September 24, 2007

Six Minutes 'Till Midnight!

The clock below this paragraph is from the ACLU and is from their site (I won't link to their site, and while I could have hot-linked the clock to use their bandwidth, I didn't - the image rests on my server) with a post on "Surveillance Society" meaning of course that we are almost certainly doomed to being in an Orwellian 1984ish society. Balderdash!


Who are we kidding? We are not anywhere near being a surveillance society unless you want to count security checks in trains, busses, airports etc. Those are however likely targets and a little surveillance of crowds looking for bad guys is a good thing. The ACLU would have you think Uncle Sam (and others) are looking over your shoulder daily and while there is plenty of that going on, we are not close to 1984 by any stretch of the imagination.

We are however, at a real Six Minutes To Midnight and we are being pushed closer by the surrendercrats, the multiculturalists and folk like Bollinger at Columbia. To those of you who think that the war on islamofascism is a bushism brought about only by Bushco with Dick Cheney behind the curtain are not only kidding yourselves, you are really making it easier for the islamofascists. Interesting isn't it that both Mahmoud Ahmandinejad and bin Laden have both given the same talking points of the democrats.

The nutroots at Kos and MoveOn are too busy idolizing Ahmandinejad and demanding an end to the war to recognize what kind of life they would have should the islamofascists take over a significant part of the world. There are bad people out there and they do not subscribe to the same kind of "liberty" that the nutroots seem to dream about. Without security there is no liberty.

There are times when I truly think that the lunatics are running the asylum and looking at the shenannagans of Congress (both Republicans and Democrats) doesn't make me think less so.

Six Minutes 'Till Midnight indeed. Just not what you think!

Posted by GM Roper at September 24, 2007 11:49 PM

This reminds me of the Doomsday Clock kept by the Union of Concerned Scientists (as opposed to those who aren't concerned) about the time left until the world is destroyed by nuclear weapons--of course, from the U.S.

Posted by Woody at September 25, 2007 07:19 AM

The problem you refuse to face is that for a long, long time the information that OUR government gives as the absolute truth in International relations has been wrong, proven wrong and yet OUR government continues to try and convince us that they are right. If you and Woody believe that OUR government is true and accurate, you are marching to the wrong drummer.

Posted by James S Melbert at September 25, 2007 10:31 AM

Let me quote to you the lead of a Republican that I can relate to. Texas Fred by name.

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President
right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
~Theodore Roosevelt~

Posted by James S Melbert at September 25, 2007 10:33 AM

Just a quick addition, don't any of you dare doubt my patriotism. I love my country, I strongly dislike the existing politicians that say they love this country and then do their best to loot it. None so much as the last eight years.
Also I have a feeling of pity for the supporters of our current politicos.

Posted by James S Melbert at September 25, 2007 10:51 AM

James - this current government, for all its faults, has been less honest than which administration, exactly? I have found them to be exceptionally honest, and far more so than the media sources which accuse them.
Florida 2000. When the dust settled, what was true?
Ohio 2004. When the dust settled, what was true?
Abu Ghraib & Gitmo. When the dust settled, what was true?
Who proved more truthful, Joe Wilson or George W. Bush?
Who proved more truthful about his military record, John Kerry of George W. Bush?
Who has given a more accurate picture of the economy, the president or his critics?
Stop believing the Revealed Narrative.

You have fallen into the trap of claiming that because criticism is allowed, any contradiction of it amounts to a fanatic attempt to squelch criticism. Rubbish. You may criticise as you wish, but some may talk back.

Before you spout that again, you might try and find examples where anyone - anyone - has attempted to forbid criticism of this administration.

Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at September 25, 2007 06:12 PM

question #1, we'll never know because the issue was settled by fiat of the Supreme court. The final count was never allowed
#2. You may win this one.
#3. The military followed the lead from Washington and the Att. General.
#4. Joe Wilson was correct. Another of the lies exposed.
#5. You must have wrapped your arms around the "Swift Boaters. But they were wrong. John Kerry was a combat Veteran. Bush hid behind his Daddy, the president. What kind of Military record did Bush have?
#6. The economy is /was booming. But the actions of this Administration are going to be a burden on many generations to come. The National Debt is $7,ooo,ooo,ooo,000 and growing at the rate of Half a trillion a year. Tell me about deficit reduction. That's a fools ploy. Reduce the deficit as this administration has means that only the afore mentioned Half Trillion dollars is added to the debt.
As forbidding criticism try the "Patriot Act" It's riddled with subversion of the constitution., and approved by a Republican Congress.

Posted by James S Melbert at September 25, 2007 09:29 PM

Very curious that the ACLU, in their ripoff of the doomsday clock of the ACS, decided to employ a digital clock. So graphically pathetic compared to clock hands, though perhaps the designers are from a generation that don't know how to read an analog clock.

James, as for the looters, Congress wins hands down over the Executive Branch - and both parties in Congress have covered themselve in...dung. A number of military contractors have done well at the looting game too, I'm afraid. However, I'm not too sure what this has to do with the overly dramatic rhetoric of the ACLU regarding the "surveillance society" - which is the topic of this post.

As for the Islamist danger, I don't need to rely on our government's proclaimations; the Islamists condemn themselves by their own words and actions.

Posted by civil truth at September 25, 2007 10:21 PM

Surveillance society, my rosy red... How about we have a countdown clock for the amount of time until Leftism puts us all under Sharia law?

Semper Fi,

Posted by Mattski at September 26, 2007 07:01 AM

Mattski has s good idea. Right now, we're about five minutes until midnight until socialism overwhelmes us and, if Hillary Clinton is elected President, we can reset it to five seconds before midnight.

Posted by Woody at September 26, 2007 11:16 AM

When it comes to a surveillance society, I'm more concerned about the red light cameras and other cameras that local governments put up to catch us jaywalking or tossing chewing on the sidewalk. The ACLU does address that, fortunately.

And, thanks to the political correctness loved by the left, purely legal, factual statements, such as those by Larry Summers, can ruin you life. I'm more worried about the leftist, fascist state barreling down the road at us.

Posted by DADvocate at September 26, 2007 08:44 PM

Ah yes, the good ol' ACLU bitterly complaining about a 1984 society that has not come to pass as they barrel headlong into a future of socialism and multi-culturalism which will create the very things they're so afraid of in order to thrive.

Here's the biggest one:
Hate crimes. (which equate to thought crimes) the ACLU is on board.

Hate crimes carry a stiffer penalty. The extra penalty is for your thoughts. Plain and simple.

A bit 1984-ish, isn't it?

Posted by Oyster at September 27, 2007 05:52 AM

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