Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snap Out Of It America

I don't have time to watch this American Idol is on...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A New Phase

Iraq: Yes, Iran entering would be 'new phase'
THE IRAQ WAR HAS TAKEN A STUNNING TWIST — or "new phase" as President Bush seems to be downplaying it - with the prospect of Iran joining the fray.

Meanwhile, as the days in Iraq are marked by ever more blood and confusion, recommendations are awaited by the Iraq Study Group, led by former Secretary of State James Baker III and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., expected next month. Reportedly, among its recommendations is directly seeking help from Iran - and Syria, another of the "Axis of Evil" that Bush blames for the "War on Terror" and for invading Iraq.
And, oh yes, the Taliban is resurging in Afghanistan, now controlling the southern portion of that country, and spreading.
But all is going according to plan, yes? Says Bush: "We'll continue to be flexible and we'll make the changes necessary to succeed."

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Calm Before The Storm

The War Is A Lie

I thought I would hit the freeways before it turns cold!

Big Brother or Santa Claus
You better watch out
Santa Claus just may be a more devious menace then the “Big Brother” envisioned by George Orwell in his novel 1984.
Santa constantly conducts surveillance of millions of children & violates their right to privacy, determined to discern whether they are being “ bad or good”- casting an even wider net than the Thought Police in Orwell’s novel. The fact that Santa watches children worldwide, while they are sleeping as well as when they are awake, suggests the machination of a voyeuristic pedophile. He also displays a deep-seated, obsessive-compulsive neurosis: he incessantly makes list of children who are naughty & nice, then checks them not only once but twice. This behavior reflects the working of what can only be described as very disturbed mind.

Consider the evidence. The unkempt, longhair. Unshaven Bohemian, dressed in red (to display his communist ideology, perhaps?) Enslaves helpless elves in his isolated sweatshop & relegates his wife to the role of a 2nd class citizen, refusing to allow her even the dignity of a 1st name. He goes on an annual rampage, breaking into & entering private homes by the way of the chimney, stealing cookies, apples, & milk, then leaving behind toys in a feeble attempt to redistribute wealth & spread his warped Marxist-Leninist-totalitarian-tyranny.

Santa Claus (if that’s his real name) apparently “drinks so heavily that his flying sleigh must be guided by a reindeer named Rudolph who, judging by his red nose is even drunker that Santa,” noted columnist William Burril in the Toronto Star says “The fact that Santa manages to visit every house in the world in a single night also strongly suggests a heavy personal use of hard drugs such as Cocaine, Meth, & E.

Here Comes The Cold

The weather is turning nasty... so my sign postin' is going to slow way down.

America has been at war since 1775. Indeed, the US has never been at peace. The following are considered major conflicts: Revolutionary War (1775-1783), War of 1812 (1812-1815), Mexican War (1846-1848), Civil War (1861-1865), Spanish American War (1898), World War I (1917-1918), World War II (1941-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Vietnam War (1964-1972), and the Gulf War I (1990-1991)
And that list excludes the invasion of Panama, Grenada, Serbia, Gulf War II and a whole slew of covert actions that overthrew governments the world over. The future holds Iran, North Korea, Syria, Colombia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and, arguably, the entire planet.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Still Up

I was finely able to get some good pics of this sign...

It's been up for quite a while now

Home Made Billboards

Lately I've been finding alot of these reenforced cardboard ribs. They are very hard & strong. So I took a few home to "play" with.

So I drilled a few hole & mount the ribs to the back of my sign with zip ties.
Then I find some tough sticks (I used some bamboo plant sticks) Then make the sticks in to a point on one end. Then just push the in the ground.

Then slide the sign over the sticks.

Then find a nice place to put up your home made billboard. Almost like the big boys!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Iraq War Longer Than WW II

U.S. Involved in Iraq Longer Than WW II

The war in Iraq has now lasted longer than the U.S. involvement in the war that President Bush's father fought in, World War II.

As of Sunday, the conflict in Iraq has raged for three years and just over eight months.
Only the Vietnam War (eight years, five months), the Revolutionary War (six years, nine months), and the Civil War (four years), have engaged America longer.
Fighting in Afghanistan, which may or may not be a full-fledged war depending on who is keeping track, has gone on for five years, one month. It continues as the ousted Taliban resurges and the central government is challenged.
Bush says he still is undecided whether to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq or add to the 140,000 there now.
He is awaiting the conclusions of several top-to-bottom studies, including a military review by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Expected soon, too, are recommendations from an outside blue-ribbon commission headed by former Secretary of State James Baker, a Republican close to the Bush family, and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, an Indiana Democrat who was one of the leaders of the Sept. 11 commission.

James Baker's Double Life

According to Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University and a leading expert on government ethics and regulations, this means that Baker is in a "classic conflict of interest. Baker is on two sides of this transaction: He is supposed to be representing the interests of the United States, but he is also a senior counselor at Carlyle, and Carlyle wants to get paid to help Kuwait recover its debts from Iraq." After examining the documents, Clark called them "extraordinary." She said, "Carlyle and the other companies are exploiting Baker's current position to try to land a deal with Kuwait that would undermine the interests of the US government."

James Baker says the government shouldn't overreact to corporate scandals. He watched the September 11 attacks at the Ritz-Carlton with the Bin Laden family. He's defending the Saudi's against a trillion-dollar lawsuit brought forth by the September 11 families. He led the campaigns of the last four Republican presidents. Now he's been chosen as Bush's personal envoy in charge of restructuring Iraq's $132 billion in debt. Some say he's the most powerful lawyer in the world

As far as know he's the only lawyer who has an office in the white house!!!

Saturday Signs

I did quite a few signs but was only able to get a pic or 2

Official Announcement!!!The government today announced that it is changing its emblem from an Eagle to a CONDOM because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Iraqi Kid Runs For Water

This is just one reason the U.S. needs to pull out now!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Shut Up & Buy!!!

I couldn't of asked for better weather to put these little wonders up... it was foggy as hell. These are all around one of A2's biggest malls. I wasn't able to take any on site pics but I did make sure to take some before I posted them, & if you look real hard you can see the candidate's name through the paint!!!

Ever Have That Feeling Your Being Watched?

What if it emerged that the President of the United States was flagrantly violating the Constitution and a law passed by the Congress to protect Americans against abuses by a super-secret spy agency? What if, instead of apologizing, he said, in essence, "I have the power to do that, because I say I can." That frightening scenario is exactly what we are now witnessing in the case of the warrantless NSA spying ordered by President Bush that was reported December 16, 2005 by the New York Times.

According to the Times, Bush signed a presidential order in 2002 allowing the National Security Agency to monitor without a warrant the international (and sometimes domestic) telephone calls and e-mail messages of hundreds or thousands of citizens and legal residents inside the United States. The program eventually came to include some purely internal controls - but no requirement that warrants be obtained from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as the 4th Amendment to the Constitution and the foreign intelligence surveillance laws require.
In other words, no independent review or judicial oversight.

That kind of surveillance is illegal. Period.

Clearly IllegalUnfortunately, although the law in this matter is crystal clear, many Americans, faced with President Bush's bold assertions of "inherent" authority for these actions, will not know what to believe. There are only 5 points they need to understand:

Point #1: Electronic surveillance by the Government is strictly limited by the Constitution and Federal Law

The law on surveillance begins with the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which states clearly that Americans' privacy may not be invaded without a warrant based on probable cause.
United States ConstitutionFourth AmendmentThe right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (emphasis added)
The US Supreme Court (US v. Katz 389 US 347) has made it clear that this core privacy protection does cover government eavesdropping. As a result, all electronic surveillance by the government in the United States is illegal, unless it falls under one of a small number of precise exceptions specifically carved out in the law.
United States Code Title 50, Chapter 36, Subchapter 1Section 1809. Criminal sanctions
(a) Prohibited activities A person is guilty of an offense if he intentionally-
(1) engages in electronic surveillance under color of law except as authorized by statute
In other words, the NSA can only spy where it is explicitly granted permission to do so by statute. Citizens concerned about surveillance do not have to answer the question, "what law restricts the NSA's spying?" Rather, the government is required to supply an answer to the question "what law permits the NSA to spy?"

Point #2: There are only three laws that permit the government to spyThere are only three laws that authorize any exceptions to the ban on electronic eavesdropping by the government. Congress has explicitly stated that these three laws are the exclusive means by which domestic electronic surveillance can be carried out (18 USC, Section 2511(2)(f)). They are:
Title III and ECPA. Title III and the Electronic Commnunications Privacy Act make up the statutes that govern criminal wiretaps in the United States.
FISA. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is the law that governs eavesdropping on agents of "foreign powers" within the United States, including suspected foreign terrorists.

Point #3: The Bush-NSA spying was not authorized by any of these lawsTitle III and ECPA govern domestic criminal wiretaps and are not relevant to the NSA's spying. FISA is the law under which the NSA should have operated. It authorizes the government to conduct surveillance in certain situations without meeting all of the requirements of the Fourth Amendment that apply under criminal law, but requires that an independent Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court oversee that surveillance to make sure that Americans who have no ties to foreign terrorist organizations or other "foreign powers" are not spied upon.
FISA was significantly loosened by the Patriot Act (which, for example, allowed it to be used for some criminal investigations), and parts of it now stand in clear violation of the Constitution's Fourth Amendment in the view of the ACLU and many others. However, even the post-Patriot Act version of FISA does not authorize the president to conduct warrantless eavesdropping on U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents in the U.S. without an order from the FISA Court. Yet it is that very court order requirement - imposed to protect innocent Americans - that the President has ignored.
In fact, one member of the FISA Court, Judge James Roberston, has apparently resigned from the court in protest of President Bush's secret authorization of this program. And the New York Times reported that the court's chief judge complained about the program when she was (belatedly) notified of it, and refused to allow information gathered under the program to be used as the basis for FISA wiretap orders.

Point #4: Congress's post-9/11 use-of-force resolution does not legitimize the Bush-NSA spyingCongress after 9/11 approved an Authorization to Use Military Force against those responsible for the attacks in order to authorize the president to conduct foreign military operations such as the invasion of Afghanistan.
But that resolution contains no language changing, overriding or repealing any laws passed by Congress. Congress does not repeal legislation through hints and innuendos, and the Authorization to Use Military Force does not authorize the president to violate the law against surveillance without a warrant any more than it authorizes him to carry out an armed robbery or seize control of Citibank in order to pay for operations against terrorists. In fact, when President Truman tried to seize control of steel mills that were gripped by strikes in 1952, the Supreme Court decisively rejected his authority to make such a seizure, even in the face of arguments that the strike would interfere with the supply of weapons and ammunition to American troops then under fire on the battlefields of the Korean War.
U.S. Supreme CourtYOUNGSTOWN CO. v. SAWYER, 343 U.S. 579 (1952)
"The order cannot properly be sustained as an exercise of the President's military power as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. . . .
"Nor can the seizure order be sustained because of the several constitutional provisions that grant executive power to the President. . . . The Constitution limits his functions in the lawmaking process to the recommending of laws he thinks wise and the vetoing of laws he thinks bad. And the Constitution is neither silent nor equivocal about who shall make laws which the President is to execute. . . .
"The Founders of this Nation entrusted the lawmaking power to the Congress alone in both good and bad times."
The Supreme Court also rejected similar assertions of inherent executive power by Richard Nixon.
In fact, FISA contains explicit language describing the president's powers "during time of war" and provides that "the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order under this title to acquire foreign intelligence information for a period not to exceed fifteen days following a declaration of war by the Congress." 50 U.S.C. § 1811 (emphasis added). So even if we accept the argument that the use-of-force resolution places us on a war footing, warrantless surveillance would have been legal for only 15 days after the resolution was passed on September 18, 2001.

Point #5: The need for quick action does not justify an end-run around the courtsThe FISA law takes account of the need for emergency surveillance, and the need for quick action cannot be used as a rationale for going outside the law. FISA allows wiretapping without a court order in an emergency; the court must simply be notified within 72 hours. The government is aware of this emergency power and has used it repeatedly. In addition, the Foreign Intelligence court is physically located in the Justice Department building, and the FISA law requires that at least two of the FISA judges reside in the Washington, DC area, for precisely the reason that rapid action is sometimes needed.
If President Bush still for some reason finds these provisions to be inadequate, he must take his case to Congress and ask for the law to be changed, not simply ignore it.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day Matrix

Here we are again doing the same thing on the same day, eating the same food, drinking the same drinks, something you have done all your life from the cradle to the grave. Traditions breed Stagnation, Stagnation breeds contempt, contempt breeds hate... Try to do something different this year, Please.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

New Name Same Game

Major-General Smedley D. Butler: Common Sense (November 1935)

I spent thirty-three years and four months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force---the Marine Corps. I have served in all commissioned ranks from a second lieutenant to major-general. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers, In short I was a racketeer for capitalism
Thus, I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place to live for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in…. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American Sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras "right" for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. During those years I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. I was rewarded honors, medals, promotion. Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was operate his racket in three city districts. We Marines operated on three continents."

Drive By Pictures

I did these pics on the fly... The big one says 1/20/09
End Of An Error
The other says Support Our Oops
I love the Endless War Ribbon! We
made stickers out of them & have been putting them everywhere. I've been having a hell of time posting to this blog... some how I stwitched to the "new" bata blog & now for some reason I have 2 accounts both with the same names! If some one can help me please let me know ok Thanx
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." James Madison

A Slow Day

It was a slow day. Spent most of the day making signs...

Think of how in 1965 two-thirds of Americans supported the war in Vietnam, and a few years later two-thirds opposed the war. What happened in those two years? A gradual realization of having been lied to, an osmosis of the truth, of information seeping more and more through the cracks of the propaganda system. That is beginning to happen now.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Nightly Military Raids

Sunday was a fun day! we put up a lot of good signs...some of my biggest & best work. We also had to drive by where we had posted some signs 2 days ago & there still there!!! Remember 1/20/09 isn't that far away.

Sunday A Day Of Rest....NOT!

First they came for the Muslims, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Muslim.
Then they came to detain immigrants indefinitely solely upon the certification of the Attorney General, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't an immigrant.
Then they came to eavesdrop on suspects consulting with their attorneys, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a suspect.
Then they came to prosecute non-citizens before secret military commissions, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a non-citizen.
Then they came to enter homes and offices for unannounced "sneak and peek" searches, and I didn't speak up because I had nothing to hide.
Then they came to reinstate Cointelpro and resume the infiltration and surveillance of domestic religious and political groups, and I didn't speak up because I had stopped participating in any groups.
Then they came for me....... and by that time no one was left to speak up.