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Kubby 2008 update

In Celebrities, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Drug War, Health, Immigration, Libertarian, Music, Politics on January 9, 2007 at 9:07 pm

The new Kubby 2008 website is up, thanks to Knappster.

http://www.kubby2008.com

The previous Kubby.com was not specifically about the campaign, rather, it was a combination of everything Steve Kubby has done in the last decade or so of his life.

This one is more focused, and more modern looking, but does not have a whole ton of content yet – that’s coming soon, though.

As you can see in the staff directory, the Cannoli is now Assistant National Volunteer Coordinator of Kubby for President 2008.

At the moment, that means I’m helping set up
google groups for Kubby supporters in every state
. We have most of them done, but it will probably take a day or two more to finish. If anyone wants to help, go to the staff directory link and give Knappster, Ben Todd and myself a holler.

Knapp tells me he is working on producing radio commercials with the Sloan Ranger, a radio personality in the STL.
We’ll also probably be making TV commercial with my friend Doug Scribner, who made the pollie award winning Kubby for Governor TV commercials in 1998.

We’ll be needing some help with the print materials. This is a very rough beta which we already discussed earlier on this site.


Brochure


Business/Playing Cards

There’s also the Kubby Blog and
myspace page.

As of yesterday, the Beyonce Viral Video
which includes Kubby was at 32,000 views.

Oh yeah, and the discussion at my last Kubby in the News update I posted is still going strong, with the most comments of any topic post on Last Free Voice so far.

This post also appears at
http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/01/09/kubby-2008-update/

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They found a lost episode of Seinfeld…

In Humor on January 9, 2007 at 6:41 pm

Man, if this is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

Police State of Overkill

In Civil Liberties, Constitutional Rights, Crime, Personal Responsibility, Politics on January 9, 2007 at 6:21 pm

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Posted by Claire Wolfe at
http://clairewolfe.com/blog.html

THIS WEEK’S BUST of that dangerous threat to civic order, a scholarly historian.

Can you count the number of cops in the picture, boys and girls? Seven? Well, maybe. But it looks as if the champion donut-gobbler in the center may also be one of those kindly and helpful protectors of our peace and liberty. No uniform, but that does appear to be a badge on his jacket. And look — yellow police tape, too!

But of course, the crime totally justifies this show of governmental force. We must have an all-out war to end forever the deadly menace of jaywalkers!

Okay, sarcasm mode off.

The world heads for a collision course. On the one hand, the standard “hooray for the brutal cops” TV shows are to be joined this week by Armed and Famous, which puts tacky celebrities into uniform and sends them out to bust us lesser folk. (Although this may be the first time anyone’s made a TV series out of it, it’s not a new game. Shaquille O’Neal was recently caught lending entirely new meaning to the term “Shaq Attack”.) But on the other, at least a few commentators in the mainstream media are finally starting to notice and object to all the overblown brutality.

Unfortunately, you and I know that the paramilitary power ascendency is terrifyingly well entrenched and perfectly serves the purposes of its real masters. (Who, I’m sure you good blog readers hardly need the hint, aren’t you and me.) Anybody who thinks this military-style overkill began with 9-11 (as the above SF Chronicle commentator wishes to believe) hasn’t been watching. It’s had a long, long time to send down its roots. Anybody who thinks mere public indignation will end the overkill and the peacock-like displays of savagery doesn’t know the real purpose of paramilitary policing.

Besides, the people like it. And why not? It makes waaay more interesting TV than the two polite cops of Dragnet ever did. And always remember, it’s only being done to those other people. You know, the ones that are a different color or class or national origin from us and who therefore don’t count.

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Why Are We Now in Somalia?

In Uncategorized on January 9, 2007 at 3:36 pm

The first strike we have done since that fateful day when we lost two large towers in New York struck a cord with me. I realized then that we were after a dangerous enemy, Osama Bin Laden. He was a radical terrorist who apparently tried to blow up the World Trade Center before in the 1990’s, failed, then succeeded using hijacked planes. The United States retaliated with a small but strong force in the Afghanistan deserts, using an arsenal not seen in the region since the former Soviet Union invaded the territory. Were we justified in this action? Probably.

Then for some unknown reason, not less than a year after the strike upon our two monstrous, cyclopean towers in NYC, we invaded Iraq under the guise of “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and the typical freeing of the oppressed. Our “newfound” enemy, A recently well-hung gentleman (pun intended) known to us as the former dictator and CIA pawn Saddam Hussein, became our new prime directive. Now this also struck a cord with me but not in the same manner. Was our focus on the terrorists who flew two large passenger jets into the sides of our monoliths in NYC or did we come to the conclusion that Saddam Hussein was more dangerous than the man who actually succeeded in striking a blow on the land of “the free”? This brought more concern because our justification for invasion was an act of empire building, something our forefathers rejected and fled from, short of manifest destiny. Read the rest of this entry »

Texas Prison Camp Future American Gulag?

In Constitutional Rights, Corruption, Immigration, Politics on January 9, 2007 at 6:26 am

Detention facility currently holds as many as 200 children incarcerated after midnight arrests

Prison Planet | January 8, 2007
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones

A detention camp in Taylor Texas that currently holds hundreds of rebuffed asylum seekers who legally entered the country, half of which are children swept up in midnight raids, is a potential prime location for the enforced transfer of American citizens during a time of national emergency.

The privatized Hutto jail, which is also administered by Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), currently interns political asylum seekers who came to the U.S. on legal visas. Most of them are families including pregnant women and children who have never been accused of any wrongdoing but are forced to endure squalid conditions inside literal concentration camps.

In 2004 the facility was on the verge of being shutdown due to lack of occupancy but new immigration policies, allied to the burgeoning growth of the prison industry and future plans to detain American citizens on masse, have revived the potential scope of the camp, and a new contract to intern 600 individuals was finalized with immigration authorities in December 2005.

The facility is euphemistically called a “Residential Center,” yet c harges of overcrowding and poor conditions are rife , with an estimated 645 people filling a facility that has only 512 beds.

“Innocent children should not be jailed and forced to live under traumatizing and dehumanizing conditions,” said a statement from Texans United for Families, an organization that recently held a vigil protest at the facility. “It is bad policy and an impractical and inhumane response to a growing refugee crisis. The U.S. should seek alternatives to detention while making sure that it legislates policies that support families and keep them together and out of jail.”

The Infowars team recently visited the facility and were promptly told to leave the premises before having their names taken, but not before they were able to get footage of the camp “playground” where some of the children were playing behind giant mesh barbed wire. The children were kept indoors throughout the taping and were only allowed out when the film crew left to eat lunch.

Story continues at


http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/
concentration_camps_tx_prison_camp_future_american_gulag.htm

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http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/01/09/texas-prison-camp-future-american-gulag/

An Introduction

In Uncategorized on January 9, 2007 at 6:14 am

It has been a few days since Mr. Richards introduced me to Last Free Voice and I figured I should better introduce myself before I get to spread my ignorance to every one of you.

I come from a predominantly Republican family with a strong work ethic I never inherited.

I come from a very religious family who feels the need to spread their ideas and ideals on the population in the name of their deity, whereas I am a devout, religious non-evangelical and non-totalitarian spreader of my faith i.e. “worship as you please as long as I can worship as I please” kind of guy.

I come from a very quiet family whereas I married a loud woman who bore me three beautiful girls who are just like their mother.

I come from Jewish stock so expect to hear some strange Yiddish phrases emanating from me once in a while. It may come in handy to find a Yiddish to English transliterated translator online if possible.

I am dry in my humor so please feel free to pick on me as you please. After all I am the uneducated one here as far as politics go.

You also may be wondering as to why I am here and why I became a Libertarian. Well it wasn’t for the ability to hide inside a huge party and remain a wallflower if that was your first thought. The truth be known I was a Libertarian long before I knew what one was. Freedom and the rights to freedom, the Constitution and our forefathers is why I became a Libertarian. I joined because of the heart, not the mind of the Libertarian Party and I personally believe that if we were to sidestep the semantics we could become a free nation once again, no longer under the guise of freedom but actually living it, just like our founders had set up for us.

So here I am and thank you for bearing with me on this venture.

Sincerely,
C. E. Oberg

The Beach Impeach Project

In Civil Liberties, Constitutional Rights, Iraq War, Politics on January 9, 2007 at 4:30 am

bodycount_impeach_001.jpgMore than 1000 people gathered on Ocean Beach, in Nancy Pelosi’s district, to serve as a political message.

Creative dissent from the left coast. I wonder if Pelosi is a patron of the arts.

*** Photo courtesy John Montgomery.

This post also appears at
http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/01/09/impeach-the-son-of-a-beach/