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Archive for January 17th, 2007|Daily archive page

Vote This Ass-Clown Out!

In Constitutional Rights, Corruption, Crime, Democracy, Drug War, Libertarian, Media, Politics, Taxation on January 17, 2007 at 9:37 pm

OK, Free Staters…time to show what y’all are made of and make some serious stink about this out of control politician. This deserves to be in all your letters to the editor, public pickets, call every radio and TV station in the state, hell, make it national news. This psychotic individual is clearly legislating while impaired. Book ‘im Danno!


Constituent Representation in Keene
by way of Homeland Stupidity

Earlier today I decided to write my representative, Delmar Burridge, an e-mail to voice my support for HB92, decriminalizing marijuana. Unfortunately I was very disheartened by the response I got to my letter. I expect much more from my representatives. Below is both my original letter and his response:

Dear Representative Delmar Burridge

I hope you are in good health. I understand that you are on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee which is going to hear testimony this Wednesday on HB92, decriminalizing marijuana. I know you are opposed to this bill, but I trust you can understand how important of an issue this is to many people both in Keene and the rest of New Hampshire. I hope you will consider passing it through committee so that all sides will have their chance to speak on it. NH has some of the most draconian legislation on marijuana, and hundreds of our friends and family members are being arrested for choosing to smoke instead of drink. Please think about passing this through committee so everyone can listen to the opposition and have their chance to speak.Thank you very much,

Toby Iselin
Keene NH

And his response:

Dear Toby:

My youngest brother Albert who I was very close to died from head injuries sustained when he wrecked his car in West Virginia. His wife walked away. He was a triple major in college; biology, philosophy, and psychology and was smoking a joint before the crash. It is all very vivid including the anguish my parents went through. This occurred in the 1970s and I still miss him. I began work as a juvenile probation officer in the poorest section in Philadelphia in 1969 and the above described experience pales to my on the job, eyeball to eyeball observation of family devastation I saw daily…..and these males were reefer users just like you….saying the same dumb stuff just like you and they were not smart college smart. I saw lots of blood and death. Trust me, these campers were not soon going to be setting the world on fire. Some did suffer severe burns.

Last night one of your buddies called me twice even asking me to be on his TV show. He was yelling and screaming and I hung up on him. You have to chill this guy out. I will say to you what I said to three different callers; I will vote no on this Bill and have lots of very chilling stories to relate to the other committee members so it goes my way.

Suggest you change all your friends, be the designated driver when you are old enough to drink since you don’t drink. I will sign the Bill that keeps tobacco out of the bars when it come up in the house so you don’t get second hand smoke.

I am copying two members of the Keene Police Department in case you want to change your ways and act legal and save your friends.

You are very passionate in your beliefs and would make a great snitch. It is thrilling to dime on your so called friends.

Be healthy and be well.

Delmar D. Burridge
DBurridge@ne.rr.com

(603) 352-5363 or
(603) 542-7744

I would just like to add that I never said that I don’t drink, and nowhere in the e-mail did I mention that I smoke marijuana. It seems that Representative Delmar Burridge is making assumptions without looking at any of the arguments or evidence.

This post also appears at
http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/vote-this-ass-clown-out/

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Another thing government sucks at

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2007 at 8:15 pm

Even many libertarians believe that government is the most efficient way to deliver basic utilities – like water drainage, for instance. An example out of Dallas shows this isn’t true.

Water trickles through the dirt ditch now, past Modesto Medina’s back yard and into the Trinity River. … Watching the Weather Channel’s forecast Tuesday night for more rain was a reminder that their home could soon sag into the bottom of a city drainage creek designed to carry floodwaters to the Trinity River.

That’s right, the City of Dallas, in its overarching wisdom, builds a drainage creek behind this family’s yard, fails to properly reinforce the sides, and the trench takes away their backyard. So the city’s coming to save the day, right? Of course not.

City crews dumped fill dirt into the crevice and placed a concrete slab near the house’s storm drain to reduce erosion. But the dirt has washed away, and the slab has pulled away from the house. Mr. Medina said that he has urged the city to build a concrete ditch or buy his property but that the city said the cost was too great.

See, this is what you get when you trust government to do anything. Hopefully this guy will take the city to court and make them fix it up, but this is a whole lot of crap he shouldn’t have had to go through.

Taxes of Evil

In Libertarian, Media, Middle East, Personal Responsibility, Politics, Taxation, War on January 17, 2007 at 3:03 am

Over at Ground Up Libs Andy mentioned and idea he had which we have been kicking around for years to make a flier to distribute at antiwar rallies and April 15th demonstrations about how taxes fund the war machine.

This time, Susan Hogarth of LP Radicals picked up on the idea and come up with a cool flyer that we are hoping to actually print and distribute. This is her second edit and there might be more changes coming.

Your ideas, as always, are welcome on any changes that could improve the flyer.

Front:

taxesofevil4×6_front-page1.jpg

Back:

taxesofevil4×6_back-page1.jpg

You can use this file with added contact information for your LP local group or campaign, but Susan asks that you contact her for the source files to alter the file, rather than editing the .jpg, and she will be making it available in a variety of formats.

She is also trying to raise a couple of hundred dollars for a print run.

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http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/taxes-of-evil/