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Author: velveeta jones    Date: 12/30/2007 13:35:54

Warning: the following commentary may contain sarcasm.

According to my backwards bush clock, we must still suffer another 386 days with this “administration”. I use quotes because I really believe this group of people more closely resembles a mafia. I never watched that hit show, The Soprano’s, but I’ve seen the Godfather I and II and one of my favorite films is GoodFella’s. I just adore that scene in the diner with DeNiro and Liotta and that nifty camera trick where they dolly back while focusing in on the table. But I digress…

In my opinion what we have is a Texas Mafia. Stolen elections to secure their “turf”, which happens to be our country; hiring of their own wise guys and hitmen; protecting their own by whatever means possible; and raking in a ton of dough for all their friends and investors.

So, how come we can’t seem to impeach these guys? It seemed so easy with Bill Clinton. One day a vague story about an intern showing her panties off – the next day…WHAM! Impeachment! (It may have taken longer, but I was in the midst of getting clean and sober so time was irrelevant to me).
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18 comments (Latest Comment: 12/31/2007 02:35:17 by livingonli)

Libertarian Saturday
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/29/2007 11:24:04

Good Morning!

Well, if it's a Saturday blog before 8:30, you know where I'm off to this morning. It's my last platelet donation of the year. Remember folks...if you already donate blood, it's the next logical step. I find it to be more valuable and a much more meaningful donation than time or money...it's literally my own flesh and blood.

So....on to some news and tibdits from around some of my favorite Libertarian websites. Sort of a 'cleaning out the drawer of the political mind' (with apologies to Bob Ryan).

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50 comments (Latest Comment: 12/30/2007 05:17:41 by livingonli)

No More Sympathy for the Devil
Author: BobR    Date: 12/28/2007 13:09:50

I stuck around at St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a-time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

I shouted out,
"Who killed the Kennedys?"
When after all
It was you and me

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name

Throughout history we've seen how the course of human events can take an abrupt turn with the death of just one person. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand set into motion WWI. There were numerous alliances and tenuous relationships at the time that had created a house of cards which fell because of that one murder.

After the assassination of JFK, we became embroiled in war in VietNam. The assassinations of RFK and MLK destroyed the hope of the nation that peace, love, and equality was on the way. But no - instead, the answer to hope for the future by those in alliance with true evil is the forced death of those that would lead us towards enlightenment.

And so - it seems - once again.
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73 comments (Latest Comment: 12/29/2007 04:28:44 by livingonli)

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated
Author: Raine    Date: 12/27/2007 13:28:27

Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at the end of a campaign rally, aides said.

"The surgeons confirmed that she has been martyred," Bhutto's lawyer Babar Awan said.


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124 comments (Latest Comment: 12/28/2007 05:23:30 by Will in Chicago)

Back to work...
Author: BobR    Date: 12/26/2007 13:20:14

Considering I'm still trying to readjust to Real Life after the last few days of Christmas, I thought perhaps I should ease the blog back in with a post-Christmas wrap up...

First: Some good news... Bethlehem hosts cheerful Christmas:
BETHLEHEM, West Bank - Gloom was banished from Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem for the first time in years on Monday as Christian pilgrims from all over the world flocked here to celebrate Jesus' birth in an atmosphere of renewed tranquility.

After Israeli-Palestinian fighting erupted in 2000, nearly all of the people milling around Manger Square in the center of this biblical town on Christmas had been local Palestinians. But this year, city hotels were packed with tourists.

Tiago Martins, 28, from Curitiba, Brazil, said he was visiting Jesus' traditional birthplace for the first time after new peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians reassured him he'd be safe.

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85 comments (Latest Comment: 12/27/2007 03:51:55 by livingonli)

So, This Christmas?
Author: Mondobubba    Date: 12/25/2007 15:02:46

I've been thinking about what Christmas means the past few hours. Brother Mondo has become so stressed about the whole unpleasantness that brought him to my house that he was having chest pain last Friday. He's okay, but he has been in the hospital under observation and having tests run. We were planning a gift exchange etc this morning, but alas that is not meant to be. So, you are wondering what my musings and ruminations on Christmas are? Simple answer, Christmas is not about the gifts, it is about the relationships with others we have. Those bonds of family & friendship, of love and kindness. Will I have a good Christmas? Not in the traditional sense no. I've gotten a great gift this year. I've gotten to know my brother as a fully formed adult. This has been one of the best gifts I've gotten in long, long time. So instead of material things I will visit with Brother Mondo for a bit, go to my gym, return to the house and fix my dinner. All the while I will be thinking of this great gift I've been given, about all my friends here and in the analog world. I will be thinking about how much love I've got for Brother Mondo and all of my other dear wonderful friends.

Merry Christmas everybody!
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Christmas Day Open Thread
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/25/2007 13:17:25

Good Morning, everyone!

"Ask a Vet" is taking today off, but should return to it's regularly-scheduled posting next week.

All I ask today is that as you go about your holiday business, pause a moment and remember those that can't be together today.

Peace and Love to all of you...from all of us at Four Freedoms!

10 comments (Latest Comment: 12/26/2007 04:12:28 by livingonli)

There must be something in the spirit ...
Author: Raine    Date: 12/24/2007 13:50:31

Something spiritual for our souls:

And a song based on the Christmas Truce of 1914

Well my friends, we are here at the doorway of another year. I wish us all a moment of peace and love, and a letter from a soldier:
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118 comments (Latest Comment: 12/25/2007 06:23:32 by livingonli)

No More Lawyer Jokes, ya hear?
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 12/23/2007 14:11:54

Where o where have our upstanding lawyers been? You know, the one's that care about justice? There must be some out there, yes?

Well happy day - they have come forward recently. A group of lawyers have signed the following statement and hope to gather more. There goal is the same as mine: HEARINGS on unconstitutional criminal activity by the bush mafia, aka "administration".
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21 comments (Latest Comment: 12/24/2007 04:53:35 by livingonli)

Civil Liberties for Christmas
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/22/2007 12:16:34

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the nation
Friends of Freedom knew it was a special occasion.
Lady Liberty stood taller just off the shore
Her torch shining brighter than a few weeks before

But it wasn't the flame turning her cheeks all rosy
It was thoughts of Snowe, Feingold and Nancy Pelosi
And leaders from every side of the aisle
Who would soon bring the Bill of Rights back into style.

The Amendments had all hurried out of their beds -
Which was no easy task, they were nearly in shreds -
And they rushed to the window on papery feet
As a jolly old man flew right over their street.

"Could it be!?" they inquired as the roof shook and trembled
And they crept toward the mantle, peaceably assembled,
Just as someone emerged from the chimney with flair
In a shiny red suit, with a shock of white hair

And a top hat, and pants all in red, white and blue -
"Wait a minute," the Amendments exclaimed, "Who are you?"
"Don't be frightened my children," he said, "it's no scam.
"You can't have forgotten your old Uncle Sam!"

"Holy crap!" said Free Speech. "Stop right there!" yelled Bear Arms
And Privacy cried "Who shut off the alarms?!"
The Fifth remained silent, but Uncle Sam said
"We've been having some trouble, but Freedom's not dead."
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