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


Johnson’s escalation in Vietnam
14 you see
Good shape
Judo, swim team, lifeguards
Almost eagle scout
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.