly ensconced with the minimal statists/minarchists. Watch and... enjoy?, and read and pay attention to the images. Then, go to the poster's YouTube page. It's terrifying.


Candace said...

Re: the Georgia woman - people better get ready for more of this kind of shit. This time, the charges were dropped. This time, the woman is suing (and I hope she gets a gazillion dollars). Next time, people like her could end up in a detention camp. The charges won't be dropped because there won't BE any charges, or the right to counsel, or the right to sue.

Re: Tennessee - Cigarettes? So, what possible probable cause is there for stopping cars to search for cigarettes? Oh wait - anything they damn well want to make up.

Re: the video - Who the fuck gave them permission to go into the schools?! I mean, there had to have been a school board, a principal, parents who knew about it - where's the outrage? We're only hearing about this on YouTube? OMG.

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Yeah, but all I could drum up with a quick Google is that they have a mock-up of a high school, so I consider that aspect of the video questionable. Given their alleged activities in Iraq, that's about the only leeway I'm willing to grant them. I mainly chose that video for the music, "Police State (in the USA)" by Anti-Flag, but the additional footage was... disturbing, so I rolled with it. Just call me a meaner version of Hunter S. Thompson.

Have those who hired them for security in Iraq never read The Prince by Machiavelli? And I quote, "Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious, and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy. The fact is, they have no other attraction or reason for keeping the field than a trifle of stipend, which is not sufficient to make them willing to die for you. They are ready enough to be your soldiers whilst you do not make war, but if war comes they take themselves off or run from the foe; which I should have little trouble to prove, for the ruin of Italy has been caused by nothing else than by resting all her hopes for many years on mercenaries, and although they formerly made some display and appeared valiant amongst themselves, yet when the foreigners came they showed what they were. Thus it was that Charles, King of France, was allowed to seize Italy with chalk in hand;[*] and he who told us that our sins were the cause of it told the truth, but they were not the sins he imagined, but those which I have related. And as they were the sins of princes, it is the princes who have also suffered the penalty."

All I can say about that quote is FUCK!

LET'S TALK said...

In Georgia this type of thing happens all the time. My family owns land in Madison, Georgia and electric polls are now going accross the land and no one gave permission for said lines.

Then we are charged high prices why they are taking the right of way through people property.

1138 said...

LT's right it's all the time here. We even have Sheriff's killing their opponents in cold blood.
There isn't much you can say that would shock us.

LT, we really need to get together some time, you and I are not as far apart as you think we are.

Candace said...

Hey, how about a new post once in a while?

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

I was thinking about writing a post on how Bush isn't at all Macchiavellian and how that's to this country's detriment, but I really haven't had much to say. Also, that bit about Blackwater, how that school's a mock-up, although it's a fake school for training purposes, that should only slightly piss you off less, because they built it in Littleton, CO, not long after the Columbine shootings, the fucking parasites.

Candace said...

I was slightly less pissed off, yes, that the school was a mock-up. But since it was in CO after Columbine, my pissed-offedness is back to the same level. So, um, thank you for that.

Bush ain't smart enough to be Macchiavellian. Cheney, OTOH... How would it be to the country's detriment if he wasn't? I'm thinking maybe you mean if there was some majestic Macciavellian plan, we'd be better off? I'd like to see a post on this.

In the meantime, I could use some help choosing a page for a writers' conference on Friday - please take a look at mah blog?