Thursday, June 28, 2012

Colorado Burning

Heh. What a summer for your friendly, neighborhood Firewitch.

Not one but eleven plus fires are now raging across the state to remind the settlers in Colorado that only Mother Nature is in charge here. And apparently, she's quite pissed, unleashing an army of pine beetles to kill all the trees fire was supposed to take anyway. All that fuel plus no rain equals one hell of a karmic boomerang.

Poor Governor Hickenlooper. Just when his campaign to end homelessness (by banning "camping" in Denver) was about to come to its ten year close, now he has 35,000 people made homeless by the wildfires. Welcome to the streets, yuppies. But don't even think about pitching a tent here.

Hey, Guv'nor! Why don't you unleash some of your Green Scare goons to arrest the lighning for arson? I'm sure the Thunder Gods will be real impressed with your spanky new prison downtown.

Speaking of kicked to the curb by Mother Nature. One of the newly houseless is none other than rightwing extremist / misogynist tool Michelle Malkin, whose ill-gotten gains Mother Nature has burnt to the ground. How do you like that scorched earth policy, Michelle? Kinda sucks, don't it, when you get back in your face what you've rained down on others for so long?

And the pain just keeps on coming. The poor baby killers at the Air Force Academy will soon be homeless, too. Talk about your no-fly-zones! Where oh where will the little eichmanns go to learn how to play their murderous video games?

Fourth of July fireworks? Fuhgeddaboudit. They're cancelled! No celebrating the theft of Great Turtle Island here. The dis-united states are too busy going up in smoke.

Really, my heart just bleeds.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Indiana Law Lets Citizens Shoot Cops

"One time tried to come in my home
Take my chrome, I said, "Yo, it's on
Take cover, son, or you're assed out"
How do you like my chrome
Then I watched the rookie pass out
Didn't have to blast him, but I did anyway
That young punk had to pay
So I just killed a man

Here is somethin' you can't understand
How I could just kill a man
Here is somethin' you can't understand
How I could just kill a man"

- Cypress Hill via Rage Against the Machine, "How I Could Just Kill A Man."

Yo, One Time. It's on...

Indiana is the first U.S. state to specifically allow force against officers, according to the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys in Washington, which represents and supports prosecutors. The National Rifle Association pushed for the law, saying an unfavorable court decision made the need clear and that it would allow homeowners to defend themselves during a violent, unjustified attack. Police lobbied against it.

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Friday, June 08, 2012

Ward Churchill Quote of the Week

I am not a "defender" of the September 11 attacks, but simply pointing out that if U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned. I have never said that people "should" engage in armed attacks on the United States, but that such attacks are a natural and unavoidable consequence of unlawful U.S. policy. As Martin Luther King, quoting Robert F. Kennedy, said, "Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable."

Yep. What he said.

Ward Churchill's Case To Win Back His Job At CU-Boulder To Be Heard By Colorado Supreme Court Today