Tuesday, April 13, 2010

An Army of "Waaaaaah!"

Flash!News!Alert!: At this moment, somewhere in America, a drunk is abso-fucking-lutely sure that one more vodka-and-Red-Bull will solve all his problems.

In related news...
Okla. tea parties and lawmakers envision militia
By SEAN MURPHY and TIM TALLEY, Associated Press Writers Sean Murphy And Tim Talley, Associated Press Writers Mon Apr 12, 7:09 pm ET

OKLAHOMA CITY – Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.

Tea party movement leaders say they've discussed the idea with several supportive lawmakers and hope to get legislation next year to recognize a new volunteer force. They say the unit would not resemble militia groups that have been raided for allegedly plotting attacks on law enforcement officers.

"Is it scary? It sure is," said tea party leader Al Gerhart of Oklahoma City, who heads an umbrella group of tea party factions called the Oklahoma Constitutional Alliance. "But when do the states stop rolling over for the federal government?"

Thus far, the discussions have been exploratory. Even the proponents say they don't know how an armed force would be organized nor how a state-based militia could block federal mandates. Critics also asserted that the force could inflame extremism, and that the National Guard already provides for the state's military needs.

And they shall call themselves...

(Not Safe For Work)

Elsewhere in the CSA...

The War Between the States: Still not about Slavery.


Unknown said...

The first time someone tried this they got killed. No, I am not talking about the Civil War. Go back even earlier to something called the Whiskey Rebellion.

Damn fools.

Gratuitous World said...

they apparently want the tree of liberty to be refreshed with the blood of anyone who gets their gov't subsidized prenatal screening.
either that, or they're pissed at all the tyrannical tax cuts for working americans. wonder why...

Serving Patriot said...

If one has not read Chris Hedges' Empire of Illusion, then run, don't walk, to your nearest library and read it. There is much goodness inside Hedges' polemic.

An image-based culture communicates through narratives, pictures, and pseudo-drama. Scandalous affairs, hurricanes, untimely deaths, train wrecks - these events play well on computer screens and television. International diplomacy, labor union negotiations, and convoluted bailout packages do not yield exciting personal narratives or stimulating images. A governor who patronizes call girls becomes a huge news story. A politician who proposes serious regulatory reform or advocates curbing wasteful spending is boring.

Acting, politics and sports have become, as they were in Nero's reign, interchangeable. In an age of instant emotional gratification, we neither seek nor want honesty or reality. Reality is complicated. Reality is boring. We are incapable or unwilling to handle its confusion. We ask to be indulged and comforted by cliches, stereotypes and inspirational messages that tell us we can be whoever we seek to be, that we live in the greatest country on earth, that we are endowed with superior moral and physical qualities, and that our future will always be glorious and prosperous, either because of our own attributes or our national character or because we are blessed by god.

When a nation becomes unmoored from reality, it retreats into a world of magic. Facts are accepted or discarded according to the dictates of a preordained cosmology. The search for truth becomes irrelevant. Our national discourse is dominated by manufactured events, from celebrity gossip to staged showcasings of politicians to elaborate entertainment and athletic spectacles.

Its a damning critique of our nation. Read it.


MindBoggle said...

state sovereignty? for fuck's sake, we live in the UNITED states! Of course the Fed's gonna tell the states what to do, that's why we HAVE a fed!


How much further do the teafuckers have to go before we can brand them as a terrorist group to be attacked?
Will it be soon?