Friday, April 18, 2008

Tres Chic

Everywhere around the world

They're coming to America

, Neil Diamond

Is there hope for America?

So are we standing at the Great Divide?

Take the flag we wave, the freedoms that we sing.

Without respect for one other,

it doesn't mean a thing
--Great Divide
, Queensryche

And life goes on for the lucky ones

out here in the zone
behind the barrier
--Behind the Barrier
, Planet P

Oh I'm bad, I'm nationwide
--I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide, ZZ Top


Here is an advertisement for U.S. Border Patrol Agents. They look menacingly like soldiers on a combat operation.

Is this the new look of domestic law enforcement?



Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

I knew a girl who was almost a lady
She had a way with all the men in her life
Every inch of her blossomed in beauty
And she was born on the fourth of July
Well she lived in an aluminum house trailer
And she worked in a juke box saloon
And she spent all the money I give her
Just to see the old man in the moon

Well we'd go out on Saturday evenings
To the drive-in on Route 41
And it was there that I first suspected
That she was doin' what she'd already done
She said "Johnny won't you get me some popcorn"
And she knew I had to walk pretty far
And as soon as I passed through the moonlight
She hopped into a foreign sports car

I used to sleep at the foot of Old Glory
And awake in the dawn's early light
But much to my surprise
When I opened my eyes
I was a victim of the great compromise

john prine

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 3:24:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Well don't that say it all, MB, metaphorically-speaking.

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 3:43:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Juan Moment said...

I am afraid the new look of domestic law enforcement will include plenty of other measures we see tested in Baghdad today, such as unmanned drones and attack helicopters. Fighting the enemy within. Homeland Security Jerkoff's wet dream coming true in a city near you.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 5:24:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Attack helos and armored vehicles are a reality in todays US law enforcement . jim

Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 9:40:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger BadTux said...

And the boys in blue do love their new toys. Here in peaceful little Santa Clara, one of the untermenschen had the audacity to rob a liquor store. The boys in blue were peeing in their pants in their eagerness to use their new toys. I mean, they had a friggin helicopter overhead with its search light glaring, they finally got to use it for real after years of being roundly criticized for having a helicopter that mostly spent its time sleeping at the local airport. And armed men with assault rifles locking down the entire neighborhood and conducting a door-to-door search that terrified my neighbors, one neighbor described walking out of her home to go to her car to go grocery shopping and suddenly a half dozen men in black with assault rifles surrounded her with their weapons pointed at her and ordered her to the ground.

When she told me that, I just laughed at her. "Welcome to what folks in the 3rd Ward of Houston have been living with for the last twenty years," I told her. But now this form of "law enforcement" is coming to the rest of America too, not just to the minority communities... will that wake people up? Probably not. Giving up liberty in exchange for the illusion of safety appears to be a trade that the majority of Americans are quite willing to make...

Oh, when I say "the illusion of safety", by that I mean "illusion". The liquor store robber got away. Indeed, when his description was finally widely publicized, I realized that I had seen him in the group of people gathered outside the police perimeter waiting to get in to their homes, and after a while he had walked away. But the boys in blue did get to use their toys, so I suppose they viewed it as a rousing success from their point of view...


Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 1:40:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

BT, a good summary of the WOT and current police procedure.
I remember that Sheik Omar escped the American cordon in Afghanistan by hopping on a Vespa.Yep.A Vespa!Not very high tech but he eluded the billion dollar aircraft hunting him.
It's always good to see our hard earned taxdollars at work. jim

Monday, April 21, 2008 at 9:20:00 AM GMT-5  

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