Friday, October 19, 2007

Panty Raid!

You know, you never get to blog on everything you follow during the day, such as the recent massacre of protesters in Burma. (Sorry, I don't use the junta's name for the place.) But sometimes, you have to make time for it.

The Burmese military is facing an unexpected threat from female opponents to its regime - a deluge of panties dispatched to the country's embassies in a "in a culturally insulting gesture of protest" against its recent crackdown on protestors.

According to AP the Panties for Peace initiative is not merely symbolic, since the the group behind the campaign - Lanna Action for Burma - claims "superstitious generals, especially junta leader General Than Shwe... believe that contact with women's underwear saps them of power".

Gentlemen, now we know what the problem is. All these years, we've been trying to get into their panties, and all the time it was sapping us of our power.

For my lady readers (yes, I believe there are one or two) please support the Burmese people. Skin those things off and mail 'em to Gen. Shwe. (You don't need to send me an documentary evidence that you've done so. This isn't that kind of blog.)

And applause for Lanna Action for Burma. Ladies my...hat's...off to you.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

About freakin' time

My home state has finally decided to do something about illegal aliens--besides giving them drivers licenses, that is.

Eighteen law enforcement agencies in North Carolina, more than any other state, have asked to join a program that would allow them to check the immigration status of those they arrest and jail. Sheriff's offices in Wake, Durham and Johnston counties are among those that have applied.

While I'm glad we're making a start, this is only 18 out of how many (I'm guessing 200+?) LE agencies in the state. I'm going to keep an eye open for a list of the 18, so that appropriate pressure can be brought on those who aren't taking part in this program.

On the list so far:
  • Durham County Sheriff's Office
  • Johnston County Sheriff's Office
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
  • North Carolina Dept. of Corrections?
  • Wake County Sheriff's Office

Monday, October 15, 2007

Memory Lane

News.com has 21 pictures from the old days--computers from the 70s.

"Why, in my day, we didn't have computers! We had paper and pencil, and we were darned glad to have 'em! Some people had to use slates and chalk!"

"Thanks, Grandpa. Now take your lorazepam like a good boy...."

=:-)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Something to read and reflect on

(Via Timebomb 2000)

Here are two articles by author Naomi Wolf--American Tears and 10 Steps to Fascism. I suggest that you read them. Don't worry that one is on the Huffington Joke, and don't get your whatevers in a wad because Ms. Wolf is something of a flaming liberal. Just read them, and file them away for retrieval later.