daecabhir: (WTF??)

New rule restricts lithium batteries on planes. It's official: adults cannot be trusted. No film at 11.

At least we now can confirm what the DEA has been doing with confiscated crack - not only have they been passing it on to the Facist Communication Conspiracy, they've been passing it along to the Facist Aviation Apes.

daecabhir: (Now I'm Pissed)

This article on CNN illustrates quite clearly how our government has, and not just in recent times, screwed innocent people in the prosecution of a "domestic war" - be it on crime, drugs or terrorism. Even with the Constitution, Bill of Rights, many laws paased and executive orders issued to sharply define what is acceptable conduct for our national law enforcement and intelligence agencies, we continue to see abuses like this along with the executive branch's continued attitude that it is somehow excluded from the very provisions in the laws passed to prevent these types of abuses.

Be wary of any attempt on the part of your government to circumscribe your civil rights. Do not just blindly accept the vague assurances or angry rhetoric that your government is acting in your best interests while it acts in a manner that is patently counter to domestic and international laws, nevermind basic human dignity. Do not be afraid to question the decisions or the rationale behind the decisions made by your elected officials and their appointees. Most importantly do not believe for one second that it is un-patriotic to disagree with the actions of your government, or to be vocal in those disagreements. Patriotism is defined by a love for one's country, not by one's loyalty to those who are currently in power or blind support of their wrong-headed actions.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety - Benjamin Franklin
daecabhir: (I'm So Happy!)
From the Warshington Post, Judge Rejects Md. Anti-Gay Marriage Law. In her ruling, I really think she makes one of the most insightful comments I've heard applied to this issue in a while:
...although tradition and societal values are important, they cannot be given so much weight that they alone will justify a discriminatory statutory classification.
Anyone here besides me see this as being no different than the discrimination against women and non-Caucasians that we've had to draft laws like the Civil Rights Act to address? <sarcasm>Of course, true Gawd-fearing people know that Gawd would not allow such a thing as homosexuality to be part of the genetic make-up, so of course gays and lesbians are choosing to be homosexual unlike women and non-Caucasians who can't help that they are somehow genetically inferior.</sarcasm>.

If you live in Maryland, now is the time to start lobbying your representatives. I can't believe in this overwhelming otherwise liberal state (do NOT get me started on Joe Curan and his rabid anti-gun stance) we are even dealing with this issue... this needs to be nipped in the bud, so don't have to fight the Christian Fundamentalcases (thanks [livejournal.com profile] cartoonmayhem) at the polls to avert a very bad state constitutional amendment.


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