Saturday, December 28, 2013

It's Not About GUNS, It's About CONTROL




This film will give you a quick run-down on the facts -- facts that contradict the hysterical firearm-phobia that the corporate/government media is constantly whipping up.

BUT

This is mostly about defending yourself from criminals of the private kind.
That is NOT the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.
That's not what it SAYS, and that's not what it MEANS.

The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is very specific: it is to enable the People of the States to RESIST the tyranny of a Federal government gone mad.

You DO have a right to self-defense, but it isn't really a 2nd Amendment right -- it's a 9th Amendment right.  (Remember: the Constitution doesn't enumerate all the rights that you have, it just restrains the government from infringing on certain rights that were considered so important that they were given particular protection.)

The right to keep and bear arms is one of those vital rights.

Here's a pop quiz for you:
When the Redcoats went to Lexington-Concord in April of 1775, what was their mission?
Give up?
It was GUN CONTROL.

Don't take my word for it.

Look it up.


Liberty & Justice,


sj

Friday, December 27, 2013

An American Tradition


One thing the U.S. has always been good at:
 killing unarmed women and children.



Between Rounds


The more involved you are involved the resistance, the more deeply you commit, the more time and energy you spend in that fight -- the more important it becomes to find balance with the beauty and grace of the sweet things in life:

To be awed by the splendor of a sunrise, feel the first breeze awaken on your cheek as the pre-dawn birds are tuning up;

To dance naked in the rain feeling the earth under your feet;

To lose yourself in the embrace of a lover, and by losing yourself, rediscover yourself;

To hear the music of the world and join in the chorus with the unique harmony that's in your heart;

To feast on good simple food, to feel a bite of liquor do a fire dance in your mouth and down into your belly, spread its warmth through you like a flash flood of molten joy;

To be in the serene and majestic company of horses, who, no matter what their condition, retain their nobility even unto death;

To sing loudly and dance freely, to feel great melancholy and great mirth, to love deeply and hate deeply, to win a long shot and to lose everything but heart -- and to fight hard, fight  with  everything you've got for freedom and for justice and never, ever, EVER surrender.

That's the way to live.

Just my opinion, of course.


sj



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Josie; On Being an Outlaw




Couldn't have said it better, myself.

sj


When the law is corrupt, a man or woman of conscience has no choice but to become an outlaw.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Steamroller




Yeah.
I could play this groove all night long.
Brother James does it to a T.
Word is he wrote it as a parody/put-down of Blues Bands that were more white than blue.
Nevertheless.
It smokes.

I hope you dig it.

I do.


sj

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I LOVE This Guy



Here's a stand-up individual for you.

This is an example of why "good cops" don't last long on the job. Cops who commit ASSAULT or MURDER or RAPE face virtually no discipline and keep their jobs.

But a cop who stands up for the Bill of Rights? 
THAT cop gets disciplined and fired.

See the problem?

See the solution?


sj

Monday, December 9, 2013

Blow Jobs






The House impeached Clinton
For a blow job and lying about a blow job
That is the standard for impeachment
In the blowjob House of Representatives

The Senate tried but did not convict Clinton
For a blow job and lying about a blowjob
In the blow job U.S. Senate

The House did not even impeach Bushie Junior
For war and lying about war
In the blowjob U.S. House

The House did not even impeach Obama
For war and lying about war
In the blowjob US House

Ergo blowjobs are more important
To our Congress
Than wars

Just a gang of blowjobs
Republicans and Democrats
Tweedle-dumb versus Tweedle-dee
All in it for the blowjob by Wall Street
Always the best Congress that money can buy
Government of the blowjobs, by the blowjobs and for the blowjobs
Government of the warmongers, by the warmongers and for the warmongers
Is not War the ultimate blowjob?


- Francis A. Boyle

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Renegades

Here's one that's well worth watching. History nobody ever told you. You'll see why they didn't. sj

Monday, November 25, 2013

Free Outlaw Renegade Alternative Country Music Dowload



Some people call it "Americana" music.
Some people call it "outlaw country."
Some call it "alternative country," or "renegade country."

I just write what I feel, about things I care about.

You can call it whatever you like.


You can get a free download of two of my songs here.

I hope you dig it.

Thanks for listening.


sj

Saturday, November 23, 2013

JFK: The Last American President

I guess I'm about half JFK liberal and half Ron Paul conservative.

sj

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Telling a Little Truth On Screen




And the man plays some means blues, too.

sj



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mitakuye Oyasin


I Can Stand a Little Rain.....





It doesn't get much better than this piece by Henry Mancini.

I hope you dig it.



sj

Monday, October 28, 2013

Toot-toot-tootsie...




Toots Thielemans.
Incomparable.
I dig it.
Hope you do, too.


sj

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Now Let Me Get This Straight.....

                               This fire....


                                                            ....resulted in this.

                                        But this fire......

 ...resulted in this?
 
The Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) is proof positive that the US Government believes that Americans are complete fucking morons.
Let's hope the American people don't prove the US Government correct.
 
sj 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Good Company


These days, if you're NOT on a "terrorist watch list," 
you're not much of a patriot.


sj

Monday, September 23, 2013

"Feminism"


I define "feminism" as the belief that women can and should be the social, political and economic equals of men. Frankly, I don't see how anyone with two brain cells to rub together could be against the social, political and economic equality of women.

In my opinion, if a man isn't a feminist, he isn't much of a man, either.

sj

Thursday, September 12, 2013

If you're STILL using a bit, don't tell me you "love" your horse.




Bullets are made to penetrate the body and inflict grave bodily injury or death.
ALL bullets.
A .45 does it.
So does a .22.
Some bullets may cause more damage than others, depending on the circumstances, but they ALL do damage.
That's what they're made for.

Bits inflict pain in order to coerce compliance from the horse.
ALL bits.
A leverage bit does it.
So does a snaffle bit.
Some bits may inflict more pain than others, depending on the circumstances, but they ALL inflict pain.
That's what they're made for.

There are no "gentle" bullets and there are no "gentle" bits.

If you inflict pain on someone to coerce them into having sex with you, you're not their "lover." You're just a rapist.

If you inflict pain on a horse to coerce them into obeying you, you're not their "partner."
You're just an asshole.

sj


Thanks to Kim at Renegade Wind for this video.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

I Want THIS on a T-Shirt...

-->
"Stop organizing rallies that isolate issues, and their solutions, into narrow, disjoint fragments, to marginalize dissent, distract the people, and delay the needed revolution against the singular cause of all societal problems: elite oppression of the people."
Maybe on a bumper sticker, too.
sj


 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Recurring Case of Blues



When I was in music lit class, back in the waybackwhen, a young white ass't prof began his lecture on the blues by describing it as a "contribution" of black America to music.
"It was Black people," he said, "who gave America the blues."
"Excuse me," interrupted my sax-playing pal, Mguma, "But wasn't it the other way around?"

Oh, yeah.
You dig?


sj




Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dreams of Our Fathers


Not everyone has the same "founding fathers."



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

John Wayne on the Trayvon Martin Murder





Joe Burdette: It wasn't murder. 

Nathan Burdette: If he says it wasn't murder, why do you say it was? 

John T. Chance: Man gets shot that's got a gun, there's room for reasonable doubt. Man gets shot that hasn't got a gun, what would you call it?





From  Rio Bravo (1959) Dir. Howard Hawks

Friday, July 19, 2013

1964

Johnson’s escalation in Vietnam
14 you see
Good shape
Judo, swim team, lifeguards
Almost eagle scout
Draftable
Fight or die or both
It was them or me
So I fought back
Against the Bastards
Running this Empire
The Greatest Generation

Half century later
Still fighting back
Against the new generation of bastards
Running this bastard empire
My  bastard  generation
Them or me
Who will it be

- Fab




Francis A, Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois. He's long been an out-spoken advocate for "liberty and justice for all," and a fearless critic of government criminality.  In short, one of the few "good guys."

- sj

Saturday, July 13, 2013

We Have Met the Enemy.....



Just for fun, watch some of the war movies made during the late 30's and 40's.
Recognize the bad guys?
They surveil everyone, have spies everywhere and encourage kids to rate on their parents. They have check-points and road-blocks, "Your papers, please?"  They arrest people in the middle of the night and take them who-knows-where, no warrant, no charges, no lawyer. They torture. They murder.
They're the Nazis.
They're US.

sj

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

You Can't Uphold the Constitution Unless You READ the Damn Thing!


Mitakuye Oyasin



On June 25, 1876,  the U.S. Army’s 7th cavalry, under the command of George Armstrong Custer, moved against a village Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho where they camped along the banks of the Greasy Grass Creek – called “Little Big Horn” by the wasichus, in what is now Montana. The “surprise attack” had been seen in a vision by Lakota religious leader, Sitting Bull.  Led principally by Crazy Horse, the Indians responded to the threat by mounting a decisive counter-attack (or, more precisely an attack-on the –preparation) that wiped out the infamous Custer and five companies of his regiment.
I always commemorate the day in some way, because it isn’t often that the good guys win one, and even less often do they win in spectacular fashion. I wonder whether one of my forebears participated in that fight.
Previously, Custer had led an attack against a peaceful village of Cheyennes living with Chief Black Kettle on the Washita River. They were living there at the behest of the U.S.  There was a white flag flying over one of the lodges, and Black Kettle was reportedly displayed an American Flag he’d been given to show that he was a “friendly” Indian, i.e., one who had conceded to the U.S. government’s demands.  Custer and his men murdered around a hundred Cheyennes that day, including many women and children.  The slaughter was hailed as a great victory
The Lakotas and their allies were fighting to protect their homes and families and their freedom from invaders. Their only offense was refusing to surrender to the demands of the United States government. Today, no doubt, the U.S. would call them “terrorists.”
What’s that they say about history repeating itself?

sj

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Full House



I hope you dig this by Wes Montgomery.

sj

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Bit Should Bite the Dust



For those of you who still insist that you "need" a bit.

Thanks to Kim for sending me this link.


sj

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Red doing Bird




I a big sax fan.

Thanks to Kim for sending me this one.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Friday, May 24, 2013

Resurrection

-->
All that is gold does not glitter

Not all those who wander are lost

The old that is strong does not wither

Deep roots are not reached by the frost

From the ashes a fire shall be woken

A light from the shadows shall spring

Renewed shall be blade that was broken

The crownless again shall be king.


 -- J.R.R. Tolkein

Friday, May 17, 2013

Freedom


No man is free who is not a master of himself.
 --Epictetus

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Be Somebody's Hero




It's rough out there.
Take care of each other.

sj



Monday, May 13, 2013

Eye to Eye


I look into the windows to his soul and see everything I wish I could be.
I wonder what he sees when he looks at me.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Tao of Spartacus Jones


It's a shame that people who choose to exercise their right NOT to think, don't also invoke their right to remain silent.

Tao of Spartacus Jones



 Turning a tiger into a Lady is a neat trick.
Me, I'd rather turn a Lady into a tiger.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rodrigo

Nobody plays this piece like Paco de Lucia. I hope you dig it. sj

Monday, April 15, 2013

Death to Taxes

In my old neighborhood, they used to call it "extortion." sj

Frank Sinatra sings Antonio Carlos Jobim

Great songs as only Old Blue Eyes could sing them. It doesn't get any better than this. I hope you dig it. sj

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Nancy & Billie Joe

This Nancy Wilson cover of the Bobbi Gentry classic is my favorite. Features Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on T.Sax. I hope you dig it. sj

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Bad Seed

If you haven't seen this movie, you should. The story unfolds around a little girl who is a psychopath. After I had an encounter with a psychopath, myself, part of my recovery therapy was watching this film again. Like the psychopath in this story, the one I knew was an accomplished liar and manipulator. She's able to read people extremely well, and plays to their needs to convince them that she's just a wonderful person. In fact, she's all illusion. She is none of what she superficially appears to be. I was lucky to escape her clutches without suffering even more harm than I did. She made the mistake of taking her focus off of me and onto her new target. It wasn't until I saw her interact with other people, that I finally saw behind her mask. sj http://www.aftermath-surviving-psychopathy.org/

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Quartette Tres Bien

Great cut from one of my favorite groups. I hope you dig it. sj

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Egging things on...


That's What I Call "Clarity!"




And I love the temperate manner in which he expresses himself.

sj

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ringo --- No, not THAT one.....



I'm a sucker for a song that tells a good story.
This is one of my favorites.
I must have been about 12 years old when I first heard this.
Listened to it today for the first time in a bunch of decades -- and it STILL gets me.

OK. Maybe I'm a sap. 

I hope you can dig it.


sj


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Invitation




Here's Maynard Ferguson's 70's funk version of "Invitation," one of my a favorite pieces.
He takes it places.
:)

I hope you can dig it.


sj

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Astrud Gilberto




I keep coming back to her.
Like she's the first note of my one-note samba.
Taking me back to another time.
Fast.
Sultry.
Dangerous.
I drank rum and coke.
Carried a baretta.
Wore tuxes.
Like a low-rent James Bond.
Made love on the beach
Under a full moon.

I was young then.
And I was good.

I'm older now.

And better.


sj


http://www.astrudgilberto.com

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Give the Devil His Due -- PROCESS!




Obama claims that his little star chamber proceeding , in which he and his henchmen decide who gets put on the “kill list,” constitutes “due process.”  As usual, Mr. Obama is lying.
Here’s a little bit about what due process actually is --- and just kicking it around with his boys doesn’t cut it:
"The essential elements of due process of law are notice, an opportunity to be heard, and the right to defend in an orderly proceeding." Fiehe v. R.E. Householder Co., 125 So. 2, 7 (Fla. 1929).
"To dispense with notice before taking property is likened to obtaining judgement without the defendant having ever been summoned." Mayor of Baltimore vs. Scharf, 54 Md. 499, 519 (1880).
"An orderly proceeding wherein a person is served with notice, actual or constructive, and has an opportunity to be heard and to enforce and protect his rights before a court having power to hear and determine the case. Kazubowski v. Kazubowski, 45 Ill.2d 405, 259, N.E.2d 282, 290." Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, page 500.
"Due Process of law implies and comprehends the administration of laws equally applicable to all under established rules which do not violate fundamental principles of private rights, and in a competent tribunal possessing jurisdiction of the cause and proceeding upon justice. It is founded upon the basic principle that every man shall have his day in court, and the benefit of the general law which proceeds only upon notice and which hears and considers before judgement is rendered." State v. Green, 232 S.W.2d 897, 903 (Mo. 1950).
"Phrase means that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, property or of any right granted him by statute, unless matter involved first shall have been adjudicated against him upon trial conducted according to established rules regulating judicial proceedings, and it forbids condemnation without a hearing, Pettit v. Penn., La.App., 180 So.2d 66, 69." Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, page 500.
"Due Process of law implies the right of the person affected thereby to be present before the tribunal which pronounces judgement upon the question of life, liberty, or property, in its most comprehensive sense; to be heard, by testimony or otherwise, and to have the right of controverting, by proof, every material fact which bears on the question of right in the matter involved. If any question of fact or liability be conclusively presumed against him, this is not due process of law." Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, page 500.
"Aside from all else, ‘due process’ means fundamental fairness and substantial justice. Vaughn v. State, 3 Tenn.Crim.App. 54, 456 S.W.2d 879, 883." Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, page 500.
"[T]he meaning [due process] does not change with the ebb and flow of economic events." - Justice Sutherland, in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379, 402 (1936).
"It is manifest it was not left to the legislative power to exact any process which might be devised. The [due process] article is a restraint on the legislative as well as on the executive and judicial powers of government, and cannot be so construed as to leave congress free to make any process ‘due process of law,’ by its mere will." Murray's Lessee v. Hoboken Imp. Co., 18 How. (59 U.S.) 272, 276 (1855); French v. Barber Asphalt, 181 U.S. 324, 330 (1900).
"An act of the legislature is not necessarily the ‘law of the land.’ A state cannot make anything ‘due process of law’ which, by its own legislation, it declares to be such." Burdick v. People, 36 N.E. 948, 949, 149 Ill. 600 (1894).
"Due process of law does not mean merely according to the will of the Legislature, or the will of some judicial or quasi-judicial body upon whom it may confer authority. It means according to the law of the land, including the Constitution with its guaranties and the legislative enactments and rules duly made by its authority, so far as they are consistent with constitutional limitations." Ekern v. McGovern, 154 Wis. 157, 142 N.W. 595, 620 (1913), cases cited.
"’The law of the land,’ as used in the constitution, has long had an interpretation, which is well understood and practically adhered to. It does not mean an Act of the Legislature; if such was the true interpretation, this branch of the government could at any time take away life, liberty, property and privilege, without a trial by jury." Saco v. Wentworth, 37 Maine 165, 171 (1852).
"The individual may stand upon his constitutional rights as a citizen." "His rights are such as existed by the law of the land long antecedent to the organization of the State, and can only be taken from him by due process of law, and in accordance with the Constitution." Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43, 74 (1905).
"[T]he provision [due process clause] is designed to exclude oppression and arbitrary power from every branch of government." Dupuy v. Tedora, 15 So.2d 886, 890, 204 La. 560 (1943).
"The Legislative has no right to absolute, arbitrary power over the lives and fortunes of the people. The Legislative cannot justly assume to itself a power to rule by extempore arbitrary decrees…" Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists (1772).  
"Daniel Webster, in the Dartmouth College Case, stated: ‘By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law; a law which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgement only after trial. The meaning is that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities, under the protection of the general rules which govern society. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment is not therefore to be considered the law of the land.’ - It is thus entirely correct in assuming that a legislative enactment is not necessarily the law of the land." - Judge Thomas M. Cooley, A Treatise on Constitutional Limitations, 5th Ed. 


liberty & justice,

sj

 


 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dark Gray




More fact than fiction.

sj

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Lady Wails



Listening to my current favorite singer, Kerensa Gray.
This is, like, my native tongue, daddy-o.

I hope you dig it.


sj


www.kerensagray.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

You're Invited...


...To visit my newly redesigned website at www.spartacusjones.com

It's very Zen, right now.
Minimalist, you dig.
But you'll find music there that you can download for free.
Not sure what else we're going to do with it --- open to suggestions.

Let me know what you think.

sj

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mexico



When I think of Mexico, this is the song that comes to mind.
Well,  this one and "Besame Mucho."
Must have played that one a thousand times. We did a real slow version, featuring my pal, Tony, on tenor sax.
His daughter and I did the vocal together.

For me, Mexico was a place where the good was the best, the bad was the worst, and the ugly got real fucking ugly.
I miss it.


sj

Viva Los San Patricios




Mexican music on the pipes seems like a perfect celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
If you don't know why, you can read about it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a5sxWlAUUE


sj

Villa-Lobos



I dig this Villa-Lobos piece.
The arpeggio is a monster.
Makes me want to break out my guitar and get serious again.

I hope you dig it, too.

sj


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fight!



This is it.
If Obama get away with this, he will have the power of an Emperor, a King -- a Fuhrer.

I disagree with Rand Paul on many things.
But not on this one.

sj

Time




This great little tune is an obscure piece by the "British Invasion" group, the Dave Clark Five.
One of my favorites.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring is Almost Here



At least, that's what the ponies tell me.
And horses never lie.

sj


Sunday, March 3, 2013

For Free



One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite song-writers.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Life Goals



A great little scene.
I love his list of things he DOESN'T want to do.
:)


sj

Re: Music - Revolutionary and Inspiring




A friend sent me a link to this TED Talk and it brought together a lot of unorganized thoughts I've had on this subject for quite a while. This lady pulls it all together and I realized when I heard her, yes, that's what I've been trying to get at.  That makes sense of it.


I have to ask: why am I making music?

Is it for the money?
Or is it to make connections, to communicate, to share a message I believe has value?


I'm about to make some radical changes.

I hope you dig it.

sj


Saturday, March 2, 2013

NDAA Explanation



This is the law that Obama is fighting so hard for.
That should make you think.
Assuming you're still capable of thinking.

sj

Friday, March 1, 2013

Standing Up





The outrage amongst gun-owners over the 2nd Amendment violations could help galvanize resistance to ALL Constitutional violations by ALL levels of government.
Don't argue about WHICH Right to protect! Some people are touched more directly by some than others, and so respond more. Embrace ALL these folks.  We're ALL on the same side, not matter how or why we got there.
You heard few protests over the PATRIOT ACT because it was pushed through without having been read by most of the Congresspeople who voted for it, let alone by the People, and it was passed in a frenzy of post 9/11 hysteria. Further it is a subtle thing that targets individuals quietly.
By the time the TSA appeared at airports, there was substantial learned helplessness as evidenced by the compliant behavior of air travelers.
Both things SHOULD have been stopped in their tracks. However, we can't go back. We have to take action to fix it now.No matter how far you go down the wrong road, TURN AROUND!
What's important is not that some people FAILED to notice when other rights were violated, but that they are personally being touched by a violation NOW, and THAT may in turn sensitize them to the violations that they DIDN'T see or understand earlier. (You could look at the flip side, too. Some people who were wailing and moaning over First Amendment violations have said NOTHING about Second Amendment violations.)
You have to understand that until it happens to YOU, it doesn't seem real or important. You know that guy who said "First they came for the Jews, but I wasn't a Jew so I didn't speak up...?" (I'm paraphrasing). He hit the nail right on the head.
When people finally DO wake up, we need to accept and embrace them instead of castigating them for not having awakened SOONER. If they COULD have, they WOULD have. The Bad Guys play a full court man-to man press game of DIVIDE AND CONQUER --- we damned well better not do it to ourselves.
For WHATEVER REASON a person finally wakes up and joins the fight, I welcome him or her. As Will wrote in Henry V: "...He today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother..."

Liberty & Justice,

sj


 What the Spartans said about giving up their weapons, 
we should all say about giving up our freedom.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Matewan




John Sayles is a great film-maker, and Matewan, in my opinion, may well be his masterpiece.

If you haven't seen it, you should.
Right now.
Today.
You can find it on youtube, and it's available on dvd.


In 1920, they called Union men "Bolsheviks" and "socialists" and "communists," or just "reds."
And even today you'll hear idiots griping about unions.
Socialists.
Communists.
Uh-huh.

You work an 8-hour day instead of a 12 or 16-hour day?
Ever hear of the "minimum wage?"
You get time and a half for overtime?
How about paid vacation days or sick days?
Health care?
Retirement plan?
You think the government did that for you?
Guess again.
Why do you think so many politicians are union-busters?

If you have any of those things, you can thank a Bolshevik, socialist, communist, union "red."
And a lot of them paid their union dues in blood.

I want you to see Matewan because, if you squint just a little, it'll look very familiar.
In fact, the situation is exactly what we have today
Every one of us who can find work is working dawn 'til dusk and still hopelessly in debt to the Company Store, and being rode roughshod over by Company thugs.

What we need now, is a damn good union.


liberty & justice,


sj



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An Offer You Can't Refuse


The U.S. Government represents 
The People of the United States
Like the Mafia represents 
The people of Chicago.

sj

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

THIS is Horsemanship.



The rest is just "riding."

Further, Cynthia Royal trains her horses without coercion or force.
You can find more about her at:

www.IMAGINE-DiscoverThe Magic.com


sj

Thanks to Kim for turning me on to this!

These Cats Wail



Foggy Mountain Breakdown.
But maybe that's not fog.
Maybe it's smoke.
These guys burn up the stage.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Once and Future King



There are too few men whom I respect, and fewer still whom I admire.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr  was one.

It is despicable beyond description that the murderous Barack Obama should have the perverse nerve to try to conjure up the spirit of MLK, and attempt to associate himself in some way (pigment, I assume) with the brilliant and courageous human being.

King and Obama are as different as black and white.

This is the speech that got King killed --- by men like Obama.

Don't forget him.

I won't.



Liberty & Justice,

sj


How Do You Know What You Think You Know?


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ain't it the Truth.



Fine re-working of the Roberta Flack classic penned by Donny Hathaway.
And it's still the news.
Sorry to say.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Any Questions?

illustration by Abecedarian Jameson

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Just Plain ZERO


I may not be Captain Hook,but I know a crock when I hear one.

And ZERO DARK THIRTY is just about the biggest crock to come along in a long, long time --- and that's really saying something considering how stiff the competition has been lately.

"Greatest Manhunt in history?" 
Yeah. Right. 
To start with they were hunting for a guy who was reported to have died of kidney failure in 2001.  And why were they hunting for him? Because he was accused of being responsible for the World Trade Center arson-murders of Sept 11, 2001. 
How do we know he was guilty? 
Because George Bush and Barack Obama say he was guilty, that's why.
The evidence?  Well, there really isn't any, at least, none you can call "evidence," and still keep a straight face.
But, hey who needs evidence, anymore?

So let's suppose Osama bin Laden really was guilty.
Do we extradite the bastard and put him on trial for the crime of the century? 
Do we show our civilized dedication to the rule of law, respecting the rights even of someone we despise?
Certainly not.
We just send a hit squad in to kill him --- you know, like the President will do to you, too if he doesn't like what he thinks you might be up to.
Oh, yeah, and then they dump the body in the ocean before anyone has a chance to positively identify the deceased.
Oh, Yeah, and then 22 of the witnesses - members of Seal Team 6 who allegedly "got" bin Ladin -- get killed in a helicopter crash...
I mean, seriously, after all the lies the government has told us over last 12 years, how much of a complete moron would you have to be to buy any part of this story?
It staggers the imagination.

But apparently Kathryn Bigelow, whose previous piece of celluloid crap was The Hurt Locker, is staggering all the way to the bank, having decided she's going to be a cheerleader for Obama and American fascism the way that Leno Riefenstahl was for Hitler and German fascism. 
In case you're not certain, I don't mean that as a compliment.

Ever wonder where the production money comes from for junk like this? And all the help the film-maker gets from the Pentagon?  You think anybody making an anti-war film would get that kind of cooperation? 
Hollywood has always cranked out government propaganda. But lately it really has become unabashedly Pentagon West, and Headquarters for PsyOps targeting the American People.

They'll probably give Kathryn Bigelow a medal. 
She'll deserve that as much as she deserves that Oscar


sj


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Problem-Solving





It's not just for humans anymore.

sj


Thanks to Kim for sending this along.

Friday, January 4, 2013

It Only Hurts When I Laugh

 
I remember watching the Andy Griffith Show when I was a kid. 
Comic actor Don Knotts was brilliant as Deputy Barney Fife, an inept blowhard trying hard to mask his feelings of inferiority and insecurity behind false bravado.

On one  occasion, Sheriff Taylor (Griffith)went out of town for a couple of days, and by the time he returned, Deputy Fife had locked up just about everyone in his sleepy Southern town of Mayberry on one ridiculous charge or another.
It was hilarious.
As a TV sitcom.
But just picture Barney Fife on steroids -- literally.
With a taser.
With automatic weapons.
And a carte blanche.
Now multiply him by thousands.
Not so funny anymore.
Is it?

sj

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Employee of the Month


Thanks to Kim for sending this along.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013