Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

Ponying the post office

economics / education / environment / politics / security

This would be funny if it wasn’t so serious.

“U.P.S. and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the post office that’s always having problems.”

This, coming from the greatest orator of out time. He’s trying to show how private insurance companies are doing such a terrible job by showing how terrible every government industry does in comparison to government–run services.

You know what would be awesome? If FexEx got to deliver this package I’ve been waiting on for five days. Oh wait, they are. They just have to give it back to the USPS so that they can deliver it. FedEx makes a ton of money by delivering things for the US government because of how inefficient the government runs the post office.

We are so in for it with this thing.

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Rethugican Protesters

politics / security

Here’s how to handle your critics, from the master of all things evil, George W. Bush:

Now, with the greatest president and administration in the history of mankind, we’re now told to report anything fishy. About a policy decision. Sad.

And weak.
Just as soon as people start getting a little snipy, the government of the United States has to start getting lying about the people with whom they disagree. I’ve never seen so much blatant misrepresentation about these ‘angry mobs’. If we keep going down this road, even satire will sound normal.

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Less talk, more obeying

education / judiciary / politics / security

Wow. Just wow.

“But I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.”

Wow.

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Boys given detention for refusing to pray

education / religion / security

In England:

Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and ‘pray to Allah’ during a religious education lesson.

Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.

They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at…which included wearing Muslim headgear — was a breach of their human rights.

This is what we were told would happen in George W. Bush’s America, right? Key points to take from this are that the children were forced to participate, and they were forced to participate in something that wasn’t Christian. I await the ACLU’s response.

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“A Love Letter to America”

politics / security

Why I Am Patriotic: A Love Letter to America:

I have a confession to make. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with America.

I love my country not because she is perfect, but because she wants so badly to be.

Longer post, but well worth the effort.

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One Nation

religion

One-Nation-Under-God.jpg

“One Nation” By Luis Garcia from CreativeMYK

This is the image I cropped to stick as the holiday banner (see it on the home page). Gonna use that as the default for all the more patriotic holidays.

Honestly glad to find this image to use, since I don’t really think I need to be using Charisma Carpenter wearing that flag any more. And by “honestly glad,” I mean, “I wish Charisma wasn’t wrapped in that flag, I wish she was wrapped up in some Suppa–Huggy Johnnie Bear!”

That would be me. I…would be…the Suppa–Huggy…thing.

Too much information. Note to self: learn to fight impulses.

But I am incredibly thankful for the blessings I do have, even if those blessings are relatively Cordy–free.

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1,000 words

security

Soldier trust, Iraq

Photo: Tech Sgt. Cohen Young, Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq.

A reminder of what those of us who actually went there, did that, really went there and did that for. See the larger, uncropped version at Soldiers’ Angels Germany.

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