March 5th, 2010

kaiju

Jesus, the stupid burns....




'Sovereign Citizens' Claim Immunity From Ind., Federal Law


Indiana’s ‘sovereign citizens’ renounce their U.S. citizenship, claim to secede from the Union.


Indiana faces wave of ’sovereign citizens’ who declare independence



I really think it would be awesome if, after convicting these morons of their various tax-dodging and fake-document passing offenses, the Federal Government stripped them of their citizenship and then informed them that our embassies
are currently in discussions with foreign powers to accept them after their deportation orders come through. If you want to claim you're no longer under the jurisdiction of the United States government's laws, then you don't deserve to hide under its protections, either. Enjoy your new homes in Eritrea, Mongolia or Tajikistan, and don't forget to drop us a post card from your new digs!

It won't happen, of course. Too 'controversial' and would be hyped in opportunists' circles as big, bad, socialist Obama picking on poor, wittle, defwensless weal Americans... but you know what, I'd do it anyway. Why bother paying for their imprisonment, when we can just treat them as the foreign nationals they want to claim (in effect) they are?
Deportation is the answer for "Sovereign Citizens of Nowhereistan".


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Again?




Republican Sexual Hypocrites, 2010 edition: add anti-gay California State Senator Roy Ashburn



Are we the only ones who still have the 'I have sex with men, but I'm not gay and will staunchly support the anti-gay conservative agenda' problem, or is this a wide phenomena among all socially conservative/Christian-right politicians?

Anyone from Russia (hi, guys!) wanna reply? How are things in Europe - especially where equal protections of gay domesticity is already recognized and is national policy? Are there still 'save the family!' types getting caught with their hands in the wrong cut of jeans?

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We're a camera'd society, now.




Our brothers and sisters across the way (that would be in Canada, Walpole Island) are going to have to break out their Rockwell. Too bad, really, because yes although there is a lot of technically illegal crossing into U.S. territory by the First Nation residents, it's only so they can avoid all of those ridiculous taxes on beer.

Unfortunately, like with everything, there are putzes out there that can't wait to ruin a good thing. You wouldn't think so, but we have quite the little human smuggling trade going on in our bitty burg. Turns out, we (used to be) a good place for illegal immigrants (mostly Asians, especially Chinese) to cross over from Canada on their way to places like New York.

We see a lot more border security and Homeland Security agents, these days. A lot of the Coast Guard plying up and down the waterway, also, especially when they aren't busy busting up ice for the freighters and causing us to be trapped on/off our island home.

Now, the Canadians will also have to be especially careful about crossing that invisible dotted line in the middle of the channel, lest they be forced to stop and hear, "Smile, You're On Candid Camera!"





picture credit belongs to island resident, Jan Zboril.

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What We've Become....



My friend sent this out to her email list for a laugh. The funny thing (in that not-very funny way, like hitting your funnybone) is how pathetically true it is:

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1959 vs. 2009
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Laugh, then cry, then role your eyes and wonder if we'll ever get to a place of common sense again.